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University Senate Meeting Agenda

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University Senate Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2013 -- 3:45 p.m.
Faculty House


Copy of Agenda

A.    Approve September 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. Advisory:
    a. President Gary Ransdell

            i.      Higher education budget model (Information packet posted)
                    1.  Slide Outline
                    2.  PowerPoint

           ii.      (Reminder: November 7th Special Q&A Session of the Senate with President Ransdell:
                    3:45pm in Snell Hall 1108)

    b.  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)
    • Proposed Graduate Council report division into policy and non-policy items (Endorsed by the SEC)
  2. University Curriculum Committee: (Report Posted, Endorsed by SEC)
  3. Academic Quality: No report
  4. Faculty Welfare and Professional Responsibility: No report
  5. General Education: (Report Posted, Endorsed by SEC)

D.    Old Business
E.    New Business:
F.   Information items:

1.    Benefits Committee report to the SEC (Posted)

a.  Faculty Welfare Committee has been charged with further consideration of this issue

2.    SEC has approved co-sponsorship (in name only) of an open forum with the WKU chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP): (Email from Eric Reed posted)

3.    Faculty governance forums approved by SEC for discussion of the report from the Ad-Hoc Committee on Faculty Governance (Posted under Documents on the Senate website)

4.    Election results from last meeting: Academic Complaint Committee and Student Research Council (Posted)

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