Meeting 575 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 575

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: February 26, 2016
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #575
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #575 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 PM on Wednesday March 2, 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 574

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5.  Presentation:  
a. "Recycling"  presented by Richelle Winkler, Associate Professor Social Sciences 10
b. "Gen Ed and Assessment"  presented by Jean-Celeste Kampe, Associate Provost 20
6.  President's Report 15 

a.  Proposal 9-16: Reducing Deductibles and Out of Pocket Maximums on Michigan Tech's Healthcare-Insurance Plans (rejected by administration 02-18-16)

 
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished 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

 
9.  New Business 10

a. Proposal 18-16: Proposal to Shelve a Certificate: Undergraduate Certificate in Global Technological Leadership  (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

b. Proposal 19-16: Proposal for a Minor in Writing  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

c. Proposal 20-16: Proposal for a Minor in Media Production  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

d. Proposal 21-16: Proposal for a Minor in Global Community Development Partnership  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

e. Proposal 22-16: Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 505.1 Policy on Early Term Surveys  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Academic and Instructional Policy Committee

 

f.  Proposal 23-16: Proposal to Move to a University Parental Leave Policy  (Voting Units: Full Senate)  presented by Fringe Benefits Committee

 

10.  Public Comments

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11.  Adjournment