Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes

 4:00 p.m. – 327 Graff Main Hall

September 9, 2008

Volume 43, Number 03


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

Visitors: Kathleen Enz Finken, Bob Hoar, Bill Cerbin



1.  Minutes from the Aug. 18, 2008 SEC meeting were approved.


2. Charge Letters

There was some discussion of the Committee Charge letters that will go out, particularly the charge that the GEC not propose any major structural changes this year, and the charge to investigate reasons for UW-L’s imbalance of awarded B.S. vs. B.A. degrees. 


3. Committee-Senate Relations

How to avoid committee work being voted down or tabled at Senate was discussed. 


4.  Committees


Pending Senate vote to suspend GEC bylaws, Tom Pribek will be added as an extra member for the fall semester (another member will leave spring semester, returning the committee to its proper number of members).


Lalita Pandit resigned and will be replaced by Chuck Lee.

C.  Apportionment Committee

Has a vacancy.

D. CLS Dean Search and Screen

Eric Benzel stepped down;  Dorian Dorado will replace him.

E. The Affirmative Action Officer Search and Screen Committee

The following nominees were chosen:

Sandra Krajewski.

Victor Macías-González

Bart VanVoorhis


5.  Evaluation of Administrative Offices

Should Senate continue these evaluations?  They may not be effective.  There has been no follow up to find out how evaluation survey data was used.  The Provost will solicit feedback on the evaluation of the offices within her purview and report back to SEC.  SEC will examine the Senate evaluation data.  The issue will be reconsidered at another SEC meeting.


6.  M/S/P to approve the list of nominees for SEC Committees

This list was unofficially decided at the previous SEC meeting.


7.  Upcoming Senate Agenda

Provost Enz-Finken, Bob Hoar, and Bill Cerbin discussed three projects the Provost’s Office would like the Senate to consider this year. 

A.  Mission Statement

A Committee is being formed through the Provost’s Office to spearhead the revision process.  Hoar will present more information at the next SEC meeting, and this will be on the Sept. 25th Senate agenda.


B.  A coordinated Center for Teaching and Learning

A draft of the proposal for this center was presented.  As currently envisioned, the “Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning” (CATL) would have a director (currently 0.50 FTE; proposed 1.0)  and would include the following other positions:

            i.  Assessment Coordinator (currently 0.50 FTE; proposed 1.0)

            ii. Writing Program Coordinator (currently 0.25 FTE; proposed 0.50)

            iii. Online Teaching Director (currently 0.5 FTE; increases to 1.0 in 2009)

            iv. Instructional Designer (supported by student fee for online education;

currently 0 FTE; proposed 1.0)

            v. Multicultural Infusions Coordinator (currently 0 FTE; proposed 0.25)


C.  Assessment Coordinator Position

The committee was given a handout of a draft of the position description, but there was no time to discuss this position at this meeting.


6.  The meeting adjourned at 5:15.


Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Crutchfield