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1 Faculty Senate Orientation and Annual Report 11 th October 2011

2 Mission Statement The mission of the MUSC Faculty Senate is to represent the views, needs, and interests of faculty in the educational, research, and service programs of the university. The mission of the MUSC Faculty Senate is to represent the views, needs, and interests of faculty in the educational, research, and service programs of the university.

3 Vision Statement As the representative body of the Medical University of South Carolina faculty, the Faculty Senate is the faculty voice whose recommendations reflect and advocate the faculty's collective interests to further the university's mission. As the representative body of the Medical University of South Carolina faculty, the Faculty Senate is the faculty voice whose recommendations reflect and advocate the faculty's collective interests to further the university's mission.

4 Meetings Meetings Second Tuesday of each month 7:45 - 9:00 AM 125 Gazes Second Tuesday of each month 7:45 - 9:00 AM 125 Gazes When unable to attend a meeting: When unable to attend a meeting: –Ask alternate from your college to attend –Notify Senate Secretary

5 Terms & Responsibilities Length of Term Length of Term –two years with maximum of three consecutive terms –terms starting October 2011 end in September 2013 –Alternates serve one year Responsibilities Responsibilities –attend Senate meetings –represent & report back to your constituents –support Senate activities –review Faculty Handbook –serve on Senate Committees or University Committees as requested

6 Voting in Session Senators – vote Senators – vote Alternates – vote if representing a senator absent from own electoral group Alternates – vote if representing a senator absent from own electoral group Both participate in all senate activities Both participate in all senate activities Selected votes via Selected votes via

7 Senate Leadership Senate Officers Senate Officers –President –Vice President –Secretary Executive Committee Executive Committee –Reviews issues & sets agenda for Senate meetings –Appoints sub-committee chairs –Voting members  Senate Officers  Representative from each electoral group -Non-voting members  Committee chairs, past President

8 Senate Officers President Christopher Davies (COM) Vice-President Mary Mauldin (DLSI) Secretary Bart Sachs (COM)

9 Electoral Groups College of Medicine College of Medicine –Clinical Sciences (33 + 8) –Basic Sciences (6 + 2) College of Nursing (4 +2) College of Nursing (4 +2) College of Dental Medicine (3 + 2) College of Dental Medicine (3 + 2) College of Health Professions (6 + 2) College of Health Professions (6 + 2) College of Pharmacy (4 +2) College of Pharmacy (4 +2) Department of Library Science & Informatics (4 + 2) Department of Library Science & Informatics (4 + 2)

10 Gabriel Ingraham VACANT Karen McPherson VACANT AlternatesVACANT Electoral Groups College of Dental Medicine (4 + 2) Danyelle Townsend Roger White Lyndsy Meadowcraft Shannon Drayton AlternatesJason Haney and VACANT College of Pharmacy (4 + 2)

11 Paul Jacques Mark Bowden Angela Mund Noelle Moreau Holly Wise Jesse Dean AlternatesAnthony Chipas Walter Jones Electoral Groups College of Health Professions (6 + 2)

12 Brian Conner AnneMarie Donato Bonnie Dumas Martina Mueller AlternateBarbara Edlund & VACANT Electoral Groups College of Nursing (6 + 2) Laura Cousineau Andrew Gelasco Tom Smith Candace Moorer AlternateRandall Watts Monique Hill Department of Library Science & Informatics (4 + 2)

13 Christopher Davies Steve Rosenzweig Chiara Luberto (completing Carola Neumann’s term) Jennifer Isaacs Sergey Krupenko Mirko Hennig AlternatesJoan Cunningham Corey Mjaatvedt Electoral Groups College of Medicine – Basic Sciences (6 + 2)

14 Therese Killeen, Nicholas Koch, Shaun Nguyen, Ira Willner, Laura Carpenter, Kenneth Ruggiero, Del Schutte, Angello Lin, Charles Bratton, E. Short, Barton Sachs, Tod Brown, Frank Stewart, Hainan Lang, Yiannis Koutalos, Marek Schwendt, Yusheng Zhu, Catalin Buhusi, Jerell Brown, & Munazza Anis Alice Boylan, Adam Smolka, Megan Ruppel, D. Detar, Lydia King, Alyssa Rheingold, Arthur Crumbley, Marques Bradshaw, Christopher Lawrence, Aljoeson Walker, Lawrence Comerford, Joe Romagnuolo, Claudio Schonholz & Pamela Chavis AlternatesEllen Riemer, Julie Woolworth, Truman Brown, Abid Irshad, Susan Zayac, Arabinda Das, Jonathan Ralston & Jean Peng Electoral Groups College of Medicine – Clinical Sciences (33 + 8)

15 Standing Committees Governance Governance Faculty & Institutional Relationships Faculty & Institutional Relationships Institutional Advancement Institutional Advancement Communications & Education Communications & Education Ad hoc as needed Ad hoc as needed Chairs needed !

16 –Govern the proceedings of the Senate –Conduct Faculty Senate elections –Review the Faculty Senate’s governing documents (Constitution & Bylaws and Handbook) and recommend changes to these documents as deemed appropriate –Call for nominations, establish slates, and conduct elections of officers of the Faculty Senate Governance

17 –Develop, review or revise policies & procedures that apply to faculty. Examples: contracts, APT, post- tenure review, equity, conflict of interest, grievance. –Accept and evaluate requests to change the Faculty Handbook. Faculty & Institutional Relationships

18 –Monitor major trends in the life of the institution –Request that the Faculty Senate take a position or act on issues of general interest. Example: creation, development, or discontinuation of major units or departments. –Poll faculty opinions –Appointments to University committees –Develop Senate strategic plan Institutional Advancement

19 –Communicate the work of the Senate. Examples: organize workshops or retreats addressing themes such as faculty mentoring, promotion & tenure, contracts, and negotiation skills. –Maintain the Faculty Senate web site and ensure that Senate activities are published in University publications. Communication & Education

20 Modified Faculty (ad hoc) –Examining definitions, career development, mentoring and compensation levels of modified faculty

21 What we have done? Feb 2009 – April 2010 – Contracts 2010 – Standards of Behavior policy rebuffed December 2010 – New post-review policy (passed by BOT, 10 th Dec 2010) April 2011 – New edition of the Handbook (Paul Jacques & Brooke Fox) Feb-May – Authorship Guidelines ~May 2011 – Survey of the faculty re: the Senate (IA, Carol McDougall) July 2011 – Strategic Plan for Senate passed by Senate Numerous townhalls and workshops MUSC Strategic Plan Funds Flow

22 Revision of post-tenure review policy Senate ad hoc sub-committee John Bosso (COP), Chair Ed Krug (COM) Christopher Davies (COM) Eleanor Spicer (COM) Teresa Kelchi (CON) Mullen Coover (CDM) Brooke Fox (DLSI) Roger White (COP) Kit Simpson (CHP) Mike Wargovich (COM) Heather Bonilha (CHP) Admin/Senate Negotiation Group Mark Sothmann (Provost) Bruce Elliott (COM) Yusuf Hannun (COM) Philip Hall (COP) John Bosso Chris Davies Mike Wargovich

23 Strategic Plan for Senate Developed by IA (Carol McDougall) and passed by the Senate in July 2011 (1) Develop “brand recognition” (graphic/logo) (2) Better system to update Senate web site (3) Increase communication to faculty, Secretary writes summaries for Senators to report back to their constituents (4) Improve Faculty Senate as support resource for faculty (ombuds, meet & greet)

24 Townhalls & Workshops Organized by the Communications & Education Committee Chairs, Jennifer Welch & Dusti Annan-Coultas February 8 – Townhall on the expansion of USC Medical School in Greenville (Dr. Harris Pastides, USC President; Dr. Michael Amiridis, USC Provost; & Dr. Jerry Youkey, Vice President for Medical and Academic Services, Greenville Hospital System) April 5 – Contracts negotiation Workshop July 27 - Funds Flow Townhall (Mark Sothmann & Lisa Montgomery, VP for FA) August 10 – New faculty orientation (Dusti Annan-Coultas, Mary Mauldin, Angela Mund, Jennifer Welch & Loretta Lynch-Reichert (Assoc. Prov. Office) September /11 Commemorative Lecture and Poster Session (co-sponsored by the Senate and Office of the Provost ) October 27 - Promotion & Tenure Workshop

25 Ad hoc committee – Modified Faculty Yianis Koutalos (Chair) J. Cunningham C. Longmire Flynn P. Kalivas T. Killeen K. Singleton D. Townsend I. Willner Faculty definitions How modified faculty operate in different areas at MUSC Compensation Opportunities for career development Can they be included in a common system for contracts?

26 Ongoing Ombuds close to completion (Joan Cunningham) Peer-review committee – modification of process and culture needed Modified faculty – written report soon Evaluations (F&IR) Handbook revisions


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