University of Central Florida

Archived 1978-1979 Resolutions

Resolution 1978-1979-1 University Personnel Committee

The Faculty Senate endorses the concept of a University Personnel Committee which would function as a recommending body to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs on tenure and promotion nominations. The Senate envisions such a committee as one designed to ensure an equitable and meaningful application of University standards across all the colleges.

The Faculty Senate recommends that the following guidelines be adopted:

  1. The University Personnel Committee be composed of one member of each college's Personnel Committee, to be elected by the college committee.
  2. The Chairman of the University Personnel Committee to be appointed by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and to be non-voting.
  3. A college representative will not vote on recommendations involving faculty from his/her college, but will participate in all discussions.
  4. The university Personnel Committee membership will, like the corresponding departmental and college committees, be a matter of open record. The report of the committee will be made available to the candidate, who has 5 working days to respond.
  5. The committee will rely upon the University standards for promotion and tenure as developed in the Plan for Academic Administration and as amended by the memorandum of October 27, 1977.
  6. All folders will be forwarded to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, except for those nominees who choose to terminate their candidacy at the college or department level.
  7. Implementation of this committee must be consistent with due process.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on December 5, 1978.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie L. Ellis on December 6, 1978.
Approved by Vice President Ellis on January 4, 1979.
Implemented based on UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-2 Interim Academic Budget Council

In response to the Memorandum from Acting Vice-President Ellis of November 14, 1978, the Faculty Senate recommends that the Budget Committee of the Faculty Senate in the interim be designated as the Academic Budget Council.

The functions of this body, as indicated in the memorandum would be:

  1. Make recommendations regarding the academic budgetary process to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
  2. Serve as a faculty body to whom requests for input on budgetary problems can be directed.

The Senate will take further action at a future date.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on December 5, 1978.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie L. Ellis on December 6, 1978.
Approved by Vice President Ellis on February 6, 1979.
Implemented based on UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-3 Travel Reimbursement

The Faculty Senate requests that the Vice President for Business Affairs establish measures by which faculty members can be reimbursed for travel expenses immediately upon completion of such travel and the submission of appropriate documentation.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on January 9, 1979.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie Ellis on January 26, 1979.
Approved by Vice President Ellis on January 26, 1979.
Vice President Goree transmitted to Joyce Clampitt for implementation on February 8, 1979.

Resolution 1978-1979-4 Administration of the Annual Evaluation of Chairmen by Faculty
(Defeated)

The Faculty Senate respectfully requests that the Office of Academic Affairs assume responsibility for the administration of the annual evaluation of chairmen by faculty. Academic Affairs now administers chairmen evaluation of faculty and it is recommended that the two evaluation procedures should be carried out by the administration of UCF. The two evaluations should be coincident in time to avoid bias in either direction. The Faculty Senate does require that the instrument and procedures be approved by the Faculty Senate to insure regularity, faculty freedom and objectivity, and fairness. Therefore, the Faculty Senate also requests that the administrative arrangements be reviewed in advance each year, with the Faculty Senate Personnel Committee.

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on January 9, 1979.

Resolution 1978-1979-5 Proposal of 13 December 1979 for the Review of Academic Administrators

The Faculty Senate agreed on the December 13, 1978 recommendations for the proposal of academic administrators along with the following seven additions:

  1. Page 2 (top). We would like the clause concerning faculty representation to contain a clause specifying that the seven faculty chosen for the Vice Presidential Review Committee come from each of the seven colleges.
  2. Page 2. We would like to have the number of students on the review committees for both the VPAA and deans be reduced from two to one.
  3. Page 2 (bottom). Every department in the college of a dean under review should be represented.
  4. Page 3. Associate and assistant deans may be reviewed separately if they so request or if there is a significant demand to do so by the faculty of their college.
  5. Page 3. Chairmen should be reviewed separately from their deans although a dean's relationship with his chairmen may also be a legitimate part of the review of a dean.
  6. The Senate's Personnel Committee recommends that the phrase "as objective, representative of the diverse educational philosophies within the college, and discreet," be eliminated from the last sentence of the second to the last paragraph of page 2. The Committee felt the phrase was superfluous.
  7. The Dean for Graduate Studies and Research should be reviewed under the same procedures as the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 6, 1979.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie Ellis on February 26, 1979.
In final stages of completion based on UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27 dated February 27, 1980.
Procedure issued March 18, 1980 in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 32 dated April 02, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-6 English Proficiency Examinations

The Faculty Senate endorses the Ad Hoc Proficiency Committee report except those sections dealing with the examinations in mathematics proficiency and with the following modifications and provisions:

  1. That the English writing proficiency examination be included as part of a final testing situation in English 1103, as well as English 3353 or 3355.
  2. The English writing proficiency examination may be administered as a standalone examination.
  3. The Committee supports the idea of the ready proficiency examination, but recommends that a panel of experts be consulted in regard to the appropriateness of the Nelson-Denny reading test as opposed to the Iowa Silent Reading Test.
  4. The Senate urges that if the concept of proficiency examinations is endorsed, that the commitment be University-wide and if it is adopted by the University that it be funded on a University-wide basis.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 6, 1979.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie Ellis on March 11, 1979.
Vice President Ellis indicated in abeyance awaiting SUS Essential Skills project completion this summer based on UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-7 Establish a UCF Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Creative Activity

The Faculty Senate supports the following proposal for a UCF Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Creative Activity:

UCF Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholarship and
Creative Activity

Basic Principles:

  1. There should be a substantial award for distinguished scholarship and creative activity.
  2. The award should be spread out over a period of several years.
  3. No general revenue funds should be involved.
  4. Awards should be limited only to those candidates who are clearly outstanding.
  5. The selection procedure should be as non-political as possible.

Purpose:

An award for distinguished scholarship and creative activity would demonstrate both to the University of Central Florida community and to the Central Florida area that these activities are taken seriously at UCF by being identified and rewarded. By giving maximum publicity to such awards UCF would enhance its reputation as a quality academic institution. It would show that the University is entering a new and more mature phase of its history.

The award would not be intended to take the place of the current awards for teaching and research. The dollar amount of these awards should, however, be raised to perhaps $1000 for the two University winners and to $100 for each of the college winners.

A.  Qualifications:

  1. Candidates must hold a professorial rank.
  2. Winners must have a truly distinguished career over a substantial period of time. He or she must have a national or preferably an international reputation as a leading contributor in his or her discipline.
  3. Preference should be given to current UCF faculty.

B.  Funding:

All funds should be supplied by the UCF Foundation or from other sources outside the University's general revenues.

C.  Perquisities:

  1. An annual stipend of at least $3000 for a period of five years. This sum would be added to the professor's regular salary.
  2. An expense account of $1000 per year for research trips, research assistants, or equipment.
  3. At least one-third released time from teaching.
  4. The title of "UCF Distinguished Professor" which would be held for the duration of the award.

D.  Selection Process:

  1. Nominations can be made only on behalf of other individuals.
  2. Selections are to be made by a single university committee consisting of:
    1. Vice President for Academic Affairs
    2. Faculty Senate Chairman
    3. Three professors elected by the Faculty Senate from nominations made by the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.
    4. A distinguished professor from outside the University.
  3. The committee's nominee should be approved by the President.

E.  Future Modifications of the UCF Foundation Award:

Future modifications of the award - qualifications of candidates, perquisites, and selection process - will be initiated by the selection committee, but must be approved by the Faculty Senate.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 27, 1979.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie Ellis on March 28, 1979.
Ellis indicated alternate actions taken but still active in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-8 Faculty Senate Constitutional Revision
(Tabled)

Revise 3.10 Standing and Special Committees of the Faculty Senate, Membership section 3.10.2.

  1. End of second sentence, change one year to two years.
  2. Insert following after the end of the second sentence, “Senators who wish a change of committee assignments may petition the Senate Chairman.

Tabled by the Faculty Senate on March 27, 1979.

Resolution 1978-1979-9 Ad Hoc General Education Committee
(Defeated)

The Steering Committee recommends that the Senate appoint an Ad Hoc committee on General Education requirements, consisting of thirteen faculty members from the current Curriculum Committee, charged to carry on the revision of the General Education Program.

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.

Resolution 1978-1979-9a Ad Hoc General Education Committee

The Senate Steering Committee appoint an Ad Hoc committee on General Education consisting of one faculty member from each of the seven colleges who is a member of the current Senate Curriculum Committee and four additional Faculty members.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.
Implemented based on Senate Activities Report dated December 13, 1979.

Resolution 1978-1979-10 Mathematics Proficiency and Placement Exam
(Defeated)

The Admissions and Standards Committee recommends that the Faculty Senate endorse the Ad Hoc Proficiency Committee report dealing with Mathematics Placement and Proficiency Examinations with the following recommended modifications:

  1. That the time frame for implementation be reviewed and implementation take place as the Mathematics Department is able to do so.
  2. That the wording of the Proficiency Level Examination be changed by substituting "consider adopting" for "develop" in the first sentence. Thus, the wording of that recommendation would be:

    Each college should consider adopting proficiency examinations in mathematics based on college-wide career goals. Remedial services available to students who do not pass these college examinations should be developed by the University. (Specifically, remedial measures should not be left solely to the discretion of the individual colleges.)

Defeated by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.

Resolution 1978-1979-10a Mathematics Proficiency and Placement Exam

The Faculty Senate endorses the Ad Hoc Proficiency Committee report dealing with Mathematics Placement and Proficiency Examinations with the following recommended modification:

  1. That the time frame for implementation be reviewed and implementation take place as the Mathematics Department is able to do so.
  2. That the University adopt a minimal University-wide Proficiency Leyel Examination in mathematics.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.
Ellis indicated in abeyance and awaiting SUS Essential Skills project completion this summer in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-11 Study Success Rate of Students

That the University of Central Florida Office of Academic Affairs study the success rate of undergraduate students who do not meet University admissions and standards requirements and have been admitted or continued by the University Admissions and Standards Committee.

A report of these findings is to be distributed to members of the Faculty Senate.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.
Ellis indicated Institutional Research has been requested to perform study in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.
Ellis indicated data submitted to Senate for review in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 32, dated April 2, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-12 Summer Quarter Allocations

The Faculty Senate urges that future allocations for the Summer Quarter be made prior to the end of the Winter Quarter so that the faculty may have additional time to seek alternative employment for the Summer.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.
Approved by Vice President Ellis and implemented unless budget forbits in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-13 Allocation Model Review

The Faculty Senate recommends that a review of the various factors used in the UCF allocation model be undertaken by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Senate Budget Committee.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.
Approved by Vice President Ellis in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-14 Twelve-hour Teaching/Research Flexibility

The Faculty Senate recommends that the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the various colleges jointly explore the flexibility of the twelve-hour teaching requirement in order to promote faculty research and creative activity.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 10, 1979.
Vice President Ellis indicated ongoing efforts being pursued in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.

Resolution 1978-1979-15 Procedures for Reviewing and Selecting Departmental Chairmen

The Faculty Senate adopted the following proposal from the Steering and Personnel Committees:

PROCEDURES FOR REVIEWING AND SELECTING DEPARTMENTAL CHAIRMEN

  1. Chairmen shall be appointed for an initial three to five-year term. The length of the initial term will be determined at the time of appointment. A second term of three years is possible upon a favorable review by the departmental faculty and college dean. Subsequent three-year terms are not anticipated to be the norm, but will be permissible.
  2. Departmental chairmen will continue to be reviewed annually by their faculty. Nothing in this proposal is intended to preclude the dismissal of a chairman prior to the completion of a term provided there is consultation between a departmental faculty and their dean.
  3. During the fall quarter of the final year of a term the incumbent chairman will specify if he or she wishes to serve an additional term of three years.
  4. If the chairman decides to seek a new term the respective department faculty and college dean will conduct a review of the chairman's current term in the following manner:
    1. The standard form for evaluating chairmen (which will be developed later) will include at least some questions which can be quantified. It will also include a question concerning the advisability of the continuation of the chairman. Respondents to this question must justify their answer.
    2. The evaluation form will be made available to the chairman who may add any new questions of his or her own choosing.
    3. The evaluation form is then sent to the tenured and tenure earning members of the department who will complete and return it to the dean. The dean will form a committee comprised of one member selected by the dean and two members elected by a majority vote of the department faculty members. The dean or his appointed representative will be chairman of the committee. The committee will compile the form and all relevant data to formulate a report and recommendation which will be available to the dean and faculty.
    4. Before making his or her decision the dean will confer with department members collectively and individually as they may so desire.
    5. The dean will meet with the incumbent chairman to share the results of the report and to solicit his or her response.
    6. Finally, the dean will meet with the department and explain his or her decision to continue or terminate the chairman's appointment.
  5. The following procedure will be employed to determine an internal or external successor for an incumbent chairman not serving a new term:
    1. A search committee will be initiated by the dean consisting of the members of the department in question or a smaller unit of that department, as determined by its members with the concurrence of the dean. A faculty member from a cognate discipline and a department chairman from a different cognate discipline may be appointed by the dean at his or her discretion.
    2. The search committee will provide the dean with a qualitative evaluation of its acceptable and recommended candidates (normally two or three in number) from which the dean will make a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
    3. Search procedures will conform to EEO regulations.
  6. The above procedures will be implemented during the fall quarter of 1979 if possible, and no later than the fall of 1980, for all chairmen who have served four or more years in that position. They will be reviewed in the chronological order of their appointment as chairmen unless compelling reasons for a change in that order are presented to a dean by a departmental faculty member.

    No chairman who receives a positive review during the 1979-1980 or 1980-1981 academic years shall be denied a new three-year term simply because of the longevity of his or her past service.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 24, 1979.
Transmitted to Vice President for Academic Affairs Leslie Ellis on April 25, 1979.
Vice President Ellis reported resolution being vetted through Deans and Chairmen on May 1, 1979.
Vice President Ellis reported being considered simultaneously with Review of Academic Administrators in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 27, dated February 27, 1980.
Vice President Ellis indicated incorporated in Review of Academic Administrators and issued March 18, 1980 in the UCF Report Volume 2, Number 32, dated April 7, 1980.

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