Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
February 13, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Tim Kral, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call


Officers: Kral, L. Jones, Brady, Parry, Gay

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Rom, Savin, Pereira, Ogbeide; (ARSC) Kral, Freund, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Foley, Schriver, Rhoads, Sonn, Zajicek; (WCOB) Miles, Ellstrand, Myers; (EDHP) Murphy, Orr, Hewitt, Mamiseishvili; (ENGR) Hall, Rossetti; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Johnson, Fort, Whayne, Parker Gibson, Dennis, Jensen, Jones, Quinn, Allison.

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


Officers: C. Jones, Rosenkrans

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Burgos, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Shobe, McIntosh; (WCOB); (EDHP) ; (ENGR) McCann, Beitle; (LAW) ; (LIBR); (At-Large) Rupe.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, Shannon, Roberts, Jones, Smith, Martin, Leeds, McMath.


I. Call to Order: Timothy Kral, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:30.

II. Roll Call

Roll was called.

III. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from January 16, 2013.

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber

The Provost reported on the following:

B. Tim Kral, FS Chair

The Faculty Senate Chair reported on the following:

VI. Old Business

A. Revised Sexual Misconduct Procedures

Revised Procedures 1/9/13


B. Teaching Council Charges Report

Recommendations: Charge 1, Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4

Charge 1

Call for the Question - Vote to stop discussion - Vote failed.

Amendment to strike the last sentence - The final examination period is thus to be reserved for the final assessment of student performance. 

Amendment to amendment to strike the following - Since a final examination is an assessment of student performance, it may take many of the traditional forms (e.g. comprehensive exam, exam over the material presented since the last exam, etc.); however, the final examination is designated as the last assessment of student performance and must be given at the times specified in the schedule.

Amendment to Amendment passed

Amended Amendment passed

Amendment to combine the first and third sentences followed by the second sentence to state: All final examinations must be given at times scheduled within the official final examination period designated for the course.  A final examination represents the final assessment of each student’s knowledge of the subject material within a course.

Amendment passed

First Charge, as amended, passed.

Charge II

Tim Kral granted extreme authority to clean up language related to Campus Council

Motion passed

Charge III

No motion

Charge IV

Amendment to add "used effectively by my instructor".

Amendment passed

Motion to accept amended evaluation question failed.

VII. New Business

A. Resolution regarding concealed weapons on campus.

Faculty Resolution - Co sponsors - Steve Boss, Nilda Burgos, Sidney Burris, Tess Gibson, Linda Jones, Tim Kral, Deb Kulczak, Richard Lee, Kathleen Lehman, Rebecca Miles, Necia Parker-Gibson, Janine Parry, Bill Quinn, Curt Rom, Marcia Shobe.

Link to Presidents for Gun Safety: http://collegepresidentsforgunsafety.org/

Motion to support resolution passed.

B. 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 13, 2013:

1. Course Change Proposals:

a. Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 25, 2013: Table A and Table D.

b. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 14, 2012 and the Graduate Council on January 17, 2013: Table B and Table C.

c. University Perspectives Sample Syllabus

The final item from Table, UNIV 1001, was pulled from the course change proposals. All other courses were approved.

UNIV 1001 was approved.

2. Undergraduate Graduate Program Change Proposals:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - AGBSBS – BSA, Agricultural Business, all concentrations (Table One, Attachments 1A, 1A-1, 1A-2, 1A-3, 1A-4, 1A-5 and 1A-6).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education – Name change to Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology (Table One, Attachments 1B and 1B-1). For Information Only

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECONPH – PhD, Economics (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

All other consent agenda items were approved.

VIII. Announcements

Happy Valentines Day!

Two important meetings on the horizon - Meeting with Don Bobbitt, March 13th, TBA. Meeting with Chancellor and Provost, March 27th, Giffels Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:34.