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(Last updated: 6/7/06)

2005-2006 Resolutions

Resolutions 2783 - 2831

The following resolutions were passed by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from May 11, 2005 to May 10, 2006:


Resolution 2783, 5/11/2005: 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 2005-2006 Faculty Senate.


Resolution 2784, 5/11/2005: Vice President of the 2005-2006 Senate

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 2005-2006 Vice President:

Randy Adkins, to replace Senator D’Souza.


Resolution 2785, 5/11/2005: Secretary/Treasurer of 2005-2006 Faculty Senate

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 2005-2006 Secretary/Treasurer:

Jim Shaw, to replace Senator Allen.


Resolution 2786, 5/11/2005: 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 2005-2006 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Amanda Randall.


Resolution 2787, 5/11/2005: Standing Committee Vice Chairs

BE IT RESOLVED, the 2005-2006 standing committee members have met and selected the following vice chairs:

  • Scott Tarry, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Becky Pasco, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Graham Mitenko, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Saundra Wetig, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Victor Winter, Committee on Professional Development
  • Maria Arbelaez, Committee on Rules

Resolution 2788, 5/11/2005: 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 05/04/05, through 05/10/06:

  • Nancy Edick, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (to replace Senator Glaser)
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions (to replace Senator Benjamin-Alvarado).

Resolution 2789, 5/11/2005: Alumni Association Board of Directors:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year,05/04/05, through 05/10/06, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

Amanda Randall, (to replace Ann Fruhling)


Resolution 2790, 6/1/2005: 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 2005-2006 Chair of the Cabinet:

Andris Skreija.


Resolution 2791, 6/1/2005: Resignation and Replacement of CPACS Senator

WHEREAS Senator Sather (2004-2007) who resigned as of May 15, 2005, due to being appointed Director of the Service-Learning Program and no longer a faculty member,

WHEREAS Greg DeLone is the CPACS faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Sather’s replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Greg DeLone to complete Senator Sather’s term to May 2007.


Resolution 2792, 6/1/2005: Fall 2005 Temporary Replacement for COE Senator

WHEREAS Senator Barnes (2005-2008) will be adding on the responsibilities of Dept Chair (who is taking a one semester sabbatical) to his normal duties,

WHEREAS Senator Barnes has asked to be excused from serving on the Senate for the Fall 2005 semester,

WHEREAS Leon Dappen is the College of Education faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Barnes’ temporary replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Leon Dappen for Fall 2005.


Resolution 2793, 6/1/2005: Resignation and Replacement of A&S Senator

WHEREAS Senator Elder (2004-2007) resigned as of May 15, 2005, as he is taking a position in Virginia,

WHEREAS Steve Bullock is the College of Arts & Science faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Elder’s replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Steve Bullock to complete Senator Elder’s term to May 9, 2007.


Resolution 2793, 6/1/2005: Resignation and Replacement of A&S Senator

WHEREAS Senator Elder (2004-2007) resigned as of May 15, 2005, as he is taking a position in Virginia,

WHEREAS Steve Bullock is the College of Arts & Science faculty member next in line and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Elder's replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Steve Bullock to complete Senator Elder's term to May 9, 2007.


Resolution 2794, 8/17/05: Support for Center for ePortfolio-Based Assessment at UNO

WHEREAS the strategic goals of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, focus on students, academic excellence, and community, will be facilitated by the comprehensive ePortfolios system, "myMAPP" (Mapping Academic Performance through ePortfolios) currently under construction and implementation and

WHEREAS UNO faculty and staff have already garnered national and international recognition as leaders in the development and implementation of ePortfolios, and

WHEREAS the authentic assessment of student learning made possible through the myMapp system and the continued research and development of ePortfolio-based assessment will facilitate the continuous improvement of student learning so central to university's basic mission,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate supports the establishment at UNO of a Center for ePortfolio-Based Assessment.


Resolution 2795, 8/17/05: Faculty Grievance Committee, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Professional Development Steering/Policy Committee:

A. BE IT RESOLVED that the following member of the Faculty Senate Faculty Personnel and Welfare Committee will replace Henry D'Souza, as the committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare representative to the Grievance Committee for a one-year term from September 16, 2005, through September 15, 2006:

Lauree Tilton-Weaver.

B. BE IT RESOLVED that following member of the Goals & Directions Committee is the Faculty Senate liaison to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee:

Meredith Bacon.

C. BE IT RESOLVED that the following member of the Professional Development Committee has been appointed as Faculty Senate representative to the Professional Development Steering/Policy Committee:

Steve Bullock.


Resolution 2796, 8/17/05: Resignation and Replacement of CFAM Senator

WHEREAS Senator Stroope (2003-2006) is on leave for 2005-2006,

WHEREAS Russell Nordman is the College of Fine Arts faculty first runner-up in the last election and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Stroope's replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes Russell Nordman to complete Senator Stroope's term to May 10, 2006.


Resolution 2797, 9/14/05 (University Committees):

a. University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/05, through 07/31/08, to the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

  • Andrzej Roslanowski, College of Arts and Sciences (to replace Bruce Chase)
  • Barbara Hewins-Maroney, CPACS (to replace Pam Smith).

b. University Committee on Athletics:

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/05, through 07/31/08, to the University Committee on Athletics:

    Chris Marshall (to replace Leah Petron).

And the following name go forward to complete a term for Deborah Smith-Howell, who is now Asst V.C. for AA:

Hai-Feng Guo (08/01/03 - 07/31/06).

c. University Committee on Excellence in Teaching:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty be recommended for service as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2005 through 07/31/2008, 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.

  • Marshall Prisbell, CFAM (to replace Richard Duggin)
  • Leah Pietron, IS&T (reappoint)

AND,

  • Tracy Bridgeford, new faculty holding PhD (reappoint).

d. University Committee on Facilities Planning:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/05, through 07/31/08, to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

Jeremy Lipschultz (to replace Steve Williams).

e. University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/05 through 07/31/08, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

Dwight Haworth, (to replace Saundra Wetig).

f. University Committee on Research (UCR):

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

  • Patrice Proulx (Humanities ), Arts & Sciences - Social Science (to replace John McKenna)
  • John Erickson, BA (to replace Art Diamond)
  • Zhenyuan Wang, At-large Member (to replace Jeannette Seaberry).


Resolution 2798, 9/14/05 (Campus Committees):

a. 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 05/11/05, through 05/11/06, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

Paul Williams, (to replace HenryD'Souza).

b. Judicial Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2005 through 07/31/2008, to the pool of names for the Judicial Committee:

  • Victor Winter, (to replace Sue Maher )
  • Miriam DeLone, (to replace Claudette Lee)
  • Steve Bullock, (to replace Glenn Sowell).

c. Parking Advisory Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as three-year appointment from 08/01/05, through 07/31/08, to the Parking Advisory Committee:

Steve Walker, (to replace Burch Kealey).

d. UNO Spirit Committee

Be it resolved that the following Senator be appointed as the Faculty Senate representative to the UNO Spirit Committee for a one year term, 08/01/05-07/31/06:

Stuart Bernstein (reappoint).


Resolution 2799, 9/14/05 Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creative Activity Award (OTICA) Selection Committee:

Be it resolved, that the following name be forwarded to Vice Chancellor Christensen as a nominee to fill one two-year appointment (through 7/31/07) as the UNO representative on the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creative Activity Award (OTICA) Selection Committee:

Jim Rogers (to replace Harmon Maher).

Provost Noren will make the final selection.


Resolution 2800, 9/14/05: (Graduate Council)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2005-2006 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council:

Doug Paterson (reappoint).


Resolution 2801: (Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee) (For UNO Faculty Ballot Vote):

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. Two tenured faculty members will be elected from the following four nominees to serve three-year terms from October 16, 2005, through October 15, 2008, to replace retiring members, William Corcoran, and Carol Lloyd:

  • Carey Ryan (tenured faculty) ELECTED
  • John Noble (tenured faculty) ELECTED
  • Dwight Haworth (tenured faculty)
  • Richard Stacy (tenured faculty).

And one tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to serve a two-year term, to balance term endings, from October 16, 2005, through October 15, 2007, to replace retiring member Steven Williams:

  • Robert Smith (tenured faculty)
  • Joan Latchaw (tenured faculty). ELECTED

And one non-tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Carey Ryan, who has received tenure, from October 16, 2005, through October 15, 2006:

  • Juan Casas (non-tenured faculty)
  • Peter Szto (non-tenured faculty). ELECTED

(Ballots will be prepared and sent out by the Faculty Senate Coordinator. They will be counted and results announced at the October meeting.)


Resolution 2802, 9/14/05: (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 brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate.

Two associate professors will be elected from the following four nominees to replace Chris Marshall and Scott Harrington, for a three-year term from September 16, 2005, through September 15, 2008:

  • Chris Marshall (associate professor) ELECTED
  • Carey Ryan (associate professor)
  • Victor Winter(associate professor) ELECTED
  • Laura Dickson (associate professor).

One member of the Faculty Senate Faculty Personnel and Welfare committee will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Henry D'Souza as the Faculty Personnel and Welfare Committee representative for a one-year term from September 16, 2005, through September 15, 2006:

  • Laurie Tilton-Weaver (Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare) ELECTED
  • Stuart Bernstein (Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare).


Resolution 2803, 9/14/05: (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 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:

  • Bob Nash ELECTED
  • Robert Smith.

One representative must be elected by ballot vote to serve three-year terms from October 16, 2005, through October 15, 2008, to replace outgoing member Kathleen Danielson. This newly elected representative will also serve as alternate for three-years from October 16, 2008, through October 15, 2011.

Kathleen Danielson will continue serving as an alternate (replacing Karen Falconer-Al-Hindi) for three-years from October 16, 2005, through October 15, 2008, per Resolution R2652.


Resolution 2804, 10/12/05: Appointment to Select Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, At the request of Vice Chancellor Christensen, the Executive Committee appoints two Professors:

Henry D'Souza (Social Work),
Lourdes Gouveia (Sociology),

to join two Unit members selected by the Administration, to convene a Select Committee and render advice “Pursuant to 3.6.1 (Termination for Adequate Cause) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (p. 14).


Resolution 2805, 10/12/05, Formation of Ad-hoc Committee on Faculty Grievance Committee procedures:

Be It Resolved, the Faculty Senate President will form an Ad-hoc Committee of three to five members to support the revision of Faculty Grievance Committee policies and procedures, especially with respect to time lines. The committee will report to the Senate before May 2006.


Resolution 2806, 10/12/05: Use of Social Security Numbers

Whereas, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation; and

Whereas, students may be particularly vulnerable to this crime; and

Whereas the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides specific rights protecting the confidentiality and access of student information at UNO; and

Whereas, the public disclosure of social security numbers is prohibited by FERPA; and

Whereas, the University of Nebraska at Omaha provides a method through which faculty may securely post student grades with Blackboard.

Therefore be it resolved, the faculty senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha strongly discourages the public posting of student social security numbers or any portion thereof in any form by faculty, staff, or administrators; and

Therefore be it resolved, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports the Chancellor in taking appropriate measures necessary to end this practice, and

Therefore be it further resolved, that we specifically encourage the use of Blackboard to communicate assessment and evaluation information to students.


Resolution 2807, 10/12/05: In-State Tuition for Three Iowa Counties

Whereas the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a metropolitan university of distinction, serving the needs of students from the entire metropolitan population, and

Whereas the Iowa counties of Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison are economically, socially and culturally part of the greater Omaha metropolitan area, and

Whereas articulation agreements with Iowa Western Community College promise still greater integration of the curricula and degree programs of Iowa Western and UNO,

Therefore Be It Resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha strongly encourages the University of Nebraska to offer in-state tuition to residents of the three aforementioned Iowa counties for matriculation at UNO.


Resolution 2808, 11/09/05: Funding Support

Whereas, all UNO tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible for funding from campus-wide funding sources such as UCR and UCAT; and,

Whereas, UNL-appointed tenure-track and tenured faculty (from the following colleges: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Architecture; Engineering and Technology; and Education and Human Sciences) teach exclusively at UNO; and,

Whereas, there may in the future be faculty at UNO who are sited at UNMC or UNK;

Whereas, UNO faculty believe all UNO faculty instruction should be supported in theory and practice by ongoing research/creative activity and improved pedagogy; therefore,

Be It Resolved, that the UNO Faculty Senate encourages UNO campus funding sources such as UCR and UCAT that any NU faculty member who holds a tenured or tenure-track position at UNO should be considered eligible for funding support.


Resolution2809, 11/09/05: University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)

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

Kathleen Henebry, BA.

AND, that the following name go forward to complete Andrzej Roslanowski’s three-year term (July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008) to the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

Wayne Harrison, Psychology, A&S.


Resolution 2810, 12/14/2005 (additional name approved 3/8/06): Nominees to 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 01/01/06 through 12/311/08 as specified in the By-Laws of the Board of Regents:

Frederic Laquer,
Marsha Kruger
Peggy Jones.


Resolution 2811, 1/11/06: 2005-2006 UNO Soccer Team

WHEREAS the University of Nebraska at Omaha won the NCAA Division II soccer national championship, bringing honor and recognition to the entire Athletic Program and to the University, and

WHEREAS the championship caps a multi-year recognition of the consistent quality of the soccer program which has included four trips to the Division II national championship tournament, and

WHEREAS the soccer team maintains a collective 3.4 grade point average, epitomizing the best in student-athlete achievement.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha salutes the 2005 soccer team and Coach Don Klosterman, wishing him and the soccer program continued athletic and academic success.

(The certificate was presented to Coach Klosterman at the February 8, 2006, Faculty Senate meeting.)


Resolution 2812, 2/8/06: Names for IS&T Dean Search Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty names be forwarded to the office of Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, as requested by Sheri Everts Rogers, PhD., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, for service on the Search Committee for the Dean of IS&T. The Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs will select one to serve:

Debra Anderson, Social Work, CPACS (SELECTED)
David Carter, Counseling, CoE.


Resolution 2813, 3/8/06: School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

WHEREAS the proposed School of Criminology and Criminal Justice fully meets the criteria established by the Board of Regents to change its organizational structure from a department to a school,

WHEREAS the Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs support and endorse this proposal,

WHEREAS the College of Public Affairs and Community Service is committed to supporting this proposal,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha approves the proposal for a School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.


Resolution 2814, 4/12/06: Student Rights and Policies

WHEREAS students have the right to be informed of policies and procedures governing academic and student affairs, and

WHEREAS the academic catalog is not prominently displayed on the UNO website, and

WHEREAS college policies and procedures governing academic and student affairs are displayed inconsistently,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the faculty senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha recommend that the UNO Administration make every effort to prominently display the undergraduate and graduate catalog as soon as possible.

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the faculty senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha recommend that the colleges make every effort to prominently display college-level policies and procedures governing academic and student affairs.


Resolution 2815, 4/12/06: 2005-06 Wrestling Team and Coach Mike Denney

WHEREAS the University of Nebraska at Omaha 2005-2006 wrestling team won both the National Dual Meet Championship and the NCAA Division II National Championship, bringing honor and recognition to the entire athletic program and to the University, and

WHEREAS this year’s championships continue a brilliant winning tradition for the wrestling team, and

WHEREAS the wrestling team maintains a collective 3.3 grade point average, epitomizing the best in student-athlete achievement,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha salutes the 2005-2006 wrestling team and Coach Mike Denney and his staff, wishing them and the wrestling program continued athletic and academic success.


Resolution 2816, 5/10/06: Appreciation to President Glaser

WHEREAS, Hollis Glaser has provided excellent leadership as President of the UNO Faculty Senate during the 2005-2006 academic year, and

WHEREAS, she has served as an eloquent facilitator in meetings of the UNOmaha Faculty Senate, and

WHEREAS, she has articulately and passionately represented her colleagues and the university in conversations with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors, the Board of Regents, the University President, the legislature, and the media, and

WHEREAS, she has dealt with a diverse range of topics in a calm, candid, and professional manner; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends its deep appreciation to Professor Hollis Glaser for her outstanding service to the faculty and the University as President of the UNO Faculty Senate during the 2005-2006 academic year and wish her continued success in all future endeavors.


Resolution 2817, 5/10/06: Faculty Senate members

BE IT RESOLVED that Chancellor Belck, etc., has been notified that the following thirteen (13) faculty members have been elected to serve three-year terms from May 10, 2006, through May 13, 2009, unless noted (*):

College of Arts & Sciences (7*):

  • Lisa Boucher
  • Carolyn Gascoigne
  • Wai-Ning Mei
  • Owen Mordaunt (*2006-08)
  • Jeanne Reames
  • Robert Smith (*2006-08)
  • Suzanne Sollars

College of Business Administration (2)

  • Ziaul Huq
  • Shuanglin Lin

College of Education (1)

  • John Nobel

College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media (1)

  • Holly Miller

College of Information Science & Technology (1)

  • Parvathi Chundi

Library (0): - - - - - - -

College of Public Affairs & Community Service (1):

  • Sam Brown

External Faculty (0): - - - - - -

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the following eleven (11) senators will be completing their term of service at the May 10, 2006, Faculty Senate meeting:

  • Randall Adkins (A&S)
  • Debra Anderson (PACS)
  • Meredith Bacon (A&S)
  • Raj Dasgupta (IS&T)
  • Graham Mitenko (BA)
  • Richard Ortman (BA)
  • Russell Nordman (CFAM) (ending 2006 for Stroope, who was Helm's replacement)
  • Pamela Owens (A&S)
  • Becky Pasco (ED)
  • Mark Scherer (A&S)
  • Marsha Watson (A&S).

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that resignations have been accepted, as of May 10, 2006, for the following two (2) 2005-2006 senators from CFAM who volunteered to resign in order to correct the imbalance of representatives for the new College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media since the School of Communication, the College of Fine Arts, KYNE-TV and KVNO-FM merged last summer:

  • Holly Miller
  • Doug Paterson.

AND BE IT ALSO RESOLVED Hollis Glaser's resignation, as of June 30, 2006, has been accepted. Christopher Stanichar will be her replacement.


Resolution 2818, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Outging 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:

  • Randy Adkins (A&S)
  • Debra Anderson (PACS)
  • Meredith Bacon (A&S)
  • Raj Dasgupta (IS&T)
  • Graham Mitenko (BA)
  • Russ Nordman (CFAM)
  • Richard Ortman (BA)
  • Pamela Owens (A&S)
  • Becky Pasco (ED)
  • Mark Scherer (A&S)
  • Marsha Watson(A&S)


Resolution 2819, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service ( Faculty Senate Liaisons)

WHEREAS, the proper functioning of the Senate is highly dependent on reliable communication between the senate and 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, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and the UNO Spirit 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:

  • Senator Paterson: Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)
  • Senators Edick and Reilly: Academic Planning Council
  • Senator Randall: Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Senator Williams: American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Senator Paterson: Graduate Council
  • Senator Bacon: Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Senator Bernstein: UNO Spirit Committee

Resolution 2820, 5/10/06: 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 2005-2006, the Senate was especially well served by one of these important committees, which addressed, and continues to address, some very important Senate concerns with revising the Faculty Grievance Committee Policies and Procedures,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the UNO Senate commends the work of this ad hoc committee and thanks all the participating faculty members:

Henry D'Souza
James Hagen
Lynn Harland.


Resolution 2821, 5/10/06: Resolution of 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, the committee chairpersons addressed their duties diligently, responsibly, and cheerfully,

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,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to members of the Senate Cabinet:

  • Senator Deb Anderson, Chair, Academic & Curricular Affairs
  • Senator Marsha Watson, Chair, Educational Resources & Services
  • Senator Andris Skreija, Chair, Faculty Personnel & Welfare
  • Senator Meredith Bacon, Chair, Goals & Direction
  • Senator Bill Corcoran, Chair, Professional Development
  • Senator Amanda Randall, Chair, Rules

for their dedication, hard work, and leadership during this academic year 2005-2006.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Senator Skreija and Senator Randall be further recognized for their outstanding additional service as members of the Executive Committee.


Resolution 2822, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Vice President Adkins)

WHEREAS, he assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Vice President in May 2005,

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

WHEREAS, he analyzed issues of the senate with extreme care and thoughtfulness, thereby steering the senate toward productive deliberations,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Senator Randall Adkins for his work as Vice President during this academic year 2005-2006.


Resolution 2823, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Secretary-Treasurer Jim Shaw)

WHEREAS, he assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Secretary-Treasurer in May 2005,

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

WHEREAS, he has regularly coordinated with the Senate Admin. Tech. on the production of Senate agendas and minutes, and

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

WHEREAS, he often attended administrative meetings the Faculty Senate President could not attend, and did so cheerfully and with his full attention,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Senator James Shaw for his work as Secretary-Treasurer in this academic year 2005-2006.


Resolution 2824, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Parliamentarian Jim Carroll)

WHEREAS, he has continued in the duties of Faculty Senate Parliamentarian,

WHEREAS, the proper functioning of the Senate is dependent upon adherence to the Parliamentarian's knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order,

WHEREAS, many unusual circumstances arose during the academic year 2005-2006 and the Parliamentarian was called on to analyze and apply the rules,

WHEREAS, he is widely trusted to be fair, impartial, and diligent, in carrying out the duties of Parliamentarian,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Professor James Carroll for his work as Parliamentarian this academic year 2005-2006.


Resolution 2825, 5/10/06: Appreciation for Service (Admin Tech I/Coordinator Sue Bishop)

WHEREAS, she has served as Faculty Senate coordinator,

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate is dependent upon the coordinator to carry out the great majority of its duties, to ensure that it is fully functioning,

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate could not operate through its many transitions without an able coordinator,

WHEREAS, she has answered many questions, helped find volunteers for many committee openings, communicated with many administrators and senators, and anticipated many faculty senate needs,

WHEREAS, she has done so with great energy, cheer, and superior service,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Sue Bishop for her work as FS Admin Tech I this academic year 2005-2006.


Resolution 2826, 5/10/06: Thanking UNO Administration

WHEREAS the faculty senate recommended that the UNO Administration make every effort to prominently display the undergraduate and graduate catalogs on the UNO website, and

WHEREAS the UNO Administration promptly responded to the faculty senate's request;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the faculty senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha thank the UNO Administration for their quick response in making the catalogs available and accessible to students, faculty, and other stakeholders.


Resolution 2827, 5/10/06: Diversity at UNO

Whereas the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a metropolitan university of distinction, and

Whereas the metropolitan area which the University serves is racially and ethnically diverse and equally values the contributions of both men and women, and

Whereas the learning environment is improved by racial, ethnic and gender balances representative of the community's diversity, and

Whereas the University administration has adopted policies designed to increase ethnic and gender diversity in enrollments and employment,

Therefore be it resolved that the University of Nebraska Faculty Senate reiterates its support of a diverse student body, faculty and staff and urges the University administration to maintain and to make more effective racial and gender diversity through rigorous implementation of existing policies and to reiterate its commitment to diversity.


Resolution 2828, 5/10/06: Campus Committees

a. Campus Safety Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the Campus Committee on Safety:

Gregory Petrow, (to replace Donald Rowen).

b. Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs (completed with Donna Dufner 9/13/06)

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

  • Doug Paterson, CFAM (reappointed)
  • Josie Metal-Corbin, ED (to replace Karen Hayes)
  • Donna Dufner , IS&T(to replace Raj Dasgupta).

(6/7/06) And that the following name go forward as a one-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/07, as a faculty prepresentative from the Graduate College to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

  • Karen Hayes, (to replace Maria Elvira Villamil)

c. Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2006 through 07/31/2009, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee to replace:

  • Victor Winter, IS&T (reappointed)
  • Laura Dickson, LIB (to replace Linda Parker)
  • iriam DeLone, PACS (to replace Lisa Sample).

d. Greek Ideals Implementation Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the Greek Ideals Implementation Committee:

Jennifer Dalbey, (to replace Marshall Prisbell).

e. Judicial Committee (Pool of Names)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2006 through 07/31/2009, to the pool of names for the Judicial Committee:

  • Joshua Nichter, (to replace James Carroll)
  • Peggy Jones, (to replace Jayaram Betanabhatla)
  • Nora Hillyer, (to replace Robin Ogle)
  • Patricia Carlson, (to replace Lotfollah Najjar).

f. Parking Advisory Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the Parking Advisory Committee:

Donald Baum, (to replace Joseph Bertinetti).

g. Named Professorship Review Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, & Isaacson Professorships) for Spring 2007. (The Administration will select one additional member of this committee.)

  • Brigette Ryalls, (to replace Bruce Garver)
  • Nick Stergiou, (to replace Patrice Proulx).

Resolution 2829, 5/10/06: University-wide Committees

a. Athletics, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Athletics:

Mark Scherer (to replace Hai-Feng Guo).

And the following name go forward to complete a term for Tej Adidam, who has resigned:

Dave Ogden (08/01/04 - 07/31/07).

b. Excellence in Teaching Award, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be recommended for service as three-year appointment, from 08/01/2006 through 07/31/2009, 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 (08/01/2006 - 07/31/2007).

Lynn Harland, CBA (to replace Ziaul Huq)

AND,

John Erickson, new faculty holding PhD.

c. Facilities Planning, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

Michael O'Hara (reappointed).

d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Sue Maher, (to replace Kenneth Kriz).

e. Library and Learning Resources, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

  • Jeanne Harrington, (to replace Brent Bowen)
  • Jan Boyer, (to replace Laura Dickson).

f. Student Affairs, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following name go forward as a three year appointment, from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09 on the on the University Committee on Student Affairs:

Franklin Thompson, (to replace Harrison Means).

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

Maria Elvira Villamil, (to replace Joshua Nichter).

g. Technology Resources & Services, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Technology Resources & Services:

  • Timi Barone (to replace Carey Ryan)
  • John Reidelbach (to replace Juliette Parnell).

h. UCAT (University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following three names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/06 through 07/31/09, to the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

  • Kath Henebry, BA, (reappointed)
  • Leon Dappen, ED, (to replace Carol Mitchell)
  • Kerry Ward, IS&T, (to replace Ann Fruhling).

i. UCR ( University Committee on Research)

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2009 on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

  • Henry Bulley, A&S (Sciences: Geo/Geol), (to replace Elaine Lahue)
  • Harvey Siy, IS&T (to replace Sajda Qureshi)
  • Deb Anderson, CPACS (to replace Karl Kosloski).

And that the following name go forward to complete the term of Timi Barone Barone (Social Science) through July 31, 2007, on the University Committee on Research

  • Melanie Bloom, A&S (Social Science: Foreign Languages) (to replace Timi Barone).

Resolution 2830, 5/10/06: Six Standing Committees of the Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following senators be appointed to the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate standing committees as designated:

Academic & Curricular Affairs (6)

  • Nancy Edick
  • Carolyn Gascoigne
  • Owen Mordaunt
  • Jeanne Reames
  • Suzanne Sollars
  • Scott Tarry

Educational Resources & Services (6)

  • Lisa Boucher
  • Robert Otteman
  • Hollis Glaser (to be replaced by Chris Stanichar on 7/1/2006)
  • John Thorp
  • Paul Williams
  • Peter Wolcott

Faculty Personnel & Welfare (6)

  • Stuart Bernstein
  • Sam Brown
  • Barbara Hewins-Maroney
  • Elaine Lahue
  • Andris Skeija
  • Laurie Tilton-Weaver

Goals & Directions (6)

  • Jayaram Betanabhatla
  • Lyn Holley
  • Ziaul Huq
  • Hugh Reilly
  • Robert Smith
  • Saundra Wetig

Professional Development (6)

  • Steve Bullock
  • Bill Corcoran
  • Wai-Ning Mei
  • John Nobel
  • Tomm Roland
  • Victor Winter

Rules (6)

  • Maria Arbelez
  • Paul Barnes
  • Pavathi Chundi
  • Shuanglin Lin
  • Holly Miller
  • Amanda Randall

Resolution 2831, 5/10/06: 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:

  • Scott Tarry, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Peter Wolcott, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Andris Skreija, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Steve Bullock, Committee on Professional Development