Mitch Pietras, Faculty Senate President
To all Daytona State College Faculty:
It is my privilege to serve you as Faculty Senate president for the 2012-2013 academic year . I hope you will become an active member.
There are some very important issues to resolve this year:
- Faculty will vote, at the appropriate time, for new tenure and promotion guidelines and procedures before being brought to Cabinet.
- Dustin Weeks is working with a committee to develop guidelines for a “representative form of Faculty Senate governance."
- There is much concern for a proposed rule change on continuing contracts for college faculty within Florida; this is in regard to Rule 6A-14.0411 through the Florida Department of Education.
- Also, there is a proposal, as passed along through the Planning Council, to review a definition and policy proposed for procedures that faculty and administration would follow for those interested in applying for a sabbatical.
I am sure there will be other areas of concern as well. Please get involved to offer solutions and voice your opinions. Your votes will matter significantly this year, as they always have.