Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
September 7, 2000
The September meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2000, in room 7, Gamble Hall. John Bridewell presided during the opening and until Randy Lee was elected the new Chair, at which time Mr. Lee presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
Davis, W. Jeremy
Lowe, D. Scott
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
1. Mr. Ettling introduced John Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations; Nancy Krogh, University Registrar; Thomas Owens, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Mines; Dan Rice, Dean, College of Education and Human Development; and Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries.
2. Mr. Bridewell recognized Don Piper for his many years as Director of Summer Sessions and years of service to the University.
3. Scot Stradley, President, Council of College Faculties, informed the Senate that a replacement is needed for Dona Reese on the University CCF for a three-year term. [Ms. Reese will be replaced by the next eligible person on the 2000-01 voting tally.]
Mr. Stradley also reported on the following CCF-related activities. Questions may be directed to Mr. Stradley at email@example.com:
Legislative Council=s Interim Committee on Higher Education Report, which can be viewed at http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/reports/details.asp?id=332.
Intellectual Property Policy (a) US Copyright Law, can be viewed at http://www.educause.edu/issues/dmca.html, (b)Digital Millennium Act can be viewed at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/title17/, and (c) the bill entertained by the 106th Congress can be viewed at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgibin/query/C?c106:/temp/~c1065HH4h/.
Policy Manual-Changes in Appeal and Grievance Processes, can be viewed at http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/policies_...s/sbhe_policies/.
D. Mr. Bridewell reported on the status of the Constitutional Revision Committee, which is revising the entire UND Constitution in compliance with state law and Board of Higher Education edicts and considering structuring alternatives.
E. Mr. Kweit reported on the status of the Legislative Affairs/Roundtable Report and the University Planning Budget Committee.
F. Mr. Ettling read to the Senate the 9/6/00 letter from President Kupchella regarding the September 11 Roundtable Forum. He also reported on the status of the Restructuring and Allocation Process, State Board of Higher Education summer activities and decisions, and the Strategic Planning process.
G. Cynthia Shabb, Chair, Committee on Committees, announced replacement appointments for several committee vacancies which arose during the summer. The new committee members are listed below:
On the Senate Administrative Procedures Committee, John Bridewell (SAS) was replaced by Allan Skramstad (SAS)through spring 2002.
On the Senate Administrative Procedures Committee, David Uherka (A&S) was replaced by Bruce Dearden (A&S)through spring 2001.
On the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Wayne Haga (BPA) was replaced by Marcel Robles (BPA) through spring 2003.
On the Senate Faculty Instructional Development Committee, Birgit Hans (A&S) was replaced by Joy James (EHD) through spring 2001.
On the Senate Faculty Instructional Development Committee, Sara Hanhan (EHD)was replaced by Judy Bruce (MED) through spring 2003. Ms. Hanhan will serve in an administrative capacity on this committee.
On the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee, Richard Shafer (A&S) was replaced by Jane Berne (A&S) through spring 2001.
On the Senate Honors Committee, Matthew McKeon (A&S) was replaced by Tami Carmichael (A&S) through spring 2002.
On the Senate Academic Policies and Admissions Committee, the terms of Mary Ebertowski (MED) and Helen Melland (NUR) were extended to spring 2002.
On the Senate University Assessment Committee, the term for Paul Lindseth (SAS) was extended to spring 2002.
Ms. Shabb also reported that the Past Chair position on the Senate Executive Committee remains open, and that the Senate Executive Committee will act on this matter at their next meeting.
The Chair asked if there were additions or corrections to the minutes of the May 4, 2000 meeting. Ms. DeMers noted a correction in the first line under #9, which should read Mr. Bridewell, instead of Ms. Bridewell. The minutes were approved as corrected.
The Chair announced the Question Period. There were no questions.
Cynthia Shabb, for the Committee on Committees, presented the Committee's nominations for Chair of the Senate: Susan Jeno and Randy Lee. Joanne Gabrynowicz was nominated from the floor. The Senate voted and Mr. Lee was elected chair.
Cynthia Shabb, for the Committee on Committees, presented the nominee for Vice Chair: Charles Robertson. Susan Jeno was nominated from the floor. The Senate voted and Ms. Jeno was elected Vice Chair.
Cynthia Shabb, for the Committee on Committees, presented the nominee to serve a two-year term on the Senate Executive Committee: Glenda Lindseth. The Chair called for additional nominations from the floor; there were none. The Senate voted and Ms. Lindseth was elected to serve a two-year term on the Senate Executive Committee.
Cynthia Shabb, for the Committee on Committees, presented the nominee to serve a one-year term on the Senate Executive Committee: Curtis Stofferahn. Thomas Petros was nominated from the floor. The Senate voted and Mr. Petros was elected to serve a one-year term on the Senate Executive Committee.
Cynthia Shabb, for the Committee on Committees, nominated Douglas Munski and Candace Zierdt to serve two-year terms each on the Committee on Committees. The Chair asked for nominations from the floor; there were none. The Senate voted and Mr. Munski and Ms. Zierdt were elected to a two-year term each on the Committee on Committees.
Cynthia Shabb, for the Committee on Committees, and Berly Nelson, Student Body President, presented the nominee to serve a one-year term on the Senate Executive Committee: Kristy Berger. The Chair asked for nominations from the floor; there were none. The Senate voted and Ms. Berger was elected to serve a one-year term on the Senate Executive Committee.
The meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.
Nancy Krogh, Secretary