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University Senate Meeting Agenda

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University Senate Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2015 -- 3:45 p.m.
Faculty House


 

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A.  Approve April Minutes
B.  Reports:

1.  Chair – Margaret Crowder

2.  Vice Chair – Jennifer Hanley

3.  Secretary - Heidi Alvarez

4.  Coalition of Senate and Faculty Leadership for Higher Education – Molly Kerby

5.  AAUP President - Eric Reed

6.  Advisory:

a.  Faculty Regent – Barbara Burch
b.  Provost – Gordon Emslie
c.  SGA President – Nicki Taylor

C.  Committee Reports and Recommendations

1.  Graduate Council: (Report posted, Endorsed by SEC)

a.  Recommendation (Posted; Endorsed by SEC)

2.  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: (Report posted; Endorsed by SEC)

3.  Academic Quality: No Report

4.  Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibility: (Report posted; Endorsed by SEC with contingency on 4.a.)

a.  Policy 1.4180 Course Related Field Trips

b.  Prayer Policy Resolution

5.  General Education/Colonnade Implementation Committee: No Report

6.  Budget and Finance Committee: (Report posted; Accepted by SEC)

7.  Faculty Handbook Committee: (Report posted)

a. Provost/President Recommendation timeline (Endorsed by SEC)

b.  Instructor Ranks (Endorsed by SEC)

c.  Board of Regents approval of Handbook (Endorsed by SEC)

8.  Ad Hoc Committee on Research:  (Report posted;  follow-up; informational)

9.  Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Charter Revisions:  (Draft posted - 2nd reading)

10.  University Benefits Committee:  (Report posted, informational)

11.  Health Services Committee: (Report posted, informational)

12.  Campus Library Advisory Council: (Report posted, informational)

13.  Legislative Committee: (Report posted, informational)

14.  Budget Advisory Committee: (Report posted, informational)

D.  Old Business
E.  New Business

1.  Colonnade courses for approval BIO 131; BIO 207; BIO 208; CS 146; HCA 347; HIST 307; METR 322; MUS 320; PH 365; THEA 341 (Course proposals posted)

2.  Policy 1.2130 Faculty Compensation for On Demand Teaching (Endorsed by SEC)

3.  Policy 1.3002 Equal Treatment of Students (Endorsed by SEC via email)

4.  Resolution in support of HR 275 on intercollegiate athletics (Endorsed by SEC)

a.  Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) request for Senate vote

b.  Resolution template

c.  Bill – HR 275

5.  Vote on University Academic Complaint Committee membership (ballot posted; please vote for FOUR faculty and TWO students)

6.  Vote on Senate nominee for the Parking and Transportation Committee (ballot posted; please vote for ONE nominee)

a.  Statements of interest from the candidates

F.  Information items

1.  Benefits Committee response to faculty concerns of Senate

a.  Senate benefits concerns compilation

2.  New Senate Officers (Election results from April’s Senate meeting)

3.  New Faculty Handbook members (Election results posted)

4.  Standing Committee membership for 2015-16 (Caucus results posted)

5.  President Ransdell memo regarding Senate resolutions/recommendations from April

6.  Policy 0.2071 Public Prayer Policy, as revised May 11, 2015

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