Meeting 589 Minutes

The University Senate
of Michigan Technological University

Minutes of Meeting 589
15 February 2017

PDF version of Minutes 589

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

Synopsis:

  • Presentation: Cyber Security Update presented by Dr. Yu Cai
  • Committee Reports: Elections and Administrative Policy Committees
  • Unfinished business: None
  • New Business:

a. Proposal 5-17: Proposed Amendment to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, “Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges” approved by Administration pending acceptance of edits

b. Proposal 12-17: Undergraduate Minor Program Proposal Bioethics Minor presented by Curricular Policy Committee (Voting Units: Academic)

c. Proposal 13-17: Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrative Physiology presented by Curricular Policy Committee (Voting Units: Academic)

1. Call to Order

President Marty Thompson called the University Senate Meeting 589 to order at 5:30 PM on Wednesday February 15, 2017.  

2. Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors [0:15-3:06]

The Senate Secretary Brian Barkdoll called roll. Absent were senators King, Wallace, Wood, Sutter, Tewari, Hong, Froese, Azizi, Velat, Guter, Nakkula, and Kallio, with no representatives from Army/Air Force ROTC, Computer Science, Geological and Mining Engineering and Science, Materials Science and Engineering, ME-EM, Forestry, School of Technology, Administration, and Graduate School Government. Visitors were: Jaqueline Huntoon (Provost’s Office), Jason Carter (Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology), and Bonnie Gorman (Dean of Students).

3. Approval of Agenda [3:06-4:00]

The  agenda passed on a voice vote with no discussion or abstention. 

4. Approval of Minutes from Meetings 588 [4:00-4:30]

The minutes passed on a voice vote with no discussion or abstention. 

5. Presentations [4:30-21:00]

Cyber Security Update presented by Dr. Yu Cai

Slides linked here. Gave info on email security and password management.

6. President's Report [21:00-28:18]

Announcements given. Slides linked here.

Moved and seconded to approve textbook ad hoc committee. Passed by voice vote without abstention.

7. Committee Reports [28:18-40:10]

Clancey Elections Committee for a 1 year position on the Distinguished Faculty Service Award Committee. Anne Beffel has been nominated. No more nominations from the floor. Passed by voice vote without abstentions. 

Nooshabadi gave report on Presidential Survey. Slides linked here.

8. Unfinished Business [40:10-40:15]

None

9. New Business [40:15-50:06]

a. Proposal 5-17: Proposed Amendment to Senate Procedures 502.1.1: Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges Deans” approved by Administration pending acceptance of edits 

b. Proposal 12-17: Undergraduate Minor Program Proposal Bioethics Minor presented by Curricular Policy Committee (Voting Units: Academic)

c. Proposal 13-17: Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrative Physiology presented by Curricular Policy Committee (Voting Units: Academic)

10. Public Comments [50:06-50:20]

11. Adjournment

President Thompson adjourned the meeting at 6:21 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted by
Brian Barkdoll
Secretary of the University Senate