Agenda
Faculty Senate
October 20, 2004

ENGR 209
3:30 p.m.


I. Call to Order: Tom Jensen, Faculty Senate Chair

I. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes: September 15, 2004

http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/fsminutes091504.html

IV. Reports

A. Provost

B. Faculty Senate Chair

V. Old Business

A. Motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to add Men's and
Women's Athletics Directors to the Faculty Senate as ex officio, non-voting
members.

AMENDMENT ON FACULTY SENATE MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE II - THE FACULTY SENATE

B. Membership

3. The Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the dean of each college or school (including the Graduate School and Continuing Education), the dean (or director) of University libraries, and the directors of women’s and men’s intercollegiate athletics, shall be non-voting members of the Faculty Senate. This provision does not preclude any dean or director from election as a voting representative pursuant to paragraphs 4-8 below.

VI. New Business

A. A Resolution Concerning Changes in the University of Arkansas Health Care Plan

WHEREAS, QualChoice and the University of Arkansas System report that significant increases in the cost of medical claims to the University of Arkansas System health care plan have occurred over the past few years; and

WHEREAS, the University of Arkansas System health care plans have paid more and higher claims resulting in expenses exceeding revenue over the past few years; and

WHEREAS, the University of Arkansas System anticipates the need to raise premiums and/or make revisions in plan coverage totaling approximately 20% effective January 2005;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS that half of the anticipated 20% change in the University of Arkansas health plan come from an increase in premiums (≈10%) and the other half from revisions in plan coverage (≈10%).

FURTHERMORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS that the recommended ≈10% increase in premiums for health care coverage be paid the by University.

B. Consent Agenda

Matters from University Course and Programs Committee and the Graduate Council

1. Course change proposals:

a. Undergraduate Courses (Table A) – Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 9/24/04.

Table A- http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/tablea102004.pdf

b. Graduate Courses (Table B) – Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 8/27/04 and the Graduate Council on 9/16/04.

Table B- http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/tableb102004.pdf

c. Dual Credit Courses (Table C) – Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 8/27/04 and the Graduate Council on 9/16/04.

Table C- http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/tablec102004.pdf

2. Program change proposals in the College of Education and Health Professions, Undergraduate Programs: Table D (Attachment D1-D5). Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 9/24/04.

Tables D and E - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/tablesdande102004.pdf

D1 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attachd1102004.pdf
D2 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attachd2102004.pdf
D3 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attachd3102004.pdf
D4 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attachd4102004.pdf
D5 Side 1-
http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attachd5102004side1.pdf
D5 Side 2- http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attachd5102004side2.pdf

3. New graduate program proposals: Table E (Attachments E1-E3) Approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on 8/27/04 and the Graduate Council on 9/16/04.

Tables D and E - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/tablesdande102004.pdf

a. Certificate of Public Service

b. Master of Public Service

E1 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attache1102004.pdf
E2 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attache2102004.pdf
E3 - http://www.uark.edu/depts/facsen/facsen2004to2005/attache3102004.pdf

VII. Announcements

A. Campus Faculty Meeting, Tuesday, November 9, 2004, Giffels Auditorium

VIII. Adjourn