Faculty Council Minutes -- March 2014MINUTES
DBCAFLS FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING
March 21, 2014
Rosen Center Conference Room
Michael Evans – HORT (Chair)
Don Edgar- AECT
Yanbin Li – BAEG
Kris Brye -CSES
Andy Proctor – FDSC
Kathy Smith - HESC
Garry McDonald - HORT
Ashley Dowling- ENTO
Laurie Apple- HESC (Chair-elect)
Jessica Hulse- Administrative Specialist-Bumpers College Dean's Office
Nathan McKinney- Assistant Director, Agricultural Experiment Station
Call to Order – Dr. Michael Evans, Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m.
Approval of Agenda – Motion made, seconded and agenda approved.
Approval of Minutes – Motion made, seconded and approved, with the addition of attendee, the February 21, 2014 Faculty Council minutes.
Division of Agriculture – Assistant Director, Agricultural Experiment Station
State funding for division activities has been approved at level funding. Considering all the economic factors in the state, this is a positive outcome. Good news comes from the Federal appropriations where Hatch dollars will increase from $218 million dollars to $240 million dollars for FY 14. AFRI funds have increased by 10%. There is a new update for international travel. Most university benefits travel with the employee with certain restrictions around the world. The university health and disability insurance does not automatically travel with the employee, whether on business or vacation. You must apply for an exception to a list of countries where benefits do not apply. That list is the insurance company's list, not the State Department's. It is requested that as far in advance as possible, the employee obtain an exception form from Rita in Dr. Cochran's office.
Bumpers College —Dean, Dr. Mike Vayda - No Report
Bumpers College – Associate Dean, Dr. Lona Robertson- No Report
International Programs – Dr. Leslie Edgar
Please click on the link to view Dr. Edgar's IPO update.
Please click on the link to view the International Travel Waiver Release Agreement.
Honors Program – Dr. Curt Rom – No Report
University Faculty Senate – Dr. Mary Savin – No Report
Graduate Council – Dr. Jacquelyn Wiersma - No Report
Faculty Council Business:
Please double check and forward to Carmen your updated Faculty voting lists by the next Faculty Council meeting on April 18.
Future Faculty Council meetings are scheduled for March 21 and April 18. The spring 2014 College Faculty meeting is scheduled for May 2.
Standing Committee Reports:
Promotion and Tenure Committee – Dr. John Clark - No Report
Nomination Committee - Dr. Kelly Way
Currently, there are four candidates out of the five needed and the committee working on a fifth at this time. Three of the four candidates have their forms filled out and given back to Dr. Way. The Committee hopes to have nominations reported after Spring Break. The nominations will then go to Carmen for voting.
Awards Committee – Dr. Kate Shoulders – No Report
Scholarship Committee – Dr. Bruce Ahrendsen – No Report
AFLS Curriculum Sub-Committee – Dr. Ashley Dowling
Please click on the link to view the AFLS Curriculum Sub-Committee Report.
HESC Curriculum Sub-Committee – Dr. Kelly Way
Please click on the link to view the HESC Curriculum Sub-Committee Report.
Old Business –
Approval of FDSC minor requirements and check sheet changes:
The AFLS Curriculum Sub-Committee has moved to modify the FDSC checklist to require at least five hours control electives be 3000-4000 level. The options for upper division elective hours have moved to be increased. The committee has moved for the deletion of a course-no longer taught.
Motion to accept the FDSC changes as submitted was seconded and approved.
New Business – Dr. Michael Evans, Chair
1. HESC Curriculum Recommendations – Dr. Kelly Way
The committee requests that the following HESC curriculum changes be considered by the Council:
Remove from requirements:
HESC 1411L Observation of Children
HESC 4423 Adult Development
HESC 4753 Family Financial Management
Change of course number:
HESC 3402 Child Guidance to HESC 2473
HESC 3401L Child Guidance Lab to HESC 2471L
Add new courses:
HESC 1413 Foundations for Teaching Young Children
HESC 2401L Infant and Toddler Development Lab
All seven HESC curriculum change items were accepted, seconded and approved.
2. AFLS Curriculum Committee Recommendations – Dr. Ashley Dowling
The committee moves that the following AFLS curriculum changes be considered by the Council:
Deletion of AFLS 2003 (Introduction to Global Ag, Food and Life Sciences)
CSES non-thesis major deleted.
Ag Communications minor name changed to AFLS Communications
AEAB checklist changes-adding some flexibility in course choices to departmental core to incorporate new faculty expertise and alleviate large class sizes.
All AFLS Curriculum changes were accepted, seconded and approved.
3. Dr. Vayda has moved for the establishment of an ad hoc committee to develop policies and procedures for faculty 3-year reviews. The council has moved to have further conversations with their departments as well as Dr. Vayda. The motion to table this discussion until the next meeting was accepted, seconded and approved.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
Submitted by Jessica Hulse