Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting
April 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. EB 162
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
for Explorations Beyond the Classroom and Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters,
and catalogue copy to finalize phase II
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.
c. Motion from CSC
for a waiver from Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters for majors who opt for the
Digital Arts or Business Concentration.
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.
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)