Number    Name                                                                                                      Date Approved

01-1         2001-03 Pay Plan Resolution, Approved as Amended                                09/19/01

01-2         Recommendation on Granting Fall 2001 Degrees                                          11/14/01

                (Document #89-6 used each year)

01-3        Changes in Requirements for Honors, Approved as Amended                      11/14/01

01-4         Policy for Granting B.A. and B.S. Degrees                                                    12/12/01

01-5         Policy on Double Counting of Upper-Level Credits and Establish

                a Minimum Number of Upper-Level Credits, Approved as Amended          01/23/02

01-6        Nominees for 2002-03 Faculty Elective Committees                                      02/20/02

01-7        Proposal on Admission Standards for New Freshman                                    02/20/02

01-08      Tenure and Due Process Resolution                                                               03/13/02

01-09      Designation of B.A. or B.S. Degree for Majors of Academic Programs          03/13/02

01-10      Master of Social Work Degree                                                                      03/12/02

01.11      Recommendation on Granting Spring 2002 Degrees                                      04/17/02

              (Documentation #89-6 used each year)

Senate Document #01-1




The University Committee, in accordance with the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents guidelines, recommends to the Faculty Senate that Pay Plan dollars not distributed by the required 1/3 merit-market and 1/3 solid performance formulas be allocated according to unit merit judgments.

The University Committee also affirms that unit merit allocations must not contribute to salary compression in any way.


Senate Document #01-3


A proposal to change criteria for honors designation is as follows:


Part A: Honors requirements for students who earn baccalaureate degrees are:

· Cum laude designation requires a cumulative grade point average from 3.5 to 3.749 [unchanged]

· Magna cum laude designation requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 to 3.849 [unchanged]

· Summa cum laude designation requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or higher or 3.75 with successful completion of honors in the major [changes from 3.75 or higher; eliminates requirement of successful completion of a senior honors project (the xxx-484 course number is thus eliminated) in an interdisciplinary program]


Part B: The cumulative grade point average must be achieved on the basis of a minimum of 60 regularly graded (not P/NC or audit) credits taken in-residence at UW-Green Bay. [eliminates a special provision for students with associate degrees from UW-Colleges.


If the above proposal is approved, then a further proposal is

Part C: "The title of all xxx-478 courses be changed from ‘Distinction in the Major’ to ‘Honors in the Major’ and the prerequisite is a minimum GPA of 3.5 for all courses required for the major, and a minimum of 3.75 for all upper-level courses required for the major."


Senate Document #01-4


The Faculty Senate of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay endorses the following:


The faculty of each major shall transmit to the Faculty Senate for its approval the title of the degree to be awarded upon completion of each of their approved programs of study.

If the faculty of a major does not specify their choice of the degree to be awarded upon completion of one of their approved programs of study, the Registrar shall assign a B.A. to that program of study.

The faculty of a major may request permission from the Faculty Senate to allow its students a choice of the title of the degree with approval of their faculty advisor.

If a student completes the requirements for two or more majors, the student shall select one of the majors as his/her first major. The title of their degree shall be that of the first major.

Senate Document #01-5

Proposal to Revise the Policy on Double Counting of Upper-level Credits and Establish a Minimum Number of Upper-level Credits



Current policy requires that:

   a. all student earn at least 120 credits to graduate

   b. all students have an interdisciplinary program (major or minor) or a professional major

   c. all majors require at least 24 upper-level credits

These policies will remain in effect.


Issue #1  Should double counting of courses be allowed?

Resolution #1

Whereas currently a program's minimum requirements are sensitive to what other programs a student may choose. There are constraints on double counting.  The specific constraints, taken from page 21 of the current catalog are:

     "3. Supporting credits/courses between a major(s) and a minor(s) may not be duplicated unless they exceed the minimum of six unduplicated credits for each major or minor.

     "4. Within the minima, upper-level credits between a major and minor may not be double counted. The major requires 24 unduplicated upper-level credits. The minor requires 12 unduplicated upper-level credits. Upper-level credits in excess of 24 minimum for a major and 12 for a minor may be duplicated.

     "5. Within the minima, six upper-level credits may be duplicated between majors.

     "6. Supporting or upper-level courses/credits may not be duplicated between minors unless those credits are in excess of the minima."

Therefore, be it resolved that the above constraints on double counting are abolished so that for the purpose of satisfying course requirements for all major, minor, and certificate programs there shall be no restrictions on how any course can satisfy multiple requirements.


Issue #2   Should there be a minimum number of upper-level credits required for graduation?

Resolution #2

There shall be no minimum number of upper-level credits beyond what is required by a student's major(s) and minor(s).


Resolution #3

A minimum of 30 credits of upper-level credits is required for graduation.

Resolution #4

The minimum number of upper-level credits required for graduation with a single major shall be 30 credits, with a major/minor combination shall be 36 credits within that major/minor combination, and with two majors shall be 42 credits within those majors.


Senate Document #01-7



UW-Green Bay University Committee Resolution to the Faculty Senate 

Resolution:  Admission standards to UW-Green Bay will be changed from its current criteria based upon applicants’ high school class ranking to the following:


Minimum Standards

o        The following minimum institutional standards must be met. Students below either of these standards will be denied admission.*

¨       17 high school units of college preparatory or academic coursework.

¨       Minimum high school G.P.A. (cumulative) of 2.25 and an ACT score of 17.

Regular Admissions

o        An index will be created based on the factors noted below; admit highest ranking indices based on established targets.

¨      Academic achievement (High school G.P.A., test score)

¨      Academic challenge (AP courses, Math level, foreign language)

¨      Engagement (extra and co-curricular achievement and leadership)

¨      Potential contribution to UW-Green Bay (institutional target groups, interest/motivation)


Priority Admissions

o        Students with 17 high school units of college preparatory or academic coursework who are at or above designated academic standards as determined by the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management will be admitted on a priority basis.**

o        The academic standard for priority admission has been initially set as a high school G.P.A. of 3.25 or an ACT score of 23.

*Minimum institutional standards may be waived for students who qualify and participate in the E.O.P. program.

  **Specific standards for G.P.A. and ACT are subject to change by the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management based on the applicant pool and enrollment circumstances.

Faculty Senate Document #01-08

Tenure and Due Process Resolution

 BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Faculty Senate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, reaffirms its commitment to the principles and practices of due process in all its functioning and respectfully asks for a similar reaffirmation and commitment to due process from its Chancellor, from the University of Wisconsin President, and from the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.


BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Faculty Senate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, object to the Board of Regents’ adoption of the Safransky decision as the standard of “just cause” and call upon the Board of Regents to restore the protection of tenure and of due process of faculty members in the University of Wisconsin System.


AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Regents and President of the University of Wisconsin System, to the Office of the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, and to the members of the Senate and Assembly of the State of Wisconsin.

Faculty Senate Document #01-09

Designation of B.A. or B.S. Degree for Majors of Academic Programs

Human Biology                                                 B.S.

Natural & Applied Sciences

            Biology                                                 B.S.     

Chemistry                                             B.S.

Earth Science                                        B.S.

Environmental Science                           B.S.

Math                                                     B.S.                       

Communication and the Arts                             

            Art                                                       B.A.

            Music                                                   B.A. or B.M.

Theatre                                                 B.A.

            Communication Arts                             B.A.

            Environmental Design                            B.S.

Humanistic Studies                                            B.A.

            History                                                 B.A.

            English                                                 B.A.

            Modern Languages                               B.A.

            Philosophy                                            B.A.

Information and Computing Science

            Information Sciences                             BS

            Computer Science                                 B.S.

            Communication Processes                     B.A. or B.S.

Human Development                                         B.S.

            Psychology                                            B.S.

Public & Environmental Affairs

            Environmental Policy & Planning            B.S.

            Public Administration                             B.S.

            Political Science                                    B.A.

Social Change & Development                          B.A., with the option for B.S. upon student request.

Urban and Regional Studies                               B.A.

            Economics                                            B.S.

            Sociology                                              B.A.

Business Administration                                     B.B.A.

            Accounting                                            B.B.A.

Education                                                          B.A.

Nursing                                                             B.S.N.

Social Work                                                      B.S.W.