Montana State University

Faculty Senate

Welcome to the MSU Faculty Senate!

Dear Faculty Colleagues and University Friends:

We welcome you to the 2013-14 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 and the administration.

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 2013/spring 2014 meeting schedule and here for the current week's agenda.

Sincerely,

Robert Mokwa
Chair

Michael Reidy
Chair-elect

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Guidelines for Review of Curriculum Changes

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


Faculty Handbook Plan 2014


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Academic Items Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR VOTE - COURSES
None at this time

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - GRAD COURSES
BIO 565 - Gene Expressions Lab From Genes to Proteins to Cells
Film 524 - Research Methods
KIN 525 - Neuromechanical Basis of Human Movement
NRSG 609 - Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership
NRSG 620 - Advanced Pharmacology II
NRSG 621 - Advanced Clinical I
NRSG 630 - Advanced Psychopharmacology II
NRSG 631 - Advanced Clinical I
PSYX 510 - Topics in Psych Science

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - PROGRAMS
Merger of Leadership Institute and the Leadership Fellowship Programs
Support for Leadership Institute Becoming a Fee-Based Program
Leadership MOU

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Policies Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote
None at this time
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Policies Approved by Faculty Senate

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 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

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