March 22, 2011

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Approved 4-12-12
2010-11:7

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY COUNCIL

MINUTES

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

115 International Center


Present:
President Simon, Provost Wilcox, G. Bice, J. Boughman, M.W. Chang, M. Chavez, W. Corser, C. Coursaris, E. Cushman, W. Davidson, R.K. Edozie, J. Foss, C. Frilinigos, J. Gabilondo, L. Gut, H. Hughes, M. Jain, R. Jones, M. Kaplowitz, N. Khanna, M. Lawrence, K. Lovell, R. Maleczka, H. Melakeberhan, T. Monberg, D. Moriarty, M. Nalla, R. Ofoli, C. Parker, K. Petroni, J. Powell, R. Putnam, F. Rauscher, P. Rogers, L. Roman, B. Scott, G. Stone, S. Tekalur, T. Tims, J. Wright, E. Yakura, B. Zandstra

Absent: K. Ames, A. Berg, S. Carey, S. Carter, S. Conrad, D. Dougherty, L. Fair, M. Fillmore, J. Funk, K. Goldsberry, R. Hall, S. Hassan, E. Heilman, J. Hoehn, G. Kortemeyer, L. Leavitt, R. Mabokela, T. Marsh, P. Menchik, W. Miller, M. Noel, N.B. Oliver, J. Owen, D. Pathak, H. Perlstadt, S. Pratt, F. Ravitch, M. Sciarini, M. Shapiro, M. Sticklen, R. Taggart, L. Udpa, J. Vargas, S. Watts

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

Approval of Agenda:
The agenda was approved as distributed.

Public Comments:
There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for February 15, 2011 were approved as distributed.

President’s Remarks:
The President deferred formal comments to the Academic Council meeting which will follow this meeting.

Provost’s Remarks:
The Provost deferred formal comments to the Academic Council meeting which will follow this meeting.

Executive Committee Chairperson’s Remarks:
Professor Powell deferred comments to the Academic Council meeting which will follow this meeting.

UCAG Proposed Motions:
Professor Hughes, Chairperson of UCAG, presented the following motions to amend the Bylaws:

6.1.3. The term of office for faculty members of the Student-Faculty Hearing Board shall be three years, with the opportunity for reappointment for one additional three-year term. Provisions shall be made to stagger appointments to assure continuity. Terms of office shall begin August 16 with the summer semester following appointment.

6.3.3. The term of office for faculty members in the University Academic Integrity Hearing Board pool shall be three years, with the opportunity for reappointment for one additional three-year term. Provisions shall be made to stagger appointments to assure continuity. Terms of office shall begin August 16 with the summer semester following appointment.

6.4.3. The term of office for faculty members in the University Academic Appeals Board pool shall be three years, with the opportunity for reappointment for one additional three-year term. Provisions shall be made to stagger appointments to assure continuity. Terms of office shall begin August 16 with the summer semester following appointment.

6.5.3. The term of office for faculty members of the University Student Appeals Board shall be three years, with the opportunity for one additional three-year term. Provisions shall be made to stagger appointments to assure continuity. Terms of office shall begin August 16 with the summer semester following appointment.

A motion was passed approving the amendments.

Professor Hughes proposed a motion regarding the procedure for the transition to the new committee structure of the Amended Bylaws of 2010 as follows:
UCAG recommends that all current faculty terms extending beyond August 15, 2011 on current University committees continue to completion on the new corresponding committees as part of the transition to the Amended Bylaw structure.

The motion was passed.

Professor Hughes proposed a motion to update the Rules and Procedures for Faculty Senate. The term Faculty Council was deleted and Faculty Senate was inserted throughout the document.

The motion was passed.

Other Business:
There was no further business.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

signature

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, March 22, 2011 - 3:25pm
Committee Type: 
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