Date of Senate Approval 10/18/01
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
Given that the special mission of a liberal arts university demands frequent, close, and individual work with students and given that FWDC has been charged with working with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to ensure that faculty have the needed time to fulfill this mission, the Faculty Senate reaffirms the 1985-86 Senate document No. 33 to move to a 9/9 teaching load beginning in Fall 2002 as part of the overall work load expectations. This move is recommended to reflect the needs of effective teaching, scholarship, and service at a premier public liberal arts university.-----------------------------------------------
SENATE DOCUMENT NO. 33
Faculty Welfare and Development Committee
1985 - 1986
Faculty Welfare and Development Committee of the Faculty Senate proposes a formal sense of the Senate on the following resolutions:
RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate endorse in concept and encourage the UNCA administration to move toward the adoption of a 9-hour teaching load before 1990 in order to improve scholarship and teaching.RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate endorse and encourage the UNCA administration to adopt the following policies regarding release time:
1. Policies and resources governing release time be reported to the faculty annually.
2. Faculty members be permitted to apply for release time through policies and procedures developed by the UNCA administration.
3. An appropriate committee of the Senate should be involved in recommending policies and procedures for allocation and distribution of release time.
These two resolutions were derived from extensive studies conducted by the Faculty Development Study groups created by the University Planning Council in 1984. The report of the committee was submitted to UPC in 1985. The UPC in turn submitted the recommendation of the Faculty Study group to the Senate Faculty Welfare and Development Committee. After extensive discussion and examination of this important issue by review of committees and individuals, the Faculty Welfare and Development Committee strongly endorses the concept of a uniform, fair and equitable policy on release time as a starting point for a possible adoption of a 9-hour teaching load for the
entire UNCA faculty by 1990.