Faculty Senate
Vol. 38, No. 10
February 12, 2004


 

I.          Roll Call.

Present:  Beck, Bigel, Brooks, Gendreau, Gibson, Gongaware, Heim, Hoar, Kernozek, Kraemer, Maher, Majak, Poulton, Ragan, B. Riley, D. Riley, Shanks, Shillinger, Vandenberg-Daves, Wilson, Wingate.

Excused:  Dixon, Sullivan, Taylor.

 

II.         Approval of Minutes.

There were no minutes to approve.

 

III.       Reports.

 

As you know, UW-System President, Katharine Lyall has announced her retirement.  She has accepted a one year appointment as a visiting senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Palo Alto, California.  Through the UW-S Faculty Representatives, the senate office received a request for names to be considered for the Search and Screen committee which will be formed fairly quickly. Originally, the response time was very quick, however yesterday we learned that we have more time than was originally stated.  Another call for self-nominations will be sent to the faculty with this extended deadline.

 

Chair Hoar reminded senators that the orange nominating petitions for election to next year’s faculty senate are due in the office by close of business next Friday, February 20th.  Open positions are available in each college as well as several at-large seats.  Likewise, the Committee on Faculty Committees will be putting out calls to volunteer for next year’s committee assignments.  Be on the lookout for those forms and encourage your colleagues to sign up.

 

The Board of Regents approved the College of HPERTE name change to that of Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation.

 

Chancellor Hastad reviewed the preliminary recommendations of the Achieving Operating Efficiencies Work Group, which is moving toward completion of its charge.  There are eight recommendations:  three big-ticket budget-related recommendations include shortening the capital building process (let the system be more responsible – potential saving could be over 400M$; providing for flexibility in procurement process – allow UW-S to use higher education consortiums’ contracts, such as Big 10 Consortium for office services; having UW-S assume all cash management and investment responsibilities – belief that system could do a better job.  Non-budget related recommendations include the establishment of pilot programs to promote administrative and collaborative programs in a regional; implementation of a process using consultants and campus staff for examining administrative functions for improvement; refining the process and criteria for periodically reviewing the UW-S mission and UW-S institutions

missions; enhancing the process for systematically reviewing current academic programs; and, continuing the process of System lateral reviews. 

 

As a result of Katharine Lyall’s upcoming retirement, Jay Smith the former President of the Board of Regents was asked to stay on.

 

Provost/Vice-Chancellor Hitch stated that an e-mail went out to campus community that contains a summary of the Noel Levitz report – encourages going out to web site.

 

Chief Financial Officer, Ron Lostetter alerted senators to pending budget projections – a lapse and perhaps budget adjustment is possibly coming.  The budget situation is such that we are living hand in mouth.

 

Dr. Georges Cravins attended the Faculty Representative’s meeting for Senator Heim.  There is a flurry of activity around President Lyall’s retirement and how to replace her; credit transfer issue is an ongoing discussion; the pay plan is very unclear, however campuses are advised to go ahead with merit pay plans even if we don’t have merit pay; concealed gun law was discussed; and copies of discussions regarding the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights (TABOR) were distributed.

 

Dr. Heim announced the upcoming forum on campus for area legislators next Friday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Cleary Center.  The forum is open to faculty, academic staff, administrators and students, and is sponsored by the Joint Legislative/Regents Relations Committee.

 

Lastly, the student advising motion will be passed along for faculty senate review/approval.  President of student association indicated we will be getting a revised plan in the next week or so.

 

IV.       Continued Discussion of the Proposed School of Education Reorganization Plans.

 

Interim Dean of the College of EESHR, Sandy Price joined the Faculty Senate and distributed the following revised appendix pertaining to the Teacher Education Governing Council:

 

Teacher Education Governing Council

 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Council shall include:

 

1.         Reviewing, commenting, and rendering decisions on all items related

to teacher education policy including: admission and exit requirements, program enrollment management, and goals for teacher education.

 

2.         Reviewing, commenting and rendering decisions on all programmatic

            changes which alter academic major requirements in content fields, general education, and/or

            the  professional sequence of studies for programs leading to certification to serve as a Birth

            to Twenty-one professional.

 

3.         Monitor the Teacher Education Unit Strategic Plan

 

4.         Serving as an advocate for teacher education, on and off campus.

 

5.         Providing advice to the Director of the Teacher Education as requested.

 

6.         Reviewing accreditation and program approval reports.

 

Membership of the Teacher Education Governing Council shall consist of 14 voting members, 9 appointed by the Faculty Senate, 1 appointed by the Student Senate, the Director of the Teacher Education Unit, and 3 appointed by the Director of the Teacher Education Unit.  Three consultants will also be appointed by the Director of Teacher Education Unit.  Members will serve three year terms.  Terms will be staggered.

 

Ø      One faculty member from each of the four professional education program

within the College of Education, Exercise Science, Health and Recreation (CEESHR) and one member representing a graduate program within the College leading to certification.  The four professional education programs within the College are:

o       Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle Level Education

o       Middle Level/Secondary Education

o       Physical Education

o       School Health Education

Ø      Four faculty members with direct experience and responsibility (teaching and/or advising) for teacher education in his/her disciplinary area from the three other academic colleges. (appointed by Faculty Senate)

Ø      Three education representatives external to the University.  (appointed by the Director of Teacher Education)

Ø      One teacher education student. (appointed by the Director of the Teacher Education in consultation with the Student Senate).

 

The SEC is putting forward a motion to accept the proposal as modified.  We will direct Articles and Bylaws to work with the authors of the proposal to draft the appropriate bylaws.

 

M/S/P to accept the proposal as modified. 

 

V.        Continued Discussion of the Summer School Changes Recommended by CAPS (Referred to as the 4 + 4+ 4 Plan).

 

In response to questions regarding financial implications of moving to the proposed 4 + 4 + 4 Summer School plan, the SEC has discussed costs related to the library.  The largest impact will be staffing costs to keep the library open longer hours and to offer categories of services which require librarian staffing:  these services, estimated to be $13,600 would include reference desk/email reference, information literacy classes, and reference appointments.  Provost Hitch agreed that these costs would be acceptable.  Petra Roter, Dean of Student Development, stated that the increase costs for student services will not be much (perhaps $1000). 

 

The following recommendations regarding changes to the Summer School Schedule are from the Committee on Academic Policies & Standards (CAPS):

·         No post-Spring (May, Summer I, Summer II) classes should start earlier than their official start date, which should follow the official end of the spring semester.

·         The academic calendar should allow a 4-week period for "May" term pushing the entire remaining summer session further into the summer by one week.  Each session should then be allocated one 4-week “box” of time that does not overlap with other sessions.  The three 4-week terms should subsequently be referred to as "Summer I", "Summer II", and "Summer III".

·         Summer session courses should be allowed to run for any length, as long as the start date coincides with an official start date of a session.

·         Courses should be allowed to run over multiple sessions (boxes) only if they are longer than four weeks in duration.

·         The maximum allowable number of total credits for summer session should be increased to 12 (following the standard of 1 credit/week of class instruction).  Registration for >12 credits for the entire summer session should require the signature of the Dean.

·         Standardization of daily class times should be addressed at a later date to minimize class period overlap.

 

M/S/P to approve modification of the Summer School/May Term scheduled as presented by the Committee on Academic Policies & Standards.  (Implementation of the new schedule is proposed for the 2005-06 academic year.)

 

VI.       Approval of the Proposed By-law Revisions for Committee Sizes – 1st Reading.

 

The Articles & By-laws Committee submitted the following by-law revisions for consideration:

 

ARTICLES OF FACULTY ORGANIZATION  (Adopted 3-16-66, with later revisions)

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IV. The representative body of the faculty shall…

F. Senate Committees
 

1.      The committees of the senate shall include an executive committee, an election committee, a committee on faculty committees, an articles and bylaws committee, and such other committees as are necessary.

2.      The executive committee shall follow up senate recommendations and act as a liaison with the administration of the University.

3.      The executive committee shall have the power to act in behalf of the senate when the situation requires immediate action. Such actions and recommendations of the executive committee shall in all cases be subject to review by the Senate, which shall be notified of all such actions and recommendations through the minutes of the meetings of the executive committee.

4.      An election committee shall be appointed by the executive committee and approved by the senate from among the senators to conduct or supervise all elections required by this constitution.

5.      A committee on faculty committees shall be appointed by the executive committee and approved by the senate from among the senators to determine the members of all faculty standing committees. Where committee chairpersons are to be elected, it shall appoint conveners.

6.      An articles and bylaws committee shall be appointed by the executive committee and approved by the senate to conduct an annual review of the faculty senate bylaws and periodic review of the Articles of Organization, and to provide appropriate phrasing for bylaw changes proposed to the faculty senate from other sources. Membership of the committee shall consist of five faculty members, one of whom shall be the at-large member of the senate executive committee.

7.      Other committees of the senate may be authorized by senate action. Their titles, their duties, and the mode of determining their membership shall be prescribed by the senate.

8.      All senate committees shall be responsible to the senate and shall report all of their actions and recommendations directly to the senate.
 

FACULTY SENATE BY-LAWS  (Revised 2002)

I. The following faculty standing committees shall perform in accordance with the powers and duties assigned to the senate in the Articles of Faculty Organization adopted March 16, 1966, and later revised. The committee decisions are subject to senate review. The following principles shall govern these faculty committees: …

A. The Academic Planning Committee

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The regular membership of the committee shall consist of nine full time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, having no designated administrative responsibilities, each with a minimum of four years experience at UW-L or tenured status. This membership shall include three representatives from the College of Liberal Studies and two representatives from each of the following academic units:  the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Terms of membership shall be three years and be staggered so that three members complete their terms and are replaced each year. The committee shall elect its chairperson. If the committee is meeting as described in 4. above, then the membership of the committee shall be temporarily expanded (if necessary) in order to provide a representative from the program proposed for elimination.  Any temporary member shall have no designated administrative responsibilities and shall be selected through procedures established by the committee.  

B. The Academic Policies and Standards Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and three students.  The faculty membership shall include at least two representatives from the College of Liberal Studies and one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration  and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  The director of admissions and the registrar shall serve as an administrative consultant for the committee. The chancellor shall select an additional administrative consultant for the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
   

C. The Academic Program Review Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and three students. The faculty membership shall include at least two representatives from the College of Liberal Studies and one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education. The provost/vice chancellor and the academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
   

D. The Articles and Bylaws Committee 

Now in  ARTICLES OF FACULTY ORGANIZATION IV. F. Senate Committees

 

E. The Complaints, Grievances, Appeals, and Academic Freedom Committee
 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine tenured faculty members and six tenured alternates, none of whom shall have designated administrative responsibilities ranking above departmental chair. Committee members and alternates shall be selected for three-year-terms with a third of the committee newly appointed each year. Members and alternates shall be appointed without regard to membership on other committees. Broad representation in committee membership shall be maintained with no more than one member and one alternate appointed from a single department. The committee shall elect its chairperson and a secretary to keep an official record of proceedings.


F. The Consultative Layoff Committee

 

NO CHANGES
 

G. The Faculty Development Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of the current UW-L administrative representative of OPID, the current UW-L faculty representative of OPID, and nine other faculty members. Faculty and academic staff with faculty status who submit proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
 

H. The General Education Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty, none of whom shall have any designated administrative responsibility, and one student appointed annually by the Student Association. Consecutive appointments may be allowed for up to five years.  The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  One alternate shall be provided for each appointed member, and so far as possible, representation of appointed members and alternates shall be rotated with respect to departments and schools.  In addition, the Director of the General Education Program shall be a member of the committee and shall serve as the chair and convener of the committee.  The provost/vice chancellor, the registrar, and the academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee.
 

 

I.  The Graduate Council (The Graduate Policies Committee)

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine graduate faculty. The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  At least one representative from each college shall be either a graduate program director (having no additional administrative responsibilities) or a member of a department participating in a graduate program. In addition, the director of university graduate studies, the chair of the graduate curriculum committee, and two graduate students shall serve as members. The academic deans or their designated appointees, and the registrar shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson. The director of university graduate studies shall serve as convener.
 

 

J.  The Graduate Curriculum Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine members of the graduate faculty and four graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least two representatives from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Each of these units shall be represented by one student member. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.
 

 

K. The Hearing Committee

 

NO CHANGES

 

L.   The International Education Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members, one academic staff member chosen by the Academic Staff Council, and three students.  The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education. The Director of the Office of International Education and the Director of the International Studies Curriculum shall serve as nonvoting consultants to the committee.  The committee shall elect its chairperson.  A committee member shall abstain from voting on the approval of any proposal to offer courses or programs of study at foreign or international sites if the committee member or the committee determines that the proposal presents a conflict of interest for the committee member.

 

N. The Library Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members, one of whom shall be the chairperson of the library department, and three students. The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Consecutive appointments may be allowed for up to five years: however, at least three faculty members shall be newly appointed each year. The director of the library shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson. 

 

O. The Promotion, Tenure and Salary Committee

 

NO CHANGES 

 

P. The Research and Grants Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of the provost/vice chancellor (or his/her designated representative) and nine faculty members. Faculty and academic staff with faculty status who submit research proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year. The coordinator of gifts and grants shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee for grants advisory purposes. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
 

 

Q.  The Scholarship and Awards Committee

 

NO CHANGES

 

R. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members none of whom shall have any designated administrative responsibility, and four students. The faculty membership shall include at least three representatives from the College of Liberal Studies; two representatives from the College of Science and Allied Health; and one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Business Administration, the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education, and the School of Education. The Committee on Faculty Committees shall rotate representation with respect to departments and schools, and so far as possible shall provide alternates for each appointed member. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.
 

S.  The Undergraduate Research Committee

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and two student members.  Terms of service for the faculty members shall be three years.  There shall be no more than three faculty members from each of the following academic units:  the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Student members shall be selected from students who have received research funding from the committee in previous years.  Students who submit research proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year.  The coordinator of gifts and grants shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee for grants advisory purposes.  The committee shall elect its chairperson.

 

 

The senate discussed representation on the Graduate Curriculum Committee and agreed to the following representation:

 

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine members of the graduate faculty and three graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least the following numbers of representatives from each of the following academic units: one from the College of Liberal Studies, three from the College of Science and Allied Health, one from the College of Business Administration, and three from the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  The student members shall represent three of these academic units.  The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.
 

 

The Senate discussed moving the Articles & By-laws Committee into the Articles of Faculty Organization.  It was noted that Articles V. states that Amendments to these articles may be adopted at any meeting of the general university faculty by a majority vote of those present provided that any proposed amendment has been approved at a faculty senate meeting, has been distributed to the faculty at least one week prior to the general faculty meeting and has been subsequently approved by the chancellor of the University.  Therefore, the by-laws for the Articles & By-laws Committee will remain under the Faculty Senate By-laws until the next meeting of the general university faculty which is scheduled for the beginning of fall semester 2004.

 

 

This constitutes a first reading.


VII.      Adjournment.

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

 

 

Submitted by

Eric R. Kraemer, Secretary