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2016-2017 Senate Proposals and Reports

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Proposal or Report Date Received in Senate Office Committee Referral Senate Floor Introduction Senate Result Administrative Response
Proposal 1-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 507.1.1, "Procedure to Enhance Confidentiality and Anonymity in Department Chairs/School Deans Review Surveys and Balloting" 10-03-16 Administrative Policy 10-05-16

Senate rejected proposal

10-19-16

 

none needed
Proposal 2-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 506.1.1, "Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans" 10-03-16 Administrative Policy 10-05-16 Senate substituted this proposal with Proposal 3-17
10-19-16
none needed
Proposal 3-17: Amendment to Senate Procedures 506.1.1, "Evaluation Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans" 10-03-16 Administrative Policy 10-19-16

Senate approved proposal 
11-02-16

Senate approved the Administration's editorial changes
02-01-17

Approved by Administration pending editorial changes
01-20-17

Proposal 4-17: Proposed Revisions to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, "Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges" 10-11-16 Administrative Policy 10-19-16

Senate split proposal in two
11-02-16

Senate amended proposal
11-16-16

Senate approved proposal
01-18-17

Approved by Administration
01-30-17
Proposal 05-17: Proposed Amendment to Senate Procedures 502.1.1, "Review and Reappointment of Deans of Colleges" 11-02-16 Administrative Policy 11-02-16

Senate approved proposal
11-16-16

Senate approved edits
03-01-17

Approved by Administration pending acceptance of edits
02-03-17

Proposal 06-17: Proposal to shelve the Interdisciplinary Minor in Remote Sensing 11-10-16 Curricular Policy 11-16-16 Senate approved proposal
12-07-16
Approved by Administration
01-30-17
Proposal 07-17: A Proposal to Establish a Concentration in Electric Power Engineering as part of the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering 01-12-17 Curricular Policy 01-18-17 Senate Approved Proposal
02-01-17
Approved by Administration
02-15-17
Senate Resolution on laptop requirement 01-18-17 Senator Saeid Nooshabadi 01-18-17 Senate Approved Resolution
01-18-17
None needed
Proposal 08-17: Proposed Laptop Requirement for Students in Engineering Fundamentals First-Year Courses 01-25-17 Academic & Instructional Policy 02-01-17 Senate Approved Proposal
02-01-17
Approved by Administration
02-23-17
Proposal 09-17: Proposed Revisions to Board of Trustees Policy 6.4 01-25-17 Academic & Instructional Policy      
Proposal 10-17: Resolution in Support of our International Colleagues and Students 02-01-17 Sent directly to Senate by Stefaan DeWinter 02-01-17 Senate approved proposal
02-01-17

Acknowledged by Administration
02-09-17

 

Proposal 11-17: Proposal for a Minor in Naval Systems Engineering 02-07-17 Curricular Policy 03-01-17 Senate Approved Proposal
03-22-17
Approved by Administration
04-05-17
Proposal 12-17: Undergraduate Minor Program Proposal Bioethics Minor 02-07-17 Curricular Policy 02-15-17 Senate approved proposal
03-01-17

Approved by Administration
03-13-17

Proposal 13-17: Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program in Integrative Physiology 02-07-17 Curricular Policy 02-15-17 Senate approved proposal
03-01-17
Approved by Administration
03-13-17
Proposal 14-17: Graduate Certificate in Automotive Systems and Controls 02-09-17 Curricular Policy 03-16-17 Senate Approved
04-05-17
Approved by Administration
04-19-17
Proposal 15-17: Amending Senate Procedure 803.1.1 Search Procedures for Dean of the Graduate School 02-21-17 Administrative Policy 03-01-17 Senate Approved Proposal
03-22-17

Approved by Administration
05-22-17

Proposal 16-17: Amending Senate Procedure 801.1.1 Search Procedure for University Administrators 02-21-17 Administrative Policy 03-01-17

Senate Amended Proposal
03-22-17

Senate Approved Amendment
04-05-17

 
Proposal 17-17: Faculty Distinguished Service Award 02-22-17 Administrative Policy      
Proposal 18-17: Online Course Examination Policies and Procedures (Amended 03-15-17)  (Amended 3-16-17) 02-22-17 Academic and Instructional Policy 03-01-17 Senate Approved Proposal
03-22-17
Approved by Administration
04-05-17
Proposal 19-17: Revisions to the Senate Constitution 02-27-17 Constitution and Bylaw Ad Hoc Committee 03-01-17 Senate Approved Proposal
04-05-17

Referendum
04-12-17
Of the 1078 constituents 445 responded with 311 approve, 26 reject, 108 abstain
 
Proposal 20-17: Proposal to Modify Senate Policy 413.1: Accelerated Master's Program
(Amended 03-22-17)
03-15-17 Curricular Policy 03-22-17 Approved by Senate
04-05-17
Approved by Administration
04-19-17
Proposal 21-17: Academic Calendar 2018-19 and Provisional Calendar 2019-20 03-17-17 Academic and Instructional Policy 03-22-17 Approved by Senate
04-05-17
Approved by Administration
04-25-17
Proposal 22-17: Revisions to the Bylaws 03-31-17 Ad-Hoc Constitution and Bylaws Committee 04-05-17 Approved by Senate
04-19-17 
 
Proposal 23-17: Proposed Changes to Faculty Handbook Section 1.5.5 Non-Tenure Track Academic Rank Definitions 04-03-17 Academic and Instructional Policy      
           
Department Charters Date Received Place Received Administration Results    
Biomedical Engineering 10-27-16 Provost Office

Approved by Administration
01-31-17

   
           
Reports/Presentations Date Committee/Presenter      
Campus Civility and Inclusivity Working Statement 09-21-16 Ann Kitalong-Will, Steering Committee Chair      
Report of Senate Activities 2013-2016 10-03-16 Submitted by President Marty Thompson for use in the Senate Self Evaluation      
Observations of a Changing Educational Environment: Opportunities for Senate Leadership 10-05-16 Mike Meyer. Director, Center for Teaching and Learning      
Committee on Academic Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment (CATPR) Annual Report 10-19-16 Paul Bergstrom, Committee Chair      
Results of Senate Evaluation 11-02-16 Shane Mueller, Administrative Policy Committee      
Parental Leave 11-16-16 Ellen Horsch, VP for Administration      
Mid-Year Base Budget Adjustment Allocations 11-16-16 Jacqueline Huntoon, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs      
Finance & Institutional Planning Committee Report on Senate Budget 11-16-16 Stefaan DeWinter, Chair      
Ad-Hoc Textbook Committee Proposal 11-16-16 W. Charles Kerfoot, Research Policy Chair      
IT Committee Report 12-07-16 Cayce Will, Chair      
Sustainability and Recycling 01-18-17 Jay Meldrum, Executive Director      
Library Annual Update 02-01-17 Ellen Marks, Director      
Cyber Security Update 02-15-17 Yu Cai      
Preliminary Results of the President's Evaluation 02-15-17 Saeid Nooshabadi, Administrative Policy Committee Chair      
Summary Results of President's Evaluation 03-01-17 Shane Mueller      

Summary of 2016 Employee Benefits Survey

Full Report of 2016 Employee Benefits Survey

03-22-17 Jake Guter, Co-Chair Fringe Benefits Committee      

Finance and Institutional Planning Committee Budget Report

04-05-17 Stefaan DeWinter, Chair      

Presentation on Proposal 22-17

04-05-17 Robert Froese, Chair Ad- Hoc Constitution Committee      

Accelerated Master's Program

04-05-17 Pushpa Murthy, Associate Provost and Graduate School Dean      

Memo to the Board of Trustees

04-19-17 Martin Thompson, Senate President      

IT Presentation

04-19-17 Cayce Will, Chair IT Committee