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Academic Governance Items for 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020   Date Introduced to The Steering Committee Current Standing End Result
COVID-19 Crisis - Special meetings 2019-2020
  May 6, 2020 On May 6, 2020, President Stanley called a special meeting with TSC, EVP Beauchamp and Dave Byelich re COVID-19 Crisis.  Minutes were not taken.  
    May 19, 2020 On May 19, 2020, EVP Beauchamp called a special meeting with TSC as representatives of the Reopening Task Forcce with Deans of the University. No official agenda. The meeting was recorded.  
    June 9, 2020 On June 9, 2020, TSC convened re follow-up re reopening Task Force with Dr. Weismantel and EVP Beauchamp. More details forthcoming when minutes are available.  
    June 23, 2020

On June 23, 2020, FS convened for a special meeting.  Dave Byelick presented a budget presentation, Financial Impacts of COVID-19/Proposed 2020-2021 University Budget (click on link).

Faculty Questions by Topic with Answers (click on link) were discussed.

Two resolutions were passed: Resolution from Faculty Senate re Provost Announcement and FS Statement re Provost Appointment.

Other items discussed and voted on.  More details forthcoming after minutes are available.

TSC met briefly after the FS meeting for President Stanley to announce the Interim Provost, Dr. Thomas Jeitschko, who will serve as Acting Provost the month of July. Letter to Faculty from Acting Provost Thomas Jeitschko (click on link)

 
    July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, TSC convened for another special meeting. A motion was made to combine a special meeting of FS and UC to convene on Tuesday, July 21, 3-5pm, with UC covening first then asking FS to stay and meet following UC meeting, noting that FS could run until 6pm, and setting time limits on discussions. The motion carried. EVP Norm Beauchamp and Brian Quinn from General Council gave an update on Reopening. EVP Beauchamp gave a brief summary of the work being done and Brian Quinn spoke on the Code of Conduct and which will be focused on educatonal compliance. The information will be circulating within the next week or so.  There will be a hotline to make anonymous complaints. Other items on the agenda were dicsucces and motions passed to place on UC and FS are:

FS July 21, 2020 agenda items:

Remote Meetings for Fall Semester - Professor Deborah Moriarty, TSC Chairperson and Dr. Jennifer Johnson, TSC VC - FS agenda


Policing - Professor Deborah Moriarty, TSC Chairperson - FS agenda - TSC to invite Kelly Roudebushk to present - TSC will have FS send questions and those questions will be forwarded to K. Roudebushk prior to the FS meeting. An email to FS was sent on 7/8 for request to send questions.

DEI Brainstorming - Dr. Jennifer Johnson, TSC Vice-Chairperson - FS agenda - TSC approved the motion that TSC ask FS for suggestions for actions faculty and/or the University can take to advance DEI, then TSC t0 discuss at FS (subject to Dr. Johnson checking with Dr. Lipscomb). An email was sent to FS on 7/8 for request to send questions.

TSC approve the motion: Faculty Senate to Consider Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) Involvement in Tenure, Promotion and Research Ingetrety Process, FS agenda - Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, At-Large member to present to FS and Acting Provost Thomas Jeitschko to present a presentation. TSC to invite Doug Gage to attend to answer questions.

UC July 21, 2020 agenda items:


Instructor Preference and Safety, and Up-Date on Teaching Modalities - Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, At-Large Member - UC agenda - TSC approve the resolution: Be it resolved that, due to health, pedagogical and equity concerns, the default modality for teaching in fall 2020 should be online instruction, with instructors able to opt in to teaching in-person or in a hybrid format. TSC to invite Phil Duxbury and Mark Largent to present.

Salary Cuts - Dr. Rufus Isaacs, College of Agriculture and Natrual Resources - UC agenda - TSC to contact Dave Byelich to provide a spreedsheet showing how salary cuts are being implemented.

 

 

 
    July 21, 2020 A special meeting of University Council and Faculty Senate met on July 21, 2020, with UC meeting at 3pm and FS meeting immediately after. 

During the UC meeting, these items were discussed:
Instructor Preference, Safety, and Modality was presented by Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, TSC At-Large Member. A motion was presented and voted on:  "Be it resolved that, due to health, pedagogical and equity concerns, the default modality for teaching in fall 2020 should be online instruction, with instructors able to opt in to teaching in-person or in a hybrid format."  The motion did not pass.  

Dave Byelich, VIce President for Planning and Budgets presented on Faculty Salary Cuts: explanation of where the cuts are and how they will impact the budget crisis.  The presentation will be posted soon.

During the FS meeting, these items were discussed:
Professor Moriarty, FS Chairperson, presented the Discussion of Remote Meetings for Fall Semester. A motion was made and seconded to make all FS meetings remote for Fall Semester.  The motion carried unanimously.

Acting Provost Thomas Jeitschko and Douglas Gage, OVPRI Assistant VP and Executive Director for MSU Bioeconomy Network presented on the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). Details will be provided when minutes are available.

DEI Brainstorming was presented by Dr. Jennifer Johnson, FS VC. and discussion ensued. Attachments were provided at the meeting (click on links): DEI Comments from Faculty and DEI Comments from Academic Specialists. Based on the number of comments received from Faculty and Academic Specialists it was decided to have an August meeting focusing on DEI.

MSU Policing was discussed and Interim Chief Doug Monette, Captain Mathew Merony and Captain Chris Rozman presented.  Please click on the following link to view the presentation: MSU Policing audio; MSU Policing Power Point Presentation. Attachments were provided at the meeting (click on links): Policing Questions, Letter to Chief Roudebush from James Madison and Policing Comments from Academic Specialists
 
Academic Governance Minutes     Discussed in all meetings.  Minutes for FS and UC will be outlined in short version and the unedited transcript will be posted with the minutes.   
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 Calendar Beginning Fall Semester of the Academic Year 2021-2022 Report from UCUE   March 10, 2020 Dr. Andrew Corner, UCUE Chairperson presented the UCUE Report (click on link).  There was a motion but after further discussion the motion was withdrawn.  More details after TSC minutes are available. Dr. Wittenbaum presented the UCGS report on this item.  TSC approved sending this to UC on March 24, to form an ad hoc committee.  At the UC remote meeting on March 24, UC approved forming an ad hoc committee with the friendly amendment to the motion.  Details on the motion forthcoming when minutes are available.  
Academic Specialists   October 4, 2016 TSC Referred to UCAG and at the UCAG 10-13-16 meeting it was referred to UCFA to define which Academic Specialist should have a role in AG.  Referred back to UCAG, and Nicolas Gisholt (AS Representative) provided a presentation at UCAG 1-18-18.  At TSC on 2-20-18 Chairperson Gayle Lourens reported that UCAG would revisit the language of the Bylaws amendment and return them at a later time for approval. At TSC on 4-3-18, TSC approved UCAG's recommendation for Academic Specialists to have  voting rights.  UC on 4-24-18 approved the Bylaw recommendation to recognize Academic Specialists as faculty in the University Bylaws with voting privileges giving them opportunity to serve on University committees.  The BOT approved this at their 6-22-18 BOT meeting. The election process was introduced to UC on 9/18/18 and UC approved to have FRIB and Academic Specialists to develop their own bylaws language for elections. On 9-4-18 Dr Hoppenstand reported that there is a problem re specific language on how AS are going to be elected.  Such language was not vetted, or approved.  Specific language for AS elections need to be developed. This was referred to UCAG for review and discussion. At UCAG on 9-13-18 a motion was approved to request that FRIB and Academic Specialists submit a proposal to develop or amend their Bylaws to include specifications for electing their own representation on AG bodies.  This will now go to TSC and then to FS for vote.  Dr. Gary Hoppenstand will contact Academic Specialists Advisory Committee and contact Thomas Glasmacher for proposal to send to TSC. Slated for January 2018 TSC meeting if proposal is received. This was also briefly discussed at UC on September 18, 2018 by Tyler Silvestri, Vice Chair of UCAG stating that no where in the University Bylaws does it state there is a specified way for these individuals to be selected. This went back to TSC on October 4, 2018 and a motion was made to send this to the Academic Specialists Advisory Committee.  This needs to go back to UCAG to determine language to send to FRIB and ASAC, slated for February 12 UCAG meeting. Bylaw Recommendations (click on link).  Bylaw Recommendations approved by BOT.  The Bylaws are updated and can be viewed on the AG website. 
Academic Year Calendar   November 6, 2018 Professor Deborah Moriarty, TSC Vice Chairperson, presented.  Referred to UCFA, UCSA, UCUE, UCGS and COGS.  Professor Moriarty sent materials in a zip file and AG sent materials from Deborah to referred committees on 11-7-18. On 3-12-19 TSC discussed further and committees gave reports.  Provost Youatt will put something together and bring back to TSC.  
         
Ad Hoc Academic Calendar Committee   April 7, 2020 Dr. Gwen Wittenbaum, UCGS Chairperson, and Dr. Andrew Corner, UCUE Chairperson, presented this item to TSC on April 7, 2020 to form a subcommittee task force and to bring before UC for approval. This motion was seconded and carried. Uc approved to form this subcommittee task force on April 21, 2020. More details when both minutes from TSC and UC areapproved. Ad Hoc Academic Calendar Committee (click on link)  
Ad Hoc Committee to Review Bylaws for AG and Recommendations to BOT Bylaws   April  3, 2018

On March 20, 2018 FS approved the formation of an Ad Hoc Committee that has the flexibility to address both the University and the BOT Bylaws. Gayle Lourens, UCAG Chairperson, presented a potential committee member list at TSC on April 4, 2018 and a brief vetting process has been conducted as to who could serve.  The Ad Hoc Committee met through the summer of 2018 and the outcome of those meetings and documents are currently being discussed in UCAG, TSC and FS meetings 2018-2019.  TSC approved sending all documents to UCFA, UCFT, UCGS and UCUE to examine the proposed bylaws changes and recommend additions, deletions, and other edits by the end of of Jan 2019.  Committees then should formally ratify the recommended changes at their regularly scheduled Feb 2019 meetings.  The edited recommendations will then be passed to UCAG.  Then the full UC will discuss and vote on the full and complete package of bylaws prior to being sent to the BOT for approval in March 2019.  Documents sent:
Appendix 1- Bylaws for Academic Governance (Markup)

Appendix II - Bylaws of the Board of Trustees (Markup)

Appendix III - Executive Summary

Appendix IV - Further Issues

Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws Reform


(click on links to view)

on 11-7-18 TSC moved to discuss at FS.  At the FS meeting on 11-13-18, Amanda Tickner, UCAG Chairperson and Tyler Silvestri, UCAG Vice Chairperson, discussed these documents with members as information only. 

 
Ad Hoc Committee for a Workplce Bullying Policy, Composition of Committee   April 7, 2020

TSC approved this item to be place on the UC April 21, 2020 agenda.  Meagan Abel presented this to UC on April 21, 2020.  A motion was made and seconded to develop an ad hoc committee and develop a policy proposal to address a work place bullying policy for MSU. The motion carried. Ad Hoc Committee for a Workplace Bullying Policy Composition

 
         
Adverse Impact of Some
Faculty’s Implementation of University-Approved Missed Class Policy
  September 3, 2019 Presented by Professor Michael Kaplowitz, Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR).  TSC moved this to UCUE and UCFA with UCUE being the lead Committee, and to report back to TSC.  SAG sent out a reminder to UCUE Chairperson, Andrew Corner, and cc'd UCFA Chairperson, Richard Fulton, on September 4, 2019. Missed-Class Policy (click on link)  
African American and African Studies - Proposal - Request for New Academic Unit   November 6, 2018 TSC referred this to UCGS, UCUE and UCFA.  AG sent information out to referred committees on 11-8-18. African American and African Studies Proposal (click on link).  Referring committees will give report at the 2-12-19 TSC meeting to go to 2-19-19 FS meeting for approval. Due to Black History Month and the BOT meeting on 02-15-19, The At-Large approved an email ballot to go out to TSC to approve and then an email ballot to FS to approve.  The Proposal was approved by FS via email vote and an email announcement of the voting results went out to FS on 02-11-19.  
Age Friendly University   November 5, 2019 This was on the agenda for November 5, 2019 and approved to go to UC.  It was presented to UC on 11-19-19 by Dr. Richard (Mick) Fulton. Letter to President Stanley (click on link)  
All Campus Survey Results   January 7, 2020 TSC approved this to be moved from UC January meeting to UC February meeting 2020. Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Department of Psychology presented to UC on 2-25-2020 called "Know More". Report on the All Campus Survey Results to Univesity council (Know More) (click on link) Report on the All Campus Survey Results to University Council (Know More)
Athletic Council's Bylaw Changes and Policies Proposal/Recommendations   October 1, 2019 This item was discussed at TSC on Oct 1, 2019 and a motion was carried to send this to UCAG.  SAG sent a reminder to UCAG on Oct 2. At TSC on 11/5/19 Dr Andrew Corner stated that MSU Attorney General Brian Quinn did a review and there were some changes. A motion was made and seconded to refer this to UCAG. Tyler Sylvestri, Chairperson for UCAG stated he will get documents. More information after 11/5 minutes are available and after UCAG meets on 11/14/19.  
Athletic Council Final Exams and Finals Week   February 11, 2020 TSC approved to refer this to UCUE and UCFA with UCFA the lead committee and to report back to TSC with a recommendation. More details after minutes are available. SAG sent a reminder to both committees.

On March 10, 2020, UCFA and UCUE Chairpersons reported.  Dr. Cornor, UCUE Chairperson reported that their Committee has not been able to deal with this to date and therefore this item will return to TSC on April 7.
 
Athletic Council Report (FAR)Discussion   March 10, 2020 At TSC questions were raised to suggest to put in the report.  An email was sent to Michaael Kaplowitz, FAR. The report will be presented to UC in April.   
Athletic Council Report   April 21, 2020 Dr. Michael Kaplowitz presented the Athletic Co Report to UC on April 21, 2020. UC approved the report.  Documents presented to UC and approved can be viewed to the left colum.  FAR UC Presentation, AC Ticket Report, Reiview and Report of Institutional Standards
Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Report   November 7, 2016 Amy Ray, Detective, Investigative Division, MSU Police Dept. presented the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team (BTAT) Report to UC on 11-28-17.  The BTAT exists to mitigate the risk of threat or violence, and to provide a safe and productive learning and working environment at MSU. See UC 11-28-17 Minutes (click on link)
Best Practice Document     This came up in comments from the floor at the FS 11-13-18 meeting. The Best Practice document will be sent to FS when AG receives.  Needs to be provided or written.  Chairperson Deborah Moriarty will discuss with the At-Large if to move forward.  Also see Discussion on David Ware below. This is tabled for now as of 2-7-19.  
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. See FS 11-14-17 Minutes (click on link)
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.
Block Tuition   October 2, 2018 ASMSU raised concerns about the implementation of Block Tuition at MSU.  This is not slated to be referred.  
Impacts of Block Tuition   April 7, 2020 Dr. Steven Gasteyer, Associate Professor of Sociology reported on this item at TSC on April 7, 2020. TSC approved to refer this item to UCUE. An email reminder was sent to Dr.Corner, UCUE Chairperson to come back to TSC sometime in the Fall.  
BOT Vote of No Confidence and Next Steps     At the Emergency meeting of FS on 2-13-18, FS voted a No Confidence Vote. The vote was 94% "yes" (61) votes for  no confidence in the MSU BOT, and 4% "no" (4 votes) against the vote of no confidence.  At the FS meeting on 2-20-18 three votes were taken: #1 Vote to have a vote for BOT resignation - 85% in attendance voted Yes; Vote #2 Vote to ask BOT to resign - 83% in attendance voted Yes; Vote #3 Vote on if there is only one specific reason for the BOT resignation - 77% in attendance voted No.   An email to Faculty Senate from the At-Large members was sent on 2-27-18 (click on link to view). An email to the BOT from the At-Large Steering Committee members was sent on 2-27-18 (Click on link to view).  An open letter to the MSU Faculty from Lisa Lapidus, a member of the FS and College of Nat Sci was sent on 2-14-18 (click on link to view). An email from the At-Large members with the Faculty Senate minutes of 2-13-18 (click on link to view) was sent to the BOT on 3-23-18.  
BOT and the Michigan Constitution   September 4, 2018 Presented to TSC on 9-4-18 and FS on 9-11-18, by Dr. Rob LaDuca, TSC Chairperson.  See TSC and FS minutes links to the right. Discussion can be viewed in TSC 9-4-18 approved minutes (click on link) and FS 9-11-18 (click on link)
BOT Member Attendance at FS   September 4, 2018 Trustee Foster and others will attend FS on 9-11-18 to address transparency concerns regarding the Presidential Search process. Mary Finn, Director, Criminal Justice, Trustee Dianne Byrum and Trustee Melanie Foster presided at FS on 9-11-18 and UC on 9-18-18 to answer questions.  See minutes link to the right for details of this discussion. FS 9-11-18 approved minutes (click on link)
UC 9-18-18 (click on link) will be linked when minutes are approved
Bullying and Workplace Harassment   January 8, 2019 This brought up the MSU Climate Survey going out Spring Semester.  See Section on Climate Survey.  
Bylaw Amendments from UCAG     See Proposed University Bylaw Amendments Including Special Meeting Procedures.  
Bylaw Clarification of the Role of Tenure System/Non-Tenure System Faculty   February 11, 2020 Due to time restraints, TSC moved this to TSC March meeting and due to time restraints, this was once again moved to the April 7 meeting. On April 7, 2020, TSC approved this item to be placed on the UC agenda for April 21, 2020. Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon presented this item to UC on April 21, 2020 and after a resolution motion was made and discussed, the resolution motion was withdrawn.  UC approved this to be tabled until Fall 2020 for TSC in September.  
Bylaw Amendments Formation   March 13, 2018 UCAG Chairperson Gayle Lourens reported UCAG has approved an ad hoc committee to work in the summer on recommending BOT Bylaw changes and work on Academic Governance Bylaws review amendments. A motion was made and carried to support an ad hoc committee. Proposed Bylaw Amendments were presented to UC on April 24, 2017 and approved to go to BOT in June for approval.  Amendments were sent to the Provost's office on 5-22-18 for the BOT in June.  Proposed Bylaw Amendments Final Copy (click on link) approved at UC on 4-24-18 for BOT to approved in June, 2018.
Bylaw 4.4.1., to Make Honors College Voice and Vote Representation Possible   November 6, 2018 Professor Richard Bellon, UCUE Chairperson, presented.  Slated to go to UCAG in November, 2018, then November UC, 2018.  Professor Bellon sent the language in email and is filed under projects.  UCAG revised wording and approved this to go back to TSC to approve to go to UC  for approval.  UC approved on 11-20-18.  Bylaw 4.4.1. Amendment
Bylaw Revisions Status   March 12, 2019 At the UCAG meeting on March 12, Amanda Tickner, Chairperson, University Committee on Academic Governance (UCAG) presented a document of the Bylaws Revisions Status.  This will be presented to UCAG on March 14 and will come back to TSC in April, 2019.  Amendments were brought to TSC on 4-2-19 and 3.3.3 amendment was approved to go to UC in April as an action item. The others were sent to General Council for review and then will be discussed at TSC next year.  Bylaw 3.3.3. was presented to UC on April 23, 2019 and UC tabled it until next year.  
Budget Update   February 12, 2019 Dave Byelich, Vice President for Planning and Budgets, presented a Budget Update Report to TSC on 02-19-19. A motion was made and approved for Dave Byelich to present his report to FS on 02-19-19.  Dave Byelich presented the Budget Report to FS on 02-19-19.  At TSC on 09-03-19 it was discussed for another update and approved.  Dave Byelich is confirmed to present on another Budget Update Report to Faculty Senate on 11-12-19. Dave had to cancel for 11-12-19 and this is slated for January FS. Professor Moriarty sent Dave Byelich the questions from FS on 1-27-2020.  Dave Byelich has been invited to come to FS in March 2020 for further discussion on the questions with feedback. 02-19-19 Presentation to be linked soon.
Budget Discussion   January 7, 2020 TSC approved a Budget Discussion (click on link) for FS January 14, 2020 meeting.  Dave Byelich, Vice President, Office of Planning and Budgets presented at FS on January 14, 2020 regarding next year's budget at MSU.  Discussion and questions ensued. A request was made for a detailed table covering a 10-year period be provided.  Questions were asked and a list was made by Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon and presented to FS. (click on link) The Budget Discussion can also be viewed on the Academic Governance Website. Budget Discussion
Campus Safety   April 2, 2019 Valerie O'Brien, Assistant Chief of Police, DPPS presented at TSC on 4-2-10 and a motion was made and carried to place on the UC agenda for April 2019, as an information item.  Kelly Roudebush, Police Chief and Director, DPPS, presented Campus Safety to UC on April 23, 2019. Campus Safety (click on link) and can be viewed on the AG website.
Clarification of 100% Employment   January 7, 2020 Dr. Joyce Meier, Associate Director, First Year Writing Program presented a power point presentation RE: negative effects of the dual employment policy on Non-Tenured Faculty (click on link). TSC approved this to be referred to UCFA.  SAG sent an email to Dr. Mick Fulton, Chair of UCFA on 1-10-19. Dr. Fulton invited Dr. Joyce Meier to their UCFA meeting for January 28, 2020 and Dr. Meier accepted.  
Classroom Safety   April 3, 2018 Classroom safety was discussed at TSC on 4-3-18.You can contact Kelly Roudebush, Deputy Chief, Field Services Bureau, for any questions, concerns or ideas:  517-432-3888, 1120 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, and/or you can connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @msupolice.  
Climate Survey   January 8, 2019 TSC approved contacting Rebecca Campbell, Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Expert, Advisory Work group Chairperson, to present at FS on 1-15-19, on the All-University Climate Survey.  Rebecca Campbell presented at FS on 1-15-19 and reported that the All-University Climate Survey will be launched this semester, after Spring Break.  
COGS Resolutions 19-FS-21 and 19-FS-22   February 11, 2020

TSC approved to refer 19-FS-21 to UC in February and to also have someone from UCFA be on the sub-committee. A reminder from SAG was sent to M. Abel and Dr. Mick Fulton, UCFA Chairperson on 2-12. More details after TSC minutes are approved. At the Feb UC meeting, Megan Abel, COGS President, presented the COGS Resolution 19-FS-21 and a motion to form a sub-committee to look at harrassment and bullying was made and seconded.  The motion carried. 

Regarding COGS Resolution 19-FS-21, TSC approved this to be put on the UC February 25 agenda to form a sub-committee and at the UC February 25 meeting, UC approved to form a Sub-Committee to look at harrassment and bullying.  Regarding COGS Resolution 19-FS-22, TSC approved to refer this to UCFA and UCFT and was recommended to bring this back to TSC. The motion carried. A reminder from SAG was sent to UCFA and UCFT Chairpersons on Feb 12. See Ad Hoc Committee for a Workplace Bullying Policy, Composition of Committee for further information on this.

On March 10, 2020, UCFA and UCFT Chairpersons reported back to TSC re COGS Resolution 1-FS-22.  A motion was made to form a sub committee and and report back to UCFA and UCFT and motion was carried. 

 
Consensual and Amorous Relationships Policy   March 12, 2019 TSC approved this to be presented to UC March 26, 2019 as an information item.  Mark Waddell, UCFA Chairperson presented the Revised Consensual Relationship Policy to UC on 3-26-19, as an information item and for discussion.  It was discussed at UC on 3-26. This was brought back to TSC on April 2, 2019.  A motion was made to place this on the UC agenda for April 23, 2019 as an action item.  This was presented to UC on April 23, 2019 and was approved with one abstention, with a friendly amendment.  More details after the UC Minutes for April 23 are available. Consensual and Amorous Relationships Policy Revised - will post after minutes of 4-23-19 are available
Consider Making MSU a Signatory for TIME'S UP Healthcare   January 7, 2020 Dr Jennifer Johnson, TSC VP presented. TSC approved this to go to FS on January 14, 2020.  Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon presented in Dr. Jennifer Johnson's absence.  A motion was made to form a resolution to President Stanley for his recommendation to make MSU a signatory institution for TIME'S UP Healthcare and the motion carried.  
Consideration of Proposed Faculty Senate Procedures   October 1, 2019 Tyler Silvestri, UCAG Chairperson, presented this to TSC on Oct 1, 2019.  A motion was carried to put this on the FS agenda in Oct.  Tyler presented this to FS on Oct 8, 2019.  This will go to UC in November, 2019.   
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)
David Ware Suggestions from BOT meeting   November 6, 2018 This will be revisited at TSC, after new Board members are in session. Chairperson Moriarty will discuss with the At-Large Members to see if this is to move forward. Also see Best Practice above. This is tabled for now as of 2-7-19.  
Discussion on Next Steps Forward   March 17, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 crisis, FS for March 17 was cancelled and TSC held a zoom remote meeting.  Next steps were discussed and more details after TSC March 17 minutes are available. UC approved March 24 as a remote meeting and items for the agenda were approved.  
Discussion of Proposed and Enacted System Changes in Post Nassar MSU   January 7, 2020 TSC approved this to be slated for TSC February 11, 2020 agenda.   
         
Email Voting on Agenda Items   March 12, 2019 Chairperson Moriarty discussed developing a policy by email or not.  A motion was made for a policy to be developed and therefore needs to go to UCAG.  The motion was approved.  UCAG Chairperson, Amanda Tickner, stated this would not be done this year, as UCAG's plate was overloaded.  
Emeritus Policy Changes   February 12, 2019 This was presented to TSC on 02-12-19 and approved to go to UC for approval on 02-26-19, as it is a Bylaw change.  Emeritus Policy Change Cover Memo and Faculty Handbook Revisions 2019 (click on links).  At UC on 02-26-19 a motion was made to table the revised Policy until further UCFA Committee review and the motion carried.  More details after UC minutes are available. At TSC on 3-12-19 it was mentioned that the UCFA approved the Policy and a motion to approve this to go to UC in March, as an action item, was approved. Mark Waddell, UCFA Chairperson, presented this to UC on 3-16-19 and UC approved the revised Emeritus Policy.  Revised Emeritus Policy
Emeritus Policy Change   January 7, 2020 Professor Terry Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources presented the Emeritus Policy Change. TSC approved this to go to the UC January 21, 2020 meeting for approval. At the UC Jan 21 meeting, Terry Curry moved that the footnote to the Emeritus Policy be adopted that allowed the College of Law faculty to retain their time in rank, and the motion carried.  
Faculty and Student Representatives on BOT Subcommittees   October 2, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Johnson, At-Large member, raised the issue as to whether the MSU FS and/or UC should make a request of the Board of Trustees (BOT) for faculty and student representation on sub-committees, that would report to the BOT and would not violate the State of MI Constitution. A motion was made to bring this request to the BOT and the motion carried.  
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 Grievance Office is now the Faculty Grievance and Dispute Resolution Office (Name Change Memo) (click on link)
Faculty Health Care Membership and Inviting the New CEO (Seth Ciabotti) of MSU Health Care to a Meeting   November 1, 2019 TSC will discuss this item again in February, after UCAG meets in January to elect nominees.   
         
Faculty Reviews/SIRS Discussion   March  24, 2020  Interim Provost Sullivan discussed this item at the UC remote meeting on March 24, 2020.  Any concerns or questions please email to provost@msu.edu.  
Faculty Salary Recommendation   April 7, 2020 On April 7, 2020, TSC approved this item to go to FS on April 14 as an action item.  During the FS meeting on 4-14-2020, Dr. Richard (Mick) Fulton presented this item. The motion to go forward with what was recommended was defeated by vote. FS agreed to have the budget subcommittee of UCFA to work with the President and Provost on an appropriate raise request understanding the dire economic situation that MSU is facing, with the long term goal of bringing MSU faculty salaries up to the middle of the Big Ten. More clear details after the FS April 14 minutes are approved. Faculty Salary Recommendation presented to FS on April 14, 2020 and Final Document sent to Interim Provost Sullivan (click on links) Faculty Merit and Market Pool Recommendation for 2020-2021 - Document sent to Interim Provost Sullivan
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)
Faculty Senate Discussion on the Strategic Plan and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)   Marh 10, 2020 Joseph Salem, Dean of Libraries presented this item to TSC on 3-10-2020.  TSC approved this to be presented to FS at a special meeting for March 31, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, during the UC Zoom Webinar remote meeting on March 24, 2020, UC moved this meeting be canceled and approved the following two URL's for people to give their input:  Share Your Input - DEI Plan and Share Your Input - Strategic Plan; Strategic Planning Site  
Faculty Senate Statement Regarding Detaining of Student   February 11, 2020 Dr. Dave Ewoldsen from Media and Information presented this to TSC on 2-11-2020.  A motion was carried to bring this to FS in March.  DUe to the COVID-19 crisis, this item is tabled for a later date.  
         
Student Success Initiatives   April 2, 2019 Provost Youatt discussed at TSC on 4-2-19 and a motion was made and carried to place on the UC agenda for April 2019. Original title was Faculty Student Success Initiatives but changed to Student Success Initiatives as of 4-17-19. This was scheduled to be presented to UC on April 23, 2019 but due to lack of time, this is tabled until next academic year.  
FAR Report   March 12, 2019 Michael Kaplowitz, At-Large member and Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) reported he will put together a power point presentation for UC to review (Athletic Council Report).  A motion to put this on the March, 2019 agenda was made and approved. Professor Kaplowitz presented the FAR Report/Presentation to UC on 3-26-19 and was approved by UC. FAR Presentation Report (This presentation can also be viewed on the AG website.)

RPT-Grade Report

Review and Report on Inst Standards 2017-18 Final

17-18 MSU Standards
(Click on links above)
Faculty Senate List Serve   March 12, 2019 At TSC March 12, 2019 meeting, a motion was made that UCAG develop an email communication and voting guidelines for possible adoption as Bylaws and the motion was approved. More details after TSC March 12 minutes are available.  UCAG may not be able to get to this until next year, as their plate is full.  
Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Committee Statement   November 26, 2019 The Statement was unanimously passed by an email vote to Faculty Senate that was sent out on 11-26-19.  Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Committee Statement (click on link). Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Committee Statement Approved by Faculty Senate (click on link) and is listed on the Acadgov website side black buttons.
Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee Report   September 3, 2019 Dr. Filomena Nunes, Managing Director for FRIB and FS Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee member presented reports formulated through the summer from the FS Ad-Hoc Sub-Committee. Click on links A, B & C below. Dr. Nunes spoke on the "Report on Improving the Effectiveness of MSU Faculty Senate" (click on link A, below) at the FS meeting on 09-10-19.  Motions were made and withdrawn.  The Senate approved this discussion of the Ad-Hoc Report to be placed on the next FS meeting (October).
Reports presented (click on links):
A. Report on Improving the Effectiveness of MSU Faculty Senate
B. Faculty Senate Orientation
C. A Quick Guide to Academic Governance
 
Faculty Senate Orientation   September 3, 2019 Professor Moriarty discussed passed out documents and TSC moved to place this on the FS September 10 agenda.  Documents presented were updated and presented at the FS meeting on 09-10-19 (click on links below).
A. Academic Governance Committee Structure
B. Robert's Rules of Order
C. Clarification of Rules for Faculty Senate Meetings
D. Quick Guide to Academic Governance
E. Acronyms
 
Faculty Senate Resolution on Open Search for Provost   October 1, 2019 Dr. Andaluna Borcila, JM, proposed this item to TSC on Oct 1, 2019.  A motion was carried to place this on the FS Oct Agenda.  Dr. Borcila presented this to FS on Oct 8, 2019.  A motion to vote was carried.  Voting yea was unanimous.  More details after the approved minutes are available.  Faculty Senate Resolution on Open Search for Provost  
         
Fall Break   January 7, 2020 Dr Corner, Chairperson for UCUE stated this is on his Committee to examine the academic calendar to accommodate fall. The approved minutes stated discussion was held about introducing a Pilot Fall Break for next Fall Semester.  Discussion ensued. At TSC on Feb 11, 2020, motions were made and more details forthcoming after minutes are available. The Pilot Fall Break was presented to UC on 2-25-2020 as an action item.   
Formation of Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Awards and Honors   October 1, 2019 Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, At-Large Member discussed this item to TSC on Oct 1, 2019.  a motion was carried to place this on FS in Oct.  
Format for Future Meetings of Faculty Senate and University Council   April 7, 2020 On April 7, 2020, TSC approved future FS and UC meetings to be done remotely with clear guidelines on faculty participation and voting.  More information when TSC approved minutes for April are available.  
Future Agenda Items for Faculty Senate   September 10, 2019 During the FS meeting on 09-10-19 Dr. Jennifer Johnson, VC of TSC, discussed agenda items to be discussed in the future.  Budget was one of them.   
FLG to BOT Composition   September 3, 2019 Professor Moriarty will be in touch with Sherry Lott in AG office indicating assignments for the two additional representatives for the FLG to BOT and BOT events for 2019-2020. This was done on 09-04-19 and SAG sent an email out to all involved indicating who was assigned to each event.  
FTE Information/History   April 2, 2019 Acting President Udpa presented the FTE Information/History to TSC on 4-2-19 and a motion was made and carried to place on the UC April 2019 agenda, as an information item. FTE Slide (WB edits) and FTE Slide.  This was presented to UC on April 23, 2019 by Jake Lathrop, Consultant to the Executive Vice President for Administration. FTE Information/History Presentation (click on link) and can be viewed on the AG website.
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.  See UC 1-23018 Minutes (click on link)
         
Future Calendar Agenda Items   January 7, 2020  Dr. Johnson outlined agenda items for future FS and UC meetings.  A motion was made to have an Input Session on the Strategic Planning Committee for March and then April for Strategic DEI Committee.  The motion carried. A motion was made to include discussions regarding faculty recruitment and hiring at the March Faculty Senate meeting.  The motion carried.  An amended motion was made for a discussion at the University Council in February regarding student recruitment and student success.  The amended motion carried.  
Healing Fund   January 8, 2019 Greg Swan presented a letter from TSC to Interim President Engler and BOT regarding the decision to close the Healing Assistance Fund, for reconsideration.  TSC approved this to go to FS.  This was discussed at FS on 01-15-19 and it was reported that the BOT unanimously voted to reinstate the Healing Fund.  At the 1-15-19 FS meeting, it was reported that the BOT unanimously voted to reinstate the Healing Fund.

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 Director of Human Resources. Health Care Plan Design (click on link)

Health Care Benefits

  April 3, 2018 Vice Chairperson Deborah Moriarty spoke in Renee Rivard's absence re updated benefits at TSC on 4-3-18.  Renee Rivard, Director, HR, presented the updated benefits to FS on 4-17-18.  These benefits included specialty medications, a Reduced Copay Program, a Diabetes Management Program and Tele medicine, which involves medical advice via telephone with a Board-Certificate physician, all voluntary.  

High Risk Travel Process

  November 6, 2018 Presented to TSC on 11-6-18 and approved to go to FS January, 2019.  Due to time restraints at FS on 01-15-19, this presentation was presented to FS on 02-19-19. Faculty & Staff Acknowledgment of Risk Form

MSU Designated Countries of Extreme & High Risk

Flow Chart
(click on links) and can be viewed on the AG website.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval Procedures

  November 5, 2019 Kristen Burk, Director of Human Research Protection Program and JR Haywood, Assistant VP for Regulatory Affairs presented.  TSC approved this for FS 11/12/19.  Kristen Burk and JR Haywood  presented to FS on 11/12/19.  SAG office sent out an email from Terry Curry to FS on 11/13/19 (click on link)  

Integrity of Scholarships and Grades Suggested Revisions

  February 11, 2020 Jake Kasper, Dean of Students Office, Academic Integrity & Student Conduct, presented this iten regarding language change to TSC. TSC agreed this goes to BOT.  Jake will email Deborah Moriarty and she will send the information to Nakia Barr. Jake sent the proposed editorial update to Deborah Moriarty on February 20, 2020. As of May 26, 2020, Interim Dean of Students, Phillip Strong forwarded the information to Student Affairs, Curriculum and Catalog (Joy Speas) and Joy Speas will update the catalog.  

 

       

Invite Chairs of BOT Subcommittees to University Council or Faculty Senate Annually for Discussion and Input

  October 2, 2018 A motion was made at TSC 10-2-18 that TSC regularly invite the Board of Trustees' Committee Chairs to report to the UC once a semester. This motion carried.  This initiative will begin in Spring Semester of 2019.

IT Centralization

  September 4, 2018 IT Centralization was introduced to TSC on 9-4-18 by Dr. Rob LaDuca, TSC Chairperson.  It was presented to FS on 9-11-18 and UC on 9/18/18 by Rob McCurdy, Assoc VP, Technology Services and Chief Information Officer. An IT update from Rob McCurdy was presented to TSC on 02-12-19 and approved to go to UC on 02-26-19 as an information item.  Rob McCurdy presented the IT Update to UC on 02-26-19.  The IT Centralization presentation can be viewed on the Academic Governance website, or by clicking on the link.

The IT Update presentation to UC on 02-26-19 can be viewed on the Academic Governance website, or by clicking on the link.

Listening Zone

  January 7, 2020  TSC moved to deny this request and the motion carried.  Request denied.

Mandatory Health Care for Students Policy

  October 2, 2018 ASMSU raised concerns re the Mandatory Healthcare Policy for Students at MSU.  This was not referred, only discussed.  

Mayor Mark Meadows - New City of EL Income Tax and Impact on MSU

  October 2, 2018 At the TSC on 10-2-18, a motion was made and carried to invite Mark Meadows to the UC October 16, 2018 meeting.  At the 10-16-18 UC meeting, Mayor Mark Meadows discussed the new City of East Lansing Income Tax and its impact of MSU faculty, staff, advisers, and students, which will go in to effect January 1, 2019. The new City of EL Income Tax goes into effect January 1, 2019.

Mathematics Reform

  April 3, 2018 The Mathematics Reform was presented to TSC on 4-3-18 by Mark Largent, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies & Director of Learning Analytics, and Interim Dean, Lyman Briggs College.  Mark Largent presented this to UC on 4-24-18.  MSU Gateway Math Reform (click on link)

Mary Finn, Official Faculty Senate Representative on the Presidential Search Committee

  November 6, 2018 TSC reported that Mary Finn is slated for November, 2018 FS to give a status update on the Presidential Search. Mary spoke at the FS 11-13-18 meeting.   
Mental Health and Support at MSU   November 7, 2017 A Panel discussion including Barbara L. Roberts, MSc OT, PhD, Executive Director, Work Life 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.  See FS 11-14-17 Minutes (click on link)
Mental Health Update   January 8, 2019 Dr. Tenile Gains, Interim Associate Director of Counseling Services gave an update to TSC on 1-8-19 and TSC approved for an update to be presented to FS on 1-15-19 as an information item.  Dr. Mark Patishnock, Director and Licensed Psychologist presented the update to FS on 1-15-19. Mental Health Update from Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) can be viewed on the AG Website or by clicking on the link.
Mid-Semester Feedback   September 5, 2017 FS approved the Mid-Semester Feedback on 1-16-18. Mid-Semester Feedback and Key Points
UCUE, UCGS and UCFA Reports (click on links)
Minskoff Building Cost Report and Further Discussion on Room Location   January 7, 2020 A motion was made and carried to conduct a specific discussion about the Minskoff Pavilion meeting space for Faculty Senate for the coming semester, and then to revisit that discussion as an effective trial for this format and then consider it more broadly in order to place it on the agenda for FS for January. Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon reported on this and more info can be found in the FS approved minutes for January 14, 2020. At the FS 2-18-2020 meeting, Professor Moriarty reported the "Responses back from Faculty Seante re Room Change" (click on link to view responses)  
Missed Class Policies for Athletes   November 5, 2019 Reported at TSC on 11/5/19 that this report is still being working on by UCUE and UCFA. UCUE and UCFA reported back to TSC on February 22, 2020 with a status report and will have something for March.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this final report was approved by TSC on 4-7-2020 and the Provost's office approved the changes.  The revised Policy and can be viewed by clicking on the link to the left. Faculty Relationships with Student Athletes Policy in the Faculty Handbook (click on link)
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)

MSU Candidacy for the MSU Board of Trustees   October 2, 2018

TSC reported that the candidates Brianna Scott (D), Kelly Tebay (D) and Mike Miller (R) have accepted to join in on UC for 10-16-18. A presentation was made by each of the above four MSU Board of Trustees candidates regarding their positions for the two BOT positions.

 
MSU Website   February 12, 2019

Heather Swain, VP for Communications and Brand Strategy came to TSC on 02-12-19 to discuss issues TSC brought forward regarding the MSU website concerns.  She asked TSC to send any concerns/issues directly to her at swain@cabs.msu.edu.

 
MSU Marketing and Use of MSU Ideas Portal   April 2, 2019

Christine Carter, Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration presented the Ideas Portal to TSC on 4-2-19.  A motion was made and carried to place this on the FS April 2019 agenda, as an information item.  Christine Carter presented this to FS on 4-16-19.

Marketing and Use of MSU Ideas Portal can be viewed on the Academic Governance website or by clicking on the link.
New Faculty Orientation   February 11, 2020

Due to time restraints at TSC on 2-11-2020, this was moved to TSC March 10 meeting.

On March 10, 2020, TSC moved this to the April 7 meeting.

 
New Department Proposal - Department of Orthopedics - joint between Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine   October 2, 2018

Provost Youatt presented the Proposal to TSC on 10-2-18.  TSC referred this to UCFA, UCSA and UCGS.  AG sent Memo from Provost Youatt to referred Committees on 10-3-18.  Provost Youatt presented the Proposal to FS on 11-13-18 and it was approved.

 FS approved on 11-13-18.
November Faculty Senate Venue Change   November 5, 2019

Professor Rufus Isaacs, Ad Hoc Faculty Senate Committee Member, spoke to TSC on how to improved FS at MSU.  More information to be provided after the minutes are approved.  Professor Isaacs sent SAG all the information for a pilot FS meeting in the Minskoff Pavilion on 11/12/19.  The information was sent to FS members via email on 11/6/19, 11/8/19 with the agenda, and a reminder was sent on 11/11/19. Preparation for FS meeting in the Minskoff Pavilion (click on link).

At TSC on January 7, 2020, it was approved to discuss at FS on January 14, 2019.  A form was passed out for all members to fill out.  TSC will discuss the results at TSC in February 11, 2020 mtg. More details when minutes are approved. Form passed out (click on link)

 
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Report   January 7, 2020

At TSC mtg on 1-7-2020, Dr. Juliet Guzzetta, Arts and Letters, reported on this re a letter sent back in November.  TSC approved to take this to FS in February and devote the entire meeting to this. The OCR Report was discussed at FS Feb 18, 2020 MSU OCR-Agreement-2019 and FS Request for Full Meeting RE: OCR (click on links). Groups were set up and notes were taken and compiled and then sent to FS for accuracy. Results of the notes were checked by FS for accuracy via email and then the final copy was sent to FS to share with colleagues. OCR Repport Notes from the Faculty Senate Meeting on February 18, 2020 (click on link)

 
Office of Institutional Equality (OIE)   January 8, 2019

TSC approved Terry Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources, to present at FS on 01-15-10.  Terry Curry presented how the Office of Institutional Equality (OIE) Operates to FS on 01-15-19.

How the Office of Institutional Equality Operates presentation can be viewed on the AG website or by clicking on the 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. Announcement on June 7, 2018 from Media Communications:
Shannon Lynn Burton appointed new MSU Ombudsperson (click on link)

         
 Online Learning    April 7, 2020 TSC approved this to be placed on the FS agend for April 14, 2020. Jeffery Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning and Technology presented this item to FS on April 14, 2020. Discussion ensued and more details forthcoming after FS April minutes are approved.  
         
President and Provost Membership on FS   October 2, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Johnson noted the importance to be more civil with each other, especially during difficulty discussions.  Faculty should build bridges instead of fracturing relationships.  A motion was made to table the request to exclude the President and Provost from Faculty Senate meetings. The motion carried. This issue will not be brought up again unless a member requests it.
Presidential Search     At the UC meeting on 2-27-18, group sessions were formed for members to write down characteristics they want in the next MSU President and how to input and implement them in the Presidential Search.  This information will be given to the BOT. The minutes for the UC meeting on 2-27-18 are not approved to date, more details may be forthcoming.  TSC Chairperson Laura McCabe gave a report on this at TSC meeting on 3-13-19.  Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah reported there was confirmation from BOT that they wanted student groups to help provide input on what a search committee should look like. At TSC on 3-13-18 TSC approved it would be paramount that MSU students have an important role in the Presidential search. Laura presented the Input Report and questions to think about at UC on 3-27-18 and groups were formed to write up questions and a motion was made and carried to collate the results and bring to the April SC meeting for determinations to be made then.  The list, Criteria for President document, was presented to TSC on 4-3-18 by Chairperson Laura McCabe.  TSC approved the Criteria for President to go to the Academic Congress. Ag conducted the election and Academic Congress voted.  Dr. Laura McCabe, TSC Chairperson sent Trustee Breslin the election results (click on link).  Criteria for Presidential Search (click on link)
Presidential Search Update and BOT Issue re Michigan Constitution   September 4, 2018 See TSC Minutes from September 4, 2018, Item 9.4. For the discussion (click on link).
TSC reported that Trustee Foster will address FS on 9-11-18 to answer questions from the faculty and address transparency concerns.  See FS Minutes from September 11, 2018 for discussion with Trustee Foster and the Michigan Constitution Issue, Items 8.3 and 8.4.
 
Presidential Search Committee Listening Session Meeting Notes, Request to make them widely available ASAP   October 2, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Johnson, At-Large member discussed the Proposal at TSC 10-2-18 meeting. A motion was made to bring this before FS and carried.  At FS on 10-9-18 Dr. LaDuca, TSC Chair, reported the BOT will be compiling the notes from the input session, and placing them on the Presidential Search website (click on link). Mary Finn, Director, Criminal Justice, and Trustees Dianne Byrum and Melanie Foster came to the September 18, 2018 meeting to address UC members.  See UC 9-18-18 minutes for discussion (click on link).  
Proposed Standing Item Calendar for 2020-2021 Academic Year   February 11, 2020 This was discussed at TSC on 2-11-20.  More details after minutes are available.  
UC Presidential Search Committee Proposal, Accepted MSU Practice   October 2, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Johnson, At-Large member presented.  A motion was made and carried to put this on the October 2018 FS agenda for faculty voice and then move to the UC October 2018 agenda. At the FS 10-9-18 meeting, this was discussed in length. Discussion can be viewed from the FS minutes of 10-9-18 (click on link). A motion was made to approve the Proposal and carried.  This will move forward to UC for vote. At the UC 10-16-18 meeting, Professor Deborah Moriarty, TSC Acting Chairperson, presented the motion. A motion was made to approve the Proposal and seconded. Voting was conducted.  Discussion ensued.  The voting results were: 94 votes approved, and 0 votes disapproved.  The motion carried. You can view the discussion from the UC minutes 10-16-18 by clicking on the link.  
Presidential Search Process - Formal Request for Transparency from the BOT in regards to the Presidential Search Process   November 6, 2018 At the TSC 11-6-18 meeting this was discussed under Discussion items.  More information and clarification when the minutes are available.  At the UC 11-20-18 meeting a motion was carried to send to the Presidential Search Committee.  Discussion ensued on wording.  Vote took place and 69 were in favor, 6 voted no and 4 abstained.  More clarification forthcoming when the approved minutes from the UC November 20, 2018 are available. Memorandums sent to BOT: Policy Proposal approved by University Council; Response from BOT  
         
Presidential Search - Questions from Faculty Senate   March 12, 2019

Chairperson Moriarty reported that a list of questions from FS was sent to the Presidential Search Committee.  Discussion ensued re theme questions vs other questions.  A motion was made that the At-Large members revise the questions and circulate so that the newly revised questions go back to TSC and the motion carried.  More details after TSC March minutes are available.

Following TSC March 12 meeting, the At-Large members revised the "themed" questions based on the input given from TSC and a revised list was sent out to TSC faculty for vote.  A quorum vote of approval was made.  Deborah Moriarty presented these to FS during her remarks to FS on March 19, 2019.  Click on links for documents: (more details after minutes are available)

Questions for PSC

Questions (final) for Presidential Candidates

 
Progress Report on the Status of Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee Report   October 1, 2019

Professor Moriarty discussed this item at TSC on October 1, 2019.  More details when Oct minute are approved.  There will be a pilot room change in the Minskoff bld for the FS Nov mtg.  SAG sent an email to all involved re directions for setting this up.

 
Proposed Committee on Administrator Review Bylaws   April 21, 2020

Tyler Silvestri, UCAG Chairperson, presented this item to UC on April 21, 2020.  A motion to adopt thiese Bylaws was made and seconded.  The motion carried.  The motion is Amendment to the Bylaws for the Administrator Review, confirmed by President Stanley. A motion to create an ad hoc committee on Administrator Review to comsider questions relating to the scope of the faculty and student participating in the review of administrators. The committee would include administrators so that the process can be cooperative.  The motion was carried. More details of the exact motions forthcoming after minutes are approved. Proposed Committee on Administrator Reviews Bylaws

 
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 Faculty can Respond 
(click on link)
Proposed Resolution from Faculty Senate   October 1, 2019 Dr. Brian Teppen, CANR, proposed this item to TSC on Oct 1 and a motion was carried with a friendly amendment to change the word insist to recommend to place this on the FS Oct agenda. Dr. Teppen presented this to FS October 8.  A motion was carried to vote and to table the motion with the understanding that the GC will be invited to TSC and be invited to FS.  The motion to table was passed. SAG contacted  GC office (Robin S.) and Attorney General, at the request of Chairperson Moriarty, inviting them to TSC in November. This email went out on Oct 9. The MSU General Council confirmed to attend the FS meeting in November.  The Attorney General declined due to legalities.  Brian Quinn, Acting VP for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at MSU and Julie Brixie, the new State House Representative for the 69th District presented at the FS 11-12-19 meeting. The resolution was revised and passed.  See email sent to President Stanley and the Board of Trustees (click on link) Information may be updated after FS 11/12/19 minutes are available. See Brian Quinn's presentation to the left. Reply from the Board of Trustees to the Faculty Senate Resolution (click on link) and this was sent to FS on 11/15/19. Overview of Attorney-Client Privilege 
(click on link and can also be viewed on the AG website under current topics) 
Proposed University Bylaw Amendments including Special Meeting Procedures   November 5, 2019

This was discussed at TSC on 11/5/19.  Special Meeting Procedure to be placed on FS November meeting and Tyler Silvestri will send chunks of the sections for the UC meeting in November.  A motion was made and carried to put the item Special Meeting Procedures on the FS November meeting. Voting took place at the FS 11/12/19 meeting.  a motion was made and seconded to create a one-step process regarding the percentage of faculty required to call for an emergency meeting, as well as approve the emergency meeting simultaneously.  The specific language has yet to be developed for this process, as well as the specific percentage of faculty needed to call an emergency meeting.  After futher discussion the motion carried. Several sections were discussed and voted on at the UC meeting on 11-19-19.  Amendments to Academic Governance Bylaws - Markup (click on link).

 

At the UC 11-19-19 meeting, Tyler Silvestri, UCAG Chairperson presented the amendments and per approved UC minutes for 11-19-19: Typos, Hyperlinks, etc., a motion was made to adopt the changes for 3.2.4.10., 8.3.2.2. - 8.3.2.2.2., 3.3.5.1., 4.2.2.3., and 8.2. The motion carried; Academic Governance; Preamble, a motion was made and seconded to adopt the change for 1.3.1. - 1.3.4., 4.2.1.3., 4.2.1.5., 4.2.2.2., and 4.2.3.3. Discussion ensued and a new motion was made and seconded to table this section and the motion carried.  A new motion was made and seconded to approve the changes and the motion carried; The Steering Committee, a motion was made and seconded to adopt the amendments for 3.3.2.1.1., 3.4.1.3., 3.4.2.1., 3.4.2.11., and 3.4.2.12. The motion carried; Faculty Senate, a motion was made and seconded (with a friendly amendment) to adopt the suggestions for 3.3.3. - 3.3.3.6., 3.3.4.9. and 3.3.7 and the motion carried; The Administration, 2.1.5.2., 2.2.4., and 3.2.4.7., a motion was made and seconded to table 3.2.4.7. and the motion carried  A motion was made and seconded to approve the resolution for all other sections in this area and the motion carried. The rest of the items to be discussed were tabled for the next UC meeting in January. At the UC 1-21-2020 meeting unfinished business on amendments to Academic Governance Bylaws were discussed by Tyler Silvestri, UCAG Chairperson and per the approved minutes for 1-21-2020: University Committee on Academic Governance, 4.3.1.3. and 4.3.6. were moved to adopt the changes and was seconded. The motion carried; University Committee on Undergraduate Education & Graduate Studies, 3.3.6.2., 3.3.6.3., 4.4.5. - 4.4.7., 4.8.5., and 4.8.5.1. were moved to adopt the changes and was seconded. The motion carried; University Committee on Student Affairs, 4.9.1. was moved to adopt the changes and was seconded.  After discussion, the motion carried; Committee on Administrator Review, 5.4. - 5.4.8. was moved to adopt the changes and after futher discussion, the motion carried. On Thursday, January 23, on behalf of UCAG, Tyler Silvestri sent President Stanley an email of the Proposed Amendments to Bylaws for Academic Governance with the attachments of the Bylaws markup. Proposed Amendments to Bylaws for Academic Governance sent to President Stanley (click on link to view).  President Stanley resonded to TSC: Letter from President Stanley to Members of the Academic Governance Steering Committee (click on link to view). On March 10, 2020, Tyler Silvestri sent Secretary to the BOT, Nakia Barr, the Letter to the BOT and Proposed Changes to the Bylaws of the BOT (Markup) (Click on links).  On May 23, 2020, Tyler Sylvestri sent three documents to Deborah Moriarty, President Stanley and Nakia Barr (BOT Secretary), for the BOT to approve in Junes (click on links): Bylaws for AG approved by President (Markup) pdf, Bylaws for AG approved by President (Markup) word, and Bylaws for AG (clean) approved by President. BOT's Response (click on link) from July 9, 2020.

 

At TSC on March 10, 2002, TSC approved this to go to UC on March 24, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 this may not be on the agenda. 

 
Provost Search   October 1, 2019 Professor Moriarty presented this item to TSC on Oct 1, 2019.  A motion was carried to send out a call for nominations from TSC to FS Faculty, with a due date of Friday, Oct 4, 5 pm and for Professor Moriarty to put in her remarks at the FS Oct meeting and nominations received will be voted on by the faculty of TSC immediately following the FS Oct 8 meeting.  The call for nominations went out on Wednesday, October 2. Professor Moriarty presented this procedure to FS on Oct 8.  Voting occurred immediately after the FS meeting on Oct 8.  An email went out to FS regarding nominees elected, click on link).  
Provost Search Update   January 7, 2020 TSC approved this for UC January 21 meeting, and Dr. Stephanie Anthony, At-Large member will present. Questions about the search can be addressed to provostsearch@msu.edu. Dr. Anthony provided an update on the MSU Provost Search and stated that in Feb of 2020, the Search Committee will move forward to identify candidates and conduct the initial interviews. The Search Committee welcomed any feedback from the MSU community, which can be done in two ways: by writing provostsearch@msu.edu, or through the www.surveymonkey.com/r/p2ct3tr.  
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)
MSU Online Strategy   February 12, 2019 Provost Youatt and Dr. Laura Torterelli, Elementary Literacy and Department of Teacher Education presented this to TSC on 02-12-19.  A motion was made and approved to send this to the University Committee on Faculty Affairs (UCFA) and The University Committee on Graduate Studies (UCGS) when it is time.  MSU Online Strategy Response  Steering Committee Letter and MSU Online Strategy Provost Version (click on links)  
Reclaim MSU   March 20, 2018 Presented to FS on 3-20-18.  Motion carried to take to TSC to refer to FS in April for vote.  On April 17, 2018, the Reclaim MSU Proposal was presented to FS for approval.  A vote was taken and it was approved.  Please click on this link Reclaim MSU Proposal to view the approved Proposal.  The presentation can be viewed on the Academic Governance website under Current Topics and also you can click here:  Reclaim MSU Proposal Presentation by Anna Pegler-Gordon and Andaluna Borcilla, James Madison College and FS members.  
Reclaim MSU Update   November 6, 2018

This was discussed at TSC 11-6-18 meeting on how to move forward.  At-Large comprised a Memo to the BOT and then Chair Breslin responded.  Response from then Chair Breslin (clcik on link).  At TSC meeting on 1-8-19, more was mention re the Issacs Proposal from Wayne State (click on link) and the Reclaim MSU Proposal and then Chair Breslin's response.  These Proposals and the response from Breslin were referred to UCSA and UCFA for their recommendations, and the Committees are to report recommendations back to TSC table in March, 2019.  A reminder was sent to UCFA and UCSA Chairpersons on 1-10-19.  On 1-8-19 TSC also approved this to go to FS in January for discussion.  Dr. Michael Kaplowitz, At-Large member, presented in Dr. Jennifer Johnson's, At-Large member, absence re the response from then Chair Breslin.  FS approved inviting the new BOT to come to UC on 1-22-19.  Chairperson Deborah Moriarty sent the invite on 01-15-19. They are unable to attend UC on 1-22-19.  Another invite wsa sent to attend FS in February.

Trustee Byrum joined FS on February 19, 2019 and she confirmed that FS can submit three questions for the Board to consider re the President MSU position.  The email request was sent on 2-20-19 requesting each FS member to submit 1 question for TSC to vet.

At the FS meeting on 02-19-19 from Comments from the Floor, Professor Andaluna Borcila passed out documents: Reclaim email to BOT, Scholarly Support for an Open Presidential Search (click on links)

 
Report on Policy of Reviewing Deans   January 7, 2020

TSC approved Professor Terry Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources or Provost Sullivan to present at UC on January 21, 2020.  Title will be Dean Review Practices. Provost Sullivan presented this to UC on January 21, 2020 and approved minutes stated that she noted that MSU Deans are formally reviewed every five years, but that informal reviews are conducted every one or three years.  She stated that reviews have already begun on several Colleges, and that more reviews will follow.

 
Reporting Procedures for Standing Committee Reports   September 4, 2018 Dr. Hoppenstand requested Standing Committee Chairs to provide a brief report of thei work to his office, to be included in TSC minutes. Standing Committee Chairs to provide a written report to the AG office for each SC meeting.
Report on Retirement Options   March 10, 2020 Daniel Mackey, HR Manager/Retirement Administrator presented this to TSC. Daniel Mackey sent a written statement to be included in the minutes.  The minutes can be viewed when available. Available Retirement Plans (click on link) Available Retirement Plans
Resolution by FS to call the Academic Congress in Session to Discuss the Presidential Search Process and Criteria Needed in the MSU President   April 24, 2018 A FS Emergency meeting was called for April 24, 2018 regarding a resolution by FS to call the Academic Congress into session to discuss the Presidential Search process and the criteria needed in the MSU President.  The details of the meeting and the votes can be viewed in the April 24, 2018 FS Minutes (click on link)
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Requirement   October 3, 2017 Referred to UCGS.  
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.  The RVSM Expert Advisory Work Group Discussion was discussed at TSC on 4-3-18 by Dr. Carrie Moylan, MSU School of Social Work.  This was presented to FS on 4-17-18 as an information item.  The details of the meeting and the discussion can be viewed in the April 17, 2018 minutes (click on link).  Annual Report (click on link)
Retirement Fund Investment Concerns   October 1, 2019 Dr. Stephanie White, CANR, discussed this to TSC on Oct 1, 2019.  A motion was made a carried to refer this to UCFA to interact with Dr. White and to send to FS as an information item.  Chairperson Moriarty will do this in her remarks to FS October meeting.  
Scholarly Publishing and Communications   March 12, 2019 Joseph Salem, University Librarian, presented at TSC on 03-12-19.  A motion was made and approved for this to go to FS on 03-19-19.  Joseph Salem presented this at FS on 03-19-19. Scholarly Publishing and Communications (click on link) and can be viewed on the AG website.
Scooter Update (E-Scooter)   September 3, 2019 TSC moved to place this on the UC 09-17-19 agenda.  SAG contacted Wolfgang Bauer to confirm and it was confirm to have Brice Nelson, Associate Director, Business Connect to present.  Brice Nelson presented the E-Scooter update to UC on 10-15-19 and TSC approved Brice Nelson to come to the November UC meeting for follow-up update. Time ran over at the UC meeting on 11-19-19 and this was not presented.

E-Scooter Update (click on link)

Follow-up Update to be posted when presented.

Secretary for Academic Governance Position Restructuring   September 3, 2019

Professor Moriarty requested that the UCAG be requested to review the role of the Secretary for Academic Governance position, with the thought in mind that this position need not be staffed half-time by a faculty member.  The position of Secretary for Academic Governance, she suggests, should be a full-time administrative position.  A motion was made and seconded to send this request to UCAG for their review.  UCAG discussed this at their September 12 meeting and UCAG members expressed having more information about the need for a change for the office of the Secretary, including financial factors, and a rationale for why a change in the Office of the Secretary would be expected to affect Faculty Senate meetings, as those meetings are out of the purview of the Office.  UCAG reported back to TSC on October 1, 2019 and after further discussion it was sent back to UCAG at TSC request to consider whether the Bylaws for Academic Governance require the Secretary for Academic Governance to be a member of the faculty, UCAG unanimously developed a statement at its October 10, 2019 meeting to be sent to TSC.  An email went out to TSC members on Friday, October 11, 2019. UCAG'S statement to The Steering Committee Members regarding the Bylaws and Restructuring the Role of the Secretary for Academic Governance (click on link). This topic was discussed again at TSC on November 5, 2019 and a motion to send to FS to form an ad hoc committee was carried,  At the FS meeting on 11/12/19, FS approved. An email went out to FS on 11/15/19 for a request of volunteers for this committee (click on link)

 
Report from the SAG Restructuring Sub-Committee   March 10, 2020

Professor Moriarty presented the Report re restructuring the SAG offfice.  A motion was made and seconded to put this on the FS March meeting.  Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the FS March meeting was cancelled and this was presented at the UC remote meeting on March 24.  A moiton was made to accept the report with some amendments. More details after the UC March minutes are available. Documents presented: BTAA Office of AG Comparisons and SAG Position (click on links).

 
Report on the Status of Secretary for Academic Governance (SAG) Search   April 7, 2020

Professor Deborah Moriarty reported that a position is in he hands of HR and hope to have it finalized and posted soon with a start date of May 16. Gary Hoppenstand will stay on and assist as an advisory consultant through summer 2020.

 
Restrictions Resulting from New Budgetary Restrictions   April 7, 2020

Dr. Steven Gasteyer, Associate Professor Sociology presented this item to TSC on April 7, 2020.  TSC approved this item to be referred to UCFA's Subcommittee for discussion. An email reminder was sent to Dr. Fulton, UCFA Chairperson on April 27, 2020.

 
Secretary for Academic Governance Office (SAG) Restructuring, Forming Ad Hoc Committee and Volunteers   January 7, 2007

TSC approved forming Ad Hoc Committee:  Volunteers Lawrence Martin, Martin Crimp, a UCAG member, Dr. Gary Hoppenstand, Secretary for Academic Governance, an ASMSU member, a COGS Member, an At-Large member and someone from Budget and Planning. At the UCAG meeting on January 16, 2020, UCAG approved Rand Spiro as the UCAG member.  Professor Terry Curry stated that having the UCAG discussions on this from previous meetings is valuable.

 
Sexual Assault Reporting System   March 13, 2018 Sara Bijani, Graduate Employees Union President presented at TSC on 3-13-18 and was scheduled to present the presentation at UC on 3-27-18 but that did not take place.   
Status of Online Courses   October 1, 2019 Dr. Gwen Wittenbaum, UCGS Chairperson, presented this item to TSC on October 1.  A motion was carried to have Jeff Gabril attend UCGS and UCFA to their Oct meetings.  Dr. Wittenbaum will report back to TSC and Chairperson Moriarty will put in her remarks to FS Oct mtg.  SAG sent out a reminder to UCGS and UCFA on Oct 2, 2019. At TSC on 11/5/19, a motion carried to put this on the FS January meeting. Jeff could not make the January meeting in time and this will be rescheduled.  
Staus of 12-Month Pay Option   March 10, 2020 Dave Byelick was scheduled to report on this.  More information when TSC March 10 minutes are available.  
Standing Committee Semester Reports   October 4, 2018 Reports are verbally given at each Steering Committee meeting.  They can be viewed each month in TSC minutes.  A request for revised reporting procedures for Standing Committee Reports was presented to TSC on 9-4-18 by Gary Hoppenstand, Secretary for Academic Governance.  Annual Reports for 2017-2018 are available to view on the AG website (click on link)
Dr. Hoppenstand requested Standing Committee Chairs to provide a brief report of their work to his office, to be included in TSC minutes each month. 
Strategic Planning Steering Committee for Faculty Senate Update   March 10, 2020 Dr. Jennifer Johnson, TSC Vice Chairperson, reported on this and TSC approved this to be placed on the FS special meeting March 31.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the March 31 meeting was cancelled.   
Strategic Planning Committee, Moving Forward   April 7, 2020 Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Vice President presented and reported that a lot was planned for Spring in which got cancelled and reported that they are very committed to getting input and perspectives as much as possible. There is an opportunity to do this on line and closes April 30.  Feedback is needed from as many as possible.  Give feedback (clcik on link), Strategic Planning Committee Email  
Student Grading Discussion   March 24, 2020 Interim Provost Sullivan discussed this item at the UC remote meeting on March 24, 2020. The full motions carried can be viewed when the UC minutes are available. Documents discussed (click on links): Other Schools S-NS, Proposed Grading Reporting Policy, FAQ's for Proposed Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory Recordings Policy for Spring 2020  
Student Information System (SIS)   April 2, 2019 Tom Cooper, IT Services Research, Project Director, presented at TSC on 4-2-19 and a motion was made and carried to place on the UC agenda for April 2019, as an information item. This was presented to UC on April 23, 2019. Student Information System (SIS) (click on link) and can be viewed on the AG website.
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 determinations 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. UCUE Chairperson Richard Miksicek presented a summary report at TSC on 3/13/18 as an information item (click on links in the end result tab to the right to view). UCUE Set Survey Results

Survey Report - Student Evaluation of Teaching Platforms
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. On 1-23-18 at UC the Student Rights and Responsibilities Document, Proposed Changes was approved and noted that the language about the students will be reviewed and then returned to UC for approval. See UC 1-23-18 minutes (click on link).  Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy Revised
Student Rights and Responsibilities Proposed Changes Update   April 2, 2019 This was discussed at TSC on 4-2-19.  A motion was made and carried to place on the UC agenda as an action item, for UC April 2019, pending ASMSU and COGS approval. This was presented to UC on 4-23-10 and was approved, in phase number one changing the title, wherever it says "Vice President for Student Affairs", or "Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education", that has been changed to "Dean of Students".  Student Rights and Responsibilities Document, Proposed changes, Markup  
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
Syllabus Language   March 10, 2020 This item was presented by Dr. Ann Larabee, Professor, Department of English.  TSC referred this to UCFA with a recommendation to come back to TSC.  Due to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) crisis, this item is tabled until Fall Semester 2020. Syllabus Language (click on link)  
Teladoc Utilization   February 12, 2019 This was presented to TSC on 02-12-19 by Renee Rivard, Executive Management Director and Director for HR Benefits.  A motion was made and approved to put on FS as an information item for 02-19-19. This was presented at FS on 2-19-19. Teladoc Utilization (click on link)
and can be viewed on AG website
10 Month Pay Issue   November 5 2019 Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, At-Large member presented and stated that Frank Ravich would be sending her documents.  A motion was carried to put this on the UC November agenda as an action item.  SAG received the documents from Dr. Pegler-Gordon, from Frank Ravich, on 11/13/19. This was presented to UC on 11-19-19 and a vote on a resolution was taken and passed,  FAQ's, Resolution and Tax Issues (Click on links) Resolution passed: "Be it resolved that faculty and academic staff currently designated as academic-year employees should have the option to receive salary on a 10-month or 12-month pay cycle."  
Tenure Clock Waiver   April 7, 2020 This item was brought forward to TSC by Dr. Robert Pennock, UCFA Chairperson, as discussion.  Terry Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President, Academic Human Resources, sent documents announcing the changes to the Policy.  Please click on the links to the left to view the documents on extending the Tenure Clock due to COVID-19, along with FAQs explaining the changes. Tenure Clock Extension for COVID-19-Memo

FAQs
Travel Policy Room Sharing   October 1, 2019 Dr. Xuefei Huang, Engineering, discussed Travel Policy Room Sharing to TSC on Oct 1. A motion was carried to refer this to UCFA and UCGS with UCGS the primary Committee.  A reminder was sent out to the Chairs of UCFA and UCGS on October 2.  SAG sent an email invite to Dr. Huang for both Committees and those Committees will follow-up with Dr. Huang. UCGS Chair, Gwen Wittenbaum, and UCFA Chairperson, Dr. Richard Fulton reported to TSC on February 11, 2020. TSC approved UCGS to bring this back to TSC in March, 2020.

On March 10, 2020, Dr. Gwen Wittenbaum, UCGS Chairperson gave a report.  A motion was made and details of that motion forthcoming when TSC minutes are available.
 

Travel System (New)

  September 3, 2019 Lee Hunter, Accounting Manager and Debbie Gulliver, Travel Manager, described the new Travel System on specific talking points related to how the system was developed.  Time ran short and they were unable to present their power point presentation.  The presentation will be posted here and on the AG website soon.  

UCC Letter Regarding Difficult Topics

 

  March 13, 2018 The letter was presented to TSC on 3-13-18 and amended changes were made.  UCC Chairperson Marci Mechtel will send the amended letter to Dr. Gary Hoppenstand and  Dr. Hoppenstand and Interim President Engler will work on sending it out to the faculty. The letter was presented to FS on 3-20-18 and FS approved it to go out to all faculty.   UCC Letter Regarding Difficult Topics
UCFA Salary Recommendations   April 3, 2018

Tom Tomlinson presented the Recommendation for 2018-19 Faculty Merit and Market Pool Increase Memorandum at TSC on 4-3-18 and presented to FS on 4-1-18 and was approved. 

2018-19 Merit and Market Pool Increase Memorandum (click on link)
UCFA Faculty Merit and Market Pool Increase   April 2, 2019

Dr. Mark Waddell, UCFA Chairperson, presented at TSC on 4-2-19.  A motion was made and carried to place on the FS agenda for April.  This was presented to FS on April 16, 2019 by Dr. Laura McCabe, TSC Vice Chairperson, in Dr. Waddell's absence.  A motion was made to approve the UCFA Recommendation for Faculty and Merit and Market Pool Increase.  The motion carried.

 
University Committee on the Library Bylaw Change   February 12, 2019

This was presented to TSC on 02-12-19 and was motioned and approved to go to the University Committee on Academic Governance (UCAG) and then for UCAG to bring back to TSC.  No date was set.  This will be slated for the UCAG March meeting. Then it will return to TSC for processing its approval. UCAG ended up revisiting this at the April 23 meeting. More details after the April minutes are available. Tyler Silvestri sent the clean and marked-up versions of the proposed amendments to the Bylaws for Academic Governance that UCAG approved at the April 23 UCAG meeting, regarding the proposed University Committee on the Libraries. UCL Proposed Bylaws (Markup) and UCL Proposed Bylaws (Clean) (click on links)

 
University Committee on the Library UCL) - Adding the UCL as a Standing Committee with Representation on TSC    January 7, 2020

Nicole Smeltekop, Special Materials Catalog Librarian and Professor Sean Pue, Library Chairperson presented. TSC approved to refer this to UCAG.  UCAG will slate this for February mtg.

 
University Council on Faculty Affairs (UCFA), Discipline and Dismissal of Tenure Faculty Policy   Octber 9, 2018

TSC approved this to go on the 10-9-18 FS agenda via an email quorum vote.  It was presented to FS on 10-9-18 by Professor Len Fleck, UCFA Chairperson and was discussed in length.  A motion was made to move to acecpt and endorse the report from UCFT and UCFA and refer it to TSC for action.  The motion carried. The discussion at FS can be viewed in the FS Minutes from 10-9-18 (click on link). At the 10-16-18 UC meeting a motion was made by Dr. Fleck requesting from UC to support the presentation of a letter from the UCFA to the BOT that states that MSU faculty are unwilling to approve these changes, as they have been currently presented, regarding the current Discipline and Dismissal of Tenured Faculty Policy.  A friendly amendment was added requesting the BOT revert to the previous Policy of Spring Semester, 2018. The motion carried. 

 
University Policies on Awards and Honors   September 3, 2019

Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon, At-Large member discussed this topic to TSC regarding forming a special ad-hoc special committee.  TSC moved to place this item on the UC agenda for 09-17-19.  Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon presented this to UC on 09-17-19 for a vote to form an ad-hoc sub-committee.  A vote took place and passed in favor of forming the ad-hoc sub-committee. 

 
UCFT Discipline and Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Cause Policy   April 2, 2019

Dr. Len Fleck, UCFT Chairperson presented this to TSC on 4-2-19.  A motion was made and approved to place this on the FS April 2019 agenda, as an action item. The Policy was presented to FS on 4-16-19, by Dr. Len Fleck.  A motion to approved an amendment, the removal of the statement of dismissal without benefits, to the revised Policy was made and seconded.  The motion carried.  A motion was then made and seconded to approve the revised Policy and the motion carried.  Present Policy, New Policy, BOT Revisions, and BOT Memo of Approval and approved document (click on links). 

Discipline and Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Cause Policy
BOT Memo of Approval and approved document
Undergraduate Enrollment Management   September 3, 2019

TSC moved that Provost Youatt would speak on this for the FS October 8, 2019 meeting. SAG sent out a reminder on 09-04 and this item is confirmed for FS on October 8, 2019

 
Work Session with John Beck   October 2, 2018

TSC reported John Beck will do a Faculty Work Session at the FS November 2018 meeting.  Scheduling conflicts arose and he was to present at UC on November 20, 2018, but due to time restraints on other issues, he conducted the session to UC on 01-22-19.  The list of "Asks/Actions" formulated at the UC 01-22-19 meeting were presented to TSC on 2-12-19 and were sent to the BOT.  The lists were presented to UC on 02-26-19 under Chairperson's Remarks.  More details after minutes are available. List of Asks 

Lists of Asks
List of Actions
Info sent to BOT
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 presented to UC as an info item on 1-23-18.

February 2018, Report presented and approved at FS on 2-20-18 and presented to UC as an info item on 2-27-18.

March 2018, Report presented and approved at FS on 3-20-18 and presented to UC as an info item on 3-27-18.

April 2018, Report presented and approved at FS on 4-17-18 and presented to UC as an info item on 4-24-18

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  

February 20, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report  Short Report

March 20, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report  Short Report
                                      

April 17, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report   Short Report

      September 2018, Report presented and approved at FS on 9-11-18 and to UC on 9-18-18 as an information item. September 11, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report   Short Report
     

October 2018, Report presented and approved at FS on on 10-9-18 and presented to UC as an info item on 10-16-18.

 

November 2018, Report presented and approved at FS on 11-13-18 and to UC as an information item on 11-20-18.

October 9, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report   Short Report

 

November 13, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report    Short Report

      January 2019, Report presented and approved at FS on 1-15-19 and was presented to UC as an information item on 1-22-19. January 15, 2018 (click on links)
Long Report    Short Report
     

February 2019, Report presented and approved at FS on 2-19-19 and was presented to UC as an information item on 2-26-19.

February 19, 2019 (click on links)
Long Report    Short Report
     

March 2019, Report presented and approved at FS on 3-19-19 and was presented to UC as an information item on 3-26-19.

March 19, 2019 (click on links)
Long Report     Short Report

 

     

April 2019, Report presented and approved to FS on 4-16-19 and was presented to UC as an information item on 4-23-19.

April 16, 2019 (click on links)
Long Report    Short Report

     

September 2019, Report presented as an information item to FS on 09-10-19 and was presented to UC as an information item on 09-17-19.


October 8, 2019, Report presented and approved to FS on 10-8-19 and was presented to UC as an information item on 10-15-10.

November 12, 2019, Report presented and approved to FS on 11-12-19 and was presented to UC on November 19, 2019 as and information item.

January 14, 2020, Report presented and approved to FS on 1-14-2020 and was presented to UC on January 21, 2020 as an information item.

February 18, 2020, Report presented and approved to FS on 2-18-20220 and was presented to UC on February 25, 2020 as an information item.

September 10, 2019 (Click on links)
Long Report     Short Report

October 8, 2019 (click on links)
Long Report     Short Report

 

November 12, 2019 (Click on links)
Long Report    Short Report

January 14, 2020 (click on links)
Long Report     Short Report

February 18, 2020 (click on links)
Long Report     Short Report

     

March Reports:  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, TSC approved the March 17 report to FS at the Special remote SC meeting on March 17, 2020.  On March on March 24, the UC was presented the report as an information item.

March 17, 2020 (click on link)
Long Report    Short Report

     

April Reports: April 14, 2020, Report presented and approved to FS on 4-14-2020 and was presented to UC on April 21, 2020 as an information item.

April 14, 2020 (click on link)
Long Report    Short Report

         

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