Minutes of the Meeting of the University Senate, April 16, 2020 

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A. Informational Items: Program modifications: Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Inter-Professional Education (ECLIPSE) program; Health Science BS; Nutrition BS; Cinema Studies BA; Systems Engineering MS; Communication MA; Master of Education in Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) concentration; Master of Public Administration; 4+1 program English BA- English MA; Business GMAT Waiver Policy; Suspension of Academic Dismissals in Winter 2020 in response to COVID-19 outbreak; Grading updates; Provost’s Updates | B. Roll Call | C. Approval of the minutes of February 20, 2020 | D. Old Business: modifications to the Honors section of the catalog (second reading, approved); modifications to the Academic Probation and Dismissal section of the catalog (second reading, approved); residency requirement changes (second reading, approved) | F. New Business: Excused Absence Policy updates (first reading, second reading waived, approved); committee on Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (first reading, second reading waived, approved); new committee on General Education assessment (first reading); General Education Committee Charge revisions (first reading); General Education Committee Pilot Assessment Program extension through May 2021; syllabus language on Mental Health Resources (first reading); Procedural Motion to staff Senate Committees | F. Good and Welfare



COVID-19 pandemic, Academic honors, Academic probation, Residency requirements, Excused absence policy, Faculty Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, General Education Assessment Committee, General Education Committee, Mental health