FACULTY SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES

4:00pm – 327 Graff Main Hall

November 3, 2009

 

Members: Joe Heim, Kerrie Hoar, Becky LeDocq, Adrienne Loh, and Bart Van Voorhis

Visitors:  Kathleen Enz-Finken, Bob Hoar

 

  1.  Minutes from October 28 SEC meeting approved.

 

  1. Chair’s Report and Discussion: 
    1. Collective Bargaining Open Forum:  An announcement was not placed in the Campus Connection, but a university-wide email announcement did go out.  Faculty Senate will send a reminder with a note that the session will be videotaped and made available on the UW-L website.
    2. Department Bylaws Compliance:  Many of the departments who have responded to the Senate chair’s query have already submitted something to their college for approval; while others are still working. 

 

  1. Provost Report and Discussion:
    1. SOE Assessment Coordinator:  Funds for this position are included in the State of WI DINN for Teacher Education.  This is an increase to our base budget that has been earmarked for specific areas in the School of Education.  To date, the funds have been used to hire the diversity recruiter and new faculty member in the area of multicultural education that was required by the DINN.  The final monies are earmarked for a 0.5 FTE position in SOE assessment.  This position would be in addition to the University Assessment Coordinator.  Since it is a 0.5 FTE, an internal search will be initiated, and if a qualified and interested employee cannot be found, an external search will be initiated.
    2. Educational Attainment Project Notification:  This project arose from the need to increase the number of degree-holding citizens in Wisconsin.  Each university will develop a plan by they will increase the number of degrees granted by the year 2025.  Each university will be given a target number from UWS.  UW-L is beginning to work on the project and how it would be implemented.  Plans are slated to go to the BOR in February 2010.  A full announcement of the project will be presented at JPB and Adrienne will give an update at FS.

 

  1. New Business:
    1. November 12 Faculty Senate Agenda:

                                          i.    Report from Gen Ed - Revised SLOs

                                        ii.    Reports from CAPS – final exam policy and excused absence policy

                                       iii.    Report on Changing ITS Reporting Line

                                       iv.    Furlough Statement

                                        v.    Discussion of the Online Course Guide will move to Dec. 3

                                       vi.    Thomas Harris WPC 11 announcement will move to Dec. 3.

    1. December 3 Faculty Senate Agenda:

                                          i.    WPC 11 Announcement – Thomas Harris

                                        ii.    Online Course Guide

 

  1. Old Business:
    1. IAS Policy delay was discussed.
    2. Furlough Letter was discussed.

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:12pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Kerrie Hoar, secretary