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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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


Faculty Handbook Plan 2014


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

Academic Items Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR VOTE - UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
ENSC 464 - Computational Techniques for Environmental Science
SOCI 401 - Animals and Society
WGSS 495 - The Study of Men and Masculinity

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
GPHY 324 Geography of Energy Resources

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - GRADUATE COURSES
NRSG 633 - Family Mental Health Nursing III (Advanced Clinical III)
BIOB 525 - Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology

ACADEMIC ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION - NEW PROGRAMS
College of Engineering New Minor - Building Energy Systems
Associate Degree Registered Nurse to Master’s in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader) Degree Program
Hospitality Management Degree Program (BoR Level II )
Hospitality Mangement Proposal

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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 (04.23.2014)

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

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