March 13, 2014

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Approved 4-10-14
2013-14:7 

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE (UCAG) 
MINUTES

Thursday, March 13, 2014
3:15-5:00 PM
W1 Conference Room, Owen Graduate Hall

Present:   M. Chavez, D. Clark, W. Kopachik, S. Moukalled, R. Ofoli, L. Perry, M. Reida, J. Slade, N. Willgus, and J. Wright

Absent:   C. Corley, E. Cushman, J. Gaboury, D. Katz, M. Reckase

Meeting called to order by M. Chavez at 3:20 PM 

Agenda approved with no additions.

Minutes of Feb. 13, 2014 approved.

The Steering Committee At-Large Nominee Slate which was approved at the Feb. 13, 2014 meeting was discussed.  This slate had been sent to Faculty Senate but the nominees were neither discussed nor voted on at their February 18, 2014 meeting. The Chairperson of the Steering Committee requested UCAG to reconsider inclusion of an incumbent in the slate of nominees.  Significant discussion followed on whether this individual should be added to the list of four nominees.  Further discussion determined that adding any nominee after the slate had been approved would violate the Bylaws pertaining to election slate procedures.

After the discussion, a motion was made to add the incumbent.  A short discussion followed and then the motion was unanimously not approved.

Since there was apparent uncertainty in the Faculty Senate about the election slate procedures, a member volunteered to draft a statement explaining Bylaw procedures under which UCAG considered candidates for the Steering Committee At-Large Nominee Slate.  The draft statement will be sent to UCAG members present at this meeting for review, discussion and endorsement if they so choose.  The endorsed statement will be sent to Professor Sue Carter, Chairperson of the Steering Committee,  President L.A. Simon and Professor Terry Curry.

It was decided that there was not enough time to resume review of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Bylaws.  At the next meeting we plan to resume beginning with section 3.2.3.

Meeting adjourned at 4:36 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Will Kopachik

Standing Committee Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:20pm
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