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(Last updated: 9/17/07)

2006-2007 Resolutions

Resolutions 2832 - 2876

The following resolutions were passed by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from May 10, 2006- May 9, 2007:


Resolution 2832, 5/10/06: 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 2006-2007 Faculty Senate


Resolution 2833, 5/10/06: Vice President of the 2006-2007 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 2006-2007 Vice President:

Amanda Randall, to replace Senator Adkins.


Resolution 2834, 5/10/06: Secretary/Treasurer of 2006-2007 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 2006-2007 Secretary/Treasurer:

Scott Tarry, to replace Senator Shaw.


Resolution 2835, 5/10/06: 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 2006-2007 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Paul Barnes.


Resolution 2836, 5/10/06: 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 2006-2007 Chair of the Cabinet:

Andris Skreija.


Resolution 2837, 5/10/06: Standing Committee Vice Chairs

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

  • Jeanne Reames, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Paul Williams, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Elaine Hahue, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Saundra Wetig, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Victor Winter, Committee on Professional Development
  • Amanda Randall, Committee on Rules.


Resolution 2838, 5/10/06: Appointments by Senate President and Standing Committees

a. AAUP Executive Committee (American Assoc. of University Professors)

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 05/10/06, through 05/09/07, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

Elaine Lahue, (to replace Paul Williams).

b. Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president reappoints the following senator to be the senate representative for a one year appointment, through May 2007, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

Doug Paterson (reappointed).

c. 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 05/10/06, through 05/9/07:

  • Nancy Edick, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs (reappointed)
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions (reappointed).

d. Alumni Association, Board of Directors: (revised 9/13/06)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year, 05/10/06, through 05/09/07, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

David Carter, (to replace Paul Barnes, who replaced Amanda Randall).

e. Budget Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate President has appointed

  • Ken Kriz (to replace John Bartle)

to the Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee for a term of three years, August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2009.

Continuing members of the committee are:

  • Donald Baum (08/01/04 - 07/31/07)
  • Randy Adkins , (08/01/05 - 07/31/08).

f. Graduate Council (completed 9/13/06)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council for a one-year term from 05/10/06, through 05/09/07:

Paul Williams (to replace Doug Paterson).

g. Strategic Planning Steering Committee

One member of the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate Goals & Directions committee will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for a one-year term from 05/10/06, through 05/09/07:

Lyn M. Holley, (to replace Meredith Bacon).


Resolution 2839, 9/13/06: Fall 2006 Temporary Replacement for Three Senators:

WHEREAS Senator Tilton-Weaver (2005-2007) will be taking a one semester sabbatical and has asked to be excused from serving on the Senate for the Fall 2006 semester,

WHEREAS John Maloney is the College of Arts & Sciences faculty member next runner up in the last election and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Tilton-Weaver's temporary replacement,

WHEREAS Senator Shuanglin Lin (2006-2009) will also be taking a one semester sabbatical and has also asked to be excused from serving on the Senate for the Fall 2006 semester,

WHEREAS John Windler is the College of Business faculty member next runner up in the last election and has indicated his willingness to serve as Senator Lin's temporary replacement,

WHEREAS Senator Reames (2006-2009) has a class scheduling conflict and has asked to be excused from serving on the Senate for the Fall 2006 semester,

WHEREAS Juliette Parnell is the College of Arts & Sciences faculty member next runner up in the last election and has indicated her willingness to serve as Senator Reames' temporary replacement,

THEREFORE the Faculty Senate welcomes John Maloney, John Windler, and Juliette Parnell as temporary replacements for Fall 2006.


Resolution 2840, 9/13/06: (Amended 2/14/07): University-Wide Fringe Benefits Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member replace Kim Sosin, who has retired from the University, as the UNO faculty representative on the University-Wide Fringe Benefits Committee:

WHEREAS it is the responsibility of the UNO Faculty Senate to forward faculty nominees to the Chancellor for selection of faculty representatives to university-wide committees, and

WHEREAS the retirement of Kim Sosin has left a vacancy on the University-Wide Fringe Benefits Committee,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following nominees be presented to Interim Chancellor Christensen to represent UNO on this committee:

  • Dr. Robert Darcy
  • Dr. David Corbin. (appointed)

Resolution 2841, 91/13/2006: Regarding University Committee on Research (UCR) Replacements

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward to temporarily replace for one year Patrice Proulx (A&S, Humanities) through July 31, 2007, and complete Henry Bulley’s (A&S, Sciences) term through July 31, 2009, on the University Committee on Research:

  • Sue Maher, A&S (Humanities: English) (to replace Patrice Proulx),
  • Scott Snyder, A&S, (Science: Biology) (to replace Henry Bulley).

Resolution 2842, 9/13/2006 (completed 10/11/06): UNO 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. One tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to serve three-year terms from October 16, 2006, through October 15, 2009, to replace retiring member, Michael O'Hara:

  • Michael O'Hara (tenured faculty)
  • James Carroll (tenured faculty). ELECTED

And one non-tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Peter Szto, from October 16, 2006, through October 15, 2009:

  • Nancy Kelly-Gillespie (non-tenured faculty) ELECTED
  • Tatyana Livshultz (non-tenured faculty).

Resolution 2843, 9/13/2006: UNO Faculty Grievance Committee (for Senate vote)

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.

One full professor will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Karl Kosloski, for a three-year term from September 16, 2006, through September 15, 2009:

  • Henry D' Souza, (Full Professor) ELECTED
  • Elliott Oslter, (Full Professor)

One assistant professor will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Mary Ann Powell, for a three-year term from September 16, 2006, through September 15, 2009:

  • Steve Bullock, (Asst. Professor) ELECTED
  • Deb Anderson, (Asst. Professor)

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

  • Stu Bernstein, (Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare) ELECTED
  • Sam Brown, (Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare).

Resolution 2844, 9/13/2006: UNO Professional Conduct Committee (for Senate vote)

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 four 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:

  • Juliette Parnell ELECTED
  • Jeanette Seaberry
  • Bob Woody
  • Jack Heidel ELECTED

Two representative must be elected by ballot vote to serve three-year terms from October 16, 2006, through October 15, 2009, to replace outgoing members Donna Dufner and Richard Stacy. These newly elected representatives will also serve as alternate for three- years from October 16, 2009, through October 15, 2012.

Donna Dufner and Richard Stacy will continue serving as an alternate (replacing Thomas Lorsbach and Richard Sindt) for three-years from October 16, 2006, through October 15, 2009, per Resolution R2694.


Resolution 2845, 9/13/2006: Revision to UNO Faculty Senate Bylaws

BE IT RESOLVED that the "Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Bylaws" be changed by adding the following underlined wording to:

Article VI, Section 6.1 Committee on Faculty Grievances:

6.1 Committee on Faculty Grievances.

The entire senate shall elect a seven-member Committee on Faculty Grievances to fulfill the grievance functions of the senate, and this committee shall have the powers and duties outlined in Section 4.13 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents. This committee shall consist of two full professors, two associate professors, two assistant professors and one additional faculty member who shall be elected annually without regard to academic rank from the membership of the Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare. The term of service will be three years, and each year, at the September meeting of the Faculty Senate, new members will be elected from a slate of nominees which shall include one more candidate than the number of vacant seats created by reason of the expiration of the term of a member, resignation, or retirement. Members of the committee shall serve staggered terms, meaning that the term(s) of one class of members will expire each year. The committee member elected from the Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare shall serve a maximum three year term or the remainder of his/her term on the Faculty Senate. Committee members shall be elected from faculty members eligible for election to the Faculty Senate. Within five days after the September meeting at which the new members are elected to the Grievance Committee, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Faculty Senate will call a meeting of the Grievance Committee for the express purpose of electing a grievance committee chair. The committee shall elect its own chairperson from among its tenured members. A committee with a case under consideration shall, when necessary, continue past September with its membership unchanged until the case is resolved; in such an event, new cases shall be considered by the reconstituted committee.


Resolution 2846, 9/13/06: Revision to UNO Faculty Grievance Comm. Policies & Procedures

BE IT RESOLVED that the following changes of the UNO Policies and Procedures of the Faculty Grievance Committee be changed as follows:

  • Underlined = March 2006 addition
  • Crossed out = March 2006 deletion
  • .Italic & Underlined = May 23, 2006 addition

UNO Policies and Rules of Procedure

for

UNO Faculty Grievance Committee
(Revised January, 1994 March, 2006 & V.D.=May 23, 2006
)

I. Definitions

A. Grievance. Either(1) a circumstance thought to be unjust or injurious and a ground for complaint, or (2) a statement of complaint against a real or imagined injustice or injury.

B. Grievant. Person who claims a circumstance of grievance exists and files a statement of the grievance with the Committee.

C. Committee. The Faculty Grievance Committee.

D. Respondent. The person, or institutional agency which took the action or made the decision constituting the alleged grievance.

E. Chair. The chair of the Committee or designated representative of the chair.

F. Notice. To give notice or to notify means in writing.

G. Receipt of Statements. Statements are officially received by the Committee when logged in the office of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

H. Days. Refers to working weekdays, excluding weekends and days when classes are not in session.

I. Bylaws. Means Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

J. Regular Academic Year. Contracted term of service for academic year faculty as defined and modified by sections 3.3.1 (b) and 3.4.2 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.

K. Shall. Means must.

II. Sources of Powers. The Committee derives its powers from the action of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska in approving the constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and from the action taken by the faculty senate to carry into effect section 4.13.1 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska subject to the specification of "powers of Faculty Grievance Committee of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha" in section 4.13.2 of those same bylaws.

III. Scope of Authority. The Committee shall consider all grievances filed by any faculty member alleging any grievance except those in which the grievant alleges a violation of academic freedom or academic tenure as defined in the bylaws. Any alleged grievance shall pertain to acts or omissions that occurred pursuant to a grievant's position as a faculty member. Grievances must be filed no later than six months after the act or omission occurred or, if the grievant discovered the act or omission subsequently, no later than six months after the grievant knew of or reasonably should have known of the act or omission.

IV. Manner of Filing a Grievance. A member of the faculty desiring to file a grievance shall:

A. Submit to the Faculty Senate office on the appropriate form a written statement setting forth the nature of the grievance with sufficient specificity and clarity that a respondent can reply under Rules of Procedure 1.7: indicate on the form his/her department, rank, and type of appointment upon the date of filing; and indicate the date the grievant discovered the act or omission and, if applicable, the reason for the passage of time between the act or omission and the grievant's knowledge of it.

B. Indicate in writing that the services of at least one of the following have been sought and used without resolution of the grievance.

  1. An ombudsperson.
  2. The Conciliation Committee of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Any other interdepartmental or university-wide mechanism or committee designed to resolve disputes of faculty members (including AAUP mediation).

C. Indicate in writing whether or not the grievance has been presented to any other grievance committee, and the results therefrom.

V. Informal Procedures. Grievance Committee Procedures. Upon receipt of a a grievance filed by a faculty member, the chair of the Committee shall:

A. Upon receipt of a faculty member's grievance, the Secretary/Treasurer of the faculty senate will ask the grievance committee chair to call a meeting of the grievance committee within 10 working days of the receipt of the grievance by the Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer in order to gather input from the committee members on how to proceed with the grievance. Prior to the grievance committee's first meeting, the chair will make a reasonable effort, by telephone and in person, during normal working hours, to determine whether the facts presented by the person filing the grievance relative to sections 4, A, and B, where appropriate, are correct. The chair will also distribute any written materials on the grievance to committee members prior to the meeting time. At the grievance committee's first meeting, the committee will decide whether to refer the grievance to another grievance committee or to hear the grievance. If the grievance committee decides to refer the grievance to another grievance committee, this shall conclude its action on the case. The chair will send the grievant a written receipt indicating the date the grievance was received by the grievance committee (Receipt of Grievance, RG). If the committee decides to hear the grievance, and if any grievance committee member has a conflict of interest in relation to the grievance, the committee chair will request that the chair of the Committee on Personal and Welfare of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha appoint an ad hoc member to the Committee as a substitute for any member who may have a conflict of interest in relation to the grievance. A conflict of interest shall be considered to exist if any member is a party to the grievance or is a departmental colleague of a party to the grievance. Such ad hoc members shall sit with the Committee only in relation to the grievance at hand.

B. Within 10 days of deciding that the grievance will proceed, the chair will give the respondent formal written notice of the grievance (10 days RG). Such notice shall include a copy of the statement of grievance required under section 4, A. The claims of the grievance considered shall only be those specified in writing on the Committee's form.

C. The respondent shall submit to the committee a written reply to the grievance within 20 days of receiving formal notice of the grievance (30 days RG). The reply shall include an explicit statement to the effect that the Committee has been provided with all the information used by the respondent. Within two days of receiving the respondent's statement, the chair shall send a copy of this statement to the grievant. The grievant may submit an addendum to his or her original statement. Such addendum must be limited to a reply to the contents of the respondent's statement. A copy of an addendum to the grievant's statement shall be sent by the chair to the respondent within two days of receipt of said addendum.

D. The Committee shall have 30 additional days to gather and share documents and information from the grievant, respondent, and other relevant parties (60 days RG). The chair of the committee shall ensure that all documentation gathered by the committee shall be shared with the grievant and respondent.

E. The Committee may decide to hold hearings after completing the procedures specified in D. All hearings should be completed within 30 days (90 days RG) excluding summers. The hearing shall be recorded on tape. Failure to provide information, except for that which is enjoined by law; such as private personnel files, that the committee deems necessary to reach a conclusion will be construed as a concession of the case to the other party.

F. Action by the Committee on a grievance shall be terminated in the event of the grievant's death or resignation from the University or when the grievance is terminated by the written consent of both the grievant and the respondent.

G. Within 10 days of the meeting or the final hearing (100 days RG), the Committee, following section 4.13.2 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, shall decide whether or not to order the matter reconsidered by the appropriate person, group or groups, or to recommend that other rectifying action be taken.

H. The Committee shall also within the same 10 days present to the chancellor and to the parties a written report which shall include its findings on the merits of the grievance, its ordering of reconsideration, if any, or its recommendation, if any, for other rectifying action. The report to the Chancellor shall be accompanied by a copy of the statement of grievance required by section 4, A, a copy of the notice to the respondent, a copy of the reply required by section 7, B, a copy of any addendum from the grievant, and a copy of appropriate portions of the hearing, if such was held under section 7, D.

I. In cases where the Committee's decision does not express consensus, a minority report may be submitted to the chancellor along with the report of the majority.

J. Within 20 days after receipt of the Committee's report (120 days RG); the Chancellor shall send to the Committee and at the same time to the parties, a written statement of his/her decision on the grievance. However, the Chancellor may extend his/her deadline for a decision in cases where the Committee has ordered reconsideration and additional time is required to adequately accomplish reconsideration. In such cases, the Chancellor shall provide a schedule of time limits to be observed during the process of reconsideration

K. The president of the faculty senate shall be informed of all actions taken by the committee including all advice and recommendations given to the chancellor or other university administrators by the committee. (Resolution 2363, 03/10/99)

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(January 1994) Procedures that were added to/deleted/re-written:

V. Informal Procedures. Upon receipt of a grievance filed by a faculty member, the chair of the Committee shall:

A. Give to the grievant a written receipt that indicates the date the grievance was received.

B. Call a meeting of the Committee, such meeting to be within ten days of the date the grievance was received, if the grievance is received during the regular academic year. At other times, these procedures and those in subsequent sections of this statement shall be carried out as expeditiously as possible.

C. Make a reasonable effort, by telephone and in person, during normal working hours, to determine whether the facts presented by the person filing the grievance relative to sections 4, A, and B, where appropriate, are correct.

D. Make a reasonable effort to settle the grievance informally and/or clarify the claims of the grievance prior to the meeting of the Committee.

E. . Request the chair of the Committee on Personal and Welfare of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha to appoint an ad hoc member to the Committee as substitute for any member who may have a conflict of interest in relation to the grievance. A conflict of interest shall be considered to exist if any member is a party to the grievance or is a departmental colleague of a party to the grievance. Such ad hoc members shall sit with the Committee only in relation to the grievance at hand.

VI Initiative of a Formal Grievance. The Committee, upon meeting at the call of the chair to hear a specific grievance by a member of the faculty in accordance with section 5, B, shall:

A. If informed by the chair, that the grievance has been settled by informal methods pursuant to section 5, D, receive from the grievant a written statement that the grievance has been settled to his or her satisfaction.

B. If informed by the chair, that the grievance has been referred to another grievance committee, conclude its action on the case.

C. If informed by the chair, that the grievance has not been settled, receive a report of his/her efforts pursuant to sections 5, C and D.

D. If satisfied that the chair, has made a reasonable effort to settle the grievance by informal methods, as directed by section 5, D, accept the grievance formally as filed or revised by the grievant and proceed according to the rules in section 7.

VII Rules of Procedure

A. After accepting a grievance, the Committee, shall give the respondent written notice of the grievance within five days of accepting the grievance. Such notice shall include a copy of the statement of grievance required under section 4, A. The claims of the grievance considered shall only be those specified in writing on the Committee's form.

B. Within ten days of receiving notification by the Committee of a grievance having come before it, the respondent shall submit to the Committee a written reply to the grievance. The reply shall include an explicit statement to the effect that the Committee has been provided with all the information used by the respondent

C. Within two days of receiving the respondent's statement, the chair shall send a copy of this statement to the grievant. The grievant may submit an addendum to his or her original statement. Such addendum must be limited to a reply to the contents of the respondent's statement. A copy of an addendum to the grievant's statement shall be sent by the chair tothe respondent within two days of receipt of said addendum.

D. The Committee shall meet within ten days of receiving the respondent's statement called for by section 7, B, to act upon the grievance. The Committee may decide at this meeting to hold a hearing which shall be scheduled within five days of the meeting, or as soon as both grievant and respondent are able to be present. The hearing shall be recorded on tape. "During this proceeding, any substantiated allegation by either of the parties that the other will not provide all the information necessary for the Committee to reach a conclusion and make a recommendation on the grievance may in the judgement of the Committee constitute a concession of the case of the other party."

E. Action by the Committee on a grievance shall be terminated in the event of the grievant's death or resignation from the University. The only other circumstance when action by the Committee on a grievance may be terminated is with the written consent of both the grievant and the respondent.

F. In all proceedings where the grievance touches the question of policies, rules and regulations, the Committee shall be guided by written policies, rules and regulations.

G. Within ten days of the meeting or the hearing called for by section 7, D, the Committee, following section 4.13.2 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, shall decide whether or not to order the matter reconsidered by the appropriate person, group or groups, or to recommend that other rectifying action be taken. The Committee shall also within the same ten days present to the chancellor and to the parties a written report which shall include its findings on the merits of the grievance, its ordering of reconsideration, if any, or its recommendation, if any, for other rectifying action. The report to the Chancellor shall be accompanied by a copy of the statement of grievance required by section 4, A, a copy of the notice to the respondent, a copy of the reply required by section 7, B, a copy of any addendum from the grievant, and a copy of appropriate portions of the hearing, if such was held under section 7, D. In cases where the Committee's decision does not express consensus, a minority report may be submitted to the chancellor along with the report of the majority. Within twenty days after receipt of the Committee's report; the chancellor shall send to the Committee and at the same time to the parties, a written statement of his/her decision on the grievance; provided, that the chancellor may extend the time for decision in cases where the Committee has ordered reconsideration and additional time is required to adequately accomplish reconsideration. In such cases, the chancellor shall provide a schedule of time limits to be observed during the process of reconsideration.

H. The president of the faculty senate shall be informed of all actions taken by the committee including all advice and recommendations given to the chancellor or other university administrators by the committee. (Resolution 2363, 03/10/99)


Resolution 2847, 10/11/06: Graduate Certificate in Global Information Operations

WHEREAS the Graduate Certificate in Global Information Operations has the support of the contributing colleges and units on the UNO campus,

WHEREAS the program relies on existing courses and is open to all UNO graduate students interested in enhancing their knowledge and understanding of international religions, communication, politics, and security as they relate to the management of information in a complex and dynamic global environment,

WHEREAS the program supports interest in global information operations in the broader community and fosters improved working relations between UNO and the federal government,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate supports the approval of the Graduate Certificate in Global Information Operations.


Resolution 2848, 10/11/06: Role of Course Evaluations

WHEREAS there is a perception among some faculty that some units on campus use student course evaluations as the primary means of assessing teaching effectiveness, and

WHEREAS student course evaluations only reflect student perceptions of a course and do not directly measure teaching effectiveness, and

WHEREAS research has shown that a reliable and thorough evaluation of teaching effectiveness should be based on a combination of different kinds of assessments,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate directs that student course evaluations be used primarily for improvement of classrooms and instruction, and never as the sole or principal measure of teaching effectiveness.


Resolution 2849, 10/11/06: Common Base Course Evaluation Form

WHEREAS no fewer than 12 different course evaluations forms are currently used on campus, and

WHEREAS these evaluations vary widely in questions posed to students and in answer scales used, and

WHEREAS some of these forms elicit little information that could be used to improve teaching, teaching materials, student learning, or class environments, and

WHEREAS campus-wide efforts related to assessing student learning benefit from common assessment tools used across campus, and

WHEREAS individual colleges/divisions have distinctive course evaluation and assessment needs,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate recommends that the administration constitute a campus-wide committee with faculty representation from each college and division to

  • investigate current research and practice in student course evaluations, and
  • take steps leading to the eventual use of a common base course evaluation instrument across all colleges/divisions, that can be extended according to the needs of individual colleges/division.

Resolution 2850, 12/13/06: Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages

WHEREAS, the B.A. degree in Foreign Languages has the potential of being high quality; and

WHEREAS, the B.A. degree in Foreign Languages replaces currently-offered majors in individual languages (Spanish, French, and German) with a new major that promotes additional competencies in third languages, encourages cosmopolitan perspectives and multicultural comparisons, and includes mechanisms for assessing student learning based on performance outcomes; and

WHEREAS, the B.A. degree in Foreign Languages requires no new resources and reflects the goals of the University in meeting the needs of its graduates;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha recommends approval of the B.A. in Foreign Languages.


Resolution 2851, 02/14/07: Equitable Distribution of Workload Within Departments

WHEREAS, the possibility exists for inequities in new faculty workload assignments, especially in the assigned time for teaching, based upon negotiations and faculty members' varying degrees of awareness of university policies and practices at the time of hiring; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate encourages all Deans and Department Chairs/School Directors to be cognizant of workload assignments, especially in the assigned time for teaching, for pre-tenured faculty and ensure an equitable distribution of such be followed as reasonably as possible for pre-tenured faculty within each department.


Resolution 2852, 4/11/07: Bachelors of Science Degree in Information Assurance

Whereas the BS in Information Assurance has the support of the contributing colleges and units on the UNO campus and requires no new faculty; and

Whereas the degree positions UNO to become a national leader in undergraduate instruction and training in information assurance; and

Whereas the degree responds to the clear and substantiated needs of business, government, education, and prospective students in the area of information assurance; and

Whereas the degree fosters multi-disciplinary collaboration and learning; therefore,

Be it resolved that the UNO Faculty Senate supports the approval of the Bachelors of Science in Information Assurance.


Resolution 2853, 4/11/07: University Committee on Library and Learning Resources

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be appointed as a replacement to finish the term for Charles Johanningsmeier from 04/04/07 to 07/31/07 on the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

Saundra Wetig.


Resolution 2854, 4/11/07: Student Publications Board (Faculty Position B)

BE IT RESOLVED, as specified in the By-Laws of the Board of Regents, that the following names constitute the approved list of nominees to the Student Publications Committee from which the Chancellor is to select one for a three-year appointment from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, to replace Teresa Lamsam on the Student Publication Board:

Karen Weber
Henry Bulley.


Resolution 2855, 4/11/07: Truman Scholar (Sheila Korth)

Whereas, Sheila Korth has been recognized as a Truman Scholar, and

Whereas, Truman Scholarships are awarded to the best and brightest undergraduate students from around the nation who show an in interest in public policy, and

Whereas, Truman Scholarships recognize students for their public service as well as their scholarly performance, and

Whereas, she represented herself and UNO well in a most arduous application and interview process, and

Whereas, she serves as a model for other students and reflects UNO’s strategic commitment to academic excellence and community involvement,

Be it Resolved, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha congratulates Ms. Korth and wishes her well as she pursues her academic and personal interests in graduate school and beyond.


Resolution 2856, 5/09/2007: Faculty Senate members:

BE IT RESOLVED that Interim Chancellor Christensen, etc., have been notified that the following thirteen (13) faculty members have been elected to serve three-year terms from May 9, 2006, through May 14, 2010, unless noted (*):

College of Arts & Sciences (4)

Meredith Bacon
Nora Bacon
Harmon Maher
Tatyana Novikov

College of Business Administration (0)

College of Education (1)

Yvonne Tixier y Vigil

College of CFAM(3)

Karen Dwyer* (2007-2009)
Teresa Lamsam
Doug Paterson

College of IS&T (1)

Theresa Stanton

University Library (1)

Jan Boyer

College of CPACS (2)

Debra Anderson
Henry D'Souza

External NU Faculty (1)

George Morcous

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the following thirteen (13) senators will be completing their term of service at the May 9, 2007, Faculty Senate meeting:

Maria Arbelaez (A&S)
Tomm Roland (CFAM)
Stuart Bernstein (External)
James Shaw (Library)
Steve Bullock (A&S)
Andris Skreija (A&S)
William Corcoran (CBA)
Christopher Stanichar (CFAM)
Lyn Holley (CPACS)
Lauree Tilton-Weaver (A&S)
Amanda Randall (CPACS)
Saundra Wetig (COE)
Peter Wolcott (IS&T)


Resolution 2857, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Outgoing Senators

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends its gratitude to the following outgoing Senators, in deep appreciation for their service to the Faculty Senate:

Maria Arbelaez (A&S)
Stuart Bernstein (External)
Steve Bullock (A&S)
William Corcoran (CBA)
Lyn Holley (CPACS)
Amanda Randall (CPACS)
Tomm Roland (CFAM)
James Shaw (Library)
Andris Skreija (A&S)
Christopher Stanichar (CFAM)
Lauree Tilton-Weaver (A&S)
Saundra Wetig (COE)
Peter Wolcott (IS&T)


Resolution 2858, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Chairs of the Standing Committees

WHEREAS, the Standing Committees undertake much of the work of the Faculty Senate and keep projects moving forward,

WHEREAS, the Chairs of the Standing Committees addressed their duties diligently, responsibly, and cheerfully,

WHEREAS, the Chairs of the Standing Committees together formed the Cabinet and assisted the Executive Committee in responding to the concerns of the faculty and in setting the agenda for the Faculty Senate,

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

  • Senator Scott Tarry (Academic and Curricular Affairs)
  • Senator Peter Wolcott (Educational Resources and Services)
  • Senator Andris Skreija (Faculty Personnel and Welfare & Chair of Cabinet)
  • Senator Hugh Reilly (Goals and Directions--Fall)
  • Senator Saundra Wetig (Goals and Directions--Spring)
  • Senator Steve Bullock (Professional Development)
  • Senator Paul Barnes (Rules)


Resolution 2859, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Faculty Senate Liaisons

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate depends upon reliable communication with other faculty, student, and alumni organizations,

WHEREAS, the following colleagues provided reports on the activities of the Academic Planning Council, the Alumni Association, the UNO Chapter of the AAUP, the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska, the Graduate Council, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and the UNO Spirit Committee,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends its gratitude to the following colleagues for serving as liaisons to these various groups:

  • Dr. Douglas Paterson: Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska
  • Senators Nancy Edick and Hugh Reilly: Academic Planning Council
  • Dr. David Carter: Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Senator Elaine Lahue: American Association of University Professors
  • Dr. Paul Williams: Graduate Council
  • Senator Steve Bullock: myMapp Development Team
  • Senator Lyn Holley: Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Senator Stuart Bernstein: UNO Spirit Committee


Resolution 2860, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Task Force to Design a Common Course Evaluation Instrument

WHEREAS, faculty in colleges and departments across the University have expressed concerns about the quality of course evaluation instruments,

WHEREAS, faculty representing all the colleges volunteered to serve on a special Task Force to review relevant research and design a common instrument to address faculty concerns,

WHEREAS, the Task Force met three times during Spring 2007, and its members are committed to meeting again in Fall 2007 to continue their work.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its gratitude to the following colleagues who have stepped forward to work on the Task Force to Design a Common Course Evaluation Instrument:

Professor Jenny Farrar
Dr. Erica Neidlinger
Dr. John Grigg
Professor Elaine Bylund
Dr. Wayne Harrison
Dr. William Mahoney
Professor Laura Ilcisin
Professor Marvel Maring
Dr. Melodee Landis
Dr. Nancy Kelley-Gillespie
Dr. Franklin Thompson


Resolution 2861, 5/09/2007: Appreciation to Vice-President Randall

WHEREAS, Senator Randall assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Vice-President in May 2006,

WHEREAS, she presided over remarkably short, efficient, and good-humored meetings of the Executive Committee and Cabinet,

WHEREAS, she graciously substituted for President Shaw at a Board of Regents meeting,

WHEREAS, she on many occasions offered wise counsel to the Faculty Senate, most especially to the Rules Committee and to President Shaw,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere gratitude to Senator Amanda Randall for her contributions as Vice-President.


Resolution 2862, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Secretary-Treasurer Tarry

WHEREAS, Senator Terry assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Secretary-Treasurer in May 2006,

WHEREAS, he worked in concert with the Faculty Senate Administrative Technician to track the budget, and he dutifully provided monthly reports,

WHEREAS, he assisted the Faculty Senate Administrative Technician in production of agendas and minutes,

WHEREAS, he graciously substituted for the Faculty Senate President at several events,

WHEREAS, he demonstrated strong commitment to the work of the Faculty Senate when he stood for election to President-Elect,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha extends deep gratitude to Senator Scott Tarry for his work as Secretary-Treasurer.


Resolution 2863, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Parliamentarian James Carroll

WHEREAS, Dr. James Carroll has long served as Faculty Senate Parliamentarian,

WHEREAS, his knowledge of the appropriate implementation of Robert's Rules of Order helps to keep Faculty Senate deliberations moving ahead efficiently and properly,

WHEREAS, he performs his duties with remarkable patience and grace, even when the phrase "herding cats" must surely come to mind,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere appreciation to Dr. James Carroll for his work as Parliamentarian.


Resolution 2864, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for Service to Administrative Technician Sue Bishop

WHEREAS, the work of the Faculty Senate depends greatly on the Administrative Technician's efficient management of its office,

WHEREAS, Sue Bishop proves herself invaluable every week as she keeps the Executive Committee apprised of upcoming activity and then follows-up to insure that matters are tended to properly,

WHEREAS, she regularly extends herself on behalf of the Faculty Senate, which this year included providing many hours of administrative support to the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee,

WHEREAS, she is always cheerful, energetic, and utterly dependable in completing the Faculty Senate's work,

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 Administrative Technician.


Resolution 2865, 5/09/2007: Appreciation for President Shaw

WHEREAS, James Shaw has provided excellent leadership as President of the UNO Faculty Senate during the 2006-2007 academic year, and

WHEREAS, he has served as an eloquent facilitator in meetings of the UNO Faculty Senate, and

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

WHEREAS, he has provided confident leadership to his colleagues, the represented faculty of UNO, and the campus community during a year of tremendous change and upheaval 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 James Shaw for his outstanding service to the faculty and the University as President of the UNO Faculty Senate during the 2006-2007 academic year and wish him continued success in all future endeavors.


Resolution 2866, 5/09/2007: Campus Committees

a. Campus Safety Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/07, through 07/31/10, to the Campus Committee on Safety:

    Laura Grams, (to replace Don Greer).

b. Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as two-year appointments from 08/01/07, through 07/31/09, to the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs:

  • Nora Bacon, (A&S), (to replace Lauree Tilton-Weaver)
  • regory Morin (CBA), (to replace Rachel Wilson)
  • Lyn Holley(CPACS), (to replace Henry D'Souza)
  • Evangelina (GiGi) Brignoni, (Graduate College), (to replace Karen Hayes).

c. Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) (Resolution 2888, 9/12/07: Committees to be filled or completed [Meglich & Stacy])

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/2007 through 07/31/2010, to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee to replace:

Patti Meglich, CBA (to replace Catherine Co)
Richard Stacy, ED, (to replace David Corbin).

d. Judicial Committee (Pool of Names) (Resolution 2888, 9/12/07: Committees to be filled or completed[to complete d. with Laura Dickson])

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:

Amanda Randall, (to replace Candice Batton)
Lisa Scherer, (to replace Doug Paterson)
Andrew Swift, (to replace Shereen Bingham)
Laura Dickson, (to reappoint).

e. Parking Advisory Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as three-year appointment from 08/01/07, through 07/31/10, to the Parking Advisory Committee:

    Jan Boyer, (to replace Sharon Sobel).

f. Professorship Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, & Isaacson Professorships) from 8/1/07, through 7/31/08. (The Administration will select one additional member of this committee.)

Bruce Johansen, (to replace Brigette Ryalls)
Ann Fruhling, (to replace Nick Stergiou).


Resolution 2867, 5/09/2007: University Committees

a. Athletics, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/07, through 07/31/10, to the University Committee on Athletics:

    Bob Shuster, (to replace David Ogden).

b. Excellence in Teaching, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be recommended for service as three-year appointment, from 08/01/2007 through 07/31/2010, 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.") (* Except for the A&S member who will serve two years to balance term endings.) 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 (08/01/2007 - 07/31/2008).

  • Carolyn Gascoigne, A&S, (recipient of the award - 2005) to replace Karen Dwyer) (*term: 08/01/07-07/31/09)
  • Don Greer, ED, (to replace Phyllis Adcock) (term: 08/01/07-07/31/10)
  • Pamela Smith, CPACS, (recipient of the award - 1994) (to replace Theresa Barron-McKeagney) (term: 08/01/07-07/31/10

AND,

  • Rosemary Strasser, new faculty holding PhD, (to replace John Erickson) (term: one year).

c. Facilities Planning, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/07, through 07/31/10, to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

    Russell Smith to replace Michael Carroll.

d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/07, through 07/31/10, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

    Iulia Podariu, (to replace Lisa Boucher).

e. Library and Learning Resources, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/07 through 07/31/10, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources:

  • Karen Hein, (to replace Charles Johanningmeier)
  • Steven Torres, (to replace Maria Anderson Knudtson)

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

  • Shannon Holland (to replace Peter Wolcott).

f. Student Affairs, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following name go forward as a three year appointment, from 08/01/07 through 07/31/10 on the on the University Committee on Student Affairs:

    Andrew Swift, (to replace Claudette Lee).

g. Technology Resources & Services, University Committee on (Resolution 2889, 9/12/07: Complete Resolution 2867, 5/09/2007: [to be completed with Juan Casas])

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/07 through 07/31/10, to the University Committee on Technology Resources& Services:

  • Rex Cammack, (to replace Kath Henebry)
  • Karen Hein, (reappointed)
  • Juan Casas (to replace Andrea Zardetto-Smith)

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two names go forward as three-year appointments from 07/01/07 through 06/30/10, to the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

  • Melanie Bloom, A&S (C), (to replace Teresa Lamsam)
  • Matthew Harden, CFAM, (to replace Melissa Burke).

i. UCR (University Committee on Research)

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 8/1/07 through 7/31/10 on the University Committee on Research (UCR):

  • Shing-Jye Chen, ED, (to replace Mary Friehe)
  • Jayaram Betanabhatla, A&S (Social Science), (to replace Melanie Bloom)
  • ______tba______ CFAM, (to replace Sharon Sobel)
  • John McCarty, At Large Member, (to replace Dwight Haworth)


Resolution 2868, 5/09/2007: Expansion of HPER Building

Whereas Alexander Williams, UNO student government President/Regent, has reported to Faculty Senate that the UNO student body is overwhelmingly supportive of the renovation and expansion of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building for Campus Recreation and Student Health programming, and

Whereas both Student Government and the Staff Advisory Council have unanimously supported said renovation and expansion, and

Whereas Wade Robinson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UNO, recognizes the impact said renovation and expansion could have on recruitment of students to UNO,

Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED, that the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate support the proposed renovation and expansion of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building at this time,

Be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be expeditiously communicated to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska prior to their consideration of the aforesaid building expansion and renovation.


Resolution 2869, 5/09/2007: Membership of Standing Committee Members

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rules Committee assigns senators to the 2007-2008 standing committees as follows:

Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

  1. Nancy Edick 2008
  2. Carolyn Gascoigne 2009
  3. Owen Mordaunt 2008
  4. M. Jeanne Reames 2009
  5. Suzanne Sollars 2009
  6. George Morcous 2010

Educational Resources & Services

  1. Lisa Boucher 2009
  2. Robert Ottemann 2008
  3. John Thorp 2008
  4. Juliette Parnell 2008
  5. Theresa Stanton 2010
  6. Jan Boyer 2010

Faculty Personnel & Welfare

  1. Sam Brown 2008
  2. Barbara Hewins-Maroney 2008
  3. Elaine Lahue 2008
  4. Meredith Bacon 2010
  5. Harmon Maher 2010
  6. Karen Dwyer 2009

Goals & Direction

  1. Jayaram Betanabhatla 2008
  2. Ziaul Huq 2009
  3. Hugh Reilly 2008
  4. Robert Smith 2008
  5. Henry D'Souza 2010
  6. Teresa Lamsam 2010

Professional Development

  1. Wai-Ning Mei 2009
  2. John Noble 2009
  3. Victor Winter 2008
  4. Doug Paterson 2010
  5. Yvonne Tixier y Vigil 2010
  6. Tatyana Novikov 2010

Rules

  1. A&S: Nora Bacon 2010
  2. BA: Shuanglin Lin 2009
  3. ED: Paul Barnes 2008
  4. CFAM: Holly Miller 2009
  5. IS&T: Parvathi Chundi 2009
  6. PACS: Debra Anderson 2010


Resolution 2870, 5/09/2007: Standing Committee Chairs

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

  • Carolyn Gascoigne, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Lisa Boucher, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Barbara Hewins-Maroney, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • John Noble, Committee on Professional Development


Resolution 2870, 5/09/2007: Standing Committee Chairs

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

  • Carolyn Gascoigne, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Lisa Boucher, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Barbara Hewins-Maroney, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Hugh Reilly, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • John Noble, Committee on Professional Development


Resolution 2871, 5/09/2007: Appointment of Parliamentarian

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Article IV, the senate president appoints James Carroll the parliamentarian of the 2007-2008 Faculty Senate.


Resolution 2872, 5/09/2007: Election of Vice President of 2007-2008 Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2007-2008 Vice President:

Paul Barnes, to replace Senator Randall.


Resolution 2873, 5/09/2007: Secretary/Treasurer of 2007-2008 Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2007-2008 Secretary/Treasurer:

Debra Anderson, to replace Senator Tarry.


Resolution 2874, 5/09/2007: Chair of Committee for Rules

BE IT RESOLVED that according to the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Article VI, Section 5.6, the 2007-2008 senate president appoints the following senator Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Holly Miller, to replace Senator Barnes.


Resolution 2875, 5/09/2007: 2007-2008 Standing Committees Vice Chairs

BE IT RESOLVED, that the standing committees have met and selected the following vice chairs from the 2007-2008 members:

  • Suzanne Sollars, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Juliette Parnell, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Karen Dwyer, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Henry D'Souza, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Wai-Ning Mei, Committee on Professional Development
  • Debra Anderson, Committee on Rules


Resolution 2876, 5/09/2007: Faculty Senate Representatives to

a. AAUP Executive Committee (Faculty Senate Liaison to)

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 05/09/07, through 05/14/08, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

    Henry D'Souza, (to replace Elaine Lahue).

b. Alumni Association, Board of Directors

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president reappoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year,05/09/07, through 05/14/08, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

    David Carter, (reappointed).

c. AFCON (Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president reappoints the following senator to be the senate representative for a one year appointment, through May 2008, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

    Doug Paterson (reappointed).

d. 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 05/09/07, through 05/14/08:

  • Nancy Edick (reappointed) from the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs,
  • Hugh Reilly (reappointed) from the Committee on Goals and Directions.

e. Budget Advisory Committee for the Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate President has reappointed

Don Baum (reappointed)

to the Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee for a term of three years, August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2010.

f. Graduate Council

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2006-2007 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council for a one-year term from 05/10/06, through 05/09/07:

    Michael O'Hara, (to replace Paul Williams).

g. Strategic Planning Steering Committee

One member of the 2007-2008 Faculty Senate Goals & Directions committee will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for a one-year term from 05/09/07, through 05/08/08:

Robert Smith, (to replace Lyn M. Holley).