December 2016 Senate Agenda

Monday, December 5, 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

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

1.  Call to order.

2.  Action Item: New Academic Unit Implementation Request for a Department of Public and Applied Humanities in the College of Humanities with Executive Summary --College of Humanites Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and Associate Dean Kimberly Jones. 10 minutes.

3.  Approval of the minutes of November 7, 2016. 2 minutes

4.  Report from the Faculty Officers. 5 minutes.

5.  Question and answer for ASUAGPSC and APAC reports. 5 minutes.

6.  Report from the Provost. 5 minutes.

7.  Report from the President. 10 minutes.  

8.  Question and answer for Chair, Provost and President. 15 minutes. 

9.  Action Item: Consent agenda:  Executive Summary of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arabic. Undergraduate Council Chair, Dennis Ray. 10 minutes. 

10.  Action Item:  Non-Consent Agenda Item. Approval to amend the Academic Probation Policy with a statement on the Academic Recovery Program. Undergraduate Council Chair, Dennis Ray. 10 minutes.

11.  Information Item: Discussion of Banner employees qualified as General Faculty - Vice Chair of the Faculty, Michael Brewer.  10 minutes.

12.  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.

13.  Discussion of Recommendations from the Diversity Task Force - Lynn Nadel. 20 minutes.

14.  Senate discussion:  The Honors College - Interim Dean of the Honors College, Elliott Cheu, and Provost Andrew Comrie. (Tentative) 15 minutes.

15.  Other business: 2 minutes.

16.  Adjournment.