April 6, 2005
Special Meeting on Faculty Workload Policy

Members Present: P. Anderson, P. Bagley, S. Baker, R. Barton, T. Crum, F. Daniels, K. Dannehl, P. Fisher, P. Fox, G. Heberer, B. Hofland, T. Howell, C. Hyslop, L. Hyslop, D. Jones, P. Jones, J. King, P. Klem, M. Kuhl, J. Larson, M. LaSalle, J. Licht, K. Martin, K. Miller, S. Negrete, M. Ports, C. Pyatt, J. Rice, J. Rosenthal, S. Sanders, E. Seastedt, G. Skivington, G. Smith, P. Smith, G. Tenney, L. Uhlenkott, B. Wallace, J. Williams

  1. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:01 a.m. Votes needed for quorum must be equal to or greater than 31 of representative votes. Two proxy votes were noted.
  2. FACULTY WORKLOAD POLICY: On March 31, 2005, Chair Schwandt notified Faculty of comments (attached) produced by Vice President for Academic Affairs Mike McFarlane regarding amendments passed by Faculty Senate on March 18 within the Compensation and Benefits Committee report on the Faculty Workload Policy. Accompanying the statements, Vice President McFarlane noted that some of the amendments were appropriate and agreeable; however, institutional funding will have a major impact on agreements reached in the workload. Vice President McFarlane further stated that the policy must be either accepted or rejected by faculty in its present, unchanged form. A copy of the workload policy was distributed to faculty (attached).
    1. By email vote, Senate approved 35:1 the Faculty Workload Policy as submitted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  3. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 p.m.