Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
February 16, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Ro DiBrezzo, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: DiBrezzo, Freund, Jones, Kral, Gay

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Karcher, Milus, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Comfort, Turner, Parry, Landman, Scheide, Arenberg, Stites, Rhoads, Van Brahana; (WCOB) Bouwman, Ellstrand, Jensen; (EDHP) Kissinger, Deggs; (ENGR) Gordon; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Kirkwood; (At-Large) Fort, Allen, Gay, Murphy, Johnson, Billings, Allison, Salisbury.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Gaber, J. Rankin, Shields, Henderson-Allen, McMath, Lewis.

Absent:

Officers: Brady

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Savin, Burgos, Costello; (ARSC) Behrend, Shobe, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Nolan; (WCOB); (EDHP) Smith-Nix, Stegman; (ENGR) Hall, Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Curington, Whayne, Riggs, Margulis.

Senators (admin): Vayda, Shannon, Schwab, Worrell, P. Rankin, Smith, Saxena, Nance.

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I. Call to Order: Joel Freund, Vice Chair

The meeting was called to order (without chocolate) at 3:33.

II. Roll Call

Roll was called.

III. Approval of Agenda

The Agenda was amended to place Chancellor Gearhart's report later in the reports section due to his late arrival from Little Rock. Amended agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from January 19, 2011.

Minutes

The minutes from January 19, 2011 were approved.

V. Reports

A. Janine Parry (Benefits)

Presentation

Professor Parry reported on the Benefits Committee. See attached report above.

B. Tom Jensen (COIA)

COAI 2011 Report
KCIA Report

Professor Jensen reported on the recent COAI conference. See attached report above.

C. Chancellor David Gearhart

The Chancellor reported on the following:

D. Ro DiBrezzo, Chair

Professor DiBrezzo reported on the following:

VI. Old Business

Steve Sheppard, Honorary Degree Policy Recommendations

At our January meeting, Professor Sheppard spoke of several policy recommendations with regards the Honorary Degree Committee. Briefly, they spoke of concerns with Board Policy 505.3; they seek to have the Chancellor waive the requirement that an honorary degree recipient also be expected to be a speaker at commencement; they seek clearer language on the merits and expectations of potential recipients. The link below provides these recommendations.

Policy Recommendations

Recommendations approved.

VII. New Business

A. The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action at its meeting scheduled for February 9, 2011:

1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 28, 2011: Table A.

2. Graduate credit course change proposals - None

3. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences – School of Human Environmental Sciences – FHNHBS – BSHES, Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality - Hospitality & Restaurant Management Concentration (Table One, Attachments 1A and 1A-1).

4. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction - CHEDBS –BSE, Childhood Education (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

5. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction - ELELBS –BSE, Elementary Education (Table Two, Attachments 2B and 2B-1).

6. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction - ELELBS –BSE, Elementary Education (Table Two, Attachment 2C).

7. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance - KINSBS –BSE, Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology/Bio mechanics and Exercise Science Fitness Specialist Concentrations (Table Two, Attachments 2D, 2D-1and 2D-2).

8. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance - HLSCBS –BSE, Health Science (Table Two, Attachments 2E and 2E-1).

9. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, - NURSBS –BSN, Nursing (Table Two, Attachment 2F).

Consent Agenda approved.

VIII. Announcements

Campus Council Meeting, 3:30 p.m., March 8 (T), Giffels Auditorium

Campus Faculty Meeting - 3:30 p.m., March 29 (T), Giffels Auditorium

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned.