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

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

Roll Call


Officers: Kral, L. Jones, C. Jones, Parry, Rosenkrans

Senators (elected): (ARCH) ; (ALFS) Burgos, Savin, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) Kral, Freund, Comfort, Harrington, Parry, Landman, Christiansen, Shobe, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Schriver, Rhoads, Sonn; (WCOB) Miles, Ellstrand, Myers; (EDHP) Murphy, Orr, Mamiseishvili; (ENGR) McCann, Rossetti; (LAW) ; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Fort, Parker Gibson, Dennis, Jensen, Jones, Quinn, Allison.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Martin, Rankin, Shields, Henderson Allen, McMath, Jones


Officers: Gay, Brady

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Wall; (AFLS) Pereira, Ogbeide, Rom; (ARSC) McIntosh, Foley, Zajicek; (WCOB); (EDHP) Hewitt; (ENGR) Hall, Beitle; (LAW) ; (LIBR) Brummer; (At-Large) Johnson, Whayne, Rupe.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, Shannon, Roberts, Smith, Leeds, Lewis.


I. Call to Order: Timothy Kral, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll was promptly called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from February 13, 2013

Minutes approved.

V. Old Business


VI. New Business

A. Executive Session – Posthumous Degrees, Steve Sheppard

The Senate moved into executive session to discuss Posthumous Degrees.

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 March 13, 2013:

1. Course Change Proposals:

a. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2013: Table A

b. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 25, 2013 and the Graduate Council on February 21, 2013: Table B and Table C

2. Undergraduate Graduate Program Change Proposals:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Poultry Sciences - POSCBS – BSA, Poultry Science (Table One, Attachments 1A, 1A-1, 1A-2 and 1A-3).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering - BMEGBS – BSBME, Biomedical Engineering (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals:


All consent agenda items approved.

VII. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber

The Provost reported on the following:

Faculty development efforts are underway. New program - the Advancing Associate Professor program; the participants have had their first meetings with their mentors.

VIII. Announcements

Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 p.m., Question and Answer session with Chancellor Gearhart and Provost Gaber. Giffels Auditorium

IX. Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 3:47.