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September 22nd, 2016 Faculty Senate Meeting

BEAUPRE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC SCIENCES, ROOM 105

A reception sponsored by Provost DeHayes will immediately follow the meeting (Beaupre 105).

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AGENDA

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

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

3. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #9, May 5, 2016

4. REPORT OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A.  Announcements and Opening Remarks – Chairperson Sullivan

B.  Activities of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Conley

1. Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #1-#5, #8, and #9.

2. On March 31, 2016, the Faculty Senate authorized the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to act on behalf of the Senate between May 5 and September 22, 2016 regarding the approval of courses and/or undergraduate curriculum changes pertaining to the implementation of the General Education Program.  The following legislation was approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee between May 5 and June 29, 2016:

Bill #15-16-38 Special Report and Recommendations from the Curricular Affairs Committee, May 18, 2016, no. 1 (catalog changes).  Approved by President Dooley on May 23, 2016.

Bill #15-16-39 Special Report and Recommendations from the Curricular Affairs Committee, May 18, 2016, no. 2 (General Education courses). Approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee on May 20, 2016.

Bill # 15-16-40 Special Report and Recommendations from the Curricular Affairs Committee, May 31, 2016, no. 3 (General Education courses).  Approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee on June 1, 2016.

Bill #15-16-41 Special Report and Recommendations from the Curricular Affairs Committee, May 31, 2016, no. 4 (General Education courses).  Approved by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee on June 29, 2016.

3. Report of Disposition of Senate Action from 2015-2016 Legislative Year

Subsequent to the December 10, 2015 Faculty Senate approval of the Creation of College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS), the legislation was amended to add “Feinstein” to the name of the college.

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.

Approved by President Dooley on February 8, 2016.

Transfer of Textiles to College of Business: presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on April 14, 2016.

Creation of the Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies: presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on May 25, 2016.

4. Informational Report on Changes to Administrative Portions of the University Manual, Chapters 2, 5, and 10
Submitted on behalf of President Dooley, Dated September 2015

C.  Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Conley

1. Subsequent to the March 31, 2016 Faculty Senate approval of Bill #15-16-30, Recommendations of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for Changes to the University Manual Chapter 8, Selected Sections, changes to section 8.51.11 were not approved by the President.

In consideration of By-Laws 10.3, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee recommends that the Senate refer University Manual section 8.51.11 taken together with 8.51.12 –13 to the Executive Committee for further consideration and revision.

2. That the Faculty Senate consent to Committee Appointments for 2016-17

D. Per University Manual Section 10.90.15, Verbal Reporting to Constituency, Report on 2015-16 Administrator Evaluation Results – Provost DeHayes

5. STATUS OF ACTIONS FORWARDED TO THE PRESIDENT

Bill #15-16-34A Curricular Report No. 2015-16-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on May 5, 2016.

Bill #15-16-34B Curricular Report No. 2015-16-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Curricular Changes.  Approved by President Dooley on May 18, 2016.

Bill #15-16-35A The Five Hundred and Thirty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on May 5, 2016.

Bill #15-16-35B The Five Hundred and Thirty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Curricular Issues.  Approved by President Dooley on May 18, 2016.

Bill #15-16-35C The Five Hundred and Thirty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of Criminology and Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts program, Creation of Criminology and Criminal Justice Major, and Creation of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) Course Code.  Approved by President Dooley on May 18, 2016.  Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 22, 2016.

Bill #15-16-35D The Five Hundred and Thirty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of a Landscape Architecture Minor.  Approved by President Dooley on May 18, 2016.  Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 22, 2016.

Bill #15-16-35E The Five Hundred and Thirty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of a Minor in Robotics Engineering.  Approved by President Dooley on May 18, 2016.  Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 22, 2016.

Bill #15-16-36 General Education Committee Report #2015-16-13: New General Education Courses.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on May 5, 2016.

Bill #15-16-37 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2015-16-4.  Approved by President Dooley on May 18, 2016.

6. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

General Education Committee Report 2016-17-1 – Chairperson Sullivan

7. PRESENTATION

Student Athletes – Athletic Director Bjorn and Professor Harps-Logan, Athletics Advisory Board Chairperson

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

9. NEW BUSINESS

10. ADJOURNMENT

 A reception sponsored by Provost DeHayes will immediately follow the meeting (Beaupre 105).

 

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