The December meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2003 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Richard Crawford presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
A. Mr. Crawford announced
that the revised faculty handbook is now on the web.
B. Mr. Crawford pointed out the flyer that was distributed at the meeting announcing the "Exploring the American Indian Experience" activities to be held during Spring, 2004.
C. Mr. Crawford announced a meeting of the State Historical Society of North Dakota at UND on December 11, 2003 in the Memorial Union.
D. Mr. Boyd thanked the campus for the tremendous cooperation in dealing with the disappearance of Dru Sjodin, and matters of other student problems. He stated that getting through these problems would not be possible without the cooperation of the faculty and staff.
E. Mr. Baker announced that he talked with the Bookstore and they have 82% of the book orders in, and he thanked the faculty on behalf of the students.
F. Mr. Tozer introduced Linda Neuerburg as the new staff senator replacing Philip Parnell, who resigned.
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the November 6, 2003 minutes. Mr. Murphy asked that the minutes show that number 11 of the November 6 minutes include the following statements:
A motion to increase the royalties in Section IIIe to 60% died for lack of a second. Discussion continued and Mr. Kupchella said the minimum compensation of 30% was negotiable by faculty.
The minutes were approved as amended.
The Chair opened the question period at 4:15 p.m. There were no questions.
Mr. Crawford announced a request to move the report from the UND Ad Hoc Harassment Policy and Procedure Revision Committee from the consent calendar to the business calendar. This was approved by consensus.
Mr. Marshall moved to approve the annual reports of the Senate Continuing Education, Distance Education and Outreach Committee and the Senate Library Committee on the consent calendar. The consent calendar was approved unanimously.
Ms. Krogh moved to approve the slate of candidates for degrees for December 2003. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Heitkamp moved to approve the report from the Curriculum Committee. After discussion, the report was approved on a vote of 59 in favor and 1 abstention.
Mr. Murphy moved to ask the Curriculum Committee to look into the language of PPT 492 to investigate the number of hours attempted and report back to the Senate at the next meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mr. Murphy moved to accept the recommendations of the Conflict of Interest Committee to change the membership from five to six faculty members, to retain a quorum of three, and to change the non-voting ex officio member from the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development to the Vice President for Research or his or her designee. The motion was approved on a vote of 60 in favor with 1 abstention.
Mr. Murphy moved to accept the recommendation from the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee to change its membership by increasing the faculty membership from six to nine, to include two representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, with at least one of these members being from the humanities, and one representative from each of the other colleges and to replace the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development with the Vice President of Research or his or her designee as a voting ex-officio member.
Ms. Potvin moved to amend the motion by changing the recommendation "to include two representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, with at least one of these members being from the humanities, and one representative from each of the other colleges" to "to include two representatives from different divisions from the College of Arts and Sciences and one representative from each of the other colleges." Discussion on the amendment ensued. Mr. Lee moved to postpone consideration of the motion indefinitely until such time as the committee can be present at the Senate meeting to explain their request. The motion was approved on a vote of 60 in favor and 1 opposed.
Mr. Fivizzani and Ms. Goodwin presented the proposed revisions to the University Senate Bylaws for the first review. Discussion on the changes ensued. Mr. Lee asked the Senate Executive Committee to add a section making the changes in election of chair and vice chair to be effective August 15, 2003. Ms. Rakow asked to include in the Bylaws a requirement for Committee on Committee to publish the names of at least two nominees for each position in the agenda for the September meetings. There was discussion about whether that was appropriate to be included in the Bylaws or in the Committee on Committee's standing rules. Mr. Fivizzani and Ms. Goodwin will review the comments and return to the Senate for consideration.
Mr. Fivizzani and Ms. Goodwin presented the proposed revisions to the Standing Rules of the University of North Dakota Senate. Ms. Rakow asked to insert language that there shall be at least two nominees for the committees included with the September agenda in the Standing Rules. It was agreed to take the comments back to the Senate Executive Committee for discussion.
Ms. Hume presented the recommendations from the UND Ad Hoc Harassment Policy and Procedure Revision Committee. The committee asked for an extension for its report to the Senate until May, and to expand their charge to include solicitation of a broad range of input about the policies from UND community members. The motion was approved on a vote of 58 in favor with 2 opposed and 1 abstention.
Mr. Crawford asked the Senate members if the Senate should hold a January meeting on the third Thursday of January. It was agreed by consensus to meet again on the first Thursday in February.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:11 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate