UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Motions

Motions 2014-2015

2014-2015 Motions

Motion 1: Motion Program change proposal: Full time MBA Program. (August 27, 2014)

Motion 2: Motion Program change proposal: Biochemistry Major - Pre-professional. (August 27, 2014)

Motion 3: Motion Program change proposal: Biochemistry Major - ACS. (August 27, 2014)

Motion 4: Motion Program change proposal: Chemistry Major - ACS, (August 27, 2014)

Motion 5: Motion Program change proposal: Biotechnology Major. (August 29, 2014)

Motion 6: Motion from Executive Committee to appoint Veronica Justen on the Search and Screen Committee for the Honors Program and Falcon Scholars Program "Director". (August 27, 2014)

Motion 7: Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint to the following to Faculty Senate committees, Administrative Committees and other committees. (August 27, 2014)

Motion 8: Motion from the Executive Committee to change 4.5.5 from current language to the proposed language, to implement Faculty Senate Motion 2012-13/18 requiring evaluation of all courses via an online method. (August 27, 2014)

Motion 9: Motion from Executive Committee to approve the following committee appointments. ( September 17, 2014)

Motion 10: Motion to appoint faculty to Search and Screen Committee for the Director of Outreach. (September 17, 2014)

Motion 11: Motion from Executive Committee to appoint James Graham and Parliamentarian of Faculty Senate for 2014-15 academic year. (September 17, 2014)

Motion 12: Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following time line for the submission and approval of Strategic Initiatives for the 2014-2015 academic year.(September 17, 2014)

Motion 13: Motion from Executive Committee to approve the following changes to the metrics used to measure progress of Strategic Initiatives. (September 17, 2014)

Motion 14: Motion from the Executive Committee to amend Pathways to Distinction by approving the following suspension of approved strategic initiatives. (September 17, 2014)

Motion 15: Motion from the University Curriculum Committee to approve the attached Revised Course Transmittal form. (September 17, 2014)

Motion 16: Motion from the Executive Committee to change 4.5.5 as indicated in motion. (September 17, 2014)

Motion 17: Motion for Provost's Office to identify appropriate softeware for faculty data collection. (September 25, 2014)

Motion 18: Motion from Executive Committee to approve Peter Mak on GEURC. (September 25, 2014)

Motion 19: Motion from APPC to approve a change in Master's of Science in Education-Reading. ( September 25, 2014)

Motion 20: Motion from Executive Committee to approve faculty appointments to the Search and Screen Committee for the University Fellow for Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. (September 25, 2014)

Motion 21: Motion from APPC to approve the change in name of the Department of Communicative Disorders to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (September 25, 2014)

Motion 22: Motion from APPC to approve the Animal Science Companion Animal Emphasis Program. (September 25, 2014)

Motion 23: Motion to issue student identification cards to be used as legal identification for purpose of registering to vote. (unsigned, see Motion 2014-15/32)

Motion 24: Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the revision to Chapter II of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook. (September 25, 2014)

Motion 25:  Motion from Executive Committee to approve faculty appointments to Search and Screen Committee for the Director of the McNairs's Scholar Program. (October1 6, 2014)

Motion 26: Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following staff appointments to the Non-Academic Misconduct Committee. (October 16, 2014)

Motion 27:  Motion from the International Programs Committee Year -of-Responsibility. (October 16, 2014)

Motion 28:  Motion from the Faculty Welfare and Personnel Policies Committee to approve the following Process for the Review of Administrator (Chancellor) Performance. (October 16, 2014)

Motion 29:  Motion from the Academic Programs and Policies Committee to approve a program/name change for a Food Processing Technology minor. (October 25, 2014)

Motion 30:  Motion from Executive Committee to replace Jenny Brantley on the URSCA Council with Kaylee Spencer. (October 25, 2014)

Motion 31:   Motion from the International Programs Committee to approve the following change to the Faculty Senate handbook 3.3.III.P. (October 25, 2014)

Motion 32:  Motion from the Executive Committee to rescind Motion 2014-15/23 passed on September 24, 2014. (October 25, 2014)

Motion 33:  Motion from the Academics Programs and Policies Committee to approve program changes to Health and Wellness Management Major and Marketing Communications Major. (November 12, 2014)

Motion 34:  Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following to the Performance Survey Working Group. (November 12, 2014)

Motion 35:  Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint the following to the Search and Screen Committee for the Sustainability Coordinator. (November 12, 2014)

Motion 36:  Motion from the Executive Committee to authorize a new chapter in the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook containing personnel policies of the University Staff. (December 3, 2014)

Motion 37:  Motion from Executive Committee to add an new administrative committee to Chapter II of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook, -  see Motion 2014-15/47. (December 17, 2014)

Motion 38:  Motion from the Academic Programs and Policies Committee to approve the following program changes, Pre-Engineering Major, Physics-Dual Degree Major, Physics-Liberal Arts Major, and Physics-Secondary Education. (November 25, 2014)

Motion 39:  Motion from the Academic Programs and Policies Committee to approve the name change of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice to the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology. (November 25, 2014)

Motion 40:  Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Charles Corcoran to the External Relations Committee. (November 25, 2014)

Motion 41:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve a program change (number of credits) to the Women's and , Gender Studies Program (minor). (December 17, 2014)

Motion 42:  Motion from the Executive Committee to accept the screencast to explain how to download a pdf to be used for course , , transmittal/proposals.  (December 17, 2014)

Motion 43:  Motion from the University Curriculum Committee to approve the attached combined course transmittal/proposal form. (December 17, 2014)

Motion 44:  Motion from the Faculty Compensation Committee to approve the following to clarify FS 2011-2011/61 and eligibility of receiving a distribution/adjustment. (December 17, 2014)

Motion 45:  Motion from the Executive Committee to change the name of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook to the Faculty and Staff Handbook. (December 17, 2014)

Motion 46:  Motion from the Executive Committee to renumber Chapters 7, 8, and 9 in the 2013 Edition of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook to Chapters 8, 9. and 10. A new Chapter 7: University Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures. (December 17, 2014)

Motion 47:  Motion from the Executive Committee to add a new administrative committee to Chapter II of the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook and to renumber/re-letter s necessary for its inclusion. (December 17, 2014)

Motion 48:  A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following strategic initiatives recommended by the Strategic Plan Progress Committee. (February 10, 2015)

Motion 49:  Motion from Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve the following with respect to programs. (February 10, 2015)

Motion 50:  A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the appointment of the following faculty to chair the following Faculty Senate Committees. (February 10, 2015)

Motion 51: A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following membership for the Dykstra and Wurtz Awards Committee. (February 10, 2015)

Motion 52:  Motion from Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve the STEM teach option to the MSE in Secondary Education. (February 24, 2015)

Motion 53:  A motion from Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve the change in name of the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts to Department of Stage and Screen Arts. (February 24, 2015)

Motion 54:  Second Reading of a motion from the Executive Committee to amend the Preface to the Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook, (February 24, 2015)

Motion 55:  A motion from the Executive Committee to approve the appointment of Rellen Hardtke to Chair of the General Education and University Requirements Committee. (February 24, 2015)

Motion 56:  Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the appointment of Donald Stovall as a CEPS member of the Dykstra and Wurtz Awards Committee, (February 24, 2015)

Motion 57:  Motion from the Executive Committee to appoint Wei Zheng to replace Logan Kelly on the URSCA Council. (February 24, 2015)

Motion 58:  Motion from Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve program changes to the Master of Business Administration major. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 59:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve program changes to the Creative Writing Minor. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 60:  Motion from Academic Policy and Programs Committee to approve program changes to English Major-Creative Writing Emphasis. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 61: Second reading of a motion from the Athletic Committee to approve a change in the bylaws, 3.III.F.1. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 62:  Academic Standards Motion on Global Perspectives Waiver for Veterans. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 63:  Motion from the General Education and University Requirements Committee to approve the following, The UWRF General Education Program will be revised, such that the Sciences (S) and Scientific Investigation (SI) categories be replaced by a single Scientific Inquiry category based on the goals, criteria and outcomes described in the documents. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 64:  The English Department has investigate a possible test-out/placement score mechanism or process for incoming students that would allow them to obtain credits for the Communication-Reading and Writing and /or Advanced Communication categories, as a substitute for the removal of the Advance Communication requirement. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 65:  Motion from the General Education and University Requirement Committee to approve that Goal five will be changed by amending the HW requirement to a 1 credit health and wellness course only ...(March 20, 2015)

Motion 66:  Motion from the General Education and University Requirements Committee to approve the following, Beginning with the fall 2015 catalog year, students will be allowed to count courses as having met requirements wherever they meet educational outcomes. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 67:  Motion that the Multidisciplinary requirement will be removed from the General Education Requirement. (March 20, 2015)

Motion 68:  Motion regarding departments willing to eliminate course pre-requisites, on a one-time basis only, can by-pass the normal curriculum process if they are approved by the appropriate dean. (March 27, 2015)

Motion 69:  Motion regarding departments willing to eliminate required supporting courses from its program on a one-time basis only. (March 27, 2015)

Motion 70:  Motion from Faculty Senate regarding that all minutes from department meetings where curricular changes are approved are to be forwarded to UCC/APPC and the departments affected by these changes. (March 27, 2015)

Motion 71: Motion regarding the requirement for students to complete a minor will be removed. (March 27, 2015)

Motion 72: Motion regarding every department should consider potential curricular revision that involve these items. (March 27, 2015)

Motion 73:  Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the program change for Geology, Minor and Major. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 74:  Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the program change for School Psychology, grad program. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 75:  Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the program change for Counseling, credits change and change in curriculum. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 76:  Motion Environmental Planning minor-change in minor. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 77:  Motion from Executive Committee to approve the appointment of Bonnie Walters to the Chancellor's Award Committee for Students. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 78:  Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the following changes Conservation and Environmental Planning. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 79:  Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the revised Chemical Hygiene Plan. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 80:  Motion from the Executive Committee to change the date of effectiveness of Faculty Senate Motion 2014-15/63 retroactive to Fall 2014. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 81:  Motion from the Graduate Curriculum Committee to approve the following proposal to clarify graduate faculty status. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 82:  Motion from the Executive Committee to approve the following changes to what we currently call Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C options for graduate students and the language to be placed in the Handbook reflecting the proposed changes. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 83;  Motion in regards due to the changes that have been made to General Education and policy 2014-15/66 that was implemented in Fall 2015 allowing courses to count wherever requirements are being met. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 84:  Motion from the Academic Program and Policy Committee to approve the major in Data Science. (April 14, 2015)

Motion 85:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Program Committee to approve the program changes to the MSE-Elementary Education-Montessori Pathway E1/E1-2. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 86:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Program Committee to approve the program changes to the MSE-Elementary Education-Montessori EC Pathway. (May 14 2015)

Motion 87:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Program Committee to approve program changes to the Applied Physics for Industry and Engineering. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 88:  Motion from the Academic Standards Committee to reword the policy for Senior Merit 8.2.25 to clarify the process of the academic merit. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 89:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Program Committee to approve program changes to the Honors Program. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 90:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Program Committee to approve program changes to the International Studies Program. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 91:  Motion from the Academic Policy and Program Committee to approve a new program in Agricultural Engineering. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 92:  Motion from the Calendar Committee to approve the 2017-18 Academic Year. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 93:  Motion to create a Sustainability Studies Steering Committee. (May 14, 2015)

Motion 94:  Motion to change date of Motion 2014-15/66.  (May 14, 2015)

Resolution 1:  Faculty Senate opposes the unprecedented $300 million budget reduction to the UW-System. (February 19, 2015)

Resolution 2:  Be it resolved that for all temporary openings the primary criteria for filling them will be to maintain the status of faculty and staff existing programs on the campus to protect basic curricula of the university protecting the long term integrity of the overall curriculum, (February 18, 2015)

Resolution 3:  The leaders of faculty governance groups representing the four year campuses of the University of Wisconsin System, hereby request the Board of Regents urgently act as follow:

Clearly and urgently affirm current policies and implementing traditional faculty tenure, employee benefits, and shared governance to continue even if the University of Wisconsin System becomes a public authority, and

promptly write and approve policies to accomplish these goals if the University of Wisconsin System becomes a public authority. (February 18, 2015)