THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
FACULTY COUNCIL MINUTES
October 15, 1992
Signal Mountain Room
ELECTED MEMBERS PRESENT: William Bertin, Tom Bibler, Martha Butterfield, Terry Carney, David Carrithers, Don Cassell, Neal Coulter, Joe DePari, Jack Freeman, Arlie Herron, Nick Honerkamp, Larry Ingle, Debbie Ingram, Doug Kingdon, Irene Loomis, Gail Meyer, John Nixon, Betty Pickett, Marea Rankin, Ossama Saleh, Edgar Shawen, James Stroud, Larry Tillman, Gavin Townsend, Joseph Trahan, John Trimpey, Jeannette Vallier, Terry Walters, Carolyn Wiley
ELECTED MEMBERS ABSENT: Pedro Campa, Monte Coulter, Susan Davidson, Bob Marlowe, David Shepherd, Don Weisbaker
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS PRESENT: Marvin Ernst, Joe Jackson, Ralph Moser
AMONG THE GUESTS PRESENT: Deborah Arfken, Brenda Davis, Ray Fox, Bob Swansbrough
Summary of Actions
· Council passed a motion to require that fee payment be before the first day of classes and therefore cancellation of classes for non-payment of fees would occur by day one.
· Council expressed regret that student employees were not paid on time during the Fall 1992 semester and approved a motion requesting a report from the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance.
Call to Order
Professor Tom Bibler called the meeting to order at 3:18 PM.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes from October 1 were approved as circulated.
Death Benefits Report
This is a voluntary program to provide immediate funds for survivors. Currently about 42 people have contributed the $10 donation. The last payout was July, 1991. Individuals who wish to know if they have contributed can call Professor Fjeld or Professor Bibler.
Update on Fall Break
A committee of Professor Carney, Dean Fox, and Brenda Davis have devised a schedule for a fall break. Although a full report will be presented in three weeks, the primary change will be to shorten the summer terms by increasing the class period length. The proposed schedule will allow fall and spring semesters to be developed which have the same number of each day of the week.
Discussion on Timing of Summer Registration
Professor Meyer proposed that summer registration be postponed until spring to provide more accurate registration figures. Classes close during pre-registration, but by the time classes begin in the summery, many people have changed their minds and do not show. In the meanwhile, students who need the course are turned away or told to wait until the third day when non-payment removes students from the rolls.
Discussion followed on the pros and cons of postponing registration of requiring "earnest" money for summer classes, etc.
Motion: To require fee payment before the first day of classes and to cancel for non-payment the morning of day one. Motion by Professor Carney, seconded by Professor Herron. Passed 24-2.
(Although the initial discussion was about summer school, it was felt that payment policies should be uniform, so the above applies to all semesters.)
How long is temporary? (Professor Ingle is still waiting.) Discussion followed on increased class size, more adjunct, concessions made that are never reclaimed. Professor Ingle asked that the Executive Committee prepare a motion for consideration on class size and use of adjunct.
1. Members are asked to bring the Compensated Outside Services Draft distributed at this meeting to the next Faculty Council meeting.
2. Professor Walters:
Motion: The Faculty Council regrets that student employees were not paid on time during the Fall 1992 semester. The Council requests a report from the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance detailing measures to avoid this situation in the future. Seconded by Professor Freeman. Passed unanimously by voice vote.
3. January 11, 1993, is the deadline for proposals to the Curriculum Committee for inclusion in the 1993 catalogue.
Council adjourned at 4:55 PM.
Gail M. Meyer