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Minutes of the Nov 11, 1998 Faculty Senate Meeting

Present:

Officers: Allison, Cordes, Neuse, Rogers
Senators (Elected): Bertoncino, Buono, Caldwell, Chase, Cleaveland, Di Brezzo, Fort, Freund, Gay, James, Johnson, Killenbeck, King, Knowles, Kral, Lee, MacRae, Martin, Miller, Musick, Myers, Norwood, Peven, Redfern, Roland, Rom, Schmitt, Schroeder, Studer-Ellis, Swartz, Waligorski
Senators (Admin.): Bennett, Geren

Absent:

Senators (Elected): Bailey, Brewer, Daniels, Douglas, Goodstein, Graham, Hall, Hoffman, Martin, Olejniczak, Salamo, Taylor, White, Ziegler

Senators (Admin.): Buege, Dutton, Loewer, Madison, Scifres, Stegman, Strickman, White, Williams, Young

I. Wally Cordes called the meeting to order at 3:32 PM.

II. It was moved and seconded to approve the circulated Agenda. motion passed

III. It was moved and seconded to approve the October 14, 1998 minutes. motion passed

IV. Reports: none

V. Old Business Item 989-14.

It was moved and seconded to approve proposed changes to the Undergraduate Grade Appeal Procedures.

It was moved and seconded that the ad hoc faculty committee be a committee of five (three from the department involved and two from another department). amendment failed

It was moved and seconded that the sentence "The appeal must be filed within one calendar year of the time the grade that is being appealed was assigned" be changed to "All grievances concerning course grades must be filed within one calendar year of the end of the term in which the grade that is being appealed was assigned." amendment passed

It was moved and seconded to add the following sentence to procedure step #5: "If the faculty committee determines that the grade should not be changed, it should communicate this conclusion to the student, faculty member and the department head." amendment passed. amended motion passed.

VI. New Business

A. It was moved and seconded to approve the Consent Agenda Items 989-20 through 989-25. A request was made to consider item 989-20 separately. motion (items 989-21-25) passed

B. Item 989-20. It was moved and seconded to approve the revisions of the graduate grade appeal procedure. It was moved and seconded to amend the revision by adding the phrase "All grievances concerning course grades must be filed within one calendar year of the end of the term in which the grade that is being appealed was assigned." the amendment passed. the amended motion passed.

C. Item 989-26. It was moved and seconded to change the policy on Evaluative Criteria, Procedures and General Standards for Initial Appointment, Successive Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (Section II. Promotion, B. 17-20). It was moved and seconded to change "that administrator" to "chancellor". amendment passed. motion passed.

VII. Announcements/Information

The senators were told that there will likely be a December meeting, on December 9.

VIII. It was moved and seconded to adjourn. motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 4:15:14.

 

Wally Cordes, Chair; Neil Allison, Secretary

MINUTES APPROVED: 01/13/99