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Adopted Faculty Senate Resolutions by Year

 

2018

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Faculty Appeals Committee Additions to the Senate Bylaws Faculty Appeals Closed Bylaws changed.
Expand Duties of the Faculty Appeals Committee Faculty Appeals Closed Bylaws changed.
Postpone Duo Faculty Concerns Closed IT accepted motion.
Support Adjunct Faculty Leslie Harlacker
Budget and Compensation
Open Ongoing concern.
Support SGA Academic Policies
Student Relations
Open Ongoing concern.
Response to Sexism Student Relations Open Ongoing concern.

 

2017

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Reimbursement for Student Travel Mark Piper Closed Paid in full.
Response to Immigration Executive Order Faculty Concerns
Student Relations
Closed Sentiment expressed.
Resolution to Honor Jerry Benson Steering Committee Closed Motion to Honor Jerry Benson
Creation of Resolution Repository Steering Committee Closed Bylaws changed.

 

2016

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Bylaws Change Steering Committee Closed New Bylaws
Divest JMU Motion Student Relations Closed Not feasible at this time, per JMU Foundation.
Membership Length Motion Steering Committee Closed Senator terms limits extended to ten consecutive years
Faculty Value Committment Faculty Concerns Closed Senate expressed views.

 

2015

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Madison Vision Teaching Award Establishment Student Relations
Student Government Association
Ongoing Initiative Award established
Vision Mini-Grants Establishment Nominations and Elections Ongoing Initiative Grant program established.
Senate Computer Security Task Force Establishment Senate Task Force Closed Task Force established; Report given to FS; Task Force was disbanded.
Third-Year Review Language for Faculty Handbook Val Larsen Closed Incorporated into Faculty Handbook.
Salary Compression and Inversion Budget and  Compensation Ongoing Initiative
Light Pollution Interpretation and Light Pollution David McGraw
Kevin Giovanetti
Closed Message relayed to Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability.
Honoring Teresa Gonzalez David McGraw
Steering Committee
Closed Honored.
Appreciation for President Alger Val Larsen
Steering Committee
Closed Appreciated.
Tranfer of Madison Vision Funds Mark Piper Closed Owing to delay in implementation of the Vision Teaching Award, monies allocated were transferred to the mini-grants pool.
Sexual Assault at JMU Tara Parsons
Student Relations
Ongoing Initiative
Remembrance of Alison Parker Mark Piper
Steering Committee
Closed Donation made to the Alison Parker Memorial Fund.
Increasing Part-Time Representation in the Senate Steering Committee Closed Two new part-time faculty seats were added, for a total of three.
Treasury Motion Mark Piper
Steering Committee
Closed Dues increased to $5.00 per year for full-time faculty.

 

2014

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Agenda Changes Steering Committee Closed President Alger was invited to speak to Faculty Senate.
Response to Proposed Faculty Handbook Changes Regarding Faculty Absences Student Relations Closed No changes made in the Faculty Handbook.
Extention of Officer Term Limits Steering Committee Closed Term limit extended to three years.
Consistent Wording Regarding Flower Fund Expenditures Steve Harper
Steering Committee
Closed Wording updated.
Bylaws Changes to Remove Alternates David McGraw Closed Bylaws updated.
Pay Raise Allocation Morgan Benton Closed Advice given.
Add Vanguard  Val Larsen Closed VRS subsequently added lower-cost investment options using ICMA-RC, where costs were even lower than those of Vanguard.

 

 2013

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Changes to Minutes Approval and Distribution David McGraw
Steering Committee
Closed Minutes now approved via e-mail
Differential Tuition Morgan Benton
Michael Smilowitz
Closed University implemented differential tuition policy.
Same-Sex Partner Benefits Faculty Concerns Closed Same-sex marriage benefits recognized.
Athletics Resolution David McGraw Closed Speaker reported on resolultion to BoV.
Football Resolution Howard Lubert Closed Speaker reported on resolultion to BoV.
Part-time Faculty Senate Representation Steering Committee Closed Part-time  representative added.

 

 

 2012

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Budget Priorities and Salaries Budget and Compensation Ongoing concern Compensation Task Force created; became Compensation Advisory Council.

 

2011

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Representation on the University Policy Committee Faculty Concerns Closed FS now alerted to university policy changes
Amend University Policy #1000 Faculty Concerns Closed FS now alerted to university policy changes
Format of Tuition Bills Budget and Compensation
Timing of FS Resolution Reading and Discussion Steering Committee Closed One month consideration required between first reading at FS and discussion/debate/vote
Role of Faculty Senate in Future Presidential Searches Steering Committee Closed Faculty Senate was heard, but no official policy change
Honor President Rose Steering Committee Closed Honored.
Allow all tenured faculty to serve on T&P AUPACs Academic Policies Open Being discussed in Faculty Handbook committee.

 

2010

Open​
Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Tuition Surcharge Val Larsen
Academic Policies
Closed University implemented differential tuition policy.
Budget Resolution Budget and Compensation Closed University began changing tuition/fee ratios
Discrimintation Policy Response Closed(?)
Drop Fee Proposal Val Larsen Closed Issue resolved.
Senior Prerequisite Exemption Student Relations
Academic Policy
Open

 

 

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