September 12, 2017 Agenda

112 Kern Graduate Building


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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

  • Senate Curriculum Report of August 22, 2017 – Appendix A
  • Seating Chart for 2017-2018 – Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. COMMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST OF THE UNIVERSITY

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revision of the Bylaws, Article I (Officers) Section 1 – Appendix I
    (Introduced at April 25 meeting)

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Senate Standing Rules; Article III – Other Functions of the Senate, Section 11 – Appendix C
  • Revisions of the Bylaws, Article III Election to the Senate, Section 7 – Appendix D

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Senate Council

  • Report on Spring 2017 College Visits – Appendix E
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]
    (Additional privileged information available in Box to Senators)

Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs

  • Faculty Tenure Rates: 2016-17 Annual Report – Appendix F
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

  • Annual Report for 2016-2017 – Appendix G
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2016-2017 – Appendix H
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

L. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Murray Nelson, Professor Emeritus, Social Studies Education and former Senate Chair
Potential removal of Rec Hall as a faculty/staff facility
[10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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