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2015-2016 Senate Proposals and Reports

Proposal or Report Date Received in Senate Office Committee Referral Senate Floor Introduction Senate Result Administrative Response
Proposal 1-16: Amendment to Senate Policy 409.1: Additional Baccalaureate Degrees 09-02-15 Curricular Policy 09-09-15

Senate Approved
09-23-15

Approved by Administration
09-29-15

Proposal 2-16: Proposal to Amend the Employee Education Policy 09-16-15 Fringe Benefits and Finance & Institutional Planning  09-23-15

Senate Approved
10-07-15

Approved by Administration
10-16-16

Proposal 3-16: Proposal on Automatic Enrollment in Michigan Tech's Defined Retirement Plan 09-30-15 Fringe Benefits and Finance & Institutional Planning 10-07-15

Revised and Re-introduced: 11-04-15

Approved by Senate
11-18-15

Senate postponed proposal until after BLG meeting
03-01-16

Disapproved by Administration
01-22-16 

admin is forwarding our suggestions to the BLG for a comprehensive review of all benefits

Proposal 4-16: Amending the Senate Bylaws to Improve Units Participation 10-14-15 Administrative Policy 10-21-15

Withdrawn by Committee
11-04-15

 
Proposal 5-16: Scheduling of Examinations, Projects, Presentations and Papers During Career Day 10-14-15 Academic and Instructional Policy 10-21-15

Approved by Senate
11-04-15

Approved by Administration
11-11-15
Proposal 6-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Undergraduate Certificate in International Sustainable Development Engineering 10-28-15 Curricular Policy 11-04-15 Approved by Senate
11-18-15
Approved by Administration
01-13-16
Proposal 7-16: Amending the Senate Procedure 506.1.1, Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans 10-29-15 Administrative Policy

11-04-15

revised and reintroduced 11-18-15

amended 01-20-16

Amended 02-03-16

Approved by Senate
02-17-16

Senate approved editorial changes fm admin
04-20-16

Editorial changes offered by Provost
04-07-16

Approved by Administration
04-20-16

Proposal 8-16: Amending Senate Procedure 507.1.1, Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Department Chairs/School Deans Review Surveys and Balloting 10-29-15 Administrative Policy 11-04-15

Approved by Senate
11-18-15

Motion by Saeid Nooshabadi
03-23-16

Motion tabled
04-06-16

Action on Revised Response from Administration tabled
04-06-16

Senate Approved revised response fm admin
04-20-16

Disapproved by Administration with editorial changes suggested
02-01-16

New recommendations from Administration
03-21-16

Revised Admin Response
03-25-16

Proposal 9-16: Reducing Deductibles and Out of Pocket Maximums on Michigan Tech's Healthcare-Insurance Plans 12-02-15 Fringe Benefits 12-09-15

revised and reintroduced
01-20-16
Approved by Senate
02-03-16

Disapproved by Administration
02-18-16

Proposal will be referred to BLG

Proposal 10-16: Rationalization of Senate Procedures on the Selection/Election of Membership of Various Committees 01-04-16 Administrative Policy 01-20-16

Disapproved proposal amended 04-06-16
Approved by Senate
02-03-16

Disapproved by Administration
03-28-16

Proposal 11-16: Amending Senate Procedure 503.1.1, Evaluation Procedure for the President 01-04-16 Administrative Policy

01-20-16

Amended 02-03-16

Approved by Senate
02-03-16

Sent back to committee
09-07-16

Senate approved editorial changes and offered amendment on another change from administration
10-05-16

Approved by Administration 04-22-16 Pending Acceptance of Editorial Changes

Approved by Administration
12-20-16

Proposal 12-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Chinese Area Studies 01-28-16 Curricular Policy 02-03-16 Approved by Senate 
02-17-16
Approved by Administration 02-26-16
Proposal 13-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Media 01-28-16 Curricular Policy 02-03-16 Approved by Senate 
02-17-16
Approved by Administration 02-26-16
Proposal 14-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Modern Language 01-28-16 Curricular Policy 02-03-16 Approved by Senate 
02-17-16
Approved by Administration 02-26-16
Proposal 15-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Writing 01-28-16 Curricular Policy 02-03-16 Approved by Senate 
02-17-16
Approved by Administration 02-26-16
Proposal 16-16: Proposal for Amendment to Search Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans: Interim Candidate Ineligibility for Permanent Position 01-28-16 Administrative Policy 02-17-16 Rejected by Senate
03-02-16
 
Proposal 17-16: Proposal for Ph.D. in Applied Physics 03-17-16 Curricular Policy 03-23-16 Approved by Senate
04-06-16

Approved by Administration 04-15-16

Approved by BOT 04-29-16

Approved by State 06-03-16

2015-16 Senate Evaluation Questions 02-11-16 Administrative Policy 02-17-16 Approved by Senate
03-02-16
none needed
Sense of the Senate Resolution for Supporting Communication in the Gen Ed and Assessment Process 02-10-16 General Education and Assessment 02-17-16

Sent back to committee to make into full proposal
03-02-16

see Proposal 29-16

 

 
Proposal 18-16: Proposal to Shelve a Certificate: Undergraduate Certificate in Global Technological Leadership 02-24-16 Curricular Policy 03-02-16

Approved by Senate
03-23-16

Approved by Administration 04-06-16
Proposal 19-16: Proposal for a Minor in Writing 02-24-16 Curricular Policy 03-02-16

Approved by Senate
03-23-16

Approved by Administration 04-06-16
Proposal 20-16: Proposal for a Minor in Media Production 02-24-16 Curricular Policy 03-02-16 Approved by Senate
03-23-16
Approved by Administration 04-06-16
Proposal 21-16: Proposal for a Minor in Global Community Development Partnership 02-24-16 Curricular Policy 03-02-16 Approved by Senate
03-23-16
Approved by Administration 04-06-16
Proposal 22-16: Proposal to Amend Senate Policy 505.1 Policy on Early Term Surveys 02-24-16 Academic and Instructional Policy 03-02-16 Approved by Senate
03-23-16
Approved by Administration 04-06-16
Proposal 23-16: Proposal to Move to a University Parental Leave Policy  02-25-16 Fringe Benefits 03-02-16 Approved by Senate
03-23-16

Declined at present time by Administration
04-21-16

Proposal Rejected by Administration-Final Decision
12-19-16 

Proposal 24-16: Master of Science Degree Program in Cybersecurity  03-17-16 Curricular Policy 03-23-16 Approved by Senate
04-06-16

Approved by Administration  04-15-16

Approved by BOT 04-29-16

Approved by State 06-03-16

Proposal 25-16: Proposal for a Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  03-17-16 Curricular Policy 03-23-16 Approved by Senate
04-06-16
Approved by Administration  04-15-16
Proposal 26-16: Undergraduate Catalog Policy  03-17-16 Curricular Policy 03-23-16 Approved by Senate
04-06-16
Approved by Administration  04-15-16
Proposal 27-16: Amendment to Senate Policy 408.1 (Board of Trustees Policy 7.2), Residency Requirements for Graduation 03-18-16 Curricular Policy 03-23-16 Approved by Senate
04-06-16

Approved by Administration 04-21-16

Approved by BOT 04-29-16

Proposal 28-16:  Amending Senate Procedure 507.1.1, Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Department Chairs/School Deans Review Surveys and Balloting 03-21-16 Senator Saeid Nooshabadi 03-23-16 Approved by Senate
04-06-16
Approved by Administration 04-21-16
Proposal 29-16:  Proposal to Formally Establish Assessment Liaisons in all Units Mandated to Participate in the Assessment Process  03-25-16 General Education and Assessment 04-06-16

Editorial changes 04-20-16

Approved by Senate
04-20-16

Sent back to committee
09-07-16

Senate approved admin editorial changes
11-02-16

Approved by Administration 05-17-16 pending acceptance of editorial changes

Proposal 30-16:  Proposal for a Minor in Rail Transportation 03-28-16 Curricular Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 04-26-16
Proposal 31-16: New Concentration in Game Development within the Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science 03-31-16 Curricular Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 04-26-16
Proposal 32-16: Minor in Leadership 03-31-16 Curricular Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 04-26-16
Proposal 33-16: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Ph.D. in Engineering Physics 03-31-16 Curricular Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 04-26-16
Proposal 34-16: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicles 03-31-16 Curricular Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 04-26-16
Proposal 35-16: Amending Senate Policy 102.1: Policy on Class Attendance 03-31-16 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 06-23-16
Proposal 36-16: Academic Calendar 2017-2018 and Provisional Calendar 2018-2019 03-31-16 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-06-16 Approved by Senate
04-20-16
Approved by Administration 05-17-16
Proposal 37-16: Amendments to Final Exam Policy 602.1 03-31-16 Academic and Instructional Policy 04-06-16

Editorial changes 04-20-16

Approved by Senate
04-20-16

Sent back to committee
09-07-16

Disapproved by Administration 05-17-16

Proposal 38-16: Restructuring the Senate Budget 04-04-16 Finance and Institutional Planning 04-06-16 Withdrawn by Committee
04-06-16

they will work with Provost direct
 
Department Charters Date Received Place Received Administration Results  
a-16: Revised HU Charter

09-18-15 submitted by depart.

01-25-16 resubmitted by depart.

Fall 2016
resubmitted by depart.

Provost Office

12-07-15 returned to department for revisions

06-13-16 returned to department for revisions

10-12-16 approved by administration

 
b-16: Revised CH Charter

11-16-15

submitted by depart.

07-27-17 resubmitted by depart.

Provost Office

01-25-16 returned to department for revisions

09-25-17 returned to department for revisions

 
Reports/Presentations Date Committee/Presenter      
Cyber Security 09-23-15 Dr Yu Cai      
Salary Comparison Report 09-23-15 Finance & Institutional Planning Committee      
General Education and Assessment  10-07-15 Christa Walck, Associate Provost      
Report on the Library Handout 02-03-16 Ellen Marks, Library Director      
Retirement Plan Comparison 02-12-16 Fringe Benefits Committee      
Dependent Tuition Plan Comparison 02-12-16 Fringe Benefits Committee      
Waste and Recycling Slides Waste and Recycling Executive Summary 03-02-16 Richelle Winkler      
Gen Ed & Assessment 03-02-16 Jean Kampe, Associate Provost      
Report on Inclusion 03-02-16 Academic and Instruction Policy Committee      
IT Update 03-23-16 Joshua Olson, Chief Information Officer      
Professional Staff Salary Comparison 03-23-16 Finance and Institutional Planning Committee      
Sabbatical Leave Committee Report 04-20-16 Ralph Hodek, Committee Chair      
CATPR Committee Report 04-20-16 Audrey Mayer, Committee Chair      
Senate Elections Committee Report 04-20-16 Sean Clancey, Committee Chair      
Fringe Benefits Committee Response on Benefits Forum 04-20-16 Craig Waddell, Committee Chair