Faculty Senate
March 12, 2003

Engineering Hall, Room 209
3:30 p.m.

I. Call to Order: Dennis Brewer, Chair

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes: February 19, 2003

IV. Reports

A. Provost report

V. Old Business

VI. New Business

A. Consent Agenda

1. Course change proposals (Attachment A):

a. Graduate: Approved by the Graduate Council on 2/20/03 -

b. Dual: Approved by the Graduate Council on 2/20/03 -

c. Undergraduate: Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 2/28/03 -

2. Program Change Proposals

a. Approved by the Graduate Council on 2/20/03

1. Proposal to change admission requirements for the M.Ed. program in Recreation: Increase the grade point average requirement to 3.00 (Attachment B) -

2. Proposals for four new graduate certificate programs in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Foundations (Attachments C-F)

3. Grievance policy for graduate assistants in the Graduate School of Business (Attachment G) -

4. Proposed changes in requirements for determining English language proficiency for international students (brought forward by the University EASL Committee) (Attachments H-P)

b. Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 2/28/03

1. Proposed curriculum changes for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Attachment Q) -

2. Proposal to eliminate the B.S. degree in Pest Management (Attachment R) -

3. Proposed changes to the minor in Pest Management: Correct total hours to accurately reflect the courses required (Attachment S) -

4. Proposed name change for the Food Science and Industry Concentration in the B.S. degree in Food Science to Food Technology (Attachment T) -

5. Proposal for new area of emphasis in Landscape Studies under the B.S. in Architectural Studies, School of Architecture (Attachment U) -

B. Parking Fees Resolution

Whereas, the state budget outlook has dimmed hopes for meaningful salary increases for faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas.

Whereas, proposals are now being circulated which, if adopted, would increase some faculty and staff parking fees by substantial amounts.

Be it resolved by the Faculty Senate of the University of Arkansas that any percentage increase in parking fees should not exceed anticipated percentage increases in salaries for faculty and staff.

C. Code of Student Life Revisions - All University Judiciary Committee

VII. Announcements

VIII. Adjourn