November 4, 2008


TO:                  David Howard, Convener

                        IAS Career Progression Committee (IAS CPC)


FROM:            Joe Heim, Chair

                        Faculty Senate


First of all, I apologize for the lateness with which this letter is being forwarded to you. I appreciate your patience and send my wholehearted thanks to you and the other committee members for your willingness to serve on this important committee. Hopefully your experience with the process established last year will make this year’s work somewhat smoother.


Please be aware of the following dates to guide the committee’s work:

  • December 5, 2008 – Portfolio due in Academic Dean’s office
  • January 2, 2009 – Dean recommendation due to IAS CPC
  • February 6, 2009 – IAS CPC recommendation due to Provost
  • February 13, 2009 – Provost recommendations due to HR
  • On or before February 20, 2009 – HR issues notification letters to IAS
  • July 1, 2009 – New title takes effect


If you have any questions, I would encourage you to consult with Bob Hoar, Faculty Assistant to the Provost, about a potential schedule for your committee meetings. 


As you know, you will need to convene an initial meeting to elect a chair and a secretary. 

Primary responsibilities of the chair include:

o       informing the Senate office (5-8018) the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership.

o       organizing and conducting meetings.

Primary responsibilities of the secretary include:

o       recording minutes of each open meeting.

o       sending meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers ( so that the minutes can be posted on the faculty senate website. 


In the event the committee chooses to rotate secretarial duties, please designate one person to be responsible for e-mailing the meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers.


Finally, if the Senate Executive Committee or I can assist your committee in any way during the year, please do not hesitate to ask.



cc:        George Arimond

            Elise Denlinger

Kerrie Hoar

David Howard, Convener

Melissa Wallace