University of Central Florida

Archived 2006-2007 Resolutions

Resolution 2006-2007-1 Makeup Examinations

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University strongly support the university policy 4-401 that requires that each faculty member make fair and reasonable effort to assure equitable opportunities for students to make up academic work that is missed for officially-sanctioned and documented absences.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on September 28, 2006.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on October 2, 2006.
Approved by Provost Hickey on October 9, 2006.

Resolution 2006-2007-2 Electronic Thesis and Dissertations Dissemination Policy
(Not Approved)

Whereas, the university is dedicated to open access of original work for the purposes of scholarship, and

Whereas, the university is mindful of protecting the rights of our students with regard to their original work,

Be it resolved that UCF will provide the following options for all graduate students submitting an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation:

immediate worldwide dissemination with no restrictions
  1. pending dissemination of the entire work for six months for patent or other proprietary issues, with an additional six months extension available.  Once patent and proprietary issues are resolved, then students could choose from options 1 or 3.
  2. dissemination with limited access to the UCF community (its library patrons, including interlibrary sharing and release to ProQuest) for a period of one or three years and the declaration of this occurs during the final submission.  Once the initial request is granted, additional extensions of one year can be obtained by notification to the Office of Graduate Studies using the Request to Extend Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Access Limitations form.  It is the responsibility of the student to request any such extension; otherwise, the document will automatically be released for electronic dissemination.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on January 25, 2007.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on January 26, 2007.
Returned by Provost Hickey in February, 2007:

"This resolution has been pulled back and returned to the Graduate Council until certain legal and other issues that were raised to be addressed."

Resolution 2006-2007-3 Adherence to Conduct and Conflict of Interest
(Not Approved)

Whereas, the Faculty Senate recognizes that there exists a statute namely, Florida Statute Chapter 112, Part III, known as the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees which mandates the Policy on Professional Conduct and Conflicts of Interest,

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate endorses the development and promulgation of guidelines interpreting the specific aspects of actual and potential Conflicts of Interest and the management of such, and encourages the appropriate University entities to disseminate such guidelines to the university community.

Be it also resolved that the Faculty Senate endorses the examples in the March 5, 2007 statement of the Graduate Council (attached) regarding conduct of personal relations between university employees and employers, and employees and students as an example of such promulgation.

Approved by the Faculty Senate on March 22, 2007.
Transmitted to Provost Terry Hickey on March 30, 2007.
Committee will need to resubmit this resolution in 2007-2008

[Note: This resolution was revised and approved in Senate year 2007-2008. The revised version is here.]

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