Senate Document Number 5204S
Date of Senate Approval 04/08/04
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
FWDC 10: Revision of "University Service Council"
(Revision of SD0700F, Faculty Handbook section 10.3.7)
Effective Date/Transition Plan: New University Service Council will be appointed by fall 2004. During the 2004/2005 academic year, they will make the necessary preparations for beginning the process of overseeing the assignment of faculty members to standing committees in the spring of 2005.
Rationale: FWDC needs to focus on setting policy rather than performing tasks (such as service assignments). Also, FWDC has been responsible for assigning only the service appointments that report to the VCAA office; however, there are many other service opportunities that need to be tracked. The University Service Council (USC) is the logical body to promote and enhance service opportunities for faculty. USC will provide a clearinghouse, where all committee members will have a comprehensive grasp of service in our institution.
Delete: Faculty Handbook section 10.3.7 which states the following:
10.3.7 University Service Council (SD0700F)
Because faculty service is integral to every aspect of our campus's operations, and because it complements teaching and research in the overall development of individual faculty members and the faculty as a whole, the University Service Council (USC) is established to promote an appreciation of service appropriate to the mission of the university. With general functions paralleling the UTC and URC, the USC will also interact with the Key Center for Service Learning, make an annual award for distinguished service, and provide a voice for recognition of service in salary, tenure, and promotion decisions.
Eight members, two of which will be permanent based upon their regular duties. Faculty members are recommended by the Chair of the Faculty Senate subject to the approval of the Senate. Faculty members serve two year appointments.
* Director of Key Center for Service Learning (permanent member)
* Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (permanent member)
* The past recipient of the award for Distinguished Service (one year appointment)
* Five faculty members, one from each of the following divisions: the arts, the professional programs (management and accounting, education, physical education), the humanities, the social sciences and mathematics/natural sciences
Recommendations/reports to: the VCAA
Replace with the following:
10.3.7 University Service Council
Because faculty service is integral to every aspect of our campus operations, and because it complements teaching and research in the overall development of individual faculty members and the faculty as a whole, the University Service Council (USC) will promote an appreciation of service appropriate to the mission of the university.
This Committee will be comprised of four faculty members, three of whom will represent each division (Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Natural Sciences). These division representatives will serve two-year staggered terms. Members of this committee will be appointed by the Faculty Senate.
The fourth member will have received the UNCA Service Award or a Feldman Award. This member will serve a one-year term.
1. The Committee will oversee the assignment of faculty members to standing committees according to the process in Senate Document 5304S (FWDC 11). This requires them to keep track of all service opportunities on campus and communicate these to faculty.
2. They will aid in the assignment of administrative and student members to standing committees (SD5304S - (FWDC#11)).
3. They will provide consultation on the nominations for committees appointed by the Faculty Senate.
4. They will review committee structure on an ongoing basis and propose updates as needed.
5. They will make the annual award for distinguished service.
6. They will serve as an avenue for committees to provide feedback on the participation of their faculty members.
Recommendations and reports to: FWDC and the Provost office.