Faculty Meeting Agendas

*Unless otherwise specified, all faculty meetings are scheduled in CMU 126, 3:30pm to 5pm*

Faculty meeting agenda: June 3, 2020
1. Announcements, updates
2. Discussion: how should the Department address the use of VPNs by international students to access Canvas
3. Grad faculty vote: new policy on admitted MA/PhD student referrals
4. Vote on part-time hire for AU20, Steve Scher
5. Vote on Comm Lead affiliate instructor, Paolo Mottola
6. Open discussion: sharing strategies for supporting and accommodating students


Faculty meeting agenda: May 6, 2020 * MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
1. Announcements, updates
2. Undergraduate course change proposal
3. Discussion: how should the Department address the use of VPNs by international students to access Canvas
4. Discussion and vote: faculty merit review process
5. Discussion: procedure for assessing a proposed ISS appointment by Department
6. Discussion and vote: finalists for Tech + Society lecturer position to bring for “campus interviews”
7. Record congratulations from faculty to students for graduation video


Faculty Meeting Agenda: March 4, 2020  * MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE  
1. General announcements + February minutes
2. Discussion and vote on Comm Lead affiliate lecturer appointments
3. Discussion and vote on part-time lecturer hires in JPIC
4. Discussion and vote on John Tomasic, one-year Artist in Residence appointment
5. Discussion and vote on Anita Verna Crofts, one-year Artist in Residence appointment
6. Discussion of department vision and hiring plan


Faculty Meeting Agenda: February 5, 2020

General announcements + January minutes
Grad faculty discussion and vote on Adrienne Russell to chair dissertation committees; Grad faculty discussion and vote on Kristina Scharp to chair dissertation committees
Communication adjunct and affiliate faculty discussion and vote, materials attached
Comm Lead affiliate faculty discussion and vote, materials forthcoming
Revisions to Comm Lead core courses, COMMLD 501 and 502, discussion and vote, materials forthcoming
Discussion of position proposals for 3-5 year faculty hiring plan


Faculty Meeting Agenda: January 8, 2020
General announcements + December minutes (Rivenburgh, Harold)Discussion of hiring plan process (Executive Committee);  Substantive discussions of 3-5 year hiring priorities scheduled for February & MarchGrad Program Committee event announcements: 2nd annual grad student-faculty dialogue and PhC dissertation colloquia (GPC)Discussion of two items re: assessment and recruitment of graduate applicants (Harold)


Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Wednesday December 4th, 2019

Announcements + November minutes
Comm Lead affiliate faculty renewals (Crofts)
UPC items (Cook):
2019 Undergraduate Program report
New course proposal
One year hiring plan discussion and vote (Executive Committee)
Assistant professor in rhetoric hire


Agenda for Special Faculty Meeting, Wednesday Nov 20th, 2019

MA/PhD curricular domains discussion (GPC) and potential vote


Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Nov 6, 2019
Announcements: Ceccarelli, Cook, others?Affiliate faculty discussion and votes: Tanweer (Foot); Crowley (Gonzalez)Part-time journalism lecturer discussion and votes: Tomayo and Tomasic, (Otáñez)UPC items:  New course proposal COM 456 (Cook, Russell);  Course name change proposals (Cook, Otáñez); Comm Lead dual degree option (Crofts, Werckle)Hiring Plan process proposal discussion (Executive Committee)MA/PhD curricular domains discussion (GPC)


Agenda for Faculty Meeting, Oct 2, 2019AnnouncementsPDC business (Rivenburgh)Undergraduate Committee (Cook):

  • Cold storage of COM 355 debate practicum course
  • New course proposals for international study courses COM 292, COM 392, and COM 492

Faculty hiring and renewal votes:

  • part-time instructors: Ian Porter and Monika Sengul-Jones
  • Comm Lead renewal and part-time instructors
  • Sara Vannini reappointment as Lecturer
  • Meg Spratt promotion to Senior Lecturer

“Emerging Technology and Communication Leadership” for-credit certificate (Hosein)Discussion: MA/PhD areas (Harold)Discussion: Five-year hiring plan process (Executive Committee)


Agenda for Faculty Meeting, June 5, 2019

Announcements
Executive Committee votes
Retention policy (see attachment) — Domke
Undergraduate part-time faculty hires — Domke/Otanez/Cook
Undergraduate admissions process update — Cook and Undergrad Program Committee
Comm Lead courses — Crofts
Merit policy new proposal — Domke and Harold
MA/PhD identity discussion — Exec Committee


Agenda for Faculty Meeting, May 1, 2019

Announcements
Comm Lead affiliate faculty discussion and vote — Crofts
COM undergrad part-time faculty discussion and vote — Domke

  • Gina Aaftaab, Affiliate Instructor, annual appointment
  • Jessica Partnow, PT Artist in Residence, annual appointment
  • Steven Scher, PT Lecturer, Summer 2019

Comm Lead/Department memo of understanding — Domke + Crofts and Yasin
Undergraduate program admissions criteria — Cook + undergrad committee
MA/PhD program identity discussion — Executive committee
MA/PhD program updates — Foot


Agenda for Special Faculty meeting, April 10, 2019

Announcements
Discussion about potential addition of a Lecturer to current faculty hiring plan


Agenda for Faculty meeting April 3, 2019

Announcements
Comm Lead affiliate faculty discussion and vote — Crofts
Merit review process discussion and vote
Journalism identity discussion — Otanez + journalism faculty
Undergraduate program admissions + majors overview — Cook + undergrad committee
MA/PhD program identity discussion — Harold + executive committee


Agenda for Faculty meeting March 6, 2019

Announcements
Proposed change to course description for COM 301 — Cook and Pearce
New course proposal for COM 479 — Joseph, Aaftaab, and Cook
Potential joint hire opportunity with HCDE — Domke
Comm Lead identity vis-a-vis Department values — Crofts
Journalism identity and name — Otanez and journalism faculty
Proposed definition and course designations for a “theory course” — Cook and undergrad committee
Proposed courses for our methods course list — Cook and undergrad committee


Agenda for Faculty meeting February 6, 2019

Announcements
Adjunct and affiliate faculty renewals
Update: MA/PhD admissions visit days — Foot
Update: MA/PhD student midwinter meeting — Foot
Update, discussion, and vote on Department diversity statement — Otanez + Diversity Committee
COM studies undergrad program identity — Cook + Undergrad Committee
Journalism identity and name — journalism faculty


Agenda for Faculty meeting January 9, 2019

Announcements
Update and Q and A on MA/PhD program policy adjustments — Foot + Grad Program Committee
Update and discussion of Department diversity statement — Diversity Committee


Agenda for Faculty meeting December 5, 2018

Announcements
CommLead affiliate instructor discussion and vote — Yasin
Undergraduate permanent course proposal — Cook and Scharp
Update and discussion of Department diversity statement — Diversity Committee
Update and discussion of Department identity —  Executive Committee
MA/PhD program items — Grad Committee


Agenda for Faculty meeting November 7, 2018

Announcements
Summary of Department identity process —  Executive Committee
Department diversity statement overview — Diversity Committee
Discussion and votes on potential promotions of Harold, Nishime, and Joseph


Agenda for Faculty meeting October 3, 2018

Announcements
Parttime faculty discussion and vote for Ruth Moon Mari — Otanez
Affilate faculty discussion and vote for CommLead faculty — Yasin
Emeritus Faculty discussion and vote for Jerry Baldasty — Domke
Cook promotion review and vote — review committee
Graduate Faculty status for Scharp — Foot
PhD Exam Policies — Foot
Otanez promotion review and vote — review committee


Agenda for Faculty meeting June 6, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Executive Committee election
  • Comm undergraduate parttime faculty hires + renewals — Otanez and Domke
  • CommLead Affiliate Faculty hires + renewals — Yasin
  • WSCA conference — Harold
  • Unit faculty-salary adjustments — Domke
  • Department faculty travel funding criteria — Foot and Harold

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 2, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Comm Lead Affiliate Faculty Hires + Renewals — Crofts and Yasin
  • Undergraduate program — Cook
  • Departmental faculty travel funding review — Harold and Foot
  • MA/PhD program — Nishime

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 4, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Undergraduate program concentrations proposal — Cook + Undergrad committee (see attachment)
  • Lisa Coutu contract reappointment
  • John Crowley 2nd-year review and reappointment

Agenda for Faculty meeting March 7, 2018

  • Announcements
  • Faculty merit review process for this year
  • Undergraduate program items  — Cook + Undergrad committee
  • Budget matters — Domke

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 7, 2018

  • Announcements
  • CommLead parttime hiring process proposal — Crofts + Yasin
  • CommLead new courses — Crofts + Yasin
  • Undergraduate concentrations discussion — Cook + Undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 6, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Parttime faculty hire of Lauren Kessler
  • COM 200 teaching — Cook
  • Reappointment discussion and vote for Senior Lecturer Anita Verna Crofts
  • Reappointment discussion and vote for Principal Lecturer Matt McGarrity

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 8, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Comm Lead parttime faculty hire — Crofts
  • Comm Lead proposed time schedule prefix  — Crofts and Yasin
  • Social Interaction faculty search discussion and vote

Agenda for Faculty meeting October 4, 2017

  • Announcements
  • New course proposal for COM 200 — Cook + Coutu
  • Comm Lead parttime faculty appointments — Crofts
  • Pearce and Powers promotion review and votes

Agenda for Faculty meeting June 7, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Executive Committee votes
  • Retention policy — Domke
  • Undergraduate parttime faculty hires — Domke and Otanez
  • Undergraduate Program curriculum — Yasin + committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 3, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Workday update — Durant
  • Professor Emeritus votes on Beam and Parks
  • Parttime faculty discussion and votes for CommLead — Crofts
  • New course proposal — Yasin and Harold
  • Meg Spratt fulltime Lecturer discussion and vote
  • MA/PhD program items — Nishime
  • Undergraduate program — Yasin

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 5, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Workday update — Durant
  • Rank of Adrienne Russell offer, discussion and vote — Domke
  • Sara Vannini fulltime Lecturer discussion and vote
  • Meg Spratt fulltime Lecturer consideration
  • Faculty merit review proposal — Domke
  • Communication Research Lab proposal — Crowley and others
  • Carmen Gonzalez 2nd-year review

Agenda for Faculty meeting March 8, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Instructor of Record appointments for MA/PhDs — Kielbowicz
  • CommLead parttime faculty votes — Crofts
  • Integrated Social Sciences online program, courses for 2017-18 — Domke
  • Integrated Social Sciences online program, faculty positions — Sparke

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 15, 2017

Discussion + vote on the offer


Agenda for Faculty meeting February 1, 2017

  • Announcements
  • Comm Technology & Society faculty search discussion
  • Parttime faculty vote CommLead — Crofts
  • Adjunct/affiliate faculty renewal votes — Rivenburgh
  • IoR assignments by Professional Development Committee — Kielbowicz

Agenda for Faculty meeting January 25, 2017

  • Discussion and vote on Ekin Yasin for promotion
  • Discussion and vote on Comm Tech and Society candidates

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Undergrad program evaluation update — Yasin + undergrad committee
  • Faculty search discussion — search committee + open discussion

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 2, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Undergrad parttime faculty hires — Domke and Otanez
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Discussion and vote on reappointment of Joanne Silberner
  • Discussion + potential vote on renaming “Media Organization” curriculum area — Nishime
  • Undergraduate program discussion — Yasin + undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting October 5, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Visiting scholars introduction
  • Postdoctoral position for Sayamindu Dasgupta discussion and vote — Hill
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Professor Emeritus for Gerry Philipsen discussion and vote — Domke
  • New course proposal — Yasin and Otanez
  • Unit salary adjustment for Lecturers discussion and vote — Domke
  • Undergraduate program discussion — Yasin + undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting June 15, 2016

Discussion and vote on one-year Lecturer appointment for Sara Vannini


Agenda for Faculty meeting June 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Executive committee vote (for one faculty member)
  • Affiliate faculty member discussion and vote — Rivenburgh
  • Undergraduate parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Domke
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Undergraduate program discussion — Yasin + undergrad committee

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 11, 2016

  • Parttime faculty hire for CommLead — Crofts
  • Department faculty hiring priorities

Agenda for Faculty meeting May 4, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Berliner as adjunct faculty — Joseph
  • New course proposal — Yasin
  • Hill on graduate faculty — Nishime
  • Howard and Neff as affiliate faculty — Nishime
  • Undergraduate program — Yasin + rest of Undergrad Committee
  • Merit reviews, discussed in sequence by rank

Agenda for Faculty meeting April 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • CommLead parttime faculty discussion and vote — Crofts
  • Budget matters
  • Mako Hill 2nd-year review — Associate Professors and Professors

Agenda for Faculty meeting February 3, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Visiting scholar Jonathan Lee — Nishime
  • Merit raise/reviews — Domke
  • Parttime faculty votes on Bammert and Spratt– Domke
  • Adjunct/affiliate faculty renewal votes — Rivenburgh

Agenda for Faculty meeting January 6, 2016

  • Announcements
  • Merit raise/reviews — Domke
  • Online teaching in future — Domke
  • PhD concentration/track in quantitative methodology — Hill
  • McGarrity renewal for Graduate Faculty — Nishime
  • Adjunct/affiliate faculty renewal votes — Rivenburgh

Agenda for Faculty meeting December 9, 2015

  • Discussion of candidates for Interpersonal Communication faculty position
  • Parttime faculty hires for CommLead — Crofts

Agenda for Faculty meeting November 4, 2015

Discussion of candidates for Interpersonal Communication faculty position


Agenda for Faculty meeting October 14, 2015

MA/PhD core curriculum discussion


Agenda for Faculty meeting September 30, 2015

  • Announcements
  • Update on faculty search — Manusov
  • CommLead parttime faculty hires — Rivenburgh and Crofts
  • Souders reappointment discussions + votes — led by Ceccarelli and McGarrity