Minutes of the Campus Council Meeting
October 26, 2005
Room 282, Bell Engineering
Minutes Status: Approved
Officers: Rom Bowlin, Jones
Voting Members - Ex-officio: Thomas, Haley, Brick, McNully, Zibert
Administrative Representatives: Pugh
Faculty Senators: Evans, King, Hanlin, Mayes, Dennis, Kral, Currington, Salisbury, Rom
Staff Senators: Bixby, Fendley, Golden, Gray, Hartwell, Perrodin, Vaught
Student Senators: Bensing, Churchill, Cottrell, Endicott, Gibson, Humphreys, Hunter, Jones, Kees, Kincannon, Miller, Smith, Sparkman
Non-Voting Members, Ex-officio: Smith
Voting Members - Ex-officio: Brady
Administrative Representatives: Weidemann, Shannon, Bobbitt, Worrell, Dutton, Greenwood, Saxena, Geren, Brill, McMath, Allen
Faculty Senators: Rosenkrans, Allison, Parry, Freund, DiBrezzo, Murphy, Cantrell
Staff Senators: Clay, Denger, Edwards, Erbe, Featherston, Fondren, Melahn, Morgan, Yell
Student Senators: Bailey, Biggs
Non-Voting Members, Ex-officio: White, Pederson, Brazzell, Gearhart, Hudson
I. Call to Order:
Curt Rom, Campus Council Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:41.
II. Approval of the Agenda
The agenda was approved.
III. Approval of minutes from the Spring 2005 semester.
Minutes of April 27, 2005
The Spring 2005 minutes of the Campus Council were approved.
IV. Roll Call
V. Reports of Activity
A. Chair – Curt Rom reported on the following:
- 810.10 policy has been under review.
- Agenda committee – Janet Bowlin, Chair. 3 students, 3 staff, 3 faculty. Professor Rom thanked Janet for her assistance with this committee.
- Pandemic preparations in the event of avian flu? Student Health Center follows the advice of the CDC but thus far, no word.
- 10/31/05 – get your flu vaccine and a candy treat!!!
B. Faculty Senate – Deborah Thomas reported on the following:
- Environmental Sustainability Committee – to report to the Faculty Senate in November.
- ASG referral to the Faculty Senate regarding a change renewal policy. No change was recommended by the Faculty Senate.
- Task Force on Faculty Governance is reviewing ways the Faculty Senate is governed. Possible changes in the future.
- Curriculum changes are all posted in the minutes of the Faculty Senate.
C. Staff Senate – Kenley Haley reported on the following:
- Worked on staff benefits this past year; state legislature passed a bill that allowed staff to have a sick-leave buyout.
- Awards developed; a team award. 15 nominations – This year, awarded to a graduate in international programs.
- 6 scholarships awarded to staff pursuing degrees at the U of A. Also a memorial scholarship developed and used this year.
D. ASG/Student Senate – Phil Brick, Kris Zibert reported on the following:
- Student government is going very well this year. Almost all positions have been filled. Please encourage students to participate.
- Trying to reach out to more students on campus and also reaching out to the Faculty/Staff groups as well.
- Parking continues to be a big issue, including the discrepencies between the two parking decks. Campus safety has been a concern. Concern also expressed about recent campus deaths.
- Other issues being examined include the safe driving program, academic issues and increasing students’ awareness of teacher evaluations. Also looking at entrepreunerial activities; money raising for such things as food banks, hurricanes, and so on. Also hoping to increase conversations with student government at other Arkansas schools.
VI. Old Business
VII New Business
A. Campus Lighting
Concerns about lighting on campus were raised. A recommendation to do a study of the area between the Walton College and the new parking garage was made. However, the motion to make a recommendation to study the path was withdrawn since faulty lights in this area have been repaired.
All are encouraged to report any lighting problems to Physical Plant.
B. Election of Officers
Joel Freund (Faculty) was elected as the new Chair of the Campus Council. Carla Gray (Staff) was elected as the new Vice-Chair of the Campus Council.
C. Free Newspapers on campus
The President of the U of A system and the Chancellor did not approve the implementation of this program for this year. It will, however, be reintroduced during the next fiscal year. It is anticipated that the newspapers will be on campus beginning in Fall 2006.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:20.