Senate Meeting - January 30, 2020

Senate Meeting January 30, 2020

The University Senate will convene at 3:30 PM, Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the US Bank Conference Theater located on the first floor of the Ohio Union. The Senate business meeting will be followed immediately by President Michael Drake's annual State of the University address. The Steering Committee estimates the combined meeting, address, and subsequent Q & A period will take 80 minutes.


  1. Secretary's Report #376

    Ben Givens, University Senate Secretary

  2. Proposal from the Council on Academic Affairs

    Jennifer Higginbotham, Chair, Council on Academic Affairs

    1. Proposal to Change the Name of the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees

    2. Proposal to Suspend the Masters of Business Engineering Logistics

  3. Proposal to Approve Changes to the University Faculty Rules

    Ken Lee, Chair, Rules Committee

    1. Rules & Amendments

    2. Meetings

  4. Proposal to Award Honorary Degrees

    Jennifer Crocker, Chair, Committee on Honorary Degrees

    Note that a ballot is available in Carmen (quiz) for voting on these honorary degree nominees

    1. Grace Wahba, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

    2. Kathryn D. Sullivan, Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa

    3. Claude Mason Steele, Doctor of Education, honoris causa

  5. Proposal to Approve the 2020-2021 Senate Calendar

    Amy Darragh, Chair, Steering Committee

  6. Old Business

  7. New Business

  8. Announcements

  9. Adjournment