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Oct 28, 2009 Minutes

Members present: Senators Feakes, Wilson, Brown, Furney, Stone, Morey, Martin, Shah, Conroy, Hazlewood.

Meeting called to order at 3:40.

Announcements:
1.  The process for choosing nominees for the Regents' Professor Award is being revised by the Provost. As part of that revision, a new award designating faculty as University Professors is being developed. The pool of potential nominees for the Regents' Professor Award will come only from those first named University Professors. The Senate will explore these revisions in the coming weeks.

2.  Instructional Technologies has discovered that some students are selling to other websites course materials that they have downloaded from their instructors' TRACS sites. IT would like to know if this is a situation the Senate would like to examine.

3.  The Chair has received an announcement calling for applications to receive a one-time grant for research support. The award requires that applicants have already obtained grant support elsewhere. In addition, it limits to the sciences the sort of research eligible for the one-time award, which effectively excludes faculty in the Fine Arts and Liberal Arts.

Developmental Leave Interviews: The Senate heard Developmental Leave presentations from the following applicants:
Ian Davidson
John Tiefenbacher
Linda Homeyer
Michael Huston
Charles Garofalo
Jose Trinidad
Taewon Suh
Mary Tijerina
Ana Juarez
Walter Rast
Elizabeth Erhart
Ann Burnette
Ann Brooks

Minutes of 10/21/09 were approved.

Adjournment.