Agenda for Faculty Senate meeting
3 PM Friday, January 23, 2009
Board Room, David Student Union

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of Guests, Lisa Duncan Raines, University Registrar
  3. Approval of minutes of Faculty Senate meetings
    1. Approve minutes for December meeting
  4. President's report The faculty development grant schedule for Spring 2010 will be:

Date

Day

Turn in to

Feb 2

Monday

Chair

Feb 13

Friday

Dean

Mar 2

Monday

Senate

Mar 20

Friday

Senate vote

  1. Committee Reports
    1. Review and Approval of Faculty and Student Surveys (Carlson)
  2. Old business
    1. Reconsideration of the senate recommendation approved at the November meeting, which would allow students to walk during graduation ceremonies with the following restriction:  students who are no more than one course (which may have an associated lab) shy of fulfilling all degree requirements, will be allowed to petition the UDC for permission to participate in commencement ceremonies.
    2. Discuss the Spring 2010 (and years following) calendar, in which classes will start one week before Martin Luther King, and graduation will occur one week after Mother's Day, so that there will be two weeks in between finals and graduation, extending the contract for faculty by one week each academic year.
    3. Vote on University Eval-4 recommendations
    4. Curriculum
      1. HIST 432, 489, 364 (Rahim and Guajardo)
      2. SOCL 215, 230, ANTH309 : (Wheeler and Carlson)
      3. Psychology 201L:  (Wheeler and Carlson)
    5. Senate Absence Policy (Underwood)
    6. Suggested Handbook Wording to recommend that the chair of the PRC be tenured.
    7. Vote on Senate Makeup starting Fall 2009 due to college restructuring. In December, the senate discussed recommending 5 senators from each college, no more than 2 from each department. Should there be a maximum of 1 or 2 untenured faculty from each college?
    8. Examine recommended changes to committee structure in handbook to accommodate 3 college model (Lambert)
  1. New business
    1. Recommend re-examination of scheduled post tenure review, which duplicates in part the annual review process. A relevant part of the handbook is XII.8.b.5)a (page 109) and XII.8.b.5).g.(2) (page 111)
    2. Curriculum: FNAR375
    3. Change Senate vote to allow ballots instead of in-person voting
    4. Add SENCER grants to FDGs?
  1. Other