32nd Faculty Senate

Vol. 32, No. 5

October 16, 1997

I. Roll Call.

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

Excused: Kraemer, Roskos.

II. Approval of Minutes.

M/S to approve the minutes of the October 2, 1997, meeting.

M/S/F to amend by deleting paraphrased comments by names under item IV. (roll call vote)

    Yes: Egle, Krajewski, Pati, Riley, Socha, Willey.

    No: Barmore, Claflin, Duquette, Grant, Host, Lazinger, MacDonald, Nelson, Prucha, Reithel, Shanks, Snowberg, Taylor, Wingate.

    Abstain: Haupert, Parker.

The minutes of the October 2, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

III. Chair�s Report.

A. An Open Forum for the UW-S Diversity Working Plan is scheduled for October 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in 325 Main Hall. The plan will focus on race and ethnicity in its definition of diversity.

B. Chair Haupert reported that the process for distributing information technology funds this year will be on a formula basis. However, next year the distribution will be by competition.

C. Several million dollars will be placed into the UW-S Center for Learning Innovation which is a tool for campuses to use in delivering distance education. The plan doesn�t preclude campuses from developing their own distance education courses, and will not get into the business of course creation or degree granting. The focus will be on the creation of global support and a delivery system/network.

D. A retirement bill which provides optional plans to the present system, is still in discussion stages before the Assembly.

E. Chancellor Kuipers reported that the allied health funding stayed in the recently approved State budget.

F. Provost/Vice Chancellor Lambert indicated that the budget planning process is on schedule with the first draft expected to be in the hands of the Joint Budget Committee and the Faculty Senate by November 1st. Bob Bilby is the UWL representative to the System General Education Transfer Group. The General Education Committee as well as the Senate Executive Committee has endorsed the report.

G. M/S/P to approve the appointment of Lee Goodhart to the Academic Priorities Committee for a two-year term replacing Joyce Shanks who has resigned from the committee. (voice vote)

IV. Discuss/Debate the Proposed Change in the Academic Structure of UW-LaCrosse.

The Senate discussed the proposal which would change the academic structure at UW-LaCrosse. NCATE concerns, general process, differences in philosophies, leadership, goals/directions of the School of Education, and the implications for the College of Liberal Studies as well as the Strategic Alliance, were debated. Provost/Vice Chancellor Lambert informed the senate that an informational meeting about the proposal will be held 10/21/97 at 7 p.m. in 141 North Hall. All students enrolled in the School of Education or in an education major in the College of Health, Physical Education & Recreation will be invited to attend. Additionally, his office is sending out a letter which outlines the basics of the proposal.

V. Old Business.

VI. New Business.

VII. Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

Submitted by

James Parker, Secretary