32nd Faculty Senate

Vol. 32, No. 7

November 20, 1997

I. Roll Call.

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

Excused: MacDonald, L. Nelson.

II. Approval of Minutes.

The minutes of the October 23, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

III. Chair�s Report.

A. Chancellor Kuipers reported that, she has met with students on budget priorities for the next biennial budget; the alumni development director search is near completion.

B. Provost/Vice Chancellor Lambert will attend a 12/12/97 System meeting to discuss how to cope with the rising cost of replacing administrative information systems on campus.

C. Mike Haupert attended a recent faculty representative�s meeting where he learned, the 1999-2001 budget planning process has a provision that UWS will label all positions as management�staff�and so on; in February System will conduct an IT survey using results to lobby legislature for more money; auditors are checking to see that campuses are in compliance with regent rules concerning post-tenure review; the retirement multiplier looks dead, however the optional retirement system looks like it got a boost; and, the base allocation share of GPR fees for LaCrosse is 4.2%.

IV. Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.

Chair Haupert reported that the proposed initiatives are presently being reviewed by the Academic Priorities Committee. That committee�s report is expected to be presented at the 12/11/97 meeting. Additionally, the Joint Budget Committee is scheduling presentations from all individuals who have initiatives described in the document. The senate began discussion of the proposed strategic planning initiatives and offered the following comments and recommendations:

08-99-1 Information Systems Major was discussed.

01-99-04 NSF and Grant Matching Funds

    M/S/P to recommend that item 1-99-04 be given a high priority. (voice vote with abstentions)

36-99-01 Recruitment - Unclassified Staff (SAH)

    M/S/P the faculty senate recommends the creation of a university-wide recruitment expense pool. (show of hands: 10 yes, 8 no, 4 abstentions)

36-99-04 Distance Education was discussed.

Discussion will continue at the 12/4 and the 12/11 meetings.

V. Old Business.

VI. New Business.

VII. Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

Submitted by

James Parker, Secretary