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University Senate Agendas, 2014 - 2015

All meetings are from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Auditorium of William T. Young Library unless noted otherwise.


Monday, May 4, 2015

TIME CHANGE: The Senate meeting on May 4 will begin at 2 pm.

  1. Minutes from April 13, 2015 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustee
  3. Degree Recipients
    1. May 2015 In Memoriam Honorary Degree List
    2. May 2015 Degree List
    3. Early August 2015 Degree List
    4. Motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted (May 2014 Degree List): Rescind Double Major and Bestow Dual Degree (December 2014 Degree List) (PDF)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Margaret Schroeder, Chair
      1. Proposed New BS Neuroscience (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Distillation, Wine and Brewing Studies (PDF)
      3. Proposed New UK BLUE (3+3) Program: Arts and Sciences BA and College of Law JD [to be discussed pending receipt of SAPC recommendation] (REVISED PDF)
      4. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Eurhythmics [to be discussed pending receipt of SAPC recommendation] (PDF)
      5. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics (PDF)
      6. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Directing Forensics (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Ernie Bailey, Chair
      1. Proposed Name Change of the Center for Interprofessional Health Education, Research and Practice to the Center for Interprofessional Health Education (PDF)
    3. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Proposed Change to College of Law Admissions Policy (Senate Rules 4.2.3.1.A) (PDF)
      2. Proposed Change to BS Nursing Admissions Change (Early Admission) (Senate Rules 4.2.2.1) (PDF)
  5. President Eli Capilouto - Update on the University
  6. Proposed New Governing Regulation on Faculty Disciplinary Action (second reading - discussion and vote)
    • SUMMARY OF ALL AMENDMENTS (PDF)
    • Clerical Edits (PDF)
    • Senator Tagavi's Amendments (PDF)
    • Senator Grossman's Amendments (PDF)
    • Senator C. Lee's Amendments (PDF)
    • Senator Bailey's Amendments on Behalf of a Non-Senator (PDF)
    • Senator Tagavi's Amendments on Behalf of a Non-Senator (PDF)
    • Senator Xenos' Amendments (PDF)
    • Senator Debski's Amendments (PDF)
    • Senator Porter's Amendments on Behalf of a Non-Senator (PDF)
    • Senator Ferrier's Amendments (PDF)

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)


Monday, April 13, 2015

  1. Minutes from March 9, 2015 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustee
  3. Update on Strategic Planning Process - Provost Tim Tracy
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Margaret Schroeder, Chair
      1. Proposed Suspension of MA in Theatre (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (PDF)
      3. New University Scholars Program: BA Art History and MA Art History and Visual Studies (PDF)
      4. Proposed New MS in Finance (PDF)
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Doctoral Committee Composition Change (PDF)
      2. Doctoral Time Extension Policy (PDF)
  5. Annual "State of the Libraries" Report - Dean of Libraries Terry Birdwhistell
  6. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations II ("Governance of the University of Kentucky") (PDF)
  7. Proposed New Governing Regulation on Faculty Disciplinary Action (first reading - discussion only) (DOCX)
  8. Other Business (Time Permitting)

Monday, March 9, 2015

  1. Minutes from February 9, 2015 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustee
  3. Update on UK's Strategic Plan - Provost Tim Tracy
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Ernie Bailey, Chair
      1. Proposed Name Change of the School of Library and Information Science to the School of Information Science (PDF)
    2. Senate's Rules and Elections Committee (SREC) - Connie Wood, Chair
      1. Proposed Revisions to Senate Rules 1.2.2.1.A ("Elected Faculty Membership," "Election") (PDF)
      2. Proposed Revisions to Senate Rules Section 6 ("Academic Offenses and Procedures," "Plagiarism") (PDF)
    3. Report from Ad Hoc Committee on Teacher-Course Evaluations - Jonathan Golding, Chair (second reading and vote) (PDF)
  5. Other Business (Time Permitting)

Monday, February 9, 2015

  1. Minutes from December 8, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustees
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Margaret Schroeder, Chair
      1. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping (PDF)
      2. Proposed New Masters of Science in Digital Mapping (PDF)
      3. Proposed New University Scholars Program: BS Agricultural Biotechnology and MS Medical Sciences (PDF)
      4. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Research in Human Health Sciences (PDF)
      5. Proposed New MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (PDF)
      6. Proposed New PhD in Plant Pathology dual degree with Brazil's Universidade Federal de Vicosa (PDF)
  4. Proposed Revision to Senate Rules 5.4.5.C.b.i ("Diplomas," "In Memoriam Posthumous Degrees") (PDF)
  5. Diploma Content for Joint University of Kentucky-University of Louisville Executive MBA (PDF)
  6. Proposed Revision to Governing Regulations X ("Employment") and Governing Regulations XIV ("Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct") - Marcy Deaton, Associate General Counsel
    • Governing Regulations X (PDF)
    • Governing Regulations XIV (PDF)
  7. Report from Ad Hoc Committee on Teacher-Course Evaluations - Jonathan Golding, Chair (first reading - discussion only) (PDF)
  8. Other Business (Time Permitting)

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)


Monday, December 8, 2014

  1. Minutes from November 10, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustees
  3. Degree Recipients
    1. Honorary Degree Nominees - Interim Graduate School Dean Susan Carvalho
    2. December 2014 In Memoriam Posthumous Degree Candidate
    3. December 2014 Degree List
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Planning and Priorities Committee (SAPPC) - Wally Ferrier, Chair
      1. Update on Committee Activities
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Greg Graf, Chair
      1. Masters Final Examination Enrollment Policy (PDF)
    3. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Ernie Bailey, Chair
      1. Proposed New Department of Integrated Strategic Communications (ISC) and Move of BA/BS in ISC to the Proposed New Department of ISC (PDF)
    4. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Margaret Schroeder, Chair
      1. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education (PDF)
  5. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 5.1.2.1.D ("Limitation on Pass/fail Units Creditable for College of Law Students") and Senate Rules 5.3.3.1.C ("Limitation on Pass/fail Units Creditable for College of Law") (PDF)
  6. University Calendars
    1. 2015 - 2016 Calendar (PDF)
    2. 2017 - 2018 Calendar, Tentative (PDF)
    3. 2015 - 2016 Dentistry (PDF)
    4. 2017 - 2018 Dentistry, Tentative (PDF)
    5. 2015 - 2016 Law (PDF)
    6. 2016 Summer I (four-week) Law (PDF)
    7. 2016 Summer Law (PDF)
    8. 2017 - 2018 Law, Tentative (PDF)
    9. 2018 Summer I (four-week) Law, Tentative (PDF)
    10. 2018 Summer Law, Tentative (PDF)
    11. 2015 - 2016 Medicine (PDF)
    12. 2017 - 2018 Medicine, Tentative (PDF)
    13. 2015 - 2016 Pharmacy (PDF)
    14. 2017 - 2018 Pharmacy, Tentative (PDF)
    15. 2015 - 2016 Winter Intersession (PDF)
    16. 2017 - 2018 Winter Intersession, Tentative (PDF)
  7. Proposed Revision to Governing Regulations X ("Employment") & Governing Regulations XIV ("Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct") - Marcy Deaton, Associate General Counsel
    • Governing Regulations X (PDF)
    • Governing Regulations XIV (PDF)
  8. University Appeals Board Report for 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and Trends - Joe Fink, UAB Chair
  9. UK's Learning Management System (LMS)- Patsy Carruthers, Director of Academic Technologies (15 minutes) (presentation in PDF)
  10. Proposed Changes to the UK Retirement Plan - Joey Payne, Chief Benefits Officer (15 minutes) (presentation in PDF)
  11. Other Business (Time Permitting)

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)


Monday, November 10, 2014

  1. Minutes from October 13, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustee
  3. Health and Safety Implementation Plan - Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Mock (10 minutes, followed by Q&A) (presentation in PDF)
  4. Committee Reports
    1. Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 Report from Senate's Advisory Committee on Privilege and Tenure (SACPT) - Stephen Testa, Past Chair (PDF)
    2. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) - Ernie Bailey, Chair
      1. Proposed New Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology (PDF)
    3. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Margaret Schroeder, Chair
      1. Proposed New Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching (PDF)
      2. Proposed New BA/BS in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (PDF)
  5. Motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted (May 2014 Degree List): Rescind Double Major and Bestow Dual Degree (PDF)
  6. Other Business

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)


Monday, October 13, 2014

  1. Minutes from September 8, 2014 and Announcements
  2. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustee
  3. Solicitation for Honorary Degree Nominations - Susan Carvalho, Interim Dean of the Graduate School
  4. Proposed Change to Diplomas Awarded in Calendar Year 2015 (Sesquicentennial Celebration) (PDF)
  5. Committee Reports
    1. 2013-14 Report from Senate's Retroactive Withdrawal Appeals Committee (SRWAC) - Tom Nieman, Chair (PDF)
    2. Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 Report from Senate's Advisory Committee on Privilege and Tenure (SACPT) - Stephen Testa, Past Chair (PDF)
  6. Ombud's Report for 2013-2014 - Past Ombud Sonja Feist-Price (PDF)
  7. Update on "Presentation U" - Deanna Sellnow (five minutes)
  8. Other Business

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)


Monday, September 8, 2014

  1. State of the University Address - President Eli Capilouto, University Senate Chair (presentation in PDF)
  2. Minutes from May 5, 2014 and Announcements
  3. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Secretary
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Faculty Trustee
  4. Proposed Changes to Governing Regulations XI ("University Appeals Board") (PDF)
  5. Honorary Degree Recipients - Susan Carvalho, Interim Dean of the Graduate School
  6. Other Business

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)