The University Senate
of Michigan Technological University
Minutes of Meeting 583
19 October 2016
PDF version of Minutes 583
Senate minutes are time-indexed [in square brackets] to the relevant segments of the streaming video of the meeting.
- “Committee on Academic Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment (CATPR) Annual Report” presented by Paul Bergstrom, Committee Chair President’s Report mentioned the presentation schedule for Senate meetings.
- Committee reports by the Finance and Institutional Planning and Elections Committees were heard.
1. Call to Order.
President Marty Thompson called the University Senate Meeting 583 to order at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 19, 2016.
2. Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors [0:16-2:39]
The Senate Secretary Brian Barkdoll called roll. Absent were senators King, Kerfoot, Frost, Hungwe, Chen, Sutter, Azizi, Christianson, Schmierer, Velat, Guter, Nakkula, Kallio, Wheaton, and Storer, with no representatives from Army/Air Force ROTC, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Kinesiology & Integrative Phy., Materials Sciences, School of Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Academic Services B, Administration, Student Affairs & Advancement C, Technology, Graduate Faculty Council, or Staff Council. Visitors were: Daniel Bennett (Administration), Theresa Coleman-Kaiser (Administration), Bruce Seely (College of Arts and Sciences for the Provost), Bonnie Gorman (Dean of Students Office), Josh Marshall, and Garfield Warren (Housing and Residential Life).
3. Approval of Agenda [2:39-3:40]
Clancey motion. No discussion. Agenda passed on a voice vote.
4. Approval of Minutes from Meetings 582 [3:40-6:04]
Clancey moved. Woods second. No discussion. Froese moved to amend minutes to adjust minutes to reflect that Nooshabadi made a motion to accept editorial changes in Proposal 11-16 under Unfinished Business but not accept the substantive changes. Passed. Amended Minutes passed.
5. Presentations [6:04-17:30]: “Committee on Academic Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment (CATPR) Annual Report” presented by Paul Bergstrom, Committee Chair
Slides were presented addressing the 2016 reporting to the Senate, the scope of reporting, the CATPR Reporting appeals, membership, appeal mechanism, proposed revisions, and Appendix I recommendations.
6. President's Report [17:30-24:44]
President Thompson presented announcements: APC self-evaluation result will be discussed next meeting. Ann Kitalong-Will requests 1 or 2 Senators to help on the university civility statement. President Mroz sent out benefits email. The General Education Committee has voted to accept the revisions to Proposal 29-16 recommended by the administration. The revised Proposal 29-16 will appear as unfinished business next meeting.
7. Committee Reports [24:44-56:55]
Finance and Institutional Planning Committee: Chair DeWinter gave a presentation regarding the new Senate budget. Nooshabadi made a motion that the Senate should vote on the new budget. Seconded. Discussion. Passed.
Elections Committee: Chair Clancey requested more nominees. He made a motion to submit Beffel for The Sabbatical Leave Committee to the University President. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.
8. Unfinished Business [56:55-1:15:12]
a. Proposal 11-16: Amending Senate Procedure 503.1.1, Evaluation Procedure for the President (amended 10-05-16, editorial changes 10-12-16) presented by Administrative Policy Committee (Voting Units: Full Senate)
Nooshabadi moved the motion. It was seconded and passed on a voice vote without abstention.
b. Proposal 1-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 507.1.1, “Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Department Chairs/School Deans Review Surveys and Balloting” presented by Administrative Policy Committee (Voting Units: Full Senate) [1:02:30-1:04:20]
Nooshabadi moved to reject the proposal. It was seconded and passed on a voice vote without abstention.
c. Proposal 2-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 506.1.1, “Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans” presented by Administrative Policy Committee (Voting Units: Full Senate) [1:04:20-1:15:12]
Nooshabadi made a motion to substitute 3-17 for 2-17. The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote without abstention.
9. New Business [1:15:12-1:23:40]
a. Proposal 3-17: Amendment to Senate Procedures 506.1.1, “Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans” presented by Administrative Policy Committee (Voting Units: Full Senate)
Sealy relayed info from the Provost regarding edits and clarification of which sections are amended. Changes were made in Section 7, but also in Sections 8 and 11 also.
b. Proposal 4-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, “Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges” presented by Administrative Policy Committee (Voting Units: Full Senate) [1:22:21-1:22:32]
c. Froese made a motion to delete Marty Thompson from the Ad Hoc Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. It was seconded and passed by voice vote without abstentions. [1:22:32-1:23:40]
10. Public Comments [1:23:40-1:23-41]
11. Adjournment [1:23:50]
President Thompson adjourned the meeting at 6:57 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Secretary of the University Senate