University of Central Florida

Archived 2005-2006 Resolutions

Resolution 2005-2006-1 TIP/SoTL awards

Whereas, the issue has been raised to recommend decreasing the number of new TIP and new SoTL awards by half,

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate recommends that these new awards continue to be awarded at their current numbers.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on August 25, 2005.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on August 30, 2005.
Approved by Provost Hickey on September 19, 2005.

Resolution 2005-2006-2 Establish a College of Medicine

Whereas, the University of Central Florida is preparing a proposal to establish a College of Medicine,

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate strongly supports this action.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on August 25, 2005.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on August 30, 2005.
Approved by Provost Hickey on September 19, 2005.

Resolution 2005-2006-3 Condolence for Officer Mario Jenkins

Whereas, Officer Mario Jenkins gave years of service to University of Central Florida, and

Whereas, Officer Mario Jenkins' efforts assured the safety of the UCF community,

Therefore, on behalf of the faculty of UCF, the Faculty Senate hereby expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Mario Jenkins and to his coworkers in their time of loss.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on October 6, 2005.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on October 27, 2005.
Approved by Provost Hickey on October 28, 2005.

Resolution 2005-2006-4 Travel Reimbursement

Whereas, the University expects faculty to travel as an essential part of their duties and responsibilities - for the enrichment and enlightenment of their professional development in teaching, service and research.,

Be it resolved that the University of Central Florida will relentlessly pursue avenues that will lead to:

  1. an increase in the per diem rate for meals to be consistent with the current federally established guidelines.
  2. an increase in the mileage rate for faculty using their own vehicles to be consistent with the current federally established guidelines.
  3. a streamlining of the procedure to file a claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred while on university business.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 16, 2006.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on February 20, 2006.
Approved by Provost Hickey on April 24, 2006.

Resolution 2005-2006-5 Apportionment and Committee Membership Changes Resulting from the Division of the College of Arts and Sciences

Whereas, a result of the division of the College of Arts and Sciences into two new colleges, (the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences), and

Following Sections 3.3 and 5.1 of the existing Faculty Senate Constitution which provide for such changes by a simple majority vote of the Faculty Senate. Therefore,

Be it resolved that the Senate acknowledges the changes in the number of colleges and recommends the automatic adjustment in committee representation and wording as provided for in the existing constitution be made to reflect those changes.

The relevant sections of the constitution are reproduced below with critical sentences in bold font:

3.3 Apportionment.The number of elected members of the Faculty Senate will be apportioned among the colleges and units as follows:

Number of Senators  = 60 x   ( Number of eligible faculty in a college or unit
Number of eligible faculty in the University
)

The number of senators representing a college or unit will be determined by rounding the above calculated value to the nearest whole number. A unit is defined as any degree granting academic unit, not within an established college, and shall have proportionate representation on the Faculty Senate as defined above.

3.3.1 Each college will have a minimum of two representatives in the Faculty Senate. The professional librarians shall have two voting representatives in the Faculty Senate to be elected by the professional staff of the library.

3.3.2 Apportionment will be made only once each year, based on the number of individuals with full-time tenured, tenure-earning, or multi-year appointments who are listed as faculty on official records of the University on the first day of the spring semester of that year."

"5.1 Amendments to the Constitution may be considered by the Faculty Senate upon (1) recommendation of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee or (2) written request of ten percent of the members of the Faculty Assembly. The text of a proposed amendment must be made available electronically to the members of the Faculty Senate at least thirty days prior to the meeting at which it will be considered. For provisional adoption, a proposed amendment must receive an affirmative majority vote of the members of the Faculty Senate who are present. After provisional approval of the proposed amendment, the text of such amendment shall be made available electronically to all members of the Faculty Assembly for their review, consideration, and input to the Faculty Senate within fourteen days of notification. At a subsequent meeting of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, all input from the members of the Faculty Assembly shall be considered for potential revisions to the amendment. The text of the proposed amendment, with any revisions based on the input of Faculty Assembly members, shall be made available electronically to all members of the Faculty Assembly at least thirty days prior to the meeting of Faculty Assembly to consider adopting the proposed amendment. For final adoption, the proposed amendment must receive an affirmative two-thirds vote of those who are present. If a quorum is not achieved at this meeting of the Faculty Assembly, a subsequent called meeting of the Faculty Senate shall consider the proposed amendment for final adoption. At this called meeting of the Faculty Senate, all members of the Faculty Assembly shall be invited to attend and participate. For final adoption, a proposed amendment must receive an affirmative two-thirds vote of the members of the Faculty Senate who are present. If there is a change in the designation of an office or in the title of an official included on a standing or reporting committee, the membership representation on such a committee and in the Constitution will be automatically adjusted to reflect the change. Such changes will be presented to the Faculty Senate for its approval."

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 23, 2006.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on February 28, 2006.
Approved by Provost Hickey on April 19, 2006.

2005-2006-6 Course Levels in Graduate Programs of Study

Whereas, master's programs of study are required by UCF's regional accreditation body to include at least 30 semester credit hours of post-baccalaureate, graduate course work

Be it resolved that all UCF master's programs of study will be required to include at least 30 semester credit hours of post-baccalaureate, graduate course work (5000 level and higher).

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 30, 2006.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on April 4, 2006.
Approved by Provost Hickey on May 15, 2006.

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