UFC Meeting Agenda – October 21, 2015

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting

October 21, 2015 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC)


I. Call to Order

II. Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. September 23, 2015 UFC Meeting Minutes

III. Reports

  1. President Hurley
    1. Email with answers to some of the questions posed at the last UFC meeting regarding faculty/staff dining
  2. Provost Levin
    1. Provost’s Report to the UFC – October 2015
  3. Guest Report: Dr. Juliette Landphair, VP for Student Affairs
  4. College Deans
    1. CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein
  5. SGA Representative Report – Alex Obolensky (SGA VP)
  6. UFC Chair’s Report
    1. Chair’s Report to the BOV Executive Committee (10/22/15)
  7. UFC Vice-Chair’s Report
  8. University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports]
    1. University Budget Advisory Committee
      1. UBAC Meeting Minutes (9/14/15)
      2. 2015-16 Budget Plan and Tuition and Fees
      3. UBAC Meeting Minutes (9/21/15)
      4. UBAC Meeting Minutes (10/5/15) – REVISED
      5. 2015 FINAL investment presentation-UBAC meeting
    2. University Curriculum Committee
      1. UCC September 14, 2015 Meeting Minutes
      2. UCC October 5, 2015 Meeting Minutes
      3. HISP 317: Museum Collections Management (new course)
      4. MKTG 430: Professional Selling (new course)
      5. Minor in Climate Science (new minor program)
      6. Minor in Economics (program change)
      7. Pre-Law Concentration in the Philosophy Major (program change)
    3. Teaching Center Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes (9/14/15)
    4. Speaking Intensive Committee Action Item (10/14/15)
    5. First Year Seminar Committee Minutes (10/6/15)
    6. James Farmer Multicultural Center Faculty Advisory Committee Minutes (10/01/15)
      1. JFMC Cultural Programming and Collaborations Report (10/6/15)
    7. University Academic Affairs Committee Minutes (10/8/15)
    8. University Faculty Affairs Committee Minutes (10/5/15)

IV. Unfinished Business

  1. BLS Committee – UFOC is working on a resolution recommending that the BLS Committee report to the UFC. They anticipate having it ready for the November UFC meeting
  2. Faculty Morale Survey – Request for UFAC – an email with questions from the committee for the UFC regarding the request is attached [UFAC requested to administer faculty morale survey, including any questions that faculty councils suggest; results will be shared with the UFC and the three colleges]
  3. Alternative Course Model Faculty Straw Poll Results – this is an infographic representing the results of the straw poll for each question in the aggregate and by college
    1. College of Education Statement on the Alternative Course Model

V. New Business

  1. UAAC Motion: Short Term Military Absences [on agenda for next meeting]
    1. Short Term Military Absence Catalog Language (support materials)
  2. UAAC Motion: MBA Admissions Policies [motion passed]
    1. Admissions Policies for the Master of Business Administration Degree Program (support materials)
  3. UFC Resolution on Divestment for a Sustainable Future (submitted by Kristin Marsh, Melanie Szulczeski, and Eric Bonds) [withdrawn from vote for later consideration]
    1. UFC Resolution Cover Letter
    2. “A beginner’s guide to fossil fuel divestment” The Guardian June 23, 2015
    3. “Our Road to Divestment” Union of Concerned Scientists, June 2015
    4. Higher Ed Divestment Commitments
  4. Report: Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Submission of Materials for Promotion & Tenure (Kevin McCluskey, Chair) [request sent to UFAC to create a new ad hoc committee to continue evaluation of an electronic submission process]

VI. Announcements

  1. UFC Officers will meet with the BOV Executive Council at 3pm on Oct. 22, 2015
  2. UFC Chair Anand Rao will attend the academic portion of the BOV meeting on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
  3. The next UFC meeting will be held on November 23, 2015, from 3:30-5:30pm in the ITCC Digital Auditorium

VII. Adjournment


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