Meeting 577 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 577

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: April 4, 2016
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #577
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #577 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 PM on Wednesday April 6, 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 576

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5.  Presentations:  
a. "Results of 2015-16 President's Evaluation" presented by Shane Mueller, Administrative Policy Committee 15 
b. "President's Response" presented by University President Glenn Mroz 15 
6.  President's Report 15 

a.  Proposal 10-16: Rationalization of Senate Procedures on the Selection/Election of Membership of Various Committees (Disapproved by Administration 03-28-16)

 

b. 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) (Revised Response from Administration)

 
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished Business 15

a. Proposal 8-16 Motion: (Voting Units:  Full Senate)  Presented by Senator Saeid Nooshabadi

 

b. Proposal 32-15: Establishment of a Library Liaisons and a Library Advisory Committee  (Voting Units:  Full Senate)  Presented by Senator Robert Froese

 

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

 

d. Proposal 17-16: Proposal for Ph.D. in Applied Physics (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee and Finance and Institutional Planning Committee

 

e. Proposal 24-16: Master of Science Degree Program in Cybersecurity (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee and Finance and Institutional Planning Committee

 

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

 

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

 

h. 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

 

i. 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

 
9.  New Business 15

a. Proposal 29-16: Proposal to Formally Establish Assessment Liaisons in all Units Mandated to Participate in the Assessment Process (Voting Units: Academic) presented by General Education and Assessment Committee

 

b. Proposal 30-16: Minor in Rail Transportation  (Voting Units: Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee and Finance and Institutional Planning Committee

 

c. Proposal 31-16: New Concentration in Game Development within the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science  (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee and Finance and Institutional Planning Committee

 

d. Proposal 32-16: Minor in Leadership  (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee and Finance and Institutional Planning Committee

 

e. Proposal 33-16: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Ph.D. in Engineering Physics  (Voting Units:  Academic)  presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

f. Proposal 34-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering (CHEV)  (Voting Units: Academic) presented by Curricular Policy Committee

 

g. Proposal 35-16:  Amending Senate Policy 102.1: Policy on Class Attendance  (Voting Units:  Academic)  presented by Academic and Instructional Policy Committee

 

h. Proposal 36-16: Academic Calendar 2017-2018 and Provisional Calendar 2018-2019  (Voting Units:  Full Senate)  presented by Academic and Instructional Policy Committee

 

i. Proposal 37-16: Amendments to Final Exam Policy 602.1  (Voting Units:  Academic)  presented by Academic and Instructional Policy Committee

 

j. Proposal 38-16: Restructuring the Senate Budget  (Voting Units: Full Senate)  presented by Finance and Institutional Planning Committee

 

10.  Public Comments

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11.  Adjournment