Faculty Senate Committee Reports for October 2013

October 23, 2013

Scholastic Policies

The Scholastic Policies Committee is working on a variety of issues, including: assessing academic performance of Bridge and transfer students, revising the academic integrity policy, reviewing the survey of department chairs regarding the use of Student Evaluations of Instructors, and examining administrative review of class substitutions.

The Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 19, at 12:30 in Tillman G-01.


The Finance Committee is reviewing the proposed Fraternity and Sorority Village. Chair Feng Chen has met with Doug Hallenbeck, Executive Director for University Housing, Leasa Evinger, Associate Director of Residential Life, and Gary Wise, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, to discuss the project.


The Research Committee is discussing changes to Intellectual Property policies. The Committee is working with CURF to determine how the policies should be amended.


The Welfare Committee met with Chuck Knepfle, Director of Financial Aid, to explore the possibility for a tuition waiver for children of faculty. The Committee also continues to work on the development of a maternity/parental leave policy.

The Committee continues to host a series of outreach lunches with faculty to increase awareness of the Faculty Senate and to hear from colleagues about the challenges and opportunities they see for Clemson during this period of leadership transitions.


The Policy Committee has deferred reviewing Part IV, Section H of The Faculty Manual to the 2014-15 Policy Committee. The Committee is also discussing some confusing details of Part V.

Faculty Rank Task Force

The Faculty Rank Task Force is beginning to gather feedback from faculty and conduct research on faculty ranks at peer institutions.

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