Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
March 8 , 2006, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Deborah Thomas , Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call:

Present

Officers:  Thomas, Brady, Fort, Jones

Senators (elected):  Allison, Curington, Deaton, Di Brezzo, Evans, Gay, Hanlin, Hardgrave, James, Jensen, King, Kral, Lieber, Martin, Mayes, Murphy, Popp, Reese, Riemenschneider, Salisbury, Stegman, Wailes, Watkins, Williams

Senators (admin):  Geren, McMath, Smith

Absent

Officers: 

Senators (elected):  Cantrell, Comfort, DeCoster, Dennis, Freund, Gbur, Gordon, Hall, Johnson, Killenbeck, Miller, Parry, Riha, Rom, Rosenkrans, Rupe, Schroeder, Sears, Tsai, Waller

Senators (admin):  Allen, Bobbitt, Brill, Broyles, Dutton, Greenwood, Lewis, Saxena, Shannon, Weidemann, White, Worrell

I. Call to Order: Deborah Thomas, Chair

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:33.

II. Approval of agenda

The agenda was approved.

III. Approval of minutes from February 15, 2006 meeting.

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/fsminutes021506.htm

The minutes were approved.

IV. Reports

A. Provost: Bob Smith – Provost Smith reported on the following:

B. Report from Vice Chancellor Pederson:

PowerPoint Presentation

FY06 Financial Issues

Expect a 1.09 million dollar deficit for utilities; uncommitted & unrestricted year end balances that are used to supplement inadequate contingencies are decreasing as a result of the carry forward policy.

FY07 Revenues

FY07 Budget includes the following

Financial challenges include the following:

C. Deb Thomas Report

Thanked the Faculty Senate for cooperating with the new seating process and roll call. She asked us to please help with election process. Need candidates for Chair and Faculty Senate.

V. Old Business

None

VI. New Business

A. Request Faculty Senate support for a faculty/staff membership rate increase for the HPER Building for FY07 – Craig Edmonston, Director, Intramural Recreational Sports.

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

Move to amend the motion. A request was made, and seconded, to add “or friend” to the policy related to a faculty/staff membership. As such, a family member purchase can also be called “a friend” purchase.

Amendment passed.

Motion to increase the fees passed.

B. Proposed Change to Membership of the Admissions and Transfer of Credit Committee (Committee on Committees, David Gay)

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

Professor Gay thanked the members of the committee on committees for their assistance in these proposed changes. 

Motion to change passed.

C. Proposed Changes to Membership of the University Course and Programs Committee (Committee on Committees, David Gay)

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

Motion to change passed.

D. Proposed Changes to Membership and Charge of the University Program Review Committee (Committee on Committees, David Gay)

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

Request to change the grammar:  “each of these members are” to “each of these members is”.

Motion to change passed.

E. Consent Agenda

1. Undergraduate and Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2006: Tables A and D.

Table A: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tablea030806.pdf
Table D: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tabled030806.pdf

2. Graduate and Dual Credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2006 and February 24, 2006, and the Graduate Council on February 16, 2006 and March 16, 2006: Tables B and C.

Table B: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tableb030806.pdf
Table C: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tablec030806.pdf

3. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (Table 1, Attachments 1A-1D). Changes were approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2006.

Tables 1-3: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tables1to3030806.pdf

Attachment 1A : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1a030806.pdf
Attachment 1B : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1b030806.pdf
Attachment 1C : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1c030806.pdf
Attachment 1D : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1d030806.pdf

4. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the Walton College of Business (Table 3, Attachments 3A-3D). The changes were approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2006.

Tables 1-3: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tables1to3030806.pdf

Attachment 3A : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3a030806.pdf
Attachment 3B : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3b030806.pdf
Attachment 3C : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3c030806.pdf
Attachment 3D : http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3d030806.pdf

The Consent Agenda was approved.

VII. Announcements

Campus Faculty meeting, April 18, 3:30, Giffels Auditorium. Chancellor White and Vice Chancellor Gearhart are the speakers.

Campus Council meeting set for first week in April.

VIII.  Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.