University Senate

Meeting 565 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 565

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Brian Barkdoll, Senate President
DATE: Sept. 3, 2015
SUBJECT: Amended Agenda for University Senate Meeting #565
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Trustees Secretary, Vice Presidents, Library, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, Michigan Tech Lode, Michigan Tech Daily Bull

Meeting #565 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 9, 2015 in Room 642 in the DOW Building.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting.

Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

Agenda Amended Time
1.  Call to Order  
2.  Roll Call of Senators and Recognition of Visitors 5
3.  Approval of Agenda 2

4.  Approval of Minutes from Meetings 563 and 564

5.  Presentation: none 0
6.  President's Report 15 
7.  Committee Reports 10
8.  Unfinished Business 5
a.  Approval of 2015-16 Senate Standing Committee List  
9.  New Business 45

a.  Approval of Proposed Meeting Dates for 2015-2016


b.  Select Graduate School Dean Search Committee Representatives  (Procedures 803.1.1)


c.  Select Grad Faculty Council Senate Representative


d. Proposal 25-15: Proposal to Equalize the Tuition Waiver Benefit for all Full-time Employees; Rejected by Administration; Fringe Benefits Committee


e. Proposal 28-15: Proposal on Opt-out Pension Design; Rejected by Administration; Fringe Benefits and Finance & Institutional Planning Committees


f. Proposal 29-15: Proposal to Reduce Cost of Medical Care to Michigan Tech Employees; Rejected by Administration; Fringe Benefits and Finance & Institutional Planning Committees


g.  Administration Amendment to Proposal 31-15: Amending Senate Policy 210.1, BOC Policy 4.8, and Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Handbook Section 8.2: Office of the Ombuds; Administrative Policy Committee


h.  Administration Amendment to Proposal 32-15: Establishment of a Library Liaisons and a Library Advisory Committee; Library Ad Hoc Committee


i. Administration Amendment to Proposal 33-15: Academic Calendar for 2016-17 and Provisional Calendar for 2017-18; Academic and Instructional Policy Committee


j. Administration Amendment to Proposal 36-15: Definition of ‘Affiliated’ Faculty Appointments; Curricular Policy Committee


k. Administration Amendment to Proposal 39-15: Amending Senate Policy 602.1: Final Exam Policy; Academic and Instructional Policy Committee


l.  Proposal 41-15: Modify the University’s Defined Contribution Retirement Benefit; Rejected by Administration; Finance & Institutional Planning Committee 

m. Board of Control Name Change  

n. Proposal 1-16: "Amendment to Senate Policy 409.1: Additional Baccalaureate Degrees"  presented by Curricular Policy Committee  (Voting Units:  Academic)


o. Proposal 20-15: Policy on Michigan Technological University Information Technology Services; Rejected by Administration; IT Committee


10.  Public Comments

11.  Adjournment