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(Last updated: 06/24/91)

1990-1991

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Resolution 1842 , 8/23/90, Master Plan 1990-2010, (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the Master Plan for 1990-2010 for UNO and for the University was constructed in the confines of an impossibly short time schedule given to the campuses, and

WHEREAS, as a result of the short time schedule, faculty were not able to participate adequately, and because the plan that was created has not had the careful consideration a 20-year plan deserves,

BE IT RESOLVED, that while the faculty senate approves of some of the ideas in the UNO Master Plan, the senate neither endorses nor rejects the current plan as a whole, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty senate urges the University and UNO to initiate a continuing strategic planning process with adequate time allowed and with the formal participation of faculty and others.

Action Sent to the Chancellor 8/24/90
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/26/90


Resolution 1843, 9/12/90, Request UN Foundation divest companies/South Africa (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of UNO agrees with the letter and spirit of the law passed by the Nebraska Unicameral which prevents the investment of state funds in South Africa,

WHEREAS, we believe that Nebraska perceive that the wall between the University and the University of Nebraska Foundation is a "paper wall" and therefore the image of the Foundation reflects upon the faculty,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate encourages the University of Nebraska Foundation to divest itself of investments in companies doing business in South Africa.

Action Sent to Chancellor 9/13/90
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/26/90


Resolution 1844, 9/12/90, University Committee Appointments, (Rules)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the committees as designated:

University Committee on Computer Usage

Neal Grandgenett, Education (two-year term)

Academic Planning Council

Boyd Littrell, Arts & Sciences (three-year term)

Educational Policy Advisory Committee

Jim Johnson, Arts & Sciences (three-year term)
Kathleen Gossman, Fine Arts (one semester appointment)

Adjudicatory Committee

Frank Chipasula, Arts & Sciences
Bill Callahan, Education
Bryan Stack, Library

Discrimination Hearing Panel

Marilyn Hautala, Library
Robin, Russel, CPACS

University Committee on Research

Paul Todd, Fine Arts (two-year term)
David Conway, Education (two-year term)

In accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate By-Laws, the Rules committee recommends the following person from the Faculty Senate Personnel and Welfare Committee be appointed to the Faculty Senate Grievance Committee:

Christine Reed, CPACS, one-year term

Action Sent to Chancellor 9/13/90
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/26/90


Resolution 1845, 9/12/90, Committee on Faculty Grievances (Rules)

In accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate By-Laws, the following names are submitted to the Faculty Senate to serve on the Committee for Faculty Grievances. Two to be elected for three-year terms:

Richard Ortman, Associate Professor, College of Business
Randy Rose, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Joe Bertinetti, Associate Professor, College of Education

Richard Ortman and Randy Rose were elected.

Action Sent to Chancellor 9/13/90
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/26/90


Resolution 1846 , 10/10/90, Role and Mission Statement (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate has reviewed the Role and Mission Statement of UNO, and

WHEREAS, the Statement reflects the goals, aspirations and priorities of the University community;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate enthusiastically endorses the Role and Mission Statement.

However, the Senate wishes to affirm several details which may be inferred from the general statement, but which are not directly stated:

1. The University of Nebraska at Omaha has made strong commitments to expanding the University's curriculum to reflect the multitude of cultural perspectives extant in today's world. UNO continues to be committed to efforts to assure that many and varied cultures are given a significant presence in the University Community and in its curriculum.

2. Active inclusion of the undergraduates in the scholarly research and creative activities of the University shall continue to be emphasized.

Action Sent to Chancellor 10/11/90
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/16/90


Resolution 1847, 10/10/90, University Committees (Rules)

RESOLVED, that the following names go forth to serve on committees as designated:

University Committee on Research:

Donald Baum, College of Business (three-year term)

United Way Faculty Representative:

Michael Hilt

Parking Advisory Committee:

Robert Graham

Housing Committee:

Roger Sindt, College of Business
Elvira Garcia, College of Arts & Sciences

Action Sent to Chancellor 10/11/90
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/16/90


Resolution 1848 , 11/14/90, Vice Chancellor Bauer Review Commission (Executive Committee)

RESOLVED, that the following tenured faculty be appointed to the Vice Chancellor Bauer Review Commission:

Laura Dickson, Library
James Czarnecki, Fine Arts
Roger Hoburg, Arts & Sciences
Eugene Freund, Education
Tommy Thompson, Arts & Sciences
Bill Wakefield, CPACS
Justin Stolen, Business

Action Sent to Chancellor 11/15/90
Reply


Resolution 1849, 11/14/90, CBA Admission & Degree Requirements (Academic and Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate supports the changes in admission and degree requirements proposed by the College of Business Administration.

Action Sent to Chancellor 11/15/90
Reply


Resolution 1850, 11/14/90, University Committee on Facilities Planning (Rules)

RESOLVED, that Roger Sharpe be appointed to fulfill the one-year vacancy position on the University Committee on Facilities Planning.

Action Sent to Chancellor 11/15/90
Reply


Resolution 1851, 11/14/90, Presidential Search UN System (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, members of the presidential search committee have suggested that considerable controversy surrounds an internal candidate, and

WHEREAS, one external candidate has formally removed his name from the final list of candidates, and

WHEREAS, another candidate is currently under censure by the American Association of University Professors, a fact either not revealed or not discovered by the presidential selection consulting firm,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that in the best interests of the people of the State of Nebraska, the presidential search process be re-opened.

Action Sent to Chancellor 11/15/90
Reply


Resolution 1852 , 12/12/90, Rules Committee Chair (Executive Committee)

RESOLVED, that as John Wanzenried will be on leave from the Faculty Senate for the spring semester as Acting Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences that Carl Camp's name go forward as Chair of the Rules Committee for the Spring semester.

Action Send to Chancellor 12/13/90
Reply


4.4.1 Widmayer Report LB 247

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has reviewed the Final Report to the LB 247 Post-Secondary Education Study Committee, State of Nebraska (pp. 44-47),

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the UNO Faculty Senate strongly recommends that the Legislature and the Board of Regents adopt this report as the guiding document for defining the role of the university of Nebraska at Omaha and for planning for its future.

HOWEVER, one uncertainty among the recommendations of the study group requires a special caution. The study group requires a special caution. The study committee's uncertainty about the University of Nebraska at Omaha's role in rural-related programs is based on a dated distinction between rural and urban areas. That distinction, which has never been adequate, was more useful in the first half of the century. Now, however, no solution to such rural problems of medical service, business and finance, marketing, computing, and the quality of cultural life can be entertained without direct cooperation between rural and urban areas. Further, many critical urban issues can be addressed only with help from rural areas. Among these are urban recreation, urban governance and finance, urban wastes, urban water quality, and many urban jobs in the processing and marketing of rural produce.

THUS, the UNO Faculty Senate urges recognition of the profound importance of the linkages among rural and urban areas. And the Senate urges the Legislature and the Board of Regents to increase programs at all campuses that address the deep links between urban and rural areas in order to serve all Nebraskans.

Action The motion was tabled.


Resolution 1853, 12/12/90 Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Awards (Rules Committee)

RESOLVED, that the names of Michael Tate and Peter Suzuki go forward to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to serve on the selection committee for the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Awards.

Action Sent to the Chancellor 12/13/90
Reply


Resolution 1854 , 1/9/91, Paul Beck Memorial Scholarship Fund Name Change, (Educational Resources and Service)

WHEREAS, the Paul Beck Memorial Scholarship fund depends upon the continued support of the UNO Faculty and Staff, and

WHEREAS, the Scholarship fund requires the broadest based support, yet few current UNO Faculty and Staff personally knew Paul Beck,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Scholarship be renamed the "Paul Beck Faculty/Staff Scholarship" to appeal to that larger support group.

Action Sent to Chancellor 1/10/91
Reply


Resolution 1855, 1/9/91, Master Resource File Software, Hardware, Data Sets (Professional Development Committee)

WHEREAS, there has been a dramatic increase in the role of technology in the instructional process, and

WHEREAS, there has been an increase in the amount of hardware, software, and data sets purchased at UNO, and

WHEREAS, the purchases are made at the levels of the department, the College and the University,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs create a master resource file of hardware, software, and data sets available for instructional uses. It is suggested that software that is available for use at multiple stations be so designated.

Action Sent to the Chancellor 1/10/91.
Reply The development of a master resource file of hardware, software, and data sets available for instructional use appears to be a useful idea. The responsibility for the development and maintenance of this file will be assigned to the Office of Computing and Data Communications. The director of that office or his designee will contact the president of the Faculty Senate to begin the design of this project.


Resolution 1856, 2/13/91, University Committee on Research Nominations (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the Rules Committee of Senate has had consistent difficulty in finding faculty who are ready, willing, and able to provide the dedication and extensive expenditure of time necessary to serve on the University Committee on Research, and

WHEREAS, the University Committee on Research has had consistent difficulty with rapid turnover of members and problematic absences, and

WHEREAS, the UNO Graduate Council has expressed an interest in submitting nominations to Senate for membership on the University Committee on Research, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate Rules Committee, in addition to soliciting interest from the faculty as a whole, shall also solicit from the Graduate Council nominations of qualified and willing individuals to serve on the University Committee on Research.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91
Reply


Resolution 1857, 2/13/91, Criminal Justice Major (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the changes in requirements for a student to matriculate as a major in Criminal Justice Proposed by the Department of Criminal Justice and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91
Reply


Resolution 1858, 2/13/91, GPA's Matriculation Standards (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

WHEREAS, a number of academic units have instituted specific grade point averages for students to be admitted to their major programs, and

WHEREAS, these matriculation standards frequently exceed the University's established standards for competent undergraduate performance and thereby restrict the options of students who are, by institutional standards, doing acceptable undergraduate work, and

WHEREAS, none of the units proposing grade-point-average matriculation standards has submitted evidence that grade point averages greater than those required by the University are necessary for or predictive of success in their program, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate requests the Administration in consultation with the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs' Educational Policy Advisory Committee and cognizant Faculty Senate committees to study the situation to determine if any changes in present policy should be considered.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91
Reply This issue deserves closer examination. In consultation with the Faculty Senate, Academic Affairs and other University groups, a committee will be formed to examine matriculation standards and associated enrollment concerns.



4.2.5

Academic and Curricular Affairs University-wide Baccalaureate Degree

WHEREAS, proposals emanating from the Educational Policy Advisory Committee and the Council of Academic Deans raise questions about the administration of University admission standards and University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate requests clarification of these procedures and investigate the possible need for their alteration.

As it was unclear as to the exact purpose of the motion, Baker moved 4.2.5 be returned to committee. Leavitt seconded.

The motion to return 4.2.5 to committee carried. Leavitt requested the committee define in the resolution part of the motion who is being asked to investigate the possible need for their alteration.

The motion to return 4.2.5 to committee carried.


Resolution 1859, 2/13/91, Elimination of Specialization in Insurance (Academic and Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the proposal of the Department of Finance, Banking, and Insurance and the College of Business Administration that the Insurance Specialization offered by that Department and College be phased out.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91
Reply



Resolution 1860, 2/13/91, Proposed Policy on Completing Graduation Requirements (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the proposal developed by the Registrar and the Office of Institutional Research to establish a formal deadline for the completion of course requirements by candidates for degrees at a commencement.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91
Reply


Resolution 1861, Department of Dramatic Arts Name Change to Department of Theatre (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the proposal by the Department of Dramatic Arts and the College of Fine Arts to change the name of the "Department of Dramatic Arts" to the "Department of Theatre" and to name the degree offered through the Department and College to "Bachelor of Arts in Theatre."

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91.
Reply


Resolution 1862, 2/13/91, Department Name of Decision Science change to Information and Quantitative Analysis (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the proposal by the Department of Decision Science and the College of Business Administration to change the name of the "Department of Decision Science" to the "Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis."

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91.
Reply


Resolution 1863, 2/13/91, Audit Grade (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

WHEREAS, the assignment of a grade of "Audit" is generally taken to reflect some minimal participation in a course by a student receiving such a grade, and

WHEREAS, faculty are sensitive to their obligation to see that all the grades they assign are as accurate representations as possible of students' performance in courses, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that grade of "Audit" be assigned at the discretion of the course instructor, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, instructors will make known at the beginning of the semester to any students registered for audit credit the standards they will be expected to meet to receive audit credit, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that faculty who deem a student has not met the prescribed standards for receiving audit credit will assign a grade of "W."

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91.
Reply This resolution is approved. 4/17/91


Resolution 1864, 2/13/91, Environmental Studies Major (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the proposal by the College of Arts and Sciences to establish a major in Environmental Studies.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91.
Reply The support of the UNO Faculty Senate for the establishment of a major in Environmental Studies is acknowledged. This proposed program must now undergo the normal review process.


Resolution 1865, 2/13/91, 1991 Named Professorship Review Committee Names (Rules Committee)

RESOLVED, that the names of Peter Suzuki (CPACS) and Robert O'Reilly (ED) go forward to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to serve on the 1991 Named Professorship Review Committee.

Action Sent to Chancellor 2/15/91.
Reply Received for the purpose of information 4/4/91.


Resolution 1866, 3/13/91, Commendation Wrestling Team (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha wrestling team won the Division 2 National Championship on Saturday, March 2, 1991, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate congratulates Coach Michael Denney, his staff, and wrestlers for this accomplishment.

Action Sent to Chancellor 3/14/91.
Reply
Received for the purpose of information 4/4/91.


Resolution 1867 , 3/13/91, UNL-UNO Doctoral Program Educational Administration (Academic & Curricular Affairs)

The Faculty Senate Supports the Proposal from the UNO Graduate Council for the establishment of a joint UNL-UNO doctoral program in Educational Administration.

Action Sent to Chancellor 3/14/91.
Reply Received for the purpose of information 4/4/91.


Resolution 1868, 3/13/91, Family Leave Policy (Personnel & Welfare)

WHEREAS, the UNO Faculty Senate recognizes that the University of Nebraska should institute a Family Leave Policy for all of its employees, and

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska is developing a system-wide Family Leave Policy, and

WHEREAS, there is considerable diversity of duties, responsibilities, and rights between academic/administrative personnel and other university personnel, and

WHEREAS, the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and the UNO chapter of the American Association of University Professors contains a Personal Leave provision, and

WHEREAS, the collegial environment which exists within departments at UNO already provides some flexibility to faculty who have short-term family emergencies, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate endorses the general concept of Family Leave Policy for university employees, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends the Human Resource Directors in their developing a Family Leave Policy, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a Family Leave Policy for UNO faculty be developed in consultation with the UNO Faculty Senate and negotiated to agreement with the UNO chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Family Leave Policy take into consideration the rights, duties, and responsibilities of academic faculty.

Action Sent to Chancellor 3/14/91.
Reply Received for the purpose of information 4/4/91.


Resolution 1869, 3/13/91, Director Computing & Data Communications Match Computer Needs (Professional Development)

WHEREAS, there has been a report provided to Chancellor Weber by Richard Snowden, Director of Computing and Data Communications on the June 1990 Research Task Force Report, and

WHEREAS, there is a description of a plan for the purchase and distribution of new microcomputers, and

WHEREAS, the proposed process may lead to inequities, and

WHEREAS, there is an increase in the need for more powerful computers by some faculty, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that Richard Snowden determine how people will use these new computers and make a match between the needs of the faculty and the power of the computer with the less powerful computers going to those individuals with less sophisticated needs.

Action Sent to Chancellor 3/14/91.
Reply Received for the purpose of information 4/4/91.


Resolution 1870, 3/13/91, Faculty Senate Apportionment 91-92 (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee recommends to the Faculty Senate that 13.14 faculty members be represented by each senator resulting in the following distribution of seats for the 1991/92 Faculty Senate:

Arts & Sciences 16
CBA 5
CPACS 4
Education 6
Fine Arts 3
Library 1
Total 35

Action To Chancellor 3/14/91
Reply


Resolution 1871 , 4/10/91, Aschenbrenner Honorarium (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, Duane Aschenbrenner has faithfully served as UNO Faculty Senate Parliamentarian for the 1990-91 summer and academic year, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that he be awarded a $200 honorarium for his assistance to the Senate.

Action To Chancellor 4/11/91
Reply


Resolution 1872, 4/10/91, LB 214 Certification of English Skills (Goals & Directions)

WHEREAS, the Unicameral has put forth LB 214 requiring testing and certification of the English language skills of non-native, instructional personnel at the state colleges and universities of Nebraska, and

WHEREAS, the UNO Faculty Senate believes that such problems or perception of problems are best handled by its local administration and academic departments, and

WHEREAS, the UNO community is sensitive to the issue, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate opposes such legislation as an unnecessary solution to a problem which will be addressed at the campus level.

Action To Chancellor 4/11/91
Reply


Resolution 1873, 4/10/91, Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee Ballot Nominees (Rules)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following nominees for the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee are brought forward from the Rules Committee for Faculty Senate nomination:

Tenured

Yvonne Tixier Y Vigil, Education
Ella Jane Bailey, Library

Non-tenured

Elena Baranov, Arts & Sciences
Owen Mordaunt, Arts & Sciences

Action To Chancellor 4/11/91
Reply


Resolution 1874 , 4/10/91, Steering Committee on Student Assessment Rep (Rules)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the name of Shelton Hendricks be forwarded to the Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs as the Faculty Senate's representative on the Steering Committee on Student Assessment.

Action To Chancellor 4/11/91
Reply



Resolution 1875: 5/8/91, Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee Members (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following UNO faculty members have been duly elected to the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and will serve the stated terms. The untenured members will serve the stated term, or until receiving tenure.

Tenured

Ella Jane Bailey, Library
Three-year term

Non-tenured

Owen Mordaunt, Arts & Sciences
Three-year term

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91


Resolution 1876: 5/8/91, Commendation John F. Shroder, Jr. President (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, he has served the UNO Faculty Senate and the UNO Faculty with high distinction, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate commends Faculty Senate President Jack Shroder for his distinguished service to the faculty and to the University and for his thoughtful leadership.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91


Resolution 1877: 5/8/91, Commendation Sonia Green Vice President (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, she has served the UNO Faculty Senate and the UNO Faculty with great dedication, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate commends Vice President Sonia Green for her outstanding service to the interests of the Faculty and the University.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91



Resolution 1878: 5/8/91, Commendation Ben Wilson Secretary/Treasurer (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, he has brought high drama to the office of Secretary/Treasurer, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate commends Secretary/Treasurer Ben Wilson for his deep dedication and commitment to the Senate and the University.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91


Resolution 1879: 5/8/91, Commendation Janet Dean Secretary for the Faculty Senate (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, she approaches her duties with an unfailing sense of humor, an uncommon willingness to accommodate Senators' requests no matter how hectic the pace, and an accountant's eye for carefully shepherding the Faculty Senate's meager budget; and

WHEREAS, she has become an increasingly knowledgeable and skilled manager of the demands that attend the diverse activities of the Faculty Senate, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Cabinet expresses its appreciation for the good job Janet Dean is doing as secretary for the Faculty Senate.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91


Resolution 1880: 5/8/91, Intercollegiate Athletics Report (Goals and Directions)

WHEREAS, the integrity of the University is its most valuable asset, and

WHEREAS, the integrity of intercollegiate athletics nationally has been called into question, and

WHEREAS, the UNO faculty has a clear and abiding interest in the overall integrity of the University,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate requests that the Chancellor provide this body with an annual report on the integrity of intercollegiate athletics at the University with respect to recruitment of students with potential for academic success, academic success of current student athletes, nonacademic demands on student athletes, and financial responsibility in every aspect of the athletic program. The report should reflect the Chancellor's assessment of the overall integrity of the athletic program.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply "I acknowledge your resolution and its intent; however, there are already mechanisms established at the University to review and monitor the overall activities of University athletics. The University Committee on Athletics, which functions as an oversight committee, provides an annual report summarizing its activities and any concerns it has addressed during the year. A semesterly report is provided by the NCAA monitor on the academic progress of all student athletes. In addition, the monitor in cooperation with the coaches and Learning Center staff provides on-going follow-up with student athletes when academic problems are detected. By federal law, the University is required to report the graduation rates of all students. This activity assists in monitoring those rates for student athletes. The Director of Athletics, UNO's NCAA representative and the Director of Admissions help to ensure that students recruited by the Athletic Departmernt meet established admission criteria."

"I, too, am concerned about problems in neighboring states and in our own state with abuse of the student athlete. There is no history of such problems and infringements at this institution. If the Faculty Senate would like copies of any on-going reports on athletics, my staff and I will be pleased to share them."


Resolution 1881: 5/8/91, Minority Mentoring Program (Goals and Directions)

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is located in the metropolitan area of Nebraska which contains the majority of the State's African-American population, and

WHEREAS, the Omaha area has a large and growing Hispanic population as well as a significant Native-American population and a growing Asian population, and

WHEREAS, some of the members of these minority populations enter the University with educational disadvantages, and

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has a primary responsibility for reaching out to Nebraska's minority populations, and

WHEREAS, recruitment alone of said minorities is not a satisfactory response to their needs unless coupled with programs which aid members of the minority communities to achieve success at the University, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate in cooperation with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs design a program, which includes mentoring, to assist members of minority communities to achieve success at the University.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply "The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will be pleased to work with the Faculty Senate and other campus sectors in the development of a program to recruit and retain minority communities to achieve success at the University."


Resolution 1882: 5/8/91, Ad Hoc Committee for Advising Process (Goals and Directions)

WHEREAS, the University's catalog continues to grow more and more complex, and


WHEREAS, making intelligent educational and career choices becomes ever more complicated in a rapidly changing world, and

WHEREAS, the advising processes in the University range from the impersonal and highly centralized to the intimate and localized, and

WHEREAS, many students are reporting a deep dissatisfaction with the present state of advising, and

WHEREAS, effective advising and counseling are among the most important tasks performed by the University, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate create an Ad Hoc committee to examine the state of advising in the University, to address the issues raised by dissatisfied students, and to recommend changes in the advising process in the University.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknolwedged for the purpose of information 6/24/91



Resolution 1883: 5/8/91, Roger Foltz 1991 Named Professorship Review Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the name of Roger Foltz, Fine Arts, be forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs as a replacement for Peter Suzuki on the 1991 Named Professorship Review Committee.

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknwoledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91


Resolution 1884: 5/8/91, University Committee Appointments (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the University committees as designated:

Academic Fees:

Suzanne Moshier, Arts & Sciences (three-year term)
Angela Valle, Arts & Sciences (two-year term)

Advancement of Teaching:

Josie Metal-Corbin, Education (HPER) (three-year term)
William Corcoran, CBA (three-year term)
________________ (three-year term)

Athletics:

Ross Pilkington, Education (three-year term)

Computer Usage:

Ella Jane Bailey, Library (three-year term)
Arthur Diamond, CBA (three-year term)

Cultural Affairs:

Norman Luna, Arts & Sciences (three-year term)

Facilities Planning:

Roger Sindt, CBA (three-year term)

Library and Educational Resources:

Gregory Sadlek, Arts & Sciences (three-year term)

Research:

Willa Bruce, CPACS (three-year term)
Richard Freund, Arts & Sciences (three-year term)

Student Affairs:

Kathy Coufal, Education (three-year term)

Undergraduate Academic Appeals:

Pat Kolasa, Education (three-year term)

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply Acknowledged for the purpose of information 6/24/91


Resolution 1885: 5/8/91, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Members (Rules)

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

Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

Fuad Abdullah (3) Business
Bruce Baker (2) Arts & Sciences
Frank Brasile (3) Education
Bruce Garver (1) Arts & Sciences
Roger Hoburg (1) Arts & Sciences
Janice Rech (1) Arts & Sciences

Committee on Educational Resources and Services

Roger Sharpe (3) Arts & Sciences
Thomas Tollman (3) Library
James Wood (3) Arts & Sciences
Obie Clayton (2) CPACS
Clarke Mullen (2) Fine Arts
Robert Hautala (2) Education
Arthur Diamond (1) Business

Committee on Goals and Directions

Ben Wilson (3) Fine Arts
Harvey Leavitt (3) Arts & Sciences
Ray Ziebarth (2) Education
Boyd Littrell (2) Arts & Sciences
Dennis Kenney (1) CPACS
John Hafer (1) Business
Angela Valle (1) Arts & Sciences

Committee on Personnel and Welfare

Justin Stolen (3) Business
Christine Reed (3) CPACS
Robert Carlson (1) Arts & Sciences
Josie Metal-Corbin (1) Education
Sufi Nazem (1) Business
Andris Skreija (1) Arts & Sciences

Committee on Professional Development

Loree Bykerk (3) Arts & Sciences
Randall Stroope (3) Fine Arts
Edsel Buchanan (3) Education
Barbara Manning (2) Arts & Sciences
Henry D'Souza (2) CPACS
Mary Lickteig (1) Education
Jeremy Lipschultz (1) Arts & Sciences

Action To Chancellor 5/9/91
Reply
Acknowleged for the purpose of information 6/24/91