Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
January 17, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Charles Riggs , Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call:

Present

Officers:  Rupe, Jones, Fort, Whayne

Senators (elected):  Allison, Brady, Comfort, Davidson, Deaton, Freund, Gay, Gbur, James, Jensen, Johnson, Killenbeck, King, Kral, T. Martin, Mayes, Parry, Riemenschneider, Rupe, Salisbury, Schroeder, Spiegel, Thomas, Jo. Turner,

Senators (admin): Geren, McMath, Smith

Absent

Officers:  Riggs

Senators (elected): Cantrell, Dennis, Detels, Di Brezzo, Gordon, Hall, Hardgrave, Lieber, P. Martin, Moiseichik, Popp, Rosenkrans, Sears, Stegman, Tsai, Je. Turner, Wailes, Wall, Waller, Wardlow

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

I. Call to Order: John Rupe, Vice Chair

The Vice Chair called the meeting to order at 3:34.

II. Roll Call

The roll was called.

III. Approval of agenda

The agenda was amended to include the consent agendas from November and December and was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from October 18, 2006 meeting and ratify actions from November and December Consent Agendas conducted by E-mail.

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2006to2007/fsminutes101806.htm
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2006to2007/consentagenda111506.htm
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2006to2007/consentagenda120606.htm

The October minutes were approved and the November and December Consent Agendas were ratified.

V. Reports

A. Provost Smith reported on the following:

Promotion and Tenure Reviews - 59 cases. The Deans' meetings were complete as of 1/16/07 and letters are being prepared for distribution by 1/19/07 to the candidates for promotion and tenure. The Provost commented on the continued improvement of the external reviewer process and its implementation.

The Arkanss Course Transfer System (ACTS) http://acts.adhe.edu Login: ADHE; Password: highered. This program guarantees the transferability of courses across 32 public higher education institutions in Arkansas. A standardized syllabi is basically equivalent across the state.

Arkansas World Trade Center - Mission: To connect Arkansas to the world by providing international trade services to companies and individuals and by educating students in global commerce. Part of this Center's efforts will include coordinating and conducting trade missions and seminars, advising and assisting, and offering educational programs. This Center will facilitate global partnerships with Arkansas businesses. Opened for business in Rogers 1/15/07 http://arwtc.org.

Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association Re-Accreditation Update. The review is April 16th-18th. Much credit is due to Nancy Talburt and colleagues throughout the U of A. The Provost asked that we get the word out as much as possible. Forums are upcoming in February and March so that all are up to speed on the process.

B. The Chair did not have a report.

VI. Old Business

None.

VII. New Business - Items proposed via various emails.

A. Consent Agenda

1. Undergraduate and Law School course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2006: Tables A and D.

Table A
Table D

2. Graduate and dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2006 and the Graduate Council on December 14, 2006: Tables B and C.

Table B
Table C

3. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (Table 1, Attachment 1A) approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2006.

Tables 1 - 4
Attachment 1A

4. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business (Table 2, Attachment 2A) approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2006.

Tables 1 - 4
Attachment 2A

5. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the College of Engineering (Table 3, Attachments 3A – 3H) approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2006.

Tables 1 - 4
Attachment 3A
Attachment 3B
Attachment 3C
Attachment 3D
Attachment 3E
Attachment 3F
Attachment 3G
Attachment 3H

6.             Proposed graduate program changes for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Table 4, Attachments 4A and 4B) approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2006 and the Graduate Council on December 14, 2006.

Tables 1 - 4
Attachment 4A
Attachment 4B

7. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders (Table 4, Attachments 4C and 4D) approved by the Graduate Council on December 15, 2006.

Tables 1 - 4
Attachment 4C
Attachment 4D

8. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Management (Table 4, Attachments 4E and 4F) approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2006 and the Graduate Council on December 15, 2006.

Tables 1 - 4
Attachment 4E
Attachment 4F

Consent Agenda approved.

VIII. Announcements

A. Resolution of Condolences for Clay Edwards-John King

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate expresses heartfelt condolences to the family of Clay Edwards. His sudden death is a great loss to the entire University.

B. A recommendation was made that the faculty comment to Senator Madison regarding bills that could iimpact textbooks.

C. Executive Session (Voting members of the senate only)
Honorary Degree Nominations-Professor Killenbeck

The Faculty Senated moved into Executive Session.

X. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:17.