Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
November 9, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

David Gay, Chair
Janine Parry, Acting Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: Gay, Kral, C. Jones, Brady

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (ALFS) Rom, Savin; (ARSC) Kral, Freund, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Arenberg, Brahana, Stites; (WCOB) Bouwman, Myers; (EDHP) Orr, Deggs, Smith-Nix; (ENGR); (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Johnson, Fort, Parker Gibson,Rupe, Dennis, Jensen, Allison, Salisbury.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Smith, Shields, McMath, Lewis.

Absent:

Officers: L. Jones, Martin

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Burgos, Ahrendsen, Costello; (ARSC) Shobe, Nolan, Rhoads; (WCOB) Ellstrand; (EDHP) Murphy; (ENGR) Deaton, Hall, Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Whayne, Margulis, Jones, Martin.

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

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I. Call to Order: David Gay, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:30.

II. Roll Call

Roll was taken by acting secretary, Janine Parry.

III. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from October

The minutes from October were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost’s Report, Sharon Gaber.

B. Tom Jensen, Financial Advisory Committee

Report - Highlights: 27% increase in faculty overall since 2005, thanks to recent rounds of hires. Salaries are up at all levels as well. At all levels other than instructor/lecturer, females make approximately 5-10% less than males at same rank. Benchmarking us with southern universities, we see that UA compares most favorably at the assistant level, less so at professor and associate.

C. APT Committee, Norm Dennis

Clinical Promotion
Research Faculty Promotion

D. David Gay, FS Chair

VI. Old Business

None

VII. New Business

A. Jim Rankin, Research and Scholarly Misconduct

Handout - Research and Scholarly Misconduct policy: changes posted/linked on agenda (pages 5 and 6). Language change approved unanimously.

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

  1. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 28, 2011: Table A
  2. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 23, 2011 and the Graduate Council on October 20, 2011: Table B
  3. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Art – ARTBA - BA, Art – Art History Concentration (Table One, Attachment 1A).
  4. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Biological Sciences – BIOLBA – BA, Biology (Table One, Attachment 1B).
  5. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Biological Sciences – BIOLBS – BS, Biology (Table One, Attachment 1C).
  6. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry – CHEMBS – BS, Chemistry – International Concentration (Table One, Attachments 1D and 1D-1).
  7. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of History – Change in AP Score for Credit (Table One, Attachment 1F).
  8. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – IRELBA – BA, International Relations (Table One, Attachment 1G).
  9. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – JABO-M – Minor in Japanese (Table One, Attachment 1H).
  10. roposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Lemke Department of Journalism – JOURBA – BA, Journalism (Table One, Attachment 1I).
  11. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – LASTBA and LAST-M – Second or Dependent BA and Minor in Latin American and Latino Studies (Table One, Attachment 1J).
  12. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATH-M – Minor in Mathematics (Table One, Attachment 1K).
  13. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATHBA – BA, Mathematics (Table One, Attachment 1L).
  14. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATHBS – BS, Mathematics (Table One, Attachment 1M).
  15. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATHBA and MATHBS Honors – Honors in BA or BS, Mathematics (Table One, Attachment 1N).
  16. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Physics – PHYSBA – BA, Physics (Table One, Attachment 1O).
  17. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Physics – PHYSBS – BS, Physics (Table One, Attachments 1P and 1P-1).
  18. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions - Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS – BSE, Childhood Education - (Table Two, Attachments 2A and 2A-1).
  19. Proposed graduate program change for Graduate School - Interdisciplinary Programs - SUSTGC– GC, Sustainability (Table Four, Attachments 4A, 4A-1and 4A-2).
  20. Proposed graduate change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSMS – MS, Kinesiology - Adapted Movement Science Concentration (Table Four, Attachment 4B).
  21. Proposed graduate change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSPH – PhD, Kinesiology - Pedagogy Concentration (Table Four, Attachment 4C).

    Consent Agenda, items 1-18. Adopted unanimously.

    Consent Agenda, items 19-21. Adopted unanimously.

VIII. Information Items

    1. Proposed undergraduate change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBA and CSCE-M – BA, Computer Science and Minor in Computer Science (Table One, Attachments 1E, 1E-1 and 1E-2). (For Information Only)
    2. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDGC – GC, Autism Spectrum Disorders (Table Three, Attachment 3A). (For Information Only)

IX. Announcements

Campus Council Meeting, 3 p.m., Dec. 13 (T) in the E. J. Ball Court Room of the Law School.

The Catastrophic Leave Bank Program assists eligible University employees through medical emergencies, injuries, and illnesses incurred by them or eligible family members after the employees exhaust their earned sick leave, annual leave, holidays, and compensatory time.  There are two separate catastrophic leave banks: one for faculty and one for classified and non-classified staff.   Only faculty may donate to the faculty bank, and only faculty may receive awarded catastrophic leave hours from the faculty bank. Only staff may donate to the staff bank, and only staff may receive awarded catastrophic leave hours from the staff bank.  During fiscal year 2011, 42 University employees received assistance from this program. Human Resources will conduct a donation drive for this program during the month of November 2011. Information and donation forms are available from your departmental leave representative and on the Human Resources web page at http://hr.uark.edu/CatLeaveDonorApp.pdf.

X. Executive Session

Executive Session, Steve Sheppard (honorary degrees)

XI. Adjourn

Adjournment at 4:38 p.m.