1. The meeting was held without a quorum present. Chairperson Larsen, Vice Chairperson Byrd, Senator Rice and Ms. Grubman met with President Dooley at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the President's Conference Room in Green Hall.
2. Those present discussed the resignations of Vice President Weygand and Vice President Alfonso. President Dooley explained that Vice President Alfonso had tenure in the Department of Communicative Disorders and planned to teach courses in his area of research. Vice President Weygand has statutory status in state service and was in discussions with Political Science as well as Landscape Architecture.
President Dooley said that he intended to hire a search firm to handle both searches and hoped to have an RFP shortly. He indicated that a reason to conduct the searches simultaneously was to have the people in the two positions prepared to work together from the onset on issues that affect both areas (e.g. pre- and post- award administration).
He said that he expected the search firm to hold meetings with a variety of interested members of the university community and agreed that the Council for Research, the FSEC and the Faculty Senate, research faculty members and PIs would be among the groups consulted about the Vice President for Research and Economic Development position.
The Executive Committee and President Dooley discussed faculty appointments to both search committees.
3. Members of the Executive Committee informed President Dooley that the Senate Office has obtained Survey Monkey for the evaluations. After discussion, it was agreed that the evaluation of Provost DeHayes should be tied to the second year of his current contract and they decided that the Provost's Evaluation be conducted during 2013-14. With regard to President Dooley's current contract, it was noted that he was operating under his original contract, which could be modified during 2013. With or without changes, the President's contract would continue through 2015. Understanding that President Dooley's evaluation would only be shared with the President, the evaluation could take place during the 2014-15 academic year.
4. The Executive Committee shared with President Dooley a draft of the Executive Committee's recommended Manual language to reflect the overhead allocation review process presented to the Senate in September. It had been forwarded to President Dooley and Provost DeHayes earlier but neither had the opportunity to review them. President Dooley said that he would discuss the proposals with the Provost and would get back to the FSEC with any suggestions for proposed modifications.
The meeting ended at 4:50 p.m.
Sheila Black Grubman
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