University Senate                                                                           

Proposed:  October 19, 2012



University Senate
Friday, October 19, 2012
1:15 pm, 104 Jerome Greene Hall


1.   Adoption of the agenda

2.   Adoption of the minutes of September 28, 2012

3.   President’s report; questions for the president

4.   Executive Committee chair’s updates
           --Nominations to committees: the Standing Committee Roster
           --Actions under summer powers: establishment of the Data Sciences Institute
           --Global Initiatives Task Force
           --Fringe benefits; retirement policy

5.   Updates on online learning initiatives—Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, and Sharyn O'Halloran, Executive Committee Chair.

See recent press coverage:,
and Educause briefing, “What Campus Leaders Need to Know about MOOCs:

6.   Open Enrollment options and new benefits policies--PowerPoint presentation by Fiona MacLennan, AVP, Benefits. See

7.    Update from the Education Committee: Adapting courses to online mode--Letty Moss-Salentijn, co-chair

8.    Committee reports:
           --External Relations
           --Information Technology