April 11, 2018
Faculty Senate Minutes
April 11, 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||A-Frank Jacobus|
|School of Law||A-Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile|
|Walton College||A-Rajiv Sabherwal||John Delery||A-Vern Richardson||Jennifer Kish-Gephart|
|College of Engineering||A-Paneer Selvam||A-Manuel Rossetti||Justin Chimka||Kevin Hall|
|Bumpers College||A-Ioannis E. Tzanetakis||Kate Shoulders||Bruce Ahrendsen||Navam Hettiarachchy||A-Don Edgar|
|College of EDHP||Chris Goering||A-Kaitlin Gallagher||A-Kristin Higgins||Stephanie Lusk||A-Lisa Bowers|
|Fulbright College|| A-Anna Zajicek
| James Gigantino
| Weston Wilkerson
| A-Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam
| A-Matt McIntosh
|At-Large Members|| Cheryl Murphy
| A-Kelly Hammond
| David Gay
| A-Norm Dennis
| Timothy Kral
|Non-Voting Senators in Administration|
Kathy Van Laningham
| Jim Coleman
Melissa Harwood Rom
| Ro DiBrezzo
| Terry Martin
| Suzanne McCray
A-Carolyn Henderson Allen
I. Call to Order: Chair, Kevin Hall
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Agenda
Amended to include item VIII. D. Amendment approved
Amended agenda approved
IV. Approval of Minutes of March 14, 2018
- Thank you to faculty for all you do - Faculty appreciation week!
- Guests here to thank us - cup cakes and coffee brought to us!!
B. Faculty Senate Chair - Kevin Hall
- Board of trustees met in Monticello. Board Policy voted in; Ro has met with the Deans regarding this; goes into effect July 2019. This will filter down to College and Departmental policy.
- Great panel with students today with regards Faculty Appreciation Week
Campus Faculty Meeting - April 12, 3:30, Giffels Auditorium - Guest speaker Vice-Provost Yvette Murphy-Erby
VII. Old Business
A. Recommendations from Academic Standards - Julie Trivitt
Recommended change approved.
B. Proposed Student Conduct Record Policy - Rachel Eikenberry
Concerns over the transcript segment; works through administrator, not a faculty member. This was added at the recommendation of the Academic Advisory Committee.
Amendment proposed to say the following: (Remove - Students must petition to the Dean of Students or his/her designee to have the Disciplinary Suspension removed from the transcript.). Rework to add "automatically" in this sentence - The Disciplinary Suspension will be removed automatically only when a student has fulfilled all conditions for re-enrollment and when the petition has been approved.
Recommended changes as amended approved
C. Calendar Committee 2022/2023
Proposed calendars approved
D. Academic Integrity Rubric Change - Joshua Youngblood
Revised document policies approved.
VIII. New Business
A. General Education/Common Core – David Joliffe, Laurence Hare, Jeannine Durdik
Clarity on the recommendation was all that was provided today; greater discussion will occur during our May meeting.
Model based on student learning goals/outcomes/indicators. Will help to determine which courses fit into these outcomes. Stems from the need to better assess undergaduate student learning.
Two terms - state minimum core (2007); UA General Education Core Curriculum (this includes the state minimum core that can achieve goals and objectives within the UA document.)
6 goals - an emphasis on writing, speaking, communication; quantitative literacy; fine arts; humanities; social sciences; natural sciences; expand diversity awareness, intercultural competency, etc. The final goal - a focus on a substantial project in one's major. Write reflectively and deeply so as to explain what one has learned in reference to the goals and how is that playing a part as they move forward.
Courses have to accomplish three of the five learning indicators of a given category to count towards that goal.
Hope that this can be implemented in the fall of 2020.
Comes as approved by UCPC.
B. Teaching Council revision to Academic Policy 1405.15 – Jim Gigantino
Focus on who gets to see the written comments on course evaluations. Recommends training for Chairs and Deans so as to know how to use narrative comments appropriately.
Question as to whether or not this should have gone through the APT committee and not the Teaching Council.
Can these written evaluations be confidential rather than anonymous?
C. Committee on Committees – Inactive committees – Tahar Messadi
Recommendations to retire two committees...1) Classrooms, Technology, and Academic Design Committee; 2) Continuing Education Committee
D. Non-Tenure Track Revision to Academic Policy 1405.12 - Added to the agenda today; asking for it to be adopted.
E. 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 11, 2018:
1. Course Change proposals – including undergraduate and graduate classes approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 16, 2018, and the Graduate Council on March 15, 2018: (pdf report).
2. Undergraduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on March 16, 2018: (pdf_report).
a. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions, Department of Education Dean – EDUC Acad Regs – EDUC College Academic Regulations (2a_egedacadregs_report04112018).
3. Graduate Program Change Proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on February 23, 2018 and the Graduate Council on March 15, 2018:
a. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Business Dean - BADMMB – Business Administration, Master of Business Administration
b. Proposed graduate program change for the Department Industrial Engineering –EMGTMS – Master of Science in Engineering Management (3b_emgtms_report04112018).
c. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Industrial Engineering – OMHSGC – Homeland Security, Graduate Certificate (3c_omhsgc_reportapr112018, 3c_omhsgc_gradcert_ltrofnotification_04112018, 3c_omhsgc_gradcert_supportingdocumentation_04112018, 3c_costforhomelandsecurity_04112018).
d. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders – HIEDME – Higher Education, Master of Education (3d_hiedme_report04112018).
All items of the Consent Agenda approved.
F. Committee of the Whole
Meeting adjourned at 5:20.