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Grimm reported on the progress of SAMS, which now has completed phase 1 (students' academic histories). SAMS is now in the process of implementing phase 2 (catalog, timetable and registration). The committee requested of SAMS that phase 2 be able to enforce academic policies (including prerequisites) by computer at the time of registration. In response to a question on the percentage of the campus that now has access to SAMS, Grimm said he wasn't sure, but said future access would require going through the training process. Any computer which can access the main frame can be used to access SAMS. (The computer must have the software Procomm, Procomm Plus or Versaterm and SAMS is accessed primarily through DCA lines or ETHERNET.)2. Research Council
Phillips reported on sponsored program funding and sources of that funding (charts were distributed to senators). Copies of Sponsored Programs Report - Fiscal 1989 are available from Office of Vice Provost for Research. Total Funding for UT, Knoxville was $94.7 million from Sponsored Programs. $49.4 M on the main campus.NEW BUSINESS
The minutes of the Graduate Council of October 19 then were approved. Grimm then moved to the Undergraduate Council minutes of November 14. These minutes included 1) approval of one high school unit in the Arts be added as a requirement for admission in 1993, 2) the removal of advanced standing as a requirement to register for upper division courses, 3) a drop deadline of 22 calendar days, and 4) the addition of the grade IW (incomplete due to writing).
It is the sense of the Faculty Senate that the University should take steps to establish one or more awards specifically designated to recognize excellence in teaching at the graduate and professional level. Such recognition would emphasize the instructor's ability to organize and present material in a scholarly manner, and how well the instructor has prepared his/her students for professional life at the most advanced levels of their field.
Article II. Section 1.B, Senate's beginning on line 8: change "The faculty of each college or division ... shall elect its representatives to the Senate in February of each year. . ." to "The faculty of each college or division ... shall elect its representatives to the Senate by February 15 ..."Both of these recommendations follow from The Report of the Senate Nominating Committee presented in April 1989.
Article II. Section 1.B.(l), first sentence: change "Elective seats shall be apportioned in January of each year ... to "Elective seats shall be apportioned in October of each year ..."
a. An affordable top-quality education;Hood then called the Senate's attention to the new draft of UTK's Statement of Mission and Mission-Related Strategies. Hood said he hoped each senator and senate committee would study this document and give feedback to him or to members of the Executive Committee. Ratner added that the strategies section has not been studied by the Campus Planning Committee as yet. Both of the documents have been given to the Board of Trustees of the University. Hood then reported on the Executive Committee meeting, especially that Quinn would appoint a joint committee to study the AAUP's call for evaluation of administration.
b. Build a major research university and ally with other research institutions;
c. Design a 21st Century land-grant institution, which would include telecommunications, life-long learning, and good teaching;
a) Gathering of information on intercollegiate athletics is an enormous job, but general conclusion seems to be that major problems or violations do not seem to exist at UTK.2. Faculty-Staff Benefits (Dotterweich). Dotterweich reported on the recent decision on cashability of TIAA (this was refused in a February 26 memo from V.P. Fly); the extension of longevity pay to 25 years (a proposal is making its way through the state legislature); the transfer of TIAA funds to other institutions (TIAA is increasing its own options).
b) Lester said the committee perceived a lack of shared attitude between athletic personnel and faculty, a lack of trust and high level of suspicion. What is being proposed is putting together a list of faculty members willing to advise athletes and prospective students. Send names to Lester.
c) Lester also solicited faculty support for a "media event" Wednesday, April 18, there will be a live teleconference on "The Black Athlete: Winners or Losers in Academe?" Lester said time and place would be established. Cost and sponsorship is to be determined as well.
d) Lester also asked faculty to mark Saturday, April 21 on the calendar as orange & White football game, proceeds will benefit the library. Lester asked faculty to buy tickets, encourage students to buy tickets, and even sell tickets.
1 . President's Report (Hood). Hood announced the formation of a joint committee on departmental administration to evaluate the "headship. system." Next, Hood referred to a memorandum (included in the minutes) on the opening of Associate Executive Director for Academic Affairs of the THEC.MINUTES
Hood urged senators to pick up, fill out, and return the preferred committee assignments.
1. April 2 Senate meeting minutes approved as corrected.COMMITTEE REPORTS
2. April 16 Executive Committee minutes. A question was raised with regard to faculty/administration control of athletics program. Hood said Yarbrough would report on this at a future meeting. Accepted for filing.
1. Student Affairs Committee (P. Pinckney). Pinckney reported that the committee decided not to recommend maximum hours a student may be employed, even though committee members agreed that students who worked more than 20 hours per week were risking poorer academic performance. The committee, however, opted for widespread circulation of those suggested guidelines, rather than more rules.OLD BUSINESS
Pinckney then discussed the history of this University's efforts to establish an honor statement and honor code. The committee agreed that no full-scale honor code was possible here at this time, but the committee did feel that more awareness of our honor statement and process by students and faculty was necessary. Pinckney then brought forward the committee's two recommendations on honor (see April 11, 1990 attachment).a) Dobbs moved (2nd McConnel) that line 4 of number 1 be changed; since a course syllabus was not mandatory. After discussion, amendment passed to change the reading to discussion /distribution in each course. The first recommendation then passed.2. Educational Policy Committee (F. Grimm).
b) The second recommendation had to do with assigning penalty grades without informing students of appeal procedure or of sending offending students to the Office of Student Conduct. The recommendation only states that at the beginning of each year department heads will remind faculty of these procedures. After discussion, the recommendation passed.a) Graduate Council minutes, March 15, 1990. Minutes approved, except Appendix B (which will come to the Senate later).c) Report on election-Hood reported the Senate's president-elect for 1990-1991 will be Dr. Lorayne Lester.
b) Undergraduate Council Minutes, March 29, 1990. Gross offered amendment to page 9690 which stated that "All students in this program must complete the basic program in liberal arts" (2nd Dobbs). L. Tober (Recorder of Curriculum) asked that she be allowed to alter language to make it more specific. Amendment accepted by Committee.
On same page, Gross moved to amend statement on "general education requirements," changing it to "Basic skills and distribution requirements." Amendment accepted by Committee.
Gross moved (2nd McConnel) that "Bachelor of Science" be changed to "Bachelor of Arts" in prospective K-8 teacher requirements. He said there weren't enough hours to make it a BS program. Ratner said it was important that we have this as a BS program. The amendment was seconded and failed by voice vote.
The Undergraduate Council minutes of March 29 were then adopted.
d) Moffett then reported how faculty evaluations would be handled with the resignation of Dr. Tom Ladd from that program. UTCC will handle the computer work and someone on the Chancellor's staff will head up the work. There followed a discussion of problems with the evaluation process, and of costs.
The committee felt their major charge was to deal with the percentage of contributions that was undesignated. Currently 80% of all donated money (in effect, virtually all undesignated money) goes to United Way of Knoxville. The committee recommends that undesignated money be distributed using the same percentages as designated money (63.9% to United Way). After some discussion, Silverstein moved (2nd Betz) that report be tabled until next meeting and that resolution be distributed with the minutes. Motion carried.2. Educational Policy Committee (Grady)
Grady highlighted the report included in minutes. On the Undergraduate Council minutes (April 26), the chair of Romance Languages withdrew the request for ABC/NC grading.3. Consultation Policy Report (review by Reed, with comments by Mayhew)
Gross moved (2nd Pinckney) that the item 4 A&B (Elementary Education Minor) go back to Educational Policy Committee, feeling the number of hours (27) was too high. Armistead urged we defeat the motion, pass 4 A&B, and "get on with it." A small discussion then arose over whether all these hours were mandated by the state or not. Wallace moved (2nd Van Hook) that 4 A&B be tabled until next meeting, at which time we could have more information. Motion to table carried 22-15. After this, Undergraduate Council minutes approved. Then Graduate Council minutes of 19 April (corrected) were approved.
Policy for administration of graduate assistance was approved.
Reed reviewed his objections to the report. Mayhew said she would move that "10 hours per calendar week" be submitted in the report every time the words "one day" was used (2nd Cobb). There arose the question of whether the policy was much broader than merely a consultancy policy. Phillips objected strongly to the policy limiting consultancy to 10 hours per calendar week (as opposed to 10 hours per work week). Chancellor Quinn said the University considered faculty full-time employees who should give 100% of their time to the University, but might take 10 hours per calendar week to do consulting. Wallace said a faculty member who was consulting could enhance his/her teaching. Mayhew's motion carried 20-9.4. Committee on Committees (Mayhew)
Mayhew then moved (2nd Silverstein) deleting sentence at the bottom of the preamble (beginning with "In general Amendment carried.
Then whole document was discussed. Wallace moved (2nd Dobbs) that document be tabled until first fall meeting. Motion to table carried.
Mayhew distributed list of 1990-91 senate committees. She asked Senate to approve committee's list, which the Senate quickly did.NEW BUSINESS