Publications Committee For April-14-2022


The Academic Senate Committee on Publications met on Thursday, April 14, 2022, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, via Zoom

Committee Members in Attendance:

Kerri-Ann M. Smith (co-chair), Christina Manzo (co-chair), James Geasor, Sushma Teegala, Patrick Byers (secretary)

Liaisons in Attendance:

President's Liaison: Stephen Di Dio


Not Present:

Wenli Guo

Steering Committee Liaison: Philip Pecorino

Senate Liaison: Stephen Dahlke


The meeting was called to order at 12:36 pm

The committee approved the minutes from the previous meeting, and adopted the minutes from the previous meeting


Old Business: Tenure & Promotion Guidelines Discussion

Kerri-Ann Smith mentioned that the committee has the opportunity to request further changes to the guidelines from departments. She mentioned that the expectations around service may be unclear for some departments, specifically the requirements for service to the university and/or professional service in one’s discipline.

Sushma Teegala mentioned that it may be desirable for the committee to request additional guidelines from the departments for additional guidelines for lecturer lines.

The committee considered voting on whether to ask the departments for additional guidelines from departments for lecturer lines.

Kerri-Ann Smith suggested that the Publication Committee Charges be updated to specify that the committee will specifically regularly review and make recommendations for updating and improving the Handbook, Tenure and Promotion Guidelines for each department, and the website. 

James Geasor mentioned that it was recently mentioned at the college Equity meeting last week that students and others felt that the website was confusing.


Committee Guide Discussion:

Christina Manzo and Patrick Byers are continuing to review the committee guidelines.


New Faculty Handbook:

Kerri-Ann Smith said that the committee must either reach out to Phil Pecorino regarding the new version of the handbook he produced, or review the last version he has sent to provide recommendations to HR/decide what to do with the handbook. James Geasor suggested that the committee make recommendations to HR regarding the handbook rather than waiting for Phil Pecorino to do this. Kerri-Ann Smith said she would reach out to Phil to ask his permission to do this.


New Business:

The committee will be voting on new officers during the next meeting. Kerri-Ann and Christina mentioned that they would be available for consultation by the new committee members next semester.

The committee members shared thanks amongst each other for their help and the work they have done during her time as co-chair.


Upcoming Meeting:

The next meeting will be May 19 at 12:30pm.

The committee decided to adjourn the meeting by unanimous consent at 1:26pm.

Minutes submitted by Patrick Byers

Respectfully submitted,

Patrick Byers
Committee on Publications, Secretary

Minutes typed on April 14, 2022

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