Meeting 576 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 576

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: March 18, 2016
SUBJECT: Amended Agenda for University Senate Meeting #576
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #576 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 PM on Wednesday March 23, 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 575

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5.  Presentation:  
a. "Update on Information Technology"  presented by Joshua Olson, Chief Information Officer 20 
b. "Inclusion Report" presented by Christopher Plummer, Academic and Instructional Policy Chair 5
6.  President's Report 15 
a.  Proposal 3-16: Proposal on Automatic Enrollment in Michigan Tech's Defined Retirement Plan (Disapproved by Administration 01-22-16)  
b. Proposal 9-16: Reducing Deductibles and Out of Pocket Maximums on Michigan Tech's Healthcare-Insurance Plans (Disapproved by Administration 01-18-16)  
c. Proposal 8-16: Amending Senate Procedure 507.1.1, Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Department Chairs/School Deans Review Surveys and Balloting (Voting Units: Full Senate) (Disapproved by Administration 02-01-16) (New Recommendations from Administration)  
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished 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  (revised 03-07-16)

 

g. Proposal 32-15: Establishment of a Library Liaisons and a Library Advisory Committee Presented by Senator Robert Froese

 
9.  New Business 15

a. Proposal 33-15: Academic Calendar 2016-17 and Provisional Calendar 2017-18 (Voting Units: Full Senate) presented by Academic and Instructional Policy Committee

 

b. Proposal 17-16: Proposal for Ph.D. in Applied Physics (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

c. Proposal 24-16: Master of Science Degree Program in Cybersecurity (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

d. Proposal 25-16: Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

e. Proposal 26-16: Undergraduate Catalog Policy (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

f. Proposal 27-16: Amendment to Senate Policy 408.1 (Board of Trustees Policy 7.2) Residency Requirements Policy (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

g. Proposal 28-16: Amending Senate Procedure 507.1.1, Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Department Chairs/School Deans Review Surveys and Balloting  (Voting Units:  Full Senate)  presented by Senator Saeid Nooshabadi

 

10.  Public Comments

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11.  Adjournment