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Senate Council Agendas

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


Thursday, June 13, 2013

The location for the June retreat is the Hilary J. Boone Center (Library).

Please arrive no later than 9 am, although the room will be open at 8:30 am.

  1. Minutes from May 13, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Committee Nominees
    2. Discussion of Recommendations from Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Membership and Voting Status (PDF)
      • Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations IV ("The University Senate") (PDF)
      • Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations VI ("The University Assembly") (PDF)
      • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.1.2 ("University Senate Council" Composition) (PDF)
      • Timeline of Activities (PDF)
      • Original Documentation (PDF)
  3. Academic Council New Program Review Criteria (PDF)
  4. Review of Committees of the Senate (PDF)
  5. UK Tenure and Faculty Contract Assignment Period
  6. Discussion of Distance Learning and Intellectual Property Regulations (PDF)
  7. Discussion of Criteria for Adding Students to the Degree List (PDF)
  8. Identification of Issues Likely to be of Faculty Concern in the Coming Year

Monday, May 13, 2013

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from April 16, 2013
    • Minutes from April 22, 2013
    • Minutes from April 29, 2013
  2. Old Business
    1. President's Evaluation by the Faculty - Survey Update
    2. Proposed New BA/BS in Information Communication Technology - Update
    3. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules Regarding MOOCs: SR 3.3.0 ("Procedures for Processing Courses and Changes in Courses") (PDF)
  3. Proposed Changes to PharmD Admissions Criteria (PDF)
  4. Senate Council's Ad Hoc Committee on Best Practices in Distance Learning - Update/Recommendation (PDF)
  5. Update on eCATS (PDF)
  6. SC June Retreat - Planning (PDF)
  7. Other Business

Monday, April 29, 2013

  1. Minutes from April 22, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Outstanding Senator Award Update
    2. President's Evaluation by the Faculty - Survey Update
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC)
      1. Proposed Name Change of the Graduate Center for Biomedical Engineering (PDF)
    2. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Editorial Changes to Senate Rules 5.4.1 Credit Hours and Residence Requirement (PDF)
      2. Codification of Reference in Senate Rules to Nonexistent Form for "I" Grade (PDF)
  4. Proposed Course Change to B&E 105 (objection to posting on transmittal) (PDF)
  5. UK's May 2013 Degree List
  6. UK's Early August 2013 Degree List
  7. Tentative Senate Agenda for May 6 (PDF)
  8. Other Business

Monday, April 22, 2013

  1. Minutes from April 15, 2013 and Announcements
  2. International Partnerships and Academic Programs - Susan Carvalho, Associate Provost for International Programs
  3. Old Business
    1. Report from Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Non-faculty Membership (PDF)
      • Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations IV ("The University Senate") (PDF)
      • Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations VI ("The University Assembly") (PDF)
      • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.1.2 ("University Senate Council" Composition) (PDF)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC)
      1. Proposed New Center for Research on Environmental Disease (PDF)
      2. Proposed Name Change for the School of Interior Design (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New BA/BS in Information Communication Technology (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Peace Studies (PDF)
      3. Proposed Suspension of the Graduate Certificate in Medical Behavior Science (PDF)
      4. Proposed New University Studies Program - BS Accountancy and MS Accountancy (PDF)
  5. Proposed Calendar Change for MA 109, MA 111, WRD 110 and UK 090 (Summer Program CARES) (PDF)
  6. UK's May 2013 Degree List
  7. UK's Early August 2013 Degree List

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  1. Informal Discussion with President Eli Capilouto

(2 pm, 103 Main Building)


Monday, April 15, 2013

  1. Minutes from April 1 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. President's Evaluation by the Faculty
    2. REVISED Proposed Changes to Senate Rules Regarding MOOCs: SR 3.3.0 ("Procedures for Processing Courses and Changes in Courses") and SR 3.3.3 (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Raphael Finkel, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to Admissions Requirements (no GRE/GMAT, three-year pilot) for MBA in Greece (PDF)
      2. Proposed Changes to the College of Education's Policy on Admission, Retention and Completion of Educator Preparation Programs (PDF)
      3. Definitions for Academic Terms (PDF)
      4. Proposed Changes to Pre-Major Requirements for BS Accounting, BBA in Analytics, BBA in Finance, BBA in Management, BBA in Marketing and BSBE in Economics (PDF)
      5. PhD Nursing Admission Requirements (PDF)
    2. Senate's UK Core Education Committee
      1. UK Core SR Language (Changes to Senate Rules 1.4.3.0 & 5.4.3.2) (PDF)
  4. Graduation Composition and Communication Requirements
    • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.3.5.1 ("Advisory Committee for Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement") (PDF)
    • Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.4.3.1 ("Composition and Communication) (PDF)
  5. Interim Provost Tim Tracy

Monday, April 1, 2013

  1. Minutes from March 25 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed New Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (PDF)
    2. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy (PDF)
    3. President's Evaluation by the Faculty (PDF)
    4. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations I ("The University of Kentucky") (PDF)
    5. Proposed New Governing Regulations XIV ("Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct") (PDF)
      • Memo from Legal Ethical Workgroup (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SACP) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposal to Offer BA Social Work Via Extended Campus - Hazard (PDF)
  4. College of Education Teacher Education Unit - Request for Calendar Change (PDF)
  5. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules Regarding MOOCs: SR 3.3.0 ("Procedures for Processing Courses and Changes in Courses") and SR 3.3.3.A.1, SR 3.3.3.A.2, and SR 3.3.3.B.1.f ("Procedures to be Used") (PDF)
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for April 8 (PDF)

Monday, March 25, 2013

  1. Minutes from March 4, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF)
    2. Proposed Changes to the College of Communication and Information Undergraduate Major Entrance Requirements (PDF)
    3. President's Evaluation by the Faculty (PDF)
    4. Update on Graduate Student Housing Appeals Committee
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Minor in Journalism Studies (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (PDF)
      3. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Power and Energy (PDF)
  4. Area and Advisory Committees

Monday, March 4, 2013

  1. Minutes from February 25, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Clinical Title Series
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Raphael Finkel, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to the College of Communication and Information Undergraduate Major Entrance Requirements (PDF)
      2. Proposed Changes to Admission Requirements for RN-BSN (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (PDF)
  4. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations I ("The University of Kentucky") (PDF)
  5. Proposed New Governing Regulations XIV ("Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct") (PDF)
    • Memo from Legal Ethical Workgroup (PDF)
  6. Proposed Change to 2012-13 calendar (Graduate School Request - Remove Reference to May 20 Four-Week Midterm) (PDF)
  7. Tentative Senate Agenda for March 18 (PDF)
  8. Other Business

Monday, February 25, 2013

  1. Minutes from February 4, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 5:4 ("Enrollment of Residents and Clinical Fellows")
      • Response from College of Medicine Faculty Council (PDF)
      • Proposed Revisions in Track Changes (PDF)
      • Proposed Revisions with Changes Accepted (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Raphael Finkel, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to University Scholars Program (exempt from submitting GRE/GMAT scores) (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Power and Energy (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre for Voice Majors (PDF)
      3. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre for Theatre Majors (PDF)
  4. Nominations for Senate's Advisory Committee on Disability Accommodation and Compliance
  5. Post-Doctoral Scholars and Fellows & University Housing (PDF)
  6. Other Business

Monday, February 18, 2013

  1. Minutes from February 4, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Power and Energy (PDF)
      3. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre for Voice Majors (PDF)
      4. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre for Theatre Majors (PDF)
  3. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations 5:4 ("Enrollment of Residents and Clinical Fellows")
    • Response from College of Medicine Faculty Council (PDF)
    • Proposed Revisions in Track Changes (PDF)
    • Proposed Revisions with Changes Accepted (PDF)
  4. Interim Provost Tim Tracy

Monday, February 4, 2013

  1. Minutes from January 28, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Suspend Admissions to Masters of Science in Nursing (PDF)
      2. Suspend Admissions to Master of Arts in Library Science (PDF)
      3. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Instructional Communication (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure - Herman Farrell, Chair
      1. Proposed Routing Form for Changes to the Academic Organization or Structure of an Educational Unit (PDF)
  3. Provost's Council on Metrics Final Report - Hollie Swanson (PDF)
  4. Tentative Senate Agenda for February 11, 2103 (PDF)

Monday, January 28, 2013

  1. Minutes from January 14, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Update on Administrative Regulations 4:9 ("International Education Travel") - Associate Provost for International Affairs Susan Carvalho (PDF)
    2. Education Abroad Course Approval Process - First Annual Report - Associate Provost for International Affairs Susan Carvalho (PDF)
    3. Foreign Language Requirement - Ruth Beattie, chair, UK Core Education Committee (PDF)
    4. Proposed Final Approval for One-Year Masters in Public Administration and One-Year Masters in Public Policy Programs (calendar issue) (PDF)
    5. Graduation Writing Requirement (PDF)
  3. Proposed May 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients - Dean Jeannine Blackwell, Chair, University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees
  4. Proposed Formalization of Winter Commencement - John Herbst, Chair, Commencement Committee (PDF)
  5. Proposed Changes to (Graduate School) 2013-14 Calendar (Last Day for Candidates for a May Degree to Sit for a Final Examination) (PDF)
  6. Discussion on Ombud Search Process

Monday, January 14, 2013

  1. Minutes from December 3 and December 17, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Changes to Admissions Requirements for Human Nutrition and Dietetics Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (PDF)
    2. Response from Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards (SAASC) on SACSCOC Residency Language (PDF)
    3. Response from SAASC on Reference in Senate Rules to Nonexistent Form for "I" Grade (PDF)
    4. Response from SAASC on Contradiction in Senate Rules: XE/XF and Retroactive Withdrawals (PDF)
  3. Proposed Final Approval for One-Year Masters in Public Administration and One-Year Masters in Public Policy Programs (calendar issue) (PDF)
  4. Proposed Additions to Senate's Academic Facilities Committee
  5. Issues with Clinical Title Series

Monday, December 17, 2012

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Ad Hoc Committee on Multidisciplinary Centers and Programs Report (PDF)
    2. Revised Language for Draft Policy on SACSCOC Standards for Increased Stringency (Academic Rigor) (PDF)
  3. Vice Chair Election
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New University Scholars Program - BA/BS German and MA German (PDF)
  5. Proposal to Establish Faculty Advisory Committee For Undergraduate Scholarships - Pat Whitlow, Director of External Scholarships (PDF)
  6. UAB Discussion

Monday. December 3, 2012

  1. Minutes from November 19, 2012 and November 26, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed Resurrection ("New") BA/BS in Foreign Language and International Economics (PDF)
  3. Proposed Change to Honors Program - Honors Program Director Ben Withers (PDF)
  4. Foreign Language Requirement (PDF)
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda for December 10, 2012 (PDF)
  6. Discussion on Provost Search

Monday, November 26, 2012

  1. Minutes from November 19, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Faculty Response to Budget Cuts
    2. Proposed New Standing Senate Committee: Senate Advisory Committee on Disability Accommodation and Compliance (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) (PDF)
      1. Codification of Senate policies on UK Core into Senate Rules
      2. Unclear Senate Policy on Graduate Writing Requirement
      3. Unclear Senate Policy on Foreign Language Admissions Requirement
      4. Reference to Nonexistent Form in SR 5.1.3.2 ("Grade I")
  4. UK's December 2012 Degree List
  5. Academic Calendars
    1. 2013 - 2014 Calendar (PDF)
    2. 2015 - 2016 Calendar, Tentative (PDF)
    3. 2013-2014 Dentistry (PDF)
    4. 2015 - 2016 Dentistry, Tentative (PDF)
    5. Fall 2013 Law (PDF)
    6. Spring 2014 Law (PDF)
    7. Summer I (four-week) 2014 Law (PDF)
    8. Summer 2014 Law (PDF)
    9. Fall 2015 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    10. Spring 2016 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    11. Summer I (four-week) 2016 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    12. Summer 2016 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    13. 2013 - 2014 Medicine (PDF)
    14. 2015 - 2016 Medicine, Tentative (PDF)
    15. 2013 - 2014 Pharmacy (PDF)
    16. 2015 - 2016 Pharmacy, Tentative (PDF)
    17. 2013 - 2014 Winter Intersession (PDF)
    18. 2015 - 2016 Winter Intersession, Tentative (PDF)
  6. Issues with Clinical Title Series

Monday, November 19, 2012

  1. Minutes from October 29, 2012 and November 5, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair (PDF)
      1. Clarification Senate Rule on Duplicate Credit
      2. Contradiction Within Senate Rule on Retroactive Withdrawal
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Raphael Finkel, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to Admissions Requirements for Human Nutrition and Dietetics Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (PDF)
  3. Draft Policy on Academic Rigor (PDF)
  4. Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement G. T. Lineberry
  5. Interim Provost Tim Tracy

Monday, November 5, 2012

TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE: 9:30 - 11:30 am in Room 203 Student Center.

  1. Minutes from October 29, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Faculty Response to Budget Cuts
    2. Proposed New Standing Senate Committee: Senate Advisory Committee on Disability Accommodation and Compliance (PDF)
    3. Proposed New BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (PDF)
    4. Discussion on Senate Website
    5. Syllabi - Generator and Repository (Open Discussion)
    6. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations II (University Athletics Committee) (PDF)
    7. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations VIII ("University Appointments") (PDF)
  3. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations II (Committee Structure) (PDF)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC)
      1. Proposed Name Change of the College of Agriculture (PDF)
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda for November 12, 2012 (PDF)

Monday, October 29, 2012

  1. Minutes from October 15, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Faculty Response to Budget Cuts
  3. Old Business
    1. Discussion on President's Evaluation by the Faculty (PDF)
    2. Proposed New Standing Senate Committee: Senate Advisory Committee on Disability Accommodation and Compliance (PDF)
  4. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations II ("Governance of the University of Kentucky," specifically the Athletics Committee) (PDF)
  5. Syllabus Generator / Syllabi Repository
  6. Discussion on Senate Web Site - Information Gathering

Monday, October 15, 2012

  1. Minutes from October 1, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Nominees for the University Appeals Board
    2. Discussion on President's Evaluation by the Faculty (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (PDF)
  4. Honors Program Discussion - Ben Withers, Honors Program Director (PDF)
    • Relationship of Honors Program to Departmental Honors
      • "Honors" Title
      • Potential for Sharing Credits that Count Toward Both
    • Responsibility for Identifying, Vetting and Approving "H-Sections"
    • Possibility of Clustering Courses in Honors Around a Common Theme/Topic

Monday, October 1, 2012

  1. Minutes from September 24, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed New Master of Arts in Arts Administration (PDF)
    2. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.1.2 and Senate Rules 1.3.1.3 (Pertains to Election of Senate Council Officers) (PDF)
    3. Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Ex Officio Members and Their Voting Rights
      • Proposed Charge (PDF)
      • Background Information (PDF)
    4. Discussion on HCCC Chair
  3. Request to Waive Senate Rules 5.2.4.8.1 ("Common Examinations") - CHE 232 (PDF)
  4. Degree Lists - Removal of Students (General Discussion)
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda for October 8, 2012 (PDF)
  6. Discussion on Faculty Response to UK's Financial Situation and Anticipated Budget Cuts

Monday, September 24, 2012

  1. Interim Provost Tim Tracy - Budget Issues, Including Metrics Committee
  2. Minutes from September 17 and Announcements
  3. Old Business
    1. Academic Approvals Workgroup Report (PDF)
      1. Recommendations (pg 5 of the report)
      2. Definitions (Appendix B, page 13 of the report)
      3. Narratives (Appendix D, page 18 of the report)
      4. Additional CPE Required Definitions (PDF)
    2. Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Ex Officio Members and Their Voting Rights (PDF)
    3. SC Response to Educational Units' Concerns Regarding Budget Cuts (Continuing Discussion)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Herman Farrell, Chair
      1. Proposed Merger of Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles with Hospitality and Management Program (and Associated Name Change) (PDF)
  5. Discussion on National Conference on Undergraduate Research - Director of Undergraduate Research Diane Snow (PDF)
  6. Degree Lists - Removal of Students (General Discussion)

Monday, September 17, 2012

  1. Minutes from August 27 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    • SC Response to Educational Units' Concerns Regarding Budget Cuts
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Ex Officio Members and Their Voting Rights (PDF)
    • Senate Committee Preferences, Round II
  3. Faculty Involvement in UK's Sustainability Efforts - Lee Meyer, Shane Tedder and Courtney Fisk (PDF)
  4. Proposed Change to Calendar for Third Year Medical Students (PDF)
  5. Discussion on Interactions between Senate's Retroactive Withdrawal Appeals Committee and the Disability Resource Center (PDF)

Monday, August 27, 2012

  1. Minutes from August 20, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    • Composition of Reinstatement Committee (PDF)
    • Academic Approvals Workgroup Report (PDF)
      1. Recommendations (pg 5 of the report)
      2. Definitions (Appendix B, page 13 of the report)
      3. Narratives (Appendix D, page 18 of the report)
  3. College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh and Department of Biology Chair Vincent Cassone - Impact of Budget Cuts on A&S
  4. Vincent Cassone - Update on Council of Chairs
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 1.3.1.3 ("Officers of the Senate Council") (PDF)
      2. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 5.4.1 ("Residence Requirements") (PDF)
  6. Senate Committee Preferences (Round 1)
  7. Proposed Editorial Changes to 2012 - 2013 College of Pharmacy Calendar (PDF)
  8. Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement (PDF)
    • Senate Ex Officio Rights
    • Chairing the HCCC
  9. Discussion on SC Response to Educational Units' Concerns on Budget Cuts
  10. Tentative Senate Agenda for September 10, 2012 (PDF)

Monday, August 20, 2012

  1. Minutes from June 27, 2012 and Announcements
  2. Old Business (Nominees Needed)
    • Health Care Clinical Sciences Area Advisory Committee
    • Social Sciences Area Advisory Committee
    • Librarian Area Advisory Committee
    • Humanities and Arts Area Advisory Committee
    • Extension Title Series Advisory Committee
    • Senate Hearing Panel (Privilege and Tenure)
    • Residency Review Committee
    • University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees
    • University IT Coordinating Committee
    • Academic Computing Committee
  3. Update on SACSCOC Reaccreditation - Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning Heidi Anderson
  4. New Program Proposal Requirements from CPE/SACSCOC (PDF)
  5. Syllabus Generator
  6. Three Honorary Degrees for December 2012
  7. Composition of Reinstatement Committee (PDF)
  8. Discussion with Interim Provost Tim Tracy