Minutes of the University Senate Meeting
May 5, 2011
The May meeting of the University Senate was held at 4:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Kathy Smart presided.†
The following members of the Senate were present:
The following members of the Senate were absent:
††††† The following announcements were made:
Ms. Smart called attention to the minutes of the April 7, 2011 meeting. She asked if there were any corrections. Mr. Gerbert called attention to a misspelling of his name. Mr. Munski moved approval of the minutes with the correction and Mr. Berger seconded the motion. The minutes were approved with the noted correction.
The question period was opened at 4:12 p.m.
The question period closed at 4:15 p.m.
The Annual report of the Senate Intellectual Property Committee was presented. Mr. Munski moved to accept the report. Mr. Stofferahn seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
The candidates for May graduation were presented with one addition.† Mr. Jackson moved approval. Mr. Gerbert seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
The Curriculum Committee report was presented by Ms. Campbell. She first recognized the work of committee members, Connie Gagelin and Suzanne Anderson and the Registrarís Office during a busy catalog year. Ms. Campbell moved approval of the report. Mr. Gerbert seconded the motion and the report was approved unanimously.
Mr. Murphy presented the Intellectual Property Policy. He requested that Jason Jenkins and Mike Moore be recognized to answer questions. Mr. Berger moved approval, Mr. Munski seconded, and the motion passed. Mr. Murphy then described the process that has occurred over this past year to refine and adjust the interim policy. He called attention to the handout with the matrix for the procedures. He described the policy and what it contained. He explained that the policy was reduced from 20 to 6 pages. He highlighted several items. Discussion ensued. It was recommended that the policy and the benefits of the policy for the inventors should be stressed across the institution. Mr. Stofferahn moved approval. Ms. Kenville seconded the motion. There was clarification that the procedure matrix will be on the Research website. Ms. Smart asked for further questions; hearing none, the motion passed with a vote of 53 for and 2 abstentions.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Suzanne Anderson, Secretary to the Senate