Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, January 10, 2005
The Chair announced the need to fill numerous committee positions and faculty positions with Faculty Council due to expire in May, and pointed out there are vacancies open on the BFA’s own committees. She read out the list of committee vacancies and recorded the names of suggested candidates for seats. The Chair has spoken with the Council of Deans on the student alcohol abuse initiative and has asked for names of faculty who would be committed to producing a report by the end of spring semester with recommendations for changing the campus culture, envisioning a report similar to the Intercollegiate Athletics report completed last spring. Bintliff suggested that the BFA take on sexual abuse as the next assembly initiative.
Bintliff reported that compensation for faculty participating in faculty governance has received strong support this year from Faculty Council, and there is a plan to prepare recommendations to give to the administration on how best to compensate faculty for their service. She has repeatedly asked BFA representatives to inform their departmental faculty what the BFA’s concerns are and has asked chairs and deans to have their representatives report at every departmental meeting. Bintliff suggested that a conversation take place with the new interim chancellor on the issue of compensation for participation in faculty governance. At that time the Executive Committee could make an assessment and determine if the committee wishes to take action on the matter.
Non-voting members were asked to leave upon the arrival of when President Elizabeth Hoffman arrived to discuss candidates for Interim Chancellor with the faculty.