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Motion on allowing faculty to change from ORP to TRS, Godfrey Gibbison
Date: September 21, 2006

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Motion on Moratorium (Executive/Administrative/Managerial increases), Michael Moore, Maria Adamos, Robert K. Batchelor, Yasar Bodur, John Brown, Kathleen M. Comerford, Robert Costomiris, Marc D. Cyr, Richard Flynn, Julia Griffin, Michelle Haberland, Alina Iacob, Stephen Jenkins, Rebecca Kennerly, Gautam Kundu, Maggie LaMontagne, Goran Lesaja, Johanne Lewis, James M. LoBue, Trent Maurer, Bruce McLean, Frédéric D. Mynard, Eric Nelson, Sze-man Ngai, Sandra Peacock, Joe Pellegrino, Rob Pirro, Dan Rea, Michelle Reidel, Jim Reichard, Fredrick Rich, Paul Rodell, Candy Schille, Katy Smith, John Steinberg, Jeff Tysinger, Wei Tu, Mary Villeponteaux, Janice Walker, Mark Welford, Jamie Woods, and Rob Yarbrough
Date: May 23, 2012
Approved by the Senate: June 9, 2012
Not Approved by the President: June 29, 2012

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Motion to accept changes to section 317 of the faculty handbook, Jonathan C. Hilpert and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: March 21, 2019
Approved by the Senate: April 3, 2019
Approved by the President: May 2, 2019

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Motion to accept changes to the faculty handbook, Jonathan Hilpert and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: September 19, 2018
Approved by the Senate: November 26, 2018
Approved by the President: February 13, 2019

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Motion to accept changes to the faculty handbook sections 322-02 and 322.03, Jonathan Hilpert and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: November 6, 2018
Approved by the Senate: November 27, 2018
Approved by the President: February 13, 2019

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Motion to accept the updates to the Faculty Senate Bylaws (handbook section 324 and Faculty Senate documents), Dustin Anderson
Date: March 22, 2019
Approved by the Senate: April 3, 2019
Approved by the President: May 2, 2019

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Motion to Address Appointing Alternates to the Undergraduate Committee, Phyllia Dallas
Date: May 26, 2003
Approved by the Senate: June 5, 2003

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Motion to Allow Faculty Athletic Representative to Succeed him(her)self an indeterminate number of times., Patricia B. Humphrey and For the President, Dr. Brooks Keel
Date: September 14, 2014
Approved by the Senate: October 8, 2014
Approved by the President: October 9, 2014

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Motion to Alter Graduate Faculty Status Procedure, Jim McMillan
Date: June 25, 2003

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Motion to amend the Faculty Handbook to better describe the evaluation of teaching, 205.01, Fred Smith and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: March 26, 2015
Approved by the Senate: April 21, 2015
Approved by the President: April 23, 2015

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Motion to Approve Changes to Section 317 of the Faculty Handbook, Jonathan Hilpert and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: February 21, 2019
Not Approved by the Senate: March 7, 2019

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Motion to approve the transitional tenure and promotion policy, Jonathan Hilpert and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: February 21, 2019
Approved by the Senate: March 7, 2019
Approved by the President: March 18, 2019

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Motion to establish procedure for response to death in University community, Mary Marwitz
Date: August 16, 2007

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Motion to follow existing university policies and procedures during the development of new, consolidated faculty governance documents, Jonathan Hilpert, Rob Yarbrough, Mark Welford, Ted Brimeyer, Michelle Haberland, and Michael Moore
Date: January 30, 2018
Approved by the Senate: February 7, 2018
Not Approved by the President: February 12, 2018

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Motion to Recommend the Elimination of the Adjusted GPA, Bill Levernier
Date: January 2, 2004

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Motion to remove the wording "adapted" to various learning styles" from the Faculty Handbook., Fred Smith and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: March 25, 2015

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Motion to restore a visible link to the library on www.georgiasouthern.edu, David Robinson
Date: January 23, 2007
Approved by the Senate: February 15, 2007
Approved by the President: March 28, 2007

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Motion to update the textbook policy (218) to align with the current Board of Regents Policy, Dustin Anderson
Date: February 21, 2019
Approved by the Senate: March 7, 2019
Approved by the President: March 18, 2019

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Moving the Faculty Handbook to a Digital Platform, Dustin Anderson
Date: August 29, 2018
Approved by the Senate: September 5, 2018
Approved by the President: September 7, 2018

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NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative, Georgia Southern University and Senate Executive Committee
Date: April 15, 2010
Approved by the Senate: April 15, 2010
Approved by the President: April 21, 2010

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Need for faculty review of university web site design and content, David Robinson
Date: January 23, 2007
Approved by the Senate: February 15, 2007
Approved by the President: March 28, 2007

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New GSU Senate Meeting Structure, Meca Williams-Johnson/OWG
Date: November 3, 2017
Approved by the Senate: February 7, 2018
Approved by the President: February 12, 2018

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New Policy and Procedure Concerning Periodic Review of Deans, Fred Smith and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: April 8, 2014
Approved by the Senate: April 22, 2014
Approved by the President: May 1, 2014

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New Policy for Limited Grade Forgiveness, Kelly Sullivan/Academic Standards Committee
Date: November 14, 2017
Approved by the Senate: November 27, 2017
Approved by the President: November 29, 2017

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NEW STANDING COMMITTEE-PLANNING, BUDGET, AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE, Meca Williams-Johnson/OWG
Date: November 3, 2017
Approved by the Senate: February 7, 2018
Approved by the President: February 12, 2018

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NEW STANDING COMMITTEE-STUDENT SUCCESS COMMITTEE, Meca Williams-Johnson/OWG
Date: November 3, 2017
Approved by the Senate: February 7, 2018
Approved by the President: February 12, 2018

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Non Tenure Track Evaluation Policy, Jonathan Hilpert and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: April 30, 2019
Approved by the Senate: May 21, 2019
Approved by the President: May 28, 2019

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Notification of a Death in the University Community, Jean-Paul Carton and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: November 11, 2007
Approved by the Senate: October 29, 2007
Approved by the President: November 14, 2007

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Ombudsman Position for Temporary and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, Sonya Huber and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: November 5, 2009

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Outside Evaluation Letters for Special Faculty Evaluations, Patricia B. Humphrey and Senate Executive Committee
Date: May 20, 2015
Approved by the Senate: June 2, 2005
Approved by the President: June 3, 2005

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Outside Evaluation Letters for Special Faculty Evaluations, Patricia Humphrey and Senate Executive Committee
Date: April 14, 2015

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Overview of Presidential Search and Screen Process and Q & A, Trey Denton
Date: March 5, 2009

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Paying 9 Month Contract Faculty over 10 or 12 Months, James Harris
Date: March 4, 2020

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Periodic Review of College Deans, Robert Costomiris and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: May 22, 2013
Approved by the Senate: June 4, 2013
Approved by the President: June 10, 2013

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Periodic Review of Department Chairs, Robert Costomiris and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: February 1, 2013
Approved by the Senate: February 20, 2013
Approved by the President: February 22, 2013

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Policy on Centers and Institutes 1-29-2002, David Dudley and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: January 29, 2002
Approved by the Senate: February 11, 2002
Approved by the President: February 24, 2002

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Policy on Distance Education, Georgia Southern University
Date: February 14, 2014
Approved by the Senate: February 14, 2014
Approved by the President: February 28, 2014

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Policy on Faculty Absence From Professional Responsibilities, David Dudley and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: March 5, 2002
Approved by the Senate: March 26, 2002
Approved by the President: March 29, 2002

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Policy on Limiting Course Withdrawals., Patricia B. Humphrey, Mark Yanochik, and Academic Standards Committee
Date: November 10, 2008
Approved by the Senate: November 19, 2008
Approved by the President: December 1, 2008

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Policy re: Granting Departmental Tenure or Tenure-Track Status to Non-Departmental Hires, Patricia Humphrey and Senate Executive Committee
Date: April 14, 2015
Approved by the Senate: April 21, 2015
Approved by the President: April 23, 2015

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Posting Students’ Course Grades on WINGS, Clara Krug
Date: June 5, 2006
Approved by the Senate: June 21, 2006
Not Approved by the President: August 16, 2006

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Principle to Guide Election of Senate Moderator, Georgia Southern University and Senate Restructuring Task Force
Date: March 22, 2000
Approved by the Senate: March 22, 2000

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Principle to Guide Senate Composition, Georgia Southern University and Senate Restructuring Task Force
Date: March 22, 2000
Approved by the Senate: March 22, 2000

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Principle to Guide Senate Orientation Workshop, Georgia Southern University and Senate Restructuring Task Force
Date: March 22, 2000
Approved by the Senate: March 22, 2000

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Probationary Credit and Hiring of Administrators, Jean-Paul Carton and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: April 15, 2008
Approved by the Senate: June 24, 2008
Approved by the President: July 2, 2008

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Probationary Credit Toward Tenure, Jean-Paul Carton and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: October 11, 2007
Approved by the Senate: September 29, 2007
Approved by the President: November 14, 2007

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Procedure for Appeals, Patricia Humphrey and Senate Executive Committee
Date: April 14, 2015
Approved by the Senate: April 21, 2015
Approved by the President: April 23, 2015

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Procedure for Dismissal for Cause: Regents Policy Possible New Motion, Michelle Haberland and Senate Executive Committee
Date: September 20, 2010
Approved by the Senate: September 20, 2010
Approved by the President: September 22, 2010

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Program Directors Language to be included in College Bylaws (at the request of the Provost's Office), Richard Flynn
Date: May 12, 2011
Approved by the Senate: June 8, 2011

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Prohibition of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Provision for Domestic Partnership Benefits Request to BOR, David Dudley and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: April 10, 2003
Approved by the Senate: May 9, 2003

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Promotion and Tenure Guidelines, David Dudley and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: October 25, 2001
Approved by the Senate: October 25, 2001
Approved by the President: October 31, 2001

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Promotion Guidelines Modification, Georgia Southern University
Date: September 1, 2004
Approved by the Senate: November 17, 2004

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Proposed changes to Article IV of the Faculty Handbook, Frédéric D. Mynard
Date: January 29, 2013
Approved by the Senate: February 20, 2013
Approved by the President: February 22, 2013

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Proposed Faculty Workload Statement for the Faculty Handbook, Jean-Paul Carton and Faculty Welfare Committee
Date: October 1, 2004
Approved by the Senate: October 19, 2004

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Proposed language on Planning at Georgia Southern (Section 111) of the Faculty Handbook., Candace Griffith and Provost's Office
Date: January 30, 2012
Approved by the Senate: February 4, 2012
Approved by the President: February 16, 2012

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Proposed Pre-Business Admissions Requirements, Georgia Southern University
Date: June 29, 2012
Approved by the Senate: May 29, 2012
Not Approved by the President: June 29, 2012

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Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws of the USG Faculty Council, Clara Krug
Date: February 2, 2011
Approved by the Senate: February 21, 2011
Approved by the President: February 24, 2011

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Proposed Revisions to the Faculty Grievance Procedures, Clara Krug
Date: April 9, 1999

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Proposed Revisions to the Grant Competition Guidelines Faculty Research Committee 1-30-2003, Karen M. McCurdy
Date: January 30, 2003

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Proposed statement to be added to the minor section in the course catalog., Lori Amy
Date: March 4, 2005
Approved by the Senate: April 25, 2005
Approved by the President: May 4, 2005

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Providing Adequate Time for Grading Students' Work, Robert Costomiris
Date: April 12, 2007
Approved by the Senate: April 24, 2007
Not Approved by the President: June 20, 2007

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Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Governance, Richard Flynn and Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Governance
Date: January 24, 2011
Approved by the Senate: February 17, 2011
Approved by the President: February 22, 2011

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Recommendations to Improve Funding for Henderson Library, Tim Giles and Library Committee
Date: February 2, 2009
Approved by the Senate: February 16, 2009
Approved by the President: June 24, 2009

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Recommended changes to the “Academic Renewal Policy” and “Academic Standing Policy”, Diana Sturges and Academic Standards Committee
Date: January 22, 2015
Approved by the Senate: February 12, 2015
Approved by the President: February 13, 2015

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Recommended changes to the early alert-midterm grades policy, Academic Standards Committee and Diana Sturges
Date: May 9, 2014
Approved by the Senate: September 15, 2014
Approved by the President: September 16, 2014

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Recommend Revision to Georgia Southern University Statutes, Georgia Southern University
Date: November 29, 2000
Approved by the Senate: November 29, 2000
Approved by the President: January 17, 2001

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Reconsider Resolution (Faculty Representation on the President's Cabinet), Michael Moore, Maria Adamos, Tony Barilla, Robert K. Batchelor, Yasar Bodur, John Brown, Kathleen M. Comerford, Robert Costomiris, Marc D. Cyr, Richard Flynn, Julia Griffin, Michelle Haberland, Alina Iacob, Stephen Jenkins, Rebecca Kennerly, Gautam Kundu, Maggie LaMontagne, Goran Lesaja, Johanne Lewis, James M. LoBue, Trent Maurer, Bruce McLean, Frédéric D. Mynard, Patrick Novotny, Eric Nelson, Sze-man Ngai, Sandy Peacock, Joe Pellegrino, Rob Pirro, Dan Rea, Michelle Reidel, Jim Reichard, Fred Rich, Paul Rodell, Candy Schille, Anastatia Sims, Katy Smith, John Steinberg, Jeff Tysinger, Wei Tu, Mary Villeponteaux, Janice Walker, Mark Welford, Theresa Welford, Jamie Woods, and Rob Yarbrough
Date: May 23, 2012

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Representation of VP for Enrollment Management on the Academic Standards Committee, Bill Levernier and Academic Standards Committee
Date: February 9, 2004
Approved by the Senate: February 9, 2004

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Request for a Review of a Mandatory GSU 1210, Janie Wilson
Date: March 22, 2000

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Request for Review of the Core Curriculum, Georgia Southern University
Date: March 22, 2000

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Request to explore the possibility of centralizing the SRI process, Trent Maurer
Date: February 17, 2017

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Required Student Participation in Class-Related Events, Clara Krug
Date: April 2, 2006
Not Approved by the Senate: April 18, 2006

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Rescinding Paragraph 1 of Section 312 of the Faculty Handbook Requiring Final Examinations in All Courses., Robert Costomiris
Date: April 19, 2010

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Resignation of Officers, Patricia B. Humphrey and Senate Executive Committee
Date: April 14, 2015
Approved by the Senate: April 21, 2015
Approved by the President: April 21, 2015

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Resolution for recommendation to establish Tobacco Zones on Campus, Chad Harmon and Student Government Association
Date: February 27, 2013
Not Approved by the Senate: March 14, 2013

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Resolution: Graduate Student Representation on the Faculty Senate, Georgia Southern University and Senate Executive Committee
Date: June 8, 2011
Approved by the Senate: June 8, 2011

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Resolution on the Budget, Patricia Humphrey
Date: March 11, 2010
Approved by the Senate: March 22, 2010
Approved by the President: March 24, 2010

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Resolution on the budget, Senate Executive Committee
Date: March 11, 2010
Approved by the Senate: March 22, 2010
Approved by the President: March 24, 2010

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Resolution to Rescind President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration, Marc D. Cyr and Ed Mondor
Date: January 30, 2017
Approved by the Senate: February 7, 2017

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Restrictions on Class Scheduling, James P. Braselton
Date: August 31, 2004

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Restructuring the Composition of the Faculty Senate, Larry Mutter and Senate Restructuring Task Force
Date: November 30, 1999
Not Approved by the Senate: November 30, 1999

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Revised Academic Standing Policy, Kelly Sullivan/Academic Standards Committee
Date: November 14, 2017
Approved by the Senate: November 27, 2014
Approved by the President: November 29, 2017

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Revised Educational Leave Policy, Linda Bleicken
Date: October 11, 2005
Approved by the Senate: November 4, 2005
Approved by the President: March 23, 2005

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Revised Faculty Grievance Procedures, Marc D. Cyr
Date: September 23, 2004
Approved by the Senate: October 19, 2004
Approved by the President: October 28, 2004

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Revised Grade Point Average Policy, Godfrey Gibbison and Academic Standards Committee
Date: September 9, 2005
Approved by the Senate: September 26, 2005
Approved by the President: September 28, 2005

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Revised Graduate Faculty Model, Richard Flynn
Date: October 27, 2003
Approved by the Senate: November 17, 2003
Approved by the President: December 9, 2003

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Revised Graduate Faculty Model 9-19-2003, Richard Flynn
Date: September 19, 2003

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Revised Policy for Course Withdrawal, Kelly Sullivan/Academic Standards Committee
Date: November 14, 2017
Approved by the Senate: November 27, 2017
Approved by the President: November 29, 2017

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Revised Policy for Withdrawing from the University, Kelly Sullivan/Academic Standards Committee
Date: November 14, 2017
Approved by the Senate: November 27, 2017
Approved by the President: November 29, 2017

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Revised Procedures for Research Grant Competition, David Alley and Faculty Research Committee
Date: January 27, 2004

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Revised "Shared Governance" Proposal, Mark Edwards and Marc D. Cyr
Date: January 28, 2004
Approved by the Senate: February 9, 2004
Approved by the President: February 25, 2004

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Revision of the Senate Bylaws III.8: Re: Senate Officers, Marc D. Cyr
Date: September 29, 2003
Approved by the Senate: October 16, 2003
Approved by the President: November 10, 2003

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Revisions to Faculty Grievance Procedures 6-30-1999, Georgia Southern University
Date: April 15, 1999

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Revisions to Faculty Handbook language about Student Ratings of Instruction, Trent Maurer
Date: February 17, 2017

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Revision Suggested for Revised Faculty Grievance Procedures, Debra Sabia
Date: November 1, 2004

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Revision Suggested for Revised Faculty Grievance Procedures 10-4-2004, Debra Sabia
Date: October 4, 2004

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Revision to Faculty Governance Motion #4, Richard Flynn and Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Governance
Date: May 12, 2011
Approved by the Senate: June 8, 2011
Approved by the President: June 9, 2011

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Royalties from self-authored instructional materials, Georgia Southern University
Date: June 30, 1999

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Scholarly Misconduct Policy, Draft, Georgia Southern University
Date: June 2, 1998
Approved by the Senate: June 2, 1998

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SEC Motion to Discharge the ad hoc Committee on Student Ratings of Instruction/Consolidation Operational Working Group, Richard Flynn and Senate Executive Committee
Date: February 23, 2017
Approved by the Senate: March 6, 2017
Approved by the President: March 7, 2017