Faculty Senate Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2020

3:00 - 4:30 PM on Teams

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SENATORS: In order to participate in chat discussion and to access voting forms, you must be logged in using the TEAMS app.  Senators from LCOM must login to both TEAMS and FORMS with their UVM NetID.  Having trouble?  Try these helpful tips for logging in to Teams & Forms (pdf)

Here is the link to the Faculty Senate Microsoft Teams Meeting:  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Here is the dial-in option (NOT RECOMMENDED - partipants will not have access to Chat or Voting) +1 802-489-6040 United States, Burlington (Toll), Conference ID: 560 292 990# 



1.     Faculty Senate President’s Welcome Remarks – Thomas Chittenden [10 min]


2.     Consent Agenda (vote) [2 min]

·       Minutes of the 4/20/20 Faculty Senate Meeting

Curricular Affairs 

·       New Place-Based Education Undergraduate Certificate (CESS, RSENR)

·       New PhD in Sustainable Development Policy, Economics and Governance (CALS)

·       Deactivate the French Master of Arts (CAS)

·       Name Change: MS in Mathematics to the MS in Mathematical Sciences (CEMS)

·      Report Out of items that do not require a Faculty Senate vote


3.     Presentation of Candidates for Degrees (vote) [8 min]


4.     President Garimella Remarks [10 min]


5.     UVM Board Chair Ron Lumbra [20 min]


6.     General Education Credit Hour Allocation (vote) [20 min]

Catamount Core Curriculum - Total required credits in each requirement (pdf)

Motion: All undergraduate degree students will complete the following requirements: 6 credits in the Arts and Humanities category; 6 credits in Social Sciences; 6 credits in Natural Sciences; 3 credits in Mathematics; 3 credits in Quantitative and Data Literacy; 3 credits in Foundational Writing and Information Literacy; 3 additional credits from either Writing and Information Literacy 2 or Oral Communication and information literacy courses; 3 credits in Sustainability; 3 credits in Global Citizenship; 3 credits of D1 courses, and an additional 3 credits of either D1 or D2 courses.


7.     RLC data – results of the assessment – Provost Prelock [15 min]


8.     New Business [5 min]


9.     Adjourn