UFC Meeting Agenda – November 23, 2015

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting

November 23, 2015 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC)


I. Call to Order

II. Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. October 21, 2015 UFC Meeting Minutes

III. Reports

  1. President Hurley
  2. Provost Levin
    1. Scholarly Publication Report – discussion with Rosemary Arneson, University Librarian (the report was distributed to faculty via email)
  3. Guest Report: Dr. Juliette Landphair, VP for Student Affairs
  4. Guest Report: Sabrina Johnson, Assoc VP of Human Resources – discussion of VRS change
  5. College Deans
    1. CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein
  6. SGA Representative Report –SGA Report to UFC-Obolensky-11-18-15
  7. UFC Chair’s Report
    1. UFC Chair Report to the BOV – November 2015 – in addition to this report I will discuss the VRS change concerns and co-present with the provost about the faculty response to an ACM
  8. UFC Vice-Chair’s Report
  9. University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports]
    1. Honors Program Committee
      1. October 16, 2015 Meeting Minutes
      2. November 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes
      3. Honors Program Committee Action Items – November 10, 2015
    2. Speaking Intensive Committee Report – November 9, 2015
    3. University Curriculum Committee
      1. November 9, 2015 Meeting Minutes
      2. Biology Major Change Proposal (change to the major)
      3. BIOL 301 & BIOL 384 (change to major requirements)
      4. BIOL 472: Research Intensive Topics in Biology (new course proposal)
      5. ENGL 308: Writing Studies and Healing (new course proposal)
      6. HIST 324: Chinese History Through Film (new course proposal)
      7. MGMT 422/MKTG 422: The Origins and Evolution of Business (new course proposal)
    4. Writing Intensive Committee
      1. September 9, 2015 Meeting Minutes
      2. November 11, 2015 Meeting Minutes
    5. University Faculty Affairs Committee Minutes_November 2015-with correction
    6. Distance and Blended Learning Committee – Meeting Minutes_11/11/2015
    7. Budget Advisory Committee Meeting 10_19_2015
      1. September2015 Campaign PP – Powerpoint about the capital campaign
      2. TCCS Historical Data and Trends 2015 (2)Budget Advisory Committee Meeting 10_26
      3. Student Affairs Budget Presentation 2015 Oct
    8. General Education Committee Meeting Minutes – November 11, 2015
  10. Report from the Ad Hoc Committee on the Fulfillment of the Foreign Language Requirement – Scott Powers, Chair
    1. Ad Hoc FL Committee Final Report – part 1
    2. Ad Hoc FL Committee Final Report – part 2
    3. Copy of the Feb. 2015 motion with the committee’s charge
  11. Report on Student Journalism – Prof. Sushma Subramaniam, Journalism Advisor
    1. Request from ELC Department to consider creating a Journalism Advisory Committee

IV. Unfinished Business

  1. BLS Committee – UFOC motion to change the Faculty Bachelor of Liberal Studies Committee entry in the Faculty Handbook to become a university-level committee[motion passed]
  2. Faculty Morale Survey – update from Rosalyn Cooperman
  3. Alternative Course Model – Responses from department chairs

V. New Business

  1. UAAC Motion: Short Term Military Absences [motion passed]
    1. Short Term Military Absence Catalog Language (support materials)
  2. UFC Resolution on Divestment for a Sustainable Future (submitted by Kristin Marsh, Melanie Szulczeski, and Eric Bonds; the resolution was tabled from the previous meeting. Submitting faculty plan to not call for a vote but would like the item included on the agenda for the record.)
    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
  3. UCC and Alternative Course Model Proposals Motion (submitted by Margaret Ray, with support from the UCC) [motion passed]
  4. UAAC Motion: UMW Policy on Retroactive Administrative Withdrawals [tabled]
  5. UAAC Motion: UMW Grading When Honor Cases Are Pending [tabled]

VI. Announcements

  1. The next UFC meeting will be held on February 3, 2016, from 3:30-5:30pm in the ITCC Digital Auditorium

VII. Adjournment

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