April 13, 2017 Senate Meeting Materials

Senate Meeting April 13, 2017

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

  3. Proposal to Award the Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa

    José Diaz, Chair, Committee on Honorary Degrees

  4. Proposal to Establish the Translational Data Analytics Institute

    John Buford, Chair, Council on Academic Affairs

  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

    1. David Gorenz, President, Interprofessional Council (IPC)

    2. David Bowers, President, Council of Graduate Students (CGS)

    3. Gerard Basalla, President, Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

    4. Ben Givens, Chair, Faculty Council

    5. Introduction of New Senate Leadership

  7. Old Business

  8. New Business

  9. Announcements

  10. Adjourn