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(Last updated: 5/25/11)

2010-2011 Resolutions (and link to Action Table)

Resolutions 2990 - 4000

The following resolutions were passed by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from May 12, 2010-May 11, 2011:


RESOLUTION 3039, 5/12/10: 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 the following as parliamentarian of the 2010-2011 Faculty Senate:

            Edgar Moore.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3040, 5/12/10:  Election of Faculty Senate Vice President:

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 2010-2011 Vice President:

            Senator Mitchell is reelected.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3041, 5/12/10:  Election of Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer:

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 2010--2011  Secretary/Treasurer:

            Senator Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, to replace Senator Laquer.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3042, 5/12/10:  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 2010--2011 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

            Timi Barone.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3043, 5/12/10:  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 2010--2011 Chair of the Cabinet:

            TBA.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3044, 5/12/10: Standing Committee Vice Chairs: 

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the senate president appoints the following senators as Vice Chairpersons of 2010-2011 standing committees:

            Shelton Hendricks, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

            Dana Richter-Egger, Committee on Educational Resources and Services

            TBA, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare

            Richard Lomneth, Committee on Goals and Directions

            Karen Hayes, Committee on Professional Development

            Peter Smith, Committee on Rules.     

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3045, 5/12/10: 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 05/12/10, through 05/11/11, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP:

            ___TBA __________, (to replace Nora Bacon).

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3046, 5/12/10: Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator to be the senate representative for a one year appointment, through May 2011, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

            Carol Mitchell, (to replace Doug Paterson).

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3047, 5/12/10:  Alumni Association Board of Directors

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year, 5/12/10, through 05/11/11, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors:

            Hugh Reilly, (to replace Paul Barnes).

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3048, 5/12/10:  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 05/12/10, through 05/11/11:

            John Bartle, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs

            Darryll Lewis, Committee on Goals and Directions.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3049, 5/12/10:  Budget Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate President has appointed

            Carol Ebdon, (to replace Donald Baum)

to the Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee for a term of three years, August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2013.

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3050, 5/12/10:  Graduate Council

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2010-2011 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council for a one-year term from 05/12/10, through 05/11/11:

            Jeanette Harder, (to replace Edmund Tisko).

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3051, 5/12/10:  Strategic Planning Steering Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that one member of the 2010-2011 Faculty Senate Goals & Directions committee will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for a one-year term from 05/12/10, through 05/11/11:

            Bonnie O'Connell (reappointed).

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY


RESOLUTION 3052, 8/18/10: Temporary Replacement for Senator John Bonsell

 BE IT RESOLVED, having been notified by Senator John Bonsell that he will be unable to serve on the Faculty Senate for Fall 2010 due to a conflict, the External Senators have caucused. Dr. Yong K Cho has agreed to be his temporary replacement.


RESOLUTION 3053, 8/18/10: Resignation Of Senator Adkins (completed 9/8/10)

 BE IT RESOLVED, on August 2, 2010, Senator Randall Adkins submitted his resignation from the Senate effective August 2, 2010 to serve as Chair of the Department of Political Science. William Melanson has agreed to complete his term which ends May 08, 2013.


RESOLUTION 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

 WHEREAS John T. Langan had a forty-four year connection with the University of Nebraska as a student to Dean of the College of Education, and

WHEREAS , John T. Langan volunteered as an assistant coach with the first woman's softball team marking the beginning of varsity athletics for women at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan served as the first Coordinator of the Office of Student Services, and

 WHEREAS John T. Langan served as, chairman of the Teacher Education Department, professor, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan was Faculty Senate President from 1978 to 1980, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan served as the Coordinator of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and

WHEREAS John T. Langan was committed to quality teacher training in college to the extent he designed a teacher mentoring program and prepared thousands of new teachers for the classroom, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan began the Career Advancement Development for Recruits and Experienced Teacher (CADRE) project, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan was intentionally dedicated to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was involved in all aspects of the University operations, serving on committees, helping to plan the remodeling of Roskens Hall, the home of UNO's education college, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan was an active supporter of Maverick teams, and

WHEREAS John T. Langan was devoted to community engagement serving on the Board of Education for the Omaha Public Schools for fourteen years and Board president for eight years,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha gratefully acknowledges the many contributions of John T. Langan, and honors his memory by encouraging colleagues to emulate his devotion to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the community of Omaha, and lifelong learning and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of John T. Langan.


RESOLUTION 3055, 9/8/10 : Proposed B.S. degree in Athletic Training

WHEREAS the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) now mandate that all accredited programs be stand alone degree programs in athletic training, putting UNO's current major in Physical Education out of compliance with these standards,

AND WHEREAS Faculty in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are well qualified to offer this degree and believe that the program otherwise meets CAATE accreditation requirements,

AND WHEREAS there is strong demand for the degree in the area, and strong support for the degree in the community,

AND WHEREAS the College of Education has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the HPER Faculty and College of Education faculty who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the BS degree in Athletic Training be established. .


RESOLUTION 3056, 9/8/10 : Proposed M.A. degree in Athletic Training:

WHEREAS the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) now mandate that all accredited programs be stand alone degree programs in athletic training, putting UNO's current concentration in Health, Physical Education and Recreation out of compliance with these standards,

AND WHEREAS Faculty in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are well qualified to offer this degree and believe that the program otherwise meets CAATE accreditation requirements,

AND WHEREAS there is strong demand for the degree in the area, and strong support for the degree in the community,

AND WHEREAS the College of Education has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the HPER Faculty, College of Education faculty and UNO's Graduate Council who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the MA degree in Athletic Training be established.


RESOLUTION 3057, 9/8/10 & 10/13/10 : Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee (ballots sent to all full time faculty, completed October13, 2010)

 BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with section 6.1 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws the following nominees for the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee are brought forward by the rules Committee for senate nomination. The ballot will be presented to the UNO Faculty.

Two tenured faculty members will be elected from the following four nominees to serve three-year terms from October 16, 2010, through October 15, 2013, to replace Michael O'Hara and Bonnie O'Connell:

  • Robert Smith
  • Ann Fruhling ELECTED
  • Michael Peterson ELECTED
  • Jay Betanabhatla .

And one non-tenured faculty member will be elected from the following two nominees to serve three-year terms from October 16, 2010, through October 15, 2013, to replace William Torrence:

  • Jay Irwin ELECTED
  • Robin Gandhi .

RESOLUTION 3058, 9/8/10 : UNO Faculty Grievance Committee

 BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Bylaws, section 6.1, Faculty Grievance Committee, the following faculty members are brought forward by the Rules Committee for ballot election by the senate.

One Full Professor will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Marshall Prisbell, whose term has expired, for a three-year term from September 16, 2010, through September 15, 2013:

  • Marshall Prisbell (Full Professor)
  • Carolyn Gascoigne (Full Professor). ELECTED

One Assistant Professor will be elected from the following nominees to replace Edmund Tisko, whose term has expired, for a three-year term from September 16, 2010, through September 15, 2013:

  • Kerry Ward (Assistant Professor) ELECTED
  • Junke Guo (Assistant Professor) .

And one member of the Faculty Senate Faculty Personnel and Welfare committee will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Meredith Bacon, whose term has expired, as the Faculty Personnel and Welfare Committee representative for a one-year term from September 16, 2010, through September 15, 2011:

  • Senator Russ Nordman
  • Senator Arwiphawee Srithongrung. ELECTED


RESOLUTION 3059, 9/8/10 : Professional Conduct Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that two representatives must be elected by ballot vote to serve three-year terms from September 16, 2010, through September 15, 2013, to replace outgoing members, Jeanette Seaberry and Robert Woody, whose terms have expired. 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:

  • Candice Batton
  • Shereen Bingham ELECTED
  • Janice Rech ELECTED
  • Sharon Sobel .

The two newly elected representatives will also serve as alternates for three-years from September 16, 2013, through September 15, 2016.

Jeannette Seaberry and Robert Woody will continue serving as alternates (replacing Lisa Boucher and Carol Mitchell) for three-years, from September 16, 2010, through September 15, 2013, per Resolution 2886.  


RESOLUTION 3060, 10/13/10 : Strategic Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC):

 BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be appointed to the new Strategic Budget Advisory Committee (SBAC) requested by V.C. Conley, for a term of two years (10/1/10-5/9/12):

Christopher Decker.


RESOLUTION 3061, 10/13/10 : Replacement on Named Professorship Review Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, & Isaacson Professorships) from 8/1/10, through 7/31/11, to replace Lisa Boucher, who will be on sabbatical:

Gerardus J. deVreede.


RESOLUTION 3062, 10/13/10 : Replacement on University Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA)

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward to complete both Wendy Guo's term (08/01/08 - 07/31/11) on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

Catherine Co, CBA (to replace Wendy Guo) 08/01/08 - 07/31/11.


RESOLUTION 3063, 10/13/10 : Student Services Ad Hoc Committee:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee looking into using Health Services for employees, requested by Rita Henry, Asst. V.C. for Student Services, for a term of one year (10/1/10-10/1/11):

Laura Grams.


RESOLUTION 3064, 10/13/10 : Replacement for Senator Maria Arbelaez (A&S)

BE IT RESOLVED , on September 30, 2010, Senator Maria Arbelaez, A&S, submitted her resignation from the UNO Faculty Senate. Janice Rech has been elected to complete her term which ends May 08, 2013.


RESOLUTION 3065, 11/10/10 : Proposed B.S. degree in Public Health

WHEREAS the growth of the field of public health has created a strong demand for credentialed professionals in this area,

AND WHEREAS there is currently no such degree in the State of Nebraska,

AND WHEREAS Faculty in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are well qualified to offer this degree,

AND WHEREAS UNO currently has the resources available (faculty, staff, lab space, and library resources) to offer this degree,

AND WHEREAS the proposal is consistent with UNO's strategic plan, the University of Nebraska strategic framework, and the comprehensive statewide plan for post-secondary education,

AND WHEREAS the College of Education has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the HPER Faculty and College of Education faculty who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the BS degree in Public Health be established.


RESOLUTION 3066, 10/13/10: P roposed Ph.D. Degree in Exercise Science

WHEREAS Faculty in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are well qualified to offer this degree and it will be the only one of its kind in the state, offering students opportunities for educational advancement that they do not currently have,

AND WHEREAS the curriculum is sound, offering four tracks that provide flexibility to students, consistent with the curriculum design at the best programs,

AND WHEREAS UNO currently has the resources available (faculty, staff, lab space, library resources and external funding for doctoral assistantships) to offer this degree,

AND WHEREAS there is strong demand for the degree, not only for academics, but also from hospitals, research organizations, and clinics,

AND WHEREAS there is strong support from UNMC and Creighton University for this degree, and the proposal has undergone rigorous external review,

AND WHEREAS the College of Education has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the HPER Faculty, College of Education faculty and UNO's Graduate Council who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the Ph. D. degree in Exercise Science be established.


RESOLUTION 3067, 10/13/10: Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be appointed to the new Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee requested by AVC for Research & Creative Activity, Scott Snyder, for a term of one year (10/1/10-10/1/2011):  

Scott Tarry.


RESOLUTION 3065, 11/10/10 : Proposed B.S. degree in Public Health

WHEREAS the growth of the field of public health has created a strong demand for credentialed professionals in this area,

AND WHEREAS there is currently no such degree in the State of Nebraska,

AND WHEREAS Faculty in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are well qualified to offer this degree,

AND WHEREAS UNO currently has the resources available (faculty, staff, lab space, and library resources) to offer this degree,

AND WHEREAS the proposal is consistent with UNO's strategic plan, the University of Nebraska strategic framework, and the comprehensive statewide plan for post-secondary education,

AND WHEREAS the College of Education has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the HPER Faculty and College of Education faculty who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the BS degree in Public Health be established.


RESOLUTION 3066, 11/10/10: P roposed Ph.D. Degree in Exercise Science

WHEREAS Faculty in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are well qualified to offer this degree and it will be the only one of its kind in the state, offering students opportunities for educational advancement that they do not currently have,

AND WHEREAS the curriculum is sound, offering four tracks that provide flexibility to students, consistent with the curriculum design at the best programs,

AND WHEREAS UNO currently has the resources available (faculty, staff, lab space, library resources and external funding for doctoral assistantships) to offer this degree,

AND WHEREAS there is strong demand for the degree, not only for academics, but also from hospitals, research organizations, and clinics,

AND WHEREAS there is strong support from UNMC and Creighton University for this degree, and the proposal has undergone rigorous external review,

AND WHEREAS the College of Education has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the HPER Faculty, College of Education faculty and UNO's Graduate Council who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the Ph. D. degree in Exercise Science be established.


RESOLUTION 3067, 11/10/10: Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee

  BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be appointed to the new Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee requested by AVC for Research & Creative Activity, Scott Snyder, for a term of one year (10/1/10-10/1/2011):

Scott Tarry.


RESOLUTION 3068, 12/8/2010 : Commencement Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty member be appointed to the Commencement Committee for a term of one year (11/1/10-10/31/11):

Bill Corcoran.


RESOLUTION 3069, 12/8/2010 : Technology Resources & Services, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that since Timi Barone (08/01/09 through 07/31/12 term) and Harvey Siy (08/01/10 through 07/31/13 term) must temporarily step down from the University Committee on Technology Resources & Services, the following two names go forward to serve on the committee until May 2011:

Mark Leonard (temporarily replaces Timi Barone),
Marc Swatt (temporarily replaces Harvey Siy).


RESOLUTION 3070, 12/8/2010 Senate President-elect Nominations & Election

BE IT RESOLVED , that Janice Rech has been elected 2011-2012 President-Elect by the UNO Faculty Senate.


RESOLUTION 3071, 12/8/2010: Resignation/Replacement of Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado (A&S)

BE IT RESOLVED , on December 1, 2010, Senator Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, A&S, submitted his resignation from the UNO Faculty Senate, effective December 31, 2010. Senator Peter Smith has agreed to complete his term which ends May 09, 2012.


 RESOLUTION 3072, 12/8/2010: Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer Replacement

BE IT RESOLVED, Peter Smith has been appointed by President Laquer to replace Senator Benjamin-Alvarado as Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer through the end of the 2010-2011 Faculty Senate year.


*RESOLUTION 3020, 4/14/10 :  UNO/NU Budget Considerations/Suggestions

This resolution was reiterated


 RESOLUTION 3073, 1/12/11 : Employee Plus One Benefits

WHEREAS , Nebraska Revised Statute 85-106 gives the NU Board of Regents the power “to equalize and provide uniform benefits for all present and future employees. . .”, each employee should be eligible to receive an equal share of University financed benefits, and

WHEREAS, access to affordable healthcare is essential to all, and many employees might prefer to use their fair share of the university benefits to cover a parent, sibling, other family member, or friend, who might or might not reside at the same location with the employee, and

WHEREAS, expanding the scope of those covered by health insurance policies is seen to be in the national interest, especially given the aging population of the nation, and

WHEREAS, expansion of benefits to any designated adult would be an attractive draw for recruiting and retaining faculty and staff in order to remain competitive in both university and private industry markets, and

WHEREAS, at least 83% of Fortune 100 companies and at least 59% of Fortune 500 companies offer some form of employee plus 1 health care benefits (as of 2009; Human Rights Campaign),

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE UNO FACULTY SENATE:
Requests that the NU Board of Regents create a “Plus One” category of beneficiary and incorporate this into the benefits package for all NU employees.

1. Each employee will be able to designate one and only one Plus One beneficiary during the coverage period. A Plus One beneficiary is an individual over 18 whom the primary beneficiary chooses to designate prior to or during the coverage period.

Passed Unanimously


RESOLUTION 3074, 1/12/11: Summer Schedule

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a student-centered institution; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed class schedule for the Summer 2011 has the potential to adversely affect student enrollment and the quality of teaching and learning; and,

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate has concerns regarding the changes to the Summer 2011 Schedule without faculty consultation, which contradicts the spirit of shared governance, an integral part of the university;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the seven-week summer session be restored to the Summer 2011 Schedule; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that any future proposed curricular changes be submitted to the Faculty Senate for approval.

(Passed with One Dissenting Vote)


RESOLUTION 3075, 2/9/11: Resignation of Senator Haworth

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee accepts the resignation from the Senate of Dwight Haworth, IS&T.


RESOLUTION 3076, 2/9/11: Replacement for Senator Haworth

BE IT RESOLVED, that Mansour Zand, IS&T, has agreed to complete the Faculty Senate term of Dwight Haworth, which expires May 11, 2011.


RESOLUTION 3077, 2/9/11, Reconsideration and Amendment 3/9/2011 : Annual Committee Reports

WHEREAS the faculty senate has numerous committees that conduct important university business, and;

WHEREAS the faculty senate is frequently contacted to recommend faculty members for university (non-senate) committees, and;

WHEREAS there currently exists no mechanism to insure either kind of committee regularly updates the faculty senate on its important business;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate appointee(s) chair of any committee that Faculty Senate Rules Committee recommends members will hereafter be required to produce a brief summary of the committee's activities and submit it to Faculty Senate Rules Committee before the end of the academic year. This report should include a list of committee members, a summary of regular, annual activities as described in the charge of the committee in the last twelve months (if any, bulleted), and recommendations for committee activities for the next year (if any, bulleted).

(The amended resolution passed unanimously.)


RESOLUTION 3078, 3/9/2011 : Minimum Credit Hours at UNO (120)

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the citizens of Nebraska be provided a clear and accurate message as to degree requirements at their state universities, and

WHEREAS, there is a developing opinion among educators in the state that 120 credit hours be standardized as the minimum credits required for awarding a bachelor degree, and

WHEREAS, a recent survey of twenty doctoral research universities found that 60 percent of these universities required 120 credit hours for a bachelors degree, and

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha currently requires 125 credit hours as a minimum for a bachelor degree, and

WHEREAS, university administration has assured the Faculty Senate that a change from 125 to 120 credit hours as the minimum for a bachelor degree will be without significant adverse financial effect upon the university.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT,, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports changing the minimum credit hours required for awarding a bachelor degree from 125 to 120 credit hours, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, nothing in this change of minimal requirements should affect the prerogative of each College to establish its own credit hour requirements for a bachelors degree.


RESOLUTION 3079, 3/9/2011 : Shared Governance

WHEREAS, in the tradition of academic freedom, peer review, and shared governance, it is of critical importance that faculty, administrators, and governing boards share a common understanding in order to fulfill commitments to the educational mission of the university in seeking, discovering, and disseminating knowledge,

AND WHEREAS, the practice of shared governance is a necessary condition for academic freedom, the mission of the university, and effective peer review whereby peers determine the curriculum and standards that define competence and ethical conduct in the discipline,

AND WHEREAS, the university's mission of seeking, discovering, and disseminating knowledge can best be achieved through the joint effort of faculty, administrators, and governing boards,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the UNO faculty and administration accept an agreed-upon vision of shared governance, and that it be understood as a system of authority and responsibility which presumes that faculty members are best qualified to direct the university's educational course, while administrators are best qualified to direct the university's finances and organization, with both units understanding that these areas form a symbiotic relationship of interdependency that functions most effectively when faculty, administrators, and governing board partners engage in a high degree of interdependent consultation, respect, trust, and collegiality,

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the voting faculty at UNO should have primary (but not exclusive) authority for decisions in the following areas: the curriculum; procedures of student instruction; standards of student competence; aspects of student life which relate to the educational process; the requirements for degrees offered; research; standards of faculty competence and ethical conduct, including faculty status, appointments, reappointments, decisions not to reappoint, promotions, the granting of tenure, and dismissal (the governing board, the chancellor, and its administrative agents should, on questions of faculty status, as in other matters where the faculty has primary responsibility, concur with the faculty judgment except in rare instances and for compelling reasons which should be stated in detail),

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents and its administrative agents at UNO have primary (but not exclusive) responsibility for decisions in the following areas: determination of mission; strategic decisions and comprehensive planning; physical and fiscal resources; budgeting and distribution of funds; the decision to declare financial exigency; the decision to create a program, department, school, college, or division; and selection and assessment of the chancellor, vice-chancellors, and deans.

(The resolution passed unanimously.)


RESOLUTION 2451, 05/10/2000; Reiterated 3/9/2011:

WHEREAS He has served the University of Nebraska at Omaha in more ways than anyone can remember, and

WHEREAS he has served as Parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate over literally decades, and

WHEREAS his contributions to the Senate and to the larger university have been always marked by integrity, patience, and an unfailing desire to serve; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha commend Professor Duane Aschenbrenner for his exemplary service to the Senate as Parliamentarian in this 1999-2000 Academic year, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha bestow upon Professor Duane Aschenbrenner the title Parliamentarian Emeritus, with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereto.


RESOLUTION 3080, 4/13/11: Resignation of Senator Bramlett (5/12/10-5/8/13):

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee accepts the resignation from the Senate of Frank Bramlett, A&S.


RESOLUTION 3081, 4/13/11: Honoring the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

WHEREAS teaching is one of the highest callings for the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS recognition of teaching quality by one's peers is a high honor; and,

WHEREAS President Milliken has stated “The department and its faculty have demonstrated a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, collaboration and innovation which benefits not only our students and the university, but Omaha and the state as well;”

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis upon their receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska University-wide Departmental Teaching Award; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following faculty of the Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis be recognized for their individual and collective contributions in teaching, research, community service and engagement to their department and the university community: Dr. Sidney Davis, Dr. Donna Dufner, Dr. Martina Greiner, Dr. Dwight Haworth, Dr. Deepak Khanachi, Dr. Lotfallah Najjar, Dr. Stacie Petter, Dr. Leah Pietron, Dr. Sajda Qureshi, Dr. Yong Shi, Dr. Paul van Vliet, Ms. Sandy Vlasnik, Dr. Peter Wolcott, Dr. Kerry Ward, and Dr. Ilze Zigurs, Chairperson.


RESOLUTION 3082, 4/13/11: Honoring Gert-Jan de Vreede for 2011 University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award.

WHEREAS research and creative activity is foundational in the success of the university enterprise; and

WHEREAS wide dissemination of research by publication is critical for its recognition; and,

WHEREAS the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Collaboration Science is a unique and outstanding facility;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Gert-Jan de Vreede upon his receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award.


RESOLUTION 3083, 4/13/11: Honoring Jonna Holland for 2011 University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award

WHEREAS teaching is one of the highest callings for the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS recognition of teaching quality by one's peers is a high honor; and,

WHEREAS placing students first is what we do at the University of Nebraska at Omaha;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Jonna Holland upon her receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, and wishes her all the best in the future.


 

RESOLUTION 3084, 4/13/11: Congratulation to the recipients of the 2011 UNO Alumni Teaching Award

WHEREAS teaching is one of the highest callings for the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS recognition of teaching quality by one's students is a high honor;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to the following recipients of the 2011 UNO Alumni Teaching Award:

  • Sarah K. Edwards, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education;
  • Angela M. Eikenberry, A ssociate Professor, School of Public Administration, College of Public Affairs and Community Service;
  • James Fawcett, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Kath Henebry, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Banking and Law, College of Business Administration;
  • Peter Madsen, Associate Professor, Department of Music, College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media;
  • Michael Matthews, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Brian McKevitt, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Steve Nugen, Senior Research Technology Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, College of Information Science and Technology; and
  • Roger Sash, Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering.


RESOLUTION 3085, 4/13/11: M.S. degree in Information Assurance

WHEREAS there is very strong demand in the workplace for well educated people in information assurance, and there is federal funding for scholarships for students pursuing graduate study in this area,

AND WHEREAS faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics (SI2) are well qualified and sufficiently staffed to offer this degree and have designed a strong curriculum with concentrations in “management and policy” and “systems” that draws from the strengths and existing offerings of the College,

AND WHEREAS the College of Information Science and Technology has presented a sound financial plan to fund this proposal,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha concurs with the SI2 Faculty and College of Information Science and Technology faculty and UNO's Graduate Council who have previously endorsed this proposal, and recommend to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that the MS degree in Information Assurance be established.


RESOLUTION 3086, 4/13/11: Faculty Development Fellowship

WHEREAS, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has committed itself through its strategic plan to academic excellence, and

WHEREAS, in support of this commitment the University of Nebraska at Omaha is attempting to increase research and creative activity commensurate with that of a metropolitan university of national distinction, and

WHEREAS , programs such as the Faculty Development Fellowship program are critical for the recruitment and retention of high quality and motivated faculty and the realization of academic excellence and increased research and creative activity, and

WHEREAS , at present the one-semester Faculty Development Fellowship program has been suspended and the full year half-pay option is not a viable option for all faculty, and

WHEREAS , the one-semester full-pay Faculty Development Fellowship program can be operated with minimal marginal costs and with no reduction in tuition income, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED , that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha strongly recommends that the one-semester Faculty Development Fellowship program be reactivated and that serious consideration be given to its expansion to be available to more faculty.


RESOLUTION 3087, 5/11/11: Resignation & Replacement of Senator Baguyos

BE IT RESOLVED, on April 22, 2011, Senator Jeremy Bagayos submitted his resignation from the Senate.  On May 5, 2011, Matthew Harden agreed to complete that term which ends May 9, 2012.


RESOLUTION 3088, 5/11/11: Honoring 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

WHEREAS teaching is considered the highest calling of the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS dedicated and effective teachers are a university's most important asset; and,

WHEREAS recognition of teaching quality by one's peers and one's students is a high honor; and,

WHEREAS placing students first is what we do at the University of Nebraska at Omaha;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier upon his receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, and wishes him all the best in the future.


RESOLUTION 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

WHEREAS teaching is considered the highest calling of the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS dedicated and effective teachers are a university's most important asset; and,

WHEREAS recognition of teaching quality by one's peers and one's students is a high honor; and,

WHEREAS placing students first is what we do at the University of Nebraska at Omaha;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Lynnette Leonard upon her receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, and wishes her all the best in the future.


RESOLUTION 3090, 5/11/11:  Honoring 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

WHEREAS research and creative activity is foundational to the success of the university enterprise; and

WHEREAS wide dissemination of research by publication is critical for its recognition; and,

WHEREAS the University of Nebraska at Omaha Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory is a unique and state-of-the-art facility;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Michael Bishop upon his receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity, and wishes him all the best and continued success in the future.


RESOLUTION 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.

WHEREAS teaching is considered the highest calling of the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS graduate education requires special dedication; and,

WHEREAS recognition of teaching quality by one's students and peers is a high honor; and,

WHEREAS placing students first, at all educational levels, is what we do at the University of Nebraska at Omaha;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Christine Beard upon her receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor, and wishes her continued success and all the best in the future.


RESOLUTION 3092, 5/11/11:  Honoring 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.

WHEREAS teaching is considered the highest calling of the professoriate; and,

WHEREAS Service Learning is an essential component for community engagement, and,

WHEREAS Community Engagement through work with micro-businesses in the community improves both the business environment and the student learning experience; and,

WHEREAS wide dissemination of Service Learning research by publication is critical for its recognition; and,

WHEREAS recognition of engagement with and commitment to Service Learning as measured by one's students and the community is a high honor; and,

WHEREAS placing students first, at all educational levels, is what we do at the University of Nebraska at Omaha;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to Dr. Sajda Qureshi and Dr. Peter Wolcott, upon their receipt of the 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha Outstanding Faculty Service-Learning Award, and wishes them continued success and all the best in the future.


RESOLUTION 3093, 5/11/11:  Congratulating Faculty on Receiving Continuous Appointment (Tenure) and / or being Promoted.

WHEREAS these faculty continue to be actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, research and creative activity, and service; and,

WHEREAS they have been recognized by their peers for exemplary contributions to the University and to their professions; and,

WHEREAS continuous appointment and/or promotion are major professional milestones;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers our congratulations to the following faculty colleagues for their continuous appointment (tenure) and/or promotion as indicated. 

Faculty Member

Department

Appointment

Promotion to

Melanie Bloom

Foreign Languages

Continuous Appointment

 

Evangelina Brignoni

Teacher Education

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

David Carter

Counseling

 

Professor

Marlina Davidson

Communication

 

Lecturer

Christopher Decker

Economics

 

Professor

Sarah Edwards

Teacher Education

 

Professor

Nora Hillyer

Library

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Kay Keiser

Educational Administration

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Nancy Kelly-Gillespie

Social Work

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Guoqing Lu

Biology

Continuous Appointment

 

Peter Madsen

Music

 

Professor

David Peterson

English

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Gregory Petrow

Political Science

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Sajda Qureshi

ISQA

 

Professor

Thomas Roland

Music

 

Professor

Harvey Siy

Computer Science

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Steven Torres

Foreign Languages

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Miles Waggener

Writers' Workshop

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor

Vincent Woolf

Physics

Continuous Appointment

Associate Professor


RESOLUTION 3094, 5/11/11:  Faculty Senate Members

BE IT RESOLVED that Chancellor Christensen, etc., has been notified that the following thirteen (13) faculty members have been elected to serve three-year terms from May 12, 2010, through May 8, 2013, unless noted:

College of Arts & Sciences (5)                                     
Meredith Bacon
James Carroll                                   
Wai-Ning Mei                                                                                      
Gregory Petrow                                                                                      
Robert Smith

College of Business Administration (1)                        
Ziaul Huq    

College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media (1)     
Marshall Prisbell

College of Education (2)                                              
Phyllis Adcock                                                                                      
Jeanne Surface

College of Information Science & Technology (1)       
William Mahoney

College of Public Affairs & Community Services (2)  
Kenneth Kriz                                                                                      
Patrick O'Neil

Criss Library (0)                                                            
- - - - - - - -

External NU Faculty (1)                                               
Dale Tiller

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the following thirteen (13) senators will be completing their term of service at the May 11, 2011, Faculty Senate meeting:

Jessiline Anderson (A&S)   
John Bartle (CPACS) 
Stu Bernstein (EXT) 
John Erickson (CBA) 
Kyle Kercher (CPACS)
Frederic Laquer (A&S)
Matthew Marx (A&S)
Dora Matache (A&S)
Carol Mitchell (ED)
Bonnie O'Connell (CFAM)
Patrice Proulx (A&S)
Mitzi Ritzman (ED)
Mansour Zand (IS&T).


RESOLUTION 3095, 5/11/11:  Appreciation (a-g)

a.      For Outgoing Senators:

WHEREAS faculty, elected as representatives of their colleagues to serve on Faculty Senate, have volunteered considerable amounts of time and effort in their terms as Senators, and

WHEREAS the following faculty have honorably and admirably represented their constituents,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate thanks the following outgoing Senators for their hard work and dedication to the process of shared governance:

Jessiline Anderson (A&S) 
John Bartle  (CPACS) 
Stu Bernstein (EXT) 
John Erickson (CBA) 
Kyle Kercher (CPACS)
Frederic Laquer (A&S)
Matthew Marx (A&S)
Dora Matache (A&S)
Carol Mitchell (ED)
Bonnie O'Connell (CFAM)
Patrice Proulx (A&S)
Mitzi Ritzman (ED)
Mansour Zand (IS&T)

b.      For Chairs of the Standing Committees and Chair of Cabinet 

WHEREAS the smooth and productive functioning of the Faculty Senate is dependent upon effective leadership of the standing committees, and

WHEREAS being Chair of a Standing Committee adds considerably to the work of a Senator, and

WHEREAS this was a year of substantial and varied work for each of the Standing Committees, and

WHEREAS the Chair of each Committee served the role in a manner of utmost integrity and attention to detail,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Senators receive the thanks of the Faculty Senate for their excellent leadership:

  • Senator John Bartle (Academic and Curricular Affairs, and Chair of Cabinet)
  • Senator Harvey Siy (Educational Resources and Services)
  • Senator John Erickson (Faculty Personnel and Welfare)
  • Senator Matthew Marx (Goals and Directions)
  • Former Senator Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and Senator Karen Hayes (Professional Development)
  • Senator Timi Barone (Rules).

c.       For Faculty Senate Liaisons

WHEREAS communication with all aspects of the University is especially important to the overall work of the Faculty Senate; and,

WHEREAS Faculty Senate liaisons provide monthly or regular reports to the Senate and provide a method whereby faculty are well represented to organizations involved in University concerns; and,

WHEREAS continued Shared Governance is a critical aspect of university communications and operations for which faculty contributions are especially important and indispensable;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following representatives receive the thanks of the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for their work in keeping the Faculty Senate updated and informed: 

  • Senator Carol Mitchell, Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska
  • Senators John Bartle and Darryll Lewis, Academic Planning Council
  • Professor Hugh Reilly, Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Senator Carol Mitchell, American Association of University Professors
  • Professor Jeanette Harder, Graduate Council
  • Senator Bonnie O'Connell, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Senator Christopher Decker, Strategic Budget Advisory Committee
  • Professor William Corcoran, Commencement Committee
  • Senator John Bartle, Dr. Ken Kris, and Dr. Carol Ebdon, Budget Advisory Committee
  • Senator Jeremy Baguyos, Professor Michael O'Hara, and Professor Jim Carroll, University Committee on Facilities Planning
  • Professor Doug Paterson, Professor Ken Kriz, and Professor Andrew Swift, Parking Advisory Committee
  • Professor David Corbin, University, Wide Fringe Benefits Committee

d.      For Vice President Carol Mitchell

WHEREAS Senator Mitchell assumed the duties of Faculty Senate Vice-President in May 2010; and,

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

WHEREAS she graciously substituted for President Laquer at an especially difficult Board of Regents meeting; and, 

WHEREAS she on many occasions offered wise counsel to the Faculty Senate, the Cabinet and most especially to President Laquer;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sincere gratitude to Senator Carol Mitchell for her contributions as 2010-2011 Vice-President. 

e.       For Secretary-Treasurer

WHEREAS former Senator Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado accepted the duties of Secretary-Treasurer from May to December 2010; and,

WHEREAS Senator Peter Smith stepped forward to accept the duties of Secretary-Treasurer from January to May 2011; and,

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

WHEREAS both former Senator Benjamin-Alvarado and Senator Smith served the Executive Committee well through clear communication, marked by inspiring and purposeful resolutions, careful minutes and insightful updates on budgetary issues; and,

WHEREAS it is without question that both former Senator Benjamin-Alvarado and Senator Smith demonstrated a resounding commitment to faculty, student and University concerns;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers gratitude and thanks to both former Senator Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and Senator Peter Smith for their continued service to the University.

f.       For Parliamentarian

WHEREAS Mr. Edgar Moore served as Parliamentarian to the Faculty Senate since May, 2010; and,

WHEREAS Mr. Moore helped the Faculty Senate run efficiently by upholding the standards of Parliamentary procedure as specified in Robert's Rules of Order; and,

WHEREAS Mr. Moore served as a resource for Faculty Senate to align its actions fully with its Constitution and Bylaws; and,

WHEREAS Mr. Moore provided thoughtful insights from his experience of faculty governance from other institutions; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its appreciation for Mr. Edgar Moore's service.

g.   For Admin. Tech Sue Bishop

WHEREAS Sue Bishop serves the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as coordinator and administrative technician in a role vital to the work of the Senate; and,

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

WHEREAS Ms. Bishop was a primary resource to President Laquer, the Executive Committee and Cabinet, and to the University at large regarding Faculty Senate business; and,

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

WHEREAS Ms. Bishop remained in good humor throughout many and varied challenges this year;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha thanks Sue Bishop for her continued and exceptional work for the Senate. 


RESOLUTION 3096, 5/11/11:  For President Frederic Laquer

WHEREAS, Frederic Laquer has given excellent and dedicated leadership in word and action to the Faculty Senate during the 2010-2011 academic year,  and

WHEREAS, he strategically represented his colleagues and his University in conversation with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Board of Regents, and many other individuals and groups,  and

WHEREAS, his knowledge, insights and perspectives have been challenging, helpful, and productive contributions to our deliberations, and

WHEREAS Fritz, over the past year, brought substance to conversation and deliberations, and

WHEREAS he addressed multiple topics in a researched, straightforward and professional manner,

The Faculty Senate extends to President Frederic Laquer its deepest appreciation for his loyal, deliberate, and committed service as President of the University of Nebraska Faculty Senate.


RESOLUTION 3097, 5/11/11:  Membership of 2011-2012 Faculty Senate Standing Committees:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate standing committees as designated: 

Committee on Academic & Curricular Affairs (6)

  • John Bonsell, (EXT)
  • Matthew Harden (CFAM)
  • Shelton Hendricks (A&S)
  • Wai-Ning Mei (A&S)
  • Gregory Petrow (A&S)
  • Dale Tiller (EXT)

Committee on Educational Resources & Services (6)

  • Marvel Maring (LIB)
  • Patrick O'Neil (CPACS)
  • Dana Richter-Egger (A&S)
  • Harvey Siy  (IS&T)
  • Robert Smith (A&S)
  • Jeanne Surface (ED)

Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare (6)

  • James Carroll (A&S)
  • Ana Carballal  (A&S)
  • William Melanson (A&S)
  • Rus Nordman (CFAM
  • Marshall Prisbell (CFAM)
  • Arwiphawee Srithongrung (CPACS)

Committee on Goals & Directions (6)

  • Phyllis Adcock (ED)
  • Meredith Bacon (A&S)
  • Ziul Huq (BA)
  • Chris Kelly (CPACS)
  • Darryll Lewis (BA)
  • Richard Lomneth (A&S)

Committee on Professional Development (6)

  • Frank Bramlett tba (A&S)
  • Karen Hayes (ED)
  • Kenneth Kriz (CPACS)
  • Barbara Robins (A&S)
  • Cynthia Robinson (CFAM)
  • Victor Winter (IS&T)

Committee on Rules (6)

  • Timi Barone (A&S)
  • Chris Decker (BA)
  • Barbara Hewins-Maroney (CPACS)
  • William Mahoney (IS&T)
  • Peter Smith (ED)
  • Miles Waggener (CFAM)

RESOLUTION 3098, 5/11/11:  Campus Committees (a-f)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to Campus Committees as designated: 

a.      Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Inclusiveness & Diversity

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names (minimum of two) go forward as nominees to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Inclusiveness & Diversity to replace Chris Allen, whose term has expired:

Carol Mitchell APPOINTED
Steven Torres.      

      The Chancellor will then select one faculty member to serve on the committee for a three year term (08/1/2011 - 07/31/2014).

b.      Education Policy & Advisory Committee (EPAC)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, to replace members whose terms are expiring, to the Education Policy & Advisory Committee (EPAC):

Bruce Chase, A&S (to replace Steve Torres)
Sherrie Wilson, CFAM (to replace Marshall Prisbell). 

c.        Judicial Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, to replace members whose terms are expiring to the pool of names for the Judicial Committee:

James Carroll, to replace Cher McAllister;
Robert Woody, to replace Claudette Lee; 
Amanda Randall, to replace John Grigg;

AND the following name to complete Steven Walker's term (08/01/09 -07/31/12), as he has left UNO:

           Lisa Sample, to 7/31/12.

d.      Parking Advisory Committee  

 BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/11 through 07/31/14, to replace a member whose term is expiring, on the Parking Advisory Committee:

            Edmund Tisko, to replace Ken Kriz.

e.       Professorship Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty members serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, and Isaacson Professorships) from 8/1/11, through 7/31/12. (The Administration will select one additional member of this committee.)

Nora Bacon, to replace Griff Elder,
Bruce Johansen, to replace Gerardus J. DeVreede.

f.       Wellness Stampede Advisory Committee  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a two-year appointment, from 08/01/11 through 07/31/13, on the Wellness Stampede Advisory Committee, to replace Holly Miller, whose term has ended:

             Mitzi Ritzman, to replace Holly Miller.


RESOLUTION 3099, 5/11/11:  University Committees Resolution (a-j)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to University Committees as designated: 

a.      University Committee on Athletics  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, to the University Committee on Athletics, to replace Scott Tarry, whose term has expired:

            William Austin.

b.      University Committee on Excellence in Teaching

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty members be recommended for service as three-year appointments, from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, on the University Committee on Excellence in Teaching. (Of the committee, two members should be recipients of the award and one member should be "first year faculty member holding a Ph.D.") These members will serve staggered terms, and their replacements will be appointed to serve terms that would balance term endings, except for the first year faculty member, who serves one year (08/01/10-07/31/11):

 Cynthia Robinson, CFAM, (to replace Paige Toller);
Ann Fruhling, IS&T, (to replace Raj Dasgupta) ;

AND

      Ana Cruz, new faculty holding Ph.D. (to replace Robert Todd) (term: 08/01/10-07/31/11).

c.       University Committee on Facilities Planning  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

            Jeanne Surface, to replace Jeremy Baguyos.

d.      University Committee on Honors & Awards

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, to the University Committee on Honors & Awards, to replace Saundra Wetig, whose term has expired:

            Srikant Vallabhajosula.

e.       University Committee on Library & Learning Resources  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources, to replace those completing their terms:

 Kristin Girten, to replace Barbara Robins;
Carey Ryan, to replace Evangelina Brignoni.

f.       University Committee on Student Affairs  

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following name goes forward as a three year appointment, from 08/01/11 through 07/31/14 on the on the University Committee on Student Affairs, to replace Carolyn Gascoign, who is completing her term:

            Joyce Neujahr, to replace Carolyn Gascoigne.

g.      University Committee on Technology Resources & Services 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following three names go forward to the University Committee on Technology Resources & Services, to replace members who are completing their terms, as three-year appointments from 08/01/11 through 07/31/14:

Rene Erlandson, to replace Kath Henebry;
reappoint Tracy Bridgeford;
reappoint Anita Saalfeld.

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two names go forward as three-year appointments, for members completing their terms, from 08/1/11 through 07/31/14 to the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

Melanie Bloom, A&S (A: Arts & Humanities rotation), to replace Juan Casas;
Carol Ebdon, CPACS, to replace Barbara Hewins-Maroney.

i.        UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity)  

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 08/1/11 through 07/31/14, to replace members who are co mpleting their terms on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

Lisa Knopp, A&S, Humanities (to replace Lisa Buchelt);
Wei Wang Rowe, CBA, (to replace Catherine Co); and,
Lotfollah Najjar, At-large Member (to replace Pamela Smith).

j.        University-Wide Fringe Benefits Advisory 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 David Corbin, as of September 1, 2011, will leave a vacancy on the University-Wide Fringe Benefits Advisory Committee,

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

John Erickson, (APPOINTED)
Jay Irwin.


Resolution 4000, 5/11/11: 2011-2012 Standing Committee Chairs:

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

Shelton Hendricks, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
Marvel Maring, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
William Melanson, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
Chris Kelly, Committee on Goals and Directions
Victor Winter, Committee on Professional Development.