The senate last year approved a new faculty evaluation schedule. One part of this was approved on a trial basis only. The order of review was changed from: (a) peer group committee, then dean, then FRC, then provost to (b) department review committee, then FRC and dean in parallel, then provost. The senate needs now to evaluate how successful the trial change has been. There was a discussion about whether we should evaluate this change (some feeling it is premature; others that it is a foregone process), but most felt that it was necessary to continue. The senate also discussed what should be included in the evaluation. Most felt that the FRC and Dean Gordon should be interviewed since they are the most affected (and since Dean Gordon retires after Spring 2009). Brash and Wheeler move to form a subcommittee to evaluate the current order. Vote in Favor: Brunke, Frucot, Wheeler, Underwood, Duskin, Brash, Filetti, Guajardo, French, Xu, Carlson. Vote Against: Rahim. Abstain: Mollick, Lambert
President Wheeler appointed senators Brash, Filetti, Frucot, Xu, and McMahon to serve on the evaluation committee.