Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
October 14, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Neil Allison, Chair
Douglas Rhoads, Acting Secretary
Minutes Status:Approved

Roll Call


Officers: Allison, Savin, Rupe, Brady, Pijanowski

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Jacobus; (ALFS), Hettiarachchy, Edgar; (ARSC) ) Freund, Lee, Spiegel, Gigantino, Bradley, Scheide, Christiansen, McIntosh, Jones, Rhoads, Bell, Restrepo, Zajicek, Kerr, Comfort; (WCOB); Kali (EDHP); (ENGR) Selvam; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Gay, Whayne, Dennis, Kral, Korth, Allison, C. Jones, Jensen, Colle.

Senators (admin): Saxena, Van Laningham, McCray, Henderson Allen, Cromer


Officers: Jones, Hall

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Tzanetakis, Shoulders, Ahrendsen; (ARSC) D'Alisera; (WCOB) Delery, Peters; (EDHP) Connors, Moiseichik, Hevel, Kavouras; (ENGR) Hall, McCann, Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR); (At-Large) Salisbury, Johnson,

Senators (admin): Ferritor, Di Brezzo, Rankin, Martin, Reyes, Robinson, Vayda, MacKeith, Shields, Needy, Waller, Smith, English, Leeds, Coon, Harwood-Rom, Fagg


I. Call to Order: Neil Allison, Chair

Meeting called to order at 3:31 PM.

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from September 9, 2015

Minutes approved pending correction of the links.

V. Reports

A. Provost, Ashok Saxena- The Provost reported on the following:

B. Chair, Neil Allison

VI. Old Business


VII. New Business

A. David Dawson Julie Trivitt

Note: Registration for Grades of Pass-Fail comes moved and seconded from Academic Standards Committee (a FS committee) 

Probation Policy - Document 1 and Document 2
Pass-Fail Policy - Document 3 and Document 4

B. 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 October 14, 2015:

1.   Course change proposals – including undergraduate and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 25, 2015 (no graduate level course changes were proposed):  (PDF Report). 

2.  Program Change Proposals (PDF Report).

Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 25, 2015 (no graduate level program changes were proposed).

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – AMPDBS-BS, Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (Table One). 

Move by Joel Freund to table AMPDBS-BS, vote failed.

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theatre – THTRBA-BA, Theatre (Table Two, Ltr of Notification – Reconfig THTR-PERF, Ltr of Notification – Reconfig THTR-DSTC, THTRBA – Ltrs of Support).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGBS-BSEE, Electrical Engineering (Table Three).

All items of the consent agenda approved.

VIII. Announcements

  Informational items:

a. Tesseract Center for Immersive Environments and Game Design proposed.

b. Program/Unit Changes Forms and Instructions – all forms from ADHE have been revised.   http://registrar.uark.edu/program-unit-changes/index.php.  Please destroy any old versions.

IX. Adjourn

4:40 PM adjourned.