THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number 3508S

 

Date of Senate Approval 02/14/08

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

FWDC 3: Proposal to Establish a Textbook Committee as a Standing Committee

(Faculty Handbook Section 10.2)

 

 

Effective Date: Immediately

 

Add to the Faculty Handbook:

 

Section 10.2 Committees whose members are elected by Faculty Senate

 

Item 10.2.10 Textbook Committee :

 

Title: Textbook Committee

Purpose

 

         To ensure articulation of UNCA Bookstore policies and procedures with General Administration requirements

         To review annually UNCA Bookstore policies and procedures regarding sale and repurchase of instructional materials

         To communicate regularly with UNCA faculty and students regarding policies and procedures regarding instructional materials

 

Membership

 

         Four faculty members, one from each of the four program areas (including University Programs), one of whom serves as chair; serve two-year staggered years; elected by the Faculty Senate.

         Textbook manager, ex officio non-voting

         Director of Auxiliary Services, ex officio non-voting

         Academic Affairs designee, appointed by the Provost

         Financial Aid designee, appointed by the Director of Financial Aid

         Two students, to serve one-year term, appointed by the Dean of Students

 

The Chair will convene the committee at least twice each semester.

 

Initially two faculty members will serve 2008-2010 and two faculty members will serve 2008-2009.

Recommendations to: Provost

 

Reports to: Provost

 

Rationale

 

A UNC initiative suggests that each campus have a permanent body to review textbook policies on a regular basis. This proposal will convert a task force into a standing committee.