33rd Faculty Senate

Vol. 33, No. 8

December 3, 1998

I.  Roll Call.

Present: Bange, Duquette, Egle, Grant, Haupert, Host, Kraemer, S. Krajewski, LeDocq, Majak, L. Nelson, Nyatepe-Coo, Prucha, Reithel,  Roskos, Snowberg, Stroud, P. Taylor, VanVoorhis, Willey, Wingate.

Excused: Betton.

II. Approval of Minutes.

The minutes of the Nov.19 meeting were approved as distributed.

III.  Reports.

A.  Chancellor's Report: There was no Chancellor's report.

B.  Provost/Vice Chancellor's Report: Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor Hastad reported that Chancellor Kuipers was unable to attend the meeting as she was travelling back to La Crosse from Madison.

C.  Chair's Report: Chair Bange directed Senators' attention to copies of a memo from Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor Hastad to Chancellor Kuipers, distributed at the meeting, which advised her that the per credit tuition proposal not be pursued at this time.  He then noted that he recently received a proposal from the General Education Committee to remove the maximum credits limitations from categories in the General Education Program.  Although he also has received a number of requests to place this proposal on the Senate's agenda before the end of the current semester, he has declined to do so because of the potential controversy over any proposal related to the General Education Program.  However, to accommodate students whose schedules for spring semester will be affected by the decision on this proposal, he will schedule a Senate meeting for Thursday of the first week of classes, on 1/28/99, unless there are objections from senators.   He concluded his report by reminding senators of the reception at Chancellor Kuipers' home to which the Senate had been invited, following the Senate meeting.

IV.  Entitlement to Plan a B. S. in Athletic Training.

Chair Bange stressed that the Senate would not be approving the program itself at this time, but only approving the application to UW-System for entitlement to plan the program.  Dr. Mark Gibson of the Exercise and Sport Science Department gave background on the proposal.  UW-L has the only accredited program in Wisconsin, but at present the degree is given as an emphasis in the Major in Exercise and Sport Science.   Stevens Point is pursuing entitlement to plan a Major in Athletic Training.  Only a few major programs in Athletic Training will be approved by the Board of Regents, so it is essential that UW-L pursue permission to offer the program.   This will be a retitling of curriculum already in place that will require no new resources.

M/S/P (19-0-1 by voice vote) to recommend approval of the application for entitlement to plan the B. S. in Athletic Training.

V.  Continued Discussion of the 1998-1999 Strategic Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.

Discussion began with consideration of Initiative 04-00-01 Computers to Support Migration to Library Integrated System.  Senator Prucha and Interim Director of the Library Anita Evans explained the need for these computers.

M/S/P (19-0-2 by voice vote) to recommend that Initiative 04-00-01 Computers to Support Migration to Library Integrated System be given high priority among the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.
The Senate then turned its attention to Initiative 04-00-01 PreCollege Programs (MCI/WWPCC). Information was provided and questions were answered by Associate Vice Chancellor Tom Hood and Affirmative Action Officer Al Thompson.
M/S/P (14-3-4 by show of hands) to recommend that Initiative 04-00-01 PreCollege Programs (MCI/WWPCC) be given a low priority among the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.
Further discussion focused on initiatives related to Plan 2008.  Affirmative Action Officer Al Thompson answered questions about these initiatives.
M/S/P (20-0-1 by show of hands) to recommend that Initiative 01-00-04 Plan 2008: Educational Quality Through Diversity be given the highest priority of the various initiatives related to Plan 2008 in the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.
Initiative 02-00-03 Schedule 25: Software for Facility Scheduling and Analysis was the next item considered by the Senate.  Information was provided and questions were answered by Interim Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs Dale Montgomery.
M/S/P (20-0-1 by voice vote) to recommend that Initiative 02-00-03 Schedule 25: Software for Facility Scheduling and Analysis be given the lowest priority in the Academic Services section of the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.
There was a brief discussion of Initiative 02-00-05 J and M Term Staffing for the Library. Senators commented on the need for this staffing entailed by increased course offerings in these interim terms, the low cost of $3,400, and the relatively low priority (5th of 6) that this initiative had been given within the Academic Services section.
M/S/P (20-0-1 by voice vote) to recommend that Initiative 02-00-05 J and M Term Staffing for the Library be given the highest priority in the Academic Services section of the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Initiatives.
VI.  Old Business.  There was no old business.

VII.  New Business.  There was no new business.

VIII. Adjournment.  The meeting adjourned at approximately 5:10 p.m.
 

Submitted by

Laura L. Nelson, Secretary