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2003 - 2004 RESOLUTIONS:
(last updated 5/11/04)

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Resolution 2681, May 16, 2003: Election of Faculty Senate Vice President:

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 2003-2004 Vice President:

Wally Bacon (to replace Senator Blair).


Resolution 2682, May 16, 2003: Election of Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer:

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 2003-2004 Secretary/Treasurer:

Laura Dickson (to replace Senator Williams).


Resolution 2683, May 16, 2003: Appointment of Parliamentarian

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints

Jim Carroll

to continue as parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate.


Resolution 2684, May 16, 2003: Chair of Committee for Rules:

BE IT RESOLVED that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 5.6, the 2003-2004 senate president appoints the following senator Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Boyd Littrell.


Resolution 2685, May 16, 2003: Chair of the Cabinet

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints the following senator Chair of the Cabinet:

Jody Neathery-Castro


Resolution 2686, May 16, 2003: Standing Committee Vice Chairs:

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, the standing committees have met and selected the following Vice Chairs from their members:

Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs: James Akers
Committee on Educational Resources and Service: Robert Shuster
Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare: Natalie Bennett
Committee on Goals and Directions: Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
Committee on Professional Development: Beth Ritter
Committee on Rules: Michael Carroll


Resolution 2687, July 2, 2003: University, Campus, etc., Committees:

A. University Committee on Athletics:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Athletics:

Deborah Smith-Howell, (to replace Kent Kirwan).

B. Campus Committee on Safety:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to the Campus Committee on Safety, to replace David Helm, Fredric Laquer, and Carl Nordahl, with staggered term endings:

Donald Rowen, 08/01/03 - 07/31/06
Rachel Jones, 08/01/03 - 07/31/05
Paul Barnes, 08/01/03 - 07/31/04.

C. Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs (completed 9/10/2003):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as two-year appointments from 08/01/03, through 07/31/05, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

Jessiline Anderson, A&S (to replace Carolyn Fiscus)
Tba Ho Young Lee, BA (to replace Weiyu (Wendy) Guo)

AND, the following name go forward as a one-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/04, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

Amanda Randall, PACS (to replace Michael Carroll).

D. Educational Policy Advisory Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee:

Victor Winter, IS&T (to replace Leah Pietron)
Linda Parker, LIB (to replace Laura Dickson)
Lisa Sample, PACS (to replace Imafedia Okhamafe)

AND, the following name go forward as a two-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/05, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

Carson Holloway, A&S (to replace James Conyers).

E. University Committee on Facilities:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Facilities:

Michael O'Hara, (to replace William Clute).

F. Greek Ideals Implementation Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the Greek Ideals Implementation Committee:

Marshall Prisbell, (to replace Frances Thurber).

G. University Committee on Honors and Awards:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:
Kenneth Kriz, (to replace Wally Bacon).

H. University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

Brent Bowen, (to replace Kathleen Henebry).

I. Parking Advisory Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the Parking Advisory Committee, replacing two members whose terms are ending, in order to correctly rotate terms:

Joseph Bertinetti, (to replace Richard Duggin and Denise Herz).

J. University Committee on Research:

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2006 on the on the University Committee on Research:

Elaine Lahue (Biology), A&S, Sciences (to replace Lisa Boucher)
Sajda Qureshi, IS&T (to replace Mansour Zand)
Karl Kosloski, PACS (to replace John Bartle).

K. University Committee on Undergraduate Academic Appeals:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Undergraduate Academic Appeals:

Karen Robinson, to replace Pamela Smith.

L. Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Business:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Business:

Accounting:
Jack Armitage
Richard Ortman

Economics:
Kim Sosin
Mike Wohar

Finance, etc.:
Michael O'Hara
Graham Mitenko

Management and Marketing:
Rebecca Morris
Amy Rodie

Two additional faculty members who have agreed to serve are:

Donna Dufner (IS&T)
Olu Oyinlade (A&S)

M Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs (addition 11/12/2002):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs:

Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Social Work, CPACS
Richard File, Accounting, CBA
Maria Arbelaez, History, A&S
Carol Mitchell, Teacher Administration, ED
John Hill, Spec Ed Comm Disorders, ED .

Added to this list (on11/12/2003) for service on the Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, have been:

Nora Bacon (A&S)
Philip Craiger (IS&T).

N. UNO Chapter of AAUP:

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 05/08/02, through 05/09/03, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

Henry D'Souza (to replace Bonnie O'Connell).

O. Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

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

Ann Fruhling, (to replace Robert Blair ).


Resolution 2688, 7/2/2003: Derek Hodgson

WHEREAS, Derek Hodgson has served as the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Nebraska at Omaha with competence, grace and wit since 1998, and

WHEREAS Dr. Hodgson will soon become President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thanks Dr. Hodgson for his service and wishes him and Mrs. Hodgson Godspeed and best wishes for success in his new position.


Resolution 2689 (8/6/2003):

That the proposed Juvenile Justice Institute be approved.


Resolution 2690 (8/6/2003):

That the proposed BA w/Major in Latino/Latina American Studies (LLS) at UNO be approved.


Resolution 2691 (8/6/2003):

That the proposed School of Communication be approved


Resolution 2692, 09/10/03 (Academic Planning Council)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the Faculty Senate's representatives to the University Academic Planning Council from the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs and the Committee on Goals and Directions each for a one-year term from 05/14/03, through 05/06/04

Ethel Williams, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (re-appointed)
Chris Allen, Committee on Goals and Directions.


Resolution 2693, 09/10/03 (Faculty Grievance Committee):

BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Bylaws, section 6.1, Faculty Grievance Committee, the following faculty members are elected:

One tenured professor is elected from two nominees to replace Boyd Littrell, for a three-year term from September 16, 2003, through September 15, 2006:

Karl Kosloski .

One assistant professor is elected from two nominees to replace Maria Arbelaez, for a three-year term from September 16, 2003, through September 15, 2006:

Mary Ann Powell

One member of the Faculty Senate Faculty Personnel and Welfare committee is be elected from two nominees to replace Robert Carlson as the committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare representative for a one-year term from September 16, 2003, through September 15, 2004:

Pamela Jean Owens


Resolution 2694, 09/10/03 (Professional Conduct Committee)

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 (all tenured faculty ranked assistant professor or above) are elected from four nominees by the full senate as follows:

Donna Dufner
Richard Stacy

The two representatives are elected by ballot vote to serve three-year terms from September 16, 2003, through September 15, 2006, to replace outgoing members Thomas Lorsbach and Roger Sindt. These newly elected representatives will also serve as alternates for three-years from September 16, 2006, through September 15, 2009.

Thomas Lorsbach and Roger Sindt will continue serving as alternates (replacing Darryll Lewis and Jerry Cederblom) for three-years from September 16, 2003, through September 15, 2006, per Resolution 2501.


Resolution 2695, 09/10/03 (Academic Freedom & 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. The ballot will be presented to the UNO faculty.

One tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to serve a three-year term from October 16, 2003, through October 15, 2006, to replace retiring member, Dale Krane:

Michael O'Hara (tenured faculty)
Janice Rech (tenured faculty).

One non-tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to replace retiring Janice Collins from October 16, 2003, through October 15, 2006:

Carey Ryan (non-tenured faculty)
Elaine Lahue (non-tenured faculty).


Resolution 2696, 09/10/03 (Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs):

BE IT RESOLVED, the following name go forward to complete the term of Anna Menardo (08/01/2002 to 07/31/2004) on the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

Melissa Berke, Fine Arts.


Resolution 2687(c), 07/02/2003 (Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs) (To fill the tba/BA ):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as two-year appointments from 08/01/03, through 07/31/05, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

Jessiline Anderson, A&S (to replace Carolyn Fiscus)
Ho Young Lee, BA (to replace Weiyu (Wendy) Guo).


Resolution 2697, 09/10/03 (University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching - UCAT) (completed 11/12/2003):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward for a three-year term (July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006) to the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

Carol Mitchell (ED)
Ann Fruhling (IS&T)
Darryl Lewis (CBA).


Resolution 2698, 10/08/03 (Emeritus College Ad Hoc Committee):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate President appoints

Jerry Cederblom, Chair
Bill Blizek
Josie Metal-Corbin
Mary Ann Lamanna

to form a committee to look into developing an Emeritus College at UNO, and report on the issues involved no later than the May meeting of the 2003-2004 Faculty Senate.


Resolution 2699, 10/08/03 (UNO Academic Prioritization Review Ad Hoc Committee):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate President appoints the following three colleagues to form an Ad Hoc Committee to Review UNO Academic Prioritization, and to report no later than the May meeting of the 2003-2004 Faculty Senate. The committee is charged with identifying measures of success of the previous prioritization, and changes in the prioritization process which are expected to improve the impact of a reprioritization:

Ann Coyne
Bruce Garver
Jim Carroll.


Resolution 2700, 10/08/03 (Timely Consultation with the Faculty Senate by Administration): (Amended: 11/12/2003)

WHEREAS the Faculty Senate is the representative body at UNO serving academic interests, and bypassing this institution undermines the respect and consideration of the faculty, and

WHEREAS the Faculty Senate has expressed discontent in the past with the administration's failure to consult in a timely manner with the Faculty Senate before significant academic initiatives are implemented, notably in Resolution 2432 (UNOmaha China program), and

WHEREAS the "Pilot Pre-K-16 iniative Dual-Enrollment Interlocal Agreement with Millard Public Schools" was approved by the Board of Regents at the August 9, 2003, meeting, 11 days before the Faculty Senate was informed of the initiative, only one week after the President was informed.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate respectfully requests that it be kept fully informed by the administration both concerning generalities and details of the contract as it takes shape; and that the Faculty Senate be consulted in those matters contained in the contract and its implementation over which the faculty normally has governance prerogatives.


Resolution 2701, 10/08/03: Search Committee for the President of the Nebraska System:

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names were forwarded to Regent Ferlic for the Search Committee for the President of the Nebraska System, from which one representative will be selected:

Jack Heidel (A&S)
Greg Sadlek (A&S)
Ethel Williams (CPACS)
Ilze Zigurs (IS&T).


Resolution 2702, 10/08/03 (Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee Election Results) (corrected 11/12/2003)

WHEREAS, the results of the faculty-wide election for the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee have been tabulated, and the following individuals elected,

THEREFORE, be it resolved, that the following tenured faculty member serve a three-year term from October 16, 2003, through October 15, 2006, on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee:

Michael O'Hara (to replace Dale Krane)

AND, the following non-tenured faculty member serve a three-year term from October 16, 2003, through October 15, 2006, on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee:

Elaine Lahue Carey Ryan (to replace Janice Collins).


Resolution 2703, 10/08/03 (University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award) (UDTA):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following four names be forwarded to Interim Vice Chancellor Christensen as nominees to one three-year appointment from 08/01/2003 through 07/31/2006 as the UNO representative on the University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) Selection Committee. Names will then be submitted to Provost Jay Noren, who will make the final selection:

Timi Barone, Sociology
Donna Dufner, IS&T
Bruce Chase, Biology
Randy Adkins, Political Science


Resolution 2704, 11/12/2003 (Appopiont Committee on Rules Chair):

BE IT RESOLVED that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article VI, Section 5.6, the 2003-2004 senate president appoints the following two members of the Committee for Rules to share the position of Chair for the remainder of this Senate year:

Yvonne Tixier y Vigil (for Fall 2003)
Michael Carroll (for Spring 2004).


Resolution 2705, 11/12/2003 (Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON) Representative):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator to be the senate representative for a one year appointment, through 05/5/04, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

Beth Ritter.

Resolution 2706, 11/12/2003, (Committee on Goals and Directions Representative to the SPSC):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Committee on Goals and Directions as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 5/14/03 through 05/12/004, to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:

Bruce Garver (reappointed),

AND BE IT RESOLVED that the following three names be forwarded to the Strategic Planning Committee (Becky Morris) to help in its Review of Academic Priorities:

Bruce Garver
James Carroll
Ann Coyne.

Resolution 2707, 11/12/2003, (for Boyd Littrell):

WHEREAS Professor Boyd Littrell has served with distinction on the Faculty Senate since May 2001,

WHEREAS Professor Littrell led the Committee on Rules with effectiveness and good humor since May 2002,

WHEREAS, by virtue of his position of Chair of the Rules Committee, Professor Littrell also served on the Senate Executive Committee and there often contributed important insights based on his vast institutional knowledge to the discussion of issues at hand,

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 UNO Faculty Senate expresses its sincere gratitude for Professor Littrell's service and wishes him every success in his new activities and challenges.


Resolution 2708, 11/12/2003, (for Vice Chancellor Gary Carrico):

WHEREAS, Gary L Carrico has devoted 30 years of service to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, most recently as Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, and

WHEREAS the community has benefited from Mr. Carrico's diligence and expertise,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thanks Mr. Carrico for his years of service and wishes him a satisfying and restful retirement.


Resolution 2709, 11/12/2003, (for Vice Chancellor Mary Mudd):

WHEREAS, Dr. Mary A. Mudd has devoted 32 years of service to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, most recently as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and

WHEREAS, students and their well being have always been the focus of her activities which have benefitted the entire community,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thanks Dr. Mudd for her service and wishes her a satisfying and restful retirement.


Resolution 2710, 11/12/2003, (Regarding the B.S. Degree in Sociology, emphasis in Organizational Sociology):

WHEREAS, the B.S. degree in sociology, emphasis in Organizational Sociology, has the potential of being high quality,

WHEREAS, the program requires no new resources and reflects the goals of the University in meeting the needs of its graduates

BE IT RESOLVED we recommend the approval of the B.S. in sociology, emphasis in Organizational Sociology, degree.


Resolution 2711, 11/12/2003, (Regarding the B.S. in Bioinformatics):

WHEREAS, the B.S. in Bioinformatics being offered jointly by the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Information Science and Technology will meet the needs of an expanding science.

WHEREAS, the need for bioinformatics is a reflection of the radical changes that biological sciences have undergone over the last decade.

HOWEVER, the committee has concern about the availability of ongoing resources after the initial grant support being used for starting the program is possibly no longer available.

BE IT RESOLVED we recommend the approval of the B.S. in Bioinformatics.


Resolution 2712, 11/12/2003, (Amended 12/10/03) ; (Regarding Travel Monies):

Whereas the budgets are uncertain, and

Whereas professional travel and presentation of research results can be essential for non-tenured faculty to amass an adequate record to obtain professional recognition and tenure, and

Whereas a variety of travel monies are available at the department, college, and academic affairs level, therefore

Let it be resolved that non-tenured tenure-track faculty be given preference made a priority in travel monies for professional development.


Resolution 2713, 11/12/2003, (Appointment to Judicial Committee):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year reappointments to the Judicial Committee, from 08/01/03 through 7/31/06:

James Carroll
Jayaram Betanabhatla
Robin Ogle
Lotfollah Najjar.

Resolution 2714, 11/12/2003, (Appointment to University Committee on Technology Resources & Services):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/03 through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Technology Resources & Services:

Carey Ryan (to replace Karen Hein)
Juliette Parnell (to replace Kenton Bales)

And to appoint a replacement for William Clute who resigned from the committee:

Ann Fruhling. (to complete term ending 7/31/2004).

Resolution 2715, 11/12/2003, (Appointment to University Committee on Student Affairs):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from August 1, 2003, through July 30, 2006, to the University Committee on Student Affairs:

Harrison Means (to replace Barbara Simcoe).

Resolution 2716, 12/10/03: Forum on Computer Privacy Issues (Executive Committee and Cabinet):

Be it resolved that the UNO Faculty Senate accept the invitation of the UNO AAUP to join it in presenting a forum on computer privacy issues, and

Be it further resolved that the UNO Faculty Senate will contribute $100.00 to help sponsor the forum.


Resolution 2717, 12/10/03: OTICA Nominee:

Be it resolved, that the following name be forwarded to Interim Vice Chancellor Christensen as a nominee to fill one two-year appointment (through 7/31/05) as the UNO representative on the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creative Activity Award (OTICA) Selection Committee:

Harmon Maher.

Provost Noren will make the final selection.


Resolution 2718, 01/14/04: UNO Soccer Team (Executive Committee)

Whereas, the 2003 University of Nebraska at Omaha soccer team amassed an impressive 17-4-2 season and played in the NCAA semi-finals, and

Whereas, the soccer team's success over the last two years has brought credit and national recognition to the entire University of Nebraska at Omaha community, and

Whereas, the soccer team collectively continues to distinguish itself academically, epitomizing the standards of student-athletes,

Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha congratulates the soccer team and Coach Don Klosterman for their success and wishes them another successful season in 2004.


Resolution 2719, 02/11/04: Regarding Senior Scholars Academy:

Whereas the UNO Faculty Senate supports the concept of a Senior Scholars Academy at UNO,

Be it resolved that the UNO Faculty Senate join the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor in sponsoring the Senior Scholars Academy breakfast on March 25th.

Be it further resolved that the UNO Faculty Senate will contribute $100.00 to help sponsor the breakfast.


Resolution 2720, 02/11/04 (revised 3/10/04): Regarding President Smith:

Whereas, Dr. L. Dennis Smith has served as President of the University of Nebraska since 1994, a post he has filled with competence, energy and humor, and

Whereas, Dr. Smith has fought for increasing the quality of education on all the University's four campuses, including the recognition that faculty salaries and working conditions must be the best the state and University can provide, and

Whereas, Dr. Smith has been nationally recognized for his vigorous defense of academic freedom, especially as it applies to research, and

Whereas, Dr. Smith has led the University in trying political and budgetary times and has represented the University effectively and forcefully to the citizens and elected officials of Nebraska,

Therefore, Be It Resolved that, on the occasion of Dr. Smith's retirement as President of the University of Nebraska, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thanks him for a job well done and wishes him and Mrs. Smith a productive and satisfying retirement welcomes him back to the teaching faculty.


Resolution 2721, 02/11/04: Regarding University Committee on Excellence in Teaching

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service on the University Committee on Excellence in Teaching. (Two members should be recipients of the award and one member should be ''first year faculty member holding a Ph.D.") These members will serve staggered terms, and their replacements will be appointed to serve terms that would balance term endings, except for the first year faculty member, who serves one year.

Cassia Spohn (PACS) - (committee chair) (recipient of award) term continues until 7/31/04
Karen Dwyer (A&S) - term ends 7/31/04
Ziaul Huq (BA) - term ends 7/31/06
Jerene Fluckinger (ED) - term ends 7/31/04
Leah Pietron (IT&S) - (recipient of award) term ends 7/31/05
David Helm (FA) - term ends 7/31/04
Carson Holloway (A&S) - new faculty holding PhD - term ends 7/31/04

Resolution 2722, 03/10/04: Regarding University on the Advancement of Teaching & Named Professorship Review Committee

a. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward to complete Darryll Lewis' three-year term (July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006) to the     University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

Jim Jones, BA.

b. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, & Isaacson     Professorships). (The Administration will select one additional member of this committee.)

Judy Harrington (CPACS)
Leah Pietron (IS&T)

Resolution 2723, 03/10/04: Regarding Select Committee Members

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty serve on a Select Committee to render advice to the Vice Chancellor in a Termination for Adequate Cause proceeding. (The Administration will select two additional members of this committee.)

Nora Bacon (A&S)
Deepak Khazanchi (IS&T).


Resolution 2724, 04/14/04: Regarding Website workshop

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate contribute $50 towards expenses for a DreamWeaver workshop at UNO to which Sue Bishop, the Faculty Senate coordinator, will attend in May, with other UNO staff using DreamWeaver for their websites.


Resolution 2725, 04/14/04: Regarding SAC Spirit Committee

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate appoint a representative to the SAC Spirit Committee.


Resolution 2726, 05/05/04: UNO Wrestling Team

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha wrestling team won the 2004 Division II national championship, bringing honor and recognition to the University, and

WHEREAS Coach Mike Denney has completed twenty-five successful years as head coach, and

WHEREAS the team includes ten Academic All-Americans and maintains a 3.2 Grade Point Average, achieving the highest ideals of scholar-athletes,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University Of Nebraska at Omaha congratulates the wrestling team and Coach Denney and wishes them continued athletic and academic success.


Resolution 2727, 05/05/04: Appreciation for Service (Outgoing Senators)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the university of Nebraska at Omaha extends to the following outgoing senators its deepest appreciation for service on the Faculty Senate:

            Michael Carroll (PACS)               Keith Pedersen (Ext)                       Robert W. Smith (A&S)
            Laura Dickson (LIB)                    Gregory M. Sadlek (A&S)              Yvonne Tixier y Vigil (ED)
            Peter Madsen (FA)                       Laura Schulte (ED)                         Ethel Williams (PACS)
            Sufi Nazem (BA)                          Robert D. Shuster (A&S)               Ilze Zigurs (IS&T)
            Jody Neathery-Castro (A&S)


Resolution 2728, 05/05/04: Appreciation for Service ( Faculty Senate Liaisons)

WHEREAS, the proper functioning of the Senate is highly dependent on good information about the activities of other faculty, student, and alumni bodies across campus,

WHEREAS, The Senate was given regular reports on the activities of the Academic Planning Council, the Alumni Association, the UNO Chapter of the AAUP, AFCON, the Graduate Council and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Senate commends and thanks the following senators and/or faculty colleagues for acting as liaisons to these various groups: Ethel Williams, Ann Fruhling, Henry D'Souza, Beth Ritter, Darryll Lewis, and Bruce Garver.


Resolution 2729, 05/05/04: Appreciation for Service (Ad Hoc Committees)

WHEREAS, the effective work of the Senate is often highly dependent on the dedicated work of ad hoc faculty committees,

WHEREAS, during the academic year 2003-2004, the Senate was especially well served by three of these important committees, which addressed Senate concerns with academic program prioritization, the university budget, and the creation of a Senior Scholars Academy,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Senate commends the work of these ad hoc committees and thanks all the participating faculty members, especially their committee leaders, James Carroll, John Bartle, and Jerry Cederblom.


Resolution 2730, 05/05/04: Appreciation for Service (Standing Committees/Chairpersons)

WHEREAS, the smooth and productive functioning of the Faculty Senate is dependent upon effective leadership of the standing committees, WHEREAS, by their service in meetings of the Executive Committee and Cabinet, committee chairpersons assist the Executive Committee in responding to the needs of the faculty and charting a course for the Senate,

WHEREAS, this academic year was a year of unusually large and complex challenges due to the continuing budget crisis,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to members of the Senate Cabinet - Professors Jody Neathery-Castro, Caroline Simpson, Chris Allen, Sufi Nazem, Yvonne Tixier y Vigil, and Michael Carroll- for their dedication, hard work, and leadership during this academic year 2003-2004.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Laura Dickson, Jody Neathery-Castro, Yvonne Tixier y Vigil, and Michael Carroll be further recognized for their outstanding additional service as members of the Executive Committee.


Resolution 2731, 05/05/04: Appreciation for Service (Vice President Wally Bacon)

WHEREAS, he assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Vice President in May 2003,

WHEREAS, he presided over meetings of the Executive Committee and Cabinet with good humor, efficiency, and fairness,

WHEREAS, responding to major events and important milestones, he contributed the texts of many necessary and well-written resolutions,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Professor Wally Bacon for his work as Vice President during this academic year 2003-2004.


Resolution 2732, 05/05/04: Appreciation for Service (Secretary-Treasurer Laura Dickson)

WHEREAS, she assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Secretary-Treasurer in May 2003,

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

WHEREAS, she has regularly coordinated with the Senate Office Administrator on the production of Senate agendas and minutes, and

WHEREAS, she brought a fresh and insightful perspectives to difficult matters,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Professor Laura Dickson for her work as Secretary-Treasurer in this academic year.


Resolution 2733, 05/05/04: Thanks for Service (President)

WHEREAS, Dr. Gregory M. Sadlek has presided over the UNO Faculty Senate with equanimity and eloquence, with wit and wisdom, during his presidency for the past two years,

WHEREAS, Dr. Sadlek has been able to marry the oft warring opposites of strong conviction and passionate intensity in his direction of the Senate,

WHEREAS, Dr. Sadlek has demonstrated active and progressive leadership during difficult days and guided the Senate through at least nine circles of infernal bureaucracy,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thank Dr. Sadlek for his service and his noblesse and wish him idyllic ascent into the Primum Mobile as he departs the Senate's company.


Resolution 2734, 05/05/04: University-wide Committees

A. University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)

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

     Teresa Lamsam, College of Arts and Sciences (to replace Susan Maher)
     Melissa Berke, College of Fine Arts (to replace Joanne Sowell.

B. University Committee on Athletics

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

      Tej Adidam, (to replace Richard File).

C. University Committee on Excellence in Teaching

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2004 through 07/31/2007, on the University Committee on Excellence in Teaching. (Two members should be recipients of the award and one member should be ''first year faculty member holding a Ph.D.") These members will serve staggered terms, and their replacements will be appointed to serve terms that would balance term endings, except for the first year faculty member, who serves one year.

     Theresa Barron-McKeagney, PACS, (to replace Cassia Spohn) (recipient)
      Karen Dwyer, (reappointed)
      Phyllis Adcock, ED, (to replace Jerene Fluckiger).

AND, the following faculty be recommended for service as a one-year appointment from 08/01/04 through 07/31/05, to the University Committee on Excellence in Teaching, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

     Richard Duggin, FA, (to replace David Helm)

AND,

      Tracy Bridgeford, - new faculty holding PhD (to replace Carson Holloway).

D. University Committee on Facilities Planning

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

     Michael Carroll (reappointed).

E. University Committee on Honors and Awards

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

     Lisa Boucher, (to replace Bruce Johansen).

F. University Committee on Library and Learning Resources

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

      Charles Johanningmeier, (to replace Ineke Marshall)
      Maria Anderson Knudtson, (to replace Manoj Sharma)
      Peter Wolcott, (to replace Maria Elvira Villamil).

AND the following name go forward as a two-year appointment from 08/01/04 through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

     Laura Dickson, (to replace Tatyana Novikov).

G. University Committee on Research

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2007 on the on the University Committee on Research:

      Timi Barone (Sociology), Arts & Sciences - Social Science (to replace Mark Rousseau)
      Mary Friehe, Education (to replace Thomas Lorsbach)
      Sharon Sobel, Fine Arts (to replace Gary Day)
      Dwight Haworth, At-large position (to replace Roger Hoburg).

H.  University Committee on Student Affairs

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following name go forward as a three year appointment, from08/01/04 through 07/31/07 on the on the University Committee on Student Affairs:

     Claudette Lee, (to replace Carolyn Gascoigne).

AND the following name go forward as a two-year appointment from 08/01/04 through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Student Affairs, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

      Joshua Nichter, (to replace Scott Harrington).

I. University Committee on Technology Resources & Services:

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

     Karen Hein, (to replace Ann Fruhling)
     Kath Henebry, (reappointed)
     Andrea Zardetto-Smith, (to replace Ronald Bauers) .


Resolution 2735, 05/05/04: Student Publications Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names constitute the approved list of nominees to the Student Publications Committee from which the Chancellor is to select one for three-year appointment from 07/01/04 through 06/30/07 and one for eighteen-month appointment from 07/01/04 through 12/31/05, to restore the staggered terms specified in the By-Laws of the Board of Regents:

     Chris Allen Teresa Lamsan
     Richard Breaux,
     Frederic Laquer (incumbent)
     Sheri Wilson (incumbent).

(Chancellor Belck has appointed Teresa Lamsan for 3 years [term=07/01/04 through 06/30/07] and reappointed Frederic Laquer for 18 months [term=07/01/04 through 12/31/05])


Resolution 2736, 05/05/04: Campus Committees

A. Campus Committee on Safety:

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

     Don Greer, (to replace Paul Barnes).

B. Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as two-year appointments from 08/01/04, through 07/31/06, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

     Doug Paterson, FA (to replace Melissa Berke)
     Karen Hayes, ED (to replace Sandra Squires)
     Raj Dasgupta, IS&T (to replace Paul Van Vliet)
     Maria Elvira Villamil, Graduate College Rep (to replace Ethel Williams)

AND, the following name go forward as a one-year appointment from 08/01/04, through 07/31/05, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

     Amanda Randall, PACS (reappointed).

C. Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2004 through 07/31/2007, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee to replace:

      Catherine Co, CBA (to replace Tej Adidam)
      David Corbin, ED (to reappoint).

AND, the following name go forward as a one-year appointment from 08/01/04, through 07/31/05, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee, to correct an imbalance in term endings:

     Doug Paterson, (to replace M. Caroline Simpson).

D. Judicial Committee (Pool of Names)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2004 through 07/31/2007, to the pool of names for the Judicial Committee:

      Candice Batton, (to replace Ann Antlfinger)
      Doug Paterson, (to replace Joseph Bertinetti)
      Shereen Bingham, (to replace Sheryl McGlamery)
      Laura Dickson, (to replace Beth Ritter).

E. Parking Advisory Committee

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

     Sharon Sobel, (to replace Donald Greer).


Resolution 2737, 05/05/04: 'Green Building' Activity and Awareness at UNO

WHEREAS, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for 'green building' have been widely recognized as "a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high performance, sustainable buildings,"

WHEREAS, such standards have been shown to offer a "complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals,"

WHEREAS, both UNO's Student Government and the University's Facilities Committee have previously this year endorsed the LEED 'green building' standards,

WHEREAS, UNO's adoption of such standards is consistent with the economic, environmental, and educational goals of the University,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate encourages the appropriate departments (e.g., Planning, Purchasing, Maintenance) to try to be pro-active in the pursuit and campus-wide promulgation of principles and practices of environmental responsibility and sustainability whenever practical and applicable, including attention to the LEED standards with new construction and existing operation of UNO buildings.


Resolution 2738, 05/05/04: Membership of Standing Committee Members

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following senators be appointed to the 2004-2005 Faculty Senate standing committees as designated:

Committee on Academic & Curricular Affairs (6)
     1. James Akers
     2. Debra Anderson
     3. Griff Elder
     4. Hollis Glaser
     5. Joan Latchaw
     6. Gary Krause

Committee on Educational Resources & Services (6)
     1. Natalie Bennett
     2. Richard Ortman
     3. Becky Pasco
     4. James Shaw
     5. Marsha Watson
     6. Peter Wolcott

Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare (6)
     1. Stuart Bernstein
     2. Henry D'Souza
     3. Wai-Ning Mei
     4. Graham Mitenko
     5. Pamela Jean Owens
     6. Andris Skreija

Committee on Goals & Directions (6)
     1. Chris Allen
     2. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
     3. Ann Fruhling
     4. Bruce Garver
     5. Bill Wakefield
     6. Saundra Wetig

Professional Development (6)
     1. Randy Adkins
     2. Frank Bramlett
     3. William Corcoran
     4. Karl Kosloski
     5. Beth Ritter
     6. M. Caroline Simpson

Rules (6)
     1. Tej Adidam (BA)
     2. Maria Arbelaez (A&S)
     3. Raj Dasgupta (IS&T)
     4. David Helm (FA)
     5. Josie Metal-Corbin (ED)
     6. Amanda Randall (PACS)


Resolution 2739, 05/05/04: Standing Committee Chairs:

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:

     Jim Akers, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
     Marsha Watson, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
     Andris Skreija, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
     Chris Allen, Committee on Goals and Directions
     Randy Adkins, Committee on Professional Development.


Resolution 2740, 05/05/04: Appointment of Parliamentarian

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints James Carroll the parliamentarian of the 2004-2005 Faculty Senate.


Resolution 2741, 05/05/04: Faculty Senate Vice President:

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate acknowledges the following senator as 2004-2005 Vice President:

     Henry D'Souza, to replace Senator Bacon.


Resolution 2742, 05/05/04: Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer:

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate acknowledges the following senator as 2004-2005 Secretary/Treasurer:

     Chris Allen, to replace Senator Dickson.


Resolution 2743, 05/05/04: Chair of Committee for Rules:

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 2004-2005 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

     Maria Arbelaez.


Resolution 2744, 05/05/04: Appointment of Chair of the Cabinet

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints the following senator 2004-2005 Chair of the Cabinet:

     Jim Akers.


Resolution 2745, 05/05/04: Standing Committee Vice Chairs:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the standing committees have met and selected the following vice-chairs from their members:

     John Thorp, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
     Becky Pasco, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
     Pamela Jean Owens, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
     Ann Fruhling, Committee on Goals and Directions
     Bill Corcoran, Committee on Professional Development
     Amanda Randall, Committee on Rules


Resolution 2746, 05/05/04: Academic Planning Council (APC)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as the Faculty Senate's representatives to the Academic Planning Council from the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs and the committee on Goals and Directions each for a one-year term from 05/05/04, through 05/11/05:

     Hollis Glaser, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (to replace Ethel Williams)
     Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Committee on Goals and Directions (to replace Chris Allen).


Resolution 2747, 05/05/04: Alumni Association Board of Directors

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year, 5/05/04 to 5/11/05, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

Reappoint Ann Fruhling.