Agenda for Faculty Senate meeting

3 PM Friday, 2 December 2005, SC214

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of guest: Professor Jay Paul
  3. Acknowledge electronic approval of minutes of 11/4/05 meeting
  4. President's report
  5. Committee reports
    1. Jay Paul (Advisory Committee on Academic Advising): recommendations on improving academic advising (available:
    2. Underwood (Sabbaticals)
      1. recommendations re applications (Senate votes now.)
      2. review of policy (Senate votes now or at meeting on 1/20/06.)
    3. Board of Visitors:
      1. Whiting (full board)
      2. Vachris (finance/audit)
    4. Schwarze (FCLLAL charter): recommendations (available:
    5. Grau/Underwood: forming peer group (w/chair) for promotion of Susan St. Onge to rank of Distinguished Professor (Senate votes on composition of peer group.)
  6. Old business
    1. Senate's reaffirmation of the recommendation, first proposed at its 4/15/05 meeting and subsequently approved by FCLLAL and by UCC, to require the insertion of ENGL223 (or its cross-listed equivalent) as a pre- or corequisite for all 300- or 400-level courses in an Area of Inquiry (AoI) which does not otherwise have a specific course pre- or corequisite.
    2. more reports from liaisons to departments in which no Senators reside?
    3. vote on UCC recommendations regarding courses in the AoI (except for Creative Expressions) and Liberal Learning Foundations
      1. PHYS and ANTH: Whiting and Grau
      2. BIOL and MATH (foundations): Knipp and Guajardo
      3. Formal and Informal Reasoning: Cartwright, Doughty, and Underwood
      4. Western Traditions and Identities, Institutions, and Societies: Sellars and Hicks
      5. Global and Multicultural Perspectives: Vachris and Adamitis
      6. Assignments of recently approved AoI courses? (available:
  7. New business
    1. Senator assignments for review of more course recommendations from UCC, including those in "Creative Expressions" AoI (available:
    2. Recommendation by CLAS chairs to include American Association of University Professors (AAUP) statement on professional ethics (available: in the University Handbook
  8. Other