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Adopted Faculty Senate Resolutions by Year

 

2021-2022

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Amended Motion to Recommend Department Policy for Supporting Equitable Faculty Workloads Faculty Concerns/Academic Polices/Adjunct Affairs Open
Amended Transition to Department Head Model of Leadership Resolution Academic Policies Open
Final Resolution on Campus Mental Well Being President’s Office Ongoing President’s Council on Health and Well-Being Formed Fall 2022
Motion About DEI Training Pause Steering Committee Closed DEI training evaluated and restarted in January 2022
Motion to Uphold Academic Freedom Final Steering Committee Ongoing Provost office will continue to support Academic Freedom
Peer Group Motion Provost’s Office Ongoing Formation of Peer Group Task Force for Fall 2022
Revision Proposal of Faculty Hiring Motion-Jan2022 Hiring Guidelines Task Force Closed Resolution Updated
Resolution on Administrative Transparency Hiring Guidelines Task Force Ongoing Hiring Guidelines are being updated.
Motion Amended Passed to Require DEI Statement on Syllabi Steering Committee Closed DEI Syllabus statement will remain in the recommended syllabus language on the Provost’s website

Motion of Support for Ukraine

Steering Committee Ongoing JMU faculty will continue to support Ukraine

Final Amended Motion to Recommend JMU Empower Faculty to Mandate Masks

Steering Committee Closed State law no longer allows JMU to mandate masks.

Resolution on Faculty Hiring 9.26.21

November 2021 Speaker's Oral Report to Board of Visitors

Steering Committee  Ongoing  Task Force sent recommendations to Provost and are awaiting the hiring guidelines of 2022-2023.
Resolution on Covid-19-Related Policy Faculty Concerns  Ongoing Will continue to recognize tenure clock as impacted by COVID. Dashboard is down because we can’t get the same data as before.
Resolution for Speaker Rule Changes Marshall  Closed  Bylaws modified. 
Amended Senate Bylaws Robert's Rules Modifications Marshall  Closed  Bylaws modified. 
Amended DEI in GenEd motion Student Relations  Ongoing  GenEd APR completed and GedEd courses are now tagged as DEI
Resolution Creating Office of Faculty Senate Webmaster Steering Committee  Closed  Carey Cole was appointed as webmaster. 
Motion to Allow Faculty/Staff Parking Passes for JMU Graduate Students who are Instructors of Record Student Relations 
Closed  Towanda Moore and the Parking Advisory Committee declined to issue the passes. 

 

2020-2021

 

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Faculty Diversity Resolution Student Relations
Closed Legal consulted, not option
Resolution for Censure Steering Committee Closed Censured
Motion to Support the Madison AAPI Caucus Resolution on Anti-Racism Full Senate Closed Views expressed
Statement on the Shooting in Atlanta: Stop Asian Hate Madison AAPI Caucus Full Senate Closed Views expressed
Thank you letter from Faculty Senate to Legislators Full Senate Closed Views expressed
Amended 3.25 Academic Policies Resolution Related to the Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Faculty at JMU Full Senate Closed Views expressed
Resolution Related to Faculty Handbook and Annual Evaluations Academic Policies Closed Update made to Handbook
Motion Regarding Negative Impact of Pandemic on Mother-Scholars, Parent-Scholars, and Scholar-Caregivers Tara Parsons, Dennis Lo Ongoing Childcare taskforce created
Resolution on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations James Madison University Faculty Senate Full Senate Closed Mandate implemented
Motion to Amend the Faculty Senate Computer Lottery Eligibility Rules Treasurer Closed Rules amended.
Faculty Senate Steering Committee Statement Steering Committee Closed Views expressed
Resolution on dues 2nd round Treasurer Closed Superseded
Resolution on Academic Freedom Free Expression and Social Media Support and Resources for JMU Faculty Faculty Appeals Ongoing Online Intimidation Task Force
Government Relations Expansion of the Budget and Compensation Committee Full Senate Closed Bylaws updated
Motion on the Roberts Rules Suspending Discussion Full Senate Closed Robert's rules modified
Resolution concerning Radford BOV Faculty Handbook Full Senate Closed Views expressed
Resolution on Consultation with Faculty in the Colleges Full Senate Closed Provost mandated compliance, and colleges complied
Motion in Response to the FSVA Resolution on DACA Instate Tuition Student Relations Open

 

2020

 

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Consultation with Faculty in the Colleges Full Senate Closed
Motion to Remove Names of Confederates on JMU Buildings Immediately Full Senate Closed Building names were changed.
Support for Adjunct Faculty Adjunct Affairs Open Ongoing concern.
Motion to Establish Tiered Titles for Adjunct Faculty Adjunct Affairs Open Ongoing concern.
Motion Regarding Adjunct Senator Elections Nominations and Elections Closed Bylaws changed.
Motion to Amend Computer Lottery Rules Treasurer Closed Rules amended.
Resolution on Mandatory Blue Items Faculty Concerns  Closed Gratitude and faculty wishes expressed.

 

2019

 

Resolution
Responsible Party
Status
Follow Up
Motion to Amend the Faculty Sentate Engagement Mini-Grant Eligibility Conditions Nominations and Elections Closed Eligibility conditions modified.
Motion to Create a New Standing Faculty Senate Committee: Adjunct Affairs Mark Piper Closed Committee formed.
Motion to Recommend JMU Expand Child Care Facilities on Campus Faculty Concerns Ongoing Ongoing concern.
Motion to Recommend Increasing the Number of Lactation Rooms on the JMU Campus Faculty Concerns Ongoing Administration agreed to implement policy.
Donation to Valley Scholars Program for Academic Support Treasurer Closed Donation made.
Motion to Recommend Diversity and Inclusivity Statement on Syllabi Academic Policies and Student Relations Closed Language posted.

 

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
Ongoing Initiative Ongoing concern.
Support SGA Academic Policies
Student Relations
Closed Senate expressed views.
Response to Sexism Student Relations Ongoing Initiative Ongoing concern.

 

 

 

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