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Actions FY2005 - 2010

For more information on any of the actions below, please contact the University Governance Office, govern@ku.edu.


  • Tuition enhancement fund allocations (FY2005)
  • Salary compression and inequities (FY2005)
  • Changed and updated the Handbook for Faculty and Unclassified Staff (FY2005)
  • Created Parking Commission (FY2005)
  • Created Conflict of Interest/Technology Transfer Policy (FY2005)
  • Created Faculty/Staff Plan for distributing basketball tickets to men’s games (FY2006)



  • Overhauled Governance System and University Senate Code (FY2006)
  • Changed course Withdrawal Policy and Credit/no credit Policy (FY2006)
  • Changed Promotion and Tenure Policies (made them more open and more clearly defined) (FY2007)
  • Made major changes to the Restricted Research policy (FY2006)
  • Passed policy on Interruption of the Tenure Clock (for family-related reasons) (FY2006)
  • Passed resolution reaffirming academic freedom, including the right to offer courses that examine controversial subjects (FY2006)


  • Passed resolution on diversity and sent to the Lawrence City Commission (to support their establishment of domestic partner registration in the city) (FY2007)
  • Discussed Provost’s proposal for a more comprehensive admission requirement for KU(FY2007)
  • Discussed/approved recommendations from the Task Force on Teaching and Learning (FY2007)



  • Approved statement on Criminal Background Checks for employees (FY2008)
  • Appointed new Task Force on Scholarly Misconduct.  (FY2008)
  • Created new task Force on Employment Benefits to look at all benefits, including domestic partners. (FY2008)
  • Approved a statement on behalf of Council of Faculty Senate Presidents re the intrinsic value of education (FY2008)
  • Appointed new Task Force on the Handbook for Faculty and Other Unclassified Staff (FY2008)
  • Approved new evaluation form recommended by the TF on Assessment of Teaching and Learning (FY2008)
  • Participated in KU’s strategic planning initiative (FY2008)
  • Discussed/approved amendments to Scientific Misconduct Policy (FY2008)
  • Discussed/approved hearing procedures for Faculty Rights Board (FY2008)



  • Discussion about Employee Invention Agreement Form for faculty and staff to sign (FY2009)
  • Passed recommendation proposed by the Academic Computing Committee for the administration to provide access to technological equipment to staff (FY2009)
  • Discussed/endorsed new six-year agreement with Athletic Corporation for faculty/staff tickets to men’s basketball games (the “SenEx Basketball Plan”) (FY2009)
  • Received/discussed/approved massive report from TF on the Handbook for Faculty and Other Unclassified Staff
  • Approved policy on “Open Access to KU Scholarship.”  (FY2009)
  • Appointed Task Force on Unclassified Academic Staff (FY2009)
  • Appointed TF on Conflict of Interest Policy (FY2009)


  • Appointed TF on Domestic Partner Benefits; approved recommendations; forwarded to Chancellor (FY2010)
  • Discussed and approved new academic calendar as recommended by Calendar Committee (FY2010)
  • Approved revisions to Open Access Policy and Implementation Details (FY2020)
  • Approved SenEx Football Plan for faculty/staff seating (FY2010)
  • Approved changes to English Proficiency Requirement for Undergraduate International Students (FY2010)
  • Approved resolution to amend KU’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policies to support rights of transgender individuals. (FY2010)
  • Approved amendments to Faculty Senate Rules, Art. VI, re promotion and tenure procedures.  (FY2010)
  • Approved amendments to Faculty Senate Rules, Art. VII, re jurisdiction/responsibilities of the Faculty Rights Board (FY2010)
  • Supported Board of Regents’ resolution regarding the state’s budget for Higher Education. (FY2010)
  • Passed resolution regarding the importance of Neighborhood Elementary Schools in Lawrence (FY2010)
  • Approved the new Conflict of Interest form proposed by the TF on Conflict of Interest.  (Fy2010)

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