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Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes

Faculty Senate Minutes

May 1, 2019

ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstrom, A-Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - A-Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, A-Kate Shoulders, Bruce Ahrendsen, A-Navam Hettiarachchy, A-Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, A-Shauna Morimoto, A-Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, A-Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, A-Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon. A-Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, A-Kaitlin Gallagher, A-Lisa Bowers, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - A-Panneer Selvam, A-Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, A-Kelly Hammond, A-Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker Gibson, John Pijanowski, Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Michael Miller, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of April 10, 2019

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

a.  Provost's Report

    • 1405.11-13 - Integrated - General Consul is looking at these.  Hope to approve these soon.  Hope to have this approved within the next couple of weeks.
    • Going to push the hiring plans for replacement positions.  Will get these by the end of this month and will have them back to the Colleges by July 1.
    • Putting together the budget; first priority - raises, and won't require Deans to put into this.  Seem to be keeping pace on average with peers.
    • Looking to help some units hire folks into signature areas.  No plan yet in place but hope to create a working committee to see how this process might work.
    • Current pre-enrollment--we seem to be up 600 students to date.  Hoping this is a sign of retention.  Not yet sure...
    • Provost and Chancellor appreciate the work that all of the faculty carry out semester after semester.  Thank you!!

 

b.  Faculty Senate Chair's Report

  • New IT Director presented.  
  • Campus Elections announced

VI.  Announcements and Remembrances

Remembrances - Dr. Connell Brown, Dr. Al Einert, Dr. John P. Jones, Dr. Ronald W. McNew, Honorable Jerry Wayne "Jake" Looney, Dr. James Riley Couper, Dr. James L. Gaddy, Dr. Kim G. Smith, Dr. Dpug James, Dr. Lyna Lee Montgomery, Dr. James L. Meek, Dr. Naoki Kimura, Mr. Donald D. Sieger, Dr. Nancy G. McCartney, Dr. Thomas McKinnon, Dr. Sharon Frances Sabik.

Presentation

VII. Old Business

a.  Teaching Council – Faculty Handbook 2.4 Grades and Exams:

Document

Faculty are encouraged to make all grades available to students at least 24 hours prior to the start of the scheduled final exam. Any exceptions to this recommendation should be directly communicated by the instructor on record.

Motion to approve the proposed changes made passes.

VIII. New Business

a.  ESL Committee Description

Proposed Changes - Revise to include the Associate Dean for the Graduate School; the Associate Dean for International Education of the Graduate School and International Education. They would be full voting members.

Will be voted on during first meeting of the fall 2019 semester.

b.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled May 1, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 19, 2019 and Graduate Council on April 18, 2019 (pdf_report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 19, 2019: (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – PLSC-M – Political Science Minor (2a_plsc-m_report_05012019).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychological Science – PSYC-M – Psychology Minor (2b_psyc-m_report_05012019).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work – PSCWK – Social Work (Pre-Social Work) (2c_pscwk_report_05012019).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work – SCWKBS – Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work (2d_scwkbs_report_05012019).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering – MEEGBS – Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2e_meegbs_report_05012019).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 15, 2019 and the Graduate Council on April 18, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Accounting – ACCTPH – Business Administration (Accounting), Doctor of Philosophy (3a_acctph_report_050120193a_acctph_revision_ltrofnotif_050120193a_acctph_revision_curriculum_05012019).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECONMS – Economic Analytics, Master of Science (3b_econms_report_050120193b_econms_newdegree_ltrofintent_050120193b_econms_newdegree_ltrsofsupport_050120193b_econms_newdegree_facultycvs_05012019).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECONPH – Economics, Doctor of Philosophy (3c_econph_report_05012019).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGPH – Engineering (Electrical Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (3d_elegph_report_05012019).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNPH – Business Administration (Finance), Doctor of Philosophy (3e_finnph_report_05012019).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGPH – Engineering (Industrial Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (3f_inegph_report_05012019).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – EDMEMC – Educational Measurement Post Master's Certificate (3g_edmemc_report_050120193g_edmemc_deletion_ltrofnotif_05012019).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTPH – Supply Chain Management, Doctor of Philosophy (3h_scmtph_report_05012019). 

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

Graduate School of Business Appeal Procedures Revised – approved by the Graduate Council on April 18, 2019 (4_gsb_appeal_procedures_revised_0419).

All items of the consent agenda approved.

IX. Adjourn  

The meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes
April 10, 2019
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, A-Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstrom, A-Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - A-Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, A-Kate Shoulders, Bruce Ahrendsen, Navam Hettiarachchy, A-Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek, A-Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, A-Shauna Morimoto, A-Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, A-Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, A-Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon. Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, A-Kaitlin Gallagher, Lisa Bowers, A-Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - A-Panneer Selvam, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, A-Morten Jensen

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - A-Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, A-Kelly Hammond, Tyrone Washington, A-Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker Gibson, John Pijanowski, Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Michael Miller, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

IV. Approval of March 13 Minutes

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

a.  Provost's Report

Come hear him tomorrow at 3:30 at Giffels for Faculty Appreciation week!

b.  Faculty Senate Chair's Report

    • Resolution on faculty salaries; guidelines have been put together though it is not quite finished.  The Financial Advisory Committee will take the guidelines and put this into policy to be discussed in the fall.
    • Career Champions - A program where faculty are the liaison between Career Development and the department.  

VI.  Announcements

  • We will have a May meeting, May 1st.
  • Campus Council Meeting - Thursday, April 25, SCEN 407, 3:30-5.
  • Remember to attend reception after the Provost presentation tomorrow.

VII. Old Business

a. Academic Integrity Proposed Policy Changes

AI Policy Updates

AI Recommendations

Motion to accept changes approved.

b. UCPC Proposed Changes to Academic Policy 1622.20 & 1622.10

Proposed Changes

Motion to approve changes approved.

c.  Amendment to 1405.11

Proposed amendment - To amend policy 1405.11 by adding (the displayed text) as Roman numeral I and authorizing the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to make any necessary numbering and minor editorial changes necessary to reflect this change in the remainder of the policy.

I. Committees: Responsibilities and Service

A.  Definitions
1.   Unit and Department/Departmental are used interchangeably in this policy to refer to an academic department, administered by a head or chair, in which tenure may be granted
2.  For purposes of this policy, school refers to the School of Architecture and the School of Law.
B.  Committees and Responsibilities
1.  The Unit Peer Review Committee is the departmental committee established to conduct the (state-mandated) annual peer review of each faculty member. This committee provides input to the Department Head/Chair or Dean for consideration in the faculty member’s Annual Review. Annual Review refers to the review and evaluation of unit faculty by the department head/chair or dean.
2.  The Unit Tenured Faculty consists of all tenured faculty in a department, excluding those in administrative positions from the department head/chair level and higher, unless specifically allowed by the college/school policy document. Such allowances, if made, must comply with the provisions of I.C.
3.  The Unit Personnel Committee is the departmental committee that evaluates candidates for purposes of promotion and tenure.
4.  The College/School Promotion and Tenure Committee is the committee charged with evaluating candidates from that college/school for purposes of promotion and tenure.
5.  The University Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee is the elected university committee charged with making recommendations on policy and faculty status with regard to appointment, promotion, and tenure.
C.  No administrator in the appointment, promotion, or tenure recommendation chain shall serve on any unit/department or college/school or university committee described in 1405.11. All school/college policy documents shall comply with this provision.

Motion to include displayed text into Policy 1405.11 passed.

d. Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee

Policy 1405.12 - NTT

Policy 1405.12 - NTT - Redlined

Policy 1405.12 - typo changes redlined.

Motion to approve typo changes in 1405.12 approved.

Amendment to 1405.12 - Senator Delery

Amendment to 1405.12 - Senators Delery and Hall

Motion to amend the amendment to add:  "If the college/school has only a single eligible NTT faculty member, that member may serve."  Amendment to the amendment passed.

Motion to approve the amended amendment passed.

Motion to add "All appointments in excess of one year are subject to the approval of the Dean and the Provost," to section II C of 1405.12. Motion passed. 

Motion to amend 1405.12 to allow department heads to vote on who serves on the Unit Personnel Committee.  Striking "department heads or chairs."  Motion failed.

Motion to approve 1405.12 as amended passed.

Policy 1405.13 - Distinguished/University

Policy 1405.13 - Redlined

Policy 1405.13 - typo changes redlined.

Motion to approve typo changes passed.

Amendment to 1405.13 - Conduct Sentence - Senator Lampinen

Motion to approve the Lampinen amendment to 1405.13 passed.

Amendment to 1405.13 - NTT Faculty - Senator Korth

Motion to approve the Korth amendment to 1405.13 failed.

Motion to approve 1405.13 as amended passed.

VIII. New Business

a.  Teaching Council – Faculty Handbook 2.4 Grades and Exams:

Document

Faculty are encouraged to make all grades available to students at least 24 hours prior to the start of the scheduled final exam. Any exceptions to this recommendation should be directly communicated by the instructor on record.

This will be voted on in May

b. Amendment to Policy 1405.11 to indicate that Department Chairs cannot vote on the unit personnel committee.

This will be voted on in May

b. Consent Agenda - The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled April 10, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 15, 2019 and Graduate Council on March 14, 2019 (pdf_report).

Course Change Proposals approved.

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 15, 2019:  (pdf_report).

a. 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 (2a_scmtbs_report_04102019).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTBS-RSCM – Supply Chain Management: Retail Supply Chain Management Concentration (2b_scmtbs-rscm_report_04102019).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTBS-TRLG – Supply Chain Management: Transportation & Logistics Concentration (2c_scmtbs-trlg_report_04102019).

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – EDUC Honors – EDUC College Honors Requirements (2d_educ-honors_report_04102019).

e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering – CVEGBS – Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (2e_cvegbs_report_04102019).

Undergraduate program change proposals approved.

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2019 and the Graduate Council on March 14, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HESCMS – Human Environmental Sciences, Master of Science (3a_hescms_report_04102019, 3a _hescms_hesc5111-syllabus-F19_041020193a_hescms_hesc5211-syllabus-F19_04102019).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – EMGTMS – Engineering Management, Master of Science in Engineering Management (3b_emgtms_report_041020193b_emgtms_off-campus-location_ltrofnotif_04102019, 3b_emgtms_off-campus-location_decision-paper-on-closing-lrafb-site_04102019).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMPMGC – Project Management, Graduate Certificate (3c_ompmgc_report_04102019, 3c_ompmgc_off-campus-location_ltrofnotif_041020193c_ompmgc_off-campus-location_decision-paper-on-closing-lrafb-site_04102019).

d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OPMGMS – Operations Management, Master of Science in Operations Management (3d_opmgms_report_041020193d_opmgms_off-campus-location_ltrofnotif_04102019, 3d_opmgms_off-campus-location_decision-paper-on-closing-lrafb-site_04102019).

Graduate program change proposals approved.

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

Graduate faculty proposed change:  On the basis of qualifying experience and 18 hours of course work in the area under consideration, faculty who do not hold the terminal degree may be approved for any level of graduate faculty status.  A supplementary form (see attachment) to the graduate faculty application must be submitted as part of the approval process. (4_supplementary_graduate_faculty_application_04102019).

Item four pulled by Graduate Council to return to the Faculty Senate's May meeting for further discussion.

IX. Adjourn 

Meeting adjourned at 5:23.

March 13, 2019

ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, A-Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, A-Kate Shoulders, A-Bruce Ahrendsen, Navam Hettiarachchy, A-Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, A-James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, A-Shauna Morimoto, Hope Christiansen, A-Fred Spiegel, Denise Beike, A-Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, A-Lauren Simon. A-Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, A-Kaitlin Gallagher, Lisa Bowers, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - A-Panneer Selvam, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, A-Kelly Hammond, Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, A-Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker Gibson, John Pijanowski, Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, A-Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Michael Miller, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

Meeting called to order at 3:30.

II. Roll Call

Roll called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of February 13, 2019 Minutes

February minutes approved

V.  Reports

a.  Provost's Report (Ro DiBrezzo and Terry Martin)

      • Deans Searches moving forward
      • FY 20 Budget - work continues.  Will be presented at May BOT meeting
      • Application for Bus tour extended - encourage new faculty to sign up!
      • 45 applications for Chancellor’s grant.  Decision will be quick - by graduation
      • P & T Document - Close to approval by Chancellor and Provost.  Now looking at time line.  Hope to get College documents up by fall…cut and paste.  Don’t want them to try and create wording but instead just get it up, via cut and paste.  Hope all Colleges to be template-based but flavors will come out.  When to get faculty input at college level is the next concern.
      • The Provost will send something out soon outlining the details regarding application, and so on.
      • Criteria have not been changed.  
      • Digital Measures - exciting results coming in.  Moving into Fulbright; have budgeted folks to input data.

b.  General Education and Core Curriculum Committee, Kevin Hall

      • Continuing to work on developing a list of qualifying courses; quality control
      • By Friday, instructions for departments asking them to map how their students will fulfill the different areas
      • Would like to have this completed this semester.  Will implement in Fall 2020

c.  Academic Integrity Violations - 2017-2018

Presentation

National trend is that 95% of the cheaters do not get caught!

d. Faculty Senate Chair's Report

Feb 25, visit to Little Rock - a meeting of the Chancellors from across state.  Looking at legislative actions examined; the impact on schools across the state.

VI.  Announcements

Town Halls for 1405.12 and 1405.13

    • Tuesday, March 26th, 2 p.m. MULN 104
    • Wednesday, March 27th, 10:45, MULN 104

Campus Faculty Meeting, March 27th, 3:30-5:00 GRAD 166

Spring Campus Council Meeting, Thursday, April 25th, 2 p.m.

Faculty Senate Meetings, April 10th and May 1st

VII. Old Business

VIII. New Business

a. Academic Integrity Proposed Policy Changes

Proposed changes are highlighted and focus on such things as contract cheating and suspensions, use of unauthorized items on exams, eye clicker violations, collaboration, quizzes, and so on.

The changes proposed will be voted on at the April 10th Faculty Senate meeting.

b. Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee

Policy 1405.12 - NTT

Policy 1405.13 - Distinguished/University

The changes proposed will be voted on at the April 10th Faculty Senate meeting.

c.  Amendment to 1405.11

Proposed amendment - To amend policy 1405.11 by adding (the displayed text) as Roman numeral I and authorizing the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to make any necessary numbering and minor editorial changes necessary to reflect this change in the remainder of the policy.
I. Committees: Responsibilities and Service
A.  Definitions
1.)    Unit and Department/Departmental are used interchangeably in this policy to refer to an academic department, administered by a head or chair, in which tenure may be granted.
2.)    For purposes of this policy, school refers to the School of Architecture and the School of Law.
B.  Committees and Responsibilities
1.  The Unit Peer Review Committee is the departmental committee established to conduct the (state-mandated) annual peer review of each faculty member. This committee provides input to the Department Head/Chair or Dean for consideration in the faculty member’s Annual Review. Annual Review refers to the review and evaluation of unit faculty by the department head/chair or dean.
2.  The Unit Tenured Faculty consists of all tenured faculty in a department, excluding those in administrative positions from the department head/chair level and higher, unless specifically allowed by the college/school policy document. Such allowances, if made, must comply with the provisions of I.C.
3.  The Unit Personnel Committee is the departmental committee that evaluates candidates for purposes of promotion and tenure.
4.  The College/School Promotion and Tenure Committee is the committee charged with evaluating candidates from that college/school for purposes of promotion and tenure.
5.  The University Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee is the elected university committee charged with making recommendations on policy and faculty status with regard to appointment, promotion, and tenure.
C.  No administrator in the appointment, promotion, or tenure recommendation chain shall serve on any unit/department or college/school or university committee described in 1405.11. All school/college policy documents shall comply with this provision.
The changes proposed will be voted on at the April 10th Faculty Senate meeting.
d. UCPC Proposed Changes to Academic Policy 1622.20 & 1622.10

Proposed Changes

The changes proposed will be voted on at the April 10th Faculty Senate meeting.

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 March 13, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – including one undergraduate course approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2019 (pdf_report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 22, 2019:  (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture – HORT-M – Horticulture Minor (2a_hort-m_report_031320192a_hort-m_2018-2019-checksheet_03132019).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture – LHRT-M – Landscape Horticulture Minor (2b_lhrt-m_report_031320192b_lhrt-m_2019-2020-checksheet_03132019).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture – TURF-M – Turf Management Minor (2c_turf-m_report_031320192c_turf-m_2018-2019-checksheet_03132019).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CATEBS – Career and Technical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2d_catebs_report_03132019).

e.  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 (2e_hrwdbs_report_03132019).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 25, 2019 and the Graduate Council on February 21, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDME – Special Education, Master of Education (3a_spedme_report_031320193a_spedme_rev-educ-licensure_sectionc_031320193a_spedme_ade-proposal-coversheet_03132019).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ATTRMA – Athletic Training, Master of Athletic Training (3b_attrma_report_03132019).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Arkansas Humanities Center – New Administrative Unit (4a_ahc_report_031320194a_ahc_new-admin-unit_ltrofnotif_031320194a_ahc_new-admin-unit_proposal_03132019).

b.  Global Campus – Name Change from School of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach (4b_glbl_report_031320194b_glbl_name-change_ltrofnotif_03132019).

All consent agenda items approved.

IX.  Committee of the Whole

IX. Adjourn  

Meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.


 

 

February 13, 2019
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Kate Shoulders, Bruce Ahrendsen, A-Navam Hettiarachchy, Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, Shauna Morimoto, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon. Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, Kaitlin Gallagher, A-Lisa Bowers, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - Panneer Selvam, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, A-Kelly Hammond, Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, A-Necia Parker Gibson, John Pijanowski, Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, A-Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Michael Miller, John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of January 16, 2019 Minutes

V.  Reports

a.  Provost's Report

    • The Provost was present and ceded his time to the discussion of 1405.11

b. Faculty Senate Chair's Report

    • Thank you to Fran Hagstrom and Kevin Brady and the Campus Faculty Meeting
    • ASG working on a parking proposal change. Make it easier for commuter students to get on campus.

VI.  Announcements

VII. Old Business

a.  Calendar Committee

Calendar 2024 Proposed

Motion to approve the calendar for 2024 passes.

b.  APT Committee

Main motion from the floor is to approve the document 1045.11 as provided to us by the APT committee.

Version with non-significant changes to be approved at the start of the conversation

Typo corrections made in the above document.  This still remains the same content as presented to the Senate by the APT committee.

Amendments Proposed

Amendment II.B.8 and II.F.1.a.i - Student Evaluations

Motion from Senator Kral, seconded to allow for debate.

Motion to approve the amendment passes

Motion to table the remaining amendments to the next meeting of the Faculty Senate

Motion Fails

Amendment II.C.2.a and III.B.11.a - Voting and Service

Motion from Senators Wilkerson and Gigantino, seconded to allow for debate.

Motion to approve amendment passes

Amendment II.E - Post Tenure Review

Motion from Senator Kral, seconded to allow for debate.

Motion to amend the amendment by scratching out "is unsatisfactory in at least 50% of" and keeping "as a whole is unsatisfactory, taking into consideration the"  The sentence removed in the amendment would still be removed.

Motion to approve the amendment to the amendment passes

Motion to approve the amended amendment passes

Amendment II.F and III.A - Collegial to Professional

Motion from Morton Jensen, seconded to allow for debate.

Motion to approve the amendment passes

Motion to amend the amendment by saying "contributor in a professional manner" rather than "professional contributor"  Would apply to II.F and III.A

Motion to amend the amendment withdrawn

Motion to amend the amendment "Each faculty member should actively contribute to the life of the academic unit..."  Would apply to II.F and III.A

Motion to approve the amendment to the amendment passes

Motion to amend the amended amendment by taking out "and should exhibit" and replace it with "by exhibiting." 

Was not seconded.

Motion to approve the amended amendment passes

Amendment III.B.12 - Promotion

Motion from Jim Gigantino, seconded to allow for debate.

Motion to amend the amendment - vote on any candidate "or area of major expertise is beyond scope"

Motion to amend the amendment fails

Motion to approve the amendment passes

Motion to table the remainder of this discussion 

Motion to table was withdrawn

Amendment III.b.11.c and e, III.b.10.d, and IV.C - check on these as they don't line up

Motions from Senator Wilkerson, seconded to allow for debate.

Motion to approve the amendment to III.b.11.c

Motion passes

Motion to approve the amendment to III.b.11.e

Motion passes

Motion to approve the amendment to III.b.10.d

Motion to amend the amendment - strike "tenure-track" and reinstitute "and/or tenure"

Motion to amend the amendment passes

Motion to approve the amended amendment passes

Motion to approve the amendment to IV.C 

Amendment to IV.C withdrawn

Floor opened for additional amendments

Motion to amend 1045.11 - Strike III.11.c (pp. 18-19)

Motion to amend 1045.11 and to strike III.11.c (pp. 18-19) fails

Motion to amend III.B.10.a - Strike "This material should..."

Motion to amend III.B.10.a passes

Motion to amend III.B.10.c - Strike "In the absence of written confirmation..."

Motion to amend III.B.10.c passes

Motion to approve Policy of 1045.11 as amended passes

Documents Presented at meeting - January 16, 2019

Report

1405.11 Proposed PDF format

1405.11 Proposed Word format

1405.11 Redline PDF

1405.11 Redline Word

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 February 13, 2019:
1.  Consent Agenda
a.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 25, 2019 and Graduate Council on January 17, 2019 (pdf_report).
b.  Annual Course Review

(i.) Courses with No Enrollment in 4 or 5 Years

(1bi_courses-with-no-enrollments-in-4-or-5-years--to-remain-active,

1bi_courses-with-no-enrollments-in-4-or-5-years--to-be-inactivated,

1bi_courses-with-no-enrollments-in-4-or-5-years--to-be-deleted).

(ii.) Courses Inactive 3 or More Years

(1bii_courses-inactive-more-than-3-years--to-remain-inactive,

1bii_courses-inactive-more-than-3-years--to-be-deleted).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 25, 2019:  (pdf_report).

Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – EDUC Acad Regs – EDUC College Academic Regulations (2_educ-acad-regs_report_02132019).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 14, 2018 and the Graduate Council on January 17, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDPH – Curriculum and Instruction, Doctor of Philosophy (3a_ciedph_report_02132019).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDED – Higher Education, Doctor of Education (3b_hieded_report_02132019).

Consent Agenda Passes

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

Annual Course Review—Courses with No Enrollment in 6 or More Years (one list; all courses will be inactivated).  According to the Academic Policy 1622.11, which governs course review, these courses will be inactivated effective Fall 2019 (4_courses-with-no-enrollment-in-6-or-more-years--to-be-inactivated).

IX. Adjourn 

Meeting adjourned at 6:04. 

January 16, 2019
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstom, Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, A-Kate Shoulders, Bruce Ahrendsen, Navam Hettiarachchy, A-Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Matt McIntosh, Shauna Morimoto, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, A-Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon. A-Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, A-Kaitlin Gallagher, Lisa Bowers, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - Panneer Selvam, A-Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, A-Kelly Hammond, Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, A-Necia Parker Gibson, John Pijanowski, A-Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, A-Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, Michael Miller, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

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

II. Roll Call

Roll called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of December 5, 2018

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

a.  Provost's Report

    • Move forward one of three things forward - research of benefit to community, state, students
    • Busy reading the P&T cases - 70.  Some truly amazing faculty on campus!
    • Today, you will talk about the P&T policy.  Grateful to the committee for the work put into it!
    • Collaborative Research Fund - 2 million available this year.  Collaborative and commercial foci.  Hope to award by end of semester
    • Research signature areas - work on this.  
    • Our fall to spring retention of new freshman - just short, today, of 94% - 2% higher than we have ever had!  Official number comes out on the 11th day.  This is happening because of our good work!!
    • Doing quite well on online program - #18 of 300+ universities and colleges in US News and World Report!!
    • WCOB hoping to open an academic center in LR for executive education; great deal of interest from regional and corporate groups
    • Concerns about hiring plans have been brought forward.  Hiring plans must be submitted by the end of May so that recruiting can begin sooner in the summer/fall.

b. Faculty Senate Chair's Report

    • Welcome back!  
    • Had a meeting with other system campuses with Fran Hagstrom
    • Will look at APT document today; please get these revisions to your constituents today!!
    • Today is NOT for debate, simply an opportunity to ask for process and such.
    • Two town halls are set up for next week.  Please attend.

VI.  Announcements

a. Proposing Town Hall Meetings to discuss 1405.11 Changes

Tuesday, January 22 - 2 pm - Mullins 104

Friday, January 25 - 10:45 am - Mullins 104

b.  Campus Faculty Meeting - January 30, 3:30 p.m.  EJ Ball Courtroom (Law School) - Colleges will talk about the state of their Colleges.

VII. Old Business

a.  Proposed changes from the Faculty Senate Exec Committee to this https://provost.uark.edu/faculty-handbook/1-administration-governance/05.php(redline and clean version attached).

Motion to approve the changes made accepted.

VIII.  New Business

a.  Calendar Committee

Calendar 2024 Proposed

To be voted on next month.

b.  APT Committee

Report

1405.11 Proposed PDF format

1405.11 Proposed Word format

1405.11 Redline PDF

1405.11 Redline Word

    • Work on this process began in November 2017 under the leadership of Norm Dennis.  Has met almost every week, 1-1.5 hours, to do what is best for the UA Faculty.  Current Chair is Don Johnson.   Thank you to Ro DiBrezzo for her assistance as well.
    • Concerns raised that training to understand written teaching evaluations is not a part of this process.  Concerns that these written evaluations can be biased.  This, however, seems to be the clear intent of Board policy - that written evaluations be included.
    • Is it possible to use an evaluation system without student comments?  No.  You are obligated as a faculty member to provide those evaluative comments.
    • Concerns that the APT committee was advanced level faculty - Full, Distinguished, and so on.  Were these people mindful of junior faculty processes?  Yes, all have been assistants and associates.
    • Only votes are positive or negative; should add - abstentions are not allowed.  You can recuse yourself, however, when appropriate.  
    • A non tenure track person would not vote on a person on tenure track.  They can add their input but cannot vote.
    • Tried to curb a Chair from being on a personnel committee AND offering a letter as Chair.  One vote rather than two.  Also have to take into consideration a faculty member in the department who might also be on the College committee.  Again, one vote.
    • Do we want something in the document that gives a person an opportunity to withdraw their material?
    • Size of committees?  Is there any direction on this?  Every College/Department uses a different term.  But, the committee has to have a minimum of three eligible individuals to vote.
    • Post tenure review - remediation plan - Seems only appropriate for a department personnel committee?  Folks who do the remediation plan ought to be the same ones who have done the evaluations over the years.  They are aware of one's progress/challenges.
    • Just trying to establish a broad framework for the university.

Please email Kathleen Lehman if you see any typos, grammar issues; before next Faculty Senate Meeting, February 13 .  kalehman@uark.edu

c.  Consent Agenda

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 16, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 14, 2018 and Graduate Council on December 13, 2018 (pdf_report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 14, 2018:  (pdf_report).

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – BREWCP – Brewing Science, Certificate of Proficiency (2a_brewcp_report_011620192a_brewcp_newcertificate_ltrofnotif_01162019).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HESCBS – Human Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2b_hescbs_report_011620192b_hescbs_deletion_ltrofnotif_01162019).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Criminology – SOCI-M – Sociology Minor (2c_soci-m_report_01162019).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 16, 2018 and the Graduate Council on December 13, 2018:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AEEDMS – Agricultural and Extension Education, Master of Science (3a_aeedms_report_01162019).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS – Design Studies, Master of Design Studies (3b_dsgnmds_report_011620193b_dsgnmds-iwds_newoption_ltrofnotif_011620193b_dsgnmds-iwds_newoption_ltrsofsupport_01162019).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – CSESMS – Crop, Soil & Environmental Science, Master of Science (3c_csesms_report_01162019).

d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology – ENTOMS – Entomology, Master of Science (3d_entoms_report_01162019).

e. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ENTSGC – Enterprise Systems Graduate Certificate (3e_entsgc_report_01162019).

f. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Political Science – PADMMP – Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies, Master of Public Administration (3f_padmmp_report_01162019).

g. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Psychological Science – PSYCPH – Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy (3g_psycph_report_01162019).

h. Proposed graduate program change for the Graduate School – PUBPPH – Public Policy, Doctor of Philosophy (3h_pubpph_report_01162019).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Revised LON from ADHE – beginning January 2019 (4a_new-lon_01162019).

b.  Establishment of a new administrative unit – IDEALS Institute of the University of Arkansas (4b_ideals-institute_new-administrative-unit_ltrofnotif_011620194b_ideals-institute_new-administrative-unit_proposal_01162019).

c.  New off-campus instruction center – Walton College at 2nd & Main (4c_wcob_new-off-campus-center_ltrofintent_011620194c_wcob_new-off-campus-center_proposal_01162019).

d.  Rule change:  At its December 13th, 2018 meeting, the Graduate Council eliminated the rule prohibiting doctoral programs from specifying deficiencies for admission to the program.

All Consent Agenda items approved.

IX.  Adjourn  Faculty Senate Agenda 

Meeting adjourned at 4:20.

December 5, 2018
ENGR 209
(Approved)

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, A-Fran Hagstom, Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - A-Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, A-Kate Shoulders, Bruce Ahrendsen, A-Navam Hettiarachchy, A-Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, Shauna Morimoto, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, A-Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon. Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, A-Kaitlin Gallagher, A-Lisa Bowers, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - Panneer Selvam, A-Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, Kelly Hammond, Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, A-Deb Korth, A-Necia Parker Gibson, John Pijanowski, Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, A-Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, Michael Miller, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

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

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of November 14, 2018

Minutes Approved

V.  Reports

a.  Provost's Report

    • APT committee - Work continues.  They are meeting before Christmas and hope to have policies for tenure/tenure track faculty for our review in January.  They have been working very hard.
    • Gen Ed Committee has also worked hard to implement its plan
    • Working with Don Judges, Kim Needy - enrollment plan in the works
    • Up 1300 students for priority registration this year
    • 23.7 million gift from Walton Charitable Foundation - Five year gift, about 5 million per year.  To help grow research.  Roughly two million over those years to help with discretionary funds, for large start-up funds for inter-disciplinary research, and other necessary hirings.  Funds can help with IP, marketplace, industry connections, tech ventures.  Also can help with patents.
    • Budget Process - Not growing enrollment a lot, nor tuition.  Will still have 1% reallocation.  A little over 1 million going from administrative to academic.  Faculty salaries will be a key priority.
    • Two Dean searches - College of Education and Health Professions (forty candidates); Library (10 candidates thus far)
    • How do we make our decisions to impact students, research and community?  Think about these things!
    • Happy Holidays to all and thank you to all you do!

b. Faculty Senate Chair's Report

    • RazorGifts - Any gifts not purchased off of the registry, they will take up funds to get those off the list.  Helping 10 staff families - 30 individuals.  Infant to 50 years of age.  Program is valuable.  Faculty and Staff help to make it happen.  
    • http://www.checkedtwice.com/wishlist?occasion=@q22vv3.
    • Special election for the APT Committee.  All should have gotten an email.  Please vote!
    • Fran and Kathleen are going to Little Rock for a meeting with other Chairs and Incoming Chairs from the other universities in the UA system.  
    • Question of whether or not to change the Chair from a period of one year to two years.

VI.  Announcements

None

VII. Old Business

None

VIII.  New Business

a.  Proposed changes from the Faculty Senate Exec Committee to this https://provost.uark.edu/faculty-handbook/1-administration-governance/05.php(redline and clean version attached)

This will be voted on next month.

b.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled December 5, 2018:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 16, 2018 and Graduate Council on November 15, 2018 (pdf_report).

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

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AECTBS – Agricultural Education, Communication & Technology, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Food & Life Sciences (2a_aectbs_report_120520182a_aectbs_revision_ltrofnotif_120520182a_aectbs_revision_curriculum_12052018).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AECTBS-ACOM – Agricultural Education, Communication & Technology: Agricultural Communications Concentration (2b_aectbs-acom_report_120520182b_aectbs_revision_ltrofnotif_120520182b_aectbs_revision_curriculum_12052018).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AECTBS-AGED – Agricultural Education, Communication & Technology: Agricultural Education Concentration (2c_aectbs-aged_report_120520182c_aectbs_revision_ltrofnotif_120520182c_aectbs_revision_curriculum_120520182c_aectbs-aged_licensure-major-rev_sectionc_12052018).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AECTBS-AGLE – Agricultural Education, Communication & Technology: Agricultural Leadership Concentration (2d_aectbs-agle_report_120520182d_aectbs_revision_ltrofnotif_120520182d_aectbs_revision_curriculum_12052018).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AECTBS-ASTM – Agricultural Education, Communication & Technology: Agricultural Systems Technology Management Concentration (2e_aectbs-astm_report_120520182e_aectbs_revision_ltrofnotif_120520182e_aectbs_revision_curriculum_12052018).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AGED-M – Agricultural Education Minor (2f_aged-m_report_12052018).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Interior Design – IDES-M – Interior Design Minor (2g_ides-m_report_12052018).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – LARCBL – Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (2h_larcbl_report_120520182h_larcbl_revision_ltrofnotif_120520182h_larcbl_revision_curriculum_12052018).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – MEDH-M – Medical and Health Humanities Minor (2i_medh-m_report_12052018, 2i_medh-m_newminor_ltrofnotif_120520182i_medh-m_ltrofsupport_12052018).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Accounting – ACCT-M – Accounting Minor for Non-Business Students (2j_acct-m_report_12052018).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Accounting – WACT-M – Accounting Minor for Business Majors (2k_wact-m_report_12052018).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Business Dean – BSBA Requirements – BSBA Requirements (2l_bsba-requirements_report_12052018).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS – Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2m_isysbs _report_12052018).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS-BUAN – Information Systems: Business Analytics Concentration (2n_isysbs-buan_report_12052018).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS-ENRP – Information Systems: Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration (2o_isysbs-enrp_report_12052018).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS-ENSY – Information Systems: Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration (2p_isysbs-ensy_report_120520182p_isysbs-ensy_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS – Childhood Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2q_chedbs_report_12052018).

r.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PELED – Elementary Education (Pre-Elementary Education) (2r_peled_report_12052018).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – EXSCBS – Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science (2s_exscbs_report_120520182s_kinsbs_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520182s_kinsbs_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520182s_kinsbs_reconfig_curriculum_12052018).

t.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSBS – Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science (2t_kinsbs_report_120520182t_kinsbs_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520182t_kinsbs_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520182t_kinsbs_reconfig_curriculum_12052018).

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PHEDBS – Teaching K-12 Physical Education & Health, Bachelor of Science in Education (2u_phedbs_report_120520182u_kinsbs_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520182u_kinsbs_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520182u_kinsbs_reconfig_curriculum_12052018).

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_12052018).

w.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CDISBS – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bachelor of Science (2w_cdisbs_report_120520182w_cdisbs_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

x.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – PCDIS – Communication Sciences and Disorders (Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders) (2x_pcdis_report_120520182x_cdisbs_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

y.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS – Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2y_nursbs_report_120520182y_nursbs_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520182y_nursbs_reconfig_courselistmatrix_120520182y_nursbs_reconfig_outcomesmatrix_120520182y_nursbs_bsn-curriculumplan2018_120520182y_nursbs_lpn-bsn-curriculumplan_12052018).

z.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-PLRN – Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN (2z_nursbs-plrn_report_102620182z_nursbs_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520182z_nursbs_reconfig_courselistmatrix_120520182z_nursbs_reconfig_outcomesmatrix_120520182z_nursbs_bsn-curriculumplan2018_12052018).

aa.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-RNBN – Nursing RN to BSN (2aa_nursbs-rnbn_report_120520182aa_nursbs_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520182aa_nursbs_reconfig_courselistmatrix_120520182aa_nursbs_reconfig_outcomesmatrix_120520182aa_nursbs-rnbn_rn-bsn-online-curriculum-plan).

ab. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – PNURS – Nursing (Pre-Nursing) (2ab_pnurs_report_12052018).

B-E were pulled from the Consent Agenda. 

All other Items were approved

Remove reference to Math 1313 on all four of the 9 semester plans - removal approved.

E - Need to place the correct 9 semester plan into the system.  The plan is prepared.  - replacement approved.

B-E approved as amended.

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

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences Dean – AFLSPH – Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (3a_aflsph_report_120520183a_aflsph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520183a_entoph_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520183a_ptscph_deletion_ltrofnotif_12052018).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences Dean – AFLSPH-HORT – Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy: Horticulture Concentration (3b_aflsph-hort_report_120520183b_aflsph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_120520183b_entoph_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520183b_ptscph_deletion_ltrofnotif_12052018).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences Dean – AFLSPH-PLPA – Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy: Plant Pathology Concentration (3c_ aflsph-plpa_report_120520183c_aflsph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_12052018, 3c_entoph_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520183c_ptscph_deletion_ltrofnotif_12052018 ).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – BUSNGC – Business Graduate Certificate (3d_busngc_report_120520183d_busngc_deletion_ltrofnotif_12052018).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ACPAMC – Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator Post Master's Certificate (3e_acpamc_report_120520183e_acpamc_distanceoffering_ltrofnotif_120520183e_acpamc_syllabi_12052018).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ELEDMA – Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (3f_eledma_report_120520183f_chedbs_eledma_programrevisions_sectionc_120520183f_chedbs_eledma_atsmatrix_120520183f_chedbs_eledma_k6matrix_12052018).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ETECME – Educational Technology, Master of Education (3g_etecme_report_12052018).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – STEMGC – STEM Education for K-6 Graduate Certificate (3h_stemgc_report_120520183h_stemgc_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – TESLME – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Education (3i_teslme_report_12052018).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Entomology – ENTOPH – Entomology, Doctor of Philosophy (3j_entoph_report_120520183j_entoph_deletion_ltrofnotif_120520183j_aflsph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_12052018).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Geosciences – GEOLMS – Geology, Master of Science (3k_geolms_report_12052018).

l.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTMA – History, Master of Arts (3l_histma_report_12052018).

m.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – INSYMI – Information Systems, Master of Information Systems (3m_insymi_report_120520183m_insymi-esmt_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

n.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Management – ENTRGC – Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate (3n_entrgc_report_12052018).

o.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mathematical Sciences – SMTHMA – Secondary Mathematics, Master of Arts (3o_smthma_report_12052018).

p.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Music – MESNGC – Music Education for Special Needs Students Graduate Certificate (3p_mesngc_report_120520183p_mesngc_newgradcertif_ltrofnotif_12052018).

q.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Occupational Therapy – OTDEDP – Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy (3q_otdedp_report_120520183q_otdedp_revision_ltrofnotif_120520183q_otdedp_revision_ltrofsupport_12052018).

r.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Political Science – PLSCMA – Political Science, Master of Arts (3r_plscma_report_12052018).

s.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CCLEME – Community College Leadership, Master of Education (3s_ccleme_report_120520183s_ccleme_newprogram_ltrofintent_120520183s_ccleme_newprogram_proposal_120520183s_ccleme_newprogram_needsassessment3s_ccleme_newprogram_facultycurriculumvitae).

t.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CDISMS – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science (3t_cdisms_report_120520183t_cdisms_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

u.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Social Work – SCWKMS – Social Work, Master of Social Work (3u_scwkms_report_12052018).

v.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – SPANMA – Spanish, Master of Arts (3v_spanma_report_12052018, 3v_spanma_namechange_ltrofnotif_12052018).

w.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS – Nursing, Master of Science (3w_nursms_report_12052018).

All items approved.

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:03

Faculty Senate Agenda
November 14, 2018
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda C. Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, A-Fran Hagstom, A-Kevin Brady

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Joannis E. Tzanetaks, Kate Shoulders, Bruce Ahrendsen, Navam Hettiarachchy, Jason Apple

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, Shauna Morimoto, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon. Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, Kaitlin Gallagher, A-Lisa Bowers, A-Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - A-Panneer Selvam, A-Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Cheryl Murphy, Kelly Hammond, A-Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, A-Deb Korth, Necia Parker Gibson, A-John Pijanowski, A-Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, A-Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Michael Miller, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, Julie Cromer, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

Meeting called to order at 3:30

II. Roll Call

Roll called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of October 10, 2018

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

A. Graduate School - PowerPoint Presentation

  • Dean Kim Needy gave a program on Understanding PhD Career Pathways.  See powerpoint presentation.
  • Our results align with the national data.
  • Surveying continues - a second set of data is forthcoming
  • All humanities are in the survey but five new programs have been added because they have upcoming program reviews.
  • Full report will be placed on the Graduate School Website.

B. Digital Measures

  • Phase 1 - College of Education and Health Professions; School of Architecture +Design; Sociology an Criminology' Theater; Chemistry & Biochemistry (300TT & NTT)
  • Automatically populated - evaluations, grants, intellectual property, personal information, appointment at U of A, and so on.
  • System will accommodate the different styles of the different colleges
  • Why is this happening?  Needed a way to centralize the data.
  • Need a better, more efficient way to report data
  • Every faculty member becomes a steward of her/his own documentation
  • Updating vita will take place in Digital Measures
  • Individual units will decide where certain things are counted
  • Each department knows the ropes of its disciplines

C. CAC committee - cac.uark.edu - Computer Activities Council

  • Insisted that more faculty be added to this committee; there is a large number on the CAC classroom technology sub committee
  • Have whittled the different types of technology room types from 100 down to 3
  • Have a Director of the Office of Academic Technology and Innovation
  • Research IT committee needed more researchers; is now research-heavy!
  • Have worked to provide easy access to statistical software
  • Trying to identify what resources are available on campus for research activities
  • Intends to do an annual survey - about 10 questions (radio buttons), and two open-text text boxes.  Committee needs this feedback to help it make decisions on moving forward.
  • Moving toward using Office 365 & Microsoft Teams
  • Training on Microsoft Teams is forthcoming
  • Very active committee for getting research software on campus

D. Faculty Senate Chair

  • Provost is at BOT meeting today
  • RazorGifts -  Supports holiday gifts for families.  Take cash donations; can select a gift you would like to purchase
  • Comment:  Favorable for the program, but it's rare to see a system support such a program rather than addressing salary increases that could help them better purchase gifts for their families for the holidays.  Would be nice to address this issue of salary.
  • ASG - Hunter Simmons - Readership Program - USA Today, NY Times, NWA Times.  Reduction in number of bins - a financial decision; which ones were being used most heavily.  
  • Salary Inequity Issues - will create an ad hoc committee to look into the process of increasing salaries when they are low.
  • Concern - Fulbright College needs an extension on the Core Syllabuses deadline of December 6; Kevin Hall will work with the Chairs.

VI.  Announcements

A.  Campus Council Meeting - November 15, 2018, SCEN 407, 3:30 p.m.

B.  Faculty Holiday Reception - December 4, 2018, Fayetteville Country Club, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP November 27, engage@uark.edu, 575-5104

VII.  Old Business

A.  Committee Name Change:

Requesting Change - General Education Core Curriculum Committee to General Education and Core Curriculum Committee

Change approved

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 14, 2018:

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

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

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – CPBT-M – Crop Biotechnology Minor (2a_cpbt-m_report_11142018).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – CPSCBS – Crop Science, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Food & Life Sciences (2b_cpscbs_report_111420182b_cpscbs_revision_ltrofnotif_111420182b_cpscbs_revision_curriculumplans_11142018).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences – ESWSBS – Environmental Soil and Water Science, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Food & Life Sciences (2c_eswsbs_report_11142018).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Horticulture – HLTSBS – Horticulture, Landscape, and Turf Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Food & Life Sciences (2d_hltsbs_report_11142018).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies – EAHP-M – East Asian History and Politics Minor (2e_eahp-m_report_111420182e_eahp-m_newminor_ltrofnotif_11142018).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art – AREDBFA – Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2f_aredbfa_report_111420182f_aredbfa_educationlicensure_ltrofnotife-secc_111420182f_artbfa_deletion_ltrofnotif_111420182f_artbfa_reconfig_ltrofnotif_11142018).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art – ARTBFA – Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2g_artbfa_report_111420182g_artbfa_deletion_ltrofnotif_111420182g_artbfa_reconfig_ltrofnotif_11142018).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art – STARBFA – Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2h_starbfa_report_11142018, 2h_artbfa_deletion_ltrofnotif_111420182h_artbfa_reconfig_ltrofnotif_11142018).

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_11142018).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry – CHEMBA-BIOC – Chemistry: Biochemistry Concentration (2j_chemba-bioc_report_11142018).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry – CHEMBS-BIOS – Chemistry: Biochemistry Concentration (2k_chembs-bios_report_11142018).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication – COMMBA – Communication, Bachelor of Arts (2l_commba_report_11142018).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – RHET-M – Rhetoric and Writing Studies Minor (2m_rhet-m_report_111420182m_rhet-m_newminor_ltrofnotif_111420182m_rhet-m_newminor_employersurveyaddendum_11142018).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – HIST Dept Honors – History Departmental Honors (2n_hist-dept-honors_report_11142018).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – HISTBA – History, Bachelor of Arts (2o_histba_report_11142018).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of International Studies – INSTBA – International and Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts (2p_instba_report_111420182p_instba-glso_newoption_ltrofnotif_11142018).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATH Dept Honors – Mathematics Departmental Honors (2q_math-dept-honors_report_11142018).

r.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATH-M – Mathematics Minor (2r_math-m_report_11142018).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM – Music, Bachelor of Music (2s_muscbm_report_111420182s_musc-jazz_newoption_ltrofnotif_11142018).

t.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-COMP – Music: Composition Concentration (2t_muscbm-comp_report_11142018).

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-GPRF – Music: Guitar Performance Concentration (2u_muscbm-gprf_report_11142018).

v.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-PPRF – Music: Piano Performance Concentration (2v_muscbm-pprf_report_11142018).

w.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-SPRF – Music: String Performance Concentration (2w_muscbm-sprf_report_11142018).

x.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-THRY – Music: Theory Concentration (2x_muscbm-thry_report_11142018).

y.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-VPRF – Music: Voice Performance Concentration (2y_muscbm-vprf_report_11142018).

z.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-WPRF – Music: Woodwind-Brass-Percussion Performance Concentration (2z_muscbm-wprf_report_11142018).

aa.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS – Physics, Bachelor of Science (2aa_physbs _report_11142018).

ab. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS-ASTR – Physics: Astronomy Concentration (2ab_physbs-astr_report_11142018).

ac. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS-BIPH – Physics: Biophysics Concentration (2ac_physbs-biph_report_11142018).

ad. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS-CMPT – Physics: Computational Concentration (2ad_physbs-cmpt_report_11142018).

ae. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS-ELEC – Physics: Electronics Concentration (2ae_physbs-elec_report_11142018).

af.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS-OPTC – Physics: Optics Concentration (2af_physbs-optc_report_11142018).

ag. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics – PHYSBS-PROF – Physics: Professional Concentration (2ag_physbs-prof_report_11142018).

ah. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Criminology – CRIMBA – Criminology, Bachelor of Arts (2ah_crimba_report_11142018).

ai.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – ARABBA – Arabic, Bachelor of Arts (2ai_arabba_report_111420182ai_arabba_newdegree_ltrofintent_111420182ai_arabba_newdegree_proposal_111420182ai_arabba_newdegree_employersurveysandsummaries_11142018).

aj.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – FRENBA – French, Bachelor of Arts (2aj_frenba_report_111420182aj_frenba_revision_ltrofnotif_11142018).

ak. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – GERMBA – German, Bachelor of Arts (2ak_germba_report_111420182ak_germba_revision_ltrofnotif_11142018).

al.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – SPAN-M – Spanish Minor (2al_span-m_report_11142018).

am. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – SPANBA – Spanish, Bachelor of Arts (2am_spanba_report_111420182am_spanba_revision_ltrofnotif_11142018).

an. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – SPPR-M – Spanish for the Professions Minor (2an_sppr-m_report_11142018).

ao. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies – GLST-M – Global Studies Minor (2ao_glst-m_report_11142018).

ap. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Latin American and Latino Studies – LALS-COMBINED-MAJOR – Latin American and Latino Studies Combined Major (2ap_lals-combined-major_report_11142018).

aq. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Latin American and Latino Studies – LALS-DEPT-HONORS – Latin American and Latino Studies Departmental Honors (2aq_lals-dept-honors_report_11142018).

ar.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Latin American and Latino Studies – LALS-M – Latin American and Latino Studies Minor (2ar_lals-m_report_11142018).

as.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Accounting – ACCTBS – Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2as_acctbs_report_11142018).

at.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Business Dean – WBLC-M – Blockchain Enterprise Systems for Business Majors Minor (2at_wblc-m_report_111420182at_wblc-m_newminor_ltrofnotif_111420182at_wblc-m_arcbestemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_crederaemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_ibmemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_idatafyemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_microsoftemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_startupjunkieemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_tysonemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_walmartemployerneedssurvey_11142018, 2at_wblc-m_zoompayemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_summaryemployerneedssurvey_111420182at_wblc-m_idatafyletter_111420182at_wblc-m_tysonletter_111420182at_wblc-m_walmartletter_11142018).

au. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics – INTBBB – International Business, Bachelor of Science in International Business (2au_intbbb_report_11142018).

av. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics – INTBBB-IBRT – International Business: Retail Concentration (2av_intbbb-ibrt_report_11142018).

aw. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – GBUS-M – General Business Minor for Non-Business Students (2aw_gbus-m_report_11142018).

ax. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – MGMTBS-HRMG – Management: Human Resource Management Concentration (2ax_mgmtbs-hrmg_report_11142018).

ay. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – MGMTBS-SBMG – Management: Small Business Management Concentration (2ay_mgmtbs-sbmg_report_11142018).

az. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – WMGT-M – Management Minor for Business Majors (2az_wmgt-m_report_11142018).

ba. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – MKTG-M – Marketing and Logistics Minor for Non-Business Students (2ba_mktg-m_report_11142018).

bb. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – MKTGBS – Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2bb_mktgbs_report_11142018).

bc. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – WMKG-M – Marketing Minor for Business Majors (2bc_wmkg-m_report_11142018).

bd. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – WRTL-M – Retail Minor for Business Majors (2bd_wrtl-m_report_11142018).

be. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-EASL – Childhood Education: EASL Concentration (2be_chedbs-easl_report_111420182be_chedbs_eledma_programrevision_sectionc_111420182be_chedbs_eledma_atsmatrix_111420182be_chedbs_eledma_k6matrix_11142018).

bf.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-GATE – Childhood Education: Gifted and Talented Concentration (2bf_chedbs-gate_report_111420182bf_chedbs_eledma_programrevision_sectionc_111420182bf_chedbs_eledma_atsmatrix_111420182bf_chedbs_eledma_k6matrix_11142018).

bg. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-READ – Childhood Education: Reading Concentration (2bg_chedbs-read_report_111420182bg_chedbs_eledma_programrevision_sectionc_111420182bg_chedbs_eledma_atsmatrix_111420182bg_chedbs_eledma_k6matrix_11142018).

bh. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-STEM – Childhood Education: STEM Concentration (2bh_chedbs-stem_report_111420182bh_chedbs_eledma_programrevisions_sectionc_111420182bh_chedbs_eledma_atsmatrix_111420182bh_chedbs_eledma_k6matrix_11142018).

bi.  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 (2bi_edstbs_report_11142018).

bj.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ELELBS – Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2bj_elelbs_report_111420182bj_elelbs_programrevision_sectionc_111420182bj_elelbs_atsmatrix_111420182bj_elelbs_k6matrix_11142018).

bk. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering – BENGBS – Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (2bk_bengbs_report_111420182bk_bengbs_newoption_ltrofnotif_11142018).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2018 and the Graduate Council on October 18, 2018.

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Chemical Engineering, CHEGPH – Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (3a_chegph_report_11142018).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, EDEQME – Education Equity, Master of Education (3b_edeqme_report_111420183b_edeqme_newdegree_ltrofintent3b_edeqme_newdegree_proposal).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, SPTSGC – Special Education Transition Services, Graduate Certificate (3c_sptsgc_report_111420183c_sptsgc_newgradcertif_ltrofnotif_111420183c_sptsgc_newgradcertif_supportingletters_11142018).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, TESLGC – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate (3d_teslgc_report_111420183d_teslgc_newgradcertif_ltrofnotif_11142018).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean, CSALGC – Cross Sector Alliances: Public, Private and Nonprofit Collaboration, Graduate Certificate (3e_csalgc_report_11142018).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering, OMLSGC – Lean Six Sigma, Graduate Certificate (3f_omlsgc_report_111420183f_omlsgc_newgradcertif_ltrofnotif_111420183f_omlsgc_newgradcertif_supportingdocuments_111420183f_omlsgc_newgradcertif_syllabi_111420183f_omlsgc_newgradcertif_budget_11142018).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders, CNSLMS – Counseling, Master of Science (3g_cnslms_report_11142018).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, NURSDP – Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice (3h_nursdp_report_111420183h_nursdp_reconfig_ltrofnotif_11142018)

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, NURSDP-ACNP – Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration (3i_nursdp-acnp_report_111420183i_nursdp_reconfig_ltrofnotif_11142018).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, NURSDP-FNPR – Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (3j_nursdp-fnpr_report_111420183j_nursdp_reconfig_ltrofnotif_11142018).

4.  The School of Law Program Change Proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 26, 2018.

a.  Proposed law program change for the School of Law, Department of Law – JD/MBA Program – JD/MBA Program (4a_jd-mba_report_11142018).

5.  Informational items:

a.  Grade Appeal Process for Graduate Students (5a_grievance-section-to-be-eliminated_111420185a_grade-appeal-process-for-graduate-students_11142018).

All items of the Consent Agenda approved

IX. Closed Session

X.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
October 10, 2018 (Tentative)
Chair, Kathleen Lehman
Secretary, Linda Jones
Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS

 Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady

 

COLLEGE OR SCHOOL 

 

School of Architecture

 A-Carl Smith   

 

School of Law

 A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile   

 

Library

 A-Stephanie Pierce   

 

Walton College

 John Delery, A-Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

 

College of Engineering

 A-Paneer Selvam,  A-Manuel Rossetti,  Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen, Kevin Hall

Bumpers College

 Ioannis E. Tzanetakis, Kate Shoulders,  A-Bruce Ahrendsen, A-Navam Hettiarachchy, A-Jason Apple

College of EDHP

 A-Chris Goering, Kaitlin Gallagher, Lisa Bowers, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

Fulbright College

 Anna Zajicek, Weston Wilkerson, James Gigantino, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Matt McIntosh, Shauna Morimoto, A-Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Denise Beike, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neill Allison, Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

At-Large Members

 A-Cheryl Murphy, Kelly Hammond, Tyrone Washington, Norm Dennis, Tm Kral, Luti Salisbury, A-Deb Korth, Necia Parker-Gibson, John Pijanowski, A-Marcia Shobe, Tom Jensen, Karen Sebold

         

Non-Voting Senators in Administration 

 

 Joe Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKieth, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Michael Miller, John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood-Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-Jon Fagg.

 

 

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kathleen Lehman

II. Roll Call

Done

III. Approval of Agenda

Approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of September 12, 2018

Approved

V.  Reports

A. Chancellor's Report

PowerPoint

      • Salaries have been a priority; progress has been made.  Still a goal to raise salaries.
      • Raise for an administrator cannot be above on average the rate for a faculty.
      • Equity issues need a defined process.  Perhaps an equity committee??  Needs to be uniform across campus.
      • The pool of money available for raises is fixed.  

B. HR Report

C. Chair's Report

Letter

      • Dr. Sui - spoke - Chief Research Officer
      • OER Initiative - available via the Library
      • Homecoming Court - Got to vote on King and Queen - Inspiring things they had done. Propelling our folks onto successful and meaningful lives.  They have addressed such issues as:
        • Human trafficking
        • Diversity and Inclusion
        • RA - Diversity Dialogues
        • Water filtration systems

VI.  Announcements

A few minor changes to the conflict of interest policy.  Grad School Document

VII. Old Business

VIII. New Business

A.  Committee Name Change

Requesting change = General Education Core Curriculum Committee to General Education and Core Curriculum Committee

B.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled October 10, 2018:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2018 and Graduate Council on September 20, 2018 (pdf_report).

2.  Law Program Change Proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 28, 2018:  (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed program change for the School of Law, BLAWGC – Business Law, Graduate Certificate (2a_blawgc_report_101020183.

3.  Informational items:

a.  Advanced Placement Credit Policy – updated by AHECB, effective fall 2018.  (3a_ahecb_ap_policy).

b. Department of Entomology and Department of Plant Pathology have merged into the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (3b_ento-plpa_reorganization_ltrofnotif).

c. New Administrative Unit – Center for Advanced Surface Engineering (3c_case_newadministrativeunit_ltrofnotif, 3c_case_newadministrativeunit_proposal).

d. Administrative Unit – Deletion – National Office of Research on Measurement and Evaluation Systems (3d_normes_deletion_ltrofnotif, 3d_normes_deletion_closingltr).

All items of the consent agenda approved.

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:30

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
September 12, 2018 (Approved)
Chair, Kathleen Lehman
Secretary, Linda Jones
Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS

 Kathleen Lehman, Tom Jensen, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kevin Hall, Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady

 

COLLEGE OR SCHOOL 

 

School of Architecture

 A-Carl Smith   

 

School of Law

 A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile   

 

Library

 Stephanie Pierce   

 

Walton College

 John Delery, Jennifer Kish-Gephart, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

 

College of Engineering

 Paneer Selvam,  A-Manuel Rossetti,  Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen, Kevin Hall

Bumpers College

 A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis, A-Kate Shoulders,  A-Bruce Ahrendsen, Navam Hettiarachchy, Jason Apple

College of EDHP

 Chris Goering, A-Kaitlin Gallagher, A-Lisa Bowers, A-Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

Fulbright College

 A-Anna Zajicek, Shauna Morimoto, Kathy Comfort, A-Brandon Jackson Weston Wilkerson, Hope Christiansen, Neil Allison, Julia Kennefick, James Gigantino, Fred Spiegel, Nancy Arenberg, A-Calvin White, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Denise Beike, Mindy Bradley, Kim Stauss, Matt McIntosh 
 Stephen Caldwell, A-James Lampinen

At-Large Members

 Cheryl Murphy, Deborah Korth, A-Kelly Hammond, Necia Parker-Gibson, Norm Dennis

 John Pijanowski, Timothy Kral, Marcia Shobe, Luti Salisbury, Karen Sebold

         

Non-Voting Senators in Administration 

 

 A-Joe Steinmetz, Jim Coleman, A-Matthew Waller, Michael Miller, A-Deacue Fields, A-John English, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Carolyn Henderson Allen, A-Todd Shields, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Kim Needy, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Julie Cromer, A-John Fagg  

 

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Kevin Hall

Called

II. Roll Call

Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Approved

IV. Approval of Minutes of May 2, 2018

Approved

V.  Reports

a. Provost's Report (PowerPoint Presentation)

1.  Hires

  • Two dean positions filled; two search for Libraries and College of EDHP.  These will be advertised very soon.
  • Daniel Sui - VC in Research; Coleen Briney, VP for Planning; Yvette Murphy-Erby, VC Diversity and Inclusion

2.  Enrollment and Retention 27,778 up 220.

  • Freshmen retention - 83.8 retention rate - a 1.6% increase
  • Six year graduation rate of 2012 - 65.6% +4% up - record.
  • Record number of Arkansas in freshman class - 2,507.
  • Continuing Undergraduate Students - up 535 - 16,237
  • Down 137 in grads...  Doctoral and Law trending up, MA trending down.
  • Avg GPA 3.72, AVg ACT 26.3 (records)
  • Minority enrollment  - 5,538 - a record.  Hispanic numbers stayed flat; African American down.  Need to keep working here.
  • First generation students at 20.4%
  • 29% of students are Pell eligible.

3.  Research Expenditures

175.1 million - up 11%

Federal Research - 52.3 million up 12.6%

F&A went up 8%.

NSF Career awards - 2017-2018 - 9 received.  Tied for 15th in the Nation. More than Penn St, Berkley, Yale, Duke, Harvard, Stanford, and so on.

4.  Chancellor's fund - 10 proposals were funded.  Amazing set of 93 proposals.  Many great proposals that were not funded.

5.  Dropped in the US news rankings

  • The expected and actual graduation rate went down...
  • New score - social mobility.  Grad rate of pell grant was not as good.  But, good news - all our numbers will go up.
  • New rankings in place; we dropped.  More work to do.
  • Totally focused on undergraduate numbers.
  • We want to improve the outcome issue - not for ranking but because its what we want to do.

6.  COACHE Survey - Faculty Satisfaction - Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Ed

  • Compare ourselves to five peer institutions (Auburn, Tenn, Clemson, Missouri, Iowa State)
  • 44% responded overall
  • Top of our peer group in teaching, facilities and work resources.
  • Areas of concern - tenure policies and tenure expectations.  Huge priority.

7.  Chancellor's State of the University - October 4th

b. Chair's Report

1.  Faculty Senate 101 - Introduced the officers

  • Agenda is standard in order
  • Your vote represents your constituents

2.  BOT meets tomorrow on campus

  • Changes to three BOT policies in play.

3.  Remainder of the semester

  • Significant changes to Campus Academic Policies - APT Committee will be working on this.  Will get us in line with BOT policy changes made last year.
  • Nominations and Election Committee - special election for the APT committee.  One spot open
  • Gen Ed Core Curriculum committee - will report on the work that they are doing later.

VI.  Announcements

A. Drop/Withdraw Fees and Schedule (Dave Dawson)

  • New policy adjustment does not impact our courses.  Just impacts the amount of money students get back.
  • More in line with other schools.
  • Provides better communication to students and families.
  • May well help retention.
  • Allows us to automate the adjustment in PeopleSoft
  • Drop in 25% increments.  End of 1st week, 100% back for the course.  75% end of week 2, 50% end of week 3 , 25% end of week four.  After that no refund.
  • Withdrawal in 10% increments.  Drops every two weeks until about the tenth week, then no refund.
  • Begins in the spring.
  • Will not cost university much money.

B.  University Perspectives (Trevor Francis)

  • Theme Changes to University Perspectives
    • Teacher picks the conversation theme - UA Connect link so students can choose what relates to them
    • Blackboard Modules - made optional.
    • Introduced a mind set module during the first week

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 September 12, 2018:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 3, 2018 and the Graduate Council on August 16, 2018 (pdf_report).

2.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 20 and August 3, 2018 and the Graduate Council on May 17 and August 16, 2018 (pdf_report):

3.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS-CNSP – Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration (2a_nursms-cnsp_report09122018).

4,  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURMA – Journalism Master of Arts (2b_jourma_report09122018).

5.  Informational item:  The current Graduate Council policy on transfer credit has this statement:  “The student desiring to transfer graduate credit must have been enrolled as a graduate student in the graduate school at the institution offering the course.”  Following extensive discussion, the Council voted unanimously to strike this sentence.  

All items of the consent agenda approved.

B.  Committee of the Whole:  Elections for Executive Committee and Campus Council 

Here are the results of the elections:  

To Faculty Senate Executive Committee:  James Gigantino, Neil Allison, Cheryl Murphy, Tim Kral, John Delery.

To Campus Council:  Kate Shoulders, Anna Zajicek, Jim Gigantino, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Neil Allison, Mindy Bradley, Calvin White, John Delery, Kevin Hall, Stephanie Pierce, Uche Ofodile, Norm Dennis, Tim Kral, Deb Korth, John Pijanowski.

X. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.

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.