Faculty Senate Meeting

Date

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location

Old Main Silver and Sage Room

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

OLD MAIN SILVER AND SAGE ROOM
3:00-5:00 P.M.

1.  Call to order.

2.  Approval of the minutes of May 1, 2017. 2 minutes

3.  Action Item: Signing of the Guidelines for Shared Governance Memorandum of Understanding - President Robert C. Robbins, Provost Andrew Comrie, Chair of the Faculty Lynn Nadel, and Vice Chair of the Faculty Michael Brewer. 10 minutes.

4.  Report from the Faculty Officers with addendum by Senior Vice President Espy and Committee of Eleven White Paper, "The Organization, Administration, Allocation of Resources, and Faculty Prerogatives and the University of Arizona."

 5 minutes.

5.  Question and answer for ASUA, GPSC and APAC reports. 5 minutes

6.  Report from the Provost. 5 minutes.

7.  Question and answer for Chair and Provost. 10 minutes.

8.  Open Session: Statements at the podium on any topic, limited to two minutes.  Maximum number of speakers is four. No discussion is permitted, and no votes will be taken. 8 minutes or less.

9.  Action Item: Constitution and Bylaws Revisions - Chair of the Constiution and Bylaws Committee, Amy Fountain. 15 minutes. 

10.  Action Item: Non-consent agenda –  Undergraduate Minor in Educational Psychology - Chair of the Undergraduate Council, Dennis Ray. 5 minutes.

11. Action Item: Approval of the Proposed Department of Moral Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean, J.P. Jones, and Center for the Philosophy of Freedom Director, David Schmidtz. 20 minutes. 

12.  Information Item: Remarks by President Robert C. Robbins. 40 minutes.       

13.  Other business: 2 minutes. 

14.  Adjournment.

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Common Parliamentary Motions 

Purpose

Wording Used

Debate Allowed?

Amendments Allowed?

Vote

Postpone or delay a motion

I move to postpone the motion to…

Yes

Yes

Majority

Kill a motion

I move that the motion be postponed indefinitely

Yes

No

Majority

Divide a motion

I move to divide the question

No

Yes

Majority

Modify wording of motion

I move to amend the motion by…

Yes

Yes

Majority

Refer something to committee

I move to refer the motion to….

Yes

Yes

Majority

Limit or extend debate on a topic

I move that debate be limited/extended to…

No

Yes

2/3

Close debate on a topic (forcing a vote)

I move the previous question

No

No

2/3

Request a secret ballot

I move to vote by ballot

No

No

Majority

Reconsider a vote

I move to reconsider the vote…

Yes

No

Majority

Bring new business before Senate

I move that…

Yes

Yes

Majority

Register a complaint

I rise to a question of privilege

No

No

None

Ask that the agenda be followed

I call for the orders of the day

No

No

None

Enforce rules

Point of order

No

No

None

 

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