Faculty Senate Minutes 2019-10-07
Minutes approved 11-04, 2019
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Chancellor Rebecca Blank called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. with 151 voting members present (115 needed for quorum). Memorial resolutions were offered for Professor Emerita Ingegerd Keith (Faculty Document 2833), Professor Emeritus Joseph Kepecs (Faculty Document 2834), Professor Emeritus James W. Jefferson (Faculty Document 2835), Professor Emeritus Jack C. Westman (Faculty Document 2836), Professor Emeritus Terry Millar (Faculty Document 2837), Professor Emeritus David B. Johnson (Faculty Document 2838), and Professor Emeritus James Stern (Faculty Document 2839).
Professor Erica Halverson (University Committee, District 120) read a statement recognizing the long history of the Ho-Chunk people who were on this land long before UW-Madison.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented her annual State of the University address. After welcoming new senators, including the new senators from Extension, she reviewed recent accomplishments and laid out four priority investment areas: maintaining and growing faculty and staff strength, cultivating educational excellence, expanding and improving student access, and expanding and improving our research.[The address is available as audio and text files on the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty website: secfac.wisc.edu/governance/faculty-senate/] There were no questions for Chancellor Blank. Following the address, University Committee Chair Terry Warfield gave a general overview of the faculty role in shared governance and outlined plans for the coming year. There was one question.
The minutes of the meeting of May 6, 2019, were approved. Chancellor Blank called attention to Faculty Document 2840, “Highlights of Faculty Legislation, 2018-2019.” Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler, both from the School of Education, gave a presentation on the cultural connection of UW-Madison with Wisconsin First Nations [Listen to their presentation at the 55 minute marker to 1 hour 10 minutes on the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty website: secfac.wisc.edu/governance/faculty-senate/).
Professor Warfield moved adoption of Faculty Document 2841, a clarification to Faculty Policies and Procedures 9.07 stating that the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities (CFRR) serves as the impartial hearing officer in dismissal cases. There was no discussion and the motion passed by voice vote. Professor Warfield also presented Faculty Document 2823, a proposal to change Faculty Policies & Procedures Chapter 7 to specify support for joint appointments, for a first reading.
Chancellor Blank adjourned the meeting at 4:39 p.m.
Jane M. Richard
Interim Secretary of the Faculty