Faculty Council Minutes- December 2005

MINUTES
COLLEGE FACULTY
December 7, 2005

9:00 a.m.
POULTRY SCIENCE AUDITORIUM
1. Chairman, Dr. Jean Turner, called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. as she welcomed everyone to the DBCAFLS Faculty Meeting.
2. Approval of the agenda: L. Parsch motioned to approve the agenda. M. Stewart seconded the motion. All in favor.
3. Approval of minutes of Spring 2005 Faculty Meeting. J. Webb motioned to approve the minutes after adding the website address to D. Graham's report and deleting empty space under announcements. L. Parsch seconded the motion. All were in favor to approve the minutes as amended.
4. Dean's Reports
A. Dean G. Weidemann:
Enrollment and Retention – enrollment grew faster than the pace of the campus as a whole. Our undergraduate enrollment has increased by 50% since the 2010 goals were set in 1997 which leads all colleges. The total enrollment stands at a total of 1529. Power Point slide with enrollment and retention numbers can be found at:
We are behind in two areas: graduate enrollment and diversity. A task force will be formed this Spring to work with G. Weidemann to update and revise the diversity plan which is due for revision.
In July, the campus along with the Division of Agriculture concluded the Campaign for the 21st Century and celebrated our success at the end of October. Exceeding the one billion dollar goal is truly remarkable for a state of this size and is a testament to the strong support that we have from our alum's and our supporters. The combined goal for the college and the division was nearly 70 million dollars. We exceeded that goal and ended up with a total of 98.5 million dollars. These funds more than doubled our scholarship endowment and now stand at 11 million dollars. We had 77 new scholarships or fellowships, 11 honors academy scholarships. We had funds that resulted in the commitment to renovate 10 classrooms. We provided funding for six new chairs and professorships and several buildings came as a result of the campaign such as the Dorothy E. King Equine Pavilion, Abernathy Agri Science Center and broke ground for a new headquarters center at Marianna. We recently announced the new professorship in Rice Genomics funded by Anhueser Busch and we'll be announcing some additional faculty support as the details of the Tyson foods gift are worked out and announced.
Our Management Plan has been completed and will be posted on the web soon. The plan will help chart our future in the college, Experiment Station and Extension over the next five years. We'll now begin to review our progress for these goals on an annual basis.
In the Spring 2005 meeting, the grade policy change was discussed which met some resistance from a number of students but has seemed to have died down. It is clear that a process is needed that ensures that our faculty have a better voice in decisions that affect them so there is a better feedback mechanism. G. Weidemann will work with the department heads during the Spring term to create a student advisory board that will report directly to G. Weidemann and can serve as a voice for the students collectively.
It's been a historical year for the college in celebrating our centennial. We had more than 700 faculty, alums, emeritus faculty, students and supporters at the centennial gala to help us celebrate our 100th birthday. Feedback on the event has been very positive and many should be recognized in the organization of the event. D. Graham served as the chair for the centennial committee and gave great leadership for that. Also, the gala committee and the co-chairs, Sandi Caster and Karen Eskew should be recognized. The 50 year time capsule will be sealed in the Agriculture building at 2pm today and all are welcome to join as we do our last centennial event to celebrate this anniversary.
B. Dean D. Graham:
The Power Point presentation is available on the Bumpers College website at:
5. Standing College Faculty Committee Reports
A. Faculty Council – J. Turner
Faculty Council has been very active this year and special thanks goes to D. Johnson, L. Parsch and T. Costello for all of their extra hours. After the faculty meeting last Spring, a letter was sent to all of the students in the college about the grade change. From that, only three responses were received from students.
After this current faculty meeting, Dr. Shult will discuss the hiring practice with us.
B. Curriculum Committees
i. Agricultural Subcommittee – N. Hettiarachchy
Recommendations to the Faculty Council (measures passed by the Agriculture Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Council) during the fall 2005 semester included:
1. Program Changes
POSC M.S. Change to the admission requirements. The department requirements are now to mirror the admittance requirements of the graduate school at the University of Arkansas.
POSC Ph.D. Change to the admission requirements. Admission requirements for the Ph.D will mirror those of the graduate school at the University of Arkansas. Student will now be able to enter the Ph.D program with a B.S degree.
AEAB. M.S. An additional course was added, a required ECON 5233. The number of elective hours was reduced to 9 from 12. These changes are in response to changes initiated in the Economics Department.
FDSC. M.S and Ph.D. B.S directly to Ph.D so that highly qualified B.S. students can enter the program without first obtaining a M.S. In addition, changes to the existing B.S. to M.S. and M.S. to Ph.D. were included to enhance the quality of students admitted to the graduate programs.
Horticulture. The department consolidated Turf, Landscape Horticulture, Horticulture Science, Horticulture Management and Production, and Horticulture Merchandising concentrations into a single degree in Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences. This change will improve efficiency and enhance educational opportunities for the students.
Poultry Science. Changes to Poultry Science Minor. The department will reduce the number of credits required from 19 to 15 and reduce the number of classes in the minor that require pre-requisites. This change is intended to increase flexibility and reduce the overall hours needed to obtain the minor, thus bringing the minor into greater accordance with other programs in AFLS. A core group of courses (needed to obtain a broad understanding of the poultry industry) is retained, and the number of elective hours is increased.
Poultry science. With the Poultry Science major, the department will offer two specializations: Poultry Science or Poultry Industry. These two specializations would better accommodate students currently enrolled in the department. The proposed curriculum provides flexibility that is suitable to students pursuing a variety of poultry-related careers.
AEAB. Changes to Agricultural Business minor included deleting classes that were no longer offered, and additional courses were added to the list of "controlled electives" to allow for greater flexibility and to allow for pre-requisites for certain courses. Courses from the Walton College of Business (WCOB) were deleted from the list of controlled electives.
FDSC major. FDSC 1103, Introduction to Food Science was added as a requirement in the Food Science core. HESC 1213, Nutrition in Health will replace HESC 3204, Nutrition for health Professionals and Educators, in the Food Science core.
CSES. Changes in Wildlife Habitat minor reflected course deletions in the Biology department, as well as the deletion of courses only available to graduate students.
2. Course Changes
FDSC 431V. Internship in Food Science. Graduate credits for internship. This change is necessary to permit graduate students to receive credit for internship projects and to gain practical work experience prior to completion of their graduate programs.
AGED4143. Electronic Communications in Agriculture. M.S students wishing to build technical skills in Web design have previously petitioned successfully to have this course count toward graduate credit. This change will eliminate the need for these students to petition.
AGED 4243. Publication Production in Agriculture. AGED M.S students wishing to build technical skills in publication production have previously petitioned successfully to have this course count toward graduate credit. This change will eliminate the need for these students to petition.
POSC 2554 Poultry Biology to POSC 3554 Avian Anatomy. The poultry has a need for employees with a more thorough understanding of avian anatomy to better address challenges related to bio-security and food safety. The rigor of the course has intensified over the last several years in response to industry needs.
PLPA 5303. Advanced Plant Pathology: host-pathogen interactions. The course title changed and the course contents altered.
AGEC. 5133 Agricultural and Environmental Resource Economics. The course number (4413) and name Economics of Environmental Management was changed to course number 5133 Agricultural and Environmental Resource Economics. This course allows only graduate students to enroll.
ANSC 2482. Introduction to Companion Animal Management to ANSC 4482 – Companion Animal Management .The course number of ANSC 2482, Introduction to Companion Animal Management (Sophomore) was changed to ANSC 4482, Companion Animal Management (senior level). This would be a capstone class for students interested in companion animal management. Both undergraduate and graduate credit will be allowed.
New course. POSC 2353. Poultry Production and Management. This change is part of a curriculum restructuring effort in Poultry Science Department. Three courses: POSC 1002L (Introduction to Poultry Careers), POSC 2353/2350L (Broiler and Turkey Production, and POSC 2363/2360L (Breeder and Layer Management) are reorganized into two courses. This reorganization would be a more effective way of presenting information to students.
New course. POSC 1023 Introduction to Poultry Science and Careers. This change is part of a curriculum restructuring effort in Poultry Science Department. Three courses: POSC 1002L (Introduction to Poultry Careers), POSC 2353/2350L (Broiler and Turkey Production, and POSC 2363/2360L (Breeder and Layer Management) are reorganized into two courses. This reorganization would be a more effective way of presenting information to students.
New course. AFLS 3313H Global Issues in AFLS. This course was developed as part of the revised AFLS Honors Program and has previously been offered as a special topic.
New course. ENTO 410V. Adding a Special Topics available to undergraduates will allow the Department to present emerging issues and topics to this audience that cannot enroll in their Graduate ENTO 511V Special Topics Course.
New course. AGEC 4303. AgriBusiness Entrepreneurship. This course will prepare students for collecting analyzing information for potential new product/market ventures and give them the tools needed to successfully see promising ventures to fruition.
ii. HESC Subcommittee – M. Fitch-Hilgenberg
The following items were approved by the HESC Subcommittee and recommended and approved by the Faculty Council:
Area: All HESC
Course Change
Delete HESC 4303, Professional Development in Human Environmental Sciences
Program Change
Drop HESC 4303, Professional Development in Human Environmental Sciences, from the curriculum and add 3 hours of general electives
Area: Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality
Concentration: Human Nutrition/ Dietetics
Course Changes
Major Change: Credit hour change HESC 3204, Nutrition for Health Professionals and Educators to go to HESC 3203, Nutrition for Health Professionals and Educators
Major Change: ADD: HESC 5264/5260L Medical Nutrition Therapy I, Medical Nutrition Therapy I Laboratory.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Major Change: ADD: HESC 5273, Medical Nutrition Therapy II.
Prerequisite: HESC 5264/5260L.
Major Change: ADD: HESC 5223, Nutrition During the Life Cycle
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Major Change: Drop graduate listing for HESC 4273, Medical Nutrition Therapy II.
Major Change: Drop graduate listing for HESC 4223, Nutrition During the Life Cycle.
Area: Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality
Concentration: GFNU and DIET
Program Changes
Statement of exact changes to be made: Delete WCOB 1120 from GFNU and DIET curricula
Each concentration, dietetics and general food and nutrition, will have its own check sheet.
Concentration: Dietetics
Program Changes
Add CHEM 1074/1071L as an option for CHEM 1103/1101L and CHEM 1123/1121L.
Change check sheet to reflect HESC 3204, Nutrition for Health Professionals and Educators changing to HESC 3203
Concentration: General Food and Human Nutrition
Change check sheet to reflect HESC 3204, Nutrition for Health Professionals and Educators changing to HESC 3203
Concentration: Hospitality & Restaurant Management
Course Change
Course pre-requisition, Drop University Chemistry Lab, CHEM 1101L as a prerequisite for HESC 2112/2111L, Foods I/Foods I Lab.
Major Changes (Add)
HESC 3613, Resort Management
HESC 4643 Meetings and Convention Management
HESC 5643 Meetings and Convention Management
HESC 4653 Global Travel and Tourism Management
HESC 5653 Global Travel and Tourism Management
HESC 2643 – Principles of Tourism
HESC 3623 – Festival and Event Management
HESC 4663 - Seminar in Issues and Trends in Tourism (dual credit)
HESC 4673- Global Destination Management (dual credit)
GESC 5663 – Readings in Hospitality and Restaurant Management
Program Change
Elimination of WCOB courses; addition of HESC program specific courses; replace MGMT 3743 with AGEC 2143, Agri. Fin. Records; replace WCOB 1033 with PSYC 2013 or equivalent; addition of Foreign language requirement; add AGEC 3303, Food & Agriculture Marketing
Area: Apparel Studies
Minor Change
HESC 4073 Internship – Prerequisite changes: add to HESC 3003 and consent of instructor
Area: Interior Design
Major Change: HESC 3813 Studio IV Interiors for Public Use. Name change to HESC 3815 Studio 6: Large Scale Commercial Interiors, Content Change, Credit Hour Change
Program Change
HESC 1034 Design I and HESC Design II will be renamed as HESC 1034 Studio 1 and HESC 1044 Studio 2. The studios that follow will be renamed as Studio 3 through Studio 8 (i.e. one studio per semester).
HESC 2803 Studio 1 will be merged with HESC 2833 Introductory Presentation Media to create HESC 2805 Studio 3; HESC 2813 Studio II will be merged with HRSC 2893 Computer-Aided Design and HESC 2841 Lighting Studio to form HESC 2815 Studio 4; HESC 3803 Studio III will be merged with HESC 3863 Advanced Presentation Media to form HESC 3805 Studio 5.
HESC 3813 Studio IV will be changed to HESC 3815 Studio 6; HESC 4803 Studio V will be changed to HESC 4805 Studio 7; HESC 4863 Studio VI will be changed to 4815 Studio 8.
HESC 2883 History of Interiors I and HESC 3883 History of Interiors II consolidated into a single course
HESC 2842 Lighting Systems will change into HESC 3843 Building Systems
HESC 4843 Internship Preparation will change into HESC 4841 Portfolio Workshop
Addition of HESC 2853 Textiles for Interiors.
Deletion of HESC 1041 Design II Lecture, HESC 2833 Introduction to Presentation Media, HESC 2893 Computer Aided Design, HESC 2841 Lighting Studio, HESC 3863 Advanced Presentation Media, HESC 3863 Advanced Presentation Media, HESC 3883 History of Interior Design II, and HESC 4891 Senior Portfolio.
These changes/deletions/additions will result in 5 fewer credit hours in interior design courses and increase elective hours from one to six credits. The number of courses in the specialization will decrease from 24 to 16. In addition to course changes, students will be required to complete WCOB 1120 Computer Competency during the freshman year.
Course Changes
Major Change: HESC 1031 Design I Lecture. Name changed to HESC 1031 Introduction to the Profession, Content change.
Major Change: HESC 1034 Design I changed to HESC 1034 Studio 1: Design Exploration 1 with no content changes.
Major Change: HESC 1041 Design II Lecture deleted from program.
Major Change: HESC 1044 Design II changed to HESC 1044 Studio 1: Design Exploration 2 with no content changes.
Major Change: HESC 2853 Textiles for Interiors. New course.
Major Change: HESC 2883 History of Interiors I. Name change to HESC 2883 History of Interior Design and Content change.
Major Change: HESC 3883 History of Interiors II. Delete course.
Major Change: HESC 2803 Studio I Introduction to Interior Design. Name change to HESC 2805 Studio 3 Basic Space Planning and Communication, Content Change, Credit Hour change
Major Change: HESC 2833 Introduction to Presentation Techniques. Delete course.
Major Change: HESC 2813 Studio II Space Planning. Name change to HESC 2815 Studio 4 Design Programming, Content Change, Credit Hour change
Major Change: HESC 2863 Principles of Computer Aided Design. Delete course
Major Change: HESC 2842 Lighting Systems. Name change to HESC 3843 Building Systems for ID, Content change, Credit Hour change.
Major Change: HESC 2841 Lighting Studio. Delete course.
Major Change: HESC 3803 Studio III. Name change to HESC 3805 Studio 5 Design and Construction, Content change and Credit Hour change.
Major Change: HESC 3863 Advanced Presentation Techniques. Delete course.
Major Change: HESC 3813 Studio IV Interiors for Public Use. Name change to HESC 3815 Studio 6: Large Scale Commercial Interiors, Content Change, Credit Hour Change
Major Change: HESC 4843 Internship Preparation. Name change to HESC 3841 Portfolio Workshop, Content change and Credit Hour change.
Major Change: HESC 4803 Studio V Advanced Residential Design. Name change to HESC 4805 Studio 7 Comprehensive Design Process 1, Content change and Credit Hour change.
Major Change: HESC 4863 Advanced Commercial Design. Name change to HESC 4815 Studio 8 Comprehensive Design Process 2. Content change and Credit Hour change.
Major Change: HESC 4891 Portfolio. Delete course.
C. Promotion and Tenure – J. Turner for B. Dixon
Material for 14 candidates was reviewed last week and they have sent their recommendations to the Dean.
6. Special College Committee Reports
A. Nominations and Elections Committee – T. Costello
Election of Chair-Elect for Faculty Council – The call for nominations went out on November 15 with a targeted deadline of November 23 so the elections could be conducted prior to the December College Faculty Meeting. None of the required three nominations were not received therefore elections could not be held. J. Turner nominated C. Rosencrans for Chair-Elect. T. Costello seconded the nomination.
Election of Three Nominees from AFLS to UA Committee on Committees – The US Committee on Committees requests our college to submit names of three elected nominees for a