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Senate Year 2013-2014

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Fall 2013

Sept 5

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Review of Current BFA Initiatives
Small Group Discussions on the Relevance of Faculty Governance

Oct 3

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Special Report and Discussion: New College for Media, Communication & Information (Christopher Braider and Merril Lessley)
Motion for Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Nov 7

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Annual Faculty Senate Meeting

Dec 5

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Overview of Kevin MacLennan's Admissions presentation that he presented to the Executive Committee

  Dec 18 Download Minutes Special Meeting

Spring 2014

Feb 6 Download Minutes

Admitted Student's Day
Department Census
AST Survey
Resolution of Censure
Ad-hoc Committees

March 6

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Current Capital Program, Steve Thweatt
Elections and Committees Update

April 3 Download Minutes BFA Election
Discussion regarding the reorganization of BFA committees
May 1

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Senate Year 2012-2013

Semester Meeting Date Meeting Minutes Description

Summer 2013

May 16th

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Special Meeting: Working meeting to develop initiatives and set priorities for this summer and the coming year.

 

Semester Meeting Date Meeting Minutes Description

Fall 2012

Sept 6

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Download Honor Code Revisions

Download President's Handout on Efficiency

Special Report: Developing Leadership (Sandy Bracken, Boulder Campus Quigg Newton Chair for Leadership)
Special Report: CU President Bruce Benson
Copmmittee Report: Intercollegiate Athletics
MOTION: To Create a voting position on the BFA for Faculty from the New Boulder Campus Program in Environmental Design (approved)
MOTION: To Approve Honor Code Revised Policies and Procedures (approved)

Link to Addendum: President's Handout on Efficiency

Oct 4

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Link to SitterCity / SelectPlus information.

Special Report: Preparations for this Thursday's football game (Bill Kaempfer, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Planning)
Special Report on SitterCity: An online platform to assist faculty in obtaining pre-screed work-life services.
Executive Committee Report and Discussion: BFA Faculty Focus Study, a joint project involving all BFA members to explore and report on the topic of how faculty roles are changing in the new university.
NOTICE OF MOTION: Resolution Regarding the University’s Power to Regulate Weapons on Campus

Nov 1

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Link to Diversity Summit Events Calendar.

Resolution: Regarding the University’s Power to Regulate Weapons on Campus (approved)
Updates from the Faculty Focus Study, on the Changing Role of Faculty in the New University
Special Report on Upcoming Diversity Summit: November 13 - 15 in the UMC. (AVC for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Alphonse Keasley)
Special Discussion: Small group discussions on new directions for Faculty Governance.

Dec 6

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Resolution: Regarding the Faculty / Staff Dependent Tuition Benefit
Committee Reports
Special Report on Opportunities for Cooperation Between Athletic and Academic Programs (Athletics Director Mike Bohn)
Special Discussion: recognition of Faculty Service
New Business: Faculty Vision for the Future of the University.

Spring 2013

Feb 7 Download Minutes Special Report: UCB Budget Update, Kelly Fox, Senior V.C. and CFO
Special Report: UCB Esteemed Scholars Program, Director of Admissions Kevin MacLennan
Special Report: Desire2Learn Update, Larry Levine, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO
Notice of Motion: to Adopt a UGGS resolution supporting Open Access
New Business: Commitment to a Coherent & Effective Curriculum
March 7

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Slides:
Collaboration with Industry (7 page pdf)
MOOCs (34 page pdf)

Special Report: Improving Ease of Interactions With Industry, Tricia Rankin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Special Report: Update on the System Task Force on I.T. in Education, Mike Lightner, Committee Chair
MOTION: to adopt UGGS Resolution to Provide Open Access to Research and Scholarly Information PASSED
Committee report and request for feedback: APS 1009, on Multiple Modes of Teaching Evaluation

April 4 Download Minutes Special Report: Capital Projects, Steve Thweatt, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management
NOTICES OF MOTION: 3 BFA Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs Committee Resolutions
Regarding Instructor Reappointment Processes With Respect ToEnumerated Duties and Multiple Measures of Teaching Evaluation;
Resolution to Create Minimum Voting Rights In Departments and Programs on the Boulder Campus;
Resolution Regarding Full-Time Appointments of Instructors With a Range of Workload and Service Options
BFA ELECTION
May 2

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Download Slides regarding BFA 2013-2014 initiatives

Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs Committee Resolutions approved:
Instructor Reappointment Processes wrt assigned Duties and Multiple Measures of Evaluation;
To Create Minimum Voting Rights;
Full-Time Appointments With a Range of Workload and Service Options.
Budget and Planning Committee Update on Tuition Expenditures [full report in pdf]
Resolution to Reinstitute Reading Days (approved)
Resolution to thank Chancellor DiStefano and Campus Senior Administration for their efforts to create UCB’S Esteemed Scholars Program (approved)
Notice of Motion: to Divest CU from fossil fuels
Introduction to BFA discussion of 2013-2014 Initiatives

Senate Year 2011-2012
Semester Meeting Date Meeting Minutes Description

Fall 2011

Sept 1 Download Minutes Special Report: Campus Update from Provost Moore
Special Report and discussion: Grade Changes; Certificate Approval Process, Civic Engagement, from AVC for Undergraduate Education Michael Grant
Bylaws Committee: Notice of Motion to revise the Bylaws and Standing Rules to create the BFA's Standing Committee on Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs, and to correct minor errors and inconsistencies throughout the Bylaws of Standing Rules.
Faculty Affairs Committee: Notice of Resolution to endorse a new review process for Instructor-Track faculty.
Oct 6 Download Minutes Special Report Faculty Council: Proposed Revision of Regents' Law 5.C. Dismissal for Cause, including a revised approach to severance pay.
Faculty Affairs Committee: Resolution to endorse a new review process for Instructor-Track faculty (APPROVED).
Nov 3
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Special Report: Government Relations.
Special Report: New Emphasis on Attracting Foreign Students.
Special Report: Legal status of firearms on campus.
Bylaws Committee: Motion to Revise the BFA Bylaws and Standing Rules to correct minor inconsistencies, and to create a Standing Cmte on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs. (APPROVED).
Motion: Policy on Dismissal and Severance Pay
. Motion to approve the Faculty Council's proposed revision. (APPROVED).

Dec 1 Download Minutes ANNUAL MEETING of the BOULDER FACULTY SENATE
Special Report: New, three-tiered grading protocol in ISIS, for failing grades, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Planning Bill Kaempfer.
Special Report: Fiscal update, Ric Porreca, Sr. Vice Chancellor and CFO.
Special Report: Faculty Hiring Process, Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs Jeff Cox.
Nominations and Elections Committee: Election of the inaugural members of the BFA Standing Committee on Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs

Spring 2012

Feb 2 Download Minutes Special Report: Legislative Update: Todd Saliman.
Nominations and Elections Committee: BFA Election Update.
March 1 Download Minutes Special Discussion: Questions for the President's Office.
Approved Resolutions:
Increase Campus Understanding of How Tuition Increases are Used.
Accept the BFA Budget and Planning Committee's Reports.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Series.
Internal Visiting Professors Program.
Support for efforts to remove 4/20 from the Boulder Campus.
Teaching and Service Loads of Instructor-Rank Faculty.
April 5 Download Minutes Special Report: President's Office Update (by VP Kathleen Bollard)
Special Report: Planning for 4/20 (by Interim VC for Administration Jeff Lipton)
Special Report: Civility in the Classroom (by Jamal Ward)
BFA ELECTION: Click here for results.
May 3 Download Minutes

Recocnition of Committee Chairs
Special Report: The Shared Governance of Regulatory Compliance
AST Committee Motion: To Request and Receive yearly written summaries of initiatives for AST Review
Special Report: 2011-2012 Review of Intercollegiate Athletics from the FAR's Perspective
New Business: Resolution Regarding the Planned ICJMT External Review

 

Senate Year 2010-2011
Semester Meeting Date Meeting Minutes Description
Fall
2010
Sept 2 Download Minutes Special Report: Registrar Barbara Todd, I.S.I.S. implementation.
Special Report: Clayton Lewis, Privilege & Tenure Cmte re-organization
Oct 7 Download Minutes Special Report: CU Foundation
Special Report: Honor Code
Nov 4 -
Wolf Law Room 207
Download Minutes ANNUAL MEETING of the BOULDER FACULTY SENATE
Special Report: CU President Bruce Benson
Special Report: UCB Chancellor Phil Distefano
Special Report: UCB Alumni Assn Exec Dir. Deborah Fowlkes
Dec 9 Download Minutes Special Report: I.S.I.S. grading advice
Special Report: University Counsel Dan Wilkerson, on the BFA's Program Discontinuance motions, and Colorado law with regard to instructor status
Special Report: Vice President Jill Pollock on self-funded health insurance
Special Report: Provost Russell Moore
Spring 2011 Feb 3 Download Minutes

Special Report: Student Behavior Consultation Process
Special Report: Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), and the Collegiate Learning Assessment test (CLA)
Special Report: Budget Update, Provost Moore; and Senior Vice Chancellor and C.F.O. Ric Porreca
Diversity Committee: Notice of Motion

March 3 Download Minutes Discussion: Faculty Council's Proposed Policy on Severance Pay
Special Report: Regent Joe Neguse
Diversity Committee Resolution: Resolution of BFA Support on Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Special Report
: Athletics Director Mike Bohn (Annual Report to the Faculty)
April 7 Download Minutes

Notices of Motion:
- Resolution to Reinstitute Standing Committee Composition Rules.
- Resolution to Amend AAP Committee Policies
- Resolution to Establish a BFA Committee for Instructors
Special Report: C.I.O. Larry Levine on 'Desire 2 Learn,' PC procurement.

April 28 Download Minutes

Special Report: Sr. Vice Chancellor and C.F.O. Ric Porreca, Budget Update
BFA Election of Officers, Executive Cmte At-Large members, & Cmte members
Bylaws Committee Resolution to amend the BFA Standing Rules
Administrator Appraisal Cmte Resolution: Returned to the Cmte for further review
Instructors' Resolution to establish a BFA standing Cmte for instructors

 

Senate Year 2009-2010
Semester Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes Description
Fall
2009
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October 1 Download Agenda Download Minutes  
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Spring 2010 February 4 Download Agenda Download Minutes  
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Older BFA minutes are accessible in the archive section of the BFA website.

 
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