Faculty Council Corner is a regular Thursday morning feature, presenting an open thread for you to bother your HWFC members with pressing questions (or for us to post the pressing questions that you have). Also, you can expect this to be the forum where we post regular updates about what is happening with Faculty Council and when.
Welcome back to the FC Corner. Let’s pretend it’s still Thursday morning shall we?
Last Week’s Pressing Questions:
This Week’s Updates:
~The main order of HWFC business this week is gathering nominations for
suckers professional minded people of integrity willing to stand for election in the first week of October for:
A) Two spots on HWFC (local Faculty Council) to serve three year terms; and
B) A one-year term of service on FC4 (District Wide Faculty Council), representing HW; and
C) A one-semester gig on FC4 (this Spring), serving as a substitute for Tom Higgins while he is on sabbatical.
So far we have three fabulous nominees for the HWFC spots, but we still need nominees for B and C. Keep in mind that non-tenured faculty ARE eligible to run and serve, and the relatively short terms might be an interesting way to get to take a low-commitment trial run at a Faculty Council gig to learn what it’s all about for tenured or non-tenured faculty members alike.
Please think about someone you know who is smart and great and maybe available on Wednesday afternoons and ask them if they’d accept your nomination of them for a one year or one semester term on FC4, or, if you’re interested yourself, swallow your humility and ask someone to nominate you. How could they say no? We need great people representing over there, and you’re great, so just volunteer already!
~The second order of business has been populating the KPI subcommittees, which Rosie has been admirably handling (she sent an email update yesterday). Once that work is finalized, we’ll send out information about our reps so that if you have any ideas or suggestions you’ll know to whom to give them.
~Finally, HWFC has a meeting scheduled with Don (the Prez) next Tuesday. We’ve got a pretty good list of things to talk about already, but if you have any ideas for things you think we should discuss, please post them in the comments. More on that meeting next week.