Faculty Senate
Vol. 38, No. 11
February 26, 2004



I.          Roll Call.

Present:  Beck, Brooks, Dixon, Gendreau, Gibson, Heim, Hoar, Kernozek, Kraemer, Maher, Majak, Poulton, Ragan, B. Riley, Shanks, Shillinger, Sullivan, Taylor, Wilson, Wingate.

Excused:  Bigel, Gongaware, D. Riley, Vandenberg-Daves.

 

II.         Approval of Minutes.

The minutes of the January 29, 2004, meeting were approved as distributed.

 

III.       Reports.

Chair Hoar reported that he has forwarded the names of five volunteers to serve on the Search & Screen Committee for the President of the UW System.  They are:  Jac Bulk, Joel Elgin, Joe Heim, Carol Oyster, and Steve Senger.

 

The nominating petitions are in for the 39th faculty senate.  Ballots will be distributed the Monday, following Spring Break. There is one seat available in each college except for CLS where there are two.  In addition, there are three at-large positions available.  Valid petitions were received from:

 

Two (2) CLS position: Clow, Choy, Van Voorhis

One (1) SAH position: Sandra Grunwald

One (1) EESHR position: Sarah Johnston-Rodriquez

Three (3) At-large positions: Georges Cravins, Dan Duquette, Anne Galbraith, Tom Hench, Terence Kelly, Sandra Krajewski, Adrienne Loh, Carol Miller, Steve Senger

There is no one running for the CBA position.

 

Committee preference forms are due back in the senate office by close of business on Friday, March 12th.

 

The students have received a revised proposal concerning the academic initiatives related to the differential tuition issue.  This item will likely be on the next senate agenda.

 

Part 4 of the faculty recruitment hiring guidelines states:  By midterm of the spring semester in even-numbered calendar years (beginning spring semester 2004), the PVC will convene a review of the faculty recruitment process, to be jointly conducted by the chair of the faculty senate, PVC, the deans, AAD, HR, and three department chairs appointed by the Senate Executive Committee.  Prior to convening this review, the chair of the faculty senate will seek input from department chairs and SS committees regarding the process… Chair Hoar has sent an email to all chairs asking for feedback on the current process and to ask for volunteers to serve on the joint committee.

 

No formal report from the Chancellor.

 

Provost/Vice-Chancellor – no report.

 

Chief Financial Officer Lostetter – no report.

 

Faculty Representative’s Report – none.

 

Student Liaison’s Report – none.

 

IV.       Second Reading Proposed Change in By-laws.

FACULTY SENATE BY-LAWS  (Revised 2002)

I. The following faculty standing committees shall perform in accordance with the powers and duties assigned to the senate in the Articles of Faculty Organization adopted March 16, 1966, and later revised. The committee decisions are subject to senate review. The following principles shall govern these faculty committees: …

A. The Academic Planning Committee
The regular membership of the committee shall consist of nine full time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, having no designated administrative responsibilities, each with a minimum of four years experience at UW-L or tenured status. This membership shall include three representatives from the College of Liberal Studies and two representatives from each of the following academic units:  the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Terms of membership shall be three years and be staggered so that three members complete their terms and are replaced each year. The committee shall elect its chairperson. If the committee is meeting as described in 4. above, then the membership of the committee shall be temporarily expanded (if necessary) in order to provide a representative from the program proposed for elimination.  Any temporary member shall have no designated administrative responsibilities and shall be selected through procedures established by the committee.  
 

B. The Academic Policies and Standards Committee
Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and three students.  The faculty membership shall include at least two representatives from the College of Liberal Studies and one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  The director of admissions and the registrar shall serve as an administrative consultant for the committee. The chancellor shall select an additional administrative consultant for the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.

 

 


C. The Academic Program Review Committee
Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and three students. The faculty membership shall include at least two representatives from the College of Liberal Studies and one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education. The provost/vice chancellor and the academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
   

D. The Articles and Bylaws Committee  (NO  CHANGES)

 

E. The Complaints, Grievances, Appeals, and Academic Freedom Committee
Membership of the committee shall consist of nine tenured faculty members and six tenured alternates, none of whom shall have designated administrative responsibilities ranking above departmental chair. Committee members and alternates shall be selected for three-year-terms with a third of the committee newly appointed each year. Members and alternates shall be appointed without regard to membership on other committees. Broad representation in committee membership shall be maintained with no more than one member and one alternate appointed from a single department. The committee shall elect its chairperson and a secretary to keep an official record of proceedings.
 

F. The Consultative Layoff Committee  (NO CHANGES)

G. The Faculty Development Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of the current UW-L administrative representative of OPID, the current UW-L faculty representative of OPID, and nine other faculty members. Faculty and academic staff with faculty status who submit proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
 
H. The General Education Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty, none of whom shall have any designated administrative responsibility, and one student appointed annually by the Student Association. Consecutive appointments may be allowed for up to five years.  The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  One alternate shall be provided for each appointed member, and so far as possible, representation of appointed members and alternates shall be rotated with respect to departments and schools.  In addition, the Director of the General Education Program shall be a member of the committee and shall serve as the chair and convener of the committee.  The provost/vice chancellor, the registrar, and the academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee.

 

I.  The Graduate Council (The Graduate Policies Committee)

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine graduate faculty. The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  At least one representative from each college shall be either a graduate program director (having no additional administrative responsibilities) or a member of a department participating in a graduate program. In addition, the director of university graduate studies, the chair of the graduate curriculum committee, and two graduate students shall serve as members. The academic deans or their designated appointees, and the registrar shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson. The director of university graduate studies shall serve as convener.
 

J.  The Graduate Curriculum Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine members of the graduate faculty and three graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least the following numbers of representatives from each of the following academic units: one from the College of Liberal Studies, three from the College of Science and Allied Health, one from the College of Business Administration, and three from the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  The student members shall represent three of these academic units.  The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.
 

K. The Hearing Committee (NO CHANGES)

 

L.   The International Education Committee

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 one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education. 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.

 

 

N. The Library Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members, one of whom shall be the chairperson of the library department, and three students. The faculty membership shall include at least one representative from each of the following academic units:  the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Consecutive appointments may be allowed for up to five years: however, at least three faculty members shall be newly appointed each year. The director of the library shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson. 

 

O. The Promotion, Tenure and Salary Committee (NO CHANGES )

 

P. The Research and Grants Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of the provost/vice chancellor (or his/her designated representative) and nine faculty members. Faculty and academic staff with faculty status who submit research proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year. The coordinator of gifts and grants shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee for grants advisory purposes. The committee shall elect its chairperson.
 

Q.  The Scholarship and Awards Committee (NO CHANGES)

 

R. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members none of whom shall have any designated administrative responsibility, and three students. The faculty membership shall include at least three representatives from the College of Liberal Studies; two representatives from the College of Science and Allied Health; and one representative from each of the following academic units: the College of Business Administration, the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education, and the School of Education. The Committee on Faculty Committees shall rotate representation with respect to departments and schools, and so far as possible shall provide alternates for each appointed member. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.
 

S.  The Undergraduate Research Committee

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and two student members.  Terms of service for the faculty members shall be three years.  There shall be no more than three faculty members from each of the following academic units:  the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Studies, the College of Science and Allied Health, and the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education.  Student members shall be selected from students who have received research funding from the committee in previous years.  Students who submit research proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year.  The coordinator of gifts and grants shall serve as an administrative consultant to the committee for grants advisory purposes.  The committee shall elect its chairperson.

 

 

M/S/P to approve. (voice vote with one abstention)

 

V.        Possible Change in By-laws Relating to Department Chair Appointments.

Dean of the College of SAH, Michael Nelson, has raised a question about the “term” referred to in the Senate By-law VII.C.1 which reads: 

 

  1. Term of Office
  1. A term of office shall be three years subject to removal for cause.  The term shal start at the beginning of the first semester.

 

Appointment letters go to chairs beginning in August, and in some cases, have not reflected an appointment of three full years.  The Provost has discussed this issue with the Deans and suggested clarification.  The SEC proposes a change to the by-laws which directs the Articles and By-laws Committee to clarify VII.C.1 by replacing it with the following phrase:

 

M/S/P a term of office shall be three calendar years subject to removal for cause.  The term shall begin on August 1st, unless another date has been agreed upon by the department, the Dean, and the Chancellor.  (voice vote)

 

VI.       Dual Degree Engineering Programs.

Bruce Osterby, Ron Rada, and Diane Schumacher reviewed the history of the dual degree program and answered questions pertaining to the proposal.  Students are graduates of both institutions; we can market however we want internally and externally; brings in quality students – presently attracts students; UWL was the first institution in Wisconsin to introduce concept.

 

 The following is an excerpt from the proposal:

 

DUAL DEGREE ENGINEERING

UW-Madison/UW-La Crosse

 

HISTORY

Physics established a dual degree agreement with UW-Madison in 1994 that allowed physics

majors to transfer to the UW-Madison College of Engineering, complete a course of study in

engineering, then transfer the credits back to UW-L to meet physics Bachelor of Science Degree

requirements. This, along with similar agreements with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, and

UM-Twin Cities, has been a popular option among students.

 

The Physics Department has maintained regular communication with the College of Engineering

to assure that students are correctly informed of the process and the program requirements for

each campus.

 

It is our desire to establish a similar route for students with the following majors: chemistry,

computer science, and mathematics. This agreement would add the above programs to the

current dual degree (physics/engineering) agreement with UW-Madison.

 

PRINCIPLES

The respective department chairs have stated the courses that a student would likely take in the

first three years of college work. These courses contribute toward meeting General Education,

SAH College Core, and Major requirements for graduation at UW-L. In addition, the courses

listed contribute extensively to the UW-Madison Engineering and General Education

requirements for graduation at UW-Madison. The agreement is a general statement and does not

limit the number of UW engineering/UW-L major combinations. However, several specific

plans have been drafted for students pursuing particular engineering fields and are attached:

 

Chemistry Major to Chemical Engineering

Computer Science Major to Electrical Engineering

Computer Science Major to Computer Engineering

Mathematics Major to Civil Engineering

Mathematics Major to Industrial Engineering

Mathematics Major to Mechanical Engineering

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS

Key aspects of the agreement include:

 

1. Admission to UW-Madison is assured for qualified UW-L applicants (cumulative gpa of

3.00; gpa of 3.00 in all science, computer science and math coursework required by the

engineering program; and a positive recommendation from the Chair of the respective

UW-L department).

 

2. While at UW-La Crosse, the student should complete the UW-La Crosse General

Education requirements.

 

3. The student will take at least their last 30 credits at UW-Madison. Therefore, these

programs will require a variance to the UW-L policy requiring that the last 24 credits of a

degree be earned in residence at UW-La Crosse is necessary.

 

4. Students are subject to the UW-System Excess Credit Policy. This would likely be

assessed by UW-Madison, as the student will most likely be a UW-Madison student at

the time the excess credits are taken, if applicable.

 

5. Coursework taken at UW-La Crosse will be posted on the UW-La Crosse record;

coursework taken at UW-Madison will be posted on the UW-Madison record.

 

6. It is the student’s responsibility to file the Intent to Graduate form and send a final

official transcript showing the UW-Madison credits and grades in order to complete the

 

7. All other statements and conditions as outlined on the Agreement for an Intercollegiate

Dual Degree Program apply and will be adhered to.


UW-LA CROSSE APPROVAL SOUGHT

SAH College Committee

CAPS

UCC

 

M/S/P to approve. (unanimous show of hands)

 

VII.      Adjournment.

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Submitted by

Eric R. Kraemer, Secretary