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					2008-                 FACULTY SENATE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
2009

        STEERING COMMITTEES                        SENATE   MEETINGS
        MEETINGS
                                                   Faculty Senate meetings are
        Faculty      Senate     Steering           held the third Tuesday of each
        Committee meetings are held                month except for December
        the first Monday of each month.            and May, when meetings are to
                                                   be held at a different time of
                                                   month as shown below.

        FALL SEMESTER 2008                         FALL SEMESTER 2008

        Monday, September 8, 2008                  Tuesday, September 16, 2008
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305          3:00 p.m., Lee hall Auditorium
        Faculty Senate Conference Room
                                                   Tuesday, October 21, 2008
        Monday, October 6, 2008                    3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   Tuesday, November 18, 2008
        Monday, November 3, 2008                   3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   Monday, December 15, 2008
        Monday, December 1, 2008                   3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   SPRING SEMESTER 2009
        SPRING SEMESTER 2009
                                                   Tuesday, January 20, 2009
        Monday, January 5, 2009,                   3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   Tuesday, February 17, 2009
        Monday, February 2, 2009,                  3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
        Monday, March 2, 2009                      3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m. Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   Tuesday, April 21, 2009
        Monday, April 6, 2009                      3:00 p.m., Lee Hall Auditorium
        12:00 p.m., Tucker Hall, Room 305
                                                   Monday, May 6, 2009,
                                                   Faculty Senate Retreat
                                                   9:00 a.m., TBA




        Swearing-in of new faculty senators for the 2008-2009 academic year will be done
                  at the Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Faculty Senate meeting.

                  Faculty Senate Annual Retreat/Meeting, Tuesday, May 6, 2009




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        SELECTION OF TEACHERS,             ADVISORS,      AND    ADVANCED
            TEACHERS OF THE YEAR:

        Call for nominations will be circulated on September 15 thru November
        16, 2008. Nominations for Teachers, Advisers, and Advanced
        Teachers of the Year will be accepted Monday, October 13, 2008
        through Monday, November 17, 2008, in the Provost and Vice
        President for Academic Affairs office until 5:00 p.m.         No late
        nominations will be accepted.         Nominations may be mailed or
        hand-delivered to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
        Office.

             NOTE: Nomination forms and criteria for the awards are
             available on line at www.famu.edu/about/admin/vpa and in the
             following offices:

             1.   Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office
             2.   Coleman Library
             3.   Deans’ Offices
             4.   Faculty Senate Office, and the
             5.   Student Government Association Office
             The Provost will inform all nominees of their nomination by
             Friday, December 5, 2008.

        All nominees must submit applications and dossiers for committee
        evaluations no later than Friday, February 13, 2009. The Teacher,
        Adviser, and Advanced Teacher of the Year evaluations will be
        conducted from Monday, February 16, 2009, to Friday, February
        20, 2009. THE TEACHER /ADVISER , AND ADVANCED TEACHER OF THE
        YEAR COMMITTEES will interview award finalists Monday, March 2 and
        Friday, March 6, 2009. THE TEACHER/ADVISER, AND ADVANCED
        TEACHER OF THE YEAR COMMITTEES must submit their recommendations
        of award recipients to the office of The Faculty Senate by Monday,
        March 16, 2009. Recipients will be recognized at the spring
        commencement, the Faculty Preplanning Conference 2009 and
        at a special recognition event for Teacher of the Year and
        Advanced Teacher of the Year to be established for September
        2009.

        Note: All dates, other than application deadlines, are
        contingent upon the number of applicants received by the close
        of the nomination and application periods.            Temporary
        employees, such as OPS personnel, visiting professors, adjunct
        professors, and others, are ineligible for these awards.


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        SELECTION OF HONORARY DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES

        The deadlines for nominating Honorary Doctoral Degree candidates are
        October 6, 2008; February 9, 2009; and March 13, 2009 for Fall,
        Spring and Summer Commencements.

        The Faculty Senate Honorary Doctoral Degree Committee will review
        applications for the honorary doctoral degree according to the
        following schedule: October 6-10, 2008 (Fall); February 9-13,
        2009 (Spring); and April 6-10, 2009 (Summer).

        The Faculty Senate will approve all honorary doctoral degree
        candidates by its October meeting 2008 (Fall); February meeting
        2009 (Spring); and April meeting 2009 (Summer) except in
        usual circumstances as designated by the President.                The
        Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will then make
        recommendations to the University President in time to meet plans
        and procedures established for the three commencement exercises
        (fall, spring, summer).
        The University President shall make recommendations to the FAMU
        Board of Trustees by November 7, 2008 (Fall); March 6, 2009
        (Spring) and June 1, 2009 (Summer).               The FAMU Board of
        Trustees shall approve recipients at its next scheduled or call meeting
        following the President’s nomination.

        SELECTION OF PROFESSOR EMERITUS CANDIDATES

        The deadlines for nominating Professor Emeritus candidates are:
        October 3, 2008 (Fall); February 6, 2009 (Spring); and March
        20, 2009 (Summer).

        The Faculty Senate Professor Emeritus Committee will review
        candidates for Professor Emeritus during the following periods:
        October 6-10, 2008 (Fall); February 9-13, 2009 (Spring); and
        April 6-10, 2009 (Summer). Any nominations received outside of
        any of these time frames will be considered at the following meeting
        time of the committee.

        The Faculty Senate will approve all Professor Emeritus candidates by
        October 10, 2008 (Fall); February 20, 2009 (Spring); and April
        17, 2009 (Summer) and submit approved candidates to the
        Provost for official appointment.



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        SELECTION OF THE GOLD MEDALLION CANDIDATES

        The Gold Medallion award is the highest award given by the Faculty
        Senate. A candidate for the award is based on nominations made in
        written form from members or former members of the Faculty Senate.
        The Faculty senate President shall appoint a committee of 5 members
        of the Steering Committee to review the qualifications of candidates.
        The President shall serve as chair of the committee. An Award may be
        granted at any appropriate time as determined by the committee and
        recommended to the Faculty Senate and/or the Steering Committee
        for final approval.

        ELECTION OF NEW FACULTY SENATE
        REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH ACADEMIC UNIT

        Each dean/director should hold elections to elect new Faculty Senate
        representatives for their academic units during the first two weeks
        of March (March 2 through March 13, 2009). Senators shall be
        elected unit wide and not by departments or divisions. Once each
        academic dean/director has held elections for new Senate
        representatives, the deans/directors should submit the names of the
        newly elected Senators to the Provost and Vice President of Academic
        Affairs by Monday, April 20, 2009 with copies sent to the Faculty
        Senate office. The Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
        will provide written confirmation to elected senators (copy to Faculty
        Senate office) by May 15, 2009 for starting appointments in the Fall
        2009.




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