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1996-1997 SENATE RESOLUTIONS

2154 - 2239

Resolution 2154 - 06/12/96: Executive Committee

FIRST DATA RESOURCES AK-SAR-BEN PROPOSAL RE: IS&T



WHEREAS, the recently announced proposal by First Data Resources, Inc. to acquire from Douglas County some 100 acres of Ak-Sar-Ben to create a campus-like office park adjacent to its present facilities at 72nd and Pacific Streets holds promise of contributing significantly to this community's long-term economic health, promoting an improved employment outlook, and enhancing the citizenry's quality of life; and



WHEREAS, said proposal visualizes the development of a UNO "South Campus" on a portion of the Ak-Sar-Ben site which would accommodate, among other facilities, a new building to house both UNO's new College of Information Science and Technology and UNL's expanded College of Engineering programs offered in Omaha, thus opening opportunities for the pursuit of mutually beneficial economic, educational, and research activities in fostering close, collaborative relationships between the University of Nebraska's community of scholars and leading corporate players in the diverse and rapidly evolving fields of telecommunications, information science, technology and engineering; and



WHEREAS, the UNO "South Campus" concept, in addition to the appeal of its primary benefit of advancing the goals of higher education, also offers the prospect of increasing student employment and internship opportunities and the further possibility of developing and offering affordable on-campus housing to UNO students; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, the First Data Resources proposal for Ak-Sar-Ben land use fits comfortably within the parameters of our earlier Resolution 2124 on this topic the UNO Faculty Senate reaffirms its support for the continuation of broad-based community efforts to identify and pursue the development and implementation of future projects on the Ak-Sar-Ben site, such as the First Data Resources proposal, which promise to confer wide-ranging and enduring economic, educational, and cultural benefits upon the citizens of the metropolitan area and the State of Nebraska; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate applauds First Data Resources, Inc. for advancing this timely, visionary plan for the future use of a portion of the Ak-Sar-Ben site and urges University of Nebraska officials and related groups, Governor Nelson, the Unicameral, the Department of Economic Development, Omaha's Mayor and City Council, Douglas County Board, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and other appropriate groups to join in civic-minded efforts to devise workable plans to accomplish the laudable goals outlined in the proposal offered by First Data Resources, Inc.




Resolution 2155 -06/12/96:Academic & Curricular Affairs Committee

ELIMINATION OF MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN URBAN EDUCATION



WHEREAS, there have been no students or graduates in the Master of Science Program in Urban Education for the last five years, and



WHEREAS, there are no students currently enrolled, and



WHEREAS, there are no cost factors, no income, and no laboratories or offices associated with this program, and



WHEREAS, on May 2, 1994 the Graduate Committee of the College of Education unanimously voted to discontinue the Urban Education Master's Program; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate supports the proposed elimination of the Master's Degree Program in Urban Education in the College of Education.




Resolution 2156 - 06/12/96: Rules Committee

SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR UNO HOCKEY COACH APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the Search Committee for the UNO Hockey Coach:



David E. Corbin, HPER




Resolution 2157 - 06/12/96: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON UCAT APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as an appointments to the University Committee on UCAT:



Jerry Cederblom, CPACS

John Konvalina, Math




Resolution 2158 - 06/12/96: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON ATHLETICS APPOINTMENT



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



Ray Millimet




Resolution 2159 - 08/20/96: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON COMPUTER USAGE APPOINTMENT



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



Roni Reiter-Palmon




Resolution 2160 - 08/20/96: Rules Committee

ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an

appointment to the Academic Planning Council:

Patricia Lynott, CPACS




Resolution 2161 - 08/20/96: Rules Committee

ED POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



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



Karen Dwyer, A&S




Resolution 2162 - 09/11/96 - Executive Committee

AMENDMENT OF RESOLUTION 1538: SECTION 12



12. The commission shall be established in the following manner:

12.1 Three tenured members from the general faculty will be appointed by the UNO Faculty Senate.

12.1.1 The Rules Committee of the Senate will miminate a slate of twenty (20) candidates for service on the commission; three nominees each from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts, Information Science and Technology, Public Affairs and Community Service and nominees from the Library. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the Senate. The senate then shall confirm the slate of nominees by majority vote.



12.1.2 The slate of nominees will be given to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and to the chancellor. After consultation with the chancellor, the Executive Committee shall present a list of seven finalists to the Senate. The List of finalists shall consist of one (1) faculty member from each college and the Library.




Resolution 2163 - 09/11/96 - Rules Committee

UDTA APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as nominees to the University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) Committee:



Daniel Boamah-Wiafe

Donald Dendinger

Jill Russell




Resolution 2164 - 09/11/96 - Rules Committee

ORCA APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as nominees to the Original Research and Creative Arts Award (ORCA) Committee:



Jayaram Betanabhatla

Hossein Saiedian




Resolution 2165 - 09/11/96 - Rules Committee

FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



In accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws, the following names are submitted to the Faculty Senate to serve on the Faculty Grievances Committee, two associate professors each to be elected for three-year terms:



Scott Harrington

Elizabeth Smith




Resolution 2166 - 09/11/96 - Rules Committee

FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



In accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws, the following name is submitted to the Faculty Senate to serve on the Faculty Grievances Committee, one representative from the Faculty Personnel and Welfare Committee to be elected for a one-year term:



Robert Carlson




Resolution 2167 - 09/11/96 - Rules Committee

SEXUAL HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the UNO Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy Review Committee:



H. Carl Camp

Shereen Bingham




Resolution 2168 - 09/11/96 - Rules Committee

VALUES DAY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as

appointments to the Values Day Committee:



Lisa Scherer

Sheri Rogers




Resolution 2169 - 09/11/96 - By the Assembly

BOARD OF REGENTS CANDIDATES TO SPEAK



BE IT RESOLVED, that Regent Nancy O'Brien and Mr. Andrew Sigerson be invited to make a brief formal presentation to the Faulty Senate followed by an informal discussion at the October 9, 1996 meeting.




Resolution 2170 - 09/11/96 - By the Assembly

STANDING COMMITTEE WRITTEN REPORTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that all standing committees, with the exception of the Executive Committee and the Rules Committee, submit written reports to the Faculty Senate coordinator prior to the next full Senate meeting to be distributed with the agenda.




Resolution 2171 - 10/09/96: Executive Committee

COACH MARY YORI HONORED



WHEREAS, Coach Mary Yori in 1996 led the UNO Lady Mavs Softball Team to its third consecutive NCAA Division II national tournament appearance in which the Lady Mavs placed second to the defending national champions from Kennesaw State College; and



WHEREAS, Coach Mary Yori has instilled in student athletes under her direction the exemplary qualities of individual self-discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and good sportsmanship thereby enabling each team member to become a goodwill ambassador for UNO both on and off the playing field; and



WHEREAS, for the second time in the past three years, Coach Mary Yori has been named National Coach of the Year for NCAA Division II thereby bringing exceptional honor to herself, her profession, her intercollegiate teams, and the entire UNO community; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate takes great pride in Coach Mary Yori's quest for excellence and bestows upon her, on behalf of the entire faculty, our heartfelt congratulations and appreciation for her outstanding accomplishments as Head Coach of the UNO Lady Mavs

Softball Program.




Resolution 2172 - 10/09/96: Rules Committee

PART-TIME FACULTY STUDY BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Part-Time Faculty Study Blue Ribbon Committee:



Full-Time Faculty (6)

Andris Skreija

Kermit Peters

Deborah Smith-Howell

Leah Pietron

Greg Sadlek

Azad Azadmanesh



Part Time Faculty (6)

Maria Knudtson

Larry Larson

Susan Selde

Nancy Nicas

Connie Eberhart

Christina Navis




Resolution 2173 - 10/09/96: Rules Committee

FACULTY ADV BRD FOR COORD COUNCIL OF OMAHA APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Faculty Advisory Board for the Coordinating Council of the Omaha Institute for Information Science, Technology and Engineering as the at-large faculty members in a discipline related to IS&T:



Michael Bishop

Neal Topp




Resolution 2174 - 10/09/96: Rules Committee

CHANCELLOR'S REVIEW COMMISSION NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as nominees for the Chancellor's Review Commission (to be added to the nominees in Resolution 2133, 03/13/96):



ALUMNI

Doug Durbin, Harry A. Koch Company

Herb Freeman, CBS Real Estate

Harold Kosowsky, First National Bank of Omaha

Pauline Lundgren, USWest

Jan McClymond, JEM Interior Designs

A. Richard Nattrass, ConAgra Frozen Foods

Al Thomsen, Alfred G. Thomsen Company



College of Information Science and Technology

Hesham El-Rewini

Leah Pietron

Justin Stolen




Resolution 2175 - 10/09/96: Rules Committee

Members Will Be Elected By Faculty Ballot

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with Section 1.1 of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Professional Conduct Committee Rules and Procedures, the following nominees are brought forward from the Rules Committee for Faculty Senate nomination. Members will be elected by a full faculty ballot. One faculty and one alternate are retiring. The new member will serve a three-year term, 1996-1999.



Sufi Nazem

Bill Tapprich




Resolution 2176 - 10/09/96: Rules Committee

Members Will Be Elected By Faculty Ballot

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE COMMITTEE NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with Section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws the following nominees for the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee are brought forward from the Rules Committee for Faculty Senate nomination. Members will be elected by a full faculty ballot.

Three tenured positions are open: all are three year terms.

(Terms expire for Pat Kolasa, Loree Bykerk, and Dan

Sullivan.)

Tenured

James Dick

Hossein Saiedian

Deanna Liddy

Michael O'Hara



One non-tenured position is open for a three year term.

(Term expires for Patrick Gartin.)

Non-tenured

Hollis Glaser

Steve Rehbein




Resolution 2177 - 10/09/96: By the Assembly

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL



The Faculty Senate directs the President to write a letter expressing the Senate's concern with certain provisions in Dr. Cynthia Rolfe's proposal to create an Educational Technology Council.



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Resolution 2178 - 10/09/96: Executive Committee

SENATOR RESIGNATIONS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate accepts the resignations of Senators Justin Stolen and Betty Hickman.



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Resolution 2179 - 11/13/96: Executive Committee

CONNIE CLAUSSEN HONORED



The Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha hereby commends Connie Claussen for her outstanding lifetime achievements as accomplished athlete, coach, professor, administrator, fund-raiser and indefatigable champion of women's athletics and hereby extends heartiest congratulations upon her induction into the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame.



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Resolution 2180 - 11/13/96: Executive Committee

CHANCELLOR'S REVIEW COMMISSION NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate Executive Committee nominates the following alumni for Senate consideration to serve on the 1996-97 Chancellor Review Commission:



Herb Freeman, CBA Real Estate

Jan McClymond, JEM Interior Designs

Al Thomsen, Alfred G. Thomsen Company



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Resolution 2181 - 11/13/96: Executive Committee

DR. EUGENIU HRISCEV ACKNOWLEDGED



The Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha herewith acknowledges the visit of Dr. Eugeniu Hriscev, Rector of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, congratulates him and his colleagues on the signing of the Agreement of Collaboration between the Academy of Economic Studies and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and anticipates many mutually beneficial endeavors between our institutions.



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Resolution 2182 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

GENERAL ED REQUIREMENTS STUDY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the General Education Requirements Study Committee:



Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Gordon Mundell

Deborah Smith-Howell



Arts and Sciences - Natural Science

Jack Kasher

Janice Rech



Arts and Sciences - Social Science

Loree Bykerk

Jim Conyers



Business Administration

Roger Sindt

Janet West



Continuing Studies

Karen Garver

Jeremy Lipschultz



Education

John Christiansen

John Langan



Fine Arts

Doug Paterson

Joanne Sowell



Information Science and Technology

Justin Stolen

Stan Wileman



Public Affairs and Community Service

Jerry Cederblom

Patrick Gartin



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Resolution 2183 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

INTERCAMPUS COMMITTEE ON FRINGE BENEFITS APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Intercampus Committee on Fringe Benefits:



Dale Krane

Kim Sosin



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Resolution 2184 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

POLICY ADVISORY BOARD FOR MBSC APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the Policy Advisory Board for the Milo Bail Student Center:



H. Carl Camp



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Resolution 2185 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

DISCRIMINATION HEARING PANEL APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Discrimination Hearing Panel:



Sheri Rogers

Aaron Smallwood



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Resolution 2186 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

COMPUTER USAGE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the Computer Usage Committee (Sonia Green and Robert Graham's terms expired 06/30/96):



Diane Andrew



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Resolution 2187 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

PARKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Parking Advisory Committee:



Joe Bertinetti

Steve Rehbein



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Resolution 2188 - 11/13/96: Committee on Rules

CHANCELLOR'S REVIEW COMMISSION NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following seven names go forward as tenured faculty nominees for the Chancellor Review Commission. Pursuant to Resolutions 1538 and 2162, three tenured members will be elected by the UNO Faculty Senate from a slate of seven candidates selected by the Chancellor and the Executive Committee from the original slate of 20 faculty members.



Arts and Sciences: Mark Rousseau

Business Administration: Donald Baum

Education: Don Grandgenett

Fine Arts: Jim Saker

Information Science and Technology: Leah Pietron

Library: Mel Bohn

Public Affairs and Community Service: Phil Secret



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Resolution 2189 -11/13/96:Committee on Faculty

Personnel & Welfare

"GUIDELINES FOR FACULTY APPOINTMENT AND EVALUATION, DRAFT 9"



WHEREAS, University of Nebraska at Omaha faculty performance needs to be evaluated carefully, thoroughly, and fairly, and



WHEREAS, procedures for such evaluation need to be academically sound, directly relate to and reflect the mission and tradition of scholarship at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and be in accord with the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska and with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska and University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and



WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Personnel and Welfare Committee of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has conducted a deliberate and thorough review of the proposed "Guidelines for Faculty Appointment and Evaluation, Draft 9" and determined that the document is based, in part, on assumptions and concepts that the Committee believes are pedantic and in contradiction to the philosophical and contractual traditions of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and



WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Personnel and Welfare Committee of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has identified approximately 40 specific problems and/or concerns in the proposed "Guidelines for Faculty Appointment and Evaluation, Draft 9,"



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska recommends that the proposed "Guidelines for Faculty Appointment and Evaluation, Draft 9" be returned to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for major revision-- an effort in which the Senate be given an active role.



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Resolution 2190 - 12/11/96: Executive Committee

AMENDMENT OF RESOLUTION 2071 - DISTRIBUTION OF AGENDA & MINUTES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate agenda and minutes will be distributed to all senators via e-mail prior to each meeting; hard copies will be provided at each meeting. Hard copies of the agenda and minutes will also be distributed to the chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, University Relations, Student Government, chair of NU Board of Regents, the Omaha World Herald, and the UNK, UNL, and UNMC senates. Department chairs will receive the agenda and minutes via e-mail only. The agendas and minutes will be posted on the senate home page and will be available for review in the Faculty Senate office.



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Resolution 2191 - 12/11/96: Executive Committee

CHANCELLOR'S REVIEW COMMISSION ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following alumni representative was elected by the Faculty Senate to serve on the Chancellor's Review Commission (Per Resolution 2180 - 11/13/96):



Al Thomsen, Alfred G. Thomsen Company



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Resolution 2192 - 12/11/96: Executive Committee

PRESIDENT-ELECT NOMINEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee nominates Senator Shelton Hendricks for President-Elect.



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Resolution 2193 - 12/11/96: Executive Committee

CHANCELLOR'S REVIEW COMMISSION - EXTERNAL

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee nominates Dr. Judith A. Ramaley, President of Portland State University to serve as the external member of the Chancellor's Review Commission.



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Resolution 2194 - 12/11/96: Executive Committee

COACH PAT BEHRNS ACKNOWLEDGED



WHEREAS, UNO's 1996 Mavericks Football Team compiled a winning 10-2 record during the season and won outright the North Central Conference championship title; and



WHEREAS, Head Coach Pat Behrns has been named by the North Central Conference as its Football Coach of the Year, and by the NCAA as its Division II Regional Coach of the Year; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha on behalf of the entire faculty, hereby extends to Coach Pat Behrns, his coaching staff and the 1996 Mavericks Football Team its admiration and heartiest congratulations for their many exemplary accomplishments in this championship season.



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Resolution 2195 - 12/11/96: Executive Committee

COACH ROSE SHIRES ACKNOWLEDGED



WHEREAS, the 1996 Lady Mavs Volleyball Team compiled an overwhelming 35-2 winning record for the season and won outright the North Central Conference volleyball championship title; and

WHEREAS, the 1996 Lady Mavs Volleyball Team continued its winning ways by taking national championship honors in the 1996 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Tournament in Warrensburg, Missouri on December 9, 1996; and



WHEREAS, Lady Mavs Head Coach Rose Shires has been named by the North Central Conference as its Co-Coach of the Year in women's volleyball and by the NCAA as its Division II Regional Coach of the Year; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha , on behalf of the entire faculty, hereby extends to Coach Rose Shires and the 1996 Lady Mavs Volleyball Team its admiration and heartiest congratulations for their unwavering quest for excellence which has shed glory on themselves and their alma mater and which has culminated in a national championship performance.



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Resolution 2196 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

CHANCELLOR'S REVIEW COMMISSION - TENURED FACULTY



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tenured faculty were elected by the Faculty Senate to serve on the Chancellor's Review Commission (Per Resolution 2188 - 11/13/96):



Leah Pietron, College of Information Science and Technology

Mark Rousseau, College of Arts and Sciences

Jim Saker, College of Fine Arts



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Resolution 2197 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE

APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name goes forward as an appointment to the Facilities Planning Committee:



Otto Bauer



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Resolution 2198 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

ADJUDICATORY PANEL APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names (11) go forward as appointments to the Adjudicatory Panel:



Ann Antlfinger

Maria Arbelaez

Joe Bertinetti

Judy Harrington

Deborah Irvin

Claudette Lee

Dan Sullivan

Joe Valades

Yvonne Tixier y Vigil

Bill Wakefield

Karen Wicklund



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Resolution 2199 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE

REPRESENTATIVE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty representative was elected by the full faculty to serve a three-year term, 1996-1999, on the Professional Conduct Committee:



Bill Tapprich



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Resolution 2200 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

ACADEMIC FREEDOM & TENURE COMMITTEE

REPS.



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty representatives were elected by full faculty to serve three-year terms on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee:



James Dick, Tenured

Deanna Liddy, Tenured

Michael O'Hara, Tenured

Hollis Glaser, Non-Tenured



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Resolution 2201 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

SAFETY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



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



Frederic Laquer



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Resolution 2202 - 12/11/96: Committee on Rules

SAFETY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



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



Frances Thurber



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Resolution 2203 - 01/15/97: Committee on Rules

STUDENT ACTIVITY BUDGET COMMITTEE APPOINTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name goes forward as an appointment to the Student Activity Budget Committee:



Frank Zahn



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Resolution 2204 - 01/15/97: Committee on Professional Development

INCREASE UCAT BUDGET



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, graduate instruction in areas for which UNO has responsibility, 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 six 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, 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 to $75,000/year in funding for 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 2205 - 01/15/97: Committee on Goals and Directions

SCIENTIFIC EVALUATION EFFORTS TO IMPROVE RETENTION



WHEREAS, student persistence and retention have become significant issues in public presentations about the University of Nebraska at Omaha, its quality, and its accountability, and



WHEREAS, information about student persistence and retention at UNO is fragmented, partial, unclear, and inconclusive, and



WHEREAS, a substantial part of the information collected to date is guided by parameters unsuited to UNO students (i.e., the focus on first-time, full-time students over 6-year time spans), and



WHEREAS, the University is pursuing various efforts (first year course, orientation changes, multiple mini-grants, etc.) adapted from other universities and reconsidering general education requirements putatively in response to this ill-defined problem, and



WHEREAS, it is not demonstrable that usable data is being collected to evaluate whether any of these efforts make a measurable impact on the conditions at issue; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the efforts already underway to improve retention be evaluated as scientifically as possible to measure their effects.



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Resolution 2206 - 02/12/97: Executive Committee

CONDEMNING ACTS OF INTOLERANCE, RACIAL HATRED AND BIGOTRY



WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a teaching and learning community which values diversity and which encompasses a manifestly diverse population with regard to economic and social backgrounds, racial, ethnic and national origins, religious beliefs and creeds, sexual orientations and preferences, political inclinations and persuasions; and



WHEREAS, the goals and purposes of such an educational institution are best pursued, advanced and achieved in a climate of tolerance, civility and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of every individual regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or preference, or political view or persuasion; and



WHEREAS, expressions and acts of intolerance, racial hatred and bigotry, including overt and implied threats of violence against the person or property of another, are antithetical to and corrosive of the fundamental principles of any open and free community, but especially so in an academic community, and are inimical to the maintenance and enjoyment of an orderly and civil society; and



WHEREAS, the recent benighted and contemptible acts of racial bigotry and hatred committed against the person and property of a UNO staff member, under cover of darkness, are indefensible and utterly unacceptable in an enlightened and tolerant community; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate on behalf of the Faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha unequivocally condemns all acts and utterances reflecting intolerance, racial hatred and bigotry and urges concerted efforts on the part of UNO administrators and local law enforcement authorities to identify and hold accountable, to the fullest extent of the law, the person or persons ultimately adjudged responsible for the aforementioned hateful and repulsive acts.



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Resolution 2207 - 02/12/97: Executive Committee

FACULTY AND UNO COMMENCEMENTS



WHEREAS, commencement is a significant event in the life of a university community which marks the achievement of worthy goals and ambitions and which promises new beginnings and challenges; and



WHEREAS, commencement brings together faculty, administration, staff, students and their relatives, alumni, friends, and neighbors in this academic celebration rich in history, pageantry and symbolism; and



WHEREAS, faculty members are encouraged by Faculty Senate Resolution 262 and university policy to attend at least one commencement ceremony each year to represent their respective colleges and academic disciplines before assembled graduates, their families and the general public; and



WHEREAS, in recent years the faculty has been notably underrepresented at UNO commencements amid complaints that faculty seem to be taken for granted in these exercises, that the robing facilities are often inadequate and that a gulf symbolically intervenes between the amenities encountered and experienced by the faculty representatives and those accorded the platform party on Commencement Day; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha recommends that steps be taken by the administration in consultation with the Faculty Senate (1) to provide an adequate, pleasing and functional robing area for faculty who attend commencement, (2) to provide refreshments, fruits and an assortment of breads and pastries for faculty participants in an appropriately appointed setting, and (3) to promote other steps in commencement preparations and activities which would encourage faculty members to feel they are a valued part of the proceedings and not second-class citizens.



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Resolution 2208 - 02/12/97: Committee on Rules

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name goes forward as an appointment to the University Committee on Research (UCR):



Hossein Saiedian



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Resolution 2209 - 03/12/97: Executive Committee

SAFETY THREATENED ON CAMPUS



WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a teaching and learning community that values its traditions of openness, accessibility, tolerance and trust; and



WHEREAS, the recent sexual assault committed against a female faculty member in her classroom in Arts and Sciences Hall has shocked and repulsed this campus community; and



WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate deplores and condemns such a hateful and criminal act which has severely harmed a member of our university community and which threatens to destroy the climate of mutual tolerance, respect and trust so essential to the maintenance of an environment conducive to scholarly pursuits; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate urges university officials to continue working closely with law enforcement authorities to identify and press charges against the perpetrator of this criminal act to the fullest extent provided by law; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate urges university officials to undertake a comprehensive review of all aspects of campus security policies and practices with the object of instituting such adjustments and improvements as may prove desirable and wise to maintain a safer and more secure campus environment, to which efforts the Faculty Senate pledges its full support and cooperation.



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Resolution 2210 - 03/12/97: Executive Committee

PARKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



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



Densel Acheson



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Resolution 2211 - 03/12/97: Executive Committee

WEBMASTER AT UNO



WHEREAS, the faculty find the use of the World Wide Web to be an important resource for teaching and research; and



WHEREAS, the web is a means of recruitment and enhancing the image of UNO; and



WHEREAS, there is no webmaster on the UNO campus to assist faculty with these functions; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate goes on record as supporting C&DC in obtaining the funds to fill this position.



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Resolution 2212 - 04/09/97: Executive Committee

FACULTY SENATE REPRESENTATION



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee recommends to the Faculty Senate that the 479 faculty at UNO (1.00 FTE, Active in Spring, 1997 semester or on leave of absence, rank of instructor of above, or faculty on partial retirement) be represented by the following distribution of seats for the 1997-98 Faculty Senate:



14 Arts and Sciences, College of

05 Business Administration, College of

06 Education, College of

02 Fine Arts, College of

02 Information Science and Technology, College of

01 Library

05 Public Affairs and Community Service



35 Sub Total



02 External NU Faculty



37 Total



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Resolution 2213 - 04/09/97: Committee on Rules

PROFESSORSHIP REVIEW COMMITTEE APPTS.



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Professorship Review Committee:



Kris Berg

Judie Watanabe



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Resolution 2214 - 04/09/97: Committee on Rules

CHANCELLOR'S TASK FORCE ON CAMPUS SAFETY APPTS.



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Chancellor's Task Force on Campus Safety:



H. Carl Camp

Ineke Marshall



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Resolution 2215 - 04/09/97: Committee on Rules

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH APPTS.



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



Bruce Chase

Pam Smith



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Resolution 2216 - 04/09/97: Committee on Rules

ED POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPT.



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee:



James Shaw

Pam Specht



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Resolution 2217 - 04/09/97: Committee on Professional Development

ASSESS NEED FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIST



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 and graduate 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 potential for providing distance learning relies heavily on technology to create courses and disseminate them, and



WHEREAS, the UNO campus has not even one instructional technologist in a support role to assist faculty with course development and appropriate uses of technology for the purposes of improving the teaching-learning process, in spite of the importance of technology to our curriculum; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Administration assess, as soon as possible, the need for one or more, instructional technologist on this campus to aid faculty in applying technology to improve the teaching-learning process.



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Resolution 2219 - 04/09/97: By the Assembly

REWARD FUND FOR HATE CRIMES AT UNO



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate seek contributions to establish a reward fund to assist in the resolution of hate crimes committed on the UNO campus.



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Resolution 2220 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANKS - PARLIAMENTARIAN ASCHENBRENNER



WHEREAS, Professor Duane Aschenbrenner has served masterfully, with good grace and tolerance, as Parliamentarian while disentangling the Faculty Senate's well-meaning procedural webs; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate expresses its gratitude to Professor Aschenbrenner for his expert parliamentary guidance during its monthly sessions, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Professor Duane Aschenbrenner be paid a stipend of $300.00 for his services during the 1996-97 academic year.



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Resolution 2221 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

MAVERICKS WRESTLING TEAM



WHEREAS, the UNO Mavericks Wrestling Team under Coach Mike Denney placed 2nd nationally in the NCAA Division II wrestling tournament in Fargo, North Dakota on March 15, 1997, and



WHEREAS, six members of the 1997 UNO Mavericks Wrestling Team were named All-Americans in their weight class, and



WHEREAS, UNO Mavericks Wrestling Teams guided by Coach Denney have been ranked among the Top 10 national teams in Division II for 17 consecutive years, and in the Top 5 in 14 of the last 17 years, and have captured individual and team awards, and



WHEREAS, Coach Denney's wrestlers are consistently national title contenders in their division; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate on behalf of the entire faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its appreciation for the impressive record of accomplishments compiled by Coach Mike Denney and the varsity athletes on the UNO Mavericks Wrestling Team as they strive for excellence.



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Resolution 2223 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

DR. GHEORGHE POPA, AL I. CUZA UNIV, ROMANIA



BE IT RESOLVED, that on the occasion of the retirement of Dr. Delbert Weber as Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha gratefully acknowledges the pivotal role played by Dr. Gheorghe Popa, Rector of "Al. I. Cuza" University, as, Romania, in the enhancement of the multifaceted relations between our two institutions of higher education and between our two countries.



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Resolution 2224 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO PRESIDENT CAMP



WHEREAS, he has served with distinction and exemplary dedication to UNO's faculty and community as President of the University of Nebraska Faculty Senate for the 1996-97 term, and



WHEREAS, he has shown, as in his previous three terms as president, unwavering dedication to the principles of the faculty self governance process and academic freedom, and



WHEREAS, he has presented the viewpoints of the faculty to the UNO Administration, the University of Nebraska system administration, the Board of Regents, and the Nebraska Unicameral cogently and effectively, and



WHEREAS, he has fortified and extended 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 deep appreciation to Professor H. Carl Camp for his outstanding service to the faculty and the University as President of the UNO Faculty Senate.



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Resolution 2225 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO VICE PRESIDENT ABDULLAH



WHEREAS, he has presided over meetings of the Executive Committee with skill, devotion and good humor as he firmly kept a sometimes fractious, always talkative, group on task; and,



WHEREAS, he has faithfully and effectively served as the Faculty Senate's eyes and ears in meetings of the Council of Academic Deans and has been a perceptive and outspoken advocate of faculty interests in the Executive Committee's monthly meetings with the Administration; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate extends to Senator Fuad Abdullah its deepest appreciation for his exemplary service as Vice President during the 1996-97 academic year.



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Resolution 2226 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SECRETARY-TREASURER CHASE



WHEREAS, he has approached his duties as Secretary-Treasurer of the Faculty Senate with the same devotion to scientific precision and accuracy that he brings to the classroom and his research; and



WHEREAS, the accounts and records of the Faculty Senate are in good order in no small measure due to his dedication and attention to details; and



WHEREAS, his scientific approach to stacking canned foods enabled the Faculty Senate team to finish a close second in the 1997 "Belltower Challenge" on behalf of the Omaha Food Bank; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate extends to Senator Bruce Chase its deepest appreciation for his exemplary service as Secretary-Treasurer of the Faculty Senate during the 1996-97 academic year.



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Resolution 2227 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SENATOR HARRINGTON



WHEREAS, she has chaired the Rules Committee with a level of skill and determination that manifests her commitment to the principles of collegiality in a system of shared governance; and



WHEREAS, she has recruited literally scores of faculty members to serve on a wide array of University committees, boards and task forces, too often on short notice, and has ably served as the Faculty Senate's representative on the UNO Alumni Board; and



WHEREAS, her record of accomplishment would clearly qualify her for lifetime membership in "Headhunters Anonymous," were there such a group; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate extends its admiration and deepest appreciation to Senator Judy Harrington for her exemplary service as chair of the Rules Committee during the 1996-97 academic year.



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Resolution 2228 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SENATOR CARLSON



WHEREAS, Senator Robert Carlson has served ably and judiciously as Chair of the Personnel and Welfare Committee and as a valued member of the Cabinet; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends Senator Carlson for his dedicated service to the faculty and the University.



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Resolution 2229 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SENATOR GARSOMBKE



WHEREAS, Senator H. Perrin Garsombke (Gar!) has served ably and tirelessly as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, Chair of the Budget Advisory Committee, and as a valued member of the Cabinet; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends Senator Garsombke for his dedicated service to the faculty and the University.



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Resolution 2230 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SENATOR MUNDELL



WHEREAS, Senator Gordon Mundell has served ably and with acerbic good humor as Chair of the Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee and as a valued member of the Cabinet; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends Senator Mundell for his dedicated service to the faculty and the University.



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Resolution 2231 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SENATOR AKERS



WHEREAS, Senator James Akers has served ably and with pronounced expertise as Chair of the Educational Resources and Services Committee, as Chair of the Cabinet, and as a valued member of the Executive Committee; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends Senator Akers for his dedicated service to the faculty and the University.



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Resolution 2232 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO SENATOR BYKERK



WHEREAS, Senator Loree Bykerk has served ably and with a visionary concern for the University's future as Chair of the Goals and Directions Committee and as a valued member of the Cabinet; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate commends Senator Bykerk for his dedicated service to the faculty and the University.



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Resolution 2233 - 05/14/97: Executive Committee

THANK YOU TO COORDINATOR JENSEN



WHEREAS, the Coordinator of the Faculty Senate, Sandy Jensen, has managed the office and related Senate activities with thorough professionalism, great sensitivity, grace and good humor; and



WHEREAS, she has shown admirable initiative in the development and updating of the Faculty Senate homepage and has used her computer skills to develop other informational and managerial aids that promote greater operational efficiency in the Senate office; and



WHEREAS, she has learned her duties so thoroughly that she has become indispensable to the smooth and efficient functioning of the Faculty Senate; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate extends its deepest respect and gratitude to Sandy Jensen for the excellence of her work as Coordinator of the Faculty Senate.



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Resolution 2234 - 05/14/97: Committee on Rules

UNIV COMMITTEE ON COMPUTER USAGE APPT.



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the University Committee on Computer Usage:

Geri Hutchins

Stan Wileman



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Resolution 2235 - 05/14/97: Committee on Rules

BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



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

Pam Specht, May, 1997 - May, 2000



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Resolution 2236 - 05/14/97: Committee on Rules

1997-98 FAC 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 (8)

1. Michael Carroll

2. Warren Francke

3. Darryll Lewis

4. Gordon Mundell

5. Sufi Nazem

6. John Newton

7. Jill Russell

8. Justin Stolen



Committee on Educational Resources and Services (7)

1. Larry Bradshaw

2. William Clute

3. G. Vaughn Johnson

4. John Reidelbach

5. Peter Suzuki

6. Neal Topp

7. Angela Valle

Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare (7)

1. Robert Carlson

2. Jerome Deichert

3. Gary Krause

4. Susan Maher

5. Arunachalam Ravichandran

6. Avery Schwer

7. Andris Skreija



Committee on Goals and Directions (7)

1. Loree Bykerk

2. Art Diamond

3. Margaret Gessaman

4. Harmon Maher

5. Jack McKay

6. Sheri Rogers

7. Richard Stacy



Committee on Professional Development (7)

1. Maria Arbelaez

2. Joseph Brown

3. M. Martha Bruckner

4. Lynn Harland

5. Judith Harrington

6. Patricia Lynott

7. Henry Serenco



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Resolution 2237 - 05/14/97: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

PROPOSAL FOR UNO CAMPUS WATCH PROGRAM



WHEREAS, there is a need to increase safety awareness on the UNO campus and provide for a safer campus environment, and



WHEREAS, a draft proposal for a UNO Campus Watch program has been submitted by the Women's Studies Minors and the Women's Studies Faculty, and



WHEREAS, the chancellor has created a task force on campus safety and charged that task force with soliciting input from campus constituencies and making safety related recommendations; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate strongly supports the concept and implementation of a UNO Campus Watch Program and encourages the UNO Serious Incident Task Force to address this issue in their forthcoming recommendations to the Chancellor.



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Resolution 2238 - 05/14/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

COLLEGE OF BUSI ADMIN-DEPT REORGANIZE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate approves the "January 7, 1997, proposed Departmental Reorganization, College of Business Administration, UNO.



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Resolution 2239 - 05/14/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

UNO ATTENDANCE POLICY



Be it resolved that the faculty be reminded of the university's attendance policy and be encouraged to be reasonable and flexible in applying that policy to students whose absence is required by university-sanctioned activities.