Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
November 2, 2006
The November meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2006 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Douglas Munski presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Wilson, H. David
The following announcements were made:
a. Mr. Munski announced that Item #6 on the business calendar regarding the proposed maternity policy had been deferred to the December meeting per a request from the Maternity Task Force.
b. Mr. Munski reminded the senators that Enrollment Services was hosting an open house on Saturday, November 4.
c. Mr. Martindale encouraged everyone to complete the Academic Integrity Survey, which is currently on-line.
The Chair asked for corrections or additions to the October 5, 2006 minutes. Hearing none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
Mr. Petros moved and Mr. Fisher seconded to accept the annual report of the Senate Student Policy Committee. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Haskins moved to accept the Curriculum Committee report. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fisher and approved unanimously.
President Kupchella gave a presentation on the move to Division I athletics, which included the strategic context of the move, the action strategies, the rationale for the move, the charge to the DI Commission and subgroups, and a draft of the case statement. He explained that there will be no vote on the move.
Mr. Bunning also presented on the Division I move, explaining that it will not cause a change to the mission of the University, nor to the concept of student-athlete and teacher-coach. He also reported on the athletic department budget, and explained that the athletic department is a self-supporting operation.
The question period was opened at 5:03 p.m.
Mr. Perkins moved and Mr. Petros seconded to extend the question period until adjournment. The motion was approved with a vote of 44 in favor, 6 against, and 1 abstention.
President Kupchella answered various questions regarding the Division I move.
Mr. Murphy moved to extend the meeting to 5:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Ms. Jeno. Due to an inconclusive voice vote, a hand vote was conducted and the motion was defeated with a vote of 25 for and 26 against.
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Lori Hofland for Suzanne Anderson
Secretary to the Senate