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Urbana-Champaign Senate
December 8, 2008; 3:10 p.m.
Levis Faculty Center

I.             Approval of November 3, 2008, Senate Minutes

II.           Senate Executive Committee Report—Nicholas Burbules, Chair

III.          Chancellor’s Remarks

IV.          Questions/Discussion

V.           Consent Agenda
If senators have questions about a proposal, they should contact the Committee Chair.  If they wish to move a proposal from Consent Agenda to Proposals for Action and have copies at the meeting, they must notify the Senate Office at least two business days before the meeting.


Proposal to Rename the Ph.D. in Speech Communication to the Ph.D. in Communication

Educational Policy
(A. Aminmansour, Chair)


Creation of a Master of Arts in European Union Studies

Educational Policy


Creation of a Graduate Minor in European Union Studies

Educational Policy


Undergraduate Social Work Major/Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in the School of Social Work

Educational Policy


Removal of Unused Degrees in the College of Education

Educational Policy


Proposal to Eliminate the Economic Statistics Concentration within the Master of Science in Statistics

Educational Policy


Proposal to Eliminate the Master of Arts in Statistics

Educational Policy


Rename and Revise the B.S. in Media Studies as the B.S. in Media and Cinema Studies

Educational Policy


Modification and Transfer of the Undergraduate Minor in Cinema Studies from the College of LAS to the Department of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Media

Educational Policy


Proposal from the Graduate College and the College of Media to Redesignate the Ph.D. in Communications as the Ph.D. in Communications and Media

Educational Policy


VI.          Proposals for Action


2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Educational Policy


2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Educational Policy


2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Educational Policy


2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Educational Policy


2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Educational Policy


Grade Replacement Policy

Educational Policy


Multi-Institutional Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering with the National University of Singapore

Educational Policy


Identification on the Diplomas of Degrees Awarded by the Global Campus outside the Global Campus Partnership agreement of 2007

Educational Policy


VII.         Proposed Revisions to the Senate Constitution and Bylaws


Revision to the Bylaws, Part D.6 – Committee on Committees

University Statutes and Senate Procedures
(W. Maher, Chair)


Revision to the Bylaws, Part D.10 – Committee on Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits

University Statutes and Senate Procedures


Addition of Academic Professionals to the Senate Electorate – Senate Constitution and Bylaws Amendments

University Statutes and Senate Procedures


VIII.        Reports for Information of the Senate


BOT, November 13

J. Finnerty


FAC/IBHE, November 7

K. Andersen

IX.          New Business

X.           Committee of the Whole Discussion
The SEC Chair will move that the Senate convene as a Committee of the Whole to discuss:

ProQuest and Dissertation Deposits

One or more Graduate College representatives will provide introductory remarks.  Background material from the Graduate College is available at:
Subsequent comments and questions will be limited to 2 minutes each, with a 30 minute time limit for the entire discussion.

XI.          Adjournment