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1997 - 1998 Senate

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Resolution 2240 - 07/09/97: Executive Committee

BOR - SUPPORT OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska has reaffirmed its commitment to the constitutional right of free expression and to the institutional principle of academic and freedom, and



WHEREAS, the board of regents has resolved that it is not to act as a board to censor lawful university activities, and



WHEREAS, the board of regents has noted that with academic freedom comes the responsibility of faculty to act with good judgement and consider the rights of their students; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its appreciation and support for the positions adopted by the board of regents, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the faculty senate encourages all faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha to be considerate and responsible when exercising the privileges accorded by academic freedom and to be particularly responsive to the rights, sensitivities, and opinions of their students as encouraged by the regents' resolution.




Resolution 2241- 07/09/97: Executive Committee

CONGRATULATIONS TO DON LEAHY



WHEREAS, Don Leahy now for a second time has served with distinction as UNO's director of intercollegiate athletics and has presided over an exciting period of renewal and expansion of UNO's athletic programs, and



WHEREAS, Don Leahy throughout his career has exemplified, and insisted upon adherence to, the highest standards of integrity and sportsmanship and has shown due regard for the well-being of UNO's student athletes while encouraging coaches and athletes alike to strive always for excellence both on and off the playing field; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha on behalf of the entire faculty expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Don Leahy for his exemplary leadership in the development and maintenance of nationally competitive intercollegiate athletic programs of high quality at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.





Resolution 2242 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF TEACHING APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):



Jim Dick, ED

Betty Hickman, IS&T

Roger Sindt, BA




Resolution 2243 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON ATHLETICS APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the University Committee on Athletics:

Otto Bauer




Resolution 2244 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON COMPUTER USAGE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the University Committee on Computer Usage:

Kim Sosin




Resolution 2245 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE FACILITIES PLANNING APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

Harvey Leavitt




Resolution 2246 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

PARKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the Parking Advisory Committee:

Densel Acheson

Kenneth Eller





Resolution 2247 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the University Committee on Research (UCR):



Jeff French, At-Large Representative

Jim Thorson, PACS




Resolution 2248 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the Academic Planning Council:



Margaret Gessaman




Resolution 2249 - 07/09/97: Rules Committee

CHANCELLOR'S COMMISSION ON MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000) to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:



Fuad Abdullah, BA

Carol Mitchell, ED

Douglas Paterson, FA

Shireen Rajaram, A&S




Resolution 2250 - 08/21/97: Executive Committee

COMMITTEE TO REVISE SENATE CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS



WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's constitution and bylaws require modification and updating due to cumulative changes in recent years; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate establish an ad hoc committee for the purpose of reviewing its constitution and bylaws and recommending appropriate modifications; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said ad hoc committee be made up of knowledgeable members of the faculty, not necessarily limited to incumbent senators; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Rules Committee is requested to recommend to the senate at its September meeting the names of six to eight faculty members to serve on the ad hoc committee, which once established is to report its recommendations to the senate as soon as practicable.





Resolution 2251 - 08/21/97: Rules Committee

OUTSTANDING TEACHING AND INSTRUCTIONAL CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as a nominations for a two-year appointment to the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creative Activity Award (OTICA) Selection Committee (vitae required):



Kris Berg

Diane Gillespie

Dan Sullivan




Resolution 2252 - 08/21/97: Rules Committee

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE NOMINEES



BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with Section 1.1 of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Professional Conduct Committee's Rules and Procedures, the following six nominees (tenured faculty) are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot (handout 3) election by the full senate as follows:



Darryll Lewis, BA

Kim Sosin, BA

John Christensen, ED

John Hill, ED

Betty Hickman, IS&T

Justin Stolen, IS&T



(1) One representative must be elected to complete the term of resigning faculty member, Jack McKay, from August 21, 1997, through October 15, 1997. This representative will then serve as an alternate for three years from October 16, 1997, through October 15, 2000.



John Hill



(2) One representative must be elected to serve a three year term from October 16, 1997, through October 15, 2000, to replace the faculty member elected above (2a). This representative will then serve as an alternate for three years from October 16, 2000, through October 15, 2003.



Darryll Lewis



(3) One representative must be elected to serve a three year term from October 16, 1997, through October 15, 2000, to replace outgoing member Margaret Gessaman. This representative will then serve as an alternate for three years from October 16, 2000, through October 15, 2003.



Justin Stolen





Resolution 2253 - 09/10/97: Rules Committee

SENATE CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty are appointed to serve on the Constitution and Bylaws Special Committee to review the constitution and bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha:



H. Carl Camp, Chair

David Corbin

Jack Newton

Kermit Peters

Kim Sosin

Justin Stolen




Resolution 2254 - 09/10/97: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

EARLY RETIREMENT POLICY



WHEREAS, in principle, we support the concept of a university wide early retirement policy, and



WHEREAS, we have concerns that the proposed early retirement policy has significantly smaller financial incentives than previous early retirement policies offered by the university, and



WHEREAS, we have concerns relating to and oppose the discriminatory appearance of the different percentages based on age within the tenure buy out plan, and



WHEREAS, we have concerns about excluding individuals who decline participation from participation in any subsequent early retirement plans, and



WHEREAS, we have concerns about the lack of specific details relating to benefits, especially insurance coverage for spouses and dependents, in the proposed early retirement policy, and



WHEREAS, phased retirement is currently available for faculty on an individual negotiated basis "in exceptional circumstances" but no formal University policy governs such action and no definition is provided of what constitutes "exceptional circumstances;" therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, we recommend an early retirement plan with more of a financial incentive (e.g. one year's salary paid over three years) that does not discriminate based on age and that has a specified (e.g. five-year) exclusion, as opposed to a permanent exclusion, from future early retirement plans; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that details relating to benefits including insurance coverage, in particular for spouses and dependents, for those selecting the early retirement option be provided; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a formally defined phased retirement plan be integrated with the early retirement plan.





Resolution 2255 - 09/10/97: Assembly

SENATE TO SPONSOR PANEL DISCUSSION OF GENDER EQUITY TASK FORCE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha will be one of the sponsors of a panel discussion of the Gender Equity Task Force report.




Resolution 2256 - 10/08/97: Executive Committee

CONGRATULATIONS TO CONNIE CLAUSSEN



WHEREAS, Constance Claussen has given many years of service to the University of Nebraska at Omaha as teacher, coach, administrator, and fund raiser, and



WHEREAS, this service has brought distinction and recognition to this institution in our community and nation, and broadened support for women's athletics at UNO, and



WHEREAS, her particular service to the cause of women's athletics has been rendered at a critical time in the emergence of women into new roles in society and has contributed significantly to the growing recognition of the importance of sports in the physical, emotional, and social development of young women; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, on behalf of the entire faculty, on the occasion of her retirement from the university, expresses its appreciation to Constance Claussen for her many contributions to the University of Nebraska at Omaha.




Resolution 2257 - 10/08/97: Executive Committee

FACULTY SENATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE CHANCELLOR'S COUNCIL = PRESIDENT



WHEREAS, the UNO Chancellor is establishing a Chancellor's Council to which she is requesting faculty senate representation, and



WHEREAS, the faculty senate president is generally charged with the obligations of representing the senate to the administration; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha designates its president ex officio to represent the senate on the Chancellor's Council.




Resolution 2258 - 10/08/97: Executive Committee

REVIEW OF UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES



WHEREAS, the proper staffing and functioning of university committees are critical to good management and shared governance at UNO, and



WHEREAS, in recent years, there have been lapses in the appointment process and monitoring mechanism for these committees; therefore,









BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate Executive Committee and the chancellor's office should work together to bring clarity and consistency to the processes by which university committees are staffed and monitored.




Resolution 2259 - 10/08/97: Executive Committee

EVALUATION OF MORE THAN ONE VICE CHANCELLOR IN A GIVEN YEAR



WHEREAS, the timely evaluation of vice chancellors as established in resolution 1538, is consistent with the good practice of shared governance, and



WHEREAS, the current provision of resolution 1538 that allows only one vice chancellor to be evaluated in a given year has proven disruptive to the orderly scheduling of such evaluations; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that resolution 1538 be amended as below to allow for the evaluation of more than one vice chancellor in a given year.



Resolution 1538, May 11, 1983 - EVALUATION OF ADMINISTRATORS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Faculty Senate recommends to the Chancellor that the following plan for evaluation of administrators be adopted:



1. The evaluation of UNO administration which incorporates faculty participation shall include at least deans of the colleges, the vice chancellors and the chancellor, and that different means of evaluation be employed for each position.

VICE CHANCELLORS



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



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



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



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





Resolution 2260 - 10/08/97: Rules Committee

FACULTY GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE NOMINEES



Ballot Vote: In accordance with the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, Section 6.1 Committee on Faculty Grievances, the following faculty are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace Dale Stover (1994-97) as the full professor representative for a three year term from October 8, 1997 through September 15, 2000:



Donald Dendinger



Ballot Vote: In accordance with Section 6.1, Committee on Faculty Grievances, of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, the following faculty are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace resigning associate professor, Elizabeth Smith (1996-1999). The newly elected representative will complete the unfinished term from October 9, 1997 through September 15, 1999.



Deborah Smith-Howell

Ballot Vote: In accordance with Section 6.1, Committee on Faculty Grievances, of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, the following faculty are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace Joseph Brown (1994-97) as the assistant professor representative for a three year term from October 9, 1997 through September 15, 2000:



Leslie Turner



Ballot Vote: In accordance with Section 6.1, Committee on Faculty Grievances, of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, the following faculty are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace Robert Carlson (1996-97) as the additional faculty member elected annually without regard to academic rank from the membership of the Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare for a one year term from October 8, 1997 through September 15, 1998:



Andris Skreija




Resolution 2261 - 10/08/97: Committee on Personnel and Welfare

COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS SELECTION PROCESS



WHEREAS, it is an honor for faculty to serve as marshals at commencement, and



WHEREAS, the present system of selecting faculty commencement marshals has proven difficult to implement in its entirety; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, the following procedure by used to select faculty marshals for commencement: two faculty marshals for each of the spring, summer, and winter commencements within a calendar year will be selected respectively from that year's award winners in the categories of university excellence in teaching, university outstanding research, and college excellence in teaching; no individual will be a marshal twice in the same calendar year. Priority will be given within each category based on years of full-time faculty service at UNO; if a faculty member is unable to serve as a marshal when designated, the honor will pass to the next person on the priority listing. (For example, if two university teaching awards, one university research award, and six college teaching awards are given in a year, the marshals for that year's spring commencement would be the recipients of the two university teaching awards, for the summer commencement the university research award recipient and the most senior of the college teaching award recipients, and for the winter commencement the second and third, in terms of seniority, college teaching award recipients.)




Resolution 2262 - 10/08/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

SUPPORT OF CBA MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEGREE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate supports the proposal by the College of Business Administration to award a Master of International Business degree.




Resolution 2263 - 10/08/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

BLUE RIBBON PANEL ON GENERAL EDUCATION



WHEREAS, we have reviewed the report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on General Education and concluded that the general education requirements currently in effect at UNOmaha meet both the letter and spirit of the panel's recommendations; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate commends the efforts of the Blue Ribbon Panel on General Education and supports the continuation of the current general education requirements.




Resolution 2264 - 10/08/97: Committee on Educational Resources and Services

REVISION OF CRITERIA FOR AWARDING PAUL L. BECK MEMORIAL FACULTY/STAFF SCHOLARSHIP



WHEREAS, the Educational Resources and Services Committee has responsibility for awarding Paul Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships, and



WHEREAS, one of the current criteria states that "students must not hold any other scholarships during the term of the award", and



WHEREAS, the Educational Resources and Services Committee awards the Paul Beck Scholarships in the Spring semester for the Fall semester, the committee has no way to determine whether the applicant will hold any other scholarship, and



WHEREAS, this criteria may preclude otherwise qualified and deserving applicants, and



WHEREAS, the Paul Beck scholarships are of modest monetary value; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Educational Resources and Services Committee recommends that the current criteria of students not being able to hold any other scholarships during the term of the award be struck as a selection criteria.





Resolution 2265 - 10/08/97: Assembly

FACULTY SUPPORT FOR RESIDENCE HALLS



WHEREAS, on-campus residence halls provide students with safe, affordable, and convenient housing during their university studies, and



WHEREAS, such residence halls can facilitate immersion into an academic environment and provide unique opportunities for intellectual and social development, and



WHEREAS, such residence halls are likely to benefit the entire UNO community; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED that the UNO Faculty Senate strongly supports the construction of student residence halls on the UNO campus.




Resolution 2266 - 11/12/97: Rules Committee

VICE CHANCELLOR CARRICO REVIEW COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS



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



Joe Davis, Education

Ken Deffenbacher, Arts and Sciences

Margaret Gessaman, Arts and Sciences

Roger Hoburg, Arts & Sciences

Lou Pol, Business Administration

Roger Sindt, Business Administration

Larry Trussell, Business Administration




Resolution 2267 - 11/12/97: Rules Committee

VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SEARCH COMMITTEE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended to the Chancellor as candidates for service on the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Search Committee:



John Langan, Education (selected by the chancellor)

Darryll Lewis, Business Administration

Ineke Marshall, PACS

Kermit Peters, Fine Arts

Jack Shroder, Arts and Sciences (selected by the chancellor)

Pam Specht, Information Science and Technology





Resolution 2268 - 11/12/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON HONORS & AWARDS APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the University Committee on Honors and Awards to replace retiring member, Jacqueline St. John, and serve a three-year term from November 12, 1997, through June 30, 2000:



Tom Lorsbach, Education




Resolution 2269 - 11/12/97: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

NU BENEFITS PACKAGE



WHEREAS, the UNO Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare has reviewed the "Report of Faculty Benefits Task Force" dated June 9, 1997, and



WHEREAS, the Committee has found the report to be well thought out, comprehensive, and realistic, therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, the UNO Faculty Senate commends the efforts of the task force and urges the university administration to implement the recommendations and bring the University of Nebraska benefits package to competitive levels.




Resolution 2270 - 11/12/97: Committee on Professional Development and the Committee on Goals and Directions

FUNDING OF UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH (UCR)



WHEREAS, the budget of the University Committee on Research has been drastically cut since 1995, and



WHEREAS, one of the primary missions of the University of Nebraska at Omaha is scholarship, and



WHEREAS, UCR monies have been critical in supplying the tools for the faculty to pursue this mission, and



WHEREAS, the junior faculty require these monies in order to pursue programs of scholarship, and were recruited with the expectation that they would receive such support, and



WHEREAS, the forward funding of research programs requires a predictable budget rather than ad hoc funding; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate urges the administration to return funding to the University Committee on Research to at least the level of the 1995 budget.




Resolution 2271 11/12/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

ELIMINATION OF TWO CBA SPECIALIZATIONS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate supports the proposal by the College of Business Administration to eliminate the Decision Science and Production/Operations Management specialties programs.



Resolution 2272 11/12/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

CREATION OF ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH & DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate supports a change in graduate studies to create an appointment to a position as associate vice chancellor for research and dean for graduate studies.




Resolution 2273 - 12/10/97: Executive Committee

PRESIDENT-ELECT



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




Resolution 2274 - 12/10/97: Executive Committee

RESIDENCE HALLS



WHEREAS, the construction of on-campus residence halls at UNO is intended to make available to students the benefits of a more intense immersion into an academic environment and enriched social/cultural opportunities, and



WHEREAS, the currently proposed residence halls, by virtue of their location and design, are excellently suited to meeting these goals; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha strongly supports the current residence hall proposal.




Resolution 2275 - 12/10/97: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON LIBRARY AND EDUCATION RESOURCES APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the University Committee on Library and Educational Resources with terms starting December 10, 1997:



Bruce Chase, A&S, One Year Term, December 10, 1997 through June 30, 1998

Stan Wileman, IS&T, Two Year Term, December 10, 1997 through June 30, 1999

Shuanglin Lin, BA, Three Year Term, December 10, 1997 through June 30, 2000




Resolution 2276 - 12/10/97: Rules Committee

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BUDGET COMMISSION APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the Student Activities Budget Commission (student government committee) to replace retiring member, Frank Zahn, for a three-year term from December 10, 1997, through June 30, 2000:

David Volkman, BA





Resolution 2277 - 12/10/97: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

COLLEGE OF IS&T DEGREES



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate approve deletion of computer science degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences and deletion of the bachelor of science with a specialization in management information systems (MIS) from the College of Business Administration, and approve the proposed new computer science degree and MIS degree in the College of Information Science and Technology.




Resolution 2278 - 12/10/97: Committee on Professional Development

UCAT FUNDING



WHEREAS, the primary mission of the University of Nebraska at Omaha is teaching, and



WHEREAS, teaching circles would allow participating faculty members to have an opportunity to discuss, share, and improve teaching strategies, and



WHEREAS, UCAT is proposing a program through which 40 faculty members could each receive a $300 stipend for their participation in teaching circles for the sum of $12,000, and



WHEREAS, a program to improve teaching at UNO should not be at the expense of other successful UCAT programs; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO faculty senate supports UCAT in their development of a program of teaching circles, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNO faculty senate urges the administration to increase the budget for UCAT by $12,000 in 1998-99 and in future academic fiscal years for the purpose of funding a program of teaching circles, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNO faculty senate urges the administration to continue to look for ways to expand financial support of continued improvement of teaching at UNO.




Resolution 2279 - 01/14/98: Executive Committee

AMENDMENT OF FACULTY SENATE CONSTITUTION



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee moves the approval of the amended faculty senate constitution as previously submitted with the following additional changes:



ARTICLE II. DEFINITIONS



If at any time the number of non-collegiate faculty should be such that they could be apportioned at least one senator, they will be assigned as a separate voting unit.



Colleges.



Other A academic units which utilize faculties composed primarily of persons holding faculty rank in the academic colleges of the university do not qualify as colleges under this definition.



ARTICLE V. ORGANIZATION OF SENATE COMMITTEES.



Executive Committee



The outgoing president shall continue to serve on the Executive Committee as past-president in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity until through the last regularly scheduled meeting of the fall semester.



ARTICLE VI. AMENDMENTS.



Recommended changes in the constitution must be submitted for approval by the faculty senate and ratification by vote of the university faculty in accord with procedures set forth in Section 1 of this Article the first paragraph of this article.




Resolution 2280 - 01/14/98: Executive Committee

UNIVERSITY CALENDAR AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY



WHEREAS, Martin Luther King, Jr., by words and deeds, personified ideals held in great esteem by our nation in general and by the academic community in particular, and



WHEREAS, by act of Congress the third Monday of January has been designated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and



WHEREAS, appropriate commemorations of such events include the setting aside of usual business; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha encourages that the academic calendar of the University of Nebraska be modified such that classes not be scheduled on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.




Resolution 2281 - 01/14/98: Executive Committee

UNIVERSITY CALENDAR AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY



WHEREAS, by virtue of its attempts to effectively serve its diverse metropolitan student clients, UNOmaha schedules many classes to meet only once per week, and



WHEREAS, any alteration in the academic calendar which leads to an imbalance in days of the week in an academic term will disadvantage many students; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha strongly encourages that any changes in the academic calendar should, through some means, result in an appropriate allocation of class time to all course sections regardless of the days of the week on which they are scheduled, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that among the possible solutions to the problem of unbalanced class schedules might be the scheduling of some classes during the week currently scheduled for final exams, allowing faculty to develop alternative educational experiences or dividing the current spring break such that the Monday is used for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the Tuesday immediately following also being a holiday and spring break being limited to Wednesday through Friday.







BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the faculty is opposed to scheduling a Saturday class in lieu of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.




Resolution 2282 - 01/14/98: Executive Committee

UNIVERSITY CALENDAR AND SPRING BREAK



WHEREAS, the current spring break falls very close to the end of the semester; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports moving the current spring break to the mid-point of the semester.




Resolution 2283 - 02/11/98: Rules Committee

FOUNDATION PROFESSORSHIPS APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to a review committee for the awarding of foundation professorships:



Sam Walker

Lou Pol




Resolution 2284- 02/11/98: Rules Committee

CAMPUS-WIDE SCHEDULING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to the Campus-Wide Scheduling Committee to address issues arising out of the expanded campus and the establishment of residence halls:



John Newton

Robert Carlson

Justin Stolen




Resolution 2285 02/11/98: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC APPEALS (UCUAA) APPOINTMENT



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as an appointment to the University Committee on Undergraduate Academic Appeals (UCUAA) to serve from February 11, 1998, through June 30, 2000:



Robert Blair




Resolution 2286 02/11/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

REVISION OF CBA BYLAWS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate approves the revised bylaws of the College of Business Administration.



Resolution 2287 02/11/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

POST-TENURE REVIEW POLICY



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate endorses the concepts for a post-tenure review policy outlined in the draft document presented to the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha on January 13, 1998.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the implementation of the policy involve both consultation with the faculty senate and negotiation with the UNO AAUP.




Resolution 2288 03/11/98: Executive Committee

FEE REVIEW COMMITTEE AND $5 PER CREDIT HOUR TECHNOLOGY FEE



WHEREAS, computerized information technology has become an integral part of the academic enterprise, and



WHEREAS, students who do not become familiar with this technology will be greatly disadvantaged as citizens and in the employment market, and



WHEREAS, universities, in general, and UNOmaha in particular, have not been able to provide even minimal student access to this technology without sacrificing other significant priorities, and



WHEREAS, these resources require continuing budgetary support; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate, reluctantly, endorses the proposal to assess all students a $5.00 per credit hour technology fee to be used to provide students access to computers and other information technology support as outlined in the report of the Fee Review Committee.




Resolution 2289 03/11/98: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON COMPUTER USAGE APPOINTMENT

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001) to the University Committee on Computer Usage:

Kim Sosin




Resolution 2290 03/11/98: Rules Committee

ADDITIONAL FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE ON THE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON COMPUTER USAGE



WHEREAS, in recent years computing has increased in importance to all academic endeavors, increasing the significance of faculty consultation to the development of policies and procedures relative to computing; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate strongly suggests that the current five faculty senate appointed representatives on the University Committee on Computer Usage be increased from five to six.




Resolution 2291 03/11/98: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

APPROVAL OF AMENDED PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE'S RULES OF PROCEDURE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare moves the approval of the amended Professional Conduct Committee Rules of Procedure as previously submitted at the November 12, 1997, senate meeting.




Resolution 2292 03/11/98: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

BLUE RIBBON PANEL ON PART-TIME FACULTY



WHEREAS, the faculty senate has reviewed the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Part-Time Faculty -- University of Nebraska at Omaha, and

WHEREAS, the faculty senate is impressed by the breadth and quality of the report and its recommendations; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate commends the panel members for their diligent effort, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the faculty senate recommends the administration take immediate action to implement the recommendations and address the areas for additional study contained in the report.




Resolution 2293 03/11/98: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

TUITION WAIVERS FOR EMPLOYEE'S DEPENDENTS



WHEREAS, the availability of dependent scholarships is a cost effective benefit which would significantly aid the NU system in attracting and keeping faculty and staff, and



WHEREAS, such scholarship aid could increase the likelihood of some of Nebraska's most talented citizens remaining in the state; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate strongly supports efforts to make tuition waivers available to the dependents of employees of the University of Nebraska.




Resolution 2294 03/11/98: Committee on Goals and Directions

POLICY FOR HONORARY DEGREES



WHEREAS, a system-wide Policy for Honorary Degrees has come to light but this policy allows for wide discretion, and



WHEREAS, this policy indicates that each campus shall establish procedures for obtaining faculty approval and intimates that such procedures shall involve seeking the approval of the faculty senate, and,



WHEREAS, evaluation by stated criteria and with faculty evaluation of nominees is the standard practice at other academic institutions; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following criteria be used in evaluating nominees and awarding degrees:



(a) The nominee should have contributed beneficially and substantially to society at large through outstanding intellectual, creative, or humanitarian accomplishments, and/or



(b) The nominee, as a representative of Nebraska, should have made beneficial and substantial creative, intellectual or humanitarian contributions to society at large.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all nominations for honorary degrees to be recommended by UNO be evaluated by the University Committee on Honors and Awards, that the committee actively solicit input from faculty with relevant expertise, and that the names of nominees be submitted for approval to the faculty senate which will consider this matter in executive session and return confidential recommendations to the University Committee on Honors and Awards, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the honorary degrees awarded by UNO be presented only at scheduled commencements.




Resolution 2295 04/08/98: Executive Committee

AMENDED FACULTY SENATE BYLAWS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee moves approval of the amended faculty senate bylaws as submitted at the March 11, 1998, senate meeting.




Resolution 2296 04/08/98: Executive Committee

AMENDMENTS TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE COMMITTEE BYLAWS



Amendment to section 7.2, "Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee," of "The Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha."



After the last sentence, add:

A committee with a case under consideration shall, when necessary, continue past April with its membership unchanged until the case is resolved; in such an event, new cases shall be considered by the reconstituted committee.




Resolution 2297 04/08/98: Executive Committee

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHANCELLOR BELCK ON HER INVESTITURE



WHEREAS, the investiture of Nancy Belck as the thirteenth chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha is to occur on April 17, 1998, and



WHEREAS, such an occasion is an appropriate time for celebration by the entire campus community; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate extends its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Chancellor Belck on the occasion of her investiture, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the faculty senate encourages all faculty, staff, and students of the university to participate in the celebration.




Resolution 2298 04/08/98: Rules Committee

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 by the Rules Committee for senate nomination. If approved, a ballot will be presented to the UNO faculty.

Vote for one tenured faculty member to serve a three year term from April 16, 1998, through April 15, 2001, to replace Thomas Tollman:



Cina Crisara

Thomas Tollman



Vote for one non-tenured faculty member to serve a three year term from April 16, 1998, through April 15, 2001, to replace Hollis Glaser (who will be tenured as of July 1, 1998):



Amy Buller

Sue Pendleton




Resolution 2299 04/08/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

GRADE OF INCOMPLETE



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate recommends that any faculty member assigning a grade of incomplete must complete the UNO form that specifies the conditions for the grade, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the current form be reviewed by college faculties to ensure that it is up-to-date and includes all necessary information.




Resolution 2300 04/08/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

GRADE OF "I" CHANGES AUTOMATICALLY TO "W" INSTEAD OF "F"



WHEREAS, the grade of "I" changes automatically to "W," rather than changing to "F" as it did under former policy; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the assistant vice chancellor of Student Enrollment Services and director of Admissions, Records, and Registration notify faculty three weeks in advance of the automatic change date so that faculty may be reminded to exercise their prerogative to change the grade if appropriate.





Resolution 2301 04/08/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

K-16 REFORM



WHEREAS, the movement called "K-16 reform" was discussed at the October 17, 1997 meeting of the board of regents, and the faculty senate was asked to respond to the issue, and



WHEREAS, a well articulated transition between high school graduation and college entrance is a commendable goal, and



WHEREAS, bringing together K-12 and University of Nebraska representatives to explore alternatives to supporting high student achievement and a maximally effective transition from secondary to post-secondary levels is a logical and positive step in achieving this goal; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO faculty senate endorses the K-16 reform initiative, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that since much of the K-16 reform literature speaks to the issue of admission standards, the faculty senate recommends that if the university's view of K-16 reform becomes focused on admission standards, the matter should be identified clearly as an admission issue and input from faculty, students, and residents of Nebraska should be sought.




Resolution 2302 04/08/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

FACULTY/STAFF DINING ROOM



WHEREAS, student government has proposed that the current faculty/staff dining room in the Milo Bail Student center be converted into a computer user room, and



WHEREAS, because of its inconvenient location, the current faculty staff/dining room appears to be underutilized by faculty and staff, and

WHEREAS, faculty support increased access by students to computers for educational purposes; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate recommends that the current faculty/staff dining room be converted into a computer user room, contingent upon the stipulation that the conversion of the current faculty/staff dining room not take place until the faculty senate has been presented with, and agreed upon, an acceptable site on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center for a new faculty/staff dining room.




Resolution 2303 04/08/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN DISCIPLINE-BASED ARTS EDUCATION



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate supports the establishment of a Center for Innovation in Discipline-Based Arts Education in the College of Fine Arts.





Resolution 2304 04/08/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

NAME CHANGE FROM DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING BACK TO DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING



BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate recommends approval of the request for a name change from the Department of Professional Accounting back to the Department of Accounting.




Resolution 2305 04/08/98: By The Assembly

PERMANENT CHANGE OF RULES COMMITTEE TO STANDING COMMITTEE AND MODIFICATION OF SENATE BYLAWS ACCORDINGLY



WHEREAS, the duties of the Rules Committee are increasingly time-consuming and difficult, and,



WHEREAS, the duties could be more efficiently and appropriately carried out if the Rules Committee were a standing committee; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following changes be made to the bylaws of the senate:



Delete the following sentences from article VI., section 1:



Also during a recess or within one week following the last regular senate meeting of the academic year, senators from a) the College of Arts and Sciences, b) the College of Business Administration and the Library, c) the College of Education, and d) the College of Fine Arts and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service shall caucus to select one representative each to the rules Committee. Caucuses should strive for rotation of representation from year to year.



Change "section 5:" to "4.6"



Insert the following to the beginning of 4.6:



Soon after the last regular senate meeting of the academic year, the incoming president shall appoint a member of the committee as chairperson. This senator shall also serve on the Executive Committee and the Cabinet and Cabinet.



Delete the following from 4.6:



In addition to the members elected by each of the college caucuses, one at-large member will be appointed to the committee by the faculty president. This senator shall serve as chairperson of the Rules Committee and shall serve on the Executive Committee.





Resolution 2306, 05/13/98: Executive Committee

1997-98 THANK YOU RESOLUTIONS TO SENATE



WHEREAS, she has presided over meetings of the Executive Committee with skill and patience; and



WHEREAS, her insights and perspectives have always been positive contributions to our deliberations, and



WHEREAS, she has effectively served as the faculty's representative on the UNO Alumni Board; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends to Senator Judith Harrington its deepest appreciation for her exemplary service as vice president during the 1997-98 academic year.




WHEREAS, he has approached his duties as secretary-treasurer of the faculty senate with devotion to substance and accuracy; and

WHEREAS, the literacy of the faculty senate's documents have been a positive reflection of his scholarship and attention to details; and



WHEREAS, his acumen and insights have been of significant value to the deliberation of the Executive Committee and Cabinet; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends to Senator Gordon Mundell its deepest appreciation for his exemplary service as secretary-treasurer of the faculty senate during the 1997-98 academic year.




WHEREAS, he has chaired the Rules Committee with a level of skill and determination that manifests his commitment to the principles of collegiality in a proper functioning of shared governance; and

WHEREAS, he has recruited faculty members to serve on a wide array of university committees, boards, and task forces, too often on short notice; and



WHEREAS, his advice and perspective within the deliberations of the Executive Committee have been forthright and valuable; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends its deepest appreciation to Senator Arthur Diamond for his exemplary service as chair of the Rules Committee during the 1997-98 academic year.




WHEREAS, as chair of the Cabinet and member of the Executive Committee she has contributed greatly of her wisdom and time to our deliberations; and

WHEREAS, Senator Martha Bruckner has served ably as chair of the Professional Development Committee; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Bruckner for her dedicated service to the faculty and the university.




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 Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Carlson for his dedicated service to the faculty and the university.




WHEREAS, Senator Jack Newton has served ably and with competence and good will as chair of the Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee and as a valued member of the Cabinet; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Newton for his dedicated service to the faculty and the university.




WHEREAS, Senator John Reidelbach has served with committment and expertise as chair of the Educational Resources and Services Committee and as a valued member of the Cabinet; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Reidelbach for his dedicated service to the faculty and the university.




WHEREAS, Senator Loree Bykerk has served with competence and good will 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 Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Bykerk for her dedicated service to the faculty and the university.




WHEREAS, the coordinator of the faculty senate, Sandy Jensen, has managed the office and related senate activities with professionalism, sensitivity, grace and good humor; and

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



WHEREAS, she continues to be an indispensable link to the continuity and smooth function of the senate office; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends its deepest respect and gratitude to Sandy Jensen for the excellence of her work as coordinator of the faculty senate.




Resolution 2307 05/13/98: Executive Committee

1997-98 THANK YOU RESOLUTION TO FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT, SHELTON HENDRICKS



WHEREAS, he has served with distinction and exemplary dedication to UNO's faculty and community as president of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the 1997-98 term, and



WHEREAS, he has shown, 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 administration, the board of regents, and the legislature cogently and effectively, and



WHEREAS, he has played a central and highly productive role in establishing a strong working relationship between the faculty and the new chancellor; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska extends its deep appreciation to Professor Shelton Hendricks for his outstanding service to the faculty and the university as president of the UNO faculty senate.




Resolution 2308 05/13/98: Rules Committee

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH (UCR) APPOINTMENTS



BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments (July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001) to the University Committee on Research (UCR):



John Hill, Education

Douglas Paterson, Fine Arts

Roni Reiter-Palmon, Arts & Sciences

Jack Shroder, At-Large Representative




Resolution 2309 05/13/98: Rules Committee

1998-99 FACULTY SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS



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



Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (6)

1. James Bartle

2. Philip Craiger

3. Warren Francke

4. Darryll Lewis

5. John Newton

6. Jill Russell



Committee on Educational Resources and Services (6)

1. Donald Baum

2. James Carroll

3. William Clute

4. Wilma Kuhlman

5. James Shaw

6. Peter Suzuki









Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare (6)

1. Robert Carlson

2. Margaret Gessaman

3. Deborah Irvin

4. Gary Krause

5. Susan Maher

6. Andris Skreija



Committee on Goals and Directions (6)

1. Jerome Deichert

2. Sufi Nazem

3. Juliette Parnell-Smith

4. Janice Rech

5. Sheri Rogers

6. TBA (New External Faculty Representative)



Committee on Professional Development (6)

1. Chris Allen

2. Larry Bradshaw

3. Joseph Brown

4. Martha Bruckner

5. Lynn Harland

6. Claudette Lee



Committee on Rules (6)

1. Angela Valle College of Arts and Sciences

2. Arthur Diamond College of Business Administration

3. Josie Metal-Corbin College of Education

4. Douglas Paterson College of Fine Arts

5. Hesham Ali College of Information Science and Technology

6. Miriam DeLone College of Public Affairs and Community Service




Resolution 2310 05/13/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

SENATE SUPPORT OF BLUE RIBBON PANEL ON PART-TIME FACULTY



WHEREAS, UNO depends heavily on part-time faculty, and



WHEREAS, the Blue Ribbon Panel has studied their use and support and has followed with a list of recommendations; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha recommends implementation of the panel's recommendations, with immediate attention to those which require no budget planning, and follow-up attention to those which require planned expenditures; and,



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that such improvements in use of and support for part-time faculty, while important, should not overshadow the greater need to increase reliance on full-time and reduce reliance on part-time faculty.




Resolution 2311 05/13/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

PART-TIME FACULTY (ID CARDS & PRIVILEGES)



WHEREAS, many part-time faculty members provide valuable ongoing service to the university from semester to semester and year to year, and



WHEREAS, current practice requires a time-consuming semester-by-semester renewal procedure for obtaining their faculty identification cards, and



WHEREAS, this practice often restricts the access of part-time faculty members to university services which support their teaching; therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that part-time faculty who are specifically designated by their departments as continuing part-time faculty be authorized to receive ID cards and related privileges on an annual rather than a semester basis, allowing twelve-month access to library and other support services.




Resolution 2312 05/13/98: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

PART-TIME FACULTY (STUDY OF CATEGORIES, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)



WHEREAS, a number of part-time faculty issues, as identified by the Blue Ribbon Panel, are deserving of further study, especially clarification of: (1) categories of part-time faculty, and (2) benefits and compensation; therefore,



BE IT RESOLVED, that appropriate committees of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha place this issue on their agendas for discussion and recommendations during the 1998-1999 academic year.