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2020-05-04

Meeting of the: 
Council
Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2020
Agenda is Below: 

The specially called SC meeting on Monday, May 4 will begin at 2 pm.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Senate (Senate) meeting originally scheduled for May 4 has been replaced by a specially called Senate Council (SC) meeting. At this meeting, SC will review items that would normally have been presented to the Senate; any votes made by SC at this meeting to approve an item will be made on behalf of the Senate.

Below is the link to access Monday's meeting via Zoom. Email Stephanie Woolery for the password if you have not already received it.


  1. Minutes from April 13, 2020 and Announcements
  2. Consent Agenda for May 4, 2020
    • MS Applied Behavior Analysis (Curriculog Agenda Dated May 4, 2020)
    • PhD Integrated Biomedical Sciences (Curriculog Agenda Dated May 4, 2020)
    • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) (Curriculog Agenda Dated May 4, 2020)
    • Proposed Changes to Premajor Requirements for Undergraduate Programs in Gatton College of Business and Economics (Add MA 137 as Premajor Option) (PDF)
    • Proposed Changes to Undergraduate Graduation Requirements in Gatton College of Business and Economics (PDF)
    • Proposed Changes to Required Hours Inside/Outside the Unit/Program for Undergraduate Programs in College of Communication and Information (PDF)
  3. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Provost (presentation in PDF)
    3. Vice Chair
    4. Parliamentarian
    5. Trustee
  4. Degree Recipients
    1. May 2020 In Memoriam Degree Recipients
      1. Request for Waiver of Senate Rules 5.4.5.3.1 for College of Arts and Sciences Student SW-66 (“In Memoriam Degrees,” “Conditions for Conferral of In Memoriam Degrees,” “Eligibility”) (PDF)
      2. College of Arts and Sciences Student SW-66
      3. Gatton College of Business and Economics Student JB-83
    2. May 2020 Degree List
    3. August 2020 Degree List
    4. Late Addition to May 2018 Degree List (per Senate Rules 5.4.1.2.4 (“Late Addition to Degree List”))
      1. College of Engineering Student WT-61
  5. Gatton College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Appeals and Probation Changes (Including Changes to Senate Rules 4.2.2.9.2.5 ("Gatton College of Business and Economics," "Appeal Process") and Senate Rules 5.3.3.6.2 ("Undergraduate Colleges Probation and Suspension Policies," "Gatton College of Business and Economics," "Other Programs") (PDF)
  6. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.3.1.1 (“Repeat Option”) Regarding Pass/Fail Grading (PDF)
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) – Aaron Cramer, Chair
      1. [significant change] Proposed Changes to BA/BS Geography (Curriculog agenda dated May 4, 2020)
      2. Proposed New University Scholars Program between the BSEE Electrical Engineering and MSEE Electrical Engineering (PDF)
      3. Proposed New University Scholars Program between the BSME Mechanical Engineering and PhD Mechanical Engineering (PDF)
      4. [significant change] Proposed Changes to BSHPS Plant and Soil Science (PDF)
      5. Proposed New Undergraduate Certificate in Filmmaking: Production and Dramatic Writing (Curriculog Agenda May 4, 2020)
      6. Proposed New PhD in Health Services Research (PDF)
      7. [significant change] Proposed Changes to BSN (Curriculog Agenda May 4, 2020)
    2. Ad Hoc Committee on Calendars - Jennifer Osterhage, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to Academic Calendars (Discussion Only) (PDF)
    3. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) – Bill Smith, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to PhD Sociology (PDF)
      2. Proposed Changes to Bachelor of Liberal Studies (PDF)
      3. Proposed Change to Senate Rules 4.2.2.12 ("Admission Requirements," "Undergraduate Programs," "Admission to the College of Communication and Information Degree Programs") (PDF)
      4. Proposed Policy to Limit Undergraduate Transfer Credit Hours for Undergraduate Degrees and Minors in Gatton College of Business and Economics (PDF)
      5. Proposed Changes to Graduate School Bulletin (pg. 29 of 2018-19 version) to Match SC-Approved Revisions to Senate Rules 4.2.5.2 ("Postbaccalaureate Student")
        1. Proposal from April 15, 2019 Approved by SC (PDF)
        2. SC Minutes from April 15, 2019 (pg. 5) (PDF)
        3. Current Proposal (PDF)
      6. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 4.2.8 ("Undergraduate Certificates") and Senate Rules 4.2.9 ("Graduate Certificates") (PDF)
    4. Senate's Academic Organization and Structure Committee (SAOSC) – Zack Bray, Chair
      1. Proposed New Department of Product Design and Move of BS Product Design from the College of Design to the Department of Product Design within the College of Design (PDF)
  8. Items from the Floor (Time Permitting)