Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
March 11, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Bill McComas, Acting Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: McComas, Jones, Brady, Allison, Savin

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (ALFS) Savin, Hensley, Ahrendsen, Hettiarachchy, Edgar; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Korth,Parry, Scheide, Christiansen, Jones, Whayne, White, Restrepo, Zajicek; (WCOB) Gupta; (EDHP) Montgomery Boyd; (ENGR) Kevin Hall; (LAW); (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Fort, Johnson, Gay, Dennis, Kral, Allison, Jones

Senators (admin): DiBrezzo, Martin, Van Laningham, Henderson Allen, Cromer.

Absent:

Officers: Rupe

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (AFLS) Richardson; (ARSC) Senor, McIntosh, D'Alisera, Rhoads; (WCOB) Delery, Myers; (EDHP) Schmidtke, Moiseichik, Casey; (ENGR) McCann, Rossetti; (LAW Beard); (LIBR); (At-Large) Collet, Shobe.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Gaber, Rankin, McCray, Pugh, Vayda, MacKeith, Shields, Needy, Jones, Smith, English, Leeds, Rom, Harwood-Rom, Fagg.

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I. Call to Order: Bill McComas, Acting Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:30

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

IV. Approval of minutes from February 11, 2015

Minutes approved

V. Reports

A. Tom Jensen - COIA

Professor Jensen traveled with John Rupe to San Diego to attend the COIA conference. COIA is looking to reorganize its organization including inviting not one but two representatives from each institution. Also, looking to create five year terms rather than three. Must serve on a committee if you are a member of COIA. Our institution is in good shape regarding Academic Integrity. See presentation for more information.

COIA 2015

B. Javier Reyes - Red, White, & True

Red, White, & True is a strong vote of confidence for the Institution. Funds can support numerous programs and projects on campus. Members of "Working like a Hog" support scholarships on campus. Kudos to Doug Rhoads and his many years of volunteerism in this program.

Presentation

Volunteer Team List

Red, White, & True Website

C. Additional Points

The Executive Committee is considering a statement/resolution with regards guns on campus.

Insurance changes are forthcoming.

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 March 11, 2015:

 

1.  Course change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and dual classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 27, 2015 and the Graduate Council on February 19, 2015:  (PDF Report). 

 

 2. Program Change Proposals (PDF Report). Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 27, 2015 and the Graduate Council on February 19, 2015:

 

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - AGBSBS, Agricultural Business, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (Table One).

 

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - AGBSBS-ABMM, Agricultural Business Agri Management & Marketing Concentration (Table One).

 

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - AGBSBS-AGEC, Agricultural Business Agricultural Economics Concentration(Table One).

 

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - AGBSBS-PRLW, Agricultural Business Pre Law Concentration (Table One).

 

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture, Department of Architecture - ARCH School Academic Regulations (Table Two).

 

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture, Department of Architecture - ARCHBA, Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture (Table Two).

 

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture, Department of Interior Design - IDESBD, Interior Design, Bachelor of Interior Design (Table Two).

 

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture - LARCBS, Landscape Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Science (Table Two).

 

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering - ELEGBS, Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Table Three). 

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 23, 2015 and the Graduate Council on February 19, 2015:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ATTRMA, Athletic Training (Table Four). 

 

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – CHLPMS, Community Health Promotion (Table Four). 

All consent agenda items were approved.

 

Instructions for accessing CourseLeaf information:

The Course Change Agenda Report can be accessed by logging into Course Inventory Management at:  http://registrar.uark.edu/1277.php.  Clicking on “Courses in Approval Process.”   Under the “Approval Role, click the drop down menu and select “Faculty Senate.”  Select the Output Format as PDF.  Click on “Run Report.”

 

Details for course change proposals can be reviewed by going to the website of the Registrar http://registrar.uark.edu/.  Click on “Courses and Scheduling.”  Next, click on “Course Changes” and finally select the link “Course Inventory Management (CIM).”  Enter the specific course code in the search block to retrieve the detailed proposal.   

 

The Program Management Agenda Report can be accessed by logging into Program Management at:  https://nextcatalog.uark.edu/programadmin/.  Clicking on “Programs in Approval Process.”  Under the “Approval Role, click the drop down menu and select “Faculty Senate.”  Select the Output Format as PDF.  Click on “Run Report.”

 

Details for program change proposals can be reviewed by going to the website of the Registrar http://registrar.uark.edu/.  Click on “Program/Unit Changes.  Click    on “Program Management” link.  Enter the specific program code in the search block or place “*” in the search block to retrieve the entire list. 

VIII. Announcements

a. Ro DiBrezzo - Faculty Appreciation Week, April 6-10, 2015

Faculty Appreciation Week is April 6-10; come one come all!

b. Campus Faculty Meeting with Don Bobbitt, Monday, March 16, 3:30, Reynolds Center.

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:15.