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m Robert C Voight Faculty Senate Chambers 325 Graff Main Hall Vol 47 No 9 Present Abler Allen Barnes Beyer Blumentritt Bryan Galbraith Hollenback Jessee Klein Kraemer Leahy Leonard Maas McKelley Riley Rosacker Rott Senger Shanks Excused Cay ID: 53110 Download Pdf

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Faculty Senate Meeting of February 14 , 2013 3:30 p.m. Robert C. Voight Faculty Senate Chambers 325 Graff Main Hall Vol. 47, No. 9 Present: Abler, Allen, Barnes, Beyer, Blumentritt, Bryan, Galbraith, Hollenback, Jessee , Klein, Kraemer, Leahy, Leonard, Maas, McKelley, Riley, Rosacker, Rott, Senger, Shanks Excused: Caya, Dickmeyer, Slough The m eeting was called to order at 3:30 pm. A. Chancellor Gow reported that the state budget will be known this coming Wednesday. Gow congratulated those involved on getting the salary equity measures approved and put into place. The chancellor also noted additional concerns about what might be happ ening in the state budget that would affect UW as well as possible concern regarding mandatory credit transfer program. B. CFO Hetzel reported first that t he architectural and engineering requests for Cowley Modification sent in to system two weeks ago, t off meeting was this past Monday, and that t he Gymnastics project is also underway. He then presented information regarding the IAS salary equity plan of the 116 IAS, 23 IAS who are eligible for raises in step 1 will be rec eiving an average raise of $1593, and 72 IAS will get an average of $460 in step 2. Hetzel noted that these amounts are very close t o raises for faculty in similar steps. The CFO outlined the steps involved in the Cowley renovation project, including whe n different parts of the project will be done and when Cartwright will be demolished. In response to questions the CFO confirmed that letters to faculty and staff who are to receive salary equity adjustments will shortly be sent to home addresses by HR. Graduate Council Chair Tony Sa nderfoot and Graduate Dean Steve Simpson presented oved by the Graduate Council. Sanderfoot noted that epartments are free to interpret policy statements as appropriate for their graduate programs . Discussion ensued as to the need to require department to provide clear direction on several matters. M/S/P as amended. V.
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IPSE Director Marcos presented two proposed certificates , namely a certificate in English Arts at the Elementary level and a certificate in Professional Learning Community. Marcos r eported interest among teachers in having professional development programs. The model of deliver y for these two certificates would be similar to the current Professional Learning Community Masters Program. M/S to a pprove the two IPSE Certificates Di scussion: Marcos ; she noted that the reason for putting forward the IPSE Certificates is due to fallout from Act ng Com two proposed certificates had been approved by the department of Educational Studies, the sponsoring academic departmen t, viz. DES [Department of Educational Studies]. t this point a divergence of opinion emerged. Director Marcos claimed that the two certificate programs had been approved by DES. Senator Shanks (DES) reported that, although DES had approved the concept of the two certificates, specific courses for the certificates had not been approved by DES. Senator Shanks further reported to the Faculty Senate that DES had unanimously voted that no coursework earned in the proposed certificates could transfer back to UW L as graduate credit towards an a gram in Education. At this point Senate Chair Senger asked for a motion to postpone discussion to a future date. M/S/P to postpone discussion of IPSE Certificates in to a future date Committee Chair Galbraith presented the recommendation and the results of the survey. In response to concerns raised about whether the software would work on both D2L and WINGS, IT Director Elhindi assured the Faculty Senate that their goal would be to ake the TurnItIn Software work on both systems. Galbraith reported that i t was recommended by the committee that we purchase the TurnItIn Software program. Discussion: Senator Riley noted that the program could be used as a teaching tool for students. Senator Rott asked for clarification about the security and ownership of documents submitted to the system . It was explained that tudents should be told not to put their names on their papers. Grade Mark is a peer editing function. M/S/P to support the purchase of TurnItIn Software. ATC Chair Galbraith presented guidelines on use of wireless antennas to avoid problems that create probl ems for staff trying to use wireless on campus. The meeting adjourned at 4:47 pm. Submitted by, Eric R. Kraemer, Secretary

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