Meeting 573 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 573

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: January 28, 2016
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #573
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #573 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 PM on Wednesday February 3, 2016 in Room 642 in the DOW Building.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting.

Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

Agenda Time
1.  Call to Order  
2.  Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors 5
3.  Approval of Agenda 2

4.  Approval of Minutes from Meeting 572

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5.  Presentation:  
a. "Report on the Library"  presented by Ellen Marks, Director of the Library 30
b. "Retirement Plan Comparison"  presented by Jake Guter, Senate Fringe Benefits Committee 10 
6.  President's Report 15 
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished Business 10

a. Proposal 7-16 (amended 01-20-16): Amending the Senate Procedure 506.1.1, Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans  (Voting Units: Full Senate)  presented by Administrative Policy Committee

 

b. Proposal 9-16: Reducing Deductibles on Michigan Tech's Healthcare-Insurance Plans  (Voting Units: Full Senate)  presented by Fringe Benefits Committee

 

c. Proposal 10-16: Rationalization of Senate Procedures on the Selection/Election of Membership of Various Committees  (Voting Units: Full Senate)  presented by Administrative Policy Committee

 

d. Proposal 11-16: Amending Senate Procedure 503.1.1, Evaluation Procedure for the President  (Voting Units: Full Senate)  presented by Administrative Policy Committee

 
e. AdHoc Committee to Review Senate Constitution and Bylaws   
f.  Senate Self-Evaluation  
9.  New Business 15

a. Proposal 12-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Chinese Area Studies  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

b. Proposal 13-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Media  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

c. Proposal 14-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Modern Language  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

d. Proposal 15-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Writing  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

e. AdHoc Committee to Review Senate Constitution and Bylaws

 

f. Senate Self-Evaluation

 

10.  Public Comments

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11.  Adjournment