Minutes of the March 8, 2000 Faculty Senate Meeting

 

Present:

Officers:

Musick, Springer, Allison, Rogers

 

 

Senators (Elected):

Graham, Oliver, Brady, Lieber, Neuse, Ricker, McKinnon, White, Denny, Fort, Neighbors, Dennis, Myers, Killenbeck, Bailey, Cordes, Gay, Hanlin, King, Kral, R. Lee, Rom, Schmitt

 

 

Senators (Admin.):


Bennett, Geren

 

Absent:

Officers:

 

 

 

Senators (Elected):

Goodstein, Daniels, Johnson, Redfern, Brewer, Freund, Hoffman, Holyfield, James, Knowles, Peven, Schroeder, W. Lee, Lyle, Hall, Buono, Caldwell, Curington, Roland, Striffler, Taylor, Ziegler

 

 

Senators (Admin.):

Buono, Dutton, Loewer, Moberly, Scifres, Stegman, White, Williams, Woods, Young

 

I.

Jerry Musick called the meeting to order at 3:37 PM.

 

II.

It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda with a change in order of allowing Gary McHenry, Distance Learning, to make his presentation early. motion passes.

 

III.

It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of 2/9/00; motion passes

 

IV.

Old Business

 

 

 

None

 

V.

New Business

 

 

A.

Consent Agenda. It was moved and seconded that Items 990-201 through 990-223, be approved. motion passes

Undergraduate Courses and Programs-

Item 990-201: Program Revision - Agri. Economics and Agribusiness
Item 990-202: Program Revision - Agri. Education, Communication, and Technology
Item 990-203: Program Revision - Agri. Education, Communication, and Technology
Item 990-204: Program Revision - Agri. Education, Communication, and Technology
Item 990-205: Program Revision - Agri. Education, Communication, and Technology
Item 990-206: Program Revision - Agri. Education, Communication, and Technology
Item 990-207: Program Revision - Animal Science
Item 990-208: Program Revision - Animal Science
Item 990-209: Program Revision - Animal Science
Item 990-210: Program Revision - Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Item 990-211: Program Revision - Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Item 990-212: Program Revision - Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Item 990-213: Program Revision - Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
Item 990-214: Program Revision - Entomology
Item 990-215: Program Revision - Entomology
Item 990-216: Program Revision - Entomology
Item 990-217: Program Revision - Human Environmental Sciences
Item 990-218: Program Revision - Human Environmental Sciences
Item 990-219: Program Revision - Human Environmental Sciences
Item 990-220: Program Revision - Human Environmental Sciences
Item 990-221: Program Revision -Human Environmental Sciences

Graduate Courses and Programs-

Item 990-222: Course Revision - RSOC 700V
Item 990-223: Course Revision - RHAB 6273

 

IV.

Reports

 

 

A.

Continuing Education - Distance Education -- Gary McHenry

A copy of the overheads for this report is available at http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/
AgendaMinutes/00MarchDistance
LearningReport.pdf

A general link is also available at the Faculty Senate web site on the agenda and minutes page. Planning is occurring at all campuses and all colleges are represented on this committee. These plans must be consistent with the UofA System Distance Learning Framework Plan approved by the UofA Board of Trustees on June 4, 1999. These committees must come up with a plan that is consistent with this framework. Strategic plans are to be drafted by March 31, 2000 and finalized by April 30. They must be consistent with current administrative and campus governance. Distance Learning Plans from all UofA campuses are to be presented to the UofA Board of Trustees in May. The UAF plan will be presented to the Faculty Senate at the April meeting. During the discussion period it was stated that the charge of this committee was to study the possibility of distance learning, not its implementation. Collis Geren commented that the Dean of Continuing Education has been and is still responsible for distance learning on this campus.

 

 

B.

Annual Fund Drive For Faculty and Staff. Bridget Scott stated that 714 faculty and staff have made gifts to the UofA. Most of the SEC schools have a faculty staff giving program. This program will allow faculty and staff to also support their own departments and can be given by the usual methods, check, credit cards, or payroll deduction. The co-chairs - Wally Cordes for the faculty and Yolanda Amos for classified personnel lead this effort, and Elizabeth Woods for other non-classified employees. The timeline is as follows: March 30, 1st committee meeting, April 17, mail letters to faculty and staff, May 26, complete campaign. During the discussion period the issue of confidentiality was brought forward. Also, faculty moral was discussed with the extremely high administration salaries being compared to low faculty salaries, and this might be a poor time for such a campaign. Some were personally insulted by this request. Jerry Musick asked the faculty to consider that support for UAF should be more than just salaries or other direct benefits. We solicit alumni(ae) for support on a regular basis. Why not the faculty and staff? He concluded by stating that "as a faculty member my commitment is more than money. It is education of young people and conducting research that might make a difference. Through opportunities, such as the Annual Fund, I can return a small portion of the financial rewards which I have received to support an institution that means a lot to me. I realize that the decision to support this effort is a personal one. I hope that each one of us will consider not only what we have given to this University or our meager salary but consider the opportunities that being employed by this University has meant to us and/or our families."

 

VII.

Announcement/Information

 

 

Nominees are needed for the Faculty Senate at-large positions. Next meeting will be a busy one with the Retention Task Force reporting how Auburn University has a 66% retention rate, Probation Task Force report by Curt Rom. Comments and concerns regarding the provost candidates should be expressed by either John King or Jerry Musick.

 

 

 

 

VIII.

Moved and seconded to adjourn at 4:10. - motion passes.

 

 

Jerry Musick, Chair;

Neil Allison, Secretary.

Minutes approved:

 

 

 

 

4/12/00