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Faculty Senate Minutes 2014-12-01

University of Wisconsin--Madison

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December 1, 2014

Audio recording (mp3)

Chancellor Rebecca Blank called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. with 154 voting members present (111 needed for quorum).

1. Memorial Resolutions were offered for:
Professor Emeritus John T. McNelly. faculty document 2521
Professor Emeritus David Carl Peterson. faculty document 2522
Professor Emeritus Daniel K. Reitan. Seante Document 2523

2. Announcements/Informational Items.
Chancellor Blank called attention to the call for nominations to elected committees.

Chancellor Blank made announcements about the status of the following searches: Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, vice provosts for diversity and admissions, and Dean of the School of Education.

Chancellor Blank provided updates on the following topics: budget, diversity framework, a major gift for faculty chairs, and athletics successes.

3. Question Period.
There were no questions.
AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS

4. The Faculty Senate Minutes 2014-11-03  were approved as distributed.

REPORTS

5. Prof. Greg Moses (Engineering Physics) submitted for information purposes the final report of the ad hoc working group on classified research. faculty document 2524appendices
There was one question and one comment.

6. Prof. Chuck Czuprynski (Pathobiological Sciences) submitted for information purposes the annual report of the Research, Safety, and Compliance Oversight Committee. faculty document 2525

There were no questions or comments.
7. Prof. Grant Petty (Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) submitted for information purposes the PROFS annual report. faculty document 2526

There were no questions or comments.

8. Professor Ivy Corfis (Spanish and Portuguese) submitted for information purposes the annual report of the Disabilities Accommodation Advisory Committee. faculty document 2527

There were no questions or comments.

NEW BUSINESS

9. Prof. Corfis moved adoption of the revised policy document “Faculty Reasonable accommodation Policy and Procedures." faculty document 1159b

The motion was seconded.
There were multiple comments and questions.
The motion passed without negative votes.

10. Professor Jo Ellen Fair moved to amend Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.33. to make changes to the Disabilities Accommodation Advisory Committee. faculty document 2528

The motion passed without objection or comment.

11. A motion was made and seconded to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c) and (f) to consider the recommendation of the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

The motion passed without negative vote or comment.
Professor David McDonald, chair of the Committee on Honorary Degrees, presented background information on the nominees for honorary degrees.
Senators voted by paper ballot whether to award the honorary degrees.
All four candidates were approved.

The meeting adjourned at 4:44 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Steven K. Smith
Secretary of the Faculty




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