April 13, 2011
I. Call to Order: Ro DiBrezzo, Chair
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Approval of minutes from March 9, 2011.
A. Provost Sharon Gaber
B. Jim Rankin, Huron Report
D. Ro DiBrezzo, Chair
VI. Old Business
A. P & T wording
B. Drop Deadline Extension, Dave Dawson - Proposal to move the drop deadline from the 10th week to
the 13th week of the semester. This gives students more time to think about their grades, gets them to through priority registration to discuss with their advisers the option of dropping or staying in a course. The big question: How much do students need to know before they drop?
VII. New Business
A. Student Conduct, Danny Pugh & Paul Cronin
B. APT Committee - Clinical faculty
C. Resolution concerning prescription drugs from Fringe Benefits:We ask that the following be adopted by the faculty senate.
Whereas the drug formulary determines the availability of payment for prescriptions for given conditions and the level of co-payment required by the member.
And whereas the current practice does not allow for any exceptions to the formulary for any reason.
We, the faculty senate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus, support the efforts of the Campus Fringe Benefit Committee to ask the system benefits committee to pursue a process for requesting an exception to the preferred drug formulary when patient and physician agree it’s medically necessary to have access to a Tier 3 drug for the price of a Tier 2 copayment.
D. The following items was removed from the March Consent Agenda and is reintroduced here for review and action:
15. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, ADLLED – EDD, Adult and Lifelong Learning – (Table Two, Attachments 2H, 2H-1, 2H-2 and 2H-3) was approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 17, 2010 and the Graduate Council on February 17, 2011.
E. Consent Agenda: The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action at its meeting scheduled for April 13, 2011:
Undergraduate course change proposals: None
Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals: None
Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EDPOMC – PMC, Educational Policy Studies (Table One, Attachments 1A and 1A-1) was approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 25, 2011 and the Graduate Council on March 17, 2011.
Proposed graduate program change for the College of Engineering Dean, ENGRPH – PhD, Engineering (Electrical Engineering Concentration) – (Table One, Attachment 1B) was approved by the Graduate Council on March 17, 2011.
Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering, OPMGMS - (Table One, Attachment 1C) was approved by the Graduate Council on March 17, 2011.