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Archived 2010-2011 Resolutions

Resolution 2010-2011-1 Promotion of Non Tenure-Earning Assistant and Associate Professors

Whereas, Non Tenure-Earning Assistant and Associate Professors are actively engaged as teaching or research or clinical faculty at UCF, and

Whereas, Non Tenure-Earning Assistant and Associate Professors are integral parts of many UCF departments, and

Whereas, Non Tenure-Earning Assistant and Associate Professors should have incentives to excel, and

Whereas, such promotions would make UCF more competitive for the highest quality professionals, and

Recognizing that for those faculty who are in the bargaining unit, this resolution will need to be bargained between the UFF and the UCF Board of Trustees,

Be It Resolved that the UCF administration develop policy and procedures giving all Non Tenure-Earning Assistant and Associate Professors an opportunity for advancement through a formal promotion process.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on November 18, 2010.
Transmitted to Provost Tony Waldrop on November 22, 2010.
Approved by Provost Waldrop on December 7, 2010.

Resolution 2010-2011-2 Revision of Regulation 3.001, Non Discrimination; Affirmative Action Programs

Whereas, the Faculty Senate considers non-discrimination and affirmative action to be of important value, and

Whereas, the Faculty Senate has previously supported a broad interpretation of non-discriminatory practices, and

Whereas, the UCF Board of Trustees has recently approved a revision to extend the non-discrimination policy to include gender identity and gender expression as categories that are protected from discrimination, and

Whereas, peer and aspirational peer institutions have expanded their non-discrimination policies and regulations to include these two categories of individuals,

Be It Resolved that the UCF Faculty Senate endorse these revisions to Regulation 3.001, Non Discrimination; Affirmative Action Programs, as approved by the UCF Board of Trustees.

Approved by the Senate on January 20, 2011.
Transmitted to Provost Tony Waldrop on February 3, 2011.
Approved by Provost Waldrop on February 7, 2011.

Resolution 2010-2011-3 Approval of the Proposed Student Perception of Instruction Form

Whereas, the UCF faculty have concerns about the quality and usage of the current Student Perception of Instruction form, and

Whereas, several faculty committees, administrators, and an outside consultant have developed constructive recommendations to revise the Student Perception of Instruction form, and

Whereas, the Faculty Senate has considered these reports and a final revision has been reviewed,

Be It Resolved that the Faculty Senate hereby approves the proposed revisions to the Student Perception of Instruction form.

Approved by the Senate on March 31, 2011.
Transmitted to Provost Tony Waldrop on April 7, 2011.
Approved by Provost Waldrop on April 18, 2011.

Resolution 2010-2011-4 Evaluation of the Proposed Student Perception of Instruction Form

Whereas, several faculty committees have offered constructive recommendations to revise the Student Perception of Instruction form, and

Whereas, a draft of a proposed Student Perception of Instruction form has been reviewed and approved by the Faculty Senate

Be It Resolved that the Faculty Senate recommends that the administration assist in pilot testing and evaluating the proposed version of the Student Perception of Instruction form using sound methodological techniques and sampling.

Approved by the Senate on March 31, 2011.
Transmitted to Provost Tony Waldrop on April 7, 2011.
Approved by Provost Waldrop on April 18, 2011.

Resolution 2010-2011-5 Revision to Policy Concerning Appointment and Evaluation of Chairs and Directors

Whereas, faculty participation in the evaluation of their chairs and/or directors is crucial; and

Whereas, the role of faculty in this process in the Faculty Handbook is currently unclear; and

Whereas, this can have the effect of limiting the participation of the faculty from the departments/school conducting the review; therefore

Be It Resolved that chair/director review committees will consist of faculty from the department/school conducting the review and others whom the dean deems appropriate; and

Be It Further Resolved that the language in the Faculty Handbook be clarified to make explicit the role of the faculty in the review process of their chairs/directors.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 17, 2011.
Transmitted to Provost Tony Waldrop on March 21, 2011.
Approved by Provost Waldrop on April 4, 2011.

Resolution 2010-2011-6 Graduate Training Requirement in Academic Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research

Whereas, the central activities and missions of a university rest upon the fundamental assumption that all members of the university community conduct themselves in accordance with a strict adherence to academic and scholarly integrity; and

Whereas, all UCF students are expected to adhere to the essential standards of academic integrity, as outlined in the Golden Rule and its associated UCF regulations (UCF-5.008); and

Whereas, to maintain this atmosphere in the UCF graduate community, it is crucial that all students are made aware of the expectations of academic integrity, the responsibilities associated with research and scholarly work, and the consequences associated with the failure to abide by these expectations; and

Whereas, the advanced nature of graduate education, the higher level of scholarly and research activity associated with graduate work, and the higher level of expected behavior of students who have been awarded a bachelor’s degree make it essential that additional training in the areas of academic integrity and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) be provided to graduate students at UCF; and

Whereas, this additional training will serve to guide their conduct as graduate students at UCF and provide the requisite ethical background for their future roles as leaders and educators,

Be It Resolved that starting with the Fall 2011 term, all students newly admitted to doctoral programs will be required to complete training designed to inculcate an awareness and understanding of the fundamental issues of academic integrity and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) in a manner that is consistent with federal regulations.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 17, 2011.
Transmitted to Provost Tony Waldrop on March 21, 2011.
Approved by Provost Waldrop on April 4, 2011.

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