The Faculty Senate of Seton Hall University
Vol. 3, No. 2, October 2005
Faculty Guide Issues
University Rank and Tenure Committee Composition
long-awaited Compensation Report was received from university
administration and was posted to the Faculty Senate homepage on October
7. A Town Meeting, to be attended by representatives of the
consulting firm that produced the report, will be held on Tuesday, Nov.
1, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., in the Beck Rooms. Material regarding
conpensation statistics for library faculty has since been provided and
is posted on the Senate home page.
and Welfare Committee met on September 14th to consider follow- up
actions to the Provost’s commitment to ensure that unpaid salaries to
senior faculty be met. On September 27th , members of the Committee
also met with a group of senior faculty interested in furthering efforts
toward an equitable retirement plan at the university. It was decided at
this meeting that a special subcommittee of Compensation and Welfare
would be established to specifically address retirement. This committee
will be chaired by Pat Kuchon and will work with existing members of
Compensation and Welfare Committee to build a retirement position using information and resources
collected by the larger committee over the past several years.
It was then
moved, seconded and unanimously approved that the Senate thanks Roseanne
Mirabella for her and her Committee's actions in obtaining the
Teaching and Learning
Recommendations from the Faculty Senate IT Committee and APCCC
regarding on-line teaching and learning were tabled for the November
involving the Faculty Guide were approved at the October Senate
ad-hoc Faculty Development Committee was made a standing committee of the Faculty Senate.
were introduced and held over to the next meeting.
One would amend Section XIX of the Senate By-laws to divide the Academic
Policy and Core Curriculum Committee into two separate standing committees: the Academic
Policy Committee and the Core Curriculum Committee, respectively.
The other motion would amend the Senate By-laws to add a standing
Academic Facilities Committee.
Both motions will be on the agenda for the November Senate meeting.
In a letter from to the
Provost, Deans Boroff and De Pierro called for an end to the ad-hoc
arrangement by which the School of Business and the College of Education
and Human Services relinquish one member on the University Rank and
Tenure Committee in alternate years in order to include a member form
the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and retain a
committee of nine members. The issue of the composition of the
University Rank and Tenure Committee was remanded to the Faculty Guide
and By-Laws Committee.
Motion concerning the revised 2008-2009 academic calendar was
adopted with one negative vote.
Program Review of Modern Languages
Program Review Report was accepted
unanimously. The Report included a
that a set of recommendations for the Department of Modern Languages be
approved and forwarded to the Office of the Provost.
Compensation of Library Faculty on 12-month Contracts
A motion by
Richard Stern on behalf of the library faculty was
unanimously adopted and remanded to the Faculty Compensation and
Move that the
Faculty Compensation Committee’s deliberations for the upcoming academic
year include issues dealing with the library faculty’s twelve month
contract as defined by the Faculty Guide, Section 7.2 D. When the floor
compensation for library faculty is determined by rank, it is the same
as teaching faculty plus ten percent, however library faculty work
twelve months. Therefore, library faculty are under compensated.
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