Committees and Appointments

Faculty Senate and MCEF Joint Main Campus Committee on FTNTL Issues

Charge:

Functions. The Committee’s functions shall include:

  1. Discussing and expressing its views on any matter of interest to (Main Campus) full-time non-tenure-line (FTNTL) faculty.
  2. Gathering non-confidential information relevant to matters of interest to FTNTL faculty.
  3. Making recommendations to the Main Campus Caucus of the Faculty Senate, the MCEF, and Main Campus academic administrators concerning FTNTL faculty.
  4. Disseminating information about the Committee’s activities, and information gathered by the Committee, to all FTNTL faculty.
  5. Convening general meetings of FTNTL faculty.

Composition.

The Committee will have six initial members, at least four of whom are FTNTL faculty.  Three of the six will be appointed by the Main Campus Caucus and three by the MCEF.

  1. Members will be appointed to staggered two and three-year terms, renewable.
  2. The six members appointed by the Caucus and MCEF will elect a Chair, who will serve a two year term.
  3. The Committee may appoint other members of the Committee as needed, who may be Georgetown TL faculty or administrators.
  4. The Committee shall control its own agenda, set its meeting schedule, and establish its own rules and procedures.

Members, with appointing body (MCEF or Main Campus Caucus) and end of term
Astrid Weigert (German, Chair; MCC, 2023)
Kirsten Anderson (MSB; MCC, 2023), Stephanie Kim (SCS; MCEF, 2024), Laurie King (Associate Teaching Professor, Anthropology; MCEF, 2024), Oded Meyer (Math & Statistics; MCC, 2024), Peter Pfeiffer (TL, German; MCEF, 2023), Lynn Ross (McCourt; MCEF; 2023), Ori Soltes (SFS; MCC, 2023)

School of Continuing Studies ExCo
Representative: Jeanine Turner (2021-2024)

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ExCo
Representative: Alisa Carse (2019-2022)

Faculty Senate and MCEF Joint Main Campus Committee on FTNTL Issues

Charge:

Functions. The Committee’s functions shall include:

  1. Discussing and expressing its views on any matter of interest to (Main Campus) full-time non-tenure-line (FTNTL) faculty.
  2. Gathering non-confidential information relevant to matters of interest to FTNTL faculty.
  3. Making recommendations to the Main Campus Caucus of the Faculty Senate, the MCEF, and Main Campus academic administrators concerning FTNTL faculty.
  4. Disseminating information about the Committee’s activities, and information gathered by the Committee, to all FTNTL faculty.
  5. Convening general meetings of FTNTL faculty.

Composition.

The Committee will have six initial members, at least four of whom are FTNTL faculty.  Three of the six will be appointed by the Main Campus Caucus and three by the MCEF.

  1. Members will be appointed to staggered two and three-year terms, renewable.
  2. The six members appointed by the Caucus and MCEF will elect a Chair, who will serve a two year term.
  3. The Committee may appoint other members of the Committee as needed, who may be Georgetown TL faculty or administrators.
  4. The Committee shall control its own agenda, set its meeting schedule, and establish its own rules and procedures.

Members (with appointing body and end of term): Astrid Weigert (German, Chair; MCC, 2021); Kirsten Anderson (MSB; MCC, 2019); Mark Gray (CARA; MCEF 2020);  Micah Jensen (McCourt; MCEF; 2019); Laurie King (Associate Teaching Professor, Anthropology; MCEF, 2021); Oded Meyer (Math &amp Statistics; MCC, 2019);  James Sandefur (Math & Statistics; MCEF, 2020);  Ori Soltes (SFS; MCC, 2020); Maria Trujillo (SCS; MCEF, 2021).

Active AD hoc Committees


MC Code of Professional Conduct Committee

Charge:

  1.       Develop a clear statement of who is covered by the Standards of Professional Behavior.
  2.       Identify what kind of conduct is covered (e.g., supervisors and subordinates; among peers; between faculty and students).
  3.       Identify what constitutes fair, courteous, and professional behavior; what is inappropriate behavior that demeans personal integrity and dignity; what kinds of behavior are so disruptive that they challenge civility.
  4.       Ensure that the policy maintains ethical professional behavior without legitimizing behavior that is not expressly prohibited by the policy.
  5.       Outline processes for registering a complaint; for responding to a complaint; and for reviewing a complaint.
  6.       Coordinate with the Faculty Responsibilities Committee to ensure the reasonable enforceability of the policy

Should report in 2018.

Members: Kathryn Olesko (History/STIA, Chair); Maggie Little (KIE); Maria Moreno (Spanish and Portuguese); Gerrod Parrott (Psychology); Lisa Singh (Computer Science).

Merit Review Policy Committee

Charge:

The Main Campus Executive Faculty developed a policy for Merit Review in 2003 and updated it in 2012. Programs and Departments should now follow these policies in developing their Departmental Merit Review System.

The Provost and Deans have identified some issues with the policy and its outcomes. They have requested the MCEF revisit the policy with an eye to addressing some omissions they perceived.

The MCEF hereby chargers a subcommittee, named the MCEF Merit Review Policy Committee, to suggest to the MCEF any necessary changes to the Merit Review Policy in light of the administration’s requests.

  1. The spread of points across faculty members within a unit, particularly the issue of very narrow spreads within a department.
  2. Weights applied for teaching, research, service.
  3. Capped versus uncapped systems given the Extraordinary Merit process.
  4. The practice of using 1 year or 3 years of scores.
  5. How leaves are accounted for in a system.
  6. Practices for new hires.
  7. Transparency of outcomes within departments and feedback to faculty.
  8. Implementation and oversight from Dean’s office.
  9. Procedures for NTL faculty.
  10. Process for Chair evaluations.
  • The committee will be constituted by the MCEF. Bob Cumby has agreed to serve as chair.
  • Dates The committee should produce a report by mid Fall, 2017. Should additional time be needed, the committee should request it.

Members: Robert Cumby (Economics, Chair); Wayne Davis (Philosophy), Oded Meyer (Mathematics); Marcia Morris (Slavic); Clay Shields (Computer Science); Luc Wathieu (MSB).