Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
October 10, 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) Rosenkrans, Miller, Wailes, Rupe; (ARSC) Comfort, Turner, DeCoster, Scheide, , Brady, Martin; (WCOB) Bowman, Ellstrand; (EDHP) Di Brezzo, Moiseichik, Haggstrom; (ENGR) Gordon; (LAW) Killenbeck; (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Curington, Goodstein-Murphree, Jensen, Gay, Murphy, Riggs, Turner, Kral

Senators (admin): Smith

Absent

Officers: 

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Evans, Wardlow; (ARSC) Behrend, Parry, Condray, Yang, Freund, Spiegel, Davidson; (WCOB) Hardgrave; (EDHP) ; (ENGR) Hall, Deaton; (LIBR) Zou; (At-Large) James, Robinson, Starks, Martin, Thomas, Salisubury

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

I. Call to Order: Jeannie Whayne, 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 approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from September 12, 2007.

Minutes of September 12, 2007

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost: Bob Smith

Provost Smith reported on the following:

B. Steve Gahagans, University Police

Chief Gahagans gave a report on the safety of our U of A Campus. We are a relatively safe campus. In terms of violent crimes, our statistics are very low. However, our non-violent crimes are up slightly. There were no hate crimes reported in 2006 and in terms of DWI and liquor law violations, we have seen a decrease in numbers of citations. The UAPD is working on emergency preparedness, exploring safety issues within buildings, emergency communication and so on. Chief Gahagans cautioned faculty to have a research backup plan in the event an emergency on campus might destroy research material; Katrina was given as an example. Chief Gahagans also asked us to consider emergency preparedness within our departments, our buildings, our colleges.

C. Faculty Senate Chair: Jeannie Whayne

See attached report.

VI. Old Business

VII. New Business

A. Consent Agenda

The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action:

1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007: Table A.

Table A
Table Key

2. Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on July 27, 2007 and the Graduate Council on September 20, 2007: Table B.

Table B
Table Key

3. Law School course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007: Table C.

Table C
Table Key

4. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AEAB – BS, Agricultural Business Management and Marketing (Table 1, Attachment 1A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 1A

5. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance – RECRBS – BSE, Recreation (Table 2, Attachments 2A – 2N) were approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007. The proposals requested the elimination of all concentrations for the degree.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 2A
Attachment 2B
Attachment 2C
Attachment 2D
Attachment 2E
Attachment 2F
Attachment 2G
Attachment 2H
Attachment 2I
Attachment 2J
Attachment 2K
Attachment 2L
Attachment 2M
Attachment 2N

6. Proposed undergraduate program changes for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance – HLSCBS - BSE, Health Science (Table 2, Attachments 2O – 2Q) were approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007. The proposals requested the elimination of all concentrations for the degree.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 2O
Attachment 2P
Attachment 2Q

7. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Curriculum and Instruction - CATE - BSE, Technology Education Concentration (Table 2, Attachment 2R) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 2R

8. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Curriculum and Instruction - CATE - BSE, Home Economics Education Concentration (Table 2, Attachments 2S and 2T) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 2S
Attachment 2T

9. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Curriculum and Instruction - CATE - BSE, Technical Learning Specialist Concentration (Table 2, Attachments 2U and 2V) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 2U
Attachment 2V

10. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Curriculum and Instruction - CATE - BSE, Trade and Technical Field Based Concentration (Table 2, Attachments 2W and 2X) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 2W
Attachment 2X

11. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGECMS (Table 3, Attachment 3A) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on September 20, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 3A

12. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ELEDME (Table 3, Attachments 3B and 3C) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on September 20, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 3B
Attachment 3C

13. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDME (Table 3, Attachments 3D and 3E) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on September 20, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 3D
Attachment 3E

14. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES (Table 3, Attachments 3F and 3G) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on September 20, 2007.

Tables 1 - 3
Attachment 3F
Attachment 3G

The consent agenda was approved.

B. Separate voting item: The Graduate Council recommends increasing the graduation fee for doctoral students and the thesis fee for master’s thesis students by $10 to cover the increase in the cost of submitting a thesis or dissertation to UMI/ProQuest. The proposal was unanimously approved by the Graduate Council on September 20, 2007.

The proposed item was approved.

VIII. Announcements

Chancellor White will speak to the Campus Faculty on November 6th at 3:30 in Giffels Auditorium.

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:44.