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FacEx-Faculty Senate Meeting 3/10/15

March 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Provost’s Conference Room

I.          Announcements

II.        Approval of Minutes from February 24, 2015

III.       Report of Faculty Senate President Jim Carothers

IV.       Old Business

V.        New Business

Brief Closed Meeting

Appointment of new faculty member to the Board of Directors of the Kansas Memorial Union Corporation Board



Faculty Senate Executive Committee – FacEx

March 10, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.

Provost’s Conference Room

Approved: 3/24/2015

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Jim Carothers, Jonathan Mayhew, Tom Beisecker, Mike Williams, Katherine Clark, Lisa Friis

ABSENT: Jeremy Martin

ALSO PRESENT:  Amy Smith, Policy Office; Molly Mulloy and Kathy Reed, University Governance.

FacEx chair Jim Carothers called the meeting to order.

MINUTES for 2/24 and 3/3/2015 were approved.


Jim Carothers reported that we now have enough nominations for the Faculty Senate ballot. It will be emailed to all faculty tomorrow for electronic voting.

In order to allow sufficient time for discussion of the Social Media Policy and the Faculty Code, the agendas for the Senate meetings have been modified.  On March 26th, only Faculty Senate will meet; University Senate will not. On April 2, there will be a special meeting of the Faculty Senate, and on April 9, only the University Senate will meet.


Jonathan Mayhew reported that he has visited with Associate Vice Provost Marta Caminero-Santangelo and attorney Rachel Rolf to discuss questions raised about how students are affected by the proposed procedures for the Regents’ Social Media Policy. He said the Regents’ policy does not apply to students and it’s possible that we may need to add a sentence to that effect in our policy. He will report back to FacEx on this when the issue is clarified by the General Counsel’s Office.

 Lisa Friis reported that the Faculty Rights Board met today and developed language regarding FSRR 7.3 that is being considered by the committee. Carothers said it would be useful for FacEx to have the FRB’s recommendation before the Senate completes its discussion of the Faculty Code this spring.

 Mayhew/Williams moved to close the meeting to discuss a personnel matter. Passed. The meeting was closed at 3:15 and reopened at 3:22 p.m.

No further business.

Respectfully submitted,

Molly Mulloy

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