Agenda
Faculty Senate
November 19, 2003

Bell 282
3:30 p.m.



I. Call to Order: Luti Salisbury, Vice-Chair

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes: October 15, 2003

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/fsminutes101503.html

IV. Reports

A. Faculty Senate Vice-Chair's Report
B. Provost
C. Student Travel Policy (Dean Hemphill)
D. Walton Doctoral Fellowships (Dean Geren)

V. Old Business

VI. New Business

A. Admission and Transfer of Credit Committee resolution on "Smart Core" to enhance the preparedness of graduates from public high schools in Arkansas. (Buddy Babcock)

Recognizing the critical importance of a solid education in high school, the Faculty Senate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville endorses the proposal of the Arkansas Department of Education labeled "Smart Core" to enhance the preparedness of graduates from public high schools in Arkansas. Specifically this proposal requires: that the Standards of Accreditation for Arkansas high schools as specified in Attachment A be amended to require that all 38 courses are offered annually, and that the math requirement be increased from 3 units to 4 units and that one math course must be taken in grade 11 or grade 12, and that the required courses in Math, Science and Social Studies be those specified on Attachment B, and that the graduation course requirements be increased from 21 units to 22 units, and that this revised core be the required default curriculum for all students.

Smart Core Document

B. Consent Agenda

Matters from University Course and Programs Committee and the Graduate Council

1. Course change proposals:

a. Undergraduate (Table A): http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tablea111903.pdf
Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 10/24/03;

b. Graduate (Table B): http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tableb111903.pdf
Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 9/26/03 and the Graduate Council on 10/16/03.

c. Dual (Table C): http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tablec111903.pdf
Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 9/26/03 and the Graduate Council on 10/16/03.

2. Program change proposal for the M.A.T. degree in Middle-Level Education, sent back from the Faculty Senate to the Graduate Council. New wording was approved by the Graduate Council on 10/16/03 (Attachment A):

Attachment A http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attacha111903.pdf

"A minimum of ‘C’ or higher must be earned in ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, ENGL 2003, COMM 1313, and MATH 1203 unless UA exemption is earned in one or more of the courses…"

3. Proposal to transfer the B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Fulbright
College of Arts and Sciences to the College of Engineering (Attachment B).

Attachment B
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachb111903.pdf

4. Proposal to repeal the rule requiring a minimum of one year between admission to candidacy and the final defense of the dissertation for doctoral students. Approved by the Graduate Council on 10/16/03.

5. Proposed residency policy for the Public Policy Ph.D. program (Attachment C). Approved by the Graduate Council on 10/16/03.

Attachment C
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachc111903.pdf

C. Proposed new Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (Attachments D, E, and F). Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 9/26/03 and the Graduate Council on 10/16/03.

Attachment D
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachd111903.pdf

Attachment E
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attache111903.pdf

Attachment F
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachf111903.pdf

D. Honorary Degrees Committee Recommendation for Commencement (Gary D. Ferrier).

VII. Announcements

A. Holiday reception will be held on December 11, 2003 at the Radisson Hotel.
B. Recognition of the late Dr. Laurin Wheeler (John King)

VII. Adjourn