Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
May 6, 2010
The May meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Wendelin Hume presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
McBride, Rosanne O’Keefe, Tim
The following announcements were made:
May 2009, the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) voted to retire the UND nickname and logo. April, 2010, the SBHE instructed Chancellor Goetz to instruct President Kelly to retire the nickname and logo. Mr. Kelley indicated that Dr. Bob Boyd has been appointed to lead the transition. He shared the structure for that transition. Three task forces have been appointed: 1) a task force to plan to honor the nickname and logo which will be chaired by Dean Bruce Smith and Kris Compton from Alerus Financial; 2) the Communication task force will be chaired by CIO Josh Riedy and Dean Kathryn Rand; 3) The New Directions task force is the third group. The first two task forces have been activated and working. The New Directions task force, if activated, will think through the process for the new name and nickname. President Kelley described the timeline for their work. For now, he will request that the institution and teams use “North Dakota.” He said that the plan is to go slowly and to “do it right.”
The question period was opened at 4:25 p.m.
Transition questions were taken first:
The question period closed at 4:33 p.m.
The April Senate minutes were reviewed. Mr. Munski moved approval. The motion was seconded by Mr. Poochigian and the minutes were approved as distributed.
The Conflict of Interest/Scientific Misconduct Committee annual report was presented. Mr. Haskins moved approval, Mr. Poochigian seconded the motion and the report was approved.
The Curriculum Committee annual report was presented. Approval was moved by Mr. Murphy and seconded by Mr. Munski. The report was approved.
Candidates for degrees in May, 2010 were presented. Ms. Hume indicated three additions. Approval was moved by Mr. Lopez and seconded by Mr. Perkins. The candidates were approved unanimously.
A statement of provisional approval of summer degree applicants for August degrees was presented. Mr. Haskins moved approval. It was seconded by Mr. Smith. The motion was approved unanimously.
The Curriculum Committee report was reviewed. Approval was moved by Mr. Munski and seconded by Mr. Liepold. The changes were approved unanimously.
The IP policy was presented by Mr. Munski. He asked the Senate to recognize that Jason Jenkins and Colin Combs were available for questions. Mr. Munski moved approval of the policy. The motion was seconded by Mr. Stofferahn. Mr. Haskins asked about mixing the vote for non-senators speaking and approval of the policy. Mr. Munski accepted the friendly amendment and separated the two, thus, the motion to approve the policy stood. Mr. Murphy spoke against the document. Mr. Lopez asked about a NDUS IP policy. Mr. Munski asked to have Ms. Evans be recognized to speak, the Senate approved. She described that the NDUS IP policy will be reviewed this summer by UND and NDSU. Mr. Lopez spoke of concerns regarding the student interest in the policy. Mr. Haskins spoke in opposition regarding student work and the policy. Mr. Munski spoke of a procedural concern if the policy is sent back. Mr. Munski asked for Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Combs to speak to the policy, and the Senate approved. Mr. Jenkins described the IP working group established by the President, their purpose and work. The need was for one single IP policy, rather than two or more. The policy presented is one policy that is improved and fair. Mr. Jenkins then took questions. Discussion ensued. Mr. Combs spoke regarding the policy and any review to change the policy would not have full representation from the various foundations. Mr. Bridewell moved to postpone the vote to the October, 2010 Senate meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Murphy. The motion was approved with a vote of 43 for, 7 against, and 1 abstention.
Mr. Perkins presented the resolution regarding junk food. He moved to have Mr. Rosaasen or Ms. Sargent speak. The motion was seconded by Mr. Haskins and approved. Ms. Brekke described the steps that have been taken to encourage healthy eating and healthy choices. She indicated that the focus is on education in partnership with students. This change has been an evolution.
Mr. Murphy moved to extend the meeting by 15 minutes. The motion was seconded by Mr. Lopez. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Sargent indicated they appreciate the input regarding their service. They meet weekly with students regarding their service. Mr. Rosaasen indicated that they also have partnerships with the Wellness Center, looking at education and changing habits. Mr. Erickson described his concern regarding consumption of alcohol. Ms. Hume indicated it was outside the resolution and the concern could be brought back in the fall. Mr. Perkins moved approval of the resolution. It was seconded by Mr. Poochigian. Mr. Bakke spoke against the resolution. Discussion continued. Mr. Bridewell moved to delete the 1, 2, and 5 ”Resolved” statements. The motion was seconded by Mr. LeBel and approved with a vote of 24 for and 22 against. Discussion of the entire resolution continued. Mr. Munski moved deletion of all the “Whereas” statements except the first. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bakke.
Mr. Fincke moved to extend the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Bridewell. The motion was defeated.
The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m. due to non-approval of the meeting extension.
Secretary to the Senate