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Intercampus Faculty Council Agendas Wednesday, October 29, 2003

President's Conference Room
Columbia
 
9:30 a.m. IFC members
  1. Call to order.
  2. Approval of September 12, 2003 minutes.
  3. Approval of October 29, 2003 agenda.
  4. Major Discussion Items
Major Discussion Items
  1. Feedback from campus faculty and from Chief Academic Officers and deans on the IFC draft CRR 310.080. (Distributed as Draft #4 dated 9/12/2003 by Email to all by E. Porter)
  2. Assessment of the current Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS) by all IFC members. Will IFC endorse its full implementation? (Please make your individual assessment prior to the IFC meeting: https://iatservices.missouri.edu/fas/)
  3. Discussion of Resource Allocation Principles following meetings with Bill Massy on September 18 and 19, 2003
  4. Progress of Program Viability Audit process on all 4 campuses.
    1. A related item has ben raised by the October Board meeting, which accepted the first new degree programs that were subject to UM President's Criteria and the required minimum enrollments by Year 5.
    2. ME Geotechnics (UMR):expected enrollment 29; minimal enrollment 
      Yr5: 15 (52%)
    3. MS Biomaterials (UMR):expected enrollment 23; minimal enrollment 
      Yr5: 15 (65%)
    4. BS Biochem & Biotech (UMSL):expected enrollment 120; minimal 
      enrollment Yr5: 50 (42%)
    5. MS Biochem & Biotech (UMSL):expected enrollment 21; minimal 
      enrollment Yr5: 13 (62%)
    6. What procedures have been established for action in case at Year 5 the minimal enrollment has not been realized? Where are these documented? Will a PVA process start? Will the program be discontinued automatically? What happens to faculty and staff hired specifically for the new program? Furthermore, in case the very rosy budget predictions are not realized, will an audit be triggered and by what level of underperformance?
  5. During the October Board meeting a Leadership Performance presentation 
    was given by a consultant who had interviewed administrators on the
    four campuses, down to the deans level. The question was raised whether
    the 'predictable outcome', suggesting many actions that are already 
    on-going, was worth the money and effort, and whether such assessment,
    if desired, could have been done at least as well by faculty with 
    appropriate expertise [Schweitzberger]. The suggestion by Curator
    Don Walsworth to "go beyond this level", raised the question whether this
    meant faculty or whether this meant associate/assistant deans and
    department chairs.
Update Items
  1. Updated IFC Website. [Volle, Lehmkuhle]
  2. Will UMKC become a pilot site for the Grant Incentive Program? [Lehmkuhle]
  3. Faclty Awards [Graham, Lehmkuhle]
  4. Conflict of Interest Update [Wilden, Lehmkuhle]
  5. Questions have been raised about the Imaging System choice; Expected system features, funding, timing, and process implementation. [Caruso]
  6. Update on Student Module and OnLine Application process imiplementation [Caruso]
  7. Slowed merger on UM and Northwest Missouri State University [Floyd]
  8. Administrative Consolidation proposal of UM Presidency - UMC Chancellor. [Floyd]
  9. Realignment of federal and state relations. Request for information regarding functions of Knorr, Snider and others. [Floyd]
  10. Endowment update as of June 30, 2003 (when available). [Krawitz]
IFC agenda items for this meeting [if time] or for future meetings
  1. Grievance procedures: What is the fundamental approach to handling grievances? [Christensen]; Is the lack of a "positive work environment' a basis for grievance? [Pierce]
  2. Ranking of Non-regular Faculty with change in titles. Are contract terms exceeding 1 year being considered?
  3. Academic Dishonesty
  4. Process differences in tenure policies across the four campuses.
  5. "Rule of 85" retirement as option to prevent disruptive VERIP actions.
  6. Proposal to add a Faculty Benefit.
  7. Will IFC start a policy initiative forbidding Consensual Relationships between faculty and students?
  8. The IFC 'Best Practices' website.
  9. Plan a discussion how research funding of coordinated, multi-team or center grants in UM could be encouraged.
10:00 a.m. Vice President Lehmkuhle and Associate Vice President Graham, to join the meeting
  1. Updated IFC website. [Volle, Lehmkuhle]
  2. Will UMKC become a pilot site for the Grant Incentive Program? [Lehmkuhle]
  3. Faculty Awards [Graham, Lehmkuhle]
  4. Conflict of Interest Update [Lehmkuhle]
12:00 p.m. LUNCH

President Floyd and other Vice Preisdents to join the meeting

Campus Reports

Discussions with President Floyd

  1. Slowed merger of UM with Northwest [Floyd]
  2. Administrative Consolidation proposal of UM Presidency - UMC Chancellor. [Floyd]
  3. Realignment of federal and state relations. Request for information regarding functions of Knorr, Snider and others. [Floyd]

Discussions with other Vice Preisdents

  1. Questions have been raised about the Imaging System choice: Expected system featues, funding, timing, and process implementation. [Caruso]
  2. Update on Student Module and OnLine Application process implementation. [Caruso]
  3. Endowment update as of June 30, 2003 (when available). [Krawitz]
1:00 p.m. Continued discussion of agenda items
2:00 p.m. Adjourn
NEXT MEETING DATE: Friday, November 21, 2003

Reviewed 2010-07-16.