Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
The April meeting of
the University Senate was held at on
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
The chair thanked Sue Jeno, vice chair, for presiding at the March Senate meeting. He also announced that flowers had been sent of behalf of the Senate to the memorial ceremony for Senator Lee. He also announced that the Randy Lee Memorial Endowment is being established through the alumni center.
Mr. Grijalva announced that the University Senate had co-sponsored a forum with the University Planning and Budget Committee on the draft UND Strategic Plan II. He encouraged Senators to submit their comments before the draft is finalized this summer.
The chair stated that several documents had been
circulated on the Senate listserv in response to a question about the NCAA
request for a report regarding UND’s use of the athletic Sioux logo. He
announced that the deadline for comments for the report are
due to the committee preparing the report on
The chair announced the list of committee
reports that are currently past due to the Senate and asked members of the
committees to assist in getting the annual reports filed.
The Chair asked for
corrections or additions to the
The Chair opened the question period at There were no questions.
Ms. Helgeson moved that the annual reports of the Senate Conflict of Interest/Scientific Misconduct Committee and the Senate ROTC Committee be received and filed. The motion was approved unanimously.
The report from the Senate Curriculum Committee was considered. Mr. Mochoruk moved to accept the Curriculum Committee report. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Krogh presented the slate of candidates for election to Senate Committees on behalf of the Committee on Committees. The nominations were approved unanimously.
On behalf of the Ad Hoc Harassment Committee, Ms. Hume updated the Senate on the work of the ad hoc committee to develop the proposed policy which was distributed at the meeting. Mr. Murphy moved to table the vote on the harassment policy until the May meeting. The motion passed on a vote of 48 in favor with 2 opposed.
The Senate considered the motion from the Admissions and Academic Policy Committee to create a campus policy which exempts applicants to UND from taking the writing essay component of the ACT. A suggestion was made to edit the catalog text by changing the words “writing essay component” to “ACT writing essay component.” The motion passed with 43 in favor and 5 opposed.
Mr. Petros presented a summary of the Guidelines for Faculty Engaged in Employment Controversies with the University of North Dakota policy which will be considered for approval at the May meeting. The policy is created in response to the requirements of State Board of Higher Education policies 605.3 and 612 that are available at www.ndus.edu. He announced that the policy will be revised and included on the May Senate agenda for consideration. Mr. Petros asked the Senate to forward comments or questions to him before the next meeting. Mr. Mochoruk moved to table the policy until the May Senate meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at
Secretary to the Senate