Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
February 10, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Neil Allison, Chair
Linda Jones Secretary
Minutes Status:Approved

Roll Call

Present

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

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Jacobus; (ALFS) Tzanetakis, Shoulders, Ahrendsen, Hettiarachchy; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Bradley, Lee, Scheide, Christiansen, Spiegel, Jones, Rhoads, Bell, Restrepo, Zajicek, Kerr, Comfort; (WCOB); Delery, Kali (EDHP) Moiseichik; (ENGR) Selvam, Rossetti; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Murphy, Gay, Dennis, Kral, Salisbury, Korth, Jones, Johnson, Jensen Allison

Senators (admin): Saxena, Di Brezzo, Rankin, Van Laningham, Shields, Needy, Leeds

Absent:

Officers: Hall

Senators (elected): (ARCH) ; (AFLS) Edgar; (ARSC) McIntosh, D'Alisera; (WCOB) Peters; (EDHP) Connors, Hevel, Kavouras; (ENGR) Hall, McCann; (LAW); (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Whayne, Collett.

Senators (admin): Steinmetz, Martin, McCray, Reyes, Robinson, Vayda, MacKeith, Waller, English, Smith, Henderson Allen, Coon, Harwood-Rom, Cromer, Fagg

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I. Call to Order: Neil Allison, Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:30 PM.

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Motion to amend agenda to include Kim Needy, Item B under reports.

Amended Agenda Approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from January 13, 2016

Minutes approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost, Ashok Saxena

Enrollment - Suzanne McCray assures us we are doing very well. Will shoot for 5100-5200 entering freshman for Fall 2016. This is 300 students more than last year. Trying to strike a good balance between qualified in and out of state students. Will maintain an eye on this to see what faculty needs may arise.

B. Dean Kim Needy, GA Policy

Investment in our graduate programs. Five new initiatives to help with our investment in grad enrollment and research mission.

All of these initiatives will be competitive; pool of money is not limitless.

This does not apply to Master's level programs.

C. Julie Trivitt, Academic Standards Committee

Proposal to eliminate item #6, sentence one in the Transfer Credit Policy. 30 hours still must be taken on campus.

D. John Delery, Fringe Benefits

Presentation

Health Summary Power point - Full Report

E. Chair, Neil Allison

Big drive for communication across the board regarding insurance.

VI. Old Business

None

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 February 10, 2016:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the
     University Course and Programs Committee on January 22, 2016 and the Graduate Council
     on January 21, 2016:  (PDF Report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs
     Committee on January 22, 2016:  (PDF Report).

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBS-M, Agricultural Business Minor (Table One).  
b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CATEBS, Career and Technical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (Table Two).

3.   Graduate program change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 18, 2015 and the Graduate Council on January 21, 2016:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – AUTSGC, Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate (Table Three).

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS-NUED, Nursing Nurse Educator Concentration (Table Three).

c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMPMGC, Project Management, Graduate Certificate (Table Three, 3c_OMPMGC – New Grad Cert – Ltr of Notification.docx, 3c_PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE SYLLABI).

d.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDME, Higher Education, Master of Education (Table Three).

e.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDED, Higher Education, Doctor of Education (Table Three).    

Consent agenda items approved

VIII. Announcements

A. Nominations and Elections Committee - Kim Frazier

B. Todd Shields, Update on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Review

Report

C. Red, White and True, Curt Rom

D. Informational items:

a.  Informational item – Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Science and the Arts (4a_CISSA – New Admin Unit – Ltr of Notifcation, 4a_CISSA – Proposal Form).

b.   Informational item – Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute (4b_ASCENT – New Admin Unit – Ltr of Notification, 4b_ASCENT Proposal Form).

E. Executive Session

IX. Adjourn

The meeting ended at 5:15.