Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
May 1, 2008
The May meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Jon Jackson 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:
The chair asked for corrections or additions to the April 3, 2008 minutes.† Hearing none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
The question period was opened at 4:43 p.m.
Mr. Murphy asked about employee tuition waivers. He asked about the process for admission and whether it is spelled out clearly. Ms. Anderson explained the difference for degree seeking versus non-degree seeking options for undergraduates. Mr. Benoit explained the process for graduate degree and non-degree admissions. Mr. Murphy suggested that it needs to be emphasized that it is a simple process and staff should be encouraged to participate. Ms. Anderson indicated she will take the suggestion back to appropriate individuals.
The question period was closed at 4:48 p.m.
A motion was made by Mr. Marshall, and seconded by Ms. Jeno, to accept and file the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee annual report. The motion was approved.
Mr. Jackson presented the General Education Requirements/Essential Studies Committee ballot explaining that Adam Kitzes was inadvertently omitted from the election ballot. There was a motion by Mr. Buhr and a second by Mr. Poochigian to approve the ballot. The motion passed unanimously. There was a motion by Mr. Poochigian and a second by Mr. Haskins to accept Adam Kitzes on the General Education Committee. The motion was approved by acclamation. Mr. Jackson then asked that the Senate ratify the Committee. There was a motion by Mr. Axtman and a second by Mr. Buhr to ratify the Committee. The motion was approved unanimously. Finally, Mr. Jackson requested that the entire ballot for Senate Committees be ratified now that it is complete. It was moved by Ms. DeMers and seconded by Mr. Buhr. The entire slate of election results was approved unanimously.
Mr. Jackson presented the list of May candidates for degrees. Mr. Haskins moved approval and Ms. Elsinga seconded. The May graduates were approved unanimously.†
The Senate Curriculum Committee report and an addendum were presented.† Mr. Marshall moved approval. It was seconded by Mr. Perkins. The curriculum report and addendum were approved unanimously.
The proposed changes to the University Assessment Plan were presented by Renee Mabey. She explained that the changes in the document are predominantly due to the new Essential Studies program and a few minor clean-up items. It was moved by Ms. Bass and seconded by Mr. Axtman to accept the updated plan. The revised plan was approved unanimously. Ms. Mabey thanked the Senators for their campus-wide work. There was applause of appreciation for Ms. Mabey.†
There was a motion to adjourn that died for lack of a second.†
Mr. Marshall made the following motion:
ďThe Senate of the University of North Dakota thanks President Kupchella for his nine years of excellent leadership of UND.Ē† The motion was seconded by Mr. Wittgraf. Student and staff senators expressed support for the motion and extended their gratitude to President Kupchella as well. The motion passed unanimously and there was applause of appreciation for President Kupchella.
Adjournment was moved by Mr. Murphy and seconded by Mr. Haskins. The meeting adjourned at 5:01 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate