Faculty Senate Minutes 2013-10-07
University of Wisconsin--Madison
shared governance document
October 7, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Chancellor Rebecca Blank at 3:32 p.m. with 174 voting members present.
1. Memorial resolutions were presented for:
2. Chancellor Blank presented her State of the University address. After asserting her highest priority of ensuring that UW-Madison remains financially stable, she addressed a number of budget-related topics including future state and federal funding for the university, in-state and out-of-state tuition levels, and donor contributions. She also spoke about shared governance, HR flexibilities, competitive compensation, and searches for the UW System president and UW-Madison provost. The chancellor identified five priorities on which she is presently working: relations with elected officials, donor fund drive, educational excellence, research excellence, and outreach and technology transfer.Professor Emeritus Fritz A. Albert. faculty document 2430Professor Emeritus Charles W. Anderson. faculty document 2431Professor Emeritus Gordon R. Cunningham. faculty document 2432Professor Emeritus R. Wayne Dickey. faculty document 2433Professor Emeritus Frederick J. Giesler. faculty document 2434Professor Emeritus Robert W. Hougas. faculty document 2435Professor Emerita Mary Ellen Rudin. faculty document 2436Professor Emeritus Elden J. Stang. faculty document 2437
There were several questions.
3. Announcements/Informational Items.
4. Question PeriodProfessor Michael Bernard-Donals introduced members of the University Committee and spoke about priorities that the UC will address in 2013-2014 including: ad hoc diversity planning committee, alternative budgeting models, ad hoc committee on civility and bullying in the academic workplace, ad hoc committee on fossil fuels, an alternative proposal to enhance the existing Arts Institute in lieu of creating a College of the Arts, and shared governance.There was one question.Professor Ruth Litovsky updated the senate on the work of the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee.Chancellor Blank called attention to the Fourth-Year Progress Report on the Campus StrategicFramework, which was distributed at the door.
5. The minutes of 6 May 2013 were approved as distributed.There were no additional questions following the state of the university address and the announcements period.AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
6. Chancellor Blank called attention to the Summary of Faculty Legislation and Faculty Senate Business for 2012-2013. faculty document 2438.
7. Professor Bernard-Donals moved to confirm the appointment of Professor Carolyn Kelley (Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis) to serve on the Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits for 2013-2014, replacing Professor Dominique Brossard who resigned from the commission.CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS
The motion passed without negative vote.
8. Professor Bernard-Donals moved to confirm the appointment of Professor Kenneth Sytsma (Botany) to serve on the Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits for 2013-2014, replacing Professor James Sweet who resigned from the commission.
9. Professor David McDonald submitted for informational purposes the Advisory Board’s Report on Restructuring the Division of International Studies. faculty document 2439.The motion passed without negative vote.REPORTS
There were several questions.
10. Mr. Jesse Markow submitted for informational purposes the Recreational Sports Board Annual Report for 2012-2013. faculty document 2427.
There was one question.
11. Provost Paul DeLuca submitted for informational purposes the University Academic Planning Council Annual Report for 2012-2013. faculty document 2440.
There were no questions or comments.
12. Professor Bernard-Donals moved to adopt the University Committee Recommendation to Amend the Academic Calendars for 2013-2016 and 2016-2021. faculty documents 2081c and 2366aNEW BUSINESS
The meeting adjourned at 5:18 p.m.Dr. Wren Singer provided background information on the motion.The motion passed without negative vote.
Secretary of the Faculty