Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
February 8, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

David Gay, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: Gay, L. Jones, Kral, Brady, Martin, C. Jones

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Rom, Savin, Costello; (ARSC) Kral, Freund, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Shobe, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Arenberg, Stites, Rhoads, Brahana; (WCOB) Ellstrand, Meyers; (EDHP) Murphy, Orr; (ENGR) Hall, Deaton; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Dennis, Fort, Parker Gibson, Rupe, Jensen, Jones, Martin, Allison, Salisbury.

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

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Burgos, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Nolan; (WCOB) Bouwman; (EDHP) Smith-Nix, Deggs; (ENGR) Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Johnson, Whayne, Margulis.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, Shannon, Roberts, Worrell, P. Rankin, Saxena, Leeds, Smith, McMath.

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I. Call to Order: David Gay, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:35.

II. Roll Call

Roll was called.

III. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from January 25, 2012.

The minutes of January 25, 2012 were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost, Sharon Gaber

The Provost reported on the following:

B. APT Committee, Norm Dennis

Nominations and Guidelines for University and Distinguished Professorships

Powerpoint Presentation

B. Athletics Academic Report, John Fagg

C. Faculty Senate Chair's Report, David Gay

VI. Old Business

VII. New Business

A. The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled for February 8, 2012 (Tables Key):

  1. Course Change Proposals:

    a. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2012: Table A

    b. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 16, 2011 and the Graduate Council on January 19, 2012: Table B and Table C.

  2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals:

    a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, – BENGBS – BSBE, Biological Engineering (Table One, Attachments 1A and 1A-1).

    b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, – CHEGBS – BSChE, Chemical Engineering (Table One, Attachment 1B).

    c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, – CVEGBS – BSCE, Civil Engineering (Table One, Attachment 1C).

  3. Graduate Program Change Proposals:

    a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDPSMC – PMC, Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology (Table Two, Attachments 2A and 2A-1).

    b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ISESGC – GC, Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems (Table Two, Attachments 2B and 2B-1).

    c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Administration – BADMPH – PHD, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration (Table Two, Attachment 2C).

    d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Administration – BADMMB – MBA, Business Administration, Panama Program (Table Two, Attachments 2D, 2D-1 and 2D-2).

All items of the consent agenda were approved unanimously.

VIII. Announcements

March 28, Giffels Auditorium, 3:30 p.m., University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt will speak to the Campus Faculty.

IX. Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 4:15.