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 2015/spring 2016 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

Resignation and Retrenchment 04.20.2015

For reference:
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

PSCI 438: National Security Policy Decision-Making

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES FOR CONSIDERATION
None at this time.

GRADUATE SCHOOL
GRADUATE COURSES FOR VOTE
None at this time

GRADUATE COURSES FOR CONSIDERATION
None at this time.

NEW GRADUATE SCHOOL POLICIES
12 Credit Rule
Review-of-Progress Form

PROPOSED GRADUATE SCHOOL POLICIES
Graduate Teaching Assistant Term Performance Evaluation
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Term Performance Evaluation
VideoConferencing

Please send your comments on the following proposed policies to your UGC representative. 
Please refer to the following link to identify your UGC’s representative.
http://www.montana.edu/gradschool/gradcouncil/index.html

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


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

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 PERSONNEL FILES POLICY
Personnel Files Policy (04.22.2015)

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


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)
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Information for Faculty


2015 Academic Affairs Update - Provost Potvin 04.15.2015

Prior Learning Assessment Policy Recommendations 04.15.2015


Extended University (UpDate EU) Status Report and Implementation Plan 04.01.2015

MSU IDEA (New Course Evaluation Form) Pilot Preliminary Results 04.01.2015
IDEA Student-Rating FORM 04.01.2015

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