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Faculty Senate 10/06/2016

Faculty Senate
October 6, 2016 - 3:30pm
Green Hall-Room 203
  1. Approval of minutes from September 8, 2016
  1. Report of Faculty Senate President Pam Keller        
  1. Unfinished Business
  1. New Business



Approved: November 3, 2016

MEMBERS PRESENT: Pam Keller, Joe Harrington, Cecile Accilien, Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, Tom Beisecker, Naima Boussofara, Ben Chappell, Kelly Chong, Jonathan Clark, Chris Elles, Pam Fine, Ruben Flores, Lisa Friis, Jane Gibson, Sandra Gray, Megan Greene, Lynn Hancock, Elspeth Healey, Kissan Joseph, Elizabeth MacGonagle, Margaret Marco, Jason Matejkowski, Amalia Monroe-Gulick, Paul Outka, Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Meagan Patterson, Edward Peltier, Angela Rathmel, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Suzanne Shontz, Geraldo Sousa, Bill Staples, Dean Stetler, Belinda Sturm

ABSENT:  Mary Banwart, Christopher Fischer, Thomas Prisinzano (excused), Lance Rake (excused),

ALSO PRESENT: Maureen Altman and Kathy Reed, University Governance; Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little; Mary Lee Hummert, Vice Provost for Faculty Development;

President Pam Keller called the meeting to order and asked for announcements. 

MINUTES for September 8, 2016 were approved. 


Keller said that a KBOR issue was the only item she had to report on beyond her report to University Senate.  Regarding the new policy to achieve uniformity in granting credit KBOR’s COFSP (Council of Faculty Senate President) adopted a procedure that would allow faculty who wanted to require a higher AP score than determined by COFSP to get together and agree on the higher score. With the help of Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Stuart Day an email went out a few days ago to help in determining if there were any faculty interested in requesting higher scores.  Barrett-Gonzales asked if the issue had been parsed to departmental level; Keller responded that information had been sent to the academic disciplines.  Lynn Hancock said that he agreed with the plan since KU loses students to other universities who have easier requirements. 

Unfinished Business


New Business


The meeting adjourned at 4:40

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Altman

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