Arthur Cox (Finance) is retiring and has requested emeritus status.
The GERC has asked the Senate to vote to approve the new Course & Multidisciplinary Certificate Proposal Guidelines (see attached). GERC co-chairs Brenda Bass and Ana Kogl will attend to answer questions.
Aricia Beckman is retiring and has requested emeritus status.
Lynn Dykstra has retired and requested emeritus status.
Phil Fass has retired and has requested emeritus status.
The University Curriculum Committee is requesting a change in the catalog description/requirements for the BS degree.
1. The cognate requirement has been removed.
2. The research requirement is unchanged, but a designation has been added to courses that fulfill this requirement to increase clarity for both the students and the registrar.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Patrick Pease will discuss this proposed change.
The Senate approved the BS degree edits proposed by the UCC.
The proposed change resolves a problematic provision and provides a reference to a new, related policy (9.03) on Conflicts of Interest. The problematic provision established an expectation that faculty engaging in external consulting should limit those activities to the equivalent of one day per week. We believe that limitation unreasonably constrains the ability of faculty to engage in the scholarly and creative activities they choose, thereby violating their academic freedom. The Educational Policies Commission voted unanimously, by a vote of 6-0, with none abstaining, to adopt the proposed changes during its meeting on 02 November 2020.
Therefore, be it resolved that the University Faculty Senate has approved changes proposed by the Educational Policies Commission to Policy 4.16, pertaining to Extra Income Compensation.
David May (Geography) is retiring and has requested emeritus status.
The UCC met on October 14 to consider additional curriculum proposals that had been previously tabled (i.e. the "clean up" meeting). For a summary please see the uploaded documents, which include a memo to Senators, a summary of the proposed program changes, and the minutes from the UCC meeting.
The University Curriculum Committee met on October 7 to review College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences-Sciences undergraduate curriculum proposals. The Graduate College Curriculum Committee met on October 5 to review CHAS-Sciences graduate curriculum proposals. For a summary please see the uploaded documents, which include a memo to Senators, a summary of the proposed program changes, and the minutes from the UCC and GCCC meetings.