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Senate Archives 2010

Archives 2010

 
January 21, 2010 Senate Meeting

Senators to Meet with Provost Candidates

The Provost candidate interviews are complete and the top three finalists are:

Dr. David D. Lee has been Dean of WKU's Potter College of Arts & Letters since 1994. He began his WKU career as an assistant professor of history in 1975 and also served as Interim Head of the Department of Music. He earned a bachelor's degree from Miami University and master's and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.  He chaired the President's Task Force on Quality and Access, the WKU Centennial Committee and the General Education Review Committee and currently chairs the Cultural Enhancement Committee. He is the author of "Sergeant York: An American Hero."

Dr. John M. de Castro has been Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University since July 2006. He was professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2003 to 2006 and was at Georgia State University from 1974 to 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was the recipient of the 2007 John M. Kinney Award for Nutrition and Metabolism.

Dr. A. Gordon Emslie has been Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University since 2004 and Regents Professor of Physics since 2008. He was at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1981 to 2004, starting as an assistant professor of Physics, becoming Chair of the department and then Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. He has earned several degrees, including bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Glasgow and bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The Provost Search Committee will deliver their assessment to the President by March 26 and a final decision will be made by Dr. Ransdell and announced by May 1. Thanks to everyone who participated in this extensive process.

Senate Agenda – January 2010

Senate Minutes 12_17_09

Graduate Council Report – January 2010

UCC Report – January 2010

General Education Report – January 2010

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee – January 2010

February 18, 2010 Senate Meeting

Senate Agenda – February 2010

Senate Minutes 1_21_10

February 2010 Gen Ed Report

UCC Report – February 2010

AQ Senate Resolution

Faculty Regent Report – February 2010

Faculty Regent Handout – February 2010

March 18, 2010 Senate Meeting

Faculty Handbook Review

WKU FACULTY HANDBOOK January 2010 Draft

NOTE: All feedback must be sent to julie.shadoan@wku.edu on or before March 31, 2010.

Senate Agenda – March 2010

Senate Minutes 2_18_10

Grad Council Report – March 2010

UCC Report March 2010

Insurance Reserve Ad-Hoc Committee Report

Ad-hoc Report Attachment 1

Ad-hoc Report Attachment 2

Ad-hoc Report Attachment 3

Ad-hoc Report Attachment 4

Ad-hoc Report Attachment 5

April 15, 2010 Senate Meeting

April Senate Elections Underway - Attention faculty: At-Large Senator elections will begin on Wednesday, April 7 and end at midnight on Friday, April 9. The election for University Senate officers will occur on Thursday, April 15. Encourage your faculty Senators to run for a Senate office!

Senate Agenda – April 2010

Senate Minutes – March 2010

Grad Council Report – April 2010

UCC Report – April 2010 (corrected report at http://www.wku.edu/ucc/)

Benefits Committee Response to Lebedinsky Report

May 13, 2010 Senate Meeting

Senate Agenda – May 2010

April Senate Minutes

Graduate Council Report – May 2010

UCC Report – May 2010

General Education Report – May 2010

SEC Ad-Hoc Committee Report

Candidate Information Sheet University Academic Complaint Committee

Insurance Fund Reserve Report Update

Welcome our New Senate Leadership!

Congratulations to our 2010-11 University Senate Officers!

Kelly Madole – Chair

Molly Kerby – Vice Chair

Darbi Haynes-Lawrence – Secretary

September 16, 2010 Senate Meeting

Senate Agenda – September 2010

May 2010 Senate Minutes (unendorsed)

Graduate Council Report – September 2010

UCC Report – September 2010

SEC Ad-Hoc Committee Report

Informational Memo re Benefits Committee

Faculty Regent Report Sept 10

UCC Report to Senate Sept 2010

October 21, 2010 Senate Meeting

October Agenda

Minutes of Sept 16 Meeting

UCC Report for October Meeting

Oct 2010 Grad Council Senate Report

FWPR Report Oct 2010

Summary of Charter Revisions for October 2010 Senate Meeting

Senate Charter Revisions Proposal Oct1 5 (A few typos were corrected on 10/27/2010)

Visit the Senate Blog

Please visit the Senate Blog to engage in discussion about issues important to faculty at WKU.  You will need a NetID and password.  However, you may post comments anonymously.

November 18, 2010 Senate Meeting

November Agenda

October Senate Minutes

UCC Report

Grad Council Report

General Education Committee Report

Summary of Charter Revisions (2nd reading at November meeting)

Senate Charter Revisions Proposal Oct 15 (second reading at November meeting; a few typos were corrected on 10/27/2010)

Extension of Probationary Period (Policy)

SGA Resolution

Highlights of November Senate Meeting

  • Information was provided about:
    • Liability coverage for Study Abroad
    • New WKU Policy on Policies
    • New Benefits Committee Representative:  Dr. Jerry Daday
  • There was discussion of a Charter Revision.  The goal of this revision is to redefine Senate representation to reflect changes in the University College.  Revision was referred to SEC for further work.
  • Senate voted to recommend that Dr. Emslie pursue approval of the Policy on Extension of the Probationary Period.

Faculty Tracks Proposal

  • Two proposals for new faculty tracks are posted on the Senate Blog for review and discussion.
December 16, 2010 meeting

December Agenda

NOVEMBER Senate Minutes 2010

Senate Executive Committee Items:

Information Items:

Travel Policy Revision

Policy 0.2010 Severe Weather

Referred to Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibilities:

Pedagogical Faculty 1.9900

Graduate Council:

Grad Council Dec 2010 Senate Report

University Curriculum Committee:

UCC Report to the Senate November 16 2010

Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibilities Committee:

Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibilities Report Nov2010

Supporting documents for FWPRC resolutions:

Data Benchmark Institutions 0001

WKU Employee Health Plan Funding Philosophy 02-02-2010

Unfinished Business:

Charter Revision (Senate Representation)

New Business:

Charter Revision University Policies

Academic Affairs Overall Policy 1.0000

Eleven Month Administrator Compensation Policy 1.9800

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