Agenda
Faculty Senate
February 15, 2006
ENGR 209
3:30 pm

I. Call to Order: Deborah Thomas, Chair

II. Approval of agenda

III. Approval of minutes from January 18, 2006 meeting.

January 18, 2006 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/fsminutes011806.htm

IV. Reports

A.   Provost: Bob Smith
B.   Faculty Senate Chair

V. Old Business

A.   Recommendations for policy changes from the Task Force on Faculty Governance

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/govrecommendations.pdf

B.  Remove from the Table Senator Freund’s motion that addressed the problem of adding or changing programs without written confirmation from an affected unit or department.

(Preamble)  When a department or program (unit) requires, as part of their program, courses which are offered by another unit, students may sometimes find that they are unable to take those required courses in a timely manner because of matters outside their control. The intent of this motion is to minimize those difficulties by insuring that all involved units know and agree to the requirements. While this motion is specifically addressing adding courses, as a matter of courtesy, it is expected that units planning to delete from their list of requirements a course offered by another unit would notify the affected unit of that planned action.

(Motion)  As part of the process to add or change a program, departments or programs (hereafter units) planning to add to their requirements a course or courses offered by another unit in the university, must provide written confirmation that the affected unit has been consulted and has agreed to the inclusion of their course(s). This confirmation should be provided, by the requesting unit, to the University Course and Programs Committee as part of the initial documentation for the program change or addition.

VI. New Business

A. Consent Agenda

1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table A.

Table A:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tablea021506.pdf

2. Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table D.

Table D:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tabled021506.pdf

3. Graduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 16, 2005, and the Graduate Council on January 19, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table B.

Table B:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tableb021506.pdf

4. Dual Credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 16, 2005, and the Graduate Council on January 19, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table C.

Table C:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tablec021506.pdf

5. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. Change was approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table 1, Attachment 1A.

Tables 1-3:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tables1to3021506.pdf

Attachment 1A:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/Attach1A021506.pdf
Attachment 1B:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1b021506.pdf
Attachment 1C:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1c021506.pdf
Attachment 1D:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1d021506.pdf
Attachment 1E:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1e021506.pdf
Attachment 1F:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1f021506.pdf
Attachment 1G:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1g021506.pdf

6. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the College of Engineering. Changes were approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 16, 2005 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table 2, Attachments 2A and 2B.

See Table 2 above

Attachment 2A:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach2a021506.pdf
Attachment 2B:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach2b021506.pdf

7. Proposed graduate program changes for the Graduate School of Business.  Changes were approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 16, 2005 and the Graduate Council on January 19, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table 3, Attachments 3A-3C.

See Table 3 above:

Attachment 3A:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3a021506.pdf
Attachment 3B:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3b021506.pdf
Attachment 3C:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3c021506.pdf

8. Proposed graduate program changes for the Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance.  Changes were approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 16, 2005 and the Graduate Council on January 19, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table 3, Attachments 3D and 3E.

See Table 3 above:

Attachment 3D:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3d021506.pdf
Attachment 3E:  http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3e021506.pdf

9. Proposed changes to the composition of the Fringe Benefits Committee.  Changes were approved by the Committee on Committees, David Gay, Chair.  Recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval:

Attachment 4: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/Frenchbenefits.doc

10. Proposal to modify the readmission policy of the Graduate School. Approved by the Graduate Council and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval.

Readmission Policy: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/readmit.pdf

VII. Announcements

VIII. Adjourn