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January 28th, 2016 Faculty Senate Meeting

AGENDA

Meeting of the Faculty Senate, Thursday, January 28, 2016, 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 the Meeting #4, December 10, 2015

3.  REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Senate Chairperson Rollo-Koster

B. Activities of the Executive Committee – Senate Vice Chairperson Welters Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #17 and #18

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Welters

That the Faculty Senate approve the membership of the Nominating Committee for the 2016-17 Faculty Senate:

Kyle Kusz, Kinesiology
Damon Rarick, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (German)
Linda Welters, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

4.  REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

A. Announcements

B. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

Bill 15-16-14A Curricular Report No. 2015-16-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by the Faculty Senate on December 10, 2015.

Bill #15-16-14B Curricular Report No. 2015-16-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Curricular Changes. Approved by President Dooley on January 9, 2016.

Bill #15-16-14C Curricular Report No. 2015-16-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Master of Arts/Teacher Certification in Health, Physical Education, and Health/Physical Education. Pending approval.

Bill #15-16-15A The Five Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on December 10, 2015.

Bill #15-16-15B The Five Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Curriculum Changes: Communication Studies and Anthropology. Approved by President Dooley on January 9, 2016.

Bill #15-16-15C The Five Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Curriculum Changes: Minor in Work, Labor, and Social Justice. Pending approval.

Bill #15-16-15D The Five Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Curriculum Changes: Creation of College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS), Awarding of degrees to CEPS, Closure of The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education; and transfer of department and degree of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design to College of Business. Pending approval.

Bill #15-16-16 General Education Committee Report #2015-16-6: New General Education Courses.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on December 10, 2015.

Bill #15-16-17 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2015-16-2.  Approved by President Dooley on January 9, 2016.

5.  REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. The Five Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee – Professor Owens

B. General Education Committee Report 2015-16-7 and General Education Committee Report 2015-16-8 – Professor Kinnie

6.  INFORMAL DISCUSSION

SAKAI transition to external host – Director Goldsmith

7.  FORUM

Discussion on the subject of developing policy pertaining to use of 3rd party websites for posting of exams, class notes, other class materials – Chairperson Rollo-Koster

8.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

9.  NEW BUSINESS

10. ADJOURNMENT

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