Meeting 541 Agenda

THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Judi Smigowski, Senate Assistant
DATE: December 11, 2013
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #541
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #541 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday December 11, 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  #540 1
4)  Presentation: “Update on Student Affairs and Advancement”  by VP for Student Affairs and Advancement Les Cook      slides 20
5)  Presentation: “Update from the Graduate Student Government”  by  Amberlee Haselhuhn    slides 10
6)  Old 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”  (proposal amended 12-09-13)  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
7)  New Business:  
a.  Proposal 10-14:  “Amendment to Senate Policy 201.1: Office of Ombuds”  presented by Administrative Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
b.  Proposal 11-14:  “M.S. in Kinesiology”  presented by Curricular Policy and Finance Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
c.  Proposal 12-14:  “M.S. in Accounting”  presented by Curricular Policy and Finance Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
d.  Proposal 13-14:  “Improving Communication with the Board of Control”  presented by Senate Executive Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
e.  Proposal 14-14:  “Honors College at Michigan Tech”  presented by Senate Executive Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
8)  Reports  
a.  President’s Report 5
b.  Senate Committee Reports – Academic Policy, Administrative Policy, Curricular Policy, Elections, Finance, Fringe Benefits, Institutional Planning, Instructional Policy, Professional Staff Policy, Research Policy 20
9) Adjournment