Faculty Senate Actions

Motions

Motions of the November 2, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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

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Motions of the October 5, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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.   

 

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Motions of the September 14, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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]

 

Motions of the August 17, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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.

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Motions of the August 3, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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.

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Motions of the July 6, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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]

 

Motions of the June 1, 2020 Faculty Senate Meeting

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]


Notable Faculty Senate Actions

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