Revisions to Policy on Faculty Recognition and Support Committee; Superceded by EM 99-013

Executive Memorandum 95-006

April 12, 1995

From: Manuel A. Esteban, President

Subject: Revisions to Policy on Faculty Recognition and Support Committee; Superceded by EM 99-013

Upon the recommendation of the Academic Senate and the Provost, I approve EM 95-06, revisions to the Policy on Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, for immediate implementation. This EM is superceded by EM 99-013.

FACULTY RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT COMMITTEE

PREAMBLE

Upon the recommendation of the Academic Senate, the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee (FRAS) is constituted.

CHARGE

The purpose of FRAS is to honor and support the faculty of California State University, Chico for their excellence and achievements in teaching, scholarly, creative, and research activities and in their contributions to the university community.

  • To review, formulate, and recommend policy which will maintain, enhance, and recognize the professional achievements, teaching excellence, and service contributions of the CSU, Chico faculty. Policy and program recommendations will be forwarded to the Academic Senate Executive Committee.
  • To establish appropriate procedures and criteria for and to select the honorees of the following:
    • Outstanding Professor Award: To select the recipient of the University's Outstanding Professor Award who will also be the nominee for the systemwide Outstanding Professor Award. (See 18.3 of the FPPP. )
    • Outstanding Teacher Award: To select the recipient of the University's Outstanding Teacher Award. (See 18.2 of the FPPP. )
    • Outstanding Faculty Service Award: To select the recipient of the University's Outstanding Faculty Service Award. (See 18.4 of the FPPP. )
    • Professional Achievement Awards: To select the recipients of the University's Professional Achievement Awards.
    • Professional Advisory Awards: To select the CSU, Chico nominee for the Outstanding Adviser Award, sponsored by the American College Testing Program (ACT) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
    • Rankin Retirement Lecture Series: To select the honored contributors to the Rankin Retirement Lecture Series, whose articles will be published in the University Journal (contingent upon funding).
    • University Journal Recognition: To recommend to the University Journal's Board of Editors an article from the current year's Journal which is worthy of particular attention (contingent upon funding).
  • To establish procedures and criteria for and to select recipients of the University's Distinguished Visiting Professor Program (contingent upon funding).
  • To establish appropriate evaluation criteria and procedures and to make nominations to the Vice Provost for Research or designee for the following:
    • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program: From a review of concept papers, faculty are selected to submit proposals for the NEH Summer Stipend Program.
    • Studies in Teaching and Learning: Funded by the University, the STL program supports the study of teaching and learning and the advancements of the instructional mission of the University.
    • Affirmative Action Grants: Funded by the Chancellor's Office, Affirmative Action Grants support proposals to enhance tenure and promotion opportunities for affirmative action faculty.
    • Academic Program Improvement Grants: Funded by the Chancellor's Office and subject to their guidelines, API supports proposals to improve the academic programs of the University.
  • To administer awards and recognition from sources outside the CSU system, including development of procedures and criteria, solicitation of nominees or applications, selection of recipients, announcement (together with the President) of award recipients, and any other necessary functions. Such administration of awards will take place only when the outside source
    • requests administrative assistance from the University or
    • declares the University or any of its representatives to be responsible for the determination of award recipients and
    • the award is determined by the FRAS, in consultation with the Provost, to be worthy of CSU, Chico participation.
  • To function in a manner designated by university policy in the overall process of determining Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Awards or any MOU-designated program which may succeed it.

TYPE

FRAS is a permanent committee as authorized by and specified in Article VI, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Academic Senate, CSU, Chico.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

FRAS reports to the Faculty and Student Policies committee of the Academic Senate.

BASIC STRUCTURE

Membership

  • Twelve tenured and tenure-track faculty (at least one from each college), representing a diversity of academic fields and achievements in teaching, research, scholarly, and creative activities and in service. Faculty are appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee, in consultation with the Provost. Terms of appointment: two years (overlapping appointments).
  • One emeritus faculty member appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee upon nomination by the Faculty Emeritus Group, in consultation with the Provost. Term of appointment: one year.
  • One student, appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee upon nomination by the Council of Deans. Term of appointment: one year.
  • One non-voting administrative representative appointed by the Provost.

Chair

The Executive Committee of the Academic Senate will appoint the chair from the faculty appointees. FRAS will develop its own operating procedures. The agenda will be set by the chair.

First Meeting

Appointments will be made by May 1 and the first meeting held during May so that the Committee may set the following academic year's agenda and have subcommittees in place by the end of the spring semester.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FRAS will formulate, prepare, and manage an annual budget to be approved by the Academic Senate Executive Committee.

FRAS will present an annual report of committee activities to the Academic Senate.