Senate News, March 30, 2020

An additional meeting of Senate was held on March 30, 2020 via WebEx. Provost Osborne provided a COVID-19 and campus update. Bill Knight, Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness presented information regarding potential changes to the academic program review process. Qihou Zhou, Chair and Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, introduced the proposed Robotics Engineering major. Paul Flaspohler, Associate Professor of Psychology and Process Coordinator for the sunsetting of the Family Science major, reported his findings. Likewise, Patrick Dowling, Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Process Coordinator for the creation of an Entrepreneurship department, reported his findings. Jeffrey Wanko, Associate Provost, briefly introduced proposed additional questions for the end of the semester course evaluations for the Spring 2020 semester.

Minutes from the March 16, 2020, meeting of University Senate were approved.

The following items were received on the consent calendar:

  1. Curriculum 
  2. Governance Committee Annual Report – 2019-2020
  3. Independent Work Bulletin Revision
  4. Pathways Policy 
  5. T/TT Faculty Guideline Revisions – Affordable OER
  6. TCPL Faculty Guideline Revisions – Affordable OER