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Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 19, 2019

February 21, 2019

The Faculty Senate meets weekly on Tuesdays during the academic year to discuss and act on policy matters pertaining to the immediate government of the university.

Faculty Senate Talking Points: Feb. 19, 2019

  • Jazz Festival Volunteers Needed! Students, faculty, and staff who are willing to volunteer during the upcoming Jazz Festival should send a quick email to ASAP! They are especially needed at the workshop and performance sites on Friday, Feb. 22nd and Saturday, Feb. 23rd.
  • Advising Update. Director of Student Success Initiatives Cynthia Castro updated senate on the implementation process for the new advising organization. Castro emphasized that the advising team is working to bring several new advisors on board as quickly as possible. Two advisors recently hired as “lead advisors” will transition to their new positions slowly so they can continue to support advising services in their former positions. Advising is also beginning work on a training and support process for both professional advisors and interested faculty.
  • UCC Policy and Curriculum Changes:
    • Regulation H regarding Final Examinations is revised to allow students who have more than two finals in one day to reschedule the exam from the lowest enrollment course.
    • Regulation J-7 regarding Concurrent and Subsequent Baccalaureate Degrees is revised to clarify that the provision regarding Subsequent Degrees does not apply to students pursuing concurrent degrees.
    • Change name of the minor in Geological Engineering offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to Geological and Mining Engineering.

Important Dates:

  • Feb. 22-23 — Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
  • Feb. 22 — Petitions requesting further consideration of items in General Curriculum Report 295 due to
  • Feb. 27 — Denton Darrington Lecture on Law and Government: “Civility, Humility and Interbranch Relations,” by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady, Florida Supreme Court. 4 p.m. PST 5 p.m. MST, live in Boise at the Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium and livestreamed in Moscow at the College of Law Courtroom.
  • March 20 — CETL Faculty Spotlight featuring Kristin Haltinner and Dilshani Sarathchandra: I Don’t Deny and I’m Not a Skeptic, I Full Out Dissent: Navigating Politically Divisive Topics in Research and Teaching, 10 a.m. PST/11 a.m. MST, Educ 341, Register at CETL.
  • March 29 — Sabbatical Applications Due. For info see FSH 3720 and the Provost Office webpage.
  • April 8 — Last day to submit proposed FSH changes to Faculty Secretary.
  • April 10 — CETL Faculty Spotlight featuring Michael Kroth and Davin Carr-Chellman: Preparing Profound Learners: Practices for Deepening Lifelong Learning, 10 a.m.PST/11 a.m. MST, Educ 341, Register at CETL.
  • April 15 — Nominations for Honorary Degrees for December 2019 Commencement due. Nomination instructions are inFSH 4930. Nominations must be submitted to
  • April 15 — Names of new senators must be finalized and reported to
  • April 16 — Last Senate meeting to approve FSH policies for inclusion on the spring UFM Agenda.
  • May 1 — University Faculty Meeting (location information tba).

All Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage:

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