2016-2017

Motion Summary

Month Year Motion Action Description
September 2016 17:01 Passed Amend the Summer School Faculty Compensation Policy (guideline f, second sentence) which is referenced (as a link) in the Faculty Manual section 4.22 (page 34) by removing the word four and replace with 12 credit hours The maximum number of independent studies a faculty member may supervise is four 12 credit hours
September 2016 17:02 Passed Senate Executive Committee convenes an ad hoc committee and delineates a charge for the committee consistent with examining the salary, workload, and equity issues raised by the Senate meeting on September 21, 2016
October 2016 No motions
November 2016 17:03 With a show of hands vote, the motion passed. (13 yes, 1 no, 5 abstentions) “Support of declaring Drake University a sanctuary for undocumented members of the Drake Community” “Faculty Senate urges Drake University to become a sanctuary for undocumented members of the Drake community, and to affirm its commitment to protect immigrants from unfair deportation, investigation, or other intimidation based on their immigration status.”

motion 17:03 by noting a change to the first paragraph of the rationale, as requested for clarification purposes. The second sentence would have the word “million” inserted after 2.1. Thus, “…there are 2.1 million undocumented students …”.“Faculty Senate urges the executive administration of Drake University to become declare the University a sanctuary for undocumented members of the Drake community, and to affirm its our commitment to protect immigrants from unfair deportation, investigation, or other intimidation based on their immigration status.”

November 2016 17:04 Passed Add the Academic Affairs (Student) Senator to the Ad Hoc Drake Curriculum Revision Committee
November 2016 17:05 Passed An amendment to outcome F, in regard to the specific language about diversity: 4 Analyze and understand how diversity and systems of exclusion shape society, with emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the context of the United States.
December 2016 17:06 Passed Endorse the revision of the Drake Mission Explications submitted by the HLC COG #1 Working Group
January 2017 No motions
February 2017 17:07 Passed Approve Spring Break 2018 as March 12-16, 2018
February 2017 17:08 Passed Confirm the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar
February 2017 17:09 Passed Approve the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar
March 2017 17:10 Passed Accept the Report from the Faculty Compensation Ad Hoc Committee
March 2017 17:11 Passed Charge 2016-2017 Senate Executive Committee to create a Faculty Senate Standing Committee regarding Faculty Compensation. The membership listing and committee charge or description should come to Senate for approval no later than the May 2017 regular Senate meeting. The March 2017 Ad Hoc Committee Report intentions and content shall be used as the basis for the standing committee proposal

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