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2011-2012 Faculty Senate

Minutes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Retreat, Mahoney State Park     

Present:    Adcock, Bacon, Barone, Carballal, Carroll, Decker, Harden, Hayes, Hendricks, Huq, Kelly, Laquer, Lomneth, Mahoney, Maring, Melanson, Nordman, O'Neil, Petrow, Prisbell, Rech, Robins, Siy, P. Smith, R. Smith, Surface, Tiller, Winter, Woody

Excused:  Bonsell, Hewins-Maroney, Kriz, Lewis, Mei, Richter-Egger, Robinson, Srithongrung, Waggener

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I.         After introductions, the meeting was called to order at 9:20 a.m. 

II.        The May 11, 2011, minutes were approved.  The minutes from the June 2, and July 6, 2011, EC&C meetings were reviewed.

III.      Officers' Reports

A.    President's Report:  Senator Rech reported

·         Executive Committee and Administration (EC&A) Meeting:  July 20, 2011

 Faculty Senate Topics|

a.   Orientation (Parents/Students)
b.  Enrollment Numbers
c.  Recent Heri/UCLA Survey
d.  New UNO Logo

Chancellor's Topics

a.   Pouring Rights Agreement
b.   Crossroads Parking Garage Agreement
c.  Parking Permits Purchasing and Renewal all On-line
d.  Faculty Breakfast:  8/19, 7:30-9 a.m., Fieldhouse
e.  Roskens Hall Dedication:  9/23
f.    Research & Sponsored Programs:  Research on par w/last year
g.   FUSE (Fund for the Scholarly Experience) Advisory Committee
h.   Foundation & Alumni Center Working Together
i.    Priority Programs Updating

Round Table

a.  SVC Terry Hynes' Last Meeting
b.  Faculty Development Fellowships:  2012-2013 One Semester w/Full Pay
c.  Freshman Convocation:  Friday of Welcome Week
d.  Student Research & Creative Activity Fair:  2/10/12 (not Honors Week)
e.  SAC Asking for Volunteers for Faculty/Staff Picnic
f.    Revamping of eNotes Survey from Tim Kaldahl
g.  Faculty Pictures in Student Center follow-up
h.  UNO Hockey:  New Conference
i.   Completion of Math Lab

B.     2011-2012 Resolution Action Table

(Action Pending and Current Resolutions)

Res.#

Date

Senate

Passed

Title

Admin Accept

Sent for Senate Action

Denied

Deferred

In Progress

Final Action/Resolved

3079

3/9/11

Shared Governance

   

4/15/11

   

Not supported.  Chancellor's Comment:  "While I continue to be an advocate for shared governance, I will not support 3079, as I am unable to support any resolution which defines the role and responsibilities of the University's governing board, the office of the chancellor, or other administrator, which is outside the purview of the Faculty Senate."

3073

1/12/11

Employee Plus One Benefits

 

1/25/11

Senate sent to Pres Milliken, D. Burns, and Board of Regents

   

1/24/11

This is a university issue, not a campus issue. The senate can choose to forward to Varner Hall for further action or consideration.

3033

5/12/10

Instruction on the Ethical Use of Print and Online Sources in Academic Papers

5/27/10

     

X*

*Chancellor acknowledges that the subject matter is primarily an Academic Affairs issue and has asked Vice Chancellor Hynes to respond as appropriate.

3013

3/10/10

Recommended Plagiarism Policy

3/18/10

4/21/10

     

X*

-Returned to Faculty Senate for additional language consideration as discussed at the 3/17 meeting with administration.

-Relative to the minor language changes on 3013 (Plagiarism), the chancellor indicates that he would like Academic Affairs to share the policy with  the academic deans at an upcoming meeting.

2944

1/4/09

UCRCA Funding

     

X*

   

*3079(From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 4/15/11:  Not supported.  Chancellor's Comment:  "While I continue to be an advocate for shared governance, I will not support 3079, as I am unable to support any resolution which defines the role and responsibilities of the University's governing board, the office of the chancellor, or other administrator, which is outside the purview of the Faculty Senate.")

*3073 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 1/24/11:  This is a university issue, not a campus issue. The senate can choose to forward to Varner Hall for further action or consideration.)

*3033  (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 5/27/10:  "While he is supportive of Res. 3033, he acknowledges that the subject matter is primarily an Academic Affairs issue and has asked Vice Chancellor Hynes to respond as appropriate." ) *3013  (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 3/11/10) "The chancellor said the first resolution" (3013)  "needs to be considered by Terry" (Hynes) . . . ) (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 4/21/10:  Relative to the minor language changes on 3013 (Plagiarism), the chancellor indicates that he would like Academic Affairs to share the policy with  the academic deans at an upcoming meeting.)

*3013  (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 3/11/10) "The chancellor said the first resolution" (3013)  "needs to be considered by Terry" (Hynes) . . ) (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 4/21/10:  Relative to the minor language changes on 3013 (Plagiarism), the chancellor indicates that he would like Academic Affairs to share the policy with  the academic deans at an upcoming meeting.)

*2944 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 1/21/09: The Chancellor supports the concept in Resolution 2944 on funding an UCRCA budget line but opined we wouldn't get it during the years of budgetary problems.)(6/10/09 Nancy Castilow wrote for Chanc. Christensen: "One clarification related to  Res. 2944, dealing with ongoing support of the UCRCA budget.  I said that I was open to the concept and supportive of continued funding of the UCRCA budget, albeit we would need to review its  funding during times of budget constraints, as we do with other such programs.  The decision to fund and how much to fund remains the purview of the Office of Academic Affairs.  I did not opine that the UCRCA budget line would automatically see no funding during years of budgetary problems.")

C.     Treasurer's Report:  Senator P. Smith gave reports for the end of the 2010-2011 year and for July 2011 expenditures.

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The meeting recessed at 10 p.m. There were two speakers before lunch and one after lunch:

  • UNO Chancellor John Christensen
  • NU President J.B. Milliken
  • Interim SVC B.J. Reed

The meeting resumed, after breakout sessions and the third speaker, at 2:20 p.m.

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IV.     Standing Committee Reports

A.    Committee on Rules:  Senator Barone moved to complete the following resolutions.  They both passed unanimously.

1.      RESOLUTION 4007, 5/11/11, completed 8/17/11:  Representatives from Faculty Senate Standing Committees on Campus Committees

a.      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 05/11/11, through 05/9/12:

      Matthew Harden, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs;

      Richard Lomneth (F), Phyllis Adcock (SP), Committee on Goals and Directions.

2.      RESOLUTION 4008, 5/11/11, completed 8/17/11:  Faculty Senate Presidential Appointments (a-e)

a.      AAUP Executive Committee (American Assoc. of University Professors)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also an AAUP member, as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 05/11/11, through 05/9/12, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP, to replace Carol Mitchell, whose term has expired:

Peter Smith.

b.      Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator to be the senate representative for a one year appointment, through May 2012, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

      Carol Mitchell (reappointed).

c.       Alumni Association Board of Directors (completed 5/11/11)

d.      Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate Committee) (completed 5/11/11)

e.       Graduate Council

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council for a one-year term from 05/12/11, through 05/09/12:

      William Mahoney, to replace Jeanette Harder.

V.      New Business

A.     During the breakout sessions each standing committee discussed strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) to UNO and/or the Faculty Senate.

When the meeting resumed, President Rech listed Senators' suggestions under each topic.

Senator R. Smith moved, and Senator Bacon seconded, the following motion:

"That the Rules Committee take the four topics and assign selected items to relevant committees."

Senator Woody moved to amend the motion to include:  "When the Rules Committee considers weaknesses and threats it will retain only those items that pertain to UNO."  There was no second, so there was no amendment.

The original motion passed.  Rules will sort and assign topics for the standing committees by the September meeting.  

VI.    The meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m. with announcements.