32nd Faculty Senate

Vol. 32, No. 17

April 30, 1998

I. Roll Call.

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

Excused: MacDonald, Reithel, Roskos.

II. Approval of Minutes.

The minutes of the April 16, 1998, meeting were approved as distributed.

III. Chair�s Report.

Final candidates for the Deanship in the College of Liberal Studies will visit campus beginning next week. Representatives from governance groups are scheduled to meet with Dr. Alphine Jefferson on May 4th at 10 a.m., with Dr. Rochelle Kelz on May 7th at 8:30 a.m., and with Dr. John Magerus on May 11th at 10:30 a.m. Senators are encouraged to attend these important meetings which will be held in 325 Graff Main Hall.

M/S/P to reorder the agenda by moving item IX. Military Science Minor before item IV. Graduate Faculty Policy. (voice vote)

M/S/P to further reorder the agenda by considering item VIII. GEO/ESC Geoarchaeology Minor immediately following item IX. (voice vote)

IX. Military Science Minor - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

LTC Craig Gaetzke and Dr. Robert Krajewski joined the senate. LTC Gaetzke reviewed the minor which was approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee last semester. Dr. Krajewski provided the senate with a brief summary of the MS-304 course which he teaches. Considerable discussion/debate ensued.

M/S/F to approve the Military Science Minor. (roll call vote)

    YES: Barmore, Grant, Shanks, Snowberg, Socha, Taylor, Wingate.

    NO: Claflin, Duquette, Egle, Host, Kraemer, Krajewski, Lazinger, Nelson, Parker, Riley, Willey.

    ABSTAIN: Haupert, Pati, Prucha.

VIII. GEO/ESC Geoarchaeology Minor.

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

Representatives from geography and archaeology have provided the senate with a copy of the revised LX form for the Geoarchaeology Minor. The form reflects the revision in the number of credits which geography majors and archaeological studies majors must take if they choose the Geoarchaeology Minor. These changes were approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee at Tuesday�s meeting.

M/S/P to approve the Geoarchaeology Minor. (voice vote with abstentions)

M/S/F to reconsider the Military Science Minor. (show of hands: 9-yes, 10-no, 2-abstain)

IV. Graduate Faculty Policy.

Provost/Vice Chancellor Lambert presented the following changes to the Graduate Faculty Policy:

Definition -The Graduate Faculty consists of the faculty and academic staff (including adjunct and clinical faculty) of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse who meet the criteria for full, associate, or affiliate membership.

Full members must meet the following criteria: 1) hold the doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree (e.g., M.F.A.); 2) provide evidence of successful teaching at the graduate level; 3) provide evidence of continuing scholarly accomplishments in their discipline or professional field as defined by the respective departments; and 4) provide evidence of successful service as a director and/or member of theses, seminar papers, graduate projects, or comprehensive examination committees (if applicable to the faculty member�s respective graduate program). Only full members of the graduate faculty may direct theses, seminar papers, graduate projects, and oral examination committees unless an exception is approved by the Director of University Graduate Studies. Full members are appointed for a five-year term and have the option to be reevaluated for graduate faculty membership in conjunction with other regularly scheduled personnel reviews (e.g., promotion, tenure, or post tenure reviews).

Associate membership may be granted when all the criteria for full membership are not met, but compelling evidence is offered to demonstrate that selected individuals will contribute special expertise to a graduate program of the University by teaching, supervising clinical internships, and/or serving as members of (but not directing) theses, seminar papers, graduate projects, or comprehensive examination committees. While associate members of the graduate faculty usually hold a doctorate degree, a minimum of a master�s degree is required. Associate members are appointed for a three-year renewable term.

Affiliate membership may be extended only to individuals external to the UW-L community who will contribute to the university�s graduate programs by clinical supervision, specialized instruction, contribution of demonstrated professional expertise and knowledge to a graduate program, and/or serving as members of (but not directing) theses, seminar papers, graduate projects, or comprehensive examination committees. Affiliate members are appointed for a three-year term at the request of an academic department, and may be renewable.

Nomination for membership to the Graduate Faculty will be forwarded by the department chair to the dean of the appropriate college. Information about the nominee�s academic preparation, teaching record, experience in graduate education, and scholarly activities shall accompany the nominations. The college dean will review the nominations using this policy�s criteria for membership and, forward them with his/her recommendations to the Director of University Graduate Studies who shall then provide any commentary and submit them to the Graduate Council for consideration.

M/S/P to amend by striking the parenthetical phrase in the Associate membership paragraph. (voice vote with abstentions)

M/S/P to amend 4) in the Full members paragraph to read: 4) provide evidence of ability to serve as a director and/or member of theses, seminar papers, graduate projects� (voice vote with abstentions)

M/S/P to amend 2) in the Full members paragraph to read: 2) provide evidence of the ability to teach at the graduate level; (voice vote with abstentions)

M/S/P to approve the Graduate Faculty Policy as amended. (voice vote)

V. Fall 1999 Admissions Policy - Committee on Academic Policies & Standards.

Andy Matchett, Chair of the Committee on Academic Policies & Standards, presented the proposed Fall 1999 Admissions Requirements which are:

Priority Category I

Rank in the top 35% of class and achieve an ACT composite score of at least 21 or Rank in top 45% of class and achieve an ACT composite score of at least 23 (admissions likely)

Priority Category II

Does not meet Priority I requirements but ranks in the top 45% of class and achieve an ACT composite score of at least 20 (waiting list)

Priority Category III

Does not meet Priority I or II requirements but ranks in the upper 60% of class (admissions unlikely)

To provide the diversity essential to a comprehensive university and to meet institutional and system priority objectives, exceptions may be made to provide admission for special populations including, but not limited to, minority, disadvantaged, international, nontraditional, and those students with special talents.

M/S/P to approve the Fall 1999 Admissions Requirements. (voice vote)

VI. Four-Year Graduation Agreement - Committee on Academic Policies & Standards.

Diane Schumacher, Registrar, Tom Hood, Dean of Students, and Andy Matchett, Chair of the committee reviewed the Four-Year Graduation Agreement which the Board of Regents has mandated each campus have in place by Fall 1998. Basically, each institution must be able to guarantee that a student can graduate in four years if the student meets certain conditions, as determined by the campus. If those conditions are met, but the student cannot graduate, the university will waive the tuition for any remaining course(s). It is possible to exclude majors from this guarantee if there is adequate justification. The concept, process and agreement itself were discussed at the Provost�s Council with the deans� assistants participating. Agreements from other campuses have been reviewed, and UW-System legal counsel has reviewed the agreement from the perspective of contract language. The Deans� offices will administer the four-year agreement.

M/S/P to approve the Four-Year Graduation Agreement. (voice vote)

X. Creation of the Joint Committee on Academic Advising and Student Retention.

Postponed until the next meeting.

XI. Old Business.

XII. New Business.

XIII. Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

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