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December 8th, 2016 Faculty Senate Meeting

BEAUPRE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC SCIENCES, ROOM 105

A reception sponsored by Dean Larrat, College of Pharmacy, will immediately follow the meeting (on site).

Electronic Attendance

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

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

3. Disposition of Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting #3, November 17, 2016

4. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Chairperson Sullivan

B. Activities of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Conley
Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #15, #16, and #18

5.  STATUS OF ACTIONS FORWARDED TO THE PRESIDENT

Bill #16-17-4B Curricular Report No. 2016-17-1 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Curricular Changes. Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016.

Bill #16-17-5B The Five Hundred and Thirty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Curricular Proposals. Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016.

Bill #16-17-5C The Five Hundred and Thirty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of an Undergraduate Certificate in Energy Economics and Policy. Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016. Pending Notice of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Bill #16-17-5D The Five Hundred and Thirty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of a New Course Code for School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPC). Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016. Pending Notice of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Bill #16-17-7 Council for Research Report No. 2016-17-1: University Manual changes to section 10.72.11. Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016.

Bill #16-17-8 Changes to the Policy for the Administration of Grants, Contracts, and Gifts. Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016

Bill #16-17-9 Discontinue the Admissions Advisory Committee (delete University Manual sections 5.77.10 – 5.77.12). Approved by President Dooley on November 29, 2016.

6. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2016-17-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate
– Associate Dean Rusnock

Curricular Report No. 2016-17-2A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate
– Dean Zawia

B. The Five Hundred and Thirty-Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee
– Chairperson Sullivan

C. General Education Committee Report 2016-17-4 – Chairperson Sullivan

D. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report 2016-17-2 – Professor Gindy
WITHDRAWN

E. Constitution, By-Laws, and University Manual Committee Report 2016-17-1 – Professor Wenisch

7. PRESENTATION

   University IT Strategic Plan – Dean Boughida and Chief Information Officer Kubica

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Council for Research Report No. 2016-17-1

B. Status Report on Faculty Senate Membership

9. NEW BUSINESS

10. ADJOURNMENT

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