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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Faculty Handbook Review


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

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES FOR VOTE

ANSC 436: Professional Development in Beef Production Systems
FRCH 101: Elementary French I
FRCH 102D: Elementary French II
FRCH 105: Accelerated Elementary French I and II
*GNTC-MINOR: Minor in Genetics - Non-Teaching
*This is simply adding an additional course option to a list,
but campus review is necessary as ownership of the Genetics Minor is interdisciplinary.
GPHY 401: Water and Society
MUSI 120IA: Musicianship
WLDG 281: Weld Testing Certification Lab

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES FOR CONSIDERATION
BIOH 444: Modeling Brain Disorders
SOC 374: Sociology of Culture
US 103: Learning Strategies

GRADUATE SCHOOL
GRADUATE COURSES FOR VOTE
None at this time.

GRADUATE COURSES FOR CONSIDERATION
None at t his time.
NEW GRADUATE SCHOOL POLICIES
12 Credit Rule
Review-of-Progress Form

PROPOSED GRADUATE SCHOOL POLICIES
None at this time.

PROGRAMS
NEW PROGRAMS FOR VOTE
None at this time.

NEW PROGRAMS FOR CONSIDERATION

ENVH - BS: Environmental Horticulture Science

Sustainability
Sustainability Certificate Program - Request from IoE from CSAC to Implement Certificate
Sustainability Certificate - Cover Sheet
Sustainability Certificate Program - Level I BoR Request
Sustainability Certificate Program - Annex A Course Listing

Sustainability Certificate Program - Email Response from Scott Bryant
Sustainability Certificate Program - New Program Approval Cover Form


New Hotel Management Documents
Hospitality Management Degree Questions/Swinford – Faculty Senate Rep from Sociology and Anthropology 03.25.15
A Brief Overview on the Supply & Demand for Hospitality Services
Hospitality APWG Report 02.25.2015
Hospitality Response to APWG 02.27.2015
CPC Minutes 03.02.2015
Curriculum Committee Review Notes and Memos 03.01.15
Minimal Resources Needed to Launch Hospitality Culinary Arts Degree 03.01.2015
Hospitality Management Degree Program Budget 02.2015
School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Food, Ag & Business Human Resources 03.01.2015
School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Food, Ag & Business Organizational Structure 03.01.2015

Older Hotel Management Documents
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science Degree Program Budget
Hospitality Culinary Arts Support Letters 02.19.2015
Hospitality Management Degree BoR Docs V11
Hospitality Management Degree Proposal V11
Hospitality Management Degree Proposal Highlights

CENTERS
NEW CENTERS FOR VOTE
None at this time.

NEW CENTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
None at this time.
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Policies and Guidelines Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote
ASMSU STUDENT BILL of RIGHTS
INTERNSHIP POLICY V1

FUNDING PRIORITIZATION RESOLUTION with MAPPING DOCUMENT v3
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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 and Initiatives Approved by Faculty Senate

NAIC PARKING GARAGE INITIATIVE
Norm Asbjornson Parking Garage Initiative Approved by FS (01.21.2015)

OPEN ACCESS
Letter of Support Approved by FS (01.14.2015)


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 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
Suicide Prevention Training Schedule
Suicide Prevention Training Speaker Info

Interdisciplinary Activities at MSU: A Rationale and Some Opportunities 02.25.2015

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