Consultation completed

Consultation: Fall 2021 Calendar

Calendar Item: 
1534
Docket Number: 
1411
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Burnight
Facts: 

Last summer the Senate voted to endorse changes made to the Fall 2020 academic calendar, including earlier start and end dates, shortening the semester, and holding final exams during the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Administration officials have asked the Senate to offer feedback on alternatives for Fall 2021, as well as the possibility of creating a permanent Winter term. Associate Provost Patrick Pease will outline some of the models currently under consideration.

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Meeting Date: 
Jan 25, 2021

Consultation: Faculty Handbook Committee

Calendar Item: 
1533
Docket Number: 
1410
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Burnight
Facts: 

Associate Provost for Faculty John Vallentine will update the Senate on the activities of the Faculty Handbook Committee, including a discussion of changes to three policies that were unanimously approved by the committee (see attached supporting document for a summary).

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Meeting Date: 
Jan 25, 2021

Consultation: Student Affairs

Calendar Item: 
1531
Docket Number: 
1408
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Burnight
Facts: 

In response to faculty concerns about attendance this fall, Senate leadership has drafted a proposed revision/expansion of the COVID-19 addendum to Attendance Policy 3.06. Paula Knudson (Vice President for Student Affairs), Allyson Rafanello (Dean of Students), Janel Newman (Assistant Dean of Students), and Shelley O'Connell (Executive Director, Student Health and Well-being Services) will consult with the Senate to discuss the guidance students receive about attendance (particularly in connection with the COVID-addendum to Policy 3.06), and to receive feedback from faculty on attendance-related issues.

Meeting Date: 
Nov 09, 2020

GERC Update

Calendar Item: 
1527
Docket Number: 
1404
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Burnight
Facts: 

GERC co-chairs Brenda Bass and Ana Kogl will provide an update on the General Education Re-envisioning Committee's activities.

Meeting Date: 
Nov 09, 2020

Consultation: HLC visit and Assurance Argument

Calendar Item: 
1520
Docket Number: 
1397
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Burnight
Facts: 

Scott Peters and Kristin Moser will update the Senate on preparations for the Higher Learning Commission's upcoming visit. They will also share a draft of the Assurance Argument and give Senators the opportunity to provide feedback on it, especially Crit. 3 & 4, which are the ones that deal most directly with teaching & learning.

 
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Meeting Date: 
Oct 12, 2020

Consultation: Budget update (Michael Hager)

Calendar Item: 
1515
Docket Number: 
1392
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Burnight
Facts: 

Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations Michael Hager has agreed to provide a budget update to the Faculty Senate at its September 14 meeting, at the request of the Senate Chair.

Meeting Date: 
Sep 14, 2020

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