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Faculty Senate Minutes
April  29, 2020
ONLINE

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Tom Jensen, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Navam Hettiarachchy, Kris Brye

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, A-Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley-Engen, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, 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 - Jim Gigantino, Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, 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, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

II.  Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

III. Approval of April 8, 2020 Minutes

Minutes Approved

IV.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman

The Provost recognizes that "How are we planning to come back is on everyone’s mind!"

The Governor has started to open things up a bit but the UA will not be more restrictive than the Governor.

May 4 - special meeting of the Board - they may provide some guidelines but not sure at this point.

Covid-19 teams are working on campus issues to address what an opening might look like in the fall (hybrid)

Some faculty/staff may not feel safe to come back to campus

Looking at three scenarios - fully face to face, remote classes, or a social distancing (hybrid) strategy. 

Colleges are looking at courses scheduled for the fall and how they could be taught this fall.

Developing plans to open up research/lab areas.

                   Want some contingency plans up by June 1

Both the budget and enrollment for fall are in question.  

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Ballots are out - please vote for the different openings in Faculty governance.  

Josette Kline - director of Caps - understands the current stress and is offering telemedicine. Do share this with students.

As this is the last meeting of the Spring, thank you to the senate and to the members of the executive committee for your service and leadership.

V. Old Business

None

VI.  New Business

A.  Proposed new definition of "Academic Minor," Alice Griffin

Document 1

Document 2

These documents were presented during today's meeting and will be voted on during our first Fall 2020 meeting.

B.  Proposed new date for grade forgiveness policy, Dave Dawson

Motion made to suspend the rules so as to vote on this item.  Motion passed

Motion to approve the policy - passed.

C.  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 29, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 17, 2020 and the Graduate Council on April 16, 2020 (1_coursechanges_report_04292020).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 17, 2020: (2_programchanges_report_04292020).

a.  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 (2a_aged-m_report_04172020).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, African and African American Studies – AAST Combined Major – African and African American Studies Combined Major (2b_aast-combined-major_report_04172020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – RHET-M – Rhetoric and Writing Studies Minor (2c_rhet-m_report_04172020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS-FENR – Finance: Energy Finance Concentration (2d_finnbs-fenr_report_04172020).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS- FNBK – Finance: Banking Concentration (2e_finnbs-fnbk_report_04172020).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS- FNMG – Finance: Financial Mgmt/Investment Concentration (2f_finnbs-fnmg_report_04172020).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS- FNRE – Finance: Real Estate Concentration (2g_finnbs-fnre_report_04172020).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS- FNRM – Finance: Risk Management Concentration (2h_finnbs-fnrm_report_04172020).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – WFIN-M – Banking/Financial Management/Investment Minor for Business Majors (2i_wfin-m_report_04172020).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – WFIR-M – Finance Insurance/Real Estate Minor for Business Majors (2j_wfir-m_report_04172020).

k.  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 (2k_scmtbs_report_04172020).

  1. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 20, 2020 and the Graduate Council on April 16, 2020 and an *e-meeting of the Graduate Council on April 20, 2020:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of African and African American Studies – AASTGC - African & African American Studies Graduate Certificate* (3a_aastgc_report_04292020).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ETECGC - K-12 Online Teaching Graduate Certificate* (3b_etecgc_report_04292020).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ETECME - Educational Technology, Master of Education* (3c_etecme_report_04292020).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Food Science – FDSCMS – Food Science, Master of Science (3d_fdscms_report_04292020).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Food Science – FDSCPH – Food Science, Doctor of Philosophy (3e_fdscph_report_04292020).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for Public Policy – PUBPPH-FMPO – Public Policy: Family Policy Concentration, Doctor of Philosophy (3f_pubpph-fmpo_report_04292020).

  1. Law School Program Change Proposal approved by UCPC April 17, 2020:

All items of the Consent Agenda were approved.

VII.  Resolutions and Recommendations

Proposed resolution involving UA Employees/Fall 2020

Resolution - Brett Shulte

Bret Schulte - read the resolution - 36 approvals, no nos.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee Recommendation for Spring 2020 Faculty Teaching Evaluations

Recommendation  - Kevin Brady

32 yes, 1 no, 1 abstain

VIII. Announcements

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
April  8, 2020
ONLINE

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Tom Jensen, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - A-Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Navam Hettiarachchy, Kris Brye

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, A-Hope Christiansen, A-Fred Spiegel, A-Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, A-Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley-Engen, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, A-Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, 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-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

II.  Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

III. Approval of March 11, 2020 Minutes

Minutes Approved

IV.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman - The Provost reported on the following:

Thank you to all you are doing during this difficult time.

Room and board for students for the remainder of the semester will be credited to their account.

We will hold tuition flat.  This will be a challenge to the 2021 budget as state revenues will be impacted.  

All universities will take a hit.

We have received federal stimulus money and this will be utilized to help low income students.

We are in a hiring pause due to the uncertainty of the budget; exceptions have to be critical.

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Welcome to our first ever online Faculty Senate meeting!

Make sure you have a life/work balance in these difficult times!!

Thank you for all you are doing!!

V.  Old Business

A.  Calendar Committee, Carole Shook

Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Academic Calendar 2025-2026

Both calendars were approved.

VI.  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 April 8, 2020:

  1. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 20, 2020 and the Graduate Council on March 19, 2020(pdf_report).
  2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 20, 2020: (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS – Animal Science, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences (2a_anscbs_report_04082020).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-ANET – Animal Science: Animal Enterprise Concentration (2b_anscbs-anet_report_04082020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-EQSC – Animal Science: Equine Systems Concentration (2c_anscbs-eqsc_report_04082020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – ANSCBS-PPRF – Animal Science: Pre-Professional Science Concentration (2d_anscbs-pprf_report_04082020).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – LARCBS – Landscape Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Science (2e_larcbs_report_04082020).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS-BUAN – Information Systems: Business Analytics Concentration (2f_isysbs-buan_report_04082020).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS-ENRP – Information Systems: Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration (2g_isysbs-enrp_report_04082020).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ISYSBS-ENSY – Information Systems: Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration (2h_isysbs-ensy_report_04082020).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – WBUA-M – Business Analytics Minor for Business Majors (2i_wbua-m_report_04082020).

   3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 28, 2020 and the Graduate Council on March 19, 2020:

Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDME – Special Education, Master of Education (3_spedme_report_04082020).

  1. School of Law and Graduate Program Change Proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 28, 2020 and the Graduate Council on March 19, 2020:

Proposed program change for the School of Law and the Department of Political Science - JD/MA Program (4_jdma-program_report_02282020).

  1. Proposed Short Form Approval Process for Minor Changes (5_short_form_approval_process)

All items of the consent agenda were individually approved.

VII.  Announcements

Spring 2020 meeting of the Campus Faculty was moved to a Zoom Webinar, Tuesday April 7th, 10:00am, and featured demonstrations on Workday, specific to faculty’s interaction with the new software.  Watch for future workshops on Workday.

VIII. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned just before 5 p.m.!


 

 

Faculty Senate Agenda
March 11, 2020
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)  NOTE:  May not be accurate due to shuffling of papers about during office changes/coronavirus.

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kathleen Lehman, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Navam Hettiarachchy, Kris Brye

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, A-Andrew Raich, A-Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, A-Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley-Engen, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, A-Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, A-Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker-Gibson, John Pijanowski, A-Marcia Shobe, A-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-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, Derita Ratcliffe, Jon Fagg

I.  Meeting Called to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of February 12, 2020 Minutes

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman - Presented by Terry Martin

Coronavirus Task Force - Meeting to discuss the pandemic

https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/

We have the technology and capability to teach our courses at  a distance.

Please test the system with your students before next Friday.

Decision to go online has not been made; asking us all to be prepared.

Need to be prepared in case we have to have a complete closure.

60 day restriction on out of state travel; all students abroad are being recalled.  This entails some 70 students who will be called home.  Will work as a campus to help these study abroad students complete their courses.

TIPS Page has a lot of helpful information - https://tips.uark.edu/

There is an appeal for travel - ideally should go through the channels, to the Dean, before it goes to the Vice Chancellor for approval.

Concerns raised by one senator as to the amount to which we accept teaching evaluation scores if we have to go online.

B.  Barnes & Noble College,  Lauren Martin

Please come by and visit

Overview of textbook process provided

C.  Test Bank Initiative, Avery Hasten, Director of Academic Affairs, ASG

Test Bank Resolution

Briefly addressed by Fran Hagstrom

D.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Pleased that we have a Faculty Senate

Please check the Coronavirus website to keep up to date with the changes that may occur.

https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/

TIPS Page has a lot of helpful information - https://tips.uark.edu/

VI. Old Business

A. Draft-Protection of Human Subjects in Research policy

Policy Draft

Policy passed

VII.  New Business

A.  Calendar Committee, Carole Shook

Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Academic Calendar 2025-2026

The calendars were presented and will be voted on in April.

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 March 11, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate, graduate, and law classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 28, 2020 and the Graduate Council on February 20, 2020

a.  Course change proposals (pdf_report).

b.  Annual Course Review - Courses with No Enrollment in 4 or 5 Years (1b_courses-with-no-enrollments-in-4-or-5-years--to-remain-active-fall_20191b_courses-with-no-enrollments-in-4-or-5-years--to-be-inactivated-fall_20191b_courses-with-no-enrollments-in-4-or-5-years--to-be-deleted-fall_2019).

 2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 28, 2020: (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Interior Design – IDESBD – Interior Design, Bachelor of Interior Design (2a_idesbd_report_02282020).

b.  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 (2b_medh-m_report_02282020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work – SUDS-M – Substance Use Disorders Minor (2c_suds-m_report_02282020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA – Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2d_starbfa_report_02282020).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Business Dean – WCOB Honors – WCOB College Honors Requirements (2e_wcob-honors_report_02282020).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – MKTGBS – Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2f_mktgbs_report_02282020).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – RETLBS – Retail, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2g_retlbs_report_02282020).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – EDUC Honors – EDUC College Honors Requirements (2h_educ-honors_report_02282020).

i.  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 (2i_pbhlbs_report_02282020).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PPBHL – Public Health (Pre-Public Health) (2j_ppbhl_report_02282020).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 24, 2020 and the Graduate Council on February 20, 2020:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – CSMGMS – Construction Management, Master of Science (3a_csmgms_report_01242020, 3a_csmgms_newdegree_ltrofintent_01242020, 3a_csmgms_supportingdocuments_01242020, 3a_csmgms_proposal_01242020).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ATTRMA – Athletic Training, Master of Athletic Training (3b_attrma_report_01242020).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDPH – Higher Education, Doctor of Philosophy (3c_hiedph_report_01242020, 3c_hiedph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_01242020, 3c_hiedph_reconfig_curriculum_01242020).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS-NUED – Nursing: Nurse Educator Concentration (4d_nursms-nued_report_01242020).

4.  Additional information/Announcements:

a. Courses with No Enrollment in 6 or More Years will be made inactive (4a_no-enrollment-in-6-plus-years—fall_2019). Please refer to Academic Policy 1622.11, which governs course review. 

b.  Courses Inactive 3 or More Years will be deleted (4b_courses-inactive-more-than-3-years—fall_2019). Please refer to Academic Policy 1622.11, which governs course review. 

All items of the consent agenda were approved.

VIII.  Announcements

Campus Faculty Meeting - Spring 2020  -  April  2, 2020

IX.  Committee of the Whole

X.  Adjourn

Meeting Adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

Faculty Senate Agenda
February 12, 2020
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kathleen Lehman, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Navam Hettiarachchy, Kris Brye

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, A-Andrew Raich, A-Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, A-Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley-Engen, James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, A-Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, A-Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker-Gibson, John Pijanowski, A-Marcia Shobe, A-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-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, Derita Ratcliffe, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Meeting called to order at 3:31 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of January 15, 2020 Minutes

Minutes Approved

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman and Registrar, Dave Dawson

Early Happy Valentines Day!!

Common course numbering with equivalencies happening now across the system.   Arkansas Department of Higher Education wants to see a seamless process.  We will use the UA system couse numbering as the basis.  There are some adjustments of four letter designations.  In the early stages of negotiation on some of these codes.  Looking to possibly go live in Fall of 2023.  

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

WorkDay is going to impact all of us!  Presentation on this software at the next Campus Faculty meeting (see announcements below).

Steven Caldwell and Fran Hagstrom are going to Russellville for the all-state faculty meeting tomorrow, February 13.

VI. Old Business

A. Grade Forgiveness

Document A

Document B

Presentation

Amendment made to strike number 6 and then say "Grade exclusion for courses in which academic misconduct has been committed is allowable only in accordance with the academic integrity policy."  Amendment passed.

Amendment made to strike the last sentence of number 1.  "In most cases, this will allow grade exclusion for 2-3 courses.  Amendment passed.

Amendment made to change the number of hours from 9 to 12.  Amendment  failed.

Motion made to table amended policy until the next meeting.  Motion failed.

Motion to approve the amended policy passed.

B. Draft-Protection of Human Subjects in Research policy

Policy Draft

Motion to table the draft until the March meeting so that a statement may be added to address oral histories and the like. This would be voted on at the next meeting.  Motion passed.

VII. New Business

A. Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled February 12, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 24, 2019 and the Graduate Council on January 16, 2019 (pdf_report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 24, 2019: (pdf_report).

a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS – Agricultural Business, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2a_agbsbs_report_02122020).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-ABMM – Agricultural Business: Agri Management & Marketing Concentration (2b_agbsbs-abmm_report_02122020).

c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-AGEC – Agricultural Business: Agricultural Economics Concentration (2c_agbsbs-agec_report_02122020).

d. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-PRLW – Agricultural Business: Pre Law Concentration (2d_agbsbs-prlw_report_02122020).

e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – FDSCBS – Food Science, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2e_fdscbs_report_02122020).

f. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – FDSCBS-FDCU – Food Science: Food and Culinary Sciences Concentration (2f_fdscbs-fdcu_report_02122020).

g. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – FDSCBS-FDSC – Food Science: Food Science Concentration (2g_fdscbs-fdsc_report_02122020).

h. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – FDSCBS-FDTN – Food Science: Food Technology Concentration (2h_fdscbs-fdtn_report_02122020).

i. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Poultry Science – POSCBS – Poultry Science, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2i_poscbs_report_02122020).

j. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Poultry Science – POSC-M – Poultry Science, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2j_posc-m_report_02122020).

k. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, School of Human Environmental Sciences – AMPDBS - Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (2k_ampdbs_report_02122020).

l. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – HISTBA – History, Bachelor of Arts (2l_histba_report_02122020).

3. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 20, 2019 and the Graduate Council on January 16, 2019:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of English – ENGLMA – English, Master of Arts (3a_englma_report_02122020).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PBHLMPH – Public Health, Master of Public Health (3b_pbhlmph_report_02122020, 3b_pbhlmph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_02122020).

c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PBHLMPH-PHAC – Public Health: Physical Activity Concentration (3c_pbhlmph-phac_report_02122020).

d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PBHLMPH-PHPR – Public Health: Public Health Practice Concentration (3u_pbhlmph-phpr_report_02122020).

e. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CDISMS – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science (3e_cdisms_report_02122020).

f. Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS – Nursing, Master of Science (3f_nursms_report_02122020).

4. Additional information/Announcements:

a.  New section of the Graduate Student Dismissal Policy:

Unethical and Unprofessional Conduct [new section]

Departments/programs may dismiss students for unethical or unprofessional conduct in accordance with the policies of their professional or accreditation agencies. Such policies must have been reviewed and approved by the Graduate Council and the Faculty Senate prior to implementation. Students will be made aware of the existence of these policies when they enter the program and the department will retain a signed statement from the students indicating that they are aware of the policies.  Such policies must provide processes that include both initial review of the charges and a process for appeal on the grounds of either substance or procedure. Dismissals as a result of departmental/program conduct codes will not be reviewable except when violations of those processes/policies can be demonstrated.  If evidence of university error in the application of these policies can be demonstrated, the Graduate Student Grievance Policy and Processes may be available to the student. Students dismissed in this way from the department/program will not be dismissed by the Graduate School unless there is also evidence of a violation of the Code of Student Life.

All items of the consent agenda approved.

VIII.  Announcements

Chair of Campus Faculty will host a presentation, Thursday April 2, 3:30-4:30, on WorkDay.  This during the upcoming Campus Faculty meeting.

IX.  Adjourn  

Meeting adjourned at 5:01 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Agenda
January 15, 2020
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kathleen Lehman, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley-Engen, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, A-Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, A-Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, A-Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, 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, Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Meeting called to order at 3:31 p.m.

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of December 11, 2019  Minutes 

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman and Terry Martin

Welcome back!

Chancellor is producing 2020 vision paper; he is asking Deans to set up some number of meetings within each college based on faculty numbers.  Looking for thoughts on his proposed ideas.

Reading large numbers of external letters and P&T files; packets are excellent; we have amazing faculty!  Very proud!

Have started budget process; performance based considerations.  Working on a model.

Applications are down in several SEC schools.  This year, our applications are up 14%.  We also have large increases in our underrepresented minority applications.  This is great!

Arkansas Department of Health has the authority to require us all to be immunized, absent from campus, and so on.  We have complied well with their directive.  5800 faculty and staff including hourly workers had to show compliance.  1000 were exempt which left about 4800 who had to show compliance.  Only 194 were not yet compliant as of January 14.  This is remarkable!!  Woo Pig!  However 1600+ do need the second shot.  Of the students, there are 59 students who cannot attend class.  There are 16 exemptions.  Working to get these accomplished.  ADH will be back on January 29th and 30th to offer more shots.  Those who are not in compliance will be contacted directly by ADH; students will be contacted by the Pat Walker Health Center.  February 10th should be the end of the outbreak.

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Winter Teaching Workshop was great!

Have an invigorating spring semester! Thank you for serving on the Faculty Senate!

VI.  Announcements

Campus Faculty Meeting - How will faculty interact with Workday??  Thursday, April 2nd, 3:30 p.m., Fine Arts 140 - Stella Boyles Smith Concert Hall

Chancellor's Commission on Women - Inclusive program, for all - Limited seating, however.  This will be announced in a couple of weeks.

VII. Old Business

VIII. New Business

A. Grade Forgiveness

Document A

Document B

Presentation

B. Draft-Protection of Human Subjects in Research policy

Policy Draft

C.  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 15, 2020:

Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 20, 2019 and the Graduate Council on December 19, 2019 (pdf_report).

Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 20, 2019: (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – CDSV-M – Child Services Minor (2a_cdsv-m_report_01152020).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – EVMG-M – Event Management Minor (2b_evmg-m_report_01152020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HDFS-M – Human Development & Family Science Minor (2c_hdfs-m_report_01152020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HDFSBS – Human Development and Family Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2d_hdfsbs_report_01152020, 2d_hdfsbs_distanceoffering_ltrofnotif_01152020, 2d_hdfsbs_distanceoffering_curriculum_01152020, 2d_hdfsbs_distanceoffering_justification-of-costs_01152020, 2d_hdfsbs_distanceoffering_benchmarking-labor-market-report_01152020).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HOSP-M – Hospitality Management Minor (2e_hosp-m_report_01152020).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HOSPBS – Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2f_hospbs_report_01152020).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – PLAN-M – Urban and Regional Planning Minor (2g_plan-m_report_01152020).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – GNST-M – Gender Studies Minor (2h_gnst-m_report_01152020).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History – HIST-M – History Minor (2i_hist-m_report_01152020).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBA – Music, Bachelor of Arts (2j_muscba_report_01152020).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-PIAN – Music: Piano Education Concentration (2k_muscbm-pian_report_01152020).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-STRG – Music: String Education Concentration (2l_muscbm-strg_report_01152020).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-VOCE – Music: Voice Education Concentration (2m_muscbm-voce_report_01152020).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-WWBP – Music: Woodwind-Brass-Percussion Education Concentration (2n_muscbm-wwbp_report_01152020).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – PLSCBA – Political Science, Bachelor of Arts (2o_plscba_report_01152020).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – ARHSBA – Art History, Bachelor of Arts (2p_arhsba_report_01152020).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering – CHEGBS – Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (2q_chegbs_report_01152020)

Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 22, 2019 and the Graduate Council on December 19, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES – Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Specialist (3a_ciedes_report_01152020, 3a_ciedes_revision_ltrofnotif_01152020, 3a_ciedes_revision_curriculum_01152020).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Geosciences – GEOSPH – Geosciences, Doctor of Philosophy (3b_geosph_report_01152020).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSMS-EXSCMS – Exercise Science, Master of Science (3c_kinsms-exscms_report_01152020, 3c_kinsms-exscms_reconfig_ltrofnotif_01152020, 3c_kinsms-exscms_reconfig_curriculum_01152020).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTMA – History, Master of Arts (3d_histma_report_01152020).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTPH – History, Doctor of Philosophy (3e_histph_report_01152020).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGMS – Industrial Engineering, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (3f_inegms_report_01152020).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OPANMS – Operations Analytics, Master of Science (3g_opanms_report_01152020, 3g_opanms_newdegree_ltrofintent_01152020, 3g_opanms_newdegree_proposal-1_01152020, 3g_opanms_newdegree_supporting-documentation_01152020).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATHPH – Mathematics, Doctor of Philosophy (3h_mathph_report_01152020).

All segments of the consent agenda were approved.

IX.  Adjourn 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 

Faculty Senate Agenda
December 11, 2019
ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, A-Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kathleen Lehman, Stephen Caldwell, A-John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, A-Hope Christiansen, A-Fred Spiegel, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, A-Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley-Engen, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, A-Jingping Gu, A-Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - A-Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, A-Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker-Gibson, John Pijanowski, A-Marcia Shobe, A-Tom Jensen, A-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-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, Derita Ratcliffe, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of November 13, 2019  Minutes (see below)

Minutes Approved

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman

Report by Daniel Sui, Director of Research

Five goals and priorities

1) better serve the research community; 2) leverage institutional stregths to create a distinct identity; 3) make a constant effort to foster new research collaboration; 4) lead the research policy updates and research compliance; 5) represent the university on the national and international scene.

Accomplishments

RSSP - new office of sponsored programs (OSP)
Renamed the office of industry engagement to Innovation and Industry Partnership (IIP)
Reorganizing IACUC
Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR)
Wes Stites - Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.effective 9/1/2019
Lauren Merriman - Associate Director for Industry Research effective 8/2/2019
Other folks have been hired for development and support, awards, grant specialities and so on.
We have risen in the ranks in terms of research spending from 128 to 126.

 Moving Forward

Increase number of faculty
Increase quality and productivity
Infrastructure needed to suport research - about half the space compared to other SEC schools.
Continue to support the successful faculty and research done on this campus.
 

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Has gone to several meetings.  Feeling is we are a faculty that is engaged.  Appreciative of what we do.  Would always like to know about next steps, next plans....

Have a good end of the term.  Have a wonderful holiday.  Thank you for your contributions to the FAculty governance process.

 VI.  Announcements

First week of march. likely the next Campus Faculty meeting.  Stay tuned...

VII. Old Business

VIII. New Business

Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled December 11, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 22, 2019 and the Graduate Council on November 21, 2019 (pdf_report).

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

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – ARSC Honors – ARSC College Honors Requirements (2a_arsc-honors_report_12112019).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – MEST-M – Middle East Studies Minor (2b_mest-m_report_12112019).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA – English, Bachelor of Arts (2c_englba_report_12112019, 2c_englba_curriculumrev_ltrofnotif_12112019, 2c_englba_curriculumrev_curriculum_12112019).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA-CRWR – English: Creative Writing Concentration (2d_englba-crwr_report_12112019).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA-RHWR – English: Rhetoric and Writing Studies Concentration (2e_englba-rhwr_report_12112019).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA-TPCL – English: Topical Concentration (2f_englba-tpcl_report_12112019).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – GEOLBS – Geology, Bachelor of Science (2g_geolbs_report_12112019).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATHBS-MATH3 – Mathematics: Statistics Concentration (2h_mathbs-math3_report_12112019).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUEDBM-CHOR – Music Education: Choral Concentration (2i_muedbm-chor_report_12112019).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUEDBM-INST – Music Education: Instrumental Concentration (2j_muedbm-inst_report_12112019).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUSCBM-MUEDBM – Music Education, Bachelor of Music (2k_muscbm-muedbm_report_12112019, 2k_muscbm-muedbm_reconfig_ltrofnotif_12112019, 2k_muscbm-muedbm_reconfig_curriculum_12112019).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – GLST-M – Global Studies Minor (2l_glst-m_report_12112019).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – INST Writing Req – International Studies Writing Requirement (2m_inst-writing-req_report_12112019).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – INSTBA – International and Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts (2n_instba_report_12112019).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – INSTBA-EURO – International and Global Studies: European and Transatlantic Concentration (2o_instba-euro_report_12112019).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – INSTBA-GLSO – International and Global Studies: Global South Concentration (2p_instba-glso_report_12112019).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – INSTBA-PEAC – International and Global Studies: Peace, Security and Human Rights Concentration (2q_instba-peac_report_12112019).

r.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – INSTBA Dept Honors – International Studies Departmental Honors (2r_instba-dept-honors_report_12112019).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – ARAB-M – Arabic Minor (2s_arab-m_report_12112019).

t.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – ARABBA – Arabic, Bachelor of Arts (2t_arabba_report_12112019, 2t_arabba_curriculumrev_ltrofnotif_12112019, 2t_arabba_curriculumrev_curriculum_12112019).

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – GERM-M – German Minor (2u_germ-m_report_12112019).

v.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA – Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (2v_jourba_report_12112019).

w.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA-ADPRBA – Advertising/Public Relations, Bachelor of Arts (2w_jourba-adprba_report_12112019, 2w_ jourba-adprba_reconfig_ltrofnotif_12112019, 2w_ jourba-adprba_reconfig_curriculum_12112019).

x.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA-BCST – Journalism: Broadcast Concentration (2x_jourba-bcst_report_12112019).

y.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA-NEWS – Journalism: News-Editorial Concentration (2y_jourba-news_report_12112019).

z.  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 (2z_exscbs_report_12112019).

aa.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – RESMBS – Recreation and Sport Management, Bachelor of Science (2aa_resmbs_report_12112019, 2aa_resmbs_curriculumrev_ltrofnotif_12112019).

ab.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – RESMBS-READ – Recreation and Sport Management, Recreation Administration Concentration (2ab_resmbs-read_report_12112019).

ac.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – RESMBS-SPAD – Recreation and Sport Management Sports Administration Concentration (2ac_resmbs-spad_report_12112019).

ad.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-LNBN – Nursing: LPN to BSN Option (2ad_nursbs-lnbn_report_12112019).

ae.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-PLRN – Nursing: Pre-Licensure BSN Option (2ae_nursbs-plrn_report_12112019).

af.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-RNBN – Nursing: RN to BSN Option (2af_nursbs-rnbn_report_12112019).

ag.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – PLNBN – Nursing (Pre-LNBN) (2ag_plnbn_report_12112019).

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

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Accounting – ACCTMP – Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting (3a_acctmp_report_12112019, 3a_acctmp_newdegree_ltrofintent_12112019, 3a_acctmp_newdegree_proposal_12112019, 3a_acctmp_newdegree_supportingdocumentation_12112019).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Accounting – ACCTMP-BUAN – Professional Accounting: Assurance and Analytics Concentration (3b_acctmp-buan_report_12112019).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Accounting – ACCTMP-CACC – Professional Accounting: Corporate Accounting Concentration (3c_acctmp-cacc_report_12112019).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Accounting – ACCTMP-TAXA – Professional Accounting: Taxation Concentration (3d_acctmp-taxa_report_12112019).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – APBAGC – Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate (3e_apbagc_report_12112019).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – TESLME – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Education (3f_teslme_report_12112019, 3f_teslme_distanceoffering_ltrofnotif_12112019, 3f_teslme_distanceoffering_curriculum_12112019).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS – Finance, Master of Science (3g_finnms_report_12112019, 3g_finnms_newdegree_ltrofintent_12112019, 3g_finnms_newdegree_proposal_12112019, 3g_finnms_newdegree_supportingdocuments_12112019).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-BUAN – Finance: Finance and Business Analytics Concentration (3h_finnms-buan_report_12112019).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-DGTC – Finance: Finance and Digital Technology (3i_finnms-dgtc_report_12112019).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-FERM – Finance: Energy Finance and Risk Management Concentration (3j_finnms-ferm_report_12112019).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-SCMT – Finance: Finance and Supply Chain Management (3k_finnms-scmt_report_12112019).

l.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSMS-ADMS – Kinesiology: Adapted Movement Science Concentration (3l_kinsms-adms_report_12112019).

m.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – KINSMS-EXSC – Kinesiology: Exercise Science Concentration (3m_kinsms-exsc_report_12112019).

n.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – APBAMA – Applied Business Analytics, Master of Applied Business Analytics (3n_apbama_report_12112019, 3n_apbama_newdegree_ltrofintent_12112019, 3n_apbama_newdegree_proposal_12112019, 3n_apbama_newdegree_supportingdocumentation_12112019).

o.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS – Supply Chain Management, Master of Science (3o_scmtms_report_12112019, 3o_scmtms_newdegree_ltrofintent_12112019, 3o_scmtms_newdegree_proposal-1_12112019, 3o_scmtms_newdegree_supportingdocumentation_12112019).

p.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-BUAN – Supply Chain Management: Business Analytics Concentration (3p_scmtms-buan_report_12112019).

q.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-ENRP – Supply Chain Management: Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration (3q_scmtms-enrp_report_12112019).

r.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-ENSY – Supply Chain Management: Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration (3r_scmtms-ensy_report_12112019).

s.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-FINN – Supply Chain Management: Finance Concentration (3s_scmtms-finn_report_12112019).

t.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-HRMG – Supply Chain Management: Strategy and Human Resources Concentration (3t_scmtms-hrmg_report_12112019).

u.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-RETL – Supply Chain Management: Retail Concentration (3u_scmtms-retl_report_12112019).

v.  Proposed graduate program change for Environmental Dynamics – ENDYMS – Environmental Dynamics, Master of Science (3v_endyms_report_12112019, 3v_endyms_newdegree_ltrofintent_12112019, 3v_endyms_newdegree_proposal_12112019, 3v_endyms_newdegree_supportingdocuments_12112019, 3v_endyms_newdegree_workforce-analysis-report_12112019).

w.  Proposed graduate program change for Environmental Dynamics – ENDYPH – Environmental Dynamics, Doctor of Philosophy (3w_endyph_report_12112019, 3w_endyph_cipcodechange_ltrofnotif_12112019).

x.  Proposed graduate program change for Public Policy – PUBPPH – Public Policy, Doctor of Philosophy (3x_pubpph_report_12112019).

y.  Proposed graduate program change for Public Policy – PUBPPH-SCJS – Public Policy: Social Justice Concentration (3y_pubpph-scjs_report_12112019).

z.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AREDMA – Art Education, Master of Arts (3z_aredma_report_12112019, 3z_aredma_newdegree_ltrofintent_12112019, 3z_aredma_newdegree_proposal-1_12112019, 3z_aredma_newdegree_appendices_12112019).

aa. Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AREDMA-CMMS – Art Education, Master of Arts: Community and Museums Concentration (3aa_aredma-cmms_report_12112019).

bb.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AREDMA-SCHL – Art Education, Master of Arts: Schools Concentration (3bb_aredma-schl_report_12112019).

Additional items/Announcements:

New administrative unit – Candace Dixon-Horne Radio Broadcast Center (4_hrbc_new-administrative-unit_ltrofnotif_12112019). 

 All items approved.  

IX.  Adjourn​ - 4 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes

November 13, 2019

ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, A-Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, A-Kathleen Lehman, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Carl Smith

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, A-Fred Spiegel, A-Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, A-Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley-Engen, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, A-Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, A-Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, A-Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Necia Parker-Gibson, 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, A-Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, Derita Ratcliffe, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Meeting called to order at 3:32

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of October 9, 2019 

Minutes approved  with an amendment to remove the expression "Tenure Free"

V.  Reports

A.  Terry Martin, 

Enhancing participation in the STEM disciplines.  One of 20 schools being added.  Marcia Shobe is leading this on our campus.

Deans - working on budget model for distribution of funds.

Chancellor's Fellows continue work on their proposals.  May have open presentations in the future at Faculty Senate.

Jim attended APLU meeting; initiative for Student Success; has taken note of a tool that analyzes the complexity of curriculum.  

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Thank you to the Chancellor for canceling classes on Monday at 4 so that folks could get home safely.

In the open enrollment period.  Please be careful in responding to pertinent emails relevant to this period.

Next week - International Education Week

Planning is underway for the 150th Anniversary of the U of A.  Help out where you can with this process.

VI.  Announcements

Faculty Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 3rd, 5:30-7:30
Fayetteville Country Club

VII. Old Business

A.  Carole Shook, UA Calendar Committee 

Document 1

The proposed change in wording was approved.

Document 2

The proposed final exam schedule was 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 13, 2019:

a. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 25, 2019 and the Graduate Council on October 17, 2019 (pdf_report).

b.  General Education list of courses approved by the General Education and Core Curriculum Committee (1b_gen-ed_matrix_63b).

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

a.  General Education Mission and Goals approved by General Education and Core Curriculum Committee (2a_ua-gen-ed-mission-and-goals).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOPLBA – Journalism/Political Science, Bachelor of Arts (2b_joplba_report_11132019).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Accounting – BSBA/M.Acc – BSBA/M.Acc Integrated Program (2c_bsba-macc_report_11132019).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CENGBS – Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (2d_cengbs_report_11132019).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBS – Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (2e_cscebs_report_11132019).

Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 27, 2019 and the Graduate Council on October 17, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGMS – Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (3a_bmegms_report_11132019, 3a_bmegms_cipcodechange-curriculumrev_ltrofnotif_11132019, 3a_bmegms_cipcodechange-curriculumrev_curriculum_11132019).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Chemical Engineering – CHEGPH – Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (3b_chegph_report_11132019).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – SPACPH – Space and Planetary Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (3c_spacph_report_11132019).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – ASLPMC – Advanced School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Post-Master's Certificate (3d_aslpmc_report_11132019, 3d_aslpmc_newpostmasterscertificate_ltrofnotif_11132019, 3d_aslpmc_newpostmasterscertificate_supportingdocuments_11132019).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNSLMS-ADCN – Counseling: Addiction Counseling Concentration (3e_cnslms-adcn_report_11132019).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NUEDGC – Nursing Education, Graduate Certificate (3f_nuedgc_report_11132019, 3f_nuedgc_newgradcertif_ltrofnotif_11132019, 3f_nuedgc_newgradcertif_supportingdocuments_11132019).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS-EXLD – Nursing: Executive Leader Concentration (3g_nursms-exld_report_11132019).

Additional items/Announcements:

a.  A policy for the use of copy editors in theses and dissertations was approved by the Graduate Council on 10/17/19 (4a_copy_editors_policy).

b.  A policy statement for removing graduate faculty status was approved by the Graduate Council on 10/17/19 (4b_removing_graduate_faculty_status_policy).

Item 1B was pulled.  All remaining items in the consent agenda were approved.

Move to replace 1B with Table 6.4

Motion to replace  1B with new table approved.

Item IB was approved.

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:10.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes

October 9, 2019

ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kathleen Lehman, A-Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, A-Fred Spiegel, A-Bret Schulte, A-Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, A-Nancy Arenberg, Mindy Bradley-Engen, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, A-Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, A-Kristi Perryman

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

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, 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, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, A-John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

II. Roll Call

Roll Registered Via Sign-In

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of September 11, 2019

Minutes Approved

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman

Cheryl Murphy - Vice Provost of Distance Education and Global Campus - (powerpoint and  annual report)

Purpose of Global Campus - to work with the UofA to facilitate more and more educational access from here throughout the world.

FY 2019 Enrollments - Continue to increase.  3,154 fully online; 14,007 took an online class

What's next?  Where do we go from here?  We will do whatever you plan on doing!  Have software and analysts in place to help us.  Can help you strategically plan.

Career pathways...help meet the needs of individuals' who are not 18 and 19.  Help learners see their future!

Hope to develop further relationships with business and industry.

Help with innovation in teaching and learning.  Partnered with TFSC and IT.

Here to support YOU!

Kathy Sloan - Viceo Provost for Faculty Affairs - (Document Presented)

Faculty life at the U of A

Faculty ALWAYS need support

Four main points - Public Engagement (engaged scholars with the state and community, Faculty Enrichment and Development (research is key - collaborate across colleges and disciplines), Personnel and Hiring (Recruiting is important; help in retaining and diversity), Mentoring Programs

Tenured, Tenure Track, and those educators who do not fall into either category.

Enrichment series will continue

Thank you to Ro DiBrezzo

Job is about collaboration!  With all folks across campus 

Priorities include diversity, the situation of those without tenure appointments, and mentoring. 

Please reach out to facdev@uark.edu or ksloan@uark.edu if you have questions, ideas, and so on.

B.  Chris Bryson, Executive Director, Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity

See attached report.

C.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Faculty  engagement is vital on campus.  Invite folks to come to a senate meeting to see what this body does.

Staff Appreciation Week!  Thank your staff!!!

Mental Health Awareness Week!!  CAPS!!!

Next week - International Awareness Week!!!

October - National Disability Employment Awareness Week!!!

VI.  Announcements

Campus Faculty Meeting - Thursday, October 17, 3:30-4:30, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.  The New Drug and Alcohol Policy

VII. Old Business

VIII. New Business

A.  Carole Shook, UA Calendar Committee Chair

1.  Proposing to have  a 4.5 day final exam schedules.  Common finals on last day - alternate from semester to semester. These are freshman/sophmore level courses.  The due date for the Friday exams would be two business days later.  This is proposed for Spring 2020.

2.  Final Exam Policy - (To be posted)

B.  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 October 9, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – undergraduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 27 (pdf_report).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 27, 2019: (pdf_report).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS – Agricultural Business, Bachelor of Science in Agri Food & Life Sciences (2a_agbsbs_report_10092019).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-ABMM – Agricultural Business: Agri Management & Marketing Concentration (2b_agbsbs-abmm_report_10092019).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-AGEC – Agricultural Business: Agricultural Economics Concentration (2c_agbsbs-agec_report_10092019).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBSBS-PRLW – Agricultural Business: Pre Law Concentration (2d_agbsbs-prlw_report_10092019).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – BRKDBS – Birth through Kindergarten, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2e_brkdbs_report_10092019).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATH-M – Mathematics Minor (2f_math-m_report_10092019).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – LGST-M – Legal Studies Minor (2g_lgst-m_report_10092019).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOUR-M – Journalism Minor (2h_jour-m_report_10092019).

i.  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 (2i_phedbs_report_10092019).'

Constent Agenda approved as presented.

3.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Administrative Unit – Proposed Policy Change – AFLS Grading Policy (3a_dbcafls_grade_policy_change_proposal_2019_10092019).

b.  Graduate School Establishes Regulations for the Transfer of Course Credit for Doctoral Degrees (3c_transfer-credit-for-doctoral-degrees_10092019)

IX.  Committee of the Whole

The Senate when into executive session.

X.  Adjourn 

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes

September 11, 2019

ENGR 209

Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)

Faculty Senate Officers and Senators

OFFICERS - Fran Hagstrom, Kevin Brady, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Kathleen Lehman, Stephen Caldwell, John Delery

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew RAich, Hope Christiansen, A-Fred Spiegel, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, Neil Allison, Nancy Arenberg, A-Mindy Bradley-Engen, A-James Lampinen, Brandon Jackson, A-Julia Kennefick, A-Calvin White, Kim Stauss

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Lauren Simon, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - A-Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Rachel Glade, Kristi Perryman

College of Engineering - A-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 - A-Cheryl Murphy, Jim Gigantino, A-Tyrone Washington, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, 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, A-Brian Primack, John English, A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, A-Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

II. Roll Call

Roll Called

III. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

IV. Approval of May 2019 Minutes

Minutes approved

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Jim Coleman

Welcome to a new semester

Need a discussion of where the UA is going.  Campus-wide discussion; what kind of changes do we need to make.

New Hires - Dennis Clark, new Dean of Libraries; Cheryl Murphy, VP of Distance Education and Global Campus; Announcement of further hires in the near future.  Dean of Education, Brian Primack; Last Senate meeting with Ro DiBrezzo, much applause for all of her good work!

US News and World Report - We did go up six places--increase in graduation rate; our reputational score reached 3 on a scale of 1-5.

Value of a college degree is better than it has ever been.  But sill future things to consider:

  • Decline in diversity anticipated - as much as 35% decline projected from 2017-2029.  How can we combat this?
  • Students are changing - will have more and more first generation students.  
  • Students with mental health issues.
  • What are they majoring in?  - Health is booming, humanities and education are not...
  • Keeping students in school is huge.
  • Grad students ARE increasing - a reason for optimism

One of the ways we can deal with change is to follow the eco-system test as well as we can

  • Propel students to successful and meaningful lives
  • Do research, scholarship and creation that matters
  • Improve the quality of life!

Enrollment - 27,560, down about 200 students.  New freshmen, 4,633; Graduate Students, 4,170; Retention, 84.2%

Fifth Year graduation is the highest ever, 66.1%.  Graduate students are up 4%

Working on Chancellor's Fellows and Signature areas

New Chancellor funding for Performing Arts and Humanities

Signature area hires forthcoming - 6 positions

New research building forthcoming

Performance based marginal budget model committee reviewing these allocations

Teaching Innovation important on our campus

Kudos to us!!  Lucky to have a strong Faculty Governance as we do!!

B.  Chair, Fran Hagstrom

Special mention of Ro and her work!  

On the 150th anniversary miscellaneous planning committee - we need to think, within our colleges, with how to fit into this celebration.

Thank you for being here!!

VI.  Announcements

State of the University - October 1, 11:00 a.m.

Open Textbook Workshop - September 24, Mullins Library

VII. Old Business

A.  EASL 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.

Proposed changes passed

VIII. New Business

A.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled September 11, 2019:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 2, 2019 and the Graduate Council on August 22 (pdf_report).

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

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HDFSBS – Human Development and Family Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2a_hdfsbs_report_09112019).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HOSPBS – Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2b_hospbs_report_09112019).

Items a. and b. were removed from the Consent AgendaRemoved because more changes are in the future for these two items.

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work – SCWK Admission Reqs – Social Work Admission Requirements (2c_scwk-admission-reqs_report_09112019).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Accounting – ACCTBS – Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations (2d_acctbs_report_09112019).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Accounting – WACT-M – Accounting Minor for Business Majors (2e_wact-m_report_09112019).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Business Dean – WCOB Acad Regs – WCOB College Academic Regulations (2f_wcob-acad-regs_report_09112019).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics – INTBBB-IBAC – International Business: Accounting Concentration (2g_intbbb-ibac_report_09112019).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – WMKG-M – Marketing Minor for Business Majors (2h_wmkg-m_report_09112019).

i.  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 (2i_scmtbs_report_09112019).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DASCBS – Data Science, Bachelor of Science (2j_dascbs_report_09112019, 2j_dascbs_newdegree_ltrofintent_09112019, 2j_dascbs_newdegree_proposal-1_09112019, 2j_dascbs_newdegree_5yearbudget_09112019, 2j_dascbs_newdegree_appendices_09112019, 2j_dascbs_newdegree_championshallrenovationestimate_09112019).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 2, 2019 and the Graduate Council on August 22, 2019:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Geosciences – GEOGMS – Geography, Master of Science (3a_geogms_report_09112019).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Management – MGMTPH – Business Administration (Management), Doctor of Philosophy (3b_mgmtph_report_09112019).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Marketing – MKTGPH – Business Administration (Marketing & Logistics), Doctor of Philosophy (3c_mktgph_report_09112019).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) – MEPHMS – Microelectronics-Photonics, Master of Science (3d_mephms_report_09112019, 3d_ mephms_reconfig_ltrofnotif_09112019, 3d_mephms_reconfig_curriculum_09112019).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) – MEPHPH – Microelectronics-Photonics, Doctor of Philosophy (3e_mephph_report_09112019, 3e_ mephph_reconfig_ltrofnotif_09112019, 3e_mephph_reconfig_curriculum_09112019).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  The Center for Communications and Media Research changed its name to the Center for Communication Research (4a_ccr_namechange_ltrofnotif_09112019).

b.  The Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center changed its name to the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center (4b_mbtc_namechange_ltrofnotif_09112019).

c.  Walton College of Business established a new Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation (4c_sevi_newadminunit_ltrofnotif_09112019, 4c_sevi_newadminunit_orgchart_09112019).

d.  Grade Appeal Process for Graduate Students was revised (4d_grade-appeal-process-for-graduate-students_09112019).

All items except for 2a and 2b were approved

Motion to table items 2a and 2b approved

B.  Executive Committee and Campus Council Elections

The following were elected to the Executive Committee:  Jim Gigantino, Anna Zajicek, Deb Korth, Tim Kral, Neil Allison;

The following were elected to Campus Council:  Carl Smith, Anna Zajicek, Michael Pierce, Hope Christiansen, Fred Spiegel, Stephen Caldwell, Neil Allison, Julia Kennefick, Calvin White, Stephanie Pierce, John Delery, Kevin Hall, Jim Gigantino, Tim Kral, Deborah Korth, Tom Jensen

IX. Adjourn  

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes

May 1, 2019 - Approved

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.

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.