Meeting 585 Minutes

The University Senate
of Michigan Technological University

Minutes of Meeting 585
16 November 2016

PDF version of Minutes 585

Senate minutes are time-indexed [in square brackets] to the relevant segments of the streaming video of the meeting.

Synopsis:

  • Presentations:
    • a. “Parental Leave” presented by Ellen Horsch, Vice President for Administration
    • b. “Mid-Year Base Budget Adjustment Allocations” presented by Jacqueline Huntoon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Committee Reports:
    • a. Finance and Institutional Planning report presented by Stefaan DeWinter, Committee Chair
    • b. Research Policy Committee Ad-Hoc Committee Proposal presented by W. Charles Kerfoot, Committee Chair
  • Proposal 4-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, “Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges” Amended and postponed
  • Proposal 5-17: Proposed Amendment to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, “Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges” presented by Administrative Policy Committee. Passed.
  • Proposal 6-17: Proposal to Shelve the Interdisciplinary Minor in Remote Sensing, presented by Curricular Policy Committee was introduced.

  1. Call to Order

    President Marty Thompson called the University Senate Meeting 585 to order at 5:30 PM on Wednesday November 16, 2016.
  1. Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors [0:16-2:44]

The Senate Secretary Brian Barkdoll called roll. Absent were senators King, Kerfoot, Wallace, Hamlin, Hristova, Sutter, Hong, Wellstead, Christianson, Toorongian, Velat, Will, Nakkula, Kalio, Patchin, Cooper, Rubenstein, Storer, Pischke, and Wakeham with no representatives from Army/Air Force ROTC, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering Fundamentals, Humanities, Materials Sciences and Eng., School of Business, Visual and Performing Arts, Academic Services A, Auxiliaries, Student Affairs & Advancement B and C, Graduate Faculty Council, Graduate Student Government, or Staff Council. Visitors were: Theresa Coleman-Kaiser (Administration), Ginger Sleeman (Human Resources), Ellen Horsch (Human Resources), Jackie Huntoon (Provost’s Office), Renee Hiller (Human Resources), and Kerri Sleeman (Facilities). 

  1. Approval of Agenda [2:44-3:10]

Clancey motion to accept. The motion was seconded. The agenda passed on a voice vote with no discussion or abstention.

  1. Approval of Minutes from Meetings 584 [3:25-6:14]

Wood motion to accept. The motion was seconded. Corrections suggested on spelling and date.  The agenda passed on a voice vote with no discussion or abstention.

  1. Presentations [6:14-49:41]  
       
    a.  “Parental Leave” presented by Ellen Horsch, Vice President for Administration [6:14-28:50]

Horsch gave presentation linked here. Parental leave added to current maternity leave policy.

b.  “Mid-Year Base Budget Adjustment Allocations” presented by Jacqueline Huntoon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs [28:50-48:41]

Huntoon gave presentation linked here. Funds allocated for FSLA/Merit/Equity/Retention, succession planning, and Dual Career programs. Funds needed for succession planning for RSVP, dean retirement and hiring, etc. Dual career needed for retention. Salary inequities addressed. Salary adjustment data was given.

 

  1. President's Report [48:41-49:30]

President Thompson announced Judi Smigowski's last meeting.

 

  1. Committee Reports [49:30-1:10:47]

a.  Finance and Institutional Planning report presented by Stefaan DeWinter, Committee Chair

Committee will not draft the Senate budget as a proposal. Slides given here. Discussion on Senate process for allocating budget items. [49:30-1:10:15]

 b.  Research Policy Committee Ad-Hoc Committee Proposal presented by W. Charles Kerfoot, Committee Chair [1:10:15-1:10:47]

Kerfoot absent and will discuss at the next meeting. 

  1. Unfinished Business [1:10:47-1:22:01]

    a.  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) [1:10:47-1:15:08] 

    Nooshabadi reviewed proposal to modify to start in the fall not in the spring.   Discussion on starting previous fall. Froese recommended language change to state “no later than” rather than “during.” Will vote on the modified proposal next meeting.

    b.  Proposal 5-17: Proposed Amendment to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, “Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges” presented by Administrative Policy Committee (Voting Units: Full Senate) [1:15:08-1:22:01

    Nooshabadi reviewed proposal to have staff be from the college and establish procedure of student participation. Passed on voice vote with no abstentions.

  2. New Business [1:22:01-1:23:45] 

    a.  Proposal 6-17: Proposal to Shelve the Interdisciplinary Minor in Remote Sensing presented by Curricular Policy Committee (Voting Units: Academic)

Hungwe stated that the program was under-enrolled and the unit wanted to shelve the program with CPC support.

  1. Public Comments [1:23:45-1:23:50]

None.

  1. Adjournment [1:23:50]

President Thompson adjourned the meeting at 6:52 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted by
Brian Barkdoll
Secretary of the University Senate