Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting
April 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. EB 162
Meeting 2012-04

1.      Call to order.

2.      Approval of March 21,  2012 minutes

3.      Individual Reports

·         Chancellor Miller.

·         President of the Senate Lugo.

a.  Faculty Assembly update

i.        Academics First –  Highlights of workgroup discussion on April 26 (Yield to R. Burt).

§  Students can repeat a course they passed with D± only once.

§  Both courses count as attempted hours in GPA

§  Students can repeat a course with an F until they pass

§  Faculty should be involved in “intervention contracts”

§  Grade replacement not permitted

§  W’s limited to three allowed until the last day of classes

ii.      Faculty workload second

iii.    Performance based model

§  Seven items prescribed by GA

§  Three to be negotiated. Provost working with a committee.

b. Ad-Hoc RTP committee formed

c.  Special order of the day: SACS update (Lugo yields to Posey)

4.      Committee Reports

·         The University Studies committee offers the following motion
[Motion 2012-04-M01]:

a. Recommendations for Explorations Beyond the Classroom and Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters, and catalogue copy to finalize phase II
[2012_04_M01a].

implementation of US (this motion follows up on Senate motion 2011-09-M05).

b.Motion from CSB for a waiver from Thematic Transdiscplinary Clusters for Cameron students who enroll in a second option within the school.
[2012_04_M01b].

c. Motion from CSC for a waiver from Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters for majors who opt for the Digital Arts or Business Concentration.
[2012_04_M01c].

d.Motion from WSE for a waiver from Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters for students who major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Middle Grades Education, and for those who pursue licensure in Secondary Education.
[2012_04_M01d].

·          The Steering Committee offers the following motions
[Motion 2012-04-M02 Committee on Student Matters
To replace the committees on Admissions, Student Affairs, Financial Aid and Bookstore.
[Motion 2012-04-M03] QEP
That the Faculty Senate endorse the proposed Quality Enhancement Plan titled “eTeal: experiencing Transformative education through applied learning.”

·         Report from the IT committee

·         Report from the Evaluation Committee

·         Report from the Handbook Committee

·         Report from the Research Committee

5.      Old Business

6.      New Business

7.      Good of the order (Open forum)

8.      Announcements

9.      Adjournment