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Senate News, January 29, 2024
Minutes of the University Senate meeting from December 4, 2023 were approved. Senate received the Graduate Council Minutes from December 5, 2023 on the Consent Calendar. The following resolutions were passed: SR 24-06 Graduate Assistantship Policy Proposal SR 24-07 EDP-Counselor Education-Master of Education Two special reports were presented: Brooke Flinders provided an introduction to her role as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. Mark Krafft, Partner for Bain and Company, presented a summary of the Senate Retreat Focus Group Input from the January 22, 2024 retreat session. Updates regarding low-enrolled majors and the Pan-Humanities Workshop were provided by Provost Mullenix.
Senate News, December 4, 2023
Senators heard two proposals for new business including changes to the Graduate Assistantship Policy and a new Master of Education Degree in Counselor Education (EDP). Two special reports were heard. One on the Rinella Learning Center from Christina Carrubba-Whetstine, Director of the Miller Center for Student Disability Services and Learning Center and another on the AI Workshop by David Seidl, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO.
Senate News, November 20, 2023
Senators continued a discussion on changing the Undergraduate Internship Policy. A resolution (below) was then passed with a vote. Senators heard an update from Liz Mullenix and a special report from Jason Ezell, Head, Learning and Engagement, Nate Floyd, Student Success Librarian for Foundational Learning and Laura Birkenhauer, Student Success Librarian for Campus Engagement on the Library retention programs. Senate was adjourned, but then reconvened to approve abbreviated minutes and with that vote, the resolution below was approved.
Senate News, November 6, 2023
Senators heard a report on studying abroad from Cheryl Young, Associate Vice President of Global Initiatives along with proposed revisions to the Undergraduate Internship Policy. Senate approved changes to the Management of Conflicts of Interest in Projects with External Funding Policy.
Senate News, October 23, 2023
Senators heard a proposal to change the Management of Conflicts of Interest in Projects with External Funding Policy. Discussion and a vote will be scheduled for November 6, 2023. Senators also heard a special report on the Climate Task Force from Jonathan Levy, Director, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Olivia Herron, Director of Sustainability in Physical Facilities, and Susan Meikle, Writer/editor, and Sustainability Communications, University News and Communications. The Provost updated us about her trip to Luxembourg.
Senate News, October 9, 2023
Senate approved two new graduate programs, a Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering. Senate heard an update on the Mental Health Task Force from Jayne Brownell, Vice President of Student Life and Brooke Flinders, Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs. Senate heard about the Process for New Majors and Sunsetting Majors from Nathan French, Associate Professor of Religion and Carolyn Haynes, Senior Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives. Senate heard an announcement about the change in voting laws from Liz Wardle, Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication.
Senate News, September 25, 2023
University Senate met on September 25, 2023 in Harrison 111. Senate heard from Keith Hohn on two graduate programs in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Senate also heard an update from Leighton Peterson, Director of the Office of Liberal Education on the new Miami Plan. Senate also took nominations and elected two members to the Midterm Ad-hoc Committee (Thank you to Carol Fabby and Andrew Hebard).
Senate News, September 11, 2023
University Senate met on September 11, 2023 in Harrison 111. Senate heard from Senior Associate Provost Carolyn Haynes on the Establishment of Centers & Institutes Policy Proposal. Senate also heard presentations from BaShaun Smith, Associate VP & Dean of Students, Brent Shock, VP for Enrollment Management and Student Success, and a joint presentation on the Humanities Futures Committee and Initiatives from Tim Melley, Director of the Humanities Center and Provost Mullenix.
Senate News, May 1, 2023
Senators approved a new Cybersecurity Program.