Meeting Minutes: March 3, 2022


March 3, 2022

Guest Presentation: Faculty Senate & Enrollment Management
  • Saichi Oba, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
  • Andrew Brewick, Director of Enrollment


  1. Call to Order. The Faculty Senate met on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Lighty 403 and via Zoom. Sixty-four (64) members were present with twenty-one (21) absent and fourteen (14) nonvoting members present. Call to Order by D. Call, Chair at 3:59 p.m.
  1. Approval of Minutes from the February 17th, 2022 Faculty Senate Meeting (PDF)
    1. Unanimously Approved
  2. Announcements.
    1. Information Items.
      1. Formal nominations for the Faculty Senate Chair Elect position opened on February 3, 2022 and closed on February 15th at 5:00pm. The Chair-Elect ballot is now open to senators and will close on March 22nd at 5:00pm.
      2. The Faculty Senate Officers met with the President and Provost on February 22nd, 2022 and will meet with them next on March 8th, 2022.
      3. The Faculty Senate will report to the BoR on March 11th, 2022.
    2. Reports
      1. Remarks by Faculty Senate Chair, Doug Call
        1. Reminder that all Principal Investigators and their employees are required to complete the Discrimination and Harassment Course Certificate. Please review the linked memo from VP Chris Keane (PDF). The link for completing the task can be found here
  3. Additions or Changes to the Agenda.
    1. No Additions or Changes
  4. Agenda Items
    1. Action Items
      1. (Item # 2022.02.17_161_AAC) Undergraduate and Professional Major Change Bulletin No. 7 (Exhibit 161A  *161B (updated). -E. Silva Lopez
        1. Concern: dropping the physics prerequisite for the specific medical science program
        2. Response: Because the basic medical science degree does not always require physics as a course moving forward, this may be why the program is dropping this requirement and rather relying on advising to support students on their program specific needs. -E. Roalson
        3. Motion Carried; 43 approve; 9 reject.
      2. (Item # 2022.02.17_162_GSC) Revision of requirements for the M.S. in Experimental Psychology (thesis); (Exhibit 162A *162B updated). -G. Wayman / E. Nicol
        1. Motion Carried; 53 approved; o reject
      3. (Item # 2022.02.17_163_GSC) Revisions to the Graduate School Policies & Procedures Manual (Exhibit 163A 163B 163C). -G. Wayman / E. Nicol
        1. Motion Carried; 52 approved; 0 reject
      4. (Item # 2022.02.17_164_GSC) Graduate Major Change Bulletin No. 7 (Exhibit 164A 164B 164C 164D). -G. Wayman / E. Nicol
        1. Motion Carried; 53 approved; 0 reject
      5. (Item # 2022.02.17_165_PHSC) Professional Health Sciences Major Change Bulletin No. 2 (Exhibit 165A 165B). – J. Mattoon
        1. Motion Carried; 54 approved; 0 reject
      6. (Item # 2022.02.17_167_RAC) Committee Composition for the Research and Arts Committee (Exhibit 167A). T. Barry / J. Owen
        1. Motion Carried; 54 approved; 0 reject
    2. Discussion Items
      1. (Item # 2022.03.03_168_GSC) Graduate Major Change Bulletin No. 8 (Exhibit (168A). -G. Wayman / E. Nicol
        1. No concerns
      2. (Item # 2022.03.03_169_AAC) Undergraduate and Professional Major Change Bulletin No. 8 (Exhibit 169A 169B). -E. Silva Lopez
        1. No concerns
      3. (Item # 2022.03.03_170_AAC) Proposal to Establish new Rule 24 to provide basic information about tuition and fees, including relevant websites for students and others to reference (Exhibit 170A). -E. Silva Lopez
        1. Clarification: This rule also applies to the graduate school
      4. (Item # 2022.03.03_171_AAC) Proposal to Revise Rules 2, 4, and 25 to address gender neutrality (Exhibit 171A). -E. Silva Lopez
        1. No Concerns
      5. (Item # 2022.03.03_172_FAC) Updates to the Faculty Manual Section II.F.5 (Exhibit 172A). -J. McDonald
        1. No Concerns
      6. Item # 2022.03.03_173_FAC) Authorization to update the Faculty Manual as specified in the linked memo. (Exhibit 173A). -J. McDonald
        1. Clarification: 2022 – 2023 Faculty Manual edits will be specified within this proposal
  5. Constituent Concerns.
    1. Department of Chemistry constituent concerns relating to the lifting of the Washington State masking requirements as it pertains to chemistry labs. PPE has always been required in lab environments and due to ventilation issues, there is a request for special accommodations for lab specific PPE and masking requirements in these cases. -P. Buckley
    2. Pending the official WSU University mandate, would individual professors have the ability to mandate masking in their classrooms on a class by class basis? -J. Barber
  6. Adjournment. 4:25pm

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Hudelson, Faculty Senate Executive Secretary

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