Change Log for the Constitution

 

Constitution of the University Assembly
The constitution has changed many times since it’s inception in 1988. A committee of faculty incorporated those changes through 2007. For changes subsequent to that year, a change log has been started so as to achieve better configuration control.
Version Date Changed Summary of Change Relevant Legislation
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  • V41 – articles I-IV [WORD]
  • V41 – article V [WORD]
1/25/2019

Legislation: FS_2018_15, FS_2018_16, FS_2018_22

  •  V40 – articles I-IV [WORD]
  • V40 – article V [WORD]

9/15/2017 (C&A, committee calling, delete publications, SRCW)

3/30/2018 (officers of FS, delete fringe benefits, environmental impact, P&F, B&G)

 

Legislation: FS_2016_12, FS_2016_26, FS_2016_27, FS_2016_36, FS_2017_6, FS_2017_8, FS_2017_19, FS_2017_20, FS_2017_21, FS_2017_26

  • Ottenheimer Library -> Collections and Archives
  •  authority to designate initial committee organizer
  • updates to counsel and offices of the faculty senate
  • delete publications committee
  • add publications committee duties to Student Research and Creative Works committee
  • add buildings and grounds
  •  4/21/2017
  • changes to election of the President of the Assembly
  •  3/31/2017
  • add authority over learning outcomes to council on core curriculum and policies
  •  12/9/2016
  • Honors and Awards Committee membership changes
  • 6/9/2016
Article V

  • “Fiscal Year” to “Academic Year”
  • Treasurer responsibilities
  • Agenda distribution
  • Survey of committee interests
  • Fall Open House Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Add Issues and Concerns Committee
  • Nomination Committee -> Election Committee
  • Remove Orientation Committee
  • Staff Achievement Awards Committee
  • Staff Awards Ceremony Committee
  • Staff Senate Governance Committee
  • Staff University Development Committee -> Staff Campus Campaign Committee
  • Staff Senate Chair limitations
  • 4/21/2016
  •  Assembly By-Laws: eVoting for Faculty Senate and University Assembly committees
  • 3/11/2016
  • Admission and Transfer Credit Committee membership changes
  • 2/22/2016
  • Faculty Senate Bylaws: membership requirement on Faculty Senate committees
  •  1/29/2016
  • Faculty Senate By-Laws: eVoting on Faculty Senate committees
  • administrator title change on ATCC
  • 11-20-2015
  • Authority for Core Transfer
  • Authority over off-season Committee on Committees appointments
  • 9-25-2015
  • Remove P&F chair as chair of Calendar Committee
  • Merge Faculty Research Committee and Faculty Teaching and Service Development Committee into Faculty Professional Development Committee
  • 8-28-2015
  • Provost Title throughout document
  • 5-22-2015
  • Add Blood Drive Committee
  • Add Staff University Development Committee
  • Remove Staff Senate function 2
  • Awards Ceremony Committee change
  • 5-1-2015
  • Constituency of Faculty Governance Committee
  • 4-23-2015
  • Term of Faculty Senators
  • Add Council on Core Curriculum and Policies to Article IV
  • Amending Administrative Titles in the Constitution
  • Interim Faculty Senate Reapportionment

 

  • 12-5-2014
  • Tweak Council on Core Curriculum and Policies authority
  •  10-16-2014
 Article V

  • add Public Outreach Committee
  • fix some editorial issues with earlier changes

 

  • 9-21-2014
  • Faculty Research Committee name change
  • 8-29-2014
  • Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee constituency
  • Graduate Council Term Change
  • 2/20/2014
  • article V. delete grievance committee
  • 8/30/2013
  • ATCC titles changes
  • Council on Core Curriculum and Policies
  • 3/15/2012
  • article V. change Staff Senate Officer Succession
  • 4/26/2012 Staff Senate Minutes (acknowledgement that chancellor approved changes)
  •  -> 3/15/12 Staff Senate Minutes (vote affirmed changes)
  • Text of the change cited in the minutes
  • 2/16/2012 Staff Senate Minutes(email vote)
  • 1/19/2012 Staff Senate Minutes(lack of quorum)
  • 2/17/2012
  • Undergrad Research Council changes name to Student Research and Creative Works Council and adds graduate research to its mission
  • 4/15/2011
  • Election of the President
  • Resource Manager -> Counsel
  •  10/21/2010
  • article V. quorum on approval,
  • staff senate achievement awards committee
  • communications officer and committee

 

  •  1/22/2010
  • ATCC modified administrative titles and increased faculty representatives
  • Athletics Committee increased faculty members and redefined FAR
  • 01-30-2009
  • Redefinition of the Admission and Transfer Credit Committee
  • 2-16-2007
  • Undergraduate Research Council
  • 5/5/2006
  • resource manager
  • faculty governance committee, debated in 4-14-2006 faculty senate meeting, approved in August, 22 2006 assembly meeting
  • 11/11/2005
  • definition of Academic Technology and Computing Committee
  • Changes to Faculty Appeals Council operating procedures
  • Changes to Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee membership and procedures
  • 8-19-2003
  • article V: fund drive committee -> fund-raising committee
  • 10-8-2001
  • 10-21-2001
  • Fringe Benefits Committee membership
  • Graduate & Undergraduate Council Campus reporting
  • Publications Committee appointment method change
  • PAC to attend budget hearings
  • past president becomes immediate past president
  • firm up census year
  • expansion of Planning and Finance Committee role
  • faculty teaching and service development committee
  • Honors & Awards Committee
Various Various This version should reflect only the changes listed below. The ad hoc faculty committee indicated that this version does not accurately reflect all changes to date.One change was disallowed due to incorrect approval process.
 August 18, 1999
  • assembly quorum
  • term of offices of president and faculty senate officers
  • committee on committees to nominate president
 August 17, 1999
  • composition of staff senate
  • delete proxies

 

(Note: due to the difficulty of maintaining changes to article V concurrently, it is split out in the word document and reassembled in the PDF.)

October 4, 1996
  • Replacement for Article V
 4/26/1996
  • Article I. add four staff members to Policy Advisory Council. (Note: only one vote is required to change the membership of assembly committees)
  •  4-26-1996 Minutes
  • NOTE: changes to the membership of councils and committees of the assembly require one vote.
August 19, 1993
  • how to amend the constitution
  • creation of past president
  • planning and finance
  • academic calendar and schedules committee
 March 15, 1991
  • Academic Calendar and Schedules Committee (note: prior to 1993, only one vote was required to change Faculty Senate committees)
  •  October 20, 1989
  • Honors and Awards Committee (note: prior to 1993, only one vote was required to change Faculty Senate committees)
  •   4/27/1989
  • Health and Wellness Committee (disallowed.  Requires 2 consecutive votes of assembly to add a new committee.  This is more substantial than changing the membership of the committee, which requires only one vote.)
  • 9/29/1988
  • Admission and Transfer Credit Committee (note: prior to 1993, only one vote was required to change Faculty Senate committees)
 1988  This constitution was adopted in 1988.
v0 [PDF] 9-24-2007 All changes from 1988-2007 August 19, 1993 January 19, 1996 October 4, 1996 October 10, 1997 August 18, 1999 Report from Ad Hoc Faculty Committee in 11/11/2005 Faculty Senate minutes
Rogue 3/21/2014 This is the constitution from ualr.edu/facultysenate as of 6/3/2014. Latest changes have not been reported to the Faculty Governance Committee and verified. Impossible to determine.

catastrophic leave committee academic adjustment

Last version of constitution on old Faculty Senate web site before the site was pulled down.