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February 19, 2015 Agenda

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building.

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Vice President Sonnenfeld will immediately follow the meeting.

1. Call to order at 3:00 PM.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #4, January 22, 2015

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Chairperson Nassersharif

B. Activities of the Executive Committee:

Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #27 and #29 – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

a. That the Faculty Senate approve appointments to the Committee on Information Technologies, Infrastructure, Computing, Communications, and Networking (CITICCN)

b.  That the Faculty Senate approve the first recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee to address Faculty Senate membership and faculty voting rights on matters requiring Faculty Senate approval.

SUMMARY of the next two items C.c and C.d

c. That the Faculty Senate approve conducting a referendum of the General Faculty on proposed changes to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate via electronic ballot.

d. That the Faculty Senate move approval of changes to Appendix C: By-Laws of The Faculty Senate, Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.6, 5.7. (If the corresponding changes to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate are approved via electronic referendum subsequent to today’s meeting, a final vote on changes to the By-Laws will be called at the March 12, 2015 Faculty Senate meeting.)

D. Election of Faculty Senate Chair and Vice Chair for the 2015-16 Academic Year

Report of the Nominating Committee – Senator Cerbo

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT – Provost DeHayes

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

#14-15–12 Curricular Report No. 2014-15-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.  Approved by President Dooley on January 30, 2015.

#14-15–13 The Five Hundred and Twentieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.  Approved by President Dooley on January 30, 2015.

#14-15–14 University College and General Education Committee Report #2014-15-1. Approved by President Dooley on January 30, 2015.

B. Announcements

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2014-15-3 – Professor Hensley-Owens

B.  Curricular Report No. 2014-15-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate – Dean Killingbeck

C. Curricular Report No. 2014-15-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Master of Arts in TESOL/Dual Language Immersion – Dean Zawia

D. The Five Hundred and Twenty First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee – Senator English

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8. NEW BUSINESS

9. ADJOURNMENT

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