32nd Faculty Senate

Vol. 32, No. 15

April 2, 1998

I. Roll Call.

Present: Egle, Grant, Haupert, Host, Kraemer, S. Krajewski, Lazinger, L. Nelson, N. Pati, Prucha, Reithel, D. Riley, Roskos, Shanks, Snowberg, Socha, P. Taylor, Willey, Wingate.

Excused: Barmore, Claflin, Duquette, MacDonald, J. Parker.

II. Approval of Minutes.

There were no minutes to approve.

III. Chair�s Report.

Chair Haupert reported that the Diversity 2008 Draft Plan is due in mid-April; a pilot program to train students to support technology will be on the Board of Regents agenda this month; Distance Education policies at UW-S are currently being reviewed; the five year vesting period for pension has been eliminated by the Legislature and is waiting for Governor Thompson�s signature; and the biennial budget issues are expected to be discussed at the next BOR meeting.

IV. Approve SEC Nominees for ad hoc Distance Education Committee.

M/S/P to approve the following SEC nominees to serve on the ad hoc Distance Education Committee: Tom Aiuppa, Mark Gibson, Tom Kernozek, Cecilia Manrique, Dayr Reis, Maurita Robarge, Sarah Shillinger, Stefan Smith, Rich Snowberg. (voice vote with abstentions)

V. Approval of GEO/ESC Geoarchaeology Minor - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

M/S to approve the minor in Geoarchaeology.

The senate discussed the Geo/Esc Minor and noted that the proposal did not go before the Academic Priorities Committee for review. Other issues and areas of concern, such as staffing, were raised.

M/S/P to table. (voice vote)

The Senate Executive Committee will investigate the procedures for processing proposed Minors and report back to the Senate. Chair Haupert will invite Drs. Gallagher and Wilder to the next meeting (4/16/98) to answer questions regarding the Minor.

VI. Discussion of Peer Advising Program - Sharie Brunk.

Sharie Brunk, Coordinator of the Academic Discovery Lab, reviewed the following list of Peer Advising Responsibilities which includes information that the peer advisor will provide as well as information the peer advisor will not provide:

Peer Advisor will Provide

Referral Information

1. Refer student to appropriate faculty advisor/program director for detailed major/minor requirements. (GPS, entrance requirements, course sequencing)

2. Refer student to available campus resources to meet individual needs

3. Where to go to "shop for a major" (transcript window for SNAP Report)

4. When and where to go for SNAP Report (faculty, Records & Registration Office)

5. How, when, and where to go to change major

Registration Information

1. Orient student to class schedule

2. How, when, and where to go to register for classes

3. Where to go for authorization to get into a closed class

4. When is last day to drop/add a course and where to go

5. Where to go to get course overload authorization (19 cr. is overload, dean approval)

6. What is the limit on student course load

7. Where to obtain information regarding remedial or honor courses

Problem Solving

1. Help identify/locate faculty advisor

2. How to change advisor

3. Assist student in reading his/her SNAP Report

4. How to repeat a class

5. Who to see to remove an incomplete from student record (instructor, Records & Registration)

6. Where to obtain UW-L policies regarding academic probation/suspension and appeals

7. Where to go for emergency medical withdrawal or leave of absence

8. Where to go to review retention standards (refer to assistant to dean)

Information Giving

1. Information on what majors/minors, and programs are available at UW-L

2. Where to go to obtain information and test dates on GRE, GMAT, etc.

3. How to find out about credit by examination options

4. Information regarding pass/fail policy

5. How student receives grade reports

6. Where to go for writing assistance (Writing Lab, ENG Department)

7. Where to go for tutorial assistance (English, Statistics, Physics, Math, etc.)

8. How and where to go to apply for UW-L scholarships

9. How to access academic advising information provided by instructor on the WEB

10. How to register to audit a class (refer to instructor, department chair)

Monitor Student Comments

1. Communicate students� concerns to appropriate colleges

Peer Advisor will not Provide

Academic Major/Minor Requirements

1. Will not advise on which classes to take

2. Will not select or recommend elective classes

3. Will not recommend sequence of classes for individual major/minor

4. Will not evaluate SNAP Report in relation to student major/minor (refer to faculty advisor, program director, assistant to the dean)

5. Will not provide information on course content (refer to faculty and UW-L Catalog)


1. Will not sign drop/add slip for overload schedule

2. Will not sign to audit a class (instructor and department chair)

3. Will not sign authorization for credit overload

4. Will not sign authorization for prerequisite override

5. Will not approve course substitution on SNAP Report (refer to assistant to the dean)

6. Will not provide transfer credit approval

Problem Solving

1. Will not do a degree audit approval for graduation (refer to Assistant to Dean)

Faculty Recommendations

1. Will not recommend one specific instructor over another

Exploration of Academic/Personal/Career Goals

1. Will not recommend occupational fields (refer to ADL)

2. Will not provide background necessary for occupational field of interest (refer to ADL and Career Services)

3. Will not provide information on job market (refer to Career Services)

4. Will not assist with resume, job search strategies, or mock interviews (refer to Career Services and ADL)

5. Will not advise students about long range academic and career goals (refer to ADL, Career Services, and C & T)

6. Will not counsel student on personal issues or problems (refer to C & T)

VII. Discussion of Faculty Senate Reorganization.

As a result of the recent academic reorganization, the Senate Executive Committee recommends the allocation of seats for purposes of faculty governance be as follows: The Non-Departmental Category shall be eliminated; members of the Non-Departmental Unit with full administrative assignment of associate dean or above shall be prohibited from voting for or serving on the senate; the balance of members of the Non-Departmental Unit shall be included in the College of Liberal Studies for purposes of voting for and serving on the faculty senate. The college seat allocation shall be as follows:

      CBA (44) = 1

      Alliance (73) = 2

      SAH (104) = 3

      CLS (163) = 4

      At-Large = 14

Following considerable discussion, the senate

M/S/P to send the proposal to the Articles and by-laws Committee for wording. (voice vote)

VIII. Old Business.

M/S/P the following proposed by-laws for the newly formed Undergraduate Research Committee. (voice vote) Second Reading

    Y. The Undergraduate Research Committee

    Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

    1. Establishing written evaluation procedures and criteria for funding undergraduate research proposals.

    2. Establishing written procedures for applying for undergraduate research funds.

    3. Publicizing the availability of undergraduate research funds and the procedures for applying for those funds.

    4. Receiving and evaluating research proposals from undergraduate students.

    5. Apportioning institutional funds for undergraduate research.

    6. Advising the coordinator of gifts and grants in the solicitation of grant monies to support undergraduate research.

    7. Planning and conducting an annual Undergraduate Research Day, as well as other means of disseminating undergraduate research results.

    Membership of the committee shall consist of eight faculty members and two student members. Terms of service for the faculty members shall be three years. There shall be no more than three faculty members from each of the following academic units: the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, and the Alliance of Education, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Social Work. Student members shall be selected from students who have received research funding from the committee in previous years. Students who submit research proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year. The coordinator of gifts and grants shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee for grants advisory purposes. The committee shall elect its chairperson.

IX. New Business.

X. Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.