Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes

327 Graff Main Hall – 3:00 p.m.

Dec. 16, 2008


Present:  Joe Heim, Rebecca LeDocq, Susan Crutchfield, Brian Udermann

Visitors: Bob Hoar


1.  CATL proposal

The SEC supports the CATL proposal as presented to the Senate at its last meeting. It will be considered at Senate on Feb. 5.

A.  Instructional Designer (ID)

Relative to questions raised in the Dec. 4 Senate discussion, Hoar reported Bob Hetzel’s assurances that the ID could have a flexible duty list, to include designing face-to-face as well as hybrid and online courses, while being paid via online fees.

B. Inclusive Excellence Coordinator (IEC)

            Hoar explained that this person would be identified in the Spring and begin work at the position in the fall. 


The SEC supports advertising the IEC position immediately, for a position to begin in the fall, pending budgetary feasibility.


2.  Joint Planning and Budget Committee

 Sandi Krajewski will be invited to fill the committee vacancy left by Betsy Morgan.


3.  On-line SEI Taskforce

This committee will be established to investigate advantages and disadvantages to gathering SEIs online and to make a recommendation to the Senate.  SEC chose the following committee members from volunteers, seeking representation from a range of colleges and types of expertise.


Brian Udermann, Convener (SAH)

Jo Arney (CLS)

T.J. Brooks (CBA)

Victor Macias-Gonzalez (CLS)

Maggie McDermott (IAS in CBA)

Meredith Thompsen  (SAH)

John O’Hare (Student)

Jodie Rindt (SAA Program Director)

T.J. Teegan,  Web and D2L Support and Training Consultant (Member ex officio)

Bob Hoar,  Faculty Assistant to the Provost (Member ex officio)


SEC unanimously agreed to establish this ad hoc committee.


4.  Budget Proposals

            The Budget Council has been discussing various possible budget cuts as itemized on a spreadsheet titled “UW-La Crosse Budget Planning and Review FY 2009-2011.”  These will be discussed at JPB tomorrow at 12:15 in the Student Senate chambers in Cartwright.  Any concerns or comments should be e-mailed to Heim.


5.  Mission Statement Committee Update

            Hoar reported that the committee has split into two subgroups that are beginning to circulate drafts.  The committee will probably have a draft by the second Senate meeting of 2009.


6.  Meeting of Faculty Senate Committee Chairs

1pm 20th Jan. at Eagle’s Nest, with SEC after at 3pm.


7.  SEC Spring Meetings

SEC will meet on Tuesdays at 3pm in the Spring semester. 


8. Senate Meetings Schedule Change

The updated schedule for Spring Senate meetings is as follows:


Feb. 5 and 19

March 5 and 26

April 9, 23, and maybe 30

May 7, maybe 14


10.  The meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Susan Crutchfield