Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
April 9, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Roll Call


Officers: Parry, Rosenkrans, Kral, Jones, Brady, Rupe, McComas

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (ALFS) Rom, Savin, Ahrendsen, Pereira; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Korth, Parry, McIntosh, Rhoads, Sonn, Zajicek; (WCOB) Gupta, Myers; (EDHP) Montgomery, Schmidtke, Hewitt, Mamiseishvili; (ENGR) McCann, Hall; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Fort, Parker-Gibson, Gay, Dennis, Jensen, Kral,Quinn, Allison.

Senators (admin): Gerhart, Gaber, Rankin, Van Laningham, Pugh, Shields, Jones, Henderson Allen, McMath, Lewis.



Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Burgos, Ogbeide; (ARSC) Scheide, Christiansen, Senor, Foley, Schriver, Whayne, White; (WCOB) Miles; (EDHP); (ENGR) Rossetti, Beitle; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Murphy, Shobe.

Senators (admin): Di Brezzo, McCray, Reyes, Vayda, Goodstein-Murphree, Smith, English, Leeds.


I. Call to Order: Janine Parry, Chair

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

An amendment was made to the agenda to move a short report from Kelly Way regarding grades and marks to segment V. Reports. Amended agenda approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from March 12, 2014

Minutes of March 12, 2014, approved.

V. Reports

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

B. Tom Jensen, COIA -As a representative of the Faculty Senate at the UA, Professor Jensen regularly attends the COIA meetings and reports to the Senate. See Powerpoint for his overall report. In particular two recommendations were made:

COIA Powerpoint Presentation

COIA Annual Meeting Report - 2014

COIA Report - UA - 2014

C. Kasey Walker, Nominating and Elections Committee - Professor Walker reported on activity of the Nominations and Election Committee. Specifically:


Board Policy

D. Wesley Stites, Financial Advisory Committee


Supportive Excel Documents

Document 1 - Faculty Senate Data FY 2014

Document 2- Continuing Faculty/Admin Raises FY 2014

Document 3 - Financial Advisory Board 2010-2014

Document 4 - Faculty/Admin Raises Detail

Document 5 - Faculty Salary AAUP

NOTE: In these reports, 2005 is used as a simple starting point from which to measure; nothing magical about it!

E. Kelly Way - Report on Grades and Marks

See Powerpoint under section VI. B for information on grades and marks.

F. Janine Parry, FS Chair - The Chair spoke on the following:

VI. Old Business

A. Jim Gigantino, Calendar Committee

Proposed Calendar 2019

Proposed calendar approved.

B. Kelly Way, Academic Standards Committee

Committee Recommendations Powerpoint

Status Policy


Grades and Marks

D-Rule motion passed.

Status Policy - asked to remove "academic warning" and to replace with "academic probation".

Changes in the Status Policy approved.

C. David Gay, Committee on Committees

Committee Recommendations

Proposal to remove Student Relations Committee of the Campus council approved as was the description and name of the Academic Integrity and Code of Student Conduct Committee. NOTE: Although this committee is listed as a Campus Council committee, these items came to the Senate because all committes are handled by this body. Currently, the committe is on assignment to the Campus Council by the action of the Senate, and remains in our jurisdiction.

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 April 9, 2014:

1. Course Change Proposals:

a. Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 21, 2014 – Table A and Table B (Key)

b. Graduate and dual credit course change proposals - None

c. Special motion approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 28, 2014 to allow UNIV 1001, University Perspectives, be used for degree credit.

2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 21, 2014:

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – FDSCBS – BSA, Food Science (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 Food Science – FDSC-M – Minor in Food Science (Table One, Attachment 1B).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing - NURSBS – BSN, Nursing (Table Two, Attachments 2A and 2A-1).

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGBS – BSBME, Biomedical Engineering (Table Three, Attachment 3A).

    3. Graduate Program Change Proposals - None

Consent Agenda approved.

B. Committee of the Whole

The Senate moved into the Committee of the Whole for the remainder of the meeting.

VIII. Announcements

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

B. Campus Faculty Meeting - April 16, 3:30, Giffels

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned - 5:15 p.m.