The Faculty Senate provides organization structure through elected representatives to advise university administration in academic, educational, and personnel matters affecting the welfare of the university. There are 220 senators representing more than 2,200 faculty.

The Faculty Senate meets in 272 Bascom Hall at 3:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month of the academic year except September and January.

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
Monday, 1 February 2016   3:30 p.m.
272 Bascom Hall

AG E N D A

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1. Memorial Resolutions for:
2. Announcements/Information Items.

3. Question Period.

AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS

4.    Minutes of December 7.

REPORTS

5.    Report of the Nominations for Election to the Committee on Committees.
The following faculty members are nominated for election by the Faculty Senate to fill a vacancy on the Committee on Committees in the Arts and Humanities Division for a 4-year term:
  • Ivy Corfis, district 73, L&S/Spanish and Portuguese
  • Venkat Mani, district 59, L&S/German
6.     Committee on Committees Annual Report for 2016: Nominations for Faculty-Elected Committees. (Fac Doc 2600)

7.     Recreational Sports Board Annual Report, 2014-2015. (Fac Doc 2601)

8.    Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee Annual Report. (Fac Doc 2602)

9.     AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault. (Fac Doc 2603)

NEW BUSINESS

10.     Resolution of the Committee on Women in the University: Regarding the UW-Madison Sexual Assault Climate Survey Task Force Report and Recommendations. (Fac Doc 2604)

11.     Recommendation to Change the Name of the Department of African Languages and Literature to the Department of African Cultural Studies, College of Letters and Science. (Fac Doc 2605)

12.     Recommendation to Merge the Departments of German, Scandinavian Studies, and
Slavic Languages and Literature to become the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic. (Fac Doc 2606)

13.     Recommendation to Merge the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia to become the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. (Fac Doc 2607)

14.     Recommendation to Change the Name of the School of Music to the Mead Witter School of Music, College of Letters and Science. (Fac Doc 2608)

15.     Proposed Revision to Faculty Policies and Procedures, Chapter 6: Addition of the Committee for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer People in the University. (Fac Doc 2609)

16.     Faculty Senate Districts and Apportionment for Academic Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. (Fac Doc 2610)

 

 

Agendas link to all the documents for each meeting. Minutes include the faculty documents (individually linked), transcriptions, and audio recordings; see specific dates below, or browse all.
Meeting Date
   
2 May 2016
    Deadline to submit agenda items: April 18
4 April 2016
    Deadline to submit agenda items: March 21
7 March 2016
    Deadline to submit agenda items: February 22
1 February 2016
Agenda   Audio recording
7 December 2015
Agenda
  Minutes
2 November 2015
Agenda
  Minutes
5 October 2015
Agenda   Minutes
9 June 2015
Special
meeting
  Minutes
4 May 2015 Agenda   Minutes
6 April 2015 Agenda   Minutes
2 March 2015 Agenda   Minutes
2 February 2015 Agenda   Minutes

Past Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes With Links to Faculty Documents and Audio Recordings (if available)

1 Dec 2014
  2 Dec 2013
  3 Dec 2012
  Dec 2011    6 Dec 2010
3 November 2014
  4 November 2013
  5 November 2012
  November 2011    1 November 2010
6 October 2014
  7 October 2013
  1 October 2012
  October 2011    4 October 2010
5 May 2014
  6 May 2013
  7 May 2012
  May 2011    3 May 2010
7 April 2014
  8 April 2013
  9 April 2012
  April 2011  
 12 April 2010
3 March 2014
  4 March 2013
  5 March 2012
  March 2011  
 1 March 2010
3 February 2014
  4 February 2013
  6 February 2012
  February 2011  
 1 February 2010

 
           

Faculty Senate Meeting Materials PDF

Includes agendas, minutes, and faculty documents