West Texas A&M University

Approved Faculty Senate Minutes

April 21, 2006

 

I. Call to Order : President Pam Lockwood called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. Members present were Syed Anwar , Sandy Babitzke , Rob Brammer, Charles Chase, Mo Cuevas, Harry Hueston , Mary Jarvis, Lance Keith, Cloyce Kuhnert, Joshua Lewer (substituting for Sharon Burnett), Pam Lockwood, Jessica Mallard, Anne Macy (substituting for Neil Terry), Amy Newman and Ian Peddie.

 

II. Approved the minutes from the March 31, 2006 meeting.

 

III. Faculty Salary Report

The Faculty Salary Report was submitted and discussed. Dr. O'Brien would like to see the report, but suggested removing the outliers from each college at WT, and doing the report again.

 

IV. Faculty Workload Report

 

A. COB/AASCB

The college of business sent their needs for AASCB accreditation. That goal would require getting additional credit for teaching graduate courses. A graduate level course would count as 1 ½ load, so 2 graduate courses would count as 3 undergraduate courses. Many AASCB schools currently do this, but state that release time is under the discretion of the dept., the dean, and VPAA. These changes would have to be made in workload policy for the department to be eligible for AASCB accreditation. Many larger and smaller schools have this nationwide. At some point, WT needs this to stay competitive.

 

B. Full Time Instructors

There have been some complaints submitted about instructors to teach a 5/5 load and still advise, advise student organizations, and teach upper level courses. After some discussion of this, the following motion was passed:

 

The Faculty Senate recommends to the VPAA's office that full time instructors be allowed, consistently across campus, to request release time from the 15 hour load for extensive service, upper division and graduate instruction, and scholarly and/or creative activity.

The supporting argument for this motion is that there seems to be a consistency problem between departments as far as how instructors are treated.

 

V. Amendments to load reduction for scholarly activities and creative works

The faculty senate discussed changes or amendments they would like to see to Dr. Chapman's memo on workload policy. Some people emailed Pam Lockwood-Cook about advising duties and other activities being counted toward load reduction, but the goal of the load reduction is to promote scholarly activity and creative works. The following changes were discussed.

A. Grants should be able to come from state and private agencies, not just federal.

B. The dollar amount of $150,000 for grants is problematic across disciplines and should be removed. The bullet should read “Obtaining” a grant and an additional sentence at the end should mention that consideration will be given to large grant proposals that did not obtain funding.

C. Books should be on a separate bullet, and be able to receive multiple year consideration.

D. Consulting contracts should be added under research.

E. National or international conference presentations and proceedings should be included under research.

F. Field collection, cataloging, and maintenance of collections should be added under research. Field experience was also discussed as a category.

F. Preparation for musical compositions should be added under creative works.

 

VI. Officer Elections on Dead Day

Faculty senate elections for officers for next year will be held on May 4th at 12:15. Lunch will be provided if there is enough money left in the budget.

 

VII. Academic dishonesty

Harry Hueston brought forth a proposal entitled “Consequences for Violations of the Academic Integrity Code including Plagiarism.” The proposal was discussed and supported. Pam Lockwood-Cook said she would forward the proposal to Dr. Chapman.

 

Faculty Senate adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Mallard

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Faculty Salary Report

College of Agriculture , Nursing, Science, and Engineering

 

 

Average Pay in College by Rank at WTAMU

 

Instructor---$40,063

Assistant---$55,721

Associate---$64,702

Professor---$81,229

 

 

Departmental Average Pay Versus American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

 

Division of Agriculture at WTAMU---$76,685

AAUP for Agriculture at Public Institutions---$70,325

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Division of Agriculture---109%

 

Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LEES) at WTAMU---$55,090

AAUP for LEES at Public Institutions---$68,551

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for LEES---80%

 

Department of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering (MPSE) at WTAMU---$50,655

AAUP for MPSE at Public Institutions---$76,113

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for MPSE---67%

 

Division of Nursing at WTAMU---$45,562

AAUP for Nursing at Public Institutions---$57,121

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Division of Nursing---80%

*AAUP salaries based on 2003-2004 survey adjusted 5% for the anticipated AAUP increase in salaries for 2005-2006.

 

**AAUP salaries by discipline include Doctoral, Comprehensive, Baccalaureate, and Two-year institutions. WTAMU is a Comprehensive institution yielding AAUP results that are biased low via the aggregation process. The aggregation issue has a bigger impact on the Division of Agriculture than any other.

 

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College of Business

 

Average Pay in College by Rank at WTAMU

 

Instructor---$49,891

Assistant---$68,946

Associate---$72,081

Professor---$78,453

 

 

Departmental Average Pay Versus American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

 

Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance (AEF) at WTAMU---$67,414

AAUP for AEF at Public Institutions---$84,952

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for AEF---79%

 

Department of Management, Marketing and General Business (MMGB) at WTAMU---$67,428

AAUP for MMGB at Public Institutions---$84,952

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for MMGB---79%

 

Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at WTAMU---$67,314

AAUP for CIS at Public Institutions---$78,578

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for CIS---86%

 

 

 

*AAUP salaries based on 2003-2004 survey adjusted 5% for the anticipated AAUP increase in salaries for 2005-2006.

 

**AAUP salaries by discipline include Doctoral, Comprehensive, Baccalaureate, and Two-year institutions. WTAMU is a Comprehensive institution yielding AAUP results that are biased low via the aggregation process.

 

*** College of Business salaries include five new hires from summer 2005 that are not part of the printed WTAMU 2005-2006 budget.

 

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College of Education and Social Sciences

 

Average Pay in College by Rank at WTAMU

 

Instructor---$40,340

Assistant---$47,759

Associate---$53,770

Professor---$69,816

 

 

Departmental Average Pay Versus American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

 

Department of Behavioral Sciences at WTAMU---$53,970

AAUP for Behavioral Sciences at Public Institutions---$64,844

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Behavioral Sciences---83%

 

Division of Education at WTAMU---$53,864

AAUP for Education at Public Institutions---$60,273

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Education---89%

 

Department of History, Political Science and Criminal Justice (HPSCJ) at WTAMU---$50,081

AAUP for HPSCJ at Public Institutions---$62,301

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for HPSCJ---80%

 

Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences (SES) at WTAMU---$53,549

AAUP for SES at Public Institutions---$56,672

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for SES---95%

 

 

 

*AAUP salaries based on 2003-2004 survey adjusted 5% for the anticipated AAUP increase in salaries for 2005-2006.

 

**AAUP salaries by discipline include Doctoral, Comprehensive, Baccalaureate, and Two-year institutions. WTAMU is a Comprehensive institution yielding AAUP results that are biased low via the aggregation process.

 

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Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

 

Average Pay in College by Rank at WTAMU

 

Instructor---$40,340

Assistant---$42,940

Associate---$53,615

Professor---$62,119

 

 

Departmental Average Pay Versus American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

 

Department of Art, Communication and Theatre (ACT) at WTAMU---$52,481

AAUP for ACT at Public Institutions---$60,177

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for ACT---87%

 

Department of English and Modern Languages (EML) at WTAMU---$46,636

AAUP for EML at Public Institutions---$58,134

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for EML---80%

 

Department of Music and Dance (MD) at WTAMU---$50,495

AAUP for MD at Public Institutions---$55,945

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for MD---90%

 

  

*AAUP salaries based on 2003-2004 survey adjusted 5% for the anticipated AAUP increase in salaries for 2005-2006.

 

**AAUP salaries by discipline include Doctoral, Comprehensive, Baccalaureate, and Two-year institutions. WTAMU is a Comprehensive institution yielding AAUP results that are biased low via the aggregation process.

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West Texas A&M University

 

Average Pay by Rank

 

Instructor at WTAMU---$42,013

AAUP for Instructor at Comprehensive Public Institutions---$42,058

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Instructor Rank---99.9%

 

Assistant Professor at WTAMU---$51,896

AAUP for Assistant Professor at Comprehensive Public Institutions---$52,285

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Assistant Professor Rank---99.3%

 

Associate Professor at WTAMU---$59,669

AAUP for Associate Professor at Comprehensive Public Institutions---$62,333

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Associate Professor Rank---95.7%

 

Professor at WTAMU---$72,159

AAUP for Professor at Comprehensive Public Institutions---$78,616

WTAMU as a percent of AAUP for Professor Rank---91.8%

 

Professional Librarian at WTAMU---$35,400

Peer Institution Average for Professional Librarian---$41745

WTAMU as a percent of Peer Institution for Professional Librarian---84.8%

 

*AAUP salaries based on 2003-2004 survey adjusted 5% for the anticipated AAUP increase in salaries for 2005-2006.

 

**AAUP salaries in this section are for Comprehensive Public Institutions only, which is a slightly different definitional source than the four College level reports.

 

***Professional Librarian peer institutions include Midwestern State University, Sul Ross State University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-International, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and UT Pan American.

 

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Draft Proposal – Consequences for Violations of the

Academic Integrity Code including Plagiarism

 

The consequences for any student involved in any violation of the Academic Integrity Code, including plagiarism, should lie initially with the professor responsible for the course where the student was identified as having violated the Academic Integrity Code.

 

Before any action is taken, the professor should meet with the student to determine whether the violation was intentional or accidental. It is highly probable that this determination can be made in advance of the student/faculty meeting and appropriate remediation taken.

 

Suggested Consequences

 

Accidental or unintentional violation – faculty member should meet with the student to discuss remediation and/or revision of the offending paper, examination, or other violation. Student should be encouraged (required?) to attend an Academic Integrity Workshop given by a faculty member.

 

Intentional Violation – instructor should meet with the student to outline the violation and to explain the procedure the instructor will use to file a “Statement of Fact and Resolution Regarding the Academic Integrity Code” as prescribed by the Code of Student Life and by the Faculty Handbook.

 

The description of resolution on the “Statement of Fact and Resolution Regarding the Academic Integrity Code” form should include the following:

 

  1. Student will receive a zero for the assignment in which the violation was noted with no opportunity to make up the work.
  2. Student will self-identify any previous work in violation of the Code and will re-do the work for a one-letter grade deduction after grading.
  3. Student agrees to comply with the Academic Integrity Code for the remainder of the semester.
  4. Student agrees to attend an Academic Integrity Workshop.

Academic Integrity Workshops

 

Any student caught violating the Academic Integrity Code should be required to attend a 30–60 minute workshop on Academic Integrity during the semester in which the violation occurred or during the semester immediately following the violation in case of violations identified late in the semester or after the semester has ended. Academic Integrity workshops would be taught by university faculty and would be offered at staggered times and locations throughout the long semesters.

 

Multiple Violations of the Academic Integrity Code - Students who violate the Academic Integrity Code again after the consequences of their first-time offense, should be immediately referred to the Academic Integrity Committee, the Dean and the Provost. Notification of a student's repeated violations will be sent by an individual in the Provost's Office who has been designated to track the submission of Statements of Fact and Resolution Regarding the Academic Integrity Code by various departments on campus. Upon the second Statement being filed, the Provost and the Dean of the Appropriate college should be notified, and a hearing scheduled with the Academic Integrity Committee. The Provost's Office will also notify the student by mail of the scheduled hearing. Possible sanctions include failure of the course in which the second or subsequent violation is discovered, placement on probation, or expulsion from the University.

 

Additional sanctions for students with repeated offenses of the Academic Integrity Code might include being:

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