Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
September 12, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Jeannie Whayne, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call:

Present

Officers: Whayne, Rupe, Jones, Brady, Fort, Freund

Senators (elected):  (ALFS) Evans, Rosenkrans, Miller, Wardlow, Rupe; (ARSC) Comfort, Turner, Parry, Condray, Scheide, Freund, Brady; (WCOB) Hardgrave; (EDHP) Di Brezzo, Moiseichik, Haggstrom; (ENGR) Deaton; (LAW) Killenbeck; (LIBR) Zou; (At-Large) Curington, Goodstein-Murphree, Jensen, Gay, Murphy, Riggs, Turner, Martin, Thomas, kral, Salisbury

Senators (admin): Smith, Bobbitt, Beene Ballard, Geren

Absent

Officers: 

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Wailes; (ARSC) Behrend, DeCoster, Yang, Spiegel, Davidson, Martin; (WCOB) Bowman, Ellstrand; (EDHP) ; (ENGR) Hall, Gordon; (LIBR) (At-Large) James, Robinson, Starks

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

I. Call to Order: Jeannie Whayne, Chair

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

II. Roll Call

The roll was called.

III. Approval of agenda

The agenda was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from April 18, 2007 meeting and ratify actions from May Consent Agenda conducted by E-mail.

Minutes of April 18, 2007
Email Agenda of May 2007

The minutes of April 18 were amended to include the word vote in section VII. A. thus..."Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure with the Committee [vote] results, between...." The amended minutes from April and the ratified actions from May were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost: Bob Smith

Provost Smith reported on the following:

B. Faculty Senate Chair: Jeannie Whayne

Professor Whayne expressed her thanks for this opportunity to serve as Chair and spoke of the importance of our role in the University.

VI. Old Business

None

VII. New Business

A. Election of Campus Council representatives and Executive Committee members.

The following were elected to the Campus Council: Michael Evans, Janine Parry, Joel Freund, Bill Hardgrave, Jerry Wall, Mark Killenbeck, Bill Curington, Ethel Goodstein Murphree, Molly Jensen, David Gay, Cheryl Murphy, Charles Riggs, Terry Martin, Tim Kral, Fred Speigel, and Charles Rosenkrans.

The following were eletec to serve on the Executive Committee: Janine Parry, Ro Di Brezzo, Mark Killenbeck, David Gay, Cheryl Murphy, and Timothy Kral.

B. Consent Agenda

1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27 and July 27, 2007:

Table A

2. Graduate and dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 30, April 27 and July 27, 2007 and the Graduate Council on April 19, May 17, August 16, 2007:

Table B
Table C

3. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Agricultural and Extension Education – AECTBS (Table 1, Attachment 1A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 1A

4. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AFLS-M (Table 1, Attachment 1B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on July 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 1B

5. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Program in Asian Studies – AIST-M (Table 2, Attachment 2A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2A

6. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Art – ARTBA (Table 2, Attachments 2B and 2C) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2B
Attachment 2C

7. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Art – ARTBFA (Table 2, Attachment 2D) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2D

8. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBA (Table 2, Attachment 2E) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2E

9. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Foreign Languages – FRENBA (Table 2, Attachments 2F and 2G) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2F
Attachment 2G

10. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Foreign Languages – FREN-M (Table 2, Attachment 2H) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2H

11. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Geosciences - GEOLBS (Table 2, Attachments 2I and 2J) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2I
Attachment 2J

12. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Honors Studies (Table 2, Attachment 2K) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2K

13. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Music – Departmental Honors (Table 2, Attachment 2L) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2L

14. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Music - MUSCBM (Table 2, Attachment 2M) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2M

15. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Physics - PHYSBS (Table 2, Attachment 2N) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2N

16. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – School of Social Work – SCWKBA (Table 2, Attachments 2O and 2P) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 2O
Attachment 2P

17. Proposed graduate program change for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies – CLCSPH (Table 3, Attachments 3A and 3B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 27, 2007 and the Graduate Council on May 17, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 3A
Attachment 3B

18. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Physics – PHYSMA (Table 3, Attachment 3C) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on May 17, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 3C

19. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Physics – PHYSMS (Table 3, Attachment 3D) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on July 17, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 3D

20. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Physics – PHYSPH (Table 3, Attachment 3E) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on July 17, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 3E

21. Proposed deletion of graduate program for the Department of Marketing and Logistics - TLOGMT (Table 3, Attachments 3F and 3G) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on July 27, 2007 and the Graduate Council on August 16, 2007.

Tables 1-3
Attachment 3F
Attachment 3G

The consent agenda was approved.

VIII. Announcements

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics is holding a Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics Monday, October 15, 2007, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time). The co-chairs of the Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics (55 NCAA Division I schools including the University of Arkansas) will be a part of the program. The event will be webcast. Tom Jensen has arranged for the Wilson Board Room in the Walton College for those interested in seeing all or part of the webcast. A complete list of the program is available at <http://www.knightcommission.org>www.knightcommission.org. Please let Tom know if you plan on attending.

All were invited to attend a teaching awards reception at 4:30, Alumni House, Wednesday, September 19th.

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:13