UNIVERSITY SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
November 28, 2000
Members present: President Carl Patton, Provost Ron Henry, Paul Alberto, John DeCastro, Anne Emanuel, Hugh Hudson, Fred Jacobs and John Newman.
Minutes for the meeting of September 26, 2000 were approved. Following discussion, the Committee voted unanimously to make no change in the Statutes concerning item A. Faculty Counts in Departmental Totals for the Determination of Proportional Representation in the University Senate. The motions from the Committee on Admissions and Standards concerning (1) Creating a Banner Conversion Task Force and to (2) Revise the Scholastic Discipline Rules and the AIP, were both unanimously approved by the committee. From the Committee on Faculty Affairs, all members of the Executive Committee approved the Task Force Report on the Advancement of Women. They also unanimously approved, as amended, the Revision of the Policy on Amorous Relationships. The amendment is made to page 1, paragraph 4, line one, and that line now reads: "Entirely voluntary sexual relationships between persons in an unequal power relationship may constitute sexual harassment."
Hugh Hudson reported that Jerry Edwards, SGA President, met with him to ask that a student be elected to the Executive Committee. The Statutes and By Laws Committee will look at this request and study the intent of the Statutes in this case. The topic of non-tenure track positions was discussed at the Executive Committee Retreat. Dr. Henry stated that there are now some positions in the Robison College of Business being advertised and these ads clearly state that there are one year, non-tenure track Assistant and Associate Professor positions available.
President Patton reported that discussions are continuing with private developers concerning graduate housing. The latest information is that this development would contain 350 units on the triangle lot. This would be a building of 10 - 14 stories with loft-type housing and it would include a parking deck. Grady Hospital would lease the land to the developing consortium. At this time, Grady has voted to continue negotiating. This would mean as much to our graduate program as the Village did to the undergraduate program. The legislature will be in session and we will work to encourage the Governor to increase faculty raises, and also work on revising the formula needs to be done. Dr. Patton stated that he met with new Regent Hugh Carter yesterday. Last month the Convocation went very well, as well as the Carter Awards and Council on Foreign Relations Debate. A faculty member form the College of Law was on Crossfire.
Frances B. Stone