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Faculty Senate

(Last updated: 7/24/13)

Honors and Awards, University Committee on  

Contact: Lanyce Keel (Assistant Planning Director, Distance Education)

POSITION

MEMBERS

FACULTY TERMS:
3 YRS

08/01 & 07/31

Faculty (3): Rosemary Strasser 08/01/13 - 07/31/16, R4095-d (FS)
Michael Matthews 08/01/11 - 07/31/14, R3099d R4058 (FS)
Lisabeth Buchelt 08/01/12 - 07/31/15, R3099d (FS)
Administration (2): BJ Reed 08/01/01 - 07/31/05 (CH)
Lanyce Keel (Chair - Staff) 08/01/02 - 07/31/05 (CH)
Students (2): TBA 09/00/00 - 07/31/01 (CH)
TBA 09/00/00 - 07/31/01 (SS)
Community-At-Large (2): Martha Bruckner UNO Alum (CH)
TBA UNO Alum (CH)
Ex-officio (1): Rosalie Saltzman Coordinator, Honors Program

Governance:

Purpose: Be responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and procedures related to the establishment and conferral of special honors and awards which recognize faculty, staff, students, and community individuals through honorary degrees, citations, and other awards. Committee shall report its deliberations to the Chancellor; with respect to ceremonial occasions, the Committee shall advise the Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Enrollment Management.


Membership: Nine members, of which three shall be faculty selected by the Faculty Senate, two students (one selected by the Student Senate, one selected by the Chancellor), two administrators (selected by the Chancellor), and two members of the community-at-large (selected by the Chancellor), one of whom shall be an alumnus.

Resolutions:

 

RESOLUTION 4095, 5/8/13: University Committees Resolution (a-j)

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

d.   University Committee on Honors & Awards

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/13, through 07/31/16, to the University Committee on Honors & Awards, to replace Xiaoyan Cheng, whose term will expire:

Rosemary Strasser.


RESOLUTION 4058, 9/12/2012 : Replacement on Honors and Awards Committee

BE IT RESOLVED, that, as Srikant Ballabhajosula has left UNO, the following name go forward to complete that term (08/01/11 through 07/31/14) to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Michael Matthews.


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

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

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:

  • Lisabeth Buchelt.

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

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

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.


RESOLUTION 3036, 5/12/10 : University-Wide Committees

d. University Committee on Honors & Awards  

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from 08/01/10, through 07/31/13, to the University Committee on Honors & Awards:

Xiaoyan Cheng, to replace Iulia Podariu.


Resolution 2978, 5/13/2009: University Committees

d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/09, through 07/31/12, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:
Elizabeth Dahl, to replace Sue Maher.

Resolution 2919, 5/14/2008: University Committees

d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/08, through 07/31/11, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:
Saundra Wetig, (to replace James Akers).

Resolution 2867, 5/09/2007: University Committees

d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/07, through 07/31/10, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Iulia Podariu, (to replace Lisa Boucher).


Resolution 2829, 5/10/06: University-wide Committees

d. Honors and Awards, University Committee on

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/06, through 07/31/09, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:
Sue Maher, (to replace Kenneth Kriz).

Resolution 2777, 5/11/2005: University-wide Committees

a. University Committee on Honors and Awards

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/05, through 07/31/08, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:
Jim Akers, (to replace Jeanette Seaberry).

Resolution 2734, 05/05/04: University-wide Committees

E. University Committee on Honors and Awards

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/04, through 07/31/07, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

     Lisa Boucher, (to replace Bruce Johansen).


Resolution 2687, 07/02/2003

G. University Committee on Honors and Awards:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/03, through 07/31/06, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:
Kenneth Kriz, (to replace Wally Bacon).

Resolution 2633, 05/08/02: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three year appointment from 08/01/02, through 07/31/05, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Jeanette Seaberry (reappointed)


Resolution 2533, 02/14/01: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three year appointments from 02/14/01, through 07/31/04, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Bruce Johansen (reappointed).


Resolution 2509, 10/11/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that Dr. Wally Bacon's term on the University Committee on Honors and Awards be extended from a one-year appointment designated by Resolution 2467 (08/01/00-07/31/01) to a full three-year appointment (08/01/00-07/31/03) in order to stagger the terms of the three faculty members from this point forward.


Resolution 2467, 05/10/00: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following names go forward as three-year appointments from 08/01/00, through 07/31/03, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards:

Wally Bacon, one-year term (to replace Thomas Lorsbach)
Jeannette Seaberry. two-year term (to replace Owen Mordaunt)

(Terms Staggered: Terms altered so all faculty aren't replaced in same year.)


Notification to Chancellor via Interdepartmental Memo:

To:____Chancellor Belck
From:__Shelton Hendricks
Date:__ May 6, 1999
Re:____Honorary Doctorate Candidates
C:____ Lanyce Keel, Richard Stacy

At the May 5th, meeting of the faculty senate's Executive Committee and Cabinet, unanimous support was given for the three candidates recommended by the Faculty Honor's Committee for honorary doctorates.

Per Richard Stacy's instruction, all materials provided by the committee are being forwarded to your office with this memo.


Faculty Senate Minutes, Wednesday, May 12, 1999

Executive Committee Report:

Honorary Doctorate: On behalf of the Executive Committee, Senator Bruckner reported three candidates were reviewed and approved for UNOmaha honorary doctorates by Executive Committee and Cabinet on May 5th.


Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Cabinet Minutes, May 5, 1999

New Business:

Honorary Doctorate: The three candidates were reviewed and approved for UNOmaha honorary doctorates by Executive Committee and Cabinet.


Resolution 2324 06/10/98: Committee on Rules

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following name go forward as a three-year appointment from July 1, 1998, through June 30, 2001, to the University Committee on Honors and Awards to replace Richard Stacy:

Michelle Miller


Resolution 2294 03/11/98: Committee on Goals and Directions

WHEREAS, a system-wide Policy for Honorary Degrees has come to light but this policy allows for wide discretion, and

WHEREAS, this policy indicates that each campus shall establish procedures for obtaining faculty approval and intimates that such procedures shall involve seeking the approval of the faculty senate, and,

WHEREAS, evaluation by stated criteria and with faculty evaluation of nominees is the standard practice at other academic institutions; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following criteria be used in evaluating nominees and awarding degrees:

(a) The nominee should have contributed beneficially and substantially to society at large through outstanding intellectual, creative, or humanitarian accomplishments, and/or

(b) The nominee, as a representative of Nebraska, should have made beneficial and substantial creative, intellectual or humanitarian contributions to society at large.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all nominations for honorary degrees to be recommended by UNO be evaluated by the University Committee on Honors and Awards, that the committee actively solicit input from faculty with relevant expertise, and that the names of nominees be submitted for approval to the faculty senate which will consider this matter in executive session and return confidential recommendations to the University Committee on Honors and Awards, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the honorary degrees awarded by UNO be presented only at scheduled commencements.