Meeting 574 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 574

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: February 12, 2016
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #574
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #574 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 PM on Wednesday February 17, 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 573

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5.  Presentation:  
a. "Retirement Plan Comparison"  presented by Jake Guter, Fringe Benefits Committee 10 
b. "Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) Plan Comparison"  presented by Jake Guter, Senate Fringe Benefits Committee 10
6.  President's Report 15 

a.  Proposal 3-16: Proposal on Automatic Enrollment in Michigan Tech's Defined Retirement Plan (rejected by administration 01-22-16)

 

b.  Proposal 20-15: Policy on Michigan Technological University Information Technology Services (rejected by administration 02-27-15)

 
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished Business 10

a. Proposal 7-16 (amended 02-03-16): 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 12-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Chinese Area Studies  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
9.  New Business 10

a. Proposal 16-16: Proposal for Amendment to Search Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans: Interim Candidate Ineligibility for Permanent Position  (Voting Units: Full Senate) presented by Administrative Policy Committee

 

b. Motion on Approving the Survey Instrument for the Senate Self-Evaluation  (Voting Units:  Full Senate)  presented by Administrative Policy Committee

 

c.  Sense of the Senate Resolution for Supporting Communication in the Gen Ed and Assessment Process  (Voting Units:  Academic)  presented by General Education and Assessment Committee

 

10.  Public Comments

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11.  Adjournment