LATEST MEETING: May 4, 2022


Agenda and documents for the meeting
 

University Senate
May 4, 2022
2:45PM – 4:45PM
Zoom
Timothy D. Sergay, Chair

AGENDA

  1. Approval of Minutes of Senate meeting of April 13, 2022
     
  2. President’s Report: Brief remarks by President Havidán Rodríguez followed by Q&A
     
  3. Chair’s Report will be abbreviated in the interests of time, with some summary of organizational issues and progress over the past academic year.
     
  4. New Business
    1. Review and vote on full proposal program from the Department of Physics for a Master of Science degree in Computational Physics; presenting: Matthew Szydagis (Physics). Text of proposal is in Senate Current Meeting Documents (CMD) folder
    2. Review and vote on full proposal program from the School of Business for a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics; presenting: Eliot Rich (School of Business). Text of proposal is in Senate CMD folder
    3. Review and vote on full proposal program from the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) Department of Information Sciences and Technology for a new Minor degree in Game Design and Development; presenting: Michael Leczinsky (CEHC). Text of proposal is in Senate CMD folder, titled “GD&DMinor…”
    4. Review and vote on full proposal program from the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) Department of Information Sciences and Technology for a new Minor degree in Machine Learning Informatics; presenting: George Berg (CEHC). Text of proposal is in Senate CMD folder titled “Machine Learning Informatics Minor…”
    5. Presentation on athletics for 2021-22 by Faculty Athletics Representative David Rousseau (Rockefeller College). PowerPoint presentation is in Senate CMD folder, titled “FAR report…”
    6. Reporting out of the findings and recommendations of a joint UAC and GAC committee on shared-resource course (SRC) and combined degree programs policy; presenting on SRC policy: chairs of UAC and GAC Jen Goodall and George Berg; presenting on combined degree programs policy: Richard Fogarty (Undergraduate Education and History). Reports on both topics are in Senate CMD folder, titled “UAC_GAC_SRC Memo” and “UAC_GAC_Combined programs…”
    7. Discussion item on the formation of an ad hoc subcommittee of the Senate as a whole, to include at least one member each from ULC, GAC, UAC, CPCA and possibly other Senate or University bodies, to deliberate on UAlbany responses to SUNY University Faculty Senate190-01-1, “Advancement of Historically Underrepresented Faculty [HUF],” adopted at the UFS Fall Plenary, Jan. 20–22, 2022. The suggested reporting date for this ad hoc subcommittee is the penultimate Senate meeting of the fall term of 2022. The text of the resolution is in Senate CMD folder, titled “190-01-1_advancement…” The UAlbany Senate effort need be concerned with only the first of the two resolved clauses of the UFS resolution; the advancement of HUF is understood to include recruitment, retention, and promotion
    8. Soliciting of other items of new business from the floor 
       
  5. Council and Committee Reports
    1. SUNY Senators’ Report – Kabel Stanwicks, Zina Lawrence, Billie Franchini
    2. Graduate Student Association Report – Emily Pacer – Lead Senator
    3. Student Association Report—TBA
    4. CAA— Frankie Bailey and Camille Chesley, cochairs
    5. CAFFECoR—TBA
    6. CERS—TBA
    7. CoR—Brian Rose
    8. CPCA—Brian Keough
    9. GAC—George Berg
    10. GOV—Sydney Faught
    11. LISC—Lindsay Van Berkom
    12. UAC—Jennifer Goodall
    13. ULC—Deborah LaFond
    14. UPPC—Sean Rafferty
       
  6. Adjourn