Meeting 579 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 579

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: April 14, 2016
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #579
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #579 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 PM on Wednesday April 20, 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 577

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5.  Presentations:  
a. "Annual Report from the Sabbatical Leave Committee" presented by Ralph Hodek, Committee Chair 10 
b. "Annual Report from the Committee on Academic Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment (CATPR)" presented by Audrey Mayer, Committee Chair 10
6.  President's Report 15 
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished Business 15

a. Proposal 7-16: Amending the Senate Procedure 506.1.1, Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans  (Voting Units:  Full Senate)  (Editorial Changes 04-07-16)

 

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)

 

c. Proposal 10-16: Rationalization of Senate Procedures on the Selection/Election of Membership of Various Committees (Disapproved by Administration 03-28-16)  (Amended 04-06-16)

 

d. 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

 

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

 

f. 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
9.  New Business: None 0

10.  Public Comments

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11.  Adjournment