Meeting 545 Agenda

THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Judi Smigowski, Senate Assistant
DATE: March 5, 2014
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #545
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #545 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 5, 2014 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  #544 1
4)  Presentation:  “University Club”  presented by Theresa Coleman-Kaiser, Asst VP for Administration         slides 10
5)  Presentation:  “Facilities Management”  by  Kerri Sleeman, Executive Director of Facilities Management       slides 20
6)  Old Business:   
a.  Proposal 18-14:  “Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 312.1: Syllabus Requirement for all Courses at Michigan Technological University”  presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
b.  Proposal 17-14:  “Reinstate Ecology Concentration for the B.S. in Biological Sciences”  presented by the Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting units:  Academic) 5
7)  New Business:  
a.  Proposal 19-14:  “Proposal for a New Non-Departmental Master of Science in Data Science”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
b.  Proposal 20-14:  “Proposal for a New Non-Departmental Graduate Certificate in Data Science”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
c.  Proposal 21-14:  “Proposal to Change Degree Title from Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication to Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
d.  Proposal 22-14:  “Proposal to Change Degree Title from M.S. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication to M.S. in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
e.  Proposal 24-14:  “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest on Senate Committees”  presented by Executive Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
f.  Administration Amendment on Proposal 15-14: “Request for Change in Board of Control Policy 6.7 on Sabbatical Leave”  presented by Research Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
g.  Proposal 23-14:  “Proposal to Establish Michigan Technological University’s Copyright Policy Regarding Scholarly, Academic, and Artistic Works”  presented by Academic Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
h.  Proposal 25-14:  “Proposal for a Minor in Statistics”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
i.  Proposal 26-14:  “Proposal for a New Bachelors of Science Degree in Statistics”  presented by Curricular Policy 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