Faculty Senate Policies

Policies of the Faculty Senate and its Councils and Committees

NOTE: This is an archival page that collects many Faculty Senate policies by topic. It is updated through 2018, and most files before 2000 are not available digitally. Many of the links on this page go to policies that have been updated. Check the UALR Policy page for the most recent version of numbered policies.

Policies related to the UALR Constitution (see the page for the Faculty Governance Committee for the Change Log associated ith the UALR Constitution)

Policy Number Description Change Log
Operating Procedures for new Colleges
Generic Dept. Gov. Doc.

Operating Procedures of Councils and Committees

Policy Number Description Change Log
Council on Core Curriculum and Policies
 Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee
  •  Authority for Executive Committee to seek out honors and awards for students and student groups
  • Authority for Executive Committee to edit motions for proper format
  • Authority to adjust schedules
  •  Minutes (4/19/1989)
  • Minutes (12/1/1989)
  • Schedules authority, minutes (4/10/2015), legislative transmittal (FS_2015_17)
Faculty Appeals Council

University Judicial Appeal Committee, Minutes, Attachment 9

Policies Related to Undergraduate Curriculum, Courses, and Admission Requirements (Undergraduate Catalog)

Policy Number Description Change Log
summer graduation and participation in ceremony

Minutes including academic freedom report

Minutes (5/2/1973)
 credit/no credit limits  Minutes (5/2/1973)
Continuing Education Unit Minutes (6/5/1975)
Criteria for Undergraduate Certificates and Minors Legislation (FS_2015_18)

Minutes (3/23/1977)

 Repeated courses
  • Minutes (12/8/1983)
  • Minutes (5/8/1975)
  • Minutes (5/2/1973)
  • Minutes (fall 1970)
Student Classification (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) Minutes (10/17/1985)
 Incomplete Grades  Minutes (2/26/1987)
Academic Courses offered abroad Minutes (2/16/1990)
Writing Proficiency Exam
GAP Program Minutes (3/23/2006)
Concurrent Enrollment 4/14/2006
Minutes (2/5/1999)
Admission Requirements
  •  Academic Probation Programming
  • Collegiate Success Program
  • Academic Clemency
Disability Statement for Syllabi Legislation (9/23/2011)
Academic Working Hours 
First Year Colloquium
Anonymity and Posting of Grades
Go to 404.15 Midterm Grades
Second Language Requirement

Policies Related to Graduate Curriculum, Courses, and Admission Requirements (Graduate Catalog)

Policy Number Description Change Log
Go to 502.1 Admission Categories NOTE: there are a number of graduate policy changes in the 4/18/2008 meeting.
Go to 502.2 Admissions Deadlines and Criteria
Go to 502.3 Admission Requirements for graduate students Minutes (2/16/1990)  – graduate admission
Academic Program Review Senate Legislation on Admission Requirements

Policies Related to Calendars and Schedules

Policy Number Description Change Log
AY2018-19 Calendar
AY2017-18 Calendar
AY2016-17 Calendar
AY2015-16 Calendar
AY2014-15 Calendar
AY 2013-14 Calendar

Policies Related to Awards, Honors, and Honorary Degrees

Policy Number Description Change Log
Policy Number Honorary Degrees
Faculty Excellence Awards
Dean’s List
  • Minutes (3/14/2003)
  • Minutes (5/2/1973)
Commendations for student groups
  • Men’s Basketball Team – 2016
  • Women’s Basketball Team – 2016
  • Women’s Basketball Team – 2015
  • Women’s Volleyball Team – 2014
  • Women’s Basketball Team – 20xx
Policy Number Academic Honors Minutes (4/2/1993)
Policy Number Robert Sarver and Pauline Hoeltzel awards Minutes (10/20/1989)
Policy Number Associate with Honors Minutes (45/1/1979)

Miscellaneous Policies

Policy Number Description Change Log
Behavioral Standards Committee Minutes (10/23/1986)
Faculty Annual Review
APR Council, ARG
  •  Minutes (10/21/1994) – plan approved
  • Minutes (9/9/1994) – groups presented
Academic Adjustment for Students with Disabilities
  •  Minutes (3/15/1996) – approval
  • Minutes (2/16/1996) – report and policy
Post Tenure Review Minutes (11/13/1998)
Roles and Rewards II Minutes (5/7/2010)
  • 403.13
  • 40x.xx
  • Faculty load policy
  • Roles and Rewards I
  • Minutes (4/19/1994)
  • Minutes (4/20/2007)
Go to 403.15 Promotion and Tenure
Summer School
Truth in Advertising of Academic Programs