February 16, 2012 Senate Meeting Materials

Senate Meeting February 16, 2012


  1. Approval of Secretary’s Report

  2. Report from the Secretary of the Senate

  3. Provost’s Annual Address to the University Senate

    Joe Alutto, Provost

  4. Proposals for Senate Action from the Council on Academic Affairs

    Kay Wolf, Chair, Council on Academic Affairs

    1. Proposal to Establish a Ph.D. Program in African American and African Studies

    2. Proposal to Establish a Ph.D. degree program in Italian Studies

    3. Proposal to Establish a M.A. and Ph.D. degree program in Portuguese

    4. Proposal to change the name of the Department of Greek and Latin to the Department of Classics

    5. Proposal to approve the abolition of the Department of Aviation and the delegation of authority for the academic programs to the Center for Aviation Studies

  5. Proposals to Approve Changes to the University Faculty Rules

    Jeff Ford, Chair, Rules Committee

    1. Absence from duty

    2. Assistant vice president of undergraduate admissions and first year experience

    3. Criteria for appointment, reappointment, and promotion and tenure of tenure-track faculty

  6. New Business

  7. Old Business

  8. Announcements