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Faculty Senate

Executive Committee & Cabinet

Minutes


Wednesday, June 1, 2005, 2:30 p.m., ASH 196
Attendees: Adkins, Anderson, Glaser, Randall, Shaw, Skreija, Watson

Excused: Bacon, Corcoran


I. The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.

II. The minutes of the May 4, 2005 meeting were approved as written.

III. Officers' Reports

A. President's Report: Senator Glaser reported that the Executive Committee and Administration met on May 9, 2005. F.S. Resolution 2762, pushing for more funding for faculty development, was discussed. The Administration would like us to see how the current model works. Senator Glaser expressed that faculty expect substantial support for teaching. Senator Glaser also asked for follow-up from V.C. Christensen about his talk with the deans regarding minority promotion and tenure. (He was not at this meeting.) Assoc. V.C. Rogers talked about attending an AQIP meeting on May 18-21 in Chicago. Senator Watson will be going as part of the UNO team. They'll be dealing with e-portfolios, ADP, and academic transitions. Afghanistan President Karzai will be coming May 24 and 25 for an honorary degree. Also brought up was concern about the length of Spring commencement and that so many graduates left during the ceremony.

B. Treasurer's Report: Senator Shaw submitted the May 2005 budget report.

IV. Old Business

A. Resolution 2790, 6/1/2005: 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 2005-2006 Chair of the Cabinet:

  • Andris Skreija.

B. Summer Meeting Dates: The EC&C will meet on July 6 and August 10, 2005, at 2 pm.

C. Senator Watson reported on the four day AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) Strategy Forum that took place in May 2005. AQIP is an alternative path to traditional accreditation that UNO has chosen to follow; it is based on continuous institutional improvement. As part of that process, a UNO team must attend a Strategy Forum every 4 years to formulate and/or complete plans for 3-4 institutional Action Projects. At this first Strategy Forum, UNO proposed four Action Projects: "myMAPP" (Mapping Academic Performance through ePortfolios), UNO's new comprehensive ePortfolio system; the Assessment Exchange, a general education assessment collaboration with Metropolitan Community College; Academic Transitions, currently a first-year experience project; and the American Democracy Project. Senator Watson reported that the UNO team had a very sucessful experience, and that the institution will move forward on all four proposed Action Projects.

V. New Business

A. Resolution 2791, 6/1/2005: Resignation and Replacement of CPACS Senator

WHEREAS Senator Sather (2004-2007) who resigned as of May 15, 2005, due to being appointed Director of the Service-Learning Program and no longer a faculty member,

WHEREAS Greg DeLone is the CPACS faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Sather's replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Greg DeLone to complete Senator Sather's term to May 2007.

B. Resolution 2792, 6/1/2005: Fall 2005 Temporary Replacement for COE Senator

WHEREAS Senator Barnes (2005-2008) will be adding on the responsibilities of Dept Chair (who is taking a one semester sabbatical) to his normal duties,

WHEREAS Senator Barnes has asked to be excused from serving on the Senate for the Fall 2005 semester,

WHEREAS Leon Dappen is the College of Education faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Barnes' temporary replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Leon Dappen for Fall 2005.

C. Resolution 2793, 6/1/2005: Resignation and Replacement of A&S Senator

WHEREAS Senator Elder (2004-2007) resigned as of May 15, 2005, as he is taking a position in Virginia,

WHEREAS Steve Bullock is the College of Arts & Science faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Elder's replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Steve Bullock to complete Senator Elder's term to May 9, 2007.

D Priorities for 2005-2006:

  • Student Recruitment and Persistence / Diversity
  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention / Diversity
  • Faculty Development

E. 2005-2006 Retreat Planning (invite for lunch and presentations)

  • Assoc VC Rogers (Presentation with Senator Watson: AQIP)
  • Chancellor Belck (Topic: Student Recruitment & Persistance / Diversity)
  • V.C. Christensen (Topic: Faculty Recruitment & Retention / Diversity)
  • NU Executive V.P. Jay Noren (Topic: Budget)
  • Joe Price (SAC President)
  • Elizabeth Kraemer (Student President/Regent)

VI. The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.