UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

2009-2010 Motions

Motion 1document:A motion regarding Faculty Senate elections for the Executive Committee (June 2009).

Motion 2document: A motion regarding furloughs for State of Wisconsin employees (June 2009).

Motion 3document: A motion from AP&P to eliminate the Broad Area Music major through a gradual phase-out over approximately the next four years (June 2009).

Motion 4document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following ad hoc committee pursuant to Section 4.4.3.1(d) (June 2009).

Motion 5document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following Faculty Senate committee members (not signed).

Motion 6document: A motion from the Executive Committee requesting a .25 release for one semester for the chair of the Assessment Committee (August 2009).

Motion 7document: A motion from the Executive Committee to standardize faculty compensation for overload classes (July 2009).

Motion 8document: A motion from the Executive Committee to pay faculty for supervising independent readings, independent studies, internships, and undergraduate research (July 2009).

Motion 9document: A motion from the Executive Committee to adjust compensation rates for J-term, summer school, internships, independent readings, independent study, study abroad, undergraduate research, and overload courses (July 2009).

Motion 10document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following individuals to Faculty Senate committees due to the need for replacements (September 2009).

Motion 11document: A motion from the Executive Committee in response to the imposed furloughs (September 2009).

Motion 12document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the appointment of Lynn Jermal, Ed Robins, and Charles Rader to the Study Abroad Risk and Emergency Management Task Force for a period of no more than three years (September 2009).

Motion 13document: A motion from the Executive Committee to rename the Library Building at Pigeon Lake Field Station, O'Neill Hall (September 2009).

Motion 14document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following faculty and academic staff to the ad hoc UWRF Diversity Leadership Committee with terms to expire when the body completes its work or May 1, 2010, whichever comes sooner (October 2009).

Motion 15document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following faculty and academic staff to the search and screen committee for the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance (October 2009).

Motion 16document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following to the search and screen committee for the Chief Diversity Officer (October 2009).

Motion 17document: A motion from the Executive Committee to standardize faculty compensation for overload classes (October 2009).

Motion 18document: A motion from the Executive Committee to pay faculty for supervising independent readings, independent studies, internships, and undergraduate research (October 2009).

Motion 19document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Michael Kaltenberg, CAFES (2009-2010), to replace Susan Wiegrefe, CAFES (2009-2010) on the General Education and University Requirements Committee (November 2009).

Motion 20document: A motion from the University Curriculum Committee (Barb Nielsen, Chair) to approve an amended Course Proposal Form (November 2009).

Motion 21document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve a document entitled: "University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Procedures for Terminating or Suspending a Varsity Sport" (December 2009).

Motion 22document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve a program change from AP&P (James Zimmerman, Chair) - Master of Arts in TESOL (TESL 793 for Plan B papers to replace ENGL 798 - Independent Study) (November 2009).

Motion 23document: A motion from Faculty Senate to delay the referendum concerning governance issues and representation of faculty, instructional academic staff and academic staff until November 30, 2009 in the interest of transparency (February 2010).

Motion 24document: A motion from Faculty Senate to distribute the ballot on the referendum concerning governance and representation on Faculty Senate to all divisions, including faculty, non-teaching academic staff, and instructional academic staff in order to ensure a sufficient level of awareness on campus (February 2010).

Motion 25document: A motion from the Faculty Compensation Committee for UWRF Faculty Salary Adjustment and Salary Preservation. This replaces motion 67(2007-2008) Revised 5 November 2009 (January 2010).

Motion 26document: A motion from the Executive Committee to accept a report and the recommendations contained in that report from the Athletic Committee (Brian Huffman, Chair) (December 2009).

Motion 27document: A motion to form an ad hoc committee to explore possible constitutional changes related to representation, voting rights, and related issues (February 2010).

Motion 28document: A motion from AP&P to approve a change to the Women's Studies program, renaming it to Women and Gender Studies (January 2010).

Motion 29document: A motion to reinstate the three faculty senators until we have legal opinion in writing from a legal representative from UW System (February 2010).

Motion 30document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the appointment of the following faculty to the Search and Screen Committee for Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies (February 2010).

Motion 31document: A motion from the executive Committee to approve the appointment of David Keuhl and Jim Madsen to the Master Plan Coordinating Group (February 2010).

Motion 32document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the appointment of Robin Murray (co chair), Jim Graham, Michele McKnelly, Stacy Vollmers, Kristen Tjornehoj, and Hilary Pollack to the Inaugural Working Group for the Inauguration of Chancellor Van Galen on March 26, 2010 (February 2010).

Motion 33document: A motion from the AP&P to eliminate the Secondary Education in Communication Studies Major and Minor (March 2010).

Motion 34document: A motion from the AP&P for the suspension of the Business Administration-MIS Option (March 2010).

Motion 35document: A motion from the Executive Committee requesting a 0.05 release for each semester for the faculty Senate Chair (March 2010).

Motion 36document: A motion from the Executive Committee requesting the following releases for Faculty Senate Committee Chairs (March 2010).

Motion 37document: A motion passed from the Executive Committee to appoint the following to the Chancellor's Awards Committee (March 2010).

Motion 38document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Appointment of the following to the ad hoc Faculty Senate Committee on Constitutional Reform (March 2010).

Motion 39document: A motion from the Faculty Senate.  Faculty Senate approves the prioritized list of graduate and undergraduate programs as submitted by the Dean's Council. It is a best effort attempt to comply with the goals and approved procedures of the program prioritization initiative. AP&P would encourage Faculty Senate to be expedient in their deliberations, with the goal that the list could be forwarded to administration to be used as a tool for future strategic planning (March 2010).

Motion 40document: A motion from the Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate accepts the current program prioritization process as an appropriate and useful exercise that should be seen through to conclusion. Faculty Senate feels that flaws exist in the current process. However, the flaws are not sufficient to invalidate the results. Faculty Senate recommends that program prioritization, upon revision, become an ongoing University initiative. the Executive will be charged with ensuring that the task of refining the process included appropriate faculty governance and that a plan is implemented to define the process. The Executive Committee will report back to the Senate no later than November 1, 2010 (March 2010).

Motion 41document: A motion from the Faculty Senate to appoint Ogden Rogers as the Chair of the ad hoc committee on Constitutional Reform (March 2010).

Motion 42document: A motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to appoint the following to the Search and Screen Committee for the new Athletic Director (April 2010).

Motion 43document: A motion from the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee (Carolyn Brady, Chair) to change the timeline on the task charters for implementation of Goal 5. Specifically, the motion is to accept the timeline indicated in the revised goal/task descriptions (April 2010).

Motion 44document: A motion from the Executive Committee to clarify that elections of representatives to the Faculty Senate will grant members of the UWRF administration who hold limited appointments faculty status for the purpose of governance until the ad hoc Committee on constitutional reform returns their report with their interpretation on faculty senate (April 2010).

Motion 45document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following chairs to the indicated Faculty Senate committees for 2010-2011 (these appointments are being made as they have release time associated with them) (April 2010).

Motion 46document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following schedule for the 2010-2011 UWRF Faculty Senate (April 2010).

Motion 47document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following schedule for the 2010-2011 UWRF Faculty Senate Executive Committee (April 2010).

Motion 48document: A motion from the Calendar Committee (Karl Peterson, Chair) to approve the following UWRF academic calendar for 2012-2013 (April 2010).

Motion 49document: a motion to allow all instructional academic staff to be allowed to vote in the 2010 Senate elections, provided that they are under contract and have served at the University for one semester (May 2010).

Motion 50document: A motion from AP&P to approve the change in the name of Women's Studies to Women's and Gender Studies.

Motion 51document: A motion from AP&P to approve a new program in Sustainable Agriculture Minor.

Motion 52document: A motion from AP&P to approve a Sustainable Studies - Change in Minor

Motion 53document: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Joy Benson to chair of the Assessment Committee for 2010-2011

Motion 54document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following Responsible Conduct and Research Policy (This comes from the Institutional Review Board and Animal Care and Use Committee, Bill Campbell is responsible for its introduction). This is required for NSF Funding.

Motion 55document: A motion to amend Faculty Senate Motion [2009-2010/27] to extend the deadline from May 1, 2010 to December 1, 2010

Motion 56document: A motion from AP&P to approve a program revision for the English Language Arts Minor

Motion 57document: A motion from AP&P to approve a program revision for the Master of Science in Education Elementary Education (initial Certificate) program

Motion 58document: A motion from AP&P to approve a program revision for the Theatre Arts Major and Minor

Motion 59document: A motion from AP&P to approve a Seven Year Review Plan for Graduate Academic Programs.

Motion 60document: A motion to follow the recommendations made in 1a and 1b.

Recommendations; That the Faculty Senate pass a motion declaring the restructuring if ITS and the administrative relocation of the ETC are postponed until the following has been completed.

    * The changes in ETC are to be reviewed and approved by the academic departments in COEPS.  Their recommendations are to be submitted to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for action by the Faculty Senate.

    * The restructuring of ITS is to be submitted to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate for action by the Faculty Senate.

Motion 61document: A motion to approve the following policy concerning Fulbright Fellowships.

otion 62document: A motion from AP&P to approve a MSE-Fine Arts (ART), minor change in curriculum

Motion 63document: A motion from AP&P to approve a Master of Science in Education (Communicative Disorders), substantial change in curriculum.

Motion 64document: A motion from AP&P to approve a Master of Science - Communicative Disorders, substantial change in curriculum

Motion 65document: A motion from AP&P to approve a Secondary Graduate Initial Certification

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