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Urbana-Champaign Senate
March 31, 2008; 3:10 p.m.
Levis Faculty Center

I.        Approval of February 25, 2008, Senate Minutes

II.       Senate Executive Committee Report—Nicholas Burbules, Chair

III.       Chancellor’s Remarks

IV.       Questions/Discussion

V.        Consent Agenda
               These proposals will be approved by unanimous consent unless a senator requests that one or more should be moved to Proposals for Action.  If senators have questions about a proposal, they are strongly encouraged to contact the Chair of the relevant Committee in advance of the meeting.

Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Major in the Sciences and Letters Curriculum in Speech Communication, College of LAS

Educational Policy
(A. Aminmansour, Chair)


An Undergraduate Minor in Communication, Dept. of Speech Communication, LAS

Educational Policy


Reorganization of the African American Studies Program to Department of African American Studies

Educational Policy


Reorganization of the Program for the Study of Religion to the Department of Religion

Educational Policy


Center for Human Resource Management

Educational Policy


Master’s Degree in Statistics: Concentration in Analytics

Educational Policy


Establishment of an Undergraduate Minor in Agricultural Safety and Health, ACES

Educational Policy


Proposal to Create a Professional Science Master’s Graduate Concentration

Educational Policy


Proposal for an M.S.Degree with a Major in Agricultural Production and a Concentration in Professional Science Masters

Educational Policy


Proposal for an M.S. Degree in Bioenergy in ACES with a Concentration in Professional Science Masters

Educational Policy


Proposal to Rename the B.A. in Speech Communication to the B.A. in Communication

Educational Policy


Revised Curriculum for the Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology

Educational Policy


Revised Curriculum for the Undergraduate Degree in Community Health

Educational Policy


Creation of a Taxation Major in the Department of Accountancy’s M.S. Program

Educational Policy


Graduate Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies

Educational Policy


Proposed Revisions to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Educational Policy


Proposed Revisions to the Masters of Arts Degree in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, LAS

Educational Policy


Proposal to Modify the Master of Science Degree in Statistics

Educational Policy


Proposal to Change the Graduate Degree Program Names from Agricultural Engineering to Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Educational Policy


Proposal to Change the Undergraduate Degree Program Name from Agricultural Engineering to Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Educational Policy


Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences

Educational Policy


Revisions to Concentrations in Agricultural Accounting, Agricultural Finance, Consumer Economics and Finance, and Farm Management, in the Agricultural and Consumer Economics Major, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Educational Policy


VI.      Proposals for Action

Multi-Year Contract Option for Eligible Academic Staff: Implementation Proposals

General University Policy
(J. Prussing, Chair)


VII.    Reports for Information of the Senate



February 15
March 14
February 5

K. Andersen



January 25

N. O’Brien


VIII.       Committee of the Whole Discussion
The Senate Executive Committee Chair will move that the Senate convene as a Committee of the Whole to consider the subject below:

Final Report of the Promotion and Tenure Reform Committee

Senator Andreas Cangellaris, Chair of this Committee, will provide an overview  of this report, available at Other members of the committee, including representatives from the campus administration, may also be on hand to answer questions and contribute to the discussion.  Comments and questions will be limited to 2 minutes each, with a 30 minute time limit for the entire discussion.

IX.       New Business

X.       Executive Session
All visitors will be asked to leave before the Senate considers nominations for honorary degrees from the Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees.

XI.       Adjournment