SECRETARY’S REPORT
November 17, 2008

VI.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

D 5183 Faculty Welfare Committee Recommendations Concerning University Family Friendly Policies. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Transmitted to the president on January 23, 2007. On March 8, 2007, the president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. On July 2, 2007, Provost Leslie sent a letter to the president recommending approval. In a letter to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs dated December 14, 2007, President Powers requested approval of the proposal.

D 5807-5809 Changes to the Enrollment Hours and Honors Designation in the Law School Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 7, 2007.

D 6128-6130 Proposed Policies on the Recognition of Undergraduate Academic Certificate Programs on Official University Transcripts. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 5, 2008. Initially presented to the Faculty Council for discussion on March 24, 2008. Amended and approved by the Council at its meeting on April 14, 2008. Transmitted to the president on April 16, 2008. In a letter dated May 20, 2008, President Powers asked Provost Leslie for "written recommendation regarding this legislation." In a letter dated, August 18, 2008, Provost Leslie recommended this legislation stating it “will provide undergraduates clear documentation for certificates being received...” and that it “provides clear criteria for certificate recognition...and ensure the academic rigor of existing and proposed certificate programs.” .” In a letter dated October 23, 2008, to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, President Powers recommended approval of this legislation.

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