May 2017 Senate Agenda

Monday, May 1, 2017

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: Election of University Committee on Ethics and Commitment, Committee on Conciliation, University Hearing Board, Shared Governance Review Committee, Grievance Clearinghouse Committee, Senate Executive Committee, Senate Executive Committee. Biostatements of nominees. 5 minutes.

3.   Approval of the minutes of April 3, 2017. 2 minutes.

4.   Report from the Faculty Officers. 5 minutes. 

5.   Question and answer for ASUA, GPSC 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.   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.

10. Action Item: Constitution and Bylaws revisions – Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Amy Fountain. 20 minutes.

11. Action Item: Approval to move the Senate meeting from September 11, 2017 to August 28, 2017. Vice Chair of the Faculty, Michael Brewer. 2 minutes.

12. Action Items: Non-consent Agenda: Proposal for Animal and Biomedical Industries BS, Assistant Dean, Career/Academic Services, James Hunt, Proposal to Amend the Course Syllabus Policy, and Alternative Grade System of S/P/C/D/E with S/P/F –  Chair, Rethinking the Syllabus Review Committee, Bobbi McKean. 10 minutes.

13. Information Item: UA Inclusive Excellence Statement – Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence and Senior Diversity Officer, Jesús Treviño. 10 minutes.

14. Information Item: Update on the TCE’s new working criteria - Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Instruction and Assessment, Lisa Elfring. 15 minutes.

15. Election Results-Secretary of the Faculty, Amy Fountain. 8 minutes.     

16. Other business: 2 minutes. 

17. Adjournment.

This is the link for the live audio stream of the Faculty Senate meeting on Monday, May 1, 2017. The audio will begin at 3:00 p.m.
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2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORTS

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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