Faculty Life Committee History
inserted as 3.IV.3 of the Faculty Manual
The principle strength of the proposal for the formation of a Faculty Life Committee lies in its ability to bring together faculty development opportunities in general, sabbatical leaves, and the recommended annual salary distribution. Assigning the aforementioned responsibilities to a single committee ensures that the oversight of these responsibilites is more inclusive, holisitic and coherent than was originally the case.
At the March 2008 meeting of the faculty it was decided that the Faculty Life Committee would assume, in their entirety, the responsibilities of the Faculty Development Committee and the Review and Planning Committee. This committee also assumed the duties of the Honorary Degree sub-committee of the former CEPC.
This committee expands and stregthens the communications currently called for between the Tenure and Promotion Committe and the present Reveiw and Planning Committee.
The Faculty Life Committee redirects the annual reports made by the Faculty Review Committee.
The issues associated with faculty development are many and complex. They include the shape and life-cycle of individual faculty members' careers; the academic and collegial acculturation of untenured faculty; the evaluation of tenured faculty; and the proportion of money budgeted for faculty salaries on the one hand and for faculty development on the other.