January 17, 2018
Faculty Senate Minutes
January 17, 2018 (Approved)
Chair, Kevin Hall
Secretary, Linda Jones
Attendance (A-absent; otherwise, present)
Faculty Senate Officers and Senators
|OFFICERS|| Kevin Hall
| Fran Hagstrom
|Robert Brady||Linda Jones||A-John Pijanowski|
|COLLEGE OR SCHOOL|
|School of Architecture||Frank Jacobus|
|School of Law||A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile|
|Walton College||A-Rajiv Sabherwal||John Delery||A-Vern Richardson||A-Jennifer Kish-Gephart|
|College of Engineering||Paneer Selvam||A-Manuel Rossetti||Justin Chimka||Kevin Hall|
|Bumpers College||A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis||A-Kate Shoulders||Bruce Ahrendsen||A-Navam Hettiarachchy||A-Don Edgar|
|College of EDHP||Chris Goering||A-Kaitlin Gallagher||A-Kristin Higgins||Stephanie Lusk||Lisa Bowers|
|Fulbright College|| A-Anna Zajicek
| James Gigantino
| Weston Wilkerson
| A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam
| A-Matt McIntosh
|At-Large Members|| Cheryl Murphy
| Kelly Hammond
| A-David Gay
| Norm Dennis
| Timothy Kral
|Non-Voting Senators in Administration|
A-Kathy Van Laningham
| A-Jim Coleman
Melissa Harwood Rom
| A-Ro DiBrezzo
| Terry Martin
| A-Suzanne McCray
Carolyn Henderson Allen
I. Call to Order - Kevin Hall
Meeting called to order, 3:30 p.m.
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Approval of Minutes of December 6, 2017
A. Terry Martin
- Search for Vice Provost for Research underway - it will be an external search but internal candidates will be considered. Job description will be posted soon.
- The budget - not sure how it will affect us to freeze tuition; not sure how much new money will come in to our campus. This tuition freeze is pending the 10 million dollar amount that the Governor hopes to see approved by the legislature for higher education. Fees have not yet been decided. Promotion and Tenure packets are at the Provost's level; he is reviewing 60-70 cases.
- Enrollment on target for the 5000+ new freshman number. The overall campus enrollment is about 300 students; the goal.
- Chancellor's fund guidelines will come out in February. Deadline, March 19th. Complete support letters will not be required like last year.
B. Mike Johnson - Facilities
- Discussion of construction on campus.
- Facility fee increase helps us with our construction projects. Most recent increase, 2017. Not sure if an increase will happen in 2018 or not.
- Haven't received much of any capital funding from the legislature in over 13-14 years. We have had to self sustain, but have been grateful to have tremendous donations, grants, gifts, most of which went to new construction.
- Will purchase some property in the next few months. Such property helps to fill out some of our current property.
- Have renovated several buildings since 2002; labs; classrooms; sports fields for students
- Signa Alpha Epsilon renovation completed - just moved back in in 2018
- NCREPT - research labs; adding on
- Global Campus - partial interior renovation including the auditorium; will be much more in line with online teaching
- Kimpel Hall - renovation and addition of entire building underway; asbestos removal
- Pat Walker Health Center - adding 23,000 square feet; renovating a significant portion of the building
- Library Storage Building - off campus - will take a big percentage of the stacks in Mullins. 40 ft tall walls.
- Reynolds Stadium - North End Zone well underway
- Phi Mu, Alpha Chi Omega - both under construction
- Delta, Delta, Delta - doing a large renovation as well
- Delta Gamma - will begin in the Spring - new construction
- Arkansas Union - Food court renovation
- Indian Trail Tennis Center - for University recreation.
- Stadium Drive Residence Hall - new construction
- Pomfret Dining Hall - renovation and expansion
- Civil Engineering Center - down at the research park . Capability that does not currently exist in Arkansas.
- Mullins - renovation
- Cato Springs playing fields
- Windgate Art + Design District buildings - up to 150,000 square feet; near the library storage facility
- Fine Arts Center - restoration
- Student Success Center - where the current School of Social Work is located
- Other renovations and expansions are also under consideration for the future; in conversation with the city with regards traffic flow around campus
C. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall
- Will meet with David Joliffe to discuss the roll out of the new general ed program/curriculm; very close... need to discuss how it will come to Senate.
- Work needs to be done defining credit hours in terms of accreditation; referred to Academic Standards
- Dual degrees being referred to committee
- Teaching Evaluations under review
- P&T processes under review
- Close to the non-tenure track policy - stage 1!
- Will go to Little Rock on January 18th to meet with UA System folks regarding 405.1 proposed changes.
VIII. New Business
A. Consent Agenda: The following items are referred by the University Course and Programs Committee and/or the Graduate Council for review and action by the Faculty Senate at its meeting scheduled January 17, 2018:
1. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2017 and the Graduate Council on December 14, 2017 (pdf_report).
2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on December 15, 2017: (pdf_report).
a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food,
b. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – FREDBA - French Education,
c. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – GREDBA - German Education,
d. 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 (2d_snedba_report, 2d_snedbat_newlicensure_ltrofintent, 2d_prof_educ_prog_proposal_sneduabat).
e. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering – DATA-M – Data Analytics Minor (2e_data-m_report, 2e_data-m_newoption_ltrofnotif, 2e_data-m_newoption_ltrsofsupport).
3. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 17, 2017 and the Graduate Council on December 14, 2017:
a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Arts and Sciences Dean – CLCSMA - Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Master of Arts (3a_clcsma_report).
b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Arts and Sciences Dean –CLCSPH - Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Doctor of Philosophy
c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering – BMEGMS - Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (3c_bmegms_report).
d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Biomedical Engineering –BMEGPH - Biomedical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (3d_bmegph_report).
e. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – ENEGMS - Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
f. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CYBRGC - Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate (3f_cybrgc_report, 3f_cybrgc_gradcertif_ltrofnotif, 3f_cybrgc_appendix_a, 3f_cybrgc_appendix_b).
g. Proposed graduate program change for the Graduate School and International Education– ENDYPH - Environmental Dynamics, Doctor of Philosophy (3g_endyph_report).
h. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation – ATTRMA – Athletic Training, Master of Athletic Training (3h_attrma_report).
All Consent Agenda items approved
4. Informational item:
New Graduate Faculty Classifications (4_grad_fac_classif121417)
B. Committee of the Whole.
The meeting adjourned at 5 or so...