University Assembly and Faculty Senate

Welcome to the University Assembly’s web page. The University Assembly and the Faculty Senate are the primary legislative bodies for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Next Regular Faculty Senate meeting, Legends’ Room, 1:00, Friday, May 6, 2016

Agenda for the 5/6/2016 meeting

Transflex memo

Judicial Policy Substitute motion, Memo from Counsel regarding Judicial Policy revisions (preliminary)

Amendment from Core Council to Core Transfer motion: Replace item 4.c. with “The Office of Transfer Student Services makes the decision about core equivalency.  These decisions may be appealed to the Core Council, who makes the final decision.  The Core Council will determine rules by which it will manage appeals.”

Amendment from Senator Jovanovic regarding Core Transfer motion: Amend FS_2016_28 to add “And Be it resolved to combine the Core Transfer Reciprocity Policy as amended, the existing Transfer of ‘D’  grades Policy 501.10, the existing ‘Transflex’ Policy, and other existing policies involving undergraduate transfer credit into a single policy and replace 517.1 with this policy.

Commentary: If passed, this motion will not change any of the existing policies; it merely combines all of the existing policies involving transfer credit into a single existing policy about transfer students, which will make it easier for faculty, staff, and administrators to be aware of, and to locate, all of the relevant policies governing transfer students and transfer credit issues. The goal is to improve the university’s ability to provide useful services to transfer students, thereby encouraging growth of transfer student enrollment, increasing retention of transfer students, and improving graduation rates of transfer students.”

Attachment A. Graduates

Attachment B. Calendars [graphic view][start/end dates for Fall][start/end dates for Spring][start/end dates for summer]

List of SKiM programs

Judicial Policy side by side mark up

Core Council Report, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4

Undergraduate Council Report

Graduate Council Report

Faculty Governance Committee Report, 5/6

Faculty Governance Committee Report, 4/15

Minutes for the 4/15 meeting

Agenda for the 4/15/2016 meeting

Judicial Policy Review new policy

Planning and Finance report

Core Council Report

Undergraduate Council

Graduate Council

Minutes for the 3/11/2016 meeting

Agenda for the 3/11/2016 meeting (for reference)

Minutes for the 2/19/2016 meeting

Agenda for the 2/19/2016 meeting (for reference)


Next University Assembly meeting, DSC A, B, C, 2:00, Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2:00

Agenda for the 4-21-2016 meeting

Minutes for the 8-13-2015 meeting, President Wright’s Opening Remarks

Agenda for the 8-13-2015 meeting (for reference)


About the University Assembly

The University Assembly is the overarching governance body and is composed of key administrators, all full-time regular faculty, elected members of the Staff Senate, and student representatives selected by the Student Government Association. All legislative functions of the UALR Assembly are assigned to the UALR Faculty Senate subject only to the right of the Assembly to amend or rescind legislative actions of the Faculty Senate.

About the Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is composed of faculty representing each college, one senator for each ten faculty; the chancellor; provost; president of the Staff Senate; and president of the Student Government Association. The areas of the Faculty Senate’s legislative authority shall include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Admission requirements
  2. Curriculum and courses
  3. Degrees and requirements for degrees
  4. Calendar and schedules
  5. Awards, honors and honorary degrees
  6. Interpretation of its own legislation

In addition to its legislative authority and all actions taken under this authority, the Faculty Senate shall make comments and recommendations on matters of UALR concern and multi-campus concern.