PENDING AMENDMENTS FY2019

Rationale:  For FSRR Article VII.  In April 2018, the Faculty Senate approved amendments to the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR) regarding an appeal of administrative actions to the Faculty Rights Board (FRB). Currently, the grounds for an appeal to the FRB are limited to: (1) allegations that the action by an administrative authority violated established University procedures; and (2) the action adversely affected a faculty member's rights.  Also, the faculty member is required to meet a high “clear and convincing evidence” burden of proof. Both the two-part test and the burden of proof made it difficult for the FRB to hear and or address disputes regarding alleged violations of faculty rights.

 Rationale: For USRR VI.  This provision was added to expand the jurisdiction of the Faculty Rights board, to hear any violation of a faculty right.  It also references the specific enumerated rights in the Code of Faculty Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct. 

FSRR Approved by FacEx: April 16, 2019
USRR Approved by SenEx: March 26, 2019
FSRR Seven day notice: April 18, 2019
USRR Seven Day notice: April 4, 2019

Discussion: Faculty Senate Meeting, April  25, 2019.  room 203, Law School.
Faculty Senate voted to suspend University Senate Code 2.5.2. (f)) and vote on the amendment on April 25, 2019.  The motion passed, and the amendment was voted on and passed on April 25, 2019.
Discussion: University Senate Meeting, April 11, 2019.  Discussion postponed to April 25, 2019.
University Senate voted to suspend University Senate Code  1.5.2. (f)) and vote on the amendment on April 25, 2019.  The motion passed, and the amendment was voted on and passed on April 25, 2019.
Out for 21-Day Review: April 26, 2019
Last Day to Receive comments: May 16, 2019
Sent to Provost: May 17, 2019 

 

 Rationale: The word “original” was deleted to simplify and clarify the jurisdiction of the Faculty Rights Board to mean “power of board (FRB).” The highlighted language was revised to make these terms “active” rather than “passive, but there is no substantive change the provisions themselves. Regarding item (vii), this provision was added to expand the jurisdiction of the Faculty Rights Board, to hear any violation of a faculty right, it also references the specific enumerated rights in the Code of Faculty Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct. 

Approved by FacEx: March 19, 2019
Seven day notice: March 21, 2019 
Discussion: Faculty Senate Meeting, March 28, 2019, room 203, Law School.
Faculty Senate voted to suspend University Senate Code 2.5.2. (f)) and vote on the amendment on March 28,2019.  The motion passed, and the amendment was voted on and passed on March 28, 2019.
Out for 21-Day Review: April 1, 2019
Last Day to Receive comments: April 22, 2019
Sent to Provost: April 26, 2019 

 

 Rationale: The purpose of this amendment is to codify the dates regarding notification to faculty regarding non-reappointment prior to tenure.  In August 2011, Provost Vitter agreed to move the date for making non-reappointment recommendations to March 15, but it was not included in the FSRR. 

Approved by FacEx: March 19, 2019
Seven day notice: March 21, 2019 
Discussion: Faculty Senate Meeting, March 28, 2019, room 203, Law School.Faculty Senate voted to suspend University Senate Code 2.5.2. (f)) and vote on the amendment on March 28,2019.  The motion passed, and the amendment was voted on and passed on March 28, 2019.
Out for 21-Day Review: April 1, 2019
Last Day to Receive comments: April 22, 2019
Sent to Provost: April 26, 2019

Rationale:The Faculty Senate Faculty Rights Board reported that there was no language in the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations or the Handbook for Faculty and Other Unclassified Staff, that addressed the appointment of interim chairs or other interim administrators.  At the request of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Faculty Senate Faculty Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities Committee suggested the following amendments. 

Approved by FacEx: November 6, 2018
Seven day notice: January 31, 2019
Discussion: Faculty Senate Meeting, February 21, 2019, room 203, Law School.
Faculty Senate voted to suspend University Senate Code 2.5.2. (f)) and vote on the amendment on February 21, 2019.  The motion passed, and the amendment was voted on and passed on February 21, 2019. 
Out for 21-Day Review: February 25, 2019
Last day to receive comments, March 25, 2019
Sent to Provost, March 26, 2019

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University Senate and Faculty Senate Carry over from FY2018

 

Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations, Article V.  

and Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations, Article VII. 
Approved: FacEx  March 8, 2018
Sent to Faculty: March 15, 2018
Scheduled to Discuss: March 29, 2018 University Senate
Approved April 12, 2018. 
Sent out for twenty-one day review April 20,2018.  Last day to respond May, 11. 2018.  The above link reflects the final document approved by Faculty Senate.
Sent to Provost May 11, 2018
 

University Senate 

University Senate Rules and Regulations New Article X. Gift Policy

Approved: SenEx March 13, 2018
Sent to Faculty, Staff Students: March 15, 2018
Scheduled to Discuss: March 29, 2018 University Senate
University Senate approved April 14, 2018, to table Article XI and pass Article X., with changes.  The above link represents the final document approved by University Senate. Sent out for twenty-one day review, April 16, 2018.  Last day to comment May 7, 2018.
Senate to Interim Provost Lejuez, May 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

 


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