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12/02/2019
Senate News, December 2, 2019
Senators continued discussion on the TCPL percentages and heard from Carolyn Craig, Instructor, Marketing, and Dean Liz Mullenix. Senators voted that discussion will continue at the January 27, 2020, meeting. Professor Terri Barr, Marketing, presented the final recommendation for the consolidation of the Classics department. Professor John Bailer, Chair Statistics, presented the final recommendation for the partitioning of the Kinesiology and Health Department into two departments (Kinesiology and Health and Sport Leadership and Management).
11/19/2019
Senate News, November 18, 2019
Senators continued discussion on the Ad-Hoc Committee on Composition's final report. Senators continued discussion on SR 20-04, which would allow two senators to be included on any newly formed committee as part of the Strategic Plan initiative. Provost Osborne introduced two resolutions regarding TCPL faculty. The first was to change the language of the Grandfather Clause in MUPIM 7.11. The second was to remove the cap for TCPL faculty. Discussion will continue regarding the cap limitation at the December 2, 2019, meeting.
11/05/2019
Senate News, November 4, 2019
Presentations were given for two new majors in the Farmer School of Business. The proposed majors are a Business Analytics Major (B.S. Business) and a Business Administration Major (M.S. Business Management. Jen Green and Kate de Medeiros, Co-Chairs of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Composition, lead a discussion on the Committee's report. They will return for more discussion at a future meeting.
10/23/2019
Senate News, October 21, 2019
Senators heard a report from Jen Green and Kate de Medeiros, Co-Chairs of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Composition. They will return for discussion on November 4, 2019. A resolution was presented to ensure Senate involvement in committees created from Strategic Plan initiatives. Associate Provost, Carolyn Haynes, spoke with Senate about an upcoming visit by Gray Associates and proposed that six senators be elected to a steering committee.
10/08/2019
Senate News, October 7, 2019
Senators engaged in a discussion about the TCPL policy approved last spring (MUPIM 7.11), which was lead by Robin Parker, General Counsel. Senator Helaine Alessio, Chair of the Kinesiology and Health Department, discussed the rationale and proposal for the partitioning of KNH into two departments. The Arrest Reporting policy, that was returned to Senate, was discussed.
09/24/2019
Senate News, September 23, 2019
Senators engaged in a discussion about the strategic plan, which was lead by Bob Applebaum and Julia Guichard. Cheryl Young,, Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, discussed proposed changes to the International Education Committee.
09/10/2019
Senate News, September 9, 2019
Senators heard a report from Karen Wilson, Director of Benefits, and Bruce Guiot, Chief Treasury Officer, regarding Benefit and Retirement Plan changes for 2020. Dana Cox, Chair, Senate Executive Committee, lead a discussion regarding pertinent issues for Senate this year.
08/27/2019
Senate News, August 26, 2019
Senators heard a report from Bob Applebaum and Julia Guichard on the Strategic Plan. Senators will discuss this in depth at the September 23, 2019, Senate meeting. Dana Cox, Chair, Senate Executive Committee, provided an overview of Senate procedures and lead a discussion regarding the Senate attendance policy.
05/06/2019
Senate News, May 6, 2019
Senators engaged in a discussion lead by Keith Fennen, Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee, regarding continuing contracts for TCPL faculty. With the approval of the abbreviated minutes, a Sense of the Senate resolution passed in support of this new policy.