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Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus
December 7, 2015
3:10 pm

Senate Packet


I.   Call to Order—Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson
II.   Approval of MinutesNovember 16, 2015
III.   Senate Executive Committee Report—SEC Chair Gay Miller
IV.   Chancellor’s Remarks—Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson
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.16.25 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA in GD), School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.28 Proposal to Revise the Program of Study for the Bachelor of Music Education Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.32 Proposal to Change Course Requirements in the Undergraduate Engineering Mechanics Curriculum in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.33 Proposal to Revise the Non-thesis Master of Science in Chemistry Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.34 Proposal to Change two Course Requirements for Master of Science in the Teaching Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, College of LAS Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.36 Proposal to Revise LAS Specialized Curriculum in Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
VII.   Proposals
  CC.16.07 Nominations to the Research Policy Committee Committee on Committees
(P. Kalita, Chair)
  CC.16.08 Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate,
and Governing and Advisory Bodies
Committee on Committees
(P. Kalita, Chair)
  SP.16.06 Transmission of Further Comments on the General Revisions to the Statutes University Statutes & Senate Procedures
(W. Maher, Chair)
  HD.16.01 Nominations for Honorary Degrees Honorary Degrees
(S. Cartwright, Chair)
VIII.   Background Check Policy Implementation (10 min. + Q&A)
Edward Feser, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
IX.   Proposal
  RS.16.04 Resolution on the Discriminatory Nature of the New University of Illinois
Criminal Background Check Policy
K. Emmert, et. al.
X.   Illinois Climate Action Plan (10 min. + Q&A)
Ben McCall, Associate Director for Campus Sustainability
XI.   Reports
  EP.16.39 EPC Administrative Approvals through November 30, 2015 Educational Policy
  SC.16.26 BOT Observer Report – November 12, 2015 G. Miller
  SUR.16.01 SURSMAC Meeting Report – October 13, 2015 J. Kindt & H.F. Williamson
  GP.16.01 Advice of the Committee on General University Policy on RS.16.04 General University Policy
  GP.16.02 Comments on the Background Check Policy General University Policy
  EQ.16.01 Comments on the Background Check Policy Equal Opportunity and Inclusion
XII.   New Business
    Matters not included in the agenda may not be presented to the Senate without concurrence of a majority of the members present and voting.
XII.   Adjournment