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Faculty Senate Talking Points: Jan. 22, 2019

January 23, 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: Jan. 22, 2019

  • Curriculum Changes (approved):
    • Name of Interior Design changed to Interior Architecture & Design
    • New Virtual Technology and Design Certificate
    • New Natural Science, Drama and Sociology/Anthropology Teaching Endorsements
    • New Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Certificate
    • Name of Communication Studies Minor changed to Communication Minor
    • Name of Diversity & Stratification Certificate changed to Diversity and Inclusion Certificate
    • M.S. in Metallurgy discontinued (note — this change does not impact the M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering)
    • New Nuclear Technology Management Graduate Certificate
    • New Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate
  • Faculty Secretary and Policy Coordinator Position.Senate discussed the possibilities of re-structuring the faculty secretary’s position to make the position more sustainable and to better support the university’s faculty governance and policy needs.

Important Dates:

  • Jan. 25 — Open Forum on General Education (particularly changes in ISEMs), noon Clearwater/Whitewater Rooms, University Commons
  • April 8 — Last day to submit proposed FSH changes to Faculty Secretary
  • April 16 — Last Faculty Senate meeting to approve FSH policies for inclusion on the spring UFM Agenda
  • May 1 — University Faculty Meeting (location information tba)

Remember all Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes are available on the Senate webpage.

Remember to share these talking points not only with faculty colleagues, but also with staff in your colleges.

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