UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
GENERAL FACULTY COUNCIL MINUTES
November 12, 1996
Rob Walker Freer
Elaine May Banner
Doug Hurd chaired the meeting.
The October meeting was canceled due to a lack of a quorum.
1. Topic: Report by Doug Hurd
2. Topic: Report from the Policy Committee
Jennie provided an update on the Policy Committee's first 1996 meeting that was held October 23. In addition to Jennie, Jane Penner, Suzanne Louis, Patricia Foley and Linda White (all from the WFPA) attended this meeting. The Policy Committee has identified two tasks to work on: (1) Putting the current draft form of the Index of Policies that apply to the General Faculty on the Web with hypertext links back to the actual policies; and (2) Investigating the formal orientation process for new General Faculty. It was agreed by all GFC members that it would be better for the invitation to attend new faculty orientation to come from the Provost's Office, rather than from the individual's Department or School. Doug distributed a draft charge to the Policy Committee for all GFC members to review. He has asked for feedback from all members before the December meeting, so that it can be accepted and voted on at that time. The text of the draft follows:
3. Topic: Report from the WFPA
Suzanne Louis invited all Council members to attend an annual January Open House, sponsored by the WFPA, to meet and dialog with UVa general faculty. The proposed date is January 21 or 28, 1997, over the lunch hour in the Colonnade Club. The WFPA will send out invitations to all general faculty. Doug and all GFC members expressed their willingness to participate.
4. Topic: Report from the Elections Committee
Karen reported that she had contacted the three individuals suggesed as candidates for the vacant position in Student Affairs. Two have agreed to run, and Claire will add their names to the ballot. Hopefully, the ballots for Athletics and Student Affairs will be mailed out by the end of next week.
5. Topic: GFC Photograph
Elaine May Banner, from the Health Sciences Library, took several photos of the GFC membership for future inclusion on the GFC Web Page.
6. Next Meeting: December 10, 1996, in Peabody 110, 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Submitted by Karen Grandage, GFC Secretary.