Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
January 15, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Janine Parry, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: Parry, Kral, Jones, Brady, Rupe

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (ALFS) Ahrendsen, Rom, Savin; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Parry, Scheide, Christiansen, McIntosh, Foley, White, Sonn, Zajicek; (WCOB) Miles, Gupta, Myers; (EDHP) Montgomery, Schmidtke, Mamiseishvili; (ENGR) McCann; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Fort, Parker-Gibson, Gay, Jensen, Kral, Quinn, Allison.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Di Brezzo, Van Laningham, Reyes, Pugh, Henderson Allen, McMath, Lewis.

Absent:

Officers: Rosenkrans, McComas

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Pereira, Ogbeide, Burgos; (ARSC) Korth, Senor, Schriver, Rhoads, Whayne; (WCOB); (EDHP) Hewitt; (ENGR) Rossetti, Hall, Beitle; (LAW); (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Dennis, Shobe.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Rankin, McCray, Vayda, Goodstein-Murphree, Shields (2), Jones, Smith, English, Leeds.

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I. Call to Order: Janine Parry, Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:31 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from December 11, 2013

Minutes approved.

V. Old Business

A. Curt Rom Teaching Council-Grade Appeal Process Review

Attachment 1 - Attachment 2

Today's presentation was informational; the proposed process will be voted on during our February meeting.

VI. Reports

A. Sharon Gaber, Provost

B. Wes Sites, Financial Advisory Committee

Professor Stites reported on the following: Financial Powerpoint

C. Janine Parry, FS Chair

The Chair has been asked to examine the possibility of a +/- system of grading on campus. Academic Standards is reviewing this and will provide feedback to us later this semester.

VII. New Business

A. Consent Agenda

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 January 15, 2014:

1. Course Change Proposals:

a. Undergraduate course change proposals – None

b. Graduate and dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 22, 2013 and the Graduate Council on December 19, 2013: Table A and Table B

c. School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 13, 2013: Table C

2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 13, 2013:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – CPSCBS – BSA, Crop Science (Table One, Attachment 1A).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – CPSC-M – Minor, Crop Science (Table One, Attachments 1B and 1B-1).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – ESWSBS – BSA, Environmental Soil and Water Science (Table One, Attachment 1C).

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – ESWS-M – Minor, Environmental Soil and Water Science (Table One, Attachment 1D).

e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS – BSA, Animal Science (Table One,, Attachments 1E and 1E-1).

f. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – AQSC-M  – Minor, Equine Science (Table One, Attachment 1F).

g. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences - APTSBS – BSHES, Apparel Studies (Table One, Attachments 1G and 1G-1).

h. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PSPED – Pre-code Special Education (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

i. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor School of Nursing – NURSBS – BSN, Nursing (Table Two, Attachment 2B).

j. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders – HRWDBS – BSE, Human Resources and Workforce Development (Table Two, Attachment 2C).

k. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBA – BA, Computer Science (Table Three, Attachment 3A).

l. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CENGBS – BS, Computer Engineering (Table Three, Attachment 3B).

m. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBS – BS, Computer Science (Table Three, Attachment 3C).

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 22, 2013 and the Graduate Council on December 19, 2013:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agriculture Dean – AFLSMS – Masters in Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences (Table Four, Attachments 4A and 4A-1).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDME – MED, Curriculum and Instruction (Table Four, Attachment 4B).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ISESGC – GC, Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems (Table Four, Attachments 4C and 4C-1).

All segments of the Consent Agenda approved.

VIII. Announcements

Vice Provost DiBrezzo would like input on the University Perspectives Course; the Executive Committee will explore this at their next meeting in February.

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.