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University Senate action March 14

03/15/2011

On Monday, March 14, University Senate heard reports from (1) John Skillings, interim provost; (2) Stephen Wright, chair, Executive Committee of University Senate; (3) Rebecca Luzadis, chair, Fiscal Priorities and Budget Planning Committee regarding the Miami University Policy and Information Manual, Section 9.1, retirement with rehiring contracts; and (4) David Prytherch, chair, Sustainability Committee, Miami University Sustainability commitments and goals.

Senate endorsed a proposed bachelor of science in information technology; major in health information technology, computer and information technology department; and a proposed bachelor of science in microbiology, microbiology department. Senate discussed the Distinguished Service Award.

With the approval of the Feb. 21 minutes, Senate adopted Senate resolutions SR 11-13 and SR 11-14; and a Sense-of-the-Senate resolution SR 11-15

SR 11-13
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Enabling Act of the University Senate and Faculty Assembly, Introductory Article and Article Four, Section 2, be revised as delineated in SR 11-07, i.e., to include in the membership of Faculty Assembly all members of the faculty who hold the rank of Lecturer (including the Senior rank) or Clinical/ Professionally Licensed Faculty (including the Senior rank) as set forth below:

    SR 11-07
    Whereas the Miami University Policy and Information Manual (Sections 7.11.C.5 and 7.11.D.4) states that Lecturers and Clinical/Professionally Licensed Faculty should be "as fully enfranchised as possible in the day-to-day life of the departments/programs with which they are affiliated";
    Whereas these individuals should also be as fully enfranchised as possible in the academic divisions and across the University;
    Whereas membership in Faculty Assembly recognizes the important contributions these full-time, continuing-contract individuals make to Miami University;
    And whereas membership in Faculty Assembly gives these individuals a role in the governance of the University;
    BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate adopt proposed revisions to the Enabling Act of University Senate and Faculty Assembly, Introductory Article, as set forth below:
      Faculty Assembly is composed of all members of the faculty who hold tenure or a
      tenure-track position; all librarians who hold the rank of Principal Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Assistant Librarian; and all members of the faculty who hold the rank of Lecturer (including the Senior rank) or Clinical/ Professionally Licensed Faculty (including the Senior rank). Faculty Assembly hears reports from its committees and from the President, the Chair of University Senate, and Vice Presidents. It may propose, debate, and recommend matters for University Senate consideration or for presentation to other officials or administrative bodies. It may also challenge and refer back to Senate any Senate action. Faculty Assembly has the right of initiative and referendum.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that University Senate adopt proposed revisions to the Enabling Act of University Senate and Faculty Assembly, Article Four, Section 2, Faculty Assembly Membership, as set forth below:
      Faculty Assembly is composed of all members of the faculty who hold tenure or
      tenure-track positions; all librarians who hold the rank of Principal Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Assistant Librarian; and all members of the faculty who hold the rank of Lecturer (including the Senior rank) or Clinical/ Professionally Licensed Faculty (including the Senior rank).

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that University Senate adopt proposed revisions to the Miami University Policy and Information Manual, Section 2.5.A, Faculty Assembly, General, as set forth below:
      Faculty Assembly includes all tenured and tenure-track faculty; all librarians who hold the rank of Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Principal Librarian; and all Lecturers (including the Senior rank) or Clinical/ Professionally Licensed Faculty (including the Senior rank).

    To become effective, the proposed amendment to the Enabling Act of University Senate and Faculty Assembly must receive an affirmative vote of two-thirds the membership of Senate; i.e., 46 YES votes.
    SR 11-13 carried by a roll-call vote: YES: 46; NO: 0; ABSTAIN: 0; ABSENT: 22.

    SR 11-14
    BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate adopt the proposed new major in biological physics, department of physics.
    SR 11-11 carried by voice vote.

    SR 11-15
    BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate adopt a Sense-of-the-Senate Resolution in opposition of the Ohio Senate Bill 5, Section 4117.03(B), which states: “Persons on active duty or acting in any capacity as members of the organized militia do not have collective bargaining rights. Employees of the state, of any agency, authority, commission, or board of the state, or of any state institution of higher education do not have collective bargaining rights. The state, any agency, authority, commission, or board of the state, or a state institution of higher education shall not bargain collectively with its employees.”
    SR 11-15, a Sense-of-the-Senate Resolution, carried by a voice vote.

    The next meeting of University Senate will be Monday, March 21, 3:15 p.m., 111 Harrison Hall, Oxford Campus.

    Twenty-five members of Faculty Assembly can challenge the resolutions by filing a petition with the Secretary of the University during the ten class days after publication in the e-Report.

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