Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
November 5, 2009
The November meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Wendelin Hume presided.
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
Anderson, Ernest Anderson, Julie
The following announcements were made:
Ms. Hume asked for corrections or additions to the minutes of the October 1, 2009 meeting. Hearing none, the minutes were approved as distributed.
The question period was opened at 4:55 p.m.
The question period closed at 5:10 p.m.
The annual reports of the Senate Faculty Instructional Development Committee, the Senate Honors Committee, the Senate University Assessment Committee, and the Senate Essential Studies Committee were presented. Mr. Murphy moved to accept all the reports in totality. Mr. Munski seconded and the motion passed.
The Curriculum Committee report was presented. Approval was moved by Mr. Pelton and seconded by Mr. Little to approve the report. The motion was approved unanimously.
The Faculty Salary Administration Policy was presented by Mr. LeBel. He explained that such a policy is required by State Board policy. He described the policy presented as the practice being followed with a definition change and the addition on effort reporting compliance in III.D. Discussion ensued and questions were answered. Approval was moved by Mr. Munski and seconded by Mr. Stofferahn. The motion was approved with a vote of 48 for and 2 abstentions.
A resolution regarding the UND nickname and logo was presented by Mr. Stofferahn on behalf of several colleagues. Mr. Stofferahn moved approval. The motion was seconded by Mr. LeBel. Several senators spoke regarding the resolution, those speaking in favor of the resolution and those speaking against the resolution. Mr. Haskins made a motion and Ms. Smart seconded to allow Jon Jackson to speak. Mr. Jackson spoke in support of the resolution. It was moved by Mr. Fincke and seconded by Mr. Graham to allow non-senator C.J. Sitter to speak regarding the resolution.
Mr. Murphy moved to extend the meeting by 15 minutes. Ms. Goodwin seconded and the motion was approved.
Mr. Kitzes shared a document from the National Indian Education Association resolution regarding elimination of race-based Indian logos, mascots and names from educational institutions throughout the country. Following the discussion, a vote was taken on Mr. Stofferahn’s motion to approve the nickname/logo resolution and the motion passed with 41 for, 7 against, and 2 abstentions.
Mr. Munski moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Stofferahn seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 5:27 p.m.
Secretary to the Senate