Excused: Leavitt, Metal-Corbin, Valle
I. Senator Sadlek called the meeting to order at 2:15
II. Senator Sadlek welcomed one guest, Becky Brown, from University Relations.
III. The minutes of the December 11, 2002 minutes were approved as submitted.
IV. Officers Reports
A. President's Report: Senator Sadlek reported on the following:
B. Secretary-Treasurer's Report: Senator Williams reported the December 2002 budget.
VI. Executive Committee Report:
Resolution 2658, 01/15/03: (Executive Committee and Cabinet) Appreciation to Professor Johnson:
WHEREAS Professor G. Vaughn Johnson has meritoriously served the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate in numerous capacities, most recently as chair of the Committee of Faculty Personnel & Welfare, and,
WHEREAS Professor Johnson has retired from the University and must resign his Senate seat, and
WHEREAS his insightful observations have enriched numerous senate meetings and discussions; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate thanks Professor Johnson for his outstanding service to the faculty and wishes him well.
2. Senator Wikil Kwak will complete Senator Johnson's term.
3. Senator Bragg announced the formation of an Ad Hoc Committee, consisting of himself and Senators Bacon, Sadlek, and Williams. This committee will be looking ahead to the probability of more budget cuts and make a report by the March 2003 Faculty Senate meeting.
VII. There were no Standing Committee reports.
VIII. Non-Senate Committee Reports
A. Academic Planning Council: Senator E. Williams reported that the departments identified for academic program review by the Academic Planning Council, and the scheduled dates are:
Chemistry - February 13-14
Geography/Geology - February 24-25
Physics - February 24-25
B. American Association of University Professors (AAUP): Senator O'Connell reported that the contract will go to arbitration.
IX. The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.