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Senate News, April 1, 2024
Senators heard an update from Provost Mullenix on Miami Online and eCampus. Announcements were made regarding the planned listening sessions for Deans evaluations and the upcoming Budget Symposium. New business included a presentation on the proposal for an Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science program. Special reports were received regarding the Miami University Fund Policy and MiamiTHRIVE Committee selections.  
Senate News, March 11, 2024
Senators heard a preliminary presentation regarding potential program consolidations and a proposal on the recording of two minute speeches before Senate. Special reports were received regarding the Honors College and a proposal for a Center for Global Mental Health in Sports. Provost Mullenix provided brief updates.
Senate News, February 26, 2024
Senators approved several consent calendar items and received a special report from Senior Associate Provost Carolyn Haynes regarding rationale for the elimination of select programs. Senators were provided updates on the Department Planning and Improvement Process. Dr. Leighton Peterson presented additional details regarding the revised Miami Plan. Vice President and Dean, Dr. Ande Durojaiye, presented updates regarding VORA Technology Park plans.
Senate News, February 12, 2024
Senators received several consent calendar items and opted to pull two items on the topics of 1) elimination of majors from curricular items and 2) department planning and improvement. Senators received special reports on the Ryan Center proposal, management of conflicts of interest in projects with external funding, and heard a proposal regarding the Department of Comparative Religion's recommendations concerning their department's planned elimination. In new business, Senators heard a proposal regarding a proposed Master of Engineering program in Mechanical and Smart Manufacturing Engineering.
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.