Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
March 08, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

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

Roll Call

Present

Officers: Pijanowski, Hall, Jones, Brady, Allison, Hagstrom

Senators (elected): (ARCH) ; (ALFS) Shoulders, Ahrendsen, Edgar; (ARSC) Gigantino, Bradley, Lee, Scheide, Christiansen, Spiegel, Bell, Kerr, Comfort, Barabote, Brewer, Landman, White; (WCOB) Kali, Peters; (EDHP) Brady, Lusk; (ENGR) Hall, Rossetti; (LAW) Beard; (LIBR) Lehman; (At-Large) Murphy, Dennis, Kral, Korth, Gray, Allison, Johnson, Sebold, Jensen.

Senators (admin): Coleman, DiBrezzo, Rankin, Martin, McCray, Van Laningham, Judges, Needy, Miller, Harwood Rom, Henderson Allen, Cromer.

Absent:

Officers:

Senators (elected): (ARCH) Jacobus; (AFLS) Tzanetakis, Hettiarachchy; (ARSC) Allen, Lampinen, Quinn; (WCOB) Espe, Sabherwal; (EDHP) Havel, Higgins; (ENGR) Selvam, Chimka; (LAW) ; (LIBR) ; (At-Large) Whayne, Salisbury

Senators (admin): Steinmetz, Robinson, Robertson, MacKeith, Shields, Waller, English, Leeds, Coon, Fagg.

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I. Call to Order: John Pijanowski

Meeting called to order at 3:30 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll called!

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of Minutes from February 8, 2017

Minutes approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost, James Coleman

Two updates: 1) Announcement for the Discovery, Creativity, Innovation, and Collaboration fund - a million dollar fund. Available to the entire campus. Partnership between academics and athletics (revenues that come in from the SEC). Addresses several of the guiding priorities groups. The Faculty Development web page contains the announcement of this fund. By April 1, there will be a tie to submit the material. Proposals will be due by July 15th. 2) Vice Provost for Diversity search should come out this week if not early next week. Get the word out for individuals who have a strong interest in diversity and can pull various constituents together. 3) Guiding priorities - Eight groups. Seven have completed their reports. These reports should be posted online by Friday. More forthcoming; working to be as transparent as possible.

B. Terry Martin, Accreditation

We are one of six regional accrediting bodies. We are going through our own accreditation. See handout for more details. We are on the Open Pathway process, a 10 year cycle of institutional review. We are in year 10 - the Comprehensive Evaluation. Reviewers will be on campus April 10 and 11 (a team of seven individuals).

Handout

C. Fringe Benefits - Debbie McLoud, Roy Hatcher, John Delery

McLoud presented with her power point (see below). This spring, a new structure for our retirement strategies will come out. Educational sessions will be offered. October/November we will make our changes.

Delery and Hatcher presented on the Health Plan (see handouts one and two). Continuing to watch what is happening with our Health Plan. Also introduced the UAMS Smart Plan only available to UAMS employees.

Please connect with the Fringe Benefits committee if you have any concerns.

Handout 1, Handout 2, McLoud Power point

VI. Announcements

VII. Old Business

A. Academic Integrity Policy

New Sanction Rubric

Motion passed

B. Code of Student Conduct

Revisions - Code of Student Life

Presentation and Revisions

First Motion passed (Appeal Procedures)

Amendment to item 10, page 23 (Second Motion).

Strike the word "enrolled" on line 3. Add "Students, or graduates" in its place.

In 10, a. achieved senior standing "or has graduated from the university."

Strike last two lines that are highlighted in yellow at the bottom: "This policy only applies to those students who are currently enrolled and may not be utilized by students who have graduated or left the university of Arkansas."

Amendment passed.

Second motion passed as amended.

C. COIA - Motion to withdraw our affiliation with COIA (Tom Jensen)

Motion to withdraw from COIA comes from the Executive Committee.

Motion to withdraw passed.

VIII. 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 March 8, 2017:

1.   Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law approved by the  

      University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2017 and the

Graduate Council on February 16, 2017 (PDF Report).

 

2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 24, 2017 (PDF Report):

 

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of

      Civil Engineering – CVEGBS – Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil

      Engineering (2a_CVEGBS Report).

 

b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBS – Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (2b_CSCEBS Report, 2b_CSCEBS – Name Change – Ltr of Notification2b_CSCEBS – CIP Code Change – Ltr of Notification, 2b_CSCEBS – CIP Code Change – Appendix)

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 27, 2017 and the Graduate Council on February 16, 2017:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HRWDME – Human Resource and Workforce Development Education, Master of Education (3a_HRWDME Report).

 

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resource and Workforce Development Education – HRWDED – Human Resource and Workforce Development Education, Doctor of Education (3b_HRWDED Report).

 

Consent Agenda passed.

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.!