Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
January 14, 2009, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Inza Fort, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call:

Present

Officers: Fort, Freund, Jones, Brady, Allison, Rupe

Senators (elected):  (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Rosenkrans, Miller, Ahrendsen, Savin; (ARSC) Behrend, Comfort, Turner, Parry, DeCoster, Scheide, Freund, Brady, Kral; (WCOB) Bouwman; (EDHP) Hagstrom, Stegman, Dibrezzo, Smith; (ENGR) Deaton; (LAW) Killenbeck; (LIBR) Zou; (At-Large) Curington, Goodstein, James, Jensen, Gay, Murphy, Riggs, Salisbury, Martin, T. Jensen.

Senators (admin): McMath, Schwab, Greenwood, Geren, Henderson Allen, McCray, Lewis.

Absent

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Evans, Rom; (ARSC) Yang, Spiegel, Rhoads, Van Brahana; (WCOB) Ellstrand, Hardgrave; (EDHP); (ENGR) Hall, Heymsfield; (LIBR); (At-Large) Robinson, Starks, Turner.

Senators (admin):  Gearhart, Verma, Shannon, Worrell, Beene Ballard, Saxena, Nance.

I. Call to Order: Inza Fort, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:35.

II. Roll Call

The roll was called.

III. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from November and December, 2008.

November 12, 2008 Minutes
December 2008 Consent Agenda

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost's Report

The Provost reported on the following:


B. Financial Report from Vice Chancellor Pederson

Vice Chancellor Pederson reported on the financial situation of the University.

Attached Report

VI. Old Business

A. Changes to the Code of Student Life (Comes as motion from the EC)

Changes Made
Support Letter
Recommendations from Committee on Committees

A motion was made to amend item #3 to say that the hearing panel must have a majority of faculty members. The amendment passed.

The amended motion passed.

VII. New Business

A. Consent Agenda

The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action from the Graduate Council:

1. Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 19, 2008: Table A and Table D.

2. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 21, 2008 and the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008: Table B and Table C.

3. Undergraduate and graduate courses were approved to remain active even though the courses listed in Table E have had no enrollment for the past five years and approved to be inactivated the courses listed in Table F that have had no enrollment for the past five years.

4. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGECMS – MS, Agricultural Economics - (Table 1, Attachments 1A and 1B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 21, 2008 and the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

5. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders - CNSLMS – MSE, Counseling - Community Counseling Concentration - (Table 1, Attachments 1C and 1D) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

6. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDMA – MAT, Childhood Education - (Table 1, Attachment 1E) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

7. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDLEME – MED, Educational Leadership - (Table 1, Attachments 1F and 1G) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

8. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDLEES – EDS, Educational Leadership - (Table 1, Attachments 1H and 1I) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

9. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGMS – MS, Electrical Engineering - (Table 1, Attachments 1J and 1K) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

10. Proposed graduate program change for the interdisciplinary program of Microelectronics-Photonics – MEPHMS – MS, Microelectronic-Photonics - (Table 1, Attachment 1L) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

11. Proposed graduate program change for the interdisciplinary program of Microelectronics-Photonics – MEPHPH – PhD, Microelectronic-Photonics - (Table 1, Attachment 1M) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

12. Proposed graduate program change for the Interdisciplinary program of Public Policy – PUBPPH – PhD, Public Policy, Policy Studies in Aging Concentration - (Table 1, Attachments 1N and 1O) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 21, 2008 and the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

13. Proposed graduate program change for the interdisciplinary program of Space and Planetary Sciences – SPACMS – MS, Space and Planetary Sciences - (Table 1, Attachment 1P) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

14. Proposed graduate program change for the interdisciplinary program of Space and Planetary Sciences – SPACPH – PhD, Space and Planetary Sciences - (Table 1, Attachment 1Q) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

15. Proposed graduate program change for the proposed interdisciplinary certificate program – PROFGC - Preparing for the Professorate - (Table 1, Attachments 1R and 1S) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Program Committee on November 21, 2008 and the Graduate Council on December 18, 2008.

The consent agenda was approved.

B. Item #32 removed from December Consent Agenda

"32." Proposed change to modify Academic Grievance Procedures for Graduate Students as requested by the Faculty Senate approved by the Graduate Council on November 20, 2008. (Attachment One).

Item #32 was approved.

C. For future Consideration

Final Exam Policy. Students who have three or more final exams scheduled on one day will be allowed reschedule one of the exams. This policy outlines the procedure and limitations in that process. We are soliciting your comments before the next Executive committee meeting.

Proposed Final Exam Policy

D. Candidates for Honorary degrees (Motion from the Honorary Degree Committee) The Senate convenes as a Committee of the Whole for this item.

The Faculty Senate moved into executive session to discuss honorary degree candidates.

VIII. Announcements

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 5:12 p.m.