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2015-12-14

Meeting of the: 
Senate
Meeting Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015
Minutes: 
Transcript: 
Agenda is Below: 
  1. Minutes from November 9, 2015 and Announcements
  2. Conversation with President Eli Capilouto - University Senate Chair
  3. Officer and Other Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Parliamentarian
    4. Trustee
  4. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.4.2.3 ("Conditions of Circumstance for Honorary Degrees," "Titles of Honorary Degrees") (PDF)
  5. Candidates for Degrees
    1. 2015 December Degree List
    2. May 2016 Honorary Degree Nominee(s) - Interim Graduate School Dean Susan Carvalho
    3. Motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted (May 2014 Degree List) for Arts and Sciences Student KF-92: Bestow BS Biology and BA French and Rescind BS Biology with Second Major in French (PDF)
    4. Late Addition to the May 2015 Degree List (as per Senate Rules 5.4.1.1.D.1-2) for Arts and Sciences Student GC-69 (PDF)
    5. Motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted (Second August 2015 Degree List) for Arts and Sciences Student FM-47: Bestow BS Biology and Rescind BA Biology (PDF)
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Senate's Academic Programs Committee (SAPC) - Margaret Schroeder, Chair
      1. New Graduate Certificate in Next Generation in Teaching & Learning (PDF)
      2. New Graduate Certificate in General Radiological Medical Physics (PDF)
      3. Proposed Suspension of MS in Agriculture (Rural Sociology) (PDF)
    2. Senate's Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (SAASC) - Scot Yost, Chair
      1. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.1.2.3 & 5.3.3.3 (Numeric Grading in Medicine) (PDF) (proposal approved by Senate PDF)
      2. Proposed Changes to Senate Rules 5.2.1.1 ("Accelerated Programs") and Senate Rules 5.2.1.4 ("Maximums") (PDF) (proposal approved by Senate PDF)
  7. Academic Excellence - Provost Tim Tracy (presentation in PDF)
  8. Other Business (Time Permitting)

Handout for this meeting. (PDF)