Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
March 14, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Roll Call


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

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Rom, Burgos, Ahrendsen, Costello; (ARSC) Kral, Freund, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Shobe, Arenberg, Stites, Rhoads; (WCOB) Bouwman, Ellstrand; (EDHP) Murphy, Smith-Nix; (ENGR) Hall, Beitle; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Johnson, Fort, Dennis, Parker Gibson, Rupe, Jensen, Jones, Martin, Allison.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Shields, Lewis.



Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Savin; (ARSC) Grob-Fitzgibbon, Nolan, Brahana; (WCOB) Myers; (EDHP)Orr, Deggs; (ENGR) Deaton; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Whayne, Salisbury, Margulis.

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


I. Call to Order: David Gay, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:30.

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from February 8, 2012

Minutes approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber

The Provost reported on the following:

B. Fringe Benefits Committee, Janine Parry


C. Michael Dodd, ASG President

The ASG President reported on the following:

E. David Gay, FS Chair

The Chair of the Faculty Senate reported on the following:

VI. Old Business

A. APT Committee, Norm Dennis

Nominations and Guidelines for University and Distinguished Professorships; Powerpoint Presentation from February meeting.

Two amendments were made:

1) Motion to Amend Substantive Criteria - University Professorship

  • Recognition at national and/or international
  • Recognized nationally and/or internationally
  • endeavors of similar merit in other venues.

Amendment passed

2) Motion to add "tenured" to all professors.

Amendment passed

Motion in favor of accepting with document with two amendments passed.

VII. New Business

A. Calendar Committee (15 minutes between classes), Marie Gentry

The Calendar committee put forward a motion, with a second from the committee, that proposes to change the course scheduling beginning Fall 2013. This motion will be voted on in our April meeting.

Proposed Scheduling

B. Academic Conduct and Behavior Committee, Paul Cronan

Presentation, Sanction Rubric, Policy

C. Faculty Senate Executive Committee - Code of Student Life Revisions, Monica Holland

Handout forthcoming.

D. 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 March 14, 2012:

1. Course Change Proposals:

A. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2012: Table A

B. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2012 and the Graduate Council on February 16, 2012: Table B and Table C

2. Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Program Change Proposal:

A. Proposed undergraduate and graduate program change for the Colleges of Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Health Professions and Graduate School - All Teacher Education Programs (Table One, Attachment 1A).

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals:

A. Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS – MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

B. Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS – MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator Concentration (Table Two, Attachment 2B).

All items in section D approved as presented.

E. Executive Session- Honorary Degrees Committee (Posthumous Degrees), Steve Sheppard

All posthumous degrees approved.

VIII. Announcements

President Bobbitt will speak to the Campus Faculty on March 28, 3:30, Giffels Auditorium

Reminder that Spring Break is not for faculty; vacation time must be taken if not working.

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 5:20.