Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
October 10, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Roll Call

Present:

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

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

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

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Burgos; (ARSC) McIntosh, Shriver, Zajicek; (WCOB); (EDHP) Hewitt; (ENGR) Beitle, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Whayne.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, Shannon, Roberts, Jones, Smith, Rankin, Leeds, Henderson Allen.

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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 September 12, 2012

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber

Provost Gaber reported on the following:

B. Rachel Eikenberry presented a report on Student Conduct.

PowerPoint Report

C. Monica Holland presented a report on Academic Integrity

PowerPoint Report

D. Barbara Abercrombie, New Director of Human Resources

E. Annie Jannarone - CEA Testing Facility

The testing center is located in Room 305, 3rd level of the Stadium Parking Garage. Some computers have assisted technologies. Currently open 8 to 5 p.m.

F. Tim Kral, Chair of Faculty Senate

VI. Old Business

A. Intersessions - Calendar Committee, Jim Gigantino

The University Calendar Committee has voted to recommend to the University Faculty Senate a motion to create three new intersessions at the University of Arkansas, beginning in May 2013.  These intersessions are abbreviated semesters in January, May, and August.  Please see below for the specifics of each of their recommended proposals:

1) The committee recommends the attached January, May, and August intersession calendars for 2013-2017.  The first intersession would begin in May 2013. 
2) The committee recommends that students will only be able to enroll in a maximum of one lecture or lab course for a maximum of four credits.  Therefore scheduling of these courses will be at the discretion of the department.
3) The committee recommends the elimination of the two six week summer sessions effective Summer 2013 to prevent an overlap between the May/August intersessions and the six week sessions. Revised: The committee recommends the elimination of the twelve week summer session and the two six week summer sessions, effective Summer 2013, to prevent an overlap between the May/August intersessions and the summer term. 

This proposal comes with a second from the committee.

Intersession Presentation
January Intersession Calendar
May Intersession Calendar
August Intersession Calendar / Revised Intersession Calendar for August

An amendment was made to item two to remove "one lecture or lab course for a maximum of".

The question was called to stop the debate - this motion passed.

The amendment made to item two to remove "one lecture or lab course for a maximum of" failed.

An amendment was made to item two - "with the exception of corequisite courses" to read "...students will only be able to enroll in a maximum of one lecture or lab course, with the exception of corequisite courses, for a maximum of four credits." Amendment passed.

Amended motion passed.

VII. New Business

A. Classrooms, Technology and Academic Design: Committee, Janine Parry

Current Language: The committee will be six faculty (2 per year) serving three year terms, two representatives from Facilities Management, and two students (one year terms).  In addition, there will be a faculty representative from the Teaching Council, and the Director or a representative of the Center for Educational Access will serve as an Ex-Officio member.

Proposed Language: The committee will be six faculty (2 per year) serving three year terms, two representatives from Facilities Management, TWO IT SPECIALISTS, and two students (one year terms). In addition, there will be a faculty representative from the Teaching Council, and the Director or a representative of the Center for Educational Access will serve as an Ex-Officio member.

This change comes as a recommendation from the Executive Committee.

Motion passed

B. Resolution Recognizing the Athletic Department - Janine Parry

Resolution supported.

C. 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 October 10, 2012:

1. Course Change Proposals (Key):

a. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28 , 2012: Table A

b. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals: none

WCOB withdrew the following courses - Finance 3043; Management 2013; Management 3013 and Business Foundations 2053.

Curt Rom asked that ISYS 1123 be pulled from the list as well.

All other courses were approved.

ISYS 1123 was tabled.

2. Undergraduate Graduate Program Change Proposals:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences – FHNHBS – BSHES, Bachelor of Science in Foods, Human Nutrition and Hospitality (Hospitality and Restaurant Management Concentration) (Table One, Attachments 1A, 1A-1, 1A-2, 1A-3, 1A-4 and 1A-5).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – CATEBS – Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education (Business Education Concentration) (Table Two, Attachments 2B, 2B-1, 2B-2 and 2B-3).

All program changes were approved.

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals: None

VIII. Announcements

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 5:25.