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Urbana-Champaign Senate
March 22, 1999, 3:10 p.m.
Foellinger Auditorium

I. Approval of February 15, 1999, Minutes

II. Senate Council Report - Richard Schacht, Chair

III. Chancellor's Remarks

IV. Questions/Discussion

V. Consent Agenda

Revision of the Geology Major, Sciences and Letters Curriculum: Addition of an Earth and Environmental Sciences Option to the Geology Option, LAS
Educational Policy (R. L. Belford, Chair)

Proposal to Establish an Environmental Chemistry Option in the Specialized Curriculum in Chemistry, LAS
Educational Policy

Revision of the Undergraduate Major in Animal Sciences, ACES
Educational Policy

Revision of the Undergraduate Curriculum in Nuclear Engineering
Educational Policy

Elimination of the B. Sc. Degree in Ceramic Engineering
Educational Policy

Proposal for Changes in the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages
Educational Policy

Proposal for changes in Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of Spanish
Educational Policy

VI. Proposals for Action

Nominations for Membership on Standing Committees of the Senate
Committee on Committees (N. P. O'Brien, Chair)

Nomination for Student Membership on the Committee on Committees
Senate Council

Proposal to Transfer the Department of Biochemistry from the School of Chemical Sciences to the School of Life Sciences, LAS
Educational Policy

VII. Proposed Revisions to the Statutes - Second Reading;Action

Proposed Revisions to the University Statutes-Article IX Section 6. g. and Article X Section 1. b. (1)(Tenure Code Rollbacks)
University Statutes and Senate Procedures (R. M. Fossum, Chair)

VIII. Committee of the Whole Discussion

The Senate Council Chair will move that the Senate convene as a Committee of the Whole to discuss the topic below.

Recommendations of the ad hoc Tenure Issues Committee
Regarding a System of Periodic Faculty Review

Senate Council Vice-Chair Donald Uchtmann, chair of the Tenure Issues Committee, will provide introductory remarks of 5 minutes. Thereafter, comments and questions will be limited to 2 minutes each, with a 30 minute time limit for the entire discussion.

IX. Reports of the Proceedings of Other Meetings

BOT, January 20-21, R. Fossum, SC.99.09

FAC/IBHE, January 29 (J. L. Robinson), HE.99.05; February 26 (T. Weech), HE.99.06

USC, January 15, G. Belford, UC.99.04

X. New Business

Matters not included on the agenda may not be presented to the Senate without the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the members present and voting.

XI. Executive Session

All visitors will be asked to leave before the Senate considers the following report, which will be distributed to senators in attendance, and collected before each member leaves the auditorium.

Nominations for Honorary Degrees
Honorary Degrees (W. D. Seitz, Chair)

XII. Adjournment