University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Faculty Senate Meeting
MINUTES

Thursday, September 20, 2001
2:30 p.m.
Bolton Hall, Room 150
 
1. President pro tem, David Schultz, introduced Chancellor Zimpher who spoke on the State of the University. The text of the plenary comments can be found at the following website: 
www.uwm.edu/News/Features/01.09/01_plenary.html
2. The Senate applauded Chancellor Zimpher for her great success on behalf of UWM in the 2003-2005 biennial budget cycle. Chancellor then responded to questions regarding the potential for additional S&E funding in light of our biennial budget success. 
I. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
1. Professor Ann Snyder, Chairperson of the University Committee, reported on Committee activities, which included:
- The University Committee continues to fill vacancies on committees.
- A resolution concerning the Marder case has been reviewed by the University Committee and been forwarded to the Rules Committee.
- The University Committee is reviewing the last draft and the current policy of the Disciplinary Policy.
- The Economic Benefits Committee will be conducting an online survey to gather information on the availability of health care providers.
Talia Shank, President, Student Association reported on the 2001-2002 Student Association primary initiatives. The discussion included:
- Welfare
- Financial Aid
- Racial Profiling
- Election reform
President Shank reported that the Student Association strongly urged the UWM faculty not to support the reinstatement of Professor Marder at UW- Superior. Shank went on to state that the Student Association perceived this issue a matter of faculty support of student safety and educational environment.
II. FACULTY SENATE RULES COMMITTEE AND UWM FACULTY/SENATE MEETINGS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2001-2001
Meeting dates for the Rules Committee and Faculty/Faculty Senate were noted.
III. DETERMINE EXISTENCE OF QUORUM FOR THE FACULTY MEETING
The Chair determined that the required 76 faculty members needed for a quorum of a Faculty meeting were not present.
IV. SENATE ROLL CALL
Parliamentarian Robert Krueger and 33 senators were present.
V. AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
1. The minutes of the May 15, 2001 Senate meeting were approved as presented.
2. Annual Reports of the 2000-2001 Faculty Standing Committees were received.
3. The Report on Faculty Senate attendance for Semester II, 2000 -2001, was received.
4. The summary of Faculty Legislation for 2000 - 2001 was received.
5. The listings of New Faculty Members for 2001 - 2002 and retired faculty for 2000 - 2001 were received. 
A. Secretary of the University Ellen Murphy made three corrections: the spelling of the Dean of the School of Education's name was corrected to Alfonzo Thurman, Linda McCarthy in the Geography department should be listed as an Assistant Professor; and Professor Elam Nunnally from the School of Social Welfare has retired.
VI. BUSINESS
Faculty Document 2302 - A motion from the Academic Program & Curriculum Committee (APCC) Regarding Revisions to the GER/Cultural Diversity Requirements - motion passed on a voice vote
Faculty Document 2303 - A motion from the Academic Program & Curriculum Committee (APCC) to approve an undergraduate major in Biochemistry in the College of Letters & Science - motion passed on a voice vote
Faculty Document 2304 - A motion from the School of Social Welfare to change the name of the School to the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare 
After discussion regarding appropriate dollar contribution (suggested $18 - 20 million minimum.), the motion passed on a voice vote.
VII. GENERAL GOOD AND WELFARE
None.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.