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Senate Council Agendas

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The location for the June retreat is the Thoroughbred Club, at 3555 Rice Road. Click HERE for a map.

  1. Informal Breakfast (8 - 9 am)
  2. Welcome and Retreat Overview (9 - 9:15 am)
  3. Relations between Senate Council and Fellow Faculty (9:15 - 10:45 am) (PDF) Some discussion points:
    • How can we make the relations less antagonistic and more collaborative?
    • Can there be more transparency in the review process?
    • What tone should we try to set at SC meetings when guests are present?
    • How can we feel 'safe' about speaking freely about a proposal with invited guests present?
    • Should we vote at the end of meeting? Should we adopt electronic voting?
    • Can we do a better job anticipating potential problems during a meeting by contacting a proposer in advance? Or a senate committee chair in advance?

    Break (10:45 - 11:00)

  4. Getting the Best Senators (11 - noon) Some discussion points:
    • University service compensation.
    • University service 'requirement', e.g. in tenure & promotion guidelines.
    • Compensation and reward for Senate committee chairs.

    Lunch (12 - 1:00 pm)

  5. Senate Committee Structure. (1 - 1:45 pm) (PDF) Some discussion points:
    • Do we need all these committees?
    • How do committees fit with parallel university initiatives?
    • Are there essential committees that currently don't do anything?
    • Should all committees report to SC/Senate at least once a year?
    • How do we identify excellent chairs?
    • How do we get the right senators/faculty on the right committee?
  6. Provost Office News (1:45 - 2 pm)
    • Provost Report (PDF)
  7. Strategic Plan (Emphasis on Academic Policy - Goal 1, Goal 2 & Goal 3): Wally Ferrier, Chair of Senate's Academic Planning and Priorities Committee (2 - 3:00 pm)
    • Email from Senate's Rules and Elections Chair Outlining the Role of the University Senate in Broad Institutional Academic Policy (PDF)
    • Snippet from Senate Rules 1.2.2 ("Functions of the University Senate") (PDF)

Monday, May 12, 2104

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Change to 2014-15 and Tentative 2016-17 Calendar - Dates When Students Cannot Change Majors (PDF)
    2. Faculty Evaluation of President Capilouto
  3. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies - Change Home Educational Unit (PDF)
  4. Update on Revised New Program Form (PDF)
  5. Update on Foreign Language Requirement
  6. Discussion on Retreat Agenda Items
  7. Ad Hoc Committee on Teacher-Course Evaluations (extend deadline)
  8. Degree List Challenges (PDF)
  9. Provost Christine Riordan

Monday, April 28, 2014

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Change to 204-15 and Tentative 2016-17 Calendar - Dates When Students Cannot Change Majors (PDF)
    2. Proposed New Bachelor of Public Health (PDF)
    3. Faculty Evaluation of President Capilouto
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies (PDF)
      2. Proposed New BA in Health, Society and Populations (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Proposed Name Change from Department of Theatre to Department of Theatre and Dance (PDF)
    3. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to College of Health Sciences Probation and Suspension Policy (PDF)
    4. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Office of Dean of Undergraduate Studies (PDF)
      2. Foreign Language Requirement (PDF)
      3. In Memoriam Posthumous Degree Diploma Language (PDF)
      4. Proposed Revision to Governing Regulations XI ("University Appeals Board") (PDF)
  4. UK's May 2014 Degree List
  5. UK's Early August 2014 Degree List
  6. Proposed Non-Standard Calendar for MA 109, MA 111, WRD 110, and UK 090 (one-time request) (PDF)
  7. Proposed Non-Standard Calendar for Education Abroad Courses (PDF)
  8. Update on Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (PDF)
  9. Tentative Senate Agenda for May 5, 2014 (PDF)
  10. Other Business

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  1. Informal Discussion with Board of Trustees Chair E. Britt Brockman, MD

(3 pm, 103 Main Building)


Monday, April 21, 2014

  1. Minutes from April 7, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Change to 204-15 and Tentative 2016-17 Calendar - Dates When Students Cannot Change Majors (PDF)
    2. Faculty Evaluation of President Capilouto
  3. Nominees for University IT Coordinating Committee and Academic Computing Committee (PDF)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC)
      1. Proposed New Master of Science in Information Communication Technology (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Bachelor of Public Health (PDF)
      3. Proposed New Dual Degree Program: PharmD and MS Pharmaceutical Sciences (PDF)
  5. Other Business

Monday, April 4, 2014

  1. Minutes from March 24, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Faculty Evaluation of President Capilouto
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed Suspension of Graduate Certificate in Health Administration (PDF)
      2. Proposed Suspension of Graduate Certificate Public Health Nursing (PDF)
      3. Proposed Suspension of Graduate Certificate in Nursing Studies (PDF)
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to GRE/GMAT Requirements for Admission (PDF)
    3. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 7.2.2 ("Student Relations") Involving Review of Educational Records (PDF)
  4. Proposed Change to 204-15 and Tentative 2016-17 Calendar - Dates When Students Cannot Change Majors (PDF)
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda (PDF)
6. Other Business

Monday, March 31, 2014

No meeting.


Monday, March 24, 2014

  1. Minutes from March 3, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC)
      1. Proposed Transfer of the MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the College of Engineering to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the College of Engineering (PDF)
    2. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 5.2.4.2 ("Excused Absences") (PDF, pg 1)
      2. Disagreement between Home Department and Cross-listing Department about Keeping or Removing a Cross-listing (PDF, pg 2)
    3. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Advanced Horticulture (PDF)
  3. UK's Non-Discrimination Policy - Proposed Change (PDF)
  4. Provost Christine Riordan

Monday, March 3, 2014 (cancelled due to University closing for snow)

Friday, March 7, 2014 (rescheduled for 12 pm - 2 pm, 103 Main Building)

  1. Minutes from February 24, 2014 and February 25, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Area and Advisory Committees
    2. Honorary Degrees
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 4.2.1.2 for BHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences (PDF)
  4. Outstanding Senator Award
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda (PDF)
  6. Other Business

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  1. Informal Discussion with President Eli Capilouto

(10:30 am, Lexmark Public Room, 209 Main Building)


Monday, February 24, 2014

  1. Minutes from February 17 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed New BA/BS Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New JD/MHA Dual Degree Program (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Proposed New Department of Urology (PDF)
  4. University of Kentucky-University of Louisville Joint Conferral of Executive MBA Degree (One Diploma for Graduates) (PDF)
    • Proposal from Graduate Council (PDF)
  5. Area and Advisory Committees
  6. Nominees for College of Medicine Periodic Program Review
  7. Nominees for College Nursing Periodic Program Review
  8. Preliminary Discussion on Faculty Evaluation of President Capilouto

Monday, February 17, 2014

  1. Minutes from January 27 and February 3 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Expedited Program Changes for Graduation Communication and Composition Requirement (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Advisory Committee on Privilege and Tenure (SACPT) - Stephen Testa, Chair
      1. SACPT 2012 - 2013 Final Report (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Revised SAOSC Guidelines (DOC)
      2. Revised SAOSC Routing Form (DOC)
  4. Proposed Change to 2013-2014 Academic Calendar (Summer Advising Conference Dates) (PDF)
  5. Preliminary Discussion on Faculty Evaluation of President Capilouto
  6. Nominees for Ombud Search Committee (PDF)
  7. Other Business
  8. Provost Christine Riordan

Monday, February 3, 2014 (cancelled due to University closing for snow)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (rescheduled for 1 - 3 pm, 359 Student Center)

  1. Minutes from January 13, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Calendar Change - 2014-2015 College of Dentistry Calendar (PDF)
  3. Senate Rules 5.1.8.5.A.3 - "Two-Year Window" Waiver Process
    • Snippet of Senate Rules: Authority to Waiver Rules (PDF)
    • Snippet of Senate Rules: SR 5.1.8.5.A.3 (PDF)
    • SC Minutes from May 11, 2009 (PDF)
    • SC Minutes from September 21, 2009 (PDF)
    • RWA Waiver Form (PDF)
  4. Student Requests to Waive Senate Rules 5.1.8.5.A.3
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New University Scholars Program: BA/BS Philosophy and MA Philosophy (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Health Communication (PDF)
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for February 10, 2014 (PDF)

Monday, January 27, 2014

  1. Minutes and Announcements
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Conditional Admissions for International Undergraduate Students
        • Track Changes Version (PDF)
        • Clean Version (PDF)
  3. Two Honorary Degree Recipients - Jeannine Blackwell, Graduate School Dean
  4. Degree Deadline Hardship Petition - Decision by the Chair
  5. Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Education Funding
    • Final Report (PDF)
    • Three-Year History of Graduate Student Funding (PDF)
    • Six-Year Summary Data (PDF)

Monday, January 13, 2014

  1. Minutes from December 16 and Announcements
  2. Proposed Revision to Spring 2014 and Future Calendars - Add New Graduate School Degree List Deadline (April 15) (PDF)
  3. Proposed Revision to Spring 2014 Calendar - Add National Conference on Undergraduate Research (PDF)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. In Memoriam Posthumous Degree (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Proposed New Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (PDF)
    3. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New BA/BS Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation (PDF)
  5. Update on SGA Vote on Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Non-Faculty Membership - Scout McCamy

Monday, December 16, 2013

  1. Minutes from November 25 and December 2, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Vice Chair Election
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. In Memoriam Posthumous Degree (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (PDF)
  4. Expedited Program Changes for Graduation Communication and Composition Requirement (PDF)
  5. Other Business
  6. Provost Christine Riordan

Monday, December 2, 2013

  1. Minutes from November 25, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Administrative Regulations 5:5 ("Grievance Procedure for House Officers") (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Proposed Charge for Senate's Committee on Distance Learning and e-Learning (PDF)
      2. Election Update
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Proposed Name Change of the School of Library and Information Science to the School of Information Sciences (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (PDF)
    3. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media (PDF)
  4. UK's December 2013 Degree List
  5. Academic Calendars
    1. 2014 - 2015 Calendar (PDF)
    2. 2016 - 2017 Calendar, Tentative (PDF)
    3. 2014 - 2015 Dentistry (PDF)
    4. 2016 - 2017 Dentistry, Tentative (PDF)
    5. 2014 - 2015 Law (PDF)
    6. Summer I (four-week) 2015 Law (PDF)
    7. Summer 2015 Law (PDF)
    8. 2016 - 2017 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    9. Summer I (four-week) 2017 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    10. Summer 2017 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    11. 2014 - 2015 Medicine (PDF)
    12. 2016 - 2017 Medicine, Tentative (PDF)
    13. 2014 - 2015 Pharmacy (PDF)
    14. 2016 - 2017 Pharmacy, Tentative (PDF)
    15. 2014 - 2015 Winter Intersession (PDF)
    16. 2016 - 2017 Winter Intersession, Tentative (PDF)
  6. Tentative Senate Agenda for December 9, 2013 (PDF)

  7. Monday, November 25, 2013

    1. Minutes from November 4 and November 18, 2013 and Announcements
    2. Old Business
      1. Administrative Regulations 5:5 ("Grievance Procedure for House Officers") (PDF)
    3. Committee Reports
      1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
        1. Update on SC Officer Elections
      2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
        1. Proposed New University Scholars Program - BA/BS Mathematics and MA/MS Mathematics (PDF)
        2. Proposed New Minor in Photography (PDF)
    4. Content of Teacher/Course Evaluations ("TCE")
      • SREC Interpretation on TCE (PDF)
      • New Online TCE - eXplorance (PDF)
      • Current TCE Questions (PDF)
    5. Details of Potential February Webinar on Faculty Governance (PDF)
    6. Other Business

Monday, November 18, 2103

  1. Minutes from November 4, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Calendar Change - Graduate School Application for August Degree Deadline (PDF)
  3. Proposed Changes to Administrative Regulations
    1. Administrative Regulations 5:4 ("Enrollment of Residents and Clinical Fellows") (PDF)
    2. Administrative Regulations 5:5 ("Grievance Procedure for House Officers") (PDF)
  4. Discussion on Dining Services (Invited Guest: Dining Services Committee Member Professor Lee Meyer)
  5. Provost Christine Riordan

Monday, November 4, 2013

  1. Minutes from October 21, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.4.1.10 ("Late Addition to Degree List") (PDF)
    2. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Non-Faculty Membership (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies (PDF)
      2. Proposed New BA/BS Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies (PDF)
      3. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Clinical Healthcare Management (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Proposed Merger of the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology and the Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences into a New, Single Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences (PDF)
  4. Tentative Senate Agenda for November 11, 2013 (PDF)
  5. Other Business

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Senate Council meeting for Monday, October 28 was cancelled due to insufficient agenda items.


Monday, October 21, 2013

  1. Minutes from October 7, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Non-Faculty Membership (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee
      1. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies (PDF)
  4. Proposed Calendar Change - Graduate School Application for August Degree Deadline (PDF)
  5. Provost Christine Riordan

Monday, October 7, 2013

  1. Minutes from September 30, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Old Business
    2. Discussion on Lunch with Deans and Provost Riordan
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Greg Wasilkowski, Chair
      1. Proposed Transfer of MS in Radiological Medical Physics from the Dept. of Clinical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences, to the Dept. of Radiation Medicine in the College of Medicine (PDF)
      2. Proposed Name Change of the Department of Health Services Management (in the College of Public Health) to the Department of Health Management and Policy (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAOC) - Andrew Hippisley, Chair
      1. Proposed Suspension of BS Spanish (PDF)
  4. Proposed Change to Governing Regulations II (Executive Committee Composition) (PDF)
  5. Tentative Senate Agenda for October 14, 2013 (PDF)

Monday, September 30, 2013

  1. Minutes from September 23, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Senate's Graduate Communication and Composition Requirement Advisory Committee
    2. Senators Not Assigned to Committees
    3. Discussion on Lunch with Deans and Provost Riordan
  3. Proposed Calendar Change for 13 Courses (MA Arts Administration) (PDF)

Monday, September 23, 2013

  1. Minutes and Announcements
    • Minutes from September 4, 2013
    • Minutes from September 16, 2013
  2. Old Business
    1. Senate Committee Assignments, Round II
    2. Senate's Advisory Committee on Disability Accommodation and Compliance (SACDAC) Composition
    3. Health Care Clinical Sciences Area Advisory committee
    4. Humanities and Arts Area Advisory Committee
    5. University Senate Hearing Panel (Privilege and Tenure)
    6. Senate's Advisory Committee on Privilege and Tenure
    7. University Information Technology Coordinating Committee
    8. Academic Computing Committee
  3. Committee Nominations (New Budget Model)
    • Faculty Advisory Committee
    • Research Advisory Committee
  4. Policy on Request for Minor University Calendar Change for an Existing Course (template) (PDF)
  5. Discussion on Lunch with Deans and Provost Riordan
  6. Other Business

Monday, September 16, 2013

  1. Minutes from August 26, 2013 and Announcements
  2. Old Business
    1. Senate Committee Preferences - Senate's Advisory Committee on Disability Accommodation and Compliance (SACDAC)
    2. Discussion on Criteria for Adding Students to the Degree List - Revised Language (PDF)
    3. Report of the 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)
      • Timeline of Activities (PDF)
      • Ex Officio Attendance (PDF)
      • Original Documentation (PDF)
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Davy Jones, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 6.4.7.A.1 (PDF)
  4. Request to Waive Senate Rules 5.2.4.8.1 ("Common Examinations") for CHE 232-001 (PDF)
  5. Request to Waive Senate Rules 5.2.4.8.1 ("Common Examinations") for BIO 155 (PDF)
  6. Senate's Graduate Communication and Composition Requirement Advisory Committee
  7. Honors Committee Membership
  8. New Undergraduate Program Form (PDF)
  9. Provost Christine Riordan

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The meeting will take place at 8:15 am in 103 Main Building.

  1. Honorary Degree Nominees
    • Senate Rules 5.4.2 ("Graduation and Commencement Honors) (PDF)
    • Administrative Regulations 11:4 ("University Joint Committee on Honorary Degrees") (PDF)

Monday, August 26, 2013

  1. Request for Second Reinstatement for Student CZ-50
  2. Minutes from June 13, 2013 and Announcements
  3. Naming of Subset of SC for Reinstatement Committee (PDF)
  4. Senate Committee Assignments
  5. Senate's Graduate Communication and Composition Requirement Advisory Committee - Composition
  6. August 2013 Degree List (second of two)
  7. Honorary Degrees (Three Nominees) for December 2013
  8. Tentative Senate Agenda for September 9, 2013 (PDF)
  9. Update on Undergraduate Council's Summer Retreat - Undergraduate Council Chair Karen Badger and Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Ben Withers