Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
October 8, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Bill McComas, Vice Chair
Neil Allison, Chair Elect
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call

Present:

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

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Webb; (ALFS) Savin, Hensley, Ahrendsen, Hettiarachchy; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Korth, Parry, Scheide, Christiansen, McIntosh, D'Alisera, Jones, Whayne, White, Restrepo, Zajicek; (WCOB) Delery, Gupta, Myers; (EDHP) Montgomery Boyd, Schmidtke, Moiseichik, Casey; (ENGR) McCann, Hall, Rossetti; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Fort, Johnson, Gay, Dennis, Jensen, Kral, Collet, Shobe, Allison, Jones

Senators (admin): Gaber, DiBrezzo, Martin, McCray, Van Laningham, Reyes, Pugh, Jones, Fagg.

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) TBA x 2; (ARSC) Senor, Rhoads; (WCOB); (EDHP); (ENGR); (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large).

Senators (admin): Gearhart, Vayda, MacKeith, Shields, Needy, Smith, English, Leeds, Henderson Allen, Rom, Harwood-Rom.

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I. Call to Order: Bill McComas, Vice Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:32

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of minutes from September 10, 2014

Minutes approved

V. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber

The Provost reported on the following:

B. United Way - Kathy Deck

Kathy Deck reported on the United Way campaign. As a reminder, when one designates where their money will go, it goes to the point requested. Any money that is not designated is divided otherwise to the groups designated to receive funds in general from the United Way.

Unitedway.uark.edu

C. Title IX Report - Tamla Lewis

Tamla Lewis reported on the following:

"The attached Campus Save Act Compliance Checklist and the Dept. of Education's Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence were the primary sources relied on by the University to bring our Code of Student Life into compliance with the amended federal regulations (Title IX, Clery, VAWA, Campus Save).   The deadline for compliance was October 1, 2014."

Title IX Code Revisions Document

Title IX Document - Red lined

D. Code of Student Life - Rachel Eikenberry

Rachel Eikenberry reported on the following - Two modifications proposed with reference to appeal procedures, and student organizations. This information will be sent to the Academic Integrity and Code of Student Conduct Committee for further review.

Policy Revisions - Summary

Appeal Procedures - Clean

Appeal Procedures - Red lined

Student Organization Disciplinary Procedures - Clean

Student Organization Disciplinary Procedures - Red lined

VI. Old Business

Attendance Policy - Kathleen Lehman, Teaching Council

Document to be voted on in this month's meeting

Proposed attendance policy

Proposed attendance policy with final paragraph removed (FYI)

Files from previous meeting

Current Attendance Policy in Faculty Handbook

Proposed Attendance Policy (no longer in consideration for a vote in this form)

Amendment proposed to change the word "force" to "require". Amendment passed.

Amendment proposed to strike the word "regularly". Amendment passed.

Amendment proposed to state: "students should treat class attendance as mandatory". Amendment passed.

Amendment proposed to remove "These policies apply to both undergraduate and graduate student classes". Amendment passed.

Amended policy passed.

VII. New Business (Neil Allison, Chair Elect, Faculty Senate)

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 October 8, 2014: 

1. Course Change Proposals (key): 

a. Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 26, 2014 – Table A and Table C.

b. Graduate course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 25, 2014 and the Graduate Council on School on May 15, 2014 – Table B.  

2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals:  None

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 25, 2014 and the Graduate Council on May 15, 2014:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences – CSESMS, Master of Science in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences (Table One, Attachment 1A).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation – ATTRMA, Master of Athletic Training (Table One, Attachment 1B).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation - CHLPMS – Master of Science in Community Health Promotion (Table One, Attachment 1C). 

d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation - KINSPH – Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology (Table One, Attachment 1D). 

4. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 25, 2014 and the Graduate Council on September 18, 2014:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department Interdisciplinary program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies - CLCSPH – Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies (Table Two, Attachment 2A).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department Mathematical Sciences - SMTHMA – Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics (Table Two, Attachments 2B and 2C). 

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Music - MUSCGC – Graduate Certificate in Advanced Instrumental Performance (Table Two, Attachments 2D and 2E).

Consent Agenda passed.

VIII. Announcements

None

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 by Chair Elect Allison.