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March 12, 2015 Agenda

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building.

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Dean Kirby will immediately follow the meeting.

1. Call to order at 3:00 PM.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #6, February 19, 2015

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Chairperson Nassersharif

B. Activities of the Executive Committee:

Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #30, #31, and #32 – Senator Welters

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Senator Welters

That the Faculty Senate adopt the proposed schedule of meetings for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Sept. 17, 2015
Oct. 15, 2015
Nov. 19, 2015
Dec. 10, 2015
Jan. 28, 2016
Feb. 18, 2016
Mar. 17, 2016
April 14, 2016
May 5, 2016

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT – Provost DeHayes

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

#14-15–15 Ad Hoc Committee to address Faculty Senate membership and faculty voting rights Report #1: Amendments to University Manual Sections 4.50.13 and 4.60.12. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015.

#14-15–16 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2014-15-3 Approved by Provost DeHayes for President Dooley on February 20, 2015.

#14-15–17 Curricular Report No. 2014-15-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015.

#14-15–18 Curricular Report No. 2014-15-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Master of Arts in TESOL/Dual Language Immersion. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015. Pending approval by the Board of Education.

#14-15–19A The Five Hundred and Twenty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015.

#14-15–19B The Five Hundred and Twenty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Minor in Arabic.  Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015. Pending approval by the Board of Education.

#14-15–19C The Five Hundred and Twenty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Change to Degree and Creation of Subplans for Plant Sciences. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015. Pending approval by the Board of Education.

#14-15–20 Authorization of a Referendum of the General Faculty. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015.

#14-15–21 Authorization to Allow The Faculty Senate Executive Committee to Act on Recommendations Regarding Rescheduling Class Days Missed, Spring 2015. Approved by President Dooley on March 3, 2015.

B. Announcements

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A.  Curricular Report No. 2014-15-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate – Dean Killingbeck

B.  Curricular Report No. 2014-15-8A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Professional Science Masters Degree (PSM) in Cyber Security – Dean Zawia

Curricular Report No. 2014-15-8B from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Graduate Certificate in Hydrology – Dean Zawia

C. The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee – Professor Brand

Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendix E

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

That the Faculty Senate approve changes to the By-Laws of  the Faculty Senate, Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.6, 5.7 pursuant to passage of the referendum of the General Faculty to change Articles III, IV, V, and VI of the Constitution of the Faculty Senate

7. NEW BUSINESS

8. ADJOURNMENT

 

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