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University Senate Meeting Agenda

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University Senate Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2015 -- 3:45 p.m.
Faculty House


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A.    Approve February 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 – Barbara Burch
b.  Provost – Gordon Emslie
c.  SGA President – Nicki Taylor

C.    Committee Reports and Recommendations

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

2.  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: (Report posted; Endorsed by SEC)

3.  Academic Quality: (Report posted; informational; Endorsed by SEC)

4.  Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibility: No Report

5.  General Education/Colonnade Implementation Committee: (Report posted - proposed Senate Charter revisions to replace GE with Colonnade; feedback requested, informational only)

6.  Budget and Finance Committee: No Report

7.  Faculty Handbook Committee: No Report

8.  Ad Hoc Committee on Research:  (Report posted - informational; Endorsed by SEC)

9.  Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Charter Revisions:  Meeting date(s) planned, March 16th at 3:15pm, AA Large conference room, WAB 2nd floor

D.    Old Business
E.    New Business

1.  Colonnade courses for approval (ICSR 435; RELS 151; RELS 153; RELS 155; RELS 157; SUS 295)

F.   Information items

1.  QEP – information about onsite visit; website -

2.  Policy 0.1020 International Travel Registration (post-Senate change; SEC concurrence was requested and granted)

3.  Approval of new CLAC member – Mark Staynings

4.  Selection of two faculty members for President Ransdell’s Ad Hoc Committee on Smoking – Cecelia Watkins and Dick Taylor

5.  SGA Smoking Resolution

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