Agenda
Faculty Senate
April 19, 2006
ENGR 209
3:30 pm

I. Call to Order: Deborah Thomas, Chair

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of minutes from March 08, 2006 meeting.

March 8, 2006 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/fsminutes030806.htm

IV. Reports

A. Provost: Bob Smith

B. Task Force on Grade Inflation:  Sean Mulvenon, Chair

Final Report - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/gradesreport.pdf

C. Financial Advisory Committee:  Robert Brady, Chair

PowerPoint - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/finance041706.ppt

D. University Program and Course Committee:

Response - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/att241906.doc

V. Old Business

A. Motion from University Program and Course Committee:

In Section V of the Program Change form (1622.20A), two boxes will be added.  One will say: “Program change proposal adds courses offered by another academic college.  The signature of the dean of that academic college is required here.” A signature line will be added immediately following this box.  The second will say “Program change proposal deletes courses offered by another academic college.  The signature of the dean of that academic college is required here.”  Again, a signature line will be added immediately following this box.

If, in the first case, the contributing dean refuses to sign, the proposing dean will arrange a meeting with the contributing dean and the Provost for resolution of the issues.  If an agreement can be reached, the contributing dean will sign the form and the program proposal will be forwarded to the UCPC and/or Graduate Council, as appropriate.  If no agreement can be reached, the proposal will only come forward again if modified such that no external resources are involved.

VI. New Business

A. Academic Calendar 2012: Recommendation from Calendar Committee: Jerry Yeargan, Chair

Proposed Calendar - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/2012acadcal_proposed.doc

B. Recommendations from Task Force on Grades: Sean Mulvenon, Chair

Recommendations - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/gradesrec.pdf

C. Consent Agenda

1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 17, 2006 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval: Table A.

Table A - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tablea41906.pdf

2. Recommendation from Committee on Committees on the description and membership of the Research Council (Committee on Committees, David Gay)

Recommendation - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/RecApril2006.doc

3. Information Item—Listing of emergency catalog chances that were made due to new state requirement:  Attachment 1.

Attachment 1 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/att141906.doc

VII. Announcements

HPER Fee Resolution Endorsed by Staff Senate

VIII. Adjourn