Minutes of the Campus Faculty Meeting
December 9, 2003, 3:30 p.m.
Giffels Auditorium

Tom Jensen, Chair
Charles Riggs, Acting Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

I. Call to Order:

Tom Jensen, Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm.

II. Approval of the Agenda

The agenda was approved without objection.

III. Approval of the Minutes

A. The minutes of the April 3, 2003 were approved.
B. The minutes of the December 2, 2003 Special Called meeting
were approved.

IV. Reports

A. Dr. Edward L. Franklin, Executive Director, Arkansas Association of Two-
Year Colleges.

Dr. Franklin gave an overview of Community Colleges in Arkansas including
a brief discussion of the history of two year colleges in Arkansas, the unique
culture associated with two year colleges, and issues currently facing two
year colleges. One major issue facing two year colleges is one that four year
colleges face as well, funding.

B. Provost Robert Smith

Provost Smith provided a brief presentation of the University Inclement
Weather policy. He reminded faculty that the inclement weather policy does
not apply to students and faculty and that faculty are required to address
inclement weather contingencies in their course syllabi.
An article on the inclement weather policy appears in the most recent All
Things Academic, 4 (4) December, 2003.

V. Old Business

None

V. New Business

None

VI. Announcements

Tom Jensen reminded the faculty about the Faculty Holiday Reception to be held
on December 11, 2003, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the Radisson Hotel.

VII. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.