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Senate Council Agendas

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


SC Summer Advance (first of two), Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from March 28, 2011
    • Minutes from April 4, 2011
    • Minutes from April 18, 2011
    • Minutes from May 2, 2011
  2. Old Business
    • Action Items
    • Update on Status of Pending Courses - Final Report (PDF)
      • Spreadsheet of Courses, by Problem (PDF)
  3. Appointment of Senator to Serve Remainder of Nokes' Term (through December 2012)
  4. QEP-Topic Development Team (TDT) Membership (PDF)
    • Proposed Membership
  5. Overview of Faculty Meetings
  6. Recap - SC's Goals for 2010-11 (PDF)
  7. Review of SC's Charges to Senate Committees for 2010-11 (PDF)
  8. Break for lunch.

  9. Roundtable with Committee Chairs
    • Tom Kelly, Chair, Senate's Research Committee
      • Final Report on Liability Coverage (PDF)
      • Final Report on Graduate Studies (PDF)
      • Final Report on Animal Care (PDF)
      • Final Report on Grant Mgmt Process (PDF)
    • Davy Jones, Chair, Senate's Rules and Elections Committee
    • John Rawls, Chair, Senate's Academic Facilities Committee
    • Dan Wermeling, Chair, Senate's Academic Programs Committee
      • Discussion May 11, 2011 (PDF)
    • Walter Ferrier - Chair, Academic Planning and Priorities Committee
    • Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee - Recommendations on Proposals to Change (modify or create) Organizational Structure of an Academic Unit (PDF)
  10. Next Steps - Planning for August Advance

Monday, May 2, 2011

  1. Winter Intersession Calendar 2011-2012 (PDF)
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Allison Davis, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to College of Medicine 800- and 900-Level Courses (PDF)
      2. Proposed Change to College of Engineering Freshman Admission Requirements (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee - Dwight Denison, Chair
      1. Proposed New Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (PDF)
  3. A&S Wired - College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh and Professor Cristina Alcalde
  4. Proposed New Administrative Regulation on International Travel (PDF) - Discussion Only
  5. Minutes from April 25 and Announcements
  6. Presentation on 2011-2012 Tuition and Fees - Executive VP for Finance and Administration Frank Butler and VP for Financial Operations and Treasurer Angie Martin
  7. Tentative Senate Agenda for May 9 (PDF)

  8. Monday, April 25, 2011

    1. Minutes and Announcements
    2. Committee Reports
      1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Dan Wermeling, Chair
        • Proposed New Masters of Music in Music Therapy (PDF)
        • Proposed New Minor in Chinese (PDF)
        • Proposed New BA in Chinese Language and Literature (PDF)
    3. GEOC Policy Statements (PDF)
    4. Old Business
      1. Six-week Update on Status of Pending Courses
      2. Proposed Deletion of Master of Arts in Distributive Education (PDF)
      3. Gen Ed Naming (PDF)
      4. Reconsider, Prior to Summer, Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
      5. May Senate Meeting Date
    5. UK August 2011 Degree List (first)
    6. Comprehensive Tenure Review Process - Discussion Only (PDF)
    7. Preferred Presidential Candidate Forum - Discussion on Format
    8. Discussion on Policy Issues - What Cmte is Working on What?

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    1. Minutes and Announcements
    2. Old Business
      1. Action Items
      2. Six-week Update on Status of Pending Courses
      3. Proposed Deletion of Master of Arts in Distributive Education (PDF)
    3. Enhancement of Intellectual Property (IP) Committee and Overall Improved IP Process - Vice President for Commercialization and Economic Development Len Heller
    4. Proposed Change to Graduate School Calendar (PDF)
    5. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 4:1 ("Registered Student Organizations") (PDF)
    6. Proposed New Administrative Regulation 10:4 ("Social Media") (PDF)
    7. Preferred Presidential Candidate Forum - Discussion on Questions (PDF) and Format
    8. Possible Gen Ed Names - Discussion on Final Naming Process
    9. Provost Attendance
    10. Discussion on Policy Issues - What Cmte is Working on What?
    11. Update on Dean Searches
    12. Salary Issues

    Monday, April 4, 2011

    1. Minutes and Announcements
    2. Old Business
      1. Action Items
      2. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
      3. UK Athletics Association - General Discussion
      4. Senate Award
      5. Evaluation of the President - Wasilkowski
      6. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 6:10 ("Hazing") (PDF)
    3. Committee Reports
      1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Dan Wermeling, Chair
        • Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Public Health Management (PDF)
        • Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Lean Systems (PDF)
        • Emerging Topics, from SAPC (PDF)
    4. UK May 2011 Degree List
    5. Discussion on May Commencement: Summer Graduates and College Recognition Ceremonies
    6. Tentative Senate Agenda for April 11 (PDF)
      • Discussion on "State of Faculty Affairs" Presentation

    Monday, March 28, 2011

    MEETING LOCATION: 18TH FLOOR, PATTERSON OFFICE TOWER

    1. Minutes from March 7 and Announcements
    2. Old Business
      1. Action Items
      2. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
      3. UK Athletics Association - General Discussion
      4. Proposed New Administrative Regulation 1:6 ("Formulation and Issuance of University Regulations") (PDF)
        • Overview of University Regulations and Policies (PDF)
    3. SACS Comprehensive Standard 3.7.1 (formerly "CIP Codes and Faculty Teaching Qualifications") - Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Connie Ray (PDF)
    4. UK's Administrative Structure - VP for Institutional Effectiveness Ray (PDF)
    5. Proposed Program Review Council - VP for Institutional Effectiveness Ray (PDF)
    6. Request to Waive Senate Rules 5.2.4.8.1 for Two Sections of MA 202 (PDF)
    7. New Senate Award (PDF)
    8. Provost Subbaswamy
      • Distance Learning
      • Curricular Approval Process Improvements
    9. Discussion on Use of Consent Agendas at Senate Meetings
    10. Evaluation of the President - Wasilkowski

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    1. Minutes and Announcements
      • Minutes from February 21, 2011
      • Minutes from February 28, 2011
      • Ombud Search Committee Nominees
    2. Old Business
      • Action Items
    3. Committee Reports
      1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Alison Davis, Chair
        • Proposed New Grade Type, College of Pharmacy (PDF)
    4. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 6:10 ("Hazing") (PDF)
    5. Proposed New Administrative Regulation 1:6 ("Formulation and Issuance of University Regulations") (PDF)
    6. Senate Assessment Issues - Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
    7. Tentative Senate Agenda for March 21, 2011 (PDF)
    8. QEP Topic - Deanna Sellnow and Diane Snow
    9. UK Athletics Association - General Discussion

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    1. Minutes from February 21 and Announcements
    2. Old Business
      • Action Items
      • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
      • Resolution on Space Policy
      • Nominees for Area Committees and Others, Part II
      • Discussion on Proposed Governing Regulation X.B.2.d.vii ("Entrepreneurial Leaves of Absence") (PDF)
    3. Committee Reports
      1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee - Dwight Denison, Chair
        • Proposed Name Change for Department of Family Studies (PDF)
    4. Provost Subbaswamy
    5. SACS Mandate To Use CIP Codes Based On Graduate Degrees To Assess Faculty Qualifications To Teach Courses

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    1. Minutes from February 7 and Announcements
    2. Old Business
      • Action Items
      • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
      • Resolution on Space Policy
    3. Discussion on Distance Learning Courses - College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh and Professor Ruth Beattie
    4. Committee Reports
      1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee - Dan Wermeling, Chair
        • Proposed New PhD in Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences (PDF)
        • Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (PDF)
    5. Discussion on Proposed Governing Regulation X.B.2.d.vii ("Entrepreneurial Leaves of Absence") (PDF)
    6. Nominees for Area Committees and Others

Monday, February 7, 2011

  1. Minutes from January 31 and Announcements
  2. Discussion with College of Medicine Dean Emery Wilson on College's Research Space Allocation Policies (with Sr. Associate Dean for Research Alan Daugherty)
  3. Old Business
    • Action Items - Review Older Items
    • Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations II ("Governance of the University of Kentucky") (PDF)
    • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
  4. Proposed New Senate Rule on Excused Absences for Religious Holidays (PDF)
  5. Additional Honorary Degree Nominees from University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for February 14 (PDF)

Monday, January 31, 2011

  1. Minutes from January 24 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    • Action Items
    • Preliminary Discussion on the Need for a Senate Assessment Committee
    • Proposed Expedited Gen Ed Program Change Process (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee - Dan Wermeling, Chair
      1. Proposed Suspension of Minor in Agriculture (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Teaching Nursing (PDF)
      3. Proposed Suspension of Masters in Civil Engineering (PDF)
      4. Proposed Suspension of Master of Arts in Distributive Education (PDF)
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Allison Davis, Chair
      1. Proposal to Create Undergraduate Certificates (PDF)
    3. Senate's Academic Facilities Committee - John Rawls, Chair
      1. Building Priorities Report (PDF)
  4. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations II ("Governance of the University of Kentucky") (PDF)
  5. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.A ("Senate Council Chair") (PDF)
  6. Additional Charges to Senate Committees - Educational Policy (PDF)
  7. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules Pertaining to Honorary Degrees (PDF)
  8. Proposed 2011 Honorary Degree Recipients

Monday, January 24, 2011

  1. Minutes from January 10 and Announcements
  2. Discussion on Provost's Proposal
  3. Old Business
    1. Action Items
    2. Preliminary Discussion on the Need for a Senate Assessment Committee
  4. Discussion on Fast-Track for Program Changes RE: Gen Ed - Mike Mullen (PDF)

Monday, January 10, 2011

  1. Minutes from December 6 and Announcements
    1. Potential Charge to Standing Committee:
      • Senate's Admissions Advisory Committee (SAAC): request SAAC consider a name change, to "Senate's Enrollment Management Committee."
    2. Nominees for Academic Area Advisory Committees.
      • Health Care Clinical Sciences (nominees from College of Medicine).
      • Nominees for Social Sciences Area Advisory Committee.
    3. Nominees for Summative Evaluation of the Dean of the Graduate School.
    4. Nominees for Summative Evaluation of the Dean of the College of Engineering.
    5. Nominees for Periodic Program Review for the College of Communications and Information Studies.
    6. Nominees for Periodic Program Review for the Graduate School.
    7. Nominees for Periodic Program Review for the College of Medicine.
    8. Nominees for Periodic Program Review for the College of Pharmacy.
    9. Nominees for Periodic Program Review for the College of Social Work.
  2. Old Business
    1. Action Items
  3. August 2010 KCTCS List of Candidates for Credentials
  4. Provost Subbaswamy's Response to SC's Cost-Savings/Revenue-Generating Ideas (PDF)
  5. SC Feedback on December Commencement
  6. Roundtable Discussion on SC Progress Toward Summer Retreats' Goals
    1. Senate's Academic Facilities Committee - John Rawls, chair
      • Capital Plan Schedule 2012-2018 (PDF)
      • Provost Area Faculty Senate List (Capital Plan Project Draft, 11/16/10) (PDF)
      • Three Project Proposals (examples)
        • Research Equipment Replacement (PDF)
        • Construct Gatton Bldg Complex (PDF)
        • Construct Science Research Bldg (PDF)
  7. Preliminary Discussion on the Need for a Senate Assessment Committee

Monday, December 6, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from November 15, 2010
    • Minutes from November 22, 2010
    • Minutes from November 29, 2010
  2. Old Business
    1. Action Items
    2. Academic Calendars
      1. 2011 - 2012 Calendar (PDF)
      2. 2013 - 2014 Calendar, Tentative (PDF)
      3. 2011 - 2012 Dentistry (PDF)
      4. 2013 - 2014 Dentistry, Tentative (PDF)
      5. Fall 2011 Law (PDF)
      6. Spring 2012 Law (PDF)
      7. Summer 2012 Law (PDF)
      8. Fall 2013 Law, Tentative (PDF)
      9. Spring 2014 Law, Tentative (PDF)
      10. Summer 2014 Law, Tentative (PDF)
      11. 2011 - 2012 Medicine (PDF)
      12. 2013 - 2014 Medicine, Tentative (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee - Dwight Denison, Chair
      1. Proposed New Dept of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education (College of Education) (PDF)
  4. Proliferation of Distance Learning - Raphael Finkel
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda for December 13, 2010 (PDF)
  6. Provost Subbaswamy - Governing Regulations VII, Gen Ed Funding, Reorganizations, and Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Monday, November 29, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    1. Minutes from November 15, 2010
    2. Minutes from November 22, 2010
  2. Old Business
    1. Action Items
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Alison Davis, Chair
      • Proposed Change to BHS Clinical Leadership and Management (PDF)
      • Proposed Change to Progression Requirements for BA Art Studio (PDF)
      • Proposed Change to Progression Requirements for BFA Art Studio (PDF)
      • Proposed Change to Progression Requirements for BA Art Education (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee - Dan Wermeling, Chair
      • Proposed New PhD in Clinical and Translational Sciences (PDF)
    3. TENTATIVE: Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee - Dwight Denison, Chair
      • Proposed New Dept of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education (College of Education) (PDF)
  4. Academic Calendars
    1. 2011 - 2012 Calendar (PDF)
    2. 2013 - 2014 Calendar, Tentative (PDF)
    3. 2011 - 2012 Dentistry (PDF)
    4. 2013 - 2014 Dentistry, Tentative (PDF)
    5. Fall 2011 Law (PDF)
    6. Spring 2012 Law (PDF)
    7. Summer 2012 Law (PDF)
    8. Fall 2013 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    9. Spring 2014 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    10. Summer 2014 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    11. 2011 - 2012 Medicine (PDF)
    12. 2013 - 2014 Medicine, Tentative (PDF)

Monday, November 22, 2010

  1. Minutes from November 15, 2010 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Action Items
  3. Feedback on Gen Ed
  4. Overview of Commencement - Q & A with Associate Provost for Academic Administration Jeannine Blackwell

Monday, November 15, 2010

  1. Minutes from November 1 and Announcements
  2. Redefining Educational Units - Center Directors
    • What is the role and nature of centers, institutes and multidisciplinary instructional programs?
    • How do these kinds of educational units and their faculties relate to departments, schools and colleges?
  3. Old Business
    1. Action Items
  4. Change in Degree Type - Bachelor of Arts in Architecture to Bachelor of Architecture
  5. Addition of College of Social Work Student & College of Arts and Sciences Student to December 2010 Degree List (clerical errors)
  6. Religious Holidays/Syllabi - Vice President for Diversity Judy "JJ" Jackson (PDF)
  7. Round Table Discussion of November 8 Senate Meeting
    • Comments on Gen Ed First Reading

Monday, November 1, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from October 4, 2010
    • Minutes from October 18, 2010
  2. Old Business - Action Items
  3. December 2010 Degree List
  4. Gen Ed Update - Planning for Senate Action (PDF)
  5. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 1:2
    • Flow Chart (PDF)
    • Tracked Changes Language (PDF)
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for November 8 (PDF)
  7. Deliberation on Vetting of Governing Regulations VII
    • GR VII Principles (PDF)
    • GR VII Themes (PDF)
    • Track Changes Version (PDF)
    • "Clean" Copy Version (PDF)
  8. Senate Committee Preferences, Round 3

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Senate Council meeting for Monday, October 25 was cancelled due to insufficient agenda items.


Monday, October 18, 2010

  1. Minutes from October 4, 2010 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    • Revision of Approved Minutes from September 27, 2010 (PDF)
  3. Identification of Representatives to Various Committees
    1. Naming of SC Representatives to HCCC, GC and UC
    2. Commencement Committee Co-Chair (PDF)
    3. Social Sciences Area Advisory Committee Nominees
    4. Business and Economics Dean Search Committee Nominees
  4. Deliberation on Vetting of Governing Regulations VII (PDF)
    • Track Changes Version (PDF)
    • "Clean" Copy Version (PDF)
  5. Education Abroad Proposal
    • Proposal from Education Abroad (PDF)
    • Historical Education Abroad Information (PDF)
  6. Education Abroad Over Spring Break - Preliminary Discussion (PDF)
  7. 2009-2010 Annual Report - Senate's Retroactive Withdrawal Appeals Committee (PDF)
  8. Gen Ed Update - Planning for Senate Action
  9. Approval of New Course CIS 111 (PDF)
  10. New Business/Items from the Floor (time permitting)

Monday, October 4, 2010

  1. Minutes from September 27 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    • Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) 09-10 Annual Report (PDF)
  3. Governing Regulations VII
    • Overview of Changes & Flow Chart (PDF)
    • Discussion of SC Vetting
  4. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.2.2.1.D ("Elected Faculty Membership," "Vacancy") (PDF)
  5. Spring Commencement Changes - Tony English (PDF)
  6. KCTCS September 2010 Candidates for Credentials
  7. Reinstatement Committee Composition
  8. Tentative Senate Agenda for October 11 (PDF)

Monday, September 27, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from August 30, 2010
    • Minutes from September 20, 2010
  2. Old Business
    • Action Items (see minutes from September 20, 2010)
    • Senate Committee Preferences, Round 2
  3. Outstanding Teaching and Service Awards - Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Heidi Anderson
  4. Senate's Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure (SACPT) 09-10 Annual Report (PDF)
  5. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) 09-10 Annual Report (PDF)
  6. Discussion on How SC Can Review Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations VII

Monday, September 20, 2010

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Academic Readiness Program - Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (PDF)
  3. Graduation Writing Requirement - Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  4. Old Business
    • Action Items (see 8/30/10 minutes)
    • Discussion on Vetting Process for Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations VII
  5. University Senate Absence Policy (PDF)
  6. Safe Assign - Patsy Carruthers & Allison Soult
  7. Honorary Degree Policies - Timing and Number
    • Representative Institutions' Policies (PDF)

Monday, August 30, 2010

  1. Minutes from August 23 and Announcements
  2. Old Business - Action Items (see 8/23/2010 minutes)
    • President's Evaluation - Wrap Up
  3. Senate Committee Preferences
  4. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations VII (PDF)
    1. Summary of Major Changes (PDF)
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda for September 13, 2010 (PDF)
  6. Request for Waiver of Administrative Regulations 2:1-1.VII.B.5 for College of Pharmacy (PDF) (Endorsement Only)

Monday, August 23, 2010

  1. Minutes from August 16 and Announcements
    • Announcements
    • Solicitation of Additional, Possible Senate Council/Senate Goals (PDF)
  2. Old Business - Action Items (see 8/16/2010 minutes)
  3. More than Two Bachelor's Degrees (PDF)
  4. August 2010 Degree List
    • August 2010 Degree List and Summary
    • August 2010 (June and August) Summary
  5. President Todd's 2009-2010 Evaluation
  6. Solicitation of Additional, Possible Cost-Saving & Revenue-Generating Ideas (PDF)

Monday, August 16, 2010

  1. Minutes from July 14, 2010 and Announcements
  2. Old Business - Action Items (see 7-14-10 minutes)
  3. Gen Ed Discussion
    • Proposed Interim Process for Vetting Gen Ed Proposals (PDF)
    • Sample Checklist (PDF)
  4. Solicit Goals for Senate Council & University Senate
  5. Motion to Authorize Parallel Review of Web Transmittals (PDF)
  6. Motion to Authorize Provisional Approval of Courses (PDF)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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

  1. Vice President for Research James Tracy: Presentation on "Competing in the Era of Big Bets: Achieving Scale in Multidisciplinary Research"

  2. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from April 26, 2010
    • Minutes from May 10, 2010
    • Minutes from May 27, 2010

  3. Proposed Ad Hoc Committees from May 27, 2010 Retreat (PDF)

  4. Communication between Senators and Home Departments/Colleges
    • Listservs; Office of the Senate Council "Senate Information List" Emails; Provide Each Senator with All Respective College's Senators/Email Addresses

  5. Goals for the Senate Council and University Senate
    • Senate Council Members' Proposed Goals
    • Governance Over the Summer - "Rapid Response Team"
    • Creation of Strategic Plan for University Senate

  6. Specific Committee Charges (Suggestions from May Retreat: PDF)
    • Senate's Academic Organization and Structure: "What Constitutes a Significant Reduction for Educational Programs?" (Senate Rules 3.3.2)
    • Senate's Academic Advising Committee: "Set Standards for Academic Advising in Conjunction with Advising Network"
    • TBD Senate Committee: "Time Requirements for Faculty Participation in Committee Activities and Possible Proposal of Formal DOE Allocations for Effective Service"
    • TBD Senate Committee: "Teacher/Course Evaluations - "Validity of Questions and Validity of Scale Used"

  7. UK Research Foundation Update - Chair Swanson