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Last Updated:5/25/11

Action Table for 2010-2011 Resolutions

Res #
Date Res. Passed Senate
Title of Resolution
Admin Accepted
Sent for Senate Action
Denied
Deferred
In Progress
Final Action/Resolved
4000 5/11/11 2011-2012 Standing Committee Chairs 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3099 5/11/11 University Committees Resolution (a-j) 5/23/11        

Acknowledged for purpose of information. The Chancellor would ask that John Erickson serve on the University Wide Fringe Benefits Committee.

3098 5/11/11 Campus Committees (a-f) 5/23/11        

Acknowledged for the purpose of information.
a. Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Inclusiveness & Diversity=Carol Mitchell

3097 5/11/11 Membership of 2011-2012 Faculty Senate Standing Committees 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3096 5/11/11 For President Frederic Laquer 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3095 5/11/11 Appreciation (a-g) 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3094 5/11/11 Faculty Senate Members 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3093 5/11/11 Congratulating Faculty on Receiving Continuous Appointment (Tenure) and / or being Promoted 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3092 5/11/11 H onoring Dr. Sajda Qureshi and Dr. Peter Wolcott, Associate Professors in the Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, College of Information Science and Technology upon their receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Outstanding Faculty Service-Learning Award. 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3091 5/11/11 Honoring Dr. Christine Beard, Associate Professor of Flute, Department of Music in the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media upon her receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor. 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3090 5/11/11 H onoring Dr. Michael Bishop, Professor of Geography, and Director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory, College of Arts and Sciences upon his receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3089 5/11/11 Honoring Dr. Lynnette Leonard, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication upon her receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3088 5/11/11 H onoring Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier, Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences upon his receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3087 5/11/11 Resignation & Replacement of Senator Baguyos 5/23/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3086 4/13/11 Faculty Development Fellowship     4/15/11     Acknowledged, but not supported. Chancellor's Comment: While I support the concept of a one-semester Faculty Development Fellowship in the future, the current budget situation does not permit me to support this resolution at this time.
3085 4/13/11 M.S. degree in Information Assurance 4/15/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3084 4/13/11 Congratulation to the recipients of the 2011 UNO Alumni Teaching Award 4/15/11         Acknowledged for the purpose of information. Chancellor's comment: My sincere congratulations to those honored in Res. 3081-3084. This recognition is well-deserved.
3083 4/13/11 Honoring Jonna Holland for 2011University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award 4/15/11         Acknowledged for the purpose of information. Chancellor's comment: My sincere congratulations to those honored in Res. 3081-3084. This recognition is well-deserved.
3082 4/13/11 Honoring Gert-Jan de Vreede for 2011 University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award. 4/15/11         Acknowledged for the purpose of information. Chancellor's comment: My sincere congratulations to those honored in Res. 3081-3084. This recognition is well-deserved.
3081 4/13/11 Honoring the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis 4/15/11         Acknowledged for the purpose of information. Chancellor's comment: My sincere congratulations to those honored in Res. 3081-3084. This recognition is well-deserved.
3080 4/13/11 Resignation of Senator Bramlett (5/12/10-5/8/13) 4/15/11         Acknowledged for purpose of information.
3079 3/9/11 Shared Governance     4/15/11     Not supported. Chancellor's Comment: “While I continue to be an advocate for shared governance, I will not support 3079, as I am unable to support any resolution which defines the role and responsibilities of the University's governing board, the office of the chancellor, or other administrator, which is outside the purview of the Faculty Senate.”
3078 3/9/11 Minimum Credit Hours at UNO (120) 4/15/11         Accepted
3077 2/9/11 Annual Committee Reports

2/10/11

 

 

 

2/11/11

 

 

 

4/15/11

       

The chancellor acknowledges receiving the resolutions for the purpose of information.

 

Under this scenario ( Senate Appointees submitting report), the chancellor is supportive of Res. 3077 and believes it will improve communication between committees and the Senate....

Acknowledged for purposes of information

2451

5/10/2000

Reiterated 3/9/2011
Duane Aschenbrenner, Parliamentarian 4/15/11         Acknowledged for purposes of information
3076 2/9/11 Replacement for Senator Haworth 2/10/11         The chancellor acknowledges receiving the resolutions for the purpose of information.
3075 2/9/11 Resignation of Senator Haworth 2/10/11         The chancellor acknowledges receiving the resolutions for the purpose of information.
3074 1/12/11 Summer Schedule 1/25/11         The chancellor appreciates the input and sharing of concerns and suggests that the senate may wish to continue to consult with the Sr. Vice Chancellor on the issue.
3073 1/12/11

Employee Plus One Benefits

X

1/25/11
Senate sent to Pres Milliken, D. Burns, and Board of Regents

    1/24/11 This is a university issue, not a campus issue. The senate can choose to forward to Varner Hall for further action or consideration.
3020*

4/14/10
Reiterated 1/12/11

* REITERATED: UNO/NU Budget Considerations/Suggestions 1/25/11         The Chancellor has received, read and appreciates the Senate's input.
3072 12/8/10 Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer Replacement 12/10/10         Chancellor accepts for the purpose of information
3071 12/8/10 Resignation/Replacement of Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado (A&S) 12/10/10         Chancellor accepts for the purpose of information
3070 12/8/10 Senate President-elect Nominations & Election 12/10/10         Chancellor accepts for the purpose of information
3069 12/8/10 Technology Resources & Services, University Committee on 12/10/10         Chancellor accepts for the purpose of information
3068 12/8/10 Commencement Committee 12/10/10         Chancellor accepts for the purpose of information
3067 11/10/10 Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee 11/11/10         Chancellor Accepts
3066 11/10/10 Proposed Ph.D. Degree in Exercise Science 11/11/10         Chancellor Accepts
3065 11/10/10 Proposed B.S. degree in Public Health 11/11/10         Chancellor Accepts
3064 10/13/10 Replacement for Senator Maria Arbelaez (A&S) 10/14/10         Chancellor Acknowledges
3063 10/13/10 Student Services Ad Hoc Committee 10/14/10         Chancellor Accepts
3062 10/13/10 Replacement on University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA) 10/14/10         Chancellor Accepts
3061 10/13/10 Replacement on Named Professorship Review Committee 10/14/10         Chancellor Accepts
3060 10/13/10 Strategic Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC) 10/14/10         Chancellor Accepts
3059 9/8/10 Professional Conduct Committee

9/15/10

        Chancellor Acknowledges
3058 9/8/10 UNO Faculty Grievance Committee

9/15/10

        Chancellor Acknowledges
3057

9/8/10
&
10/13/10

Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee (October 13,2010 results of ballots sent to all full time faculty)
10/14/10
&
9/15/10
        Chancellor Acknowledges
3056 9/8/10 Proposed M.A. degree in Athletic Training

9/15/10

        Chancellor Accepts
3055 9/8/10 Proposed B.S. degree in Athletic Training

9/15/10

        Chancellor Accepts
3054 8/18/10 O n the Passing of John T. Langan, long time University of Nebraska professor, and department chairman, Dean of the College of Education, and Faculty Senate President 8/24/10        

Acknowledge 8/24
The Chancellor would like to share the resolution on John Langan with the family. Do you have an official copy?

3053 8/18/10 Resignation Of Senator Adkins 8/24/10
9/15/10
       

Acknowledge
Acknowledge

3052 8/18/10 Temporary Replacement for Senator John Bonsell 8/24/10         Acknowledge
3051 5/12/10 Strategic Planning Steering Comm. 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3050 5/12/10 Graduate Council Represenative 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3049 5/12/10 Fac Sen Budget Advisory Committee 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3048 5/12/10 Academic Planning Council (APC) 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3047 5/12/10 Alumni Assoc. Board of Directors 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3046 5/12/10 AFCON 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3045 5/12/10 AAUP Executive Committee 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3044 5/12/10 Standing Committeees Vice Chairs 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3043 5/12/10 Appointment of Chair of Cabinet 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3042 5/12/10 Chair of Rules Committee 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3041 5/12/10 Election of Secretary/Treasurer 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3040 5/12/10 Election of Fac Sen Vice President 5/27/10         Acknowledge
3039 5/12/10 Appointment of Parliamentarian 5/27/10         Acknowledge

CARRIED OVER

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.” )  
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.

3004 10/14/09 Parking Issues (Events Calendar)         X*  
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

*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.” )  

*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.”

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)