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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 5

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, January 26, 2006 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #4, December 8, 2005 (attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Announcements.

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #15, #16, and #17 attached pp. 4-10) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

C. Recommendation of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Martin:

  • That the Faculty Senate establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Early Course Registration Policy (attached p. 11).

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President.

#05-06--4 - Report of the Executive Committee on Abolition of ACRA. Approved by President Carothers on November 30, 2005.

#05-06--5 - The Four Hundred Thirty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on November 30, 2005.

#05-06--6 - Curricular Report No. 2005-2006-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on November 30, 2005, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#05-06--7 - The Four Hundred Thirty-Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Proposal for a B.A. Degree in Writing and Rhetoric. Approved by President Carothers on December 15, 2005, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#05-06--8 - The Four Hundred Thirty-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on December 15, 2005.

#05-06--9 - Curricular Report No. 2005-2006-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on December 15, 2005.

#05-06--10 - Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee Report #2005-06-1. Approved by President Carothers on December 15, 2005.

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Thirty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 12-14) - Senator Luebke.

B. Curricular Report No. 2005-06-3A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Proposal for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Information Literacy Instruction (attached pp. 15-19) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

C. Curricular Report No. 2005-06-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 20-23) - Vice Provost Pasquerella

D. University College and General Education Committee Report #2005-06-1 (attached p. 24) - Professor Honhart.

6. Unfinished Business

A. At the December 8, 2005 meeting of the Faculty Senate, Vice Chairperson Martin moved approval of the following recommendation of the Executive Committee:

  • 4.69 The University College and General Education Committee shall be responsible for the assessment of General Education student learning outcomes. The UCGE Committee shall appoint a subcommittee on General Education Assessment which includes faculty members who have interest and expertise in assessment of learning outcomes and faculty who represent the General Education core areas, as well as representatives from the UCGE committee. This subcommittee shall develop a process and be responsible for assessing General Education learning outcomes on a continuing basis. The subcommittee shall report at least once each semester to the University College and General Education Committee. The UCGE Committee will forward subsequent recommendations to the Faculty Senate for approval.

Since changes to the Faculty Senate By-Laws may not be voted upon at the meeting they are first introduced the motion is returned to the Faculty Senate.

B. The Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Education and Research appeared on pages 34-35 of the Agenda for the December 8, 2005 meeting of the Faculty Senate. Since technical difficulties made it impossible for Professor Rodgers to present the details of the report, it is returned to the Faculty Senate at this time.

7. New Business