Agenda
Faculty Senate
May 4, 2016
ENGR 209
3:30 pm

I. Call to Order: Neil Allison, Chair

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of minutes from April 13, 2016

V. Reports

A. Provost, Ashok Saxena

B. Chair, Neil Allison

VI. Old Business

A. General Admissions Amendment - Suzanne McCray

Attachment

B. Drop Date Proposal, Joel Freund

Proposal Handout

VII. New Business

A. Resolution - Tim Kral

Resolution

B. Resolution - Neil Allison

Whereas the involvement of students in the election process is important for our nation, the Faculty Senate endorses the following resolution passed by the Associated Student Government on April 2, 2016:

ASG Polling Resolution - Passed by ASG April 26, 2016

C. 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 4, 2016:

1.  Course Change proposals – including graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 18, 2016 as well as undergraduate and law classes on April 22, 2016 and the Graduate Council on April 21, 2016:  (PDF Report).
 
2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 22, 2016 and the Graduate Council April 21, 2016:  (PDF Report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – NRMT-M, Natural Resources Management Minor (Table One, 2a_NRMT-M-Reconfig-Ltr of Notification, 2a_nat res minor 2015 revised Feb 29 2016).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – SOIL-M, Soil Science Minor (Table One, 2b_SOIL-M – New Minor – Ltr of Notification, 2b_proposed SOIL SCIENCE minor checksheet).

c.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences (Table One, 2c_WLHA-M-Deletion-Ltr of Notification.docx).

3.   Graduate program change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 22, 2016 and the Graduate Council April 21, 2016:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AEEDMS, Agricultural and Extension Education, Master of Science (Table Two).

4Announcements:

a.   Informational item – Name change approved School of Art changed from the Department of Art (4a_School of Art – Name Change – Ltr of Notification).

b.  Informational item – Center deletion approved Center for Excellence for Nano-, Micro-, and Neuro-Electronics, Sensors, and Systems (CENNESS)–(4b CENNESS Closing Documents, 4b_CENNESS – Deletion – Ltr of Notification).

c.  Lisa Kulczak announced that the dual level course conversion has been delayed due to technical issues within CourseLeaf.  We are currently waiting for the company to resolve the issue before proceeding with additional conversions.  The Registrar’s Office will notify the college deans or departments when the issue is resolved. 

VIII. Announcements

IX. Executive Session

X. Adjourn