Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
Ro DiBrezzo, Chair
Officers: DiBrezzo, Freund, Jones, Brady, Kral, Gay
Senators (elected): (ARCH); (ALFS) Karcher, Savin, Burgos, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Turner, Parry, Scheide, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Arenberg, Stites, Rhoads, Van Brahana; (WCOB) Ellstrand, Jensen; (EDHP) Stegman, Deggs, Smith-Nix; (ENGR) Gordon, Hall; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Kirkwood; (At-Large) Fort, Gay, Murphy, Riggs, Johnson, Allison, Salisbury.
Senators (admin): J. Rankin, Shields, McMath.
Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Milus, Costello; (ARSC) Behrend, Comfort, Landman, Shobe, Nolan; (WCOB) Bouwman; (EDHP) Kissinger; (ENGR) Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Curington, Whayne, Allen, Margulis.
Senators (admin): Gearhart, Gaber, Vayda, Shannon, Schwab, Worrell, P. Rankin, Smith, Saxena, Nance, Henderson Allen, Lewis.
I. Call to Order: Ro DiBrezzo, Chair
The meeting was called to order at 3:32.
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Agenda
Motion to reorder the agenda as needed today passed.
IV. Approval of minutes from March 9, 2011.
The minutes were approved
A. Provost Sharon Gaber:
In Dr. Gaber's absence today, the Faculty Senate Chair, Dr. DiBrezzo, relayed some important points in her behalf. The candidates for Dean of Law School and for the Graduate School are participating in on-campus interviews. Robin Roberts has accepted the position of Dean of Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
B. Jim Rankin, Huron Report
This presentation discussed how we distribute F & A on campus. 21 recommendations were given to us in the Huron Report.
C. ASG, Emily Nevala
Ms. Nevala updated us on the events of ASG this year.
- Literacy Service Learning Project - student volunteers work one hour a week with children in area elementary schools.
- Installation of earth tubs to compost food waste from campus is going forward - ribbon cutting, Monday the 18th of April
- Campus map underdevelopment for students; will be the size of a credit card.
- Rolling with the Razorbacks has expanded into baseball - students will have an opportunity to go to ORU baseball game on the 19th of April
- Safe Ride - hoping for an endowment to support this activity in the future.
- Scholarship program developed by ASG - a Leadership Scholarship competition for $1500.
- Student advocacy group went to DC to meet with Arkansas legislators.
- Town Hall meeting coming up with Mayor and City officials - April 20.
D. Ro DiBrezzo, Chair of Faculty Senate
Dr. DiBrezzo updated us on events since March.
- Spring Retreat with Chancellor or "Advance" went very well a few weeks ago. Chairs of ASG, Staff Senate and Faculty Senate spoke and all were well received.
- Ro remains optimistic about the Chancellor's efforts on this campus Communication is better but still needs more work.
- Feels better about on campus growth and how this will be handled.
- Attended Board of Trustees meeting in Monticello and now knows what a weevil is!
- Executive Committee has recommended to the Provost that we remove the Student Complaint Procedure. This is a process that is taken when a student has a complaint about a faculty member other than in reference to grades. This is a grievance that slipped through the cracks as we now have an ombudsman who handles this. We await the Provost's decision.
- We will have a May Faculty Senate meeting as there is still much work to be done. It will take place May 11.
- Red and White Game coming up - free for faculty.
VII. New Business
A. P & T wording Motion to strike "with the department committee seeking suggestions from department chair/head for reviewers".
Motion amended to state "(the department committee may seek suggestions from the department chair/head for reviewers)".
A further new motion was made to add "chair/Head" in point #14.
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?
Motion to change the drop deadline to the 13th week passed, 16 Yes Votes, 14 No Votes.
A. Student Conduct, Danny Pugh & Paul CroninPaul Cronin and Monica Holland presented the revisions to the Student conduct policy and procedure. Paul presented the significant changes, and Monica worked through the flow chart. Cronin covered the composition of the AUCB. The entire report is on the website, and Cronin will post the slides from the presentation today. Senator Stites indicated that there was no place in the flow chart for an accuser to ask for an appeal if the case is closed because of insufficient evidence. Cronin and Monica indicated that had been discussed, but no resolution achieved.B. APT Committee - Clinical faculty
C. Resolution concerning prescription drugs from Fringe Benefits:
Motion to accept this criteria for clinical faculty passed.D. The following items was removed from the March Consent Agenda and is reintroduced here for review and action:
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 co-payment.
Motion to accept resolution passed.E. Consent Agenda: The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action at its meeting scheduled for April 13, 2011:
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.
Motion to approve this item passed.
- 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.
Motion to approve consent agenda passed.
Meeting adjourned at 5:16