Agenda for Faculty Senate meeting
3 PM Friday, February 27, 2009
Board Room, David Student Union

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of minutes of Faculty Senate meetings
    1. Acknowledge electronic approval of minutes for January 23 and February 6 meeting
  3. President's report
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Preliminary Report of Order of Administrative Evaluation Committee
    2. Blackboard/ATAC update (Brash)
    3. Liaison Reports
      1. Music (Xu)
      2. Sociology and Anthropology (Carlson)
      3. Theater (Lambert)
  5. Old business
    1. Curriculum: FNAR375 (Underwood and Duskin)
    2. How Faculty Senate Votes Count (Underwood)
  6. New business
    1. Curriculum:
      1. Termination of Concentration of Bachelors in Music
      2. BCES Environmental Science reorganization;
      3. Major in Classical Studies with the existing BA in Foreign Languages
    2. Recommended Senate makeup change: at least four of the senators in each college will be from different departments. Here is the proposed three college model (Guajardo)
    3. Appoint faculty to run senate and committee elections before March 31
    4. Handbook Changes
      1. Changes to faculty evaluation process  (e.g., DRC instead of peer groups)
      2. Remove all line numbers
      3. Create a pre-health program (the senate approved this in October)
      4. Delete requirement for department to keep final exams for 7 years
      5. Add director of academic advising to UDC
      6. Change to 4-3 load and add possible change in retirement teaching load  
      7. Streamline curriculum review (senate looked at most of this in September)
      8. UGRC change into a program similar to Honors
      9. Delete student behavior from handbook. Use student handbook for that
      10. Add reference to student handbook for where to find details on honor code.
      11. All faculty are now graduate faculty
      12. Committee structure changes due to the 3 college model
      13. How Administrative Grant Overhead Can Be Spent
  7. Other