Steering April 25, 2013

1.  Welcome and introductions

2.  Approval of the minutes from the previous meeting

3.  Status of Rules Committee work and nominations (Jaffe)

4.  Preview of brief presentation of item of pending action from the Academic Standards Committee (Parr)

5.  Preview of report from Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (Boudreaux)

6.  Preview of report from Athletics  Department Compliance Office

7.  Status of various initiatives underway

a.  Policy on External Fellowships (referred to Faculty Salaries and Welfare Committee)
b.  Policy on Conflict of Interest (referred to Faculty Research Committee; under review by Office of VP for Research)
c.  James Goldstein’s resolution on annual tenure review (to be referred to Faculty Handbook Review Committee)
d.  Policy on GRA tuition charged to grants and contracts (referred to Graduate Council; under active discussion)
e.  Comparison of Auburn’s total faculty compensation with that of peer universities (being assembled by Faculty Salaries and Welfare Committee)

8.  Adoption of agenda for May 7 Senate meeting

9.  Presentations planned for June 4 Senate meeting:  Sustainability; “This Is Auburn”

10.  Other items