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Faculty Senate Talking Points: March 5, 2019

March 07, 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: March 5, 2019

  • Presidential Candidates are on campus every day this week (March 3-8). All members of the U of I Community are encouraged to participate. Each Candidate is meeting faculty senators as well as speaking at an open forum. Details and a place for feedback are on the Presidential Search website.
  • Policy Changes:
    • FSH 3720 — Sabbaticals. The policy was revised to eliminate the term “leave” (faculty are full time employees while on sabbatical), to eliminate the required form from the policy (it will be incorporated on the provost’s sabbatical information website) and to make other minor edits.
    • FSH 1640.08 — Admissions Committee. The structure of the committee was revised to include a professional advisor.
    • FSH 1640.91 — University Curriculum Committee. The structure of the committee was revised to include a College of Law member.
  • Curriculum Changes:
    • BS in Geological Sciences. The options in the major were reduced from six to three.
    • Regulation J-3-f. The regulation was revised to add options to the American Culture and Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

Important Dates:

  • March 6, 7, 8 — Open Forums with Presidential Candidates 1:30 p.m. Click link for location and Zoom info.
  • 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 23 and March 30 --UIdahoBound.
  • March 29 — Sabbatical Applications Due. For info see FSH 3720 and the Provost Office webpage.
  • April 3 — Women’s Leadership Conference.
  • 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 in FSH 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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