12-08-2015 Agenda - Faculty Senate Meeting


Faculty Senate Meeting

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time 3:00-5:00 PM

Location: Library Fischbach Room

1.       Welcome from the President.

2.       Approval of the Minutes: November 11, 2015

3.       Old Business/Review of Action Items from 11/11/15 meeting.

a. Update from Prof. Rich Radke on Advising Task Force.

b. Prof. Bennett and Haskins – Update on HASS representatives for Promotion and Tenure Committee (special election to replace Prof. Michael Century) and Honors Committee.

c. Prof. Maniatty – Status of forming sub-committee to poll and organize faculty discussion regarding Summer Arch.

d. Prof. Akera – Status of forming sub-committee to look into creating an Ombuds Office for Faculty and possibly academic staff.

e. Prof. Maniatty – Graduate student stipend resolution follow-up.

f. Prof. Akera – Biographies and Eulogies policy implementation update.

g. Prof. Maniatty – Faculty Handbook update, discussion, possible vote. Discussion of title changes.

h. Prof. Maniatty – Faculty Senate Committee updates.

4.       New business.

a. Faculty Senate representative at Student Senate meetings, first Tuesday of each month, 7pm in Shellnut Gallery of the Union. Prof. Akera attended Dec. 1 (report from Prof. Akera).

b. Senate member responsibilities.

        c. Conflict of Interest Commitment Report.

        d. Sabbaticals.

        e. Other new business.

5.       Action Items Summary.