Dec. 16, 2019 – Minutes

  1. Call to Order – The December 16, 2019 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:05 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 November 2019 Minutes – a motion to approve the minutes was made by Roberts and seconded by Singer; all approved
  5. Survey
    1. President Swanbom expressed interest in the possibility of administering another climate survey similar to the one administered by the senate in 2014
      1. The floor was opened for discussion regarding whether the senate should proceed in this direction
      2. Senate members were asked for input in developing further questions for the updated survey
    2. Requesting a yearly financial report/statement was also discussed as a method for the senate to view where money is being spent in various areas on campus
      1. A draft containing the various information that will be expected within this financial report will be discussed at the January meeting
  6. Resolution on Termination Decision(s)
    1. President Swanbom presented a draft statement for the senate to review regarding the recent termination decision of Michael Savage
    2. Amanda Sanford and John Worsencroft answered questions posed by senate members regarding the draft content
    3. A motion was made to table this discussion until the January meeting; 3 opposed the motion, all others approved
  7. Sub-Committee Work Time – time did not allow for senate members to work in their committees
  8. Adjournment
    1. Meeting was adjourned at 5:13 p.m.