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Senate Year 2014-2015:

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Fall 2014 September 15, 2014 Download Minutes

Discussion: Committee Reorganization

September 22, 2014

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Discussion: Faculty PAC-12 Governance, "Fresh Start," Committee Repopulation
Committee Updates: Administrator Appraisal Committee, Budget Committee

September 29, 2014

Download Minutes Discussion: Humanities, Committee Repopulation
Committee Updates: Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
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November 3, 2014

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November 17, 2014 Download Minutes  
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Spring 2015 January 12, 2015 Download Minutes  
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Summer 2014:

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Summer 2014 June 26, 2014
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Discussion: Open Access, Augmester, Committee Reorganization

August 25, 2014 Download Minutes

Discussion: Committee Reorganization, Climate Symposium

Senate Year 2013-2014:

Semester Meeting Date View Minutes Description
Fall 2013 August 26, 2013 Download Minutes

Updates on BFA initiatives:
CU Faculty Ambassadors
BFA Service Recognition Program
BFA Leadership Institute
BFA Faculty Mentoring Students lunches
BFA Bridge Groups
Report on Faculty Council Committee Vacancies
Discussion:
Potential Topics for BFA Town Hall meetings this fall.

Sept 9, 2013

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Open Access
New BFA Initiatives

Sept 16, 2013   Meeting Canceled due to flood.
Sept 23, 2013   No minutes were taken due to the lack of a quorum. Click here for a draft of the proposed Administrative Policy Statement on Service Recognition. Feedback is welcome, to Paul.Chinowsky@colorado.edu.
Sept 30, 2013 Download Minutes Discussion with President Benson and VP Bollard
Proposed Revisions to APS 1015, on program discontinuance
ASC Academic Quality Initiative
Link to nomination form for the Faculty Service Recognition Program
Oct 7, 2013   Meeting Canceled
Oct 14, 2013

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Open Access week events

BFA Excellence Awards - Procedural Changes
Special Reports and Discussion:
David Clough, UCB's Facutly Athletics Representative to the NCAA
Provost Russell Moore, Long Term Fiscal Planning

Oct 21, 2013   Meeting Canceled
Nov 18, 2013 Download Minutes Focus meeting with Kevin MacLennan, Director of Admissions
Dec 2, 2013 Download Minutes
  1. Update on Campus Transportation to East Campus
  2. AST Committee Update on Education technologies
  3. Follow-Up discussion on faculty role in admissions
  4. BFA Newsletter
Dec 9, 2013 Download Minutes Focus Meeting with Larry Levine, AVC OIT
Dec 19, 2013 Download Summary Summary of special meeting regarding the Professor Adler situation

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Spring 2014 Jan 7, 2014 Download Minutes Proposed Resolution
Discussion on creating Ad-hoc Committees
Jan 13, 2014 Download Minutes Charges for Ad-hoc Committee
Jan 20, 2014   Holiday, No Meeting
Jan 27, 2014 Download Minutes Admissions Update
BFA General Meeting Attendance
Ad-hoc Committees
Feb 3, 2014 Download Minutes

Department Census
AST Report
Campus Budget

Feb 10, 2014 Download Minutes Updates
Discussion of ad-hoc committees
Feb 17, 2014 Download Minutes

Cenus Update
Excellence Award Update
Open Access Presentation
Academic Prioritization

Feb 24, 2014 No Minutes Review of Nominations for the Excellence Awards
Mar 3, 2014 Download Minutes BFA Attendance
CommitteeEffectiveness
Excellence Awardees Announced
Mar 17, 2014 Download Minutes Committee Updates
Mar 24, 2014 No Minutes Spring Break - No Meeting
Mar 31, 2014 Download Minutes Guest: Ben Webster, Director of External and Government Relations
Apr 14, 2014 Download Minutes Guest: Phil DiStefano, Chancellor
Open Textbooks and Educational Resource
Proposal for Improvement of CU-Boulder Tuition Benefits
APS Reviews
Uniform Grading Policy
Apr 21, 2014 Download Minutes Updates
May 1, 2014 No Minutes Postponed Meeting of Apr 28, 2014
Executive Session

Summer 2013:

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Summer 2013 June 19, 2013
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Special Report: Ceal Barry, Interim Athletics Director
New Business: BFA's new initiatives.

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Discussion: Athletic Director Search Committee
Updates on BFA initiatives:
The First-Year Experience
BFA Leadership Institute
Monthly Town Halls
BFA Bridge Groups
Analysis of New Teaching Technologies

August 15, 2013

PowerPoint slides are available online at http://tinyurl.com/n4pvuup.

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Special Report: Tricia Rankin, AVC for Research and acting director of OCG.
Updates on BFA initiatives and committees:
BFA MOOC group
BFA Budget and Planning Committee
BFA Town Halls
New Business: BFA Recognition program

     

Senate Year 2012-2013:

Semester Meeting Date View Minutes Description
Spring 2013 January 14, 2013
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Special Report: Pam Jones, CU Foundation, progress of the Faculty / Staff campaign.
Discussion: APS 1009, Multiple Means of Teaching Evaluation.
Diversity Committee: Resolution to revise the charge to the Diversity Committee.

January 28, 2013 Download Minutes Executive Session: Regarding Provost Moore
UGGS Resolution in Support of Open Access: approved for forwarding to the BFA.
Discussion: Coherent Curriculum Proposal
February 4, 2013 Download Minutes Short Executive Session: Regarding Provost Moore
Special Report: Academic Tutoring of Student Athletes, and Faculty Feedback, Kris Livingston, Assistant Athletics Director for Academics
Old Business / discussion: Continuing the Quest for Learning Excellence, Coherent Curriculum initiative
Committee Report: Administrative Services and Technology Committee - D2L Irregularities
February 18, 2013   Meeting canceled.
February 25, 2013 Download Minutes Special Report: Preparations for April 20, John Sleeman and Louise Vale
Special Report: Campus Enrollment Changes, Bill Kaempfer
Special Report: 2013 Faculty Salary Report, Bill Kaempfer
Old Business: Review of APS 1009, on Multiple Modes of Teaching Evaluation
Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs Committee: new proposed policy on Instructor workload and pay
March 4, 2013

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Request for Feedback: APS 1009 on Multiple Means of Teaching Evaluation
Special Report and Discussion: Instructor Workload and Pay, Dean Steven Leigh
Faculty Focus Study: Administrative Service and Technology Committee
Addenda:
I - APS 1009 w proposed revisions,
II - draft compensation Chart from Dean Leigh,
III - AST Faculty Focus Study slide

March 18, 2013 Download Minutes

Special Report: Parking Services Rate Review Committee
Executive Session: Administrator Appraisal Committee Report on Dean Williams
ITFAC Committee Resolutions:
- Resolution Regarding Instructor Reappointment Processes With Respect to Enumerated 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

April 1, 2013 Download Minutes Special Report: President's Task Force on Efficiency, Leongard Dinegar and Dan Montez
Annual Report: BFA Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
Faculty Focus Study: Bullets from the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
Resolution to Change Committee Description: Administrative Services and Technology Committee
Revised Resolution: Regarding Appointments of Instructors with a Range of Workload and Service Options
April 15, 2013   Meeting canceled.
April 22, 2013 Download Minutes

BFA Transition Discussion.
Committee reports.
BFA resolution to thank the Chancellor and senior UCB administration for their efforts on the Esteemed Scholars Program.

April 29, 2013 Download Minutes

Special Reports, Bill Kaempfer, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Planning: Budget update, and Academic Scheduling matters: reading days and changes in commencement
Committee reports.

May 6, 2013 Download Minutes Meeting canceled.

 

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Fall 2012 August 6, 2012
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Special Report: ODECE (Click here for slides from the presentation)

August 27, 2012 Download Minutes Special Report: Chancellor Phil Distefano, Provost Russell Moore, and University Counsel John Sleeman, on the subject of Concealed Weapons on Campus
September 10, 2012 Download Minutes Special Report: Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Roles and Professional Duties of Department Chairs (“PRD”)
Special Discussion: Charges to the Committees, BFA Faculty Focus Study
September 24, 2012 Download Minutes

Special Report: Honor Code Program Review Process (Deb Coffin, VC for Student Affairs)
Special Report: Budget Update (Kelly Fox, Sr. Vice Chancellor and C.F.O.)
Discussion: BFA Faculty Focus Study

October 1, 2012 Download Minutes

Special Report: Shared Governance and Faculty Affairs (Jeff Cox, Associate VC for Faculty Affairs)
Draft Resolution: Concealed Weapons on Campus
Committee Updates

October 15, 2012 Download Minutes

Special Report: Opportunities and snags in the Research Enterprise (Stein Sture, VC for Research)
Resolution: To Congratulate Dr. David Wineland, on receiving a Nobel Prize
Committee Updates
Special Report and Introduction:
Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Leigh

October 29, 2012 Download Minutes

Committee Reports and Discussion

November 12, 2012 Download Minutes

Introduction: Louise Vale, Vice Chancellor for Administration
Committee Reports

BFA Faculty Compensation & Benefits Committee Resolution: Regarding the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit

November 26, 2012 Download Minutes

Executive Session: Planning for Performance Reviews of the Provost and the Vice Provost
Proposed Resolution: of Support for Academic Excellence in Athletics
Discussion: Electronic Vote on the BFA's Resolution Regarding the University’s Power to Regulate Weapons on Campus

December 3, 2012 Download Minutes

Committee Reports
Dicsussion with regard to events leading to the decision to replace UCB's Men's Football Coach

     

 

Senate Year 2011-2012:

Semester Meeting Date View Minutes Description
Spring 2012 January 23
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Special Report: New Regent Dr. Irene Griego
Annual Report: Faculty Ombuds Emily Calhoun and Lee Potts
Nominations and Elections Committee: Electronic Ballot discussion and vote.

January 30 Download Minutes

Special Report: CU Advocates, CU External Affairs and Advocacy Director
Discussion and Vote: "Attributed and Abilities of a CU Grad"
Discussion: Administrator Compensation Increases

February 13 Download Minutes Discussion: Role and Practices of the BFA
Committee Reports
February 20 Download Minutes

Special Report: CUSG Goals and Initiatives
Continued Discussion: Role and Practices of the BFA
Committee Reports
NOTICES OF MOTION (Faculty Affairs Committee): Internal Visiting Faculty, and Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars

February 27 Download Minutes

Committee Reports
NOTICE OF MOTION (Instructor Track Faculty Affairs Committee)
MOTION to accept and forward REPORTS of the Budget and Planning Committee.
Discussion of Dependent Tuition issues on the Boulder Campus.

March 12 Download Minutes Discussion: Concealed Weapons on Campus
Special Report: Parking and Transportation Services Rate Review Committee
March 19 Download Minutes Special Report: Athletics Department Update, Mike Bohn
Committee Reports and Discussion
April 2 Download Minutes Executive Session: Administrator Appraisal report
Committee Reports and Discussion (including Dependent Tuition update
April 16 Download Minutes Executive Session: Administrator Appraisal report
Administrative Services and Technology Committee Resolution: Motion To Request and Receive Yearly Written Summaries of Initiatives for AST Committee Review
April 23 Download Minutes Special Report: Faculty Roles in OIT Decision-Making, by CIO Larry Levine
Special Report:
Goals and Initiatives of the United Government of Graduate Students, by President Steven Koenig
Executive Session:
Administrator Appraisal report
April 30 Download Minutes Special Report: Future Changes in Undergraduate Advising, AVC for UG Michael Grant
Committee Updates
May 7 Download Minutes

Special Report: State Legislative Update
Old Business: Honor Code NOTICE OF MOTION
Committee Updates

June 4 Download Minutes Old Business: Honor Code SUBSTITUTE MOTION
Special Report: Provost Russell Moore, on ICJMT (Information, Communication, Journalism, Media and Technology) Visit https://academicaffairs.colorado.edu/academicreview/ for more.
New Business - Miscommunication about Athletic Department funding
July 2 Download Minutes Old Business: Honor Code Policies and Procedures
New Business / Discussion: University Communications: CU Boulder Today electronic Newsletter (Vice Chancellor Draper)
New Business: Norlin Library Faculty Study room, New Boulder Campus Program in Environmental Design
August 6    
     

 

Semester Meeting Date View Minutes Description
Fall 2011 August 22
Download Minutes Chair's Report: Environmental Design representation on the BFA.
Committee Reports
Aug 29 MEETING CANCELED  
Sept 12 Download Minutes Committee Reports
Sept 19 Download Minutes Committee Reports
Sept 26 Download Minutes Committee Reports
Oct 3 MEETING CANCELED  
Oct 17 Download Minutes Special Report: CU Student Government Update.
Student Affairs Committee: Civility in the Classroom, Honor Code.
Compensation and Benefits Committee: Dependent Scholarships, committee membership issues.
Administrative Services and Technology Committee: FCQs, faculty needs from I.T.
Oct 24 Download Minutes Special Report: Clarification of Summer Pay Process.
Special Report: Campus Budget Update.
Oct 31 Download Minutes

Discussion: Regents' policy on dismissal and severance pay.
Discussion: Arts and Sciences Instructor Appointment Guidelines.

Nov 14 Download Minutes Executive Committee Resolution: To Congratulate the CU Football team.
Special Report: CU President Bruce Benson.
Special Report: Meeting Federal Regulatory Requirements for Grading.
Nov 28 Download Minutes

Special Report: Boulder Campus Chancellor Phil DiStefano

Dec 12 Download Minutes Discussion: Proposed "Attributes and Abilities of a CU Graduate."
Faculty Affairs Committee Proposals: Internal Visiting Faculty, and Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars
Dec 19 - tentative MEETING CANCELED  

Senate Year 2010-2011:

Semester Meeting Date View Minutes Description
Fall 2010 Aug. 30
Download Minutes Discussion: BFA Priorities for 2010-2011.
Sept. 13 Download Minutes Special Report: Chancellor DiStefano, possible Provost search.
Discussion: CU Foundation's appearance at upcoming BFA meeting.
Oct. 4 Download Minutes Discussion: University Counsel’s memo on instructor status
Discussion: 'Verbatim comments' in Administrator Appraisal Process.
Special Report: diversity question in Facutly Rpt of Prof. Activities (FRPA)
Discussion: BFA Election Procedures
Oct. 18 Download Minutes Discussion: University Counsel's memo on instructor status
Discussion: Proposed revisions to APS on research misconduct
Discussion: Salary increase process
Nov. 1 Download Minutes Special Report: Provost Russell Moore
Special Report: Facilities' Space Needs Analysis Report
Discussion: Proposed revisions to APS on research misconduct
Nov. 15 Download Minutes Committee Updates: Various
Executive Committee Resolution: On Hiring a Football Coach Who Supports Academic Performance and Citizenship (BFA-X-R-111510)
Nov. 29 Download Minutes Discussion: Instructor's Employment Contracts
Committee Update: Student Affairs (internationalization; TA workload policy)
Committee Updates: Various
Dec. 6   MEETING CANCELED
Spring 2011 Jan. 10 Download Minutes Discussion: BFA Ad-hoc Outreach Committee
Committee Update: Diversity Committee
Special Report: Arts and Sciences Council (Instructor Status Initiatives in A&S)
Jan. 31 Download Minutes

Special Report: Provost Moore and Associate Vice Chancellor Heinz on Boulder Campus Strategic Communication, and Outreach initiatives.
Committee Update: Administrative Services and Technology Committee (I.T. Secrurity Policy.)
Committee Report: Diversity Committee (Notice of Motion.)

Feb. 14 Download Minutes Special Report: Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Robert Boswell.
Committee Update: Faculty Affairs Committee (Instructor Status).
Feb. 28 Download Minutes

Special Report: New Assoc. VC for Strategic Communications Frances Draper.
Discussion: BFA Ad-Hoc Outreach Committee.
Discussion: Diversity Committee Resolution.
Committee Update: Faculty Affairs Committee (Instructor Status, Professors of Practice).

March 14 Download Minutes

Committee Report: BFA Nominating and Elections Committee (ballot results).
Notice of Motion: BFA Bylaws Committee motion to amend Standing Rules.
Special Report: Assoc. VP Jill Pollock (Benefit Plan Design update).
Discussion: Faculty Council Severance Pay Motion.
Discussion: Grading Procedures and Cheating.
Committee Report: Academic Affairs Committee (Program Review in Arts and Humanities units).

April 4 Download Minutes Executive Session: Administrator Appraisal Reports: Deans Heinz & Shepard.
Notice of Motion: Administrator Appraisal motion to amend committee policies.
Committee Update: Intercollegiate Athletics (weeknight football games).
Committee Annual Report: Budget and Planning Committee
Special Presentation: Proposal to reinstitute ''reading days."
April 18 Download Minutes Discussion: Proposed Honor Code Constitution Revisions
Discussion: Master Plan
Discussion: Instructor Status Reforms
May 4 Download Minutes

Discussion: Faculty Council vacancies and nominations
Nominations: ARPAC and CU-BAB
Discussion: Instructor Status Reforms
Discussion: Professor of Practice proposal
Discussion: Annual 4-20 event

Older Executive Committee minutes are accessible in the archive section of the BFA website.

 
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