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April 20, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting

BEAUPRE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC SCIENCES, ROOM 105

A reception sponsored by Dean Zawia, Graduate School, will immediately follow the meeting (on site).

Electronic Attendance

1. Call to order of the General Faculty – Graduate Faculty meeting at 3:00 PM.

2. Call to order of the regular Faculty Senate Meeting immediately following the General Faculty – Graduate Faculty Meeting.

3. Disposition of Minutes of the Meeting #7, March 23, 2017.

4. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Senate Chairperson Sullivan

B. Activities of the Executive Committee – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #30 and #31

C. Recommendation of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley
Proposed changes to University Manual sections 8.51.11 – 8.51.13

D. Report on Senate Committee Restructuring – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley

5. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT – Provost DeHayes

A. Announcements

B. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

Bill #16-17-22 Recommendations of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Changes and Additions to University Manual Chapter 8.  Approved by President Dooley on April 3, 2017.

Bill #16-17-23  Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2016-17-3, Accelerated Online Calendar for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, Academic Calendar for 2022-2023. Approved by President Dooley on April 3, 2017.

Bill #16-17-24B Curricular Report No. 2016-17-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Program Changes. Approved by President Dooley on April 3, 2017.

Bill #16-17-25B The Five Hundred and Thirty-Ninth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Program Changes.  Approved by President Dooley on April 3, 2017.

Bill #16-17-26B General Education Committee Report #2016-17-6: Changes to University Manual Section 8.20.14.  Approved by President Dooley on April 3, 2017.

6. REPORTS OF STANDING, JOINT, AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2016-17-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate, Appendices – Associate Dean Rusnock

B. Curricular Report No. 2016-17-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia – Dean Zawia

C. The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee, Appendices – Chairperson Sullivan

D. General Education Committee Report 2016-17-7 – Chairperson Sullivan

E. Report of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Oversight Committee – Professor Owens

F. Report of the Athletics Advisory Board – Professor Harps-Logan, Ms. Kylee Wolfe, and Mr. Dante’ Lamb

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Changes to By-Laws 4.31 – 4.86 as proposed in Constitution, By-laws, and University Manual Committee Report 2016-17-3 – Professor Wenisch and Senate Chairperson Sullivan

8. OLD BUSINESS

9. NEW BUSINESS

10. ADJOURNMENT

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