April 10, 2014

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Approved 9/19/14
2013-14:8

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE (UCAG)
MINUTES

Thursday, April 10, 2014
3:15-5:00 PM
W1 Conference Room, Owen Graduate Hall

Present: M. Chavez, D. Clark, R. Ofoli, L. Perry, M. Reida, J. Slade, J. Wright

Absent: C. Corley, E. Cushman, W. Kopachik, M. Reckase, J. Gaboury

Meeting called to order by M. Chavez at 3:27 PM.

There was no quorum at the beginning of the meeting. Quorum achieved at 3:30 PM.

M. Chavez thanks attendees for coming to the last UCAG meeting of the year.

M. Chavez gave overview of Steering Committee Meeting:

  • MSU will participate with 11 other institutions to increase the competition of undergraduate degrees with the focus on disadvantaged students.
  • M. Chavez said we could look online for other steering committee items for the faculty senate on Tuesday. Faculty is being recommended for a 4% raise.

Agenda approved with no additions.

February 13, 2014 minutes amended.

Deleted “Instead” in the paragraph beginning “The Steering …”

Names redacted in favor of whole committee actions.

Amended Minutes of February 13, 2014 approved.

Regarding the previous UCAG meeting’s actions:

A motion was brought at Faculty Senate to add someone to the slate UCAG submitted for the Steering Committee. That motion passed unanimously.

UCAG will look at removing ambiguity from University Bylaws concerning this process next year. Specifically, we should clarify the meaning of endorsement and/or the power of the senate to change the slate. Noel and Crimp were ultimately elected.

The committee thanked M. Chavez representing their position to the Faculty Senate.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences Bylaws were reviewed and recommendations were made.

A motion was approved to submit the recommendations.

There was a discussion regarding the importance of governance as well as faculty and student recruitment to governance.

Meeting adjourned at 4:36 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Dan Clark

Standing Committee Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:15pm
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