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AGENDA
Urbana-Champaign Senate
February 4, 2013
3:10 pm
3rd Floor - Levis Faculty Center

I.   Call to Order—Chancellor Phyllis Wise
     
II.   Approval of MinutesDecember 3, 2012
     
III.   Senate Executive Committee Report—Matthew Wheeler
     
IV.   Chancellor’s Remarks—Chancellor Phyllis Wise
     
V.   Questions/Discussion
     
VI.   Consent Agenda
  If a senator wishes to move an item from the Consent Agenda to Proposals and have copies at the meeting, they must notify the Senate Office at least two business days before the meeting. Any senator can ask to have any item moved from the Consent Agenda to Proposals.
       
  EP.13.07 Proposal to Establish a Master of Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.08 Proposal to Establish a New Major in Materials Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering for the degree of Master of Engineering

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.09 Proposal to Establish a New Combined Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering-Master of Engineering with a Major in Materials Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.11 Proposal to Establish a Major in Engineering in the College of Engineering for the degree of Master of Engineering

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.12 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Energy Systems within the Master of Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.16 Proposal from the Graduate College and the College of Engineering to terminate the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science in Civil Engineering, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.19 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to establish a new graduate minor in Queer Studies, in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.21 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to establish a new undergraduate minor in Food and Agribusiness Management, in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE)

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.25 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to Terminate the Illinois PSM concentration in the MS in Plant Biology

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.27 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to eliminate the concentration in Hebrew Language and Literature in the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.28 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to rename the Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature to Slavic Studies

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
  EP.13.29 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to establish a New Major Leading to a Master’s of Science in Plant Biotechnology in Conjunction with a Professional Science Master's Concentration within the Department of Plant Biology

Educational Policy
(G. Miller, Chair)

       
VII.   Proposals
  CC.13.08 Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate

Committee on Committees
(P. Kalita, Chair)

     

 

  GP.13.03 Proposal to Establish the Confucius Institute

General University Policy
(N. Burbules, Chair)

       
  GP.13.06 Proposal to Establish the TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research

General University Policy
(N. Burbules, Chair)

       
VIII.   Current Benefits Issues (5 min)
Bill Williamson, Representative from the Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits Committee
     
IX.   Reports
  HE.13.03 FAC/ IBHE Report – November 16, 2012 A. Aminmansour
       
  HE.13.04 FAC/ IBHE Report – December 7, 2012 A. Aminmansour
       
  HE.13.05 FAC/ IBHE Report – January 18, 2012 A. Aminmansour
       
  UC.13.04 USC Report – November 28, 2012 J. Tolliver
       
  UC.13.05 USC Report – January 17, 2012 J. Tolliver
       
  SC.13.10 BOT Observer Report – November 8, 2012 B. Gebhardt
       
X.   Coursera Update(~10 min.) Deanna Raineri
    The format will be as follows: 5 minute presentation with 5 minute follow-up
     
XI.   Committee of the Whole (~40 min.)
    The Senate will discuss collective bargaining and faculty unionization. The format will be as follows: 10 minute presentation supporting the issue by Randy McCarthy, 10 minute presentation opposing the issue by Nicholas Burbules, and 20 minutes for questions and answers
     
XII.   New Business
     
XIII.   Adjournment
     

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