Faculty Senate Motions

9-4-2020 Motions:
• Approval of Minutes
Borges, Hackard, 12Y, 0N

• Rewording of Paragraph 3
Zia, Hackard, 10Y, 1N, 1A

• Adoption of Charter
Chandler, Upshaw, 13Y, 0N

• Term of Senators
Yousufuddin, Borges, 13Y, 0N

10-2-2020 Motions:
Muhammed Yousufuddin: motion to approve the minutes
Stephen Arxer: seconded
Motion passed: 12-0-2

Jennifer Baggerly: Move we ask Provost office to offer yearly training to prepare for tenure
packets.
Mychelle Smith: Second
Motion passed: 13-0-1

Sara Holmes: Move to hold General Assembly meeting: November 6
Muhammed Yousufuddin Seconded
Motion carried: 14-0-0

Walt Borges: Move to pass the UNT Dallas Faculty Senate Resolution on Diversity and
Inclusion resolution as is with change of last sentence from revise to review, and fix typo:
Jennifer Baggerly: Seconded
Motion Passed

Gretchen Hackard: Move for General Assembly, Nov. 6 from 9:30 – 11:00
Sara Holmes: Seconded
Motion passed
11 ayes
0 opposed
0 abstentions.

11-6-2020 Motions:
Richard C.: Motion to approve Minutes as read
Gretchen H.: Second
Motion carried 10 – 0 – 4

Janiece U.: Motion to adopt the Rules & Procedures as written
 Walt B.: second
 Motion carried 12 – 0 – 2

Janiece U.: Motion to create a standing committee to address Charter and Bylaws and Rules and
Procedures consisting of faculty senate members.
 Gretchen H.: Seconded
 Motion Carried 14 – 0 – 0

Sara H: Motion to appoint to existing Tenure and Promotions committee new members from
faculty to represent each of the schools.
 Jennifer B.: Seconded
 Motion carried 14 – 0 – 0 

11-13-2020 Motions:
1. Walt B: motion to email to senate for volunteers
 Muftaba Z: seconded
 Motion carried

2. Muhammed Y.: Motion to create an Instructional Technology Standing Committee,
charged with reviewing and oversight of instructional technology that pertains to
academic issues or faculty.
Walt B. Seconded
Motion Carried 

12-4-2020 Motions
Motion to Approve 11.06.20 FS minutes with attendance added: Gretchen H. Seconded: Jennifer B. Motion passed

Motion to Approve 11.06.20 FS General Assembly minutes with attendance of Senators individually noted and total # of attendees added: Gretchen H. Discussion: Are Senators required to attend General Assembly meetings? Bartula: yes Seconded: Muhammed Y. Motion Passed

Motion to Approve 11.13.20 FS Emergency Meeting minutes with attendance of Senators added: Gretchen H. Seconded: Muhammed Y. Motion passed

Motion to allow faculty the choice of submitting or not submitting student evaluations for consideration in annual evaluations for Fall 20 without penalty: Richard C. Seconded: Walt B. Motion passed

Motion that Aaron be authorized to discuss with Dr. Stewart to get input. Table further discussion until after feedback: Walt B. Seconded: Muhammed Y. Discussion: suggest Aaron inform Provost FS plans to put forth motion on administrative evaluations; Important to make this a regular practice of our university. Motion passed

Motion that the Faculty Senate adopt a submission form to post on the Faculty Senate Website that can be completed and filled out by general faculty members, senators, or executive committee members. The submission form should be hyperlinked to the UNT Dallas Faculty Senate Rules & Procedures and upon submission, will automatically be emailed to facultysenate@untdallas.edu and filed with the Secretary who will then accept, consecutively number and post the proposal online in the Regular Order of Business on a site where faculty members can view it. Janiece U. Seconded Jennifer B. Motion Passed

Motion to add a link for order of business that includes a button to submit proposal for order of business: Muhammed Y. Seconded: Walt B. Motion passed
 

1-15-2021 Motions:
Approval of Minutes
Motion to approve 12.04.20 minutes: Muhammed Y.
Seconded: Mujtaba Zia
Motion carried: 6 – 0 – 1

Motion to establish eligibility of the Daniel Friesen Memorial Scholarship as junior or senior
student in School of Business, with a minimum of 30 residency hours at UNT Dallas: Gretchen H.
Seconded: Muhammed Yousufuddin
Motion carried: 12 – 0 – 1

Motion to require a GPA of 3.0 for the Daniel Friesen Memorial Scholarship: Gretchen H.
Seconded: Gary Holmes
Motion carried: 13 – 0 – 0

Motion to require an essay for the Daniel Friesen Memorial Scholarship: Julie S.
Seconded: Walt Borges
Motion Carried: 13 – 0 – 0

Motion to call the scholarship the Daniel Friesen Memorial Scholarship: Muhammed Y.
Seconded: Jennifer Baggerly
Motion carried: 12 – 0 – 1

Motion to nominate members for the Nominations and Elections Committee who will
recommend Senators from membership on the Standing Committees, University Committees,
Councils and Taskforces, and conduct nomination and election process of faculty to the Faculty
Senate: Muhammed Yousufuddin
Seconded: Sara Holmes
Motion Carried: 13 – 0 – 1

Motion to reconvene annually new committee for the Nominations and Elections Committee of
7 members (4 General Membership and 3 Faculty Senators), to be appointed the first faculty
senate meeting of the academic year: Muhammed Y.
Seconded: Richard Chandler
Motion carried: 12 – 0 – 1 

2-5-2021 Motions:
Motion to approve January 15, 2021 minutes: Jennifer B.
Seconded: Muhammed
 Motion Passed: 13 – 0 – 0

Motion to adopt the above language change for FS Charter and Bylaws: Janiece U.
Seconded: Gretchen
Motion Passed: 14 – 0 – 0

Motion to nominate Gabe Otteson to the nominations & elections committee: Janiece U.
Seconded: Walt
Motion passed: 12 – 0 – 0
Motion to nominate Michael Noyes to the nominations & elections committee: Janiece U.
Seconded: Walt
Motion passed: 12 – 0 - 0

Motion to nominate Jerry Burkett to the nominations & elections committee: Janiece U.
Seconded: not seconded
Motion to move forward with the five members 3 FS (Walt B.;Janiece U.; Muhammed Y) and 2 Faculty (
Gabe Otteson & Michael Noyes): Janiece U.
Seconded: Jennifer B.
Motion passed: 12 – 0 – 0

Motion to propose the Faculty Senate President nominate faculty members (1 per school) to the
committee, known formerly as the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, as needed : Janiece U.
Seconded: Walt B.
Motion Passed: 14 – 0 – 0

Motion to create ad hoc committee to discuss COVID Impact of T&P: Richard
Second: Jennifer B.
Motion Passed: 12 – 0 – 0

Motion to create ad hoc committee to create Full Promotion Guidelines: Walt B.
Seconded: Muhammed Y.
Motion Passed: 11 – 0 – 1

Motion to create an FS ad hoc committee to review Annual Evaluation of Administration; with five voting
members from FS and Wanda Boyd, Executive Director of HR, as ex-officio co-chair : Walt B.
Seconded: Arxer
Motion Passed: 11 – 0 – 1 

3-5-21 Motions:

Motion to approve minutes:
Gretchen H.
Second: Muhammed
Motion Passed: 10 – 0 – 0

Muhammed Y.: Motion to accept the following language in the T&P Policy: A promotion to associate professor requires: Evidence of (a) excellence in teaching and student success and (b) excellence in either research or scholarly and creative activities or in service and public engagement with satisfactory in the other area.” 
Second: Walt B.
Motion passed: 6 – 3 – 1

Motion to move the Faculty Awards process forward: Janiece U
Muhammed Y: Seconded
Motion passed: 12 – 0 – 0

Walt B.: Motion that in regard to faculty policies; the Faculty Senate will discuss and vote on those policies:
Seconded: Muhammed Y.
Motion Passed: 12 – 0 – 0

Gretchen H.:
Motion Retirees or other significant will be recognized at the General Membership meeting of their final semester (Fall or Spring)
Second: Mujtaba Z.
Motion Passed: 11 – 0 – 0

4-9-21 Motions:
Change title to Agenda: Motion to approve – Gretchen H, 2nd -Gary H, Motion carried: 12-0-1

Motion to certify the results of the Faculty Senate Election held March 26 – April 21, 2021, with a total
of 73 votes cast – Janiece U, 2nd – Gretchen, Motion carried: 11-0-2

Motion for President to appoint faculty to replace Walt B.’s senator position of Senator – Tenured
Faculty – Muhammed Y, 2nd – Sarah H, Motion carried: 12-0-1

Motion to approve language in the promotion lecturer track – Muhammed Y, 2nd – Kelly V, Motion
carried: 13-0-0

Motion to change the specific language in T & P policy as dictated above: Richard C, 2nd : Muhammed
Y, Motion carried: 13-0-0

Motion to accept individuals for service on the Core Curriculum Committee as described above
Motion: Gretchen, 2nd – Julie, Motion Carried: 11-0-2

Motion that Past Presidents of the Faculty Senate not have official duties following their term. –
Gretchen H., 2nd – Muhammed, Motion carried: 13-0-0

Motion to place another faculty on UBAC committee: Richard C., 2nd: Sara H., Motion Carried: 13-0-0

Motion to place document for review on the website to garner feedback and vote at next Meeting –
Gretchen H., 2nd: Muhammed, Motion carried: 13-0-0

Motion to place document for review on the website to garner feedback and vote at next Meeting –
Gretchen H., 2nd: Muhammed, Motion carried: 13-0-0

Motion to change the name of committee to the Faculty Senate Annual Administrator Advisory
Review Committee: - Walt, 2nd: Gretchen, Motion Withdrawn

5-7-21 Motions:

Motion to Approve Minutes: S.Holmes, Borges, 9-0-0; Carried

Motion to approve Dr. Bartula as FS UBAC Representative for 1 year appointment provided meetings begin in May.  Dr. Baggerly will serve if meeting begins in June.  : Borges, S.Holmes; (Withdrawn)

Motion to approve Dr. Yousufuddin as FS UBAC Representative: Borges, Chandler, 9-0-1; Carried

Motion to change name to Annual Administrator Advisory Review Committee: Borges, Zia, 4-3-4; Carried

Motion to accept nomination of Dr. Johnson: Chandler, Smith, 9-0-1; Carried

Motion to recommend that the Provost’s Office budget provide for one course release per semester in addition to any other course releases they have: Yousufuddin, S.Holmes, 9-0-1; Carried

Motion that Senators automatically receive excellence in service for part year and upcoming evaluations: S.Holmes, Yousufuddin, 10-0-0; Carried

Motion to accept Stop-Clock policy for Tenure-Track: Chandler, S.Holmes, 10-0-0; Carried

Motion for Webmaster to investigate means of allowing faculty to anonymously communicate with Executive Committee: Chandler, S.Holmes, 9-1-0; Carried

Motion to appoint Sara Holmes as Webmaster: S.Holmes, Yousufuddin, 9-0-1; Carried

Motion to appoint department trained webmasters: Borges, S.Holmes, 9-0-1; Carried

Motion to charge Faculty Worklife Committee to revise the Principal Lecturer timeline: Siddique, Chandler, 8-0-2; Carried

Motion to charge Faculty Worklife Committee to propose a compensation package for lecturer promotion: Borges, Yousufuddin, 10-0-0; Carried

Motion to include a senator on any space allocation meeting that currently exists and that any decision on space should be made only after consultation with FS regarding the needs of the faculty: Borges, S. Holmes, 8-0-2; Carried