Dear UW-L Chair Faculty Senate Becky LeDocq,
At the meeting of the CLS Chairs and Program Directors Advisory Council of October 11, 2010, the CLS Chairs and Program Directors passed the following motion:
The membership of the Textbook Oversight Committee should be expanded with respect to faculty representation from 1 representative from each of the three colleges at UW-L to 2 members from each of the three colleges at UW-L.
The rationale for the change was that the current structure does not permit a sufficient faculty voice for raising faculty concerns and enabling them to be heard. It was also noted that the current textbook policies are having a major negative curricular impact with regard to many of the departments in CLS.
Thank you for your consideration of this motion.
Ruthann Benson, Dean
College of Liberal Studies