April 13, 2017 University Senate Meeting Agenda and Materials

The University Senate will convene at 3:30 PM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Saxbe Auditorium, located in Drinko Hall. This will be the final regular meeting of the Senate in academic year 016-17. The Steering Committee estimates the meeting will take 90 minutes.


1. Secretary’s Report #357
   Tim Gerber, University Senate Secretary

2. Proposal to Approve Changes to the University Faculty Rules
   Stefan Niewiesk, Chair, Rules Committee

335-13-02 Smoking – Tobacco

3. Proposal to Award the Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
   José Diaz, Chair, Committee on Honorary Degrees
[Honorary Degree Letters]

4. Proposal to Establish the Translational Data Analytics Institute
   John Buford, Chair, Council on Academic Affairs
[Letters of Support]

5. Update on the Revision of the General Education Curriculum
   Cathy Montalto, Faculty Fellow and Co-lead
   Lawrence Krissek, Faculty Fellow and Co-lead
      General Education Review Coordinating Committee

6. End of Year Reports

   a. David Gorenz, President, Interprofessional Council (IPC)
   b. David Bowers, President, Council of Graduate Students (CGS)
   c. Gerard Basalla, President, Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
   d. Ben Givens, Chair, Faculty Council
   e. Introduction of New Senate Leadership

7. Old Business
8. New Business
9. Announcements
10. Adjourn