Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
November 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Roll Call

Present:

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

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

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

Absent:

Officers: McComas

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Richardson; (ARSC) Freund, Senor, McIntosh, Rhoads, Whayne; (WCOB); (EDHP); Schmidtke, Moiseichik (ENGR) Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Collet.

Senators (admin): Gearhart, 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 3:32

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of minutes from October 8, 2014

Minutes approved

V. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber

B. Report from Library - Dean Carolyn Henderson Allen

Dean Henderson Allen reported on the state of the library. See report below.

C. Fringe Benefits - Patricia Kirkwood

Ms. Kirkwood reported on our health care insurance. See handouts below.

D. Service Learning - Jennie Popp

Dr. Popp reported on service learning on campus. See handouts below.

E. Academic Integrity - Monica Holland

Dr. Holland reported on the past year's activity with regards academic integrity. See report below.

F. Faculty Senate - John Rupe (Resolution on eVersity)

The Chair presented a resolution on E-Versity.

Motion made to forego Senate rules so as to vote on a motion to approve the above resolution today.

Motion passed.

Motion to approve the resolution passed with a unanimous vote.

Request made that the resolution be shared with other campuses and Chancellors.

VI. Old Business

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 November 12, 2014:

 

1. Course change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, core, and dual classes (Course Changes PDF).

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.    

2. Program Change Proposals (Program Changes PDF).

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. 

 

Undergraduate and School of Law Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 24, 2014:

 

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, Department of History – AAST-BA, African and African American Studies Combined Major (Table Two).

 

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-ANSC-BSA, Animal Science – Animal Science Concentration (Table One).

 

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-ENQS-BSA, Animal Science – Equine Science Concentration (Table One).

 

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-PPRF-BSA, Animal Science –Pre-Professional Concentration (Table One).

 

e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean - College Admissions Requirements (Table Two).

 

f. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology – BIOL-M - Minor in Biology (Table Two).

 

g. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology – BIOLBA – BA, Biology (Table Two).

 

h. Proposed graduate program change for the School of Law, Department of Law – BLAWGC – GC, Business Law Certificate (Table Four).

 

i. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA – BA, English (Table Two).

 

j. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – Earth Science Writing Requirement (Table Two).

 

k. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – ERSCBS – BS, Earth Science (Table Two).

 

l. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – ESWSBS – BSA, Environmental, Soil and Water Science (Table One).

 

m. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – FRENBA – BA, French (Table Two).

 

n. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – Geography Departmental Honors (Table Two).

 

o. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – Geography Writing Requirements (Table Two).

 

p. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – GEOG-M – Minor in Geography (Table Two).

 

q. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – GEOGBA – BA, Geography (Table Two).

 

r. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – Geology Departmental Honors (Table Two).

 

s. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – Geology Writing Requirements (Table Two).

 

t. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – GEOL-M – Minor in Geology (Table Two).

 

u. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – GEOLBS-BS, Geology (Table Two).

 

v. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – GEOLBS – GEPH - BS, Geology/Geophysics Concentration (Table Two).

 

w. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – GERMBA – BA, German (Table Two).

 

x. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – HPRV-M – Minor in Historic Preservation (Table Two).

 

y. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – ITAL-M – Minor in Italian (Table Two).

 

z. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – JPBO-M – Minor in Japanese (Business Orientation) (Table Two).

 

aa. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – LAST-BA, Latin American and Latino Studies Combined Major (Table Two).

 

bb. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – MKTGBS-BSBA, Marketing (Table Three).

 

cc. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – MRST-M – Minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies (Table Two).

 

dd. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM – BM, Music (Table Two).

 

ee. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-VPRF – BM, Music-Music Voice Performance Concentration (Table Two).

 

ff. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy – PHILBA – BA, Philosophy (Table Two).

 

gg. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – RETLBS-BSBA, Retail (Table Three).

 

hh. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – RLST-M – Minor in Religious Studies (Table Two).

 

ii. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work – Social Work Writing Requirements (Table Two).

 

jj. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures – SPANBA – BA, Spanish (Table Two).

 

kk. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theatre – THTRBA – BA, Theatre (Table Two).

 

ll. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – WMKG-M – Minor in Marketing for Business Majors (Table Three).

 

mm. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – WRTL-M – Minor in Retail for Business Majors (Table Three).

 3. Graduate Program Change Proposal approved by the Graduate Council on September 18, 2014.

Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Electrical Engineering - ELEGMS - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Table Five).

 

All items of the Consent Agenda approved.

B. Executive Session

The Senate moved into Executive Session for the remainder of the meeting.

VIII. Announcements

The Fall meeting of the Campus Faculty will take place Wednesday, November 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Giffels Auditorium.  Our guest speakers for this meeting are Chancellor Gearhart and Provost Gaber.  The title of their discussion is Our University, Past, Present and Future”.

IX. Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 4:50.