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Urbana-Champaign Senate
April 27, 2009; 3:10 p.m.
Levis Faculty Center

I.             Approval of March 30, 2009, Senate Minutes

II.           Senate Executive Committee Report—Nicholas Burbules, Chair

III.           Chancellor’s RemarksProvost Linda Katehi will provide an update on IT@Illinois.

IV.          Questions/Discussion

V.           Consent Agenda


Aerospace Engineering Curriculum Revision

Educational Policy
(A. Aminmansour, Chair)


Revision of the B.S. in NRES

Educational Policy


Revision of the BALAS: Russian Langs. and Lits.

Educational Policy


Revise the BSLAS and BS (Chemistry) and B.S. Chemistry: Environmental Chem. Concentration

Educational Policy


Graduate Minor: Latin American/Caribbean Studies

Educational Policy


Graduate Minor in Religion

Educational Policy


Discontinue the B.A.: Teaching of Russian

Educational Policy


Change the Name of the Joint Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration Degree

Educational Policy


Establish an M.S. Degree in Financial Engineering

Educational Policy

VI.          Proposals for Action


Recognition of 2009 Graduating Class

Senate Executive Committee


2009-2010 Senate/SEC Calendar

Senate Executive Committee


Resolution on the Need to Protect Health Insurance Benefits

Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits
(R. Gorvett, Chair)


Resolution on the Need to Protect the State University Retirement System’s Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits


VII.         Proposed Revisions to the University Statutes (Second Reading – Action)


Revision to the Statutes, Article VIII

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

VIII.        Reports for Information of the Senate


FAC/IBHE, March 20

A. Aminmansour


Senate Committee Annual Reports

IX.          New Business

X.           Committee of the Whole Discussion
The Senate will discuss and take a non-binding vote on the Senate Review Commission recommendation that a specified number of academic professionals be given voting representation in the Senate.  After introductory remarks, comments and questions will be limited to 2 minutes each, with a 30 minute time limit for the entire discussion.

XI.          Adjournment