University Senate Meeting Agenda, 3/30/2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 3:00-5:00 pm, Virtual Meeting ID: 970 9341 9142, Meeting Link

 Moments of Silence and Small Group Time

1.        Announcement of Proxies

2.        Approval of and Adoption of Agenda

3.        Review of Community Participation Options

4.        Approval of Minutes from the Meeting of March 16, 2021

5.        Reports, Announcements, and Communications of the Chair

                    i.  Written report

6.        Consent Calendar from the Integrated Curriculum Committee - No items

                    i.   Instructions for Accessing Curriculog

7.        General Consent Calendar - No items

8.        Atlanta Asian Americans Advancing Justice Statement - (Motion to Sign on)

9.         TIME CERTAIN: 3:15-3:30 PM – Open Forum for the Campus Community

                    i.   Open Forum Procedures


10.        Resolution on Updating the Membership and Terms of the Appointments and Elections Committee (21-20-21-CBC - March 30, 2021 - Second Reading)

11.        Resolution on Typographical Updates and Naming Conventions in Governing Documents (22-20-21-CBC – March 30, 2021 – Second Reading)


12.        TIME CERTAIN: 3:30-3:40 PM - Spotlight: Trans Visibility Day April 2, 2021: Honoring Transgender, Gender Non-conforming and Gender Non-binary Task Force:

                    i.   Mira Friedman, Lead for Health Education &Clinic Support Services

                    i.   Madeline Joy Hobart, Publicity & Media Director, Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center (ERC)

                    i.   Loren Cannon, Philosophy & CFA President

13.        Resolution to Change Senate Standing Rules and Procedures (25-20/21-CBC - March 30, 2021 - First Reading)


14.        Resolution on the Membership of the RTP Standards Committee - Appendix J (23-20/21-EX - March 30, 2021 - Second Reading)

15.        Resolution on Emeritus Policy (20-20/21-FAC – March 30, 2021 – Second Reading)

                    i.   Emeritus Policy Draft

16.        Resolution on Resolution on Appendix M of the Faculty Handbook – Personnel Policies and Procedures for Coaches (26-20/21-FAC – March 30, 2021 – First Reading)

                 i.   Proposed Appendix M
                 i.   Current Appendix M (Sept 2017)

17.        Reports of Standing Committees, Statewide Senators, and Ex-officio Members             

                    i.  Written reports

18.        TIME CERTAIN: 4:00 PM - Resolution on Email Policy Update (14-20/21-UPC – March 30, 2021 – First Reading)

                    i.   Bethany Rizzardi, Cheif Information Officer

                    i.   Stephanie Lane, Director, Alumni Relations

                    i.   Email Policy Draft


19.        TIME CERTAIN: 4:15 PM - Senate University Space and Facilities Advisory Committee (USFAC) Report on Decision Making Processes:
                    i.  Beth Eschenbach, Environmental Resources Engineering & USFAC Co-Chair
20.        TIME CERTAIN: 4:25 PM - Polytechnic Self Study Report - Update & Discussion
                    i.  Business Plan Working Group: 
                          i.   Anthony Baker, Co-Lead—Budget Resource and Safety Analyst, CNRS
                          i.   Amber Blakeslee, Co-Lead—Director, University Budget Office
                    i.  External Partnerships Working Group: 
                          i.   Frank Whitlatch, Co-Lead—Vice President for University Advancement
21.        TIME CERTAIN: 4:35 PM - 21-22 New Senator Seating and Officers/Committee Chair Elections
New Senators:
James Graham, Environmental Science & Management
Kimbery White, Chemistry
William Fisher, Economics
Ramona Bell, CRGS
Rouhollah Aghasaleh, School of Education
Nominees for Senate Committee Chairs:

Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee, Senate 2nd Officer, and General Faculty Vice President: Mark Wilson, Biological Sciences
Chair, Academic Policies Committee, Senate 3rd Officer: Maxwell Schnurer, Communication
Chair, Constitutional and Bylaws Committee, Chelsea Teale, Geography
Chair, University Policies Committee: Jayne McGuire, Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
Chair, University Resources and Policy Committee, Jim Woglom, Art
Chair, Appointments and Elections Committee, Jennifer Eichstedt, Sociology

22.        TIME CERTAIN: 4:45 PM - Faculty Awards Recommendations (Executive Session*)
              Senators will find full award letters in a CONFIDNTIAL file.
              The Awards Committee will provide a brief synopsis of each recommendation letter.
                    i.  Jennifer Eichstedt, Sociology & Co-Chair, Faculty Awards Committee
                    i.  Jenn Capps, Provost & Co-Chair, Faculty Awards Committee

                    i.  Simone Aloisio, Provost’s Designee, AVP for Academic Personnel Services, Faculty Awards Committee

                    i.  Marshelle Thobaben, Emeritus Professor, Member, Faculty Awards Committee

                    i.  Eugene Novotney, Music, Member, Faculty Awards Committee

                    i.  Humnath Panta, School of Business, Member, Faculty Awards Committee

                    i.  Mary Watson, Admin Coordinator, University Senate

                    i.  Gabby Pelayo, Admin Coordinator, Academic Personnel Services


*In an Executive Session of the University Senate, all guests will be asked to leave the meeting. All award recommendations and discussion are CONFIDENTIAL. Upon receiving the nominations of the Faculty Awards Committee, the University Senate ratifies the award recommendations with a vote of 2/3 of those present, and forwards its recommendation to the University President for conferral. The President will make the final decision and formal announcement of award recipients. Award recipients will be honored at a 3-5 pm May 11, 2021 reception hosted by the President and the University Senate.