Faculty SenateFaculty Senate

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate acts as the primary deliberative and decision-making body of the College faculty. All administrative proposals that require faculty approval come before this body for discussion and formal vote. Proposals, concerns and initiatives from academic division, Dean's Council, and individual faculty are brought before this body for consideration.

Membership is comprised of all personnel under contract as faculty members, including professional library staff and faculty with administrative responsibility. Adjunct faculty, staff members, administrators, and others who may occasionally conduct courses do not hold membership in the Senate.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

What is FERPA and how does it affect access to grades?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as amended is a federal law which is designed to protect the privacy of and limit access to the educational records of students. This means that institutions generally must withhold such information from parents and others who believe their relationship with the student entitles them to have the information. Lees-McRae College is able to release information if we have on file a signed FERPA release form. If the student has not signed a FERPA release form, the College generally cannot release the information unless it has proof of the student's status as a dependent under the Internal Revenue Code for the period covered. FERPA forms must be turned in to the Registrar's Office.

Faculty and Staff: View the presentation and fill out the orientation form below by Friday, September 5, 2014. Please turn the form in to Lynn Hinshaw in the Office of the Registrar. 

FERPA Presentation

FERPA Orientation Form


Forms

Core Curriculum Proposal   |   Program Curriculum Modification Proposal

Field Trip and Course Travel Form   |   Field Trip and Course Travel Liability Waiver

Annual Performance Review Form   |   Faculty Professional Activities Report Form


Professional Development

The Faculty and Staff Development Program is designed to support opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in professional development opportunities. The Program is funded by private gifts and will operate as grant dollars are available. Grants are awarded by the Faculty and Staff Development Program Committee each semester to approved applicants. All applications are due by October 7 to the Committee Chair. Lees-McRae College faculty and staff will be informed one month prior to a committee meeting. Applications must be thoroughly completed to be considered for grant money.

Click here to download the Professional Development Grant Application

2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Development Program Committee

Chair, Kacy Crabtree, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Blaine Hansen, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
Gene Spears, Chair, Faculty Senate
Jillian Rosato, Chair, Staff Association