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Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes

Faculty Senate Minutes
May  2, 2018 (Tentative)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones
Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  A-Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College  Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  Vern Richardson  Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  A-Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  A-Kaitlin Gallagher  Kristin Higgins  Stephanie Lusk  Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  Anna Zajicek 
 Hope Christiansen 
 Myria Allen 
 A-William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 A-Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson 
 Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 A-Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 A-Stephen Caldwell
 James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 Kathy Comfort 
 Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 A-Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
A-Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
Lynda Coon
 Jim Coleman 
 Don Judges
 A-Matthew Waller
 A-Melissa Harwood Rom 
 Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 A-Michael Miller
 A-Julie Cromer
 
 Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 A-Peter MacKeith
 A-Stacey Leeds
 Suzanne McCray
 A-Todd Shields
 A-Carolyn Henderson Allen 

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kevin Hall

Called

II. Roll Call

Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of April 11, 2018

Approved

V.  Report - Part A

Provost, Jim Coleman

    • Vice Provost for Research and Innovation is moving forward
    • Vice Provost for Planning is now open for applicants
    • Thank you to the Faculty Senate EC and the Senate as a whole, thank you.

VI.  Announcements

VII. Old Business

A.  General Education/Common Core – David Joliffe, Laurence Hare, Jeannine Durdik

Document for Review

Various comments from the floor

    • Thank you to the committee that served and to all that have provided feedback.
    • Approval of new courses will need to indicate the learning indicators.
    • We have to have this core in some form; must have it for accreditation.
    • Individual student accountability/advisor accountability - supported via a matrix of courses coordinated with learning indicators.
    • Two years to implement the program - fall 2020.
    • Will examine what courses meet the core over the next two years.
    • Assessment needs to be a part of this.
    • Faculty buy in is crucial!  Need some reassurances about tracking the learning outcomes; how will this be tracked?
    • The committee welcomes feedback on how to proceed over the course of the next two years.

Motion to send it back to committee with a request to return to the Senate with an implementation plan.

Nos - 21

Yes - 12

Motion failed

Motion to accept the outcome system as presented in the document above.

Nos - 10

Yes - 26

Motion passed

B.  Teaching Council revision to Academic Policy 1405.15 – Jim Gigantino

Recommendations

 Motion to send back to committee for reconsideration to ensure it is in align with newly adopted Board policy.

Motion passed

C.  Committee on Committees – Inactive committees – Tahar Messadi

Recommendations

 Motion to eliminate two committees (Classrooms, Technology, and Academic Design; Continuing Education)

Computing Activities Committee - has five sub-committees.  There are faculty reps on each one.

Argument to keep the Classrooms, Technology committee - an Academic committee eliminated for an administrative committee, not favorable.

Motion to eliminate both committees passed.

D.  Non-Tenure Track Revision to Academic Policy 1405.12 - John Delery

Document 1 / Document 2

Motion to submit this document to the APT committee for review and return to the Faculty Senate in the new academic year.

Yes - 18

No - 15

Motion passed.

VIII. New Business

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 2, 2018:

1.   Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 20, 2018, and the Graduate Council on April 19, 2018:  (pdf report). 

2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 20, 2018:  (pdf_report).

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBS-M – Agricultural Business Minor (2a_agbs-m­_report05022018.pdf2a_agbs-m_distoffer_ltrofnotif_05022018.docx2a_agbs-m_syllabi.pdf).

b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – AMFREN – Additional Major-French (2b_amfren_report05022018.pdf), 2b_amfren_addmaj_ltrofnotif05022018.docx.).

c.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – AMSPAN – Additional Major-Spanish (2c_amspan_report050220182c_amspan_ltrofnotif05022018.docx). 

d.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTBS – Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2d_scmtbs_report05022018.pdf2d_scmtbs_distoffer_ltrofnotif05022018.docx2d_scmtbs_syllabi05022018.pdf).

e.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management –SCMT-M – Supply Chain Management Minor for Non-Business Students (2e_scmt-m_report05022018.pdf2e_scmt-m_distoffer_ltrofnotif05022018.docx2e_scmt-m_syllabi05022018.pdf).

f.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Supply chain Management – WSCM-M – Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Majors (2f_wscm-m_report05022018.pdf2f_wscm-m_distoffer_ltrofnotif05022018.docx2f_wscm-m_syllabi05022018.pdf).

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 20, 2018 and the Graduate Council on April 19, 2018:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSMS-ADMS – Kinesiology: Adapted Movement Science Concentration (3a_kinsms-adms_report05022018.pdf).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSDP-CNST – Nursing: Adult-Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration (3b_nursdp-cnst_report050220183b_nursdp-cnst_deletion_ltrofnotif05022018).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.   Establishment of the Department of Occupational Therapy as a new administrative unit in the College of Education and Health Professions (4a_otd_new_admin_unit_ltrofnotif4a_otd_new_admin_unit_correspondence.pdf).

b.   Revised Math IB test credit - MATH 1284C, MATH 2554 5 HL MATH 1284C, MATH 2554H 6,7 HL This change standardizes the "Up to 8 hours possible (To be determined by the Math Department)" as currently listed.  http://catalog.uark.edu/undergraduatecatalog/academicregulations/advancedstandingprograms/#internationalbaccalaureatetext

Consent Agenda Passed Fully and Completely!

IX. Report - Part B

Senate Chair, Kevin Hall

  • Recognized the Executive Committee
  • Lots of great work this semester!  Thank you all!
  • Recognized Jim Gigantino's work with the Teaching Council
  • John Delery's work, excellent
  • Introduced the New Chair - Kathleen Lehman!
  • Have a great summer!!

X. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:18.

Faculty Senate Minutes

April 11, 2018 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones
Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

 

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

 

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  A-Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College  A-Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  A-Vern Richardson  Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  A-Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  A-Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  A-Kaitlin Gallagher  A-Kristin Higgins   Stephanie Lusk  A-Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  A-Anna Zajicek 
 Hope Christiansen 
 Myria Allen 
 A-William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 A-Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 A-Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson 
 A-Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 A-Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 Stephen Caldwell
 A-James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 Kathy Comfort 
 A-Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 A-Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 A-Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 A-Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
A-Lynda Coon
 Jim Coleman 
 Don Judges
 A-Matthew Waller
 Melissa Harwood Rom 
 Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 Michael Miller
 A-Julie Cromer
 
 A-Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 A-John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 A-Peter MacKeith
 A-Stacey Leeds
 Suzanne McCray
 A-Todd Shields
 A-Carolyn Henderson Allen 

 

 

 

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kevin Hall

 

II. Roll Call

 

III. Approval of Agenda

 

Amended to include item VIII. D.   Amendment approved

 

Amended agenda approved

 

IV. Approval of Minutes of March 14, 2018

 

Minutes approved

 

V.  Reports

 

A. Provost

 

      • Thank you to faculty for all you do  - Faculty appreciation week!
      • Guests here to thank us - cup cakes and coffee brought to us!! 

 

B.  Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

 

      • Board of trustees met in Monticello.  Board Policy voted in; Ro has met with the Deans regarding this; goes into effect July 2019.  This will filter down to College and Departmental policy.
      • Great panel with students today with regards Faculty Appreciation Week

 

VI.  Announcements

 

Campus Faculty Meeting - April 12, 3:30, Giffels Auditorium - Guest speaker Vice-Provost Yvette Murphy-Erby

 

VII. Old Business

 

A.  Recommendations from Academic Standards - Julie Trivitt

 

File 1File 2 - Incompletes

 

Recommended change approved.

 

B.  Proposed Student Conduct Record Policy - Rachel Eikenberry

 

Recommendations

 

Concerns over the  transcript segment; works through administrator, not a faculty member.  This was added at the recommendation of the Academic Advisory Committee.  

 

Amendment proposed to  say the following:  (Remove - Students must petition to the Dean of Students or his/her designee to have the Disciplinary Suspension removed from the transcript.).  Rework to add "automatically" in this sentence - The Disciplinary Suspension will be removed automatically only when a student has fulfilled all conditions for re-enrollment and when the petition has been approved.

 

Amendment passed

 

Recommended changes as amended approved

 

C.  Calendar Committee 2022/2023

 

Proposed calendars 2022 and 2023

 

Proposed calendars approved

 

D.  Academic Integrity Rubric Change - Joshua Youngblood

 

Revised Document

 

Revised document policies approved.

 

VIII. New Business

 

A.  General Education/Common Core – David Joliffe, Laurence Hare, Jeannine Durdik

 

Document for Review

 

Clarity on the recommendation was all that was provided today; greater discussion will occur during our May meeting.

 

Model based on student learning goals/outcomes/indicators.  Will help to determine which courses fit into these outcomes.  Stems from the need to better assess undergaduate student learning.

 

Two terms - state minimum core (2007); UA General Education Core Curriculum (this includes the state minimum core that can achieve goals and objectives within the  UA document.)

 

6 goals - an emphasis on writing, speaking, communication; quantitative literacy; fine arts; humanities; social sciences; natural sciences; expand diversity awareness, intercultural competency, etc.  The final goal - a focus on a substantial project in one's major.  Write reflectively and deeply so as to explain what one has learned in reference to the goals and how is that playing a part as they move forward.

 

Courses have to accomplish three of the five learning indicators of a given category to count towards that goal.

 

Hope that this can be implemented in the fall of 2020.

 

Comes as approved by UCPC.

 

B.  Teaching Council revision to Academic Policy 1405.15 – Jim Gigantino

 

Recommendations

 

Focus on who gets to see the written comments on course evaluations.  Recommends training for Chairs and Deans so as to know how to use narrative comments appropriately.

 

Question as to whether or not this should have gone through the APT committee and not the Teaching Council.

 

Can these written evaluations be confidential rather than anonymous?  

 

C.  Committee on Committees – Inactive committees – Tahar Messadi

 

Recommendations

 

Recommendations to retire two committees...1) Classrooms, Technology, and Academic Design Committee; 2) Continuing Education Committee

 

D. Non-Tenure Track Revision to Academic Policy 1405.12 - Added to the agenda today; asking for it to be adopted.

 

E.  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 April 11, 2018:

 

1.   Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 16, 2018, and the Graduate Council on March 15, 2018:  (pdf report).

 

2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 16, 2018:  (pdf_report).

 

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – EDUC Acad Regs – EDUC College Academic Regulations (2a_egedacadregs­_report04112018).

 

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 23, 2018 and the Graduate Council on March 15, 2018:

 

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean - BADMMB – Business Administration, Master of Business Administration

 

(3a_badmmb_report04112018).

 

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department Industrial Engineering –EMGTMS – Master of Science in Engineering Management (3b_emgtms_report04112018).

 

c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMHSGC – Homeland Security, Graduate Certificate (3c_omhsgc_reportapr1120183c_omhsgc_gradcert_ltrofnotification_041120183c_omhsgc_gradcert_supportingdocumentation_041120183c_costforhomelandsecurity_04112018).

 

d.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDME – Higher Education, Master of Education (3d_hiedme_report04112018).

 

All items of the Consent Agenda approved.

 

F.  Committee of the Whole

 

IX. Adjourn

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:20.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
March  14, 2018 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones
Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  A-Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College  A-Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  Vern Richardson  Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  A-Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  A-Navam Hettiarachchy  A-Don Edgar
College of EDHP  A-Chris Goering  A-Kaitlin Gallagher  A-Kristin Higgins  A-Stephanie Lusk  Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  A-Anna Zajicek 
 Hope Christiansen 
 Myria Allen 
 A-William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 Calvin White 
 A-Weston Wilkerson 
 Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 A-Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 Stephen Caldwell
 A-James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 Kathy Comfort 
 Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  A-Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
Lynda Coon
 Jim Coleman 
 Don Judges
 Matthew Waller
 Melissa Harwood Rom 
 Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 Michael Miller
 A-Julie Cromer
 
 Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 A-John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 Peter MacKeith
 A-Stacey Leeds
 Suzanne McCray
 Todd Shields
 A-Carolyn Henderson Allen 

 

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kevin Hall

II. Roll Call

Roll called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of February 14, 2018

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

A. Provost

      • Budget process is still moving forward.  Will be holding tuition flat for instate students; will probably have an increase for out of state.
      • 1% reallocation plans have for the most part been approved and are moving forward
      • Law School Dean search is ongoing - two on campus visits completed; two more to take place
      • Vice Provost for Reserach and Innovation ongoing; hope to have candidates on campus before graduation in May.
      • Kathy Van Laningham is retiring.  An extrodianary helper for Provost since his arrival; will do an internal search, hopefully find someone before she leaves.
      • Suzanne McCray - Looks like about 5100 new students coming in, with upwards to 300-400 more.
      • John Delery's task force has made a great deal of progress around non-tenure track faculty.
      • Wes Stites - working with Provost to discuss institutional space planning
      • Gen Ed core program continues to make progress forward. 

B.  Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

      • Still need one more name for Chair of Campus Faculty - help us identify one more person so that this can move forward.  Provide the name to Kim Frazier.
      • Gen Ed - the final draft of the proposal was sent out earlier this week to a few people.  Will be in the UCPC meeting this Friday.  We could possibly see it in our April Agenda for review.
      • ASG - Reached out to Andrew Counts to see if they had anything they wanted to bring to Faculty Senate.  One resolution they would like to pass - an election polling station on campus.  They may also want us to examine their proposal on grade forgiveness. 
      • March 28 and 29, Board of Trustees Meeting in Monticello.  Kevin anticipates their voting on policy for our campus.
      • Kevin had a good meeting with the OE advisory committee, talking about diversity and inclusion.  Saw a heartful presentation from Dean English.  Kevin encourages us to be proactive; anticipates great stuff coming out of Yvette's Office of Diversity.  Let's work hard on making this University an inclusive campus - a culture of inclusiveness and diversity.  Play a part!

VI.  Announcements

CAC Recommendation on Classroom Technology - Frank Liu & Mandel Samuels

Handout

VII. Old Business

A. Recommendations for changes to the Academic Integrity Policy - Josh Youngblood

Recommendations

Motion to approve Item A - passes

Motion to approve Item B

Concerns raised with regards the wording, and the issue of intent:  “
Lying (such as communicating untruths or miscommunications) in an academic context in order to gain an unfair advantage.”

Misunderstanding about the word miscommunication 

Motion made to amend the phrase - to remove everything in parentheses.

Motion to amend passes

Motion made to amend the phrase to say "Lying in an academic context, such that an unfair advantage is gained." 

Motion to amend fails.

Motion to change  to "Lying in order to gain an unfair academinc advantage."

Concerns about the word lying - and the word "unfair."  Also, in order to vs. attempt to.

Motion to amend fails.

Motion to return to committee passes.

B.  APT Committee - Norm Dennis

Academic Policy 1435.50 

Motion to amend the document at the rank of University Professor and to remove "or incoming faculty who will be awarded tenure and who hold credentials of similar merit from another university or other venues."

Motion passes

Motion to approve document as amended

Appointed to ranks, not promoted; perhaps one should not utilize the ranks.  It is more about distinction rather than rank.  Board Policy is wrong to use the term Rank but concerns raised that that's not appropriate.

Motion passes

C.  Recommendations from Academic Standards - Julie Trivitt 

Credit Hours

Degree Recommendations

Motion to approve adoption of recommended credit hour definition

Motion passes

Motion to approve additional undergraduate degree policy

Motion passes

 

VIII. New Business

A.  Recommendations from Academic Standards - Julie Trivitt

File 1File 2 - Incompletes

Proposes that an I convert to an F twelve months later when a student receives an I and does not enroll in the following semesters.

B.  Proposed Student Conduct Record Policy - Rachel Eikenberry

Recommendations

See handout just above for proosed changes - revisions to record expungement; transcript notation; student conduct record retention; proposed disciplinary records policy

C.  Calendar Committee 2022/2023

Proposed calendars 2022 and 2023

D.  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 14, 2018:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 23, 2018, and the Graduate Council on February 15, 2018:  (pdf report).

 2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 23, 2018:  (pdf report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-GPRF – Music Guitar Performance Concentration (2a_muscbm-gprf­_report03142018).

 b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-WPRF – Music Woodwind-Brass-Percussion Performance Concentration (2b_muscbm-wprf_report03142018).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – EDUC Honors – EDUC College Honors Requirements (2c_educhonors_report03142018).

3.     Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 26, 2018 and the Graduate Council on February 15, 2018:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering - BENGMS – Biological Engineering, Master of Science in Biological Engineering (3a_bengms_report03142018).

 b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering – BENGPH – Biological Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy 3b_bengph_report03142018).

 c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGPH – Engineering (Industrial Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (3c_inegph_report03142018).

Item 3 c was pulled for further discussion.  - Tabled 

All other items in sections 1, 2 and 3 were approved.

4.      Informational Items: 

a.    MBA Dismissal Policy – Graduate Council approved a revision to the policy language.  See the attached document (mba_dismissal_policy03142018).

b.   Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics – Proposal to delete the center has been approved by campus and will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees and Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  (4b_cihl_deletion_ltrofnotif.docx4b_cihl_deletion_deans_memo.pdf).

E.  Committe of the Whole

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes
February  14, 2018 (Tentative)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Acting Secretary, Kathy Lehman

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  A-Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  A-Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  A-Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College  A-Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  Vern Richardson  Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  A-Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  A-Kaitlin Gallagher  A-Kristin Higgins  A-Stephanie Lusk  Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  Anna Zajicek 
 A-Hope Christiansen 
 Myria Allen 
 William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson 
 Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 Stephen Caldwell
 A-James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 A-Kathy Comfort 
 A-Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
Lynda Coon
 A-Jim Coleman 
 A-Don Judges
 A-Matthew Waller
 Melissa Harwood Rom 
 Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 Michael Miller
 Julie Cromer
 
 A-Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 A-Peter MacKeith
 Stacey Leeds
 A-Suzanne McCray
 A-Todd Shields
 Carolyn Henderson Allen 

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kevin Hall

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

Norm  Dennis made a motion to remove the proposed revisions to policy 1405.12 under New Business, C. APT Committee.  Motion passed.

Agenda approved as amended.

IV. Approval of Minutes of January 17, 2018

The minutes of January 17, 2018 were approved.

V.  Reports

A. Terry Martin - Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

  • The Provost is currently traveling and is sorry to miss today's meeting
  • The budget process for FY19 is continuing and is still under review
  • The Provost would like to express his appreciation to the Non-Tenure Track Task Force and the group's work in drafting policies regarding NTT titles and appointments
  • Announcement to attend the General Education Core Curriculum Committee Town Halls - SCEN 302, February 15 and February 21, both at 3:00
  • Update on the guiding priorities - Metrics for the priorities have been developed and work is being done to gather currently existing data to have something to measure our progress against
  • The Provost continues to hold meetings with departments across campus; he would like to eventually talk to all departments
  • Charles Small Presented on the Athletic Department (Powerpoint)
    • The Athletic Department stresses focusing on graduation and eligibility will take care of itself; they also celebrate academic personal bests
    • Demographics of Student Athletes - majority white; 23% African American; 21+different countries represented (49 International Students)
    • Majors:  COEHP:  40%; Fulbright 29%; Walton 22%
    • Growth in performance has been reflected in the student-athlete's GPAs and number of graduates
    • Past fall cumulative GPA, 3.25
    • 17 of 19 teams above 3.0
    • Led the SEC in the number of football student athletes on the honor roll (GPA of 3.0 or above)
    • The Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center has helped set the culture of high academic standards and expectations
    • Athletics has been working with COEHP and Fulbright the past few years to bring advisors to the athletes; this partnership won the Model Practices award for 2017
    • iBelieve is a pilot program focused specifically on closing the gap of graduation rates of African American males.

B.  Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

  • Echoed what VP Martin said about General Education Core Curriculum Committee town halls and encouraged faculty to attend.
  • Several committees continue to be busy with the charges they have been given:  
    • Teaching Council - measuring effective teaching
    • Academic Standards - proposals on today's agenda
    • APT - looking at several different documents and proposals including the ones today from the NTT task force and more will be coming up soon
    • Regarding proposed changes to BOT policy 4051:  the latest revision emailed out earlier today.  Looking for comments.  System President Don Bobbitt is hoping to have proposed changes presented and voted on at the next BOT meeting on March 28-29.  Kevin met with other leadership from state universities and the UA system on January 18 in Little Rock.  He was personally encouraged by efforts to address the faculty's concerns in the newst revised document.  He urges faculty to read it and send comments to feedback@sys.uark.edu or to him kdhall@uark.edu and he will pass those along.

VI.  Announcements

The Spring meeting of the Campus Faculty will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Giffels Auditorium.  Yvette Murphy-Erby will be our guest speak.

VII. Old Business

There was no old business

VIII. New Business

A.   Recommendations from Academic Standards - Julie Trivitt 

Presented a proposal for the definition of a credit hour which is consistent with the federal defintion; allows for self-paced and distance classes.  The same ratio for in or out of class time would apply for shorter terms than the usual Fall and Spring semesters.  No stipulations for lecture vs. tests vs. activities for face-to-face class time.  The request for a defintion came from the accreditation visit which required us to have a campus definition for credit hours.  To this point, there is no consideration of maxiumum for ratio for lecture vs. out of class.

Policy for additional undergraduate degrees presented.  Allows students to complete degrees at the same time without needing 30 additional hours after the first set of hours earned for the first degree.  Just need to meet the requirements of both degrees (not 150 for a second degree), sould be as low as 120 for two degrees (not to be confused with double, triple majors, etc.)

Credit Hours

Degree Recommendations

B.  Recommendations for changes to the Academic Integrity Policy - Josh Youngblood

  • Proposed a change to an existing policy of re-submitting one's own work in a second class or in another offering of a class
  • Add a level one violation regarding lying.

Recommendations

C. APT Committee - Norm Dennis

  • Lecturer - short term, not promotable
  • Instructor - generally appointments of a year at a time, promotable
  • Adjunct - unpaid - we currently use this title incorrectly across campus
  • Clinical - clinic-like setting, multi-year appointments possible
  • Teaching - to replace "clinical" when teaching is more appropriate, multi-year appointments possible
  • Research - duties are research-focused, multi-year apopintmnets possible
  • Professor of Practice - means to have people with extensive experience join the faculty, multi-year appointment possible
  • Visiting - puttling limits on how long they are "visiting"
  • Trying to give guidelines across colleges and departments to work within

Academic Policy 1435.50 

D.  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 14, 2018:

1.   Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 26, 2018, 2017 and the Graduate Council on January 18, 2018:  (pdf_report).

2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 26, 2018:  (pdf_report).

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EGEDBA – English Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2a_egedba­_reportfeb1420182a_egedbat_newlicensure_ltrofintent.pdf2a_prof_educ_prog_proposal_egeduabat).

b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SSEDBA – Social Studies Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2b_ssedba_reportfeb1420182b_seedbat_newlicensure_ltrofintent2b_ssedbat_newlicensure_proposal).

c.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering – BENGBS – Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (2c_bengbs_reportfeb142018).

d.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering – CHEGBS – Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (2d_chegbs_reportfeb142018).

e.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBA – Computer Science Bachelor of Arts (2e_csceba_reportfeb142018).

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2017 and the Graduate Council on January 18, 2018:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Electrical Engineering ELEGMS – Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (3a_elegms_reportfeb142018).

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation –HSESPH-PDGY – Health, Sport & Exercise Science Kinesiology Pedagogy Concentration (3b_hsesph-pdgy_reportfeb142018).

c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation –PHEDME –Physical Education (3c_phedme_reportfeb142018).

 4.   Informational item:

New Administrative Unit approved – Blockchain Center of Excellence (BCoE), Department of Information Systems, Walton College of Business (4_bcoe_newadminunit_ltrofnotif4_bcoe_newadminunit_proposal).

All items of the consent agenda passed.

IX.  Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:37 p.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes
January 17, 2018 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College A-Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  A-Vern Richardson  A-Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  A-Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  A-Navam Hettiarachchy  A-Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  A-Kaitlin Gallagher  A-Kristin Higgins   Stephanie Lusk  Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  A-Anna Zajicek 
 A-Hope Christiansen 
 Myria Allen 
 William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 A-Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson 
 A-Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 Stephen Caldwell
 James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 A-Kathy Comfort 
 Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 A-David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
A-Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
Lynda Coon
 A-Jim Coleman 
 Don Judges
 A-Matthew Waller
 Melissa Harwood Rom 
 A-Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 Michael Miller
 A-Julie Cromer
 
 Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 A-John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 A-Peter MacKeith
 A-Stacey Leeds
 A-Suzanne McCray
 A-Todd Shields
 Carolyn Henderson Allen 


I.  Call to Order - Kevin Hall 

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

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of Minutes of December 6, 2017

Minutes Approved

V.  Reports

A. Terry Martin

  • Search for Vice Provost for Research underway - it will be an external search but internal candidates will be considered.  Job description will be posted soon. 
  • The budget - not sure how it will affect us to freeze tuition; not sure how much new money will come in to our campus.  This tuition freeze is pending the 10 million dollar amount that the Governor hopes to see approved by the legislature for higher education.  Fees have not yet been decided.  Promotion and Tenure packets are at the Provost's level; he is reviewing 60-70 cases. 
  • Enrollment on target for the 5000+ new freshman number.  The overall campus enrollment is about 300 students; the goal. 
  • Chancellor's fund guidelines will come out in February.  Deadline, March 19th.  Complete support letters will not be required like last year.  


B.  Mike Johnson - Facilities

  • Discussion of construction on campus.
  • Facility fee increase helps us with our construction projects.  Most recent increase, 2017.  Not sure if an increase will happen in 2018 or not.
  • Haven't received much of any capital funding from the legislature in over 13-14 years.  We have had to self sustain, but have been grateful to have tremendous donations, grants, gifts, most of which went to new construction.  
  • Will purchase some property in the next few months.  Such property helps to fill out some of our current property.  
  • Have renovated several buildings since 2002; labs; classrooms; sports fields for students
  • Signa Alpha Epsilon renovation completed - just moved back in in 2018
  • NCREPT - research labs; adding on
  • Global Campus - partial interior renovation including the auditorium; will be much more in line with online teaching
  • Kimpel Hall - renovation and addition of entire building underway; asbestos removal
  • Pat Walker Health Center - adding 23,000 square feet; renovating a significant portion of the building
  • Library Storage Building - off campus - will take a big percentage of the stacks in Mullins.  40 ft tall walls.  
  • Reynolds Stadium - North End Zone well underway
  • Phi Mu, Alpha Chi Omega - both under construction
  • Delta, Delta, Delta - doing a large renovation as well
  • Delta Gamma - will begin in the Spring - new construction
  • Arkansas Union - Food court renovation
  • Indian Trail Tennis Center - for University recreation.
  • Stadium Drive Residence Hall - new construction
  • Pomfret Dining Hall - renovation and expansion
  • Civil Engineering Center - down at the research park . Capability that does not currently exist in Arkansas.
  • Mullins - renovation
  • Cato Springs playing fields
  • Windgate Art + Design District buildings - up to 150,000 square feet; near the library storage facility
  • Fine Arts Center - restoration
  • Student Success Center - where the current School of Social Work is located
  • Other renovations and expansions are also under consideration for the future; in conversation with the city with regards traffic flow around campus

C. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

  • Will meet with David Joliffe to discuss the roll out of the new general ed program/curriculm; very close... need to discuss how it will come to Senate.
  • Work needs to be done defining credit hours in terms of accreditation; referred to Academic Standards
  • Dual degrees being referred to committee
  • Teaching Evaluations under review
  • P&T processes under review
  • Close to the non-tenure track policy - stage 1!
  • Will go to Little Rock on January 18th to meet with UA System folks regarding 405.1 proposed changes.

VI.  Announcements

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 January 17, 2018:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2017 and the Graduate Council on December 14, 2017 (pdf_report).

2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2017:  (pdf_report).    

a.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food,

and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – EVMG-M - Event Management Minor (2a_evmg-m_report2a_evmg-m_newoption_ltrofnotif).

b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – FREDBA - French Education,

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2b_fredba_report2b_fredbat_newlicensure_ltrofintent2b_prof_educ_prog_proposal_freduabat).

c.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health  Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – GREDBA - German Education,

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2c_gredba_report2c_gredbat_newlicensure_ltrofintent2c_prof_educ_prog_proposal_greduabat).

d.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SNEDBA - Spanish Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2d_snedba_report2d_snedbat_newlicensure_ltrofintent2d_prof_educ_prog_proposal_sneduabat).

e.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering – DATA-M – Data Analytics Minor (2e_data-m_report2e_data-m_newoption_ltrofnotif2e_data-m_newoption_ltrsofsupport).

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2017 and the Graduate Council on December 14, 2017:

a.    Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – CLCSMA - Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Master of Arts (3a_clcsma_report).

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Arts and Sciences Dean –CLCSPH - Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

(3b_clcsph_report3b_clcsph_namechange_ltrofnotif3b_clcsph_rev_ltrofnotif3b_clsc_thesis_dissertations_in_target_language_petition).

c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGMS - Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (3c_bmegms_report).

d.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering –BMEGPH - Biomedical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (3d_bmegph_report).

 e.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – ENEGMS - Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

(3e_enegms_report).

f.    Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CYBRGC - Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate (3f_cybrgc_report3f_cybrgc_gradcertif_ltrofnotif3f_cybrgc_appendix_a, 3f_cybrgc_appendix_b).

g.   Proposed graduate program change for the Graduate School and International Education– ENDYPH - Environmental Dynamics, Doctor of Philosophy (3g_endyph_report).

h.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ATTRMA – Athletic Training, Master of Athletic Training (3h_attrma_report). 

All Consent Agenda items approved

4.  Informational item:

New Graduate Faculty Classifications (4_grad_fac_classif121417)

B.  Committee of the Whole.

IX.  Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 5 or so...

Faculty Senate Minutes
December 6, 2017 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Acting Secretary, Kathleen Lehman

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 A-Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  A-Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  A-Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  A-Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College  Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  A-Vern Richardson  Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  A-Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  Kaitlin Gallagher  A-Kristin Higgins   Stephanie Lusk  A-Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  A-Anna Zajicek 
 A-Hope Christiansen 
 A-Myria Allen 
 William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 A-Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson 
 A-Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 Stephen Caldwell
 A-James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 A-Kathy Comfort 
 Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 A-Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
Kathy Van Laningham
A-Kim Needy
Lynda Coon
 Jim Coleman 
 A-Don Judges
 A-Matthew Waller
 Melissa Harwood Rom 
 Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 Michael Miller
 A-Julie Cromer
 A-Jim Rankin
 A-Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 A-John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 A-Peter MacKeith
 A-Stacey Leeds
 A-Suzanne McCray
 A-Todd Shields
 A-Carolyn Henderson Allen 


I.  Call to Order - Kevin Hall 

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

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of Minutes of November 8, 2017

V.  Reports

A. Provost - Jim Coleman

    • Will give an update on the University’s strategic plan in January
    • There will be a second round of the Chancellor’s Fund: Discovery, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration awards this spring.  Faculty are encouraged to check the chancellor’s website to see which projects got funding in the first round.  Submissions from the humanities, arts, and social sciences are greatly encouraged.
    • Search updates:
      • Hoped to have the position to replace Jim Rankin posted by this time, but has decided to take more time to fully consider the expectations of the position and the wording for the posting. Will be appointing and interim, but hopes that person will only be needed for no more than two months.
      • The Dean of Bumpers College was announced yesterday [Deacue Fields].  Thank you to Lona Robertson, who served at interim Dean.
      • Search for the Dean of the Law School is being chaired by Todd Shields; hope to do preliminary interviews at the start of the year.
      • Carolyn Allen will be stepping down as Dean of the University Libraries in December 2018; Provost will be looking to put together a search committee for that. 
    • Committee work updates:
      • Important work of the Non-Tenure Track Clarity Task Force, led by John Delery [Chancellor’s Fellow] is moving forward.
      • Wesley Stites [Chancellor’s Fellow] is looking at space planning for the University.
      • The General Education Core Curriculum Committee is close to giving their recommendations to the Faculty Senate.
    • Of note: Paul Adams [Associate Professor in Biochemistry] submitted an honors path grant and received a million dollars.  Great example of faculty dedication to the benefit of our students. One example of many of the work you do to support our students.


B.  Academic Integrity, Paul Cronan and Karen Hodges

    • Gave a presentation regarding Academic Integrity on our campus, including the results of a survey given to faculty regarding their AI impressions. (presentation)
      • Cheating happens
      • Reports of violations are up, but so is the student population
      • 1st major area of issue is plagiarism, 2nd aiding, 3rd unauthorized collaboration
      • Sophomores were top reported offenders
      • Recidivism rate is lower for students who participate in educational sanction action (ex. PBHL 2101, UNIV 1011, paper, or assignment)
      • 52.9% of surveyed faculty agree that the policy and process should be educational as opposed to punitive


C. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

    • Regarding the proposed changes to the Board of Trustees policies, there has been a lot of emails between the campuses. UCA faculty passed a resolution condemning the proposed changes as an attack on academic freedom. There have been a number of news stories about the situation and a UALR professor has a personal blog, which links to every media story that has been published/posted on the proposed BoT policy changes [http://ualr.edu/resteinbuch/?p=99]. Our Faculty Senate Executive Committee has called for face-to-face meeting with the faculty leadership of the other campuses and with system personnel. Chancellor Steinmetz passed along request to System President Don Bobbitt with endorsement. The System has posted an FAQ document in response to concerns raised [https://www.uasys.edu/news/faq-on-revisions-to-board-policies-405-1-405-4-and-470-1/]
    • Charged Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee has been charged with reviewing policy 1405.10 with an eye to what do we need to do to streamline our own process.  
    • Teaching Council has been charged with how we can be better evaluating teaching in the classroom
    • We anticipate a busy Faculty Senate spring with proposals coming from these and other committees
    • Regarding CEA testing accommodations, there was an announcement that they are full for testing next week [finals week]. For students needing extra time or distraction free area faculty need to work within the departments to provide these environments. Plans for Student Success centers hopefully will include plans to address this need. Engineering, for example, has been blocking unused rooms to use for testing. Work to accommodate the students as much as possible. Want to work with CEA to determine the scope of the problem. How many students are having unmet space needs for testing? Regarding compressed exam schedule: has it resulted in more testing conflicts overall?

VI.  Announcements

Shelby Hanson - Razorgift Donations Needed checktwice.com/wishlist?occasion=oR3g3

Razorgift Handout

VII. Old Business

None

VIII. New Business

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 6, 2017.

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2017 and the Graduate Council on November 16, 2017. (PDF Report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2017.  (PDF Report).              

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – Animal Science, Bachelor of   Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2a_ ANSCBS-ANSC report).

 b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-EQSC - Animal Science Equine Concentration (2b_ ANSCBS-EQSC report).

 c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-PPRF - Animal Science Pre-Professional Science Concentration (2c_ANSCBS-PPRF report).

d.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HOSPBS – Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2d_HOSPBS report2d_BSHES-HNHI – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification2d_HNHIBS – Deletion – Ltr of Notification).

e.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art – ARASBA - Studio Art, Bachelor of Arts (2e_ ARASBA report2e_ARTBA – Concentration Deletions – Ltr of Notification2e_ARTBA – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification).

f.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art – ARHSBA – Art History, Bachelor of Arts (2f_ARHSBA report2f__ARTBA – Concentration Deletions – Ltr of Notification2f_ARTBA – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification).

g.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – INSTBA - International and Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts (2g_INSTBA report2g_INSTBA – Reconfiguration – Ltr of Notification).

h.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of International Studies – GLST-M - Global Studies Minor (2h_GLST-M report2h_GLST-M – New Minor – Ltr of Notification).

i.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice – CRIMBA – Criminology, Bachelor of Arts (2i_CRIMBA report2i_CRIMBA – Name Change – Ltr of Notification2i_CRIMBA – Name Change – Curriculum and Course Descriptions2i_CRIMBA – Distance Offering – Proforma2i_CRIMBA – Distance Offering – Syllabi2i_CRIMBA – Distance Offering – Ltr of Notification).

 j.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction - CATEBS-BUED - Career and Technical Education Business Education Concentration (2j_CATEBS-BUED report2j_CATEBS – Revision – Ltr of Notification2j_CATEBS – Revision – Curriculum).

k.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CATEBS-FCSE - Career and Technical Education Family Consumer Science Concentration (2k_CATEBS-FCSE report2k_CATEBS – Revision – Ltr of Notification2k_CATEBS – Revision – Curriculum).

l.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CATEBS-TEED - Career and Technical Education Technology Education Concentration (2l_CATEBS-TEED report2l_CATEBS – Revision – Ltr of Notification2l_CATEBS – Revision – Curriculum).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDSTBS - Educational Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education (2m_EDSTBS report).

n.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDBS - Special Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2n_SPEDBS report2n_SPEDBS – Revision – Ltr of Notification2n_SPED BSE – LON E section D).

o.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSBS-EXSC - Kinesiology Exercise Science Concentration (2o_KINSBS-EXSC report).

p.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CDISBS - Communication Disorders, Bachelor of Science in Education (2p_CDISBS report).

 q.   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) (2q_PHRWD report).

r.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGBS - Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (2r_BMEGBS report).

s.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGBS - Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (2s_ELEGBS report).

t.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGBS - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (2t_INEGBS report).

u.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering – MEEGBS - Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2u_MEEGBS report2u_MEEG-AERO – New Option – Ltr of Notification).

Items 2G and 2H were pulled for separate consideration.

All remaining items were passed.

2G and 2H: Discussion was held regarding the name change to include “and Global” in the “International and Global Studies” name and GLST vs INST. Motion to approve these to items was made and seconded.  Items passed.

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

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGECMS-AGBS – Agricultural Economics, Economics Agribusiness Concentration (3a_AGECMS-AGBS report).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness - AGECMS-INAG - Agricultural Economics, Economics International Agribusiness Concentration (3b_AGECMS-INAG report).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGECMS - Agricultural Economics, Master of Science (3c_AGECMS report).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Art – ARTMFA - Art, Master of Fine Arts (3d_ARTMFA report).

e.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – CVEGMS - Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering (3e_CVEGMS report).

f.    Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Communication – COMMMA - Communication, Master of Arts (3f_COMMMA report).

g.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of English – ENGLPH - English, Doctor of Philosophy (3g_ENGLPH report).

h.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTMA - History, Master of Arts (3h_HISTMA report).

i.    Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ENTSGC – Enterprise Systems Graduate Certificate (3i_ENTSGC report).

j.    Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNSLMS - Counseling, Master of Science (3j_CNSLMS report3j_CNSLMS – Revision – LON 11C3j_LON E – MS in Counseling – School Counseling Concentration3j_Section C School Counseling Licensure ADE Current3j_CNSLMS-ADCN – New Option – Ltr of Notification3j_CNSLMS-RHAB – New Option – Ltr of Notification).

k.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNEDPH - Counselor Education and Supervision, Doctor of Philosophy (3k_CNEDPH report3k_CNEDPH – Name Change – Ltr of Notification3k_CNEDPH – Revision – Ltr of Notification).

l.    Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – RHABMS – Rehabilitation, Master of Science (3l_RHABMS report3l_RHABMS – Deletion – Ltr of Notification).

All items passed.

4.   The School of Law Program Change Proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2017:

 Proposed program change for the School of Law, Department of Law – LAWWJD – Law, Juris Doctor (4_LAWWJD report).

All items passed.

5.   Informational items –

a.    Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design proposes establishment of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center.  The mission of the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center (UARC) is to inspire current generations to better understand the interconnectedness of economic, social, and environmental systems; to integrate this understanding into knowledge and technological innovation through interdisciplinary research; and to transform the systems upon which our prosperity depends, to make our region, state, and world more resilient and sustainable (5a_UARC – New Admin Unit – Ltr of Notification).

b.    The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences proposes to change the name of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice to the Department of Sociology and Criminology (5b_SOCI-CRIM – Admin Unit Name Change – Ltr of Notification).

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:25pm

Faculty Senate Minutes
November 8, 2017 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 A-Kathleen Lehman
 A-Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  A-John Pijanowski
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  A-Stephanie Pierce        
Walton College  A-Rajiv Sabherwal  John Delery  Vern Richardson  Jennifer Kish-Gephart  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam   A-Manuel Rossetti   Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  Kate Shoulders   Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  A-Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  Kaitlin Gallagher  A-Kristin Higgins   Stephanie Lusk  A-Lisa Bowers 
Fulbright College  Anna Zajicek 
 Hope Christiansen 
 Myria Allen 
 William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 Fred Spiegel 
 A-Ravi Barabote
 Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson 
 Shauna Morimoto
 Dennis Brewer 
 Denise Beike 
 A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam 
 Stephen Caldwell
 James Lampinen
 A-Matt McIntosh 
 Kathy Comfort 
 Michael Landman 
At-Large Members  A-Cheryl Murphy
 A-Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 A-Deborah Korth
 A-Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 A-Michelle Gray
 Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
A-Joe Steinmetz 
Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
A-Lynda Coon
 A-Jim Coleman 
 A-Don Judges
 A-Matthew Waller
 A-Melissa Harwood Rom 
 Ro DiBrezzo
 A-Charles Robinson 
 A-Michael Miller
 A-Julie Cromer
 A-Jim Rankin
 A-Lona Robertson
 A-John English
 John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 A-Peter MacKeith
 A-Stacey Leeds
 Suzanne McCray
 A-Todd Shields
 Carolyn Henderson Allen 


I.  Call to Order - Kevin Hall 

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

II. Roll Call

Roll called.

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of Minutes of October 11, 2017

Minutes approved.

V.  Reports

A. Provost - Terry Martin

  • Budget process already started for FY 2019. Want to allow for better planning in colleges.  Have met with the Deans.  Several more meeting scheduled to help Deans and Units put their budgets together.  Hope to finish sooner.
  • STEP Program - trying to get this up and going.  Program to help students with financial need.  
  • Jim Rankin - taking President's job at the South Dakota School of Mines.  Provost wants input in how to pursue replacing Jim.  Internal vs. external search and so on.  If you would like to serve on the search committee, let your Dean know or Kevin Hall know.  Provost wants to get this going rather quickly

B.  Benefits - Debbie McCloud & John Delery

  • Powerpoint Forthcoming
  • November 15, 3:00 p.m.; and 28th, 9 a.m.  Webinars on the benefit changes.
  • November 1 - November 30th, open enrollment.
  • Complete enrollment through webBASIS.uark.edu on or before November 30th.
  • Numerous changes coming forward - dental, health plan changes, new voluntary products.
  • www.umr.com - use this site to help you to do a cost analysis.
  • Use the book sent in the mail to help you determine your insurance choice as well.
  • Do a cost analysis - umr.com
  • New items - new dental service with orthodontics; Identify Theft; Legal Protection
  • Tobacco User Surchage coming out in 2019

C. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

  • Proposed changes to certain tenure policies (405.1) at the Board level have been discussed in the Executive Committee
  • Executive Committee Letter; Chancellor's Response
  • Kevin will attend the Board of Trustees meeting tomorrow (November 9, 2017)
  • 405.4 - employment periods - also has changes proposed; Executive Committee will look at these as well. 
  • Graduate Council - called for change in language in 405.4; timing of notice of graduate assistant dismissal.  
  • Kevin is grateful for the feedback received.
  • Annual Report on Academic Issues and Integrity is out; we may look at this report soon.
  • Senate meeting for December will be held Wednesday, December 6.
  • Faculty Holiday Party December 5th.

VI.  Announcements

Campus Council Meeting - November 10 - 3:00-4:30, Giffels Auditorium

VII. Old Business

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 November 8, 2017:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 27, 2017 and the Graduate Council on October 19, 2017 (PDF Report).

 2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 27, 2017:  (PDF Report).                    

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agri Food and Life Sciences Dean - AFLS Honors – Bumpers College Honors Requirements (2a_ AFLS Honors report).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences - CPSC-M – Crop Science Minor (2b_CPSC-M report, 2b_18-19-cpsc-m MS edits.docx).

c.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences - BRKDBS – Birth Through Kindergarten, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (2c_BRKDBS report).   

d.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences - FNAHBS – Food, Nutrition and Health, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2d_  FNAHBS report, 2d_ 18_19 FNAH final.docx2d_18_19 FNAH 8sdcp final.docx,   
2d_BSHES – HNHI – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification.docx, 2d_HNHIBS – Deletion – Ltr of Notification.docx).
                 

e.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences - HNADBS – Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2e_HNADBS report, 2e_18_19_ HNAD_ 8sdcp-final.docx2e_18_19_HNAD_final.docx2e_BSHES-HNHI – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification.docx2e_HNHIBS – Deletion – Ltr of Notification.docx).

f.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences - HDFSBS – Human Development and Family Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2f_HDFSBS report).

g.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences - HOSP-M – Hospitality Management Minor (2g_HOSP-M report2g_HOSP-M – New Option – Ltr of Notification.docx).

h.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences - NUTR-M – Human Nutrition Minor (2h_NUTR-M report2h_NUTR-M – Name Change – Ltr of Notification.docx).

i.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – ARSC Honors – ARSC College Honors Requirements (2i_ARSC Honors report).

j.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA – English, Bachelor of Arts (2j_ENGLBA report).

k.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – EUST Combined Major – European Studies Combined Major (2k_EUST Combined Major report).

l.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – EUST Dept Honors – European Studies Departmental Honors (2l_EUST Dept Honors report).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – EUST-M – European Studies Minor 2m_EUST-M report,    2m_EUST-M – Inactivation – Ltr of Notification.docx).

n.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences – STAT-M – Statistics Minor (2n_STAT-M report).

o.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice – SOCIBA – Sociology, Bachelor of Arts (2o_SOCIBA report).

p.   Proposed undergraduate program change for Walton College of Business, Department of Business Dean - WCOB Honors – WCOB College Honors Requirements (2p_WCOB Honors report).

q.   Proposed undergraduate program change for Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS-FNRM – Risk Management Concentration (2q_FINNBS-FNRM report2q_FINNBS-FNRM – Name Change – Ltr of Notification.docx).

r.    Proposed undergraduate program change for Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing - RETLBS – Retail, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2r_RETLBS report).

s.   Proposed undergraduate program change for Walton College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management - WSCM-M – Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Students (2s_WSCM-M report).

t.    Proposed undergraduate program change for Walton College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management - SCMT-M – Supply Chain Management Minor for Non-Business Students (2t_SCMT-M report).

u.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Eleanor Mann School of Nursing - NURSBS-RNBN – Nursing RN to BSN Concentration (2u_NURSBS-RNBN report).

v.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation - PBHLBS – Public Health, Bachelor of Science (2v_PBHLBS report).

w.  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 (2w_HRWDBS report).

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 22, 2017 and the Graduate Council on October 19, 2017:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDME – Special Education, Master of Education (3a_SPEDME report).

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – EDEVMC – Educational Program Evaluation Post Master’s Certificate (3b_EDEVMC report3b_EDEVMC – Inactivate – Ltr of Notification.docx).

c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – EDPSGC – Educational Psychology Graduate Certificate (3c_EDPSGC report3c_EDPSGC – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification.docx).

4.   Informational items – The following items were unanimously approved at the October 19th, 2017 Graduate Council meeting. 

a.  The Graduate Council recommends that Board of Trustees policy 405.4 be modified to say that termination of a graduate assistant for convenience requires 60 days’ notice (rather than 30  days’ notice) and that when a graduate assistant is terminated for convenience, the student will not be required to reimburse the University for the tuition paid for that semester.

b.  For the purposes of graduate faculty status, when a faculty member is in a position where the terms “clinical,” “research” and the like modify the status of assistant professor, associate professor or professor, or when a faculty member is an executive-in-residence or similar status with a multi-year contract, the graduate faculty status will be permanent (i.e. will not be denoted with a T). 

c.  The Graduate Council approved removing the word “graded” from the following sentence in the transfer credit policy for master’s students:  The student must have satisfied the 24-credit hour residence requirement.  (The student must have satisfactorily completed a total of 24 hours of graded graduate course work taken in residence.)  Note:  this change will make transfer credit accessible for master’s thesis students, which was not previously possible.

Consent Agenda approved in full.

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes
October 11, 2017 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones

Attendance ( A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  John Pijanowski (A)
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  Frank Jacobus (A)        
School of Law  Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile (A)        
Library  Stephanie Pierce (A)        
Walton College  Rajiv Sabherwal (A)  TBD (A)  TBD (A)  TBD (A)  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam (A)  Manuel Rossetti (A)  Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  Kate Shoulders (A)  Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  Kaitlin Gallagher  Kristin Higgins (A)  Stephanie Lusk  Lisa Bowers (A)
Fulbright College  Anna Zajicek (A)
 Hope Christiansen (A)
 Myria Allen (A)
 William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 Fred Spiegel (A)
 Ravi Barabote (A)
 Calvin White 
 Weston Wilkerson (A)
 Shauna Morimoto (A)
 Dennis Brewer
 Denise Beike (A)
 Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam (A)
 Stephen Caldwell
 James Lampinen
 Matt McIntosh (A)
 Kathy Comfort (A)
 Michael Landman (A)
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold 
 David Gay
 Michelle Gray (A)
 Norm Dennis (A)
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
Joe Steinmetz (A)
Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy
Lynda Coon
 Jim Coleman (A)
 Don Judges
 Matthew Waller (A)
 Melissa Harwood Rom (A)
 Ro DiBrezzo (A)
 Charles Robinson (A)
 Michael Miller
 Julie Cromer
 Jim Rankin (A)
 Lona Robertson
 John English (A)
 John Fagg
 Terry Martin
 Peter MacKeith (A)
 Stacey Leeds
 Suzanne McCray (A)
 Todd Shields (A)
 Carolyn Henderson Allen (A)


I.  Call to Order - Kevin Hall 

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll called!

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of September 13, 2017

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

A. Provost's Report - No report given; the Provost is away in Rome.
B. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

Agenda is light - but don't feel too secure about this!  Things coming up:

      • John Delery - a Chancellor's Fellow - He is to lead a panel to look at policies and procedures with regards non tenure track faculty.  Important work.  Have submitted some names of folks to serve from the Faculty Senate.  May see things come our way by the spring semester.
      • Looking at Promotion and Tenure policies and procedures.  Will deliver a charge to the P&T committee to take a comprehensive look at our APT policies on this campus, with a focus primarily on tenure and tenure track.   New software may be coming our way that can help with annual review, and potentially with tenure and promotion as well.
      • Also looking at the Teaching Council and their work on teaching evaluation.

VI.  Announcements

Just under 30,000 for the United Way Campaign.  Still hope to meet our goal.

The Fall meeting of the Campus Faculty will take place on Thursday, October 26th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in Giffels Auditorium.   Topic - Gun Law on Campus.

VII. Old Business

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 October 11, 2017:

1.   Course Change proposals – including graduate classes approved by theUniversity Course and Programs Committee on August 4, 2017 as well as undergraduate classes on September 22, 2017 and the Graduate Council on August 17, 2017:  (PDF Report).

2.  Informational items –

     a.    Applied Sustainability Center – deletion (2a_APPL SUST Ctr – Admin Unit Deletion –Ltr of Notification2a_Applied Sustainability – Closing Document).

     b.    RFID Research Center – deletion (2b_RFID Res Ctr – Admin Unit Deletion – Ltr of Notification2b_RFID Center Closing Letter). 

IX. Adjourn

3:48 adjournment

Faculty Senate Minutes
September 13, 2017 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones

 

Attendance ( A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS  Kevin Hall
 Kathleen Lehman
 Fran Hagstrom
 Tom Jensen
 Robert Brady  Linda Jones  John Pijanowski (A)
COLLEGE OR SCHOOL          
School of Architecture  Frank Jacobus        
School of Law  Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile        
Library  Stephanie Pierce (A)        
Walton College  Rajiv Sabherwal (A)  TBD (A)  TBD (A)  TBD (A)  
College of Engineering  Paneer Selvam  Manuel Rossetti  Justin Chimka  Kevin Hall  
Bumpers College  Ioannis E. Tzanetakis  Kate Shoulders  Bruce Ahrendsen  Navam Hettiarachchy  Don Edgar
College of EDHP  Chris Goering  Kaitlin Gallagher  Kristin Higgins  Stephanie Lusk (A)  Lisa Bowers
Fulbright College  Anna Zajicek
 Hope Christiansen
 Myria Allen (A)
 William Quinn
 James Gigantino
 Fred Spiegel (A)
 Ravi Barabote (A)
 Calvin White (A)
 Weston Wilkerson
 Shauna Morimoto (A)
 Dennis Brewer (A)
 Denise Beike (A)
 Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam
 Stephen Caldwell
 James Lampinen
 Matt McIntosh (A)
 Kathy Comfort
 Michael Landman
At-Large Members  Cheryl Murphy
 Luti Salisbury
 Tom Jensen
 Kelly Hammond
 Deborah Korth
 Karen Sebold (A)
 David Gay
 Michelle Gray (A)
 Norm Dennis
 Neil Allison
 Timothy Kral
 Don Johnson
Non-Voting Senators in Administration        
Joe Steinmetz (A)
Kathy Van Laningham
Kim Needy (A)
Lynda Coon (A)
 Jim Coleman
 Don Judges
 Matthew Waller (A)
 Melissa Harwood Rom (A)
 Ro DiBrezzo (A)
 Charles Robinson (A)
 Michael Miller
 Julie Cromer
 Jim Rankin (A)
 Lona Robertson
 John English (A)
 John Fagg
Terry Martin
 Peter MacKeith
 Stacey Leeds
 Suzanne McCray (A)
 Todd Shields (A)
 Carolyn Henderson Allen (A)


I.  Call to Order - Kevin Hall 

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m.

II.  Roll Call

Roll called!

III.  Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of April 12, 2017 and  May 3, 2017

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

A. Provost - Jim Coleman

The Provost reported on the following:

    • Happy to answer questions with regards new assignments and the Gen Ed committee
    • Excited that Yvette Murphy has accepted the Diversity position.
    • Guiding priorities on the website.  
    • Chancellor's State of the Union tomorrow.
    • Pleased to have been able to offer faculty salary raises this past summer.
    • Moving more of the budget into advancing student success
    • Hope to announce the 10 proposal winners within the week.
    • Hope to announce the next round of call for proposals by the end of the Fall semester
      • 17 faculty members served
      • 75 proposals received - reviewed in subsets with written reviews provided for each
      • Review sheets will be provided
      • Want to be transparent with feedback
      • The 10 selected represent 23 or 24 departments across campus.
      • Challenging but fair process.
    • There will be investment in faculty salaries this year.  It remains an action item for this year.

Terry Martin discussed the Gen Ed program

    • A committee looking into Gen Ed
    • Committee putting together goals and learning outcomes for Gen Ed
    • Representation from every college on the committee
    • They will send their results back out to the college to see if further changes need to occur
    • Eventually will come to the Faculty Senate for approval

B. Parking - Gary Smith

Presentation

    • Parking is an auxiliary to the university; no funds for parking come from the university
    • Whoosh! - an online payment system to pay for a guest parking meters
    • License Plate Recognition - hope to have this in place soon; still testing

C. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall

The Chair reported on the following:

    • Thank you to all of the Senators 
    • Thank you to Linda Jones and the website updates
    • Thank you to the Committee on Committees and the hard work in to fill our committees
    • Going to work on our governance documents this year; committee structures, elections, teaching, P&T and so on.

VI.  Announcements

United Way Campus Committee - Stacy Leeds

      • 83rd United Way Campaign
      • Formal kickoff, a week from this Monday, 3 pm in the Union Connections Lounge 
      • October 2 - October 27 . 
      • Asking students to engage in this process by donating $1.  Vinmo will be an option.
      • $160,000 campaign goal
      • Focusing on childhood poverty in Northwest Arkansas
      • 38 agencies can be donated to specifically if you would like to do this.  Must donate a minimum of $100.
      • If a 501C3 agency in NW Arkansas is your choice for support and it is not a United Way organization, you can still choose them.  Also $100.

VII. Old Business

None

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 September 13, 2017:

 1.   Course Change proposals – including graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 4, 2017 as well as undergraduate and law classes on August 4, 2017 and the Graduate Council on August 17, 2017:  (PDF Report).

2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 4, 2017:  (PDF Report).

a.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS          –Agricultural Business, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2a_AGBSBS Report).

b.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-ABMM, Agricultural Business Agri Management & Marketing Concentration (2b_AGBSBS-ABMM Report).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – FDSC-M – Food Science Minor (2c_FDSC-M Report).

d.  Item d pulled at the request of the University Course and Programs committee.

e.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences,      Department of English – ENGLBA-CRWR – English/Creative Writing Concentration (2e_ENGLBA-CRWR Report).

f.    Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics – INTBBB – International Business, Bachelor of Science in International Business (2f_INTBBB Report).

g.   Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of       Engineering Dean – ENGR Acad Regs – ENGR College Academic Regulations (2g_ENGR Acad Regs Report).

3.   Graduate program change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 4, 2017 and the Graduate Council August 17, 2017:

a.   Proposed graduate program change for the School of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS - Design Studies, Master of Design Studies (3a_DSGNMDS Report3a_DSGNMDS – New Degree – Appendices.pdf3a_DESGNMDS-New Degree – Ltr of intent.docx3a_DSGNMDS – New Degree – Proposal_1_Form.docx).

b.   Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing -  NURSMS- EXLD - Nurse Executive Leader Concentration (3b_NURSMS-EXLD Report).

c.   Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS-NUED – Nursing Nurse Educator Concentration (3c_NURSMS-NUED Report).

d.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – HSESPH-HLBV – Health, Sport & Exercise Science Health Behavior Concentration (3d_HSESPH-HLBV Report).

e.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering –  OPMGMS – Operations Management, Master of Science in Operations Management (3e_OPMGMS Report).

f.   Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Physics – PHYSPH – Physics Doctor of Philosophy (3f_PHYSPH Report3f_PHYSPH – Employer Needs Surveys.pdf3f_PHYSPH-SPAC – Deletion – Ltr of Notification.docx3f_PHYSPH – Reconfig – Ltr of Notification.docx).

4.  Informational items –

a.   Graduate Council - Changes in policy for Graduate Certificates.

At its May 18, 2017, meeting, the Graduate Council approved removing the line:

"Students who enter a graduate certificate program may use up to six hours of course work taken previously at the University of Arkansas." The Council believes that graduate students should be able to apply any qualifying courses taken at the U of A toward the requirements of the graduate certificate, if the certificate advisory committee approves.  For additional details, please review the attached report. (4a_Graduate Certificates report).

b.   UTCHCS – Licensure for UA Teach Computer Science 4-12 (4b_UTCHCS – New Licensure – Ltr of Intent E4b_UTCHCS – New Licensure – Ltr of Notification E4b_UTCHCS – New Licensure – Program Proposal.docx).

All Consent Agenda Items Approved

B. Senate Elections (Executive Committee and Campus Council)

Executive Committee Election Results:  Jim Gigantino, Tim Kral, Neil Allison, Cheryl Murphy, Don Johnson

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:30.

Agenda
Faculty Senate
May 3, 2017
Email Consent Agenda (Approved)

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 3, 2017:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate law approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 28, 2017 and the Graduate Council on   April 20, 2017 (PDF Report).
  
2.   Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 28, 2017 and the Graduate Council on April 20, 2017 (PDF Report):

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences– MATHBA – Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts (2a_MATHBA Report).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics - PHYSBS-BIPH - Physics Biophysics Concentration (2b_PHYSBS-BIPH Report).

3.   Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 17, 2017 and the Graduate Council on April 20, 2017:

Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation - RESMME – Recreation and Sport Management, Master of Education (3_RESMME Report).

4.   Announcements:

      a.  Jeannine Durdik was selected as chair of UCPC for 2017-2019.

      b.  UCPC approved the following meeting dates for 2017-2018 (4b_UCPC Meeting Dates_2017-2018).