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(Last updated: 5/15/12)

2011-2012 Resolutions (and link to Action Table)

Resolutions 4000 - 4052

The following resolutions were passed by the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from May 11, 2011- May 9, 2012:


RESOLUTION 4001, 5/11/11, completed 6/2/11: Appointment of 2011-2012 Parliamentarian

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the senate president appoints Edgar Moore the parliamentarian of the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate.


RESOLUTION 4002, 5/11/11: Election of Vice President of the 2011-2012 Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2011-2012 Vice President:

Senator Karen Hayes, to replace Senator Mitchell.


RESOLUTION 4003, 5/11/11: Election of Secretary/Treasurer of 2011-2012 Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2011-2012 Secretary/Treasurer:

Senator Peter Smith is re-elected.


RESOLUTION 4004, 5/11/11: 2011-2012 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 2011-2012 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

Senator Timi Barone is reappointed.


RESOLUTION 4005, 5/11/11, completed 6/2/11: 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 2011-2012 Chair of the Cabinet:

TBA Victor Winter.


RESOLUTION 4006, 5/11/11: 2011-2012 Standing Committees Vice Chairs:

BE IT RESOLVED that the following members of standing committees are elected Vice Chairpersons of their committees:

Gregory Petrow, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
Jeanne Surface, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
TBA, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
Richard Lomneth, Committee on Goals and Directions
Barbara Robins, Committee on Professional Development
Chris Decker, Committee on Rules.


RESOLUTION 4007, 5/11/11: Representatives from Faculty Senate Standing Committees on Campus Committees (a-b)

a.      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 05/11/11, through 05/9/12:

Matthew Harden , Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
Richard Lomneth (F), Phyllis Adcock (SP), Committee on Goals and Directions.

b.      Strategic Planning Steering Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that one member of the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate Goals & Directions committee will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for a one-year term from 05/11/11, through 05/09/12:

Meredith Bacon.


RESOLUTION 4008, 5/11/11: Faculty Senate Presidential Appointments (a-e)

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also an AAUP member, as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 05/11/11, through 05/9/12, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP, to replace Carol Mitchell, whose term has expired:

Peter Smith .

b.      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 2012, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

Carol Mitchell (reappointed).

c.       Alumni Association Board of Directors

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year, 05/11/11, through 05/9/12, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors, to replace Hugh Reilly, whose term has expired:

Katherine Radosta.

d.      Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate President has appointed the following faculty member to the Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee as a three-year appointment, from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2014, to replace John Bartle, whose term has expired:

William Corcoran.

e.       Graduate Council

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following member of the Graduate Council to be the liaison between the 2011-2012 Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council for a one-year term from 05/12/11, through 05/09/12:

William Mahoney to replace Jeanette Harder.


RESOLUTION 4009, 9/14/11 : Replacement of CBA Faculty Senator

BE IT RESOLVED, that Rebecca Morris, CBA, a runner up in the last CBA Faculty Senate election, will permanently replace Darryll Lewis, who is on sabbatical this academic year. Her term will end May 8, 2013.


RESOLUTION 4010, 9/14/11 and 10/12/11: Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee (ballots will be sent to all full time faculty)

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, 2011, through October 15, 2014, to replace James Shaw and Juliette Parnell, whose terms have expired:

 

Joe Brown ( elected with 153 votes)
Scott Glasser (111 votes)
Nancy Kelley Gillespie ( elected with 150 votes)
Birud Sindhav . (63 votes)


RESOLUTION 4011, 9/14/11 : UNO Professional Conduct Committee (Election by Ballot at Faculty Senate Meeting)

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that one representative must be elected by ballot vote to serve a three-year term from September 16, 2011, through September 15, 2014, to replace outgoing member, Joe Bertinetti, whose term has expired. In accordance with Section 1.1 of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Professional Conduct Committee's Rules and Procedures, the following two 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:

Robert Ottemann (6 votes)
Melissa Berke. (elected with 18 votes)

The newly elected representative will also serve as alternate for three-years from September 16, 2014, through September 15, 2017.

Joe Bertinetti will be retiring, effective August 31, 2011, so will not be listed


RESOLUTION 4012, 9/14/11 : Student Publications Board, Position A

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names constitute the approved list of nominees to the Student Publications Board, Position A, to replace Kerry Ward, from which the Chancellor is to select one for three-year appointment from 01/01/12 through 12/31/14 as specified in the By- Laws of the Board of Regents:

Chin Chung Chao,
Dhundy Bastola,
Karen Weber. (selected)


RESOLUTION 4013, 9/14/11 : Replacement of CFAM Senator

BE IT RESOLVED, that the CFAM senators have caucused and request that Chin Chung (Joy) Chao replace Cynthia Robinson whose resignation has been accepted by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Cabinet. This term ends 5/8/13.


RESOLUTION 4014, 9/14/2011: Support of the NU Institute for the Rural Future

BE IT RESOLVED , that the Faculty Senate supports and encourages UNO to assertively seek involvement and leadership in the NU Institute for the Rural Future.


RESOLUTION 4015, 10/12/11 : University Council on Distance Education

BE IT RESOLVED , that the following two names go forward as one three-year appointment from 08/01/11, through 07/31/14, and one two-year appointment, 08/01/11, through /7/31/13 (to stagger term endings), to the University Council on Distance Education, to replace Rami Arav and Nora Hillyer:

Mary Ann Powell (8/1/11-7/31/14)
Amanda Randall (8/1/11-7/31/13).


RESOLUTION 4016, 10/12/11 : 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.

Two Associate Professors will be elected from the following four nominees to replace Janice Rech and Maria Villamil, whose terms have expired, for three-year terms from September 16, 2011, through September 15, 2014:

Candice Batton (elected with 12 votes)
Franklin Thompson (10 votes)
Lisa Scherer (11 votes)
Ana Carballal (elected with 16 votes)

And one member of the Faculty Senate Faculty Personnel and Welfare committee will be elected from the following two nominees to replace Arwiphawee Srithongrung, whose term has expired, as the Faculty Personnel and Welfare Committee representative for a one-year term from September 16, 2011, through September 15, 2012:

Marshall Prisbell (elected with 17 votes)
Russ Nordman. (7 votes)


RESOLUTION 4017, 12/14/11, Appointment to Student Hall of Fame Award Committee

 BE IT RESOLVED, that Michael Matthews' name be forwarded to Erin Cron, Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, to serve on the new Student Hall of Fame Award Committee.


RESOLUTION 4018, 12/14/11, Fill Senate Vacancy for CFAM

 BE IT RESOLVED, that the CFAM senators have caucused and appointed Paige Toller to complete Miles Waggener's term on the Senate (5/12/10-5/8/13 ).


RESOLUTION 4019, 12/14/11, Faculty Senate President Elect

BE IT RESOLVED, that Senator Peter Smith has been elected President-Elect by the UNO Faculty Senate.


RESOLUTION 4020, 12/14/11, Appreciation for Past President Laquer

WHEREAS Professor Frederic ("Fritz") Laquer has meritoriously served the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate in numerous capacities, most notably as President of the Faculty Senate, and,

WHEREAS Professor Laquer has completed his service period as Past-President of the Senate, and,

WHEREAS his insightful observations have enriched numerous Senate meetings and discussions; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate thanks Professor Laquer for his outstanding service to the faculty and wishes him well.


RESOLUTION 4021, 1/11/12: Center for Sustainability at the UNO Peter Kiewit Institute.

WHEREAS, it is widely recognized that economic, natural and human resources are finite,

AND WHEREAS, projects and policies that balance economic reality, environmental preservation and societal needs provide a means for long term successful outcomes,

AND WHEREAS, sustainability touches on all academic disciplines,

AND WHEREAS, the mission of an externally funded Center for Sustainability is to strengthen the University goals of research, teaching and service in an interdisciplinary fashion,

AND WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports in principle any initiative which helps the University promote these goals,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports the establishment of an externally funded Center for Sustainability at the UNO Peter Kiewit Institute.


RESOLUTION 4022, 1/11/12: On the Passing of Dr. Jack Newton

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha has with sadness learned of the death of John (Jack) Newton, and

WHEREAS, Jack Newton served the Faculty Senate with distinction in numerous roles, and

WHEREAS, for nearly four decades as a distinguished faculty member Jack contributed to the quality and character of the University of Nebraska at Omaha through excellent teaching and curriculum development and by being one of the early leaders in developing excellence in research as an appropriate faculty contribution to the university, and

WHEREAS, Jack was for many years a dedicated and competent university administrator, including service as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses its sympathy and condolences to Jack's wife Ann and his entire family, and to his many friends in the university and throughout the community.


RESOLUTION 4023, 2/8/12 : Placement of Photographs of Faculty Award Recipients

BE IT RESOLVED, that the photographs of past, present, and future faculty award recipients be permanently displayed in a manner similar to the display of Chancellor Medal recipients. The display will be located in the northeast hall on the first floor of the Eppley Administration Building.

 

RESOLUTION 4024, 2/8/12 : Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy Program for BMI Program

WHEREAS, the field of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is a growing one, with Monster.com listing over 300 BMI job positions, and Bioplanet.net listing over 2,000 such positions, and

WHEREAS, individuals trained in this area are critical to the advancement of basic biomedical research and in facilitating the adaptation of new technologies into clinical practices, and

WHEREAS, the proposed masters and doctoral programs in BMI have the potential to strengthen UNO/UNMC relationships, while contributing to the advancement of important areas of life science in the region and the nation, and

WHEREAS the Academic and Curricular Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate has reviewed the proposal from the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO and the College of Medicine at UNMC for a Masters of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree program for BMI, and concluded that it represents a great opportunity for UNO and UNMC for which adequate resources are available, therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports the proposal to create a Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy program for BMI program within the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska.


RESOLUTION 4025, 2/8/12 : Bachelor of Science program in Emergency Management

WHEREAS, the field of emergency management is a growing one, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 43% growth in the need for emergency management specialists from 2008 to 2018, and

WHEREAS, there is no bachelor or graduate program in the state of Nebraska for the study of Emergency Management, and

WHEREAS Emergency Management personnel in the Omaha area hold college degrees at a rate lower than that of the national average, and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs has reviewed the proposal for a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in emergency management and concluded that such a program fits well within the strategic plan and the mission of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and that the resources necessary for such a program are available or can be developed through reasonable and appropriated allocations of resources, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports the proposal from the School of Public Administration and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service to create a Bachelor of Science program in Emergency Management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


RESOLUTION 4026, 2/8/12 : Replacement for Excellence in Teaching Award Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that Saundra Shillingstad has agreed to replace Amy Teten, for Spring 2012, as the College of Education representative, on the Excellence in Teaching Award Committee .


RESOLUTION 4027, 3/14/12 : Replacement for External Senator to the UNO Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED that Junke Guo has been elected to complete John Bonsell's term (5/12/10 – 5/8/13) as one of two external Senators to the UNO Faculty Senate.


RESOLUTION 4028, 3/14/12 : 2012-2015 Newly Elected Senators

BE IT RESOLVED that the following 11 faculty members have been elected by their respective colleges to serve on the Faculty Senate for three years (5/9/12 – 5/13/15):

College of Arts & Sciences:

  • Nora Bacon
  • Tom Bragg
  • Juan Casas
  • Lisa Scherer
  • Douglas Stack

College of Business Administration:

  • Wikil Kwak

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media:

  • Tomm Roland
  • Christine Beard

College of Education:

  • Harrison Means

College of Information Science and Technology:

  • Stan Wileman

College of Public Affairs & Community Service:

  • Jeanette Harder

RESOLUTION 4029, 3/14/12 : Amendment to UNO Faculty Senate Bylaws

BE IT RESOLVED that the “Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Bylaws” be changed by deleting the crossed out wording and adding the following underlined wording to Article II, Section 5 Elections:

Section 5: The election of senators shall be conducted by each college by the end of during the month of January in two steps: a nomination primary and a final election. Respective college faculties shall select the nominees (e.g. by primary) vote in a primary to determine the nominees for the final election. The final ballot shall list at least twice as many names as there are seats to be filled by each college. In the event of a tie in either election, a run-off shall be conducted between those candidates. Eligible persons receiving the highest number of votes cast for the respective seats shall be deemed elected to the senate.

 


RESOLUTION 4030, 3/14/12 : Commencement Committee Replacement

BE IT RESOLVED that, on the Commencement Committee, Janice Rech will replace William Corcoran, who is on sabbatical. This term will run until 7/31/12.


RESOLUTION 4031, 3/14/12 : Support “Trek to Campus” and Promote MavRide

BE IT RESOLVED that the UNO Faculty Senate supports “Trek to Campus Day,” April 19, and promotes MavRide.


RESOLUTION 4032 , 4/11/12: Representative on Strategic Enrollment Management Executive Committee

BE IT RESOLVED that there will always be a Faculty Senate representative on the Strategic Enrollment Management Executive Committee.


RESOLUTION 4033, 5/9/2012 : Effective UNO Staffing

WHEREAS Chancellor Christensen has set a challenging goal of student enrollment exceeding 20,000 by the year 2020, and

WHEREAS the University of Nebraska system and the University of Nebraska Omaha in particular have modified business processes greatly throughout the 21 st Century to improve efficiency and reduce redundancies of any sort, and

WHEREAS this has distributed considerable work to college and department offices, and significantly raised the expectations for both the quantity and sophistication of work done in those offices, and

WHEREAS the NU Values competency-based human resource management program can be used to provide increases in compensation to individual staff who attain additional training, skills, and responsibilities, and improve retention and satisfaction of employees to our mutual benefit, and

WHEREAS the NU President directs the funds available for staff salary increases as a pool of dollars to be allocated based on performance rather than across-the-board increases, and

WHEREAS the UNO administration has at times, responded to actual and anticipated budgetary restrictions by limiting the replacement of academic support staff wherever this seemed possible, and

WHEREAS a lack of staff does not diminish the tasks needed to keep the campus student-centered and a good steward of the resources available to it, and thus risks requiring that faculty take on tasks more appropriately and proficiently done by academic support staff trained and experienced in such tasks,

BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Nebraska Omaha Faculty Senate calls on the vice-chancellors to establish best practices and measures of effective staffing levels to (1) keep diverse student retention and graduation rates improving and (2) avoid distracting faculty from work which generates their exceptional performance outcomes,

AND Challenges department and program chairpersons to evaluate staff constructively and consistently to discriminate each individual's areas of stronger and weaker performance, and calls upon college deans to use these to set significantly higher and lower salary increases.


RESOLUTION 4034, 5/9/2012 : Faculty Senate Members

BE IT RESOLVED that Chancellor Christensen, etc., has been notified that the following eleven (11) faculty members have been elected to serve three-year terms from May 9, 2012, through May 13, 2015, unless noted:

College of Arts & Sciences (5)

  • Nora Bacon
  • Tom Bragg
  • Juan Casas
  • Lisa Scherer
  • Douglas Stack

College of Business Administration (1)

  • Wikil Kwak

College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media (2)

  • Tomm Roland
  • Christine Beard

College of Education (1)

  • Harrison Means

College of Information Science & Technology (1)

  • Stan Wileman

College of Public Affairs & Community Services (1)

  • Jeanette Harder

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

External NU Faculty (0) - - - - - - - -

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the following eleven senators will be completing their term of service at the May 9, 2012, Faculty Senate meeting:

  • Timi Barone (A&S)
  • Ana Carballal (A&S)
  • Christopher Decker (BA)
  • Matthew Harden (CFAM)
  • Karen Hayes Arwiphawee
  • Shelton Hendricks (A&S)
  • Richard Lomneth(A&S)
  • Russ Nordman (CFAM)
  • Barbara Robins (A&S)
  • Harvey Siy (IS&T)
  • Srithongrung (CPACS)

RESOLUTION 4035, 5/9/2012 : Appreciation 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:

  • Timi Barone (A&S)
  • Ana Carballal (A&S)
  • Christopher Decker (BA)
  • Matthew Harden (CFAM)
  • Karen Hayes (ED)
  • Shelton Hendricks (A&S)
  • Richard Lomneth(A&S)
  • Russ Nordman (CFAM)
  • Barbara Robins (A&S)
  • Harvey Siy (IS&T)
  • Arwiphawee Srithongrung (CPACS)

RESOLUTION 4036, 5/9/2012 : Appreciation for Chairs of the Standing Committees and Chair of Cabinet

WHEREAS the work of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees forms much of the foundation of the forward movement of the work of the Senate, and

WHEREAS the role as Chair of a Standing Committee adds considerably to the work involved in being a Senator and a faculty member, and

WHEREAS the Chair of each Committee served the role in a manner of utmost diligence, integrity and attention to detail within the Committee meetings, the Executive Committee and Cabinet and the full Senate,

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

  • Senator Gregory Petrow (Academic and Curricular Affairs),
  • Senator Marvel Maring (Educational Resources and Services,
  • Senator William Melanson (Faculty Personnel and Welfare),
  • Senator Christopher Kelly (Goals and Directions),
  • Senator Victor Winter (Professional Development, and Chair of Cabinet),
  • Senator Timi Barone (Rules).

RESOLUTION 4037, 5/9/2012 : Appreciation for Vice President Karen Hayes

WHEREAS Senator Karen Hayes graciously assumed the duties of Vice President of Faculty Senate in May 2011, and

WHEREAS Senator Hayes effectively and efficiently conducted the meetings of the Executive Committee and Cabinet, and

WHEREAS Senator Hayes provided consistent, sound advice to President Rech and served as a strong advocate for the process of clear communication, and a true partnership with the administration, and

WHEREAS Senator Hayes fulfilled her role as Vice President to the Faculty Senate admirably and with dedication,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha expresses appreciation and thanks to Senator Karen Hayes for her service.


RESOLUTION 4038, 5/9/2012 : Appreciation f or Secretary-Treasurer Peter Smith

WHEREAS Senator Peter Smith accepted the duties of Secretary-Treasurer in May 2011, and

WHEREAS Senator Smith served the Executive Committee well through clear communication, through thorough minutes and insightful updates on budgetary issues, and

WHEREAS it is without question that Senator Smith demonstrates a resounding commitment to faculty, students and the University as a whole,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers gratitude and thanks to Senator Peter Smith for his continued service to the University.


RESOLUTION 4039, 5/9/2012 : Appreciation 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:

  • Prof. Carol Mitchell, Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska
  • Senators Adcock, Harden, and Lomneth, Academic Planning Council
  • Prof. Katherine Radosta, Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Senator P. Smith, American Association of University Professors
  • Senators Carroll, Surface, Prof. O'Hara, Facilities Planning Committee
  • Senator Mahoney, Graduate Council
  • Prof. Paterson, Swift, Tisko, Parking Advisory Committee
  • Senator M. Bacon, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Senator Decker, Strategic Budget Advisory Committee
  • Prof. Corcoran, Ebdon & Kriz, Budget Advisory Committee
  • Prof. Erickson, University, Wide Fringe Benefits Committee

RESOLUTION 4040, 5/9/2012 : Appreciation for President Janice Rech

WHEREAS, Janice Rech has given excellent and dedicated leadership in word and action to the Faculty Senate during the 2011-2012 academic year, and

WHEREAS , she strategically represented her colleagues and this University in thoughtful conversations with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Board of Regents, and many other individuals and groups, and

WHEREAS, her knowledge, insights and perspectives have been thought provoking, supportive, and productive contributions to our deliberations, and

WHEREAS, Janice solicited faculty input and encouraged faculty engagement in all decisions related to the Faculty Senate and University, and

WHEREAS, she brought depth and substance to conversations and deliberations, and

WHEREAS, she addressed multiple topics in an intentional and professional manner,

The Faculty Senate extends to President Janice Rech its deepest appreciation for her dedicated, ethical, and committed service as President of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate.


RESOLUTION 4041, 5/9/2012 : Membership of 2012-2013 Faculty Senate Standing Committees:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be appointed to the 2012-2013 Faculty Senate standing committees as designated:

Committee on Academic & Curricular Affairs (6)

  • Nora Bacon (A&S)
  • Christine Beard (A&S)
  • Junke Guo (EXT)
  • Wai-Ning Mei (A&S)
  • Gregory Petrow (A&S)
  • Dale Tiller (A&S)

Committee on Educational Resources & Services (6)

  • Wikil Kwak (BA)
  • Marvel Maring (LIB)
  • Patrick O'Neil (CPACS)
  • Dana Richter-Egger (A&S)
  • Robert Smith (A&S)
  • Jeanne Surface (ED)

Committee on Faculty Personnel & Welfare (6)

  • James Carroll tba (A&S)
  • William Melanson (A&S)
  • Marshall Prisbell (CFAM)
  • Tomm Roland (A&S)
  • Lisa Scherer (A&S)
  • Stan Wileman (IS&T)

Committee on Goals & Directions (6)

  • Phyllis Adcock (ED)
  • Meredith Bacon (A&S)
  • Tom Bragg (A&S)
  • Ziaul Huq (BA)
  • Chris Kelly (CPACS
  • Rebecca Morris (BA)

Committee on Professional Development (6)

  • Juan Casas (A&S
  • Chin Chung (Joy) Chao (CFAM)
  • Kenneth Kriz (CPACS)
  • Harrison Means (ED)
  • Victor Winter (IS&T)
  • Robert Woody (A&S)

Committee on Rules (6)

  • Jeanette Harder (CPACS)
  • Barbara Hewins-Maroney (CPACS)
  • William Mahoney (IS&T)
  • Janice Rech (A&S)
  • Douglas Stack (A&S)
  • Paige Toller (CFAM)

 


RESOLUTION 4042, 5/9/2012 : Campus Committees (a-i):

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

a. 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 05/9/12, through 05/8/13 :

  • ______tba________, from Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • ______tba________, from Committee on Goals & Directions.

b. Education Policy & Advisory Committee (EPAC)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, to the Education Policy & Advisory Committee (EPAC) to replace Stan Wileman (IS&T), Robert Nash (LIB), and Scott Vlasek (CPACS):

  • Dhundy Bastola, IS&T (to replace Stan Wileman)
  • Nora Hillyer, LIB (to replace Robert Nash)
  • Kerry Belden, CPACS (to replace Scott Vlasek).  

c. Judicial Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, from 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, to the pool of names for the Judicial Committee:

  • Candace Batton, to replace Lisa Sample;
  • Andrew Swift, to replace Joseph Bertinetti;
  • Claudette Lee, to replace Nora Hillyer;
  • Jan Boyer, to replace Barbara Simcoe;

AND the following name to complete James Carroll's term ( 08/01/11 - 07/31/14), as he is retiring from UNO:

  • David Smith, to 7/31/14;

AND the following name to complete Amanda Randall's term ( 08/01/11 - 07/31/14), as she will be on sabbatical for the 2012-2013 academic year,

  • Stu Bernstein, to 7/31/14.

d. OTICA (Outstanding Teaching & Instructional Creative Activity Award Selection Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name be forwarded to Executive Vice President & Provost Linda Pratt as a nominee to fill one two-year appointment (8/1/12 – 7/31/14) as the UNO representative on the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creative Activity Award (OTICA) Selection Committee:

  • Pauline Brennan, to replace Phani Tej Adidam.

e. Parking Advisory Committee  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/12 through 07/31/15, to replace a member whose term is expiring, on the Parking Advisory Committee:

  • Ana Carballal, to replace Andrew Swift.

f. Professorship Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following two faculty members serve on the Named Professorship Review Committee (Kiewit, Kayser, and Isaacson Professorships) from 8/1/12, through 7/31/13. (The Administration will select one additional member of this committee.)

  • Juan Casas, to replace Nora Bacon;
  • Sajda Qureshi, to replace Bruce Johansen.

g. 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 (10/1/12-5/9/14):

  • Kerry Ward, to replace Christopher Decker.

  h. Strategic Planning Steering Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that one member of the 2012-2013 Faculty Senate Goals & Directions committee will be appointed to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for a one-year term from 05/9/12, through 05/8/13:

  • __________tba_________________.

i. Wellness Stampede Advisory Committee  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a two-year appointment, from 08/01/12 through 07/31/14, on the Wellness Stampede Advisory Committee, to replace a member whose term has ended:

  • Ronald Bartzatt, to replace Jan Boyer.

RESOLUTION 4043, 5/9/2012 : University Committees (a-i):

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 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, to the University Committee on Athletics, to replace Philip Nordness, whose term has expired:

  • Dan Hawkins.

b. University Committee on Excellence in Teaching

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following faculty members be recommended for service as three-year appointments, from 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, 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 (08/01/12-07/31/13):

  • Jody Neathery-Castro, A&S, (to replace Rosemary Strasser)
  • Catherine Co, BA, (to replace Jonna Holland)

AND

  • Julie Pelton, new faculty holding Ph.D. (to replace Ana Cruz) (term: 08/01/12-07/31/13).

c. University Committee on Facilities Planning  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, to the University Committee on Facilities Planning:

  • Robert Blair, to replace Michael O'Hara,

AND that that following name go forward to complete Jim Carroll's term, through 6/30/13, as he is retiring from UNO:

  • Rex Cammack, to complete Jim Carroll's term to 6/30/13.

d. University Committee on Honors & Awards

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, to the University Committee on Honors & Awards, to replace Elizabeth Dahl, whose term has expired:

  • Lizabeth Buchelt.

e. University Committee on Library & Learning Resources  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/12, through 07/31/15, to the University Committee on Library and Learning Resources, to replace those completing their terms:

  • Elizabeth Dahl, to replace Jeff Peake;
  • Jinlan Ni, to replace Matthew Harden.

f. University Committee on Student Affairs  

BE IT RESOLVED: that the following name goes forward as a three year appointment, from 08/01/12 through 07/31/15, on the on the University Committee on Student Affairs, to replace member who is completing his term:

  • Karen Weber, to replace Ramon Guerra.

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 08/01/12 through 07/31/15:

  • Stan Wileman, to replace Mark Leonard;
  • Greg Morin, to replace Gregory Petrow
  • Paul Davis, to replace Rami Arav.

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments, for members completing their terms, from 08/1/12 through 07/31/15 to the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT):

  • Bob Ottemann, CBA, to replace Kath Henebry;
  • Sara Myers, ED, to replace Phyllis Adc ock ;
  • Theresa Stanton , IS&T, to replace Leah Pietron;
  • Rene Erlandson, LIB, to replace Marvel Maring.

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

BE IT RESOLVED that the following names go forward as three year appointments, from 08/1/12 through 07/31/15, to replace members who are completing their terms on the UCRCA (University Committee on Research & Creative Activity):

  • John McCarty, A&S, Sciences, to replace Dana Richter-Egger;
  • Ann Fruhling, IS&T, to replace Dhundy Bastola; and
  • Peter Szto, CPACS, to replace Angela Eikenberry.

 


RESOLUTION 4044, 5/9/2012 : Support Efforts in Area of Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

WHEREAS teaching effectiveness is an integral element of providing a world-class university student experience,

AND WHEREAS evaluating teaching effectiveness is an essential step in the process of delivering effective teaching,

AND WHEREAS assessing current practices in the area of evaluating teaching effectiveness is important for understanding training and professional development needs,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha supports the efforts of the Teaching Evaluation Teaching Circle to assess current practices at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the area of evaluating teaching effectiveness.

 


RESOLUTION 4045, 5/9/2012 : Standing Committee Chairs for 2012-2013

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:

  • Senator Petrow, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • Senator Maring, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Senator Melanson, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Senator Kelly, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Senator Kriz, Committee on Professional Development.

RESOLUTION 4046, 5/9/2012 : 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 2012-2013 Chair of the Committee for Rules:

  • Senator Janice Rech.

RESOLUTION 4047, 5/9/2012 : 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 Edgar Moore the parliamentarian of the 2012-2013 Faculty Senate.

 


RESOLUTION 4048, 5/9/2012 : Election of Vice President of the 2012-2013 Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2012-2013 Vice President:

  • Senator Winter, to replace Senator Hayes.

RESOLUTION 4049, 5/9/2012 : Secretary/Treasurer of 2012-2013 Faculty Senate

BE IT RESOLVED, that according to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nebraska, Article IV, the faculty senate elects the following senator as 2012-2013 Secretary/Treasurer:

Senator M. Bacon, to replace Senator Smith.

 


RESOLUTION 4050, 5/9/2012 : 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 2012-2013 Chair of the Cabinet:

  • William Melanson, to replace Senator Winter.

RESOLUTION 4051, 5/9/2012 : 2012-2013 Standing Committees Vice Chairs

BE IT RESOLVED that the following members of standing committees are elected Vice Chairpersons of their committees:

  • TBA, Committee on Academic and Curricular Affairs
  • TBA, Committee on Educational Resources and Services
  • Senator Prisbell, Committee on Faculty Personnel and Welfare
  • Senator Adcoc, Committee on Goals and Directions
  • Senator Woody, Committee on Professional Development
  • TBA, Committee on Rules.

 


RESOLUTION 4052, 5/9/2012 : Faculty Senate Presidential Appointments (a-d)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate President appoints the following as designated:

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following senator, who is also an AAUP member, as the senate representative for a one year appointment from 05/9/12, through 05/8/13, to the UNO Chapter of AAUP, to replace Peter Smith, whose term has expired:

  • Dana Richter-Egger.

b. 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 2013, to the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON):

  • Linda Parker, (to replace Carol Mitchell).

c. Alumni Association Board of Directors

BE IT RESOLVED, that the senate president appoints the following UNO alum as the senate representative for one year, 05/9/11, through 05/8/13, to the Alumni Association, Board of Directors, to replace Kathryn Radosta, whose term has expired:

  • Lyn Holley.

  d. Budget Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate Committee)

BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Senate President has appointed the following faculty member to the Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee as a three-year appointment, from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2015, to replace Ken Kriz, whose term will expire:

  • Michael O'Hara.