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Senate Council Agendas

All meetings are from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in 103 Main Building unless otherwise noted.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

(LOCATION CHANGE: SC will be meeting in the Lexmark Public Room, 209 Main Building.)

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations 7 ("University Organization") - Richard Greissman
  2. Honorary Degrees (PDF)
    1. How will December commencement affect the number of Honorary Degrees offered in one year? (PDF)
    2. Off-cycle Conferral (PDF)
  3. Gen Ed Approval Process for Fall 2011 Effective Dates (PDF)
  4. Comments from "Improve the Senate" - the Senate Council Responds (PDF)
  5. Enhancing Communication Between:
    1. Faculty and the Senate
    2. Faculty and administrators
    3. Senators and representative groups
    4. The Senate and its committees
    5. The Senate and faculty councils
    6. The Senate Council and Senate, and how faculty bring forward concerns
    7. Faculty, staff and students
      1. Possible Solutions
        1. Promote more electronic communication before and after meetings - listservs?
        2. Regular meetings of chairs of faculty councils?
        3. Liaisons b/w Senate and faculty councils?
        4. Regular meetings of Senate committee chairs?
  6. Senate and Senate Council Agendas
    1. Include regular reports from Senate committee chairs.
    2. Streamline the Senate's pro forma duties.
      1. What are the pro forma duties?
    3. Increase focus on larger issues.
      1. What are the larger issues?
    4. EXAMPLE: University of Louisville's Executive Committee 2009 Report (PDF)
  7. Reinvigorate Standing Senate Committees
    1. Examine Standing Committees and Charges (PDF)
  8. How to Incorporate Standing Senate Committees with Existing Administrative Committees?
    1. Office of Sponsored Projects Administration / Senate's Research Committee
    2. University Committee on Academic Planning and Priories / Senate's Academic Planning and Priorities Committees
    3. Administrative Regulations 10:2 ("Information Technology Advisory Committees")
  9. Identify Senate Council's Goals/Key Issues for 2010 - 2011
    1. University of Washington Faculty Senate (PDF)
  10. Additional "Improve" Thoughts & Ideas
    1. Swanson to delegate responsibility for identifying Senate document handling system to vice chair.
    2. Swanson invited to attend Provost's August retreat on the budget.
    3. Swanson to meet individually with SC members to learn more about respective colleges.
    4. Swanson to confer with other universities' Senate chairs.
    5. Faculty (and staff?) employment Ombud/mediation committee.
    6. In September, request Frank Butler to deliver "State of the Budget" to the Senate, along with the President's "State of the University" address.
      1. By November, SC follows up with "Senate Council Response to State of the University" address.
      2. By November, Senate's Institutional Finance and Resource Allocation Committee follows up with "SIFRAC Response to "State of the "Budget" address.
  11. Potential Agenda Items for July Retreat
    1. Finalize Specific Charges for Senate Committee
    2. Faculty Governance Decision Making Over the Summer
    3. Centers
      1. Proliferation of centers.
      2. Crystallize thinking about what needs to be clearly & separately elaborated in proposals concerning Multidisciplinary Research Centers/Institutes (MDRC/I).
        1. When MDRC/I is proposed, there are actually two proposals at issue:
          1. A proposal for establishment of the infrastructure (the Center, its staffing, its budget); and
          2. A proposal for the kinds of educational program activities that faculty time will be assigned to perform.
        2. For the Senate to perform its functions to advise on the former (a), and to make final University decisions on the latter (b), the proposals themselves need (guidance to have) separate and clear description/justification/evaluation of the infrastructural component versus the educational program component.
          1. Discussion with James Tracy about establishing evaluation criteria.
      3. Discussion on What Constitutes Significant Reduction for Educational Programs
      4. Discussion on Fall 2011 Gen Ed Implementation Process
      5. USP Oral Communication Requirement Suspension (ended with incoming class of 2009)
      6. Detailed information about changes to Governing Regulations 7 ("University Organization")
      7. Jensen/Anderson Report on Issue of Submitting Grades in a Timely Manner
      8. Academic Readiness Program

Monday, May 10, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Online Teacher Course Evaluations - Issues (Ruth Beattie)
  3. TurnItIn Report - Ruth Beattie (PDF)
  4. Discussion on Curricular Approval Process
  5. Potential Nominees for Interim General Education Oversight Committee
  6. Motion on Distance Learning Delivery Approvals (PDF)
  7. September 2009 KCTCS Candidates for Credentials
  8. Anderson/Jensen Report on Issue of Submitting Grades in a Timely Manner
  9. Honorary Degree Issues
    • Winter Commencement
    • Off-Cycle Conferral
  10. Discussion on May "Improve the Senate" Retreat (PDF)
  11. Preliminary Discussion on July Retreat (PDF)

Monday, April 26, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from March 22, 2010
    • Minutes from March 29, 2010
    • Minutes from April 5, 2010
    • Minutes from April 19, 2010
  2. Gen Ed Implementation Committee - Composition and Charge (PDF)
  3. Revisiting Dual Credit (PDF) (new documentation)
  4. Proposed Temporary Admissions Suspensions - MS & PhD in Reproductive Sciences (PDF)
    • Explanation of Process (PDF)
  5. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 5.1.1 ("General Grading System") (PDF)
  6. Two Late Additions to UK's May 2010 Degree List - Clerical Error and Student Oversight
    • Motion to Direct SC Chair to Act on Behalf of SC on Degree Lists if the Matter Cannot Wait Until the Next SC Meeting (PDF)
  7. Proposed Suspension of Dance Minor (PDF)
  8. Proposed Suspension of Dance Teacher Certification (PDF)
  9. Request to Waive Senate Rules 5.2.4.8.1 ("Common Examinations") - ACC 301 (PDF)
  10. Proposed New BA and BS in Japanese Language and Literature (PDF)
  11. UK August 2010 Degree List
  12. UK May 2010 Degree List Addendum and Summary (Western KY/UK Joint Engineering Programs)
  13. Revisiting the Proposed New Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education, Research, and Practice (PDF)
  14. Tentative Senate Agenda for May 3 (PDF)

Monday, April 19, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Revisiting Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 4:9 ("Heidelberg Scholarship Committee")
    • Track Changes Version (PDF)
    • Clean Version (PDF)
  3. Proposed Relocation of Graduate Center for Biomedical Engineering from Graduate School to College of Engineering (PDF)
  4. Request to Waive Senate Rules 5.2.4.8.1 ("Common Examinations") - HIS 371 (PDF)
  5. Preliminary Discussion on Proposed New Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education, Research, and Practice
  6. Dual Credit Courses (PDF)
    • Sample Memorandum of Agreement - Russell High School (PDF)
  7. General Education Implementation Committee Nominees
  8. Gen Ed Discussion
  9. Commencement Subcommittee Chair Replacement (PDF)
  10. Proposal for December Commencement (PDF)
  11. Search Committee Nominees
    • College of Medicine Dean Search Committee Nominees
    • Ombud Search Committee Nominees
  12. Revisiting the Proposed New Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education, Research, and Practice (PDF)
    • Update for Senate Council (PDF)

Monday, April 5, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. First Annual Substantive Change Policy Notification - Discussion on Administrative Procurement of Such Senate Advice (PDF)
  3. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations IV ("The University Senate") (PDF)
  4. Advising Network Calendar Discussion
    • Proposal (PDF)
    • Report to Senate Council (PDF)
  5. Discussion on Revised Administrative Regulations 2:9 ("Lecturer Title Series")
    • Email Announcement (PDF)
    • Substantive Changes and Proposed Revisions to Administrative Regulations 2:9 (PDF)
  6. UK May 2010 Degree List
  7. Revisiting Proposed Change to AR 4:9 (" Heidelberg Scholarship Committee")
  8. Proposed New Name for Cardiovascular Research Center (PDF)
  9. Winter Intersession - Additional Information
  10. Tentative Senate Agenda for April 12 (PDF)

Monday, March 29, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Proposed Change to Engineering Standing Requirements for Chemical Engineering (PDF)
  3. Proposed Change to Minor in Computer Science (PDF)
  4. Winter Intersession Report
  5. Gen Ed Implementation Issues
  6. Discussion on Revised Administrative Regulations 2:9 ("Lecturer Title Series") (PDF)
  7. Various Changes to Administrative Regulations for Endorsement
    • AR 3:4 (" Out-Of-State Employment or Assignment of Faculty and Staff")
      • Track Changes Version (PDF)
      • Clean Version (PDF)

    • AR 4:9 (" Heidelberg Scholarship Committee")
      • Track Changes Version (PDF)
      • Clean Version (PDF)

    • AR 4:7 ("Student Financial Aid Appeals and Advisory Committee")
      • Track Changes Version (PDF)
      • Clean Version (PDF)

    • AR 10:2 (" Information Technology Advisory Committees")
      • Track Changes Version (PDF)
      • Clean Version (PDF)
  8. Proposed New Name for Cardiovascular Research Center (PDF)
  9. Improve the Senate (PDF)

Monday, March 22, 2010

  1. Minutes from February 22 and March 1 and Announcements
  2. More than Two Bachelor's Degrees (PDF)
  3. SGA Calendar Proposal (PDF)
  4. Confirmation of Senate's Retroactive Withdrawal Appeals Committee Chair
  5. Proposed New Name for Cardiovascular Research Center - Discussion (PDF)
  6. Proposed New Dual Degree Program: PharmD and MS Physician Assistant Studies (PDF)
  7. Improving the Senate (PDF)
  8. Discussion on Revised Administrative Regulations 2:9 ("Lecturer Title Series")
    • Rationale for Revised Lecturer Series (PDF)
    • Proposed Revisions (PDF)

Monday, March 1, 2010

  1. Minutes from February 15, 2010 and Announcements
  2. Proposed New Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education, Research, and Practice (PDF)
  3. Proposed Change to Admissions Requirements for MA/MS in Library and Information Science (PDF)
  4. Request to Suspend GRE for MS in Rehabilitation Counseling (PDF)
  5. Proposed New University Scholars Program: BS Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles and MS Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles (PDF)
  6. Proposed New Dual Degree Program: PharmD and MS Physician Assistant Studies (PDF)
  7. Online Course Evaluations - Roger Sugarman, Institutional Research
  8. S and U Grades in 0-Credit Courses (PDF)
  9. Two Issues from Senate's Rules and Elections Committee: Take-Home Exams and Excused Absences (PDF)
  10. Code of Student Conduct - Review Vetting Timetable and Request Faculty Input (PDF)
  11. Tentative Senate Agenda for March 8, 2010 (PDF)

Monday, February 22, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Continued Discussion - Athletics Program and UK Finances
  3. Advising Network Calendar Proposal (PDF)
  4. Student Government Association Calendar Proposal (PDF)
  5. Senator Concern - Senate Agendas (PDF)
    • Excerpt from Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th Edition (PDF)

Monday, February 15, 2010

  1. Minutes from January 25 and February 1 and Announcements
  2. Curricular Proposals SharePoint - Follow Up
  3. Proposed Change to Dentistry Calendar
  4. QEP Topic Selection Team Nominees
  5. Two Requests from Senate Council to Academic Councils
  6. Nominees for Area Committees and Others

Monday, February 1, 2010

  1. Minutes from January 25 and Announcements
  2. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 1.4.2.9 ("Senate Institutional Finance and Resource Allocation Committee") (PDF)
  3. Minutes from December 1 Meeting of the Senate's Library Committee (PDF)
  4. QEP Topic Selection Plan - Deanna Sellnow
  5. Memorandum of Understanding - Law and Libraries (endorsement only) (PDF)
  6. Curricular Proposals SharePoint Demo (PDF)
  7. Revisiting the Calendar Proposals
    • Documentation for Advising Network Calendar Proposal (PDF)
  8. Code of Conduct Issue - College of Pharmacy Senator
    • Original Memo to SC (PDF)
    • Follow-up Memo to SC, December 2009 (PDF)
    • Code of Conduct Addendum, UK HealthCare (PDF)
  9. Athletics Program and UK Finances - Frank Butler and Angie Martin (PDF)
  10. Tentative Senate Agenda for February 8 (PDF)

Monday, January 25, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from December 7, 2009
    • Minutes from January 11, 2010
  2. Change to Application Deadline for Graduate School (PDF)
  3. Relocation of Masters in Health Administration Degree Program (from Martin School of Public Policy and Administration to College of Public Health) (PDF)
  4. Change to Masters in Business Administration (PDF)
  5. Change to PhD in Business Administration (PDF)
  6. Change to Admissions Criteria for BS Nursing (PDF)
  7. Discussion Transfer Action Plan Legislation (PDF)
  8. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 2.1.2 ("Academic Calendar") (PDF)
  9. Proposal on Senate's Institutional Finance and Resource Allocation Committee (PDF)
  10. Minutes from December 1 Meeting of the Senate's Library Committee (PDF)
  11. Memorandum of Understanding - Law and Libraries (PDF)
  12. Gen Ed Course Review

Monday, January 11, 2010

  1. Minutes from December 4, 2010
  2. TurnItIn (TII) Presentation
  3. Gen Ed Discussion
  4. September 2009 KCTCS Candidates for Credentials
  5. Final Exam Scheduling of Evening/Weekend Classes (PDF)

Monday, December 21, 2009

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Gen Ed Discussion

Meeting cancelled.


Monday, December 4, 2009

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Update on Vetting Teams
  3. Discussion on Student's Waiver Request - Community College & UK GPA
  4. Transfer Action Plan - Steve Byars (Government Relations) and Provost Subbaswamy
  5. Officer Elections
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for December 14 (PDF)

Monday, November 30, 3009

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Planning for SC Officer Elections
  3. Transfer Action Plan (PDF)
    • Legislative Draft (PDF)

Monday, November 23, 2009

  1. Minutes from November 2 and Announcements
  2. Proposed New Graduate Certificate - Vocal Pedagogy (PDF)
  3. Proposed New Graduate Certificate - Lean Systems (PDF)
  4. Steiner Committee Report (PDF)
  5. Update on Code of Conduct Issue - College of Pharmacy Senator
  6. Issues for Senate's Research Committee (PDF)
  7. Academic Calendars
    • 2010 - 2011 Calendar (PDF)
    • 2012 - 2013 Calendar, Tentative (PDF)
    • 2010 - 2011 Dentistry (PDF)
    • 2012 - 2013 Dentistry, Tentative (PDF)
    • Fall 2010 Law (PDF)
    • Spring 2011 Law (PDF)
    • Summer 2011 Law (PDF)
    • Fall 2012 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    • Spring 2013 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    • Summer 2013 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    • 2010 - 2011 Medicine (PDF)
    • 2012 - 2013 Medicine, Tentative (PDF)
  8. Discussion - Should Late Additions be Allowed to the Degree List, and Under What Conditions?
  9. Proposed New University Scholars Program - Baccalaureate Economics Degree from Georgetown College and Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics (PDF)
  10. Transfer Action Plan (PDF)
    • Louisiana Transfer and Articulation Bill (PDF)
  11. Gen Ed Vetting Team Process
  12. Faculty TDL Policy (PDF)

Monday, November 16, 2009

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from October 5, 2009
    • Minutes from October 19, 2009
    • Minutes from October 26, 2009
    • Minutes from November 2, 2009
  2. Faculty TDL Policy
    • Proposed Revised Policy (PDF)
    • Current Version (PDF)
  3. Proposed New University Scholars Program - Baccalaureate Economics Degree from Georgetown College and Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics (PDF)
  4. Update on Code of Conduct Issue - College of Pharmacy Senator
  5. Senate Council Representatives to GC, HCCC, UC (PDF)
  6. Tabled Motion from October 19, 2009 (PDF)
  7. Tabled Motion from October 26, 2009 (PDF)
  8. Motions from Faculty Trustee Yanarella (PDF)
  9. Third Bachelor's Degree (PDF)

Monday, November 2, 2009

  1. Minutes from October 19 and Announcements
  2. Relocation of Masters in Health Administration Degree Program (from Martin School of Public Policy and Administration to College of Public Health) (PDF)
  3. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 2.1.2 ("Academic Calendar") (PDF)
  4. UK December 2009 Degree List
  5. Proposed Change to College of Law Admissions Requirements (PDF)
  6. Proposed Change to BA Art Studio (PDF)
  7. Proposed Change to BFA Art Studio (PDF)
  8. Senate Council Representatives to GC, HCCC, UC
  9. Third Bachelor's Degree (PDF)
  10. Tentative Senate Agenda for November 9 (PDF)

Monday, October 26, 2009

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Steiner Report on Senate Cmtes (PDF)
  3. Proposal on Senate's Institutional Finance and Resource Allocation Committee (PDF)
  4. Make the Difference Suggestion - Make Last Day to Drop Fall on Last Day to Add a Class (PDF)
  5. Third Bachelor's Degree (PDF)
  6. Duplicate Credit (PDF)
  7. Dead Week and 400G-/500- Level Classes
  8. Cliff Vesting (PDF)

Monday, October 19, 2009

  1. Minutes from October 5 and Announcements
  2. SACS/QEP Presentation - Kaveh Tagavi and Deanna Sellnow
  3. Vetting Team Compositions
    • Committee Compositions
    • Information to Include in Charge E-letter
    • Items to Attach to Charge E-letter
  4. Steiner Report on Senate Cmtes (PDF)
  5. Proposal on Senate's Institutional Finance and Resource Allocation Committee (PDF)
  6. Make the Difference Suggestion - Make Last Day to Drop Fall on Last Day to Add a Class (PDF)
  7. Third Bachelor's Degree (PDF)
  8. Cliff Vesting (PDF)
    • Lexington Herald-Leader: 4/8/09 ("The disconnect on UK's campus - Sports thrives education suffers") (PDF)
    • Lexington Herald-Leader: 4/19/09 ("UK should get more of athletics program's wealth") (PDF)
    • Lexington Herald-Leader: 5/12/09 ("UK approves $72M budget - 2010 total upped for calipari's salary") (PDF)
    • Lexington Herald-Leader: 8/4/09 ("SEC-ESPN deal means rich get richer - on average, network to televise one conference event per day over next 15 years") (PDF)

Monday, October 5, 2009

  1. Minutes from September 21 and Announcements
  2. Parallel 10-Day Review of Transmittals for AY 2009 - 2010
  3. 2008 - 2009 Annual Report from Senate's Advisory Committee on Privilege and Tenure (PDF)
  4. Report from SREC Chair on Recent Changes to Administrative Regulations 11:4 ("University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees")
  5. Senate Committee Compositions, Round 2
  6. Cliff Vesting Issue
  7. Steiner Report on Senate Committees (PDF)
  8. Tentative Senate Agenda for October 12 (PDF)

Monday, September 28, 2009

No meeting.


Monday, September 21, 2009

  1. Minutes from August 17, August 24 and August 31 and Announcements
    • Appointing Replacement Members for UCAPP (PDF)
    • Senate Rules 3.2.0 & 3.3.0
  2. Report from Senate's Rules and Elections Committee on Recent Change to AR 11:4, "University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees" (formerly AR III-1.0-6) (PDF)
  3. Discussion on Dead Week Rules (PDF)
  4. Senate Committee Compositions
  5. Discussion on Mandatory Attendance Taking (PDF)
  6. Process for Soliciting Nominations for Vetting Teams
  7. Rule Waiver Request for Student WM-95 (PDF)
  8. RWA Waiver Process - Update


Monday, August 31, 2009

  1. Minutes from August 17 and August 24 and Announcements
  2. Naming of Subset for Reinstatement Committee (PDF)
  3. Replacement for SC Member on Sabbatical
  4. June 2009 KCTCS Candidates for Credentials
  5. August 2009 UK Degree List
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for September 14 (PDF)
  7. Small Group Report on Vetting Teams
  8. Curricular Proposals - Two Issues (PDF)


Monday, August 24, 2009

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from April 20
    • Minutes from April 27
    • Minutes from May 11
    • Minutes from June 2
    • Minites from August 17
  2. 2008 - 2009 Evaluation of President Todd
  3. Code of Conduct (Administrative Regulations 3:14) (PDF)
    • Comments from Concerned Senator


Monday, August 17, 2009

The Senate Council's annual retreat will be in the Lexmark Public Room (rm 209) of the Main Building.

9:30 - 10:15: Breakfast with President Todd

10:30 - 11:30: Non-traditional Faculty and the Undergraduate Experience - Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Mike Mullen

11:30 - 12:30: Minutes and Announcements

12:15 - 1:00: Lunch with Various Undergraduate College Representatives and Others

1:15 - 3:00: Gen Ed Discussion (Course Vetting and Assessment and Vetting Committees) (PDF)