University of Minnesota, Morris

Campus Assembly Minutes

 

February 21, 2006

 

 

The Campus Assembly met on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. 

 

 

I.                   Chancellor's Remarks.

 

The first order of business was to elect a parliamentarian for the next two meetings.  Greg Thorson was elected by voice vote to serve as parliamentarian.

 

Nancy Carpenter, chair of the Chancellor Search Committee gave a brief update.  She said the committee continues to work very hard and they are currently screening application files.  Information and updates on the search may be found at:  http://www.morris.umn.edu/chansearch/

 

Pareena Lawrence gave a brief update on the Retention Work Group.  The charge of the group is to facilitate and aid in the retention of students at UMM.  This year, the immediate retention efforts continue to focus on the following areas:  1) increasing awareness of the availability of options and enrichment opportunities both on and off campus; 2) continuing to help current students get registered; 3) spreading the culture of “retention is everyone’s issue” to faculty and to staff; 4) more effective programming of events on campus; and 5) a retention list-serve where individual faculty and staff can email a concern or question and the committee can help answer questions and provide resources.  You can email the committee at:  ummretention@lists.umn.edu.  The work group  members include:  Geoff Sheagley, Stacey Parker-Aronson, Pareena Lawrence (chair), Leslie Meek, Peh Ng, Jennifer Ropp, Brenda Boever, Julie Phelps, David Swenson, Nancy Helsper, Lynn Schulz, Bonnie Gulbrandson, Clare Strand, Marie Hagen, Bryan Herrmann, and James Morales.

 

Chancellor Schuman reported that the Constitution Revision Task Force has begun meeting.  Mary Elizabeth Bezanson will serve as chair of the task force.  Other members include:  Michael Korth, Jeff Ratliff-Crain, Greg Thorson, Gwen Rudney, Tom McRoberts, Roger Wareham, Rebecca Webb, Kristen Strissel, and Tim Lindberg.  Rich Heyman and Sandy Olson-Loy serve as ex-officio members.  Bezanson added that the task force is anxious to hear input from the campus.  Information and updates may be found at:  http://www.morris.umn.edu/committees/constitution/

 

He also reported that the Executive Committee asked Roland Guyotte to prepare a document on the history of Campus Assembly.  That document may be found at: http://www.morris.umn.edu/academic/chancellor/CA_history.html

 

Schuman concluded his remarks by noting that this is the final Campus Assembly meeting in which Fritz Schwaller will be serving as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean.  Fritz has served UMM as a gifted classroom teacher, a prodigiously productive scholar and a reasoned and courageous academic administrator.  Schuman thanked him for his hard work and wished him the very best at SUNY Potsdam.

 

II.                 Minutes from 11/30/05 assembly meeting were approved as presented.

 

III.              From the Curriculum Committee.  Directed Study to be used for General Education Requirement.

 

  1. Approved the use of Directed Studies for satisfaction of General Education Requirements.
  2. The Directed Study Form will be amended for students’ use of General Education Requirements by having a box for the student and faculty to use as a check off to indicate the intention to use as a General Education Requirement.  The student and faculty member would then, on another form, outline how the proposed directed study will satisfy the goals and objectives indicated for the GER.  The form will be approved by the division chair of the division in which the faculty member is assigned, and then forwarded to the full Curriculum Committee for approval.  The GER approval is separate from the actual registration for the course, since approval might follow in several weeks.  The General Education Requirement Designator and the Directed Study form will be separate.  Catalog rewording will be addressed at a later meeting.

 

Dian Lopez suggested that every directed study be put into the GER.  Schwaller said that would put a burden on each directed study.  Roland Guyotte was concerned whether or not directed studies were an efficient use of our time.  He wondered why students would do a directed study when they could simply register for a course out-of-sequence.  Jim Cotter wondered why there was a concern about this if we’re only talking about a handful of students.  He added that with more rules, there is less negotiation for students.  Schwaller noted that this comes from the Curriculum Committee as a seconded motion.  Schuman asked assembly members to vote.  Voice vote passes.

 

 

IV.              From the Executive Committee.  Faculty Affairs Committee membership was approved as presented.

 

The Executive Committee and the Faculty Affairs Committee recommend that the membership selected for 2005-06 be extended through the 2006-07 academic year since those members had less than ½ year of actual service.  Professor Keith Brugger will have to be replaced as the representative for Division of Science and Math since he is scheduled to be on leave.

 

V.                 2007-2008, 2008-09, 2009-2010, 2010-11 Academic Calendar were presented for information.  (See attached)

 

Fritz Schwaller added that if there are concerns about any of the calendars to contact the Dean’s Office or Clare Strand.

 

VI.              Senators' Reports.

 

Sam Schuman encouraged everyone to attend the State of the U Address on Thursday, March 2.

 

VII.            Old Business.

 

None.

 

VIII.         New Business.

 

None.

 

Adjourned at 5:10 p.m.


Proposal for SCEP

Revised 2007-2008 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - MORRIS CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2007 (73 class days)

August 26,27,28

Sun.-Tues

Orientation

August 29

Wednesday

Classes  begin

September 3

Monday

Labor Day holiday

October 19

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

October 22-23

Mon.-Tues.

Fall Break (no classes)

October 24

Wednesday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

November 22-23

Thurs. -Fri.

Thanksgiving holiday

December 14

Friday

Last day of instruction

December 15

Saturday

Study day

December 17-20

December 24

Mon. -Thurs.

Mon.

Final examinations

Floating holiday

December 25

December 31

Tues.

Mon.

Christmas holiday

Floating holiday

January 1

Tues.

New Year's holiday


Spring Semester 2008 (74 class days)

January 21

Monday

MLK holiday

January 22

Tuesday

Classes begin

March 14

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

March 17-21

Mon. - Fri.

Spring Break

March 21

Friday

Floating Holiday

March 24

Monday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

May 9

Friday

Last day of instruction

May 10

Saturday

Study day

May 12-15

Mon.-Thurs

Final examinations

May 17

Saturday

Commencement


May Session 2008 (14 class days)

May 19

Monday

May session begins

May 26

Monday

Memorial Day holiday

June 6

Friday

May session ends


Summer Session 2008

May 26

Monday

Memorial Day holiday

May 27-June27

 

Summer Session I

June 30-August 1

 

Summer Session II

July 4

Friday

Independence Day holiday

2007-08 Holidays (Total: 11 (no change)

July 4, 2007
September 6
November 22
November 23
December 24
December 25

December 31
January 1, 2008
January 21
March 14
May 26

Wednesday
Monday
Thursday
Friday
Monday

Tuesday
Monday
Tuesday
Monday
Friday
Monday

Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Floating holiday

Floating holiday
Christmas Day
Floating holiday
New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day
 Floating holiday (Personal Holiday)
Memorial Day

 


Proposal for SCEP

Revised 2008-2009 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - MORRIS CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2008 (73 class days)

August 24,25,26

Sun.-Tues

Orientation

August 27

Wednesday

Classes begin

September 1

Monday

Labor Day holiday

October 17

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

October 20-21

Mon.-Tues.

Fall Break (no classes)

October 22

Wednesday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

November 27-28

Thurs. -Fri.

Thanksgiving holiday

December 12

Friday

Last day of instruction

December 13

Saturday

Study day

December 15-18

Mon. -Thurs.

Final examinations

December 25

December 26

Thurs.

Fri.

Christmas holiday

Floating holiday

January 1

January 2

Thurs.

Fri.

New Year's holiday

Floating holiday


Spring Semester 2009 (74 class days)

January 19

Monday

MLK holiday

January 20

Tuesday

Classes begin

March 13

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

March 16-20

Mon. - Fri.

Spring Break

March 20

Friday

Floating Holiday

March 23

Monday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

May 8

Friday

Last day of instruction

May 9

Saturday

Study day

May 11-14

Mon. – Thurs.

Final examinations

May 16

Saturday

Commencement


May Session 2009 (14 class days)

May 18

Monday

May session begins

May 25

Monday

Memorial Day holiday

June 5

Friday

May session ends


Summer Session 2009

May 25

Monday

Memorial Day holiday

May 26- June 26

 

Summer Session I

June 29- July 31

 

Summer Session II

July 3

Friday

Independence Day holiday

2008-09 Holidays (Total: 11)—(no change)

July 4, 2008
September 1
November 27
November 28
December 25
December 26

January 1, 2009
January 2
January 19
March 13
May 25

Friday
Monday
Thursday
Friday
Thursday

Friday
Thursday
Friday
Monday
Friday
Monday

Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Floating holiday

Christmas Day
Floating holiday
New Year's Day
Floating holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 Floating holiday (Personal Holiday)
Memorial Day

 


Proposal for SCEP

Revised 2009-2010 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - MORRIS CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2009 (73 class days)

 

August 23,24,25

Sun. – Tues.

Orientation

August 26

Wednesday

Classes begin

September 7

Monday

Labor Day holiday

October 16

Friday

1st half semester classes end

October 19-20

Mon.-Tues.

Fall Break (no classes)

October 21

Wednesday

2nd half semester classes begin

November 26-27

Thurs. -Fri.

Thanksgiving holiday

December 11

Friday

Last day of instruction

December 12

Saturday

Study day

December 14-17

Mon.-Thurs

Final examinations

December 24

December 25

Thurs.

Fri.

Floating holiday

Christmas holiday

December 31

January 1

Thurs.

Fri.

Floating holiday

New Year's holiday

Spring Semester 2010 (74 class days)

January 18

Monday

MLK holiday

January 19

Tuesday

Classes Begin

March 12

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

March 15-19

Mon. - Fri.

Spring Break

March 19

Friday

Floating Holiday

March 22

Monday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

May 7

Friday

Last day of instruction

May 8

Saturday

Study day

May 10-13

Mon.-Thurs

Final examinations

May 15

Saturday

Commencement

May Session 2010 (14 class days)

May 17

Monday

May session begins

May 31

Monday

Memorial Day holiday

June 4

Friday

May session ends

Summer Session 2010

May 24-June 25

 

Summer Session I

May 31

Monday

Memorial Day holiday

June 28-July 30

 

Summer Session II

July 5

Monday

Independence Day holiday

July 5

Friday

Independence Day holiday

2009-10 Holidays (Total: 11)--proposed

July 3, 2009
September 7
November 26
November 27
December 24
December 25

December 31
January 1, 2010
January 18
March 19
May 31

Friday
Monday
Thursday
Friday
Thursday

Friday
Thursday
Friday
Monday
Friday
Monday

Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Floating holiday

Floating holiday
Christmas holiday
Floating holiday (Personal Holiday)

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
 Floating holiday
Memorial Day


Proposal for SCEP

2010-2011 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - MORRIS CALENDAR

Fall Semester 2010 (73 class days)

 

August 22,23,24

Sun. – Tues.

Orientation

August 25

Wednesday

Classes begin

September 6

Monday

Labor Day holiday

October 15

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

October 18-19

Mon.-Tues.

Fall Break (no classes)

October 20

Wednesday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

November 25-26

Thurs. -Fri.

Thanksgiving holiday

December 10

Friday

Last day of instruction

December 11

Saturday

Study day

December 13-16

Mon. – Thurs.

Final examinations

December 24

December 27

Friday

Monday

Christmas holiday

Floating holiday (proposed)

December 31

January 3

Friday

Monday

New Year's holiday*

Floating holiday (proposed)

Spring Semester 2011 (74 class days)

January 17

Monday

MLK holiday*

January 18

Tuesday

Classes Begin

March 11

Friday

1st half sem. Classes end

March 14-18

Mon. - Fri.

Spring Break (probably same as TC)

March 18

Friday

Floating Holiday (proposed)

March 21

Monday

2nd half sem. Classes begin

May 6

Friday

Last day of instruction

May 7

Saturday

Study day

May 9-12

Mon.-Thurs

Final examinations

May 14

Saturday

Commencement

May Session 2011 (14 class days)

May 16

Monday

May session begins

May 30

Monday

Memorial Day holiday*

June 3

Friday

May session ends

Summer Session 2011

May 23-June 24

 

Summer Session I (24 class days)

May 30

Monday

Memorial Day holiday*

June 27-July 29

 

Summer Session II (24 class days)

July 4

Monday

Independence Day holiday*

2010-11 Holidays (Total: 11)--proposed

July 5, 2010
September 6
November 25
November 26
December 24
December 27

December 30
December 31
January 17, 2011
March 18
May 30

Friday
Monday
Thursday
Friday
Friday

Monday
Thursday
Friday
Monday
Friday
Monday

Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Floating holiday

Christmas holiday
Floating holiday

Floating holiday?
New Year's Day observed*

Martin Luther King Jr. Day*
 Floating holiday (Personal Holiday)
Memorial Day*

 

* Federal Holidays for 2011 have not been officially publicized on the government website but these dates are likely to be the ones chosen.