Faculty Senate 07-08

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

December 12, 2007 in Old Main, Levitt Hall at 3:30 p.m.



  1. Call to Order


  1. Roll Call


  1. Approval of November 2007 minutes


  1. 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 Simpson (louann.simpson@drake.edu) and/or President Maxwell (david.maxwell@drake.edu)


  1. Report from Provost Troyer
  2. Report from President Simpson

                  Report from Student Senate

                  Campus Council Update


  1. Unfinished Business      none known


8    New Business

A) Deeply disturbed by the gross violations of human rights and ongoing genocide in the Sudan,


Recognizing the status of genocide as a crime under international law, and 

Reaffirming Drake University’s mission-driven commitment to responsible global citizenship,


The Drake University Faculty Senate strongly urges the Drake University Board of Trustees to divest funds in Drake University’s endowment portfolio from companies doing business in the Sudan that have been targeted for divestment by the Sudan Divestment Task Force or the Yale Law School Report on divestment from the Sudan.

To this end, we urge the Board of Trustees to consider the issue of Sudan-related divestment.  Faculty Senate representatives would welcome an opportunity to discuss the issue with members of the Board.



B) Discussion of expansion of the summer term end date



9. Adjournment