Actions of the 42nd Faculty Senate

2007-2008

Actions Passed by the Faculty Senate

Status

Sept. 13

  • Approved changes to Graduate Faculty Membership Criteria and Graduate Faculty Membership Policy.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of nominees for Joint Promotion Committee, Consultative Lay-off Committee, Committee on Faculty Committees, Articles & Bylaws, Senate Elections Committee, and Faculty Ombudspersons.

Implemented by the Senate Office

Sept. 27

  • Approved 3-year replacement for Jodi Vandenberg-Daves on the Joint Promotion Committee.

Implemented by the Senate Office

  • Approved a motion to change Faculty Senate Bylaws to allow no more than one committee member from a single department on committees with 8 or fewer members, and no more than two members from a single department on committees with 9 or more members.

Forwarded to the Articles & Bylaws Committee

  • Approved nominees for the Instructional Academic Staff Career Progression Committee.

Implemented by the Senate Office

Oct. 11

  • Endorsed the Parent/Guardian Notification Philosophy and Policy documents.

Forwarded to the Chancellor and the Dean of Students

  • Approved the Spousal/Partner Hiring Policy and Procedures.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of the Talliores Task Forces Recommendations that
    • Chancellor Gow sign the Talliores Declaration
    • Chancellor Gow commission a Joint Sustainability Committee

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of a motion endorsing all projects in the UW-L Foundation’s comprehensive campaign and recommending the Foundation avoid borrowing funds beyond those pledged to support the projects.

Motion forwarded to:

  • Joe Gow, Chancellor
  • Jim Leonhart, Chair, UW-L Foundation Board of Directors
  • Al Trapp, Acting President of the UW-L Foundation

Oct. 25

  • Approval of a motion supporting the Growth, Quality, and Access proposal.

Letters sent to:

  • Kevin Reilly, President UW System
  • Mark Bradley, President, Board of Regents
  • Approval of the Recruitment and Retention Task Force recommended Part-Time Faculty Appointment Policy.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of the Instructional Academic Staff Career Progression and Portfolio guide.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of the Student Evaluation of Instruction Items and Administration Reporting Procedures.

Forwarded to all Academic Department Chairs

Nov. 15

 

  • Approval of General Education Committee recommended revisions to the LX140 Curriculum Form – General Education New or Revised Course

Forwarded to the Interim Registrar

  • Tabled the General Education Assessment Task Force proposal.

Original motion sent to SEC for further consideration

  • Approval of the 2009-2010 Academic Calendar.

Forwarded to the Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

Nov. 29

  • Approval of the list of December 2007 graduates contingent upon the successful completion of degree requirements.

No action required

  • Approval of the following changes to the Faculty Senate Articles and Bylaws:
    • the General Education Committee shall elect its chair
    • the Research and Grants Committee shall inform grant applicants of their award, and applications who do not receive money shall be given reasons for their denial.
    • the Joint Promotion Committee bylaws were updated to accurately reflect how information about the process is disseminated.

Implemented by the Senate Office

  • Approval of the Promotion, Tenure, and Salary Committee recommendations regarding reassigned time and stipends for department chairs.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of nominees for a Reorganization Evaluation Task Force.

Implemented by the Senate Office

  • Approval of the Adapted Physical Education Minor.

Forwarded to the Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

Dec. 13

  • Approval of a letter supporting President Reilly’s request for better pay packages.

Letter sent to:

  • Regent Smith
  • Representative Schilling
  • Representative Musser
  • Representative Nerison
  • Senator Kapanke
  • Senator Vinehout
  • Speaker Huebsch
  • Approval of motion endorsing the Joint Planning and Budget Committee as the oversight committee for the Growth, Quality, and Access plan.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

Jan. 31

  • Approval of the Russian Certificate Program.

Forwarded to Chancellor and
Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

  • Approval of the Entitlement to Plan, BFA.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Endorsement of the Shared Governance Principles and Guidelines for Faculty and Academic Staff.

Forwarded to UW-System Administration

Feb. 14

  • Approval of a motion to create a University Core/General Education Curriculum Assessment Committee for a period of three years.

Ad Hoc Committee established

  • Postponed a motion to approve the General Education Assessment Task Force proposal.

No action required

Feb. 21

  • Approval of a motion to eliminate the proposed University Core Curriculum package as a whole.

No action required

  • Approval of a motion supporting the Collaborative Associate of Science Degree with Western Technical College.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

Mar. 6

  • Approval of Graduate Council recommended changes to Graduate Faculty membership policy and criteria.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of Graduate Council recommended changes to the course repeat and grade policy for graduate students.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

Mar. 13

  • Accepted the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies recommendations to address the “chilly climate” for women on campus.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Accepted the Political Science/Public Administration Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Accepted the Ethnic & Racial Studies Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of Guidelines for Credit and Non-Credit Bearing Certificate Programs.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of the International Studies Minor – Asian Emphasis

Forwarded to the Chancellor

Apr. 3

  • Approval of nominees for the General Education/University Core Ad Hoc Assessment Committee.

Ad Hoc Committee established

  • Tables a motion to support the hiring of an Assessment Coordinator.

No action required

  • Accepted the Communication Studies Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to Chancellor

  • Accepted the Nuclear Medicine Technology Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to Chancellor

  • Approval of a Senate Executive Motion to add tenure to the eligibility requirements for department chairpersons.

Forwarded to the Articles & Bylaws committee.

  • Approval of the nominee for the UW-System Compensation Advisory Committee.

Forwarded name to UW-System

Apr. 17

  • Approval of a resolution from the Graduate Council for the university to engage in broad discussions about possible ways to increase funding of graduate-level education.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of Graduate Council recommended changes to the Progress Grade, Incomplete Grade, and Change of Grade policies for graduate students.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Endorsed the IT Strategic Plan.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Endorsed resolutions from the Library Committee to support increases in the library budget for acquisitions and access and to support the UW System biennial budget request for funding for UW Libraries.

Letters sent to:

  • Kevin Reilly, President, UW-System
  • Mark Bradley, President, UW Board of Regents
  • Approval of the General Education Committee recommended charge to the General Education/University Core Ad Hoc Assessment Committee.

Forwarded to Scott Cooper, Convener of the ad hoc Committee

  • Approval of nominees for the College of Science and Health and the College of Liberal Studies Deans’ Search and Screen Committees.

Names forwarded to Jennifer Wilson, Executive Director of Human Resources

Apr. 24

  • Accepted the School Health Education Program Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of the Promotion, Tenure, and Salary Committee recommendations about merit/solid performance split, and the Chancellor’s 10% discretionary fund.

Forwarded to the Chancellor and the Assistant Chancellor

  • Approval of the Promotion, Tenure, and Salary Committee recommendations for a longevity bump.

Forwarded to the Chancellor and the Assistant Chancellor

  • Endorsed recommendations from the Ad Hoc Bylaw Committee for common format for departmental bylaws and a timeline to for changes to the common format.

Forwarded to Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

  • Approved change in Faculty Senate Articles and Bylaws to include tenure in the eligibility requirements for department chairpersons.

Implemented by the Senate Office.

May 8

  • Tabled recommendations from the General Education Committee for reassigned time for the Chair of the committee, and reassigned time for two separate faculty to coordinate UWL 100 and the Writing Emphasis/Writing in the Major Program.

No action required

 

  • Accepted the History Academic Program Review report.

Forwarded to Chancellor

 

  • Endorsed recommendations from the Ad Hoc Bylaw Committee for required wording in departmental bylaws.

Forwarded to Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

 

  • Approved recommendations from the Joint Promotion Committee to require tenure prior to applying for Full professor, and to change wording of required degrees to “Earned doctorate degree or accepted terminal degree where appropriate in the field.”

Forwarded to Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

 

  • Approved Math Major with Emphasis in Actuarial Science

Forwarded to the Chancellor

 

  • Approved Art Minor with 2D Emphasis and Art Minor with 3D Emphasis.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

 

  • Approved Special Baccalaureate Degree Option Proposal to offer Honorary, Extraordinary, and Posthumous Degrees.

Forwarded to the Chancellor and the Interim Provost/Vice Chancellor

 

  • Approval of the Committee on Faculty Committees Report.

Implemented by the Senate Office

 

  • Approval of the list of May and August 2008 graduates contingent upon the successful completion of degree requirements.

No action required