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Proposal 17-15

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

Proposal 17-15
(Voting Units: Full Senate)

“Updating the Senate’s Professional Staff Constituency Units”

PDF Version of Proposal 17-15

I. Introduction

Section II.B of the Bylaws of the University Senate defines the Senate’s Professional Staff units as follows: 

1. Academic Services A

2. Academic Services B

3. Academic Services C

4. Administration

5. Advancement

6. Auxiliaries

7. Enrollment

8. Finance

9. Library

10. Research

11. Student Affairs

12. Technology 

The Bylaws of the University Senate identify the various academic, research, and non-academic units that elect representatives to the Senate in Section II. Representation Units. Due to the merger of the Office of Advancement with Student Affairs, as well as other organizational changes, the Senate needs to adjust its Bylaws to reflect this organizational reality and adjust the units and unit names to reflect the size and scope of Student Affairs and Advancement. It is suggested that the Senate’s Professional Staff units should be restructured to reflect the merger following the same naming format as that used for professional staff in Academic units.

II. Proposal

Given this consolidation, it is proposed that we eliminate the sub-units of Enrollment and Advancement and redefine the Professional Staff Units under Student Affairs and Advancement as follows: 

1. Academic Services A

2. Academic Services B

3. Academic Services C

4. Administration

5. Auxiliaries

6. Finance

7. Library

8. Research

9. Student Affairs and Advancement A

10. Student Affairs and Advancement B

11. Student Affairs and Advancement C

12. Technology

III. Additional Information

As proposed, the Professional Staff units would consist of the following sub-units and would be listed on the Senate website:

Academic Services A: Biological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Center for Teaching and Learning; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; School of Technology.

Academic Services B: Civil and Environmental Engineering; College of Engineering; Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Michigan Tech Transportation Institute; Pavlis Honors College.

Academic Services C: Cognitive and Learning Sciences; College of Sciences and Arts; Computer Science; Ford Center; Graduate School; Humanities; Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology; Mathematical Sciences; Physics; School of Business and Economics; School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science; Social Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts.

Administration: Facilities Management; Human Resources; Public Safety and Police Services; Business Operations, VP for Administration.

Auxiliaries: A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum; Dining Services; Memorial Union; Merchandising Operations; Mont Ripley; Portage Lake Golf; Rozsa Center.

Finance: Budget Office; Financial Services and Operations; Government Relations/Secretary BOC; Institutional Analysis; Internal Audit; Occupational Safety and Health; President's Office.

Library: Library staff.

Research: Innovation and Industry Engagement; Keweenaw Research Center; Michigan Tech Research Institute; Sponsored Programs Office; Vice President for Research.

Student Affairs and Advancement A: Admissions; Career Services; Center for Pre-College Outreach; Enrollment Services; Financial Aid; International Programs and Services; Student Affairs Information systems; University Marketing and Communications.

Student Affairs and Advancement B: Academic and Community Conduct; Counseling Services; Dean of Students Office; Disability Services; Housing and Residential Life; Registrar’s Office; Student Activities.

Student Affairs and Advancement C: Alumni Relations; Athletic and Recreational Facilities; Center for Diversity and Inclusion; General Athletics; Office of Advancement; Office of Student Affairs; Wahtera Center.

Technology: Enterprise Application Services; Information Technology. 

Introduced to Senate:  19 November 2014
Approved by Senate: 10 December 2014