December 11, 2001


PRESENT:            Ann Snyder (Chair), George Davida, John Friedman, Laurie Glass,

and David Schultz


I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.


II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The December 4th Minutes were approved with the following amendments.  In 4B, change “Sols” to “SOIS.”  In 5A, change “Boyl” to “Boyle.”


III.               PERSONS WHO WISH TO BE HEARD (Not longer than 15 minutes): Bill Holahan informed the UC that there was a campus-wide committee currently discussing summer school funding and that current policy, at least in L&S, was reducing his departments summer support.  He expressed his desire that the UC look further into this committee and summer school support.




A.    Snyder met with the Provost and discussed SOIS.


B.     Snyder reported on next weeks meeting with an NCA representative to discuss AQIP.  The UC will attend this meeting and then convene as a committee meeting with the Provost at approximately 2:30 p.m.


C.     Snyder reported on the corrections made to the disciplinary policy.  Draft 8 will now be sent back to the Codification Committee and the legal affairs office for recommendations.


V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:


A.    Shultz reported that the Rules Committee met and set the agenda for the next Faculty Senate meeting.


B.     Glass reported that she had planned on attending the most recent meeting of the School of Business Dean Search and Screen Committee, however, an emergency in her neighborhood kept her from the meeting.  Glass will contact S. Kelly who attended the meeting to see what took place. The committee will begin screening candidates in January.


VI.              SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: 1:30 p.m., Peter Watson-Boone, Library Journal Holdings.  Watson-Boone presented the UC with a summary of the presentation he will be delivering at the Faculty Senate meeting.  The first phase of his presentation deals with the current cancellations.  The second phase deals with the spreading of information, providing more clarification.   The third phase deals with new arrangement possibilities, beginning as soon as January.


VII.             OLD BUSINESS:


A.     Action Item(s):


B.     Discussion Item(s):


1. Class scheduling policy.  Snyder reported on her recent discussions dealing with the class scheduling policy. Following further discussion it was agreed that Snyder will now correspond with L. Schulz indicating that the UC has discussed and supports the policy.  The UC would recommend that those schools that need to, be allowed to couple a 6:00-7:15 class period with the 4:30-5:45 class period two days per week.


2. AQIP – Senate Committee of the Whole Discussion.  Snyder informed the committee of her proposal of how the Senate Committee discussion should be held.  First, the Vice Chancellor’s office would have 3-4 minutes to present, followed by a 3-4 minute presentation by Margo Anderson.  Finally there would be 12-14 minutes of discussion for a total of 20 minutes. The UC agreed with this proposal.


VIII.          NEW BUSINESS:  


A.     Action Item(s):


1. Appointment of replacement of member for NS Divisional Committee.  Professor Bruce Allen has agreed to a one semester replacement term as a member of the NS Divisional Committee.  He was approved by a unanimous roll call vote.


B.     Discussion Item(s):


IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)].  No personnel matters to discuss.


X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.