2018-03-26 Faculty Senate meeting

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2018-03-26
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Faculty Senate. Agenda and minutes of the meeting of March 26, 2018. -- Faculty Senate Meetings, 2017-2018, v.31

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Agenda: (President's report): General Education Revisions Committee / Bill Hendry, Chair: Call for nominations from each division -- KBOR update:Amicus Curae brief by SGA - press release -- Board of Regents resolution: Higher education funding -- News article on K-12 funding report -- Discussion of appropriate level of faculty-student relationships -- Senate Bill 340 on free speech - news article -- Foresight 2020 Town Halls ongoing -- Math pathways -- University facilities (Troy Bruun) has hired a traffic engineering consultant to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety on campus -- Housing for incoming freshman is in high demand (Bardo) -- Attendance for Senators as requested (corrections should be sent to Lee Ann Birdwell) -- (Committee reports): Rules - Committee nominees for 2018-19 -- (Old business): Tenure and Promotion - coterminous? (2nd reading) revised language: Current policy -- BA in Applied Sciences (from College of Education) (1st reading) -- (New business): Faculty Career Development - KBOR presentation / Rick Muma -- WSU Now campaign / Shelly Coleman-Martins -- (As may arise)
Attachments: KBOR Update - Amicus Curae Brief by SGA -- Regents resolution in support of funding for higher education -- Faculty Senate attendance 2017-2018 -- Committee Reports - Rules Committee Nominees for 2018-19 -- T/P Recommendation (2nd reading) -- WSU Now Campaign / Strategic Communications
Minutes: Summary of action: Proposed committee assignments from Rules Committee were approved by verbal vote -- Approval of the following motion by a vote of 29-4-1: In the case of both mandatory and non-mandatory reviews for tenure and promotion Associate Professor, candidates must meet the criteria for tenure and promotion as established in university policy. A favorable recommendation for Tenure automatically carries a favorable recommendation for promotion to Associate Professor. A motion put this change to University Tenure and Promotion policy 4.15 to general faculty for endorsement was approved -- (President's report): General Education Revisions Committee / Bill Hendry -- Kathy Hull’s memorial service will be March 31 -- (KBOR update): Amicus Curae brief by SGA’s - press release -- Board of Regents resolution: Higher education funding (linked on Senate web page) -- News article on K-12 funding report (linked on Senate web page) -- Discussion of appropriate level of faculty-student relationships: Board does not have a policy and wants to make sure institutions have up-to-date policies -- Senate Bill 340 on free speech (news article) similar to bills being looked at in several states. Failed on a tie vote, may be reintroduced -- Foresight 2020: KBOR Town Halls ongoing -- Math pathways: Doing a study with community college data to determine if college algebra requirements are impeding progress toward graduation -- University facilities (Troy Bruun) has hired a traffic engineering consultant to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety on campus -- Housing for incoming Freshman is in high demand (Bardo) -- Qualtrics contract -- Attendance for Senators as requested -- PET update -- Early stage discussion of “Unified Workforce” USS and UP -- Student Veterans -- Faculty Awards/General Faculty Meeting, final Senate meeting/Executive Committee election for 2018 -- (Committee reports): Rules - Committee nominees for 2018-19 -- (Old business): Tenure and Promotion - coterminous? (2nd reading) revised language -- BA in Applied Sciences (from College of Education) (1st reading) -- (New business): WSU Now campaign / Shelly Coleman-Martins -- Faculty Career Development - KBOR presentation / Rick Muma -- (As may arise): Update on elections from Nikki Keene-Woods -- First year seminar on next agenda
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