November 1, 2006
Arkansas Union Theatre
I. Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 3:31.
II. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved.
III. Minutes of the Spring meeting.
The minutes of the Spring 2006 meeting of the Campus Council were approved.
IV. Roll Call
Officers: Freund, Jones
Voting Members - Ex-officio: Riggs, Whiteside, Looney for Zibert, McNully, Bixby
Administrative Representatives: Pugh
Faculty Senators: Turner, Parry, Kral, Martin, Jensen, Rosenkrans, Riemenschneider, Brady, Wardlow, Salisbury
Staff Senators: Golden, Haley, Melahn, Yell
Student Senators: Cobb, Diggs, Humphreys, Tuttle, Cottrell, Hock
Non-Voting Members, Ex-officio: Smith
Voting Members - Ex-officio: Foley
Administrative Representatives: Weidemann, Shannon, Bobbitt, Worrell, Dutton, Greenwood, Saxena, Geren, McMath, Allen, Nance
Faculty Senators: Gay, Dennis, Allison, Mayes, King, Sears,
Staff Senators: Clay, Denger, Blagg, Erbe, Fendley, Fondren, Foshe, MacAtee, Mounce, Perrodin, Gray, Williams
Student Senators: Bookhout, Kees, Francis, Grosso, Watkins, Powell, Churchill, Boeving, Holland, Ribble
Non-Voting Members, Ex-officio: White, Pederson, Brazzell, Gearhart, Hudson
V. Reports of Activity
a. Report of the Chair, Joel Freund
The Chair reported that meetings have been regularized for the Campus Council. Upcoming dates for meetings of the Campus Council are available on the Campus Council Website.
b. Report of the Faculty Senate, Charles Riggs
c. Report of the Staff Senate, Bruce McNully
The Chair of the Staff Senate reported that their current focus is on studying the "Choose Well" program.
d. Report of the ASG/Student Senate, Quinten Whiteside.
ASG reported on the following issues:
- A voting campaign
- An expanded safe-ride program that will run from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Wednesday thru Saturday
- Ethics in the Senate
- Correction of current funding issues
- Safety issues
- The new ASG web site - asg.uark.edu
e. Inclement Weather Task Force, Barbara Taylor
Dr. Taylor reported on the Inclement Weather Task Force, a committee that was formed in mid September. Their charge has been to address the Inclement Weather Policy as it currently stands. Dr. Taylor reported that all angles have been examined including distances to the university from home, costs of closing the University for a day, how roads are cleaned, definitions of terms, safe pedestrian routes, and so on. Though not officially completed, Dr. Taylor did report on several recommendations from the Task Force:
-The term "Inclement Weather" needs to be defined clearly;
-The "delayed opening" needs to be clearly defined;
-The policy should address all severe weather scenarios, not just snow and ice;
-Clearer and widespread communication is absolutely essential;
-Need to include Frequently Asked Questions related to Inclement Weather on the U of A web site;
-Should also include material in the Spanish language;
-Must consider the needs of on-campus students and employees who are needed to support them.
VI. Old Business
VII. New Business
a. Resolution in support of “Principles of the University”
A motion passed to support the resolution in support of "Principles of the University".
b. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
By acclimation, Terry Martin was approved to serve as Chair of the Campus Council.
By acclimation, Jeremy Cobb was approved to serve as Vice Chair of the Campus Council.
Jeannie Whayne, Chair of the Campus Faculty, announced the upcoming Campus Faculty meeting on November 2.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.