UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Motions

Motions 2021-2022

Motion 1: Motion from the Executive Committee to re-appoint Dr. John Heppen as Faculty Senate Parlimentarian for 2021-22. (May 24, 2021)

Motion 2: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the merger of the Music Department and the Stage and Screen Arts Department into the newly named "Music and Stage and Screen Arts Department." (June 16, 2021)

Motion 3: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Music minor. (June 16, 2021)

Motion 4: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Crop and Soil Science major and minor programs. (June 16, 2021)

Motion 5: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the MSE School Supervision and Educational Leadership program. (June 16, 2021)

Motion 6: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the new Certificate in Sustainability and Well-Being. (June 16, 2021)

Motion 7: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Broad Field Social Studies Second Pathway. (June 16, 2021)

Motion 8: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Computer Science and Information Science program to remove CBE 100 and CBE 300 from the curriculum. (June 23, 2021)

Motion 9: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approves changes to the certificate program names for Sustainable Enterprise Certificate and Environmental Sustainability Certificate. (June 23, 2021)

Motion 10: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Secondary Mathematics Education program to meet new DPI standards. (June 23, 2021)

Motion 11: Motion from the General Education and University Requirements Committee to approve a policy for removing inactive courses from the General Education curriculum.  Policy to be appended to Ch. 9.2.1 of the Faculty and Staff Handbook. (June 23, 2021)

Motion 12: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Dawn Hukai to the Textbook Services Manager Search and Screen Committee. (June 23, 2021)

Motion 13: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint chairs for Faculty Senate Standing Committees for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 14: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Neil Kraus and Tammy Kincaid to terms on the Academic Program and Policy Committee. September 23, 2021)

Motion 15: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Karuna Chintapenta to a renewed term on the Academic Standards Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 16: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Kevyn Juneau to a renewed term on the Advising Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 17: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Kiril Petkov and Pascal Ngoboka to terms on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 18: Motion from the Executive Committee to re-appoint Jodee Schaben as the Women's Athletic Conference Rep to WIAC on the Athletic Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 19: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Lisa Kroutil and Patrick Woolcock to terms on the Disability Advisory Committee.

Motion 20: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Daniela Goldfine and Melaku Abegaz to terms on the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 21: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Xianfang Zeng and Mark Gillen to terms on the External Relations Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 22: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Xianfang Zeng and Mark Gillen to terms on the Faculty Compensation Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 23: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Charles Corcoran to a term on the Faculty Hearing, Grievance, and Appeals Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 24: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Joe Gathman and David Breger to terms on the Faculty Welfare and Personnel Policies Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 25: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint John Heppen and Grace Coggio to terms and convert Brian Greco from the CEPS to the CAFES representative on the General Education and University Requirements Committee. (September 23, 2021)

Motion 26: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Mark Gillen, Tim Buttles, and Hiawatha Smith to terms on the Graduate Studies Curriculum Committee. (October 18, 2021)

Motion 27: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Geoff Scheurman to the International Programs Committee. (October 18, 2021)

Motion 28: Motion from the Executive Committee to change Tony Varghese's required status from CBE to CAS and to appoint Melakue Abegaz, Chris Hergander, and Mike Loper to terms on the Learning Resources Committee. (October 18, 2021)

Motion 29: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Hossein Najafi, Daniel Ehlinger, Doug Margolis, Ashlyn Spring, and Mark Gillen to the Recruitment, Admissions, and Retention Committee. (October 18, 2021)

Motion 30: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Moira Lynch and Julie Elias to new terms on the Sustainability Working Group (October 14, 2021)

Motion 31: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Joel Donna, Ron Anderson, and David Romano to the Technology Committee. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 32: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Alex Tupan, Andris Straumanis, Andrew Haveles, Bob Zhiwei Zeng, Charlie Corcoran, and Melkaye Melka to the University Curriculum Committee. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 33: Motion from the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee to replace "Information Forthcoming" in Ch. 3.4.6.2 of the Faculty and Staff Handbook with new procedures to be effective for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 34: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Veronica Justen to continue serving as the UWRF OPID Advisory Council Representative until August 1, 2023. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 35: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Mark Gillen to Chair of the Recruitment, Admissions, and Retention Committee and Stacy Vollmers to continue as Chair of the External Relations Committee. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 36: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint members to the following committees: Athletic; Disability Advisory; Faculty Hearing, Grievance, and Appeals; General Education and University Requirements; and Learning Resources. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 37: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint members to the following committees: Honors Steering; Strategic Plan Progress; Medical Appeals; URSCA Council; Title IX; and Co-Curricular Assessment. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 38: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Dean Vesperman to a new term on the Assessment Committee. (October 14. 2021)

Motion 39: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Julie Elias to a new term on the Faculty Hearing, Grievance, and Appeals Committee. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 40: Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following committee charges: 1) Review Handbook duties and update if necessary; and 2) Update membership rosters, required statuses, and terms. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 41: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Doug Margolis and Karen Klyczek to terms on the Audit and Review Committee. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 42: Motion from the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board to update the structure of FASDB in Ch. 2.8.7.2 of the Faculty and Staff Handbook. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 43: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Erik Withers to serve on the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Search and Screen Committee. (October 14, 2021)

Motion 44: Motion from the Ad Hoc Certificate Committee to extend the committee's sunset date through the end of the Spring 2022 semester. (November 2, 2021)

Motion 45: Motion from the Executive Committee to confirm Academic Staff Council appointments to the Strategic Plan Progress Committee and the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board. (November 2, 2021)

Motion 46: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Lori Nixon, Travis Tubre, and Brian Greco to the Distinguished Teacher Selection Committee. (November 2, 2021)

Motion 47: Motion from the Technology Committee to appoint Kevin Thaisen to replace Holly Dolliver for the remainder of her term. (November, 2, 2021)

Motion 48: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changing the designator from GEOG to GIS for the courses listed within the motion. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 49: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the MSE Elementary Education program to meet new DPI licensure requirements. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 50: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Agricultural Business major and minor. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 51: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Farm Management minor. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 52: Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve changes to the Athletic Coaching minor. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 53: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Tracy King and Petra Hofstedt to the Institutional Research search and screen committee for the Institutional Policy Analyst II position. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 54: Coming soon

Motion 55: Motion from the Executive Committee to charge the Faculty Welfare and Personnel Policies consider developing language for including administrative work in retention reviews for probationary faculty and for evaluating reassigned duties to be included in the PTR process for tenured faculty. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 56: Motion from the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee to update the committee membership in Chapter 3.3.3.9 of the Faculty and Staff Handbook to add an additional University Staff member appointed by University Staff Senate. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 57: Motion from the Executive Committee to create an Ad Hoc Academic Plan Metrics and Goals Committee. (December 2, 2021)

Motion 58: Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following goals for the strategic plan: Success for every Falcon, Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Competency, Innovation for a Sustainable Future, and A Stable and Thriving Institution.  Language for each goal is included within the motion. (December 2, 2021)

 

 

 

Resolutions

 

Resolution 1: Resolution of the UWRF Faculty Senate on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls' Land Acknowledgment. (May 26, 2021)

Resolution 2: Resolution of the UWRF Faculty Senate expressing gratitude towards towards the members of the Search and Screen Committee for the twentieth Chancellor of UW-River Falls. (September 8, 2021)

Resolution 3: Resolution of the UWRF Faculty Senate expressing gratitude towards Dr. Connie Foster for her service as Interim Chancellor during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. (September 8, 2021)

Resolution 4: Resolution of the UWRF Faculty Senate in support of our Hmong students and the St. Paul Hmong Cultural Center. (September 22, 2021)

Resolution 5: Resolution of the UWRF Faculty Senate calling for compliance with Ch. 3.4.7.8, Salary Adjustment Plan (October 6, 2021)