University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Minutes

Thursday, January 24, 2002
2:30 p.m.
Bolton Hall 150
 

David Schultz called the meeting to order at 2:37 p.m. and introduced the Provost
 
PLENARY SESSION
Provost Wanat reported on international activities, budgetary issues, the Black & Gold Commission, and preliminary AQIP survey results. Provost Wanat explained that international activities had not been adversely impacted by the events of September 11 and that UWM had experienced an increase in international education programs. He indicated that global education was no longer only desirable but essential to all students' needs. Provost Wanat reported that it was too early to know what would happen to the budget, pending the results of the Governor's budget plan. Provost Wanat reported that the Black and Gold Commission has been reviewing student experience information and the results indicated that many students leave the university with a lack of satisfaction. The Provost stated that the strategies to improve the student experience will be formed in three areas: academics, student services, and campus life. Provost Wanat presented a power point presentation on the AQIP survey results. Two AQIP facilitators would be available to discuss the results and brainstorm ideas with the campus on February 5, 2002. 
Provost's Plenary Address (.pdf)

David Schultz reconvened the meeting at 3:40 p.m.
 
I. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
1. University Committee Report: Marcia Parsons presented the University Committee Report. Professor Parsons reported that the UC had discussed the information concerning the Klotche parking structure and a recap of the AQIP discussion from the December 20th senate meeting. Professor Parsons also reported that the UC met with the Chancellor and Provost to discuss budgetary adjustments. Professor Parsons informed the senate that the February meeting would include further the discussion of the AQIP process and the budget.
2. Talia Schank, President of the Student Association, was not present at the meeting.
II. UWM FACULTY SENATE RULES COMMITTEE AND UWM
FACULTY SENATE MEETINGS FOR SEMESTER II, 2001-02
Rules Committee Faculty/Senate
TENTATIVE
Semester II
January 14, 2002 January 24, 2002 (Faculty) 2:30 p.m.
February 6, 2002 February 21, 2002 (Senate) 2:30 p.m.
March 11, 2002 March 28, 2002* (Senate) 2:30 p.m.
April 3, 2002 April 18, 2002 (Senate) 2:30 p.m.
May 1, 2002 May 14, 2002 [Tuesday] (Senate) 2:30 p.m.
May 16, 2002 [Thursday] (if needed) 2:30 p.m.
* Scheduled for fourth Thursday because third Thursday falls during break
III. DETERMINATION OF EXISTENCE OF QUORUM FOR FACULTY MEETING
Seeing there was no quorum for a faculty meeting, the Senate convened.
IV. SENATE ROLL CALL
Secretary Ellen Murphy requested a motion for roll call to be held off until the motion to go into closed session..
V. AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
1. The minutes of the December 20, 2001 Faculty Senate Meeting were approved as presented.
2. Summary of Senate Attendance for Semester 1, 2001-02 2321
3. Summary of Faculty Legislation for Semester 1, 2001-02 2322
4. Memorial Resolution for Prof. Emeritus Robert L. Costello, Department of Biological Sciences, read by Professor Jeffery Kennedy  2323
VI. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
The Senate meeting went into closed session at 3:51 p.m. for the sole purpose of considering the qualifications of and balloting on candidates nominated as recipients of Honorary Degrees, pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(f). Secretary Ellen Murphy called the roll. There were 37 senators present. The vote to go into closed session was unanimous. The committee rose from closed session at 4:02 p.m.
VII. GENERAL GOOD AND WELFARE
There were no senators having any general good and welfare statements.
VIII. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:05 p.m.