University Senate

Meeting 550 Agenda


TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Craig Waddell, Senate President
DATE: Sept. 8, 2014
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #550
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #550 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30pm on Wednesday September 10, 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 arrange for another Senate constituent from their unit to represent their unit.

1.  Call to Order  
2.  Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors 5
3.  Approval of Agenda 2
4.  Approval of Minutes from Meetings 548 and 549 3
5.  President's Report 15
6.  Unfinished Business 20
a.  Proposal 1-15 "Amending the Senate's Bylaws"    
b.  Approval of Senate Standing Committees for 2014-2015  
c.  Approval of Proposed Meeting Dates for 2014-2015  
7.  New Business 10
a.  From among those nominated, the Senate's Executive Committee will select four constituents to serve on the 2014-2015 Provost Search Committee..  (See announcement in the Sept. 8 edition of Tech Today and the Senate's Sept. 8 call for nominations.)  
b.  Senate's role in advising on e-cigarette policy.  

c.  Proposal 2-14 "Proposal to Modify Senate Procedure 506.1.1: Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans" (approved by the administration subject to proposed amendments)


d.  Proposal 23-14 "Proposal to Establish Michigan Technological University Copyright Policy Regarding Scholarly, Academic, and Artistic Works" (approved by the administration subject to Board of Control consideration and proposed amendments)


e. Proposal 32-14 "Notification Time for Changes in Fringe Benefits and Questions for Healthcare Insurance Consultants" (approved by the administration subject to proposed amendments)


f.  Proposal 2-15 "Amending the Senate's Constitution"


g. Proposal 3-15 "Creating a Visiting Professor of Practice Position"


h. Proposal 4-15 "Ensuring Confidentiality of Learning Management System (LMS) Content and Student Records"


i.  Proposal 5-15 "Annual Evaluation Procedure for Department Chairs and Academic Deans"

8.  Public Comments  15
9.  Adjournment  
Note:  Immediately following this meeting, the Senate's standing committees will meet briefly to elect chairs and to determine their next meeting time (please bring your calendar). Immediately after that, the Senate's Executive Committee (Senate officers and committee chairs) will meet briefly to consider one or two items and to determine their next meeting time.