Faculty Senate

                                        

May 8, 2007                                                                                                                                                                325 Graff Main Hall

Vol. 41, No.15                                                                                                                                                             4:30 p.m.

                                       

I.       Roll Call.

      Present:  Abler, Ahmed, Brokaw, Choy, Clow, Crutchfield, L. Dickmeyer, Galbraith, S. Grunwald, K. Hoar, Hunt, M. Jackson, S. Kelly, Knox, C. Miller, Senger, Shanks, S. Smith, Straker, C. Wilson

Excused: Cravins, S. Krajewski, P. Miller

Absent: Galbraith, Hunt, Olson

 

II.  Reports.

A.  Chair’s Report -

Wilson updated senate on the issues that SEC will be addressing this summer including: finalization of SEI format, continuation on evaluation of administrative offices, looking at committee terms, looking into committee orientations, and looking at the committee on faculty senate committees guidelines/bylaws.  Wilson also thanked members of the 41st faculty senate for their service this past year.

 

B.  Chancellor’s Report -

Chancellor Gow reported that the Provost and CFO search and screens are progressing and looks forward to working as a team on these searches.  He continues to work on promoting growth and access in the legislature.  He also is aware of the issue of course availability and is working to address the situation.  Questions included how many faculty have recently left the UW System to go to other institutions and is there anything that can be done to address this? 

 

III.  Report on Committee of Faculty Committees – Sandy Grunwald, chair of the committee, presented a revised report that addressed the 4-26-07 motion to “have the COC reconsider the report to give priority to continuing members whenever possible”.  The report also presented the following recommendations.

 

1.  One consistent set of ranked priority order guidelines/bylaws be created for the Committee on Faculty Senate Committees to guide the committee’s work in assigning committee memberships. 

 

2.  Placement of members on open committee slots from the alternate list be done with very careful consideration of current committee representation so as not to create a potential long term imbalance in committee representation.

 

3.  The Articles and Bylaws committee discuss the issue of IAS representation on faculty senate committees.  Specifically, should a minimum instructional status be needed to serve on a faculty senate committee?

 

  1. The Articles and Bylaws committee discuss if there are certain committees that IAS can or cannot serve on besides the three committees already identified – CGAFF, Hearing, PTS.

 

M/S/P to accept the presented committee assignments.

 

M/S/P to accept the presented committee recommendations. 

 

IV.  Proposed Change in Bylaw for International Education Committee -  Second reading on bylaw changes.

 

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

 

1.  Establishing, maintaining, and updating the procedures and criteria used to review proposals for offering credit-generating courses or programs of study at foreign or international sites.  The committee shall publicize the standards used to determine if awarding academic credit is appropriate.

2.  Receiving and reviewing all proposals for offering credit-generating courses or programs of study at foreign or international sites provided the proposed offering has been approved by the appropriate department(s) and dean(s).  The review shall provide for consultation with the Office of International Education.  Upon approval by the committee, the proposal shall be forwarded to the appropriate curriculum committee (or dean in the case of umbrella course topics) for further review.

3.  Reviewing the International Studies (INS) minor program and courses with the INS prefix.  The committee shall receive and review all proposals for revisions in the requirements for the INS minor and all proposals for new or revised courses with the INS prefix.  The review shall provide for consultation with the Director of the International Studies Curriculum.  Upon approval by the committee, the proposal shall be forwarded to the Dean of the College of Liberal Studies and to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for further review.

4.  Advising the Director of the Office of International Education and other administrative authorities and university committees in the development, application, and evaluation of policies and procedures for global education programs.

5.  Providing for the periodic review and assessment of the university's international education programs, policies, and procedures.  The areas reviewed shall include both credit and non-credit study tours, foreign study and exchange programs, and international student issues.

6.  Receiving annual reports on the number of international students enrolled at UW-L, the number of UW-L students participating in global education programs, and the number of international education opportunities for UW-L faculty and staff.

7.  Meeting with the International Student Organization and the Director of the Office of International Education to discuss issues regarding the needs of international students.

 

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 two representatives from each of the College of Liberal Studies and  the College of Science and Health, and at least one representative from the College of Business Administration. The student membership shall include at least one representative from the International Student Organization.  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 international sites if the committee member or the committee determines that the proposal presents a conflict of interest for the committee member.

 

M/S/P to approve the presented bylaw changes. 

 

VII.   Adjournment.

The meeting adjourned at 5:44 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Sandy Grunwald, Secretary