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University Senate Meeting Agenda

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University Senate Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2013 -- 3:45 p.m.
Faculty House


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A.    Approve Minutes

1.  November Meeting Minutes

2.  November 7th Special Session Meeting Minutes

B.    Reports:

1.  Chair – Margaret Crowder

2.  Vice Chair – Jennifer Hanley

3.  Secretary - Heidi Alvarez

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

5.  AAUP President - Eric Reed

6.  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)

a.  Policy Items (Posted, Endorsed y SEC)

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

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

4.  Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibility:  No Report

5.  General Education:  No Report

D.    Old Business
E.    New Business:

1.  Policy 1.3130 Advising Relative to Declaration and Change of Program of Study (Posted; Endorsed by SEC)

2.  Election:  Legislative Advisory Committee - Senate appointment requested (Email Posted)

a.  Ballot and one-page statements of interest from candidates (Posted)

3.  Colonnade courses for approval (ANTH 360; ASTR 104, 106, 108; COMM 263; ECON 203, 375; FIN 161; GEOG 200, 378;
HIST 320)

F.   Information items:

1.  Wade Pinkard - employee wellness program information (Flyer Posted)

a.  More information at:

2.  SEC has charged the current Colonnade Committee with putting together a draft document for how the Colonnade Committee would function in the place of the current General Education standing committee of Senate starting Fall 2014.  Discussion of the transition from the General Education Committee to the Colonnade Committee structure will take place within the SEC and Senate over Spring 2014 semester.

3.  Blackboard organizational site up and running for faculty governance proposal discussion

a.  If you have a WKU Blackboard account, log in to self-enroll at the following site:

4.  Recordings of the two faculty governance forums

a.  Wednesday, November 13th (Notes posted)

b.  Tuesday, November 19th (Notes posted)

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