Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
February 2, 2006
The February meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2006 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Doug Munski presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
Kim, Ju Hyo
La Duke, John
Widmer, Donovan Williams, Carmen
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
There were no announcements.
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the January 12, 2006 minutes. Ms. Hans moved to amend the minutes to include the entire logo resolution given it is a historic document. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was then made to approve the January 12, 2006 minutes as amended. The motion passed unanimously.
President Kupchella gave his response to the resolution passed at the January 12, 2006 University Senate meeting (see attached PDF file).
The question period was opened at 4:20 p.m.
President Kupchella answered questions regarding his response to the resolution. A motion was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Hans to extend the question period to 5:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously. Discussion continued. The President thanked Mr. Lane and deans Smith and Rice for sponsoring the recent forums regarding the logo issue.
The question period ended at 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Robertson moved to accept the annual reports of the Senate Summer Sessions Committee and the Senate Academic Policies and Admissions Committee. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Mr. Remer, Chair of the Honorary Degrees Committee, presented the committee’s nominations for honorary degrees. Mr. Robertson moved to accept the nominations. The motion was seconded and passed with a vote of 50 in favor and 1 against.
Mr. Robertson moved to accept the Curriculum Committee report. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Mr. Perry, on behalf of the Senate Academic Policies and Admissions Committee, presented the proposed change in qualifications for the President’s Honor Roll. Mr. Jackson moved to approve the change. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
Mr. Jackson gave an update on the progress of the Conflict of Interest Policy document. He answered questions from the senators and invited the campus community to provide input by attending the Committee’s next meeting on February 15. The final draft of the policy should be ready for the March Senate meeting.
The Senate considered proposed revisions to the Faculty Handbook in regard to SBHE 605.3.1, which would allow the Vice President for Academic Affairs to be authorized to issue non-renewal notices rather than the President. Ms. Hans moved and Mr. Robertson seconded to accept the revision. After discussion, Ms. Hans withdrew the motion. Discussion continued. Mr. Robertson moved and Mr. Fivizzani seconded to send the proposal back to the Senate Executive Committee for clarification with respect to Medical School appointments. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:20 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate