This page provides an overview of recent Senate actions. Its main purpose is informational but it also responds to the following requirement from the Bylaws:
IV.12: Decision and Challenge
University Senate recommendations to the President shall be distributed to each senator and ex officio member by the Faculty Secretary as soon as possible after each Senate meeting. During the ten instructional days after the date of posting of the recommendations of the Senate meeting, a special faculty meeting to challenge a Senate decision may be called (see Article III, Section 2). If the stipulated petition is not received by the President during that time period, the action of the Senate becomes the official recommendation of the Faculty to the President.
The Faculty Secretary and the Senate Executive Committee shall clarify what stage each action is at when we post it on this page.
Substantive Revisions to the Bylaws [linked]: approved in Senate 11/4/2013; posted 11/17/13; campus ratification vote held week of 11/18/13
General Education Mission Statement [linked]: approved in Senate 10/7/13; approved by Pres. Horvath 11/19/13