32nd Faculty Senate

Vol. 32, No. 9

December 11, 1997

I. Roll Call.

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

Excused: Duquette, Lazinger, Prucha.

II. Approval of Minutes.

The minutes of the December 4, 1997, meeting were approved as distributed.

III. Chair�s Report.

A. M/S/P to approve the list of December 1997, graduates contingent upon the successful completion of the requirements for their respective degrees.

B. Senator Parker made reference to the controversy related to the Washington Redskins Logo in the dorm hall and suggested as faculty he thought we should know that the student discussion in Valhalla attended by about 500 students, faculty and staff had been informative, responsible and constructive.

C. Chancellor Kuipers reported that 60 of 65 invited guests attended the recent Chancellor�s Community Council; that she has been appointed to the Higher Education Commission by Governor Thompson; and that the forum held last night regarding diversity issues was both helpful and informative.

D. Faculty Representative Haupert reported that there is a bill before the Legislature which calls for the assignment of student identification numbers to be used internally on campuses instead of individual social security numbers; a UW-S ad hoc committee is reviewing Four Year Graduation contracts; the proposed optional retirement system is before the Legislature; and, copies of an Executive Summary of Professor Evaluations (12/5/97) were distributed.

E. The UW-LaCrosse Distance Education report is available for review in the senate office, 323 Graff Main Hall.

IV. Approval of 1999-2000 Calendar.

M/S/P to approve the 1999-2000 academic year calendar. (voice vote)

V. Academic Priorities Committee Report on Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.

Tom Gendreau, Chair of the Academic Priorities Committee (APC), reviewed the report which contains three sections: new programs, strategic plan items directly related to academics, and other strategic plan items.

Under section 1, the committee recommends:

1a. B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS)

The APC recommends planning for this program continue but the program should not be approved until certain concerns of the APC can be resolved.

1b. M.S. in Athletic Training

The APC enthusiastically recommends that UW-L seek entitlement for this program.

1c. M.S. in Software Engineering

The APC enthusiastically recommends that UW-L seek entitlement for this program.

Under section 2, the committee offered comments/questions about items in the Strategic Plan that are related to academic priorities.

Under section 3, the committee offered comments/recommendations about items that are indirectly related to academic priorities.

M/S/P to approve section 1, of the report from the Academic Priorities Committee. (voice vote with abstentions)

M/S/P to request that the Academic Priorities Committee continue discussion of the proposed B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS) with the Management Department and the College of Business Administration Dean, and report back to the faculty senate Spring Semester 1998. (voice vote)

The senate commended the committee�s work.

M/S/P referencing the 1998-99 Proposed Strategic Planning Initiatives to move under the University Wide Initiatives, NSF and Grant Matching Funds to the #1 priority and reduce Academic Discovery Lab�Peer Advising Lab to the lowest priority. (voice vote)

03-99-02c Contracting/Outsourcing of Painting Services for Academic Buildings was discussed.

03-99-02i Replacement of Chalk Boards in Academic Buildings was discussed.

04-99-01 Work Program for Academic Summer Institute was discussed.

Expansion of library hours during summer session was discussed.

VI. Old Business.

VII. New Business.

VIII. Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

Submitted by

James R. Parker, Secretary