The March meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Room 7, Gamble Hall. David Perry presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
Davis, W. Jeremy
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
A. Mr. Perry recognized a UND Student Resolution re: SBHE Policy 601.1.
B. Mr. Perry announced that the Senate Executive Committee decided to write the four SBHE members who voted in favor of reconsidering 601.1 to thank them for their willingness to continue discussion on this policy.
C. Mr. Perry announced that the UND Faculty handbook is in the process of being updated by a committee comprised of Randy Lee, Curt Stofferahn and Nancy Krogh. The Senate Executive Committee will authorize the Senate Secretary to make changes to the on-line version of the Handbook. It will be located on the Senate web-site when updated.
D. Mr. Perry announced that the proposed revision to the UND Constitution (the first reading of which was presented at this Senate meeting) is also on-line at the Senate Web site. This is being done to make the revised version as widely available as possible.
E. Mr. Perry announced that the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights is in the process of drafting UND's implementation policy related to recent SBHE changes in faculty grievance.
F. Mr. Perry announced that a Senate Forum, sponsored by the Senate Ad Hoc Transfer Policy Committee and the Admissions and Academic Policy Committee, will be held on March 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Gamble Hall, Room 7. The proposed changes to transfer, incomplete and grade change policies will be discussed.
G. Mr. Perry asked for consent to add one item to the agenda on the business calendar: as item number 12, a request for time from Sue Jeno, of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, regarding the recent decision to not move UND to Division I athletics. Hearing no objection, the item was added to the agenda.
The Chairman asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the February 7, 2002 Senate meeting. There being none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
Mr. Perry moved to receive and file the annual reports of the Administrative Procedures Committee, the Student Academic Standards Committee and the Intellectual Property Committee. There was unanimous consent and the reports were received and filed.
Mr. Grijalva reported on behalf of the Council of College Faculties. He gave a summary of the State Board of Higher Education meeting held in Fargo on February 21-22, 2002.
Mr. Grijalva reported on behalf of the Intellectual Property Committee about Sections 611.2 and 611.3 of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policy Manual.
Ms. Brekke reported on the NDUS State Board of Higher Education Long-Term Finance Plan and Resource Allocation Model. A handout was distributed.
Mr. Munski announced that the Committee on Committees will continue to accept nominations for Senate Committees. The election will be held at the April Senate meeting.
Mr. Murphy moved to extend the Senate meeting by fifteen minutes, and the motion passed unanimously.
Ms. Rakow and Ms. Kweit presented the first reading of proposed revisions to the UND Constitution.
Ms. Jeno, on behalf of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, moved to support UND's decision to remain in Division II athletics and to commend President Kupchella for his leadership in this area. After discussion the motion was approved unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 5:44 p.m.
on behalf of Nancy Krogh, Secretary