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(last updated 11/10/2011)

1968 - 1969 Faculty Senate

RESOLUTIONS 205 - 286

Resolution #205:

Recommended that nominations to the Committee on Committees for a student assignment to a University Standing Committee be accompanied by a biographical sketch of the named student.

Approved.

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Resolution 207, Oct. 1968 (Library Budget)

RESOLVED, that the Library Committee be directed to distribute the complete recommended budget to all Department Heads and Deans concerned, and Further, that an opportunity be provided for Department Heads to appear before the Library Committee prior to final decision on budgetary allocation.

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Resolution #209:

Recommended that committees be established under the Council on Resources and Directions to deal with Budget and Finance; Campus Planning and Space Utilization; and Goals and Development.

Approved.

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Resolution #210:

Recommended that the guidelines for the Human Relation Committee be accepted.

Approved.

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Resolution #211:

Recommended that the present Administrative Parking Committee be disbanded and that a Parking Committee under the supervision of the University Senate be formed.

Approved.

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Resolution #216, November 13, 1968 (Final Exams: Exemptions)

Mr. Trickett presented the following and moved its approval. 

Mr. LeMar seconded, and motion carried.

RESOLVED, that the Council on Academic and Curricular Affairs recommend to the University Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that: "A senior student may petition his instructor to be excused from final examinations during his semester of graduation if he was carrying a cumulative average of 2.50 as he entered that semester, and if he is carrying a grade of A or B in the course under consideration.  The instructor in the course shall have the decision as to granting or denying the petition.  If the final examination is excused, the grade awarded for the course shall be the grade the student has earned in the course disregarding the final examination.  Students shall not be eligible to institute such a petition unless they have earned at least 48 hours in residence at the University of Omaha or the University of Nebraska at Omaha."

SR, Nov. 68: Approved.

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Resolution #217, November 13, 1968 (Transfer of Credits)

Mr. Trickett presented the following and moved its approval.  Mr. Marquardt seconded, and motion carried.

RESOLVED, that the Council on Academic and Curricular Affairs recommend to the university Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that the Senate go on record as approving the reciprocal transfer of all subjects, hours of credit and grades between the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as soon as the University of Nebraska at Lincoln will have established the same policy.

SR, Nov. 68: Approved

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Resolution #218:

Recommended that the Spring Commencement be changed to the evening of May 31, 1969.

Approved.

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Resolution #219:

The time of the Winter Commencement, scheduled for January 25, 1969, be changed to avoid conflict with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Commencement.

Approved.

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Resolution #220:

Recommended that one undergraduate and one graduate student be appointed to the University Curriculum committee.

Approved.

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Resolution #221:

Recommended approval of the brochure (guidelines and procedures) as presented by the Research Committee.

Approved.

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Resolution #222:

Recommended approval of the proposed Guidelines for the Committees on Budget & Finance, Campus Planning and Utilization, and Goals and Development.

Approved.

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Resolution 224, November 1968 (Grievance Committee)

RESOLVED, that the Council on Faculty Personnel and Welfare recommends to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University the rewritten version of Item #177 on last spring's Senate calendar.  (See file, top left)

SR, Nov., 68: Approved

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Resolution #225, November 13, 1968 (Fringe Benefits)

Mr. Majeski presented the following and moved its approval.  Mr. Brooks seconded, and motion carried.

RESOLVED, that the Council on Faculty Personnel and Welfare recommend to the University Senate the Council's approval of the recommended uniform comprehensive major medical plan and that the authorities involved in the formulation of fringe policies be invormed through the action of the President of the Senate.  (See attached sheet)

SEE FOLDER FILE , FRINGE BENEFITS

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Resolution #226:

Recommended committee members for the committees on Human Relations, Budget and Finance, Goals and Development, Campus Planning and Space Utilization and additional committee members to serve on the university Curriculum and Student Publications Committee.

Approved.

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Resolution #231:

The tentative calendar for the 1969-70 academic year be approved as the official calendar for the 1969-70 academic year.  (See attached)

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Resolution #232, December 11, 1968 (Class Dismissals)

Mr. Trickett presented the following and moved for its approval.  Mr. Lane seconded, and the motion carried.

RESOLVED, that the Council on Academic and Curricular Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that a listing of all class dismissals for convocations and other special events, including dates and times, be in the hands of all faculty members at least one week in advance of each semester or term.

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Resolution #233, December 11, 1968 (Admission Policies)

RESOLVED, that the Council on Academic and Curricular Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that the deadline for admission to the University for each semester or term be one month prior to the official beginning of each semester or term with the exception of the College of Continuing Studies and summer sessions.  Cut off date for the College of Continuing Studies to remain as it now stands."

The above motion carried as amended

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Resolution #242, February 12, 1969 (Dead Day)

RESOLVED, that the Council on Academic and Curricular Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the university that the last full day before the starting day of final examinations be declared a "dead" day for all University students with all classes dismissed and all student activities suspended, subject to existing contractual commitments as of this date."

The original motion carried as amended.

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Resolution 243, February 1969 (Property Acquisition)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Resources and Directions recommend to the Senate that the following position statements be forwarded to the President of the University:

a.       The Senate opposes the acquisition of land to the immediate west of the present campus by fraternal orders.

b.      The Senate urges the University, however, to make every effort to acquire such properties for expansion purposes.

c.       Such recommendations should not be construed as indicating that the Senate necessarily opposes acquisition of housing by UNO's fraternal orders.

The following substitute motion carried:

The Senate urges the University Administration to take advantage of every reasonable opportunity to acquire properties for University use in areas adjacent to the present campus and to explore all possibilities for acquiring such properties

RESOLVED, that the Council on Resources and Directions recommend to the Senate that the following position statement be forwarded to the President of the University:

The Senate urges the University administration to take advantage of every reasonable opportunity to acquire properties for University use in areas adjacent to the present campus, and to explore all possiblilities for acquiring such properties.

Mr. Glidden seconded the motion. The substitute motion carried with one dissenting vote.

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Resolution #255, March 12, 1969 (Examinations) (File)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Academic and Curricular Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that a file of past examinations be kept in the Library and that all instructors that wish to do so may send examinations to the Library.

Mr. LeMar seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

SR, March ‘69: Approved.

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Resolution #257: March 27, 1969 (NDEA Loan)

Resolved, That the Council on Student Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that effective September 1, 1969 any full-time student in good standing who qualifies under Federal guidelines is eligible to apply for a National Defense Education Act Loan.

Mr. Trickett seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

SR, March ‘69: Approved.

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Resolution #258: March 12, 1969 (NDEA Loans)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Student Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that effective September 1, 1969, the present University ceiling of $2,000 which a student may borrow under the National Defense Education Act Loan program shall be eliminated.

Mr. Brooks seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

SR, March 69: Approved.

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Resolution #259: March 12, 1969  (Regents Scholarships)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Student Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that effective April 1, 1969, the University institute a policy of awarding Alternate Regents Scholarships equal in number to the total number of Regents Scholarships awarded to entering Freshmen students.

Mr. Wittekind seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

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Resolution #260: 

The membership of the Student Activities Committee remain at 12-6 students, 3 faculty and the Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, and the Director of the Student Center, ex-officio.

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Resolution #261:

The present Student Activities Committee to be disbanded as of April 10, 1969, and asking the Committee on Committees for a list of names at that time for the new committee.

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Resolution #262: March 12, 1969 (Commencement)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Faculty Personnel and Welfare recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that every faculty member shall attend one commencement per year, and further, that at least half of the members of each department shall attend each commencement, the Chairman and the faculty of each department to determine who shall attend a given commencement.

The original motion carried as amended.

SR, March 69: Approved

Resolution #262

Every faculty member shall be required to attend one commencement per year, and further, that at least half of the members of each department shall attend each commencement, the Chairman and the faculty of each department to determine who shall attend a given commencement.

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Resolution #263: March 12, 1969 (Overloads)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Faculty Personnel and Welfare recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that payment for overloads or special assignments - non-credit, off-campus, or bootstrap short courses - be made no later than the month following completion of the assignment and the determination that the assigmnment constitutes an overload.

The original motion carried as amended.

SR, March 69: Approved.

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Resolution #265: 

The Committee on Committees recommends to the Senate the approval of the following students to serve on the University Parking Committee: John Adams, and James Salter.

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Resolution #267: March 11, 1969 (Student Conduct) (amended 4/16/69 by R 283)

WHEREAS, The Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has been approved as the representative body of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has been duly elected by the faculty of said University or appointed to this body in a manner approved in the Constitution of the Senate which was duly approved by the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Board of Regents, and,

WHEREAS, The Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha deems it vital that students be allowed to participate in those decisions which affect them as students through open and reasonable channels of communication, including voting representatives on University Councils and committees, particularly broad, active, and effectual representation on the Student Activities Committee and has asked for such representation, and,

WHEREAS, The Senate of the University desires to express its position regarding persons or groups that would advocate, encourage, approve or incite or participate in conduct that unreasonably interferes with the basic purposes of a free University dedicated to academic excellence in the pursuit of knowledge, including unlawful entry or retention of University offices, rooms, buildings, or grounds, or threats of violence to any persons in the University community, or other interference with the rights of members of same, in order to achieve the end or objectives sought by such persons or groups,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha hereby affirms its desire that persons, whether student or faculty, advocating or approving such conduct not be encouraged to become a part of this campus community, and, prosecution for those persons who would commit such wrongful unlawful conduct on our campus.

AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to all appropriate persons.

Provided that nothing in this resolution shall be construed to affect in any way the constitutional rights of those persons mentioned.

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Resolution #272: April 9, 1969 (Counseling Center)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Academic & Curricular Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that,

1.         A Counseling Center be established to provide professional counseling service for any student and to receive referrals from all colleges and from the University Division,

1.         The Counseling Center be under the direction of a full-time director who will report to the Dean of Students,

1.         The University Division be retained under that name and in its present form and function, with the exception of the counseling functions referred to above,

1.         The University Division be under the direction of a full-time director who will report to the Dean of Students.

1.         Mr. Stageman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

1.         SR, April, ‘69: Approved.

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Resolution #273: April 9, 1969 (Credit by Exam)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Academic & Curricular Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University the attached resolution, relative to a policy on the granting of placement and credit by examination. 

Mr. Brooks seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

SEE FOLDER FILE, CREDIT BY EXAM

SR, April, 69: Approved

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Resolution #275

The membership of the Student publications Committee shall be composed of eight members - four faculty and staff and four students and that the Chairman shall be elected from the membership.

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Resolution #276: April 9, 1969 (Student Publications Advertising Policy)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Student Affairs recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that the following statement of policy regarding advertising in student publications be adopted to replace the present policy:

Editors and business managers of student publications are responsible for the accuracy and good taste of advertising carried.  No specific restrictions are imposed on the nature of advertising that may be accepted.

Mr. Majeski seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  15 votes for, 3 votes against.

SR, April, 69: Approved.

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Resolution #277

The Senate affirms its support of the original recommendation regarding salary increases in the amount of 9% and pledges its support to the President, Administration, and Board of Regents in whatever way needed to achieve this objective.

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Resolution #278

An Ad-Hoc committee is to be established with representation from each of the existing councils to examine the supporting services (e.g., Audio Visual, Bookstore, Steno Bureau, Physical Plant) and determine any existing inadequacies therein and make appropriate recommendations to the Senate.

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Resolution #279: April 16, 1969 (Emeritus Rank)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Faculty Personnel and Welfare recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that retiring faculty members be appointed "emeritus rank" upon recommendation from the academic department of which they are a member.

SR, April, 69: Approved

Resolution #279: April 16, 1979 Special Meeting (Emeritus Rank)

RESOLVED, That the Council on Faculty Personnel and Welfare recommend to the Senate for approval and recommendation to the President of the University that retiring faculty members be appointed "emeritus rank" upon recommendaton from the academic department of which they are a member.

Mr. Brilhart seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  17 votes for, 1 vote against.

(On November 13, 1990, UNO Asst. V.C. AA Barbara Hayhome wrote to Southwest Missouori State University:

Professor R. Bruce Johnson
Department of Agriculture
Southwest Missouri State University
901 S. National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804-0094

Dear Professor Johnson:

I am replying to your recent inquiry about policies and procedures for granting emeritus status.

Our stated policy is that retiring faculty members be appointed "emeritus rank" upon recommendation from the academic department of which they are a member. This recommendation is then reviewed by the Dean of the colleghe and the Vice chancellor for Academic Affairs before submission to our Board of Regents for final approval. Our institution considers both years of service and contributions to the discipline and the university in the granting of emeritus status. Award of emeritus status definitely is not something that happens automatically after ten or more years of service.

I hope this answer will be of some help to you. If you need any further assistance, please contact me.

Sincerely,)

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Resolution #283: April 16, 1969 Special Meeting (Student Conduct Resolution #267)

RESOLVED, That Resolution #267 of the March 12, 1969 meeting be amended to remove the word "would" wherever it appears in the resolution and substitute the word "unlawful" for the word "wrongful" wherever it appears in the resolution.  Also, add the following paragraph to the resolution: "Provide that nothing in this resolution shall be construed to affect in any way the constitutional rights of those persons mentioned."

Mr. Brilhart seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  18 votes for, 1 vote against.

See file folder, Resolution #267   Student Conduct.

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Resolution #286: April 16, 1969 Special Meeting (Senate Policy: By-Laws)

RESOLVED, That the by-laws may be amended at any meeting of the Senate by a 2/3 majority vote of those persons eligible to vote.  Such change shall become effective immediately.

Mr. Lane seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

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