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Faculty Senate Minutes 2016-03-07
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Shared governance document Approved April 4, 2016
March 7, 2016
Chancellor Rebecca Blank called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. with 134 voting members present (111 needed for quorum). A memorial resolution was offered for Professor Emeritus James G. Nelson (Faculty document 2611). Chancellor Blank introduced the new Vice Chancellor for University Relations, Charles Hoslet, and the interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Michael Lehman. She then provided updates on faculty awards, retention efforts, state legislative actions, system and campus tenure policies, the comprehensive campaign, and diversity efforts and incidents on campus. There was one question related to tenure policies. The minutes of the February 2, 2016, meeting were approved as distributed.
Professor Beth Meyerand (chair, University Committee) moved to accept the amended biennial report on senate districts and apportionment (Faculty document 2610a). The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
Professor Karl Broman (Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and former chair, University Library Committee) moved that the Faculty Senate endorse a University Library Committee resolution on open access (Faculty document 2612). The motion was seconded and several questions and comments followed. Professor Mark Etzel (Food Science) moved to table the motion to the next meeting to allow for more study and discussion. The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.
Assistant Professor Michael Kissick (Medical Physics) moved endorsement of the children in the workplace policy (Faculty document 2613). The motion was seconded. There were several questions and comments. The motion passed by voice vote.
Professor Meyerand moved approval of modifications to the membership and functions of the Committee on Women in the University (Faculty Policies and Procedures 6.56.; Faculty document 2614). The motion passed unanimously by voice vote. Professor Meyerand presented for a first reading a proposal to add the University Research Council into FPP as new section 6.59. (Faculty document 2615). There were several questions and comments. Professor Meyerand presented for a first reading a proposal for a new shared governance budget committee to be added into FPP as new section 6.25. (Faculty document 2616). Professor Irwin Goldman (Horticulture) moved that the proposal be referred to the University Committee to allow for input from the new interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. The motion was seconded and there were no comments or questions. The motion to refer to committee passed by voice vote. Professor Meyerand presented a draft statement on shared governance for a first reading (Faculty document 2617). There were no comments or questions.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Steven K. Smith
Secretary of the Faculty