Faculty Senate Actions

Motions

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-41] to accept the revised agenda. Motion was seconded. Motion Passed
[Motion 2021/22-42] to approve the minutes of March 14, 2022. Motion was seconded. Motion Passed
[Motion 2021/22-43] Faculty Senate Resolution recognizing the contributions of Career-track faculty in the development of the General Education Curriculum Refresh. Motion was seconded. Motion Passed
[Motion 2021/22-44] Faculty Senate Resolution Opposition to the Stop Critical Race Theory and Racial Discrimination in Schools and Other Public Institutions. Motion Passed
[Motion 2021/22-45] Motion to postpone [Motion 2021/22-44]. Motion Withdrawn
[Motion 2021/22-46] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Class Attendance, Participation, and Administrative Drop Policy Revision. Motion Carried
[Motion 2021/22-47] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Choice of Catalog Revision. Motion Carried

 

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-35] to accept the revised agenda. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-36] to approve the minutes of January 31, 2022. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-37] to approve the minutes of February 2, 2022. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-38] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve Undergraduate Minor JEDI. Motion carried.
[Motion 2021/22-39] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve Undergraduate Minor Future Earth Resilience. Motion carried.
[Motion 2021/22-40] to postpone voting on Recognizing the Contributions of Career-track Faculty in the Development of the General Education Refresh Resolution pending changes until the next Faculty Senate meeting. Motion passed

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-30] Motion to postpone the next agenda item Executive Session for Honorary Degrees to allow other Faculty Senators to continue discussion and ask questions. Motion was withdrawn.
[Motion 2021/22-31] Motion to approve today’s meeting agenda. Motion failed.
[Motion 2021/22-32] Motion to allow for some items to be removed from the agenda to give Faculty Senators ample time to discuss the UAGC item listed on the agenda.  Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-33] Motion to approve the Resolution to Oppose SB 1123 on behalf of the Faculty Senate. Motion was seconded. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-34] Seconded motion from Graduate Council Ecosystem Genomics GIDP. Motion carried.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-26] Motion to approve today’s meeting agenda. Motion passed
[Motion 2021/22-27] Motion to approve the minutes of December 6, 2021. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-28] Motion that the Faculty Senate votes to oppose President Robbins’ plan to move forward with the University of Arizona assuming added responsibility for UAGC by means of the proposed merger and that we recommend acceptance of the Department of Education’s condition of a financial audit being conducted on UAGC and the UArizona Foundation in relation to UAGC, after which, if the Department of Education continues title IV eligibility for UAGC, the Faculty Senate will organize an advisory committee to organize and oversee an admissions and educational audit in order to further movement on the relationship between UAGC and the University of Arizona. Motion was postponed following subsequent motion.
[Motion 2021/22-29] Motion to postpone motion [Motion 2021/22-28] until the February 7, 2022 Faculty Senate meeting. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-30] Motion to postpone the next agenda item Executive Session for Honorary Degrees to allow other Faculty Senators to continue discussion and ask questions. Motion was withdrawn.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-19] Motion to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-20] Motion to approve the minutes of November 1, 2021. Motion Passed
[Motion 2021/22-21] Motion to table the section on the revising of the grievance procedure, as it is weakening safeguards and protection. Motion was seconded
[Motion 2021/22-22] Motion to remove items 4,5,7 all items relating to CAFT and grievance procedures and to move into Executive Session.  
[Motion 2021/22-23] Motion to table all proposed changes to bylaws until senate clarifies what was ratified in the past. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-24] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Proposal for Organizational Change in Africana Studies. Motion carried.
[Motion 2021/22-25] Seconded motion from Graduate Council MS in Clinical Research post GPERC. Motion carried.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-12] Motion to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-13] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Undergraduate Minor in Neuroscience. Motion carried.
[Motion 2021/22-14] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Undergraduate Minor AETI Community Innovation. Motion carried.
[Motion 2021/22-15] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Double Use of Courses Amendment. Motion carried.
[Motion 2021/22-16] Motion to approve the amended Senate Resolution on College Faculty Advisory Committees. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-17] Motion to approve the Constitution and Bylaws revisions. Motion failed.
[Motion 2021/22-18] Motion to postpone approval of the Constitution and Bylaws revisions until the next Faculty Senate meeting because the preamble mentions the two other in-state Universities, and Article I of the Constitution should reference the core principle of the fact that the Faculty Senate as a body is the unit that represents faculty governance, along with Committee of Eleven. Motion passed.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-4] Motion to approve the agenda. Motion was seconded. Motion was superseded by [Motion 2021/22-5] and not voted on.
[Motion 2021/22-5] Motion to amend the agenda. By introducing two items for discussion and possible action at the top of the meeting. Directly after open session. These two items pertain to the Senate properly fulfilling its legal responsibilities – one for naming facilities and the other for curriculum development and approval. The first item is pertaining to the Senate’s role in naming facilities. The second item to be added is an information and possible action item to clarify the Senate’s vote after the April 5, 2021 Faculty Senate meeting on the Gen Ed Refresh. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-6] Motion for cloture. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-7] Motion to introduce Hudson’s proposed two items following Open Session for discussion on today’s agenda. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-8] We, the Faculty Senate shall not consider requests for naming of facilities, academic program units for Faculty Senate approval unless the President, or his or her designee, share with the Faculty Senate all of the commitments and contractual agreements and specifics, in compliance with the criteria and scope of State and ABOR Section 1-117(f) and EOP-100 criteria, including a vote in support of the proposal from the Faculty affiliated with the programmatic unit being named. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-9] The vote on the Gen Ed refresh taken on April 5, 2021 on Qualtrics was a vote in support of continuing engagement, but not final approval of the Program. This vote will be that ABOR be formally informed of this clarification by Faculty Senate, and we clarified by members of Faculty Senate, and that the Faculty Senate cannot grant final approval without seeing and discussing all plans developed in the Gen Ed Office, all program requirements, all versions of documentation presented, and commitments made to ABOR about the American Institutions and Civil Discourse including with ABOR staff and the organizational and budgetary implications of the Gen Ed Refresh and new Gen Ed Office. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-10] Motion for cloture. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-11] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Undergraduate Minor in Environment and Occupation Health. Motion carried.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2021/22-1] Motion to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
 
[Motion 2021/22-2] Motion to table the Constitution and Bylaws presentation until the October Faculty Senate meeting because Senator Brewer was absent. Motion passed.
[Motion 2021/22-3] Motion to move into Executive Session. Motion passed.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-36] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council BS in Medicine. Motion passed by secret ballot via Qualtrics Survey
[Motion 2020/21-40] Seconded motion School of Mining and Mineral Resources. Motion carried.
[Motion 2020/21-41] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Undergraduate Minor in Life Sciences Education. Motion carried.
[Motion 2020/21-42] Seconded motion from Graduate Council MS in Data Science. Motion carried.
[Motion 2020/21-43] for a real-time secret ballot in Qualtrics to vote on the BS in Medicine. Motion passed.
[Motion 2020/21-44] to vote on the Constitution and Bylaws revisions as amended as a group. Motion passed.

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-39] To reaffirm in-person voting, either by hand raise, voice, or roll call, by only attendees of the Faculty Senate meetings Motion passed

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS

[Motion 2020/21-34]

Seconded motion from Graduate Council MA Research for Social Change

Motion carried via Qualtrics survey

[Motion 2020/21-35] Seconded motion from Graduate Council Credit for Prior Learning – Policy Revision for Master’s Program Motion carried via Qualtrics survey

[Motion 2020/21-36]

Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council BS in Medicine

Motion was postponed

[Motion 2020/21-37]

To vote on the General Education process and implementation and moving forward with the program, not content since content is still being finalized

Motion passed via Qualtrics survey

[Motion 2020/21-38]

To remove the appointment of administrators to Senate Standing Committees in the Bylaws

Voting on the Constitution and Bylaws revisions was postponed for further discussion

Please click here for the April 5, 2021 Faculty Senate voting report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-26] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council BA in Design Arts and Practice

Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.

[Motion 2020/21-27] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council BA in Live and Immersive Arts Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-28] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council BA in Wellness and HP Practice Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-29] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council UG Minor in Additive Manufacturing Motion carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-30] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council UG Minor in Aging and Population Health. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-31] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council UG Minor in eSport Motion carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-32] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council UG Minor in Global Health Motion carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-33] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council UG Minor in One Health Motion carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-24] Seconded motion from Graduate Council MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Motion carried via Qualtrics survey

Please click here for the March 1, 2021 Faculty Senate voting report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-23] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Undergraduate Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-24] Seconded motion from Graduate Council MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Item was removed from Consent agenda to Non-consent agenda. Motion was postponed.
[Motion 2020/21-25] to postpone consideration of [Motion 2020/21-24]. Motion passed.

Please click here for the January 25, 2021 Faculty Senate voting report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-21] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Syllabus Template Title IX Amendment Motion Carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-22] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council Undergraduate Certificate Policy Amendment Motion Carried via Qualtrics Survey

Please click here for the December 7, 2020 Faculty Senate voting report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION  STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-11] Faculty Senate commits to complying with Arizona Open Meeting Law. Motion failed via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-19] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council. Undergraduate Minor in Real Estate. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey
[Motion 2020/21-20] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council. Undergraduate Minor in Climate Change and Society. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey

Please click here for the November 2, 2020 Faculty Senate voting report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS  
[Motion 2020/21-11] Faculty Senate commits to complying with Arizona Open Meeting Law. Motion was seconded. Motion was tabled for further discussion due to time constraints.  
[Motion 2020/21-12] Table Motion [Motion 2020/21-11]. Motion was seconded.

Motion passed

 
[Motion 2020/21-13] Approve Proposed One-Time adjustment to Spring 2021 calendar to mitigate spread of COVID-19. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.  
[Motion 2020/21-14] Constitution Change – Clarify how/if voting privileges change when a faculty member’s home college changes Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.  
[Motion 2020/21-15] Constitution Change – Provide options for Senate/Senators to call an emergency Senate meeting. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.  
Motion 2020/21-16] Constitution Change – Make governance participation (and responsibility) equitable across faculty types within the General Faculty at all levels Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.  
[Motion 2020/21-17] Bylaws Change – Require the selection of faculty for shared governance representation to follow uniform processes at all levels and for all purposes, as spelled out in the MOU on Shared Governance Understanding Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.

 

 
[Motion 2020/21-18] Housekeeping Change - Constitution – Designated Campus Colleague faculty may not be members of the General Faculty, per ABOR policy. Replacing "Individuals" with "Employees" will exclude DCC faculty from the General Faculty, thus bringing our criteria into alignment with ABOR Policy

Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.   

 

Please click here for the October 5, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report [PDF]

Please click here for the October 5, 2020 C&B Items Faculty Senate Voting Report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2020/21-1] to distribute the Faculty Senate minutes promptly to the General Faculty on the All Faculty listserv upon approval. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-2] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve BAS in Early Childhood Education. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-3] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve BA in Human Rights Practice. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-4] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve BA in Fashion Industry’s Science and Technology. Motion carried via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-5] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve BA in Applied Biotechnology. Motion carried.
[Motion 2020/21-6] to distribute the information on the formation of a Faculty Union on the All Faculty listserv. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics Survey.
[Motion 2020/21-7] to delay the issuing and signing of contracts/Notice of Appointments until fall revenue numbers are available. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-8] to include language in the contracts about each employee’s base salary prior to pay reduction, as well as the reduced pay amount listed in the current contract/notice of appointment and a clear indication that the latter is temporary and extraordinary. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-9] to Reduce or halt the existing furloughs/pay cut plan prior to June 30, 2021 as warranted by higher enrollment and tuition revenues than expected (as per GFFAC recommendations). Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2020/21-10] to allow employees who have already signed their current contract to sign an updated contract in October reflecting any changes. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.

Please click here for the September 14, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2019/20-40] Motion to appoint a General Faculty ad hoc committee to look into Ashford’s finances. Motion was seconded. Motion withdrawn.
[Motion 2019/20-41] Motion for a Resolution for on Documentation and Due Diligence on the Ashford Deal:
 "I call upon President Robbins to release immediately to the Faculty Senate and C11 as the appropriate shared governance bodies under ARS 15-1601B: 1) all documentation of the Ashford acquisition (the "Purchase," "Strategic Services," "Transition Services" Agreements and inventories of assets and liabilities changing hands, and any pre-acquisition review correspondence with the U.S. Department of Education referred to or implied in Zovio's August 1, 2020 8-K SEC Filing.pdf);" 2) all documentation clarifying the terms of affiliation, governance, accreditation and fee structure relationships of all University of Arizona and University of Arizona Global Campus entities involved in the transaction, including with the Arizona Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission; 3) all documentation of due diligence performed by the University of Arizona administration in 2019 and 2020, including Ashford/Zovio legal liabilities, faculty and student working and learning conditions, financial projections, allegations of predatory recruitment, fraudulent marketing, aggressive or illegal debt collection, curricular overlap, competition with UArizona programs, and the process of consultation under Non-disclosure Agreements and the results of those consultations.  that the University of Arizona commit to long-term borrowing options, such as issuing a bond. Motion was seconded.
Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-42] to distribute a twenty-page memorandum from CAJUA member Gary Rhoades on the All Faculty Listserv. Motion was seconded and passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-43] Motion to Endorse the Acquisition of Ashford University, "Based on the information provided by Senior Leadership to date, including the Special Session Faculty Senate meeting held on August 17, 2020, we, the Faculty Senate, do not endorse the acquisition of Ashford University." Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.

Please click here for the August 17, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2019/20-35] Motion that the University of Arizona commit to short-term borrowing options, such as obtaining a line of credit. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-36] Motion that the University of Arizona commit to long-term borrowing options, such as issuing a bond. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-37] that the University of Arizona modify or eliminate its current furlough plan Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-38] that the University of Arizona budget and finance team include multiple stakeholders from shared governance (faculty, staff, and graduate students) to review, evaluate, and advise on future changes to the furlough and other mitigation strategies from here on out, particularly at critical time points (October 2020 and March 2021). Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-39]

Proposed Resolution for a Safe Reopening of Campus during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Motion was seconded.

WHEREAS, WE the Faculty Senate support the phased, graduated re-opening of the University that prioritizes essential learning activities while mitigating the risks those activities pose to students, staff and faculty.

AND, commend the University collaboration with the Faculty to develop the phased, graduated re-opening plan.

AND, recognize the need for timely and transparent communication on important policies and procedures that impact the educational, health, and financial matters of students, staff, and faculty.

AND, recognize the need to periodically reassess the risks and benefits of University activities in light of rapidly evolving conditions and knowledge.

WE, THEREFORE, call for the University to develop, periodically revise, and make publicly available criteria based in public health metrics that will be used to decide when transitions between the phases of pandemic operation are warranted.

FURTHERMORE, We call for these criteria to be developed and these decisions to be made using the principles of shared governance.

Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.

Please click here for the August 3, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report 1 [PDF]

Please click here for the August 3, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report 2 [PDF]

Please click here for the August 3, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report 3 [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2019/20-32] Motion to adopt the original motion presented by CAJUA to delay the furlough plan until mid-September 2020. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-33] Motion to add an August 3, 2020 Faculty Senate meeting to the existing calendar. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.
[Motion 2019/20-34] Motion to change the Faculty Bylaws to allow a group of Faculty Senators to call an emergency Faculty Senate meeting, and to convene the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to amend the Bylaws for a Faculty Senate vote at the August 3, 2020 Faculty Senate meeting. Motion was seconded. Motion passed via Qualtrics survey.

Please click here for the July 6, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report 1 [PDF]

MOTION NUMBER MOTION STATUS
[Motion 2019/20-29] Seconded motion from Undergraduate Council to approve the Resolution in Support of the Temporary Spring 2020 Academic Grading and Eligibility Policies. Motion carried.
[Motion 2019/20-30] Motion to approve and distribute CAJUA’s alternate financial furlough plan on the All Faculty listserv. Motion passed.
[Motion 2019/20-31] Motion to distribute CAJUA’s questionnaire to instructors for resuming operations in the fall 2020 semester. Motion passed.

Please click here for the June 1, 2020 Faculty Senate Voting Report 1 [PDF]

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