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Academic Senate of Rochester Institute of Technology    

Thursday, December 14, 2017    12:00 - 1:50 P.M.                                                        Room : Slaughter Hall (CIMS)/ 2230-2240                                              

Item Time Topic Level Presenter(s) Notes
1 12:00 Call to Order   Collison  
2 12:02 Communication Officer's Report (Minutes) A Ruhling  
3 12:05 Executive Committee Report I Collison

Constituencies Information Questions/Comments

4 12:15 Robert's Rule of the Week I Johnson  
5 12:20 Protecting Freedom of Speech - First Amendment I Colon1  
6 1:00 Vote for At-Large members of Research & Scholarship Committee  A Collison The two nominees are Brian Landi and Manuela Campanelli
7 1:05 Old Business: Clinical Faculty D/A Ettlie2 Ettlie will be absent – we expect a motion to postpone to 2/1/18
8 1:10 Old Business: SOIS and Committee Membership (B2.0) D/A Collison            Hall3 Hall will be absent – we expect a motion to table
9 1:20 New Business A   May include motion on faculty initiative to adapt to federal tax changes
10 1:50 Adjournment   Collison  

Level: I = Information, D = Discussion, A = Action

  1. Bobby Colon, Chief Legal Officer
  2. Dr. John Ettlie, Academic Senate SCB Senator
  3. Dr. James Hall, Executive Director, School of Individualized Study




4.1   The Academic Senate shall be the legislative and representative agency of the faculty.

4.2   The Senate is empowered to formulate legislation in areas of academic policy affecting more than one college of the university (cf. Article III, 3.1, above). The legislative decisions of the Senate are submitted to the provost for further action.

4.3   The Senate shall also offer advice and recommendation covering other matters of university welfare (cf. Article III, 3.2, above). Its advice and recommendations are submitted to the relevant vice president, the provost, the president, or the Institute Council.

4.4   The Senate shall act upon other resolutions, recommendations, or proposals submitted by the faculty of any college, department, or committee of the Senate and pertaining to the academic governance or the general welfare of the university.

4.5   The Senate may enact and amend its own bylaws.