Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
Jeannie Whayne, Chair
Officers: Whayne, Jones, Brady, Fort, Freund
Senators (elected): (ARCH); Wall (ALFS) Rosenkrans, Miller; (ARSC) Behrend, Comfort, Turner, Parry, Condray, DeCoster, Scheide, Yang, Freund, Brady; (WCOB) Bowman, Ellstrand; (EDHP) Di Brezzo, Haggstrom; (ENGR) Deaton, Hall, Gordon; (LAW) Killenbeck; (LIBR) Zou; (At-Large) Jensen, Gay, Murphy, Riggs, Starks, Turner, Martin, Kral.
Senators (admin): Smith, Geren, McMath
Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Evans, Wardlow, Wails, Rupe; (ARSC) Spiegel, Davidson, Martin; (WCOB) Hardgrave; (EDHP) Moiseichik; (ENGR); (LIBR); (At-Large) Curington, Goodstein-Murphree, James, Robinson, Thomas, Salisbury.
Senators (admin): White, Weidemann, Shannon, Bobbitt, Worrell, Beene Ballard, Saxena, Nance, Henderson Allen, Long.
March 12, 2008
I. Call to Order: Jeannie Whayne, Chair
The meeting was called to order at 3:34.
II. Roll Call
The roll was called.
III. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved.
IV. Approval of minutes from February 13, 2008.
Minutes of February 13, 2008
The minutes were approved.
A. Provost’s Report: Bob Smith.
The Provost reported on the following:
- Common Book Reading Program Proposal - In 200 institutions around the country. Book is adopted and institution plans a series of events around the book. This results in a shared intellectual community. English and the Honors College will pilot this program.
- Voluntary System of Accountability - The U of A will develop a page on the web that will provide data on the institution and its students. Implementation in 2008.
- Profile of Admitted Applicants for 2007 0 81% of our students meet the 3.0 GPA, 20 ACT, and 16 unit core requirements. 10% are administrative admits and 10% are admitted for other reasons.
- Resource Needs - As programs are developed, there is greater need to integrate the library with program needs. Also, there is a renewed dedication to broad-based discussions with regard to new programs. We need to reconcile needs holistically.
B. Mike Johnson and Jay Huneycutt - Facilities Management
- It was reported that as of 06-07, there are 20% more classrooms available.
- 12% more seating overall.
- The student union auditorium will now be a classroom that can accommodate 250 students.
- Need to determine what improvements should be made to existing classrooms. Need to standardize classrooms and also develop and build flexible space as now exists in JBHT.
- Discussion has been raised as to whether or not to move the administrative offices to the parameter of campus.
- 369 listed classrooms. 30-35% average net utilization at this point. Other universities are as much as 60-65%
C. Faculty Senate Chair’s Report: Jeannie Whayne
- Gearhart to speak to the Senate in April. He is listening to our concerns.
- Budget hearings underway. 2% reallocation has been abandoned.
VI. Old Business
VII. New Business
A. Consent Agenda
1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2008: Table A.
2. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2008 and the Graduate Council on February 21, 2008: Table B and Table C.
3. Table D contains courses with no enrollment for the last five years that are being inactivated by the Registrar’s Office.
4. Table E contains courses with no enrollment for the last five years that will remain active due to college recommendations.
The following courses Table F were removed from table D. They, therefore, will not be inactive but will remain active per the requests of the Colleges.
No objection to this move
Three courses were removed from the deactivate to the activate list. These courses are:
CDIS 3923H, Honors Colloquium
CDIS 5193, Semn in Prob of Oral Comm
CDIS 600V, Master's Thesis
Motion to move these courses passed.
Consent agenda approved.
Professor DiBrezzo reported on the Teaching Academy's recent review of the Perdue Evaluation. The report and requests for further review and recommendations will be sent to the Teaching Council.
Teaching Academy Report
There is currently no honorary degree or posthumous degree report ready to bring to the Faculty Senate. The Executive Committee of the Senate asked for permission to make any decisions with regards these reports on behalf of the senate. This was approved.
The meeting adjourned at 4:49.