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2003-2004 Senate

Minutes 

 

Emergency Meeting

Organizational Meeting of the 2003-2004 Faculty Senate

May 16, 2003, 2pm, MBSC Chancellor's Room

Attendees: Akers, Benjamin-Alvarado, Bennett, Bishop, J. Carroll, M..Carroll, D'Souza, Dickson, Littrell, Mei, Mitenko, Nazem, Neathery-Castro, Owens, Pasco, Pedersen, Ritter, Sadlek, Shroder, Simpson, Tixier y Vigil, Watson, Williams, Zigurs

Excused: Allen, Bacon, Dasgupta, Garver, Helm, Kosloski, Krause, Latchaw, Lewis, Madsen, Metal-Corbin, Ortman, Schulte, Shuster,

I. The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m.

The following six resolutions were moved by President Sadlek and were passed by the full Senate:

A. Resolution 2681, 05/16/2003: Vice President of 2003-2004 Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2003-2004 Vice President:

Wally Bacon to replace Senator Blair.

B. Resolution 2682, 05/16/2003: Secretary/Treasurer of 2003-2004Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2003-2004 Secretary/Treasurer:

Laura Dickson to replace Senator Williams.

C. Resolution 2683, 05/16/2003: Appointment of Parliamentarian

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints

Jim Carroll

to continue as parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate.

D. Resolution 2684, 05/16/2003: Appointment of Chair of Committee for Rules

BE IT RESOLVED that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 5.6, the 2003-2004 senate president appoints the following senator Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Boyd Littrell.

E. Resolution 2685, 05/16/2003: Appointment of Chair of the Cabinet

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints the following senator Chair of the Cabinet:

Jody Neathery-Castro.

The 2003-2004 Standing Committees then caucused and elected Vice Chairs.

F. Resolution 2686, 05/16/2003: Standing Committee Vice Chairs

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, the standing committees have met and selected the following Vice Chairs from their members:

Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs, Jim Akers
Committee on Educational Resources and Services, Bob Shuster
Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare, Natalie Bennett
Committee on Goals and Directions, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
Committee on Professional Development, Beth Ritter
Committee on Rules, Mike Carroll

II Executive Session

The Senate went into Executive Session and discussed candidates for Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and suggestions for the Search Committee. Senator Sadlek will discuss them with the Chancellor at next week's Faculty Senate Executive Committee/UNO Administration regular monthly meeting.

The Senate then adjourned the Executive Session and continued with New Business.

III. New Business:

A. The 2003-2004 Calendar of Senate and Standing Committee meeting schedules were announced:

1. Executive Committee & Cabinet Meet: First Wednesday Every Month:

a. Officers and Standing Committee chairs
b. year round (June through May)
c.
2:00 p.m.
d. RH (CBA) 414

2. Full Senate Meetings: Second Wednesday Every Month

a. All senators
b. August through May (no meeting in June & July; see special instructions below for August)
c. 2:00 p.m.
d. MBSC Dodge Room

3. Executive Committee & Administration: Third Wednesday of Every Month

a. Officers, Chair of the Committee on Rules, and Cabinet Chair only
b. Year round (June through May)
c. 2:00 p.m.
d. EAB 201
e. Agenda made by Senate President, typed by Faculty Senator Coordinator

4. Standing Committee Meetings: Last Wednesday of Every Month

a. All Senators excluding President
b. August through April (no meeting in May, June, & July)
c. 2:00 p.m
d. Room arrangements (and agenda) are made by each Chair

B. The Faculty Senate Retreat:

1. Wednesday, August 20, 2003
2. Day long or afternoon to evening meeting
3. Place tba
4. Attended by all Senators
5. The agenda will include: Reprioritization, Faculty Handbook, and committee final reports of 2002-2003.

C. The dates for the EC&C and full Senate meetings were modified to change the May meetings:

Schedule for 2003-2004

EC&C Meetings

(usually 1st Wednesday of month)

Faculty Senate Meetings

(usually 2nd Wednesday of month)

June 4 June
July 2 (4th is on a Friday) July
August 6 August 20, 2003 (Retreat) (3rd Wednesday)
September 3 September 10
October 1 October 8
November 5 November 12
December 3 December 10
January 7, 2004 (semester begins 1/12/04) January 14, 2004
February 4 February 11
March 3 March 10 (spring break 3/14-21/04)
April 7 April 14
May 5 tba May 12 May 5 (commencement 5/7/04)

IV The meeting adjourned at 3 p.m.
V Announcements:

    • June 4, 2003: EC&C meeting, 2 pmJuly 2, 2003: EC&C meeting, 2 pmAugust 20, 2003: Faculty Senate Retreat
    • August 21, 2003: Faculty/Staff Picnic, 11am - 1 pm, MBSC