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Last Updated:5/27/10

Action Table for 2009-2010 Resolutions

Res #
Date Res. Passed Senate
Title of Resolution
Admin Accepted
Sent for Senate Action
Denied
Deferred
In Progress
Final Action/Resolved
3038 5/12/10 Standing Committee Chairs 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3037 5/12/10 Membership of Standing Committees 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3036 5/12/10 University-Wide Committees (a-i) 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3035 5/12/10 Campus Committees (a-h) 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3034 5/12/10 Strategic Plan - Goal #2 5/27/10 & X*       *Chancellor supportive of Res. 3033, he acknowledges that the subject matter is primarily an Academic Affairs issue and has asked Vice Chancellor Hynes to respond as appropriate.
3033 5/12/10 Instruction on the Ethical Use of Print and Online Sources in Academic papers 5/27/10       X* *“While he (Chancellor) is supportive of Res. 3033, he acknowledges that the subject matter is primarily an Academic Affairs issue and has asked Vice Chancellor Hynes to respond as appropriate.” )  
3032 5/12/10 Appreciation for Prisident Griff Elder 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3031 5/12/10 Appreciation for Admin Tech Sue Bishop 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3030 5/12/10 Appreciation for Parliamentarian Randy Adkins 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3029 5/12/10 appreciation for Secretary-Treasurer Frederic Laquer 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3028 5/12/10 Appreciation for Vice President Carol Mitchell 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3027 5/12/10 Appreciation for Faculty Senate Liaisons 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3026 5/12/10 Appreciation for Chairs of Standing Committees & Chair of Cabinet 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3025 5/12/10 Appreciation for Outgoing Senators 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3024 5/12/10 Faculty Senate Members 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3023 5/12/10 Resignation of Senator Johanningsmeier 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3022 5/12/10 Congratulating Faculty on Receiving Continuous Appt (Tenure and/or Being Promoted) 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3021 4/14/10 (Named) Professorship Review Committee 4/21/10         Support
3020 4/14/10 UNO/NU Budget Considerations/Suggestions 4/21/10         Acknowledge
3019 4/14/10 Adopt the Students' Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ) Instrument as the Standard Course Evaluation 4/21/10         Support
3018 4/14/10 Distribution of Revenues Earned from Distance Education Programs 4/21/10         Acknowledge
3017 4/14/10 Faculty Control of How Distance Education Programs Are Marketed 4/21/10         Acknowledge
3016 4/14/10 Endorsing the Recommendations of UNO's General Education Steering Committee 4/21/10         Support
3015 3/10/10 EPAC Membership 3/18/10         Acknowledge
3014 3/10/10 Domestic Partnership Benefits   X*      

Returned to Senate for Action (Senate sent to all on 3/16/10)

3013 3/10/10 Recommended Plagiarism Policy

3/18/10

4/21/10

      X*

Returned to Faculty Senate for additional language consideration as discussed at the 3/17 meeting with administration.

Relative to the minor language changes on 3013 (Plagiarism), the chancellor indicates that he would like Academic Affairs to share the policy with the academic deans at an upcoming meeting.

3012 2/10/10 Temporary Replacement for Senator Chris Decker 3/18/10         Acknowledge
3011 2/10/10 Faculty Development Fellowship Policy 3/18/10         3/18/10: “Accept as resources and available information allow.”
3010 1/13/10 President-Elect Laquer 1/20/10         Acknowledged
3009 1/13/10 UCRCA Replacement (Harden for Lipschultz) 1/20/10         Acknowledged
3008 1/13/10 Recognizing the Effort of Patrick Wheeler and Bill Conley to Improve Sustainability at UNO 1/20/10         Acknowledged
3007 11/11/09

On the Passing of Retired Goodrich Faculty Member, Wilda Chue Stevenson

11/16/09         Acknowledged & concurs
3006 10/14/09 Regarding Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gildersleeve 10/15/09         Acknowledged & concurs
3005 10/14/09 Regarding Ronald Raikes 10/15/09         Acknowledged & concurs
3004 10/14/09 Parking Issues (Events Calendar)         X*  
3003 10/14/09 Regarding Stem Cell Research   X*        
3002 9/9/09 Commending AFCON for Professor Ayers Invitation 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
3001 9/9/09 University Committee on Research & Creative Activities (UCRCA) 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
3000 9/9/09 UNO Professional Conduct Committee 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2999 9/9/09 UNO Faculty Grievance Committee 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2998 9/9/09 Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee (Nominees) 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2997 9/9/09 Recognition for Dr. Cindy Melby Phaneuf 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2996 9/9/09 Temporary Replacement (F09) for External Senator George Morcous 9/10/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2995 8/19/09 Search Comm for Assoc V.C. for Research Rep.: 9/1/09         Administration Accepts
2994 8/19/09 Strat Planning Steering Comm. Rep 9/1/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2993 8/19/09 APC 9/1/09         Administration Accepts for purposes of information
2992 8/19/09 Appt to Gen Ed Action Project Comm. 9/1/09         Administration Accepts
2991 8/19/09 Search Comm fro Position of Assoc V.C. for Academic & Student Affairs 8/20/09         Administration Accepts
2990 6/3/09 Grad Council Rep. 9/1/09         Administration Accepts
CARRIED OVER
2961 4/8/09 Create a Long-Term Disability (LTD) Task Force  
  X*    
2944 1/14/09 UCRCA Funding       X *    
2937 12/10/08 Create a Team to Implement a Common Course Evaluation 4/09         New Common Course Evaluation Team established 4/09 X*
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*  
2928 10/8/08 Electronic Communication System
    X*    
2909 5/14/08 UNO Disaster Planning   Senate to Committee     X* Return to Senate for further work
2900 5/14/08 New Faculty Senators
X
        Accepted
2899 4/9/08 UNO Child Care Center
    X *    
2897 3/12/08 Policy on Student Civil Leave
5/27/09
      X * Accepted & Resolved

*3034 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 5/27/10: Relative to Res. 3034, he acknowledges receipt, will share its contents with the Strategic Planning Committee chairs, and suggests the Faculty Senate work with its representative to the Strategic Planning Committee to bring these issues forward.)

*3033 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 5/27/10: “While he is supportive of Res. 3033, he acknowledges that the subject matter is primarily an Academic Affairs issue and has asked Vice Chancellor Hynes to respond as appropriate.” )  

*3014 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 3/11/10) “ The chancellor said . . . the second” (3014) “needs to be sent to the President as this is a system issue and should be a matter of record rather than a report item.” The Faculty Senate Coordinated mailed copies of Resolution 3014 to the NU President and Board of Regents on 3/16/2010.

*3013 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 3/11/10) “ The chancellor said the first resolution” (3013) “needs to be considered by Terry” (Hynes) . . .

*3004 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 10/15/09: “The chancellor will discuss the resolution with Vice Chancellor Conley and Tim Kaldahl, University Relations.”

*3003 (From Chancellor Christensen via Nancy Castilow in an e-mail sent on 10/15/09: “While the Chancellor has not taken a public position on this matter, he suggests that, should the Faculty Senate wish to do so, this resolution could be forwarded to Donal Burns, BOR Corporation Secretary, to document Senate support.” (This was done by the UNO Faculty Senate on 10/14/09)

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)

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)

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)

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.”)(9/2/09: As a recently appointed member of the UNO Disaster Preparedness Committee, Past-President Suzanne Sollars will be sent to training to be certified, as are the other members of the committee, by the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It is affiliated with FEMA and provides a standardized structure for organizations to coordinate incident management.) (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(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.) (9/2/09: As a recently appointed member of the UNO Disaster Preparedness Committee, Past-President Suzanne Sollars will be sent to training to be certified, as are the other members of the committee, by the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It is affiliated with FEMA and provides a standardized structure for organizations to coordinate incident management.) (return to table)

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.) (return to table)