Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

SUB 233

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Daniel Adams Charles Boyer Maggie Hammett Bob Lashaway Martha Potvin  
Kenning Arlitsch Matt Caires Alison Harmon Ilse-Mari Lee Jerry Sheehan  
Kregg Aytes Tracy Ellig Robert Hawks Terry Leist Bill Shields  
Randy Babbitt Chris Fastnow Bob Hietala Pam Merrell Sylvia Sparkman  
Jeff Bader Peter Fields Karlene Hoo Kellie Peterson

Daryl Stevens

(for Susan Wolff)

Levi Birky Brett Gunnink Chris Kearns Renee Reijo Pera    
  • Call to Order
    Provost Martha Potvin
    • Provost Martha Potvin called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM.
  • Approval of Minutes for October 7th, 2015
    • There was a motion, by Bob Lashaway, to approve the minutes for October 7th, 2015; Tracy Ellig seconded the motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • Provost Potvin made the following announcements:
      • The OneMSU Symposium is taking place at MSU Northern in Havre on November 5-6, 2015.
      • Board of Regents will be taking place on the MSU Bozeman campus on November 19-20, 2015.
  • New Items
    • Amendement to the Conflict of Interest Polic
      Kellie Peterson, Legal Counsel
      • Kellie Peterson presented the Amendment to the Conflict of Interest Policy. It will be posted for one additional month before it comes forth for a vote.
  • Old Item
    • President's Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention
      Chris Kearns, Vice President for Student Success
      Matt Caires, Dean of Students
      • Chris Kearns re-introduced the President's Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention report. Matt Caires moved for the draft to move to a "final draft." Kregg Aytes seconded this motion. During Comments, Levi Birky read ASMSU's commitment to changing the culture of substance abuse at MSU. He brought forth the students' concerns regarding #8, #9, #10. Per Matt Caires, the committee will make amendments suggested, including changing "initiate" to "consider." Brett Gunnink also commented that the College of Engineering Senate are in agreement with ASMSU.
  • Informational Items
    • Fall Institutional Report
      Chris Fastnow, Director of Planning & Analysis
      • Chris Fastnow provided the Fall Institutional Report.
  • Public Comment
    • Senator Bob Hawks commented that OneMontana is holding a retreat, thus if University Council had any ideas for the ven, he would welcome those.
  • Updates
    • Members of University Council provided brief updates about their departments.