Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
November 3, 2005
The November meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2005 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Sue Jeno 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:
Vande Brake, Katie
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
A. The chair announced that the proposed changes to the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee duties, passed by the Senate on September 1, 2005, were approved by the President. New copies of the duties/responsibilities have been sent to committee members.
B. Ms. Jeno welcomed Carmen Williams as the Interim Registrar/Senate Secretary and requested that, to aid in proper recording of the minutes, all senators sit in the first four rows and state their name prior to speaking. Ms. Jeno also reminded senators to sign all ballots before turning them in.
C. The chair stated that, as of this meeting, the minutes of the University Senate will be available on the Senate web page only, i.e., there will be no hard copies sent out. Notification will be sent on the listserv when the minutes are posted. Senators were asked to notify Ms. Jeno if they are not receiving the listserv notices. Agendas will continue to be mailed out in hard copy to accommodate attachments.
D. From the Dean's Council, Ms. Jeno reported:
1) There will be several new initiatives launched to promote UND in
local, regional, and national venues. Please watch for them;
2) The Institutional GPA is now available on PeopleSoft. The cumulative GPA is still being worked on;
3) The maternity leave policy subcommittee has been formed and will
begin work on this issue in the near future;
4) Summer Session information should be available by the end of the week. Everyone's patience is appreciated;
5) Student Leadership presented some ideas on increasing leadership
opportunities for students at UND. Watch for future developments in
E. Mr. Petros reported on the activities of the Council of College Faculties.
F. Mr. Gallager gave an update on current and proposed facilities projects on campus.
G. Ms. Jeno announced that the long version of the Strategic Plan is available and copies are being mailed out.
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the revised October 6, 2005 minutes. The minutes were approved as distributed.
The question period was opened and closed at 4:28 p.m.
The annual reports of the Senate Faculty Instructional Development Committee and the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee were approved unanimously.
Mr. Jackson moved to accept the report from the Curriculum Committee. The report was approved unanimously.
Mr. Petros, on behalf of the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights, gave an overview of the “Guidelines for Faculty Engaged in Employment Controversies with the University.” He directed the senators to the NDUS web site for information on the NDUS policies 605.3 and 612. The document will be on the December Senate agenda.
Mr. Askelson, chair of the Senate Conflict of Interest Committee, gave a progress report on the revisions to the Conflict of Interest Policy. He reported on some of the feedback the committee has received so far and answered questions from the Senators regarding the draft version of the policy document. Mr. Askelson stated that additional feedback will be accepted and reported on for the December Senate meeting. He stated that the policy should be ready for Senate action at the February meeting.
Ms. Goodwin introduced Chandice Covington, the new Dean of the College of Nursing.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate