A four person working group (two administrators/two faculty members) will be established to meet regularly to develop a plan to improve campus morale, improve communication between faculty and upper administration, and rebuild a productive working environment.
- The working group will be referred to as the Ad Hoc Trust Restoration Planning Committee (Ad Hoc TRPC).
- The members of the Ad Hoc TRPC will be the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Human Resources & Faculty Affairs, the Speaker of the Faculty, and Speaker-elect of the Faculty.
- The Ad Hoc TRPC will be charged to develop a plan of specific actions to address the issues listed above. The Ad Hoc TRPC will present draft proposals to various campus groups for input and eventual approval.
- Proposals should address timeline, budget, outcomes, and assessment.
- The Ad Hoc TRPC will devise a schedule of meeting times and locations.
- Decisions of the group will be by consensus.
- Meeting agendas will be jointly prepared in advance.
- Notes will be taken and the group will come to agreement regarding a common set of notes for each meeting. It is expected that these notes will become part of the evidence provided to the November 2011 WASC special site visit team.
- There is no expectation that committee meetings will be open to the public, but the content of the meetings will not be confidential. Members are free to discuss meetings with their constituents. The group will respect requests to speak confidentially or "off the record."
- The ad hoc committee will exist until the plan it is charged to create is approved by the Academic Senate and the President's Executive Council or it is clear to the Academic Senate or administration that the committee cannot carry out its charge. The target date for approval is the latter half of the Spring 2011 semester.
This is a logical next step in a process to reduce conflict, build trust and implement appropriate actions. This step is the outcome of taking time to get input from faculty and administrators regarding what can be done to move forward. The input that has been gathered will continue to shape this process and was critical in formulating this process.