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2005-2006 Faculty Senate

Minutes


Wednesday, May 10. 2006,, 2 p.m., MBSC Dodge Rooms

Attendees: Adkins, Bacon, Barnes, Bernstein, Betanabhatla, Bullock, Corcoran, Hewins-Maroney, Holley, Lahue, Miller, Mitenko, Ottemann, Owens, Pasco, Randall, Reilly, Roland, Scherer, Shaw, Skreija, Tarry, Thorp, Tilton-Weaver, Watson, Wetig, Winter, Williams, Wolcott

Excused: Anderson, Arbelaez, Dasgupta, Edick, Glaser, Nordman, Paterson

Absent: Ortman


I. Vice President Adkins call the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.

II. The April 12, 2006, minutes were approved as written.

III. Officers' Reports

A. President's Report: Senator Glaser

    1. Executive Committee and Administration meeting was held April 19, 2006. Since F.S. Resolution 2814 (regarding making university policies accessible to students) was passed the website had been updated and the student catalogues are available online within two clicks of accessing the UNO homepage. The administration accepted Resolution 2815 (regarding the wrestling team). Also discussed was the StratCom lease of NU property on Pine Street as reported in the Omaha World-Herald. The Scott Foundation has leased the land from NU, and is building a structure for StratCom which is paying the Scott Foundation $450,000 a month for rent. Relocation of faculty and programs is proceeding due to construction/remodeling. Funding for diversity and programs of excellence are still in place. Four faculty senate presidents would be meeting with the President the next day and would continue to talk about benefits and the university-wide benefits committee.

    2. NU President Milliken met with four Senate Presidents on April 20, 2006. He went over the legislative bills which passed the legislature this session and gave an overview of the strategic framework accountability measures. Sonya Smith has been appointed to be the associate to the president and assistant vice president of academic affairs for diversity, and there is a newly appointed Wellness Committee. President Milliken expressed his interest in a standardized faculty climate survey for all four campuses, and also discussed was the effectiveness of the university-wide benefits committee and the necessity of ensuring that it works to express faculty concerns.

    3. Board of Regents met April 21, 2006. The Business Affairs Committee went over the 2007 Operating Budget. It is important to note that while there is a projected 3.8% increase in operation costs, of these expenses $1.6 MM are expected to be absorbed by programs. The Board is also committed to begin a multi-year plan to raise faculty salaries to peer average. This is most relevant for UNMC. Also discussed was the state funding history.. This clearly shows that NU's share of total state appropriation has been steadily decreasing since 1990. The Committee then looked at the 2008 and 2009 biennial operating budget. As currently written, there is no inflationary increase proposed for operations. The Academic Affairs Committee listened to the campus reports on student learning and success outcomes. Sheri Rogers reported progress with AQIP on the UNO Campus. The Regents had an interesting discussion about assessment, recognizing the tension between measures which require little faculty involvement and have administrative problems. They appreciated the depth and quality of AQIP but were concerned that there is not an easy way to condense the data into measurements which would allow comparisons to other universities. They then heard about a proposed Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, followed by a presentation by BJ Reed regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between OPPD and UNO to increase energy savings by small businesses and households.

    At the Board of Regents meeting there was an update on the strategic framework and the University of Lincoln Master Plan from President Milliken. The Regents approved a five-year MOU between OPPD and UNO, approved University Program and Facilities Fee for 2006-2007, and the optional board plan available to housing students and room rates for Scott Village for the 2006-2007 ay. They further approved $900,000 from the 1993 Series Surplus Fund to renovate the MBSC Food Court.

    4. Chancellor's Council met April 27, 2006, and heard a presentation about facebook and how the students are using it, its strengths and weaknesses. Julie Totten reported on the FY 07 operating budget, and FY 08-09 Biennial Request. Regarding FY 07: 6.2% increase in state appropriations, 6.0% tuition increase, 1.5% increase in enrollment, 3.95% faculty salary increase, $3 m for Programs of Excellence, $1m diversity funding (formula uncertain), $1m need-based aid, and $1m faculty salary catch-up. Regarding Biennial Request: Health insurance increases at 10%, utilities might be 30% for 2008, $3m for POEs, $2 m for diversity funding, $4.3 m for faculty salary catch-up each year, 1.5% enrollment increase, and 9% 2008 tuition increase. These are all projections, and are not final. Enrollment projections for next year look like no increase or decrease. This summer's enrollment has an increase 101 students. Deb Smith-Howell went over the Strategic Planning Advance which will be Monday, May 8 in the Ballroom at MBSC. Tom Bragg announced that Information Operations passed the Graduate Council.

    5. Chancellor's Written Response to Resolutions: On April 19, 2006, Nancy Castilow, Assistant to the Chancellor, wrote: The chancellor acknowledges Faculty Senate Resolution 2814, indicating that this is certainly the direction the administration is moving toward, however, there are significant cost factors involved relative to the purchase of software to convert these files to the web, as well as an on-going salary commitment for personnel to oversee and maintain these websites. At this time, it is estimated $100,000 would be required for implementation. The chancellor acknowledges Resolution 2815 for the purpose of information; and heartily concurs.

B. Secretary-Treasurer's Report: Senator Shaw presented the April 2006 budget report.

At this point the Senate consented to have Secretary-Treasurer Shaw preside.

IV Executive Committee Report: On behalf of the Executive Committee Senator Adkins will moved the following, which passed:

A. Resolution 2816, 5/10/06: Appreciation to President Glaser

WHEREAS, Hollis Glaser has provided excellent leadership as President of the UNO Faculty Senate during the 2005-2006 academic year, and

WHEREAS, she has served as an eloquent facilitator in meetings of the UNOmaha Faculty Senate, and

WHEREAS, she has articulately and passionately represented her colleagues and the university in conversations with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors, the Board of Regents, the University President, the legislature, and the media, and

WHEREAS, she has dealt with a diverse range of topics in a calm, candid, and professional manner; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends its deep appreciation to Professor Hollis Glaser for her outstanding service to the faculty and the University as President of the UNO Faculty Senate during the 2005-2006 academic year and wish her continued success in all future endeavors.

The meeting was recessed at 2:20 p.m. for NU President James B. Milliken's presentation on the Strategic Planning process within the framework of the Master Plan. He also gave a brief year end report for the University system. The meeting resumed at 3:10 pm.

B. Resolution 2817, 5/10/06: Faculty Senate Members:

BE IT RESOLVED that Chancellor Belck, etc., has been notified that the following thirteen (13) faculty members have been elected to serve three-year terms from May 10, 2006, through May 13, 2009, unless noted (*):

College of Arts & Sciences (7*):

  • Lisa Boucher
  • Carolyn Gascoigne
  • Wai-Ning Mei
  • Owen Mordaunt (*2006-08)
  • Jeanne Reames
  • Robert Smith (*2006-08)
  • Suzanne Sollars

College of Business Administration (2)

  • Ziaul Huq Shuanglin Lin

College of Education (1)

  • John Nobel

College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media (1)

  • Holly Miller

College of Information Science & Technology (1)

  • Parvathi Chundi

Library (0): - - - - - - -

College of Public Affairs & Community Service (1):

  • Sam Brown

External Faculty (0): - - - - - - -

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the following eleven (11) senators will be completing their term of service at the May 10, 2006, Faculty Senate meeting:

  • Randall Adkins (A&S)
  • Debra Anderson (PACS)
  • Meredith Bacon (A&S)
  • Raj Dasgupta (IS&T)
  • Graham Mitenko (BA)
  • Richard Ortman (BA)
  • Russell Nordman (CFAM) (ending 2006 for Stroope, who was Helm's replacement)
  • Pamela Owens (A&S)
  • Becky Pasco (ED)
  • Mark Scherer (A&S)
  • Marsha Watson (A&S).

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that resignations have been accepted, as of May 10, 2006, for the following two (2) 2005-2006 senators from CFAM who volunteered to resign in order to correct the imbalance of representatives for the new College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media since the School of Communication, the College of Fine Arts, KYNE-TV and KVNO-FM merged last summer:

  • Holly Miller
  • Doug Paterson.

AND BE IT ALSO RESOLVED Hollis Glaser's resignation, as of June 30, 2006, has been accepted. Christopher Stanichar will be her replacement.

C. Resolution 2818, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Outging Senators)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the university of Nebraska at Omaha extends to the following outgoing senators its deepest appreciation for service on the Faculty Senate:

  • Randy Adkins (A&S)
  • Graham Mitenko (BA)
  • Becky Pasco (ED)
  • Debra Anderson (PACS)
  • Russ Nordman (CFAM)
  • Mark Scherer (A&S)
  • Meredith Bacon (A&S)
  • Richard Ortman (BA)
  • Marsha Watson(A&S)
  • Raj Dasgupta (IS&T)
  • Pamela Owens (A&S)

D. Resolution 2819, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Faculty Senate Liaisons)

WHEREAS, the proper functioning of the Senate is highly dependent on reliable communication between the senate and other faculty, student, and alumni bodies across campus,

WHEREAS, The Senate was given regular reports on the activities of the Academic Planning Council, the Alumni Association, the UNO Chapter of the AAUP, AFCON, the Graduate Council, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and the UNO Spirit Committee,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Senate commends and thanks the following senators and/or faculty colleagues for acting as liaisons to these various groups:

  • Senator Paterson: Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)
  • Senators Edick and Reilly: Academic Planning Council
  • Senator Randall: Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Senator Williams: American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Senator Paterson: Graduate Council
  • Senator Bacon: Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Senator Bernstein: UNO Spirit Committee

E. Resolution 2820, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Ad Hoc Committees)

WHEREAS, the effective work of the Senate is often highly dependent on the dedicated work of ad hoc faculty committees,

WHEREAS, during the academic year 2005-2006, the Senate was especially well served by one of these important committees, which addressed, and continues to address, some very important Senate concerns with revising the Faculty Grievance Committee Policies and Procedures,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Senate commends the work of this ad hoc committee and thanks all the participating faculty members:

  • Henry D'Souza
  • James Hagen
  • Lynn Harland.

F. Resolution 2821, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Standing Committees Chairpersons):

WHEREAS, the smooth and productive functioning of the Faculty Senate is dependent upon effective leadership of the standing committees,

WHEREAS, the committee chairpersons addressed their duties diligently, responsibly, and cheerfully,

WHEREAS, by their service in meetings of the Executive Committee and Cabinet, committee chairpersons assist the Executive Committee in responding to the needs of the faculty and charting a course for the Senate,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to members of the Senate Cabinet:

  • Senator Deb Anderson, Chair, Academic & Curricular Affairs
  • Senator Marsha Watson, Chair, Educational Resources & Services
  • Senator Andris Skreija, Chair, Faculty Personnel & Welfare
  • Senator Meredith Bacon, Chair, Goals & Direction
  • Senator Bill Corcoran, Chair, Professional Development
  • Senator Amanda Randall, Chair, Rules

for their dedication, hard work, and leadership during this academic year 2005-2006.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Senator Skreija and Senator Randall be further recognized for their outstanding additional service as members of the Executive Committee.

At this point the Senate consented to have Vice President Adkins preside.

G. Senator Shaw moved the following resolution, which passed:

Resolution 2822, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Vice President Adkins)

WHEREAS, he assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Vice President in May 2005,

WHEREAS, he presided over meetings of the Executive Committee and Cabinet with good humor, efficiency, and fairness,

WHEREAS, he analyzed issues of the senate with extreme care and thoughtfulness, thereby steering the senate toward productive deliberations,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Senator Randall Adkins for his work as Vice President during this academic year 2005-2006.

At this point the Senate consented to have Secretary-Treasurer Shaw preside.

H. Senator Adkins moved the following resolutions, all of which passed:

Resolution 2823, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Secretary-Treasurer Jim Shaw)

WHEREAS, he assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Secretary-Treasurer in May 2005,

WHEREAS, he kept track of the Senate Budget and dutifully reported our status from month to month, and

WHEREAS, he has regularly coordinated with the Senate Admin. Tech. on the production of Senate agendas and minutes, and

WHEREAS, he brought a fresh and insightful perspectives to difficult matters, and

WHEREAS, he often attended administrative meetings the Faculty Senate President could not attend, and did so cheerfully and with his full attention,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Senator James Shaw for his work as Secretary-Treasurer in this academic year 2005-2006.

I. Resolution 2824, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Parliamentarian Jim Carroll)

WHEREAS, he has continued in the duties of Faculty Senate Parliamentarian,

WHEREAS, the proper functioning of the Senate is dependent upon adherence to the Parliamentarian's knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order,

WHEREAS, many unusual circumstances arose during the academic year 2005-2006 and the Parliamentarian was called on to analyze and apply the rules,

WHEREAS, he is widely trusted to be fair, impartial, and diligent, in carrying out the duties of Parliamentarian,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Professor James Carroll for his work as Parliamentarian this academic year 2005-2006.

J. Resolution 2825, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Admin Tech I/Coordinator Sue Bishop)

WHEREAS, she has served as Faculty Senate coordinator,

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate is dependent upon the coordinator to carry out the great majority of its duties, to ensure that it is fully functioning,

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate could not operate through its many transitions without an able coordinator,

WHEREAS, she has answered many questions, helped find volunteers for many committee openings, communicated with many administrators and senators, and anticipated many faculty senate needs,

WHEREAS, she has done so with great energy, cheer, and superior service,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Sue Bishop for her work as FS Admin Tech I this academic year 2005-2006.

At this point the Senate consented to have Vice President Adkins preside.

V. Standing Committee Reports

A. Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs: Senator Tarry reported the meeting was held April 25, 2006. Those present were Scott Tarry, Peter Wolcott, Randy Adkins, Nancy Edick, and Deb Anderson. Mark Scherer was excused. The committee reviewed the goals and accomplishments of the past year, identified goals for 2006-2007, and wrote a resolution thanking the administration.

Goals for 2005-2006:

  1. Dual Enrollment - continue to monitor. Review data with a focus on diversity.
  2. Center for Afghan Studies - Review the Walker letter and Gouttierre response. Review original purpose of Center. Determine need for further action.
  3. Faculty Recruitment and Retention - Consider standardization of course evaluation, class sizes, distribution of TAs and Gas. Investigate post-tenure review process for equity.

Accomplishments:

  • Dual enrollment - Completed. Reviewed data; met with Steve Bullock to review progress, especially re: diversity efforts.
  • Center for Afghan Studies - Completed. Reviewed materials, including aforementioned letters, 2 Academic Planning Council's Reviews of International Studies and Programs; policies regarding review policies (currently in revision); and Nebraskans for Peace documents. Also met with Deb Smith Howell and learned that each campus and the BOR have developed criteria for reviewing Centers and other non-academic entities. Determined that the revised review processes are sufficient and no further action is needed by this committee.

Resolutions:

  • FERPA and Social Security Numbers (Resolution 2806): passed 10/12/05
  • Students Rights and Responsibilities (Resolution ); passed 4/12/06
  • Approval of School of Criminal Justice (Resolution ); passed 4/5/06

Other Committee Work:

  • General Education Think Tank - Scott Tarry
  • Academic Planning Council - Nancy Edick
  • Review of post-tenure policies - Peter Wolcott
  • Best resolution writer - Randy Adkins
  • Best word smith - Mark Scherer

To be continued AY 2006-2007:

  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention -Explore how TAs and GA's are distributed and assigned. Further investigate post-tenure review policies and procedures.
  • Continue to monitor dual enrollment. OPS data should be available.

Senator Tarry moved the following on behalf of the committee. The resolution passed.

Resolution 2826, 5/10/06: Thanking UNO Administration:

WHEREAS the faculty senate recommended that the UNO Administration make every effort to prominently display the undergraduate and graduate catalogs on the UNO website, and

WHEREAS the UNO Administration promptly responded to the faculty senate's request;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the faculty senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thank the UNO Administration for their quick response in making the catalogs available and accessible to students, faculty, and other stakeholders.

B. Committee on Educational Resources and Services: Senator Watson reported the committee met May 3, 2006, and presented the final report on Course Evaluations at UNO, including consistency in course evaluations across campus, use and purpose of course evaluations, development of a campus-wide course evaluation instrument, and a copy of the proposed interim Course Evaluation Instrument, and a report on course evaluations focus groups.

C. Committee on Goals and Directions: Senator Bacon reported the committee met on April 26, 2006, and recommended the following, which passed:

Resolution 2827, 5/10/06: Regarding Diversity at UNO

WHEREAS the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a metropolitan university of distinction, and

WHEREAS the metropolitan area which the University serves is racially and ethnically diverse and equally values the contributions of both men and women, and

WHEREAS the learning environment is improved by racial, ethnic and gender balances representative of the community's diversity, and

WHEREAS the University administration has adopted policies designed to increase ethnic and gender diversity in enrollments and employment,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Nebraska Faculty Senate reiterates its support of a diverse student body, faculty and staff and urges the University administration to maintain and to make more effective racial and gender diversity through rigorous implementation of existing policies and to reiterate its commitment to diversity.

D. Committee on Rules: Senator Randall reported the committee met and recommended the following resolutions which she moved on their behalf. All the resolutions passed.

    1. Resolution 2828, 5/10/06: Campus Committees

      a. Campus Safety Committee

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the Campus Committee on Safety:

      Gregory Petrow, (to replace Donald Rowen).

      b. Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as two-year appointments from 08/01/06, through 07/31/08, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

      • Doug Paterson, CFAM (reappointed)
      • Josie Metal-Corbin, ED (to replace Karen Hayes)
      • TBA , IS&T(to replace Raj Dasgupta).

      c. Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC)

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2006 through 07/31/2009, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee to replace:

      • Victor Winter, IS&T (reappointed)
      • Laura Dickson, LIB (to replace Linda Parker)
      • Miriam DeLone, PACS (to replace Lisa Sample).

      d. Greek Ideals Implementation Committee

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the Greek Ideals Implementation Committee:

      Jennifer Dalbey, (to replace Marshall Prisbell).

      e. Judicial Committee (Pool of Names)

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2006 through 07/31/2009, to the pool of names for the Judicial Committee:

      • Joshua Nichter, (to replace James Carroll )
      • Peggy Jones, (to replace Jayaram Betanabhatla)
      • Nora Hillyer, (to replace Robin Ogle)
      • Patricia Carlson, (to replace Lotfollah Najjar).

      f. Parking Advisory Committee

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the Parking Advisory Committee:

      Donald Baum, (to replace Joseph Bertinetti).

      g. Named Professorship Review Committee

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, & Isaacson Professorships) for Spring 2007. (The Administration will select one additional member of this committee.)

      • Brigette Ryalls, (to replace Bruce Garver)
      • Nick Stergiou, (to replace Patrice Proulx).

    2. Resolution 2829, 5/10/06: University-wide Committees

      a. Athletics, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Athletics:

      Mark Scherer (to replace Hai-Feng Guo).

      And the following name go forward to complete a term for Tej Adidam, who has resigned:

      Dave Ogden (08/01/04 - 07/31/07).

      b. Excellence in Teaching Award, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be recommended for service as three-year appointment, from 08/01/2006 through 07/31/2009, on the University Committee on Excellence in Teaching. (Two members should be recipients of the award and one member should be ''first year faculty member holding a Ph.D.") These members will serve staggered terms, and their replacements will be appointed to serve terms that would balance term endings, except for the first year faculty member, who serves one year (08/01/2006 - 07/31/2007).

      Lynn Harland, CBA (to replace Ziaul Huq)

      AND,

      John Erickson, new faculty holding PhD.

      c. Facilities Planning, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

      Michael O'Hara (reappointed).

      d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

      Sue Maher, (to replace Kenneth Kriz).

      e. Library and Learning Resources, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

      • Jeanne Harrington, (to replace Brent Bowen)
      • Jan Boyer, (to replace Laura Dickson).

      f. Student Affairs, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED: that the following name go forward as a three year appointment, from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09 on the on the University Committee on Student Affairs:

      Franklin Thompson, (to replace Harrison Means).

      AND the following name go forward as a two-year appointment from 08/01/06 through 07/31/08, to the University Committee on Student Affairs, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

      Maria Elvira Villimil, (to replace Joshua Nichter).

      g. Technology Resources & Services, University Committee on

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Technology Resources & Services:

      • Timi Barone (to replace Carey Ryan)
      • John Reidelbach (to replace Juliette Parnell).

      h. UCAT (University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching)

      BE IT RESOLVED, that the following three names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09, to the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

      • Kath Henebry, BA, (reappointed)
      • Leon Dappen, ED, (to replace Carol Mitchell)
      • Kerry Ward, IS&T, (to replace Ann Fruhling).

      i. UCR (University Committee on Research)

      BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2009 on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

      • Henry Bulley, A&S (Sciences: Geo/Geol), (to replace Elaine Lahue)
      • Harvey Siy, IS&T (to replace Sajda Qureshi)
      • Deb Anderson, CPACS (to replace Karl Kosloski).

      And that the following name go forward to complete the term of Timi Barone (Social Science) through July 31, 2007, on the University Committee on Research

      • Melanie Bloom, A&S (Social Science: Foreign Languages) (to replace Timi Barone).

VI There being no further business for the 2005-2006 Faculty Senate except items regarding organization of the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate, President-elect Shaw replaced Vice President Adkins as the presiding officer. The following resolution was moved and passed:

A. Resolution 2830, 5/10/06: Six Standing Committees of the Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following senators be appointed to the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate standing committees as designated:

    Academic & Curricular Affairs (6)

    • Nancy Edick
    • Carolyn Gascoigne
    • Owen Mordaunt
    • Jeanne Reames
    • Suzanne Sollars
    • Scott Tarry

    Educational Resources & Services (6)

    • Lisa Boucher
    • Robert Otteman
    • Hollis Glaser (to be replaced by Chris Stanichar on 7/1/2006)
    • John Thorp
    • Paul Williams
    • Peter Wolcott

    Faculty Personnel & Welfare (6)

    • Stuart Bernstein
    • Sam Brown
    • Barbara Hewins-Maroney
    • Elaine Lahue
    • Andris Skeija
    • Lauree Tilton-Weaver

    Goals & Directions (6)

    • Jayaram Betanabhatla
    • Lyn Holley
    • Ziaul Huq
    • Hugh Reilly
    • Robert Smith
    • Saundra Wetig

    Professional Development (6)

    • Steve Bullock
    • Bill Corcoran
    • Wai-Ning Mei
    • John Nobel
    • Tomm Roland
    • Victor Winter

    Rules (6)

    • Maria Arbelez
    • Paul Barnes
    • Parvathi Chundi
    • Shuanglin Lin
    • Holly Miller
    • Amanda Randall

The Senate recessed briefly to allow time for members of the standing committees to elect committee chairs for 2006-2007.

B. Resolution 2831, 5/10/06: Standing Committee Chairs

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 1, the retiring standing committees have met and selected the following chairs from their continuing members:

  • Scott Tarry, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Peter Wolcott, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Andris Skreija, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Steve Bullock, Committee on Professional Development

VII The 2005-2006 Senate Concluded (Outgoing Senators Excused & Incoming Senators Took Their Seats)


2006-2007 Faculty Senate

Minutes

Present: Barnes, Betanabhatla, Bernstein, Boucher, Brown, Bullock, Chundi, Corcoran, Gascoigne, Hewins-Maroney, Holley, Huq, Lahue, Mei, Miller, Mordaunt, Noble, Ottemann, Randall, Reilly, Roland, Shaw, Skreija, Smith, Sollars, Stanichar, Tarry, Thorp, Tilton-Weaver, Wetig, Williams, Winter, Wolcott

Excused: Arbelaez, Edick, Reames

Absent: Lin


VIII Organizational Meeting of the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate

A. Resolution 2832, 5/10/06: 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 James Carroll the parliamentarian of the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate.

B. Resolution 2833, 5/10/06: Election of Vice President of the 2006-2007

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 2006-2007 Vice President:

Amanda Randall to replace Senator Adkins.

C. Resolution 2834, 5/10/06: Election of Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer

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 2006-2007 Secretary/Treasurer:

Scott Tarry, to replace Senator Shaw.

D. Resolution 2835, 5/10/06: 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 senate president appoints the following senator 2006-2007 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Paul Barnes.

E. Resolution 2836, 5/10/06: 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 2006-2007 Chair of the Cabinet:

Andris Skreija.

The Senate recessed briefly to allow time for members of the standing committees to elect committee vice-chairs for 2006-2007.

F. Resolution 2837 5/10/06: Standing Committee Vice Chairs

  • Jeanne Reames, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Paul Williams, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Elaine Lahue, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Saundra Wetig, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Victor Winter, Committee on Professional Development
  • Amanda Randall, Committee on Rules

G. On behalf of the Committee on Rules, Senator Barnes moved the following:

Resolution 2838, 5/10/06: Appointments by Senate President and Standing Committees

1. AAUP Executive Committee (American Assoc. of University Professors) - Fac. Sen. Representative

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also a AAUP member, as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 05/10/06, through 05/09/07, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

Elaine Lahue, (to replace Paul Williams).

2. Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president reappoints the following senator to be the senate representative for a one year appointment, through May 2007, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

Doug Paterson (reappointed)

3. Academic Planning Council (APC)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the Faculty Senate's representatives to the Academic Planning Council from the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs and the committee on Goals and Directions each for a one-year term from 05/04/05, through 05/10/06:

  • Nancy Edick, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (reappointed)
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions (reappointed).

4. Alumni Association, Board of Directors (must be a UNO alum):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year, 05/10/06, through 05/09/07, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

Paul Barnes, (to replace Amanda Randall).

5. Budget Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate President has appointed

  • Ken Kriz (to replace John Bartle)

to the Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee for a term of three years, August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2009.

Continuing members of the committee are:

  • Donald Baum (08/01/04 - 07/31/07)
  • Randy Adkins , (08/01/05 - 07/31/08).

6. Graduate Council

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council for a one-year term from 05/10/06, through 05/09/07:

TBA (to replace Doug Paterson).

7. Strategic Planning Steering Committee (from Goals & Directions Committee)

One member of the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate Goals & Directions committee will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for a one-year term from 05/10/06, through 05/09/07:

Lyn Holley, (to replace Meredith Bacon).

H 2006-2007 Calendar of Senate and Standing Committee meetings, usually:

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

  • Officers and Standing Committee chairs
  • Year round (June through May)2:00 p.m.
  • ASH 196
2. Full Senate Meetings: Second Wednesday Every Month
  • All senators September through May (no meeting in June & July; see special instructions below for August) 2:00 p.m. for presentation, 2:15 for meeting
  • MBSC Dodge Room

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

  • Officers and Chair of the Committee on Rules only Year round (June through May) 2:00 p.m. EAB 200
  • Agenda composed by Senate President, typed by Faculty Senator Coordinator

4. Standing Committee Meetings: Last Wednesday of Every Month

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

5. Faculty Senate Retreat:

  • Wednesday, August16, 2006 Long half day meeting (9a m to 2 pm) Mahoney State Park
  • Attended by all Senators
Schedule for 2006 - 2007
EC&C Meetings

(usually 1st Wednesday of month)

Faculty Senate Meetings

(usually 2nd Wednesday of month)

June 7 June
July 5 July
August 2 (or 9??) (Retreat is August 16) August 16, 2006 (Retreat) (3rd Wednesday)

(Semester begins 8/21)

September 6 September 13
October 4 October 11
November 1 November 8
December 6 (Dec 2-8 = Prep Week) December 13 (Finals: 12/9-15)(Commencement: 12/15)
January 3, 2007 (semester begins 1/8/05) January 10, 2007
February 7 February 14
March 7 March 14 (spring break 3/12-18/07)
April 4 April 11
May 2 (Finals: 4/28 - 5/4) May 9 (commencement 5/4/07)

XIII The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.