Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
March 12, 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, McComas

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (ALFS) Ahrendsen, Burgos, Savin, Pereira, Ogbeide; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Korth, Parry, Christiansen, Senor, McIntosh, Foley, Schriver, Rhoads, White, Zajicek; (WCOB) Miles, Gupta, Myers; (EDHP) Montgomery, Schmidtke, Hewitt, Mamiseishvili; (ENGR) McCann, Hall; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Quinn, Parker-Gibson, Gay, Dennis, Jensen, Kral, Shobe, Allison.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Di Brezzo, McCray, Reyes, Shields (2), Jones, McMath, Leeds, Henderson Allen.

Absent:

Officers: Rosenkrans

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (AFLS) Rom; (ARSC) Scheide, Whayne, Sonn; (WCOB); (EDHP); (ENGR) Rossetti, Beitle; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Fort.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Rankin, Van Laningham, Pugh, Vayda, Goodstein-Murphree, , Smith, English, Lewis.

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I. Call to Order: Janine Parry, Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:30.

II. Roll Call

Roll called by the Secretary.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from February 12, 2014

Minutes of February 12, 2014 approved.

V. Reports

A. Sharon Gaber, Provost - The Provost reported on the following:

B. Jim Gigantino, Calendar Committee

Proposed Calendar 2019

Professor Gigantino introduced us to the 2019 Calendar; we will vote on this calendar during our April meeting.

C. Kelly Way, Academic Standards Committee

Committee Recommendations Powerpoint

An overview of the Committee's thoughts on the four academic items perused was given. The Chair of the Faculty Senate asked this committee to consider:

D. Tim Kring, Committee on Committees

Committee Recommendations

Recommends that we abolish the Student Relations Committee and Modify/Amend the Academic Integrity and Code of Student Conduct Committee; we will vote on this during our April meeting.

C. Janine Parry, FS Chair - The Chair reported on the following:

VI. Old Business

None

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 March 12, 2014:

1. Course Change Proposals:

a. Undergraduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 28, 2014 – Table A

b. Graduate and dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 24, 2014 and the Graduate Council on February 20, 2014 -  Table B and Table C

2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 20, 2014:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Agriculture Dean – AFLS-M – Minor, Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (Table One, Attachments 1A and 1A-1).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Poultry Sciences – POSCBS – BSA, Poultry Science (Table One, Attachment 1B).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences - HDFSBS-CDEV – BSHES, Human Development and Family Sciences - Child Development Concentration (Table One, Attachments 1C, 1C-1 and 1C-2).

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences - FHNHBS-DIET-GFNU – BSHES, Foods, Human Nutrition and Hospitality - Dietetics, and General Foods and Nutrition Concentrations (Table One, Attachments 1D and 1D-1).

e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences - FHNHBS-HRMN – BSHES, Foods, Human Nutrition and Hospitality – Hospitality and Restaurant Management Concentration (Table One, Attachments 1E and 1E-1).

3. Proposed Law School Graduate program change approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 20, 2014:

a. School of Law Dean - CRLWGC – Graduate Certificate in Criminal Law (Table Two, Attachments 2A and 2A-1).

4. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 24, 2014 and the Graduate Council on February 20, 2014:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Graduate School and International Education - Interdisciplinary Studies - MEPHMS – MS, Microelectronics-Photonics (Table Three, Attachment 3A).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Graduate School and International Education – STATMS – MS, Statistics (Table Three, Attachments 3B, 3B-1, 3B-2 and 3B-3).

5. 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 Economics -ECONPH - PhD, Economics (Table Three, Attachment 3C).

All items of the Consent Agenda approved.

VIII. Announcements

A. Mike Huddleston, Faculty Assistance Program This program is for faculty and graduate assistants. It provides free counseling to employees, spouses and children. 8 sessions per person, per issue for free.

B. Campus Council Meeting - April 10, 3:30, Mullins 104.

C. Campus Faculty Meeting - April 16, 3:30, Giffels Auditorium - Shane Broadway, Director of Higher Education will be the speaker.

D. Nominations Deadline - nominations for Faculty Governance positions - deadline, Monday, March 17th, St. Patty's day!

E. Wally Cordes Memorial Service, Friday, March 14, 1:30, Giffels Auditorium

F. Ro Do Di Brezzo commented on the great leadership we have in Janine Parry and John Rupe and the wonderful work they did at the Chancellor's Retreat.

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.