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Senate News, March 8, 2021
Senators heard from Jaime Hunt, the newly appointed Vice President of UCM. An update from the Benefits Committee was given by the Chair, John Bowblis. Senators discussed two proposals from the Graduate School. Finally, Senator Tracy Haynes, Senate Liaison for the Council of Undergraduate Curriculum presented an overview of the curriculum approval process for new majors and degrees.
Senate News, February 22, 2021
Senators continued discussion on the Consensual Amorous Relationships Policy. Dr. Shelly Jarrett Bromberg and Dr. Leighton Peterson presented the proposed Miami Plan requirements. ASG Senator Wes Payne presented a Sense of the Senate resolution to investigate the use of proctoring software. Dean Michael Crowder presented two proposals from the Graduate School: Graduate Student Research Fellowship and Sunsetting Dormant Graduate Degree Programs.
Senate News, February 8, 2021
Senators approved several consent calendar items and heard a presentation from Senator Liz Wardle regarding the amorous relationships policy. Two new majors/degrees were approved: Hospitality Management (B.S. Commerce) and M.S. Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health. A resolution to add a staff member to Senate Executive Committee was also approved. The resolutions are below.
Senate News, January 25, 2021
Senators approved several consent calendar items and heard a presentation from Associate Provost, Carolyn Haynes on the Academic Incubator Program. Two new majors/degrees were approved, and the resolutions are below. Senators heard a proposal to add a staff member to Senate Executive Committee.
Senate News, November 23, 2020
Senators continued a discussion on changing the TCPL hiring process. A resolution (below) was then passed. Senate was presented with two new degrees: Master of Medical Science (Physician Associate) and Master of Athletic Training. Both degrees were approved (below) and will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for the February 2021 meeting. Senate formalized posthumous degree guidelines into policy.
Senate News, November 9, 2020
Senators heard form Dr. Keith Fennen, Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee, regarding proposed changes to the TCPL hiring policy. Dr. Jen Rode, Nursing, presented two degree proposals: Doctor of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. Senator Cathy Wagner presented a resolution regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Associate Provost, Carolyn Haynes, returned to Senate for further discussion regarding changes to Senate ByLaws 8.A and MUPIM 11.1. Senator Liz Wardle introduced latest version of the Amorous Relationships Policy.
Senate News, October 26, 2020
Senators heard a 'Budget 101' presentation from Dr. David Creamer, Sr. V.P. for Finance and Business Services. Dean Michael Crowder gave a Graduate School update. Senators approved changes to the composition of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee.
Senate News, October 12, 2020
Associate Provost Jeffrey Wanko led a discussion regarding the formation of an ad-hoc committee to review the class attendance policy. Dr. Bennyce Hamilton returned to Senate to continue discussion on the changes to the composition and function of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion.
Senate News, September 28, 2020
University Distinguished Professor Stacey Lowery Bretz provided an update on the Academic Program Evaluation, Improvement and Prioritization (APEIP) process. Dr. Bennyce Hamilton introduced proposed changes to the composition and function of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion. Jerome Conley, Dean, University Libraries, introduced a Sense of the Senate resolution on the prioritization of library space.