April 19, 2006
I want to thank the
Forum (and its present and former officers) for entrusting its leadership role
to me over the past six years.
Fr. Niehoff has
approved the Master of Arts program in Non-Profit Administration, which was
recently passed by the Forum.
Please forward to me
(or Paul Lauritzen, Mindy Peden, Miles Coburn) any suggestions or thoughts
regarding governance or strategic planning issues that you would like us to
represent at the University Planning Retreat in June.
Final discussion of the
proposed changes to faculty governance will take place at the April 19th
Faculty Forum Meeting. The Faculty Forum Executive Committee would like these
proposed changes to the faculty governance model voted on before the end of
March 15, 2006
The Faculty Forum Executive
Committee voted not to conduct an election on the web management committee
until they are consulted on the issue of faculty representation to this
committee. Ernie DeZolt will draft a letter to David LaGuardia asking for
Ed Peck, Chair of the
University Budget Committee, came to the Faculty Forum Executive Committee
meeting to ask for suggestions for faculty input with long term budget
Joel Mullner, Student Union,
is still in need of a faculty representative to the Homecoming Committee.
The officers of the Faculty
Forum Executive Committee have been invited by Fr. Niehoff to the University
Planning Retreat this June. Miles Coburn has also been invited.
Miles Coburn, Chair of the
Rank, Tenure, and Salary Committee, has salary date that will soon be posted
on the Forum web page (with limited access).
February 15, 2006
The extended Faculty
Forum meeting schedule is posted on the Forum web page for your review.
Please note that the March 15th and April 19th dates have been established for
Forum Meetings w/ March 1st and April 5th as additional meeting times.
The March 1st meeting time will be used as a Forum Meeting to catalog concerns, points
of clarification, etc. from the February 14, 2006 Town Hall meeting on academics.
The Faculty Forum Executive Committee will draft a letter to Fr. Bob Niehoff asking that
members of the Faculty Forum Executive Committee be extended an invitation to the Planning
Group retreat this June. Currently, there are no faculty members from the Forum invited
to attend this meeting.
Joel Mullner of the Student Union Programming Board is asking for a faculty representative
to the University Homecoming Committee. He would like a faculty representative in place by
March 3rd, 2006.
November 17, 2005
The forum will meet on
the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in Spring 2006. Two meeting times are
selected in anticipation of additional discussion on the FGA proposal.
Other University, administrative, and board meetings will be established by
the respective offices in charge of such decisions.
Good input was obtained with the small group discussions on the FGA proposal. A total of
ten individuals offered extensive commentary. This commentary will be added into the
existing draft proposal.
October 19, 2005
Preliminary (small group) discussions of the
proposed faculty governance assembly model will take place the week of October
24th. A total of eight discussions (morning and afternoon)will take place Monday
through Thursday. Details to follow in an FSA message.
September 15, 2005
Beginning in spring 2006, Faculty Forum meetings will be scheduled during the
University's "open" times. These open times are on Wednesday afternoons.
Posting of actual dates and times to be announced.
Openings still remain on some committees. Please see
Karen Gygli for a listing of openings and your interest in having your name
placed in nomination.
Before the October Forum meeting, a draft set of ideas
reflecting proposed changes to the faculty governance model will be posted for
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
April 20, 2005
The slate of nominations for faculty committees is posted on the forum web page.
(Click on "Nominations and Elections.") Additional nominations will be
taken from the floor at the April 20th meeting.
Please extend your thanks to Yemi Akande for her service as
forum secretary. She has served the forum well. Likewise, welcome Mindy Peden in
her new role as forum secretary.
The Faculty Forum (through the Forum Executive Committee)
looks forward to working with Fr. Robert Niehoff in strengthening the role of
faculty governance at JCU.
The Forum Executive Committee is deciding how best to
assign (or vote in) faculty representatives to Board of Directors meetings.
The following issues are
still in committee:
recommendations (from both CAP & the committee to study summer school)
Review of additional
options for health care benefits (Finance Committee)
a University Tenure and Promotion Committee (Rank, Tenure, Salary).
Review of Forum Ad Hoc
Committees (Faculty Forum Executive Committee).
March 16, 2005
Dave Garratt, from the Mercer Group, will update
the Forum on health care benefits.
Summary reports from committee chairs regarding remaining
assigned committee work will be updated by the April Forum Meeting.
A Re-Examination of Ad Hoc Committee effectiveness.
Given that the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Addresses
have been moved to Special Meetings, a specific meeting time needs to be scheduled in time
for the yearly calendar.
The AVP, Forum Chair and Parliamentarian, and Kathy
DiFranco have been meeting to develop a common time to host
meetings beyond the departmental level.
The Vivaldi partners will be on campus on February
24th to review findings. Tim Shannon is to host a campus-wide meeting for this
purpose. Details are forthcoming from Tim Shannon.
Ad Hoc faculty representatives to the Faculty
Forum on JCCI transparency issues to present their recommendations at the
March Forum meeting.
Ad Hoc faculty representatives to the Faculty
Forum Executive Committee on electronic voting procedures to present their
recommendations at the March forum meeting.
David LaGuardia and Ernest DeZolt are working to
develop a common meeting time for forum, administrative, and special meetings.
Experimentation with these common meeting times will occur from Spring 2006
through Spring 2007. Details are forthcoming.
Forum Meeting dates for the 2005-2006 academic
year are as follows: 9/15, 10/19, 11/17, 2/16, 3/15, and 4/5. All meetings
(with the exception of the March meeting) will be held in the Dolan
Auditorium. The March meeting will be held in the LSC Conference room. Times
for these meetings are consistent with routine Wednesday and Thursday meeting
times (with the exception of the November and April meetings which begin at 12
A Special Meeting of the Faculty is likely to be
scheduled in March for the purpose of an update by Dave Garret of Mercer on
health care benefits. Details to follow.
November 18, 2004
The University Planning Group will host Mayor Beryl Rothschild and other guests
from the Mayor’s Office and/or City Council, for the purpose of presenting to
them the Strategic Plan of the University.
See attached memo.
October 20, 2004
Two dates have been tentatively selected for a Special Meeting of the
Faculty wherein Frs. Ed Glynn and Tim Shannon
will address the faculty and JCU community. Topic(s) to be determined. The
projected dates are October 26th and November
2nd. Final date selection is forthcoming.
Faculty representatives of the University Budget Committee will
address the Forum at the upcoming meeting.
Jon Ivec is scheduled to address a Special Meeting of the Faculty
regarding his Annual University Fiscal Report. Final date selection is
I want to thank those faculty who participated in the reception for
new administrators on October 4th. A special thanks goes to Paul Lauritzen for
coordinating the event.
The UPG, and David LaGuardia has agreed to send out agenda prior to
UPG meetings to get faculty input. Below is the agenda for October 22, 2004:
UPG Liaison Committee to University Heights
Strategies of Approach (a) report of Visiting Team of the HLC/NCA
and (b) Conclusions and Recommendations of JCU
Final Challenges and Strategies
September 16, 2004
- A reception for new faculty members will be held at the
conclusion of September’s abbreviated Faculty Forum Meeting (from 4:30-5:50
- The Faculty Reception for New Administrators will be
held on October 4, 2004 in the Dolan Reading Room from 5:00-6:30PM. This
reception is open to the JCU Community.
- There will be a Special Meeting of the Faculty on
September 23, 2004 from 3:30-5:00PM in the Dolan Auditorium. The purpose of
this meeting is to discuss the development of clinical, long-term, non-tenure
track faculty positions to meet the needs of the School of Business and the
Department of Education.
- Additional upcoming Special Meetings of the Faculty
include the University’s Finance Report (from John Ivec) and Fr. Glynn’s
Address to the faculty.
- Please review the
Forum’s Vision Plan for the academic
April 21, 2004
A light lunch will be provided. Special thanks to Roland Madison and
Ken Eslinger for their respective personal and
departmental financial contributions to the lunch.
Yemi Akande was elected for a one-year replacement as Forum secretary,
and Paul Lauritzen elected to a three-year
term as Forum Vice Chair.
A special thanks to Roland Madison for his two-year service as Forum
secretary, and to Dick Horwath for his three-
year service as Forum Vice Chair.
Two Ad Hoc committees will be formed: (1) a committee to study the
proposal for a web-based data driven voting system
for the Forum; and (2) a committee to study the duplication of committee
structure at JCU.
March 31, 2004:
At the March meeting—Sarah Wagner, Student Union
President, and Janet Kramer will answer questions regarding student
initiatives that concern faculty (i.e. Conexsus Enterprises and University
Upcoming Forum topics of discussion include:
web-based data-driven voting system and a Forum study on summer school.
April 21st meeting of Forum is from 12:00 – 1:45
February 19, 2004:
Suggested Changes for the Faculty
Reduce announcements. (Have
them on a hand-out provided to all members. Post them on the web.)
Reschedule the AVP and
Presidential addresses as independent meetings of the Faculty Forum.
Get more business onto the
Hold open hearing on the
Ask the AVP to ask the Chairs
to coordinate meeting times.
Have business scheduled far in
advance. Make sure we have plenty to discuss.