Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting

February 19, 2003, 3:30 p.m.

Engineering Hall, Room 209

Dennis Brewer, Chair

Linda Jones, Secretary

Minutes Status: Approved


Officers: Brewer, Jensen, Jones, Rogers

Senators (elected): Allison, Amason, Brady, Curington, Dennis, Denny, Etges, Fort, Freund, Hanlin, Holyfield, Killenbeck, Lieber, MacRae, Martin, Miller, Murphy, Nutter, Riggs, Riha, Rom, Rosenkrans, Rupe, Schroeder, Springer, Wailes, Wall, Wardlow, Warnock, Watkins, Wilson

Senators (admin): Geren, Smith


Senators (elected): Chappell, Gay, Hall, Johnson, King, Kral, Lee, Park, Ryan, Salisbury, Schmitt, Striffler, M. Taylor, P. Taylor

Senators (admin): Allen, Bobbitt, Dutton, Greenwood, Moberly, Schmitt, Shannon, Weidemann, White, Williams


I. Call to Order: Dennis Brewer, Chair

Dennis Brewer called the meeting to order at 3:32.

II. Approval of Agenda

Without objection the agenda was approved.

III. Approval of Minutes: January 15, 2003


Without objection the Minutes of 01/15/03 were approved.

IV. Reports

A. Provost Report

Provost Smith presented a report on the following themes:

B. Student Record/Scheduling System - Randy Apon

A report was given on the ISIS project currently underway. This is the system the U of A will use for advising, degree audits, grade entry, and scheduling of classes among other student record activities. Two significant points were raised: 1) During the transition period, there will be no period of time without academic degree audits. These audits will continue either in Safari or in ISIS during the transition phase. 2) Once the system is in place, all grades will be entered by faculty and teaching assistants using WebCT.

V. Old Business

There was no old business.

VI. New Business

A. Consent Agenda

1. Course change proposal:

a. Graduate: Approved by the Graduate Council on 1/23/03 http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/gradcourses21903.pdf
b. Dual: Approved by the Graduate Council on 1/23/03 http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/dualcourses21903.pdf
c. Undergraduate: Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 1/24/03 http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/undergradcourses21903.pdf
d. Sunset delete courses

2. Program Change Proposals

a. Approved by the Graduate Council on 1/23/03

  1. M.S. in Microelectronics-Photonics http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/MEPHMS.pdf
  2. Ph.D. in Microelectronics-Photonics http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/MEPHPHD.pdf

b. Reported to the University Course and Programs Committee on 1/24/03Department name change and alpha code change:

  1. From Marketing and Transportation to Marketing and Logistics
  2. From MKTT to MKTL
  3. Marketing courses & B.S.B.A.: from MKTT to MKTG
  4. Transportation & Logistics courses & B.S.B.A. remain TLOG

3. New Program Proposal

a. Masters of Social Work: Approved by the Graduate Council on 1/23/03

All items on the Consent Agenda were adopted without objection

VII. Announcements

Campus Faculty Meeting, Thursday, April 3, 3:30 - 5:00, Graduate Education Auditorium Room 166. Reports will be given on grade distribution at the U of A as well as the status of parking on campus.

VIII. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:24.