University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Articles and By-Laws Committee (ABC) 2002-2003
111 Wimberly Hall, 1:30P.M.
Present: Cynthia Berlin, Sandra Krajewski, Victor
Macias-Gonzalez; Susan "BOON" Murray, Keith Sherony
Meeting was called to order at 1:30p.m. by former ABC Committee Chair Sherony.
1. Sherony facilitated new member introductions and election of Berlin as Committee Chair and Murray as
Secretary by unanimous consensus vote.
2. Berlin reviewed the special charge from the SEC to:
Review the size of standing faculty committees and propose reductions where
appropriate to improve the
productivity of the committee and the Committee on Faculty Commitees' ability to appoint members.
Sherony guided review of the list of committees as well as the by-laws stipulating number of members.
ABC members discussed pragmatic factors affecting committee size (i.e., workload, adequate departmental
representation). The ABC recognizes the sensitivity of making recommendations for reduction and will
respect the collective by inviting self-mediated opinions of individual committees regarding their size. Current
committee chairs will be requested to discuss this SEC charge with their members.
Berlin recommended that an e-mail poll might be more efficient than requesting
to appear at a meeting. Berlin agreed to draft an e-mail memorandum to be circulated for pre-approval
among ABC. Given that some committees have not yet convened and a discussion is deemed essential, it
may take several months to gather input from all committees.
3. Berlin reviewed the duties and responsibilities of the ABC:
Conduct annual review of faculty senate bylaws and forward recommended changes
to faculty senate.
Conduct periodic reviews of Articles of Organization and forward recommended
changes to the
chairperson of the faculty senate.
Provide appropriate phasing for bylaw changes proposed to faculty senate from
Krajewski, Berlin, and Sherony provided examples of past committee activity to illustrate ABC duties and
responsibilities (i.e., evaluation of UW-L administrators).
4. Berlin will report election of chair and secretary 9/26/2002.
5. No old business.
Mark Your Calendar
6. Next meeting
was set for Thursday, October 24, in Room 111 Carl Wimberly Hall.
Susan "BOON" Murray, Secretary