March 3, 2015

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MARCH 3, 2015



Present: President Simon, J. Youatt, E. Bank, T. Bitner, M. Chavez, D. Clark, M. Crimp, W. Davidson, G. Jackson, L. McCabe, D. Moriarty, M. Noel, J. Powell, E. Strauss, C. Taggart; Others: T. Curry, S. Lott, State News

Absent: J. Conwell, P. Floyd, A. Paganini, M. Sticklen

  1. Agenda for March 3, 2015

    Approved as amended.
  2. Draft Minutes for February 3, 2015

    Approved as published
  3. President’s Remarks – Lou Anna K. Simon

    State Budget.
    There is little new information. The final budget will depend on the results of the statewide referendum on road maintenance that will be held in May.

    State Community Health Budget for Graduate Medical Education. There has been a significant reduction. Decisions regarding the number of medical residencies being offered and the mechanism to pay for them are the main issues. This affects all of the medical schools in Michigan. Historically, Blue Cross provided money for these residencies because it helped underserved areas of Michigan by providing more available medical care. The impact of the budget changes will begin in fall 2015.

    Presidents’ Task Force on Sexual Harassment. A final report is expected by the end of the semester, following which Academic Governance will participate in discussion.

    Higher Education Policy. Issues continue to be a topic for national debate in Washington.
  4. Provost’s Remarks – June Youatt

    20/20 Plan. Review occurs periodically, with the next one to include representatives from the Academic Governance Office that includes faculty and students.

    Discipline, Dismissal, and Incompetence. UCFT, UCFA and the FGO are to discuss these related issues. It is important to move the issue forward to the Faculty Senate so the issues can be placed on future agendas.
  5. The Steering Committee Chairperson’s Remarks – Professor Deborah Moriarty

    Correspondence with Academic Governance
    . Please use
  6. Integrity of Scholarship and Grades Policy – Endorsement with Recommendations

    Professor Cynthia Taggart, University Committee on Undergraduate Education Chairperson moved that its report be added to the Faculty Senate agenda for March.

    Motion seconded and approved.
  7. General Student Regulations – Revisions

    Kristine Zayko, Deputy General Counsel: This report will be placed on the University Council Agenda for March for its approval.
  8. Healthy Campus Initiative – Reports

    Emily Bank, President, MSU Council of Graduate Students: The report includes recommendations of issues to be included in further conversations.

    James Conwell, President, ASMSU: The report includes recommendations of issues to be included in further conversations.
  9. Academic Calendar –Report

    Mr. Conwell recommended that the academic calendar discussion focus on the inequity of the two semesters.

Adjournment 4:16 p.m.

Committee Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:15am
Committee Type: 
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