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Trustees Consider New Parking Lots

Arkansas Tech University took a step on Thursday toward the possible addition of 234 parking spaces on the west side of its Russellville campus.

Arkansas Tech University took a step on Thursday toward the possible addition of 234 parking spaces on the west side of its Russellville campus.
 
The Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees approved an expenditure of $6,500 from the housing unappropriated fund balance to cover the costs of an engineering survey that will be conducted by the university’s on-call engineering firm, Crafton and Tull.
 
The survey will investigate the possibility of constructing a 50-space parking lot just north of the existing Critz Hall parking lot on North Glenwood Avenue as well as an 80-space parking lot and a 104-space parking lot to the south of the Critz parking lot.

The aerial photograph shown at right displays the areas where the proposed parking lots would be constructed.
 
If the project comes to fruition, it will help the university account for the additional parking needs that will be created when the residence hall under construction on M Street opens in fall 2013.
 
Trustees also considered a campus improvement project at the Hull Physical Education Building during their meeting on Thursday.
 
AMR Architects, Inc., of Little Rock was selected to develop a schematic design and cost estimate for renovating the dressing room facilities and the space that previously included an indoor swimming pool at the Hull Building.
 
In other business on Thursday, the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees approved:
 
*a change to the Arkansas Tech Faculty Handbook that calls for Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) course numbers to be listed on all applicable course syllabi in accordance with a provision of the Roger Phillips Transfer Policy Act of 2009;
 
*a change to the Arkansas Tech Faculty Handbook that states, in accordance with new federal financial aid guidelines, determination of student attendance in electronically delivered classes will henceforth be made based upon the completion of an assignment as determined by the faculty member before the attendance verification date for the course;
 
*a letter of intent concerning the establishment of a Department of Health Sciences as an administrative unit at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus;
 
*a program proposal for a Associate of Applied Science degree in cardiovascular technology at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus, with plans on offering the degree beginning in fall 2013 contingent upon approval from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
 
*purchase of 1.25 acres, including a metal storage building, adjacent to Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus at the appraised value of $70,000, with funds coming from the unappropriated educational and general fund balance.
 
In personnel-related matters on Thursday, the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees approved the hiring of:
 
*Rachel Storment as academic advisor in the Arkansas Tech College of Business College to Career Center, effective Oct. 1, 2012;

*Angela J. Black as associate librarian, effective Oct. 16;
 
Trustees accepted the resignations of:

*Garry Holstein, visiting instructor of art, effective Dec. 28;

*John Phillips IV, coordinator of student recruitment at Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus, effective Oct. 26.

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