September 14, 2004



TO:                  Michael Jackson, Convener

                        Scholarship and Awards Committee


FROM:            Bruce Riley, Chair

                        Faculty Senate


RE:                  Committee Charge for 2004-2005 Academic Year


This memo is intended to serve as the initial charge letter to the Scholarship and Awards Committee for the 2004-2005 academic year.  As the convener of the Committee, it is your responsibility to arrange, as soon as feasible, an organizational meeting, the primary purpose of which is to elect a chairperson and a secretary.  Please share this memo with the committee members either at the organizational meeting or, if you prefer, prior to that meeting.


Each faculty committee is expected to promptly provide the Senate office (5-8018) the results of the election of officers and any changes in committee membership.  Regarding the latter item, the committee chairperson should carefully review the policies on committee attendance and the role of alternates on pgs. 10-11, of the 8-27-01 Articles & By-laws materials distributed by Jennifer Wilson's office.  Following recent practice, we are asking that the committee secretaries e-mail the meeting minutes to Sibbie Weathers, ( so that the minutes can be quickly posted at the Senate Web site.  At the end of the academic year, the committee chair should submit a report on the activities of the Scholarship and Awards Committee for that year.


Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

1. Screening applications for scholarships and awards and recommending their recipients.

2. Providing the UW-L Foundation with a list of committee faculty members from which it may select advisory members for its Scholarship Committee.

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and three students. The Executive Director of the UW-L Foundation shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.

Although no special charge is being given to the Committee this year, should the membership wish to bring any policy issues to the attention of the Senate, it should certainly do so.  Any recommendations that the Committee would like to make to the Senate should be submitted to our office in a timely fashion.  If you have questions or concerns regarding these charges, please contact me at any time during the year.


Finally, if the Senate Executive Committee or I can assist your committee in any way during the year, please do not hesitate to ask.