FACULTY SENATE MEETING AGENDA
Friday, February 17, 2006, 2:00pm
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Bay Hall 126

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of the Minutes of the January 20 meeting (attachment)

III. Committee Reports

A. Executive Committee -- Ivy & Guest, Anthony Quiroz

  • Action Item: Center for Mexican American Studies (attachment)
  • Discussion Item: Evaluation Cycle for Deans, Vice-Presidents, & President

B. Academic Affairs Committee -- Waheed

  • Discussion/Action Items: Catalog Copy (attachments)
  • Action Item: Incapacitation or Death of a Student rule (attachment)

C. Awards/Bylaws/Election Committee -- Buck

  • Update on awards details and timelines
  • Anticipating nominations/elections of senators (attachment)

D. Budget Committee -- Friday

  • Action Items: Recommendations regarding salary increases (attachments)

E. Committee on Committees -- Ledbetter

F. Faculty Affairs -- Garcia

  • Discussion Items: Changes to 4 University rules (attachments)
    • Tenure
    • Evaluation & Promotion of Full-Time Faculty Members
    • Academic Rank Descriptors
    • Descriptions of Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

IV. Interim Provost's Report

V. Speaker's Report

A. End-of-semester course evaluations
B. New Faculty Orientation sessions -- feedback from constituents
C. First suggestion in suggestion box -- response on website
D. Harper's response to anonymous questions from 04-05 (attachment)
E. Linda Cook represented Senate at interviews with bookstore companies
F. Nominations/Election of Senate Officers

1. Discussion Item: Bylaws change regarding eligibility to run for Speaker

VI. Other Business/Announcements/Adjournment