August 26, 2005
TO: Mary Tollefson, Convener
Complaints, Grievances, Appeals & Academic Freedom Committee (CGAAF)
FROM: Carmen Wilson, Chair
RE: Committee Charge for 2005-2006 Academic Year
This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the Complaints, Grievances, Appeals & Academic Freedom Committee for the 2005-06 academic year. As the convener of the committee, it is your responsibility to arrange as soon as feasible an organizational meeting, the primary purpose of which is to elect a chairperson and a secretary. Please share this memo with the committee members either at the organizational meeting or, if you prefer, prior to that meting.
Primary responsibilities of the chairperson include:
o promptly informing the Senate office (5-8018) the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership.*
o organizing and conducting meetings.
o completing a year end report on the CGAAF activities to be submitted to the Senate Office no later than May 31, 2006.
*The committee chairperson should carefully review the policies on committee attendance and the role of alternates on pgs. 10-11, of the 8-27-01 Articles & By-laws materials distributed by Jennifer Wilson's office.
Primary responsibilities of the secretary include:
o recording minutes of each meeting.
o sending meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers (email@example.com) 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. Sibbie has already created an email distribution list of committee members which includes Sibbie to facilitate communication with faculty senate.
In addition to the committee’s normal duties, I ask that the committee consider and report on the following special charge:
· Develop and conduct a workshop for new chairs and deans to instruct on grievance procedures and typical issues.
Please plan to submit a report on the workshop to faculty senate no later than December 8, 2005. If you have questions or concerns regarding these charges, please contact me at any time during the year.
If the Senate Executive Committee or I can assist your committee in any way during the year, please do not hesitate to ask.