Agenda for Faculty Senate meeting

3 PM Friday, 1 December 2006, Board Room in Student Union

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of guests
  3. Acknowledge electronic approval of minutes for 11/3 meeting of the Faculty Senate
  4. Presentation by guest?
  5. President's report
    1. follow-up re PAC (charge available:
    2. follow-up re FacDevGrant applications
    3. update re schedule of transition to 3-4 teaching load
    4. update from the Council of University Chairs
    5. update on approval of closed-section course overrides
  6. Committee reports
    1. Sellars: recommendations on academic calendar (research findings available at
    2. Breese: recommendations on sabbaticals
      1. grading rubric
      2. co-authored projects
      3. this year's applications
    3. Duskin (UCC):
      1. COMM 201 (FIR)
      2. followup re the requirement of a final exam in all Liberal Learning Foundations courses (such as ULLC100)
    4. liaisons to 11/10 BoV meetings:
      1. Guajardo (Academic Affairs)
      2. Whiting (Development and Finance)
      3. Knipp (Student Life) Ed. note: report postponed until January meeting of Faculty Senate
      4. Vachris (full board)
    5. Adamitis/Grau: handbook language for Council of University Chairs (available:
    6. more reports from department liaisons (Breese, Duskin, Hicks)
  7. Old business
    1. Senate vote on UCC recommendation: American Studies program (major and minor)
    2. Vote on proposed schedules (A, B, C, and D) for shifting to a 3-4 teaching load
  8. New business
    1. handbook changes
      1. IACUC (available:
      2. personnel files (available:
    2. Resolution 4: emeritus status for Lee Doerries (available:
    3. Resolution 5: emerita status for Virginia Purtle (available:
    4. proposal from UDC to base the withdrawal limit on number of credits, rather than on number (= 5) of courses
    5. Further consideration of Pollard's report from ad hoc committee on evaluation and assessment of faculty (available: and
  9. Other