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Minutes
Urbana-Champaign Senate Organizational Meeting
April 18, 2005

The organizational meeting of the 2005-06 Senate was called to order at 3:15p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium, with Acting Provost Jesse Delia presiding in the absence of Interim Chancellor Richard Herman.

Senate Executive Committee Report

Senator Michael Grossman (ACES), Senate Executive Committee (SEC) Chair, said that during todayís meeting, the Senate will elect three members of the 2005-2006 SEC from among Senate committee chairs. Ballots have been prepared based on each chairís willingness to serve if elected. In accord with revisions to the Senate Bylaws, approved by the Senate on February 17, 2003, the top five from the preliminary election will be placed on the final ballot. The top three from the final ballot will be declared elected.

Grossman announced the following had agreed to serve as tellers: Richard Schacht (LAS), Abbas Aminmansour (FAA), Brian Cunningham (ENGR) and Tina Wei (LAS).

Chancellorís Remarks

There were no remarks.

Reports for Information of the Senate

Provost Delia presented the following reports for information.

04/18/05-01 SC.06.01* Report of the Senate Clerk for the Election of Senate Executive Committee Chair and Vice-Chair and for Members of the Committee on Committees

04/18/05-02 SP.06.01* Faculty and Student Electorate and Senator Distribution

Proposals for Action

04/18/05-03 The Provost presented SP.06.02*, 2005-06 Urbana-Champaign Senate Membership. Senator Joseph Finnerty (BUS),
Statutes Committee Chair, moved its approval.

04/18/05-04 Upon voice vote, it was approved.

04/18/05-05 The Presiding Officer presented for action CC.06.01*, Nominations for Membership on the University Senates Conference (USC). Senator Terry Weech (LISC) self-nominated for USC. There were no other floor nominations; nominations were declared closed. Tellers distributed ballots and reported the following vote totals:

Robert Fossum (LAS) 40
Michael Grossman (ACES) 41
Joyce Tolliver (LAS) 43
Terry Weech (LISC) 19

Senators Fossum, Grossman and Tolliver were declared elected.

04/18/05-06 The Provost presented for action SC.06.02*, Election of One Member of the Urbana Delegation to the University Senates Conference to Serve on the Senate Executive Committee. There were no floor nominations; nominations were declared closed. Ballots included in the meeting packet for this election were collected, and the tellers reported the following preliminary vote totals:

Robert Fossum

14

Michael Grossman

17

Barclay Jones

9

Al Kagan

10

Joyce Tolliver

7

Matthew Wheeler

2

Because no candidate received a majority of the votes cast on the preliminary ballot, a runoff election between the top two vote-getters was declared. Ballots were distributed, and the tellers reported the following vote totals:

Robert Fossum

27

Michael Grossman

25

04/18/05-07 Senator Fossum was declared elected.

Ballots included in the meeting packet for the election of three at-large committee chairs to the Senate Executive Committee were collected, and the tellers reported the following preliminary vote totals:

R. Linn Belford

19

Joseph Goldberg

15

Peter Goldsmith

8

Michael Hirschi

6

Barclay Jones

20

Peter Loeb

29

Mary Mallory

27

Mark Roszkowski

10

Bill Simmons

8

In accord with Senate Bylaws, a runoff election between the top five vote-getters was declared. Ballots were distributed, and the tellers reported the following vote totals:

R. Linn Belford

20

Joseph Goldberg

15

Barclay Jones

27

Peter Loeb

28

Mary Mallory

36

Senators Jones, Loeb and Mallory were declared elected.

04/18/05-08 Dr. Delia presented for action CC.06.02*, Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate and the Military Education Council. Senator John Prussing (ENGR),
Committee on Committees Chair, after nominating Senator Linda Beale, a continuing USSP member, as USSP Chair, moved approval of the slate. Senator Michael Grossman self-nominated for a listed faculty vacancy on USSP. Senator Al Kagan (LIBR) was nominated for the Library Committee; Kagan was willing to serve. There were no additional floor nominations and nominations were declared closed.

Ballots were distributed for the new faculty positions on the Library Committee, and the tellers reported the following vote totals:

Al Kagan

24

Gregory McIsaac

37

David Sansone

40

Ray Zielinski

40

Senators McIsaac, Sansone, and Zielinski were declared elected.

04/18/05-09 By voice vote, the slate of committee nominees was approved, as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

Robert C. Damrau, Clerk of the Senate
* Filed with the Senate Clerk and incorporated by reference in these Minutes.