University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
FACULTY SENATE MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, January 25, 2001; 2:30 p.m.
Bolton Hall, Room 150
 

Paul Haubrich, President pro tem of the Senate, introduced the Provost who presented "Where We Are and Where We're Going." The Provost's presentation included information on: The Investment Plan; IT Assessment; Campus Space Challenges; Global University Alliance & Distance Learning; Researching Our Research; Developing Executive Leadership From Within; and Faculty Hiring.

A question and answer period followed.

The Provost's Plenary address may be found at:

http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Chancellor/communiques/Plenary_text_01-02.html
 
 
I. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
A. Professor John Moore, Chairperson of the University Committee, reported the Committee's activities, which include:
- President Lyall will be invited to attend the April 19, 2001 Faculty Senate Meeting.
- The faculty preference sheets were in the mail and faculty members are urged to participate in the process and be active in faculty governance. 
- The 2001-2002 Merit Exercise is currently being finalized. The exercise will again be based on the 100-point system. Each campus has been given the authority to set their own process within the parameters of the Regent guidelines.
- Moore gave an overview of the Committee on Competitive Faculty Compensation and Salary Equity Report. The Committee was chaired by Professor Mark Harris. The final report will be presented at the February 15th Faculty Senate Meeting.
B. Assistant Chancellor Gene Haberman reported on Foundation Accounts in Schools/Colleges/Departments. 
Haberman explained changes to the Foundation Accounts intended to improve investment returns; improve spending allocation for True Endowments; encourage creation of more True Endowments; and evaluate the relationship between True and Modified Endowments. Discussion included the continuing faculty concern about lack of interest accrual to scholarship funds of less than $10,000.
C. Jacqueline Sacsicn reported on behalf of the Student Association. The report highlighted the Student Association training initiatives; (2) upcoming leadership and legislative conferences; and (3) State and Federal budget priorities.
II. UWM FACULTY SENATE RULES COMMITTEE AND UWM FACULTY/SENATE MEETINGS FOR SEMESTER II, 2000-2001
Meeting dates for the Rules Committee and Faculty Senate were presented on the calendar.
III. DETERMINATION OF EXISTENCE OF QUORUM FOR FACULTY MEETING
The President Pro-Tem determined that the required 75 faculty members needed for a quorum of a Faculty meeting were not present and convened the Senate Meeting.
IV. SENATE ROLL CALL
The Secretary deferred roll call until agenda item VI. There were 36 Senators and Parliamentarian R. Krueger present at that time. 
V. AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
A. The November 16, 2000, Faculty Senate minutes were approved as distributed.
B. A summary of Senate Attendance for Semester 1, 2000-01 was corrected to indicate Professor Perez' attendance at both Senate meetings.
C. A summary of Faculty Legislation, Semester 1, 2000-01 was received.
VI. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
A. It was moved and seconded that the Senate convene in closed session for the sole purpose of considering the qualifications of and balloting on the candidates nominated as recipients of Honorary Degrees from this institution pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c)(f). The motion was approved on a unanimous roll call vote (36 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions). All present were reminded that the names of the candidates must be kept confidential until Regent approval and the approved candidates have agreed to accept the honors. 
Professor William Wainwright, Chairperson of the Honorary Degree Committee, presented the candidates. Ballots were distributed and collected. The senate rose from closed session.
VII. BUSINESS
A. Faculty Document #2269 - a motion by the Academic Program & Curriculum Committee that the Completion of the GER English and Mathematics Proficiencies be Satisfied Through Completion of Graduation Requirements Instead of Attainment of Junior Standing be adopted by the Faculty Senate.
J. Merrick presented rationale for the document and clarified Senate concerns. After discussion, the motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote. 
B. Faculty Document #2270 - a motion by the Academic Policy Committee that the 2001-2003 Academic Year Calendar and the Summer 2002 Calendar be adopted by the Faculty Senate.
V. Skrinska presented the rationale for the document and clarified the fact that UWinteriM is one day shorter in 2002-2003 due to holiday and weekend positioning. After discussion, the motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.
VIII. GENERAL GOOD AND WELFARE - None
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.