Faculty and University Council Meetings

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January 21, 2014

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Approved 2-18-14




Tuesday, January 21, 2014

115 International Center

President Simon, D. Banks, K. Bartig, S. Carey, B. Chakrani, E. Charles, M. Chavez, E. Crockett-Torabi, W. Davidson, N. DeJoy, P. Dickson, W. Donohue, G. Dubes, J. Dudziak, J. Dunn, M. Ferkany, R. Fisher, D. Foran, X. Gao, E. Gardner, D. Grooms, E. Hackert, M. Huebner, M. Jacobs, B. Kleinerman, M. Koot, L. McCabe, P. Menchik, D. Mendez, H. Mooney, D. Moriarty, M. Noel, J. Reifenberg, L. Robinson, L. Robison, G. Roloff, N. Rudolph, G. Stone, A. Susarla, C. Taggart, C. Vermeesch, F. Villarruel, C. Waters, S. Watts, M. Worden, J. Wright

ABSENT: Acting Provost Youatt, M. Becker, C. Bolin, S. Carter, C. Coursaris, R. Edozie, A. Faulkner, K. Greenwalt, H. Hughes, M. Kasavana, R. Maleczka, P. Mantha, J. Maurer, M. Nair, D. Pathak, F. Salem, M. Shapiro, A. Singh, M. Sticklen, S. Tekalur, C. Traister, J. Turner, T. Vogelsang, J. Walton

The meeting began at 3:19 p.m. with a full quorum.

Approval of Agenda:
The agenda was approved as distributed.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for November 12, 2013 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
President Simon deferred her comments until University Council meeting which will follow Faculty Senate.

The Steering Committee Chairperson’s Remarks:
Professor Carter reported that four of the At-Large members met with one of the Provost candidates, Paul D’Anieri. The questions received from the faculty were used for the interview. The responses from all of the candidates will be posted on the Governance web site after completed.

The BOT approved the amendment to the Bylaws to establish a Faculty Health Care Council in December. The application process and the process for filling the new Faculty Health Care Council will be discussed at the next Steering Committee in February.

The At-Large members are continuing their meetings with College CAC/FAC groups. The Ad Hoc Committee on Social Media and Pedagogy will be reporting at the University Council meeting that follows this meeting today. Professor Carter thanked the members of the Ad Hoc Committee for all of their work.

Professor Carter reminded members that the All University Awards Convocation will take place at the Pasant Theater, Tuesday, February 11, at 3:30pm. A call for nominations for the At-Large members on the Steering Committee will be going out. There are two vacancies to be filled.

University Committee on Curriculum Report:
Professor Dennis Banks, Chairperson of UCC, presented the UCC report. There were two new programs, 13 program changes and no program deletions approved. There were 36 new courses approved, 106 course changes and 34 course deletions approved. There were no Moratorium. A motion was passed to accept the report.

Request for Endorsement of Name Change, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media:
Professor Carter presented the request for a proposed name change of the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media to the Department of Media and Information.
A motion passed to endorse the name change.

New Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.

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, January 21, 2014 - 3:19pm
Committee Type: 
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