Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
April 8 , 2009, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Inza Fort, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call:

Present

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

Senators (elected):  (ARCH); (ALFS) Rosenkrans, Miller, Rom, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Comfort, Parry, Scheide, Spiegel, Freund, Brady, Kral, Rhoads; (WCOB) Ellstrand, Hardgrave; (EDHP) Hagstrom, Dibrezzo, Smith; (ENGR); (LAW) Killenbeck; (LIBR) Zou; (At-Large) James, Murphy, Riggs, Salisbury, Martin, T. Jensen.

Senators (admin): McMath, Geren, Nance, McCray, Lewis.

Absent

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Evans, Savin; (ARSC) Behrend, Turner, DeCoster, Yang, Van Brahana; (WCOB) Bouwman; (EDHP) Stegman; (ENGR) Deaton, Hall, Heymsfield; (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Curington, Goodstein, M. Jensen, Gay, Robinson, Starks, Turner

Senators (admin):  Gearhart, Verma, Greenwood, Shannon, Schwab, Worrell, Beene Ballard, Saxena, Henderson Allen.

I. Call to Order: Inza Fort, Chair

Meeting was called to order at 3:30

II. Roll Call

Roll was called

III. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved with one slight modification; Report D was included in the Senate Chair's report, Report B.

IV. Approval of minutes from March 11, 2009.

March 11, 2009

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost Bob McMath

Provost McMath spoke of the bright future of the University of Arkansas. In particular, he spoke to the deep reserve of creativity and inventiveness that exists among the faculty, the high quality of faculty on this campus. He commented that the U of A is still the best kept secret in Higher Education and that we must get the word out about our academic excellence. He ended by thanking us for our support during his tenure as Provost. Thank you, Provost McMath!

B. Senate Chair Inza Fort

The Chair reported that faculty governance representatives (Inza Fort, Neil Allison, Tom Jensen) have represented the faculty at all of the various budget presentations given. The upcoming budget is a challenge and is predicted to be flat.

The Chair also reported that campus elections are almost ready to begin! 19 nominations have been received for Faculty Senate Seats, 8 nominations for the Committee on Promotion and Tenure, and with one more nomination on the way, we will have enough nominees for Campus Faculty/Faculty Senate Chair positions shortly.

C. Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen reported on his recent trip to the meeting of the Coalition of Intercollegiate Athletics (See attached Powerpoint)

VI. Old Business

None

VII. New Business

A. Calendar Committee - Angie Smith-Nix

2013 and 2014 Calendars

Approved

2015 2016 Proposed Calendars

Approved


B. Consent Agenda

The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action at its meeting scheduled for April 8, 2009:

1. Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009: Table A and Table B.

2. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals - None.

3. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Foreign Languages – (Table 1, Attachment 1A and Attachment 1B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 27, 2009 and the Graduate Council on March 26, 2009.

4. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – PMGT-M, Minor in Pest Management (Table 2, Attachment 2A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009.

5. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – WLHA-M, Minor in Wildlife Habitat (Table 2, Attachment 2B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009.

6. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences – Department of Plant Pathology – PLPA-M, Minor in Plant Pathology (Table 2, Attachment 2C) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009.

7. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business – Department of Management – GBUSBS – BSBA, General Business (Table 3, Attachment 3A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009.

8. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business – Department of Management – MGMTBS – BSBA, Management (Table 3, Attachment 3B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009.

9. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business – Department of Marketing and Logistics – TRNSBS – BSBA, Transportation (Table 3, Attachment 3C) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 27, 2009.

10. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – ORESMS – MS, Operations Research (Table 4, Attachment 4A and Attachment 4B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 27, 2009 and the Graduate Council on March 26, 2009.

11. Proposed program change for the School of Law – AGLWLM – LLM, Agricultural Law (Table 5, Attachment 5A and Attachment 5B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 26, 2009.

Consent Agenda approved.

C. Posthumous Degrees Honorary Degree Committee (Charles Stegman)

The list of students to receive posthumous degrees was unanimously approved.

VIII. Announcements

A. Retiring Faculty - All faculty retiring this year were awarded certificates from the Faculty Senate
B. Memorials - Memorials were read for the following faculty or emeritus faculty members who passed away during the academic year.

Irene Bergal, Jimmy Ford, John Goodwin, Louise Russert-Kraemer, Leo Van Scyoc,
Cyrus Sutherland

C. Next meeting of the Faculty Senate is scheduled for May 6th
D. Spring Football Game - April 18th, 4:30 gates open, 6 p.m. game begins.
E. Campus Faculty Meeting - April 14, Tuesday, 3:30 pm, Giffels Auditorium.

IX. Adjourn to party

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.