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2014-2015 Senate Proposals and Reports

Proposal or Report Date Received in Senate Office Committee Referral Senate Floor Introduction Senate Result Administrative Response
Proposal 1-15: Amending the Senate's Bylaws         08-28-14 Executive Committee 09-10-14 Approved by Senate 09-10-14 None needed
Proposal 2-15:  Amending the Senate's Constitution 08-28-14 Executive Committee 09-10-14 Approved by Senate with friendly amendment 09-24-14  Ratified by Senate 10-22-14 83% yes, 10% no, 7% abstain  Approved by Board of Control 12-19-14
Proposal 3-15: Creating a Visiting Professor of Practice Position 09-08-14 Academic & Instructional Policy 09-10-14 Approved by Senate with friendly amendment 09-24-14 Approved by Administration 10-26-14
Proposal 4-15: Access to Student Records, Course Management Systems and Permanent Record Systems 09-08-14 Academic & Instructional Policy

09-10-14,     Revised and reintroduced to Senate 11-19-14 

Revised and reintroduced to Senate 02-04-15

Revised and reintroduced 02-18-15

Sent Back to Committee 09-24-14 and again 12-10-14

Approved by Senate 03-04-15

 Approved by Administration 03-16-15
Proposal 5-15:  Annual Evaluation Procedure for Department Chairs and Academic Deans 09-08-14 Administrative Policy 09-10-14 Sent Back to Committee 09-24-14, withdrawn by proposal author 09-25-14  
Proposal 6-15 revised:  Compensation for Senate Vice President 09-19-14 Executive Committee 09-24-14,  Reintroduced to Senate with proposed amendment from admin 11-05-14 Approved by Senate 10-08-14,  Senate approved amendment 11-19-14  Approved by Administration with proposed amendment 10-26-14
Proposal 7-15: Shelving the Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering (EGR3) 09-18-14 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 09-24-14 Approved by Senate 10-08-14 Approved by Administration 10-24-14
Proposal 8-15:  Shelving the Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering (EGR4) 09-18-14 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 09-24-14 Approved by Senate 10-08-14 Approved by Administration 10-24-14
Proposal 9-15: Revising Senate Procedures 108.1.1 Formats for Proposing New Academic Programs 10-13-14 Curricular Policy 10-22-14  Approved by Senate 11-05-14  Approved by Administration 11-17-14
Proposal 10-15: Amending Senate Procedures 414.1.1 Procedures for Eliminating and Shelving Degrees and Certificates 10-13-14 Curricular Policy 10-22-14

 Approved by Senate 11-05-14

Senate approved editorial changes 02-04-15

 Approved by Administration with two editorial changes 01-30-15
Proposal 11-15:  Amending the Senate's Bylaws 10-20-14 Executive Committee 10-22-14  Approved by Senate with amendment 11-05-14  none needed
 Proposal 12-15: Degree Name Change from Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology-Earth Science Education to Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology-Earth and Space Science and Integrated Science  10-29-14  Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning  11-05-14  Approved by Senate 11-19-14

 Approved by Administration 12-19-14

Approved by BOC 12-19-14

Approved by State 01-16-15

Proposal 13-15: Master of Science Degree Program in Applied Physics 11-06-14 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 11-19-14 Approved by Senate 12-10-14

Approved by Administration 12-17-14

Approved by BOC 12-19-14

Approved by State 01-16-15

Proposal 14-15: Concentration in Biomedical Applications within the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 11-12-14 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 11-19-14 Approved by Senate 12-10-14 Approved by Administration 12-17-14  
Proposal 15-15: Concentration in Environmental Applications within the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 11-12-14 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 11-19-14 Approved by Senate 12-10-14 Approved by Administration 12-17-14
Proposal 16-15: Annual Community Feedback to the University Slides for ULEC  Comments from Pres. Mroz 11-12-14 Administrative Policy

11-19-14

revised and reintroduced 03-18-15

sent back to committee 12-10-14

amended 04-01-15

Referred back to committee 04-15-15

 
Proposal 17-15: Updating the Senate's Professional Staff Constituency Units 11-12-14 Professional Staff Policy 11-19-14 Approved by Senate 12-10-14 None needed
Proposal 18-15: Selection of Senate Representatives to Ad Hoc University-Wide Committees and Groups 11-14-14 Elections Committee 11-19-14 Withdrawn by committee 12-10-14  
Proposal 19-15: Amending Senate Policy 102.1: Policy on Class Attendance 12-08-14 Academic and Instructional Policy 12-10-14 Approved by Senate with Friendly Amendment 01-21-15 Approved by Administration 01-30-15
Proposal 20-15: Policy on Michigan Technological University Information Technology Services   Slides for Proposal 20-15 12-03-14 Information Technology 12-10-14

Approved by Senate 01-21-15

Sent back to IT committee 09-09-15

Senate tabled proposal indefinitely 02-17-16

Disapproved by Administration 02-27-15 

Proposal 21-15: Deadlines for Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Submission  01-14-15 Academic and Instructional Policy 01-21-15 Approved by Senate 02-04-15 Approved by Administration 02-06-15
Proposal 22-15: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Information Systems Concentration (SCS3) 01-15-15 Curricular Policy 01-21-15 Approved by Senate 02-04-15 Approved by Administration 02-06-15
Library Issues Summary Report   Rob Froese, Chair Ad Hoc Library Committee 01-21-15    
Proposal 23-15: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Computer Systems Science (SCSY)  01-15-15 Curricular Policy 02-04-15 Approved by Senate 02-18-15 Approved by Administration 02-5-15
Proposal 24-15: Amendment to Senate Policy 411.1: Graduate Certificates 01-22-15 Curricular Policy 02-04-15 Approved by Senate 02-18-15 Approved by Administration 02-23-15
Proposal 25-15: Proposal to Equalize the Tuition Waiver Benefit for all Full-time Employees 01-26-15 Fringe Benefits 02-04-15

Approved by Senate 02-18-15

Sent back to Fringe Benefits committee 09-09-15

See Proposal 2-16

Rejected by Administration 06-01-15
Proposal 26-15: New Concentration in Computer Systems within the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science 02-02-15 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Policy 02-04-15 Approved by Senate 02-18-15 Approved by Administration 02-25-15
Proposal 27-15: Fixed vs. Variable Compensation for Senate Officers and Senate President as Financial Manager of the Senate's Budget 02-02-15 Executive Committee 02-04-15

Referred back to committee 04-15-15

Referred to Finance committee 02-10-16

 
Proposal 28-15: Proposal on Opt-out Pension Design   03-02-15 Fringe Benefits and Finance and Institutional Planning 03-04-15

Approved by Senate 03-18-15 with friendly amendment

Sent back to Fringe Benefits and Finance & Institutional Planning committee 09-09-15

See Proposal 3-16

Rejected by Administration 06-01-15
Proposal 29-15: Proposal to Reduce Cost of Medical Care to Michigan Tech Employees  03-02-15 Fringe Benefits and Finance and Institutional Planning 03-04-15

Approved by Senate 03-18-15

Sent back to Fringe Benefits and Finance & Institutional Planning committee 09-09-15

See Proposal 9-16

Rejected by Administration 06-01-15
Proposal 30-15: Graduate Certificate in Post-Secondary STEM Education 03-03-15 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 03-04-15 Approved by Senate 03-18-15 Approved by Administration 04-03-15
Proposal 31-15 (revised 03-23-15): Amending Senate Policy 210.1, Board of Control Policy 4.8, and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook Section 8.2: Office of the Ombuds GSG Resolution 02-26-15 Administrative Policy 03-18-15

revised by committee 03-23-15

Approved by Senate 04-01-15

Proposal sent back to committee 09-23-15

See Proposal 10-16

Declined by Administration 04-23-15 but offered amendment   

Proposal 32-15: Establishment of a Library Liaisons and a Library Advisory Committee 03-13-15 Library Ad Hoc 03-18-15

Approved by Senate 04-01-15

Referred to Research Policy committee 09-09-15

Discharged from Committee and Sent back to Senate  03-23-16

Senate Approved Administration's Amendment 04-06-16

Approved by Administration with Proposed Amendment 04-24-15

Sense of the Senate Resolution for Sufficient Notice of University Closure 03-16-15 Administrative Policy 03-18-15 Approved by Senate 04-01-15 none needed
Proposal 33-15: Academic Calendar for 2016-17 and Provisional Calendar for 2017-18 Academic Calendar Workgroup 03-24-15 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-01-15

Approved by Senate 04-15-15

Sent back to Academic & Instructional Policy committee 09-09-15

Senate Approved Administration's Amendment 04-06-16

See Proposal 5-16

Approved by Administration with amendment 04-23-15

Proposal 34-15: Proposal to Review Senate Proposal 22-00 and Restructure the Benefits Liaison Group (BLG) Presentation on the Benefits Liaison Group (BLG) 03-26-15 Executive Committee 04-01-15 Withdrawn 04-15-15  
Proposal 35-15: Modify the Definition of the Term 'Adjunct' Faculty 03-26-15 Curricular Policy 04-01-15 Approved by Senate 04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-22-15
Proposal 36-15: Definition of 'Affiliated' Faculty Appointments 

 

03-26-15 Curricular Policy

04-01-15

Introduced editorial amendment to Senate 09-09-15

Approved by Senate 04-15-15

Senate approved editorial amendment 09-23-15

Approved by Administration with editorial amendment 04-22-15


Proposal 37-15: Revision of Graduate School Policy Regarding External Members of Graduate Committees  03-26-15 Curricular Policy 04-01-15 Approved by Senate 04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-22-15
Proposal 38-15: Policy on Accommodated Examinations  03-27-15 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-01-15 Approved by Senate 04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-22-15
Proposal 39-15: Amending Senate Policy 602.1: Final Exam Policy  03-27-15 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-01-15

Approved by Senate 04-15-15

Senate approved administration's editorial amendment 09-09-15

Approved by Administration with editorial correction 04-22-15

Proposal 40-15: Amending Senate Policy 312.1: Syllabus Requirement for All Courses at Michigan Technological University  03-27-15 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-01-15 Approved by Senate with amendment   04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-22-15
Proposal 41-15: Modify the University's Defined Contribution Retirement Benefit  04-01-15 Finance and Institutional Planning 04-01-15

Approved by Senate 04-15-15

Sent back to Finance & Institutional Planning committee 09-09-15

See Proposal 3-16

Rejected by Administration 06-01-15
Proposal 42-15: Minors in Degree Programs  03-27-15 Curricular Policy 04-01-15 Approved by Senate 04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-22-15
Proposal 43-15: Post-Degree Undergraduate Certificates  03-27-15 Curricular Policy 04-01-15 Approved by Senate with amendment   04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-30-15
Proposal 44-15: B.S. in Natural Resources Management  03-24-15 Curricular Policy and Finance and Institutional Planning 04-01-15 Approved by Senate 04-15-15 Approved by Administration 04-22-15  Approved by Board of Trustees 05-01-15  Approved by State 06-04-15
2015 Finance and Institutional Planning Committee Report presentation:
01 April 15