FACULTY SENATE SPECIAL MEETING
February 15, 2012
Robinson Hall B113, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Note: Only business included in the agenda can be transacted at the Special Meeting.
I. Call to Order
II. New Business
That the Faculty Senate approve the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook with no further revisions at this time other than those necessary to correct typographical and grammatical errors.
[Note: A motion to "refer to the Faculty Handbook Committee with instructions" is in order.]
The purpose of this meeting is to consider the proposed revisions to the Faculty Handbook (2011). The revisions, which are available on the Faculty Senate website (http://www.gmu.edu/resources/facstaff/senate/ and http://www.gmu.edu/resources/facstaff/senate/FacultyHandbook/2012_Faculty_Handbook_Revision.pdf), appear as deletions (strikethrough) and insertions (underlined) to the current text. The new text as it would appear if the revisions are approved is also provided.
The group recommending these changes consists of the Faculty Handbook Revision Committee, whose faculty members are elected by the Faculty Senate, and representatives from the administration. The administration has approved the recommendations, and it remains for the Faculty Senate to consider them. All revisions approved by both the administration and the Faculty Senate will be submitted to the Board of Visitors for final approval at their meeting on March 21, 2012.
Geoffrey Birchard COS
Lloyd Cohen SOL Faculty Senator
Richard Miller CEHD
Suzanne Slayden COS Faculty Senator Chair
Deborah Boehm-Davis Associate Dean, CHSS
Renate Guilford Associate Provost, Enrollment Planning & Administration
Michelle Lim Human Resources Faculty Business Partner