Meeting Minutes: February 2, 2023

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·       Laura Hill, Senior Vice Provost


The Faculty Senate met on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in French 130D and via Zoom. Sixty- three (63) senators were present with twenty-one (23) absent and sixteen (16) non-voting members present. The meeting was called to order by Chair, Christine Horne at 3:59pm .


  1. Call to Order. 3:59pm
  2. Approval of minutes from the January 19, 2023 faculty senate meeting (PDF).
  3. Announcements
    1. Information Items
      1. The faculty senate officers will meet with the president and provost on March 20th, 2023.
      2. The faculty senate officers met with the board of regents on January 27th, 2023.
      3. (Item #2023.02.02_278_GSC) Approval of Music, MA, Bylaws (Exhibit 278A 278B).
      4. (Item #2023.02.02_284_AAC) Minor Change Bulletin No. 7 (Exhibit 284A). -P. Sekhar
    2. Reports
      1. Remarks by Faculty Senate Chair, Christine Horne
        1. Workday Self Identification of Employee Demographic Information (Submission Request Item A).
        2. Faculty Senate Concerns & Activities Table 02.02.2023 (PDF).
  4. Additions or changes to the agenda
    1. Motion from the floor to move discussion item 1 to become action item 7. – J. McDonald; Praveen Sekhar seconds the motion.
      1. Approved; 52 approved, 0 rejected.
  5. Agenda Items
    1. Action items
      1. (Item #2023.01.12_261_PHSC) Professional Health Sciences Major Change Bulletin No. 1 (Exhibit 261A 261B). -J. Mattoon
        1. EFSCOM Branding
        2. Approved; 60 approved; 1 rejected.
      2. (Item #2023.01.12_271_FAC) Proposed amendments to sections VII and XIII and insertion of section XIV of the Faculty Senate Bylaws (Exhibit 271A). -J. McDonald
        1. Approved; 58 approved; 0 rejected.
      3. (Item #2023.01.12_272_GSC) Graduate Major Change Bulletin No. 7 (Exhibit 272A). -E. Nicol / G. Wayman
        1. Approved; 59 approved; 0 rejected.
      4. (Item #2023.01.12_273_AAC) Proposal to Establish the Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity (Exhibit 273A 273B). -D. Grigar / K. Sivakumar
        1. Approved; 57 approved; 0 rejected.
      5. (Item #2023.01.12_275_CoC) Recommendation of Professional Health Sciences Committee Member, Jose Pares-Avila (Exhibit 275A). -E. Shelden
        1. Approved; 55 approved; 1 rejected.
      6. (Item #2023.01.12_276_SSC) Establishment of a University Syllabus (Exhibit 276A) -C. Stratton
        1. Approved; 59 approved; 1 rejected.
      7. (Item #2023.02.02_279_FAC) Proposed changes to Faculty Manual Section I.B.4 regarding the Faculty Status Committee (Exhibit 279A 279B). -J. McDonald
        1. Approved; 58 approved 1 rejected.
    2. Discussion Items
      1. (Item #2023.02.02_280_AAC) Proposal to Extend the BA in Political Science to Vancouver (Exhibit 280A 280B). -P. Sekhar
        1. No discussion
      2. (Item #2023.02.02_281_AAC) Undergraduate & Professional Major Change Bulletin No. 8 (Exhibit 281A 281B). -P. Sekhar
        1. No discussion
      3. (Item #2023.02.02_282_AAC) UCORE Renewals & Changes Approved by the UCORE Committee; Bulletin No. 1 (Exhibit 282A). -P. Sekhar
        1. No discussion
      4. (Item #2023.02.02_283_AAC) Undergraduate & Professional Major Change Bulletin No. 9 (Exhibit 283A 283B). -P. Sekhar
        1. Discussion
  6. Constituent Concerns
    1. Concern regarding DEI efforts and scholarship in the State of Florida (supporting article for context linked here) and a recommendation for a clear statement from faculty senate in support of DEI efforts.
    2. Reference to a statement regarding the BoR athletics budget and a request for concrete action.
      1. Board of Regence Information item No. 1 Attachment A reference item.
      2. YouTube recording reference to this specific concern can be found at minute marker 56:25 of the faculty senate meeting recording.
    3. Faculty Senate budget status request for the March 2023 meeting.
  7. Meeting Adjourned: 4:45

Respectfully submitted,

Matt Hudelson, Executive Secretary

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