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2013-2014 Senate Proposals

Proposal # and Title Date Received in Senate Office Committee Referral Senate Floor Introduction Senate Result Administrative Response
1-14: Proposal for Consistency in Vehicle Registration Fees for Staff/Faculty Parking 8/23/13 Fringe Benefits 1/22/14 tabled until pending changes are made by administration Administration instituted changes so proposal was withdrawn
2-14: Proposal to Modify Senate Procedure 506.1.1; Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans (revised 04/09/14) 9/9/13 Administrative Policy 3/26/14 Senate Approved 04/23/14

Approved by Admin with proposed amendments 07/28/14 

 Senate approved amendments 09/24/14

Motion: Senate Motion to go along with Senate Proposal 2-14 1/15/14 Administrative Policy 1/22/14 Approved by Senate as amended 02/05/14 none needed
Sense of the Senate Resolution on Improving Shared Governance 10/16/13 Fringe Benefits 11/6/13 Senate approved 11-06-13 none needed
3-14: Minor in Surveying 10/21/13 Curricular Policy 11/6/13 Senate approved 11/20/13 Approved by Admin 11/26/13
4-14: Proposal to Shelve EMPD Product Design Minor 10/21/13 Curricular Policy 11/6/13 Senate approved 11/20/13 Approved by Admin 11/27/13
5-14: Proposal to Eliminate M.S. in Operations Management 10/21/13 Curricular Policy 11/6/13 Senate approved 11/20/13 Approved by Admin 11/26/13 Approved BOC 12/13/13 Approved State 01/17/14
6-14: Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 102,1: Class Attendance Policy 11/12/13 Instructional Policy 11/20/13 Senate approved 12/11/13 Approved by Admin 12/17/13
7-14: Proposal to Amend Senate Proposal 22-00: Recommendations on Medical and Health Insurance Benefits 11/12/13 Fringe Benefits 11/20/13 Senate approved 12/11/13 Admin Approved only Amendment 12 with comments 02/06/14 Senate rejected proposal with admin comments 03/26/14
8-14: Proposal to Amend the University Senate Bylaws on Standing Committees (amended 12-09-13) 11/12/13 Fringe Benefits 11/20/13 Senate approved 12/11/13 Approved by Admin 02/02/14
9-14: Minor in Music Performance 11/15/13 Curricular Policy 11/20/13 Senate approved 12/11/13 Approved by Admin 12/17/13
10-14: Amendment of Senate Policy 210.1: Office of Ombuds 12/6/13 Administrative Policy 12/11/13 Senate approved 01/22/14 Approved by Admin 02/02/14
11-14: Master of Science in Kinesiology 12/6/13 Curricular Policy 12/11/13 Senate approved 01/22/14 Approved by Admin 02/02/14 Approved by BOC 2/21/14 Approved by State 04/11/14
12-14: Master of Science in Accounting (revised 12-19-13) 12/6/13 Curricular Policy 12/11/13 Senate approved 01/22/14 Approved by Admin 02/02/14 Approved by BOC 2/21/14 Approved by State 04/11/14
13-14: Improving Communication with the Board of Control (revised 12-11-13) 12/9/13 Executive Committee 12/11/13 Senate approved 01/22/14

Board of Control endorsed Principles of Communication 05/02/14

14-14: Honors College at Michigan Tech 12/9/13 Executive Committee 12/11/13 Senate approved 01/22/14 Approved by Admin 02/02/14 Approved by BOC 2/21/14
15-14: Request for Change in Board of Control Policy 6.7 on Sabbatical Leave "Admin Amendment" 1/14/14 Research Policy 1/22/14 Senate approved 02/05/14

Admin offered Amendment 02/28/14 Senate approved admin amendment 03/26/14  Approved by BOC 05/02/14

16-14: Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Adminstrators Review Surveys 1/15/14 Administrative Policy 1/22/14 Senate approved as amended 02/05/14 Approved by Admin w/editorial change 02/24/14
17-14: Reinstate Ecology Concentration for the B.S. in Biological Sciences 2/11/14 Curricular Policy 2/19/14 Senate approved 03/05/14 Approved by Admin 03/16/14
18-14: Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 312.1;Syllabus Requirement for all Courses at Michigan Technological University 2/12/14 Instructional Policy 2/19/14 Senate rejected 03/05/14  
19-14: Proposal for a New Non-Departmental Master of Science in Data Science 3/3/14 Curricular Policy 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 Approved by Admin 04/03/14  Approved by BOC 05/02/14  Approved by State 06/05/14
20-14: Proposal for a New Non-Departmental Graduate Certificate in Data Science 3/3/14 Curricular Policy 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 Approved by Admin 04/03/14
21-14: Proposal to Change Degree Title from Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication to Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture 3/3/14 Curricular Policy 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 Approved by Admin 04/03/14
22-14: Proposal to Change Degree Title from M.S. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication to M.S. in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture 3/3/14 Curricular Policy 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 Approved by Admin 04/03/14
23-14: Proposal to Establish Michigan Technological University's Copyright Policy Regarding Scholarly, Academic, and Artistic Works 3/4/14 Academic Policy 3/5/14 Senate offered wordsmithing and friendly amendment 03/26/14 Senate Approved 04/09/14

Approved by Admin with proposed amendments 04/21/14

Senate approved amendments 09/24/14

Approved by BOC (with modifications
12/19/14

24-14: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest on Senate Committees 3/3/14 Executive Committee 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 none needed
25-14: Proposal for a Minor in Statistics 3/3/14 Curricular Policy 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 Approved by Admin 04/03/14
26-14: Proposal for a New Bachelors of Science Degree in Statistics 3/3/14 Curricular Policy 3/5/14 Senate approved 03/26/14 Approved by Admin 04/03/14  Approved by BOC 05/02/14  Approved by State 06/05/14
27-14: Proposal to Revise the General Education Program (revised 04/07 and 04/09/14) 3/20/14 Curricular Policy 3/26/14 Senate Approved w/amendments 04/09/14 Approved by Admin 04/21/14
28-14: Academic Calendar 2015-16 and Provisional Calendar 2016-17 3/20/14 Instructional Policy 3/26/14 Senate Approved 04/09/14 Approved by Admin 04/21/14
29-14: Required Oral Examination Attempts 3/28/14 Instructional Policy 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14 Approved by Admin 06/27/14
30-14: Amendment to Academic Suspension and Dismissal Policy (Part of Senate Policy 107.1) 3/28/14 Instructional Policy 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14 Approved by Admin 06/27/14    Approved by BOC 08-07-14
31-14: Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 701.3: Non-Faculty Academic Appointments 4/2/14 Instructional Policy 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14 Approved by Admin 06/27/14
32-14: Notification Time for Changes in Fringe Benefits and Questions for Healthcare Insurance Consultants 3/30/14 Fringe Benefits 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14

Approved by Admin with proposed amendments 07/10/14

Senate approved amendments 09/24/14

33-14: Proposal to Shelve Contemporary Culture Concentration in CCM Program 4/4/14 Curricular Policy 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14 Approved by Admin 06/27/14
34-14: Proposal to Shelve Media Concentration in CCM Program 4/4/14 Curricular Policy 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14 Approved by Admin 06/27/14
35-14: Proposal to Shelve Language and Diversity Concentration in CCM Program 4/4/14 Curricular Policy 4/9/14 Senate approved 04/23/14 Approved by Admin 06/27/14