Minutes of the Instructional Academic Staff Committee 

Friday, March 23, 2007

2:15    Room 116 Cowley Hall


Present:  Sue Anglehart, Peggy Denton, Kerrie Hoar, Sandy Koster, Don Socha, Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

Absent:   Michael Durnin, Barbara Gander, Glenn Knowles



  1. Update on IAS Committee meeting with Provost Hitch that was held on Thursday, March 22, 2007.


  1. M/S/P (6,0,0) A motion to change the wording in the workload document in section 1.a. to read “full time shall not exceed 15/16* contact hours” and the * to read “A total workload of 16 contact hours may be used in departments with even numbered contact hour courses” was passed unanimously.


  1. M/S/P (6,0,0) A motion to add a statement in the workload document in section 1.a. indicating that “half time appointments should be set at 8 contact hours with an opportunity to adjust this down to 6 contact hours with justification.”


  1. Several Career Progression issues were discussed and proposals were made:
    1. IAS Career Progression Committee

ü      Senate Committee appointed by senate executive committee

ü      Chair of IAS senate committee will convene the committee

ü      The committee will elect their own chair

ü      6 people will serve on the committee with at least one member from each college. 

ü      Senior lecturers, Clinical Professors and Tenured faculty are eligible to serve.  The ultimate goal for committee make up would be primarily IAS.

    1. Time line for IAS progression

ü      First Friday in January:  Applications for progression due in Senate office

ü      Second Friday in February:  Recommendations from the committee due to the Provost

ü      The Provost has 14 days to get a final recommendation to HR

ü      HR has 7 days to draft letters to IAS

ü      The new title would be in place for the next fall semester

    1. What should be in the progression portfolio?

ü      Narrative to say what step of progression you are proposing and why.

ü      SEI scores from last 6 semesters

ü      Performance evaluation (Merit, peer review or external evaluation)

ü      Current CV

ü      Letter from the Department

ü      Letter from the Dean (single statement of support, explanation for non-support)

ü      This will be an e-portfolio

    1. The source of money for the bump in pay could come from the central source and ongoing money would be provided by the colleges.


5.  The senate will hear our proposal on Thursday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 3:45


Respectfully submitted by Suzanne Anglehart