Actions of the 40th Faculty Senate

2005

Actions Passed by the Faculty Senate

Status

Sept. 15

  • Approval of nominees for Joint Promotion Committee, Consultative Lay-off Committee, Committee on Faculty Committees, Senate Elections Committee, Faculty Ombudspersons, Parking Appeals Board, Instructional Academic Staff Committee.

Implemented by the Senate Office.

  • Approval of nominees for the Search and Screen Committee for the Director of the School of Education.

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of nominees for the Search and Screen Committee for the Dean of Student Development and Academic Services.

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of the name change of the College of Science and Allied Health to the College of Science and Health.

Approved by the Chancellor.

Sept. 29

  • Approval of a resolution that UW-L provide university level funding for a writing emphasis and writing in the major coordinator.

Denied by the Chancellor.

  • Approval of nominees for the Search and Screen Committee for the Dean of Science and Health.

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of student learning outcomes for the General Education program.

Implemented by the General Education Committee.

  • Approval of changing the name of General Education to University Core effective Fall 2007.

Implemented by the General Education Committee.

  • Approval of a replacement for the Joint Promotion Committee.

Implemented by the Senate Office.

Oct. 13

  • Approval of a resolution expressing the senate’s opposition to the elimination for the position of the University of Wisconsin System Coordinator for Women’s Issues. 

Forwarded to UW-System President and Board of Regents.

  • Approval of a Graduate Student Appeal Policy.

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of affiliation of the College Student Development and Administration program with Psychology. 

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

Oct. 27

  • Received the final report from the Program Array Review Ad Hoc Committee and forwarded the report to Academic Staff Council, Student Association, and Provost’s Council for review and discussion.

Report forwarded to identified bodies.

Nov. 10

  • Approval of General Education mission and vision statements.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

  • Approval of suspension of bylaw regulating the number of members on APRC for the 2005-06 academic year so that an additional committee member can be added to help write reports on the (unusually large number) 10 program reviews to be completed during the year.

No action required.

Dec. 1

  • Approval of Resolution in Opposition to the Proposed Constitutional Amendment Regarding the Definition of Marriage.   

Resolution forwarded to Governor James Doyle, Representatives Jennifer Schilling, Marlin Schneider, Lee Nerison, Barbara Gronemus, Regent Brent Smith.

  • Accepted Department of Psychology APR report.

Report forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

Dec. 8

  • Approval of Fall 2005 Graduate list.

No action required.

  • Passed a motion requesting the Provost/Vice Chancellor develop a plan that would move the fall student FTE/faculty FTE ratio back to the historical average of about 22.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

Jan. 26

  • Approval of the Academic Calendar

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of APR policy:  Starting in Fall of 2006, all departments (or units or programs) will submit the following materials in pdf format:  the self report, the unit data sheets, the reviewer’s recommendations and the Dean’s letter.  When the report is submitted to APR both the reviewer’s recommendations and the Dean’s letter also need to be submitted in hard copy with original signatures.  Finally, the APR report to Faculty Senate will need to be submitted to the Faculty Senate in PDF format.

Website updated to reflect changes.

Feb. 23

  • Approval of Joint Planning and Budget Recommendations:

o       To permit reduction of employees appointments given the employee requests a reduction and a reduction will not seriously impair operations

o       To have departments develop short term courses that fit in the term, appeal to non UW-L students; to increase marketing of such courses, and to have summer session class schedules available at spring registration

o       To ensure fair and equal treatment of IAS

o       To use more digital material and investigate campus-wide printing cost recovery

o       To ask the Chancellor to charge a group to investigate how to reduce student on-campus printing

o       To create a pool of money for short-term courses that the Deans choose not to fund and that will earn a profit.

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

Mar. 9

  • Approval of CAPS recommendations
    • To deliver enrollment targets to
      Admissions no later than October 1 of the target year
    • To require completion of 18 credits or more for transfer to UW-L; students with fewer than 18 credits will be considered if their high school record qualifies as priority 1

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of Research and Grants committee motion to initially increase faculty research grant monies to $175,00 and to continue to increase monies each year according to some metric of inflation

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

Mar. 23

  • Approval of nominees for the Chancellor’s search and screen committee

List of nominees sent to Kevin P. Reilly, President, UW System.

  • Endorsement of response to UWS 7

Response sent to Regent Michael Spector, Chair,  Committee Regarding Faculty/Academic Staff Disciplinary Process and Cora Marrett, Senior Vice President, UW System.

  • Approval to name 325 Graff Main hall the “Robert C. Voight Faculty Senate.”

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of a motion to charge faculty senate committees, in 2006-2007, to review the stability of their membership

To be included in 2006-2007 Faculty Committee charges.

  • Approval of IAS committee recommendations
    • To use the Lecturer and Clinical Professor tile series
    • To implement the titling system immediately
    • To adopt provided general policies and criteria for career progression for IAS
    • To implement career progression beginning in Fall 2007

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Approval of a new Student Academic Non-Grade Appeals Policy drafted by CGAAF

Forwarded to the Chancellor and the Interim Dean of Student Development & Academic Services.

Apr. 6

  • Approval of the new Inclusive Recreation Minor

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Accepted Department of English APR report

Report forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

Apr. 13

  • Approval of CAPS recommendations
    • To establish a Task Force to determine how to best improve the academic success of transfer and Priority 3 students
    • To increase freshmen scholarships to bring in more priority 1 and 2 students of diverse backgrounds
    • That non-resident status does not itself warrant priority 3 admission consideration
    • That moderate non-resident scholarships be instituted to bring in more priority 1 and 2 non-resident students
    • By Fall 2007, the gap between UWL and the UW comprehensive average student FTE/ faculty FTE  (SFTE/FFTE) ratio be substantially reduced by decreasing student enrollments and/or increasing faculty hires.  Further that this effort be continued until SFTE/FFTE ratio at UWL is no higher than the UW comprehensive average.

Forwarded to the Chancellor.

  • Accepted Department of Educational Studies APR report

Report forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

  • Approval of changes to the format for the APR Self-Study Report

Website updated to reflect changes.

Apr. 27

  • Accepted International Studies Minor APR report

Report forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

May 5

  • Approved the May/August 2006 list of graduates contingent upon the successful completion of requirements for their respective degrees

No action required.

  • Approval of the Committee on Faculty Committees report

Report disseminated to campus.

  • Approval of changes to the Faculty Senate By-Laws contingent upon approval of the Faculty Senate Articles by the whole faculty in fall 2006

No action required.

  • Accepted Department of Physics APR report

Report forwarded to Provost/Vice Chancellor.

May 11

  • Approval of a resolution to Censure Provost Hitch

Resolution forwarded to:

David G. Walsh, President, UW System Board of Regents

Kevin P. Reilly, President, UW System

Douglas Hastad, Chancellor, UW-La Crosse

Elizabeth Hitch, Provost, UW-La Crosse