Meeting 547 Agenda

THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Judi Smigowski, Senate Assistant
DATE: April 9, 2014
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #547
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #547 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday April 9, 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  #546 1
4)  Presentation:  “Academic Freedom”  by  Dr Glenn Mroz, University President   15
5)  Presentation:  “University Finances” by Dr Michael Mullins, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee 20
6)  Old Business  
a.  Proposal 2-14:  “Proposal to Modify Senate Procedure 506.1.1: Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans” (revised 04-02-14)  presented by Administrative Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate)               slides
b.  Proposal 23-14:  “Proposal to Establish Michigan Technological University’s Copyright Policy Regarding Scholarly, Academic, and Artistic Works”  (revised 03-26-14)  presented by Academic Policy Committee  (Voting Units: Full Senate) 5
c.  Proposal 27-14:  “Proposal to Revise the General Education Program”  (revised 04-07-14) presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
d.  Proposal 28-14:  “Academic Calendar 2015-16 and Provisional Calendar 2016-17”  presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate) 5
7)  New Business:   
a.  Proposal 29-14:  Required Oral Examination Attempts”  presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
b.  Proposal 30-14:  “Amendment to Academic Suspension and Dismissal Policy”  presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units: Academic) 5
c.  Proposal 31-14:  “Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 701.3: Non Faculty Academic Appointments”  presented by Instructional Policy Committee  (Voting Units: Academic) 5
d.  Proposal 32-14:  “Notification Time for Changes in Fringe Benefits and Questions for Healthcare Insurance Consultants”  presented by Fringe Benefits Committee  (Voting Units: Full Senate) 5
e.  Proposal 33-14:  “Proposal to Shelve Contemporary Culture Concentration in the CCM Program”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
f.  Proposal 34-14: “Proposal to Shelve Media Concentration in the CCM Program”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
g.  Proposal 35-14: “Proposal to Shelve Language and Diversity Concentration in the CCM Program”  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic) 5
8)  Reports:  
a.  President’s Report 5
b.  Senate Committee Reports 20
9)  Adjournment