Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
April 8, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

John Rupe, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

Officers: Rupe, McComas, Jones, Brady, Allison, Savin

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (ALFS) Savin, Ahrendsen, Hettiarachchy; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Korth, Parry, Scheide, Christianse, McIntosh, Jones, Rhoads, Whayne, Restrepo, Zajicek; (WCOB) Delery, Gupta, Meyers; (EDHP)Moiseichik; (ENGR) McCann; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Johnson, Gay, Dennis, Kral, Allison, Collet, Allison, Jones

Senators (admin): DiBrezzo, Rankin, Martin, McCray, Reyes, Shields, Henderson Allen, Rom, Fagg.

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (AFLS) Richardson, Hensley, Edgar; (ARSC) Senor, D'Alisera, White; (WCOB); (EDHP) Schmidtke, Montgomery Boyd, Casey; (ENGR) Hall, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Fort, Shobe.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Gaber, Van Laningham, Pugh, Vayda, MacKeith, Needy, Jones, Smith, English, Leeds, Harwood-Rom, Cromer.

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I. Call to Order: John Rupe, Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:30

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

IV. Approval of minutes from March 11, 2015

Minutes approved

V. Reports

A. Health Insurance Increase - Barbara Abercrombie

Presentation

A final decision will be made to the System Office by May 1; Premium changes begin July 31.

B. Calendar Committee - Suzanne Kenner

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendar was presented today and will be voted on during our May 6 meeting.

C. Open Access Policy - Research Council

Handout

Policy

Powerpoint

The report focused on the creation of the Open Access Policy as developed by the Research Council.

D. John Rupe, Chair

The Interim Chancellor has been assigned - Dan Ferritor. Also University Perspectives is looking for instructors. Please contact Ro DiBrezzo's office if interested in teaching a course.

VI. Old Business

None

VII. New Business

A. UCPC Policy - Norm Dennis

Policy

 

Please see attached handout for UCPC policy proposal. It will be voted on at the next Faculty Senate meeting in May.

B. 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 April 8, 2015:

 

1.  Course change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and dual classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 20, 2015 and the Graduate Council on March 19, 2015:  (PDF Report). 

 

2.  Program Change Proposals (PDF Report). Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 20, 2015 and the Graduate Council on March 19, 2015:

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGBS, Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (Table One).

 

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CENGBS, Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Table One).

 

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBS, Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (Table One).

The Consent Agenda passed.

 

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. 

 

C. Committee of the Whole

The Senate moved into Executive Session.

VIII. Announcements

Remembrance of Faculty

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned around 5 p.m.