The Latest in Faculty Governance
September 17, 2021
Recent Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC) efforts and action:
Discussed the appropriate mechanism for disciplining faculty who do not comply with the attestation mandate. (Consequences for staff and students are being discussed in the appropriate governance bodies.)
Voted to hold a special faculty senate meeting on September 23, 2021, for discussion of the provost’s proposal to create a special panel to review cases of faculty non-compliance with the attestation requirement. Learn more here. (FCC)
Consulted on plans by the deans with respect to responding to faculty non-compliance with attestation. (chair/vice-chair)
Follow up on faculty concerns about safety of our classrooms, including availability of PPE masks on UMarket; inability to know whether students in the classroom are vaccinated; and testing appointments at Boynton. (chair/vice chair)
Work towards creation of a standing governance (sub)committee to address the needs and concerns of fixed-term (contract) faculty and academic professionals (P&A) who have faculty-like responsibilities.
Note: The above actions and efforts may involve either the chair and vice chair or the full membership of the FCC.