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2018-2019 Senate Proposals

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Proposal or Report
Date Received in Senate Office
 
 
 
Committee Referral
 
 
Senate Floor Introduction
 
 
Senate Result
 
 
Administrative Response
Proposal 1-19: Proposal to Approve and Adopt the Senate Vision Statement
 
 09-19-18
 Executive Committee
 09-26-18
Amended
10-10-18
 Senate approved 10-10-18
 None needed
Proposal 2-19: Revision to Policy 104.1 Developing Academic Policy at MTU
 09-19-18
 Executive Committee
 09-26-18
 
revised and reintroduced 11-07-18
 
revised and reintroduced 12-12-18
 Tabled
10-10-18
 
Senate approved revised proposal
11-28-18
 
Senate Approved second revised proposal 12-12-18
 
Senate Approved updated version of second revised proposal 1-23-19
Proposal 3-19: School of Technology Departmental Charter
 10-01-18
 N/A
 N/A
 N/A
Approved by Administration 01-10-19
Proposal 4-19:  Expanded Endowment for Graduate Support
10-02-18 
Research Policy Committee 10-24-18
 Senate approved 11-07-18
Approved by Administration 2-4-19
Proposal 5-19:  Revised Policy on Compensation of Senate Officers
10-03-18 
Executive Committee  
 
 
Proposal 6-19: Amendment to Senate Procedures 805.1.1, Search Procedures for Department Chairs and School Deans 
 10-10-18
Academic and Instructional Policy Committee 10-24-18
 Senate Approved 11-07-18
Proposal 7-19: Amendment to Senate Procedures 802.1.1, Search Procedures for College Deans
 10-10-18
Academic and Instructional Policy Committee 10-24-18
 Senate Approved 11-07-18
Proposal 8-19: Sabbatical Leave for Lecturer Track Faculty
10-18-18 
Academic and Instructional Policy Committee 10-24-18
 Tabled
11-07-18
Tabled 
12-12-18
Senate Approved Revised Proposal 1-23-19
 
Proposal 9-19:  Proposal to Shelve Secondary Education Certification Program
 10-23-18
Curricular Policy Committee 10-24-18
 Senate Approved 11-07-18
Proposal 10-19: Modification of Graduate Faculty Status in Faculty Handbook
10-31-18
Research Policy Committee 2-20-19  Senate Approved 3-6-19 Approved by Administration 3-15-19
Proposal 11-19: Procedure for Review of Graduate Faculty Status
10-31-18
Research Policy Committee 2-20-19  Withdrawn  
Proposal 12-19:  Establish a Policy on the Quality of Online Courses
11-28-18
Academic and Instructional Policy Committee 11-28-18

Senate Approved

Revised Proposal

12-12-18

Approved by Administration 1-21-19
Proposal 13-19: Proposal for Minor in Sustainable Biomaterials 
11-28-18 
Curricular Policy Committee  2-20-19  Senate Approved 3-6-19  Approved by Administration 3-15-19
Proposal 14-19: Proposal to Shelve Certificate Program: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 
11-30-18
Curricular Policy Committee  2-6-19  Senate Approved 2-20-19  Approved by Administration 3-4-19
Proposal 15-19: Proposal to Shelve Minor Program: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 
 11-30-18
Curricular Policy Committee  2-6-19  Senate Approved 2-20-19 Approved by Administration 3-4-19 
Proposal 16-19: Minor in Business 
 11-30-18
Curricular Policy Committee      
Proposal 17-19: Proposal for a New Concentration in Data Analytics Within the B.S. in Accounting
1-7-19
Curricular Policy Committee  2-6-19  Senate Approved 2-20-19  Approved by Administration 3-4-19

Proposal to Shelve the Nondepartmental Master of Engineering Civil Engineering (EGR3)

 1-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee  1-23-19  Senate Approved 2-6-19 Approved by Administration 2-18-19

Proposal to Shelve the Nondepartmental PhD in Engineering Geotechnical Engineering (EPD3)

 1-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee  1-23-19  Senate Approved 2-6-19 Approved by Administration 2-18-19

Proposal to Shelve the Nondepartmental Master of Engineering Environmental Engineering (EGR5)

 1-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee  1-23-19  Senate Approved 2-6-19 Approved by Administration 2-18-19

Proposal to Shelve the Nondepartmental PhD in Propulsion Systems Engineering (EPD6)

 1-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee  1-23-19  Senate Approved 2-6-19 Approved by Administration 2-18-19
Proposal 22-19: Proposal to Shelve the Nondepartmental PhD in Engineering Sensing and Signal Processing (EPD4)
1-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee  1-23-19  Senate Approved 2-6-19 Approved by Administration 2-18-19

Proposal to Shelve the Nondepartmental PhD in Engineering Structural Engineering (EPD1)

 1-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee  1-23-19  Senate Approved 2-6-19 Approved by Administration 2-19-19
Proposal 24-19: Proposal for a new Master's in Engineering Management
1-15-19 Curricular Policy Committee  2-20-19  Senate Approved 3-6-19 Approved by Administration 3-15-19
Proposal 25-19: Shelve Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology
1-17-19 Curricular Policy Committee  2-6-19  Senate Approved 2-20-19  Approved by Administration 3-4-19

Proposal for Graduate Certificate in
Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

1-24-19 Curricular Policy Committee  2-6-19   Senate Approved 2-20-19 Approved by Administration 3-4-19

Proposal 27-19: 

Proposal for Minor in Systems Engineering

1-28-19 Curricular Policy Committee      
Proposal 28-19: Proposal to Modify Class Start Times
 2-1-19 Brian Barkdoll and Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  2-20-19  Senate Approved 3-6-19 Approved by Administration 3-15-19
Proposal to Reinstate (Unshelve) the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering
2-5-19 Curricular Policy Committee  2-20-19  Senate Approved 3-6-19  Approved by Administration 3-15-19
Proposal 30-19: Proposal for a Master of Science in Mechatronics
2-6-19 Curricular Policy Committee      
Proposal 31-19: Chemistry Department Charter
2-12-19 N/A  N/A  N/A Approved by Administration 3-7-19
Proposal 32-19

Replace Senate Policy 411.1: Graduate Certificates

2-13-19 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  3-6-19    
Proposal 33-19: Proposal for a Graduate Certificate in Mechatronics
2-14-19 Curricular Policy Committee      
Proposal 34-19: Proposal for Minor in the Business of Forestry
2-22-19 Curricular Policy Committee      
Proposal 35-19

Proposal to Change Degree Title from “BS in Wildlife Ecology and Management” to “BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation”

2-22-19 Curricular Policy Committee  3-6-19    
Proposal 36-19: Defining Cross-Listed and Dual-Listed Courses
2-27-19 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  3-6-19    
Proposal 37-19: Proposal to Change 

the University Defined Contribution Plan to a 10% Base Contribution

With a 2.5% 1:1 Match

3-1-19 Fringe Benefits Committee  3-6-19    
Proposal 38-19

Michigan Technological University Faculty Distinguished Service Award

3-4-19 Executive Committee  3-6-19    
Proposal 39-19: Proposal to Constitute a Representative University Benefits Planning Committee
3-5-19 Fringe Benefits Committee 3-6-19    
Proposal 40-19: Further Revision of Graduate School Policy Regarding External Membership on Graduate Committees
3-5-19 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee      
Proposal 41-19: 

Update Senate Procedure 504.1.1: Teaching Effectiveness Evaluations

3-6-19 Ad hoc Committee on Bias in Teaching Evaluation      
Proposal 42-19: Proposal to Change Degree Title from “MS in Medical Informatics” to
“MS in Health Informatics”
3-7-19 Curricular Policy Committee      
Proposal 43-19: Visual and Performing Arts Department Charter
3-11-19 N/A      
Proposal 44-19: Proposal for Career Fair Recess
3-20-19 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee      
Proposal 45-19: 

Proposal to Change the Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (TRIP) Benefit to 100% for Dependents, Spouses, and Designated Eligible Individuals

3-25-19 Fringe Benefits Committee      
Senate Meeting Reports and Presentations
Date of Presentation
Presenter
     
09-12-18
Mike Mullins
     
09-12-18
Mike Mullins
     
09-26-18
Rachel Jones
     
10-10-18
Audrey Mayer
     
11-07-18
Adrienne Minerick
     
11-07-18
Renee Hiller
     
11-28-18
Joshua Olson
     
 11-28-18
 Pushpa Murthy
     
University Senate Overview of MTU Finances December
12-05-18
Mike Mullins
     
Data Revolution and Sensing Task Force and New College Planning
2-6-19
Daniel Fuhrmann
     
Spring 2019 Benefit History Report
2-6-19
Fringe Benefits Committee
     
H-STEM Building Update
2-20-19
Jason Carter
     
Michigan Tech Financial Overview
3-6-19
Steve Patchin