Faculty Senate Meeting of January 30, 2014

Faculty Senate
Meeting of January 30, 2014
Robert C. Voight Faculty Senate Chambers – 325 Graff Main Hall
Vol. 48, No. 7
I. Roll Call – Present: M. Allen, J. Anderson, C. Angell, E. Barnes, K. Beyer, N. Eschenbaum,
A. Galbraith, P. Haried, D. Hart, K. Hoar, J. Hollenback, J. Kirsch, F. Klein, R. McKelley, D.
Riley, K. Rosacker, B. Seebach, J. Shanks, K. Terpstra.
Excused: T. Blumentritt (on sabbatical), L. Caya, L. Dickmeyer, B. Shrestha.
II. Approval of Minutes – the minutes of the November 21, 2013 meeting were approved as
III. Reports:
A. Chancellor:
B. Provost:
1. Teaching excellence awards deadline is approaching.
2. Taskforce on computer security and computer access has been established.
3. School of Education changes are moving forward.
4. Roger Haro will be awarded a diversity award.
5. Victor Macias-Gonzalez received the Wisconsin Educator of the Year Award.
6. Impact of cold weather on UW-L activity.
1. Faculty and staff salary adjustments.
2. The architect for Cowley Hall phase I will be selected soon.
D. Faculty Representative:
1. Ray Cross will visit with faculty reps later this spring.
2. Leadership training opportunities.
3. Change in the recording of classroom lectures.
o Confidentiality issues will be addressed.
4. 12-month pay plan.
5. One or more UW universities is under financial stress.
6. Encourage dialogue with the UW system to encourage positive change.
E. Faculty Senate Chair:
1. The SEC approved the December 2013 list of graduates contingent upon the successful
completion of the requirements for their respective degrees.
2. Monday, February 3, 2014 Regent Tim Higgins will discuss the role of the BOR
III. Recommendations from the Academic Policies & Standards Committee.
A. Adding a minor to student transcript.
1. Motion to accept change as prepared and presented – M/S/P.
B. Remove wording from “Undergraduate Residence Requirement”.
1. Motion to accept change as prepared and presented – M/S/P.
C. Amendment to “Commencement Honors” and “Graduation Honors”.
1. Motion to accept amendment as prepared and presented – M/S/P.
D. Change in Credit by Examination and Retroactive Credit Policy.
1. Motion to accept the policy as prepared and presented – M/S/P.
IV. Summary of Academic Freedom Panel Discussion (November 2013) – Sam Scinta.
A. Facilitate conversations among people with a variety of viewpoints.
B. Additional discussions are scheduled in the future.
V. Discuss SEC recommendation to develop a university policy on academic freedom.
A. Seeking a guidance policy rather than an enforceable policy.
1. Form a joint committee to form a policy regarding academic freedom – M/S/P.
VI. Meeting Adjourned at 4.55 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Kirsten (Kris) Rosacker