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Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus
September 21, 2015
3:10 pm

Senate Packet


I.   Call to Order—Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson
II.   Approval of MinutesApril 20, 2015 and May 4, 2015
III.   Senate Executive Committee Report—SEC Chair Gay Miller
IV.   Chancellor’s Remarks—Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson
V.   Questions/Discussion
VI.   Consent Agenda
  If a senator wishes to move an item from the Consent Agenda to Proposals and have copies at the meeting, they must notify the Senate Office at least two business days before the meeting. Any senator can ask to have any item moved from the Consent Agenda to Proposals.
  EP.16.01 Proposal to Revise the Environmental Fellows Program into the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program, and to transfer the administration of the program from the School of Earth, Society, and Environmental, College of LAS to the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.03 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Concentration in Hospitality Management leading to the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of ACES Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.06 Proposal to Revise the PhD Program in Economics, Department of Economics, College of LAS Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.07 Proposal to Establish a joint degree program between the existing Master of Architecture (M. Arch) and Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MS in AS) degrees offered through the School of Architecture Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.08 Proposal to Create a 5-Year Program leading to a BALAS in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and an MA in European Union Studies (MAEUS) Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.10 Proposal to Change the department level requirements for the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.12 Proposal to Change Unit Name from International Programs and Studies (IPS) to Illinois International Programs (IIP) Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.13 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Computational Engineering within the Major in Engineering in the Master of Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.17 Proposal to Establish a New Bachelor's of Science in Middle Grades Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with Concentrations in: 1) Literacy; 2) Mathematics; 3) Science; and 4) Social Science Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  EP.16.18 Proposal to Transfer the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) in the Institute for Government and Public Affairs to The School of Social Work Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
VII.   Proposals
  SC.16.03 Procedures for Selecting a Search Committee to Advise the President on the Selection of a Chancellor
Final SC.16.03
Senate Executive Committee
(G. Miller, Chair)
  SP.15.16 Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws, Part D.1 – Senate Executive Committee, Membership University Statutes & Senate Procedures
(W. Maher, Chair)
  RS.16.01 Resolution Concerning the Formation of an ad hoc Committee Concerning Senators’ in use of Non-Official Communications to Advise Campus Administrators M. Steinberg, et al.
  RS.16.02 Resolution on the Postponement of the Criminal Background Check Policy
RS.16.02 Amended
T. Barnes, et al.
  CC.16.03 Nominations for Membership on Standing and ad hoc Committees of the Senate, the Military Education Council, and the General Education Board Committee on Committees
(P. Kalita, Chair)
  CC.16.04 Nominations to the Athletic Board Committee on Committees
(P. Kalita, Chair)
  CC.16.05 Nominations to the Research Policy Committee Committee on Committees
(P. Kalita, Chair)
  SP.15.04 Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws, Part D.6 (b) – Committee on Committees, Membership University Statutes & Senate Procedures
(W. Maher, Chair)
  SP.15.10 Revisions to the Senate Bylaws, Part C, Section 4 to Conform with Student Election Practices University Statutes & Senate Procedures
(W. Maher, Chair)
VIII.   Current Benefits Issues (5 min.) - John Kindt, Chair of Faculty and Academic Staff Benefits
IX.   Reports
  EP.16.14 EPC Administrative Approvals through August 24, 2015 Educational Policy
(B. Francis, Chair)
  UC.15.09 USC Report – May 26, 2015 J. Tolliver
  UC.15.10 USC Report – June 25, 2015 J. Tolliver
  SC.15.16 BOT Observer Report – July 23, 2015 N. Burbules
  SC.16.13 BOT Observer Report – September 10, 2015 M. Bohlmann
  SC.16.14 University Policy on Background Checks A. Benmamoun
X.   New Business
    Matters not included in the agenda may not be presented to the Senate without concurrence of a majority of the members present and voting.
XI.   Adjournment