February 28, 2012

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Approved 3-27-2012




Tuesday, February 28, 2012

115 International Center

President Simon, Provost Wilcox, W. Anderson, J. Boughman, D. Campbell, S. Carter, E. Charles, K. Cheruvelil, C. Coursaris, E. Cushman, W. Davidson, L. Dillon, J. Dunn, M. Fillmore, C. Frilingos, M. Grieshop, M. Halloran, T. Holt, R. Jones, Y. Komori, M. Kaplowitz, T. Levine, K. Lovell, L. Mak, H. Melakberhan, W. Miller, D. Moriarty, M. Noel, R. Ofoli, T. Hamann (for V. Poltavets), J. Powell, R. Putnam, L. Selanders, D. Sheridan, G. Stone, C. Vermeesch, D. Wilson, J. Wright

Absent: G. Aben, K. Ames, M. Becker, S. Carey, M. Chavez, J. Foss, J. Goddeeris, L. Gut, S. Hassan, J. Hoehn, H. Hughes, M. Lawrence, M. Kasavana, R. Mabokela, A. Meisel, P. Menchik, M. Morath, N.B. Olivier, D. Pathak, H. Perlstadt, S. Pratt, F. Ravitch, C. Scales, M. Shapiro, A.J. Singh, R. Taggart, S. Tekalur, C. Traister, L. Udpa, S. Watts, E. Yakura

The meeting began at 3:25 p.m. with a Bass quorum.

Approval of Agenda:
The agenda was approved as distributed.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for January 24, 2012 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
President Simon deferred her remarks for the University Council meeting which follows this meeting.

Provost’s Remarks:
The Provost Wilcox also deferred his remarks.

The Steering Committee Chairperson’s Remarks:
Professor Powell deferred his remarks for the University Council meeting to follow.

University Committee on Curriculum Report:
Professor Halloran, Chairperson of UCC, presented the following UCC report:

    • There were 14 program changes approved and 5 new programs were approved. There were no program deletions.
    • The following course actions were approved: 95 new courses, 207 course changes and 44 courses were deleted.
    • Information items reported included the following:
      • There is a Moratorium Extension in Zoo and Aquarium Management, Master of Science. UCGS was consulted 1/19/12. Provost Wilcox approved 1/16/12 and is effective Spring 2012 to Spring 2013.

A motion was passed to approve the UCC Report.

Slate of Nominees for Election of At-Large Faculty to the Steering Committee:
Secretary Wright presented the slate of nominees for the election to the Steering Committee for two vacancies as follows:

Susan Carter – Communication Arts & Sciences
Martin Crimp – Engineering Joseph Francese – Arts and Letters
Tom Holt – Social Science
Milind Khire – Engineering
Mary Noel – Human Medicine
George Rowan – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Miriam Sticklen – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Gregg Swain - Chemistry

A motion passed to support the slate.

Slate of Nominees for Election to the Athletic Council:
Secretary Wright presented the slate of nominees for election to the Athletic Council as follows:

James Geiger – Natural Science
Grahame Larson – Natural Science
Nancy DeJoy – Arts & Letters
Constantinos Coursaris – Communication Arts & Sciences
Tomas Hult – Business
Rebecca Malouin – Human Medicine
Muraleehararan Nair – Agriculture & Natural Resources

A motion passed to approve the slate.

Proposal to Establish a New Research Faculty Tract:
Professor Curry was granted voice. Professor Curry reported that the Proposal to Establish a New Research Faculty Tract has been before the UCFA and the UCGS. The Proposal is to establish a new category of Fixed Term Faculty. This will help fund and fuel the research enterprise of the University with a cohort of faculty that focus on extramural funding for the research and create a system both to attract and to motivate faculty. The proposal was strongly endorsed by the University Committees. Provost Wilcox noted that the Proposal would be recommended to the President and if the Proposal is approved it would then go to the BOT. A motion was passed to recommend the Proposal.

New Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,


Jacqueline Wright
Secretary for Academic Governance


Tapes of complete meetings of the Faculty Council are available for review in the office of the Secretary for Academic Governance, W32 Owen Graduate Hall, 355-2337

Committee Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 3:25pm
Committee Type: 
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