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The 2008-09 Senate Log was archived at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester.  Items listed as Active were moved forward to the 2009-2010 Senate Log.

2008-09Faculty Senate Log

Motions Actions
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Sep-07
Bill McNamara
Policy for Bumping Teaching Faculty: Motion was made that the Senate form an ad hoc committee to study and make recommendations for creating policy and procedures on bumping teaching faculty, including summer semesters
6-Sep-07
Senate
Approved by Senate
7-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
emailed campus chairs requesting that they request volunteers for the committee & submit to College Chair by 9/14/07
19-Sep-07
Campus Chairs
Provided a list of volunteers as requested. Date reported is of last response received.
22-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
emailed campus chairs requesting that they request volunteers for the committee & submit to College Chair by 9/14/07
27-Sep-07
C. Cartwright
Email to committee members requesting vote for chair and announcing secretary: Pat Bowman
2-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Email to committee members announcing committee chair: Bill McNamara.  Committee is currently Active
6-Nov-08
Senate
Approved motion to discharge committee
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
4-Oct-07
Senate
Motion: the Chair of the College Faculty Senate will take to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs the question of whether or not the college is conforming to the policy in the Adjunct Faculty Handbook concerning Maximum Teaching Credit Hours (for adjuncts)
4-Oct-07
Senate
Approved motion
9-Oct-07
C. Cartwright
Statement delivered to Dr. Summers
30-Nov-07
Dr. Summers
... our present system is working.  I do approve all the exceptions that are submitted to me by the provosts (click here for full report)
20-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up to Dr. Summers
23-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Response
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: We (College Faculty Senate) request that the President establish guidelines that address excessive adjunct teaching loads.
13-Mar-08
C. Cartwright
Memorandum presented to Dr. DiCroce
27-Mar-08
Dr. DiCroce
Dr. DiCroce discussed at Executive Staff meeting.  Lisa Kleiman was directed to pull data on teaching loads, for a follow up meeting for Provost, Dr. Summers, and Faculty Senate Chair.
Summer 08

Executive Staff &

C. Cartwright

Several meetings have been held and Dr. Summers is working with the Provost and Senate Chair to draft a policy.
26-Aug-08
Dr. Summers
VP Dunn has been charged by the President to develop a new policy for consideration/action on adjunct teaching faculty load.  It is expected that this new policy will be effective beginning with the spring 2009 semester. (click here for full report)
09-Oct-08
Dr. DiCroce Policy - Adjunct Faculty Workloads - Approved
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
6-Nov-07
Senate
Motion: the Faculty Senate request that a committee of faculty, students, and administrators, be formed by Dr. Summers by the end of the fall semester 2007 to create college wide policies and procedures which addresses student conduct
6-Nov-07
Senate
Approved motion
6-Nov-07
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
30-Nov-07
Dr. Summers
Dr. Summers agreed with the recommendation of the Senate that we engage faculty in a discussion regarding student conduct. A Committee will convene in January 2008 to start work on the development of policy and procedures (click here for full report)
20-Feb-08
C. Cartwright
Follow up to Dr. Summers
23-Feb-08
Dr. Summers
Response
26-Aug-08
Dr. Summers
Request Senate assistance in identifying faculty that would be willing to serve on an as hoc committee. (click here for full report)
10-Oct-08
K. Bovee
List of Faculty volunteers sent to Dr. Summers via email.  Committee is active.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: That the Faculty Evaluation Committee work in conjunction with Adjunct Faculty Committee to take on responsibility of looking at Adjunct Faculty evaluation system starting in the Fall 2008.
6-Mar-08
Senate
Approved motion
02-Dec-08
C. Cartwright
Email to Dr. Summers requesting official approval process for an Adjunct Faculty Evaluation Plan.
05-Mar-09
Faculty Evaluation Committee
Without clarification from Dr. Summers on the official approval process and with the Faculty Evaluation Committee's disbanding after completing their work on the full-time FEP, the request to review the adjunct faculty evaluation system will be tabled at this time.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
6-Mar-08
Senate
Motion: We move that the Faculty Senate request the college to establish a formal mentoring program for all new Adjunct Faculty in each discipline on each campus
6-Mar-08
Senate
Approved motion
26-Mar-08
C. Cartwright
Statement emailed to Dr. Summers
03-Apr-08
Dr. Summers
requested meeting with Senate to discuss mentoring program.  Meeting scheduled for May 8, 2008 with Adjunct Committee and Faculty Senate Chair.
08-May-08
Adjunct Committee, Dr. Summer, C. Cartwright
Meeting held to discuss Adjunct Faculty Mentoring Program.  Committee will work with Dr. Summers to draft a proposal.
26-Aug-08
Dr. Summers

Request that the Senate review proposal.

(click here for full report)

04-Sept-08
Senate
Approved Motion: that the Faculty Senates support the Adjunct Faculty Orientation System.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
3-Apr-08
M. CaHill
Motion: I move that the Faculty Senate take direct charge and control of The Honors Mentorship Program, and that the Long Term Planning Committee review the documents and make this college-wide program a viable program again.
3-Apr-08
Senate
Approved motion
22-Apr-08
C. Cartwright
Motion sent to Long Term Planning Committee Chair via email
07-May-09
Long Term Planning Committee

Motion: The College Faculty Senate believes that an Honors Mentorship should align with a sturdy college Honors Program.  In the absence of such a program, the College Faculty Senate has no recommendation regarding decisions on policy applications of the Honors Mentorship Program in its current form.

07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
08-May-08
Senate
Motion: To form a steering committee overseeing an investigation leading to recommending a comprehensive set of policies and procedures guiding textbook selection, use, and cost containment. The committee will consider course sequencing, the use of handbooks, and consistency across campuses as well as address variables, including customized packets, instructor-prepared packets, supplemental material, and textbook bundling. Because textbook policies and procedures entwine with many aspects of TCC’s mission and the commitments that inform that mission, this committee must reflect the complexity of the college as a whole. Therefore, the committee, chaired by a member of the faculty senate and including faculty senators representing all four campuses and transfer as well as career and technical programs, should also include representation from the following constituent groups and governance committees: Administrative Association, Classifies Association, SGA Federation Council, Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Student Success Committee, Student Success Committee, Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee, Workforce Development Committee, Learning Resources
08-May-08
Senate
Approved motion, committee is active
07-May-09
Textbook Committee

Motion: The College Faculty Senate endorses the Textbook Steering Committee's report and requests that, if the administration chooses to pursue changes or revisions to the current textbook policy, the College Faculty Senate take a lead role in formulating those changes.

07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
24-Jul-08
Faculty Evaluation Committee
Motion: to approve the Full-Time Teaching Faculty Evaluation Plan (FEP) and associated FEP Forms
24-Jul-08
Senate
Approved motion
18-Aug-08
FEP Committee
Held Question and Answer Sessions at Convocation and opened voting on FEP

27-Aug-08 through

11-Sep-08

FEP Committee
Held Question and Answer Sessions at all four campuses
12-Sep-08
C. Cartwright
Closed voting
15-Sep-08
M.CaHill
Submitted committee report to Faculty Senate Chair
16-Sep-08
C. Cartwright
Submitted memorandum to Dr. DiCroce requesting her review and approval of FEP.
07-Oct-08
C. Cartwright
Presentation of FEP to Executive Staff, verbal approval given.
01-Dec-08
Dr. DiCroce
Formally disapproved FEP via email
01-Dec-08
C. Cartwright
TCC_All announcement
05-Mar-09
Senate
Motion: The College Faculty Senate table the Full Time Teaching Faculty Evaluation Plan. Final Report from FEP Committee
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
04-Sep-08
Senate
Motion: that the Faculty Senate approve the Student Evaluation of Faculty Questions with the following changes: Lab question #1 is changed to read: The laboratory increases my competence in meeting course objectives.
04-Sep-08
Senate
Approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
04-Sep-08
Senate
Motion: The Faculty Senate would like to review the draft of the academic calendar and make suggestions when applicable yearly.
04-Sep-08
Senate
Approved motion
23-Oct-08
Executive Staff
Approved TCC Academic Calendar Development Procedures.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
02-Oct-08
Senate
Motion: In keeping with the spirit of the TLTC's purpose, the Faculty Senate strongly disagrees with the TLTC's proposed membership and recommends that the majority of the voting membership be teaching faculty.
02-Oct-08
Senate
Approved motion
08-Oct-08
C. Cartwright
Sent email to PAPC objecting to the approval of the PAPC of the TLTC membership change
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
06-Nov-08
Senate
Motion: to send Gary Noah's to the CFAC meeting with a cost not to exceed $250
06-Nov-08
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
06-Nov-08
Norfolk Senate
Motion: Norfolk Faculty Senate moves that the College Faculty Senate Form an ad hoc committee to review the timing of hiring and make recommendations to suggest ideas for making the timeline timelier.
06-Nov-08
Senate
approved motion
17-Nov-08
C. Cartwright
sent email to campus chairs requesting they appoint committee members.
08-Dec-08
C. Cartwright
Still need members from Chesapeake and Portsmouth campus.  Reminder email sent on 12-8-08
06-Feb-09
C. Cartwright
Finalized committee selection and appointed committee chairperson. Committee is ACTIVE.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved

05-Feb-09

Executive Committee

Motion: To approve draft revisions to College Faculty Senate Policy and Procedures document.

05-Feb-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Feb-09
Executive Committee
Motion: Due to the financial times that we currently find ourselves, we, the College Faculty Senate, have adjusted our expenditures in order to return $3,000.00 of our allocated funds of $5,000.00.
05-Feb-09
Senate
approved motion
12-Feb-09
C. Cartwright
Memo to Dr. DiCroce announcing the action of the Senate
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Feb-09
PAPC
Motion: The College Faculty Senate does not have any objections or comments in regards to the new PAPC Bylaws as presented. See minutes for copy
05-Feb-09
Senate
approved motion
06-Feb-09
C. Cartwright email to PAPC chair announcing the action of the Senate
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Feb-09
Dr. Summers via Senate
Motion: To approve the proposed Academic Calendar for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
05-Feb-09
Senate
approved motion
06-Feb-09
C. Cartwright
Memo to Dr. Summers announcing the action of the Senate sent via email
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Mar-09
PAPC
Motion: The College Faculty Senate does not have any objections or comments in regards to the PAPC motion to amend the meeting requirements of the proposed PAPC bylaws to reflect the following: The PAPC will meet the third Tuesday of the month in the months of September and November (first semester) at 2pm on the Norfolk campus.  During the second semester the PAPC meetings will be called as needed at the discretion of the President and the PAPC chair.
05-Mar-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Mar-09
PAPC
Motion: The College Faculty Senate does not have any objections or comments in regards to the PAPC motion to divide the Curriculum and Instruction Committee into two separate governance committees: a Curriculum Committee and an Instruction Committee.
05-Mar-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Mar-09
PAPC

Motion: The College Faculty Senate objects to the PAPC motion to redistribute the membership of the Internal Relations Committee to two faculty from each campus and add one college –wide librarian and makes the following comments:

  •  The OIS representative change was not approved by the PAPC; therefore, the Faculty Senate disregarded this part of the proposal from Internal Relations.
  • The Faculty Senate strongly concurs with the addition of a college-wide librarian.
  • The Faculty Senate suggests a compromise on the question of campus faculty distribution so that Virginia Beach is kept to three representatives, but Norfolk and Chesapeake are raised to two.
05-Mar-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Mar-09
PAPC
The College Faculty Senate objects to the PAPC motion to grant a one-time extension on the term of two individuals ( a faculty member from Portsmouth and a Classified Association representative from the District Office) on the Internal Relations Committee if first approved by the Classified Association and the Portsmouth Faculty.
05-Mar-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
05-Mar-09
Senate
Motion: The College Faculty Senate approves the drafted revised procedures of the Final Course Grade Appeal Procedure as presented in the agenda with the added phase of “when possible” to the following sentence from Step 3 so it reads: “The committee shall consist of three (3) teaching faculty members, at least two (2) of whom must be from the same teaching discipline when possible or division as the course . . . .”.
05-Mar-09
Senate
approved motion
10-Mar-09
C. Cartwright
Revised Procedures emailed to Dr. Summers.
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
05-Mar-09
Senate
Motion: The College Faculty Senate approves the comments as presented in the agenda on the Draft Procedures for Recruiting, Screening, Interviewing, and Selecting Full Time Teaching Faculty.
05-Mar-09
Senate
approved motion
10-Mar-09
C. Cartwright
Memo to Dr. Summers announcing the action of the Senate sent via email

27-Mar-09

09-Apr-09

Dr. Summers
Presented revisions to Executive Staff, disscussion followed
23-Apr-09 Executive Staff Approved Procedures for Recruiting, Screening , Interviewing, and Selecting Full-Time Teaching Faculty
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
02-Apr-09
Senate
Motion: The College Faculty Senate objects to the TLTC motion to add two new voting positions, one each from Web Services and from Disabilities Services with the following comments: The CFS is concerned with the number of guaranteed faculty positions on the TLTC and would like to wait for the upcoming CGR membership review before further membership changes occur.
02-Apr-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
02-Apr-09
Senate
Motion: The College Faculty Senate does not have any comments or objections to the TLTC’s motion to change a current membership position from a representative appointed by OIS to a representative appointed from Educational Technology
02-Apr-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
02-Apr-09
Senate
Nominations for the 09-10 College Faculty Senate
02-Apr-09
Senate
i. Secretary: Debbie Edson has been nominated for secretary.
ii. Treasurer: Steve Litherland has been nominated for treasurer.
iii. Chair: Kim Bovee has been nominated for chair.
iv. PAPC Representative: Debbie Edson, Cameron Russel and Ellyn Hodgis have been nominated for the PAPC representative
v. FSVA Representative: Kim Edwards has been nominated for FSVA representative.  Chris Cartwright nominated via email
29-Apr-09
C. Cartwright
Closed nominations
07-May-09
Senate
Debbie Edson elected as Secretary; Steve Litherland elected as Treasurer; Kim Bovee elected as chair; Cameron Russel elected as PAPC representative; and Chris Cartwright elected as FSVA representative.
Status
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Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
07-May-09
Senate
Motion: To approve spending $200 for Survey Monkey and $500 for brochures from 2009-10 Faculty Senate Budget
07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
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Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Active
07-May-09
FS Executive Committee

Motion: The College Faculty Senate Executive Committee requests that the Awards Committee reviews and makes recommendations to enhance the processes and procedures for faculty awards.  Areas for revision may include, the committee's membership, marketing, the types of awards themselves, selection procedures, and cooperation with members of the college community.

07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
07-May-09
Communications and Public Relations Committee

Motion: to approve the Policy on Access Privileges for Faculty Senate Web Pagemasters as presented with an effective date of May 7, 2009.

07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
Date
Proposed By
Motion Statement/ Issue
Date
Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
07-May-09
Senate

Motion: The College Faculty Senate does not have any objections or comments in regards to the Global and Intercultural Learning Committee adding two “Librarian or Professional faculty” positions to their membership list.

07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
Status
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Taken By
Action Taken
Resolved
07-May-09
Senate
Motion: The College Faculty Senate does not have any objections or comments in regards to the Global and Intercultural Learning Committee adding the past chair as an ex-officio member to their committee for a one year term.
07-May-09
Senate
approved motion
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Action Taken