UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

2010-2011 Motion

Motion 1document:A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following Faculty Senate and Administrative committee appointments for the 2010-2011 academic year (August 11, 2010 meeting)

Motion 2document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following Faculty Senate and Administrative committee appointments for the 2010-2011 academic year (September 8, 2010 meeting)

Motion 3document: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following Faculty Senate and Administrative committee appointments for the 2010-2011 academic year (September 22, 2010 meeting)

Motion 4&fileType&: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following Faculty Senate and Administrative committee appointments for the 2010-2011 academic year (October 6, 2010 meeting)

 Motion 5&fileType&: A motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following persons to the Search and Screen Committee for the Executive Director of Advancement/President of the UWRF Foundation

 Resolution 1document

Motion 6&fileType&: New or Reappointed Committee Members 2010-2011

Motion 7&fileType&: A motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman) to approve a change in emphasis/option in the Horticulture Major-Landscape Design & Management.

Motion 8document: A motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman) to approve a change in emphasis/option in the Horticulture Major-Professional Option.

Motion 9document: A motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman) to approve a new program, Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise Management.

Motion 10document: DISAPPROVED A motion that any master plan put forward to the University of Wisconsin System by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls shall be approved by the Faculty Senate of UWRF, and the Faculty Senate Executive will review ways to involve the Faculty Senate appropriately throughout the process of developing the master plan and it will bring those recommendations to the Faculty Senate. (Response attached to motion.)

Motion 11&fileType&: A motion from the UWRF Faculty Senate Executive Committee to approve the following Faculty Senate committee appointment for the 2010-2011 academic year. Information & Instructional Technology Council.

Motion 12document: A motion the Academic Program & Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the name change of the "Land Use Planning" undergraduate major and minor programs within the Department of Plant and Earth Science to "Community Planning"

Motion 13document: A motion from the Academic Program & Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve programmatic changes in the undergraduate program in Animal Science-Meat Animal Emphasis -Management Option only.

Motion 14document:A motion from the Academic Program & Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve a change in the number of credits associated with the undergraduate major in Animal Science-Equine Emphasis-Minor Option only.

Motion 15document: A motion from the Academic Program & Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve a change in the number of credits associated with the undergraduate major in Dairy Science-Management Option only.

Motion 16&fileType&: A motion from the Academic Program & Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve a change in the number of credits associated with the undergraduate major in Animal Science-Equine Emphasis-Management Option only.

Motion 17&fileType&: A motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman Chair) to approve a request from the Department of Health and Human Performance to change the degree name on diplomas from “B.S. in Secondary Education (Health and Human Performance)” to “B.S. in Physical Education (ECA).”

Motion 18document: A motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman Chair) to approve a request from the Department of Health and Human Performance to change the degree name on diplomas from “B.S. in Secondary Education (Emphasis in Exercise and Sport Science) to “B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science.”

Motion 19document: A motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman Chair) to approve a request from the Department of Health and Human Performance to change the degree name on diplomas from “B.S. in Secondary Education (Emphasis Health Education) to “B.S. in Health Education (ECA).”

Motion 20document: A motion from the Academic Program & Policy Committee (Dr. Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve substantial changes in the curriculum for the MSE-PD Shared Inquiry Communities graduate program offered through Outreach.

Motion 21document: A motion from the Athletic Committee (Ms. Melissa Wilson, Chair) to appoint Dr. Brian Schultz (CBE) as the male Faculty Athletic Representative.

 Resolution 2document: Resolution in Support of the Research to Jobs: Growing the Research Infastructure: UW Research Commons Proposal

Motion 22&fileType&: A motion from the Faculty Compensation Committee (Dr. Stephen Olsen, Chair) to approve a Uniform Campus Compensation Policy for Summer Session and Winter Session (J-Term) (see accompanying documents).

Motion 23&fileType&: A motion from Dr. Marshall Toman (CAS) to compensate instructional academic staff members who are elected to serve on Faculty Senate $500.00 in renumeration for such University Service (provided their contracts do not already include provisions for compensation for University Services) and that this compensation be adjusted annually to reflect changes in the pay plan.

Motion 24document: A motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (James Madsen, Chair) to appoint Brad Mogen (CAS), Steve Kelm (CAFES), Brian Schultz (CBE) as the faculty representatives to the UPG Steering Committee.

Motion 25document: A motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (James Madsen, Chair) to approve Gregg Hadley (CAFES; Chair), Travis Tubre (CAS), Sharyl Samargia (CEPS), Wei Zheng (CBE), David Milne (CAS), Karl Peterson (CAS), and Molly Van Wagner (Grants/Research) to serve on the Chancellor's Task Force on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.

Motion 26document: A motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the suspension of the Food Science and Technology major in CAFES

Motion 27document: A motion from the Faculty Compensation Committee (Stephen Olson, Chair) to approve the Salary Adjustment Plan.

Resolution 3&fileType&: A Resolution Expressing Unified Opposition to SB-11 from the Faculty and Staff of UW-River Falls

Motion 28document: Motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve a minor in Art History as requested by the faculty of the Art Department (CAS)

Motion 29document: Motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the changes in the Sociology major, Sociology minor, and Anthropology minor as requested by the faculty of the Sociology Department (CAS)

Motion 30document: Motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the creation of a Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainable Community Planning

Motion 31document: Motion from the Academic Standards Committee (Terry Ferris, Chair) to establish a Policy on Class Absence Due to Military Service

Motion 32&fileType&: Motion from the Academic Standards Committee (Terry Ferris, Chair) to approve changes to the Summer/J-Term Grade Due Date Policy

Motion 33&fileType&: Motion from Faculty Senate Executive Committee (James Madsen, Chair) to appoint Jennifer Borup (CEPS), Alice Reilly-Myklebust (Academic Staff), and the Faculty Senate Chair to the Strategic Planning Coordinating Group. Other members that Faculty Senate does not vote on........

Resolution 4&fileType&: Resolution on Collective Bargaining and UW Madison Split Off

Motion 34&fileType&: Motion from Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the changes in the Spanish Major-Liberal Arts; the Spanish Education Major; and the Spanish Minor-Liberal arts as requested by the faculty of the Modern Languages Department (CAS)

Motion 35document: Motion from Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Jim Madsen, Chair) to appoint Charlie Rader (CAS) to the Sustainability Working Group to replace Brain Copp (CAS), who is retiring.

Motion 36document: A motion to have the list of tenure track faculty members, their salaries, and CIP scores used as part of the salary distribution decision-making process released to the Faculty Senate for informational purposes.

Motion 37document: A motion to have the Learning Resources Committee (Magdalena Pala, Chair) evaluate and to make recommendations about the proposed plan to have the current Textbook Rental Program transitioned from a self-managed model to a contracted service. The Learning Resources Committee will make a report in this regard to Faculty Senate prior to the last meeting of the current Faculty Senate (i.e., May 4, 2011).

Motion 38&fileType&: Motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the changes in the Technology for Teachers program as requested by the faculty of the Teacher Education Department (CEPS).

Motion 39document: Motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the changes in the graduate program in Counseling as requested by the faculty of the Counseling and School Psychology Department (CEPS).

Motion 40document: Motion from the Academic Programs & Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the changes in the graduate program in School Psychology as requested by the faculty of the Counseling and School Psychology Department (CEPS).

Motion 41document: Motion to approve the 2013-2014 UWRF academic calendar (attached) as proposed by the Calendar Committee (Karl Peterson, Chair).

Motion 42document: Motion to approve the restructuring of the Technology Council as outlined in the attached document.

Motion 43document: Motion to form a special committee to review the $100,000 Salary Distribution process. The committee is to made up of no fewer than five (5) faculty members, three (3) of whom must be members of Faculty Senate; one (1) member from the Faculty Compensation Committee; and one (1) other faculty member. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will appoint such committee members by the next meeting of the Faculty Senate on April 27, 2011. This committee will make its recommendations for action by the May 4, 2011 meeting of the Faculty Senate.

Motion 44document: Motion from the Academic Standards Committee (Terry Ferriss, Chair) to approve a revised version of the University Sponsored Off-Campus Activities and Field Trips policy, which is attached to this document.

Motion 45&fileType&: Motion from the Academic Standards Committee (Terry Ferriss, Chair) to approve a revised version of the Academic Suspension and Probation Policy, which is attached to this document.

Resolution 5&fileType&: Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom

Motion 46&fileType&: Motion from the Academic Programs and Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to revise the Transmittal Forms for Graduate Courses.

Motion 47document: Motion from the Academic Programs and Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve changes in the Political Science major and minor. 

Motion 48document: Motion to approve the proposed new section to Chapter III of the UWRF Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook as indicated below was approved by consensus of the Faculty Senate.

Motion 49&fileType&: Motion from the International Programs Committee (Marshall Toman, Chair) and the Faculty Compensation Committee (Stephen Olsen, Chair) to approve a Policy for Compensation for Short-Term Study Abroad Faculty.

Motion 50document: Motion from the International Programs Committee (Marshall Toman, Chair) and the Academic Programs and Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve a Policy for Curriculum Approval of Education Abroad Courses.

Motion 51document: Motion to accept and to approve the following recommended appointments to the Salary Equity Pay Plan Review Ad Hoc Committee as presented by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (James Madsen, Chair)

Salary Equity Plan Review Ad Hoc Committee

Dawn Hukai (CBE; Faculty Senator), Chair

Michael Middleton (CAFES; Faculty Senator)

Brad Mogen (CAS; Faculty Senator & Member; Faculty Compensation Committee)

David Rainville (CAS; Faculty Senator)

Zhiguo Yang (CAS; Member, Faculty Compensation Committee)

Resolution 6document: Resolution to Acknowledge 2010-2011 UWRF Retirees (As of May 9, 2011)

Resolution 7document: Resolution Pertaining to the Proposed Changes in the UWRF Textbook Rental Program

Motion 52document: Motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Jim Madsen, Chair) to approve the Strategic Plan Planning Road Map as contained in the attached document

Motion 53:document Motion from the Athletic Committee (Melissa Wilson, Chair) to approve the revised Procedures for Terminating or Suspending a Varsity Sport policy as contained in the attached document

Motion 54document: Motion from the Academic Programs and Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the Collaborative, Online Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program in Health and Wellness Management

Motion 55&fileType&: Motion from the Academic Programs and Policy Committee (Jim Zimmerman, Chair) to approve the Termination of the Master of Science in Education - Science Emphasis Degree Program

Motion 56document: Motion from Faculty Welfare and Personnel Policies Committee (Brad Mogen, Chair) to approve a revised policy on the frequency of administering student evaluations for IAS Senior Lecturers

Motion 57&fileType&: DISAPPROVED Motion from the ad hoc Salary Equitly Plan Review Committee (Dawn Hukai, Chair): The Faculty Senate requests that a one-year salary equity pool of $200,000 be distributed for 2011-2012 to address the inequity that was created by the compression-increasing distribution in 2010-2011

Motion 58document: Motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (James Madsen, Chair) to approve the following Faculty Senate committee chairpersons for 2011-2012


Robert Coffman (Chair, Technology Council)


Barbara Nielsen (Chair, University Curriculum Committee)

Motion 59document: Motion from the ad hoc Salary Equity Plan Review Committee (Dawn Hukai, Chair): Motion 2010-2011/27 is suspended and the salary equity plan issue returns to the Faculty Compensation Committee, which will submit re-examined guidelines and procedures based on the University of Wisconsin-Superior model to the Faculty Senate by November 11, 2011. The second round of distribution for 2011-2012 will be determined by the new guidelines and procedures.

Motion 60&fileType&:A motion was made and seconded to reconsider motion #2009-2010/9, specifically to strike “J-term” and “summer” from that motion. This new motion passed unanimously.

Motion 61&fileType&:Motion from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (James Madsen, Chair) to change the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook Article VI: Section B, items 1 and 4 (Changes shown in bold). This motion passed at the April 20, 2011 meeting of the UWRF Faculty Senate and it was confirmed in a campus-wide referendum in May 2011.