University Senate Meeting
October 7, 2004
meeting of the
University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday,
October 7, 2004 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Jim Grijalva presided.
following members of the Senate
following members of the Senate
Wilson, H. David
following announcements were
Mr. Grijalva announced that
Randy Lee will be the Senate parliamentarian
this year. He thanked Mr. Lee and thanked John Bridewell for assuming
role last year.
B. Mr. Grijalva announced
that he will be in Washington, DC
November Senate meeting and, in his absence, vice chair/chair-elect
will preside over that meeting.
C. Mr. Grijalva announced that he and Ms. Jeno intend to continue
of attending the Council of Deans and the University Planning and
Committee meetings respectively. Instead of attending both bi-weekly
meetings of the Council of Deans, which are divided into one
exchange meeting and one working meeting, Mr. Grijalva will be
only the information exchange meetings per month.
Based on his attendance at two
Dean's Council meetings thus far, Mr.
Grijalva identified two items as being matters of interest to the
1) the University's ongoing efforts to implement effective assessment
student learning; and 2) President Kupchella's directive to the Council
Deans to "undertake a complete review of our current array of program
offerings and, in cooperation with certain other people on the
team, assess the need for the development of new programs and the
repackaging of some existing programs."
D. Mr. Grijalva reported that the two items passed at the
September 2, 2004
Senate meeting that required the President's approval were approved.
E. Mr. Grijalva updated
the senators on the Senate committee
that are still outstanding from last year and this year. He requested
senators who are members of these committees work to help get the past
Mr. Grijalva also reported that
John Bridewell, chair of the 2003-04
University Assessment Committee, requested that the misspelling of
committee member Renee Mabey's name be corrected in the archival copy
the Committee's annual report.
F. Ms. Thureen announced that the Norway Seminar for professors
in North America, sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, will be held on campus October 21-23, 2004. She also announced
that well-known singer Lillebjorn Nilsen from Oslo, Norway will be
free concert on October 22 as a gift to UND and the community for
G. Mr. Schuetzle reported
that Emanuel Grant, from the Department
Science, has been appointed as the faculty representative on the UND
Student Activities Committee.
H. Mr. Petros asked the
senators to join him in wishing Mr.
Poochigian a happy
I. Ms. Neuerberg, Staff
Senate President, announced that both
candidates have been invited to be present at their next meeting on
12 in the Lecture Bowl. The senators were invited to attend.
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the September 2, 2004
There being none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
The Chair opened the question period at 4:25 p.m.
A. Ms. Rankin asked if someone from the Provost search committee
the senators on the search. Mr. Mochoruk reported that 26 applications
have been received. He stated that all expected applications have not
received yet, but the Search Committee will begin reviewing files on
October 15, if not sooner. Mr. Lee asked if a consultant is being used
Mr. Mochoruk stated that a consultant was not being used.
B. Mr. Lee asked Mr.
Grijalva about the Dean's Council meeting
regarding the Senate chair's attendance at those meetings. He asked if
Grijalva was being asked to not attend the working meetings. Mr.
responded that he is attending the meetings that he is being invited to
he has not requested to attend meetings he has not been invited to. Mr.
Grijalva expressed his confidence that the Dean's Council will include
Senate on any meetings regarding issues the Senate would be involved
in. Ms. Potvin added that the change in meeting protocol is a result of
in administration and an attempt to give the deans more time to work on
pressing issues such as the strategic plan.
period ended at 4:32
Mr. Lee moved that the annual reports of the Senate
Committee on Committees and
the Senate University Assessment Committee be received and filed. The
Mr. Mochoruk moved
to accept the
report from the Senate Curriculum Committee. The motion was approved
Mr. Petros, on
behalf of the
Council of College Faculties, introduced two
proposed changes to State Board of Higher Education Policies: 1) Policy
Governance and Organization, College and University Presidents'
Responsibilities; and 2) Policy 605.3, Personnel, Non-renewal,
Dismissal of Faculty. The Senate discussed.
Policy 305.1, Mr.
Poochigian and Ms. Rakow questioned the new language
in item 3a. Ms. Rex stated that it appeared that the new language was
soften or eliminate any negative language. Mr. Petros invited all
email him with questions, comments or suggestions they would like
the next Council of College Faculties meeting. These comments will then
forwarded to the Senate Executive Committee for a future Senate agenda.
Petros added that a Senate listserv will be available soon.
Regarding Policy 605.3, Mr. Lee stated that the Standing Committee on
Rights adopted a set of procedures for doing reviews of this policy.
thanked Mr. Petros for bringing these proposed policy changes to the
The meeting was adjourned at 4:53 p.m.
Lori Hofland, for
Secretary to the Senate