November 13, 2017 – Minutes

  1. Call to Order – The November 13, 2017 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:00 p.m. in University Hall, Room 111, by President Ernest Rufleth. 
  2. Roll Call – Alicia Kimbell – A quorum was not met.
  3. Approval of Minutes – The October 2017 minutes will be submitted for approval at the December Senate meeting. 
  4. Business – New Business – Updates from around the University
    1. APC Meeting – tour of the Press Box
    2. A request was made from the Senate Academic/Student Affairs Committee to have more representatives from the COB and COE join to diversify their group. 
    3. The Senate Administration Committee mentioned the Policy Action Statement and suggested a potential need for certain policies to be changed or revisited and updated. 
  5. Voluntary Remarks and Reminders – Dr. Joseph Rallo, Commissioner of Higher Education Visit, 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 15th, Wyly Auditorium 
    1. He will lead a discussion of what is going on in the state and how it affects higher education. 
    2. Questions should be submitted beforehand for Dr. Rallo to answer.
  6. Sub-Committee Work Time – Each sub-committee met for the remainder of the meeting to discuss current initiatives. 
  7. Adjournment – The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.