Senate News, April 15, 2024

Senators heard from Nicholas Money regarding an Individualized Studies, Bachelor of Philosophy proposal, and from Michael Crowder regarding proposals to revise the registration policy and doctoral time limit policy. Senators also discussed two items of old business:
  1. SR 24-10 Recording Two Minute Speeches Before Senate, Nathan French, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Religion, and Rosemary Pennington, Associate Professor and Journalism Area Coordinator - Media, Journalism, and Film, (Attachment E/pg.27) 
  2. SR 24-11 MTH – Applied Mathematics – Bachelor of Science, Ebrahim Sarabi, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Alim Sukhtayev, Associate Professor of Mathematics. The curriculum document can be accessed at - click on 'title' and type 'Applied Mathematics*' in the Search section. Click on 'MTH – Applied Mathematics – Bachelor of Science’(Attachment F/pg. 28) 

Special reports were provided by Melissa Chase, Michele Frank, and Jennifer Green from the Fiscal Priorities Committee and by Terri Barr, Process Coordinator, regarding the elimination of Department of Comparative Religion. Senators also received updates from Provost Mullenix. 

The following Consent Calendar items were received:

  1. Curricular Items _04.10.2024 (Attachment B/pg.14)
    1. Pulled ENG- English, Doctor of Philosophy
  2. Graduate Council Minutes_04.02.2024 (Attachment C/pg. 22)
  3. LEC Meeting Minutes_03.12.2024 (Attachment D/pg. 24)

The April 1, 2024 University Senate minutes were approved.

With the approval of the minutes, the following resolutions were also approved:

SR 24-10

Recording Two Minute Speeches Before Senate
March 11, 2024


BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate approves changes to the Standing Rules, Meeting Procedures of University Senate as outlined below:

3.  Any member of the University community should be permitted to address Senate for a maximum of two minutes before the formal business of the Senate meeting begins - up to a maximum of five (5) two-minute addresses per meeting. Speakers who wish to address Senate must inform the Chair and Secretary of University Senate prior to the beginning of the announced meeting. The addresses will be given prior to the opening of the Senate meeting and are therefore not considered official business of the Senate. However, the Chair will open the meeting by informing the Senate of the speaker(s) that addressed the Senate so that the name(s) will appear in the minutes. Transcripts of the address, if provided by the speaker(s), will be made available to the Senate as an appendix to the meeting minutes. If the speaker(s) desire(s) a transcript of the address be recorded in the appendix, a copy of the transcript of the address must be provided at least one hour before the start of the Senate. The transcript will be checked during the address by the Chair and any modifications noted for the record. If the Senate Executive Committee deems an address is unrelated to the University, neither the speaker(s) name(s) nor the transcript will be included in the appendix to the minutes. If Senators take exception with the omissions of the name(s) or transcript once noted in a regular Senate meeting, Senators may email the Senate Executive Committee after the regular Senate meeting in which the omission is noted with an objection to that omission. The Senate Executive Committee will take up the matter at the next Senate Executive Committee meeting and will invite the objecting Senator(s) to attend the Senate  Executive Committee meeting and discuss the omission.

SR 24-11

MTH - Applied Mathematics - Bachelor of Science 
April 01, 2024

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate endorses the proposed program, MTH - Applied Mathematics - Bachelor of Science

AND FURTHERMORE, that the endorsement by University Senate of the proposed degree will be forwarded to the Miami University Board of Trustees for consideration.