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D R A K E  U N I V E R S I T Y



The Drake University Faculty Senate will meet in regular session on

January 27, 2010 in Levitt Hall, Old Main at 3:30 p.m.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call


  1. Approval of November 2009 minutes
  2. Report from President Maxwell

NOTE: If any Senator would like to submit a question for President Maxwell

for the meeting, please email that question to President Houle ( and/or President Maxwell (

  1. Report from Provost Renner
  2. Report from President Houle

                        Student Senate Report


  1. Unfinished Business       none

     8.    New Business                   

        a) Motion from B Gilbert:

"RESOLVED:  That the Faculty Senate endorses the creation of a "public" interface for Drake University's iTunesU presence, so that Drake students, faculty, and staff will have the option to post resources for downloading by any and all iTunesU user(s) (as long as such posting complies with the appropriate Policy on Acceptable use of Computer Technology as established by the University


        b) Motion from University Curriculum Committee and Nancy Geiger

to approve four Academic Calendars 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

                (Secretary’s note: 2012-2013 does not need to come before Senate at this time)


        c) Motion from Deans Council   

Replace selected portions of Faculty Manual Section 2.135  and

Calendar Construction Guidelines Grading section C with:


Dates for summer classes, as posted in the schedule of classes, signify the date on which the class begins meeting and the end date (i.e., the last date on which the class will meet). 

Final grades for summer classes are due by 10:00 AM on the 4th calendar day following the end date of the class.

However, the instructor may establish a due date for completion of class work that extends beyond the stated end date of the class, but is no later than the last day of the summer term. This extension must be clearly stated in both the schedule of classes and in the class syllabus. For these extensions, final grades will be due by 10:00 AM on the 4th calendar day following the stated due date for completion of class work.


to be implemented beginning with Summer 2010 classes


        d) Motion from Senate Executive Committee to

revise Calendar Construction Guidelines Grading section D


If University offices are closed at the time set by these guidelines, course grades shall be due

by 10:00 AM on the day at the time that the University offices next open thereafter.


    9. Adjournment