Faculty Senate Minutes list with links to documents, 2016-2019

Minutes and recordings from Senate meetings, 2016-

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November 4, 2019 November 5, 2018 November 6, 2017 November 7, 2016 November 2, 2015
December 2, 2019 December 3, 2018 December 4, 2017 December 5, 2016 December 7, 2015
February 3, 2020 February 4, 2019 February 5, 2018 November 7, 2016 February 1, 2016
March 2, 2020 March 4, 2019 March 5, 2018 February 6, 2017 March 7, 2016
April 6, 2020 April 1, 2019 April 2, 2018 March 6, 2017 April 4, 2016
May 4, 2020 May 6, 2019 May 7, 2018 April 3, 2017 May 2, 2016

     May 1, 2017  May 17, 2016 Special meeting)

  November 4, 2019 Agenda
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Frank B. Baker (Fac Doc 2545) 
Professor Emeritus Fred Madison (Fac Doc 2546) 
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question period.
4. Minutes of October 7 meeting. (consent
5. Committee on Women in the University Combined Annual Reports for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (Fac Doc 2847)
6. Proposal to Update Faculty Policies & Procedures 6.56.A.7. Committee on Women in the University Election of Chairs. (Fac Doc 2848) (vote)
7. Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People in the University Combined Annual Reports for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (Fac Doc 2849) 
8. University Curriculum Committee Annual Report for 2018-2019. (Fac Doc 2850)
9. University Lectures Committee Annual Report for 2018-2019. (Fac Doc 2851)  
10. University Academic Planning Council Annual Report for 2018-2019. (Fac Doc 2852)
11. Proposal to Change Faculty Policies & Procedures Chapter 7 to Specify Support for Joint Appointments. (Fac Doc 2823) (vote)
12. Resolution to Celebrate 125 Years of “Sifting and Winnowing.” (Fac Doc 2853) (vote)
Faculty Senate Minutes 2019-11-04

 October 7, 2019 Agenda 
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Louis Berninger (Faculty Document 2832)
Professor Emerita Ingegerd Keith (Faculty Document 2833)
Professor Emeritus Joseph Kepecs (Faculty Document 2834)
Professor Emeritus James W. Jefferson (Faculty Document 2835)
Professor Emeritus Jack C. Westman (Faculty Document 2836)     
Professor Emeritus Terry Millar (Faculty Document 2837)
Professor Emeritus David B. Johnson (Faculty Document 2838) 
Professor Emeritus James Stern (Faculty Document 2839) 
2. Announcements/Information Items.
State of the University 
University Committee Report
3. Question period.
4. Minutes of May 6. (consent)
5. Highlights of Faculty Legislation 2018-2019. (Faculty Document 2840)
6. Our Shared Future Plaque (with guests Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler)
7. Proposal to Change Faculty Policies & Procedures 9.07 to Clarify That Committee for Faculty Rights and Responsibilities (CFRR) Serves as the Impartial Hearing Officer in Dismissal Cases. (Faculty Document 2841) (vote)
8. Proposal to Change Faculty Policies & Procedures Chapter 7 to Specify Support for Joint Appointments (Faculty Document 2823) (first reading)
Faculty Senate Minutes 2019-10-07

 May 6, 2019 Agenda 
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Allan Bringe (Faculty Document 2824)
Professor Emeritus Kemal H. Karpat (Faculty Document 2825)
Professor Emeritus William Stuart Sykes (Faculty Document 2826)
2. Presentation of the 2019 Hilldale Awards to:
Arts and Humanities Division: Professor Jin-Wen Yu, Department of Dance.
Biological Sciences Division: Professor Linda Schuler, Department of Comparative Biosciences.
Physical Sciences Division: Professor Ellen Zweibel, Department of Astronomy.
Social Sciences Division: Professor Patricia Devine, Department of Psychology.
3. Announcements/Information Items.
4. Question period.
5. Minutes of April 1 meeting. (consent)
6. Faculty Committees General Election Spring 2019 Results. (Faculty Document 2827)
7. Committee on Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions, and Financial Aid (CURAFA) Combined Annual Reports for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. (Faculty Document 2828)
8. University Archives Committee Combined Annual Report for 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019. (Faculty Document 2829)
9. UW-Madison Division of Extension Academic Governance Structure. (Faculty Document 2830)
10. Incorporation of the Department of Labor Education into the Division of Continuing Studies. (Faculty Document 2831)
11. Approval of Possible Academic Staff Title: Professor of Practice. (Faculty Document 2821) (vote)
12. Proposal to update Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 6.27.A.5. & A.6. (Campus Diversity and Climate Committee Membership). (Faculty Document 2822) (vote)
Faculty Senate Minutes 2019-05-06

 April 1, 2019 Agenda 
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Laurens Anderson (Faculty Document 2813)
Professor Emeritus Phil Lewis (Faculty Document 2814)
Professor Emeritus Bruce Murray (Faculty Document 2815)
Professor Emeritus Ved Prakash (Faculty Document 2816)
Professor Emerita Hanna Sobkowicz (Faculty Document 2817)
Professor Stefan Westerhoff (Faculty Document 2818)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question period.
4. Minutes of March 4 meeting. (consent)
5. University Library Committee Annual Report for 2017-2018. (Faculty Document 2798)
6. Campus Transportation Committee Annual Report for 2017-2018. (Faculty Document 2819)
7. Special Apportionment to Integrate Extension Faculty into UW-Madison Faculty Senate. (Faculty Document 2820)
8. Resolution Calling on the TSA Review Committee of the University of Wisconsin System to Ask TIAA to Address Transparency Issues Related to Deforestation Risk and Rural Land Grabs. (Faculty Document 2812) (vote)
9. Approval of Possible Academic Staff Title: Teaching Professor. (Faculty Document 2776) (vote)
10. Approval of Possible Academic Staff Title: Research Professor. (Faculty Document 2777) (vote)
11. Approval of Possible Academic Staff Title: Professor of Practice. (Faculty Document 2821) (vote)
12. Proposal to update Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 6.27.A.5. & A.6. (Campus Diversity and Climate Committee Membership). (Faculty Document 2822) (first reading)
13. Revisions to Faculty Policies and Procedures to Clarify Language on Joint Appointments, (Faculty Document 2823) (first reading)

 March 4, 2019 Agenda
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Robert Dott (Faculty Document 2801)
Professor Emeritus Terry Howard (Faculty Document 2802)
Professor Emerita Susan Nitzke (Faculty Document 2803)
Professor Emeritus Johnny Pendleton (Faculty Document 2804) 
Professor Emeritus Dwayne A. Rohweder (Faculty Document 2805)
Professor Emeritus Richard R. Smith (Faculty Document 2806)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
Chief Diversity Officer’s State of Diversity and Inclusion.
Diversity Liaison Project.
3. Question period. 
4. Minutes of February 4 meeting. (consent)
5. Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee Annual Report, 2018-2019. (Faculty Document 2807)
6. PROFS, Inc., Annual Report, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. (Faculty Document 2808) 
7. Retirement Issues Committee Combined Annual Reports for 2013-2018. (Faculty Document 2809) 
8. Ombuds Office Annual Report for 2017-2018. (Faculty Document 2810)
9. Proposed Change to Faculty Policies and Procedures 9.06.C4. (Faculty Document 2811) (vote).
10. “Professorial” Academic Staff Titles (Faculty Documents 2776 and 2777 and additional materials)
11. Resolution Calling on the TSA Review Committee of the University of Wisconsin System to Ask TIAA to Address Transparency Issues Related to Deforestation Risk and Rural Land Grabs. (Faculty Document 2812) (first reading) 

 February 4, 2019 Agenda 
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Haskell Fain (Faculty Document 2789) 
Professor Emeritus Fred Dretske (Faculty Document 2790) 
Professor Emeritus Anthony Barresi (Faculty Document 2791) 
Professor Emeritus Roger Boom (Faculty Document 2792) 
Professor James Baughman (Faculty Document 2793) 
Professor Emeritus William Hachten (Faculty Document 2794) 
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question period.
4. Minutes of December 3 meeting. (consent)
5. Academic Calendar for 2021-2026. (Faculty Document 2795) (consent)
6. Committee on Committees Annual Report for 2019: Nominees for Faculty-Elected Committees. (Faculty Document 2796)
7. Report of the Nominations for Election to the Committee on Committees. 
The following faculty members are nominated for election by the Faculty Senate to fill vacancies on the Committee on Committees in the divisions indicated below:
Arts & Humanities Division (1-year term)
April Haynes (History, District 60)
Robert Streiffer (Medical History & Bioethics, District 82)
Social Sciences Division (4-year term) 
Steph Tai (Law School, District 44)
Kimber Wilkerson (Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education, District 26)
8. Athletic Board Annual report for 2017-2018 (Faculty Document 2797)
9. Budget Committee Combined Annual Report for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 (Faculty Document 2798)
10. Information Technology Committee annual report (Faculty Document 2799)
11. Change in Information Technology Committee leadership structure (Faculty Document 2800). (vote)
SPECIAL ORDER—NO LATER THAN 4:45 PM
12. Executive Session of the Faculty Senate to Receive the Confidential Report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees. (vote)

 December 3, 2018
Minutes Faculty Senate Minutes 2018-12-03

 November 5, 2018
Minutes Faculty Senate Minutes 2018-11-05

 October 1, 2018
Minutes

  May 7, 2018
Minutes Faculty Senate Minutes 2018-05-07

April 2, 2018

March 5, 2018 Agenda

1. Announcements/Information Items.
State of Diversity and Inclusion (Fac doc 2725)
2. Question Period.
3. Minutes of February 5 (automatic consent).
4. Ombuds Office Annual Report for 2017. (Fac doc 2726)
5. Employee Assistance Office Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2727)
6. Recommended changes to Campus Diversity and Climate Committee Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.27. (Fac doc 2728) (first reading
7. Proposal to Create the Committee on Disability Access and Inclusion (CDAI). (Fac doc 2729) (first reading)
8. Report of the Nominations for Election for Divisional Executive Committees, and the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee. (Fac doc 2730)
9. Faculty Senate Districts and Apportionment for Academic Years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021. (Fac doc 2731)
10. Proposal to Clarify Faculty Policies and Procedures 3.05.H. Regarding the Policy on Academic Staff as Advisors. (Fac doc 2700) (first reading)
11. Proposal to update Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 4 (The Faculty Divisions) (Fac doc 2723) (vote)
12. Proposal to Create Immigration and International Issues Committee. (Fac doc 2732) (first reading)
13. Proposed updates to Faculty Policies and Procedures: 6.01., 6.02., 6.03., 6.04., 6.07., 6.09., 6.10., 6.11., 6.12., and 6.49. (Fac doc 2733) (first reading)
14. Resolution calling on President Ray Cross to reaffirm commitment to shared governance (Fac doc 2734; available March 2)
 

February 5, 2018 Agenda

1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Burr Fontaine (Fac doc 2717)
Professor Emeritus Stephen Nelsen (Fac doc 2718)
Professor Emeritus Edwin Vedejs (Fac doc 2719)
Professor Emeritus Howard Whitlock, Jr. (Fac doc 2720)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question period.
4. Minutes of December 4 meeting. (consent)
5. Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee Annual Report 2017-2018. (Fac doc 2721)
6. Committee on Committees Annual Report for 2018: Nominations for Faculty-Elected Committees. (Fac doc 2722)
7. Report of the Nominations for Election to the Committee on Committees. 
The following faculty members are nominated for election by the Faculty Senate to fill a vacancy on the Committee on Committees in the Biological Sciences Division for a 4-year term: 
    • Lisa Forrest (Professor, VetMed, Surgical Sciences, District 114)
    • Christine Seroogy (Associate Professor, SMPH, Pediatrics, District 96)
8. Proposal to Create Faculty Policies and Procedures 4.40. Divisional Committee Review Council. (Fac doc 2715) (vote)
9. Proposal to Retire the Research, Safety, and Compliance Oversight Committee and Merge its Functions into the University Research Council. (Fac doc 2716) (vote)
10. Proposal to update Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 4 ("The Faculty Divisions"). (Fac doc 2723) (first reading)
11. Proposed Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 through 2025-2026. (Fac doc 2724) (vote)
 

December 4, 2017 Agenda

1. Memorial Resolution for: 
Professor Emeritus Ed Lightfoot (Fac doc 2710)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
State of the Research Enterprise.
3. Question Period.
4. Minutes of November 6. (consent)
5. Athletic Board Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2711)
6. Campus Transportation Committee Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2712)
7. PROFS Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2713)
8. Restructure the UW-Madison Arts Institute and Change its Name to the UW-Madison Division of the Arts. (Fac doc 2714)
9. Proposal to Create Faculty Policies and Procedures 4.40. Divisional Committee Review Council. (Fac doc 2715) (first reading)
10. Proposal to Retire the Research, Safety, and Compliance Oversight Committee and Merge its Functions into the University Research Council. (Fac doc 2716) (first reading)
11. Proposal to update Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 11 (Fac doc 2707) (vote)
12. Endorsement of the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy. (Fac doc 2709) (vote)
13. Change to Faculty Legislation II-303 and Renaming to Protected and Unprotected Expression in a Work-Related Setting. (Fac doc 2708) (vote)

1. Memorial Resolutions for
Professor Emeritus Lloyd Bitzer. (Fac doc 2701)
Professor Emeritus Norbert Schmitz. (Fac doc 2702)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question period. 
4. Minutes of October 2. (consent)
5. University Lectures Committee Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2703)
6. University Curriculum Committee Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2704)
7. Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2705)
8. Resolution calling for the Creation and Implementation of a Campus-wide Climate Action Plan. (Fac doc 2699, Revised). (vote)
9. Proposal to clarify Faculty Policies and Procedures 3.05.H. regarding the policy on academic staff as advisors. (Fac doc 2700, Revised) (vote)
10. Proposal to edit Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapters 1 ("The University Faculty") and 2 ("University Faculty Senate"). (Fac doc 2706) (vote)
11. Proposal to update Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 11 ("Summer Session"). (Fac doc 2707) (first reading)
12. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence policy (endorsement and change to II-303). (Fac doc 2708) (first reading)

Faculty Senate Minutes 2017-11-06 November 6, 2017

1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Charles R. Bentley (Fac doc 2691)
Professor Emerita Birut Ciplijauskait (Fac doc 2692)
Professor Emeritus Donn Alessio (Fac doc 2693)
Professor Emeritus Jack Fowler (Fac doc 2694)
Professor Emeritus Milton Sunde (Fac doc 2695) 
2. State of the University. (Fac doc 2696)
University Committee Report.
3. Question Period.
4. Minutes of May 1. (consent)
5. Highlights of Faculty Legislation, 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2697)
6. Update on Resolution Calling for Fair and Equitable Pay for Faculty Assistants. (Fac doc 2677)
7. Confirmation of committee appointment: Jo Ellen Fair, African Cultural Studies, to serve on the Committee on Committees for the spring semester 2018, replacing Ivy Corfis who will be on sabbatical. (for vote)
8. Confirmation of committee appointment: Lisa Bratzke, Nursing, to serve on the University Library Committee for 3 years, replacing Leema Berland who resigned from the committee. (for vote)
9. University Academic Planning Council (UAPC) Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2698)
10. Resolution Calling for the Creation and Implementation of a Campus-wide Climate Action Plan. (Fac doc 2699) (first reading)
11. Proposal to Clarify Faculty Policies and Procedures 3.05.H. regarding the policy on academic staff as advisors. (Fac doc 2700) (first reading)
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Seymour Abrahamson (Fac doc 2678)
John Berbee (Fac doc 2679)
Robert Cole (Fac doc 2680)
Jack Ferver (Fac doc 2681)
Hugh Iltis (Fac doc 2682)
2. Announcements/Information Items
Forward Together: A New Era for Diversity and Inclusion.
3. Question period.
4. Minutes of April 3 meeting. (consent).
5. Officer Education Committee Annual Report for 2016-2017. (Fac doc 2683)
6. Advisory Committee for the Office of Equity and Diversity Annual Report for 2015-2016. (Fac doc 2684)
7. Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Annual Report for 2012-2016. (Fac doc 2685)
8. Report of Elections to UW-Madison Faculty Committees for 2017-2018. (Fac doc 2686)
9. Institutional Review Board (IRB) Study Report. (Fac doc 2687 forthcoming)
10. Proposal to Merge the Department of Urban and Regional Planning with the Department of Landscape Architecture. (Fac doc 2688)
11. Proposal to Change the Name of the Department of Zoology to Integrative Biology. (Fac doc 2689)
12. Resolution in Support of Transgender Students, Faculty, and Staff. (Fac doc 2690) (vote)
1. Memorial Resolutions for
Professor Emeritus Harald Naess (Fac doc 2674).
Professor Emerita Dorothy Pringle (Fac doc 2675).
2. Presentation of the 2017 Hilldale Awards to:
  • Arts and Humanities Division: Professor Henry John Drewal, Department of Art History and Department of Afro-American Studies
  • Biological Sciences Division: Professor Kenneth Raffa, Department of Entomology
  • Physical Sciences Division: Professor John W. Valley, Department of Geoscience
  • Social Studies Division: Professor David Weimer, Department of Political Science, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
3. Announcements/Information Items.
4. Question period.
5. Minutes of 6 March Meeting (consent).
6. Proposal to Change the Name of the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies to the UW-Madison Information School (Fac doc 2676).
7. Resolution Calling for Fair and Equitable Pay for Faculty Assistants (Fac doc 2677).
Faculty Senate Minutes 2017-04-03  April 3, 2017

March 6, 2017 Agenda

1. Memorial Resolutions for
Professor Emeritus George L. Bush (Fac doc 2669).
Professor Emeritus C. K. Wang (Fac doc 2670).
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period. 
4. Minutes of February 6, 2017, meeting (consent).
5. Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee Annual Report for 2016-2017 (Fac doc 2671). 
6. Final Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Equitable and Inclusive Health Care (Fac doc 2674).
7. Update to the Slates for Faculty Elections (Fac doc 2663 Rev.).
8. Incorporation of University Health Care Advisory Committee into Faculty Policies and Procedures (Fac doc 2672). (vote)
9. Proposal to change the name of the Social Studies Division to the Social Sciences Division (Fac doc 2673). (vote)
10. Post-tenure review (Fac Doc 2639 with modifications) (vote)
Revised in response to Board of Regent revision of RPD 20-9 (wisconsin.edu/regents/policies/periodic-post-tenure-review-in-support-of-tenured-faculty-development/) and related "Approval of Interim Post-Tenure Review Policy Language, as may be Needed for Individual UW Institutions (pp. 200-205 of wisconsin.edu/regents/download/meeting_materials/2016(3)/december/Education-Committee-pdf-December-2016.pdf)
Faculty Senate Minutes 2017-03-06  March 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 Agenda

1. Memorial Resolutions for
Professor Emeritus Roberto Sanchez (Fac Doc 2661)
Professor Emeritus Sung-Feng Wen (Fac Doc 2662)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period. 
4. Minutes of December 5, 2016 Meeting (consent).
5. Report of the Nominations for Election to the Committee on Committees
The following faculty members are nominated for election by the Faculty Senate to fill a vacancy on the Committee on Committees in the Physical Sciences Division for a 4-year term:
    • John Yin (District 34, Engineering/Chemical Engineering)
    • Dan Vimont (District 64, L&S/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
6. Committee on Committees Annual Report for 2017: Nominations for Faculty-Elected Committees (Fac Doc 2663)
7. University Curriculum Committee Annual Report for 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2664)
8. University Library Committee Annual Report for 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2665)
9. Proposal to Change Faculty Policies and Procedures 5.14., 5.30., 6.09., 7.06., and 7.10. to Clarify Chancellor and Provost Roles (Fac Doc 2666)
10. Proposal to Change Faculty Policies and Procedures 7.20. per Revised UW System Policy on Leaves of Absence (Fac Doc 2667)
11. Research Misconduct Policy (for vote)
a. Summary of Changes (Fac Doc 2668)
b. Research Misconduct Policy (Fac Doc 2668a)
c. Proposal to Change Faculty Policies and Procedures 9.14. to Incorporate the Changes to the Research Misconduct Policy (Fac Doc 2668b)
12. Post-tenure review (first reading) (Fac Doc 2639 with modifications)
Revised in response to Board of Regent revision of RPD 20-9 (wisconsin.edu/regents/policies/periodic-post-tenure-review-in-support-of-tenured-faculty-development/) and related "Approval of Interim Post-Tenure Review Policy Language, as may be Needed for Individual UW Institutions" (pp. 200-205 of wisconsin.edu/regents/download/meeting_materials/2016(3)/december/Education-Committee-pdf-December-2016.pdf)
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Robert Bless (Fac Doc 2652)
Dean Arnold Brown (Fac Doc 2653)
Professor Emeritus Lloyd Peterson (Fac Doc 2654)
2.Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period.
4. Minutes of November 7 meeting (consent).
5. Athletic Board Annual Reports, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016. (Fac Doc 2655)
6. University Lectures Committee Annual Report for 2014-2016. (Fac Doc 2656)
7. PROFS Annual Report for 2015-2016. (Fac Doc 2657)
8. Minor Protection and Adult Leadership policy. (Fac Doc 2658)
9. Resolution on Solidarity with Students, Staff, and Faculty Experiencing Discrimination. (Fac Doc 2659) (for vote)
10. Resolution to Support UW-Madison Undocumented Students (Fac Doc 2660). (for vote)
SPECIAL ORDER: NO LATER THAN 4:45 PM
11. Executive Session of the Faculty Senate to Receive the Confidential Report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees.
Faculty Senate Minutes 2016-12-05 12/5/2016 
1. Memorial Resolution for:
Professor Emeritus Richard Long (Fac Doc 2640).
2. State of the Research Enterprise.
3. Campus Master Plan.
4. Question Period.
5. Minutes of April 4 and September 26 (consent).
6. University Academic Planning Council Annual Report for 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2641)
7. Campus Planning Committee Annual Reports for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2642). 
8. Committee on Women in the University Annual Report for 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2643).
9. Ombuds and Employee Assistance Office Annual Reports for 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2644).
10. Campus Diversity and Climate Committee Combined Annual Report for 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2645).
11. Information Technology Combined Annual Reports for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 (Fac Doc 2646)
12. Campus Information Technology (IT) Governance and Structure (Fac Doc 2647).
13. Proposal to Modify Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.42. to change the membership of the Information Technology Committee (Fac Doc 2648). (for vote)
14. Proposal to modify FPP 6.06.H. as follows: "If circumstances warrant, and upon consultation with the committee concerned, the University Committee shall appoint an appropriately qualified replacement to fill the vacancy until a faculty member is elected at the next annual election to complete the unexpired term. The Committee on Committees will provide input if the vacancy is for the University Committee." (for vote)
15. Confirmation of committee appointment: Eric Sandgren, Pathobiological Sciences, to serve on the Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits for 1 year, replacing Julie Allen who resigned from the committee. (for vote)
16. Confirmation of committee appointment: Aparna Lakkaraju, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, to serve on the Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits for 2 years, replacing Carolyn Kelley who resigned from the committee. (for vote)
17. Confirmation of committee appointment: Asligul Gocmen, Urban and Regional Planning, to serve on the Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits for 2 years, replacing Laura McClure who resigned from the committee). (for vote)
18. Proposal to Modify Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.50. to change the membership of Retirement Issues Committee (Fac Doc 2649) (for vote)
19. Proposal to Modify Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.51. regarding the Committee on Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions, and Financial Aid (Fac Doc 2650). (for vote)
20. Merger of Department of History with the Department of the History of Science. (Fac Doc 2651).
21. Post-tenure review policy (for vote) (Fac Doc 2639 Revised and Fac Doc 2639a)
Faculty Senate Minutes 2016-11-07 11/7/2016 
1. State of the University
2. Question period
3. Minutes of May 2 meeting and minutes of May 17 special meeting (consent)
4. Highlights of Faculty Legislation, 2015-2016 (Fac doc 2633)
5. Canvas learning management system (Fac doc 2634)
6. Relocation of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (for vote) (Fac doc 2635)
7. Academic calendar and related policies (for vote) (Fac docs 2636, 2636a, and 2632)
8. Proposal to modify Faculty Policies and Procedures 2.04.F. regarding Senate alternates (for vote) (Fac doc 2637) 
9. Campus statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (for vote) (Fac doc 2638)
10. Post-tenure review policy (first reading) (Fac doc 2639 and Fac doc 2639a)
Faculty Senate Minutes 2016-09-26 9/26/2016
1. Announcements/Information Items.
2. Question Period.
3. Ombuds and Employee Assistance Office annual reports (Fac doc 2620, revised).
4. Archives Committee annual report, 2014-2016 (Fac doc 2625).
5. University Committee annual report, 2015-2016 (Fac doc 2626).
6. Report of elections to UW-Madison faculty committees for 2016-2017 (Fac doc 2627)
7. Advisory Committee for the Office of Equity and Diversity annual report, 2014-2015 (Fac doc 2619). 
8. University Research Council and related Policies and Procedures changes (for vote) (Fac doc 2615).
9. Budget Committee and related Faculty Policies and Procedures changes (for vote) (Fac doc 2616, revised).
10. Recommendations on the academic calendar (first reading) (Fac doc 2632).
11. Revised Shared Governance Values statement (for vote) (Fac doc 2617, revised)
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Paul Bredeson (Fac doc 2621)
Professor Emeritus Alfred Kadushin (Fac doc 2622)
Professor Emeritus Herbert Kliebard (Fac doc 2623)
Professor Emeritus Terry Oberley (Fac doc 2624)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period.
4. Minutes of April 4 (consent).
5. Advisory Committee for the Office of Equity and Diversity annual report, 2014-2015 (Fac doc 2619)
6. Ombuds and Employees Assistance Office annual reports (Fac doc 2620, revised).
7. Archives Committee annual report, 2014-2016 (Fac doc 2625).
8. University Committee annual report, 2015-2016 (Fac doc 2626).
9. Report of elections to UW-Madison faculty committees for 2016-2017 (Fac doc 2627).
10. Resolution on cultural competency (for vote) (Fac doc 2628).
11. Resolution on solidarity with Muslim students, staff, and faculty (for vote) (Fac doc 2629).
12. Resolution on actions by UW System and Board of Regents (for vote) (Fac doc 2630).
13. University Research Council incorporation into Faculty Policies and Procedures (for vote) (Fac doc 2615).
14. Budget Committee and related Faculty Policies and Procedures changes (for vote) (Fac doc 2616, revised).
15. Course evaluations based around the UW Essential Learning Outcomes (first reading) (Fac doc 2631).
16. Recommendations on the academic calendar (first reading) (Fac doc 2632)
Faculty Senate minutes 2016-05-02 5/2/2016 
1. Memorial Resolution for: 
Professor Emeritus Robert Kowal (Fac doc 2618)
2. Presentation of the 2015-2016 Hilldale Awards to:
Arts and Humanities Division: Professor Steve Stern (History)
Biological Sciences Division: Professor Paul Ahlquist (Plant Pathology)
Physical Sciences Division: Professor Laura Kiessling (Chemistry)
Social Studies Division: Professor Michael Apple (Curriculum and Instruction)
3. Announcement/Information Items.
State of Research Enterprise. 
Diversity Update.
4. Question Period.
5. Approval of Minutes of March 7.
6. Advisory Committee for the Office of Equity and Diversity Annual Report, 2014-2015. (Fac doc 2619)
7. Ombuds and Employee Assistance Office Annual Reports. (Fac doc 2620)
8. Open-Access Policy Recommendation (Fac doc 2612)
9. University Research Council and Related Faculty Policies and Procedures Changes. (Fac doc 2615, revised) 
10. Values Statement on Shared Governance at UW-Madison (Fac doc 2617)
11. Proposal to Add to Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 6: Budget Advisory Committee (first reading) (Fac doc 2616, revised)
1. Memorial Resolution for:
James G. Nelson (Fac doc 2611)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period.
AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
4. Minutes of February 2.
OLD BUSINESS
5. Update: Faculty Senate Districts and Apportionment for Academic Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. (Fac doc 2610)
Center for Jewish Studies and Department of Linguistics will join German, Nordic, and Slavic in Faculty Senate District 59, retiring districts 80 and 81.
NEW BUSINESS
6. University Library Committee Resolution in support of an Open Access Policy for the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Fac doc 2612)
7. Children in the Workplace Policy (Fac doc 2613)
8. Committee on Women in the University Proposed Updates to Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.56, Membership and Functions (Fac doc 2614)
9. University Research Council and Related Faculty Policies and Procedures Changes (first reading) (Fac doc 2615)
10. Proposal to Add to Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 6: Budget Advisory Committee Proposed (first reading) (Fac doc 2616)
11. Values Statement on Shared Governance at UW-Madison (first reading) (Fac doc 2617)
62508 3/7/2016
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Gail Beck (Fac Doc 2595)
William Feiereisen (Fac Doc 2596)
Robert Herbert March (Fac Doc 2597)
Bernadine Peterson (Fac Doc 2598)
Robert Siegfried (Fac Doc 2599)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period.
AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
4. Minutes of December 7.
5. Report of the Nominations for Election to the Committee on Committees. The following faculty members are nominated for election by the Faculty Senate to fill a vacancy on the Committee on Committees in the Arts and Humanities Division for a 4-year term:
  • Ivy Corfis, district 73, L&S/Spanish and Portuguese
  • Venkat Mani, district 59, L&S/German
6. Committee on Committees Annual Report for 2016: Nominations for Faculty-Elected Committees. (Fac Doc 2600)
7. Recreational Sports Board Annual Report, 2014-2015. (Fac Doc 2601)
8. Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee Annual Report. (Fac Doc 2602)
9. AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault. (Fac Doc 2603)
10. Resolution of the Committee on Women in the University: Regarding the UW-Madison Sexual Assault Climate Survey Task Force Report and Recommendations. (Fac Doc 2604)
11. Recommendation to Change the Name of the Department of African Languages and Literature to the Department of African Cultural Studies, College of Letters and Science. (Fac Doc 2605)
12. Recommendation to Merge the Departments of German, Scandinavian Studies, and Slavic Languages and Literature to become the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic. (Fac Doc 2606)
13. Recommendation to Merge the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia to become the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. (Fac Doc 2607)
14. Recommendation to Change the Name of the School of Music to the Mead Witter School of Music, College of Letters and Science. (Fac Doc 2608)
15. Proposed Revision to Faculty Policies and Procedures, Chapter 6: Addition of the Committee for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer People in the University. (Fac Doc 2609)
16. Faculty Senate Districts and Apportionment for Academic Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. (Fac Doc 2610)
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Stanley Kutler(Fac Doc 2587)
Professor Emerita Claudia Card (Fac Doc 2588)
Professor Emerita Signe Skott Cooper (Fac Doc 2589)
Professor Emeritus David Lindberg (Fac Doc 2590)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period.
AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
4. Minutes of November 2.
REPORTS
5. PROFS, Inc. Annual Report for 2013-2014. (Fac Doc 2591)
6. Committee on Women in the University Annual Report for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. (Fac Doc 2592)
7. University Curriculum Committee Annual Reports for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. (Fac Doc 2593)
OLD BUSINESS
8. Proposed Revisions to Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 7 (Post-Tenure Review policy). (Fac Doc 2583a)
NEW BUSINESS
9. Report and Recommendations, Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits. (Fac Doc 2594)
SPECIAL ORDER: NO LATER THAN 4:45 PM
10. Executive Session of the Faculty Senate to Receive the Confidential Report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees.
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Robert Clodius (Fac doc 2574)
Professor Emeritus Richard Greiner (Fac doc 2575)
Professor Emeritus Robert Huntington (Fac doc 2576)
Professor Emeritus Howard Karp (Fac doc 2577)
Professor Emeritus Allan K. Scidmore (Fac doc 2578)
Professor Emeritus Steven Winspur (Fac doc 2579)
2. Announcements/Information Items.
3. Question Period.
AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
4. Minutes of October 5.
CONFIRMATION OF COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
5. Professor David Vanness (Department of Population Health Sciences) to serve on the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for spring semester 2016, replacing Susan Lederer who is on sabbatical.
REPORTS
6. University Academic Planning Council Annual Report for 2014-2015. (Fac doc 2580)
OLD BUSINESS
7. Proposed Revisions to Faculty Policies and Procedures on Layoff and Termination (Fac doc 2569a)
NEW BUSINESS
8. UW-Madison Faculty Senate Resolution on Concealed Carry. (Fac doc 2581)
9. UW-Madison Faculty Senate Resolution on Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research. (Fac doc 2582)
10. Proposed Revisions to Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 7 (Post-Tenure Review Policy). (first reading) (Fac doc 2583)
11. Revisions to University Curriculum Committee Membership. (Fac doc 2584)
12. Statement of Support for the Faculty Senate of the University of Iowa. (Fac doc 2585)
13. UW-Madison Faculty Senate Resolution on AFT-Wisconsin Higher Education Council Statement on Tenure and Indefinite Status. (Fac doc 2586)
1. Memorial Resolutions for:
Professor Emeritus Frederick S. Brightbill (Fac doc 2566)
Professor Emeritus Walter A. Wittich (Fac doc 2567)
2. State of the University.
3. Announcements/Information Items.
4. Question Period.
AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
5. Minutes of 4 May.
6. Minutes of 9 June.
7. Highlights of Faculty Legislation and Faculty Senate Business for 2014-2015 (Fac doc 2568)
CONFIRMATION OF COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
8. Professor Jean Bahr (Department of Geoscience) to serve on the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for 2015-2016, replacing Nancy Kendall who is on sabbatical.
9. Professor Jin-Wen Yu (Department of Dance) to serve on the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for 2015-2016, replacing J. Michael Collins who is on sabbatical.
10. Professor Linda Graham (Department of Botany) to serve on the Library Committee for 2015-2016, replacing Cecile Ane who is on sabbatical.
11. Professor Neil Kodesh (Department of History) to serve on the Library Committee for 2015-2016, replacing Larry Nesper who resigned.
NEW BUSINESS
12. Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 10 Proposed Revision: Program Discontinuance, Curtailment, Modification, or Redirection (first reading). (Fac doc 2569)
13. Proposed changes to the Academic Calendar, 2016-2021. (Fac doc 2570)
14. Modification of Workflow for Tenure Clock Extension Requests. (Fac doc 2571)
15. Division of International Studies Name Change to The International Division. (Fac doc 2572)
16. AFT-Wisconsin Higher Education Council Statement on Tenure and Indefinite Status. (Fac doc 2573)