Meeting Agendas

Committees and Rules


April 24, 2018, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
  3. Approval of minutes of March 13, 2018
  4. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
  5. Reports on the floor of the Senate
    1. Vote on Revision to Bylaws; Article I – Officers, Section 1 (“Senate Leadership”)
    2. Appendix B
    3. Vote on Revisions to Constitution; Article II – Membership, Section 5(c) (“Graduate and Professional Student Association Representation” Correction – Constitution and not Bylaws) Appendix C
    4. Introduce Legislative Report – Revisions to the Constitution; Article II – Membership, Section 1 (“New Faculty Ranks and Titles”)
    5. Appendix E
    6. Introduce Legislative Report on Revisions to Bylaws (“Calling a Special Senate Council Meeting”)
    7. Appendix F
    8. Introduce Legislative Report on Revisions to Bylaws (and Standing Rules) (“Non-substantive Editorial Changes”)
    9. Appendix G
    10. Introduce and Vote on Revisions to the Standing Rules; Article I, Section 12 and Article II, Sections 1 and 6 (“Senate Leadership”)
    11. Appendix H
    12. Legislative Report – Revisions to Standing Rules; Article II, Section 6-c (“Two Curricular Affairs Vice Chairs”)
    13. Appendix I
    14. Introduce and Vote on Advisory Consultative Report – Recommendation for Standardized Support for Senate Officers
    15. Appendix K
  6. Old Business
    1. Legislative Report on Revisions to Standing Rules (“Non-substantive Editorial Changes”
    2. Legislative Report – Revision to Standing Rules; Article III, Section 13 (new) – Other Functions of the Senate (Historian)
    3. Review 2017-2018 Senate Accomplishments (Year End Report)
    4. Intercollegiate Athletics Committee changes to standing rules (impending)
  7. New Business
    1. Legislative Report on Revisions to Bylaws; Article VII – Delegation of Authority, Section 1 (‘’Unit Governance’’)
  8. Comments for the good of the order
  9. Adjournment

Next meeting is scheduled for September 18, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building
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March 13, 2018, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
  3. Approval of minutes of January 13, 2018
  4. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
  5. Reports on the floor of the senate
    1. Vote on Revisions to Bylaws; Article IV – Committees, Section 6 (“Minority Opinions”)-Appendix C
    2. Introduce Revision to Bylaws; Article I – Officers, Section 1 (“Senate Leadership”)-Appendix D
    3. Introduce Revisions to Constitution; Article II – Membership, Section 5(c) (“Graduate and Professional Student Association Representation” Correction – Constitution and not Bylaws)- Appendix E
    4. Nominating Report for Extra-senatorial Standing Committees – Appendix J
  6. Old Business
    1. Final 2018 CC&R Mid-Year report (review)
    2. Advisory Consultative Report – Recommendation for Standardized Support for Senate Officers
    3. A3 Draft Report (non-substantive editorial changes)
    4. A5 Draft Report (calling senate council meeting)
  7. New Business
    1. Legislative Report – Revision to Standing Rules; Article III, Section 13 (new) – Other Functions of the Senate
    2. Change in the 2018-2019 Senate Calendar (Informational from Dawn Blasko)
    3. Legislative Report – Revisions to the Constitution; Article II – Membership, Section 1 (“New Faculty Ranks and Titles”)
    4. Intercollegiate Athletics Committee changes to standing rules (impending)
    5. Discussion of Grad Council
  8. Comments for the good of the order
  9. Adjournment

Next meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building
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January 23, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
  3. Approval of minutes of December 5, 2017
  4. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
  5. Reports on the floor of the senate
    1. Vote on Revision to Bylaws Article II – Membership adding “GPSA representation”. Appendix B
    2. Vote on Revisions to Constitution: Article I – Functions, Section 1 on “removal of ‘resident instruction’ from the Senate purview”. Appendix C
    3. Revisions to Bylaws; Article IV – Committees, Section 6. Appendix D
  6. Old Business
    1. Senate Officers’ release time – draft reports (bylaws and standing rules) have been circulated
    2. Discussion of A3 draft report (non-substantive editorial changes)
    3. Change to Constitution to harmonize the Bylaws change to include GPSA representation
  7. New Business
    1. Mid-Year Report
    2. Discussion (as time permits) of officers voting on matters before the CC&R
  8. Comments for the good of the order
  9. Adjournment

Next meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building
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December 5, 2017 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome
  3. Approval of minutes of October 17, 2017
  4. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
  5. Reports on the floor of the Senate
    1. Vote on legislative report to the plenary session on revision of Article I, Section 1 on “election of chair-elect and secretary by elected senators”.
    2. Revision to Bylaws Article II – Membership adding “GPSA representation”.  We will not vote during this plenary (but will do so in January).
    3. Revisions to Constitution: Article I – Functions, Section 1 on “removal of ‘resident instruction’ from the Senate purview”.  We will not vote during this plenary (but will do so in January).
  6. Old Business
    1. Discussion of A3 draft report (non-substantive editorial changes)
    2. Discussion of A6 draft report (provision for minority opinion)
    3. Change to Constitution to harmonize the Bylaws change to include GPSA representation
  7. New Business
    1. Faculty Senate Census 2018-2019 (Dawn)
    2. Senate Officers’ release time (as time is available)
    3. Big Ten Leadership Conference discussion (incorporating continuing discussion of Senate Leadership discussion, as time is available).
  8. Comments for the good of the order
  9. Adjournment

Next meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building
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October 17, 2017 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. Approval of minutes of September 12, 2017
  4. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
  5. Reports on the floor of the senate
    1. Review of Appendix B (vote at plenary session on revision to Article III, Section 7 on “succession of unit senators”)
    2. Review of Appendix D (introduction of legislative report to the plenary session on revision of Article I, Section 1 on “election of chair-elect and secretary by elected senators”) (To be voted on at the December 5, 2017 meeting)
  6. New Business
    1. Selecting election commissions members
    2. Revisions to Article I, Section 1 (remove “residential education” from the Senate educational purview)
    3. Discussion of A3 (non-substantive editorial changes)
    4. Discussion of A6 (provision for minority reports from senate committees)
    5. Senate Officer’s release time
  7. Comments for the good of the order
  8. Adjournment

Next meeting is scheduled for December 5, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building
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September 12, 2017 Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. Approval of minutes of April 25, 2017
  4. Review of Committee Form and Function
  5. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
    1. Review of two CC&R legislative reports on plenary session agenda
  6. New Business
    1. Appointment of student member to General Education and Assessment
    2. Review “Summary of Draft Committee Charges”
  7. Comments for the good of the order
  8. Adjournment

Next meeting is scheduled for October 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building

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      • Nominations for SJCT, University P&T, and FR&R
        Nominations worksheet
        Priority A5. Restructuring Senate Census—continued discussion Priority A7. Election cycle of officers and BOT
        Priority A8. Discussion on Ex officio senator status for VP for Research and VP for Graduate Education–Strauss
        Priority B1. Status of proposed Standing Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics—Strauss

      • New Business
        Priority B2. Administrative representation on Research, IRC, and UE
        P-4 Procedure
        Other items from the floor
      • Adjournment

Next meeting: March 14, 8:30 a.m. in 201 Kern Building

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December 6, 2016 Agenda

      1. Call to Order
      2. Approval of minutes of October 18 meeting
      3. Review of Officers and Chairs Meeting
      4. Discussion of Senate meeting agenda items
      5. Old Business
        1. Standing Joint Committee on Gen Ed Assessment
        2. New Members Document
        3. Mandatory representation on committees
        4. Senate Councilor Expectations
        5. Elections Results Announced to Chair-Elect
        6. Election Cycle for CC&R Leaders
        7. Appointment of Faculty Senators on Board of Trustees and their service terms
      6. New Business
        1. Process for nominations for FR&R, University P&T, and Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
        2. 2016-17 Census
      7. Comments for the good of the order
      8. Adjournment

Next meeting January 24, 2017
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October 18, 2016 Agenda

          1. Call to Order –  Dawn Blasko
          2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
            1. Minutes of September 6 meeting
        • Review of Officers and Chairs meeting –  Dawn Blasko
        • Discussion of Senate agenda items
        • Old Business
          1. New Members Document
          2. Best Practices for Communication by Senate Councilors
        • New Business
          1. FAR nominations
          2. Faculty Benefits Changes
          3. a4. Mandatory Representation on Committees
        • Adjournment

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September 6, 2016 Agenda

            1. Call to Order – Dawn Blasko
            2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
            3. Review of Officers and Chairs meeting Dawn Blasko
            4. Review of committee charge Dawn Blasko and Jim Strauss
            5. Action Item:  Election of Elections Commission members. Please bring names of nominees to the meeting.
            6. Adjournment

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April 19, 2016 Agenda

        1. Call to Order
        2. Approval of the Minutes of March 15, 2016
        3. Comments by the Chair and Overview of Officers and Chairs meeting (Hinchey)
        4. Old Business
        5. President’s response to advisory/consultative report: Revision to Policy HR23
          Promotion and Tenure Procedures and Regulations (Ansari)
        6. New Business
          Agenda items for 2016-17 (Hinchey)
        7. Other Topics for Discussion
        8. Adjourn 2015-16 CC&R members

At this point, the 2015-16 committee members will leave the meeting and the
2016-2017 CC&R members will be convened.

          1. Call to Order (Ansari)
          2. Election of the CC&R Chair and Vice-Chair for 2016-17
            (After the election, the new chair will continue with the agenda.)
          3. Scheduling 2016-17 CC&R committee assignment meeting: Proposed dates –
            May 6, 2-hour meeting between 9:00 a.m. and noon. or May 9, 2-hour
            meeting between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or May 10, 2-hour meeting
            between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm (Hagen)
          4. Adjournment

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March 15, 2016 Agenda

Call to order

Approval of minutes of January 26 meeting

Review of Officers and Chairs meeting

Old Business

New Business

Revision to Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(c) (SCCA)  New standing subcommittee on Integrative Studies; revised membership of General Education Subcommittee—Hinchey

Possible establishment of new Joint Standing Committees on 1) Athletics and 2) General Education Assessment

Adjournment

Next meeting:  April 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

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 January 26, 2016 Agenda

Call to order

Approval of minutes of December 8 meeting

Review of Officers and Chairs meeting

 Old Business

Nominations for FR&R, Univ. P&T, SJCT

Articulation agreements (Hinchey)

Voting information (Woessner, Hagen)

 New Business

Athletics issues

Legislative Report to update wording regarding FAR.

Committee on Campus Athletics

Nominations for Division I Varsity Coach Searches

Retired Senator nominations (suggest minimum of 3)

Adjournment

Next meeting:  March 15, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

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December 8, 2015 Agenda

                1. Call to order
                  1. Approval of Minutes of the October 27 meeting
                  2. Report on Officers and Chairs meeting on December 7
                2. Old Business:
                  1. Articulation Agreements Subcommittee (Rick Robinett) (A4)
                3. New Business
                  1. Nominations for FR&R, University P&T, and Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
                  2. Hare voting system (A6)
                  3. Pool of faculty for varsity coach search committees
                  4. Legislative report on unit constitutions subcommittee (Bylaws Article II Section 1 (e)) [PriorityA3]  Language proposed by Chair Ansari: “The Constitution Subcommittee is a standing subcommittee of Senate Council that will be charged to review and approve the unit’s constitution, bylaws, and standing rules. The subcommittee will consist of two Council members appointed by the Senate Chair and the Senate Parliamentarian, and will be chaired by the Senate Secretary.”
                  5. 2015-16 Census
                4. Comments for the good of the order
                5. Adjourn

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October 27, 2015 Agenda

                1. Approval of Minutes of the September 15 meeting.
                2. Old Business:
                  1. Revision to Standing Rules III, Section 9 (Ombudsman-Elect Report) (A1)
                  2. Revision to Standing Rules, Article II, Section 1 (Comments from Provost) (A5)
                  3. Possible Revision of Standing Rules III, Section 7 (Faculty Athletic Representative-Elect—A2; tenured full professor?—B 2). Guests invited to discuss B2: Linda Caldwell, John Nichols and Jeff Laman.
                  4. Report on consultation with ARSSA regarding Articulation Subcommittee (Rick Robinett) (A4)
                  5. IAC Nomination Process
                3. New Business
                  1. Proposed revision to Standing Rules II, Section 4 (the “6-year rule”; B1)
                4. Comments for the good of the order
                5. Adjourn

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September 15, 2015 Agenda

                1. Welcome and introductions
                2. Review of Officers and Chairs meeting—P. Hinchey
                3. Review of Committee Priority Form
                4. Old Business:
                  1. Ombudsman-Elect Report (A1)
                  2. Faculty Athletic Representative-Elect Report (A2)
                5. New Business
                  1. Election of members of Elections Commission
                  2. Revisit 6 year rule? (Qu. B1)
                  3. Administrators attending Senate Council meetings (Qu. B5)
                6. Comments for the good of the order
                7. Adjourn

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