UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on the marine school proposal


on the marine school proposal


1.  Motion presenter:   Todd DeMitchell

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:   2/25/2013

3.  Rationale:  (See below.)

4.  Motion

The Faculty Senate accepts and approves the University Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee report on the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering proposal with one exception.  We disagree with UCAPC's recommendation that SMSOE report directly to the provost for a one-year period.  A direct line of report should be established from inception in accordance with the General Schools Policy, which states “Schools will be led by a Director who will be a member of the Faculty of the University and will report through one or more Colleges, Institutes, or through the Graduate School selected to enhance the cross-college and interdisciplinary focus and purpose of the School.”  An SMSOE proposal revised in accord with UCAPC’s recommendations should be submitted to the Faculty Senate for final consideration.

5.  Senate action:  passed with twenty-seven ayes, three nays and five abstentions.

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Willem deVries

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on March 20, 2013

Forwarded to:  Provost John Aber, on March 20, 2013

Forwarded to:  Jonathan Pennock, on March 20, 2013

Forwarded to:  Larry Mayer, on March 20, 2013


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