By Nicole Santa Cruz
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, November 7, 2005
The Faculty Senate plans to meet today to discuss new policies and a potential new major, Africana studies.
The senate will discuss whether or not to add Africana studies as a major, and if so, the senate will have to decide which college the major will belong to.
Currently there are Africana studies courses for a minor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and also the College of Humanities.
“This is a major that crosses college boundaries,” said Senate Vice Chairman Robert Mitchell. “Usually there’s a major and it’s attached to one college.”
The senate will also be discussing and possibly approving two new UA policies.
The exclusionary order policy is used to handle disruptive individuals who are not UA students or employees.
The policy discusses the procedure for ordering disruptive persons to leave the UA campus or certain areas, and it could prohibit them from returning to the campus for six months.
Another policy up for approval in the senate is the management of the personal conflicts of interest policy.
This policy would be used to handle conflicts of interest between supervisors and employees or even students and professors.
“These things are discouraged, but people being people, sometimes this happens,” Mitchell said.
The policy states if a conflict of interest arises, such as a student-teacher relationship, the employee or student should notify the next-highest level supervisor and talk about how to minimize a conflict of interest.
The meeting will be held in the James E. Rogers College of Law from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 146. The meeting is free and open to the public.