Actions of the 37th Faculty Senate

Action Passed by the Faculty Senate
Status
2002
Sept. 12
  • Approval of nominees for Joint Promotion Committee, Consultative Layoff, Elections Committee, Committee on Faculty Committees, Ombudspersons, Parking Appeals Board.
Implemented by Senate Office..
  • Approval of proposed Major in Biochemistry
Approved by the Chancellor.
  • Approve formation of an Ad Hoc Committee to Review Administrative Offices
Implemented by Senate Office.
Sept. 26
  • Approval of 2004-05 Academic Year Calendar
  • Proposed Emphasis in Music Theater
Approved by the Chancellor.
  • Approve the "Draft Guidelines for Certificate Programs" subject to the document "Certificate Programs: Points of Clarification and Understanding" as amended.
Approved by the Chancellor with additional reference to Senate memorandum of Oct. 17, 2002.
  • Approve the Graduate Faculty Policy
Approved by the Chancellor.
Oct. 10
  • Approval of nominees for the Search & Screen Committee for the Associate Dean of the College of Science and Allied Health.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Approve recommendation to Academic Program Review Committee to include reporting on time-compressed courses in its review protocol.
Communicated to APR
Oct. 24
  • Approve reorganization of Athletics and Campus Recreation
Communicated to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend replacement of Building Blocks section with a section that describes the broad academic goals of the campus.
Sent to Strategic Planning Committee?
  • Not to submit 4 names to the Chancellor's proposed All-University Council
Communicated to the Chancellor.
Nov. 7
  • Approval of nominees for Search & Screen Committee for the Dean of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Teacher Education
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Approval of 2002-03 GPR Additional Budget Reductions
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend inclusion of reference to Select Mission as it relates to traditional liberal arts majors/minors and graduate programs.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend document reflect an appropriate balance between primary mission as undergraduate institution as well as provider of graduate programs.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend committee consider framework, goals of liberal education and other suggestions contained in document presented by Senator Hollenbeck.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend inclusion of statement describing faculty characteristics and role in delivering curriculum and instruction.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend inclusion of statement clearly articulating the purpose of the university as offering high-quality undergraduate degree programs and select graduate programs as stated in the Select Mission statement.  In addition, the priorities and goals of the plan should be directly related to the mission statement.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend inclusion of a “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats” analysis and that this analysis be used to support the priorities and goals.  This analysis should include a consideration of the impact of state budget reductions to the UW-System.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend that the Strategic Planning Initiatives section not be a formal part of a revised draft.  Rather these initiatives should arise through the normal governance process as well-defined proposals for implementing the strategic plan.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Draft Strategic Plan: recommend to the Chancellor that the Provost join with the Strategic Planning Committee in producing a revised draft.  The revised draft should clearly reflect the input of the Faculty Senate deliberations and appropriate faculty committees.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
Nov. 21
  • Approval of the Medical Laboratory Science Program restructuring plan with the understanding that the College of Science & Allied Health will provide a progress report in two years.
Approved by the Chancellor.
Dec. 12
  • Approval of Dec. 2002 and Jan 2003 graduation lists.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Approval of amendment to By-laws of the Research & Grants Committee.
Implemented by Senate Office.
  • Encouraged departments to distribute grade distribution information to all members within departments annually.
Forwarded to Department Chairs and Deans.
  • Recommend that the Provost/Vice-Chancellor through Deans and Department Chairs investigate a more elaborate freshmen placement test and test-out opportunities as part of the freshman orientation.
Communicated to the Chancellor.
2003
Jan. 30
  • Approval of resolution on the rights and obligations of the faculty with respect to the reporting of Outside Activities under UWS & UWL Chapter 8.
Chancellor will ask Provost to implement recommendations.
  • Approval of pay plan guidelines for next biennium.
Communicated to the Chancellor.
Feb. 13
  • Endorse the Academic Program Review report for the Master of Public Health - Community Health Education, and the Master of Science – Community Health Education.
Communicated to the Chancellor.
  • Approval of request that the Director of Institutional Planning annually distributed to all faculty and academic staff grade distribution information.
Communicated to the Chancellor. Provost will implement.
Feb. 27
  • Recommend that the faculty representatives on the University Planning & Budget committee consider no cut in instruction until every avenue has been researched.
Communicated to the Chair of University Planning & Budget
Mar. 13
  • Request Articles & Bylaws to recommend options for reducing total number of positions on faculty committees.
Request sent by Senate Chair.
  • Request UCC to prepare a document that details which aspects of a course will be subject to review depending on the proposed course changes.
Request sent by Senate Chair.
  • Approval of changes to freshmen admissions standards.
Approved by the Chancellor.
Mar. 27
  • No actions taken at this meeting.
Apr. 3
  • Amend the "Policy on University Reorganization to include in item 3) "Reorganization proposals that require or can be expected to require curricular changes, which would normally be reviewed by faculty committees, should contain complete curricular reorganization plans developed by the faculty of the affected departments."
Communicated to the Chancellor.
  • Resolve that the Faculty Senate finds that the instructional reductions do not represent academic priorities but rather are largely based upon opportunities and should therefore not be viewed as a plan for permanent budget reductions. The Faculty Senate insists that any instructional budget reductions above those required be restored and that this process be directed through the appropriate committee structure.
Received response the Chancellor.
  • Recommend that the administration consider sharing associate deans where system generated workload for colleges can be handled through a combined effort.
Received response the Chancellor.
  • Recommend that budget reductions be shifted from instruction to non-instruction until all non-instructional reductions remaining on the 7.5% and 10% scenario lists, represent higher priorities to the campus than the proposed instructional reductions.
Received response the Chancellor.
  • The Faculty Senate recommends that the administration investigate all opportunities to move GPR funded non-instructional positions to other resources.
Received response the Chancellor.
  • Recommend that instructional cuts be balanced between positions and non-positions in order that the reduction in instructional capacity more closely matches the reduction in budget and student access.
Received response the Chancellor.
  • Recommend that the university reserve account “Loans” be removed from the calculation of the reduction targets, that the “Difference with Best Case” be returned to academic units and that university reserve “Loans” be used to deal with any shortfall if the final budget reductions exceed the Best Case.
Received response the Chancellor.
Apr. 10
  • Approval of CAPS recommendation on procedure for determining reduced course loads for persons with disabilities.
Communicated to the Chancellor.
  • Approval of SAH proposal to reorganize health related departments.
Communicated to the Chancellor.
  • Approval of amended resolution on domestic partner benefits.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
Apr. 24
  • Approval, as amended of the Entitlement to Plan / Authorization procedure for academic majors and minors.
Forwarded to the Chancellor.
  • Endorsement of Academic Program Review report for Sociology/Archeology.
  • Motion to support use of UCC draft proposal review guidelines.
Communicated to the Chair of UCC.
  • Approval of the Articles & Bylaws recommendation to reduce the size of faculty committees.
Charge to develop implementing bylaw language communicated to the Chair of Articles & Bylaws.
  • Charge the Promotion, Tenure & Salary committee to report on several issues related to participation on faculty committees.
Charge communicated to the Chair of PTS.
  • Approval of the Articles & Bylaws recommendation to make the Articles & Bylaws committee directly appointed by the Faculty Senate.
Charge to develop implementing bylaw language communicated to the Chair of Articles & Bylaws.
May 8