Faculty Senate Addresses Summer School Compensation Issues

Posted: May 14, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

At its final meeting of the academic year, the Faculty Senate passed several motions proposed by the Faculty Matters Committee relating to summer school compensation.

Noting that the summer school is expected to generate surplus revenue, the senate voted that full-time faculty members who wish to teach a second course during summer school should not be prevented from doing so to save money by hiring adjuncts. Further, if the summer school administrator has reasons other than financial for wanting to limit a full-time faculty member to teaching one course, these should be made known to the faculty member. The senate also voted for proportionate compensation for non-laboratory summer school courses of more than three credits, and for standardizing compensation for courses with noncredit laboratories until a uniform, university-wide summer policy can be negotiated by next summer.

The senate voted to establish a task force that will work through the next academic year on the student/teacher course evaluation process.

A motion presented at the May 1 Faculty Senate meeting concerning transfer students graduating under requirements of the 2000-01 catalog was withdrawn, as the issues were worked out procedurally between the faculty and the Provost’s Office.

Senators also reelected Don Boileau, professor of communication, as chair of the senate.

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