Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
November 16, 2005, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Present

Officers: Thomas, Brady, Jones, Fort

Senators (elected): Allison, Cantrell, Comfort, Deaton, Dennis, Di Brezzo, Evans, Gay, Gbur, Gordon, Hanlin, Hardgrave, James, Jensen, Killenbeck, King, Kral, Lieber, Martin, Mayes, Popp, Reese, Riemenschneider, Rom, Rosenkrans, Salisbury, Sears, Stegman, Watkins, Williams

Senators (admin): Geren, McMath, Smith, White

Absent

Officers:

Senators (elected): Curington, DeCoster, Freund, Hall, Johnson, Miller, Murphy, Parry, Riha, Rupe, Schroeder, Tsai, Wailes, Waller

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

I. Call to Order: Deborah Thomas, Chair

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

II. Approval of agenda

Changes were made to the agenda: A discussion of the honorary degrees was moved to the top of the agenda and Vice Chancellor Richard Hudson was given time to present a report. The amended agenda was approved.

III. Honorary Degrees

The Faculty Senate moved into Executive Session to discuss honorary degrees.

IV. Approval of minutes (October):

October 19 , 2005 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/fsminutes101905.htm

A request was made to amend the Marketing and Logistics proposal to state BA and BS degrees. The amended minutes of October 19, 2005 were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provst

The Provost reported on the following:

B.   Faculty Senate Chair

The Faculty Senate Chair ceded her time to Vice Chancellor Hudson who announced that there will be a special election on December 13th regarding Higher Education Bonds. Through this voting process, it is hoped to extend the period of time bonds are available to support Higher Education.

VI. Old Business

None

VII. New Business

B.   Consent Agenda

1. Undergraduate and Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 28, 2005 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval (Tables A and B): 

Table A: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tablea111605.pdf
Table B: http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tableb111605.pdf

2. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences (Table 1, Attachments 1A-1G).  Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 28, 2005 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval:

Tables 1 and 2 http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/tables1and2111605.pdf

Attachments

1A - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1a111605.pdf
1B - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1b111605.pdf
1C - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1c111605.pdf
1D - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1d111605.pdf
1E - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1e111605.pdf
1F - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1f111605.pdf
1G - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach1g111605.pdf

3. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the College of Education and Health Professions (Table 2, Attachments 2A-2D).  Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 28, 2005 and recommended to the Faculty Senate for approval:

2A - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach2a111605.pdf
2B - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach2b111605.pdf
2C - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach2c111605.pdf
2D - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach2d111605.doc

4. Proposed changes to the English proficiency requirement for undergraduate students who are non-native English speakers (Attachment 3).  Proposed by the University English as a Second Language Committee.

3 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2005to2006/attach3111605.pdf

The consent agenda was approved.

VIII. Announcements

Campus Faculty, Fall Meeting, Tuesday, December 6, 3:30 p.m., Giffels Auditorium

Faculty Holiday Reception, Thursday, December 8, 6-8 p.m., Fayetteville Town Center

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:48 p.m.