RESOLUTION - CAMPUS PRIORITIES
1. In consultation with the Deans and the Faculty Organization Executive Committee, The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic affairs shall determine as quickly as possible, and no later than February 1, 2002, a limited number of faculty positions to be filled for Fall, 2002. These positions will be those that are deemed clearly critical to the university mission to be filled immediately. Searches to fill these positions shall commence the first week of February, 2002.
2. In consultation with the Senior Staff and the Faculty Organization Executive Committee, the Chancellor shall determine as quickly as possible, and no later than February 1, 2002, a limited number of administrative positions to be filled immediately or for the 2002-03 fiscal year. These positions will be those that are deemed clearly critical to the university mission to be filled immediately or for the next year.
3. Except for those positions authorized pursuant to Items 1 and 2 above and any additional critical positions that may arise unexpectedly, all academic and administrative positions will be "frozen" until Fall, 2002. "Frozen" means no search will be conducted, no position filled, and no implication will be drawn as to whether any position should be, or will be filled later pursuant to the planning process contemplated in Items 4 and 5 below.
4. The Faculty Organization shall establish an Academic Priorities Committee. Committee members shall be elected by the academic units and the library according to the following distribution: one representative each from Allied Health, Business, Education, Nursing, SPEA, Social Work, and the Library and six representatives from Arts and Sciences (i.e., two each from the Physical and Life Sciences, the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Arts and Humanities). In the first year, the representatives from Allied Health, Business, Education and one representative each from the Physical and Life Sciences, the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Arts and Humanities shall be elected for one-year terms and all other positions elected for two-year terms. Starting in the second year, all elections will be for two-year terms except in cases of special elections to fill vacancies created when a committee member is unable to complete his or her term. These special elections will be for the remainder of the term of the departing committee member. All full-time faculty members, except those in full-time administrative positions, are eligible to be elected to the committee. The Committee will work with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Deans' Council in preparing a long-range plan for determining academic priorities, appropriate faculty composition, and developing and maintaining a prioritized list of staffing needs across the campus. The plan will be used to guide timely authorizations for faculty replacements and additions beginning with faculty hires for the Fall of 2003 and in subsequent years.
5. During the first week of October each year and beginning in the Fall of 2002, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic affairs shall release a list of faculty positions authorized under this plan to be filled for the next academic year. Faculty positions authorized under this plan shall not generally be subject to subsequent budgetary negotiation and searches to fill these positions may begin immediately.