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Action Table for 2008-2009 Resolutions

Res #
Date Res. Passed Senate
Title of Resolution
Admin Accepted
Sent for Senate Action
Denied
Deferred
In Progress
Final Action/Resolved
2989 5/13/09 Fac Sen Budget Advisory Comm
X
        Acknowledged
2988 5/13/09 Alumn Assoc, Brd of Dir Rep
X
        Acknowledged
2987 5/13/09 AAUP Exec Comm Rep
X
        Acknowledged
2986 5/13/09 09-10 AFCON Rep
X
        Acknowledged
2985 5/13/09 09-10 Standing Comm. Chairs
X
        Acknowledged
2984 5/13/09 09-10 Chair of Cabinet
X
        Acknowledged
2983 5/13/09 09-10 Chair of Rules Comm
X
        Acknowledged
2982 5/13/09 09-10 Sec-Treas
X
        Acknowledged
2981 5/13/09 09-10 V.P.
X
        Acknowledged
2980 5/13/09 09-10 Parliamentarian
X
        Acknowledged
2979 5/13/09 Chrs of Standing Committees
X
        Acknowledged
2978 5/13/09 U-Wide Committees
X
        Accepted
2977 5/13/09 Campus Committees
X
        Acknowledged
2976 5/13/09 Standing Comm. Membership
X
        Acknowledged
2975 5/13/09 Proposed School of Interdisciplinary Informatics w/in College of IS&T
X
        Accepted
2974 5/13/09 Appreciation for Pres. Sollars
X
        Acknowledged
2973 5/13/09 Apprec for Admin Tech Bishop
X
        Acknowledged
2972 5/13/09 Apprec for Parl. R. Adkins
X
        Acknowledged
2971 5/13/09 Apprec for Sec-Treas M. Bacon
X
        Acknowledged
2970 5/13/09 Apprec for VP Lisa Boucher
X
        Acknowledged
2969 5/13/09 Apprec for Fac Sen Liaisons
X
        Acknowledged
2968 5/13/09 Apprec for Chairs of Standing Comms & Chair of Cabinet
X
        Acknowledged
2967 5/13/09 Apprec for Outgoing Senators
X
        Acknowledged
2966 5/13/09 Faculty Senate Members
X
        Acknowledged
2965 5/13/09 Apprec for UNO Student Government
X
        Acknowledged
2964 5/13/09 Apprec for Dr S. Bullock, Interim Asst V.C. for A&SA
X
        Acknowledged
2963 4/8/09 Newly Elected A&S Senator (2009-2012)
X
        Acknowledged & Accepted
2962 4/8/09 Inform Faculty and Staff of Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance Policy Offsets, Waiting Periods, and Phase-Out Ages

X

5/27/09 (As amended)

     
X*
Accepted
2961 4/8/09 Create a Long-Term Disability (LTD) Task Force  
  X*    
2960 3/11/09 Change name of 4 Degrees Offered by School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
X
        Accepted
2959 3/11/09 BS in Neuroscience in College of Arts & Sciences
X
        Accepted
2958 3/11/09 Shared Governance
X
Letters sent*       Acknowledged
2957 3/11/09 Condolence for Dr. June L. Mecham (History)
X
        Acknowledged
2956 2/11/09 UCRCA Appointees
X
        Accepted
2955 2/11/09 EPACS Appointees
X
        Accepted
2954 2/11/09 Regarding the Position of a Sustainability Director
      X*  
2953 2/11/09 Environmental Sustainability Practices in UNO's Food Service
      X* Task Force Apptd.
2052 2/11/09 Sustainability Practices in UNO's Built Environment         X* Task Force Apptd.
2951 2/11/09 University Purchasing Guidelines for Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability         X* Task Force Apptd.
2950 2/11/09 Improving Transportation On, To, and From Campus         X* Task Force Apptd.
2949 2/11/09 Improving the Efficiency of Energy and Water Usage on UNO's Campus and Ascertaining the Level of Uno's Carbon Output         X* Task Force Apptd.
2948 2/11/09 Regarding New "Building Temperature Policy"           Acknowledged*
2947 2/11/09 Support for Bike Lane
X
Letter Sent*       Accepted/returned to Senate for action
2946 2/11/09

A "Seven Days of Service” Project

X
Senate for Action       Accepted/returned to Senate for action
2945 2/11/09 Whooot! Salute
X
Senate will handle       Accepted/returned to Senate for action
2944 1/14/09 UCRCA Funding       X *    
2943 1/14/09 Returning Faculty Senators
X
        Accepted
2942 12/10/08 Concerning Accusatory Remarks by a Member of the Board of Regents (OWH 10/17/08)
Forwarded to Board of Regents       Returned to Senate for Action *
2941 12/10/08 Faculty Grievance Committee Replacement
X
        Accepted
2940 12/10/08 Student Publications Brd, Position A
X
        Accepted, Kerry Ward appt'd
2939 12/10/08 Concerning the Dis-Invitation of Professor William Ayers
Forewarded to NU Pres       Returned to Senate for Action *
2938 12/10/08 NU 10 Year Calendar
X
        Accepted
2937 12/10/08 Create a Team to Implement a Common Course Evaluation 4/09         New Common Course Evaluation Team established 4/09 X*
2936 12/10/08 Regarding Resignation and Replacement of IS&T Senator
X
        Accepted
2935 11/12/08 Senate Membership on the Chancellors Committee on Inclusion and Diversity
X
        Accepted*
2934 11/12/08 Endorsing Center for Israel & Judaic Studies, & Institute for Collaboration Science
X
        Accepted
2933 11/12/08 Endorsing Proposed BS in IT Innovation at the College of IS&T
X
        Accepted
2932 11/12/08 Time Capsule for UNO Centennial
X
Sollars Working on       Returned to Senate for Action*
2931 11/12/08 "Shots Fired: When Lightning Strikes" Video
X
      X* Senate in-progress following report
2930 11/12/08 Park-and-Ride/Park-and-Bike System of Transportation or Other Transportation Alternatives   Senate Working on     X*  
2929 11/12/08 Supporting the Proposed Retricted Data Security Policy and the NU Privacy Policy
X
        Accepted
2928 10/8/08 Electronic Communication System
    X*    
2927 10/8/08 Celebrating UNO's 100th Anniversary
X
        Accepted
2926 9/10/08 Technology Resources and Services Committee
X
        Accepted
2925 9/10/08 Library & Learning Resources Committee
X
        Accepted
2924 9/10/08 UNO Professional Conduct Committee
X
        Accepted
2923 9/10/08 UNO Faculty Grievance Comm.
X
        Accepted
2922 9/10/08 Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee
X
        Accepted
2921 6/4/08 Appointment of Parliamentarian
X
        Accepted
2920 5/14/08 Appointments by Senate Pres & Standing Committees to be Faculty Senate Representatives
X
        Accepted
2919 5/14/08 University-wide Committees
X
        Accepted
2918 5/14/08 Campus Committees
X
        Accepted
2917 5/14/08 2008-2009 Standing Committees Vice Chairs
X
        Accepted
1916 5/14/08 Appointment of Chair of Cabinet
X
        Accepted
2915 5/14/08 Chair of Rules Committee
X
        Accepted
2914 5/14/08 Secretary/Treasurer of 2008-2009 Faculty Senate
X
        Accepted
2913 5/14/08 Vice President of 2008-2009 Faculty Senate
X
        Accepted
2912 5/14/08 Appointment of Parliamentarian
X
        Accepted
2911 5/14/08 Standing Committee Chairs
X
        Accepted
2910 5/14/08 Membership of Standing Committees
X
        Accepted
2909 5/14/08 UNO Disaster Planning   Senate to Committee     X* Return to Senate for further work
2908 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to President Tarry
X
        Accepted
2907 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to Admin Tech Sue Bishop
X
        Accepted
2906 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to Parliamentarian James Carroll
X
        Accepted
2905 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to Secretary-Treasurer Sollars
X
        Accepted
2904 5/14/08 Appreciation to V. P. Barnes
X
        Accepted
2903 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to Faculty Senate Liaisons
X
        Accepted
2902 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to Chairs of the Standing Committees
X
        Accepted
2901 5/14/08 Appreciation for Service to Outgoing Senators
X
        Accepted
2900 5/14/08 New Faculty Senators
X
        Accepted
2899 4/9/08 UNO Child Care Center
    X *    
2898 3/12/08 Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Inclusiveness and Diversity
X
        Member Selected
2897 3/12/08 Policy on Student Civil Leave
5/27/09
      X * Accepted & Resolved

2962: (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 4/10/09: With regard to the second resolution, he would ask Vice Chancellor Conley to review how these benefits are currently communicated to faculty and staff, with follow up as he deems appropriate.”) (return to table)

2961: (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 4/10/09: “ The chancellor acknowledges receipt of the resolutions, but suggests that the Senate may want to make a call to Central Administration to inquire about the existence of the U-Wide Benefits Committee, under whose auspices, this might normally fall. There may be no need to establish a separate task force if this committee, or a subgroup, is active, and would entertain an examination of the existing disability benefit procedure.”) (The Faculty Senate Admin Tech notified the UNO rep to that committee, David Corbin, on 4/9/09. He replied on 4/12/09: “The NU Benefits Committee will be meeting on April 16. I will bring the two resolutions to their attention. It does seem that the Benefits Committee should be able to handle the issues without a new committee, but I'll wait and see what kind of response I get.”) (return to table)

2958 President Sollars sent letters with copies of this resolution to the Board of Regents and NU President Milliken. (return to table)

2954 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) (5/20/09 EC&A mtg: Senator Matthew Marx is a member of this Task Force.)(return to table)

2953 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) (5/20/09 EC&A mtg: Senator Matthew Marx is a member of this Task Force.)(return to table)

2952 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) (5/20/09 EC&A mtg: Senator Matthew Marx is a member of this Task Force.) (return to table)

2951 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) (5/20/09 EC&A mtg: Senator Matthew Marx is a member of this Task Force.) (return to table)

2950 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) (5/20/09 EC&A mtg: Senator Matthew Marx is a member of this Task Force.) (return to table)

2949 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) (5/20/09 EC&A mtg: Senator Matthew Marx is a member of this Task Force.) (return to table)

2948 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt. The Administration shares the Faculty Senate's goal of advancing sustainability at UNO, however, many factors must be considered to achieve this goal. Faculty Senate is requested to provide supporting documentation re: costs/benefits, etc. developed in preparing these resolutions. Vice Chancellor Conley will continue to work with the Sustainability Task Force to prioritize initiatives and actions.) ( From V.C. Conley via e-mail on 3/4/09: ‘Final' version of Temperature Policy sent to Tim Kaldahl for distribution on eNotes and policy library web page.) (return to table)

2947 ( acknowledged for the purpose of information. Administration will not be taking action, however, the Faculty Senate may choose to forward to appropriate civic entity.) (On 2/12/09 a letter was sent to Mr. Todd Pfitzer, Traffic Engineer, City of Omaha w/resolution) *(5/5/09 From SAC V.P. Jeri Maxwell: SAC has voted and would like for you to know that we support Faculty Senate in their decision on resolutions 2930 & 2947.) (return to table)

2944 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 1/21/09: The Chancellor supports the concept in Resolution 2944 on funding an UCRCA budget line but opined we wouldn't get it during the years of budgetary problems.) (6/10/09 Nancy Castilow wrote for Chanc. Christensen: “ One clarification related to Res. 2944, dealing with ongoing support of the UCRCA budget. I said that I was open to the concept and supportive of continued funding of the UCRCA budget, albeit we would need to review its funding during times of budget constraints, as we do with other such programs. The decision to fund and how much to fund remains the purview of the Office of Academic Affairs. I did not opine that the UCRCA budget line would automatically see no funding during years of budgetary problems.”) (return to table)

2942 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 12/17/08: Chancellor Christensen noted that Res. 2942 (Concerning Accusatory Remarks by a Member of the Board of Regents [Omaha World Herald October 17, 2008] ) was intended for the Board of Regents and the Senate should send it on.) (The Senate coordinator sent this resolution to Donal Burns / Board of Regents on 1/21/09.) (return to table)

2939 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 12/17/08: Chancellor Christensen noted that Res. 2939 (Concerning the Dis-Invitation of Professor William Ayers) was intended for the University President and the Senate should send it on.) (The Senate coordinator sent this resolution to President Milliken on 1/21/09.) (return to table)

2937 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 12/17/08: Vice Chancellor Hynes asked F.S. President to send the Task Force's final report.) (From the EC& Admin Mtg 1/21/09: Vice Chancellor Hynes promised to look over the materials on the Common Course Evaluation. There is a form from a previous incarnation of the task force. The recommendations, as reviewed, need to be implemented.) (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledged and referred to Vice Chancellor Hynes for review. VC Hynes acknowledges receipt of final report; review in process.)(3/09: New Common Course Evaluaton Team formed via Steve Bullock.) (return to table)

2935 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 11/19/08: Chancellor Christensen has no objections to Resolution 2935 but notes that a Faculty Senator is already a member of his Committee on Inclusion and Diversity.) (return to table)

2932 (From the EC & Admin Mtg 11/19/08: The Chancellor raised the issue of funding for the proposed centennial time capsule (Resolution 2932). IS&T students have proposed a ‘virtual' time capsule. ) (From the EC & Admin Mtg 1/21/09: Senator Sollars informed the Chancellor of her further efforts to decrease the cost of a time capsule, now estimated at $3,000. The Centennial Committee has no money and cannot support the effort. The donors for the CBA building would have to give their approval were it to be placed there. A back-up location would be the new part of HPER. ) (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt of resolution with recommendation that funding for project be discussed with Centennial Committee. No further action by administration required.) (return to table)

2931 ( From the EC & Admin Mtg 1/21/09: Senator Sollars gave Wade Robinson a list of faculty willing and qualified to comment on “Shots Fired” While Robinson says all the feedback he has received has been positive, faculty senators reported that students who had viewed the video were not impressed.) (From Wade Robinson via e-mail on 2/16/09: “ The Shots Fired issue is resolved based on the wording listed.”) (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt of resolution and list of faculty educators to Assoc. VC Wade Robinson. Robinson reports that presentations to large campus groups is essentially completed with no further presentations scheduled. No additional action required.) (From Wade Robinson via e-mail on 2/24/09: “ Based on the information you gave me I have contacted a person at NASP to learn more about their PREPaRE program and learn about the program structure and costs. I have also contacted De. Scott Pollard to get program and cost information as well and hope to hear from both in the near future. I will also be communicating the UNO faculty you provided as well.”) (return to table)

2930 (At the EC & Admin Mtg 11/19/08: VC Conley said that there were a number of components of Resolution 2930, as written, that needed further consideration.) (At the EC & Admin Mtg 1/21/09: Vice Chancellor Conley reported that B. J. Reed was working with MAT and that there will be an integrated campus parking plan. The Regents will be asked to extend the contract with Crossroads. There was some discussion of providing bicycles for students to go between campuses.) (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 2/20/09: Acknowledge receipt and forward to Vice Chancellor Conley for additional review and implementation as feasible.)(5/5/09 From SAC V.P. Jeri Maxwell: SAC has voted and would like for you to know that we support Faculty Senate in their decision on resolutions 2930 & 2947. However we would like to suggest a slight word change in Resolution 2930. “WHEREAS single-use motorized vehicular transport has a detrimental effect on the environment and a negative impact on finances via the cost of fuel,” We would rather it say something like "single person motorized vehicular transport"...) (return to table)

2928 (From 10/15/2008 EC & Admn Mtg: Chancellor Christensen said he would bring up Senate Resolution 2928, 10/08/08 , concerning seeking alternatives to Lotus Notes, with the President's Council. John Fiene is aware of the problems and supports the direction suggested in the resolution.) Follow-up by Sollars via e-mail: "Chancellor Christensen brought the matter to President Milliken who concurred with the Lotus Notes problem, but said the matter needed to be deferred until after SIS implementation." (return to table)

2909 6/20/08 EC&A Mtg: Associate Vice Chancellor Robinson discussed Emergency Planning and asked about the creation of a faculty committee that can assist the administration in planning for the continuation of academic programs in crisis situations. Senate will need to determine in there is a specific senate committee that could do this or if there is a need to develop a committee outside the senate. See Minutes of Exec Committee and Cabinet 7/9/2008 for further information: http://www.unomaha.edu/facsen/minutes/2008_2009/08_7_minutes.php (return to table) (3/09: Recommendation from Sollars to Assoc. Vice Chancellor Robinson to develop a faculty Task Force on this issue since formation of a new Faculty Senate Standing Committee is not a viable alternative, nor is it likely a faculty member will be able to participate in a "permanent" position on Incident Command.)

2899 EC&A Mtg April 16, 2008. The Chancellor responded to the Senate's recently passed resolution regarding the University's day-care facility. He was primarily concerned about the Senate's recommendation that UNO develop a lab school as part of the day-care facility, since this represents a significant departure from what the university is doing and would require a substantial investment of resources. He pointed out that the original goal was to develop a day-care that would meet national accreditation standards. The differences between day-care and preschool curricula and facilities was discussed. The administration agreed to provide the Senate with information about the current day-care operation and also agreed to work with the Senate and Student Government to explore the issue if that is desired. (return to table)

2897 (From the 3/19/08 EC & Admin Mtg: The Senate's resolution concerning Civil Duty/Jury Duty was well received by administration. Before the administration places the language in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs, they plan to check existing policy and AAUP agreements to assure the language was not conflicting. For example, there was a brief discussion of whether the policy infringes on the faculty members right to determine the grade for a course.) (From the 10/15/08 EC & Admin Mtg: One example was Resolution 2897, 3/12/08, on civil duty leave allowances for students. Associate Vice Chancellor Robinson asserted that such arrangements, on a case by case basis, are faculty decisions. ) (At the 11/19/08 EC & Admin Mtg: The Chancellor handed off Resolution 2897 [Civil Leaves for Students] to VC Hynes. Apparently, some stipulations of the Resolution are contrary to University policy.) ( At the 1/21/09 EC & Admin Mtg: The Administration informed the Executive Committee that some faculty regard a uniform policy on student civil leave (Res. 2897) as interference in academic freedom. Consultation with the AAUP was suggested and Vice Chancellor Hynes said she would speak with the University Counsel. Senator Sollars will discuss the issue with the other Senate presidents at the Regents meeting.) (From the Chancellor via Nancy Castilow sent in an e-mail 2/20/09: Issue was referred to University Legal Counsel by administration. Discussion revealed incongruence of language relating to definition of civil leave between senate resolution and federal statute. Recommended initial action: Bring resolution language into compliance with statute language defining civil leave.) (“3/25/09 President Sollars is in contact with John Wiltse, NU Senior Associate General Counsel (via Joel Pedersen), to work on specifics of the the resolution language. Mr. Wiltse suggested we need to determine the requirements for civil leave at all likely counties of residence (both NE and Iowa) and any tribal duties that may be encountered.”) (5/13/09 Resolution is amended and passed by the full Senate. Sent to Chancellor and Administration is working on formation of policy.) (Copy of amended resolution, which was accepted by the Chancellor on 5/20/2009, was sent out to all Deans by SVC Hynes on 5/21/2009.) (return to table)