2012-10-22 Faculty Senate meeting

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Faculty Senate. Agenda and minutes of the meeting of October 22, 2012. -- Faculty Senate Meetings, 2012-2013, v.26

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Agenda: (Informal statements and proposals) -- (President's report) -- (Committee reports) -- (Old business) -- (New business): A. Gainful employment guidelines for undergraduate program certificate / Rick Muma -- (As may arise)
Attachments: Draft: Guidelines for Undergraduate Certificate Programs / Academic Affairs Committee
Minutes: Summary of action: 1. Endorsed the Gainful employment guidelines for undergraduate program certificates -- 2. Accepted the nominees for Standing Committees from the Rules Committee -- (Informal statements and proposals): Question from a colleague regarding online journal articles being looked at dismissively during the tenure and promotion process / Senator Brooks -- Teaching evaluations for online courses were inappropriate and need to develop more appropriate ones for online courses / Senator Close -- Academic Affairs committee would meet every Tuesday of the semester, except for the first Tuesdays of the month -- (President's report): 1 . Kansas Board of Regents' Meeting: a. Regents announced a mandatory post tenure review requirement for all of the Regents Schools -- b. The Regents are also focusing on enhancing the six year graduation rates at all of the Universities that are under their control -- 2. Senate would have a significant role in the selection of faculty for the search for the Vice President of Academic Affairs -- 3. Recognized Senator Rhonda Lewis for having been named the "Outstanding African American Faculty and Staff Association Member" for the current year -- 4. Mechanical Engineering Task Force -- (Committee reports): Nominations -- (Old business): follow-up on the proposed "Policy on Definition and Assignment of Credit Hours" / Rick Muma -- (New business): Gainful employment guidelines for undergraduate non-degree program certificate / Rick Muma -- (As may arise): Proposed intellectual property policy would be returning to the Senate for further deliberation / President Ross -- Office of Research Administration was undergoing some significant re-organization / Interim Provost Pickus
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