View Bill 09-10-39

Senate Bill 09-10-39

Bill ID: 09-10-39
Name: Recommendation to Establish a Task Force to Study Age-Related Faculty Issues
Proposed: 04/13/2010
Sponsor: Faculty Affairs Committee
Proposal: The Faculty Affairs Committee recommends that the University Senate work with the Provost to formulate a joint Provost-Senate Task Force to study Age-Related Faculty Issues.

Some of the key questions that would be explored by this task force, including those associated with emeritus faculty. Answering these questions would provide the Task Force with the basis for making recommendations to the University for options on addressing questions and issues associated with its aging faculty as well as for more effectively engaging its emeritus faculty. At the same time, the Task Force should examine best practices with regard to aging and emeritus faculty at peer institutions, as well as the general literature on the subject, and use this information to inform their formulation of responses to the questions.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 04/29/2011


Presidential Approval: 04/29/2011
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 03/31/2011
Decision Date: 04/07/2011
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the report.
Actions: The Senate discussed the task force's report at its 04/07/11 meeting and voted to approve the recommendations.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 03/08/2011
Decision Date: 03/15/2011
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the April 7, 2011 Senate meeting agenda for consideration.
Actions: The SEC discussed the report at its 3/15/11 meeting and voted to forward the recommendations to the Senate for Review.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Joint Provost/Senate Age-Related Faculty Issues Task Force
Received: 09/01/2010
Decision Date: 02/24/2011
Decision: The Task Force voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: Provost Farvardin and Senate Chair Mabbs charged the Task Force on September 1, 2010. On October 7, 2010, the Task Force met with Susan Bayly, General Counsel, University Legal Office who advised on retirement policies and legal parameters on the topic. The Task Force created a survey for all emeritus faculty who had retired within the last five years. This survey was distributed in October 2010. On October 18, 2010, the Task Force met with Dave Rieger, Assistant Director of University Human Resources, to discuss the current retirement process. They also agreed to break into subgroups to conduct interviews of Deans/Administrators through November 2010. A list of standard questions for each interview was also compiled. On December 2, 2010, subgroups reported back to the full task force on their findings from their individual interviews. The task force also reviewed the results from the survey of
emeritus faculty. On December 17, 2010, the Task Force met with Provost Farvardin to get his prospective on the data they had collected thus far. On February 7, 2011, the Task Force discussed the Draft report and revised the document. On February 24, 2011, the Task Force vote unanimously in favor of the final report.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Provost Farvardin
Received: 04/23/2010
Decision: Provost Farvardin reviewed the letter from the SEC.
Actions: After review of the letter, Provost Farvardin agreed to form the requested joint Provost/Senate Task Force on Age-Related Faculty Issues.
Next Step: Age-Related Faculty Issues Task Force Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/13/2010
Decision Date: 04/20/2010
Decision: The SEC voted to send a memo to Provost Farvardin requesting the creation of a joint Provost/Senate task force.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the Faculty Affairs Committee's report and voted to send a letter to Provost Farvardin to create the recommended age-related issues task force.
Next Step: Provost's Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 10/28/2009
Decision Date: 04/07/2010
Decision: The committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for review.
Actions: The committee conducted a survey of retired faculty in the Fall 2009 semester. The results were reviewed and analyzed by the committee. They also consulted with the Office of Human Resources to gain statistical information on faculty demographics.
The committee voted to approve the report on April 7, 2010.
Next Step: SEC Review