Western Kentucky University

University Senate Meeting Agenda

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University Senate Meeting
Thursday, November 21, 2013 -- 3:45 p.m.
Faculty House


 

Copy of Agenda

A.    Approve October Meeting Minutes
B.    Reports:

1.  Chair – Margaret Crowder

a.  Recognition of a new Senate seat for the newly created Department of Psychological Sciences, as of November 1st
b.  Recognition of a newly elected Senator from the Department of Psychology

i.      Department was left unrepresented after the split of the department on November 1st

c.  Call for a Spring audit of college numbers for determination of at-large Senate representation numbers for next academic year

2.  Vice Chair – Jennifer Hanley

3.  Secretary - Heidi Alvarez

4.  Coalition of Senate and Faculty Leadership for Higher Education – Molly Kerby

5.  Advisory:

a.  Faculty Regent – Patricia Minter
b.  Provost – Gordon Emslie
c.  SGA President – Keyana Boka

C.    Standing Committee Reports and Recommendations

1.  Graduate Council:  (Report Posted, Endorsed by SEC)

2.  University Curriculum Committee:  (Report Posted, Endorsed by SEC)

a. Policy 1.3130 – revised – Advising Relative to Declaration and Change of Program of Study (Posted)
b. Policy Draft – revised – Granting Academic Credit for Prior Learning as Demonstrated in a Student-Developed Portfolio (Posted)
c. Notice of revisions from last report: (Report Posted)

3.  Academic Quality:  (Report Posted, Endorsed by SEC)

4.  Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibility:  (Report Posted, Endorsed by SEC)

5.  General Education:  No Report


D.    Old Business
E.    New Business:

1.  Colonnade courses for approval (Art 100; Comm 200, 349; Geog 226, 227; Hist 379, 463; Phil 332; Phys 180-181; Socl 100)

a.  Explorations courses (Biol 113, 114, 120, 121, 122, 123)

F.   Information items:

1.  Proposed IT policies:

a.  IT Policy 5.5010 Information Security Policy (Posted), with associated

i.            Information Security Plan (Posted)

b.  IT Policy 5.5020 Acceptable Use Policy (Posted)
c.  IT Policy 5.5050 Privacy of Electronic Information (Posted)

2.  SITE evaluations: SEC has recommended that Academic Quality discuss the items on SITE evaluations every two years and consider if they need to be changed; also, AQ will have a conversation about teaching evaluation methods across WKU

3.  Editing committee for work on faculty governance document has been appointed

4.  Faculty forums were held November 13th and 19th to receive comment on the new faculty governance proposal

5.  Election/lot draw membership results for the Advisory Committees on: Faculty Continuance and Tenure and Faculty Grievance (Compiled membership listing of the three University Academic Committees Posted)

 Last Modified 12/5/13