This committee acts to facilitate faculty governance and to insure that governance documents and policies are in accordance with all campus and University of Arkansas Board of Trustee policies. It monitors the Faculty Handbook insuring that approved changes are promptly and accurately incorporated into the Handbook. The committee shall establish cycles of review for the Handbook and all faculty governance documents from academic departments and schools and colleges. In the event a governance document does not reflect current campus policy(ies), the committee shall inform the unit(s) involved and assist the unit in developing needed modifications as feasible. The committee shall develop for approval by the Faculty Senate and Chancellor a generic college and a generic department governance document to be available for use by a newly created academic unit. In the event such a new academic department or college is created, this committee shall assist the new unit(s) with the development of governance document(s). Until such new document(s) is/are created, the new unit shall operate within the framework of the generic governance document provided by the committee.
|AY 15-16 Faculty Governance Committee|
|Name||Elected By||Term Ends||Name||Elected By||Term Ends|
|Jeremy Ecke||CoALS||Otmar Varela||CoB|
|Cindy Gilbert||CoEHP||Barb L’Eplattenier||CoSSC|
|Kamran Iqbal||EIT||Jesse Burchfield||Bowen School of Law|
|Carol Macheak||Ottenheimer Library||Kevin Cates||Faculty Senate|
|Ex-officio or Selected Members|
|Denise Legrand||Executive Committee||Pete Tschumi (co-chair)||Past President||Rosalie Cheatham (co-chair)||Past President|
Work Flow of the Committee
When an academic unit has approved a governance document change, it should deliver that document to the Provost’s office for logging. Progress can be tracked according to the following table. From Article IV of the UALR Constitution, “The governance document shall be submitted for review first to the dean, then simultaneously to the Vice Chancellor and Provost and to the Faculty Governance Committee, and finally to the Chancellor for approval. The review of governance documents must occur during the regular nine-month academic year. Each review shall be accomplished within 30 calendar days and comments from the reviewers shall accompany the document as it is forwarded throughout the review and approval process. Upon the agreement of the dean, provost, and two representatives of the faculty governance committee, the review time may be extended to ninety days.”
The Provost’s Office maintains a check-list for departmental governance documents.
The Provost’s Office maintains a list of approved governance documents.
The Faculty Governance Committee has developed an implementation process for the Constitutional requirements to improve tracking through the system. 8-25-2014 [PDF].
Departments that do not have an approved governance document are required to operate under the Generic Departmental Governance document, until such a time as they gain approval.
Colleges that do not have an approved governance document are required to operate under the Generic College Governance document, until such a time as they gain approval.
|Academic Unit Name||Order in Queue||Originator||Date Submitted to Dean||Dean Review Required by||Dean Review Completed||FGC Review Required by||FGC Review Completed||Provost Review Required by||Provost Review Completed||Chancellor Review Required by||Chancellor Approve Date|
|Information Science||2||Liz Pierce||3/19/13||3/28/13||4/27/13||—||4/2/13|
|EIT (college)||0||Coskun Bayrak||8/21/12||12/10/12||1/9/13||—||4/10/13|
|College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences||1||Floyd Martin||8/28/2014||9/28/2014||9/28/2014|
|Criminal Justice||3||Jeff Walker||TBD||TBD||—|
|Marketing||not in queue|
|College of Business||not in queue|
|Econ and Finance||not in queue||Mark Funk|
|Business Information Systems||not in queue|
|Educational Leadership||document location uncertain||10/20/11||11/20/11||—|
|Earth Sciences||under evaluation||Jeff Connelly|