Faculty Senate Agenda, December 10, 2021

December 9, 2021

Faculty Senate Agenda, December 10, 2021

Via Zoom

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Zoom link: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/95325819665?pwd=RjlXNWpiZCtNaVlKVVJRWFNmSGJIUT09


  1. Determination of quorum.
  2. Call to order.
  3. Approval of the agenda.
  4. Approval of the minutes from November 12, 2021.
  5. Remarks by the Senate Chair (K. Scipes).
  6. Remarks by the Chancellor (T. Keon)
  7. New Business:
    • Resignation of Parliamentarian—need new Parliamentarian (K. Scipes)
    • Curriculum Documents Approval (L. Artz)
  8. Old Business
    • Senior Leadership Team (SLT) requested to formally respond to Executive Committee’s data showing continuing enrollment drops during Chancellor’s tenure (since 2011)-delayed. (K. Scipes)
    • Voting by Faculty on reduction of Senate size from 14% to 12% of faculty re FSD 21-05, which passed the Senate in October (T. Elmendorf)
  9. For Action:
    • None listed.
  10. Discussion Items:
    • Status of protection re COVID-19, especially in light of new variant
    • Best procedure for carrying out election for Vice Chair in April. (T. Elmendorf)
    • FSD 20—xx General Education Course List update (D. Pratt)
    • Provost needing to increase budget for Senate’s course releases/compensation (K. Scipes)
    • Discuss process of hiring at Dean level and above: invite maximum participation, available over Zoom, recorded (K. Scipes)
  11. Reports from Senate Standing Committee Chairs
    • Curriculum (L. Artz)
      1. Update on procedures for program/course approval (L. Artz)
    • Ed Policy (A. Edwards)
      1. Revised syllabus template
      2. University admissions requirements
    • Faculty Affairs (T. Sindone)
      1. Discussion of university policies contributing to institutional racism
      2. Administrator evaluations-update and process of evaluation and reporting
      3. P & T document revisions-update
      4. Recognition awards-update
    • General Education & Assessment (D. Pratt)
      1. Assessment of two outcomes (Composition & Science)-update
      2. Preparation of course list of courses NOT being used for Gen Ed-update
      3. Instructions for submitting assessment for EXL–update
    • Nomination & Awards (T. Elmendorf)
    • Student Affairs (K. Kincaid)
    • University Senate IFC Representative (C. Morrow, V. Quinn)
  12. Executive Sub-committee Reports
    • Budget (P. McGrath)
    • Westville (A. Sindone/V. Quinn)
  13. Report from SGA. (O. White)
  14. Open discussion, if time permits.
  15. Adjournment