January 24, 2012

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Approved 2-28-12




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

115 International Center

G. Aben, K. Ames, W. Anderson, M. Becker, D. Campbell, S. Carey, S. Carter, E. Charles, C. Coursaris, E. Cushman, W. Davidson, L. Dillon, J. Dunn, M. Fillmore, C. Frilingos, R. Hall (for T. Holt), M. Halloran, H. Hughes, L. Jezierski, M. Kaplowitz, Y. Komori, T. Levine, K. Lovell, L. Mak, H. Melakberhan, P. Menchik, D. Moriarty, M. Noel, R. Ofoli, V. Poltavets, J. Powell, S. Pratt, R. Putnam, L. Selanders, D. Sheridan, G. Stone, S. Tekalur, L. Udpa, C. Vermeesch, S. Watts, D. Wilson, J. Wright

Absent: President Simon, Provost Wilcox, J. Boughman, M. Chavez, K. Cheruvelil, J. Foss, J. Goddeeris, M. Grieshop, L. Gut, S. Hassan, J. Hoehn, R. Jones, M. Kasavana, M. Lawrence, R. Mabokela, A. Meisel, W. Miller, N.B. Olivier, D. Pathak, H. Perlstadt, F. Ravitch, C. Scales, A.J. Singh, R. Taggart, E. Yakura

The meeting began at 3:20 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 November 8, 2011 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
President Simon was in Flint attending a meeting.

Provost’s Remarks:
The Provost was in Flint attending a meeting.

Senior Associate Provost Remarks:
Professor Youatt deferred her remarks for the University Council meeting to follow.

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 7 program actions, 2 new program changes and 5 program changes.
  • There were no program deletions.
  • The following course actions were approved: 27 new courses, 35 course changes and 2 courses were deleted.
  • Information items reported included the following:
    • There is a moratorium in Child Development, Bachelor of Science; a moratorium in Media Arts and Technology, Bachelor of Arts; and a moratorium in Media and Communication Technology, Bachelor of Science. These Programs have had UCUS consultation and have been approved by the Provost.

A motion was passed to approve the UCC Report.

Composition of the Faculty Liaison Group to the BOT:
Professor Powell reported that discussions have taken place with the BOT regarding the composition of the Faculty Liaison Group since the Bylaws for Academic Governance were amended. The proposal for the composition that was passed by the Faculty Council last year was given to the BOT for a response. The BOT preferred a group of five faculty. The Steering Committee passed a motion to recommend the following composition to the BOT: 3 At-Large Faculty, the Chairperson of UCFA and 1 non-tenured tenure system faculty elected from Faculty Senate. This was an information item.

New Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 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, January 24, 2012 - 3:20pm
Committee Type: 
Minutes Status :