Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
December 9, 2015, 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, Hall

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Jacobus; (ALFS) Tzanetakis, Shoulders, Ahrendsen, Hettiarachchy, Edgar; (ARSC) Freund, Gigantino, Bradley, Lee, Scheide, Christiansen, Spiegel, McIntosh, Jones, Rhoads, Bell, Restrepo, Zajicek, Comfort; (WCOB); Delery, Peters (EDHP) Hevel; (ENGR) McCann, Hall, Selvam; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Gay, Dennis, Kral, Salisbury, Korth, Allison, Johnson, Jensen, Collet.

Senators (admin): Saxena, Di Brezzo, Martin, Van Laningham, Reyes, Needy, Henderson Allen

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH) ; (AFLS) ; (ARSC) D'Alisera, Kerr; (WCOB) Kali; (EDHP) Connors, Moiseichik, Kavouras; (ENGR) Rossetti; (LAW); (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Whayne, C. Jones

Senators (admin): Ferritor, Rankin, McCray, Robinson, Vayda, MacKeith, Shields, Waller, Smith, English, Leeds, 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

Agenda Approved as amended to include the Provost's presentation

IV. Approval of minutes from November 11, 2015

Minutes Approved.

V. Reports

V. Reports

A. Provost, Ashok Saxena

B. Chair, Neil Allison

VI. Old Business

A. Chris Bryson, Code of Student Life (This comes from the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Integrity and Code of Student Conduct.)

Code of Student Life - Redline

Code of Student Life - Clean

Changes to the Code of Student Life have been proposed. A vote on these changes will take place at the December meeting.

Summary Report

Following the "Voting Items" on the above Summary Report:

Motion to change #4 to retain the original five business days for appeal throughout the document.

Motion passed

Motion to approve amended document passed.

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 December 9, 2015:

1.   Course change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2015 and the Graduate Council on November 19, 2015:  (PDF Report). 

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2015:  (PDF Report).

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication – COMMBA, Communication, Bachelor of Arts  (Table One, 2a_Ltr of Notification – Distance Tech-COMMBA, 2a_Binder COMM online Courses Syllabi, 2a_COMMBA Online Proposal Budget revised 110215). 

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS, Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Table Two, 2b_Ltr of Notification 3 Energy Finance Concentration Nov15, 2b_Employer needs Survey Summary For Energy Finance, 2b_Employer Survey Form Energy Finance, 2b_Energy Finance Employer Letters).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS – PFMG, Finance Personal Financial Management Concentration (Table Two, 2c_Ltr of Notification 5 Deleting Personal Financial Management concentration).

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HRWDBS, Human Resource and Workforce Development Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (Table Three).

e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – PHRWD, Human Resource & Workforce Development Education (Pre-Human Resource & Workforce Development Education) (Table Three).

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2015 and the Graduate Council on November 19. 2015:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Art – ARTMFA – Art, Master of  Fine Arts (Table Four).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – CVEGMS – Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Table Four).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – CVEGPH – Engineering (Civil Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy(Table Four).

d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Communication – COMMMA – Communication, Master of Arts (Table Four).

e. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of English – ENGLMA – English, Master of Arts (Table Four, 3e_Ltr of Notification – Adding conc ENGLMA-GNST, 3e_Ltr of Notification – Adding conc ENGLMA-SPEC, 3e_Ltr of Notification – Deleting ENGLMA-RHET).

f. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Journalism – JOURMA – Journalism, Master of Arts (Table Four).

g. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Music – MUSCMM – IPFM – Music Performance, Instrumental Concentration (Table Four).

h. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Music – MUSCMM – MHSM – Music Music History Concentration (Table Four).

i. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Philosophy – PHILMA Philosophy, Master of Arts (Table Four).

j. Proposed graduate program change for the School of Law, Department of Law – LAWWJD - Law, Juris Doctor (Table Five).

4.  Other Items for Consideration: HIST – Advanced Placement Credit Requirement Change for World History (HIST AP CREDIT).  [The HIST faculty voted to approve changing the way we award AP credit for World History to be parallel to AP US History. For a score of 4, the student would get three credits in either HIST 1113 or HIST 1123. For a score of 5, the student would receive six credits, both HIST 1113 and HIST 1123 (instead of 3 hours of HIST 1123H).]

All items approved.

VIII. Announcements

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:21.