Proposals Before the Senate

SPRING 2017

 

FALL 2016

The Faculty Senate approved the following resolution during the "Open Forum" on December 14, 2016:

In accordance with Georgetown University's Code of Conduct, enacted in 1999, (https://publicaffairs.georgetown.edu/loc/code-of-conduct), the Faculty Senate reiterates the position that Georgetown University shall not license our University's name to any corporation that refuses to abide by the GU Code of Conduct. Pursuant to article II of the Code, the Senate recognizes no exceptions to this rule: "The following Code of Conduct shall apply to all licensees of Georgetown University."  The Senate urges the President to enforce our Code of Conduct rules in all future licensing contracts.

 

Proposals approved or discussed in 2015-2016

  • Senate Statement on Mount St. Mary's Dismissal of Faculty

The following statement was approved by the Georgetown University Faculty Senate by a unanimous vote on February 16, 2016.

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate joins the faculty of Mount St. Mary’s in condemning the summary dismissal of two faculty members, one tenured, for alleged “disloyalty.”  Academic freedom is at the very heart of a university.  It includes the freedom to express disagreement with the president and other administrators over the policies of the institution.   Academic freedom is protected by the institution of tenure, which entails a mutually acknowledged expectation of continuing employment that is terminable by the university only for just cause and after due process.  While the subsequent reinstatement of the two faculty members is a step in the right direction, the fact that summary dismissal would even be contemplated in a university and executed without due process is cause for grave concern.

In addition to its general concern for the health and well-being of universities across the nation and world, the Georgetown University Faculty Senate is especially disturbed by the disrespectful treatment of one of our university’s own students, Associate Professor Thane Naberhaus (Ph.D.  ‘04).

​The current constitution can be found here.

A summary and explanation of the proposed revisions can be found here.

Earlier Drafts:

The Faculty Responsibilties Code (08-30-15)

Proposed Revisions to the Faculty Responsibilties Code (10-06-15)

"The Faculty Responsibilties Code" with proposed revisions incorporated (10-06-15)

 

Proposals Approved or Discussed in 2014-15

The Revised FMLA Policy and revisions of the Benefits and Leave Sections of the Faculty Handbook were approved by the Senate and the Board of Directors in February.

The 2014 Proposal is intended to combine and replace the 1992 Guidelines and 2012 Memo that were on the UCRT website in 2014.  The 1992 guidelines are out of date in many ways, and their deficiencies led to the 2012 memo as a corrective.  

 

Proposals Discussed in 2013-14