Agenda
Faculty Senate
September 18, 2003

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



I. Call to Order: Curt Rom, Chair

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes: May 7, 2003
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/fsminutes50703.html

IV. Reports

A. Provost

B. Academic Standards Committee – Plus/Minus Grading System (Darin Nutter) http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/acstandards91803.pdf

V. Old Business

Appeal of Chancellor’s veto of revision to Campus Promotion and Tenure Policy (See Minutes for May 7, 2003 Faculty Senate Meeting for Background Information):

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2002to2003/fsminutes50703.html

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/JAW060303letter.pdf

VI. New Business

A. Election of Faculty Senate Agenda Committee

B. Election of Faculty Representatives to Campus Council

C. Motion to establish membership terms for the University Course and Programs Committee, applying only to those members who are nominated by the University Committee on Committees: The normal length of membership on the UCPC will be three years. However, for service during the 2003-04 year, each member will be randomly assigned to a one-, two-, or three-year term so as to stagger the times when experienced members leave the committee.

D. Consent Agenda

Matters from University Course and Programs Committee and the Graduate Council

1. Course change proposals:

a. Undergraduate (Table A): Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 5/23/03 and 8/22/03. http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tablea91803.pdf

b. Graduate (Table B): Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 4/25/03 and 5/23/03 and by the Graduate Council on 5/22/03 and 6/19/03 http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tableb91803.pdf

c. Dual Credit Courses (Table C): Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 4/25/03 and 5/23/03 and by the Graduate Council on 5/22/03 and 6/19/03 http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tablec91803.pdf

2. Policy proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 5/23/03: Proposal to not implement the concurrent enrollment policy adopted by the faculty of the Walton College of Business in Fall 2002 (Attachment A). http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attacha91803.pdf

3. Policy proposal approved by the Graduate Council on 5/22/03: Proposed changes to the probation and dismissal policies of the Graduate School of Business (Attachment B). http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachb91803.pdf

4. Program change proposals approved by the Graduate Council on 5/22/03 and 6/19/03:

a. Proposed changes to the M.A.T. degree in Middle Level Education (Attachment C). http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachc91803.pdf

b. Proposal to merge two existing specializations in the Educational Specialist (Elementary Education/Reading and Secondary Education) into one specialization in Curriculum and Instruction (Attachment D). http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachd91803.pdf

c. Proposed changes to the Ph.D. degree in Plant Science (Attachment E). http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attache91803.pdf

5. Program proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 5/23/03: Proposal to create a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture Studies (Attachment F). http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/attachf91803.pdf

6. Program proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 4/25/03 and by the Graduate Council on 5/22/03:

a. Proposed M.S. degree in Space and Planetary Sciences (Attachments G, 1 & 2)

b. Proposed Ph.D. degree in Space and Planetary Sciences (Attachments H, 1 & 2)

c. Proposal to add a concentration in Space and Planetary Sciences to the M.A. degree in Geography (Attachment I and Attachment K)

d. Proposal to add a concentration in Space and Planetary Sciences to the M.S. degree in Geology (Attachment J and Attachment K)

e. Proposal to add a concentration in Space and Planetary Sciences to the Ph.D. in Biology (Attachment L and Attachment N)

f.Proposal to add a concentration in Space and Planetary Sciences to the Ph.D. in Physics (Attachment M and Attachment N).

VII. Announcements

VIII. Adjourn