University Senate

Meeting 539 Agenda


TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Judi Smigowski, Senate Assistant
DATE: November 6, 2013
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #539
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #539 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013 in Room 642 in the DOW Building.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of this meeting’s agenda. If neither the Senator nor the Alternate can attend they should send a substitute.

1)  Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors 3
2)  Approval of Agenda 1
3)  Approval of Minutes from Meeting  #538 1
4)  Presentation:  “The Evolution of MOOCs”  by  Provost and VP for Academic Affairs  Max Seel and Michael Meyers, Director CTL          slides 20
5)  Reports  
 a.  President’s Report 5

b. Committee Reports

1. Academic Policy – Chair Timothy Scarlett
2. Administrative Policy – Chair Madhukar Vable
3. Curricular Policy – Chair Paul Charlesworth
4. Elections – Chair Jonathan Riehl
5. Finance – Chair Michael Mullins
6. Fringe Benefits – Chair Craig Waddell
7. Institutional Planning – Chair Cayce Will
8. Instructional Policy – Chair Simon Carn
9. Professional Staff Policy – Chair Laurie Panian
10. Research Policy – Chair Robert Froese

6)  Old Business:   
a.  Senate Evaluation (Proposal 11-12) presented by Administrative Policy Committee 10
b.  “Sense of the Senate Resolution on Shared Governance”  presented by Fringe Benefits Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
7)  New Business:  
a.  Proposal 3-14: “Minor in Surveying”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
b.  Proposal 4-14: “Proposal to Shelve EMPD Product Design Minor”  (Voting Units: Academic) 5
c.  Proposal 5-14:  “Proposal to Eliminate M.S. in Operations Management”  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
8)  Adjournment