The December meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2002 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Jan Goodwin presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
Petros, Thomas Porter, James
Porter, Kimberly Potvin, Martha
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
A. Ms. Goodwin announced that the Research and Development Showcase II will be held on December 9.
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the November 7, 2002 minutes. There being none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
The Chair opened the question period at 4:12 p.m. There being none, the question period was closed.
Mr. Petros moved to change the order of items #10 and #11 on the business calendar. The motion passed with a vote of 42 for, 15 against, and 3 abstaining.
Mr. Marshall moved to receive and file the annual reports from the Student Policy Committee, the Library Committee, and the Legislative Affairs Committee. The motion passed with a vote of 58 for and 2 abstaining.
Ms. Sukalski moved to accept the nominee recommended by the Honorary Degrees Committee. The motion passed with a vote of 59 for and 1 abstaining.
The Curriculum Committee moved to approve the recommendations for program and curriculum changes. The motion passed with a vote of 59 for and 2 abstaining.
Mr. Gagnon moved to accept the Candidates for Degrees in December, 2002. The motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Petros moved to change section II. 2. a. of the UND Constitution to read:
The Council meets at least once a semester. Meetings of the Council shall be called by the chairperson of the Senate and/or the President of the University, or as a result of a written petition presented to the Registrar and signed by thirty Council members. The chairperson of the Senate in collaboration with the President of the University shall determine and publish the agenda of Council meetings. Council meetings will normally be co-chaired by the chair of the Senate and the President of the University. A meeting called by written petition will be chaired by the chair of the Senate. The Registrar is the ex-officio secretary for all meetings of the Council. The fall meeting shall include the opportunity for the President to present the annual state of the University address.
The motion passed with a vote of 59 for, 1 against, and 1 abstaining.
Mr. Petros moved to change section II. 1. c. 4. of the UND Constitution to read:
Staff Members: The number of staff members shall be set at one voting member whose selection, length and term shall be set by the Staff Senate.
The motion was defeated by a vote of 25 for, 37 against, and 1 abstention.
Mr. Bridewell moved to accept the Constitution with the changes. The motion passed with a vote of 54 for, 6 against, and 2 abstaining.
Mr. Murphy moved to extend the meeting by 15 minutes. The motion passed with a vote of 49 for and 9 against.
There was a presentation made by the Senate Ad Hoc Faculty Evaluation Form Committee (see attachment #2). Mr. Fivizzani moved to strike the third sentence from the directions for Part I of the Student Assessment of Teaching form which states, "These forms and a summary of the numerical data will be given to the instructor and department chair, following the end of the semester." The motion passed with a vote of 52 for, 4 against, and 2 abstaining.
Mr. Murphy moved to delete "and by departments in faculty performance evaluations and in tenure and promotion decisions" from the directions of the Student Assessment of Teaching form. The motion failed with a vote of 19 for and 21 against.
Mr. Petros moved to extend the meeting by 15 minutes. The motion failed by a lack of quorum.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.
Mike Cogan and Carmen Williams
for Nancy Krogh, Secretary to the Senate