Agenda for Faculty Senate meeting

3 PM Friday, 13 October 2006, Board Room in Student Union

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of guests
  3. Approval of minutes of Faculty Senate meetings
    1. acknowledge electronic approval of minutes for 9/8 meeting
    2. vote to approve the minutes of the 9/29 (special) meeting
  4. Presentations by guests: none?
  5. President's report (available:
  6. Committee reports
    1. Knipp: final report (available: from financial-aid repayment committee
    2. reports from BoV subcommittees, which met on 9/22/06 (agenda and schedule available at and
      1. Knipp: Finance and Student Life
      2. Guajardo: Academic Affairs
      3. Whiting: Development
      4. Schwarze: full board
    3. Schwarze: update on provost search
    4. Sellars: preliminary report from the academic-calendar committee
    5. Whiting: update from (academic) building committees
    6. Old business
      1. vote on the recommendations from the financial-aid repayment committee (See item VI.A, above.)
      2. votes on the plan (available: to implement recommendations 4, 5, and 8 of the 2005 - 06 Senate Review Committee
        1. constitutional amendments (requires approval by 10 senators):
          1. addition of two Senators from academic area of Arts and Humanities
          2. institution a process for a department to change its academic area
        2. bylaws (requires approval by 2/3 of those senators present):
          discontinuing sequential nature of elections of pairs of senators
    7. New business
      1. appoint a sabbatical review committee -- also charge with the development of procedures for notification/assessment so that feedback can be provided to applicants as per the handbook specifications.
        deadlines for sabbatical applications: to deans by 11/1/06, to Senate by 11/15/06, Senate votes on 12/1/06
      2. appoint a committee to create handbook language for last year's initiatives: council of university chairs and junior faculty development opportunities (pending verification of provost approval of this)
        deadline to Senate: 12/1/06
      3. assign a senator to liaise with each department (ie, COMM, FNAR, GOVT, LAMS, MATH, MUSC, PH/RS, SOWK, SOCL) that does not contain any senators
        deadline to report back to Senate: 11/3/06
      4. create parking-issues committee to handle business from 2G of Senate Goals (available:, namely to work with the administration to adjust parking policies, e.g., reducing the $100 parking fee for adjunct faculty, and shifting the time by which students must move their cars from faculty lots from 8:30 AM to 7:30 AM -- that is, before the first class of the day
        deadline to present to Senate: 1/19/07
      5. vote on proposal (approved by LLC and UCC) to insert ULLC100 as a prerequisite of ULLC223
    8. Other