Minutes of the
University Senate Meeting
September 2, 2004
2.The following members of the Senate were present:
3.The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
4.The Chair called for announcements.
Mr. Fivizzani also announced the
following vacancies on Senate committees
that need to be appointed. They are: Legislative Affairs (one member)
Curriculum Committee (one member from Nursing).
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the May 6, 2004 minutes. The minutes were approved as distributed.
The Chair opened the question
period at 4:12 p.m.
Mr. Poochigian remarked that the
trade section in the bookstore has a very small
amount of books regarding philosophy and religion, especially compared
bookstores. He asked the bookstore staff about this and they indicated
number of books would increase. He asked what the policy is regarding
selection of books for the trade section. Mr. Gallager stated that he
answer, but said one cannot compare this bookstore to any other Barnes
because they are run differently. He said he would get an answer from
Mr. Murphy asked about fund
numbers for grants and new monies because there has
been a lag. He asked what could be done to streamline this process. Mr.
Gallager said he did not know, but would confer with the Vice President
Research for an answer.
Mr. Myrick asked who is welcome
to attend the upcoming employee recognition
events. Mr. Nies responded that the events are for all state employees,
faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
Mr. Williams asked what the
procedure is for a senator who has a time conflict
due to a class at the same time as the Senate meeting. There was
this topic could be referred to the Senate Executive Committee, or
individually solved on a case-by-case basis.
The question period closed at 4:25 p.m.
7.Mr. Fivizzani, chair of the Committee on Committees, presented the Committee's nominations for Chair of the Senate: Richard Crawford and Jim Grijalva. The Chair called for nominations from the floor; there were none. The Senate voted and Mr. Grijalva was elected Senate Chair.
During the counting of the ballots, Mr. Bridewell was recognized by the Chair and presented a Senate orientation. He presented the information about the Senate website located at: www.und.edu/dept/registrar/senate. He introduced the purpose of the Senate and the roles of the Senators. Mr. Bridewell explained that the Senate has been delegated authority from the University Council, and that the next meeting of the University Council is October 13, 2004. Mr. Bridewell talked about the delegation of Senate duties to committees. He reviewed some of the standing rules of the Senate, and discussed appropriate motions and discussions at Senate meetings.
Mr. Fivizzani presented the
Committee on Committee's nominations for Vice
Chair/Chair Elect of the Senate: Wendelin Hume and Sue Jeno. The Chair
for nominations from the floor; there were none. The Senate voted and
was elected Senate Vice Chair/Chair Elect.
10.Mr. Fivizzani presented the Committee on Committee's nominations for a two-year term on the Senate Executive Committee: Judy DeMers and Jan Moen. The Chair called for nominations from the floor; there were none. The Senate voted and Ms. Moen was elected to the Senate Executive Committee.
Mr. Fivizzani presented the
Committee on Committee's nominations for two
representatives on the Committee on Committees: Ray Diez, Daniel
Nelson and Tom Steen. The Chair called for nominations from the floor;
were none. The Senate voted and Mr. Erickson and Ms. Nelson were
elected to the
Senate Committee on Committees.
Mr. Fivizzani presented the Committee on Committee's nomination for the student representative on the Senate Executive Committee: Jordan Schuetzle. Mr. Lee moved to direct the secretary to post a unanimous ballot. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Krogh moved to accept the list of candidates for degrees for Summer, 2004. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mr. Tschacher introduced a motion
from the Senate Intellectual Property Committee
to amend the membership, terms, and selection of the committee. The
approved by a vote of 69 for, with 1 abstention.
Ms. Potvin moved that Senate members who are elected to the Senate Executive Committee for two-year terms who are no longer members of the Senate be given courtesy non-voting appointments to the Senate for this year. The Senate discussed, and the motion was approved with a vote of 43 for, 24 against and 4 abstentions.
Ms. Potvin introduced two new
ex-officio members: Bruce Dearden, Interim Dean,
College of Arts & Sciences; and Paul LeBel, Dean, School of Law.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.