"Summary of Major Proposed Changes to Franklin College Faculty"
Summary of Major Proposed Changes to Franklin College Faculty Bylaws 1. Presiding Officer of Senate Renamed President Simplify nomenclature 2. Presiding officer pro-tempore renamed Vice-President Simplify nomenclature 3. Senators can be reelected to a second consecutive term without interruption of service This change provides more continuity and allows effective, interested senators to gain seniority and experience and provide leadership. 4. Steering Committee renamed and incorporates Committee on Committees Rename Steering Committee to make it more parallel to Executive Committee of University Council. The Executive Committee will absorb duties of the Committee on Committees, which formerly was active only once a year. The resulting reduction in number of senate committees will free more senators for special committee work and make appointment of effective committees easier. 5. Academic Standards and Admissions Committees combined Committees have similar tasks that can be better handled by a single committee. Reduction in number of Senate Committees will free more senators for special committee work and make appointment of effective committees easier. 6. Professional Concerns Committee renamed and redefined Duties of this committee, renamed to Faculty Affairs, now parallel those of University Council Faculty Affairs committee. Because some duties of this committee—grievances and mediation--are now handled by Legal Affairs and Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, they are removed from the committee’s list of duties. 7. Appointment of heads process redefined New process allows dean more flexibility in handling searches, especially the appointment of search committees. 8. Review of heads process redefined The changes clarify the nature of the review, which now becomes basically a decision concerning the continuation of the head. The revised process offers different options and links the review to the appointment process.