Faculty Senate Minutes | November 17, 2021

College Senators’ Committee reported to the Senate.

Faculty Senate Meeting

Note: To facilitate open discussion, the identity of most Senators making comments or questions is not recorded. Such comments as recorded here are generally not verbatim. The identity of comments from Senate Officers and Senate Ad Hoc and Standing Committee Chairs are given, as is the identity of persons commenting in their official administrative capacity (e.g. EVP, Provost, or College Dean.) 

Call to Order

President Matthew Philips called the Senate to order on a Zoom conference.

Approval of October Meeting Minutes (unanimous)

Announcements and Updates

  • Ad Hoc Committee on the Faculty Handbook will be chaired by Tracey Banks. 
  • ExComm meetings will be in-person starting January. 
  • New substance abuse policy is proposed by HR and will be reviewed by Mark Knudson.

Committee Reports

  • Collegiate Senators – Ellen Kirkman: Some faculty have expressed concerned that organizational units affiliated with Wake Forest enacted evictions from their residential rental properties. Collegiate Senators are concerned about how this impacts the Wake Forest Reputation and are presenting a related motion for discussion and vote (see attached appendix). Comments and discussion about the events led to the withdrawal of the motion. The lack of clarity about the organizational structure and relationship between units with Wake Forest affiliations will be further explored.
  • Integration Committee – Presentation by Anthony Atala postponed due to technical difficulties. 

Adjournment

Appendices

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