Minutes of the University Senate Meeting (Revised)
October 6, 2005
The October meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2005 in Room 7, Gamble Hall.† Sue Jeno presided.†
The following members of the Senate were present:
Kim, Ju Hyo
La Duke, John
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Vande Brake, Katie
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:†††††††††
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the September 1, 2005 minutes. The minutes were approved as distributed with one typographical error corrected.†
The question period was opened and closed at 4:12 p.m.
The annual reports of the Senate Committee on Committees and the Senate Continuing Education, Distance Education & Outreach Committee were approved unanimously.
The chair announced that the Compensation Committee, the Faculty Instructional Development Committee, the Honors Committee and the University Assessment Committee annual reports are now past due.† The General Education Requirements Committee, the Honorary Degrees Committee and the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights annual reports are due in November.†
Mr. Robertson moved to accept the report from the Curriculum Committee.† The report was approved on a vote of 65 to 1.
The Senate discussed proposed revisions to the Conflict of Interest Policy presented by Mark Askelson, chair of the Senate Conflict of Interest Committee. He stated that the goal of any new policy should be to manage the issues regarding potential conflicts and to facilitate activities for faculty or other UND employees to protect the interests of the employee and the University. Mr. Askelson reviewed some of the differences between the proposed policy and the previous policy and some of the factors influencing the proposed changes, such as changes in Federal funding rules in agencies like the National Institute of Health. Discussion followed.†
Mr. Virgil Benoit remarked on how much work the committee must have done on this, and suggested that the Senate recognize and thank the committee for all of their efforts. Ms. Jeno also stated that it is important to recognize the hard work of this and other committees.† Ms. Jeno thanked Mr. Askelson for his presentation.†
The meeting was adjourned at 4:58 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate