August 25, 2006

 

 

 

TO:                  Kerrie Hoar, Convener

                        Instructional Academic Staff Committee

 

FROM:            Carmen Wilson, Chair

                        Faculty Senate

 

RE:                   Committee Charge for 2006-2007 Academic Year

 

This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the Instructional Academic Staff Committee for the 2006-07 academic year.  Please share this memo with the committee members.

 

Per Faculty Senate Bylaw II. (s):  “Each faculty committee shall hold an organizational meeting and report the name of the chairperson to the senate office by October 1. (Joint Chairpersons are not permitted.)” 

 

Therefore, as the convener of the IAS Committee, please arrange, as soon as feasible, an organizational meeting.  In addition to a chairperson, please also elect a secretary.   

 

 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 IAS Committee activities to be submitted to the Senate Office no later than May 31, 2007.

 

*The committee chairperson should carefully review Faculty Senate Bylaw II, “Faculty Standing Committees” for information on committee attendance and the role of alternates.

 

Primary responsibilities of the secretary include:

o       recording minutes of each meeting.

o       promptly sending meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers (weathers.sylv@uwlax.edu) 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.

 

In addition to the committee's normal duties, I ask that the committee consider and report on the following special charges:

  • Address the process of career progression, including the make-up of a career progression committee, timeline for submission of materials, contents of a career progression portfolio, etc.
  • Investigate IAS contracts, specifically with regard to contact length, wording, type, etc.
  • Develop a mentoring program for IAS.
  • Continue to work in conjunction with Human Resources to update IAS about any new policies/procedures.

 

Please plan to submit a reports on the above charges to faculty senate as you complete the work.   If you have questions or concerns regarding these charges, please contact me at any time during the year.

 

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

 

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