Nov. 11, 2019 – Minutes

  1. Call to Order – The November 11, 2019 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:02 p.m. in Wyly Auditorium by President Michael Swanbom.
  2. Welcome – President, Michael Swanbom, COES
  3. Roll Call – Alicia Kimbell called roll; a quorum was met.
  4. Approval of October 2019 Minutes – a motion to approve the minutes was made by George Noflin and seconded by Tara Haskins as long as a correction was made within the office hour initiative update; all approved
  5. Update on Current Initiatives
    • Office Hours Policy Revision
      • Approval received from the University Senate and CADS; APC vote underway (result pending)
    • Overload Rates and Caps
      • President Swanbom received word from Dr. Guice that this will be unable to be rolled out in Winter Quarter but will be planned in the budget for next year
      • The senate will need to formulate a plan either to find out exactly when this will take effect next year or to seek further clarification as well as an additional level of reassurance
    • Endowed Professorships for Promoted Lecturers
      • CADS has decided not to provide an answer right away and has requested more information
      • President Swanbom has scheduled a meeting with the Provost this week to determine what other information the Senate needs to provide to show this is in compliance with BOR policy
    • Other Initiatives (289A, COLAs)
      • Currently in a holding pattern with no additional updates at this time
  6. Sub-Committee Work Time – senate members were asked to meet briefly within their specified committees after the meeting was adjourned
  7. Adjournment – Meeting was adjourned at 4:23 p.m.