Montana State University

Faculty Senate

Welcome to the MSU Faculty Senate!

Dear Faculty Colleagues and University Friends:

We welcome you to the 2014-15 academic year and invite your participation in the important work of shared governance at MSU-Bozeman. The Faculty Senate is composed of representatives from each academic department, the Library, the Agricultural Research Centers, and the Agricultural Extension Service. Faculty Senate is the chief governance body of the faculty at Montana State University-Bozeman. Under the governance authority of the Montana University System, the Faculty Senate frames policies, procedures and standards of the Faculty Handbook, oversees the curricula, evaluates new academic programs, and serves to enhance communication between MSU faculty, administration, and students.

Faculty Senate leadership recognizes the importance of shared governance at MSU and we are committed to further developing a dynamic participative governance process that actively solicits input, advice and perspectives from university stakeholders and to work together in a collaborative environment with the institution’s administrative leadership regarding campus issues, policies, and procedures that impact the direction of the university. We will work to ensure that faculty have a voice in the decision-making process and a role in shaping policy for our university.

The Senate meets every Wednesday at 4:10 pm, in 346 Leon Johnson Hall when classes are in session. We welcome you to participate in our open meetings. Click here for the fall 2014/spring 2015 meeting schedule and here for the current week's agenda.

Sincerely,

Michael Reidy
Chair

Randy Babbitt
Chair-elect

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Open Access

Letter of Support
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Faculty Handbook Review

Appointment and Employment of Faculty
(For reference - BOR Policy 711.4)

Intellectual Property
New Handbook Approval Process

Interim Faculty Personnel Policies (Old Faculty Handbook, CBA, Interim Handbook)
Faculty Handbook Plan 2014

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Academic Items Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR VOTE - UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
BMKT 240 Advertising
EBIO 461 Principles of Biomedical Engineering
HSTA 430 Historic Preservation; Theory and Practice
WRIT 374 - Magazine Editing and Production
(Additional Information)

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
None at this time.

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR VOTE - GRADUATE COURSES
None at this time.

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - GRADUATE COURSES
HIST 508 - Historic Preservation: Theory and Practice

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - NEW PROGRAMS
Associate Degree Registered Nurse to Master’s in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader) Degree Program
Nursing Model Curriculum
Nursing Responses to Graduate Council Questions
Nursing Responses to the Academic Programs Working Group Questions
Metric for Review of Applicant for Admission
APWG Recommendation for the Level II Proposal for a RN-MN Degree in Nursing Program
MSU Graduate School Letter of Support
Other Letters of Support for the Master's in Nursing Program

Hospitality Management Degree BoR Docs V11
Hospitality Management Degree Proposal V11

Hospitality Management Degree Proposal Highlights
Hospitality Management Proposal Support Letters

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Parking Garage
Report from Faculty Rep, Tim McDermott
Parking Garage Committee's Scenario Spreadsheet
Faculty Senate's Garage Scenario Spreadsheet

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Policies and Guidelines Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote
Guidelines for Review of Curriculum Changes
Reporting Suspected Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Violations
Proposed Changes to Metrics in Strategic Plan
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Policies Approved by Faculty Senate

APPROVED ACADEMIC FREEDOM POLICY
Academic Freedom (10.22.2014)

APPROVED COMMON HOUR POLICY
Common Hour Policy Approved by FS (02. 26. 2014)

APPROVED CREDIT HOUR POLICY
Credit Hour Policy Approved by FS (10.09.2013)

APPROVED EMERITUS POLICY
Emeritus Policy Approved by FS (10.30.2013)

APPROVED ETHICAL and PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
Ehtical and Professional Standards (04.23.2014)

APPROVED HONORARY DEGREE POLICY
Honorary Degree Policy Approved by FS (04.09.2014)

APPROVED POSTHUMOUS DEGREE POLICY
Posthumous Degree Policy Approved by FS (02.17.2014)
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Information for Faculty

Graduate School Update 2014

Academic Affairs Update 2014


Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery - BOR Level II Proposal (2nd Reading)

Presentation for Mental Health and Research Recovery Proposal


MUS Pension Task Force: 401(a) and 403(b) RFP - Rationale and Status Update

MSU INCENTIVE PROGRAM for RESEARCHERS POLICY
MSU Incentive Program for Researchers Policy
FAQ's


PERFORMANCE BASED FUNDING
Board of Regents

DEPARTMENTAL NEEDS
Articulated Departmental Needs

COUNCIL CREATION DOCUMENTS
Budget Council
Deans' Council
University Council