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1995-1996 Senate

Resolutions

#2105 - 2153



Resolution 2105-08/16/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR CBA DEAN SEARCH COMMITTEE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the internal nominees to serve on the College of Business Dean Search Committee:

Abdullah, Faud, Finance and Banking

Diamond, Arthur, Economics

Diamond, Jeanette, Finance and Banking

File, Richard, Accounting

Forbes, Frank, Law and Society

Lewis, Darryl, Law and Society

Mathis, Robert, Management

Pol, Louis, Marketing

Shi, Yong, ISQA

Sosin, Kim, Economics

Smart, Denise, Marketing

Smart, Dennis, Management

Stolen, Justin, ISQA

Trussell, Larry, Accounting



To the Chancellor: 08/23/95

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Resolution 2106-08/16/85: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR CBA DEAN SEARCH COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the outside nominees to serve on the College of Business Dean Search Committee:



Curtis, Julia, Fine Arts

Dickson, Laura, Library

Hendricks, Shelton, Arts & Sciences

Lipschultz, Jeremy, Arts & Sciences



To the Chancellor: 08/23/95

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Resolution 2107-08/16/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR ED POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to fill

vacancies on the Educational Policy Advisory Committee:



Bruckner, Martha, Education

Clute, Bill, Arts and Sciences

Harland, Lynn, Business Administration



To the Chancellor: 08/23/95

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Resolution 2108-08/16/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR PARKING COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to fill

vacancies on the Parking Committee:



Hakim, Sam, Business Administration

Ward, Blaine, Education



To the Chancellor: 08/23/95

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Resolution 2109-09/13/95: Rules Committee

WOMEN'S CENTER



BE IT RESOLVED that the UNO Faculty Senate endorses the

formation of a Women's Center on campus that is professionally staffed on a full-time, on-going basis, to better meet the needs of the campus community.



To the Chancellor: 09/13/95

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Resolution 2110-09/13/95: Rules Committee

SUPPORT OF/AMEND TO REGENT WILSON'S DRAFT POLICY



BE IT RESOLVED that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the draft policy statement proposed by Regent Charles Wilson on the relationship of teaching, research, and service at the University of Nebraska, provided that it is amended to read as follows:



The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is primarily a metropolitan institution committed to meeting the needs of the Greater Omaha Area as well as a much broader audience in specific fields and disciplines within its mission. UNO emphasizes excellence in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate/professional degree programs combined with a number of doctoral programs in selected areas for which it has statewide responsibility. UNO has primary responsibility for the urban-grant activities of the University of Nebraska. Scholarship at UNO should emphasize teaching and the integration and application of knowledge which also includes the scholarship of discovery.



To the Chancellor: 09/13/95

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Resolution 2111-09/13/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR A&S DEAN SEARCH COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the internal nominees to serve on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee:



Humanities:

Lafontant, Julien, Foreign Language

Maher, Susan, English

Smith-Howell, Deborah, Communication

Stover, Dale, Philosophy and Religion



Natural Science:

Gessaman, Margaret, Math

Hickman, Betty, Computer Science

Hoburg, Roger, Chemistry

Kasher, John, Physics



Social Science:

Boamah-Wiafe, Daniel, Black Studies

Camp, Carl, Political Science

Clute, William, Sociology

Liddy, Deana, Psychology



To the Chancellor: 09/13/95

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Resolution 2112-09/13/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR A&S DEAN SEARCH COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the outside nominees to serve on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee:



Horney, Julie, Public Affairs and Community Service

Krane, Dale, Public Affairs and Community Service

Rabak-Wagener, Judith, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Reidelbach, John, Library



To the Chancellor: 09/13/95

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Resolution 2113-09/13/95: Rules Committee

APPOINTMENT TO EDUCATIONAL POLICY ADVISORY COMM



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name goes forward as the fourth name to fill vacancies on the Educational Policy Advisory Committee:



Bowen, Brent, Aviation Administration



To the Chancellor: 09/13/95

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Resolution 2114-10/11/95: Rules Committee

APPOINTMENTS TO UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as

appointments to the University Committees as designated:



University Committee on Academic Planning Council

Gordon Mundell, Arts & Sciences

(This is an Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee appointment.)



University Committee on Computer Usage

Roni Reiter-Palmon, Arts & Sciences



University Committee on Educational Policy Advisory

Gary Day, Fine Arts



To the Chancellor: 10/12/95

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Resolution 2115-11/08/95: Executive Committee

SUPPORT FOR AK-SAR-BEN



The Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends

the efforts by the Douglas County Commissioners and the Knights of

Ak-Sar-Ben in their planning and negotiations for the future

development of the Ak-Sar-Ben property. We encourage and support

the continuation of cooperative planning meetings with Mayor Daub,

Governor Nelson and Chancellor Weber.



The University of Nebraska at Omaha, the City of Omaha, Douglas

County, and the State of Nebraska will all benefit from a plan to have an Ak-Sar-Ben property governing board that is made up of representatives of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben as well as university, city, county and state representatives;



Such a cooperative and visionary proposal will offer additional

opportunities for sports, recreational, and educational pursuits for the

citizens of the city, the county and the state for many years into the

future.



To the Chancellor: 11/28/95

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Resolution 2116-11/08/95: Personnel and Welfare Committee

TUITION REMISSION



WHEREAS, providing tuition remission to dependents of university

personnel is a significant benefit to university personnel;



WHEREAS, providing tuition remission to dependents of university

personnel is likely to enhance the university in several ways;



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate at the University of

Nebraska at Omaha supports a program of tuition remission for

dependents of UNO employees;



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate at the

University of Nebraska at Omaha will work with the Faculty Senates at the other University of Nebraska campuses, the UNO AAUP and the

UNK NSEA, to gain support for the implementation of a program of

tuition remission for the dependents of University of Nebraska

employees.



To the Chancellor: 11/28/95

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Resolution 2117-11/08/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE



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/Associate Professor level, to be elected for three-year terms:



Professor:

Michael Sherer, Arts & Sciences

Robert Woody, Arts & Sciences



Assistant Professor:

Miriam Delone, Public Affairs & Community Service

Carol Zoerb, Library



To the Chancellor: 11/28/95

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Resolution 2118-11/08/95: Rules Committee

NOMINEE FOR FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE



In accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws, the

following name is submitted to the Faculty Senate to serve on the

Committee for Faculty Grievances, one representative from the

Personnel & Welfare Committee to be elected for a three-year term:



Robert Carlson, Arts & Sciences



To the Chancellor: 11/28/95

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Resolution 2119-11/08/95: Rules Committee

BALLOT FOR PROFFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE



In accordance with Section 1.1 of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Professional Conduct Committee Rules and Procedures, the following ballot is submitted to the Faculty Senate for approval for presentation to the full faculty. Two members and two alternates are retiring. The two new members will serve three-year terms commencing with the 1995-96 academic year.



Carole Larson, Library

Julia Curtis, Fine Arts



To the Chancellor: 11/28/95

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Resolution 2120-11/08/95: UNO Faculty Senate

GOOD WISHES TO PRESIDENT SMITH



The UNO Faculty Senate offers good wishes to President Smith in terms

of a speedy and complete recovery from his recent heart surgery and

look forward to seeing him on our campus in the near future.



To the Chancellor: 11/28/95

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Resolution 2121 - 12/14/95: Executive Committee

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT



The following constitutional amendment was passed by 2/3 majority

and now must be ratified by the entire faculty:



Article III. Election of Senators.



The senate shall consist of not fewer than twenty-one faculty

members elected from the colleges of the University of Nebraska at

Omaha, in accordance with the procedures established in the bylaws.

Each college of this university shall be represented by one senator for

each ten full-time faculty members or major fraction thereof. For

example, thirty-four faculty members will be represented by three

senators and thirty-five faculty members will be represented by four

senators. At no time shall any college seat as many as one-half the

elected senators. When the number of elected senators reaches

thirty-five senators from UNO, the senate shall redesignate by simple

majority vote the number of faculty members to be represented by each senator.



In addition, University of Nebraska faculty from UNL, UNK OR

UNMC, hereafter deemed "external faculty," whose workload consists

of more than fifty percent conducted on the UNO campus, may

nominate and elect without respect to university or college up to two

voting representatives to the UNO Faculty Senate. The election of these external faculty senators shall be in addition to the senators from UNO provided for in the prior paragraph. The representation ratio of external faculty senators shall be the same as representation ratio for senators from UNO, unless the UNO ratio would require more than two external faculty senators or unless the UNO ratio would not allow external faculty at least one external faculty senator. These external faculty senators may not become senate officers, senate standing committee chairs or vice chairs, nor may they chair any ad hoc senate committees. If an external faculty senator should change status such that his or her workload no longer constitutes more than fifty percent being performed at UNO, then he or she must resign from the Senate. The seat shall be filled according to procedures provided in the bylaws. External faculty senators are subject to all other requirements and restrictions as described in the constitution and bylaws.



The apportionment of seats for senators from UNO shall be based on the UNO faculty roster in effect the first day of classes for the spring semester of each academic year. The Chancellor of UNO shall provide the president of the senate with a current roster for this purpose, and shall make all reasonable efforts to obtain faculty rosters from UNK, UNL, AND UNMC.



No faculty member shall be eligible for election to the senate until

twelve calendar months have elapsed since his/her initial contract has

become effective.



Those faculty members shall be eligible for election as senators

who shall have attained professorial rank (assistant professor, associate

professor, or professor) and who meet the employment requirement of

the previous paragraph. In addition, faculty members in the rank of

instructor who have completed three years of employment with the

university at the time of the election shall be eligible for election as

senators. Tenure shall not be a requirement for service as a senator.



Terms of elected senators shall be three years. No faculty person

shall serve as senator for consecutive terms, but may be elected again

following the lapse of one academic year.



Questions of eligibility of faculty members for service as elected

senators, or for rights to vote for members of the senate, shall be

determined by the Executive Committee of the senate, and such

determination shall be considered final and binding.



An election of senators shall be held during the second semester of each academic year, as provided by the bylaws. All balloting results shall be printed in the agenda for the May senate meeting and

subsequently distributed to the Chancellor of UNK, UNL, UNO, AND

UNMC, as provided in the bylaws. After election results have been

approved, senators shall themselves elect the officers of the senate

except for the president of the senate. A simple majority of votes

eligible to be cast shall be sufficient to elect each officer of the senate.



Senators desiring to resign shall do so in writing to the faculty

senate president, and resignations shall not be effective until they have

been accepted by the Executive Committee.



Elected senators may be removed from office only by a

three-fourths vote of the entire senate, with the senator considered for

impeachment not voting on this issue. Impeachment shall not come to

the floor of the senate until after an investigation and report has been

completed by the Executive Committee and presented to the senate.



Senate seats vacated by resignation, incapacity, or impeachment

shall be filled according to procedures provided in the bylaws.



To the Chancellor: 12/14/95

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Resolution 2122 - 12/14/95: Executive Committee

PRESIDENT-ELECT



BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee nominates Senator

Carl Camp for President-Elect.



To the Chancellor: 12/14/95

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Resolution 2123 - 12/14/95:Academic & Curricular Affairs Committee

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS



WHEREAS, teaching is a primary mission of the university, and



WHEREAS, there are more excellent teachers at the University of

Nebraska at Omaha than are currently recognized with the existing

award structure, and



WHEREAS, recognition should be given for excellent teaching at UNO; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate recommends that each of

the UNO Colleges establish annual Excellence in Teaching Awards

awarded on the basis of teaching at UNO.



To the Chancellor: 12/14/95

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Resolution 2124 - 12/14/95: Goals and Directions Committee

SUPPORT OF IS&T



WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a vibrant

metropolitan university whose role and mission is to serve the

post-secondary educational needs and interests of the populace and, in

this manner, to contribute strategically to the economic growth and

development and the quality of life in its service area; and,



WHEREAS, there are documented, unmet and urgent educational needs and demands in the rapidly developing domain of information science, management and technology in Omaha, the State of Nebraska, and beyond; and,



WHEREAS, planning and consulting efforts involving representatives

of the administration, the faculty, the business community and national

experts are advancing toward the goal of creating a new academic unit at UNO to be known as the College of Information Science and

Technology; and,



WHEREAS, this creative community effort is proceeding in timely

fashion;



BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate, on behalf of the Faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, affirms its support for the creation of a College of Information Science and Technology at UNO; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate urges all parties involved, directly and indirectly, in this academic planning effort to assure that the new College of Information Science and Technology be accorded sufficient human and material resources to ensure its success; that the college embodies the principles and goals of general education in effect throughout the rest of the University; and, that due regard be given to the potential impact on existing colleges and programs of creating a new college which will involve reassignment/reallocation of some personnel and funding and which in time will likely lead to increasing enrollment pressures; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that every effort be made by the University to assure that meaningful consultation with and involvement of appropriate faculty groups will continue and that the University community will be kept fully informed of progress toward the creation of a College of Information Science and Technology at UNO.



To the Chancellor: 12/14/95

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Resolution 2125 - Unused

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Resolution 2126 - 12/14/95: Rules Committee

IS&T FOUNDING DEAN SEARCH

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as nominees

to serve on the College of Information Science and Technology

Founding Dean Search Committee.



ISQA/MIS

Leah Pietron

Justin Stolen



CS

Stan Wileman

Quiming Zhu



CMIT

Dan Peak

Philip Craiger



At- Large

Pam Specht, Business Administration

Michael Hilt, Arts and Science

Dale Krane, Public Affairs and Community Services

David Corbin, Education

Jack McKay, Education

Janice Boyer, Library



To the Chancellor: 12/14/95

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Resolution 2127 - 01/15/96: Faculty Senate

PARKING GARAGE



WHEREAS, Chancellor Weber guaranteed that there would be parking

for faculty and staff on the second level of the parking structure; and,



WHEREAS, there are not spaces available;



BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate requests that the current parking situation in which the second level of the parking garage is regularly filled to capacity while at the same time there are spaces available on the first and third level, that action be taken to alleviate the problem forthwith.



To the Chancellor: 01/15/96

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Resolution 2128 - 02/14/96: Executive Committee

EXECUTIVE GRADUATE COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate recommends that the

representatives to the University of Nebraska Executive Graduate

Council be elected by the entire UNO graduate faculty from the

members of the UNO Graduate Council as elected in the Spring

semester.



To the Chancellor: 02/15/96

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Resolution 2129 - 02/14/96: Rules Committee

GRADUATE COUNCIL VACANCIES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Senate approve recommendations from

Committee A of the UNO Graduate Council to fill the vacancies on the

University Committee on Research:



Larry Bradshaw, Fine Arts

Harmon Maher, Arts & Sciences

Mark Wohar, Business Administration



To The Chancellor: 02/15/96

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Resolution 2130 - 03/13/96: Personnel and Welfare Committee

PHASED RETIREMENT APPOINTMENT POLICY



WHEREAS, on October 12, 1994, the Faculty Senate of the University

of Nebraska at Omaha passed Resolution 2069, which stated:

"WHEREAS, the faculty of the University of Nebraska at

Omaha values flexibility in retirement and life-stage planning;

therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Phased Retirement Appointment

Policy as previously approved by the Board of Regents in

December of 1991 be reinstated, subject to a minimum workload

of 25-50% FTE; and in order that the faculty can plan for

retirement with knowledge of stable and predictable programs

that the Phased Retirement Appointment Policy not be tied to

any tenure buy-out programs."



WHEREAS, on November 9, 1994 Chancellor Weber responded to this resolution by stating that:



"Vice Chancellor Jack Newton brought this matter to the attention

of the chief academic officers of the University. It was discussed

at their meeting on October 19. After discussion, it was agreed

that prior to the next meeting on November 23, the Office of the

Executive Vice President and Provost would draft a proposed

policy for further discussion.", and



WHEREAS, as of March, 1996, such a proposed policy has not been

provided; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha requests a copy of the proposed policy describing the Phased Retirement Appointment Policy.



To The Chancellor: 03/14/96

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Resolution 2131 - 03/13/96: Personnel and Welfare Committee

SUPPORT OF DRAFT OF UNO CAMPUS SAFETY POLICY



WHEREAS, the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks to create a safe working environment, and



WHEREAS, accident investigation and review meetings are useful to apply insights from prior accidents to prevent the occurrence of future accidents, and



WHEREAS, faculty involvement in such review meetings can provide

useful input and feedback into accident investigation and prevention;

therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports the draft UNO Campus Safety Policy, attached, describing the goals, structure, scope and guidelines governing accident investigation and review meetings.



To The Chancellor: 03/14/96

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Resolution 2132 - 03/13/96:Academic & Curricular Affairs Committee

GRADE OF "I" REVERTS TO ADMIN WITHDRAWAL "W"



WHEREAS, the current policy that a grade of incomplete "I" reverts to

a grade of "F" following the lapse of one semester penalizes those

students who are presumed to have been making satisfactory progress

compared with students who are allowed to withdraw from courses by

the end of the eleventh week of classes, and,



WHEREAS, a change in this policy would not infringe on the

prerogative of instructors to control the incomplete form and to request the registrar's office to extend the period beyond the one semester limit, and,



WHEREAS, a change in this policy is consistent with the decision recently adopted by the Graduate College; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate recommends that a grade of "I" should revert to administrative withdrawal "W" after the lapse of one semester following the semester in which such grade is assigned, unless the instructor requests the registrar to extend this period beyond the one semester limit.



To The Chancellor: 03/14/96

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Resolution 2133 - 03/13/96: Rules Committee

COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE CHANCELLOR NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as nominees

for the Commission to Review the Chancellor:



Library (2): Carole Larson and Mel Bohn

Arts and Sciences (3): John Shroder, Margaret Gessaman and Mark Rousseau

Fine Arts (3): Julia Curtis, Jim Saker and Robert Welk

Education (3): David Corbin, Don Grandgenett and Pat Kolasa

Business Administration (3): Donald Baum, Frank Forbes and Richard File

Public Affairs & Community Service (3): Don Dendinger, Phil Secret and James Thorson



To The Chancellor: 03/14/96

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Resolution 2134 - 03/13/96: Rules Committee

APPTS TO REVIEW PETER KIEWIT PROFESSORSHIP REAPPTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to review the Peter Kiewit Professorship Reappointments:



Warren Francke, Arts and Sciences

Carol Lloyd, Education



To The Chancellor: 03/14/96

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Resolution 2135 - 04/10/96: Professional Development Committee

INCREASE IN UCAT FUNDING



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents' Policy Statement on the Relationship of Teaching, Research and Service at the University of Nebraska "re-affirms that the first priority of the University of Nebraska and each of its campuses is teaching, with special emphasis on undergraduate or first-professional level student", and the University of Nebraska at Omaha is primarily a metropolitan institution with major emphasis on undergraduate teaching, integration and application of knowledge, and



WHEREAS, the UNO Strategic Plan seeks to "Enhance faculty and staff development programs" by providing training programs for faculty on emerging trends in teaching, which will broaden their teaching skills and enable them to use effective methodologies, and



WHEREAS, the UNO Strategic Plan seeks to "Make Effective and Innovative Use of Information Technology" by providing training for faculty and staff in the use of information technology for teaching, research, service and communication, and



WHEREAS, the Role and Mission Statement of the University of Nebraska at Omaha stipulates undergraduate instructional programs based on a strong liberal arts perspective, and



WHEREAS, the University Committee on Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) Grant Effective Survey covering a ten-year period (1984-1993) revealed a very positive evaluation by the grant recipients, and



WHEREAS, the Chairs of UCAT have consistently recommended increase in funding for UCAT for the last five years in their annual reports, and



WHEREAS, the University Committee on Advancement of Teaching is regularly thwarted in its attempts to promote teaching because of the lack of budget adequate to fund worthwhile proposals, and



WHEREAS, the UCAT has already exhausted 95-96 funds allocated to it in December, 1995, and



WHEREAS, a ten-year analysis of the University Committee on Advancement of Teaching budget shows a decrease in funds in real dollars; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chancellor consider an increase in funding of at least $50,000 beginning in the 1996-97 academic year to UCAT to achieve the goals of professional development of the faculty and advancement of teaching as stipulated in the UNO Strategic Plan, the Role and Mission Statement of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Board of Regents' Policy Statement.



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Resolution 2136 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

HOCKEY AT UNO



WHEREAS, UNO is situated in a city that strongly supports hockey, and



WHEREAS, the addition of NCAA Division I hockey will be a focal point for the support of hockey in Omaha and throughout the state, and



WHEREAS, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is a premiere league, and



WHEREAS, the addition of Division I hockey will enable UNO to expand the highly successful women's athletic program and to expand the athletic facilities to better meet the needs of the athletic department as well as the needs of the hundreds of community events that use the athletic facilities, and



WHEREAS, there is evidence of widespread community and financial support of the current plan to expand athletics and athletic facilities; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the proposed expansion of sports teams and athletic facilities, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends Don Leahy and his staff and David Sokol, Chairman of the UNO Fieldhouse Renovation Committee, for their efforts to improve athletics at UNO, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that as athletic programs expand that UNO should continue to emphasize that athletes are students first, and that as educators our first duty is to provide excellent educational opportunities to all of our students, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we as a university also value and support extra curricular activities other than athletics such as the arts (i.e., Nebraska Shakespeare Festival/Shakespeare on the Green), community forums (i.e., ABC Breakfasts) and a variety of student organizations and activities, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we recognize the current athletic expansions as one aspect of strengthening the opportunities for the UNO, Omaha and Nebraska communities and that the UNO Faculty Senate applauds initiatives that develop additional opportunities for our constituencies.

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Resolution 2137 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO PRESIDENT



WHEREAS, he has served with distinction as President of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate for the 1995-96 term, and



WHEREAS, he has represented the faculty to the UNO administration, the University of Nebraska system administration, the Board of Regents, and the Nebraska public clearly and effectively, and



WHEREAS, he has developed meaningful working relationships with faculty senators from UNL, UNMC, and UNK as well as UNO's AAUP; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate extends its sincere appreciation to Professor David Corbin for his outstanding service to the faculty and to the University as President of the UNO Faculty Senate.



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Resolution 2138 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO VICE PRESIDENT



WHEREAS, Deborah Smith-Howell has served with distinction as the Senate Vice-President, and



WHEREAS, she has presided at the Executive Committee meetings, served as a member of the Cabinet, and has very capably represented the Senate at the Council of Academic Deans meetings, therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend her for her dedicated service.

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Resolution 2139 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SECRETARY-TREASURER



WHEREAS, Loree Bykerk has faithfully served as the Senate Secretary-Treasurer and on the Executive Committee, the Cabinet, the Goals and Directions Committee, and as liaison for the Budget Advisory Committee; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend her for her dedicated service.

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Resolution 2140 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO CHAIR



WHEREAS, Bruce Chase has devotedly served as Chair of the Personnel and Welfare Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee, and



WHEREAS, he has been very involved in the interview process of numerous candidates for administrative positions; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend him for his dedicated service.

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Resolution 2141 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO CHAIR



WHEREAS, Henry D'Souza has skillfully served as Chair of the Cabinet, Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend him for his dedicated service.

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Resolution 2142 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO CHAIR



WHEREAS, Fuad Abdullah has served with aplomb as Chair of the Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee, and



WHEREAS, he has participated in many interviews of candidates for administrative positions; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend him for his dedicated service.

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Resolution 2143 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO CHAIR



WHEREAS, Duane Aschenbrenner has judiciously served as the Chair of the Educational Resources and Services Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee, and has continued his long-term contribution as the Parliamentarian; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend him for his dedicated service.

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Resolution 2144 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO CHAIR



WHEREAS, Carl Camp has served with dedication and distinction as Chair of the Goals and Directions Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee and as President-Elect, and



WHEREAS, he has been Senate President three other times and has often served the Senate in many other roles; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend him for his dedicated service.

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Resolution 2145 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO CHAIR



WHEREAS, Jeremy Lipschultz has very proficiently served as the Chair of the Rules Committee during a very busy academic year, and



WHEREAS, he has also served on the Executive Committee, the Cabinet and the Goals and Directions Committee; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend him for his dedicated service.

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Resolution 2146 - 05/08/96: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO COORDINATOR



WHEREAS, Sandra Jensen has quickly learned and executed the duties of the Coordinator for the Faculty Senate in her first year in that position, and



WHEREAS, she has created the Senate website and many different databases for the Senate along with her many other duties, and



WHEREAS, she has very ably handled the day-to-day office management and numerous details; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the UNO Faculty Senate commend her for her dedicated service.

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Resolution 2147 - 05/08/96: Personnel and Welfare Committee

PART-TIME AND NON-TENURED TRACK FACULTY



WHEREAS, effective and appropriate utilization of part-time and non-tenure track faculty can enrich and support the mission of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and



WHEREAS, a substantial and increasing proportion of the courses offered at UNO are taught by part-time and non-tenure-track faculty, and

WHEREAS, courses taught by non-tenure-track and part-time faculty are disproportionately concentrated at the levels and in areas where students are beginning their college work, and thus laying the foundation upon which their future education is going to be built, and

WHEREAS, many students in their formative and important introductory stages of their college education are frequently taught almost exclusively by part time and non-tenure track faculty, and



WHEREAS, some departments rely extensively upon part time and non-tenure track faculty as instructors in the same courses continually, and



WHEREAS, it is a frequent occurrence to have the same instructors employed year after year to teach the same courses, and

WHEREAS, such practices raise concerns by faculty and students alike over:

1. the quality of the students' experience at UNO where much of their early course work is done under the supervision of part-time and non-tenure track faculty,



2. equity when an employee is treated as a temporary worker, when in fact the individual has been working at the same job for a number of years,



3. how an individual can be hired repeatedly for the same job and yet is not considered qualified for a permanent appointment,

4. how the same courses can be taught over a period of many years by the same non-tenure track, temporary and part-time instructors, but the university persists in staffing these courses as if they are temporary situations that can be solved by ad hoc expediency appointments until either the emergency passes or a permanent solution can be arrived at,



5. how long-term part-time and non-tenure track instructors are evaluated and supervised effectively when they are not subject to the university-wide standards of review used for tenure-track faculty, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate urges the Chancellor to form a blue ribbon commission consisting of members of the community, UNO faculty, part time faculty, and students to investigate, report and propose a course of future action that will define the status and utilization of part-time and non-tenure track faculty. In particular, this commission should examine how the current situation and practices on the UNO campus regarding utilization and treatment of part-time and temporary faculty redound on the students' education and learning experience, and whether the current practices effectively contribute to meeting the goals outlined in the UNO Strategic Plan, the Role and Mission Statement of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Board of Regents' Policy Statement, as well as those Federal and State laws that may be applicable.

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Resolution 2148 - 05/08/96: Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee

ELIMINATION OF CBA DEGREES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate supports the proposed elimination of the Law and Administration and Individually Designed Specializations in the B.S.B.A. degree program in the College of Business Administration.

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Resolution 2149 - 05/08/96: Educational Resources and Services

GERBRACHT SCHOLARSHIP



WHEREAS, Bill Gerbracht unselfishly served the students, the faculty and staff of Omaha University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 1949 until his retirement in 1990, and



WHEREAS, Bill Gerbracht, upon his death, left the vast majority of his estate to establish a scholarship at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for dependents of UNO faculty and staff, and



WHEREAS, additional money added to the Gerbracht scholarship fund and publicity concerning the scholarship will allow the scholarship and the memory of the man it symbolizes to be perpetuated, and



WHEREAS, the tradition was established by the UNO faculty and staff to make annual contributions to the Bill Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship in lieu of sending Christmas and holiday cards; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate strongly recommends that the tradition of annual holiday contributions specifically to the Bill Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship be continued, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a room in the newly remodeled Milo Bail Student Center be named the Bill Gerbracht room to honor Bill's memory and to acknowledge the ongoing contribution the Bill Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship makes to students who are dependents of UNO faculty and staff.

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Resolution 2150 - 05/08/96: Rules Committee

AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION 2070



WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate approved Resolution 2070 on October 12, 1994 electing Leah Pietron to serve out the remaining two year alternate member term for Jo Ann Carrigan on the Professional Conduct Committee, and

WHEREAS, the term was approved for three years (1994-97) instead of two years (1994-96); therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the previously adopted Resolution 2070 be amended as follows:



Resolution 2070:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following UNO faculty members have been duly elected to the Professional Conduct Committee and will serve accordingly:



Members

Margaret Gessaman, Mathematics, Arts and Sciences (three-year term)

Jack McKay, Educational Administration and Supervision, Education (three-year term)



Alternate

Leah Pietron, ISQA, Business (three-year term) (two-year term, 1994-96)

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Resolution 2151 - 05/08/96: Rules Committee

NOMINEES FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS (CCMA)



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the nominees to serve on the newly formed Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs (CCMA):



Mike Carroll, Public Affairs and Community Service

James Conyers, Arts and Sciences

Sam Hakim, Business Administration

Carol Mitchell, Education

Shireen Rajaram, Arts and Sciences (At-large Representative)

Douglas Paterson, Fine Arts

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Resolution 2152 - 05/08/96: Rules Committee

NOMINEE FOR BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the Budget Advisory Committee:



John Reidelbach, Library, 1996-99

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Resolution 2153 - 05/08/96: Rules Committee

1996-97 FACULTY SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES



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

Mike Carroll

Warren Francke

Gordon Mundell

John Newton

Jill Russell

Justin Stolen



Committee on Educational Resources and Services

Jim Akers

Larry Bradshaw

G. Vaughn Johnson

Jeremy Lipschultz

John Reidelbach

Lisa Scherer

Angela Valle



Committee on Goals and Directions

Loree Bykerk

Shelton Hendricks

Betty Hickman

Harmon Maher

Jack McKay

Sheri Rogers

Janet West



Committee on Personnel and Welfare

Shereen Bingham

Robert Carlson

Bruce Chase

Jerome Deichert

Andris Skreija

Richard Stacy



Committee on Professional Development

Martha Bruckner

Henry D'Souza

H. Perrin Garsombke

Judith Harrington

Patricia Lynott

Steve Rehbein

Henry Serenco