Faculty Senate

                                        

March 9, 2006                                                                                                                                 325 Graff Main Hall

Vol. 40, No. 11                                                                                                                               3:30 p.m.

                                       

I.       Roll Call.

      Present:  Clow, Cravins, Galbraith, Gongaware, S. Grunwald, Heim, K. Hoar, Johnston-Rodriguez, S. Kelly, Knox, S. Krajewski, B. Riley, D. Riley, Senger, Shanks, S. Smith, Straker, R. Sullivan, C. Wilson.

      Absent: Choy, Hunt

 

II.     Minutes.

      Minutes from February 23, 2006 meeting were approved as distributed.

 

III. Reports.

 

  1. Chair’s Report – Chair Wilson updated senate on the following items.

 

Searches

  • Dean of Student Development & Academic Services – The candidate interviews are finished and the committee has submitted a list to the Provost.
  • Director of School of Education – The last candidate will be on campus March 21 and 22 with an all-campus presentation 9:45 to 10:45, Tuesday March 21 in 326 CC.
  • Dean of SAH – The interviews will take place after spring break.

 

The chancellor’s assistant search will continue as scheduled.  The candidates must know they will initially be working with an interim chancellor.

 

Chancellor Search Faculty senate will forward a list of nominees to President Reilly by March 31.  Faculty senate will be approving the list of 18 faculty members at the March 23rd meeting.   Nine faculty from this list will be chosen and President Reilly and Regent Smith will meet with the entire committee on April 19.  President Reilly hopes to name a new chancellor by the end of the fall 2006 semester with the possibility of a January 2007 start date.  Faculty senate will spend some time at a future meeting to discuss important characteristics for a new leader. 

 

Chancellor Hastad will be submitting names for community members and administration (4 names each). 

 

“Yellow Taxi” Chancellor Hastad is presenting his pilot tuition program to the Board of Regents today.  The presentation is posted on the faculty senate web site. 

 

UWS 7, Procedures for Dismissal of Faculty in Special Cases – The Board of Regents will be voting on the proposed chapter this spring.  Regent Spector, chair of the Committee Regarding Faculty/Academic Staff Disciplinary Process, has requested feedback from faculty senates about the proposed chapter by April 6.  SEC is working on a response, which will be discussed at the next meeting.  Wilson encouraged senators to read the proposed chapter and provide comments to the SEC.

 

Electronic Voting Senate elections will be electronic this year.  The student senate has been using electronic voting quite successfully.  Tim Gongaware (elections committee) gave a quick demo and answered questions regarding this election format.

 

  1. Faculty Representative’s Report – Joe Heim, UWL Faculty Representative, gave a report on the most recent faculty representative’s meeting that was held on March 4th.  Creation of the UWS 7 policy was discussed in that this issue is moving fast due to political pressure.  Each campus is encouraged to provide a response to this proposed policy.  Regent Spector attended the last Faculty Reps meeting to hear comments and concerns from the faculty reps regarding the proposed UWS 7 policy.

 

Other issues:  Student Bill of Rights had a hearing.  This issue is not likely to get out of legislature.  Many campuses are using UWL as a model for dealing with pay compression on their campuses.  UWL is also working on the holistic admissions issue which will go to CAPS and then to Faculty Senate. 

 

IV. CAPS Report & Recommendations

 M/S/P to remove the tabled CAPS recommendations.

 

Recommendation #1:

CAPS strongly recommends (9/0/0) that enrollment targets be delivered to Admissions no later than October 1 of the target year.

 

Recommendation #2:

CAPS recommends (8/1/0) requiring completion of 18 credits or more for transfer to UW-L. 

 

Recommendation #3:

CAPS recommends (6/0/0) that non-resident students be subject to the same admissions standards used for all other incoming freshmen. 

 

Recommendation #4:

CAPS further strongly recommends (6/0/0) that the non-resident targets be re-evaluated to be more realistic.

 

Further discussion on these recommendations included Adrienne Loh, chair of CAPS, updating senate that CAPS further discussed the 18 credits or more required for transfer to UWL.  CAPS recommended that this recommendation could be modified to state completion of 18 credits or more or a record of success at both the high school and college level for admission into UWL. 

 

As a point of information the following data on enrolled non-resident numbers was provided to senate.  Fall 2003 Priority 1 64% and Priority 3 29%, Fall 2005 Priority 1 46% and Priority 3 42%. 

 

M/S/P to approve Recommendation #1: CAPS strongly recommends (9/0/0) that enrollment targets be delivered to Admissions no later than October 1 of the target year.  (voice vote)

 

M/S to amend Recommendation #2 to include “or record of success at both the high school and college level for admission into UWL”.

 

Comments focused on the term success as ill defined and that the amendment is too vague.

 

Amendment failed. (voice vote)

 

M/S to amend Recommendation #2 to include “and students with fewer than 18 credits will be considered if their high school record qualifies as priority 1.”    

 

Comments focused on the need for support services for transfer students regarding orientation.  There was also concern that college performance of transfer students with less than 18 credits will not be considered at all; however, all admissions are provisional and admission can be rescinded.

 

Amendment passed. (voice vote)

 

Discussion on amended Recommendation #2 focused on students meeting the priority 2 requirements would be excluded by this recommendation. 

 

M/S/P to approve Recommendation #2 as amended.  11-7-0.

 

M/S to approve Recommendation #3.  Comments included opposition to this recommendation due to the money element of this issue and that the non resident student body leads to a diverse student body.

 

Motion failed.  9-10-0

 

M/S to approve Recommendation #4.  Comments included the uncertainty as to if there is still a budgetary penalty in place if the enrollment target is reached.  Overall the recommendation makes sense academically. 

 

M/S/P to table Recommendation #4 till further information is gathered. (voice vote)

 

V.   CAPS Enrollment Report.  Adrienne Loh, chair of CAPS, reviewed the CAPS DRAFT report Feb 8, 2006.  CAPS is currently working to take the summary and make recommendations. 

 

VI. Graduate Council – Learning Communities.   Teri Staloch made a presentation to senate on the ME-PD Learning Communities. 

 

VII. Research & Grants. Kris Rolfhus updated senate that currently the level of funding for research and grants is $150,000 but has not changed in the last 5 years. 10% of the submitted grants are not funded at all and 10% are fully funded and the rest are partially funded.  Supply costs are increasing and stipends are increasing.  The committee requests that the pool of money for research and grants be increased with the rate of inflation.   

 

M/S/P to approve a motion that funds for the Research & Grants committee should initially be increased to $175,000 and in future years be tied to some metric of inflation. 

 

VI.  Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:19 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Sandy Grunwald, Secretary