Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
April 18 2007, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Roll Call:

Present

Officers: Riggs, Rupe, Jones, Fort, Whayne

Senators (elected):  (ALFS) Gbur, Rosenkrans, Popp, Rupe, Wailes; (ARSC) Allison, Turner, Parry, James, King, Freund, Brady; (EDHP) Mayes, Dibrezzo, Moiseichik; (ENGR) Deaton, Dennis, Hall, Gordon; (LAW) Killenbeck; (At-Large) Johnson, Gay, Lieber, Schroeder, Turner, Martin, Thomas, Kral, Salisbury.

Senators (admin): Geren, Smith, Bobbitt, Saxena, McMath

Absent

Officers: 

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Wardlow; (ARSC) Comfort, Detels, Tsai, Spiegel, Davidson, Martin; (WCOB) Riemenschneider, Waller, Hardgrave; (EDHP) Stegman; (LIBR) Cantrell; (At-Large) Sears, Jensen.

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

I. Call to Order: Charles Riggs, Chair

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:31.

II. Roll Call

The roll was called.

III. Approval of agenda

The agenda was amended to add additional announcements at the end of the meeting. Amended agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from March 14, 2007 meeting.

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost - Bob Smith

B. Financial Advisory Committee - Robert Brady

Report on Faculty salaries. See above attachment from the Financial Advisory committee.

C. Implementation Committee - Jeannie Whayne

Professor Whayne presented a summary of their final report of the Task Force Report on Faculty Governance, 2006:

D. Program Review Committee - David Gay

It is RECOMMENDED that the faculty of the Program Review Committee consider the standards and procedures used in the program review and assessment and report their recommendations to the Faculty Senate for its consideration, deliberation, and approval before the November 2007 meeting. All future standards and procedures are to be sent to the Faculty Senate in a timely manner for informed, prior approval.

Recommendation approved.

VI. Old Business

A. Resolution on Divestment from Sudan

Motion to support made; motion passed.

VII. New Business

A. Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure

1. Inclusion in the Nomination for Promotion (Academic Policy Series 1405.10C), Nomination for Tenure (Academic Policy Series 1405.10D), and Nomination for Appointment to University Professor or Distinguished Professor (Academic Policy Series 1405.10E) a signature line for the chair of the Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure with the Committee vote results, between the Provost (F) and Chancellor (G) signature lines.

Recommendation passed.

2. Change part III#14, page 10 from “Each college or school shall provide for formal review of all nominations for promotion by a review committee elected by the faculty on the respective college or school.”  Add: “No department chairs or unit heads will be eligible to serve on this review committee.”

Motion amended to say "No department chairs or unit heads will be eligible to serve on any review committees."

Amendment passed; motion passed.

B. Voting item, Attachment 3, contains a proposal to modify the Academic Honesty Policy for Graduate Students. Specific changes are:1) moves the procedures for academic dishonesty in theses and dissertations from the Academic Honesty Policy for Graduate Students to the Research Misconduct Policy; and 2) adds procedures for situations where academic dishonesty is alleged by a third party. The Graduate Council approved the proposal on March 15, 2007.

Motion passed.

C. Posthumous Degree

One additional student was added to the previous list of approved graduates.

D. Consent Agenda

The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action at its meeting scheduled for April 18, 2007:

1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 30, 2007: Table A.

2. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (Table 1, Attachment 1A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 30, 2007.

3. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Agricultural and Extension Education (Table 1, Attachment 1B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 30, 2007.

4. Three proposed undergraduate program changes for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Dance (Table 2, Attachments 2A, 2B and 2C) were approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 30, 2007.

5. There were no graduate and/or dual credit course change proposals or graduate program change proposals forwarded.

Consent Agenda Approved

VIII. Announcements

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 5:21 p.m..