The role of the Faculty Assembly is to represent the faculty position on appropriate matters which may include the formulation, implementation, review, and application of policies, procedures and regulations governing Saint Augustine’s University– including the areas of academic policy and budgeting, workload, academic calendar, curricular structure, and delivery of instruction. The faculty of Saint Augustine’s University assumes a major share of responsibility for the continued development and maintenance of the academic and extracurricular programs of the University. It is understood that shared governance is vital to the well-being of the University.
MEETING DATES AND TIMES
Next Meeting of the Full Faculty Assembly:
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: MS Teams (invite will be added to calendar)
CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS
If you have an agenda item you would like to be added for our next Full Faculty Assembly meeting, please send a request using the following form:
CURRENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dr. Moges Abebe, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Professor Virginia Tyler, Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Dr. Iyailu Moses, Department Chair of Education
Professor George Jack, Associate Professor of Theatre
Ad Hoc Member:
Dr. Marnie Arkenberg, Department Chair of Psychology
Ad Hoc Member:
Dr. Sarah Straud, Assistant Professor of Biology
PAST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dr. Yvonne Umphrey
Dr. Marnie Arkenberg
Dr. Sarah Straud
Dr. Patrick Webb
Ad Hoc Member:
The Late Dr. Harold Jeffreys
Academic Policies Review Committee
The Academic Policies Review Committee shall be charged with the review of all curriculum changes/actions generated through the University Curriculum Council. All action items approved by the University Curriculum Council should be forwarded to the Academic Policies Review Committee for review and comment after which the Committee will forward its findings to the full Faculty Assembly. In situations where there is a serious concern raised by the Academic Policies Review Committee, the Committee along with the Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly will enter into dialogue with the University Curriculum Council, and if necessary, the University administration to resolve the issue. The Academic Policies Review Committee will also focus on appropriate aspects of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and academic policies and procedures contained in the University Catalog/Bulletin.
Faculty Grievance/Welfare Committee
The Faculty Grievance/Welfare Committee shall accept and review written requests from faculty members relative to grievances, conduct an inquiry regarding the issue, and advise the faculty member of an appropriate process for resolution. The Committee shall also represent the general welfare of the faculty regarding compensation (salary, grant proceeds, etc.) and benefits, intellectual property rights, and contractually related monetary mandates.
Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure
The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure shall review and recommend appropriate modifications in specific areas of University documents, policies and the Faculty Handbook that relate to academic freedom, procedures for faculty appointments, and tenure track appointments. Additionally, the committee shall consider the protection of academic freedom and tenure as a principal obligation.