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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.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
August 2, 2021
ONLINE 

I.  Call to Order, Mary Savin

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m.

II.  Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved

III. Announcements

A. Resolution Regarding Mask Mandate (Savin, Caldwell)

Motion to amend so as to adjust the names as needed before being sent forward.

Motion approved

Motion to approve the resolution

Motion approved

IV. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 a.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes
September 8, 2021
ONLINE 

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman, Lindsey Aloia, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa, Lauren Sabon, Stephanie Schulte, Hope Christiansen, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen, Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock-A, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy, Leslie Jo Shelton, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino, Bret Schulte, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields-A, Pat Koski, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

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

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III.  Approval of Minutes

May 5, 2021

August 2, 2021

Minutes of the May and the August meetings approved.

IV.  Reports

A.  Terry Martin, Interim Provost

Thank you to the faculty for working so hard these past few semesters with covid.

Enrollment is slightly over 29,000.  A 5% increase over last year.  Over 6,000 new freshmen, the largest number ever.  Growth should provide some budgeting opportunities.

Covid numbers continue to increase on campus.  Several committees are monitoring the situation and several groups are being consulted as well.

Vaccination and testing continues.  57% of Arkansas Resident students; 61% of faculty/staff.  Rates are improving.  Please encourage everyone to become fully vaccinated.

Two nurses hired at Pat Walker Health Center to help with vaccinations and testing. CAPS also hiring additional mental health workers to help students.  Employee assistance program is also available to help with faculty/staff.  Faculty and staff can also be seen at CAPS.

ADA accomodations - Have worked to accomodate faculty who have requested accomodations.  All have received a reasonable accomodation.  

Jason Battles - introduced.

Updated guidance for instructors re covid available on the Provost's website.

OEOC - where decisions about accomodations are made.

Football games given the go ahead before the Provost took on his role.  Thus, football games will continue.

B. Hunter Yurachek, Vice Chancellor & Dir Athletics

Recently announced change in donations for baseball.

JB and Johnelle Hunt facility completed.  Caused reseating and called for donations for all seats in the stadium.  These changes have impacted 87 faculty/staff season ticket holders.  

Some faculty, staff and general public are upset, but 66% have come up to the level requested.  

Everyone can keep their seats if they meet the donation level.

C. Mary Savin, Faculty Senate Chair

We've been busy this summer

On call faculty called on over the course of the summer as was the Executive Committee.  Many covid-19 meetings, town hall meetings and so on.  Felt the urgency to have an emergency meeting for a mask mandate.  All four governing bodies did sign on as did Arkansas Tech and Southern Arkansas Universities.    Thus, and with the ruling by the Judge in Pulaski County, we were able to have a mask mandate.

Masks should be available in all classrooms.  575-5050.  

If you have questions about accomodations, please contact OEOC.

Have charged the nominations and elections committee to review our bylaws and discuss a proposal for having senators meet over the summer.   Need to have some way for us to meet over the summer in the case of emergencies.

Internal position changes at Chancellor and Provost levels. Will work to get information on the search processes.  Currently, an Interim Chancellor and an Interim Provost.  The Executive Committe did request that faculty be a part of the search process.

V.  Old Business

None

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 September 8, 2021:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 6, 2021, and the Graduate Council on August 19, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_09082021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 6, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_09082021).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business – INEP-M – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor for Non-Business Majors (2a_inep-m_report_09082021).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – ENGR Acad Regs – ENGR College Academic Regulations (2b_engracadregs_report_09082021).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on August 6, 2021 and the Graduate Council on August 19, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – AUSDGM – Autism Spectrum Disorder, Graduate MicroCertificate (3a_ausdgm_report_09082021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDLEED – Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education (3b_edleed_report_09082021, 3b_edleed_proposed_changes_09082021).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDLEES – Educational Leadership, Educational Specialist (3c_edlees_report_09082021, 3c_edlees_uaf_district_level_program_proposal_2-26-21_09082021, 3c_edlees_uaf_district_level_appendices_a-c_09082021, 3c_edlees_uaf_district_level_appendices_d-j_09082021, 3c_edlees_eds_updates_sent_to_dese_09082021).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDLEME – Educational Leadership, Master of Education (3d_edleme_report_09082021, 3d_edleme_professional_education_program_proposal_bldg_level_administrator_2-2020_09082021, 3d_edleme_uaf_approval_letter_ed_leadeship_school_level_09082021, 3d_edleme_appendices_professional_education_program_proposal_bldg_level_2-2020_09082021, 3d_edleme_program_proposal_5d_matrix_09082021).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECONPH – Economics, Doctor of Philosophy (3e_econph_report_09082021).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATEMS - Master of Science in Materials Engineering (3f_matems_report_09082021).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATEMS-ENMD - Materials Engineering: Energy Materials and Devices Concentration (3g_matems-enmd_report_09082021).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATEMS-MSTM - Materials Engineering: Mechanical and Structural Materials Concentration (3h_matems-mstm_report_09082021).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATEMS-NSMD - Materials Engineering: Nanoscale Materials and Devices Concentration (3i_matems-nsmd_report_09082021).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATSMS - Materials Science, Master of Science in Materials Science (3j_matsms_report_09082021).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATSMS-ENMD - Materials Science: Energy Materials and Devices Concentration (3k_matsms-enmd_report_09082021).

l.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATSMS-MSTM - Materials Science: Mechanical and Structural Materials Concentrations (3l_matsms-mstm_report_09082021).

m.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – MATSMS-NSMD - Materials Science: Nanoscale Materials and Devices Concentration (3m_matsms-nsmd_report_09082021).

n.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSDP – Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice (3n_nursdp_report_09082021, 3n_nursdp_engl_5453_syllabus_002_09082021).

4.  Additional Items/Announcements:

Changes approved by the Graduate Council - Revisions for the Academic Grievance Procedure for Graduate Students (4_academic_grievance_procedure_for_graduate_students_09082021).

All consent agenda items approved as listed.

VII.  Announcements

A. Campus Faculty Meeting;  Fall 2021 meeting of the Campus Faculty “Confronting Faculty Burnout”. Friday, September 10th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, via Zoom. All are invited.  Dr. Keith Berner, MD, a UAMS physician and mental health expert, will be joining for a frank conversation about Confronting Faculty Burnout: What it is, how to avoid it, and how to manage it if it happens to you. Campus Faculty and co-sponsors - UA Teaching Academy, Teaching Faculty Support Center, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

https://uark.zoom.us/j/82141133864?pwd=dTFBQUNndExydXRZTEZSTlVMRWxTUT09

B.  Resolution on Allowing University of Arkansas Employees the Choice to Work Remotely – Michael Pierce and Bret Schulte

Resolution passed

VIII.  Elections - Electronic Ballots Provided During Meeting

Election results forthcoming.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee - Bret Schulte, Michael Pierce, Samantha Robinson, John Pjianowski, Adnan Alruibe

Campus Council

IX.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:10

Faculty Senate
October 13, 2021
ONLINE  - 3:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE  

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman, Lindsey Aloia, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa, Lauren Sabon, Stephanie Schulte, Hope Christiansen, Leigh Sparks-A, Darya Zabelina-A, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen-A, Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy, Leslie Jo Shelton, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood-A

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino-A, Bret Schulte, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson-A, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye-A

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields-A, Pat Koski, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

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

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III.  Approval of Minutes

September 8, 2021

Minutes approved

IV.  Reports

A.  Charles Robinson, Interim Chancellor

Thank you for the work you are doing

ADHE has requested an updated census of our vaccination rate; hopeful to see a considerable increase in our vaccination numbers.

Please get a flu shot!

Appreciates our resolutions.  Based on how things are going presently, does not see a need to go remote.  Believes our numbers are headed in the right direction, but will continue to monitor.

Beginning to think about raises.  Going to give as much as possible.

ASG President can be a great ambassodor for getting students to wear masks if needed.

Thank you to Terry Martin and his hard work.

B.  Terry Martin, Interim Provost

Thank you to faculty

Spring 2022 - planning for a semester like we currently have, but we still have some months to go.

Question regarding morale - It is difficult.  What have we learned and what can we bring forward to make this a better workplace???  Need to work on this to make our environment better.  It will take some time to get back to where we were.

Spring Break should be normal in the spring; that is the plan.

The fall grading process is back to the way it was before the pandemic.

C. Mary Savin, Faculty Senate Chair

UAF Faculty Senate Parliamentary Procedure

Thank you to the staff for Staff Appreciation Week

Accomodations to OEOC are due by November 1st.  

New Director of Title IX Compliance, Shanita Pettaway.  University has taken several actions.  

We currently have 54 senators.  Need to up date our enrollment policy with the BOT.

Favoritism towards having an orientation.

Let Mary know if you are interested in the Belonging Committee.

Chair's Report

V.  Old Business

None

VI.  New Business

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

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 24, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_10132021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 24, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_10132021).

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) (2_pphed_report_10132021).

3.  Additional items/Announcements:

Title change for an administrative unit – Veterans Resource and Information Center changed to the Veteran and Military-Affiliated Student Center, effective Spring 2022 (3_vric_ titlechange_ltrofnotification_10132021).

Motion to approve Consent Agenda passed.

VII.  Announcements

A.  ASG Resolution for Research Opportunities Database

B.  Visiting Scholars and International Delegations Policy

C.  UAF Kathy Sloan - Campus Climate Pilot Survey

Seeing assistance from the Faculty Senators; a huge majority will help

D.  Karen Sebold - Campus Council

October 28, 12:45-1:30, Thursday.  Giffels Auditorium, Old Main.

Hoping to rejuvenate the conversation between all of the governing bodies.

May have an additional meeting in December

VIII.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:54.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
November 10, 2021
ENGR 209  - 3:30 p.m.

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman, Lindsey Aloia-A, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa-A, Lauren Sabon-A, Stephanie Schulte-A, Hope Christiansen, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Bradley, Kelly Hammond-A, Shanda Hood-A, Jeffrey Murdock-A, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss-A, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik-A, Christian Hofer-A, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson-A

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy-A, Leslie Jo Shelton-A, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck-A, John Pijanowski-A

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen-A

College of Law - Will Foster-A

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood-A

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino-A, Bret Schulte, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth-A, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield-A, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye-A

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields-A, Pat Koski-A, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy-A, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved

IV. Reports

A.  Provost

      • Hopeful our progress forward and away from covid continues.
      • Impressed with faculty - activities, publications, innovation and so on.
      • Lots of work on buildings on and "off" campus, particularly on MLK.  The Wingate Studio and Design Center was "topped off" this week, other buildings are going up, plans to renovate the Fine Arts building and so on.
      • Student Success Building opening up in January.
      • Did send out message to students to incourage them to attend class and to advise them that we will return to a normal, pre-covid grading process.

B.  Office of Student Standards and Conduct

Report given by Rachel Eikenberry

Report by Rachel Eikenberry

C.  Academic Integrity Report

Report given by Chris Bryson

Report by Chris Bryson

D.  ASG Survey

Report given by Coleman Warren

Report by ASG President, Coleman Warren

E.  Faculty Senate Chair

      • Bobbit continues to talk with stakeholders.  Currently, they are happy with Chancellor Robinson.
      • Vice President of Agriculture will go forward
      • Salaries of Instructors and NTT faculty discussed with the Chancellor.  Concerns about the low salaries.
      • Remember to sign up for next year's benefits!  It closes this Friday!
      • Federal vaccination requirement.  Legal is looking into this.  
      • Nominations and elections looking at election policies for FS and a few others.
      • Guidance provided by TFSC with ideas on improving student attendance (See attached document)
      • Employee education fair on November 16

Chair's Report

V. Old Business

None

VI.  New Business

A. Jeannie Whayne

Proposing to add ex officio from Academic Advising Council to the Calendar Committee, to the Gen Ed Committee and to the Admissions & Appellate Board

Motions presented this month and we will vote on them next month.

Report
AAC

AAC Motions

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

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 22, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_11102021).

 2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 22, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_11102021).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology – AECTBS-AGED – Agricultural Education, Communication & Technology: Agricultural Education Concentration (2a_aectbs-aged_report_11102021, 2a_aectbs-aged_ade_letter_for_praxis_change_11102021, 2a_aectbs-aged_re_admission_criteria_and_the_state_11102021).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Interior Architecture and Design – IARD Admission Reqs - Interior Architecture and Design Admission Requirements (2b_iard_admission_reqs_report_11102021)

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Interior Architecture and Design – IARDBIAD – Interior Architecture and Design, Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Design (2c_iardbiad_report_11102021, 2c_iardbiad_idesbd_title_change_ltrofnotification_11102021, 2c_iardbiad_interior_design_or_interior_architecture_and_design_student_survey_results_11102021).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – ARSC Admission Reqs – ARSC Admission Requirements (2d_arsc_admission_reqs_report_11102021).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – AREDBFA-K-12 – Art Education: K-12 Teaching Concentration (2e_aredbfa-k-12_report_11102021).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – GDESBFA – Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2f_gdesbfa_report_11102021).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – GDES Honors – Graphic Design Honors (2g_gdes_honors_report_11102021).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA – Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (2h_jourba_report_11102021).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA-JOUR – Journalism Concentration (2i_jourba-jour_report_11102021).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Strategic Media – JOURBA-MULT – Journalism: Multimedia Storytelling & Production Concentration (2j_jourba-mult_report_11102021).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – BLOCUM – Blockchain Undergraduate MicroCertificate (2k_blocum_report_11102021).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – BUANUM – Business Analytics Undergraduate MicroCertificate (2l_buanum_report_11102021).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – CYBRUM – Business Cybersecurity Undergraduate MicroCertificate (2m_cybrum_report_11102021).

n.Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Information Systems – ENRPUM – Enterprise Resource Planning Undergraduate MicroCertificate (2n_enrpum_report_11102021).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PSPED – Special Education (Pre-Special Education) (2o_psped_report_11102021).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – STEM-M – STEM Education Minor (2p_stem-m_report_11102021).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on September 24, 2021 and the Graduate Council on October 21, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the William Dillard Department of Accounting – ACCTMA – Accounting, Master of Accountancy (3a_acctma_report_11102021, 3a_acctma_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_11102021, 3a_acctma_curriculum_revision_curriculum_11102021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the William Dillard Department of Accounting – ACCTMP – Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting (3b_acctmp_report_11102021).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS – Design Studies, Master of Design Studies (3c_dsgnmds_report_11102021, 3c_dsgnmds_cip_code_change_ltrofnotification_11102021).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS-RDES – Design Studies: Resiliency Design Concentration (3d_dsgnmds-rdes_report_11102021).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS-RHOS – Design Studies: Retail and Hospitality Design Concentration (3e_dsgnmds-rhos_report_11102021).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – BADMMB – Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (3f_badmmb_report_11102021).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – BADMMB-BADM – Business Administration: Full-Time Business Administration Concentration (3g_badmmb-badm_report_11102021).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – BADMMB-EBDM – Business Administration: Executive Business Administration Concentration (3h_badmmb-ebdm_report_11102021).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – GSB Admission - Doctoral – Graduate School of Business Doctoral Admission Policy (3i_gsb_admission-doctoral_report_11102021, 3i_gsb_admission-doctoral_gsb_gmat_edited_11102021).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – GSB Admission - Master's – Graduate School of Business Master's Admission Policy (3j_gsb_admission-master’s_report_11102021, 3j_ gsb_admission-master’s_gsb_gmat_edited_11102021).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean – GSB Dismissal – Graduate School of Business Dismissal Policy (3k_gsb_dismissal_report_11102021, 3k_gsb_dismissal_current_graduate_school_of_business_academic_dismissal_11102021).

l.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES – Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Specialist (3l_ciedes_report_11102021, 3l_ciedes_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_11102021, 3l_ciedes_curriculum_revision_curriculum_11102021).

m.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES-EDEX – Curriculum and Instruction: Education Examiner Concentration (3m_ciedes-edex_report_11102021).

n.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES-LIDY – Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy/Dyslexia Concentration (3n_ciedes-lidy_report_11102021).

o.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES-ONTE – Curriculum and Instruction: K-12 Online Teaching Concentration (3o_ciedes-onte_report_11102021).

p.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDES-PRAD – Curriculum and Instruction: Program Administrator Concentration (3p_ciedes-prad_report_11102021).

q.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CIEDME – Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education (3q_ciedme_report_11102021, 3q_ciedme_curriculum_and_instruction_master_of_education_11102021).

r. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECANMS – Economic Analytics, Master of Science (3r_ecanms_report_11102021).

s. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECONMA – Economics, Master of Arts (3s_econma_report_11102021, 3s_econma_re_econma_question_11102021).

t.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Economics – ECONPH – Economics, Doctor of Philosophy (3t_econph_report_11102021).

u.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS – Finance, Master of Science (3u_finnms_report_11102021, 3u_finnms_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_11102021, 3u_finnms_curriculum_revision_curriculum_11102021).

v.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-BUAN – Finance: Finance and Business Analytics Concentration (3v_finnms-buan_report_11102021).

w.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-DGTC – Finance: Finance and Digital Technology Concentration (3w_finnms-dgtc_report_11102021).

x.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-FERM – Finance: Energy Finance and Risk Management Concentration (3x_finnms-ferm_report_11102021).

y.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNMS-SCMT – Finance: Finance and Supply Chain Management Concentration (3y_finnms-scmt_report_11102021).

z.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – APBAMA – Applied Business Analytics, Master of Applied Business Analytics (3z_apbama_report_11102021).

ab.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – BLOCGM – Blockchain Graduate MicroCertificate (3ab_blocgm_report_11102021).

ac.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – BUANGM – Business Analytics Graduate MicroCertificate (3ac_buangm_report_11102021).

ad.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – CYBRGM – Business Cybersecurity Graduate MicroCertificate (3ad_cybrgm_report_11102021).

ae.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ENRPGM – Enterprise Resource Planning Graduate MicroCertificate (3ae_enrpgm_report_11102021).

af.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – INSYMI – Information Systems, Master of Information Systems (3af_insymi_report_11102021).

ag.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – ISYSPH – Business Administration (Information Systems), Doctor of Philosophy (3ag_isysph_report_11102021).

ah.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS – Supply Chain Management, Master of Science (3ah_scmtms_report_11102021, 3ah_scmtms_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_11102021, 3ah_scmtms_curriculum_revision_curriculum_11102021).

ai.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-BUAN – Supply Chain Management: Business Analytics Concentration (3ai_scmtms-buan_report_11102021).

aj.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-DDVN – Supply Chain Management: Demand-Driven Value Networks Concentration (3aj_scmtms-ddvn_report_11102021).

ak.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-ENRP – Supply Chain Management: Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration (3ak_scmtms-enrp_report_11102021).

al.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-ENSY – Supply Chain Management: Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration (3al_scmtms-ensy_report_11102021).

am. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-FINN – Supply Chain Management: Finance Concentration (3am_scmtms-finn_report_11102021).

an.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-HRMG – Supply Chain Management: Strategy and Human Resources Concentration (3an_scmtms-hrmg_report_11102021).

ao.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTMS-RETL – Supply Chain Management: Retail Concentration (3ao_scmtms-retl_report_11102021).

ap.  Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSMS – Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing (3ap_nursms_report_11102021, 3ap_nursms_engl_5453_syllabus (002) 11102021).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Center for the Study of Childhood Art – New Administrative Unit (4a_csca_new_administrative_unit_ltrofnotification_11102021, 4a_csca_new_administrative_unit_supportingdocumentation_11102021)

b.  Title change for Department of Interior Design to Department of Interior Architecture and Design (4b_ides-iard-title_change-ltrofnotification_11102021).

c.  Title change for the Tyson Center for Faith & Spirituality in the Workplace to the Tyson Center for Faith-Friendly Workplaces (4c_tcfs-tcfw-titlechange-ltrofnotification_11102021).

d.  Changes to Test Credit – AP Test Change English - The Department of English will be changing AP credit from ENGL 1023 Composition II to WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE, to align with state-level practices. The cut off score will remain the same. Effective Fall 2022.

Motion to approve passed

VII.  Announcements

None

VIII. Adjourn

Meeting adourned at 5:05.

Faculty Senate Minutes
December 8, 2021
Zoom Meeting - 3:30

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman-A, Lindsey Aloia-A, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa, Lauren Sabon-A, Stephanie Schulte, Hope Christiansen, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen, Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood-A, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy, Leslie Jo Shelton-A, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater-A, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood-A

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby, Jim Gigantino-A, Bret Schulte, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields-A, Pat Koski, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy, Margaret E. Sova McCabe, Jason Battles, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved

IV. Reports

A.  Provost

Thank you to the faculty and Faculty Senate for continued hard work!

Will continue to monitor COVID and the new variant, along with the existing variants.

Plans are for a spring semester like this fall but will adjust as needed.  Masks will be used in the classroom.

Thank you to Pat Koski for her 37 years at the UA and 23 years in the Grad School!

Monday, December 13, 3:30-5 Reception in Gearhart Hall!

Curt Rom will serve as the Interim Dean

Hopeful to increase instructor salaries; reviewing this.

UA System is  working through the issue of requiring vaccinations

B.  Faculty Senate Chair

Academic Standards Committee - looking at early progress grades.  Concerns about student engagement

V. Old Business

A. Committee on Committees - Jeannie Whayne

Adding ex officio from Academic Advising Council to the Calendar Committee, to the Gen Ed Committee, and to the Admissions & Appellate Board (Motion presented from the FS Committee on Committees at the last meeting)

Report

AAC

AAC Motions

Motion to add undergraduate to the Admissions and Appelate Board committee and other editorial changes passes.

"This committee is responsible for recommending policies on UNDERGRADUATE admissions and..."

"The Academic Advising Council chair or chair's designee serves as an ex-officio member."

Motion to add ex officio from the Academic Advising Council to Admissions and Appellate Board passes. 

Motion to add ex officio from the Academic Advising Council to Calendar Committee passes; edit made to say:  "...and the Academic Advising Council chair or chair's designee."

Motion to add ex officio from the Academic Advising Council to Gen Ed Committee passes; edit made to say:  "The Academic Advising Council chair or chair's designee serves as an ex-officio member."

VI.  New Business

A.  Nominations and Elections Committee - John Rupe

1. Motion 1: Adding wording for a start and finish dates for Faculty Senators

Proposal to state that terms shall begin on July 1 and end on June 30.  This goes for college-based and at-large senators.

2. Motion 2: Faculty Senate Executive Committee selection change

3. Motion 3: Changes to clarify elections for Faculty Chair, At-Large Faculty Senators, and Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.

These items will be voted on in January

Proposed Changes

B.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled December 8, 2021:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 19, 2021 and the Graduate Council on November 18, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_12082021).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 19, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_12082021).

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_12082021, 2a_brkdbs_correspondence_re_cied_3103_12082021, 2a_brkdbs_revising_an_approved_licensure_program_section_c_12082021, 2a_brkdbs_revising_an_approved_licensure_program_appendices_12082021, 2a_brkdbs_cip_code_change_to_131210_12082021).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Finance – FINNBS – Finance, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2b_finnbs_report_12082021, 2b_finnbs_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_12082021, 2b_finnbs_curriculum_revision_curriculum_12082021).

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_12082021).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-EASL – Childhood Education: EASL Concentration (2d_chedbs-easl_report_12082021, 2d_chedbs-easl_educator_licensure_revision_cover_sheet_12082021, 2d_chedbs-easl_educator_licensure_revision_section_c_protocol_12082021, 2d_chedbs-easl_educator_licensure_revision_moa_aat_agreement_12082021, 2d_chedbs-easl_educator_licensure_revision_eight_semester_plan_12082021).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-GATE – Childhood Education: Gifted and Talented Concentration (2e_chedbs-gate_report_12082021, 2e_chedbs-gate_educator_licensure_revision_cover_sheet_12082021, 2e_chedbs-gate_educator_licensure_revision_section_c_protocol_12082021, 2e_chedbs-gate_educator_licensure_revision_moa_aat_agreement_12082021, 2e_chedbs-gate_educator_licensure_revision_eight_semester_plan_12082021).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-READ – Childhood Education: Reading Concentration (2f_chedbs-read_report_12082021, 2f_chedbs-read_education_licensure_revision_cover_sheet_12082021, 2f_chedbs-read_education_licensure_revision_eight_semester_plan_12082021, 2f_chedbs-read_education_licensure_revision_moa_aat_agreement_12082021, 2f_chedbs-read_education_licensure_revision_section_c_protocol_12082021).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CHEDBS-STEM – Childhood Education: STEM Concentration (2g_chedbs-stem_report_12082021, 2g_chedbs-stem_educator_licensure_revision_cover_sheet_12082021, 2g_chedbs-stem_educator_licensure_revision_section_c_protocol_12082021, 2g_chedbs-stem_educator_licensure_revision_moa_aat_agreement_12082021, 2g_chedbs-stem_educator_licensure_revision_eight_semester_plan_12082021).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum, and Instruction – PDRED – Drama Education (Pre-Drama Education) (2h_pdred_report_12082021).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – DREDBA – Drama Education (2i_dredba_report_12082021, 2i_dredba_new_educator_licensure_ltrofintent_12082021, 2i_dredba_new_educator_licensure_section_a_12082021).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDSTBS – Educational Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education (2j_edstbs_report_12082021, 2j_edstbs_curriculum_revision_and_distance_delivery_ltrofnotification_12082021, 2j_edstbs_curriculum_revision_and_distance_delivery_curriculum_12082021, 2j_edstbs_curriculum_revison_and_distance_delivery_ltrofsupport_12082021, 2j_edstbs_curriculum_revison_and_distance_delivery_ltrofendorsement_12082021).

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum, and Instruction – EDSTBS-MXED – Educational Studies: Mixed Educational Environments Concentration (2k_edstbs-mxed_report_12082021).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum, and Instruction – EDSTBS-PARA – Educational Studies: Para-Professional Transition Concentration (2l_edstbs-para_report_12082021).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum, and Instruction – PELED – Elementary Education (Pre-Elementary Education) (2m_peled_report_12082021).

n.  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 (2n_elelbs_report_12082021, 2n_elelbs_educator_licensure_revision_cover_sheet_12082021, 2n_elelbs_educator_licensure_revision_section_c_protocol_12082021, 2n_elelbs_educator_licensure_revision_moa_aat_agreement_12082021, 2n_elelbs_educator_licensure_revision_eight_semester_plan_12082021, 2n_elelbs_cip_code_change_ltrofnotification_12082021).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – PLNBN – Nursing (Pre-LNBN) (2o_plnbn_report_12082021).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-LNBN – Nursing: LPN to BSN Option (2p_nursbs-lnbn_report_12082021).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-RNBN – Nursing: RN to BSN Option (2q_nursbs-rnbn_report_12082021).

r.  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 (2r_phedbs_report_12082021).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering – INEGBS – Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (2s_inegbs_report_12082021, 2s_inegbs_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_12082021, 2s_inegbs_curriculum_revision_curriculum_12082021).

 3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 22, 2021, and the Graduate Council on November 18, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean – DSGNMDS-IWDS – Design Studies: Integrated Wood Design Concentration (3a_dsgnmds-iwds_report_12082021).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – SPEDME – Special Education, Master of Education (3b_spedme_report_12082021, 3b_spedme_re_quick_check_re_special_ed_changes_to_program_12082021).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PBHLMPH – Public Health, Master of Public Health (3c_pbhlmph_report_12082021, 3c_pbhlmph_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_12082021).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PBHLMPH-PHAC – Public Health: Physical Activity Concentration (3d_pbhlmph-phac_report_12082021).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – PBHLMPH-PHPR – Public Health: Public Health Practice Concentration (3e_pbhlmph-phpr_report_12082021).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNSLMS – Counseling, Master of Science (3f_cnslms_report_12082021).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AHAAMA – Art History in Arts of the Americas, Master of Arts (3g_ahaama_report_12082021, 3g_ahaama_new_degree_letter_of_intent_12082021, 3g_ahaama_new_degree_supporting_documentation_12082021, 3g_ahaama_new_degree_proposal_12082021, 3g_ahaama_new_degree_workforce_analysis_12082021).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AREDMA – Art Education, Master of Arts (3h_aredma_report_12082021, 3h_aredma_curriculum_revision_ltrofnotification_12082021, 3h_aredma_curriculum_revision_supporting_documents_12082021).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AREDMA-CMMS – Art Education, Master of Arts: Community and Museums Concentration (3i_aredma-cmms_report_12082021).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – AREDMA-SCHL – Art Education, Master of Arts: Schools Concentration (3j_aredma-schl_report_12082021).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS – Statistics and Analytics, Master of Science (3k_stanms_report_12082021).

l.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-BIOL – Statistics and Analytics: Biological Analytics Concentration (3l_stanms-biol_report_12082021).

m.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-BSAN – Statistics and Analytics: Business Analytics Concentration (3m_stanms-bsan_report_12082021).

n.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-CPAN – Statistics and Analytics: Computational Analytics Concentration (3n_stanms-cpan_report_12082021).

o.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-EDSP – Statistics and Analytics: Educational Statistics and Psychometrics Concentration (3o_stanms-edsp_report_12082021).

p.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-OPAN – Statistics and Analytics: Operations Analytics Concentration (3p_stanms-opan_report_12082021).

q.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-QNSS – Statistics and Analytics: Quantitative Social Science Concentration (3q_stanms-qnss_report_12082021).

r.  Proposed graduate program change for Statistics and Analytics – STANMS-STAT – Statistics and Analytics: Statistics Concentration (3r_stanms-stat_report_12082021).

      1. Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Learning Management System Policy (4a_academic_policy_series_1230.00_university_of_arkansas_learning_management_system_policy_12082021, 4a_academic_policy_series_1230.00a_request_for_course_merge_in_learning_management_system_12082021).

b. Center for Public Health and Technology – New Administrative Unit (4b_pbte_new_administrative_unit_ltrofnotification_12082021).

Consent agenda approved

VII.  Announcements

A.  RazorGifts

In support of staff.  Please consider offering funds.  There are a couple of days left to submit a cash payment or to drop something off.  There are a lot of gifts/needs out there!

Travel Grant Issue - GPSC President - Katherine Dzurilla - Concerns that grants/scholarships will be considered as financial aid in the future which could be problematic.  Pat Koski is aware and there will be meetings to discuss this.

VIII.  Committee of the Whole

Meeting moved into the committee of the whole.

VIII. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
January 19, 2022
Zoom Meeting - 3:30

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, A-Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy-A

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman, Lindsey Aloia-A, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa-A, Lauren Sabon, Stephanie Schulte, Hope Christiansen, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen-A, Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer-A, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson-A

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy-A, Leslie Jo Shelton-A, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood-A

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino, Bret Schulte-A, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson-A, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy-A, Margaret E. Sova McCabe,-A Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved

IV. Reports

A.  Interim Provost - Terry Martin

Be sure to check out the new student success building.

Health and safety of campus important; students and parents want face to face learning; campus is divided.  In person is a fundamental aspect of the campus.

Driving reason for staying on campus - medical community said that classrooms are safe when everyone wore a mask.  

Some classes need to be taught in person.

We know there will be remote classes and remote work for the staff for a variety of reasons.

Encouraging everyone to be flexible.

Let building executives know if the signs are not up to date.

KN95's are for "forward speaking" folks - Faculty, Staff,  Graduate Students

B.  Faculty Senate Chair - Mary Savin

Communication is important on campus

Concerns from the faculty per communication frequency from the upper administration and how it filters down, how messages are interpreted, perhaps mixed messages and miss communication.  

On campus testing will help

Happy to see Kn95' s becoming available and being distributed.

Glad that the 6 feet of distance rule has been removed.  Masks should be enforced indoors.

A lot of people are going to get sick; there is going to be a lot of disruption.  We will have to pull together.

Charged the teaching council with how to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching. Should we continue to use our evaluation system or should we do something else or something in addition to??

Working on archive access to our Faculty Senate files.  But we need a better system for all of our information.  Looking into this.

Chancellor's Search Committee has been formed - 7 faculty on board..  Will be a topic at a Campus Faculty Meeting.

C.  HR - Debbie McCloud

Changes to the pay schedule will begin on March 31.  

V. Old Business

A.  Nominations and Elections Committee - John Rupe

1. Motion 1: Adding wording for a start and finish dates for Faculty Senators

Terms will begin on July 1st and end on June 30th.

Motion to amend  motion 1- Move to amend the motion by striking out the words “Board of Trustees Policy 810.1 Article II Section B, points 4 and 7” and inserting the words “Faculty Handbook: University of Arkansas: Administration and Governance 1.5  Appendix: Rules of Procedure of the Faculty Senate” and adding a Section II.L. which states, “The term for all faculty senate members and officers shall extend from July 1 to June 30.”

Some additional friendly editing will need to take place within the body of the text with this proposed change.

Motion to amend passed.

Motion to approve amended motion passes.

2. Motion 2: Faculty Senate Executive Committee selection change

Change in the makeup of the Executive Committee.

Friendly editorial - change the School of Architecture name.

Proposal to focus on splitting motion two into two parts:

1)  Membership of the EC will include those specified (officers).

2) Each separate faculty as defined in the Board of Trustees Policy.

Motion to Table passes

3. Motion 3: Changes to clarify elections for Faculty Chair, At-Large Faculty Senators, and Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.

Proposed Changes

 

VI.  New Business

A. UCPC changes – Alan Ellstrand

UCPC restructure

Academic policy series 1622.10 changes

Academic policy series 1622.20 changes

 

Motion to table  motion of old business and A of new business due to incliment weather passes.

 

B.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled January 19, 2022:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 17, 2021, and the Graduate Council on December 16, 2021 (1_coursechanges_report_01192022).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 17, 2021 (2_programchanges_report_01192022).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – DWPL-M – Design with Plants Minor (2a_dwpl-m_report_01192022, 2a_dwpl-m_ladp-m_01192022).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – SLDM-M – Sustainable Landscape Design and Management Minor (2b_sldm-m_report_01192022, 2b_sldm-m_sldm-m_01192022).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENGL-M – English Minor (2c_engl-m_report_01192022).

d.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English – ENJOBA – English/Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (2d_enjoba_report_01192022).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – RUSS-M – Russian Studies Minor (2e_russ-m_report_01192022, 2e_russ-m_student_interest_01192022).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PEGED – English Education (Pre-English Education) (2f_peged_report_01192022).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PFRED – French Education (Pre-French Education) (2g_pfred_report_01192022).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PGRED – German Education (Pre-German Education) (2h_pgred_report_01192022).

i.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PSNED – Spanish Education (Pre-Spanish Education) (2i_psned_report_01192022).

j.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – PSSED – Social Studies Education (Pre-Social Studies Education) (2j_pssed_report_01192022).

k.  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 (2k_fredba_report_01192022).

l.  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 (2l_gredba_report_01192022).

m/  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 (2m_snedba_report_01192022).

n.  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 (2n_ssedba_report_01192022).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ODLR-M – Outdoor Leadership Minor (2o_odlr-m_report_01192022).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – PNURS – Nursing (Pre-Nursing) (2p_pnurs_report_01192022).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing – NURSBS-PLRN – Nursing: Pre-Licensure BSN Option (2q_nursbs-plrn_report_01192022).

r.  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 (2r_cengbs_report_01192022).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CENGBS-CYBR - Computer Engineering: Cybersecurity Concentration (2s_cengbs-cybr_report_01192022).

t.  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 (2t_cscebs_report_01192022).

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBS-CYBR – Computer Science: Cybersecurity Concentration (2u_cscebs-cybr_report_01192022).

v.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering – ELEGBS – Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (2v_elegbs_report_01192022).

w.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Honors College, Department of Honors Dean – HNRS Admission Reqs – Honors CollegeAdmission Requirements (2w_hnrs_admission_reqs_report_01192022).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 19, 2021, and the Graduate Council on December 16, 2021:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for William Dillard Department of Accounting – ACCTPH – Business Administration (Accounting), Doctor of Philosophy (3a_acctph_report_01192022).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Finance – FINNPH – Business Administration (Finance), Doctor of Philosophy (3b_finnph_report_01192022).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – AHCBGM – Advanced Healthcare Business Analytics Graduate MicroCertificate (3c_ahcbgm_report_01192022).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – HCBAGC – Healthcare Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate (3d_hcbagc_report_01192022, 3d_hcbagc_new_graduate_certificate_ltrofnotification_01192022, 3d_hcbagc_new_graduate_certificate_supporting_documentation_01192022).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – HCBAGM – Healthcare Business Analytics Graduate MicroCertificate (3e_hcbagm_report_01192022).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Information Systems – HCBAMA – Healthcare Business Analytics, Master of Healthcare Business Analytics (3f_hcbama_report_01192022, 3f_hcbama_new_degree_supporting_documentation_01192022, 3f_hcbama_new_degree_ltrofintent_01192022, 3f_hcbama_new_degree_proposal_01192022).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Management – MGMTPH – Business Administration (Management), Doctor of Philosophy (3g_mgmtph_report_01192022).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Marketing – MKTGPH – Business Administration (Marketing), Doctor of Philosophy (3h_mktgph_report_01192022).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – CNEDPH – Counselor Education and Supervision, Doctor of Philosophy (3i_cnedph_report_01192022).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation – SEVIPH – Business Administration (Strategy and Entrepreneurship), Doctor of Philosophy (3j_seviph_report_01192022). 

Motion to approve consent agenda passes!

4.Additional items/Announcements:

Gifted and Talented Endorsement – Curriculum Revision (4_gate_educator_licensure_endorsement_course_alignment_with_competencies_12172021, 4_gate_educator_licensure_endorsement_cover_sheet_12172021, 4_gate_educator_licensure_endorsement_curriculum_12172021, 4_gate_educator_licensure_endorsement_section_c_12172021).

Class Cancellation & Inclement Weather – Policy Revisions (4b_revised_class_cancellation_and_inclement_weather_policy_01192022).

VII.  Announcements

VIII. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

 

Faculty Senate Minutes
February 9, 2022
Zoom Meeting - 3:30

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman, Lindsey Aloia, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa-A, Lauren Sabon-A, Stephanie Schulte, Hope Christiansen-A, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen-A, Kelly Hammond, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock-A, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy-A, Leslie Jo Shelton, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen-A

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood-A

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino-A, Bret Schulte-A, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy-A, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

Meeting called to order at 3:30

II. Approval of Agenda

Motion to approve passed

III.  Approval of Minutes

Motion to approve passed pending update of attendance

IV. Reports

A.  Interim Provost - Terry Martin

      • Arkansas Research Alliance - our campus, UALR, UAMS, UAPB, ASU, National Center for Toxological Research.  Create awareness and facilitate access to equipment; sharing of core instrumentation will improve research, enhance research, reduce redundancy and so on.  https://aralliance.org/core-exchange/
      • Concerns raised about staff turnover; we are not alone.  This is happening across the nation.  There is concern, nonetheless.
      • Thank you to everyone for your hard work.

B.  Faculty Senate Chair - Mary Savin

      • Nominations and elections - do have a new electronic, online submission process.  Has been confusing for some folks.  Pleased with the nomination numbers that have come in.  A great number of nominees!!
      • Should have elections by March 1.
      • Chancellor's search underway.  19 members, 6 of which are faculty.
      • Campus Faculty Meeting - Feb 17, 3-5 on zoom.  Topic - Chancellor's Search.  
      • Coach Survey is coming out.  Please participate.  All responses are confidential.
      • ASG - Has obtained 40K KN94 masks.  Hope to distribute these.  Looking for ideas to get these distributed.
      • Campus Council - February 24 meeting.
      • Calendar

C.  Trevor Francis, referring and following up with at-risk students, New Student Success Center

      • Handout Provided
      • Opened in January
      • Uniqueness of building - partnership with faculty.  TFSC is housed there, for example!
      • 300 students employed - big emphasis on students helping students.
      • success.uark.edu
      • Refer students, please!  They will get the support they need here.  50 students working the welcome desk to help out!!
      • Pro-active work takes place!
      • Come on over for a tour!!!

V. Old Business

A.  Nominations and Elections Committee - John Rupe

1. Motion 1: Adding wording for a start and finish dates for Faculty Senators

This was voted on at the previous meeting and thus has been resolved.  Please see January 2022 meeting minutes.

2. Motion 2: Faculty Senate Executive Committee selection change

Move to remove this from the table.

Motion to remove from the table passed.

Motion to approve fails (74% against the propsal)

3. Motion 3: Changes to clarify elections for Faculty Chair, At-Large Faculty Senators, and Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.

Proposed Changes

Amendment to delete "additional" from the text  as written.

Amendment to remove "additional" approved.

Amended motion to approve who is able to be nominated for these elections approved.

B. UCPC changes – Alan Ellstrand

UCPC restructure

Academic policy series 1622.10 changes

Academic policy series 1622.20 changes

Vote will take place during the March meeting.

VI. New Business

A.  Course Delivery Mode Definitions, UCPC and Graduate Council

Definitions

Powerpoint

This will be voted on during the March Faculty Senate Meeting.

B.  Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled February 9, 2022:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 28, 2022, and the Graduate Council on January 20, 2022 (1_coursechanges_report_02092022).

2.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 17, 2021, and the Graduate Council on January 20, 2022 (2_programchanges_report_02092022):

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGECMS – Agricultural Economics, Master of Science (2a_agecms_report_02092022, 2a_agecms_agec_agdatascience_syllabus_spring2022_02092022).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGMS – Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (2b_bmegms_report_02092022).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – EMGAGC – Engineering Management Analytics Graduate Certificate (2c_emgagc_report_02092022, 2c_emgagc_graduate_certificate_ltrofnotification_02092022, 2c_emgagc_cost_for_engineering_analytics_gc_02092022, 2c_emeagc_grad_certificate_supporting_documentation_02092022, 2c_emgagc_graduate_certificate_supporting_documentation_02092022).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mechanical Engineering – MEEGPH – Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Doctor of Philosophy (2d_meegph_report_02092022).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Venture Innovation – PRINMS – Product Innovation, Master of Science (2e_prinms_report_02092022, 2e_prinms_new_degree_supporting_documentation_02092022, 2e_prinms_new_degree_proposal_form_02092022, 2e_prinms_new_degree_ltrofintent_02092022, 2e_prinms_new_degree_workforce_analysis_req_app_c_02092022).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Supply Chain Management – SCMTPH – Business Administration (Supply Chain Management), Doctor of Philosophy (2f_scmtph_report_02092022).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Art – CDESMDES – Communication Design, Master of Design (2g_cdesmdes_report_02092022, 2g_cdesmdes-dcfmdes_title_change_ltrofnotification_02092022, 2g_cdesmdes_title_change_mou_02092022).

    1. Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Guidance and Counseling – Non-Degree/Certificate – Revision to An Approved Licensure Program (3a_cnslms-educator_licensure_revision-cover_page_and_section_c_0209022, 3a_cnslms-educator_licensure_revision-curriculum_02092022, 3a_cnslms-educator_licensure_revision-first_time_license_matrix_template_02092022, 3a_cnslms-educator_licensure_revision-professional_development_02092022, 3a_cnslms-educator_licensure_revision-program_of_study_02092022).

b.  The Collaborative – Establishing a New Off-Campus Location (3b_clbt-new_off-campus_location_ltrofnotification_02092022).

Consent agenda approved.

VII.  Announcements

Newswire - Spring Campus Faculty Meeting, Feb 17, 3 p.m. on zoom. 

Campus Faculty, February 24, on zoom.

Coache Survey - please fill this out!!

Thank you to Kathy Sloan and the Faculty Affairs Publicity!!

VIII. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 5:21 p.m.

Faculty Senate Minutes
March 9, 2022
Online - 3:30 p.m.

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy-A

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman, Lindsey Aloia, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa, Lauren Sabon, Stephanie Schulte, Hope Christiansen-A, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina-A, Kathy Comfort, John Walch, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen-A, Kelly Hammond-A, Shanda Hood, Jeffrey Murdock, Karen Sebold-A, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy-A, Leslie Jo Shelton-A, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen

College of Law - Will Foster-A

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino, Bret Schulte-A, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield, Tom Jensen-A, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy-A, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

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

II.  Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved

IV.  Reports

A.  Interim Provost Martin

      • Sloan, Martin and Robinson working on a grant to provide funding to faculty who have lost funding during the pandemic.  Targeting TT folks.  Information forthcoming from Kathy Sloan.
      • All full time, 9 month instructors will be lifted up to 40K.  Will have to address compression issues going forward.
      • Hope to have raises this year.
      • Exploring ways to help staff salaries as well.
      • Trying to expand mental health support for students via CAPS.  There is also a Psychological Clinic in Memorial Hall.

B.  Danielle Williams, OEOC, reporting requirements regarding discrimination and harassment

      • Please report any/all cases of discrimination and/or harrassment that come to your attention.
      • We are required to do this.
      • If you take effort NOT to report, discipline may be taken.
      • Retaliation aimed towards individuals who do report discriminition will certainly be addressed.
      • Please reach out to Danielle Williams if you have any questions or concerns.

C.   Faculty Senate Chair

      • Please vote in the upcoming campus-wide elections. Should come out this week.
      • Chancellor Search - Faculty information from Faculty Meeting forwarded on to the committee.  Committee has received a great deal of feedback from undergrads, grads and faculty to this point.
      • Workday glitch is being addressed -- Some have both a position at the UA and another institution.  Thus, sometimes their OTHER email is put into workday as opposed to their UA email.  This prevents them from getting their liststerv emails.
      • Campus Council is set for April 7th.  Will be discussing Workday at this meeting.  Dean McCabe will come to the meeting to discuss.
      • COACHE Survey - Please participate!!
      • UCPC - Online policy forthcoming
      • Teaching Council - Reviewing how we evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.

V.  Old Business

A.  Motion for UCPC Changes - Alan Ellstrand

UCPC restructure

Academic policy series 1622.10 changes

Academic policy series 1622.20 changes

Motion to approve passed.

B.  Course Delivery Mode Definitions, UCPC and Graduate Council

Definitions

Powerpoint

Motion to approve changes to 1622.12  policy - Course delivery mode definitions - passed.

VI.  New Business

A.  New posthumous degree policy, Bryan Hill, Gary Gunderman, Academic Standards

This will be voted on at the next meeting.

B.  Changing name of Dead Day Amy Allen, Calendar Committee

Motion to suspend the rules to vote on item b - passes at 72%

Motion to change the term Dead Day to Reading Day  passed at 82%

VII.  Consent Agenda

The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled March 9, 2022:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 25, 2022, and the Graduate Council on February 17, 2022 (1_coursechanges_report_03092022).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 25, 2022 (2_programchanges_report_03092022).

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_03092022, 2a_agbsbs_proposed_program_changes_ packet_final_03092022).

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_03092022, 2b_agbsbs_abmm_program_change_proposal_2022_final_03092022).

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_03092022, 2c_agbsbs_agec_program_change_proposal_2022_final_03092022).

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_03092022, 2d_agbsbs_prlw_program_change_proposal_2022_final_03092022).

e.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness – AGBS-M - Agricultural Business Minor (2e_agbs_m_report_03092022, 2e_agbs_m_minor_program_change_proposal_2022_final_03092022).

f.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean - ARSC Acad Regs - ARSC College Academic Regulations (2f_arsc_acad_regs_report_03092022).

g.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art – GDESBFA - Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2g_gdesbfa_report_03092022).

h.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Management - LEAD-M - Leadership Minor for Non-Business Students (2h_lead_m_report_03092022).

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_03092022).

j.  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 (2j_resmbs_report_03092022)

k.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-ACCA - Data Science: Accounting Analytics Concentration (2k_dtscbs_acca_report_03092022).

l.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-BIOF - Data Science: Bioinformatics Concentration (2l_dtscbs_biof_report_03092022).

m.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-BMHI - Data Science: Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics Concentration (2m_dtscbs_bmhi_report_03092022).

n.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-BUDA - Data Science: Business Data Analytics Concentration (2n_dtscbs_buda_report_03092022).

o.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-CMPA - Data Science: Computational Analytics Concentration (2o_dtscbs_cmpa_report_03092022).

p.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-CYDA - Data Science: Cybersecurity Data Analytics (2p_dtscbs_cyda_report_03092022).

q.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-DSST - Data Science: Data Science Statistics Concentration (2q_dtscbs_dsst_report_03092022).

r.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-GSDA - Data Science: Geospatial Data Analytics Concentration (2r_dtscbs_gsda_report_03092022).

s.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-OPNA - Data Science: Operations Analytics Concentration (2s_dtscbs_opna_report_03092022).

t.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-SODA - Data Science: Social Data Analytics Concentration (2t_dtscbs_soda_report_03092022).

u.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Dean – DTSCBS-SYCA - Data Science: Supply Chain Analytics Concentration (2u_dtscbs_syca_report_03092022).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on January 28, 2022, and the Graduate Council on February 17, 2022:

a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – ENGL Lang Prof - English Language Proficiency Requirements (3a_engl_lang_prof_report_03092022, 3a_engl_lang_prof_handbook_changes_for_english_lang_proficency_03092022).

b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – Grad Cert – Graduate Certificates (Non-Degree) Requirements  (3b_grad_cert_report_ 03092022).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – PhD and EdD Degree Reqs – PhD and EdD Degree Requirements  (3c_phd_and_edd_degree_reqs_report_03092022).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – STANGC - Statistics and Analytics Graduate Certificate (3d_stangc_report_03092022, 3d_stangc_deletion_ltrofnotification_03092022).

e.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – EMSAGM – Systems Engineering Analytics Graduate MicroCertificate (3e_emsagm_report_03092022).

f.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – EMSEGM - Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Graduate MicroCertificate (3f_emsegm_report_03092022).

g.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMAMGM – Advanced Air Mobility Autonomous Operations Graduate MicroCertificate (3g_omamgm_report_03092022).

h.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMDSGM – Decision Support for Operations Managers Graduate MicroCertificate (3h_omdsgm_report_03092022).

i.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMLCGM – Leading Operational Change Graduate MicroCertificate (3i_omlcgm_report_03092022).

j.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMOAGM – Analytics for Operations Managers Graduate MicroCertificate (3j_omoagm_report_03092022).

k.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Occupational Therapy – OTDEDP - Doctor of Occupational Therapy (3k_otdedp_report_03092022).

4.  Annual Course Review – Active Courses with No Enrollment in 4-5 years (4_active_courses_with_no_enrollment_in_4-5_years_03092022).

5.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Annual Course Review (5a_active_courses_with_no_enrollment_in_6_plus_years_03092022, 5a_inactive_courses_3_plus_years_03092022).

b.  CATEBS-BUED – Revision to An Approved Licensure Program (5b_catebs-bued_educator_licensure_revision_coversheet_and_section_c_03092022, 5b_catebs_bued_educator_licensure_revision_review_notes_03092022).

c. STEM Educator Teacher Licensure – Non-Degree/Certificate – Revision to An Approved Licensure Program (5c_program_revisions_2022_chemistry_7-12_licensure-stem_education_03092022, 5c_program_revisions_2022_computer_science_4-12-stem_education_03092022, 5c_program_revisions_2022_life_sciences_7-12_licensure-stem_education_03092022, 5c_program_revisions_2022_mathematics_7-12_licensure-stem_education_030920225c_program_revisions_2022_physics_7-12_licensure-stem_education_03092022).

Motion to approve the consent agenda passed.

VIII. Announcements

A.  COACHE survey, please participate

B.  Campus Council – rescheduled for April 7, 1:00

C.  Elections – ballots should be going out (week of senate meeting), please vote

iX.  Executive Session

X.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned about 5:45.

 

Faculty Senate Agenda
April 13, 2022
ENGR 209 - 3:30 p.m.

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman-A, Lindsey Aloia, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa-A, Lauren Sabon, Stephanie Schulte-A, Hope Christiansen-A, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina-A, Kathy Comfort-A, John Walch-A, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen, Kelly Hammond-A, Shanda Hood-A, Jeffrey Murdock-A, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer-A, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy-A, Leslie Jo Shelton-A, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater-A, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall-A, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen-A

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino, Bret Schulte-A, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield-A, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy-A, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

Meeting called to order at 3:30.

II.  Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved.

IV.  Reports

A.     Provost's Report - Terry Martin, Interim Provost

      • Faculty Appreciation Week - Many thanks to all the faculty and faculty leadership.
      • Many thanks to all the faculty for adjusting during the pandemic on behalf of the Provost and Chancellor's office.
      • Hoping for a "normal" fall semester.
      • COACHE Survey did close.  56% response rate.  10% better than the last time we did this survey.
      • Pandemic research recovery grant applications are due this Friday.  Up to 40 awards, 10K each!  Awards announced in early May.
      • Faculty Salary Benchmarks reported on.  See Powerpoint
      • Enrollment will be up in the fall.

B.     Faculty Senate Chair's Report - Mary Savin

      • Election Results :  John Pijanowski, Faculty Chair; Laurie Applie, Faculty Vice Chair
      • Senators at large - Anna Zajicek, Neil Allison, shanda Hood, Paolo Mantero, Adn Al-Rubaye, Rachel Glade
      • APT - Marcia Imbeau, Mindy Bradley, Luti Salisbury, Laurie Apple
      • Nominations and Election Committee reviewing the process of nominations and elections.
      • Provost's office is working with the registrar to find classrooms for those classes that do not yet have classrooms.
      • Workday Student is coming in 2025.
      • Campus Council - April 7, discussion of Workday.  Working on Workday support.  Contact Margaret Sova McCabe and Ann Bordelon with specific questions.
      • If interested in serving as Vice Chair of Campus Council, please reach out to Trish Watkins, the new Chair of Campus Council
      • Commencement is in person this year.

V.  Old Business

A.  New posthumous degree policy, Bryan Hill, Gary Gunderman, Academic Standards

Motion to approve this policy approved.

VI.  New Business

A. UCPC Online Credit Restriction

Document

Basically a removal of the limit on  credit for online courses.  This only impacts undergraduate students.

To be voted on during the May meeting of the Faculty Senate.

B.  Admissions and Appellate Board, test optional admissions

Document 1

Document 2

To be voted on during the May meeting of the Faculty Senate.

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 13, 2022:

1.  Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 25 and March 18, 2022, and the Graduate Council on March 17, 2022 (1_coursechanges_report_04132022).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 18, 2022 (2_programchanges_report_04132022).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Arts and Sciences Dean– IDSTBA - Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts (2a_idstba_report_04132022).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 25, 2022, and the Graduate Council on March 17, 2022:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Architecture and Design Dean - DSGNMDS-HLWL - Design Studies: Health and Wellness Design Concentration (3a_dsgnmds-hlwl_report_04132022).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – CATEME – Career and Technical Education, Master of Education (3b_cateme_deletion_report_04132022, 3b_cateme_deletion_ltrofnotification_04132022).

c.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – EXSCMS - Exercise Science, Master of Science (3c_exscms_report_04132022).

d.  Proposed graduate program change for the School of Law, Department of Law –AGLWLM – Agriculture Food and Law, Master of Laws (3d_aglwlm_report_04132022, 3d_edits_to_llm_admissions_catalog_2_04132022, 3d_edits_to_ last_sections_catalog_2_04132022, 3d_edits_to_non_degree_catalog_2_04132022, 3d_edits_to_jd_electives_catalog_04132022).

Consent Agenda approved.

VII.  Announcements

Next month's meeting is May 4.

Could use nominees for Vice Chair of Campus Council.

VIII. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:43 p.m.

Faculty Senate Agenda
May 4, 2022
ENGR 209 - 3:30 p.m.

OFFICERS - Mary Savin, Neil Allison, Linda Jones, Bob Brady, Stephen Caldwell, Chris Goering

SENATORS

School of Architecture - Torrey Tracy

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

Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences - Kate Chapman-A, Lindsey Aloia, Paula Haydar, Ananda Rosa-A, Lauren Sabon, Stephanie Schulte-A, Hope Christiansen-A, Leigh Sparks, Darya Zabelina-A, Kathy Comfort-A, John Walch-A, Andrew Dowdle, Mindy Engen, Kelly Hammond-A, Shanda Hood-A, Jeffrey Murdock-A, Karen Sebold, Kim Stauss, Dorothy Stephens, Song Yang-A

Walton College of Business - Dobrina Jandik, Christian Hofer-A, Carole Shook, Vern Richardson

College of Education and Health Professions - Erin Popejoy-A, Leslie Jo Shelton-A, Mohammad Haghighi, Dennis Beck, John Pijanowski

College of Engineering - Candace Rainwater-A, Manuel Rossetti, Kevin Hall-A, Justin Chimka, Morten Jensen-A

College of Law - Will Foster

Mullins Library - Josh Youngblood

Senators Elected at Large - Peggy Schaefer Whitby-A, Jim Gigantino, Bret Schulte-A, Samantha Robinson, Tim Kral, Michael Pierce, Deborah Korth, Neil Allison, Donald M. Johnson, Christine Holyfield-A, Tom Jensen, Adnan Ali Khalaf Alrubaye

Non-Voting Senators - Charles Robinson-A, Terry Martin, Deacue Fields-A, Peter MacKeith-A, Todd Shields, Matthew Waller-A, Brian Primack-A, Kim Needy-A, Margaret E. Sova McCabe-A, Jason Battles-A, Lynda Coon-A, Melissa Harwood-Rom-A, Derita Ratcliffe-A, Jon Fagg-A

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Mary Savin

Meeting called to order at 3:30.

II.  Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved.

IV.  Reports

A.  Interim Provost, Terry Martin

      • Planning for a mostly normal commencement; no student procession.  They will go straight to their assigned seats.
      • Still planning for a normal fall semester
      • Thank you to all of the Faculty Senators and the Executive Committee
      • We've all done a good job this year!  Kudos to all!!

B.  Faculty Senate Chair, Mary Savin

      • Start and end dates for Senators are July 1 to June 30.  Please remind the colleges to get their elections done befoe July 1.
      • Electronic Voting had its hiccups.  The Nominations and Elections committee is working on this.
      • Chancellor's search has been announced.  chancellor.uark.edu/chancellor-search/index.php
      • Teaching Council continuesto evaluate effectiveness of teaching.
      • Employer of Choice program - led byDebbie McCloud.
      • EMPOWER - https://empower.uark.edu/support.php
        • Educate, Motivate, Prepare, Opportunity. Workplace Readiness, Employment Responsibility
        • Request has come forward to include their names on Senior Walk.  This has been denied.  Resolutions are out there to have this reconsidered - ASG, GSPC, BGSA, DiversiTEA Party, and so on.
        • Senators are asked to gather faculty feedback and solutions and report to Mary and Stephen Caldwell.  
        • Why rejected?  Senior walk is reserved for students who graduate with a degree from the U of A.  Concerns are that if you open it for one exepction, this will lead to others asking to have their names added as well.

V.  Old Business

A. UCPC Online Credit Restriction

Document

Motion to approve passes 18 to 9.

B.  Admissions and Appellate Board, test optional admissions

Document 1

Document 2

Motion to approve passes .

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 04, 2022:

1. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 18 and April 22, 2022, and the Graduate Council on April 21, 2022 (1_coursechanges_report_05042022).

2.  Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on April 22, 2022 (2_programchanges_report_05042022).

a.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science – EQMGUM – Equine Management Undergraduate MicroCertificate (2a_eqmgum_report_05042022).

b.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Department of Landscape Architecture – LARCBS – Landscape Architectural Studies (2b_larcbs_report_05042022, 2b_larcbs_deletion_ltrofnotification_05042022).

c.  Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences – HPRV-M – Historic Preservation Minor (2c_hprv-m_report_05042022).

3.  Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 18, 2022, and the Graduate Council on April 21, 2022:

a.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering-
OPMGGC – Operations Management Graduate Certificate (3a_opmggc_report_05042022).

b.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering- MSENPH - Materials Science & Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (3b_msenph_report_05042022).

4.  Additional items/Announcements:

a.  Arkansas Integrative Metabolic Research Center – New Administrative Unit (4a_aimrc_new_administrative_unit_ltrofnotification_05042022, 4a_aimrc_new_administrative_unit_proposal_05042022).

b.  Special Education Resource Room Endorsement Plan – Educator Licensure (4b_approval_sped_resource_uaf_05042022, 4b_special_education_resource_k-6_7-12_endorsement_competencies_final_05042022, 4b_ua2022sped_resource_k-6_7-12_matrix_Template_05042022, 4b_pos_endorsement_resourceroom_05042022).

Consent Agenda Passes

VII.  Announcements

Mary Savin was recognized for her work as this past year's Chair of Faculty Senate.

VIII.  Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 4:45.