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UCO Faculty Senate Resolutions for 2022-2023
- FSR-2022/2023-001 Priorities of the 2022-2023 University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Senate
- FSR-2022/2023-002 Reaffirmation of Opposition to Weapons on Campus
- FSR-2022/2023-003 Amendments to Faculty Senate Bylaws Regarding Gendered Language
- FSR-2022/2023-004 Amendments to Faculty Senate Bylaws Regarding Performance of Senate Duties and Recall Procedures
- FSR-2022/2023-005 Amendments to Faculty Senate Bylaws Regarding Special Elections
- FSR-2022/2023-006 Amendments to Faculty Senate Bylaws Regarding Senate Terms
- FSR-2022/2023-007 Amendments to Faculty Senate Bylaws Regarding the Form of Bills
- FSR-2022/2023-008 Revisions to Faculty Handbook §1.1-1.2
- FSR-2022/2023-009 Confirmation of the Members of the Appellate Committee on the Dismissal of Tenured Faculty
- FSR-2022/2023-010 Confirmation of Faculty Grievance Board Member
- FSR-2022/2023-011 Shared Governance in Times of Transition
- FSR-2022/2023-012 Preservation of Tenure
- FSR-2022/2023-013 Clarifying Faculty Rights to Appeal Dismissal
- FSR-2022/2023-014 Revisions to Faculty Handbook §22.214.171.124
- FSR-2022/2023-015 Timely and Transparent Presidential Search
UCO Administration Responses to Proposals for 2021-2022
- 2021 09-17 UCO President’s Response to FSP 2021 2022-001
- 2022 01-03 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-002
- 2022 4-6 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-003
- 2022 4-6 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-004
- 2022 5-16 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-007
- 2022 5-16 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-008
- 2022 5-16 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-009
- 2022 5-23 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2021-2022-010
UCO Faculty Senate Proposals for 2021-2022
- FSP-2021-2022-001 Campus Safety Amid Covid-19 This proposal calls for an enhanced response of the UCO Administration’s COVID-19 Operational Policies and Procedures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our broader community.
- FSP-2021-2022-02 Faculty Senate Representative added to the UCO President’s Cabinet This proposal called for a faculty member to serve on the Cabinet and was amended during voting to include two faculty members. It passed on 2022-Feb- 8.
- FSP-2021-2022-003-Faculty Handbook Chapter 3.1 Proposed Revisions This proposal calls for updated language regarding class attendance, specifically for concurrent student activities to the Faculty Handbook.
- FSP-2021-2022-004 Faculty Handbook Chapter 4 Proposed Revisions This proposal is aimed at adding specific language and updates regarding human resources and benefits.
- FSP 2021-2022-007 Overloads: Policies, Support, and Pay for Full-Time Faculty Across Colleges This proposal states that UCO Faculty Handbook needs to be specifically amended to acknowledge this university-wide policy regarding overload requirements and pay for full-time faculty to be in alignment with RUSO policies.
- FSP 2021-2022-008 Appendix C:Recrutiment and Selection Procedures for Full-Time Faculty, Section 3, Process of Selection, Subsection A(1) This proposal addresses needed updates to the Faculty Handbook so that the statements written and shared in Faculty Screening Committee training regarding recruitment and selection reflect current understandings.
- FSP 2021-2022-009 Faculty Handbook Jointly Governed by the UCO Faculty Senate This proposal is a revised version of a proposal submitted last year to assure faculty protection of the Faculty Handbook regardless of those that are in the roles of leadership in administration.
- FSP 2021-2022-010 Reaffirmation of Commitment to Faculty Handbook Concerning Reappointment Policies and Schedules
UCO Faculty Senate Resolutions for 2021-2022
- FSR-2021-2022-001 Reaffirmation to Opposition of Weapons on Campus
- FSR- 2021-2022-002-Acknowledgement of Native Lands and Continued Respect and Support for the Tribal People of Oklahoma
- FSR 2021-2022-03 Joint Resolution: Affirmation of and Support for Sustainability Efforts in the UCO Community
- FSR 2021-2022-04 Faculty Definition of Shared Governance
- FSR-2021-2022-05 Defending Academic Freedom to Teach about Race and Gender Justice and Critical Race Theory
UCO Administration Responses to Proposals for 2020-2021
- 2021-05-05 UCO President’s Response to FSP 2020 2021-001
- 2021-05-05 UCO President’s Acceptance of FSP 2020 2021-002
- 2021-05-28 President’s Response to FSP 2020 2021-003
UCO Faculty Senate Proposals for 2020-2021
- FSR-2020-2021-001 COVID-19 Impact Statements in Tenure and Promotion Documentation. This proposal calls for statements of support from administrators involved in the tenure and promotion process related to the challenges faced by faculty during the pandemic and resulting impacts.
- FSP-2020-2021-002 Faculty Handbook 4.3.6 Leave of Absence. This proposal adds the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook regarding the Chairperson elections and called review process.
- FSP-2020-2021-003 UCO Faculty Handbook Soley Governed by Faculty Senate. This proposal addresses the need for faculty approval and governance process regarding edits, revisions, and proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook.
UCO Faculty Senate Resolutions for 2020-2021
- FSR-2020-2021-01 Resolution Against Racial Injustice. This resolution supports UCO’s opposition to Racial Injustice.
- FSR-2020-2021-02 Reaffirmation of Opposition to Weapons on Campus. This resolution supports no weapons being allowed on UCO’s campus.
- FSR-2020-2021-03 Joint International Community Resolution. This resolution supports our International Student Community.
- FSR-2020-2021-004 Resolution In Support of All Ethnicities on UCO’s Campus and In Our Community.
- FSR-2020-2021-005 In Support of Keeping Classroom Delivery Options to Individual Faculty with Guidance and Support from Departments, Colleges, and Academic Affairs.
UCO Administration Responses to Proposals for 2019-2020
- 2020-04-12 UCO President Acceptance of Proposals received in March 2020
- 2020-05-03 UCO President’s Response to FSP 2019 2020-004
- 2020-06-22 UCO President’s Response to FSP-2019-2020-001
Proposals for 2019-2020
- FSP-2019-2020-001 Joint Senates Chosen Name Policy: This proposal completed as a joint effort by the Senates of the Faculty, Staff, and Students allows Faculty, Staff, and Students to select a chosen name to be included for all purposes on campus where legally allowed.
- FSP-2019-2020-002 FS Constitution & Bylaws Revisions: This proposal revises the UCO Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws which was originally created in 1969 to meet the changing times.
- FSP-2019-2020-003 CUPA Reaffirmation Statement: This proposal asks UCO Leadership to reaffirm its commitment to CUPA for compensation purposes.
- FSP-2019-2020-004 Benefits Committee-Pg1: This proposal asks UCO Leadership to create a UCO Faculty Benefits Committee and include appropriate representation from both Faculty and Staff.
- FSP-2019-2020-004 Benefits Committee-Pg2: Page two of the proposal immediately listed above.
- FSP-2019-2020-005 FHEB ChairElectReview: This proposal asks that Faculty Handbook Editorial Board Revisions are incorporated into the Faculty Handbook as listed.
- FSP-2019-2020-006 FHEB Revisions to FHEB membership: This proposal asks that Faculty Handbook Editorial Board Revisions are incorporated into the Faculty Handbook as listed.
- FSP-2019-2020-007 FS Budget Representation-Transparency: This proposal asks the UCO Administration to incorporate more transparency including Faculty representation in Budget discussions.
- FSP 2019-2020-008 FS Salary Data Request: This proposal asks the UCO Administration to provide the Faculty Senate with certain salary data information.
- FSP 2019-2020-009 FS Request for Salary Reports: This proposal asks the UCO Administration to provide the Faculty Senate with certain salary reports.
Resolutions for 2019-2020
- FSR-2019-2020-001 No Weapons on Campus Exec Edit: This resolution supports no weapons being allowed on UCO’s campus.
- FSR-2019-2020-002 FS Support for Pandemic Plan: This resolution supports UCO Leadership’s creation of a Pandemic Plan.
- FSR-2019-2020-003 FS Commitment to Deposit FS Records in UCO Archives: This resolution supports the archiving of UCO Faculty Senate records with the UCO Library.
Proposals for 2018-2019
- FSP-2018-2019-001: Tenure and Promotion Taskforce Recommendations (2016). This proposal addresses changes approved by the Faculty Handbook Editorial Board and the Faculty Senate Handbook Committee in 2016 but were not voted on at that time.
- FSP-2018-2019-002: Faculty Representation on University Assessment Committee.
- FSP-2018-2019-004: Academic Conflict with Commencement.
- FSP-2018-2019-005: Request to Redesignate a Department as a School, or a School as a Department.
- FSP-2018-2019-006: Ethical Accountability for UCO Account Access through IT.
Resolutions for 2018-2019
- FSR-2018-2019-001: No Weapons on Campus
- FSR-2018-2019-003: Faculty Senate Support for Diversity Round Table Goals
Proposals for 2017-2018
- FSP-2017-2018-001: Proposal to amend the Faculty Handbook to make the reassignment time for Assistant Chairs/Assistant Directors relative to the size of the Department/School
- FSP-2017-2018-002: Appendix K, Students Affected by Military Call-Up/Mobilizations, K.1
- FSP-2017-2018-003: Chapter 3: Classroom Policies and Procedures, 31. Class Attendance
- FSP-2017-2018-004: Ombudsperson Program
- FSP-2017-2018-005: Tuition Waiver Benefit Joint Proposal
- FSP-2017-2018-006: Gender-Inclusive Restroom Guidelines Joint Proposal
- FSP-2017-2018-007: Responsibilities of the Parking and Transportation Services to the Faculty
- FSP-2017-2018-008: Faculty Qualifications
- FSP-2017-2018-009: Communication and Technology Use Education and Training
Resolutions for 2017-2018
- FSR-2017-2018-001: Commitment to Support UCO’s DACA Students
- FSR-2017-2018-002: Reaffirmation of Oppositions to Weapons on Campus
- FSR-2017-2018-003: Support for Age-Friendly University
Proposals for 2015-2016
- FSJP 2015-2016-001 Defined Contribution Plan Alternative FINAL
- FSJP 2015-2016-002 OTRS Deduction Schedule Modification FINAL
Resolutions for 2015-2016
- FSR 2015-2016-004 Adjunct EMail
- FSR 2015-2016-005 Handbook solely controlled by Faculty Senate
- FSR 2015-2016-006 Academic Freedom
- FSR 2015-2016-007 Termination for Cause or Suspension of Non-Tenured Faculty
- FSR 2015-2016-008 FS SPIES 8
- FSR 2015-2016-009 Evaluation of Senior Academic Administrators
- FSR 2015-2016-010 Faculty Control FHB
- FSR 2015-2016-011 FS Approval of Ombudsperson
- FSR 2015-2016-012 Diversity Statement
- FSR 2015-2016-013 MFA Hrs Terminal Degrees
- FSR 2015-2016-014 FMLA