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Francesca Sammarruca, Ph.D.

Phone: 208-885-6738

Email: facsec@uidaho.edu

Faculty Secretary Communications

The log of communications below represent notices and information sent from the Faculty Secretary and/or the Faculty Senate Leadership to the faculty, staff and students over the course of the year.

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE: May 26, 2021
SUBJECT:  Emergency Presidential Action, May 7


This notice is to communicate emergency presidential action taken by President Scott Green in response to the Faculty Senate resolution supporting the enactment of three temporary emergency policies. President Green’s memo dated May 7 and the policy changes are available online. Under “Emergency Actions,” click “2020-2021” and then click “Temporary Emergency Policy changes to FSH 3500, Promotion & Tenure.”

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE: May 10, 2021
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action Taken on University Policies, Spring 2021


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policies listed below were presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 4 on May 5, 2021. See President Scott Green’s memo dated May 6, available online. Under “UFM Presidential Action,” click “2020-2021” and then click “May 6, 2021.”

Approved

  • Faculty-Staff Handbook
    • UP-21-13 FSH 1640.90 University Assessment and Accreditation Committee
    • UP-21-16 FSH 3500 Promotion and Tenure
    • UP-21-14 FSH 1640.24 Classified Position Appeal Board
    • UP-21-15 FSH 1640.08 Admissions Committee
    • (no vote required) FSH 3360 Probation, Promotion, Demotion, & Transfer of Classified Employees
  • University of Idaho Catalog
    • UCC-21-036 Additions and Deletions to J-3-f
    • UCC-21-036 Additions to J-3-e
    • UCC-21-036 Additions to J-3-g
    • UCC-21-034 COGS Language Change
    • UCC-21-037 M.S. in Groundwater Hydrology
  • Administrative Procedures Manual
    • APM 05.12 Protecting Minors
    • APM 20.14 General (Non—Grant) Cost Transfers
    • APM 70.23 University International Travel

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE: April 22, 2021
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action Taken on University Policies, Spring 2021


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

Pursuant to FSH 1540 C, the items listed below were deemed to have faculty approval on April 13, no qualifying petition for reconsideration having been received by the chair of Faculty Senate. See President Scott Green’s memo dated April 20, available online. Under “General Policy Reports,” click “2020-2021” and then click “April 20, 2021.”

Approved

  • University of Idaho Catalog
    • Master of Arts, Major in Anthropology
    • Master of Science, Major in Cybersecurity

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE: March 25, 2021
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Spring 2021


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

Pursuant to FSH 1540 C, the items listed below were deemed to have faculty approval on March 12, no qualifying petition for reconsideration having been received by the chair of Faculty Senate. See President Scott Green’s memo dated March 17, available online. Under “General Policy Reports,” click “2020-2021” and then click “March 17, 2021.”

Approved

  • University of Idaho Catalog
    • New B.S. in Global Disease Ecology
    • New minor in Apparel, Textile and Design
    • New graduate certificate in Technology Integration
    • New teaching endorsement in Computer Science

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE: March 5, 2021
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Spring 2021


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policies listed below were presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 3 on Feb. 25. See President Scott Green’s memo dated Feb. 26, available online. Under “UFM Presidential Action,” click “2020-2021” and then click “February 25, 2021.”

Approved

  • Faculty-Staff Handbook
    • UP-21-10: Removal of FSH 1440 – Administrative Organization
    • UP-21-12: Edit to FSH 1640.42 – Faculty Affairs Committee
  • University of Idaho Catalog
    • UCC-21-030: Change of CIP code for the Master’s in Architecture
    • UCC-21-025: Discontinuation of the B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation
    • UCC-21-025: Change of emphases in the B.S. in Environmental Science
    • UCC-21-025: Change of CIP code for the M.S. and the Ph.D. in Natural Resources
    • UCC-21-030: Move the B.S. in Ecology and Conservation Biology to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
    • UCC-21-030: New undergraduate certificate in Natural Resource Management
    • UCC-21-030: Add an option to the Master in Natural Resources
    • UCC-21-026: Change of name of the Department of Agriculture and Extension Education
    • UCC-21-028: New minor in Human and Community Engagement
    • UCC-21-028: New undergraduate certificate in Precision Agriculture
    • UCC-21-028: New minor in Sustainable Food Systems
    • UCC-21-028: New minor in Water Science and Management
    • UCC-21-029: Add an online component to the Master’s in Music
    • UCC-21-029: Add an online component to the M.S. in Movement and Leisure Science and to the B.S. in Recreation, Sports and Tourism Management
    • UCC-21-030: Change the name of math emphasis Applied Quantitative Modeling
    • UCC-21-030: Change the name of the certificate in Data Analytics
    • UCC-21-030: New minor in Groundwater Hydrology
    • UCC-21-028: Change of name of the B.S. in Operations Management
    • UCC-21-028: New undergraduate certificate in Business Analytics
    • UCC-21-029: Move the P.S.M. to the College of Graduate Studies and change the emphases
  • Administrative Procedures Manual
    • APM 90.53 – U of I Photo Services
    • APM 90.54 – Printing and Design
    • APM 90.55 – Video Production

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Jan. 15, 2021
SUBJECT:  Important Information About University Rules, Regulations and Policies


All students and university employees should visit the Policy Highlights webpage to learn the important information associated with each of the topics listed below. University policies and practices are subject to changes, and your review of this information ensures you are aware of any adjustments and can find the institutional expectations and procedures for navigating these types of occurrences. A detailed PDF document is available for download on the webpage. It is the responsibility of each student and employee to be aware of applicable university policies. On the webpage, you can learn about:

  • Student rights and FERPA. Additional information on FERPA is available from the Office of the Registrar.
  • Important Rules and Regulations for Instructors and Students.
  • Emergency Plans.
  • Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationships.
  • Harassment and Discrimination.
  • Tobacco Policy.
  • Student Code of Conduct.
  • Center for Disability Access and Resources and Reasonable Accommodations Statement.
  • Emergency Action Items Approved by the President for COVID-19 Emergency Response can be read online.

Please note that all university directives, including those pertaining to COVID-19, are enforceable under student and employee disciplinary policies.

Have a safe and successful semester.

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Dec. 16, 2020
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Fall 2020


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policy listed below was presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 2 on Dec. 9. See President Scott Green’s memo dated Dec. 15, available online. Under “UFM Presidential Action,” click “2020-2021” and then click “December 9, 2020.”

Approved

  • Faculty-Staff Handbook
    • UP-21-02: FSH 1590 Unit Bylaws
    • UP-21-11: FSH 6100 Title IX Sexual Harassment
    • UP-21-03: FSH 1120 Origins and Growth of the University of Idaho
    • UP-21-04: FSH 1140 Mission and Scope of Higher Education in Idaho
    • UP-21-05: FSH 1220 Institutions of Higher Education in Idaho
    • UP-21-06: FSH 4320 Board Policy on Intercollegiate Athletics
    • UP-21-07: FSH 4325 U of I Organization of Intercollegiate Athletics
    • UP-21-08: FSH 6925 Law Library
    • UP-21-09: FSH 1240 Roles and Missions of the State Institutions of Higher Education
  • University of Idaho Catalog
    • UCC-21-006: Final Exam Schedule for 2021-22
    • UCC-21-015: Change Department Name for Accounting
    • UCC-21-020: Change Department Name for Psychology and Communications
    • UCC-21-020: Change Name of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate
    • UCC-21-020: Discontinue Emphases in History
    • UCC-21-021: Discontinue the MAT in Art
    • UCC-21-022: Change Department Name for Sociology and Anthropology
    • UCC-21-022: Discontinue Emphases in Music Business
    • UCC-21-022: Discontinue Emphases and Name Change in Music
    • UCC-21-022: Discontinue Emphases in Sociology
    • UCC-21-022: New Minor in Film and Television
    • UCC-21-023: New Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business Management
    • UCC-21-024: Discontinue Molecular Biology and Biotech
  • Administrative Procedures Manual
    • APM 20.13 Communications and/or Computers
    • APM 40.32 Parking and Transportation Services 

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Sept. 18, 2020
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Fall 2020


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policy listed below was presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 1 on Sept. 16, 2020. See President Scott Green’s memo dated Sept. 16, available online. Under “UFM Presidential Action,” click “2020-2021” and then click “September 16, 2020.”

Approved

  • Faculty-Staff Handbook
    • FSH 6990 Communicable Disease Emergency Response

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Students, Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Aug. 24, 2020
SUBJECT:  Important Information about University Rules, Regulations and Policies


All students and university employees should visit the Policy Highlights webpage to learn the important information associated with each of the topics listed below. University policies and practices are subject to changes, and your review of this information ensures you are aware of any adjustments and where to find the institutional expectations and procedures for navigating these types of occurrences. A detailed PDF document is available for download on the web page. It is the responsibility of each student and employee to be aware of applicable university policies.

Please note that all university directives, including those pertaining to COVID-19, are enforceable under student and employee disciplinary policies.

Have a safe and successful semester.

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  May 15, 2020
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Spring 2020


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policies listed below were presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 4 on May 6, 2020. See President C. Scott Green’s memo dated May 14, 2020, available online. Under “UFM Presidential Action,” click “2019-2020” and then click “May 14, 2020.”

Approved

Faculty-Staff Handbook

  • UP-20-016: FSH 1565 D-5, Academic Ranks and Responsibilities - Librarian
  • UP-20-018: FSH 1640.89, 1640.90, UCGE and GEAC
  • UP-20-019: FSH 1565, Academic Ranks and Responsibilities - Emeriti
  • UP-20-020: FSH 1540, Standing Rules of the University Faculty-UFM Participation
  • UP-20-023: FSH 1640.08, Admissions Committee
  • UP-20-024: FSH 3175, Financial Stewardship Responsibilities
  • UP-20-026: FSH 3730, Retirement Privileges and Programs
  • UP-20-012: FSH 3090, Temporary Hourly Employment (did not require University Faculty approval – not within the purview of faculty governance).

University of Idaho Catalog

  • UCC-20-62a,b,c: Masters’ Degree Credits, Doctoral Degree Requirements, Non-Degree Requirements
  • UCC-20-53: Upper-Division Credit Requirements
  • UCC-20-55: Independent Study Courses
  • UCC-20-60: First-Year Admission Requirements
  • UCC-20-63: Gen Ed Catalog Changes (as amended by UCC)
  • UCC-20-13: Posthumous Degrees
  • UCC-20-32: Changes to B.A. and B.S. in Sociology
  • UCC-20-64: PEP 495 as Senior Experience
  • UCC-20-69: COGS Continuing Registration, Finishing Status, Provisional Admission Policy
  • UCC-20-71: MS in Dietetics and Related Courses
  • UCC-20-14: Honors Policy
  • UCC-20-54: Replacing a Grade by Repeating a Course (as amended by UCC)
  • UCC-20-70: Admissions Committee

Administrative Procedures Manual

  • UP-20-008: APM 55.39, Retiree Benefits
  • UP-20-009: APM 50.04, Verifying Employment for New Employees
  • UP-20-010: APM 50.53, Temporary Hourly Employment
  • UP-20-011: APM 50.55, Writing U of I Job Descriptions
  • UP-20-021: APM 20.23, Payment Card Processing
  • UP-20-022: APM 40.23, Solid Waste Disposal
  • UP-20-024: APM 25.02 Controls over Deficit Spending; 25.03 Operating Deficits – Prior Accumulated Material Deficits; 25.04 Operating Deficits – Current Year; 25.05 Establishing Required Cash Reserve Targets 

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  March 23, 2020
SUBJECT: COVID-19 Emergency Presidential Action, March 20, 2020


This notice is to communicate the emergency presidential action taken by President C. Scott Green in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. See President C. Scott Green’s memo dated March 20, 2020, available online. Under “Emergency Actions,” click “2019-2020” and then click “COVID-19 VIRUS Emergency Response and FSH 6990.”

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  March 10, 2020
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Spring 2020


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policies listed below were presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 3 on Feb. 26, 2020. See President Scott Green’s memo dated March 3, 2020, available online, for presidential action on each item. Under “UFM Presidential Action,” click “2019-2020” and then click “March 3, 2020.”

Approved

  • Faculty-Staff Handbook
    • UP-20-005: FSH 1565-C Academic Ranks and Responsibilities
    • UP-20-013: FSH 3240 Hours of Obligation and Rest Periods, FSH 1565 Academic Ranks and Responsibilities, FSH 3120 Faculty Obligations During Period of Appointment
    • UP-20-015: FSH 1640.87 University Teaching Committee, FSH 1640.88 University Advising Committee
  • University of Idaho Catalog
    • UCC-20-011: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedules
    • UCC-20-24: CNR Program Change
    • UCC-20-26: CNR Program Discontinuation
    • UCC-20-38a: CEHHS Program Discontinuation
    • UCC-20-38b: CEHHS Certificate Discontinuation
    • UCC-20-19c: CEHHS Program Discontinuation
    • UCC-20-38d: CEHHS Program Change
    • UCC-20-38e: CEHHS Program Change
    • UCC-20-31: Program Discontinuation in Music
    • UCC-20-28: COE Program Change (addition of Certificate)
    • UCC-20-38f: CEHHS Rexburg Expansion Discontinuation
    • UCC-20-45: CAA IAD Name Change
    • UCC-20-41: Cybersecurity Degree Addition
    • UCC-20-47: Geography Minor Addition
    • UCC-20-48: Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing Addition
    • UCC-20-50: Master of Natural Resources, Addition of Option
    • UCC-20-51: International Agriculture Minor Addition
    • UCGE: Stopgap Proposal for the ISEM Program
  • Administrative Procedures Manual
    • UP-20-014: APM 20.01 Cash Handling Policy and Procedures

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Jan. 16, 2020
SUBJECT:  Presidential Action on University Policies, Fall 2019


This notice is to communicate presidential actions taken on policies that have been passed through a General Policy Report or University Faculty Meeting, as required per FSH 1420 A-1 c. and 1540 C.

The policies listed below were presented and approved by the faculty at University Faculty Meeting No. 2 on Dec. 11, 2019. See President Scott Green’s memo dated Jan. 3, 2020, available online, for presidential action on each item.

Approved

  • Faculty-Staff Handbook
    • UP-20-001: New FSH 3500 Promotion and Tenure, New FSH 3510 Third Year Review, Deleted FSH 3520 Faculty Tenure, Revised FSH 3530 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions, Deleted FSH 3560 Faculty Promotions, and Deleted FSH 3570 Professional Portfolio
  • Proposed Changes to the University of Idaho Catalog
    • UCC-20-011: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedules
  • Administrative Procedures Manual
    • UP-20-003: APM 20.25 Non-Capital Inventories Control Policy
    • UP-20-005: APM 20.05 Returned Checks

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho, Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Faculty Secretary 
DATE:  Jan. 15, 2020
SUBJECT:  Important Information about University Rules, Regulations and Policies


All students and university employees should visit the Policy Highlights webpage to learn the important information associated with each of the topics listed below. University policies and practices are subject to changes, and your review of this information ensures you are aware of any adjustments and where to find the institutional expectations and procedures for navigating these types of occurrences. A detailed PDF document is available for download on the web page. It is the responsibility of each student and employee to be aware of applicable university policies.

  • Important Rules and Regulations for Instructors and Students
  • Emergency Plans
  • Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationships
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Tobacco Policy
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Center for Disability Access and Resources and Reasonable Accommodations Statement

Have a safe and successful semester.

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Faculty Secretary 
DATE:  Dec. 4, 2019
SUBJECT:  University Faculty Meeting No. 2 Dec. 11  


University Faculty Meeting No. 2 (2019-2020) will be held 2:30-4 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the Moscow campus. Zoom locations for participation from a distance are included below. The agenda and other information items are available on the Faculty Senate Website.

Faculty must participate from an approved venue in order to vote. Please see FSH 1520 Article II Section 1 to determine your voting right. Approved venues are:

  • Moscow: Bruce M. Pitman Center, International Ballroom,
  • Twin Falls: Twin Falls Research and Extension Center, Room B66
  • Boise: Idaho Water Center, Seminar Room 348A
  • Idaho Falls: Tingey Administration Building, Room 350A
  • Coeur d’Alene: Harbor Center, Room 242G

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary

TO:  University Community
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Nov. 1, 2019
SUBJECT:  Committee on Committees Appointments Survey 


As members of the faculty at the University of Idaho, you have an opportunity to be involved with decision-making processes across campus when you participate in shared governance. One way to participate in shared governance is to sit on committees that do important work identifying issues that need to be addressed on campus and shaping our policies.

On Monday, November 4, 2019 you will receive a survey designed to collect your University Committee preferences; this survey will remain open until Friday, December 6, 2019. By completing this survey, you are agreeing to serve on a Committee starting in the 2020 Academic Year.

The Committee on Committees will work during the spring semester to appoint members to the University Committees (FSH 1640). They will do their best to accommodate your selected preferences. You will be contacted by the end of the Spring Semester with your committee placement(s).

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me at fsammarr@uidaho.edu

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty and Staff
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Oct. 28, 2019
SUBJECT:  University Ombuds Annual Report 


The Annual Report from the University of Idaho Ombuds, Laura C. Smythe, is available. The Ombuds services are available to the entire university community with the primary purpose to facilitate positive and productive communication toward informal conflict resolution. You can also learn more about the mission, purpose, and function of the Ombuds Office.

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary 

TO:  University of Idaho Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM:  Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary of the University Faculty
DATE:  Aug. 26, 2019
SUBJECT:  Important Information About University Rules, Regulations and Policies


All students and university employees should review the Beginning the Semester information associated with each of the topics listed below. University policies and practices are subject to changes and your review of this information ensures you are aware of any adjustments and where to find the institutional expectations and procedures for navigating these types of occurrences. A detailed PDF document is available for download on the U of I website. It is the responsibility of each university student and employee to be aware of applicable university policies.

Topic areas include:

  • Important Rules and Regulations for Instructors and Students
  • Emergency Plans
  • Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationships
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Tobacco Policy
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Center for Disability Access and Resources Reasonable Accommodations Statement

I wish you a safe and successful semester.

Francesca Sammarruca
Secretary
University Faculty

fsammarr@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/facultysecretary 

Francesca Sammarruca, Ph.D.

Phone: 208-885-6738

Email: facsec@uidaho.edu