Introduction to web site
This internal web site consists of documents and linked material related to the ongoing discussion on the nature of student and faculty work. It provides access to information that has formed the basis of the ongoing conversation and action.
Specific documents and links are
presented below. As additional information becomes available, it will be
added to the site.
Spring Semester 2003-2004
Fall Semester 2003-2004
Recent Major Reports and Documents
Spring Semester 2002-2003
On May 6, 2003, the Committee on Faculty Affairs submitted as its final recommendation a report entitled, “Implementing the 3-3 Workload for Faculty” with an introductory memo from its chair, Ruth Palmer, noting that this report, “represents the deliberate and reasoned work of the members of this committee, relying on (a) the oral and written testimonials of faculty members, departments and some schools; and (b) current and past governance documents of the College.” Dr. Palmer went on to indicate CFA’s “hope that these recommendations can now form the basis for continuing discussions and decisions regarding the transformation of workload for faculty.” This report has been transmitted to President Gitenstein.
Departments and programs submitted responses to the Provost’s call for each to identify at the undergraduate level the essential ideas for the program and the courses that define the program. Click here for a chart with links to the materials that have been submitted by individual programs and departments.
Fall Semester 2002-2003
For the past few months, the Committee on Faculty Affairs (CFA) has been working on the Steering Committee charge: “delineating specific means for implementing the 3-3 workload for faculty and addressing any other issues in the [CAP/CFA] report related to faculty work”.This charge presented a challenge for us specifically, because the roadmaps were few and the roads have not been well traveled. However, in facing the challenge, we have relied on the input of departments and schools, current governance documents of the College, the written/invited testimonials of faculty members, and the deliberate, reasoned work of the members of CFA.
Following the timeline of the charge, we are forwarding to you this preliminary report on our work. The document is presented in three sections addressing:
- Proposed Weighting System for Transformed Courses
- Expectations and Procedures for Faculty Work: Teaching, Scholarship, Advising/Mentoring and Service; and
- Additional IssuesBeginning in early Spring 2003, the Committee will schedule multiple meetings and other opportunities for public discussion, in order to complete our final recommendations by March 1, 2003.
We have built our preliminary recommendation on the foundation afforded by The College of New Jersey’s Mission Statement, the Guiding Principles for Academic Work, and the report of the General Education Advisory Council. We have shaped this recommendation in light of suggestions and ideas from students, faculty, and staff. We believe it reflects the collective thinking of the campus at large as well as the careful deliberations of the members of CAP.We are fully cognizant, however, that the attached document is a preliminary recommendation. Between now and the end of February, we expect and encourage vigorous discussion of the issues contained in this recommendation. CAP will work with the Faculty Senate, the Student Government Association, the Staff Senate, and other groups on campus to create opportunities for open discussion. We also strongly encourage the submission of written responses--by email if possible. Please feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will share your message with other members of CAP.
Fall Semester 2001-2002
- Memorandum from Provost (2-13-02)
- Charge from Steering Committee to Faculty Affairs and Committee on Academic Programs re Transformation of Student and Faculty Work
- Preliminary Proposal from the Committee on Academic Programs and the Committee on Faculty Affairs (3-02)
- Report of Best Experiences (submitted by the Student Government Association-April 17, 2002)
- A Framework for General Education in TCNJ’s Transformed Curriculum (Submitted by the General Education Advisory Council-April 29, 2002)
- Student and Faculty Work at TCNJ: A Final Recommendation (Submitted by CAP/CFA, May 1, 2002)
May 2, 2001: Faculty Retreat on Student and Faculty Work
April 4, 2001: Faculty Retreat on Student and Faculty Work
Documents for Discussion at RetreatJanuary 24, 2001: Addressing the Issue of Student and Faculty Work
Responses from Retreat Discussion
- Memorandum from Provost
- Guiding Principles for Academic work
- Faculty Senate Work Group on Faculty Work: Operational Models
- Faculty Senate Work Group on Academic Programs: Report