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Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes

 

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.

Faculty Senate Minutes
September 2022

Faculty Senate Agenda

Sep  14, 2022
ENGR 209 - 3:30 p.m.

I.  Call to Order:  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

        Meeting called to order by Stephen Caldwell, Faculty Senate Chair, at 3:30.

II. Approval of Agenda

      Agenda approved.

III.  Approval of Minutes

    Minutes approved.

IV.  Reports

A.  Terry Martin, Interim Provost

  • Enrollment: We have a record enrollment this semester, record numbers from the State of Arkansas.
    • The policy for the UA health care is part of the UA system. The ruling for the Dobbs is the same because it is tied to the Tied to the American Affordable Care Act, so no change in our policy.
    • Pat Walker health center services are the same.
    • We have 4 faculty and 4 staff as part of the fringe benefits committee that advice and make recommendations to the system office.
    • Dean searches: We have started the national search for the Dean of Law School chaired by Dean Matt Waller. We will bring candidates in mid-march. Fulbright college dean search will start in October, but no committee yet. GSIE will do an internal campus search in the spring semester. COHEP is looking at the academic year 2023-2024. Bumpers, not certain whether we will do the search this year or next year.
    • The Faculty Collaborative space is open on the 7th floor of Harmon Avenue. There is a card access and all faculty can access the space. To reserve space in one of the larger rooms, you need to contact Dr. Stephanie Adams.
    • Chris Goering: There has been some issues with FSA and retirement issues. Provost Martin answer to Dr. Goering: the issue affected 300 people and it has been fixed.
    • Tim Kral: Is the goal to allow student enrollment until we hit the cliff in 2026. Provost Martin: We have a target of 6800 students for next year
    • Martin encouraged faculty to attend the Chancellor search forums and provide feedback.

B. Stephen Caldwell, Faculty Senate Chair

  • Quiet summer and minor issues during the summer.
  • Cleaning supplies are getting thin in classrooms.
  • Students Success staff would like everyone to submit early progress grades.
  • We will discuss the EMPOWER program students in October.
  • Linda Jones is being celebrated by the Senate for 20 years as a Secretary for the Senate. Dr. Caldwell awarded Dr. Jones a plaque of recognition and said that her service is greatly appreciated, and her presence will be missed.
  • Outgoing Senate Chair, Mary Savin: Please attend the Chancellor search forums and submit feedbacks. Dr. Savin encouraged faculty to share feedback with her.

V.  Old Business

None

VI.  New Business

Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the Undergraduate Council and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled September 14, 2022:

  1. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate courses approved by the Undergraduate Council on August 5, 2022, and graduate courses approved by the Graduate Council on August 18, 2022 (1_coursechanges_report_09142022).
  2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the Undergraduate Council on August 5, 2022 (2_programchanges_report_09142022).
  1. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Data Science  – DTSCBS-MIDA – Data Science: Music Industry Data Analytics Concentration (2a_dtscbs-mida_report_09142022)
  1. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the Graduate Council on August 18, 2022:
  1.       a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Graduate Dean – Grad Admission Req – Graduate School Admission Requirements (3a_gradadmissionreq_report_09142022).
  2.  Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Marketing – MKTGMS – Marketing, Master of Science (3b_mktgms_report_09142022).
  3. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Music – BLSMMM – Black Sacred Music, Master of Music (3c_blsmmm_report_09142022, 3c_blsmmm_new_degree_ltr_of_intent_09142022, 3c_blsmmm_new_degree_degree_cost_and_salary_earnings_09142022, 3c_blsmmm_new_degree_workforce_analysis_request_form_09142022, 3c_blsmmm_new_degree_supporting_documentation_09142022, 3c_blsmmm_new_degree_proposal_09142022).
  4. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Public Policy – QUALGM – Qualitative Inquiry Graduate MicroCertificate (3d_qualgm_report_09142022).
  5. Proposed graduate program change for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing –NURSDP – Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice (3e_nursdp_report_09142022).

  4. Additional item:

    5. Announcements

  1. English Second Language Endorsement - Educator Licensure Revision - Program alignment with new DESE curriculum standards (5a_esl_coversheet_09142022, 5a_uaf_english_second_language_teacher_k-12_matrix_template2020_09142022, 5a_english_second_language_endorsement_syllabi_09142022).
  2. Teaching K-12 Physical Education & Health – Educator Licensure Revision - Program alignment with new DESE curriculum standards (5b_phedbs_coversheet_for_program_approvals_09142022, 5b_phedbs__ade_matrix_09142022).
  3. Agricultural Education – Educator Licensure Revision - Program alignment with new DESE curriculum standards (5c_agrieduc_coversheet_and_syllabi_09142022, 5c_agrieduc_7_12_matrix_template_09142022).
  4. Music Education – Educator Licensure Revision – Program alignment with new DESE curriculum standards (5d_muedbm_educator_licensure_coversheet_09142022, 5d_muedbm_educator_licensure_rationale_for_revisions_09142022, 5d_muedbm_instrumental_k-12_matrix_2021_09142022, 5d_muedbm_vocal_k-12_matrix_2021_09142022).
  5. Department of Supply Chain Management – Name changed – J.B. Hunt Transport Department of Supply Chain Management (5e_scmt-jbhtscmt-title_change-ltr_of_notification_09142022).
  6. f. Center for Art as Lived Experience – New Administrative Unit in School of Art (5f_cale_new_center_ltrofnotif_09142022, 5f_cale_new_center_proposal_09142022).

Consent Agenda Passes

VII. Campus Council and Faculty Senate Executive Committee election

VIII. Adjourn 

Faculty Senate Minutes

October 2022

Faculty Senate Agenda
October 2022

SENATORS

I. Call to Order:  Chair, Stephen Caldwell

Stephen Caldwell, Faculty Senate Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:30.

II. Approval of Agenda

Agenda approved.

III.  Approval of Minutes

Minutes approved.

IV. Reports

  1. Terry Martin, Interim Provost
  • Graduate students pay: There were 229 that were not paid on time in September. The issues were related to not entering the data on time and not Workday. The Provost was assured that this won't happen again. All students were paid.
  • I3QR: The building is progressing. Some of the building is still in the design phase to meet the budget. The construction cost went up, so they are designed to match their money. The I3QR provides for 20 new faculty. There is an endowment to pay half of the 20 people and half paid by the upper administration. The anticipation is that there will be 50-80 faculty to work with the center, but they won't all be funded through the grant. There are start-up funds as part of the gift, and the university will also match that.
  • The Wingate Studio on MLK: This will bring together 7 locations on campus to go to that new location. Anticipation completion is in December.
  • Closing the Fine Art building and completion is in the summer of 2024.
  • Mullins Library: People are being moved from both floors 1 and 2. June 2024 for completion.
  • Many other constructions will be completed in 2024 and 2025.
  • Questions from faculty and the Provost's answer:
    • No update on the Chancellor search update. 
    • Dean's searches will be placed on hold except for the Law School. 
    • GAs salary update will be provided to faculty by the Provost
    • Faculty salary updates will be ready this fall.
  • The Provost praised the great work of the General Education and Curriculum committee.

2. Stephen Caldwell, Faculty Senate Chair

  • The campus has been very quiet. Concise meetings and no programs. Everything is in a holding period. 
  • John Pijanowski is chairing an ad his committee is working on who can serve in the Senate. Department heads, Associate Deans. The Current Board of Trustees policy allows department chairs and Associate Deans to serve. 
  • The academic conduct committee has been activated. By November will have something to debate and discuss.
  • The University of Florida is likely to get a new President, which has activated the faculty senates in all SEC schools. There will be a Faculty Senate meeting for all SEC schools in the spring. 
  1. Deb Korth, General Education, and Core Curriculum Committee Chair

GELO data Spring 22 documents

  1. Procedures to Record Outcomes Fall 2022
  2. GELO data Spring 22 - Faculty Senate
  3. Fall 22 List of Class on Matrix Handout
  • Deb described General Education Learning Outcome GELO, and the learning outcomes.
  • On Oct 27th, Deb asks everyone to create their GELO column on Blackboard. The GELO score should be posted in December.
  • This project is tracking students' achievement, in particular general education learning outcomes.
  • GELO open house and Q&A session on Oct 26, 2022, in CORD 324.

V. Old Business

None

VI. New Business

Consent Agenda:  The following items are referred by the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled for October 12, 2022:

  1. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate courses approved by the Undergraduate Council on September 23, 2022, and graduate courses approved by the Graduate Council on September 15, 2022 (1_coursechanges_report_10122022).
  2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the Undergraduate Council on September 23, 2022 (2_programchanges_report_10122022).
    1. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences, Department of Agri-Food and Life Sciences Dean – AFLS Honors – Bumpers College Honors Requirements (2a_aflshonors_report_10122022).
    2. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Walton College of Business, Department of Economics – ECNCBA – Economics, Bachelor of Arts (2b_ecncba_report_10122022). 
  3. Additional items/Announcements:
    1. Career and Technical Education – Certificate/Non-Degree Endorsement Licensure Revision (3a_cate_educator_licensure_revision_section_c_101220223a_cate_educator_licensure_syllabi_10122022).
    2. Center for Black Music – New administrative unit – (3b_cbm_new_administrative_unit_ltr_of_notification_101220223b_cbm_ new_administrative_unit_proposal_10122022).

Consent Agenda Passes

VII. Adjourn at 4:03 pm.

 

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