March 22, 1999, 3:10 p.m.
I. Approval of February 15, 1999, Minutes
II. Senate Council Report - Richard Schacht, Chair
III. Chancellor's Remarks
V. Consent Agenda
Revision of the Geology Major, Sciences and Letters Curriculum: Addition of an Earth and Environmental Sciences
Option to the Geology Option, LAS
Educational Policy (R. L. Belford, Chair)
Proposal to Establish an Environmental Chemistry Option in the Specialized Curriculum in Chemistry, LAS
Revision of the Undergraduate Major in Animal Sciences, ACES
Revision of the Undergraduate Curriculum in Nuclear Engineering
Elimination of the B. Sc. Degree in Ceramic Engineering
Proposal for Changes in the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages
Proposal for changes in Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of Spanish
VI. Proposals for Action
Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate
Committee on Committees (N. P. O'Brien, Chair)
Nomination for Student Membership on the Committee on Committees
Proposal to Transfer the Department of Biochemistry from the School of Chemical Sciences to the School of Life
VII. Proposed Revisions to the Statutes - Second Reading;Action
Proposed Revisions to the University Statutes-Article IX Section 6. g. and Article X
Section 1. b. (1)(Tenure Code Rollbacks)
University Statutes and Senate Procedures (R. M. Fossum, Chair)
VIII. Committee of the Whole Discussion
The Senate Council Chair will move that the Senate convene as a Committee of the Whole to discuss the topic below.
Recommendations of the ad hoc Tenure Issues Committee
Regarding a System of Periodic Faculty Review
Senate Council Vice-Chair Donald Uchtmann, chair of the Tenure Issues Committee, will provide introductory remarks of 5 minutes. Thereafter, comments and questions will be limited to 2 minutes each, with a 30 minute time limit for the entire discussion.
IX. Reports of the Proceedings of Other Meetings
BOT, January 20-21, R. Fossum, SC.99.09
FAC/IBHE, January 29 (J. L. Robinson), HE.99.05; February 26 (T. Weech), HE.99.06
USC, January 15, G. Belford, UC.99.04
X. New Business
Matters not included on the agenda may not be presented to the Senate without the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the members present and voting.
XI. Executive Session
All visitors will be asked to leave before the Senate considers the following report, which will be distributed to senators in attendance, and collected before each member leaves the auditorium.
Nominations for Honorary Degrees
Honorary Degrees (W. D. Seitz, Chair)