Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
March 4, 2010
The March meeting of
the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in Room
7, Gamble Hall. Wendelin Hume presided.
members of the Senate were present:
Anderson, Julie Anderson,
members of the Senate were absent:
The following announcements were made:
- Provost LeBel
called attention to a handout for the UND Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday,
March 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Baker Courtroom. The
meeting will be a conversation about the future of UND and how we move
“From Great to Exceptional.”
- Jon Jackson, as acting chair of the
Faculty Seed Money Committee, updated senators regarding the seed money
grants. He gave a report on the status of the process for granting the
- Jon Jackson reported as CCF
representative regarding matters being addressed at the state level,
including salary raises and the nickname issue.
- John Bridewell,
Academic Policies and Admissions Committee chair, shared with the senators
the current repeat policy and asked about interest in the possibility of
allowing only UND courses to be used to repeat courses. He asked the
senators if they were interested in moving in this direction. There was
discussion both for and against the possible change.
- Alice Hoffert
and Philip Parnell presented information regarding recruitment of
undergraduate students. Ms. Hoffert gave data on
the new students over a six-year history, data on on-campus and online
students, and the current status of fall 2010 freshmen and transfer
applicants and admits. Ms. Hoffert then
described the recruitment process and efforts for freshmen students,
including the dollar amounts granted for financial aid and scholarships
for 2008-2009. Philip Parnell, as director of online recruiting, described
a new outreach and recruiting model that uses outreach coordinators in
four regions in North Dakota and Minnesota. Their jobs are for on-campus
transfer recruiting as well as online and distance education. He described
the responsibilities for the units that report to him regarding online
efforts. Mr. Parnell also described the duties of the outreach
coordinators. He reported on their efforts to increase military
recruiting. He then shared the enrollment trends. Mr. Parnell also
indicated that there are recruiting partnerships with Indian Student
Services for the tribal colleges.
The February Senate
minutes were reviewed. Approval was moved by Ms. Smart and seconded by Ms. Bass.
The minutes were approved as distributed.
The question period was
opened at 4:57 p.m.
- Mr. Grandstrand
reported that Matt Bakke and Grant Hauschild were elected president and vice president of
the 2010-11 student body.
- Mr. Murphy inquired about the Huron
report recommendations. President Kelley indicated that the Intellectual
Property (IP) policy matters are needed first and he just received a
report regarding IP. After he accepts the report, it will then go to the
Senate IP Committee. After those steps are completed, the Huron report
recommendations will be addressed.
- Mr. Fincke requested
permission for two students to address the senators. Corey Cariveau, freshman student representing Students for a
Democratic Society, asked about the budget of UND and why it is not more
accessible. President Kelley indicated that the budget is not private and
is on file. It is a large document and there is an administrative cost to
duplicate it. President Kelley also stated that he believed it is available
on the NDUS website. Another student indicated that they had requested a
copy of the budget three weeks ago and were still waiting and asked why it
was not on the internet. President
Kelley indicated he will look into putting it on the internet. He stated
that the budget is complex and that parts may be confusing.
was also reported that the student government has passed a resolution to create
a committee that is equally represented by students and UND employees that will
debate the increase of fees. Mr. LeBel shared
information regarding the University budget and efforts to make the budget
available. He also indicated that there is a group looking at tuition and fee
models that are now being reviewed on the campus. He believes that in the near
future fees will be rolled into tuition.
- Mr. Fincke
asked about the scheduling of course exams outside of class times. Mr. LeBel indicated that student concerns should follow
the regular process and chain of authority, i.e., begin directly with the instructor,
and if a solution cannot be found, and if necessary, refer the matter to
the department chair. If a resolution still cannot be reached then the dean
of the college in which the department resides should be contacted.
- Mr. Lopez addressed the repeat policy
and his concern regarding the need for concrete data for rigor and not
pursuing the possible change. Mr. Bridewell
shared what he heard and what he would report to the committee. It was mentioned
that data does exist and that it should be gathered.
The question period
closed at 5:15 p.m.
The Curriculum Committee report was presented. Approval was
moved by Mr. Munski and seconded by Mr. Broedel to approve the report. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Flower, representing the Senate Committee on Committees,
presented the Senate committee nomination ballot. Ms. Hume presented each
committee, calling for nominations from the floor. Following the call for
nominations from the floor, senators voted accordingly.
Mr. Munski moved to extend the meeting
by ten minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr.Kitzes
and approved unanimously.
Barbara Combs, representing the Honorary Degrees Committee, read
the qualifications for the honorary degree nominee. There was a motion to
approve the nominee by Mr. O’Keefe and a second by Mr. Grandstrand.
The motion was approved with a vote of 44 for and 1 abstention.
The meeting adjourned at 5:39 p.m.
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