32nd Faculty Senate

Vol. 32, No. 13

February 26, 1998

I. Roll Call.

Present: Barmore, Claflin, Duquette, Egle, Grant, Haupert, Host, Kraemer, S. Krajewski, Lazinger, MacDonald, L. Nelson, N. Pati, Prucha, Reithel, D. Riley, Shanks, Snowberg, Socha, Willey, Wingate.

Excused: J. Parker, Roskos, P. Taylor.

II. Approval of Minutes.

The minutes of the February 12, 1998, and the February 19, 1998, meetings were approved as distributed.

III. Chair�s Report.

A. The Board of the University Insurance Association (UIA), which was established to provide decreasing term life insurance to all unclassified employees of the UW-System, is soliciting nominations for membership. The UIA terms of office are 3-years. Nominations are due by March 20th.

B. Provost/Vice Chancellor Lambert, congratulated Dr. Sandra Krajewski for her recent recognition as an outstanding women leader in higher education; reported on lab modernization funding initiatives; and, updated the senate on three search and screen processes.

IV. Proposed Changes to the Articles and By-laws - Second Reading.

M/S/P the proposed changes to the Articles and By-laws which reflect the recent academic reorganization. (show of hands: 18-yes, 0-no, 1-abstain)

V. Change in By-laws Concerning Academic Policies and Standards Committee.

The Senate Executive Committee is recommending inserting the word "advising" in the duties and responsibilities of the Academic Policies and Standards Committee to read:

    1. Formulating and reviewing local policies and standards concerning admissions, advising, retention, advanced standing, probation, dismissal, readmission, the grading system, and graduation honors for undergraduate students.

    2. Ensuring equitable application of standards by the undergraduate schools and colleges.

    3. Supervising the administration of these standards and formulating procedures for hearing student appeals and petitions on academic matters not resolved by administrative offices of the university.

This represents the First Reading.

M/S/P to reorder the agenda to consider item VII. (voice vote)

VII. Articles and By-laws Committee Recommendations for Changes in By-laws of Joint Promotion Committee.

The Senate discussed the proposed changes to the Joint Promotion Committee By-laws. Dr. Keith Sherony, Chair of the Articles and By-laws Committee, joined the Senate and answered questions regarding the changes.

VI. Discuss Formation of a Standing Committee on Distance Education.

M/S/P to remove from the table. (voice vote)

Senator Wingate presented rationale for the formation of a faculty committee on distance education. In defining distance education, he envisions the committee addressing areas such as courses offered, audience, load, compensation, and committee make-up.

    M/S/P to create an ad hoc faculty committee to investigate the status of distance education and report back to the faculty senate on curriculum, audiences for curriculum, workload, compensation, quality of instruction, and any other issues of significance to faculty that the committee discovers in its investigation. (voice vote with abstentions)

P/VC Lambert indicated that his office will lend assistance to the committee.

VIII. Old Business.

IX. New Business.

M/S/P to approve the Senate Executive Committee nomination of Laura Nelson to serve on the Committee on Faculty Committees replacing Gary MacDonald who has resigned from the committee.

X. Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.