|Faculty senate notes
|The faculty senate
serves as the voice of the faculty and works with the administration to
ensure the success of the university’s mission in teaching, research
Committee: Chair Paul Jacques, College of Health Professions
Faculty senate voted to approve the new handbook with all of the
previously approved appendices now incorporated into the main body and
URLs updated. The new version is posted on the MUSC faculty senate Web
The handbook is part of MUSC's contract and governs employment in
A new academic year signals it is time for MUSC senate elections. New
senators will begin work in October. Consider representing the needs
and interests of your colleagues though your voice in faculty senate
affairs. Watch for a call for nominations in the near future.
Education Committee: Cochairs Geoff Freeman, Department of Library
Sciences and Informatics, and Heather Bonilha, College of Health
This year, the New Faculty Welcome will be held in conjunction with an
orientation for new faculty on Aug. 10. The orientation will include
lunch with key administrators followed by three breakout sessions
emphasizing key MUSC missions: research, teaching and clinical
practice. The general orientation session will take place in Room
204 of the College of Health Professions, Building A. The welcome
is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. in Colcock Hall.
update: Following an update on the status of faculty contracts,
the senate expressed concerns those faculties with modified ranks are
not included in the approved base salaries. However, the faculty
senate is committed to revisit this issue. In addition, the senate has
formed an ad hoc committee to examine the post-tenure review policy.
The senate will work with administration to revise this policy with the
goal of making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees in December.
Faculty interested in serving on this committee should contact
Christopher Davies, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org.
New business: Mark
Sothman, Ph.D., updated the senate on the work of the university’s
funds flow committee. This group, composed of representatives from each
college and faculty senate, is charged with reviewing MUSC’s overall
philosophy on managing its finances. His updated report is available on
the faculty senate Web site.
MUSC faculty senate meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month
in 125 Gazes and are open to all faculty members. For information, see http://www.musc.edu/facsen.
Friday, July 23,