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1991-1992

Resolutions

#1886-1929

 

Resolution 1886, 7/10/91, Kearney Welcome ( Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, on July 1, 1991, Kearney State College joined the University of Nebraska System and will henceforth be known as the University of Nebraska at Kearney; and,

WHEREAS, its growth and development, as well as its increasingly important service to central Nebraska and beyond, have transformed the University of Nebraska at Kearney from a local college to a University of regional significance; and,

WHEREAS, much of the credit for this swift metamorphosis of the University of Nebraska at Kearney is attributable to the extraordinary effort and energy of its dedicated faculty and able administration; and,

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Kearney brings to the University System impressive human and physical resources and, as a result, makes of the University a stronger and more comprehensive institution; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, on behalf of the entire faculty, welcomes the University of Nebraska at Kearney to the University System and pledges itself to work in a spirit of cooperation with the faculty, staff and administration of University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Action: To Chancellor 7/11/91
Response: Acknowledged for the purpose of information 7/28/91


Resolution 1887 , 7/10/91Chancellor Andrews Recognition (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, he has served the University of Nebraska Medical Center with high distinction; and

WHEREAS, in his pursuit of excellence at the University of Nebraska Medical Center he has brought to the University of Nebraska System a worthy model of far-ranging vision, academic statesmanship and high ethical standards; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, on behalf of the Faculty, extends to Chancellor Charles E. Andrews its best wishes upon his retirement and its enduring thanks for his exemplary service to the University, the medical community, and the people of the State of Nebraska.

Action: To Chancellor 7/11/91
Response: Acknowledged for the purpose of information 7/28/91


Resolution 1888, 7/10/91, Committee on Admissions Criteria Names (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the Committee on Admissions Criteria:

Janice Rech, Math & Computer Science
George Garrison, Black Studies
H. Carl Camp, Political Science

Action: To Chancellor 7/11/91
Response: Acknowledged for the purpose of information 7/28/91


Resolution 1889, 7/10/91, Educational Policy Advisory Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following three-year appointments for the 1991-92 academic year be made to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee:

Robert Nash, Library
Jay White, CPACS

Action: To Chancellor 7/11/91
Response: Acknowledged for the purpose of information 7/28/91


Resolution 1890 , 8/23/91, Nominee UC on Facilities Planning (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the name of Melvin M. Bohn, Library, go forward as an appointment to the University Committee on Facilities Planning.

Action: To Chancellor 8/26/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/18/91


Resolution 1891, 8/23/91, Minority Issues Forum Steering Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the name of George Garrison, Arts and Sciences, go forward to serve on the Minority Issues Forum Steering Committee.

Action: To Chancellor 8/26/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/18/91


Resolution 1892, 8/23/91, UC on Advancement of Teaching (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the name of Shirley Waskel, CPACS, go forward as an appointment to the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching.

To Chancellor 8/26/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/18/91


Resolution 1893, 9/10/91, Eliminate Art History & Dramatic Arts Majors (Academic and Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate acknowledges the receipt of the action by the College of Arts and Sciences to eliminate the Art History and Dramatic Arts Majors and expresses no opinion--pro or con--since it is an accomplished fact. However, the Senate calls upon responsible College and other administrators to forward such proposals in a timely manner consistent with the spirit and intent of existing policies and in order to preserve a meaningful faculty voice.

ACTION: To Chancellor 9/11/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/19/91


Resolution 1894, 9/10/91, Criminal Justice and Publication Administration Ph.D. (Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate reaffirms its commitment to the development of Ph.D. programs at UNO, notes and appreciates the care with which the proposals for the Doctoral Programs in Public Administration and Criminal Justice have been developed, and reaffirms its concerns of record about the availability of resources for such programs and the impact they may have on existing programs and faculty.

ACTION: To Chancellor 9/11/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/19/91


Resolution 1895 , 9/10/91, International Business Program (Academic and Curricular Affairs)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate supports the proposal for the establishment of an International Business Program administrative unit within the College of Business Administration. (attached to Agenda for Senators)

ACTION: To Chancellor 9/11/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/19/91


Resolution 1897, 9/10/91, Grievance Committee 91-92 (Rules)

In accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws, the following names are submitted to the Faculty Senate to serve on the Committee for Faculty Grievances, one Professor level and one Assistant Professor level to be elected for three year terms:

Suzanne Moshier, Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Michael D. Sherer, Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Shaista Wahab, Assistant Professor
Library

Kay Thigpen, Assistant Professor
College of Education

Suzanne Moshier and Kay Thigpen were elected.

ACTION: To Chancellor 9/11/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/19/91



Resolution 1898 , 9/10/91, F.S. Member on Grievance Committee (Rules)

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: To Chancellor 9/11/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 9/19/91

 

Resolution 1899, 10/8/91, Professional Conduct Guidelines Doc (Personnel & Welfare Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the revised version of the Professional Conduct Committee Rules of Procedure be approved by the Faculty Senate.

ACTION: Withdrawn from Addendum to Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda for September 11, 1991 (Presented as information document to be up for vote at October meeting.)

Action to Chancellor 10/9/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/11/91

 

4.6.4 UCR Replacement Nominee

Rules (withdrawn from agenda)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as appointment to the University Committee on Research:

__________________________

{Name to be supplied at meeting}

ACTION: Withdrawn from Agenda

Resolution 1900, 10/8/91 (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate Executive Committee nominates the following alumni for Senate consideration to serve on the 1991-92 Chancellor Review Commission:

Herb Freeman
Shari Hofschire
Al Thomsen

Shari Hofschire won the vote.

Action to Chancellor 10/9/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/11/91

 

Resolution 1901, 10/8/91, Vice Chancellor Hoover Review Commission (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tenured faculty be appointed to the Vice Chancellor Hoover Review Commission:

Charles Gildersleeve, Arts and Sciences
John Hafer, Business
Don Grandgenett, Education
Harold Payne, Fine Arts
Georgene Fawcett, Library
Bill Wakefield, CPACS
Scott Harrington, Education

Action to Chancellor 10/9/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/11/91

 

Resolution 1902, 10/8/91 (Rules)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the University Committee on Research:

Professor Joseph La Voie, Social Sciences
Arts and Sciences
One-year term (replaces Deanna Finkler)

Professor Angela Valle, Humanities
Arts and Sciences
Three year term

Action to Chancellor 10/9/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/11/91

 

Resolution 1903, 10/8/91 (Rules)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names of tenured faculty go forward as nominees for the Chancellor Review Commission:

Arts and Sciences:

Hugh Cowdin, Communications
Michael L. Gillespie, Philosophy & Religion|
William Degraw, Biology

Business Administration:

Donald R. Connell, Economics
Richard F. Ortman, Accounting
H. Kim Sosin, Economics

Education:

B. Gale Oleson, Counseling
M. Kaye Parnell, Teacher Education
Ivalyn J. VanEvery, Teacher Education

Fine Arts

Robert W. Welk, Dramatic Arts
Vincent Liotta, Music
Henry Serenco, Art

Library

Robert P. Nash, Collection Development
Carol J. Zoerb, Reference

CPACS

Ineke Marshall, Criminal Justice
Pamela J. Smith, Goodrich Program
Jerry B. Cederblom, Goodrich Program

Action to Chancellor 10/9/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 10/11/91

 

Resolution 1904, 11/13/91, Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Cooperation Metro Community College & UNO (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, student enrollments continue to increase generally throughout the University of Nebraska system, and at some other publicly funded institutions as well, and

WHEREAS, some publicly funded institutions have already reached their full capacity and others are nearing that level in enrollments, and

WHEREAS, in a time of continuing constraint on available public funds there is urgent need to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the total education system of the State of Nebraska, and that of the Omaha metropolitan area specifically, and

WHEREAS, the cost of education is becoming a serious concern to students and taxpayers, especially given recent and projected increases in tuition and continuing citizen distress over levels of taxation, and

WHEREAS, under prevailing circumstances cooperation among publicly funded institutions is all the more essential in order to enhance educational efficiency, to provide cost effective education, and to better serve students and the community; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that a Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Cooperation be formed, which shall consist of representatives from UNO's Faculty Senate and Administration and representatives from Metropolitan Community College's Faculty and Administration; and, said ad hoc committee shall be commissioned to study ways and means the two institutions can cooperate more fully with one another in pursuit of their respective educational missions, specifically but not exclusively addressing historic problems of transfer of academic credit, and shall make recommendations which address the task of enhancing the educational opportunities open to students from the Omaha metropolitan area and environs.

Action - to Chancellor 11/14/91

 

Resolution 1905, 11/13/91, Abhor Racist Action (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is both legally and morally committed to being an equal opportunity institution, and

WHEREAS, racism, in any of its manifestations, constitutes a threat to the well-being of members of the University community, and

WHEREAS, racist actions inhibit the ability of members of minority communities to receive an equal opportunity for acquiring an education, and

WHEREAS, efforts to intimidate any constituency of the University are a threat to all who subscribe to the ideals of equality, individual dignity, and decency, and

WHEREAS, the sound functioning of the University is dependent on a climate of tolerance and goodwill, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate, on behalf of the UNO Faculty, condemns the vicious and reprehensible, racist phone calls recently directed at the American Multi-Cultural Students office and the minorities the office represents, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that racist threats aimed at any individual, group or organization are perceived by the Faculty to be an attack on its integrity and the principles of academic freedom as well, and so the Faculty pledges its solidarity with all who have been demeaned and threatened, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that all other members of the University community are invited to join with the Faculty in condemning said racist actions and together to communicate to those who would undertake such heinous actions that their activities are abhorrent and unwelcome on the campus and in our larger community.

Action - to Chancellor 11/14/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 11/20/91.

 

Resolution 1906, 11/13/91, Student Publications Board (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the Student Publications Board:

Carol J. Zoerb, Library Reference Department
Carol Lloyd, Teacher Education Department

Action - to Chancellor 11/14/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 11/20/91.

 

Resolution 1907, 11/13/91, Adjudicatory Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the Adjudicatory Committee:

Sonia Green, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Gene Kafka, Counseling, University Division
Marilyn Hautala, Library Reference Department

Action - to Chancellor 11/14/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 11/20/91.

 

Resolution 1908, 11/13/91, Discrimination Hearing Panel (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the Discrimination Hearing Panel:

Michael Sherer, Communications Department
Diane Gillespie, Goodrich Department

Action - to Chancellor 11/14/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 11/20/91.

 

Resolution 1909, 11/13/91, CBA Dean Search Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward to serve on the CBA Dean Search Committee:

Walter M. Bacon, Political Science, Arts and Sciences
Bruce J. Horacek, Gerontology, CPACS
Christine M. Reed, Public Administration, CPACS

(One name will be selected.)

Action - to Chancellor 11/14/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 11/20/91.

 

Resolution 1910 , 12/11/91, Replacement VC Hoover Review Commission (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the name of Roger Hoburg, Arts and Sciences, go forward to serve on the Commission to Review the Vice Chancellor for Educational and Student Services. (Replaces Charles Gildersleeve who is unable to serve.)

Action: To Chancellor 12/12/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 1/10/92.

 

Resolution 1911, 12/11/91, Amendment to Resolution 1538 (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that Sections 7 and 8 of Resolution 1538 dated May 11, 1983, be amended as follows:

VICE CHANCELLORS

6. The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate name a review panel of seven tenured faculty members to assist the chancellor in obtaining faculty views concerning the effectiveness of the vice chancellor.

7. This panel shall develop a list of faculty members, and others as judged appropriate, who have worked with each vice chancellor, together with faculty members who have special expertise in the vice chancellor's area of responsibility. Senate experience, service on university committees or ad hoc committees within a reasonably recent period of time should provide the basis for such a list. This list shall be presented to the chancellor for review and his suggestions for additional names will be solicited.

8. The review panel shall prepare and administer a questionnaire to be completed by faculty members and others, if any, for purposes of evaluating the vice chancellors, or members of the panel shall conduct interviews with faculty members and others for the same purpose, or the review panel shall conduct interviews with faculty members and others for the same purpose, or the review panel shall do both. Evaluation results shall be summarized by the review panel and presented to the chancellor who will review and incorporate them into his/her evaluation of the vice chancellor.

9. Each vice chancellor shall be evaluated every three years beginning with the 1983-1984 academic year. No vice chancellor shall be evaluated before his/her third year in office nor shall he/she be evaluated within the same academic year that another vice chancellor is being evaluated.

Action: To Chancellor 12/12/91
Acknowledged for the purpose of information 1/10/92.

 

Resolution 1912, 1/15/92, "Recommendations of Professional Conduct/Sexual Harassment Task Force" Document (Personnel & Welfare)

The Committee reviewed the "Recommendations of Professional Conduct/Sexual Harassment Task Force" to the Regents concerning University Discrimination Policy and Procedures to Deal with Violations of the Policy.

The Committee found two typographical errors which it respectfully requests be changed:

1) Part One, page 2, last paragraph - "principal" should be "principle."

2) Equal Opportunity Grievance Procedures, page 2, last sentence - "seperate" should be "separate."

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate has reviewed the "Recommendations of Professional Conduct/Sexual Harassment Task Force" to the Regents concerning University Discrimination Policy and Procedures to Deal with Violations of the Policy; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following changes be made in the document:

1) Part One, page 1 paragraph 3 strike: individual characteristics. It deplores behavior that denigrates others, for example, because of their.

2) Part One, page 1, paragraph 5 strike: and is not protected by the right of freedom of expression so dear to universities.

3) Part One, page 2, paragraph 1, sentence 2 - add "persistent and or overt" after sexual favors, and strike overtly.

4) Part Two, page 1, paragraph 4, sentence 1 should read: "All new faculty, administrators, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, staff and students should be...the university."

5) Part Two, page 1, paragraph 5, sentence 1 should read: "All continuing faculty, administrators, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, staff and students should be...discrimination policy."

6) Part Three, at the end of the Overview paragraph add: "If the respondent is a member of the faculty collective bargaining unit, the appropriate section of the collective bargaining agreement should be followed."

7) Part Three, page 3, numbered paragraph 7 - Add new sentence at the end - "A hearing panel, selected according to procedures outlined in Paragraph 10 below shall meet to review the appropriateness of the suspension within 10 days of notification of the suspension."

8) Part Three, page 4, numbered paragraph 13 - Delete the last sentence: "If the respondent...should be followed."

9) Part Three, page 5, numbered paragraph 3 - the sentence should read - "For A-line academic respondents, any appeal will be heard by the Faculty Senate Grievance Committee." And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Task Force consider the following suggestions regarding the document:

1) the method of presentation and sensitization of the university community as to Education and Awareness Training should be given further consideration.

2) the Complaint Resolution Officer should be full time, should be well trained and should have responsibility for implementing policies of the various campuses.

3) the Assistant Vice Chancellor's advisory in her cover letter to the effect that this procedure of replace the University--wide Equal Opportunity procedures at UNO not be implemented.

ACTION: To Chancellor 1/16/92

 

Resolution 1913, 1/12/92, Funding for Faculty Development (Professional Development)

WHEREAS, the responsibilities of the Faculty Senate Committee on Professional Development include those matters which pertain to policies involving professional growth, instructional development, development of research and research facilities, professional development leave, and oversight responsibility for the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching and the University Committee on Research, and

WHEREAS, the University has established a Center for Faculty Development to provide professional advice, counsel, and information about teaching to UNO faculty, and accordingly, to enhance the quality of instruction at UNO, and

WHEREAS, the Center for Faculty Development has accepted its charge by promoting topical workshops (i.e., teaching large classes, promoting critical thinking, teaching honors student), fall semester instructor development workshops for new faculty, confidential consultations, resource library, workshops especially designed for specific departments or groups, a computer lab for faculty to use in the development of teaching materials, special projects (i.e., Kelly Instructional Research Symposium, Trio Model of Peer Development, other professional development activities related to such topics as minority, gender, and cultural diversity issues), and

WHEREAS, in the early 1980's there were budget reductions imposed on the Center for Faculty Development which eliminated a half-time faculty consultant for teaching, one Graduate Assistantship, and funds for workshops on teaching, and

WHEREAS, such funding which was eliminated has never been restored, and

WHEREAS, it has been necessary for the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching to exercise limitations via "approved, but not funded" summer fellowship opportunities and travel grants, specifically regarding the development of quality teaching, and

WHEREAS, with the current national emphasis upon "Excellence In Higher Education" in all facets of operation (teaching/research/service), and

WHEREAS, University of Nebraska President Massengale is establishing a system-wide program to reward faculty excellence in teaching at a level commensurate with the current awards for research, and

WHEREAS, President Massengale is also establishing a special recognition program for performance excellence within disciplines nd programs, and

WHEREAS, the University has experienced substantial tuition increases over recent years, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that funding for the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching and for the Center for Faculty Development be substantially enhanced, and maintained, at a level facilitating the ongoing development and maintenance of excellence in teaching.

Action: To Chancellor 2/18/92
Reply:

See Below

Goals and Directions Report 2/17/92 Extracurricular Activities

The University Committee on Student Affairs has recommended the following amendment to the Undergraduate Catalog:

For the purposes of participation in recognized extracurricular activities "good academic standing" is defined as a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 1.75 for the first 45 hours attempted and at least 2.0 for 46 or more hours attempted, including academic work at all accredited postsecondary institutions. (Suggested addition is underlined.)

 

Resolution 1914, 2/12/92, Academic Performance Policy (Goals and Directions)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate does not support the proposed amendment, to change University policy on Academic Performance, as it pertains to participation in extracurricular activities.

Action: To Chancellor 2/13/92

 

Resolution 1915, 2/12/92, Articulation Task Force (Rules)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the University of Nebraska at Omaha/Metropolitan Community College Articulation Task Force:

Duane Aschenbrenner
H. Carl Camp
James Carroll
George Garrison.

To Chancellor 2/13/92

 

Resolution 1916, 3/11/92, 1992-93 Faculty Senate Apportionment (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee recommends to the Faculty Senate that 13.057 faculty members be represented by each senator resulting in the following distribution of seats for the 1992/93 Faculty Senate:

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

ACTION: To Chancellor 3/18/92
REPLY: Acknowledged for the purpose of information 3/19/92

 

Resolution 1917, 3/11/92, SIS Migration Planning Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the SIS Migration Planning Committee:

Roger Hoburg, Arts and Sciences
Eric Manley, Arts and Sciences

ACTION: To Chancellor 3/18/92
REPLY: Acknowledged for the purpose of information 3/19/92

 

Resolution 1918, 3/11/92, Endowed Professorships Committee (Rules Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to serve on the Review Committee for the Selection and Review of Endowed Professorships:

James Dick, Education
B. J. Reed, CPACS

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the office of Academic Affairs seriously consider members of under-represented groups for the Selection and Review of Endowed Professorships Committee.

ACTION: To Chancellor 3/18/92
REPLY: Acknowledged for the purpose of information.

 

Resolution 1919, 4/8/92, Honorarium for Duane Aschenbrenner (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, Duane Aschenbrenner has ably and faithfully served as UNO Faculty Senate Parliamentarian for the 1991-92 summer and academic year, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that he be awarded a $250 honorarium for his assistance to the Senate.

Chancellor acknowledged for the purpose of information 5/28/92

 

Resolution 1920, 4/8/92, Academic Performance Policy (Executive Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate supports the proposed amendment, to change University policy on Academic Performance, as it pertains to participation in extracurricular activities as follows:

For the purposes of participation in recognized extracurricular activities "good academic standing" is defined as a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 1.75 for the first 45 hours attempted and at least 2.0 for 46 or more hours attempted, including college level courses leading to a degree from all accredited postsecondary institutions.

Chancellor replied 5/28/92: "The Faculty Senate's change in University policy on Academic performance as it pertains to participation in extracurricular activities has been approved. This change will be communicated to the appropriate University units and student organizations."

To chancellor 4/9/92

 

Resolution 1921, 4/8/92, Academic Freedom & Tenure Nominees (Rules Committee)

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

Pat Kolasa, Education
Warren Francke, Arts and Sciences

Non-tenured

Lourdes Gouveia, Arts and Sciences
Lisa Scherer, Arts and Sciences

One tenured and one non-tenured faculty will be elected by the faculty.

To Chancellor 4/9/92
Reply

 

Resolution 1922, 5/13/92, Academic Freedom & Tenure New Members (Rules 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

Warren Francke, Arts and Sciences
Three-year term

Non-tenured

Lisa Scherer, Psychology
Three-year term.

Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1923, 5/13/92, University-wide Fringe Benefits Dr. Dan Sullivan Appreciation (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, Dr. Dan Sullivan has rendered long and distinguished service on the University-wide Fringe Benefits Committee, and in the 1991-92 academic year has served with distinction as Committee chair; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Dan Sullivan manifests an abiding concern over the years that employee benefits and coverage be improved, that the University and its employees receive top value and service for each dollar invested or spent, and that the diverse interests and needs of the University and its employees be addressed and be realistically and fairly balanced, and

WHEREAS, all members of the faculty and staff have benefitted from Dr. Dan Sullivan's dedicated attention to and knowledge of the intricacies of retirement planning and funding; medical, health and dental insurance coverage; tax sheltering arrangements; "cafeteria" approaches to employee benefit choices; and myriad other considerations that affect the health, happiness, morale and economic well-being, present and future, of the faculty and staff and their families; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate, on behalf of the entire faculty, expresses its deep appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Dan Sullivan for his many successful years of dedicated and selfless service on the University-wide Fringe Benefits Committee in the advancement of the interests and well-being of the faculty and staff.

Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1924, 5/13/92, Secretary/Treasurer Harvey Leavitt Appreciation (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, during his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer, he has served the UNO Faculty Senate and the UNO Faculty with distinction, always in a manner becoming not alone an English professor but also as a fiercely independent and often outspoken member of the academic community, and

WHEREAS, he has freely shared with us thoughts both great and small and thereby enlivened, enlightened, entangled and untangled our sessions with his wry wit, keen intellect and incomparable way with words; and

WHEREAS, he is a recognized master of semantic levitation (the art, without apparent effort, of elevating the level of discourse) and has been known to break the tension of the moment with the timely interjection of just the right note of levity, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate recognizes and commends the many salutary contributions of Secretary-Treasurer Harvey Leavitt to the advancement of Faculty Senate business and congratulates him on the completion of an extraordinary fifth term of service to the Faculty Senate and the University.

Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1925, 5/13/92, Secretary to the Faculty Senate Janet Dean Appreciation (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, she serves the UNO Faculty Senate with great energy and dedication, and

WHEREAS, she manifests a healthy and engaging sense of humor as she arranges the Faculty Senate's meetings, meets the Faculty Senate's many publics, takes and transcribes official minutes, receives and dispatches messages, types numerous reports, copies and distributes veritable blizzards of documents and memos, and

WHEREAS, she has been especially helpful and effective this year as she has shouldered additional demands generated by simultaneous reviews of two university administrators, and

WHEREAS, her knowledge of the ebb and flow of the Faculty Senate's business and her many managerial skills are indispensable to its orderly functioning, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Cabinet express their admiration and gratitude for the fine job Janet Dean is doing as secretary for the Faculty Senate.

Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1926, 5/13/92, Conflict of Interest Policy Version 12 (Personnel and Welfare Committee)

WHEREAS, Version 12 of the Conflict of Interest Policy dated April 13, 1992, is confusing and difficult to understand, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the ambiguity in the last sentence of page 4 regarding "special circumstances" be reconciled with the concept of "tradition of free exchange of ideas" in Section II, paragraph 1.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the definition of "two working days per month" on page 5, paragraph 4 line 3 be consistent with the last sentence on page 7 which defines the concept for faculty members.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that on page 11, Section 5, paragraph 4, particular representation of the University on Board of Directors should be made explicit, and

WHEREAS, the term "private financial gain" in paragraph 5, page 1, is ambivalent, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the term should be clearly defined.

Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1927, 5/13/92, University Committee Appointments 1992-93 (Rules Committee)

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

University Committee on Advancement of Teaching

Harold Payne, Fine Arts (three-year term)
Jerold Simmons, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)
Carl Nordahl, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)

University Committee on Business Services

Sam Hakim, Business (three-year term)
Quiming Zhu, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)

University Committee on Computer Usage

Judy Harris, Education (three-year term)
Stanley Wileman, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)

University Committee on Cultural Affairs

Shaista Wahab, Library (three-year term)

University Committee on Facilities Planning

Robert Graham, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)

University Committee on Honors and Awards

Mansour Zand, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)

University Committee on International Affairs

James Crehan, Aviation Institute (three-year term)

University Committee on Library and Educational Resources

Gary Hartzell, Education (three-year term)

University Committee on Research

Robert Welk, Fine Arts (three-year term)
Mary Ann Lamanna, Arts and Sciences (Social Sciences) (three-year term)
L. Kay Thigpen, Education (three-year term)
Sam Walker, CPACS (three-year term)
Ann Antlfinger, Arts and Sciences (Natural Sciences), (one-year term)
Jay White, CPACS (two-year term)


Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1928, 5/13/92, Faculty Senate Standing Committees 1992-93 (Rules Committee)

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

Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

Bruce Baker, Arts and Sciences
Bruce Garver, Arts and Sciences
John Hafer, Business
Julia Curtis, Fine Arts
Judy Harrington, CPACS
Carol Lloyd, Education
Marian Nelson, Arts and Sciences

Committee on Educational Resources and Services

Clarke Mullen, Fine Arts
Art Diamond, Business
Bob Hautala, Education
Jeremy Lipschultz, Arts and Sciences
Mel Bohn, Library
Jim Hagen, Arts and Sciences

Committee on Goals and Directions

Dennis Kenney, CPACS
Boyd Littrell, Arts and Sciences
Ray Ziebarth, Education
Wally Bacon, Arts and Sciences
Richard File, Business
Bruce Johansen, Arts and Sciences

Committee on Personnel and Welfare

Roger Hoburg, Arts and Sciences
Josie Metal-Corbin, Education
Robert Carlson, Arts and Sciences
Andris Skreija, Arts and Sciences
Harl Dalstrom, Arts and Sciences
Dale Krane, CPACS
Sufi Nazem, Business

Committee on Professional Development

Henry D'Souza, CPACS
Mary Lickteig, Education
Janice Rech, Arts and Sciences
Angela Valle, Art and Sciences
Larry Bradshaw, Fine Arts
Leah Pietron, Business
Kay Thigpen, Education

Chancellor 6/4/92
Acknowledged for the purpose of information

 

Resolution 1929, 5/13/92, Dr. Diane Gillespie Great Teacher Recognition (Executive Committee)

WHEREAS, the university system has formally recognized that which her colleagues have recognized for many years, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate offers its sincere and hearty congratulations to Dr. Diane Gillespie upon her recognition as one of the two persons selected as "Great Teachers" in the University of Nebraska system.

Chancellor 6/4/92 Acknowledged for the purpose of information