Meeting 546 Agenda

THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Judi Smigowski, Senate Assistant
DATE: March 26, 2014
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #546
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #546 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 26, 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  #545 1
4)  Presentation:  “Update on the Emergency Blue Light Phone System”  presented by  The Student Commission        slides               report 15
5)  Presentation:  “Strategic Planning”  presented by Dave Reed, VP for Research 20
6)  Old 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 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
f.  Proposal 24-14:  “Avoiding Conflicts of Interest on Senate Committees”  presented by Executive Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
g.  Proposal 25-14:  “Proposal for a Minor in Statistics”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
h.  Proposal 26-14:  “Proposal for a New Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Statistics ”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
i.  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
j.  “Administration Comments on Proposal 7-14: Proposal to Amend Senate Proposal 22-00: Recommendations on Medical and Health Insurance Benefits” presented by Fringe Benefits Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
7)  New Business:   
a.  Proposal 2-14:  “Proposal to Modify Senate Procedures 506.1.1: Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans”  presented by Administrative Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic)    slides 5
b.  Proposal 27-14:  “Proposal to Revise the General Education Program” presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
c.  Proposal 28-14:  “Academic Calendar 2015-16 and Provisional Calendar 2016-17” presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
8)  Reports  
a.  President’s Report 5
b.  Senate Committee Reports 20
9)  Adjournment