Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
May 6, 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) Webb; (ALFS) Savin, Ahrendsen, Edgar; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Korth, Parry, Scheide, Christiansen, McIntosh, Jones, Rhoads, Whayne, Restrepo, Zajicek; (WCOB) Delery, Gupta, Meyers; (EDHP); (ENGR) McCann, Hall, Rossetti; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Fort, Gay, Dennis, Kral, Allison, Jones

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

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Richardson, Hensley, Hettiarachchy; (ARSC) Senor, D'Alisera, White; (WCOB); (EDHP) Schmidtke, Montgomery Boyd, Casey, Moiseichik; (ENGR); (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Johnson, Collet, Shobe.

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

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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 April 8, 2015

Minutes of April 8, 2015 approved

V. Reports

A. Provost, Sharon Gaber

The Provost reported on the following:

B. Senate Chair, John Rupe

The Chair reported on the following:

Powerpoint

VI. Old Business

A. Calendar Committee - Suzanne Kenner

2020 Calendar

Motion to approve passed

B. Open Access Policy - Research Council

Handout

Policy

Powerpoint

Motion to approve passed

C. UCPC Policy - Norm Dennis

Policy

 

Motion to approve passed

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 May 6, 2015:

1.  Course change proposals – including undergraduate, core, graduate, dual, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 24, 2015 and the Graduate Council on April 16, 2015:  (PDF Report). 

 

2.  Program Change Proposals (PDF Report).

Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 24, 2015 (there are no program changes from Graduate Council):

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – AIST-M - Asian Studies Minor (Table One).

 

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – AMSTBA - American Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Table One).

 

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean - ARSC Honors - ARSC College Honors Requirements (Table One).

 

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – IDSTBA - Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Table One, Attachment 1A). 

 

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology – ANTHBA - Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts (Table One).

 

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art - ARHS-M - Art History Minor (Table One).

 

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art - ART Writing Req - Art Writing Requirement (Table One). 

 

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art - ARTBA-ARAS - Art/Art Studio Concentration, Bachelor of Arts (Table One).

 

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art - ARTBA-ARHS - Art/Art History Concentration, Bachelor of Arts (Table One)..

 

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - CHEMBS-BIOS - Chemistry/Biochemistry Concentration (Table One).

 

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English - ENGL Dept Honors - English Departmental Honors (Table One).

 

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History - HIST Dept Honors - History Departmental Honors (Table One).

 

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – HISTBA - History, Bachelor of Arts (Table One). 

 

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Journalism - JOUR-M - Journalism Minor (Table One).

 

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Journalism - JOURBA-BCST - Journalism Broadcast Concentration (Table One).

 

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Journalism - JOURBA-NEWS - Journalism News-Editorial Concentration (Table One).

 

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy - PHIL Dept Honors - Philosophy Departmental Honors  (Table One).

 

r.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science - PLSC Dept Honors - Political Science Departmental Honors (Table One).

 

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychological Science - PSYC Dept Honors - Psychology Departmental Honors (Table One).

 

t.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work - SCWK General Reqs - Social Work General Requirements (Table One).

 

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theatre – THTR Dept Honors - Theatre Departmental Honors (Table One).

 

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. 

 

Item 2. j. was removed from the consent agenda and was referred back to committee. All other changes approved.

VIII. Announcements

Today, we honored those faculty who have passed away during the 2014-2015 academic year (see Powerpoint for information on these colleagues). They include:

Eddie Wade Jones
Robert Alan Monson
Charles R. McGimsey
Hester Davis
Doyle Kent Rice
Miller Williams
Buel Ray "Buddy" Lyle
Neal Little
Vernon Glenn
Robert G. Stephens
Donnie Dutton
Pauline Rankin
Donald Taylor
Ralph Ausbon Treat
Robert C. Ellis
Carl L. Griffis
Ivan Leroy Berry
Ray Trammel
A. Hayden Brown
Justin Morris
Calvin Berry
Lloyd Oliver Warren

A moment of silence was observed in honor of these individuals.

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned, 4:20 p.m.