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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

September 9, 2020
ONLINE 

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Gary McDonald, Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, A-Mindy Bradley-Engen,  A-Kelly hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, A-Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Coering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Bec, John Pijanowski

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

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Alphonso Grant, Jim Gigantino, Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, 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, Stephen Caldwell

The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. follwed by introductions of officers and the summertime Executive Committee.

II. Approval of Agenda

One item was pulled from the agenda - the UCPC conversation, VI. C.  Also elections were added to the end of the agenda.  The amended agenda was approved.

III. Approval of April  29, 2020 Minutes

The minutes of April 29 were approved.

IV.  Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson.  The provost reported on the following:

-Lots of positive things happening during this pandemic.  We  continue good teaching and good research; we have new ways of doing things.

-Enrollment - flat, actually good news considering we are in a pandemic. Kudos to all who have helped to keep our student enrollment up.

-First year retention is high - over 80%

-Six year graduation rate - has risen to 68%

-We are improving our students' outcomes!

-We are monitoring student conduct in relation to the Covid, masks and so on.  Working with student housing, greek life to help ensure social distancing.  Working to ensure compliance.

-300 students quarantined at this time.

-We are sensitive to the needs of the community and  continue to address the Covid Dashboard.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell.  The Chair reported the following:

-Though four months since our last Senate meeting, the Executive Committee has given much time in the ensuing months with regards efforts to address Covid-19 and prepare for the fall semester.  We discussed grading policy, student attendance, diversity and inclusion issues with Provost Robeinson.  We wrote a resolution to require masks on campus.

-We will look to adjust our own policies to ensure a Senate is able to help out over the summertime in the face of future issues.

-The Covid Dashboard is being updated.

V. Old Business

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

Document 1

Document 2

The poposed new definition of "Academic Minor" passed.

VI.  New Business

A.  Revisions to Conflict of Interest and Outside Employment Forms - Jason Ramage

Conflict of Interest Document

Outside Employment Document

The documents were presented at today's meeting and will be voted on at our next meeting.

B.  Proposal to Accelerate Transfer of Credit Reviews - Suzanne McCray, Dave Dawson and Bryan Hill

Transfer of Credit Presentation

The proposal was presented at today's meeting and will be voted on at our next meeting.

C.  Proposal to add a seat to UCPC - Pat Koski

UCPC Proposal

D.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled September 9, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 7, 2020 and the Graduate Council on August 20, 2020 (1_coursechanges_report_09092020).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 7, 2020: (2_programchanges_report_09092020).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics – WEAN-M – Economic Analytics Minor for Business Majors (2a_wean-m_report_09092020).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – GBUSBS – General Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2b_gbusbs_report_09092020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Graduate School and International Education, Interdisciplinary Department - MEPH-M - Microelectronics-Photonics Minor (2c_meph-m_report_09092020).

3.  Additional Item:

MicroCertificates – Policy Change – MC (3_mc_policy_change_report_09092020).

4.  Informational Items:

a.  Administrative Unit – Title Change – SSC (4a_ssc_title_change_report_09092020, 4a_ssc_title_change_ltrofnotif_09092020).

b.  Honors College Admission Criteria Change – Voting Results (4b_honors_college_admission_requirements_on_the_website).

c.  The Graduate Council approved a change to the voting membership of the Council to increase the representation from the Graduate-Professional Student Congress from two to four seats, tow of which must be assigned to the President and Vice President of the Black Graduate Students Association.

The Consent agenda was approved.

VII.  Resolutions and Recommendations

A. Air Audit Resoultion - Bret Schulte

The resolution passed

B.  Removing Confederate References Resolution - Bret Schulte

The resolution passed with an amended request to change the three instances of Graduate Student and Professional Congress to the Faculty Senate of the University of Arkansas.

 VIII.  Announcements

The Faculty Senate voted on membership of the Executive Committee and the Campus Council.  The results are in!

Executive Committee - Anna Zajicek, Don Johnson, Tim Kral, Bret Schulte, Deborah Korth

Campus Council - Anna Zajicek, Jim Gigantino, Tim Kral, Karen Sebold, Bret Schulte, Deb Korth, Samantha Robinson, Tom Jenson, Kevin Hall, Chris Goering, Don Johnson, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye, Michael Pierce, Dorothy Stephens, Carole Shook, Christine Holyfield

IX.  Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
October 14, 2020
ONLINE 

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - A-Carl Smith

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Gary McDonald, Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, A-Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Bradley-Engen,  A-Kelly hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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 - Alphonso Grant, Jim Gigantino, Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, 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, Stephen Caldwell

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

II. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

III. Approval of September 9, 2020 Minutes

The minutes were approved.

IV.  Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

Thank you for your help with retention and teaching.

Spring break will be different during the spring semester

Power remains with faculty on how to deliver their spring courses.  But we want to have this ready for when pre-registration begins.

New appointments:

John English - Vice Chancellor for Research beginning November

Kim Needy - Dean of Engineering (1 year)

Pat Koski - Dean of Graduate School

 There is a December commencement - social distancing require, as are masks.  Faculty are not asked to attend.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Listservs were problematic earlier in the week; apologies for the errors and repeated emails

Council of Faculty Senates - attended by Stephen virtually.  We are in a better position than many schools. 

Common theme - fighting faculty exhaustion and the work-life balance.

Council of Arkansas Faculty Senate Leaders - also facing the same things we are. 

V. Old Business

A.  Revisions to Conflict of Interest and Outside Employment Forms - Jason Ramage

Conflict of Interest Document - Appendix D

Outside Employment Document - Appendix B

Both items were tabled.

B.  Proposal to Accelerate Transfer of Credit Reviews - Suzanne McCray, Dave Dawson and Bryan Hill

Transfer of Credit Presentation

Motion passed

VI.  New Business

A.  Proposal to add a seat to UCPC - Pat Koski

UCPC Proposal

Presented and to be voted on during November meeting.

B.  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Proposal

418.1 Revisions

Presented and to be voted on during November meeting.

C. Spring Calendar Options (non-binding vote)

41% voted to keep the same beak.  39% , remove spring break and start a week late; 20%, mini breaks.

D.  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 14, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 25, 2020 and the Graduate Council on September 17, 2020 (1_coursechanges_report_10142020).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 25, 2020: (2_programchanges_report_10142020).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics - BECA-M - Economic Analytics Minor for Non-Business Students (2a_beca-m_report_10142020).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HRWD-M - Human Resource and Workforce Development Minor (2b_hrwd-m_report_10142020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering – CVEGBS - Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (2c_cvegbs_report_10142020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGBS - Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (2d_elegbs_report_10142020).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGBS - Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (2e_inegbs_report_10142020).

3.  Informational Items:

Department of Accounting – Title Change – William Dillard Department of Accounting (3_department_of_accounting-title_change-ltrofnotif_10142020).

All items of the Consent Agenda passed

VII.  Announcements

The Fall Faculty Meeting is scheduled for October 23 at noon.  A zoom announcement is forthcoming.

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:39

Faculty Senate Minutes
November 11, 2020
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Gary McDonald, Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Bradley,  A-Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, A-Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Alphonso Grant, Jim Gigantino, Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  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, Stephen Caldwell

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

II. Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved

III. Approval of October 14, 2020 Minutes

The October 14, 2020 minutes were approved

IV.  Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

A message has gone out to students, encouraging them to finish the semester strong.  Over 300 student-focused events took place this semester.  The Provost encourages students to take advantage of these resources available, this semester and in the Spring 2021 semester as well.

Preliminary information on mid-point grades show numbers somewhat down but not significant.

State budget - may be able to get 12% cut back to the units.  This needs to go through the legislative process first.

The Chancellor is workig to increase pay for the lowest salaried individuals on campus  This is a multi-step plan.

1,929 are interested in participating in commencement.  The Provost anticipates 11 ceremonies over a 3 day period, effeciently done with social distancing for students and family units.

Working on incentive plans to educate students about the importance of testing.  ASG is on board.

Could still reconsider bringing students back after Thanksgiving due to high numbers.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Shout out to the Executive Committee.  Our recent meeting was 2.5 hours long, all to address important issues of our faculty, students and campus.

Academic Standards and the Executive Committee reviewed a test bank request from ASG. which will now try to write a policy that will kick in during 21-22.

ASG is also asking that we make election day a permanent, asynchronous teaching day.

Conflict of Interest documents tabled last month will possibly be considered during the December Faculty Senate meeting.

Chronicle on Higher Education interviewed Stephen Caldwell.  Whatever we are doing seems to have national attention!  Story will come out soon.

C.  Pandemic Impact Statement for Annual Review (Vice-Provost Sloan)

Impact Statement

The impact statemen was presented during today's meting.  The final version will be applied to the 2020 merit evaluation process and will continue into 2021.  A narrative form, nor than 3 pages, will be required for anyone using this form.

D.  International Operations Council Draft (Curt Rom)

Announced the creation of the International Operations Council.  this is mostly an admibistrative group.  One faculty member will be designated as a member of this Council 

E.  Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Code Committee (AISCC) annual report and Sanctions Rubric (Chris Bryson)

Annual Report

Sanction Rubric Policy Recommendations

Chris gave and end of the year report and current policy recommendations as seen in the above two documents.

V. Old Business

A.  Proposal to add a seat to UCPC - Pat Koski

UCPC Proposal

Motion to approve passed

B.  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Proposal

418.1 Revisions

Motion to change should  to must in the last sentence passed.

Motion to approve the amended proposal passed.

VI.  New Business

A.  MMR Vaccine Fayetteville Policy 519.0 (Provost Robinson)

Policy Document

This is a state requirement.  It will be voted on in December.  A request for word smything on item five was made.

B.  Animal Care/Use Policy 701.0 (Jason Ramage) 

Document 1

Document 2 (redline edits)

Summary - Policy Changes

This policy will be voted on during the December meeting.

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 November 11, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 23, 2020 and the Graduate Council on October 15, 2020 (1_coursechanges_report_11112020).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 23, 2020: (2_programchanges_report_11112020).

a.  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 (2a_poscbs_report_11112020, 2a_poscbs_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_11112020, 2a_poscbs_curriculum-revision_curriculum_11112020).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Poultry Science – POSCBS-PSID – Poultry Science: Poultry Science Industry Concentration (2b_poscbs-psid_report_11112020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Poultry Science – POSCBS-PSPP – Poultry Science: Pre-Professional Science Concentration (2c_poscbs-pspp_report_11112020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – WCYB-M – Data and Cybersecurity Management Minor for Business Majors (2d_wcyb-m_report_11112020).

e.  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 (2e_phedbs_report_11112020).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PPHED - Teaching K-12 Physical Education & Health (Pre-Teaching K-12 Physical Education & Health) (2f_pphed_report_11112020).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 25, 2020 and the Graduate Council on October 15, 2020:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Occupational Therapy – OTDEDP – Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy (3a_otdedp_report_11112020).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – AGACMC - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate (3b_agacmc_report_11112020, 3b_agacmc_grad_certificate_ltrofnotif_11112020, 3b_agacmc_grad_certificate_workforcereqform_11112020, 3b_agacmc_grad_certificate_supportingdoc_11112020).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – FNPRMC – Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate (3c_fnprmc_report_11112020, 3c_fnprmc_grad_certificate_ltrofnotif_11112020, 3c_fnprmc_grad_certificate_workforcereqform_11112020, 3c_fnprmc_grad_certificate_supportingdoc_11112020).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSDP- Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice (3d_nursdp_report_11112020).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS - Nursing, Master of Science (3e_nursms_report_11112020).

4.  Law Program Change Proposal approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 23, 2020.

Proposed law program change for the School of Law – JD Admission Reqs – JD Admission Requirements (4_jd_admission_reqs_report_11112020).

5.  Informational Items:

Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R) – New Administrative Unit (5_i3r_new_administrative_unit_ltrofnotification_11112020, 5_i3r_new_administrative_unit_orgchart_11112020)

All items of the Consent Agenda passed.

VII.  Announcements

VIII.  Committee of the Whole

IX.  Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
December 9, 2020
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Garry McDonald, Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Bradley,  A-Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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-Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, A-Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Meeting was called to order at 3:31

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III. Approval of November 11, 2020 Minutes

Minutes approved

IV. Professor Alphonso Grant – Remembrance

The Senate took a moment to remember Alphonso Grant.

V.  Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

Thank you to the faculty for service during this unprecedented semester

Spring enrollment is down about 2.4%.  Believe this will work itself out.

Working on the "return to campus" protocols for Spring 2021

Commencement is going forward in a very safe way; students and families.

Will plan for a return to normalcy in Fall 2021

Intend to expand Covid testing for the spring semester.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Conflict of Interest form with policy revision will be reintroduced today as new business.

MMR immunization policy has been pulled

Academic Integrity Rubric - back this month as official new business.  

Air Quality study will be sent out via email by Stephen.  Improvements to ventilation and filtration.  Using their air flush systems constantly.  All individual buildings will be seen in the list sent out via email.

ASG has been busy.  We will consider resolutions today and in the future. 

VI. Old Business

A.  Animal Care/Use Policy 701.0 (Jason Ramage) 

Document 1

Document 2 (redline edits)

Summary - Policy Changes

Motion passed

VII.  New Business

A.  Revisions to Conflict of Interest and Outside Employment Forms - Jason Ramage

Conflict of Interest Document - Appendix D

COI Draft Policy Revision - Redline

COI Draft Policy Revision - Clean

Outside Employment Document - Appendix B

These documents will be voted upon during our January meeting.

B.  Academic Integrity Policy

Document

This document will be voted upon during our January meeting.

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 December 09, 2020:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2020 and the Graduate Council on November 19, 2020 (1_coursechanges_report_12092020).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2020 (2_programchanges_report_12092020).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA – English, Bachelor of Arts (2a_englba_report_12092020, 2a_englba_distancedelivery_ltrofnotification_12092020, 2a_englba_distancedelivery_curriculum_12092020).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA-CRWR – English: Creative Writing (2b_englba-crwr_report_12092020).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA- RHWR – English: Rhetoric and Writing Studies (2c_englba-rhwr_report_12092020).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGLBA-TPCL – English: Topical (2d_englba-tpcl_report_12092020).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science – GLST-M – Global Studies Minor (2e_glst-m_report_12092020).

f.  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 (2f_instba-euro_report_12092020).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA – Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2g_starbfa_report_12092020).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA- CRMC – Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics Concentration (2h_starbfa-crmc_report_12092020).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA- DRAW – Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drawing Concentration (2i_starbfa-draw_report_12092020).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA-PHOT – Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography Concentration (2j_starbfa-phot_report_12092020).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA-PNTG – Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting Concentration (2k_starbfa-pntg_report_12092020).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA-PRNT – Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts: Printmaking Concentration (2l_starbfa-prnt_report_12092020).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – STARBFA-SCPT – Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sculpture Concentration (2m_starbfa-scpt_report_12092020).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – CYBRCP – Cybersecurity and Data Management, Certificate of Proficiency (2n_cybrcp_report_12092020, 2n_cybrcp_newcertificate_ltrofnotification_12092020, 2n_cybrcp_newcertificate_supportingdocumentation_12092020).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – MGMTBS – Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2o_mgmtbs_report_12092020, 2o_mgmtbs-hrmg_distancedelivery_ltrofnotif_12092020, 2o_mgmtbs-hrmg_distancedelivery_curriculum_12092020).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – MGMTBS-HRMG – Management: Human Resource Management Concentration (2p_mgmtbs-hrmg_report_12092020).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – MKTGBS – Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2q_mktgbs_report_12092020, 2q_mktgbs_distancedelivery_ltrofnotification_12092020, 2q_mktgbs_distancedelivery_curriculum_12092020).

r.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Marketing – RETLBS – Retail, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2r_retlbs_report_12092020, 2r_retlbs_curriculumrevision_ltrofnotification_12092020, 2r_retlbs_curriculumrevision_curriculum_12092020).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation – INEPBS – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2s_inepbs_report_12092020, 2s_mgmtbs-inepbs_reconfiguration_ltrofnotification_12092020, 2s_mgmtbs-inepbs_reconfiguration_curriculum_12092020).

t.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation – WINP-M – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor for Business Majors (2t_winp-m_report_12092020).

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-LNBN - Nursing: LPN to BSN Option (2u_nursbs-lnbn_report_12092020).

v.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – PLNBN - Nursing Pre-LNBN (2v_plnbn_report_12092020). 

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 23,2020 and the Graduate Council on November 19, 2020:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES – Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Specialist (3a_ciedes_report_12092020).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDME – Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education (3b_ciedme_report_12092020, 3b_ciedme_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_12092020, 3b_ciedme_before_and_after_curriculum_12092020).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – STANMS-EDSP – Statistics and Analytics: Educational Statistics and Psychometrics Concentration (3c_stanms-edsp_report_12092020).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – STANMS-STAT – Statistics and Analytics: Statistics Concentration (3d_stanms-stat_report_12092020).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ENTSGC – Enterprise Systems Graduate Certificate (3e_entsgc_report_12092020).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – INSYMI – Information Systems, Master of Information Systems (3f_insymi_report_12092020).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems– INSYMI-CBMT – Information Systems: Cybersecurity Management Concentration(3g_insymi-cbmt_report_12092020).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ISYSPH – Information Systems, Doctor of Philosophy (3h_isysph_report_12092020, 3h_badmph_isys_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_12092020, 3h_badmph_isys_curriculum_revision_curriculum_12092020).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDME– Higher Education, Master of Education (3i_hiedme_report_12092020).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – DCFMDES – Design for Collaborative Futures, Master of Design (3j_dcfmdes_report_12092020, 3j_dcfmdes_new_degree_ltrofintent_12092020, 3j_dcfmdes_new_degree_ proposal_12092020, 3j_dcfmdes_new_degree_supporting_documents_12092020).

All items of the consent agenda approved

VIII. Resolutions

Endorsement of ASG Resolution

ASG Resolution

Motion to endorse ASG Resolution passes

Student Impact Resolution

Motion passes to endorse ASG Resolution for withdrawl deadline extension and to have all F's default to No Credit 

IX.  Announcements

Stephen shared the UA Women's Chorus and Jazz Ensemble's rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

X.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
January 13, 2021
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Garry McDonald, Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Bradley,  A-Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, A-Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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, A-Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  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, Stephen Caldwell

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

III. Approval of December 9, 2020 Minutes

Minutes approved

IV. Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

Vaccine is on the horizon for the campus; Coordinating with Collier's to do a mass vacination event on the 23rd of January; will be appointment based and should open up soon.

Letters for the vaccination will go out soon; anyone on the payroll will receive the letter and the invitation to receive the vaccination.

Uptick in activity on campus; a few more face to face courses this spring.   Masks and social distancing are required.

Tentative plan is to have more face to face courses this summer but still with masks and social distancing.  Hope to be more traditional in the fall.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

ASG passed a resolution asking that Election Day be an asychronous teaching day.  Calendar committee has reviewed this and offered suggestions for assisting students to be able to vote but did not support eliminating a face to face course regimine on that day.

Proposal to have Spring 2021 policy for grading this spring to be as just experienced in Fall 2020

Promotions - Kevin Hall - Associate Dean, Engineering; Jim Gigantino - Associate Dean, Graduate School

Elections will begin soon.  At Large Senators, Chair and Vice Chair of Faculty

V.  New Business

None

V. Old Business

A.  Academic Integrity Policy

Document

New rubric sanctions adopted.

B.  Revisions to Conflict of Interest and Outside Employment Forms - Jason Ramage

Conflict of Interest Document - Appendix D

COI Draft Policy Revision - Redline

COI Draft Policy Revision - Clean

Outside Employment Document - Appendix B

Policy 404.0 Considerations

Concerns about the term "consensual relationship," that this is a focus of our private, intimate lives.  Suggestion to make it "significant financial relationships" with others rather than a "sexual" reference through consensual relationship.  Perhaps look at this from a nepotism stand point.  

Amendment proposed to rework the language per Dot Stephens' suggestions for section K. 

Amendment passed.

Amendment proposed to remove "Consensual" from table of contents and definitions (section I) so as to align with Dot's language.

Amendment passed.

Concerns about consulting activities

Amendment proposed to remove "may be allowed to commit up to a maximum of 15 work days exclusive of weekends, per semester, and for 12 month employees, a maximum of 15  work days, exclusive of weeends, over the summer term," as found on page 15, paragraph A, under Consulting Activities.

Proposed amendment rescinded.

Motion to create an ad hoc committee to specifically look at the COI document (404.0).

Motion to create an ad hoc committee to review and edit the COI document (404.0) approved.

Motion to send the remaining documents to committee as well.

Motion to send the remaining documents to committee approved.

Please email Stephen Caldwell if you would like to serve or have suggestions for committee members.

 VI.  New Business

A.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled January 13, 2021:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 18, 2020 and the Graduate Council on December 17, 2020 (1_coursechanges_report_01132021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 18, 2020 (2_programchanges_report_01132021).

a.  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 (2a_brkdbs_report_01132021).

b.  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 (2b_hdfsbs_report_01132021).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Human Environmental Sciences – HNADBS – Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science (2c_hnadbs_report_01132021).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music – MUEDBM – Music Education, Bachelor of Music (2d_muedbm_report_01132021).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – STEMCP- STEM Education, Certificate of Proficiency (2e_stemcp_report_01132021, 2e_stemcp_newcertificate_ltrofnotification_01132021, 2e_stemcp_newcertificate_supportingdocumentation_01132021).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – STEM-M - STEM Education Minor (2f_stem-m_report_01132021).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – UTCHCS - Licensure for UA Teach Computer Science 4-12 (2g_utchcs_report_01132021).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – UTCH-M - UAteach Minor (2h_utch-m_report_01132021).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20,2020 and the Graduate Council on December 17, 2020:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTMA– History, Master of Arts (3a_histma_report_01132021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Marketing – MKTGMS– Marketing, Master of Science (3b_mktgms_report_01132021, 3b_mktgms_newdegree_ltrofintent_01132021, 3b_mktgms_newdegree_proposal-1_01132021, 3b_mktgms_newdegree_supportingdocumentation_01132021).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNEDPH – Counselor Education and Supervision, Doctor of Philosophy (3c_cnedph_report_01132021).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNSLMS – Counseling, Master of Science (3d_cnslms_report_01132021).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – EDPSGC – Educational Psychology Graduate Certificate (3e_edpsgc_report_01132021, 3e_edpsgc_deletion_ltrofnotification_01132021).

4.  Informational Items:

a.  Realignment of English CLEP scores and credit (4a_realignment_of_english_clep_scores_and_credit_01132021).

b.  Title Change of an Existing Organizational Unit: Office for Diversity and Inclusion becoming the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (4b_dei_title-change_ltrofnotification_01132021).

c.  Title Change of an Existing Organizational Unit: Office of Economic Development becoming the Division of Economic Development (4c_ed_title-change_ltrofnotification_01132021).

d.  Title Change of an Existing Organizational Unit: Office of Research and Innovation becoming the Division of Research and Innovation (4d_ri_title-change_ltrofnotification_01132021).

e.  Title Change of an Existing Organizational Unit: Office of Student Activities Initiatives and Services (OASIS) becoming the Sylvia Hack Boyer Center for Student Services (BCSS) (4e_oasis-bcss_title-change_ ltrofnotification_01132021).

Consent Agenda Approved

VII.  Announcements

Please email Stephen Caldwell if you would like to serve or have suggestions for committee members per Old Business  Item B.

VIII.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

 

 Faculty Senate Minutes

February 10, 2021
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  A-Garry McDonald, Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, A-Mindy Bradley,  Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, A-Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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

College of Law - A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, A-Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  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, Stephen Caldwell

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda Approved

III. Approval of January 13, 2021 Minutes

Minutes Approved

IV. Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

Constantly monitoring the current weather situation

Vaccincations did carry on today.  Second shots are Saturday for those who received theirs a few weeks back.  Working to offer more vaccines.  Hope to finish up 1B by the summer.  Goal is to be able to reengage more fully in the fall.  Key will be the issue of social distancing.  We don't have the room to be socially distanced as advised.

Allowing for some planning for the summer.  Considering camps for the summer, but still need permission from the Board of Trustees to have summer camps..  Rome Center will be open.  Anticipate still being required to wear masks.  

Fall enrollment is very strong!  Optimism here! More lower income students have received scholarships which will help them attend as well!

No word on funding for the rest of the year.  Hopefully we will know by April if we have the funding to move forward this fiscal year.

Very pleased with how the faculty members have managed things during this difficult time.  Kudos!!  

Will continue to work on the challenges that exist.  

Hopeful that the hiring freeze can end soon.

Preparing for a mask mandate for the fall.

Preparing for a normal semester this fall, understanding things can change.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Two pieces of business in committee :

ASG has asked to prohbit assignment due dates or exam due dates  from falling in the Thanksgiving week.  This is in the hands of the Teaching Council

Nominations and Elections Committee  - Finalizing nomination lists; please give them any final nominees.

V.  Old Business

A.  COI/OE Revisions update

Two subcommittees are looking into this; one for COI, one for OE.

COI - Karen Sebold - actively working on edits.  Have visited peer institutions documentation; we're perhaps more progressive!  Expect to have edits done soon,

OE - Bret Schulte - have made progress.  Productive meeting with John English and Todd Shields

On track for a discussion next month.

VI.  New Business

A.  Proposal to add seats to ASC

This will be voted on at the next Faculty Senate Meeting in March.

B.  Proposal to modify Spring 2021 Grade Policy and move Withdraw date

Motion made to temporarily suspend the rules so that this could be considered and voted on at this meeting.  It demands a 2/3 majority vote.

Motion passed

Motion to amend the policy to make it clear that the withdrawal date is for undergraduates and graduates but the  no credit for F policy is only for undergraduates.

Motion to amend the policy as cited above passed. 

Motion to approve the policy as amended.

Motion 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 February 10, 2021:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 22, 2021 and the Graduate Council on January 21, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_02102021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 22, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_02102021).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – AMARAB – Additional Major-Arabic (2a_amarab_report_02102021).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS-FENR – Finance: Energy Finance Concentration (2b_finnbs-fenr_report_02102021).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS - Childhood Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2c_chedbs_report_02102021).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDST-M - Educational Studies Minor (2d_edst-m_report_02102021).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EGEDBA - English Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2e_egedba_report_02102021).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ELELBS - Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2f_elelbs_report_02102021).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – FREDBA - French Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2g_fredba_report_02102021).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – GREDBA - German Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2h_gredba_report_02102021).

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_02102021).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDBS - Special Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (2j_spedbs_report_02102021).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SSEDBA - Social Studies Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2k_ssedba_report_02102021).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SNEDBA - Spanish Education, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching (2l_snedba_report_02102021).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGBS - Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (2m_elegbs_report_02102021).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Graduate School and International Education, Materials Science and Engineering – NANO-M - Nanotechnology Minor (2n_nano-m_report_02102021).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 18, 2020 and the Graduate Council on January 21, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ACPAMC – Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator Post Master's Certificate (3a_acpamc_report_02102021, 3a_acpamc_deletion_ltrofnotification_02102021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – AUTSGC – Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate (3b_autsgc_report_02102021, 3b_autsgc_deletion_ltrofnotification_02102021).

4.  Informational Items:

a.  Graduate Council approved changes to the policy on Dismissal for Unethical and Unprofessional Conduct 4a_dismissal_for_unethical_and_unprofessional_conduct_02102021).

b.  The Graduate Council supports a change of the withdrawal deadline for all graduate students enrolled in Spring 2021 to either the last day of classes or last day of final exams, whichever is feasible.

Consent Agenda Approved!

VII.  Announcements

None

VIII.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:20

 

 

 

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
March 10, 2021
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  A-Garry McDonald, A-Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, A-Andrew Raich, A-Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Bradley,  Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, A-Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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, A-Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  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, Stephen Caldwell

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of February 10, 2021 Minutes

IV. Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

Pat Walker Health Center is now offering vaccines.

Intend to have a plan to bring staff back to work and to gear up for a traditional fall.  Details are still to be worked out.

Intend to maintain covid policy through the end of this semester and through the summer; some nuance in the travel policy beginning in May.

Will continue to follow guidance policy on social distancing and to also maintain our mask policy as long as we can.

Admin does believe that masking IS a good idea for the fall.

Will continue to monitor  access of faculty, staff, students to vaccinations.

Will continue to monitor the CDC advisements.

No word yet on lifting the hiring freeze; need to closely examine the budget.

Looking at a plan to address compression among staff not included in the previous adjustment.

President Bobbitt has given another tenure clock extension.  This will help our new hires who began in Fall 2020.

Suzanne McCray sends out regular reports on our enrollment.  We are moving in the right direction.

Very proud of how we have all worked together during Covid!  Thank you for your leadership Faculty Senate!!

Graduate Stipends - Intend to increase graduate stipends soon.  Increase will be fairly modest, but there will be an increase.  Must be fiscally responsible.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Outside employment 404.0 document will be addressed today

Next month, we will work with the conflict of interest portion of 404.0.

May will be our opportunity to adopt the entire document.

Committee on Committees and Executive Committee - seeking ways to increase diversity on Executive Committee.  This is on the forefront of our mind and we will work to diversify our leadership.

We will continue as we are doing on campus through the end of the  Spring Semester.  That is, masks and distancing will continue.

Spring leadership elections are happening now!  Please vote!!

V.  Old Business

A.  Proposal to add seats to ASC

Proposal is to expand by two seats - one voting member, one non-voting member.

Motion to approve proposal passes.

VI.  New Business

A.  Recommendations from the Ad-Hoc Committee on Outside Employment

Bret Schulte headed up this ad-hoc committee. that included usan Paten, Kimberly Furlong, John Walch, Morten Jensen

The recommendations were presented.  Many thanks to this sub committee for their hard work!  We will vote on this in May.

B.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled March 10, 2021:

  1. Course Change proposals

a.  Course changes - including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 26, 2021 and the Graduate Council on February 18, 2021 (1a_coursechanges_report_03102021).

b.  Annual Course Review - Courses with No Enrollment in 4 or 5 Years (1b_courses_with_no_enrollment_in_last_4_or_5_years_03102021).

  1. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 26, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_03102021).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – LARCBL – Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (2a_larcbl_report_03102021).

b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theatre – THTRBA-THST – Theatre: Theatre Studies Concentration (2b_thtrba-thst_report_03102021).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – SPHL-M – Spanish for Native and Heritage Language Learners Minor (2c_sphl-m_report_03102021).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – SPHP-M – Spanish for the Professions for Native and Heritage Language Learners Minor (2d_sphp-m_report_03102021).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – ART Dept Honors – Art Departmental Honors (2e_artdepthonors_report_03102021).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management – MGMTBS-SBMG – Management: Small Business Management Concentration (2f_mgmtbs-sbmg_report_03102021).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering – BENGBS - Biological Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (2g_bengbs_report_03102021).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering – BENGBS-ENVR - Biological Engineering: Environmental Concentration (2h_bengbs-envr_report_03102021).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGBS - Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (2i_bmegbs_report_03102021).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering – CHEGBS - Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (2j_chegbs_report_03102021).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering – CVEGBS - Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (2k_cvegbs_report_03102021).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGBS - Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (2l_inegbs_report_03102021).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering – MEEGBS - Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2m_meegbs_report_03102021).

  1. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 22, 2021 and the Graduate Council on February 18, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – BADMMB – Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (3a_badmmb_report_03102021, 3a_badmmb_gmat_substitution_proposal_fall_2020_03102021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – APBAGC – Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate (3b_apbagc_report_03102021).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDUCMA – Teacher Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (3c_educma_report_03102021).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ELEDMA – Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (3d_eledma_report_03102021).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDME – Special Education, Master of Education (3e_spedme_report_03102021).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPTSGC – Special Education Transition Services, Graduate Certificate (3f_sptsgc_report_03102021).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – TESLGC – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate (3g_teslgc_report_03102021).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – TESLME – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Education (3h_teslme_report_03102021).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Education Reform – EDPOPH – Education Policy, Doctor of Philosophy (3i_edpoph_report_03102021).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ATTRMA – Athletic Training, Master of Athletic Training (3j_attrma_report_03102021).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CDISMS – Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science (3k_cdisms_report_03102021).

l.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation – SEVIPH – Business Administration (Strategy and Entrepreneurship) (3l_seviph_report_03102021).

  1. Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Non-Degree/Certificate, Revision to an Approved Licensure Program -- Biology/Life Science (7-12) Licensure Revision Proposal (4a_biology_lifescience_7-12 licensure_revision_proposal_03102021).

b.  Non-Degree/Certificate, Revision to an Approved Licensure Program -- Chemistry (7-12) Licensure Revision Proposal (4b_chemistry_7-12 licensure_revision_proposal_03102021).

c.  Non-Degree/Certificate, Revision to an Approved Licensure Program – Mathematics-Secondary (7-12) Licensure Revision Proposal (4c_mathematics-secondary_7-12 licensure_revision_proposal_03102021).

d.  on-Degree/Certificate, Revision to an Approved Licensure Program – Physics (7-12) Licensure Revision Proposal (4d_physics_7-12 licensure_revision_proposal_03102021).

e.  Title change for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion to the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (4e_ddei-titlechange-ltrofnotification_03102021).

f.  Title change for the Office of Economic Development to the Division of Economic Development (4f_dedv-titlechange-ltrofnotification_03102021).

g.  Title change for the Office of Research and Innovation to the Division of Research and Innovation (4g_drin-titlechange-ltrofnotification_03102021).

h.  Annual Course Review

Courses with No Enrollment in 6 or More Years will be inactivated (4hi_active_course_with_no_enrollment_in_last_6_years_03102021). Please refer to Academic Policy 1622.11, which governs course review.

Courses Inactive 3 or More Years will be deleted (4hii_courses_inactive_3_years_03102021).  Please refer to Academic Policy 1622.11, which governs course review.

Motion to approve the consent agenda passes.

VII.  Resolutions and Announcements

Graduate Assistant Wage Resolution - Michael Pierce

Amendment to remove teaching from the last paragraph so as to read "each graduate assistant..."

Amendment passed

Amendment to add "and a commensurately larger salary for twelve-month graduate assistants., and these minimum wages..."

Amendment failed

Amendment to change the designated amount to say "a minimum wage of at least $2,225 per month to each graduate assistant."

Amendment passed

Amended Resolution passed

VIII. Committee of the Whole

IX. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:05.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
April 14, 2021
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Garry McDonald, A-Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, A-Mindy Bradley,  Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, A-Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  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, Stephen Caldwell

Meeting called to order at 3:32 p.m.

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III. Approval of March 10, 2021 Minutes

Minutes approved pending update of attendance.

IV. Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

Faculty resolution regarding GA stipends has been attended to by the UA Executive Committee. Sympathetic to this need.  Will send out a note regarding FY 2022 soon.  Will be an increase but not to the level of the resolution; trying to balance the needs of graduates and faculty .  The hope, over time, is to get close to the requested rates put forth in the resolution.

Staff-focused forum on the return to campus for the summer held today.  April 27th, a faculty-focused forum for the fall.  Will be to address faculty concerns about returning to campus regarding teaching, office hours and so on.  More information forthcoming.

We have a strong class projected for the fall; good news!!

Reviewing the use of P-Cards on campus.  

Pat Walker Health Center is working on mental health issues to better ensure assistance for faculty/staff this fall.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Mary Savin, Chair of Campus Faculty, led a wonderful meeting last week on WorkDay.  Some changes may be in the not-too-distant future.

V.  Old Business

A.  Recommendations from the Ad-Hoc Committee on Outside Employment

Document 1

Document 2

This will be addressed with the conflict of interest policy next month.

VI.  New Business

A.  Conflict of Interest

Document 1

Karen Sebold and an ad-hoc committee worked on this together.   Thank you!

This wil be voted on at the next meeting along with Item A in Old Business.

B.  ASG/Calendar Committee Moving Fall Break Request

A vote of sentiment was held.  The results marginally in favor of the request will be sent to the provost along with thoughs for theater's concerns.

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 14, 2021:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 19, 2021 and the Graduate Council on March 18, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_04142021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 19, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_04142021).

Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering – MEEGBS-AERO - Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Concentration (2_meegbs-aero_report_04142021).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 26, 2021 and the Graduate Council on March 18, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS - Design Studies, Master of Design Studies (3a_dsgnmds_report_04142021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – ETECME - Educational Technology, Master of Education (3b_etecme_report_04142021).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – EMGTGC - Engineering Management Graduate Certificate (3c_emgtgc_report_04142021, 3c_emgtgc_graduate_certificate_ltrofnotification_04142021, 3c_emgtgc_graduate_certificate_supporting_documentation_04142021, 3c_emgtgc_graduate_certificate_engr_supporting_documentation_04142021, 3c_emgtgc_cost_for_engineering_management_gc_04142021).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering –EMGTMS - Engineering Management, Master of Science in Engineering Management (3d_emgtms_report_04142021).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMLSGC - Lean Six Sigma, Graduate Certificate (3e_omlsgc_report_04142021).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OPMGGC - Operations Management Graduate Certificate (3f_opmggc_report_04142021, 3f_opmggc_graduate_certificate_ltrofnotification_04142021, 3f_opmggc_graduate_certificate_supporting_documentation_04142021, 3f_opmggc_graduate_certificate_engr_supporting_documentation_04142021, 3f_opmggc_cost_for_operations_management_gc_04142021).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mathematical Sciences – SMTHMA - Secondary Mathematics, Master of Arts (3g_smthma_report_04142021, 3g_smthma_deletion_ltrofnotification_04142021).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation – ENTRGC - Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate (3h_entrgc_report_04142021).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-DDVN - Supply Chain Management: Demand-Driven Value Networks Concentration (3i_scmtms-ddvn_report_04142021).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

Extension of Honors College Admissions Requirements for fall 2022 (4_request_for_ext_of_honors_college_adm_req_for_fall_2022_04142021).

Consent Agenda Approved

VII.  Announcements

A.  Resolution Regarding Masks for the Fall (Samantha Robinson)

Friendly amendment - Change the date from March 31 to April 7.

Resolution Passes

B.  Committee of the Whole

The Senate went into the Committee of the Whole

C.  Final Meeting - May 5th, 3:30 p.m.

VIII.  Adjourn

Meeting adjoured at 4:38

Faculty Senate Minutes
May 5, 2021
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Stephen Caldwell, John Delery, Linda Jones, Robert Brady, Fran Hagstrom, Mary Savin, Neil Allison

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

Bumpers College of Food, Agriculture and Life Sciences - A-Ioannis E. Tzanetaks, Casey Owens, Bruce Ahrendsen,  Garry McDonald, A-Dede Hamm

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - A-Anna Zajicek,  A-Lyndsey Aloia, A-Jack Lyons, A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Michael Pierce, Andrew Raich, Hope Christiansen, Bret Schulte, Stephen Caldwell, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen,  Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, A-Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, A-Song Yang

Walton College of Business - John Delery, Jingping Gu, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Chris Goering, Bart Hammig, Ches Jones, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

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

College of Law - Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Mullins Library - Stephanie Pierce

Senators Elected at Large - Jim Gigantino, A-Peggy Shaefer Whitby, Samantha Robinson, Timothy Kral, Luti Salisbury, Deb Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - A-Joseph Steinmetz, Charles Robinson, A-Deacue Fields, A-Peter MacKeith, A-Todd Shields, Kim Needy, A-Matt Waller, A-Brian Primack, Pat Koski,  A-Margaret E. Sova McCabe, A-Dennis Clark, A-Lynda Coon, A-Melissa Harwood Rom, A-Derita Ratcliffe, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Meeting called to order at 3:32 p.m.

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III. Approval of April 14, 2021 Minutes

Minutes approved pending update of attendance.

IV. Reports

A.  Provost, Charles Robinson

A challenging year to be sure; thank you for your leadership this year; avoided furlows and layoffs, kept academics going.  We have learned that we can overcome anything!!

Commencement takes place tomorrow, May 6.

Ability to mandate masks ends July 27.  We will still encourage everyone to wear masks.

Hopefully getting close to lifting the hiring freeze.

Office hours are expected to be face to face unless students request it virtually.

We are not required to provide recordings to students this fall.  However, this does not overall CEA.

B.  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Have been in coversation with ASG with regard to Senate Bill 590.  

Fulbright recommendation has come out - Stephen and Michael Pierce represented the Faculty Senate.  The recommendation is in the hands of the Chancellor.

If you would like to be available this summer for opinions regarding any Faculty Senate issues, please let Stephen know..

Thank you to those who end your terms.

Wednesday September 8 is the first meeting of the Fall 2021 semester.

Karen Sebold - the new Chair of Campus Council

Mary Savin - the new Chair of Faculty Senate beginning July 1; Chris Goering is her Vice Chair

Reach out as needed this summer.

V.  Old Business

A.  Recommendations from the Ad-Hoc Committees on 404.0

Document 1

Document 2 (unmarked)

Both recommendations approved as presented

VI.  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 May 5, 2021:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 16, 2021 and the Graduate Council on April 15, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_05052021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 16, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_05052021).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Food Science – BREWCP – Brewing Science, Certificate of Proficiency (2a_brewcp_report_05052021, 2a_brewcp_history_of_beer_syllabus_spring_2021_05052021).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – HPRV-M – Historic Preservation Minor (2b_hprv-m_report_05052021).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS - Data Science, Bachelor of Science (2c_dtscbs_report_05052021).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-ACCA - Data Science: Accounting Analytics Concentration (2d_dtscbs-acca_report_05052021).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-BIOF - Data Science: Bioinformatics Concentration (2e_dtscbs-biof_report_05052021).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-BMHI - Data Science: Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics Concentration (2f_dtscbs-bmhi_report_05052021).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-BUDA - Data Science: Business Data Analytics Concentration (2g_dtscbs-buda_report_05052021).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-CMPA - Data Science: Computational Analytics Concentration (2h_dtscbs-cmpa_report_05052021).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-DSST - Data Science: Data Science Statistics Concentration (2i_dtscbs-dsst_report_05052021).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-GSDA - Data Science: Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration (2j_dtscbs-gsda_report_05052021).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-OPNA - Data Science: Operations Analytics Concentration (2k_dtscbs-opna_report_05052021).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-SODA - Data Science: Social Data Analytics Concentration (2l_dtscbs-soda_report_05052021).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-SYCA - Data Science: Supply Chain Analytics Concentration (2m_dtscbs-syca_report_05052021).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 19, 2021 and the Graduate Council on April 15, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Engineering Dean – ENGRME - Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (3a_engrme_report_05052021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – PROFGM - Preparing for the Professoriate, Graduate MicroCertificate (3b_profgm_report_05052021).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Graduate Council approved changes to the Academic Grievance Policy for Graduate Students and the Grievance Policy for Graduate Assistants (4a_grievance_policy_change_05052021).

b.  Graduate Council approved changes to expand the number of semesters of eligibility for a graduate student to hold a Graduate Assistantship (4b_ga_eligibility_change_05052021).

Consent agenda approved.

VII.  Announcements

A.  Resolution to Support the Trans Community

Resolution approved

B.  Resolution on Sexual Assault

Resolution  approved.

VIII.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:30.