Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
April 10, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Tim Kral, Chair
Douglas Rhoads, Acting Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: Kral, C. Jones, Parry, Gay, Brady

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Burgos, Savin, Ahrendsen, Pereira; (ARSC) Kral, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Shobe, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Rhoads; (WCOB) Miles; (EDHP) Murphy, Mamiseishvili; (ENGR) McCann, Hall; (LAW) ; (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Fort, Parker Gibson, Dennis, Jensen, Whayne, Quinn, Johnson, Rupe.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Shields, Lewis

Absent:

Officers: L. Jones, Rosenkrans

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Ogbeide, Rom; (ARSC) Freund, McIntosh, Foley, Schriver, Sonn, Zajicek; (WCOB) Ellstrand, Myers; (EDHP) Orr, Hewitt; (ENGR) Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Jones, Allison.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, Shannon, Roberts ,Jones, Rankin, Smith, Leeds, Martin, Henderson-Allen, McMath.

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I. Call to Order: Timothy Kral, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll was promptly called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from March 13, 2013

Minutes approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost's Report

Provost's Notes

Shared update on Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Still not sure about tuition raises next year.  Waiting to see how Legislature resolves.

Compliance issues for Title IX should go to Monica Holland, ADA issues to Leah Williams, and other compliance issues to Johnelle Colbert-Diaz (please check spelling of last) while compliance officer search is underway.

B. Academic Integrity Committee (Paul Cronan & Pat Koski)

Proposed Changes

Policy Recommendations

Rubric Recommendations

Presentation on background for reasons for proposed changes.  Highlighted the proposed changes to the rubric and policy recommendations.  These recommendations will discussed and voted on at next meeting.

C. Calendar Committee (Jim Gigantino)

2018 Academic Calendar

2018 Academic Calendar presented for action at next meeting.

D. APT Committee

Motion

Motion:

Change the following passage:

“ The Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure shall be elected by the tenured and tenure-track members of the faculty (pursuant to rules adopted by the Faculty Senate) and shall consist of 12 tenured members of the faculty.”

To

“The Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure shall be elected by the tenured and tenure-track members of the faculty (pursuant to rules adopted by the Faculty Senate) and shall consist of 12 tenured Professors at the time of service.”

To be voted on at next meeting.

E. Committee on Committees

Recommends that the Faculty Grievance committee only be constituted of tenured faculty.  To be voted on at next meeting.

F. Senate Chair's report

ASG requested database of syllabi.  Submission would be voluntary.  Provost’s office looking at UITS setting up something. 

Staff Appreciation Picnic (Thursday May 16): faculty and administrators invited to come serve food to staff.  Please consider volunteering.  Half hour time slots.  Contact Tim Kral.

VI. Old Business

         None

VII. New Business

A. Parking & Transit

Yellow Sticker Fee Change Proposal

Motion for Faculty Senate support  for Yellow Sticker Fee Change Proposal.  Motion failed 12-13.

B. Consent Agenda: The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled for April 10, 2013:

1. Course Change Proposals:

a. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 29, 2013: Table A

b. Graduate credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2013 and the Graduate Council on March 14, 2013: Table B

2. Undergraduate Graduate Program Change Proposals:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean - EDSTBS – BSE, Major in Educational Studies (Table One, Attachments 1A, 1A-1 and 1A-2).

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMENMS – MSBME, Masters in Biomedical Engineering (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Engineering – ENGRPH – PhD in Engineering with a Concentration in Biomedical Engineering (BMEG) (Table Two, Attachment 2B).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Administration – BADMMB – MBA, Masters in Business Administration, Managerial Program (Table Two, Attachment 2C).

All Approved

VIII. Announcements

Next faculty senate meeting May 1, 2013

IX. Adjourn

Adjourned 4:43 PM.