Organizational Structure and Tasks

  • Review the Implementation Grid of the University Strategic Plan to identify potential collaborative opportunities for the Faculty Development Team and recommend how the team could be involved. (1.1.3; 1.3.1; 1.3.2; 2.4.3 etc.)
  • Provide input concerning topics and speakers for the provost/VPAA's "Second Wednesday" series.
  • Seek input from faculty about programs and resources needed to support faculty development.
  • Work with various colleges/schools as a liaison/resource for faculty development activities.  Encourage and, when possible, facilitate a broad range of interdisciplinary discussions among faculty at all the schools.
  • Review and assess the revised New Faculty Orientation program that was implemented in fall of 2013.  Provide suggestions and/or recommendations for change and enhancement.
  • Determine Team's organizational structure (officers/leadership e.g., chairperson, secretary, and/or other positions)

  • Draft operational policies and procedures (e.g., frequency of meetings, who calls meetings), notification time for meetings (e.g., ten days), time period for distribution of agenda (e.g., five days), timeline for preparation and approval of meeting minutes

  • Team replaces the existing Faculty Development Committee and the Faculty Excellence Committee

  • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, advice, membership records and other actions

  • Draft general assessment process and goals for first year (to be updated annually)

  • Include clear time limits for action on various issues as per paragraph 4 under "Further Details" of Shared Governance Task Force proposal approved by the university community.

  • Deliberate and act on priority issues identified by the Vice President of Academic Affairs

  • Provide Shared Governance Task Force with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1

  • Responsible for development and designation of faculty awards.
  • Make recommendations to the appropriate administrators regarding, and where appropriate, implementing steps that can be taken to further faculty professional development.
  • Encourage and when possible, facilitate a broad range of interdisciplinary discussions among faculty at all the schools.