44th Faculty Senate
October 29, 2009 – 3:30p.m.
Robert C. Voight Faculty Senate Chambers – 325 Graff Main Hall
Vol. 44, No. 5

 I.      Roll Call.

Present:  J. Anderson, C. Angell, J. Baggett, S. Brokaw, D. Buffton, V. Crank, G. Cravins (excused), T. Gendreau, J. Heim, K. Hoar, J. Holman, D. Hoskins, K. Hunt, D. Lake, R. LeDocq, A. Loh, C. Lee, R. Mikat, J. Miskowski, S. Shillinger, R. Smith, M. Tollefson, B. Van Voorhis and M. Wycoff-Horn (excused)

 

II.      Minutes of October 15, 2009 were approved.

 

III.      Reports.

a.       Chair’s Report.

                                                  i.      Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved in the UW-L Centennial events. 

                                                ii.      IT Working Group Update: 

1.      The makeup of this group will be as follows:  Bob Hetzel, Sharon Radtke & Debbie Veglahn from Division of Finance, Brad Quarberg from University Relations, John Tillman from ITS plus one representative from each of the following areas:  Academic Affairs (Bob Hoar), Academic Staff, Student, Student Affairs (Larry Ringgenberg), Faculty (Dave Riley) and Classified Staff.

2.      Chancellor Gow has asked that a representative of the Joint IT Committee be added to the IT Working Group.  Since this is a joint committee, the representative may or may not be a faculty member.

                                              iii.      IAS Policies Update:  System Legal has returned the policies to HR with requests for revisions.  Some issues appear to revolve around implications of collective bargaining and how it would be applied to UW-L if IAS are governed by FS.

                                              iv.      Collective Bargaining Update:

1.      A FS email was sent out to faculty and IAS encouraging everyone to educate themselves on CB.  A joint FS/ASC open forum on collective bargaining has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 4 from 1:00 to 2:30pm in Valhalla.  This session will be taped and made available to those who are unable to attend.  This open forum is intended to be a neutral, unbiased presentation on CB.  The forum will involve a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session.  Currently, one presenter has been scheduled – Dr. Russell Stanton.  Dr. Stanton is currently a lobbyist for MNSCU (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities) faculty, but was a faculty member during their CB process.  Other presenters may be added.

2.      From the floor:  When will we actually be asked to make a choice on this issue?  This point will come when a union feels that it has enough support to hold an election.  At that point, a campus election would be held.

3.      A reminder from the Faculty Rep that Faculty Senate could become a bargaining unit.  Bargaining units do not have to be unions; however, this is the usual scenario.

                                                v.      Joint Legislative and Regents Relations Committee has scheduled an open forum with WI state representatives Kapanke, Huebsch and Schillinger for Friday, November 13 at 1:30pm in the Ward Room.  A FS email announcement will be sent.

 

b.      Faculty Rep Report.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the above legislator’s open forum and ask questions.  So far, only one UWS campus has acted on collective bargaining.  The Faculty Rep meeting will be held tomorrow in Madison, so a longer report can be expected at the next FS meeting.

 

c.       Student Association Representative. 

The Student Association is working on pedestrian crosswalk signs/cones, but has hit a roadblock.

 

IV.      Revised Hazing Policy (Paula Knudson and Kay Schendel).

Paula would like FS feedback and, ultimately, endorsement of this new hazing policy.  This UW-L hazing policy was last revised in 1985.  The revised policy mirrors the WI state statute and includes definitions, examples and resources.  How the policy would be enforced on campus would depend on where the incident occurred (i.e., Greek life, rec sports, music; etc.).  Implementation of sanctions would be in consultation with the Office of Student Life, as this office that implements ch. 17.  Any sanctioning of faculty would go through HR.  The policy was presented to Athletics last spring.  Why do we need a separate policy?  This policy clarifies how hazing is defined on our campus, and includes examples and clarification of the WI statute.  Is there any way that classroom activities could be misconstrued as hazing?  Perhaps the policy should somehow state that classroom activities are not included in this policy.

 

V.      Master’s Degree in Medical Dosimetry (Peggy Denton).

The Medical Dosimetry certificate online program was launched in 2003.  The Master’s program would also be online and would be in additional program – it would not replace the certificate program.  The certificate program is a completely self-supporting program.  Funds from that program have been set aside to cover the launch of the Master’s program.  Cohorts would be limited by clinical site availability to 10 students per year.  Students entering the Master’s program with a Med Dos certificate from UW-L would be required to take an additional 32 credits.  Radiation Therapists without a Med Dos certificate would take 46 credits and, finally, those with related degrees, but no RT background, would take preparatory courses in addition to the required 46 credits.  Motion to approve the Master’s degree in Medical Dosimetry.  Motion approved

 

VI.      Adjournment at 4:35p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kerrie Hoar