INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Administrative Affairs Committee (AAC) had 9 meetings this year. Membership and attendance are listed below:
C. Davis 9
B. Evans 8
V. French 8
K. Gaul 8
C. Hoffman 8
N. Hopkins 9
C. Nicol 9
D. Richards 9
J. Smallwood 8
The AAC addressed all charges forwarded by the Executive Committee. Each charge and committee action are summarized below:
1. “Appoint a working group to revise the faculty satisfaction survey in preparation for its
administration next fall. Include people with appropriate expertise from such offices as Testing or University research as well as faculty members. While some sections of the survey probably should remain unchanged for comparability of results, other items might be eliminated or updated. It would be helpful to have questions about ways faculty governance can be more effective. The goal is to have a valid, useful, respected survey to administer every three years.”
The AAC completed revisions of the Professional Satisfaction Survey, forwarded a copy to the Executive Committee, and will consider comments/suggestions in the Fall of 2004, prior to the scheduled administration of the survey.
2. “Report on the status and conduct of recently completed and ongoing administrative searches, and on the use of interim appointments.”
Two documents were forwarded to the Executive Committee: 1) “Definitions and Procedures for Adoption as Policy,” which included proposed definitions of acting, interim, and ongoing positions, maximum duration of the appointment, and criteria for determining when changes in a current position constitutes the creation of a new position; and 2) “Procedures for Selection of Administrators,” which is a draft of Handbook language needed to provide consistency to administrative searches and evaluations.
3. “Revise the faculty/administrator count so more equitable salary comparisons can be
determined. Consider adjusting comparisons to account for the 9 month/12 month difference between administrators and faculty; eliminating former administrators who have returned to the classroom with “golden parachutes”’ providing external comparisons and more detailed analysis.”
The faculty/administrator count was revised completed for 2003, forwarded to the Executive Committee, and presented to the Faculty Senate.
4. Review the summer calendar.
Resolved in the new calendar an issue regarding a difference in number of days for teaching between Summer I and Summer II.
5. Other actions completed by the committee.
Solicited nominations and selected faculty representatives for the Provost search committee;
Reviewed proposed reorganizations for Academic Affairs and the Center for Public Service and Community Engagement and forwarded recommendations to the Executive Committee;
Approved the Academic Calendar for 2006-07 and forwarded to the Executive Committee;
Addressed concerns about the ISU Travel Authorization form and procedures, and developed four questions to be incorporated into a charge by the Executive Committee to be forwarded to the appropriate standing committee.