Ayachi; C. Baker; M. Best; V. Braciale; D. Breitkopf; B. Budelmann
(Chair-elect); B. Camune; S. Gerik; A. Hudson Jones; C. Jansen; M. Kanz; R.
Lederman (Chair); H. Li; S. Mitra; A. Pou; R. Rahr; C. Stroup-Benham; C.
Thomas; D. Trevino; C. Wigg; Mark Winter.
made and seconded to approve agenda and October 13, 2003 minutes.
Report – Dr. Lederman
Deans of the four schools have been invited to present to the Senate their
plans for 360 degree administrative evaluations to include input from
faculty.The Board of Regents standard
for administrative review is every seven years.However, UTMB conducts administrative reviews annually.
B.Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) – the Dec. 4th
and 5th meeting will include discussion of the following issues:
i.Review APT criteria for non-tenure faculty
ii.Ratio of faculty to administration
C.The Senate needs to determine what we can do
with the Faculty Satisfaction Survey results conducted by UT System and
consider how pertinent they are to us. We achieved a 38% response rate, less
than the desired faculty representative rate of 70-80%.
D. Other planned agenda topics at
the Dec. 4th and 5th FAC meeting include:
·Currently, UT System offers tenure only to
full-time faculty. There is a proposal under consideration to provide tenure to
part-time faculty. This would most likely pertain to women with young families,
and would involve a decrease in workload and a lengthening of time till tenure
·Another issue pertains to salary compression of
longer-term tenured faculty. Many long-term faculty
are at a salary level comparable to that being offered new faculty.
E.Faculty Salary Study – Dean Watson requested input from the Senate
was noted that there are difficulties in getting faculty to serve on the UTMB
Institutional Review Board.One senator
noted that Dr. Lemon had told faculty he wants to make service “incentivized.”Dean Watson felt that compensation for this
service would be a conflict of interest.Senators noted that faculty service on committees has to be recognized.
Comments from the President – Dr. Stobo
has reviewed the results from the Faculty Satisfaction Survey conducted
by the FAC and supported by the UT System.He stated that we will take their
survey and extract pertinent issues and distribute them for review.
review of the Faculty Salary Survey is being conducted by Watson &
Wyatt.Good methodology was used
and the results will show outliers of gender and ethnicity.President Stobo met with the Deans to
discuss results.C. Stroup-Benham
reminded the Senators that the information is pulled from the Human Resources
Management System, and faculty must be encouraged to update/correct their
information.Once analyses are
completed, a communication plan will be put in place to disseminate the
Carolyn Jensen thanked Dr. Stobo for his recent President’s rounds of
SAHS, and stated it was a great communication tool.
Report – Dr. Budelmann
FAC with Dr. Lederman. One issue was the Regents’ increase of tuition at
UT System universities.Dr. Stobo
has stated there will not be a tuition increase for UTMB at this time.
Satisfaction Survey results were considered biased, based on a
statistical review report, and it was difficult to say with assurance
what the Survey says about the faculty population in general
(demographics of respondents were not the same as demographics of the UT
no good reports on PeopleSoft.
Degree evaluation of Deans – Dr. Watson Report
year Dr. Watson, along with other president’s council members, provides a
list of evaluators for themselves. This includes peers, direct reports,
and customers.These evaluators
provide feedback on her performance and management and her perceived
strengths and weaknesses.Dr.
Watson meets with an outside, unbiased coach to obtain the most benefit
from the results.She has chosen
faculty as customers to evaluate her in the past.Results of evaluators are kept
anonymous.One problem is that
around twelve persons evaluate the Deans & she is often picked to
evaluate other administrators.It
is a very time consuming process, but noteworthy.
Club update – S. Gerik, Chair, Faculty Quality Comm.
plans and schematics for the décor of the club.It will have approximately 2K square
feet.This will include a lounge
and food service area.The total
cost is estimated at 1.5 million dollars, which includes some structural
maintenance in addition to remodeling.The plan is for the Faculty Club to be open from , serve food, and beer & wine
after .The estimated completion date is in a
Update – Ralph Farr, Jeff Bonnardel, Mike Tramonte
system is improving with gradual modifications. Training classes and user
groups have been formed.Collective feedback is helping to correct the system as
needed.All modifications will
ensure future compatibility with system software upgrades and new
asked about ORACLE buying out PeopleSoft, ORACLE has stated they will
honor contracts and customer support.