Policies and Procedures Committee
Annual Report, 2002-2003



The Policies and Procedures Committee met 9 times during the 2002-2003
academic year.

In line with its charge to review policies for currency, the committee sent
out a request in the fall that the originators of 53 of the policies with
the oldest review/adoption dates be examined and returned to the committee.
The committee reviewed all policies returned from this request. Following
the procedures outlined in File 100.1, policy revisions were either posted
to the Faculty Handbook if routine, or brought to the faculty for action if
any of the policy revisions related to faculty status, benefits or
performance.  The committee also originated requests to various committees
and administrators to clarify existing policies or create new policies.
Other committees brought to the attention of the Policies and Procedures
Committee three additional policies with appropriate proposed revisions.
Through the April faculty meeting of this year, 4 revised policies were
brought to the faculty for action and 3 were approved. Five additional
revised policies will be presented to the faculty at the May meeting.

The committee, working with the Faculty Status Committee and Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Dean, also spent a substantial amount of time
considering ambiguities and inconsistencies in File 100.1.  The committee
made recommendations to clarify the policy.  Deliberations on that policy
are continuing.

The Chair wishes to thank the members of the Policies and Procedures
Committee for their conscientious and dedicated work and their genuine good
spirit throughout the year. It has been a distinct pleasure to work with
them.

Policy and Procedure Committee members for 2002-2003:  Bill Berg, Jim
Edwards, Trudy Fuller, John Harris, Larry Kessler, David Morgan, Hayden
Porter and Susan Zeiger.

Respectfully submitted,
Hayden Porter
Chair, Policies and Procedures Committee


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