Senate Proposals 2020-2021

Proposal or Report  Date Received in Senate Office  Committee Referral  Senate Floor Introduction  Senate Result Administrative Response
Proposal 1-21

Proposal to create a new Senate Standing Committee, the Committee for Promoting and Facilitating Equity and Understanding

 9/11/20 Sam Sweitz  9/16/20  Approved by Senate 9/30/20  Admin approval not needed
Proposal 2-21

Suggested Zoom Protocol for University Senate Meetings 2020-21

  9/11/20 Carlos Amador  9/16/20  Proposal removed by author  
Proposal 3-21

Emergency Proposal for Career Fair Recess to Begin Fall 2021

7/20/20 Sam Sweitz  9/16/20  Approved by Senate 9/16/20 Approved by administration 9/22/20
 Proposal 4-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Quality Engineering

 6/26/20  Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
Proposal 5-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Vehicle Dynamics

 6/26/20  Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
 Proposal 6-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering: Advanced Analysis

 6/26/20  Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20 Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 7-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering: Bridge Analysis and Design

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20 Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 8-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering: Building Design

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20 Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 9-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering: Hazard Analysis

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20 Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 10-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20  Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 11-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
Proposal 12-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices and Technologies

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
Proposal 13-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in

Fundamentals of Materials Engineering

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/22/21
Proposal 14-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in

Computational Materials Science

 6/26/20  Curricular Policy  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/22/21
Proposal 15-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Pavement Design and Construction

 6/26/20   Curricular Policy  11/11/20  Approved by Senate 12/9/20 Approved by Administration 12/11/20
Proposal 16-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Resilient Water Infrastructure

 6/26/20  Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20 Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 17-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in

Water Resources Modeling

6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20  Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 18-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate

in Aerodynamics

 6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
Proposal 19-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate

in Computational Fluid Dynamics

 6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
Proposal 20-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Systems

 6/26/20 Curricular Policy  10/28/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by administration 11/19/20
Proposal 21-21

Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

 9/15/20  Curricular Policy  11/11/20  Approved by Senate 12/9/20 Approved by Administration 12/10/20
Proposal 22-21: 

Proposal for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry

 9/7/20  Curricular Policy  Proposal was resubmitted as 38-21    
Proposal 23-21

Proposal to Change Degree Title from “Cheminformatics” to

“Computational Chemistry and Chemical Informatics”

 9/17/20  Curricular Policy  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/22/21
Proposal 24-21: Proposal to rename the minor in Environmental Studies

to a minor in Sustainability Science and Society

 9/17/20  Curricular Policy  11/11/20  Approved by Senate 12/9/20 Approved by Administration 12/11/20
Proposal 25-21: Senate Proposal for the Creation of a Temporary Ad-hoc Committee, “Senate Bylaws Update 2020 Committee” 9/24/20 Jacob Guter  9/30/20  Approved by Senate 10/14/20  Admin approval not needed
Proposal 26-21: Proposed Revisions to Policy 710.1

 

Clean Version of 26-21
10/5/20 Administrative Policy  10/14/20

 Tabled 10/28/20

 

Not approved by Senate 11/11/20

 

Re-introduced later as 42-21

 
Proposal 27-21

Revision to Policy 417.1 – “Graduate Grievances”

10/5/20 Administrative Policy  12/9/20  Approved by Senate 1/20/21 Approved by Administration 3/31/21
Emergency Proposal 28-21: Proposal to Constitute an ad hoc Committee, the Committee to Review Institutional Policy and Procedures for On-Campus Events 10/9/20 Josh Loar and Sam Sweitz  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/14/20  Admin approval not needed
Proposal 29-21: Special Considerations for Election Days: Scheduling of Examinations, Homework, Projects, Papers, Presentations, Quizzes, Major Assignments, and Mandatory Attendance 10/12/20 Stefani Vargas Krause  10/14/20

 Not Approved by Senate as Emergency 10/14/20

 

Not Approved by Senate 10/28/20

 
Proposal 30-21: Proposal to Extend the Time for Completion of an Incomplete Grade 10/13/20 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  10/14/20  Approved by Senate 10/28/20 Approved by Administration 11/4/20
Proposal 31-21: Minor in Sound 10/27/20  Curricular Policy Committee Proposal withdrawn and will not be introduced    
Proposal 32-21: Teaching Evaluations during COVID-19 Pandemic—Fall 2020/Spring 2021 10/27/20  Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  Proposal withdrawn and will not be introduced    
Emergency Proposal 33-21: Proposal to Change the Date for Withdrawal with a ‘W’ for Fall Semester 2020 10/30/20 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  11/4/20  Approved by Senate 11/4/20 Approved by Administration 11/5/20
Proposal 34-21

Departmental Charter for Chemical Engineering

11/2/20 n/a n/a n/a  
Proposal 35-21: Proposal to Establish Guidelines for Accelerated Graduate Certificates at Michigan Technological University 11/4/20 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 36-21: Emergency Proposal: Student Evaluations during the COVID-19 Pandemic 11/10/20 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee  11/11/20  Approved by Senate 11/11/20 Approved by Administration 12/1/20
Proposal 37-21: Pass/ Low Pass/ Fail Option for Fall 2020 11/25/20 Academic and Instructional Policy Committee 12/2/20  Approved by Senate 12/9/20 Approved by Administration 12/10/20
Proposal 38-21: Proposal for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry 11/31/20   Curricular Policy Committee  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/19/21
Proposal 39-21: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Pre-Professional Concentration (SBL5) 12/1/20   Curricular Policy Committee  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/22/21
Proposal 40-21: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Ecology Concentration (SBL3) 12/1/20   Curricular Policy Committee  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/22/21
Resolution 41-21

Embodying University Values: Condemning Hate Speech, White Supremacy, and Ethnically and Racially Motivated Intolerance

12/2/20 Committee for Promoting and Facilitating Equity and Understanding 12/2/20  Approved by Senate 12/9/20

 Administrative approval not needed

 

Admin Acknowledgement
Proposal 42-21: Proposed Revision to Policy 710.1

 

Clean Copy
12/2/20 Administrative Policy and Academic and Instructional Policy  2/3/21  Approved by Senate 2/17/21 Approved by Administration 2/22/21
Proposal 43-21: Proposal to Update Senate Procedure 504.1.1: Teaching Effectiveness Evaluations 12/9/20  Academic and Instructional Policy 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 44-21: Reduction of courses at 3000-level or higher in minor programs from 9 to 6  12/9/20  Academic and Instructional Policy 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 5/6/21
Proposal 45-21: Proposal to Update Senate Procedure 506.1.1

 

Clean copy - current versionClean copy - old versionWith Edits - old version

 

Resubmitted as new proposal 84-21

 12/9/20  Administrative Policy   2/17/21

Tabled 3/3/21

 

Not approved by Senate 3/24/21

 
Proposal 46-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Network and Communication Systems  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 47-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Electronics Materials and Processing  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 48-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Signal and Image Processing  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 49-21: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: General Biology Concentration (SBL1)  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 50-21: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Graduate Certificate in Data Science  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 51-21: Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Graduate Certificate in Sustainability  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 52-21:Proposal to Shelve Degree Program: Graduate Certificate in Mechatronics  12/9/20  Curricular Policy Committee 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Approved by Administration 3/29/21
Proposal 53-21: Proposal: Covid Policies for Spring 2021 1/25/21  Academic and Instructional Policy  2/3/21

 Tabled 2/17/21

 

Approved 3/3/21

Approved by Administration 3/9/21
Proposal 54-21: Course Re-Take Policy 1/25/21  Academic and Instructional Policy 3/24/21 Approved by Senate 4/7/21 Approved by Administration 5/6/21
Proposal 55-21

Proposed Addition of Section 2.6 the Role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Faculty Handbook

 2/9/21  Committee for Promoting and Facilitating Equity and Understanding  2/17/21

Tabled 3/3/21

 

Approved by Senate 3/24/21

 
Proposal 56-21: Bylaws Update 2/12/21 Ad-hoc Senate Bylaws Update Committee   2/17/21 Approved 3/3/21 Admin approval not needed
Proposal 57-21: 2020-22 Senate Evaluation 2/24/21 Administrative Policy 3/3/21 Approved by Senate 3/24/21 Admin approval not needed
Proposal 58-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3/4/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 59-21: Proposal for a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability 3/5/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 60-21: PROCEDURE FOR PILOT TESTING OF NEW/ALTERNATIVE
 GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
3/15/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 61-21: Proposed Updates for Senate Professional Staff Unit Designations 3/15/21 Professional Staff Policy  3/24/21 Approved by Senate 4/7/21 Admin approval not needed
Proposal 62-21: Proposal for the Creation of an Ad-Hoc Committee to Draft a Senate Handbook 3/15/21 Executive Committee 3/24/21 Approved by Senate 4/7/21 Admin approval not needed
Proposal 63-21: A New Graduate Certificate: Advanced Computational Physics 3/16/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 64-21: A New Graduate Certificate:

Frontiers in Optics, and Photonics

3/16/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 65-21: A New Graduate Certificate: Big Data Statistics in Astrophysics 3/16/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 66-21: A New Graduate Certificate:

Frontiers in Materials Physics

3/16/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 67-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing 3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 68-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in

Geospatial Data Science and Technology

3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/14/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 69-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in

Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with Unmanned Aerial Systems

3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/14/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 70-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging 3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 71-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering 3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 72-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in “Engineering Sustainability and Resilience” 3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 73-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Control Systems 3/18/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 74-21: Sabbatical Leave for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty 3/19/21 Academic and Instructional Policy 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 75-21: PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CONCENTRATION IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

within the degree BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY

3/24/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 76-21: A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CONCENTRATION IN COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY within the degree BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY 3/24/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 77-21: A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A CONCENTRATION IN CLINICAL/COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY within the degree BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY 3/24/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 78-21: Proposal for a new Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Factors 3/24/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 79-21: Update Faculty Handbook Section, Appendix I, 5.1.2. Exceptional Extension of the Probationary Period 3/24/21 Academic and Instructional Policy 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 80-21: Establishment of a New Graduate Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineering 3/25/21 Curricular Policy Committee 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21 Approved by Administration 4/26/21
Proposal 81-21: Revisions to the Academic Integrity Policy 3/29/21 Academic and Instructional Policy      
Proposal 82-21: Academic Calendar for 2022-23 and Provisional Calendar for 2023-24 3/31/21 Academic and Instructional Policy 4/7/21 Approved by Senate 4/21/21  
Proposal 83-21: Academic Calendar Procedures 3/31/21 Academic and Instructional Policy 4/7/21 Withdrawn  
Proposal 84-21: EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR DEPARTMENT CHAIRS 4/2/21 Administrative Policy 4/7/21

Postponed until 5/5/21 

 

Tabled on 5/5/21

 

Proposal not un-tabled 9/15/21

 
Proposal 85-21: Proposal to Create a University Teaching-Facilitators Group for Support of Teaching Effectiveness to Resolve Student Concerns

 

Proposal Information Sheet and FAQ
Proposal Flow Chart
Proposal Presentation
4/9/21  Anne Beffel, Carlos Amador, Robert Hutchinson, and Sam Sweitz 4/21/21

Tabled on 5/5/21

 

Proposal not un-tabled 9/15/21

 
Proposal 86-21: 2021-22 University Senate Budget 4/21/21 Finance and Institutional Planning 4/21/21 Approved by Senate 9/15/21 Administrative approval not needed
Emergency Resolution 87-21:

Encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations in our community for a safe return to in-person classes in fall 2021

4/24/21 Mark Rudnicki 5/5/21 Approved by Senate 5/5/21

Administrative approval not needed

 

Administrative Acknowledgement
Presentations          
CFO Susan Kerry Presentation  10/28/20  Susan Kerry      
University Relations and Enrollment VP John Lehman 11/11/20  John Lehman      
Senate Ad-hoc Committee to Review Institutional Policy and Procedures for On-Campus Events

CW: threats of sexual assault, slurs, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia

1/20/21 Josh Loar      
Education for the 21st Century Tech Forward Initiative Update 2/17/21  Mary Raber      
Committee for Promoting and Facilitating Equity and Understanding Senate Update 3/24/21 Committee for Promoting and Facilitating Equity and Understanding      
Post-Pandemic Instructional Modality Definitions 4/7/21