Meeting 540 Agenda

THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Judi Smigowski, Senate Assistant
DATE: November 20, 2013
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #540
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #540 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday November 20, 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.

AGENDA TIME
1)  Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors 3
2)  Approval of Agenda 1
3)  Approval of Minutes from Meeting  #539 1
4)  Presentation: “Patent Trademark Resource Center”  by  Sarah Lucchesi 10
5)  Presentation: “University Budget Update”  by VP for Research Dave Reed 20
6)  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

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7)  Old 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” presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units: Academic) 5
c.  Proposal 5-14:  “Proposal to Eliminate M.S. in Operations Management” presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
8)  New Business:  
a.  Proposal 6-14:  “Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 102.1: Policy on Classroom Attendance”  presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
b.  Proposal 7-14:  “Proposal to Amend Senate Proposal 22-00”  presented by Fringe Benefits Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
c.  Proposal 8-14:  “Proposal to Amend the University Senate Bylaws on Standing Committees”  presented by Fringe Benefits Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
d.  Proposal 9-14:  “Minor in Music Performance”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
9)  Adjournment