DACC Faculty Council – Procedures

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Memorials

Faculty Council may correspond with administration in a formal sense or a memorial. These memorial(s) will address a specific problem or issue and present viable solution(s).

These memorials may be created by any Standing Committee, Ad Hoc Committee or Faculty Council at large. They are presented to Faculty Council for approval at a regularly scheduled or special meeting.  Once approved, they will be delivered to the DACC President by the President of Faculty council.

(Revised 2/16)

Faculty Council Funding Value Statement

The Faculty Budget is specifically to fund the work of the Council and it’s Committees.  However, Faculty Council may decide to fund a portion of individual faculty professional development, in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Faculty will provide a detailed breakdown of expenses, including dates of travel, in their application for funding;
  2. Faculty may only apply for funding in alternating years;
  3. Faculty will clearly identify alternative sources of funding sought before applying for Faculty Council funds;
  4. Travel receipts will be submitted within 30 days of completion of travel and/or before June 1;
  5. Treasurer will be notified of receipt submission in order to reconcile accounts;
  6. If any funds are left over after the final reconciliation of funds on June 1, the Executive Committee of Faculty council will meet to dispense the funds in accordance with the Faculty Council Funding Value Statement.

(Revised 2/16)

Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Award

The Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Award was established in February 1984 by the Academic Deans’ Council upon the retirement of Dr. Roush in recognition of his unyielding dedication to the pursuit of teaching excellence.

  • The award consists of a medallion bearing the name of the award, the recipient’s name, college, and the academic year of the award.
  • For DACC, the recipient is selected by active and graduating students, reviewed by the Faculty Affairs Committee, and then approved by Administration.  The voting process consists of active and graduating students nominating faculty through canvas in the Spring Semester.  From this nomination pool, the Faculty Affairs Committee will request and look at the student evaluations/comments for the top nominee from each division. The committee will then send recommendation to administration.
  • One award is given in each college, except in the College of Arts & Sciences where two awards are given, one for arts (humanities, social sciences, or fine arts) and one for sciences.
  • The awards are presented at the beginning of the spring semester at an awards ceremony.
  • In order to recognize as many faculty as possible for teaching excellence, a person selected to receive the award will be ineligible to receive this award again for the succeeding four academic years.

(Revised 2/16)

Standing Committee Creation and Revision of Charge

Creation of a new committee:

Should a faculty member wish to form a new standing committee, they will present the proposed charge, membership and responsibilities to Faculty Council at a regularly scheduled or special Faculty Council meeting. Faculty council members will then take that information back to their Divisions for faculty input. At the next regularly scheduled Faculty Council meeting, members will vote either for or against the creation of this standing committee, with a majority vote carrying.

Revision of a Standing Committee charge:

Should a Standing Committee wish to revise its charge, this must be presented to Faculty Council at a regularly scheduled meeting. Faculty Council members will then take that information back to their Divisions for faculty input. At the next regularly scheduled Faculty Council meeting, member will vote whether for or against the revision of the Standing Committee charge, with a majority vote carrying.

Charge and membership shall follow this format:

Name of committee

Membership:

  • Are members elected or volunteers?
  • How many members?
  • Do all divisions need to be represented?
  • Will staff be part of this committee?
    • Staff can’t Chair any Faculty Council Standing Committees.
    • Advisory roles only.
  • How long is the term?
  • Policy on consecutive terms.
  • Any limitations on the membership.
  • How will the chair be elected?
  • How will the secretary be elected?

Responsibilities:

  • Mission statement of the committee;
  • Duties of the committee;
  • Number of times required to meet;

(Revised 4/16)

Elections for Standing Committees, Officers and Representatives

Elections for Faculty Council Officers

The first week of April, the current Faculty Council Secretary will call for nominations for Faculty Council President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer.  Monday of the third week in April, the list of nominees will be published to all faculty and verified with the nominated individuals. Bios will be collected from the nominated faculty.  The call for nominations will end on the fourth (or last) Monday on April, with elections opening on the Wednesday of that week and closing on the next Wednesday.  Elections will be conducted by the Secretary, unless the Secretary is running for one of the positions, then the election will be conducted by the Past-President.

Elections for Faculty Council Representatives

Elections for new Faculty Council Representatives will be conducted by the current Faculty Council Representatives.  This election will take place at either the last division meeting of the year or on electronically, as the division wishes. The representatives have staggered two year terms.

Elections for Standing Committees

Elections for standing committees will be the responsibility of the individuals named below:

College Promotion and Tenure

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 1 member from each division and 2 at large members, 3 year terms
  • By whom: Chair of College P&T

Division Promotion and Tenure

  • When: Spring semester
  • Who: 4 tenured faculty, representing more than one program, 2 year terms
  • By whom: Chair of College P&T

Faculty Affairs Committee

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 2 faculty from each division, ABE 1, 2 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps

College Curriculum Committee

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 2 from each division, 2 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps

Budget Committee

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 2 from each division, 2 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps

Facilities/Space Utilization Committee

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 2 from each division, 1 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps

Information Technology Advisory Committee

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 1 from each division, including ABE, 2 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps

Expressive Arts Curriculum Affairs Committee

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 2 from the Arts, Humanities and Social Science Division, 1 from Business and Public Service and 1 from Advanced Technologies division, 2 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps

Academic Program Review

  • When: Spring Semester
  • Who: 2 from each division, 2 at large members, 3 year terms
  • By whom: Faculty Council Division Reps