Meeting Minutes: October 21, 2021

  1. The Faculty Senate met on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 in Lighty 403 and via Zoom. Sixty-six (66) members were present with sixteen (16) absent and eleven (11) nonvoting members present. Call to Order by D. Call, Chair at 3:53pm  
  2. Approval of Minutes from the October 7, 2021 Meeting
    1. Approved with Unanimous Consent
  3. Announcements
    1. Information Items.
      1. Faculty Senate Officers will meet with the president and provost on October 25th, 2021.
      2. Minor Change Bulletin No. 3 (Exhibit 117). – E. Lopez
      3. Covid-19 Webpage link:  The dashboard has been supplied –  
      4. An upcoming speaker will be forthcoming to address student, staff and faculty accommodations.
      5. Request for Stacey Pearson to address faculty senate.
    2. Reports
      1. Remarks by Faculty Senate Chair Doug Call
        1. Student vaccination data above 90% on all campuses
  4. Additions or Changes to the Agenda.
    1. No additions or changes
  5. Agenda Items.
    1. Discussion Items.
      1. (Item # 2021.10.21_113_AAC) Undergraduate and Professional Major Change Bulletin No. 2  (Exhibits 113A 113B). – E. Lopez
        1. No discussion
      2. (Item # 2021.10.21_114_AAC) Proposal to Extend the Certificate in Core Competencies in Spanish Language and Culture to Vancouver (Exhibit 114A 114B). E. Lopez 
        1. No discussion
      3. (Item # 2021.10.21_115_AAC) Proposal to Revise Rules 114c, 115c, 116c, and 117c (Exhibit 115A). – E. Lopez
        1. Concern: Regarding the timeliness of this proposal effective fall 2021. -C. Capan
        2. Response: The revised rules attached were prompted by new regulation enacted by the Washington state legislature requiring compliance of the revised rules by Fall 2021. -E. Lopez
      4.  (Item # 2021.10.21_116_AAC) Proposal to Establish a new subcommittee for Faculty Senate under AAC (Exhibits 116A 116B). – E. Lopez
        1. Concern:  Regarding the composition, tenure and formation of this new subcommittee. -C. Capan.
        2. Response: The positions on this subcommittee are included on Exhibit 116B. Member representation does not include member outside of Pullman at this time. – E. Lopez.
      5.  (Item # 2021.10.21_118_GSC) Graduate Major Change Bulletin No. 2 (Exhibit 118A). – G. Wayman / E. Nicol
        1. Concern: Regarding the clarity for the pre-requisites for this course and the restoration of the course within the School of the environment.
        2. Response: The course proposal is much closer to a revised course than a restored course and meets all the criteria that was established before prior to its removal. -G. Wayman
      6. (Item # 2021.10.21_119_GSC) Revision to the MA in English, Emphasis in Literary Studies (Exhibit 119A 119B). – G. Wayman / E. Nicol
        1. No discussion
    2. Action Items.
      1. (Item # 2021.10.7_108_AAC) Undergraduate & Professional Major Change Bulletin No. 1 (Exhibit 108A 108B). – E. Lopez
        1. Concerns: Regarding the course vs. lab requirements and course name as it relates to UCORE
        2. Response: Not all UCORE courses are required to include a lab component. UCORE classes can transfer between degrees regardless of degree track. -E. Lopez.
        3. Motion Carried.  61 approve 0 reject
      2. (Item # 2021.10.7_109_AAC) Proposal to Revise Rule 66 (Exhibit 109A). – E. Lopez
        1. Motion Carried.  58 approve 0 reject
      3. (Item # 2021.10.7_110_AAC) Proposal to Revise Rule 25 (Exhibit 110A). – E. Lopez
        1. Motion Carried.  60 approve 0 reject
      4. (Item # 2021.10.7_111_GSC) Graduate Major Change Bulletin No. 1 (Exhibit 111A). – G. Wayman
        1. Motion Carried.  59 approve 0 reject
  6. Constituent Concerns.
    1. Football coach hiring concerns. -K. Andersen & J. Mageo
    2. Hybrid approach to Faculty Senate meeting and considerations for in-person and remote faculty senate meetings. -A. Goodman
    3. Career Track professional leave concern as it relates to WSUU Extension team members. -D. Llewellyn
  7. Meeting adjourned at 4:17 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Hudelson, Faculty Senate Executive Secretary

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