Faculty senate passes academic resolutions

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Faculty Senate passed two resolutions Tuesday regarding new academic programs.

One supported the creation of a data science specialization within the bachelor of science in math degree. The other supported the institution of a bachelor of science in public health with an environmental health concentration.

Sheri Stoll was scheduled to present a report on the University’s budget to Faculty Senate, but was unable to attend. Her report would have been in response to a February 2014 Faculty Senate resolution requesting that the University administration “present a clear and compelling case regarding the budgetary instability that has been advanced as the rationale for faculty reductions.”

Lori Liggett, a senator and a telecommunications lecturer, reminded the Senate of that resolution. 

“It’s been a year,” Liggett said. “I think it would be good if we had a firm commitment from [Stoll] which of those [remaining Faculty Senate] sessions she will come to.”