Faculty Governance Committee meeting on September 21, 2012
Present: Dale Pollock, UNCSA, Ralph Scott, ECU, Gabriel Lugo, UNCW, Mary Jean Ronan Herzog, WCU, Brian Sims, NCAT, Susan Cannata, UNCP, Dimitri Argyropoulos, NCSU, Stella Anderson, APPSTATE, Susan C. Staub, APPSTATE , Jan Boxill, UNC, David A. Green, NCCU, Chair
We clarified that there was a distinction between a faculty member challenging an employment decision as oppose to a faculty member challenging share governance, where administrators are making decisions without faculty input.
There was a consensus that each campus has different procedures regarding a faculty member challenging an employment decision and often not in compliance with UNC-GA codes.
There was a consensus that it is unclear whether GA, and specifically, President Ross, supported the principles of faculty governance approved by the faculty assembly in April 2005. There was further discussion as to whether there was a later document on faculty governance approved in 2009.
After lengthy discussion, a motion was made to “request that President Ross to affirm his support for the principles of shared governance adopted by the faculty assembly in April 2005.” The motion was seconded and the motion carried. [The motion carried before the full faculty assembly.]
After lengthy discussion, a motion was made that “GA require each campus to have an omnibus office for faculty.” The motion was seconded and the motion carried. “[The motion was tabled by the full faculty assembly. There was a request to get additional information and place this issue on the agenda before the full faculty assembly during the October meeting.]
The committee recommended that each faculty senate at each of the campuses endorse its support for the principles of shared governance adopted in 2005. [During discussing before the full faculty assembly, it was decided not request an endorsement.]
We agreed to continue to work with Raymond Burt on establishing “best procedures” for grievance hearings addressing faculty challenging employment actions. We will also assure appropriate training.
Submitted: by David A. Green, Chair, Governance Committee