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2008-2009 Faculty Senate

Executive Committee & Cabinet Minutes


Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 2 p.m., ASH 196

Present: M. Bacon, Boyer, Elder, Gershovich, Miller, Noble, Paterson, Sollars, Tarry

Excused: Boucher


I. The meeting was called to order by President Sollars at 2:04 p.m. II. The May 7, 2008, minutes were approved as submitted.III. Officers' Reports
A. Treasurer's Report: Senator M. Bacon submitted the May 2008 budget report.
IV. Standing Committee Reports
A. Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs: Senator Gershovich reported that there is a meeting scheduled with V.C. Smith-Howell, Prof Wagner, and Senator Sollars to discuss the proposed B.S. in I.T. Innovations. He does not feel that the proposal will be able to be voted on until at least August 2008.B. Committee on Rules: Senator Miller reported that the Senate has received word that the Greek Ideals Implementation Committee is defunct and will not need representatives appointed.
V. New Business
A. Resolution 2921, 6/4/08: 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 Randall Adkins, to replace Paul Barnes, who has resigned, as the parliamentarian of the 2008-2009 Faculty Senate.B. Tatyana Novikov sent a letter of resignation which the Senate Executive Committee accepted. Edmund Tisko (Chemistry) will complete her term (through 5/14/2010).C. Senator M. Bacon, a member of the HR Director search committee, reported that the 43 applications had been whittled down to 11. All of which were valid. Those 11 were then whittled down to 4. Interviews for those 4 applicants are being set up for the week of June 16. Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council members were all encouraged to exchange ideas with the candidates. Notification of the interviews will be in eNotes.D. Senator M. Bacon also mentioned that it would be a good thing to have the Faculty Senate represented at events like the groundbreaking for the new CBA building.E. Planning for Retreat
1. Due to the price of gas, various other places were suggested for the Senate Retreat. (Fontenelle Nature Center, Henry Doorly Zoo, College of St Mary's.) Car pooling will be encouraged and possibly coordinated by the Senate office. 2. Suggestions for Guests for the Retreat: Chancellor Christensen, the new V.C. for Academic & Student Affairs Terry Hynes, the new V.C. for Business & Finance Bill Conley, V.P of Research at Central Administration, Ron Withem from Central Administration, President Milliken, Assoc V.C. for A.A. Smith-Howell (100th Anniversary of UNO), Institutional Research Director Linda Mannering (UCLA Survey results).3. Possible Senate Goals/Focus for 2008-2009: For the Senate, President Sollars would appreciate input of issues/goals/themes, that we, as individuals, would want to concentrate on this next year. MyMapp was suggested. Suggestions were to be submitted to President Sollars by June 20, 2008.3. Senator Noble asked that, at the Retreat, all committee members be given the past 5 years End of Year Report for each committee.
VI. The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m. with announcements.