Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting

February 18, 2004, 3:30 p.m.

ENGR 209

Curt Rom, Chair

Linda Jones, Secretary

Minutes Status: Approved


Officers: Jensen, Jones, Riggs, Rogers, Rom, Salisbury

Senators (elected): Allison, Brady, Cantrell, Comfort, Curington, Deaton, Dennis, Denny, Elliott, Farley, Freund, Gay, Hanlin, Haydar, James, Killenbeck, King, Kopp, Kral, Lawson, MacRae, McGee, Murphy, Nutter, Riggs, Ryan, Sears, Warnock, Watkins, Wilson, Zajicek

Senators (admin): Geren, Smith, Weidemann, Williams



Senators (elected): Cornell, Hall, Hughes, Matlock, Popp, Riha, Rosenkrans, Rupe, Springer, Striffler, Wailes, Wall, Waller, Webb

Senators (admin): Atkinson, Bobbitt, Dutton, Greenwood, Henderson Allen, Saxena, Shannon, White


I. Call to Order: Curt Rom, Faculty Senate Chair

Curt Rom called the meeting to order at 3:30.

II. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was accepted by unanimous consent.

III. Approval of Minutes: January 21, 2004

The minutes of January 21, 2004 were approved.


IV. Reports

A. Faculty Senate Chair

The Chair reported on the following items:

1) How do we communicate with the administration? The Faculty Senate and Campus Faculty Chairs meet with the Provost and Chancellor each month. They also serve as faculty representatives on the Dean’s council and have interaction with administration at that level.

2) Membership in COIA was approved at the last meeting. Further meetings have taken place. To date, 21 BSC schools have approved it and 19 more are considering it. Invitation to other schools is increasing and includes non BSC schools.

3) Curt is working with committee chairs and the Committee on Committees to get all committees in order. Please encourage colleagues to participate.

4) The Task Force for North Campus is now meeting and Professor Tom Jensen is our faculty representative.

5) A Task Force has been established to review the bylaws and procedures of the Faculty Senate and to make any proposals necessary to ensure the effective continuance of this body. Charles Riggs is the Chair.

6) Curt will ask the Executive Committee to create a committee that addresses campus facilities thereby giving faculty more of a voice in current and future facility changes.

B. Provost

The Provost reported on the following:

1) Faculty Salary Incentive Program - This program refers to the inclusion of extramural funding placed into 9 month or 12 month faculty grant proposals. No 100% reductions in teaching. Federal and private grants only, no state grants. Must have approval of the Chair/Head, Dean and Provost. Please see handout. As an aside, Curt stated that he would assign further review of this strategy to the Financial Advisory Committee; Faculty may refer their questions to them.

Handout - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/FacSalDraft9.pdf

2) University Budget Hearings - The Administration is adhering to Mission & Goals in times of tight resources. They are concerned for salaries for both faculty and staff as we face another year possibly without any salary increases. Asking Deans to come in and make proposals in cases where budgets would have to be cut 2% but could be rebuilt at 2-3%.

3) Academic Intrapreneur Program

4) Honors College Dean Candidates - Three candidates have been interviewed. Evaluation form is available on line so that faculty may evaluate the three candidates.

5) OCDA - Academic Policy Series 1435.40. OCDA reviews take place at the departmental, dean, provost and presidential levels. This is a privilege, not a right. It is helpful to have other awards such as a Fulbright or a Guggenheim to supplement OCDA awards; we should be actively involved in these. Accountability is also a must. In 2003, 22 were accepted and 2 were rejected. In 2004, 23 were accepted and 1 was rejected.

V. Old Business

Department of Political Science: PADMBS

Program change proposals in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/Attachment H1
(This item was tabled during the January FS meeting for further review during today's meeting.)

The item was unanimously approved.

VI. New Business

A. 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 1/23/04.

Table A - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tablea021804.pdf

b. Law (Table B): Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 1/23/04.

Table B - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tableb021804.pdf

c. Graduate (Table C): Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 12/19/03 and by the Graduate Council on 1/22/04.

Table C - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tablec021804.pdf

d. Dual (Table D): Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 12/19/03 and by the Graduate Council on 1/22/04.

Table D - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/tabled021804.pdf

2. Program change proposals in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Table E (Attachments E1-E6).

Summary Sheet - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/bumpers021804.pdf

Attachment E1 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachE1021804.pdf

Attachment E2 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachE2021804.pdf

Attachment E3 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachE3021804.pdf

Attachment E4 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachE4021804.pdf

Attachment E5 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachE5021804.pdf

Attachment E6 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachE6021804.pdf

The consent agenda was accepted by unanimous consent.

B. Policy Change - Proposal to replace the Dual Enrollment Policy in the Graduate School (Attachment G). Approved by the Graduate Council on 1/22/04.

Attachment G - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachG021804.pdf

The policy change was accepted unanimously.

C. Program Change Proposal in the College of Engineering - Allow the Master of Science in Operations Management to be offered in three additional delivery sites for live instruction and to also allow the program to be offered anywhere in the state and in the United States using a variety of technology-mediated methods, including but not limited to, videotape, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and the Internet.

Summary Sheet - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/enginechanges021804.pdf

Attachment F1 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachF1021804.pdf

Attachment F2 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2003to2004/AttachF2021804.pdf

The proposal changes were approved unanimously.

VII. Announcements

Professor Jensen announced that the next Campus Faculty Meeting will take place April 14 at 3:30 in Reynolds Auditorium. The meeting will include reports by Chancellor White and Don Pederson.

The agenda deadline for the next Faculty Senate meeting is accelerated, Friday February 27th, due to Spring Break. The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will take place March 10th.

Early progress report grades should be posted this week.

VIII. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:23 p.m.