Actions of the 41st Faculty Senate

2006-2007

Actions Passed by the Faculty Senate

Status

Sept. 14

  • Approval of 1-semester replacement for Senator Sara Johnston-Rodriguez

Implemented by the Senate Office

  • Approval of nominees for Joint Promotion Committee, Consultative Lay-off Committee, Committee on Faculty Committees, Senate Elections Committee, Faculty Ombudspersons, Parking Appeals Board, Instructional Academic Staff Committee.

Implemented by the Senate Office.

Sept. 28

  • Approval of a resolution to send a memo to President Regent Walsh and Regent Spector regarding UW-L’s concerns about UWS7.

Memo sent to appropriate system representatives.

  • Approval of revision to the APR process.

Forwarded to the Provost.

  • Approval of UCC recommendations about definitions of and review processes for on-line, hybrid, and distance education courses.

Forwarded to the Chancellor and Provost.

  • Approval to suspend the by-laws for the General Education Committee, as per committee recommendation, to allow the committee to elect its chair.

Implemented by the General Education Committee.

  • Approval of replacement member on the Joint Promotion Committee.

Implemented by the Senate Office.

Oct. 12

  • Approval of new Student Evaluation of Instruction procedures to be used in a pilot study.

Implemented by the Senate Office.

Nov. 2

  • Approval of report from International Education Committee on program evaluation guidelines.

New guidelines posted on International Education Committee web page

  • Approval of faculty members for the Science and Health Associate Dean search and screen committee.

Names forwarded to Office of the Provost and Human Resources.

Nov. 30

  • Approval of a 5-year dual degree BS/MSE.

Forwarded to the Interim Chancellor.

  • Approval of changes to the Articles and Bylaws:    
    • Instructional Academic Staff Committee bylaws     Change in start date for new chairs
    • Change in UCC and General Education bylaws to allow the General Education Committee to review waiver requests in the general education program
    • Addition of a representative from the Provost’s office as a consultant to the Faculty Development Committee

Implemented by Senate Office

  • Approval of the academic calendar.

Forwarded to the Provost.

  • Approval of Nutrition minor.

Forwarded to the Interim Chancellor.

  • Approval of list of Fall 2006 graduates.

No action required.

Feb. 1

  • Approval of support for the Comprehensive Admissions Working Group report.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of a recommendation that the 10% discretionary fund be included in the regular pay plan and not be targeted in any way.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of recommendation that for the first year of the biennium, it be recommended that 2/3’s of the pay plan be dedicated to solid performance and 1/3 to merit.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • By consensus, the PTS committee was asked to evaluate how the pay plan be used in the second year of the biennium.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

 

 

  • Approval of a revision of the Study Day policy.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

Feb. 15

  • Approval of a resolution supporting the continued development of UW-L’s Growth and Access plan.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

Mar. 8

  • Approval of a new Microbiology minor and Microbiology Major with Business Concentration.

Forwarded to the Chancellor

  • Approval of a motion for the Faculty Senate to establish a task force to establish and action plan on how to implement the Tallories Declaration.

Task Force established

  • Approval of a motion for the Faculty Senate to request a timeline from the General Education Committee outlining a comprehensive and systematic assessment plan by April 9, 2007.

Forwarded to General Education Committee

  • Approval of recommendations from the Research and Grants Committee:
    • To administer a short survey to the grant winners for three years after receipt of research and grants monies.
    • The Office of Sponsored Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will manage survey distribution and data collection.
    • The committee also recommends that the following question be added to the final report form:  Did receiving this funding result in external grant proposals and/or funding? If yes, please explain

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor, and Associate Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Mar. 22

  • Acceptance of the Physical Education/Teacher Education academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Endorsement of the Institute for Innovation in Undergraduate Research and Learning.

No action required

Mar. 29

  • Approval of IAS Committee Recommendations
    • Adoption of the General Policies, Procedures and Criteria for IAS Career Progression for implementation beginning in Fall 2007. 
    • Recommendation that Human Resources be encouraged to pursue an electronic method to both track IAS semesters of teaching and to notify them when they become eligible to apply for career progression.
    • Recommendation of the adoption of the Instructional Academic Staff Workload Policy for implementation beginning Fall 2007. 
    • Recommendation that all new instructional academic staff be involved in orientation sessions. 
    • Recommendation that departments be encouraged to meet with new IAS in order to clarify expectations about the employee’s role in the department. 
    • Recommendation that each new IAS select and/or be provided with mentors internal and external to the department.
    • Recommendation that an IAS website be developed to aid in dissemination of information to this sector of the instructional workforce. 
    • Recommendation for an IAS Committee Liaison position. 

Forwarded to the Chancellor, the Provost/Vice-Chancellor, the Interim Vice-Chancellor for Administration & Finance, and to all department chairs and program directors

  • Approval of the following JPC by-law change, “Membership of the committee shall consist of the provost/vice chancellor, the four three academic deans, and . . . .”

Forwarded to the Chancellor, the Provost/Vice-Chancellor, and the Interim Vice-Chancellor for Administration & Finance

Apr. 12

  • Approval of Senate Nominations for the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance search and screen committee members.

Names forwarded to the Executive Director of Human Resources

  • Acceptance of the Mathematics academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Acceptance of the Theatre academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Acceptance of the Computer Science academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Approval of CAPS recommendation to change English Proficiency test minimum scores for admission.

Included in UW-La Crosse 2007-2009 Undergraduate Catalog

  • Approval of the General Education assessment timeline.

No action required

Apr. 19

  • Acceptance of the Honors academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Acceptance of the Geography/Earth Science academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Approval of International Education committee revisions to the Guidelines for International Study Tour Programs.

New guidelines posted on International Education Committee web page

Apr. 26

  • Approval of the List of Spring and Summer 2007 Graduates.

No action required

  • Acceptance of the Music academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Acceptance of the Chemistry academic program review.

Forwarded to Provost/Vice-Chancellor

  • Approval of a motion to request the Committee on Faculty Committees review committee assignments to assure procedures for assignments were followed.

Request forwarded to the Committee on Faculty Committees

May 8

  • Approval of the Committee on Faculty Committees report.

Report distributed campus-wide

  • Approval of International Education Committee by-law changes.

No action required