MINUTES OF THE FACULTY HANDBOOK REVISION COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2006

MASON HALL, room D1

 

Present:  Kevin Avruch, Professor of Conflict Resolution and Anthropology, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Lorraine Brown, Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and President of the AAUP Chapter of George Mason University; Rick Coffinberger, Associate Professor of Business and Legal Studies, School of Management, Chair; Martin Ford, Senior Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development; Dave Harr, Senior Associate Dean, School of Management; Marilyn Mobley, Associate Provost for Education Programs; David Rossell, Associate Provost for Personnel and Budget, ex-officio; Suzanne Slayden, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science. 

 

Revision:  2.1.3 Other Types of Fixed Term Appointment:

Removal of “normally” from “An appointment for full-time employment for a fixed term, in which service is not applied to consideration for tenure.  The University can, but is not required to, renew such appointments for additional terms.  The total duration of these appointments is normally five years, but may be longer if dictated by circumstances and the needs of the University” to add “Any exceptions must be approved by the Provost and the respective dean.”

 

Discussion:   Leave Extending Beyond Two Years Duration

 

Discrepancy between University Policies and Human Resources Information:  Faculty member makes responsible effort to follow rules which contain discrepancies.  Although we are a state agency, faculty do not fall under Virginia Personnel Act.

 

Should Research Faculty be covered by the Faculty Handbook? 

 

Section 2.10.3 Exclusion of Faculty From The Classroom

 

Respectfully submitted,

Meg Caniano

Clerk, Faculty Senate