Academic Policy 1210.00
Submission of Board of Trustees Agenda Items
Items to be considered by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees are to be submitted to the provost’s office approximately one month prior to the scheduled meeting. Dean’s offices will send to the provost’s office a complete list and back-up materials of all items according to the submission schedule below.
For ACADEMIC items, the deadline is two months in advance of the meeting at which consideration is requested. This allows time for review by the System office. Academic items that are immaterial or minor, such as name changes, can be submitted with regular agenda items.
|Board Meeting Date||Date for Submission to Provost’s Office –
Academic Agenda Items
|Date for Submission to Provost’s Office –
Regular Agenda Items*
|September 10-11, 2015||June 29, 2015||August 4, 2015|
|November 19-20, 2015||September 4, 2015||October 13, 2015|
|January 27-28, 2016||November 10, 2015||December 8, 2015|
|March 29-30, 2016||January 15, 2016||February 19, 2016|
|May 25-26, 2016||March 14, 2016||April 15, 2016|
All items and back-up materials need to be sent to the provost’s office directly from the dean’s office (rather than departments or other offices) to ensure that the dean has reviewed and approved them for the agenda. The items and back-up materials need to be sent electronically to the executive assistant to the provost at email@example.com. If there are no items to send forward, please send an e-mail message indicating that.
Items that are typically sent to specific Board of Trustees meetings are:
|January||honorary degree nominations for Spring Commencement|
|April||emeritus resolutions, promotion and tenure, and Off Campus Duty Assignment proposals|
|May||Requests to Exceed Line-item Maximum|
|September||honorary degree nominations for Fall Commencement|
Also send resolutions for faculty, staff, and students whose achievements reflect positively on the campus or resolutions on the death of individuals who have contributed significantly to the UA. In addition, include items approved by the Faculty Senate which require approval or notification of the Board and/or of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Approval of bonding, fees, and other finance items will be taken to the Board by the vice chancellor for finance and administration once approved by the provost and at other necessary campus levels.
*Regular agenda items are academic items that are immaterial or minor, such as name changes, resolutions of sorrow, emeritus resolutions, etc. and can be submitted with regular agenda items.