FA-NEWSLETTER-1/24/2013: Credit Hour Equivalency Update

Dear Colleagues
Welcome back! In addition to wishing you a productive semester, I’m writing to give you a brief update on the status of the Credit Hour Equivalency operating paper amendment process.  Between now and February 28 the Provost should be holding meetings with Faculty in departments whose amendments he did not approve last semester.  If your department hasn’t received a request for a meeting to be scheduled, you can contact his office to make arrangements.  These meetings should not be scheduled by your chair or interim chair.The next step after meeting with the provost is as follows: if your meeting with the Provost results in an agreement on a modified amendment, the tenured and tenure-track Faculty should hold a vote on accepting that modified amendment and inform the Provost of the results.  If there is no agreement, or if the modified amendment is not approved by the department Faculty, then the Provost will notify the Faculty Association that bargaining committees should be formed to try to reach agreement on the amendment. At that point, the FA will contact your department to discuss the bargaining process. In the interim, the FA will assist in department planning for meetings with the provost and responses thereto. Please contact Ryan Netzley (ranetzley@gmail.com) with any questions on this issue.  You might also consult the CHE wiki for department and campus-wide updates on the process: http://siuche.wikidot.com/.

The deadlines for the Faculty vote, and the Provost’s notification to the Association have not been reset since the extension of the deadline for the Provost meetings.  The Association Executive Committee has scheduled a meeting next week to discuss the new deadlines with the Provost’s office, and I will send out a new message then to let you know what they are.

Thank you for your time and work on this,
Rachel Stocking
Faculty Association President

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