Urbana-Champaign Senate Meeting
September 30, 2002
A regular meeting of the Urbana-Champaign Senate was called to order at 3:10p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium with Provost Richard Herman presiding in the absence of Chancellor Nancy Cantor.Approval of Minutes
09/30/02-01The minutes of the April 29, 2002, Senate meeting were approved as written.
Senate Executive Committee Report
Senator Robert Fossum (LAS), Chair of the Senate Executive Committee (SEC), reported briefly on the SEC's upcoming meeting with the campus liaisons from the Board of Trustees.
Senator Fossum reported recent and upcoming changes in the membership of campus and University bodies, such as the Athletic Board, Research Policy Committee, and the Intellectual Property Committee.
Fossum moved, without objection, that floor privileges be extended to Professor Wayne Banwart, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs, College of ACES, to speak to EP.02.36.
Senator Joseph Finnerty (CBA) briefly demonstrated some features of the Integrated Teaching System (ITS) which will be used at subsequent Senate meetings to handle substantive amendments and motions.Fossum announced that the following senators have agreed to serve as tellers: Steve Seitz (LAS), Nancy O’Brien (LIBR), H. George Friedman (ENGR), and Michael Hirschi (ACES). Chancellor’s Remarks
Provost Richard Herman began by citing the accolades received by Professor Neil Kelleher, a professor of chemistry, who is among 20 U.S. researchers named 2002 Packard Fellows in natural sciences by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and graduate student Beverly Snyder, who has had a book accepted for publication.
Dr. Herman spoke to the bleak economic news from Springfield that will mean a budget cut of more than $30 million at UIUC for FY03.Referencing the campus budget request for FY04, Provost Herman reported that the campus has asked the state for a 4% increase for general salary improvements, 2% for the retention of critical faculty and staff, and a special addendum of 3% for faculty salary improvements.
The Provost indicated that there is a need for units to develop contingency plans, which will require focus on the continued high quality of education.He added that the campus administration is asking for targeted plans from the Deans and Directors and will work with them and state legislators to resist sliding back and relinquishing our recent gains in the number of faculty and staff.Questions/Discussion
There were none.Consent Agenda
The Presiding Officer announced that, absent the objections of any senator, the following proposal was approved by unanimous consent.
09/30/02-02EP.02.36*, Proposal from the College of ACES for the ACES International Minor.Proposed Revisions to the University Statutes
09/30/02-03Dr. Herman presented for action SP.02.08*, Proposed Revisions to the Statutes, Article II, Section 5 - Professional Advisory Committee.Senator Finnerty explained that this revision would allow each campus to name the committee which performs the statutory function of the Professional Advisory Committee.He moved its approval.
09/30/02-04By voice vote, SP.02.08 was approved.Proposals for Action
09/30/02-05Provost Herman presented for action CC.03.03*, Nominations for Academic Professional Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate.Senator John Prussing (ENGR), Chair of the Senate Committee on Committees, moved approval of the slate of nominees.There were no floor nominations and nominations were declared closed.
09/30/02-06By voice vote, the slate was approved.
09/30/02-07Dr. Herman presented for action CC.03.04*, Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate.Senator Prussing moved approval of the slate of nominees; there were no floor nominations and nominations were declared closed.
09/30/02-08By voice vote, the slate was approved.Reports for Information of the Senate
The Provost presented the following reports for information:
09/30/02-09SL.02.02*, 2001-2002 Annual Report of the Committee on Student Life,
09/30/02-10SC.03.03*, Report of the September 12 BOT Meeting,
09/30/02-11HE.02.12*, Report of the June 4 BHE Meeting,
09/30/02-12HE.03.01*, Report of the August 20 BHE Meeting,
09/30/02-13HE.02.13*, Report of the June 21 FAC/IBHE Meeting,
09/30/02-14HE.03.02*, Report of the September 13 FAC/IBHE Meeting,
09/30/02-15UC.02.07*, Report of the April 30 USC Meeting,
09/30/02-16UC.02.09*, Report of the June 24 USC Meeting,
09/30/02-17UC.02.10*, Report of the July 25 USC Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
Robert C. Damrau, Senate Clerk
*Filed with the Senate Clerk and incorporated by reference in these Minutes.