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Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 23, 2019

April 24, 2019

The Faculty Senate meets weekly on Tuesdays during the academic year to discuss and act on policy matters pertaining to the immediate government of the university.

Faculty Senate Talking Points: April 23, 2019

  • The search for a new faculty secretary is underway. The search committee is chaired by Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Senate Terry Grieb. The position announcement is available online. Faculty interested in applying are encouraged to contact Grieb, tgrieb@uidaho.edu or current Faculty Secretary, Liz Brandt, ebrandt@uidaho.edu.
  • The Faculty Affairs Committee is continuing to consider comments to the draft of FSH 1565 regarding Faculty Ranks and Responsibilities (see Faculty Affairs Committee members, Dan Eveleth, Chair of the Term and Tenure Track Taskforce, eveleth@uidaho.edu, Liz Brandt, facsec@uidaho.edu. The goal is to incorporate feedback and comments by the end of this semester, circulate the proposal to deans and unit administrators over the summer, and bring it back to senate next fall semester.
  • The Faculty Affairs Committee is considering a new policy regarding university promotion and tenure procedures (see links in the April 23 Faculty Senate Meeting). Comments can be forwarded to senators, Faculty Affairs Committee members and Liz Brandt, facsec@uidaho.edu. The goal is to incorporate feedback and comments by the end of this semester, circulate the proposal to deans and unit administrators over the summer, and bring it back to senate next fall semester.

Important Dates

  • April 29 — U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pitman Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT.
  • April 30 — Fourth Annual Active Learning Symposium- Idaho Commons from 8:30-12:30 p.m.
  • May 1 — University Faculty Meeting, 3 p.m. PDT. Moscow – Vandal Ballroom; Boise – IWC 248A; Coeur d'Alene – HC 145C; Idaho Falls – TAB 350; Twin Falls – B-66 (location information tba): A quorum will be required at this meeting to pass changes to the Faculty Constitution and Faculty Senate Bylaws related to the faculty secretary re-structure —plan to attend!
  • May 2 — Spring Commencement – Idaho Falls
  • May 6 — Spring Commencement – Coeur d’Alene
  • May 11 — Spring Commencement – Moscow
  • May 14 — Spring Commencement – Boise

All Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Faculty Senate webpage.

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