Ongoing faculty development and a pursuit for technological innovation are essential
components of teaching excellence, and at Snow College, faculty involvement and campus-wide
collaboration in these processes are equally important. Therefore, serving as an advisory
body to the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), the TLC Committee is a standing subcommittee
of the Faculty Senate, working to assist professional growth and improvement of Snow
College faculty by fostering scholarship, dialogues, and innovation of teaching techniques
and pedagogy-related technology.
Major responsibilities of the committee will be to administer the UQI budget, review sabbatical applications, organize the Snow College Pedagogy and Practice Conference, and help plan faculty development workshops—including Lunch Bunch meetings, Division/Department Brown Bag discussions, and TLC Faculty Workshops.
The Faculty Development Director will be selected by a search committee, generally
consisting of 3-5 TLC Committee faculty members and a representative from the Academic
Faculty serving on the TLC Committee are eligible to apply for the Faculty Development Director position. In such an instance, the committee member will be ineligible to serve on the search committee.
The Faculty Development Director will receive one course (3 credit) release per semester. The Faculty Development Director will serve a 3-year term.
In the event that a Faculty Development Director is unable to complete a full term, an interim TLC Committee Chair will be selected by the committee to fulfil the most essential duties of the committee chair (e.g. scheduling TLC Committee meetings, creating an agenda, guiding faculty workshops) until a new director can be selected.
Because of the committee’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, the Faculty Development Director/TLC Committee Chair position can be shared between two faculty members who would co-chair the committee if: 1) after interviewing applicants, the search committee recommends two co-directors; and 2) the top two candidates concur and are able to plan an effective way to split the director and chair duties. In this situation, the co-directors would split the course release (each receiving one 3-credit course release per academic year) during their 3-year term. As TLC Committee co-chairs, they would each serve as voting members.
Each division will select (either by dean appointment or, preferably, a division election
when possible) two faculty representatives, each for a 3-year term, renewable once.
Though not required, deans might attempt to stagger the selections when possible. If a committee member is unable to complete his or her term of office, the dean of the division involved shall select a replacement to complete the term.
Faculty members with qualifications in faculty development and/or technology pedagogy are preferred. Ideally, each division would have one faculty development representative and one technology pedagogy representative; however, these two focus points can be shared equally among each division’s representatives—but technology should be a regular component of faculty development.
One faculty senator will be appointed by the Senate to serve as an additional voting committee member and official liaison to the Senate.
The TLC Director will be chosen by a search committee with representation from the Academic Affairs Office and Snow College faculty members (ideally consisting of representation from several divisions and preferably 1-2 TLC Committee members).
Duties of the Faculty Development Director include:
Duties of the TLC Committee members include:
Each voting member of the committee will have one vote on any motion made by a committee member. A motion passed by a simple majority of voting members (not just a majority of committee members present) will stand approved.
Amendments to these by-laws may be adopted at any TLC Committee meeting. Proposals should be received by the committee chair as a written statement. The proposed changes shall be discussed and voted upon. An affirmative vote resulting in two-thirds of the voting members (not just of committee members present) is required to approve the proposed changes. Approved amendments shall then be presented to the Faculty Senate as information items.
Last updated: 03/16/21