Dean Shirley Neuman brought proposed changes to the Faculty Code and faculty meeting schedule to the Jan. 10 LS&A faculty meeting. Jill Becker, assistant to the dean for faculty affairs, presented the changes.
The proposal calls for four faculty meetings each year instead of eight. Most meetings have low attendance, and the Faculty Code provides for the calling of special meetings when requested by petition.
Other changes would update the procedures, committees and titles in the Code that are no longer in use or that have changed in practice due to Regental rules or federal law.
Other proposed changes include:
(i) A change from College Professorships to Collegiate Professorships and the removal of the final sentence: No former colleague may be recommended for a named chair until two years have elapsed after his/her death or retirement.
The Entire CodeChange Vice President for Academic Affairs to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; change references from Pilot Program-Residential College to LS&A Living-Learning Programs.
Deleting the following sections also is proposed as these are no longer standing committees: Sec. 8: The Steering Committee on Admissions, Sec. 11: Advisory Committee for College Publications, Sec. 12: Committee on Examinations, and Sec. 13: Committee on Teacher Education and Certification.
Alice Reinharz, director of LS&A Academic Advising Center, proposed changes in the Code, as well. She asked that the current name LS&A Academic Information and Publications be used instead of LS&A Checkpoint, and that references to the LS&A Academic Counseling Office be changed to LS&A Academic Advising Center. She also asked for a switch in wording from LS&A counselors to LS&A academic advisers.