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2017-2018

Academic Governance Items for 2017-2018 Date Introduced to The Steering Committee Current Standing End Result
Academic Governance Overview   Dr. Gary Hoppenstand, Secretary for Academic Governance, presented an Overview of Academic Governance to UC on 10-17-17. Faculty Input link (click on link) updated to include Student Input. Academic Governance Website (click on link)
Academic Specialists October 4, 2016 Referred to UCFA.  
Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Report November 7, 2016 Amy Ray, Detective, Investigative Division, MSU Police Dept. presented the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Report to UC on 11-28-17.  Details to be posted after minutes are compiled.
Big Ten Alliance Academic Governance Meeting Report November 7, 2017 Dr. Laura McCabe, TSC and FS Chairperson, presented the BTAA report to FS on 11-14-17. Report to be posted soon.
Big Ten Voting Challenges   Lorenzo Santavicca, ASMSU President and UCSA Chairperson presented Big Ten Voting Challenges to FS on 10-17-17. https://youtu.be/Yq65RClWt2Q 
(click on link for video)
Efforts are underway to create a MSU specific video that would encourage students to vote.
Course Scheduling, Future Plans October 3, 2017 R. Sekhar Chivukula, Dean of Undergraduate Education, presented the Course Scheduling, Future Plans to UC on 11-28-17. Course Scheduling, Future Plans (click on links)
Faculty Diversity January 9. 2018 Dr. Terry Curry, Associate Provost & Associate VP for Academic Human Resources, presented this to FS on 1-16-18. 2018 Faculty Trends Update
Historical Summary
(click on links)
Faculty Grievance Office (FGO) Name Change January 9, 2018 FS approved the FGO Name Change on 1-16-18. The Faculty Grivance Office is now the Faculty Grievance and Dispute Resolution Office (Name Change Memo) (click on link)
Faculty Senate Input Results October 3, 2017 Presented to FS on 10-10-17 by Dr. Laura McCabe, TSC Chairperson. Faculty Senate Input Results (click on link)
Freedom of Speech January 9, 2018 Presented to TSC on 1-9-18 by Michael Lawrence, Professor of Law, Foster Swift Professor of Constitutional Law, MSU.  TSC approved this to be presented to UC on 1-23-18.  
Health Care Plan Design September 5, 2017 Presented to FS on 9-12-17 by Renee Rivard, Director of Human Resources and Joe Galardi, Assistant Direcor of Human Resources. Health Care Plan Design (click on link)
Mental Health and Support at MSU November 7, 2017 A Panel discussion including Barbara L. Roberts, MSc OT, PhD, Executive Director, Worklife Office, Jon Novello, LMSW, ACSW, Counselor, Employee Assistance Program, and Leigh White, MD, Director of Psychiatric Services, Counseling & Psychiatric Services, was conducted at the FS on November 14, 2017. Details to be posted after minutes are compiled.
Mid-Semester Feedback September 5, 2017 FS approved the Mid-Semester Feeback on 1-16-18. Mid-Semester Feedback and Key Points
UCUE, UCGS and UCFA Reports (click on links)
Mobility Project  

Dr. Wolfgang Bauer, University Distinguished Professor and Senior Consultant, Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, presented on Energy/Mobility to UC on 10-17-17.

Mobility Project Presentation (click on link)

Ombudsperson Search October 3, 2017 TSC adopted and accepted the Search Procedure document presented by Dr. Terry Curry, Associate Provost and Associate VP for Academic Human Resources. The Ombudsperson Search will proceed.  
Proposed East Lansing Income Tax and How Faculty can Respond September 5, 2017 Presented to University Council on 9-19-17, by Mark Burnham, Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Janet Lillie, Assistant VP of Governmental Affairs. Proposed East Lansing Income Tax and how Facyulty can Respond 
(click on link)
Purdue Letter of Support January 9, 2018 On 1-16-18 FS approved the Purdue Letter of Support.   Purdue Letter of Support (click on link)
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Requirement October 3, 2017 Referred to UCGS. Date to return to TSC has not been determined.  
Relationship, Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy (RVSM) Revisions and Annual Report October 3, 2017 Jessica Norris, Title IX and ADA Compliance Director, presented a full presentation to FS on 10-10-17.  Annual Report (click on link)
Student Instructional Rating System (SIRS) September 5, 2017 On 10-3-17 TSC approved an ad hoc committee and recommends inclusion of other key stakeholders such as representation from ASMSU, COGS, UCSA, and resource representatives from MSU IT Services and Academic Advancement Network. Two representatives from UCFA, UCUE, UCGS, ASMSU and COGS were selected.  This Ad Hoc Committee will look at assuring appropriate use of survey data and dterminations of faculty performances, merit raises retention, promotion, and tenure and other personnel actions, as well as recommending alternative methods for evaluation of teaching quality as warranted.
Student Rights and Responsibilities Document, Proposed Changes January 9, 2018 on 1-9-18 TSC approved this to be presented to UC on 1-23-18 for approval. Student Rights and Responsibilities Document, Proposed Changes  
General Student Regulation November 7, 2017 Lorenzo Santavicca, ASMSU President, presented the Revised General Student Regulation to UC on 11-28-17.  The Revised General Student Regulation (click on link) was approved by UC on 11-28-17, by a majority vote, and will now move to President Simon for implementation
University Committee on Curriculum Reports  

September 2017 Report presented and approved at FS on 9-12-17 and presented to UC as an info item on 9-12-17.

October 2017 Report presented and approved at FS on 10-10-17 and presented to UC as an info item on 10-17-17.

November 2017 Report presented and approved at FS on 11-14-17 and presented to UC as an info item on 11-28-17.

January 2018 Report presented and approved at FS on 1-16-18 and will be presented to UC as an info item on 1-23-18.

September 12, 2017 (click on links)
Long Report
 
Short Report

October 10, 2017 (click on links)
Long Report
  Short Report

November 14, 2017 (click on links)
Long Report  Short Report        


January 16, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report  Short Report                                        

   

 

 

Created: September 2017
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Updated 1-19-18