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MINUTES
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SENATE MEETING

September 18, 2000

A regular meeting of the Urbana-Champaign Senate was called to order at 3:10 p.m., in Foellinger Auditorium, with Chancellor Michael Aiken presiding.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
09/18/00-01 Minutes of the April 24 and May 1, 2000, Senate meetings were approved as written.

SENATE COUNCIL REPORT
Senator Robert Rich (LAW), Chair of Senate Council, announced that floor privileges have been requested for the following individual, and he moved (without objection) that such privileges be granted, to speak to: - FAC.01.01, 1999-2000 Annual Report of the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC), Professor Herman Krier, member of the FAC.

Rich welcomed all senators and thanked them for attending today's meeting; he hoped the Senate could build upon its stellar attendance record of last year. He looked forward to working with them again.

Chair Rich reminded senators to pick up copies of the materials distributed at the door, including: SC.01.06, Approval of Campus Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC) Nomination Slate and an agenda for the Annual Meeting of the Faculty, which will commence immediately following today's Senate agenda.

Rich deferred his formal report on Senate Council activities until the Annual Meeting of the Faculty, but he did introduce to the assembly faculty committee chairs who were in attendance.

Rich announced that the following senators have agreed to serve as tellers: Kathleen Horvath (FAA), Jan Novakofski (ACES), Theodore Hymowitz (ACES), and Brian Shoemaker (LAS).

CHANCELLOR'S REMARKS
Chancellor Aiken welcomed all to another academic year. He reported that Marianna Tax Choldin, Professor of Library Administration, recently won Russia's prestigious Pushkin Medal for her contributions in the areas of Russian culture and education. The Chancellor also reported that Nina Baym, Professor of English, recently received the 2000 Hubbell Award from the American Literature section of the Modern Language Association (MLA).

QUESTIONS/DISCUSSION
There were none.

PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
09/18/00-02 Chancellor Aiken presented a Memorial Resolution for Martha O. Friedman. Senator Nancy P. O'Brien (LIBR), requested a standing silent moment of tribute for the longtime library faculty member, senator, and faculty advocate.

09/18/00-03 The Presiding Officer considered the standing tribute as approval of the resolution.

09/18/00-04 The Chancellor presented for action SC.01.06*, Approval of Campus Budget Oversight Committee (CBOC) Nomination Slate. After reporting that Professor Ed Reingold, a nominee from the College of Engineering in the Engineering disciplinary area, had left the University, Senator Council Chair Robert Rich moved to amend the slate of nominations to reflect this. There was no objection.

09/18/00-05 By voice vote, the slate of nominations was approved, as amended.

09/18/00-06 The Chancellor presented SC.01.05*, Nomination for Student Membership on the Committee on Committees. Council Chair Rich moved its approval.

09/18/00-07 By voice vote, the nomination was approved.

09/18/00-08 Chancellor Aiken presented CC.01.05*, Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate. Senator Karen Chapman-Novakofski (ACES), Chair of the Committee on Committees, moved its approval.

09/18/00-09 By voice vote, the nomination was approved.

PROPOSED REVISION TO THE SENATE BYLAWS
09/18/00-10 Chancellor Aiken presented for action SP.01.03*, Proposed Revision to the Senate Bylaws, Part D.6.(b) - Committee on Campus Operations. Senator Robert Fossum (LAS), Chair of the Statutes Committee, described this proposal as a codification of a request from the Senate Committee on Campus Operations (CO) to add the Director of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) to the CO Committee as an ex officio member. Fossum moved approval of the recommendation.

09/18/00-11 By voice vote, SP.01.03 was approved.

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION OF THE SENATE
The Chancellor presented the following items for information:

09/18/00-12 SC.01.03*, Procedures for Selecting a Search Committee to Advise the President on the Selection of a Chancellor,
09/18/00-13 FAC.01.01*, 1999-2000 Annual Report,
09/18/00-14 CO.00.01*, 1999-2000 Annual Report,
09/18/00-15 SC.00.14*, Report of the April 12-13 BOT Meeting,
09/18/00-16 SC.00.16*, Report of the July 19-20 BOT Meeting,
09/18/00-17 UC.00.08*, Report of the May 18 USC Meeting,
09/18/00-18 UC.00.09*, Report of the June 15 USC Meeting,
09/18/00-19 UC.00.10*, Report of the July 18 USC Meeting.

Speaking to UC.00.10, Senator Stephen Kaufman (MED), asked why a new Vice-President position was created and filled without a national search and without Senate input. Senator Geneva Belford (ENGR) replied that the President consulted with the University Senates Conference (USC) in this matter, as he is required to do under the provisions of the University Statutes.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.
Robert C. Damrau, Senate Clerk

*Filed with the Senate Clerk and incorporated by reference in these Minutes.