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(Last updated 05/09/01)

2000-2001

Resolutions

Resolutions #2482 - 2588

The following resolutions were passed by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from July 5, 2000 toMay 9, 2001.


 Resolution 2482, 07/05/00: On behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Intercampus Resource Advisory Committee is hereby formed in compliance with the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Article VI, Section 7, Paragraph 7.2 for the purpose of advising the senate president on general issues of comparability between UNO and other units of the NU system and peer institutions.


Resolution 2483, 07/05/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three year appointments from 07/07/00 through 07/31/03 to the faculty senate Intercampus Resource Advisory Committee formed in compliance with the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Article VI, Section 7, Paragraph 7.2 on July 5, 2000, for the purpose of advising the senate president on general issues of comparability between UNO and other units of the NU system and peer institutions

John Bartle
Jeffrey French
Lourdes Gouveia
Louis Pol
Cassia Spohn


Resolution 2484, 07/05/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names be forwarded to Vice Chancellor Hodgson as nominees to fill one three-year appointment from 07/07/00 through 07/31/03 as the UNO representative on the UniversityWide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) Selection Committee to replace outgoing member Donald Dendinger. Names and vitaes must be submitted to Provost Lee Jones no later than August 21. Provost Jones will make the final selection.

James Conyers
Jerry Cederblom
TBA


Resolution 2485, 07/05/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names be forwarded to Vice Chancellor Hodgson as nominees to fill one two-year appointment from 07/07/00 through 07/31/02 as the UNO representative on the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creative Activity Award (OTICA) Selection Committee to replace outgoing member, Imafedia Okhamafe. Vitaes are required for all nominees. Names and vitaes must be submitted to Provost Lee Jones no later than August 21. Provost Jones will make the final selection.

Joanne Sowell
Leah Pietron
TBA


Resolution 2486, 07/05/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name be forwarded to James Welch, acting director of MBSC to serve as the faculty representative on the MBSC Course Materials Manager Search Committee:

Chris Allen


Resolution 2487, 08/16/00: On Behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the central principle of shared governance is inclusiveness, and

WHEREAS, decision-making on academic matters at UNO takes place primarily in the Deans Forum, and

WHEREAS, the faculty are currently not represented on the Deans Forum; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the president of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha be appointed each year to the Deans Forum.


Resolution 2488, 08/16/00: On Behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, Shelton Hendricks has been appointed to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean for Graduate Studies, and

WHEREAS, he served with distinction in a number of capacities as a leader of the faculty, and trusting he will remember whence he came; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha congratulates Dr. Hendricks and wishes him well in the discharge of his new duties.


Resolution 2489, 09/13/00: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare (Endowed professorships)

WHEREAS, faculty brain drain to other institutions willing to pay more for quality and productivity in recent years has grown especially acute, and

WHEREAS, retaining faculty of national and international repute can only be good for the overall welfare of UNO, and

WHEREAS, faculty of national and international repute expose the student body of UNO to the best and the brightest in the pursuit of a quality education, and

WHEREAS, endowed professorships represent one time-honored way to reward capable faculty and retain them from moving elsewhere, and

WHEREAS, the stipend for endowed professorships does not figure in the salary base, and

WHEREAS, the natural calendrical termination of the professorship causes a precipitous decline in salary; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the endowed professorships be increased in number, in stipend, in availability to junior ranks, and for longer times, and further, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a concerted public effort needs to be brought to bear on issue of endowed professorship by administration, and further.


Resolution 2490, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three year appointments from 08/01/00, through 07/31/03, to the University Committee on Computer Usage:

Karen Hein (to replace Sara Martin who replaced Gary Day 05/10/00, R2465)


Resolution 2491, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Committee on Goals and Directions as the senate representative for a oneyear appointment from 09/13/00, through 05/09/01, to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:

Franklin Thompson (to replace Senator Hesham Ali)


Resolution 2492, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also a graduate faculty member, as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 09/13/00, through 05/09/01, to the Graduate Council:

Angela Valle (to replace Senator Lynn Harland)


Resolution 2493, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also a AAUP member, as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 09/13/00, through 05/09/01, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

James Shaw (to replace Senator Janice Rech)


Resolution 2494, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNOmaha alum as the senate representative for a oneyear appointment from 09/13/00, through 05/09/01, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

Carol Mitchell (to replace Professor William Wakefield)


Resolution 2495, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the Search Committee for the Director of Student Organizations and Leadership Programs

Chris Allen


Resolution 2496, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the names of the following two nominees go forward to serve three-year terms from September 13, 2000, through July 31, 2003, on the Chancellor’s Commission on Multicultural Affairs to replace retiring member, Shireen Rajaram and Fuad Abdullah:

Carolyn Fiscus (to replace Shireen Rajaram)
Weiyu (Wendy) Guo (to replace Fuad Abdullah)


Resolution 2497, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to the Issue Resolution and Complaint Procedures for Prohibited Discrimination enacted at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1999, the faculty senate nominates the following six faculty to the pool of members available for selection by the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor to sit on the Equal Opportunity Review Panel upon the formal filing of a case. Selection of the nominees was done in a manner that attempted to provide the widest possible diversity with respect to gender, ethnic background and other relevant socio/demographic traits. The term for all nominees shall run from the September 13, 2000, until the beginning of the following academic year, August 19, 2001, as defined in the panel guidelines.

  • Jeannette Seaberry
  • Wilma Kuhlman
  • Hollis Glaser
  • Ethel Williams
  • James Shaw
  • Darryll Lewis

Resolution 2498, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the secretary-treasurer of the faculty senate act as liaison between the Budget Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee and the senate president serve as ex-officio. Senate representatives will serve one-year terms from May 11, 2000, through May 9, 2001 (the end of the current senate year) at which time the 2001-2002 officers will step in.

Hesham Ali, secretary-treasurer
Douglas Paterson, president


Resolution 2499, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

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 UNOmaha faculty campus-wide.

One tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to serve a threeyear term from October 16, 2000, through October 15, 2003, to replace retiring member, Jerry Cederblom whose term was extended through October 15, 2000, per Resolution 2457 to accommodate changing the election process from April to October:

Jane Woody
Dale Krane

One non-tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to serve a three-year term from October 16, 2000, through October 15, 2003, to replace retiring member, Sheri Rogers whose term was extended through October 15, 2000, per Resolution 2457 to accommodate changing the election process from April to October:

Janice Collins
Susann Suprenant


Resolution 2500, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

Ballot Vote by Senate: BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, section 6.1, Faculty Grievance Committee, the following faculty members are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace Donald Dendinger as the fullprofessor representatives for a three-year term from September 16, 2000, through September 15, 2003.

Philip Secret
Boyd Littrell (elected)

Ballot Vote by Senate: BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, section 6.1, Faculty Grievance Committee, the following faculty members are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace Leslie Turner as the assistant professor representatives for a three-year term from September 16, 2000, through September 15, 2003.

Barbara Simcoe
Maria Arbelaez (elected)

Ballot Vote by Senate: BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, section 6.1, Faculty Grievance Committee, the following faculty are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to replace Wilma Kuhlman as the Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare representative for a oneyear term from September 16, 2000, through September 16, 2001:

Robert Carlson (elected)
Jack Shroder


Resolution 2501, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

Ballot Vote by Senate: 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 two nominees (all tenured faculty ranked assistant professor or above) are brought forward by the Committee on Rules for ballot election by the full senate as follows:

Two representatives must be elected by ballot vote to serve threeyear terms from October 16, 2000, through October 15, 2003, to replace outgoing members Darryll Lewis and Justin Stolen. These newly elected representatives will also serve as alternates for threeyears from October 16, 2003, through October 15, 2006.

Darryll Lewis and Justin Stolen will continue serving as an alternate (replacing Margaret Gessaman and John Hill) for threeyears from October 16, 2000, through October 15, 2003 per Resolution 2252.

Roger Sindt (to replace Darryll Lewis) (elected)
Thomas Lorsbach (to replace Justin Stolen) (elected)
Richard Duggin


Tie Vote Update on Resolution 2502, 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

Ballot Vote by Senate: 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 nominees (all tenured faculty ranked assistant professor or above) are brought forward by the Committee on Rules for ballot election by thefull senate as follows:

One representative must be elected by ballot vote to complete the term of serve from September 13, 2000, through October 15, 2001, for alternate Julia Curtis who no longer works at UNO:

James Czarnecki(elected)
Miriam DeLone(withdrew after tie vote)


Resolution 2503 09/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as the faculty senate's Committee on Goals and Directions representative for a oneyear appointment from 09/13/00, through 05/09/01, to the Academic Planning Council to replace Margaret Gessaman:

Ann Coyne


Follow Up to E-mail Notice Sent to Associate Vice Chancellor Farr on 10/12/00
Resolution 2504, 10/11/00: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha moves approval, without change, of the revised constitution of the College of Continuing Studies dated March 3, 2000, as requested by Associate Vice Chancellor Farr and reviewed by the senate’s Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs.


Resolution 2505, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

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 that once established the committee report its recommendations to the senate as soon as is practicable, and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 7, with the approval of the senate, the president appoints that the following faculty to serve on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee:

Loree Bykerk
James Carroll, chair
David Corbin
William Clute
Griff Elder
Michael O’Hara


Follow Up to E-mail Notice Sent to Vice Chancellor Hodgson on 10/12/00
Resolution 2506, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service:

Finn-Aage Esbensen, Criminal Justice
Cassia Spohn, Criminal Justice
Dale Krane, Public Administration
Jay White, Public Administration
Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Social Work
Robin Russell, Social Work
Shirley Waskel, Gerontology
Karl Kosloski, Gerontology
Imafedia Okhamafe, Goodrich Program (reduced from two to one by college & senate)
Jerome Deichert, Center for Public Affairs Research (added by college & senate)
John Kretzschmar, Center for Labor Institute (added by college & senate)
Brent Bowen, Aviation (added by college & senate)
James B. Johnson, Faculty-At-Large
John (Jack) Shroder, Faculty-At-Large


Resolution 2507, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the names of the following two nominees go forward to serve three-year terms from September 13, 2000, through July 31, 2003, on the Student Government’s Student Activities Budget Commission to replace retiring member, David Volkman, and Duane Aschenbrenner who retired from UNO in the Spring, 2000:

Janice Collins (to replace David Volkman)
Steven Williams (to replace Duane Aschenbrenner)


Resolution 2508, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules (held over from 09/13/00)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the names of the following nominees go forward to serve three-year terms from September 13, 2000, through July 31, 2003, on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:

James Johnson, Arts & Sciences representative
Cynthia Phaneuf, Fine Arts representative
Hesham Ali, Information Science & Technology representative


Resolution 2509, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that Dr. Wally Bacon's term on the University Committee on Honors and Awards be extended from a one-year appointment designated by Resolution 2467 (08/01/00-07/31/01) to a full three-year appointment (08/01/00-07/31/03) in order to stagger the terms of the three faculty members from this point forward.


Resolution 2510, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

Ballot Vote by Senate: BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bylaws, section 6.1, Faculty Grievance Committee, the following faculty members are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate to complete the term of Janice Rech as the associate professor representatives from October 11, 2000, through September 15, 2002:

Lynn Harland (elected)
Sharon Sobel


Resolution 2511, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the names of the following nominees go forward to serve three-year terms from October 11, 2000, through July 31, 2003, on the new Wellness Committee:

Pamela Smith
William Wakefield


Follow Up to E-mail Notice Sent to Vice Chancellor Hodgson on 10/12/00:
Resolution 2512, 10/11/00: On Behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the Defense of Marriage Amendment would jeopardize the University’s ability to attract and retain the best faculty, staff and students, and

WHEREAS, the Defense of Marriage Amendment would preclude equal protection under the law for specifically targeted groups of citizens of Nebraska, undermining the validity University’s ProhibitedDiscrimination Policy; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha urges members of the University community vigorously to oppose passage of the amendment at the November, 7, 2000, election.


Resolution 2513, 11/08/00: On behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator to complete Hesham Ali’s term as secretary-treasurer from 11/08/00 to 05/09/2001. Senator Ali submitted his resignation after accepting the position of Associate Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology.

Hesham El-Rewini


Resolution 2514, 11/08/00: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, Senator Josie Metal-Corbin and a group of University of Nebraska at Omaha faculty, staff and students participated in “Nebraska Dancing,” celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Omaha Modern Dance Collective, of which Senator Metal-Corbin was a co-founder, and also created “Kitchen Dancing and Other Recipes,” thus fulfilling the Strategic Plan’s commitment to intensified community involvement; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha congratulates Senator Metal-Corbin on her contributions to the arts and to the Omaha community.


Resolution 2515, 11/08/00: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, Professor Hesham Ali has meritoriously served the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate as Secretary-Treasurer as well as in numerous other capacities, and

WHEREAS, Professor Ali has been named Associate Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology and must resign his Senate seat, and

WHEREAS, his insightful observations combined with his gentle manner have enriched numerous senate meetings and discussions; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate thanks Professor Ali for his outstanding service to the faculty and wishes him well in his new responsibilities.


Resolution 2516, 11/08/00: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

WHEREAS, service-learning has been demonstrated to improve students' comprehension of course content, to help them appreciate the relevance of academic learning to life outside the university, to strengthen their sense of civic responsibility, to sharpen their abilities to think critically and work collaboratively, and to provide hands-on experience valued by employers, and

WHEREAS, service-learning faculty consistently find that service-learning invigorates their teaching and opens the door to opportunities for applied research, and

WHEREAS, service-learning benefits our community by bringing the talents and energies of students to bear on community problems, and

WHEREAS, these benefits have particular relevance to UNOmaha's goals of ensuring excellence in teaching and of strengthening the connection between the university and the community, and

WHEREAS, the UNOmaha Service-Learning Academy performs the essential function of coordinating the campus-wide service-learning effort and supporting faculty in developing well- designed, rigorous service-learning courses; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends the Service-Learning Academy for its advocacy and support of service-learning, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the senate urges academic departments and colleges to support service-learning, especially by granting reassigned time as appropriate for program development and by recognizing service-learning teaching and scholarship in the faculty reward structure (merit pay, teaching awards, reappointment, tenure, and promotion).


Resolution 2517, 11/08/00: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha moves approval, without change, of the proposed “Master of Public Health, A Joint Degree of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Submitted to the Graduate Committee in August, 2000" and reviewed by the senate’s Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs.


Resolution 2518, 11/08/00: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha is the elected faculty body charged with responsibility of determining topics and concerns important to the faculty as a whole and communicating these issues to various constituencies, and

WHEREAS, salary issues are a critical factor in recruiting and retaining faculty and are important variables in determining faculty morale, and

WHEREAS, low starting salaries in some areas and inflexibility in previous contracts between the university administration and the UNO Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has made recruiting and retaining faculty in some areas difficult and has led to salary compression and, in some cases, salary inversion, and

WHEREAS, the faculty senate is appreciative of recent opportunities to express Senate views to both the UNO AAUP and the UNO Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the faculty senate encourages continued and regular direct communication concerning faculty salary issues between both the UNO AAUP and university administration and the Faculty Senate, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNO administration fund a study of faculty salaries by rank and by department in comparison to peer institutions, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate urges that all colleges offer fair and competitive faculty starting salaries, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that innovative mechanisms be included in contracts between the AAUP and the administration to address salary inequities among and within university faculty units, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the AAUP and the administration constructively address salary compression and inversion that has occurred and that will continue to grow even worse if starting salaries are universally made fair and competitive within the marketplace.


Resolution 2519, 11/08/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward to complete the remainder of Joe Davis’ term from November 8, 2000, through July 31, 2001, on the University Committee on Student Affairs (Davis retired from the university). The affected three-year term was previously been filled by Sue Pendleton (original nominee/R2333) from July 1, 1998, through March 9, 1999, and Joe Davis (replaced Pendleton who resigned/R2366) from March 10, 1999, through November 8, 2000.

Barbara Simcoe


Resolution 2520, 11/08/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as requested by Vice Chancellor Hodgson. (Two student representatives, one representative from administration, one staff representative and one community representative will also be added to the membership of the committee by the vice chancellor.)

Alphabetical by A&S Divisions followed by Faculty-At-Large
Humanities: Black Studies, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion (at least four faculty members)

William Blizek, Philosophy and Religion
Robert Carlson, Communication
Jim Conyers, Black Studies
Gregory Sadlek, English

Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics/Materials Science (at least four faculty members)

Bruce Chase, Biology
Jack Heidel, Mathematics
Roger Hoburg, Chemistry
Glenn Sowell, Physics

Social Sciences: Geography/Geology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology (at least four faculty members)

Wally Bacon, Political Science
Joseph Brown, Psychology
Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Geography/Geology and Women’s Studies
Lourdes Gouveia, Sociology and Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies

Faculty At-Large (at least two faculty members)

Richard Stacy, HPER, ED
Janet West, Economics, BA


Resolution 2521, 12/13/00: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s soccer, volleyball and football teams won league championships, capping outstanding 2000 seasons, thus bringing renown and credit to the University; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha congratulates Coaches Don Klosterman, Rose Shires and Pat Behrns and their staffs and teams, wishing them further success and assuring them of continuing faculty support, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate congratulates Athletic Director Bob Danenhauer and Associate Director Cherri Mankenberg and their staffs for an extraordinarily successful Fall 2000 season.


Resolution 2522, 12/13/00: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, Rosemary Skrupa has served the State and the University as a member of the Board of Regents for twelve years, and

WHEREAS, Regent Skrupa has consistently supported the University of Nebraska at Omaha; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thanks Regent Skrupa for her service and her championing of the University’s cause, and wishes her all the best in the future.


Resolution 2523, 12/13/00: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the event of more than two nominees for president-elect in the election 2000, occurs, and

WHEREAS, no one candidate receives a majority; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the top two candidates from the first ballot compete in a run off.


12/13/00: Executive Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee nominates Senator Wally Bacon for president-elect.


Resolution 2525, 12/13/00: Executive Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee nominates Senator John (Jack) Shroder for president-elect.


Resolution 2526, 12/13/00: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Cabinet have considered the revised UNOmaha Demonstration Policy and Operating Regulations proposed by Dr. Mary Mudd, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and have found nothing objectionable; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has no objections to the implementation of the revised UNOmaha Demonstration Policy and Operating Regulations.


Resolution 2527, 12/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the University Committee on Excellence in Teaching to serve three-year terms from November 8, 2000, through July 31, 2003. Two members should be recipients of the award and one member should be untenured, if possible. This is also the first time the new position of ‘first year faculty member holding a Ph.D.’ is added as charged by the chancellor’s Task Force on University Committees (Committee on Committees). The only continuing committee member is Philip Secret (PACS, 08/01/98 to 07/31/01) who was appointed by the chancellor prior to the faculty senate taking over the appointment of all faculty members.

Karen Kangas Dwyer, Arts & Sciences
Judith Wantanabe, Business Administration
Jarene Fluckiger, Education
David Helm, Fine Arts
Leah Pietron, IS&T
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, First Year Faculty Member Holding a Ph.D.


Resolution 2528, 12/13/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a threeyear appointment from 12/06/00 through 07/31/03 to the faculty senate Intercampus Resource Advisory Committee.

Yong Shi, IS&T


Resolution 2529, 01/10/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward to complete the remainder of Janice Collins’ term (R2507) on the Student Activities Budget Commission from December 13, 2000, through July 31, 2003. Professor Collins is unable to complete her three-year term due to schedule conflicts.

Kenneth Dick (to replace Janice Collins)


Resolution 2530, 02/14/01: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

WHEREAS, some academic units at UNO have requested that they be designated as schools, and

WHEREAS, the criteria distinguishing an academic department from a school are not defined; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha that the principles articulated in the attached document “‘School’ Designation for Academic Units@ be considered by the University of Nebraska central administration and by the Board of Regents for adoption as standing policy.


Resolution 2531, 02/14/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as appointments to review the Professorship Review Committee no later than March 1, 2000. Per Associate Vice Chancellor Farr, the committee will review three colleagues for reappointment this year and appoint three named professorships at the beginning of the next academic year.

Bruce Johansen. College of Arts & Sciences (Communication)
Quiming Zhu, College of Arts & Sciences (Computer Science)


Resolution 2532, 02/14/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tenured representative has been elected by ballot vote of all fulltime UNO faculty to serve a threeyear term from February 14, 2001, through October 15, 2003, to replace Jerry Cederblom on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee.

Dale Krane

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following non-tenured representative has been elected by ballot vote of all fulltime UNO faculty to serve a threeyear term from February 14, 2001, through October 15, 2003, to replace Sheri Rogers on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee.

Janice Collins


Resolution 2533, 02/14/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as threeyear appointments from 02/14/01, through 07/31/01, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Bruce Johansen (reappointed)


Resolution 2534, 03/07/01: Executive Committee and Cabinet

WHEREAS, on February 26, 2001, the global e-learning project in cooperation with the International Institute for Information Science and Technology (IIIST) in Shanghai, China was contractually extended in its research and design stage, and

WHEREAS the UNOmaha faculty bear the primary responsibility for the integrity of all UNOmaha degrees and the pedagogical legitimacy of all UNOmaha course offerings, and

WHEREAS, the UNOmaha-IIIST project does not clearly fit into the objectives of the UNOmaha Strategic Plan, and

WHEREAS, global studies remain an important and attractive part of the UNOmaha educational experience for students "to find their place in the world," and

WHEREAS, pedagogical issues involving project courses required for UNOmaha degree programs remain unresolved and require prompt on-site clarification and creative problem-solving, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNOmaha Faculty Senate strongly recommends that the Strategic Plan be amended to reflect UNOmaha's continuing commitment to international education, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNOmaha Faculty Senate strongly recommends that delegations from the English and Communication Departments be urgently dispatched to Shanghai for the purposes of issue clarification and problem-solving discussions with the IIIST administration and instructional staff.


Resolution 2535, 03/07/01: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Cabinet have considered the revised UNOmaha Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities proposed by Dr. Mary Mudd, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and have found nothing objectionable; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has no objections to the implementation of the revised UNOmaha Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.


Resolution 2536, 03/07/01: On behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Cabinet have considered the revised UNOmaha Student Code of Conduct proposed by Dr. Mary Mudd, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and have found nothing objectionable; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has no objections to the implementation of the revised UNOmaha Student Code of Conduct.


Resolution 2537, 03/07/01: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs has considered the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Training Proposal at the request of Dr. Shelton Hendricks, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and have found nothing objectionable; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has no objections to the implementation of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Training Proposal.


Resolution 2538, 03/07/01: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

WHEREAS, Emeritus status for older faculty is a status that can encourage retirement to make way for fresh new faculty, and

WHEREAS, according to item RP-4.2.6 of the Board of Regents handbook on the Rights and Responsibilities of Professional Staff, Emeritus status is not automatic but an award of special privilege accruing to retired staff, and

WHEREAS, Emeritus status for retiring faculty is, in large part, an honor based upon past meritorious service, and

WHEREAS, Emeritus status for retiring faculty is recommended by the staff of the department, and the dean, or the director, and

WHEREAS, in some cases seeming inequities or oversights may result from some determinations of Emeritus status, and

WHEREAS, Emeritus status may include office space, desk, computer and phone use, and/or research facilities where such is deemed especially desirable, and

WHEREAS, the University has a dearth of such space available in some departments; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that a survey of possible office spaces be developed by departments for future use by faculty with Emeritus status, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that more formal, standardized procedures be developed by departments for determining Emeritus status, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that if determination of Emeritus status is ever contested at the departmental level, further determination should be made at the level of the appropriate college advisory committee to the Dean, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that faculty nearing retirement should petition their department, their chair, and their dean at any time for a vote to determine whether or not they will be granted Emeritus status, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all faculty with Emeritus status should be provided with available office space, telephone, and computer support for as long as they shall need it; such space to be commensurate with available space and commensurate with ongoing evidence of productivity in terms of continued teaching, student advising, creativity, research papers published, and grants obtained.


Resolution 2539, 03/07/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following eleven names go forward as appointments to the newly formed Prioritization Review Panels to serve a three-year term from March 7, 2001, through July 31, 2004:

Wally Bacon, A&S
Bob Carlson, A&S
Jack Shroder, A&S
Richard File, BA
Franklin Thompson, ED
Douglas Paterson, FA
Sharon Sobel, FA
Dwight Haworth, IST
Jim Shaw, Library
Ann Coyne , PACS
Miriam DeLone, PACS


The following "Sense of the Senate" was approved by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Wednesday, March 7, 2001. (Please note, this is not a resolution.)

On the recommendation of the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha recommends the following letter be appended to the data on grade distribution in the form of a letter. The committee also recommends that the data on grade distribution be made available to the faculty annually.

"The Office of Institutional Research has gathered data on the distribution of grades in each of UNOmaha's colleges and departments. We forward the data with the recommendation that faculty in every academic unit examine them carefully and use this occasion to review their grading practices.

The Faculty Senate endorses these principles:

Students have a right to an accurate, meaningful assessment of their performance.

A pattern of inordinately high grades may indicate grade inflation, which threatens the academic integrity of the university.

A pattern of inordinately low grades may indicate that instructional practices are not giving students the support they need to succeed.

A disparity in grading practices is a cause for concern. While grades vary from department to department for real and legitimate reasons, a wide variation results in grades losing their value as information.

The disjunction between actual grade distributions and the explanation of grades published in UNOmaha's undergraduate catalog (A is defined as "superior," B as "above average," C as "average") is a cause for concern, suggesting a need to revise the catalog copy, grading practices, or both."


Resolution 2540, 04/11/01: Executive Committee and Cabinet

WHEREAS, on March 7, 2001, the Executive Committee and Cabinet announced intent to introduce a motion to amend the Faculty Senate bylaws at the April 11, 2001, senate meeting as required by Article VII, Section 1 (copied below); therefore,

Article VII. Amendments. Section 1: These bylaws can be amended at any business meeting by simple majority vote of those eligible to be cast by the entire senate providing that at the preceding meeting an announcement has been made declaring intent to introduce a motion to amend at the next meeting and describing its content and purpose. The proposal must be reduced to writing when presented for a vote.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha be amended as follows:

Article I. Section 1: Replace the word staff with the word designees. The sentence will read: "He/she shall be the faculty spokesperson when the Executive Committee meets with the chancellor and the chancellor's designees and shall chair the Executive Committee and the Cabinet when they meet in lieu of the full senate during the months of June and July."

Article I, add new Section 6: The presiding officer of the Faculty Senate shall be the senior officer present at the meeting: president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, president-elect, chairperson of the Committee on Rules, chairperson of the Cabinet, chairperson of the standing committees other than Rules in alphabetical order, vice-chairperson of the standing committees in alphabetical order.

Article II, add new Section 10: To be eligible for election to president-elect, a Senator must be able to complete the following term of president within her or his elected Senate term.

Article III, Section 4: Delete the last sentence, which deals with the presiding officer during an election, since this is covered in new Article I. Section 6.


Resolution 2541, 04/11/01: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

WHEREAS, the proposed graduate certificate program, AEnhancing Instruction in Urban Schools,@ has been approved by the UNO Graduate Council, and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs has reviewed this proposal and supports this proposal; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha approves the proposed graduate certificate AEnhancing Instruction in Urban Schools."


Resolution 2542, 04/11/01: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

WHEREAS, the addition of minus grades allows faculty to better distinguish between varying levels of performance, which is a fundamental role of a grading system, and

WHEREAS, most American universities include both plus and minus grades; fewer than 5% use the current scale, and

WHEREAS, both the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at Kearney have recently adopted minus grades, and

WHEREAS, it is desirable for a university system to have uniform standards to facilitate inter-campus transfers, and

WHEREAS, in 1995 the UNO Faculty Senate approved a resolution to add minus grades; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha approves changing the current grading system by adding A-, B-, C-, D-.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate encourages such programs and systems which utilize the current quality point system to evaluate student performance (Honors Program, Academic Suspension, etc.) to re-examine their GPA criteria.

A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0
B-
2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.0
D- .67
F 0.0


Resolution 2543 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on Academic Fees:

Karen Robinson (to replace Laura Dickson)
John Maloney (to replace Manoj Sharma)
Edmund Tisko (to replace Joseph La Voie)


Resolution 2544 05/09/01: Committee on Rules (held over from 04/11/01 due to lack of quorum)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the Faculty Senate's representatives from the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs and the Committee on Goals and Directions each for a one-year term from 05/09/01, through 05/08/02, to the Academic Planning Council:

Ethel Williams, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (to replace Melodee Landis)
Ann Coyne, Committee on Goals and Directions (re-appointment)


Resolution 2545 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching:

Susan Maher, College of Arts and Sciences (to replace Angela Valle)
Joanne Sowell, College of Fine Arts (to replace Larry Bradshaw)


Resolution 2546 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on Athletics:

Richard File (to replace Leah Pietron)


Resolution 2547 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on Computer Usage:

Marchel Austin (to replace Kathleen Henebry)
William Clute (to replace Kim Sosin)
Ronald Bauers (to replace Deborah Smith-Howell)


Resolution 2548 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

Manoj Sharma ( to replace Carol Ebdon)
Ineke Marshall (to replace Juliette Parnell-Smith)
Maria Elvira Villamil (to replace Nicholas Stergiou)


Resolution 2549 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the Parking Advisory Committee:

John Bartle (to replace Frederic Laquer)
Donald Greer (to replace John Noble)


Resolution 2550, 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

Mark Rousseau (to replace Roni Reiter-Palmon, A&S, Social Science)
Thomas Lorsbach (to replace John Hill, Education)
Gary Day (to replace Douglas Paterson, Fine Arts)
Roger Hoburg (to replace John Shroder, At-Large)


Resolution 2551, 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on Student Affairs:

Barbara Simcoe (to replace Barbara Simcoe)
Carolyn Gascoigne (to replace Andrew Smallwood)
Scott Harrington (to replace Maria Elvira Villamil)


Resolution 2552 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, to the Student Publications Board:

Frederic Laquer (reappointment)
Sheri Wilson (reappointment)


Resolution 2553, 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as the graduate faculty representative to serve a two-year appointment from 08/01/01, through 07/31/04, on the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

Ethel Williams


Resolution 2554, 05/09/01: Committee on Rules

WHEREAS, it is the charge of the Faculty Senate Committee on Rules to provide to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs a list of twice as many willing faculty than are actually needed to serve on Dean Search Committees, and

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Committee on Rules has discharged this responsibility in an effective and timely manner twice within the past twelve months (fourteen faculty nominees in the case of the Arts and Science Dean Search, and another fourteen nominees in the case of the CPACS Dean Search), and

WHEREAS, those faculty members chosen to serve have, in good faith, spent a great deal of time and effort discharging their duties, and

WHEREAS, in the case of the search for a Dean of Arts and Sciences, the search committee's recommendation was declined without satisfactory explanation, and

WHEREAS, faculty are reluctant to serve on committees in which they perceive no useful outcome of their service, therefore making it extremely difficult to recruit faculty to said committees; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate encourages the administration to clarify the position the faculty search committee plays in the hiring of deans, and to provide clear and specific guidelines for such an important task.


Resolution 2555, 05/10/01: Amendment of Resolution 2534 on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha amends previously adopted Resolution 2534 as follows:

Resolution 2534, 03/07/01: Executive Committee and Cabinet

WHEREAS, on February 26, 2001, the global e-learning project in cooperation with the International Institute for Information Science and Technology (IIIST) in Shanghai, China was contractually extended in its research and design stage, and

WHEREAS the UNOmaha faculty bear the primary responsibility for the integrity of all UNOmaha degrees and the pedagogical legitimacy of all UNOmaha course offerings, and

WHEREAS, the UNOmaha-IIIST project does not clearly fit into the objectives of the UNOmaha Strategic Plan, and

WHEREAS, global studies remain an important and attractive part of the UNOmaha educational experience for students "to find their place in the world," and

WHEREAS, pedagogical issues involving project courses required for UNOmaha degree programs remain unresolved and require prompt on-site clarification and creative problem-solving, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNOmaha Faculty Senate strongly recommends that the Strategic Plan be amended to reflect UNOmaha's continuing commitment to international education, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the UNOmaha Faculty Senate strongly recommends that delegations from the English and Communication Departments be urgently dispatched to Shanghai for the purposes of issue clarification and problem-solving discussions with the IIIST administration and instructional staff.


Resolution 2556, 05/10/00: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he assumed the duties of Secretary-Treasurer in the fall due to the appointment of Hesham Ali to an administrative position, and

WHEREAS, he kept track of the Senate Budget and dutifully reported our status from month to month, and

WHEREAS, he has brought a fresh perspectives to difficult matters, and

WHEREAS, he has been a wise colleague who helps the Senate understand the needs and developments of the College of Information Science and Technology; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Professor Hesham El-Rewini for his work as Secretary-Treasurer in this academic year 2000 - 2001.


Resolution 2557, 05/10/00: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has chaired the Faculty Personnel and Welfare Committee as well as the Cabinet with commitment and concern for all UNO faculty, and

WHEREAS, he is a passionate advocate for faculty rights, and

WHEREAS, he brought a vast institutional knowledge to numerous issues, providing both the Executive Committee and the Senate with invaluable insight, and

WHEREAS, he represents the finest traditions of UNO in scholarship, teaching; and service, all of which he has brought to the Senate; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Professor Jack Shroder for exemplary service to UNOmaha both as a Senator and Senate leader in this 2000-2001 Academic Year


Resolution 2558, 05/10/00: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, she has taken the position of Chair of the Rules Committee with consummate effectiveness as well as with the necessary great good humor, and

WHEREAS, this activity often resembles not only herding cats but trying to find cats to herd, and

WHEREAS, she embodies the ideal of the faculty member who can engage the most detailed agenda while at the same time keep an eye always on matters of principle and fairness, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its appreciation to Professor Sharon Sobel for her leadership of the Rules Committee during this the 2000 - 2001 Academic Year; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that she has a happy and productive sabbatical for the 2001-2002 Academic Year.


Resolution 2553, 05/10/00: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has engaged in several dialogues of great importance to the faculty in regard to their professional development, and

WHEREAS, he has advocated for providing resources to faculty that will enhance teaching and research careers at UNOmaha, and

WHEREAS, he has graced the Executive Committee with a buoyancy and humor essential for effective group action; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Professor Chris Allen for his leadership in Chairing the Senate Professional Development Committee for the Academic Year 2000-2001.


Resolution 2560, 05/10/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, she has provided leadership to the Goals and Directions Committee, and

WHEREAS, she brings an interest in social justice to the vision of UNOmaha and the Committee she chaired, and

WHEREAS, her insight to the development of UNOmaha is enhanced by her years of service and dedication to this institution; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha express its sincere appreciation to Professor Ann Coyne for Chairing the Goals and Directions Committee during this 2000-2001 Academic Year.


Resolution 2561, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has as Chair of the Personnel and Welfare Committee energetically taken on numerous tasks remanded to his committee, and

WHEREAS, his and his committee researched such matters as library resources and technology effectiveness (Lotus Notes, tech support, on-line course catalogue, etc.) that are crucial for UNOmaha faculty research and teaching, and

WHEREAS, he effectively spearheaded yet another year of successful fund-raising for the Senate's Paul Beck scholarship fund; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its deep appreciation to Professor Donald Baum for his capable leadership in this 2000-2001 Academic Year.


Resolution 2562, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has chaired the Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee with the most capable leadership, and

WHEREAS, he has served as Parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate this Senate year but seems hesitant to challenge the record set by his predecessor Dwayne Aschenbrenner, and

WHEREAS, he has provided leadership in such matters as the Fudan proposal, the minus-grade issue, and in a series of important review / approval processes, and

WHEREAS, his ideas and analysis are being sought increasingly frequently by Senators, Administrators and the general UNOmaha Faculty alike; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha sincerely thanks Professor John Bartle for the solidity of his leadership and for his dedication to the integrity of the university in this, the 2000-2001 Academic Year.


Resolution 2563, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, she has served the UNOmaha Faculty Senate with skill and dedication these past six years, and

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate has been able to function efficiently and effectively due substantially to her professional management of the Faculty Senate office, and

WHEREAS, she has brought a marvelous positive attitude to her work and to all her relationships with faculty, staff, and administration, and

WHEREAS, she will be missed greatly by the Faculty Senate and the Senate's leadership; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Sandra Jensen for her six years of superior service, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate expresses its deepest appreciation for all her efforts on its behalf, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate wishes Sandra Jensen well in her new dedication to chaplaincy in hospice and hospital care, realizing our loss is indeed a most wonderful blessing to those whom she will serve.


Resolution 2564, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, she has capably Represented the UNOmaha Faculty Senate on the university Academic Planning Council; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Professor Melodee Landis for this service.


Resolution 2564, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, she has capably Represented the UNOmaha Faculty Senate on the university Academic Planning Council; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Professor Melodee Landis for this service.


Resolution 2565, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has capably Represented the UNOmaha Faculty Senate on the university Alumni Association Board of Directors; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Professor William Wakefield for this service.


Resolution 2566, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has capably Represented the UNOmaha Faculty Senate on the Board of the American Association of University Professors; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator James Shaw for this service.


Resolution 2567, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, she has capably Represented the UNOmaha Faculty Senate on the Graduate Council; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Angela Valle for this service.


Resolution 2568, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has capably Represented the UNOmaha Faculty Senate on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator Franklin Thompson for this service; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate also wishes Senator Thompson well on his current campaign for a seat on the Omaha City Council.


Resolution 2569, 05/09/01: Executive Committee

WHEREAS, he has served capably and with extraordinary care as the Chair of the Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws Review Committee; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commends Senator James Carroll for this service.


Resolution 2570, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

WHEREAS, he has provided dedicated leadership of the UNOmaha Faculty Senate as President during the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 academic years, and

WHEREAS, he has been an articulate, dramatic, and effective advocate for UNOmaha faculty interests to the administration, the Board of Regents and the media, and

WHEREAS, he has served with energy as the faculty's voice on the Chancellor's Council, the Budget Advisory Committee and (has tried to do so on) the Deans' Forum, and

WHEREAS, he has shared with the UNOmaha Faculty Senate his unique and stimulating blend of humor, social concern, and integrity; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNOmaha Faculty Senate thanks and congratulates Professor Douglas Paterson for his service to the faculty, to the university, and to the community.


Resolution 2571, 05/09/01: Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

WHEREAS, the goals of the proposed Center for Metropolitan Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska at Omaha are consistent with the aims of this metropolitan university, and

WHEREAS, the proposed Center promises to increase the levels of communication and cooperation among the faculty and with community members, and

WHEREAS, the language of the proposal is overly broad in some instances (e.g. "In addition, the center will be an impetus to ensure that students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will be exposed to and experience entrepreneurial issues within their academic education.") and overly narrow in others (e.g. "University organizations that would immediately benefit from entrepreneurial knowledge and connection to entrepreneurs via an entrepreneurial center are the Engineering College, the Information Science and Technology College, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center."), and

WHEREAS, the proposal does not clearly address aspect of the Center's work: graduate and undergraduate components of the proposed initiative; the involvement of the Center with full-time students, part-time student degree candidates, and non-degree students; the potential conflicts of interest which might arise from university financial support (e.g. UNO Initiative Fund) of student ventures, and

WHEREAS, the proposal calls for fund raising by the University for non-academic initiatives (e.g. the University of Nebraska Angel Fund) which may compete with fund raising in support of broader academic goals consistent with the UNO Strategic Plan and academic priorities; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate supports establishment of a Center for Metropolitan Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, while it disapproves this proposal as it is currently written, and recommends against establishment of any fund or fund-raising effort by the Center which does not take into account the impact of the Center on the needs of the whole institution.


Resolution 2572, 05/09/01: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare (held over from 04/11/01 due to lack of quorum)

WHEREAS, parking has been, and continues to be, a severe problem for faculty, staff, and students, and

WHEREAS, the university administration can at any time initiate new parking fees, or increase established parking fees, without recourse for those having to pay such fees, and

WHEREAS, the establishment of the facilities of the south campus with significant infusions of private monies is a most welcome addition to the overall betterment of the university, the urban and the local corporate communities, and

WHEREAS, such a gift should not also be a Trojan Horse bearing hidden additional charges for faculty staff and students, and

WHEREAS, the north campus parking fees are subsidizing free parking and free transportation for the south campus, and

WHEREAS, there are commonly too many buses, or empty buses, it is clear that the buses are not well scheduled; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate does not approve of an increase to an already iniquitous parking fees on the north campus, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the university administration exert every effort to: (1) charge parking fees for all the parking lots on the south campus; and/or (2) seek other ways to subsidize and/or reduce the cost of operating the shuttle buses.


Resolution 2573, 04/11/01: Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a tax-supported public institution that prides itself on openness and access; and

WHEREAS, the west side of campus does not abut private land where liability could occur, but instead abuts the public thoroughfares of 67th Avenue, 67th Street, and Farnam Street; and

WHEREAS, prior private agreements by UNO administrators with nearby influential neighbors about restricting access on the west should have no recognizable merit or validity under the laws of public access, in the face of the considerable needs of the many student and faculty pedestrians trying to access the campus from the west, and

WHEREAS, the west neighborhoods are already well protected by plentiful no parking signs, and can be further protected by more rigorous police enforcement of no parking restrictions upon request of the neighborhoods, and

WHEREAS, the high fence and locked gates on the west side of campus unfairly restrict public access and have no merit for a public institution; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that a new west gate pedestrian access to campus be opened permanently, without a locked gate and with a newly maintained sidewalk from Parking Lot H to Farnam Street.


Resolution 2574, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as their 2001-2002 vice president:

Ann Coyne (to replace Senator Wally Bacon)


Resolution 2575, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as their 2001-2002 secretary-treasurer:

Hesham El-Rewini (reappointment)


Resolution 2576, 05/10/00: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 5.6, the senate president appoints the following senator to serve as chair of the Committee on Rules:

Richard File (to replace Senator Sharon Sobel)


Resolution 2577, 05/09/01: On behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 1, the retiring standing committees have met and selected the following chairs from their continuing members:

Robert Smith, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
Bonnie O'Connell, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
Jack Shroder, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
James Hagen, Committee on Goals and Directions
Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Committee on Professional Development


Resolution 2578, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 3, the senate president appoints the following senator chair of the Cabinet:

Jack Shroder (reappointment)


Resolution 2579, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the 2001-2002 senators to the standing committees as designated:

Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (6)

1. Nora Bacon, A&S
2. Melodee Landis, ED
3. Carol Mitchell, ED
4. Jody Neathery-Castro, A&S
5. Robert Smith, A&S
6. Ethel Williams, PACS

Committee on Educational Resources and Services (6)

1. Thomas Bragg, A&S
2. Laura Dickson, Library
3. Bonnie O'Connell, FA
4. Laura Schulte
5. Andrew Smallwood, A&S
6. Peter Wolcott, IS&T

Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare (6)

1. James Fawcett, A&S
2. G. Vaughn Johnson, BA
3. Vivek Mande, BA
4. John Shroder, A&S
5. Christopher Tuan, NU Rep
6. Joan Latchaw, A&S (to temporarily replace Robert Carlson, A&S for Fall semester only)

Committee on Goals and Directions (6)

1. Ann Coyne, PACS
2. James Hagen, A&S
3. Boyd Littrell, A&S
4. Franklin Thompson, ED
5. Steven Williams, FA
6. Angela Valle, A&S

Committee on Professional Development (6)

1. Keith Pedersen, NU Rep
2. Theresa Barron-McKeagney, PACS
3. Sufi Nazem, BA
4. George Engelmann, A&S
5. Jihong (Solomon) Zhao, PACS
6. Joong-Gun (George) Chung, A&S

Committee on Rules (6)

1. A&S: Greg Sadlek
2. BA: Richard File
3. ED: Martha Bruckner
4. FA: David Helm
5. IS&T: Hesham El-Rewini
6. PACS: Michael Carroll


Resolution 2580, 05/09/01: On behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 1, the standing committees met and selected the following vice chairs:

Nora Bacon, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
Laura Dickson, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
James Fawcett, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
Angela Valle, Committee on Goals and Directions
TBA, Committee on Professional Development = Held Over
Richard File, Committee on Rules


Resolution 2581, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs as the senate representative to the Academic Planning Council:

Ethel Williams (to replace Melodee Landis)


Resolution 2582, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNOmaha alum as the senate representative to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

Martha Bruckner (to replace Professor William Wakefield)


Resolution 2583, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also a AAUP member, as the senate representative to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

Greg Sadlek (to replace Senator James Shaw)


Resolution 2584, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president, Senator Wally Bacon, will serve as the senate representative to the Chancellor's Council.


Resolution 2585, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president, Senator Wally Bacon, will serve the senate representative to the Dean's Forum.


Resolution 2586, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also a graduate faculty member, as the senate representative to the Graduate Council:

Angela Valle (reappointment)


Resolution 2587, 05/09/01: Executive Committee on Behalf of the Assembly

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Committee on Goals and Directions as the senate representative to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:

James Hagen (to replace Senator Franklin Thompson)

Resolution 2588: this number was inadvertantly skipped and there is no Resolution 2588.