February 27, 2007
9:45 – 11:15 Campus Center 214
Kendrick Brown, Beth Cleary, Cheryl Contant, Ellen Guyer, Diane Michelfelder, Joan Ostrove, Wang Ping, Michael Schneider, David Seitz, Peter Weisensel (co-chair.) Karl Wirth (co-chair)
From 9:45 – 10:15 the members of EPAG minus the student member and the ex-officio members met to discuss an appeal.
1. Minutes: The minutes were approved.
2. Religious Holidays. We considered and approved a slightly revised version of the proposed policy document. Joan will share this document with Lucy Forster Smith, Chaplain, prior to our announcing it to the faculty. The policy will be placed in Section 12: College Policies of the Employee Handbook. Peter will announce the policy to the faculty at the April meeting.
3. Restructuring report: Beth reported that conversations are continuing on the subject of restructuring EPAG. Due to the need for careful consideration of this topic, no proposals will be brought to the faculty on this subject this spring.
4. Allocations Planning: we revised the form to be used to summarize the allocations requests. Karl will distribute the revised form. We agreed that Joan Ostrove would present the History request and that we will discuss the replacement positions first. We will begin with Anthropology, Economics, the two Hispanic Studies requests, and the History request at our next meeting.
Adjourned at 11:15 a.m.
Ellen Guyer, Dean of Academic Programs