University Policy Recommendation

Teresa Culver, Secretary of the Faculty Senate, presented a policy statement, ant it was slightly revised based on recommendations and discussion among the Senators.

The statement reads:

“The Faculty Senate recommends public notification and a 30-day comment period for all changes in University policy.”

A motion was made for the Senate to adopt the statement, it was seconded, and it passed unanimously.

Details of notification and the comment period would be worked out with the appropriate administrators (including the University Policy Review committee, and the President’s and Provost’s offices). Furthermore, it was indicated that the Senate will be establishing a Policy committee, as recommended by the ad hoc restructuring committee. A Policy committee will be able to facilitate more open policy development.

April 28, 2006