FACULTY SENATE DOCUMENTS - 1996-97

Number	Name				      		Date Approved

96-1	Recommendation on the Granting of Degrees	    11/20/96
	(Document #89-6 used each year)				

	Faculty Senate voted down a resolution to retain 
	the Senior Seminar requirement or to replace it 
	by a Senior Experience requirement.  This means 
	Senior Seminars will no longer be a degree 
	requirement for students graduating December 1977.  
	A Task Force will be appointed to study upper-level 
	graduate education requirements.		     12/18/96

96-2	Task Force to be appointed to study the values, 
	resources, and implementation issues of upper-level 
	Graduate Education Requirements at UW-Green Bay.      12/18/96

96-3	Proposal for a change in the Policy on Student 
	Feedback on Instruction 			     01/22/96
	(formerly Policy on Student Evaluation of Instruction)


96-4	Resolution to the Board of Regents on the Biennial 
	Pay Package					     01/22/96

96-5	Change Credits for A.A. from 62 to 60		     02/19/97

96-6	Nominees for 1997-98 Faculty Elective Committees      03/26/97

96-7	Recommendation of the UW-Green Bay University 
	Committee Concerning Allocation of Salary-Increase 
	Monies				   		     03/26/97

96-8	Elimination of Major in Sociology, but retaining 
	the minor					     03/26/97

96-9	Elimination of Major in Physics		  	     03/26/97

96-10	Recommendation on the Granting of Degrees 
	(Document #89-6 used every year)		     04/16/97

96-11	Endorsement of the UW-Green Bay Faculty and Academic
	Staff Legislative Affairs Group (FASLAG)	     05/14/97




UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-1
Approved, 20 November 1996


RECOMMENDATION ON THE GRANTING OF DEGREES


(Implemented as a Faculty Senate Document #89-6, March 21, 1990--action
to be taken in advance of each commencement exercise and in the
following language--dated as appropriate):


Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay, on behalf of the Faculty, recommends to the
Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor of the University that the students
certified by the Registrar of the University as having completed the
requirements of their respective programs be granted their degrees at
the Fall Commencement of 1996.







UW-Green Bay Faculty Document #96-2
Approved, 18 December 1996


TASK FORCE FOR UPPER-LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS


RESOLVED:

A Faculty Senate Task Force shall be appointed to study the values,
resources, and implementation issues of upper-level General Education
Requirements at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  This Task Force
should make its report to the University Committee, and through them to
the Faculty Senate, by March 1, 1997.

The Task Force will be appointed by the University Committee.  The Task
Force will not exceed seven members and will include at least one
representative from each domain.  The University Committee should seek
out faculty who are interested inn General Education, who understand the
national issues in General Education, and who have grappled with General
Education at UW-Green Bay.






UW-Green Bay Faculty Document #96-3
Approved, 22 January 1997


POLICY ON STUDENT FEEDBACK ON INSTRUCTION


Affirming the centricity of teaching to faculty performance and
therefore the need to provide adequate evaluation of teaching, the
faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has always recognized
that student response to teaching is one important source of information
for that purpose.  The faculty reaffirms its policy on the use of
student feedback on teaching to provide data for (a) the improvement of
instruction; (b) retention, promotion and tenure decisions; and (c)
merit increase deliberations.  These policies are expressed in terms of
faculty and unit responsibility and the University's use of the
students' comments, and are in accordance with Regent Policy #868.

Unit Responsibilities:

1.	Student comments on teaching performance should be obtained in
every course taught by means of an approved written student feedback
process.  A standardized technique for administering the student
feedback process, established by the instructor's unit, should be
implemented.  The process should encourage students to write open-ended
comments.  End-of-course feedback should not be shown to the instructor
until grades are submitted.

2.	The executive committee of each academic budgetary unit should
establish guidelines for the use of a student feedback process, in
conformity with Board of Regents and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
policy requiring use for merit, retention, and promotion decisions of
student ratings as part of the data considered regarding teaching.  
These guidelines should include provisions to ensure that:
	a.  for all untenured and teaching academic staff, results are
reviewed annually
	b.  for all tenured faculty, results are reviewed at least
biennially

3.	To enlarge the information base used in evaluation of teaching
performance, faculty members should be encouraged to place in their
personnel files (a) a list of courses taught, (b) a current syllabus for
each course taught, (c) a copy of a representative assessment tool to
measure student performance for each course taught, and (d) samples of
other materials distributed to students.

4.	Positive recommendations for promotion, retention, or annual
merit increases must be supported by evidence of teaching effectiveness,
including but not limited to data from a student feedback process.




UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-4 Approved, 22 January 1997

RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS ON THE BIENNIAL PAY PACKAGE


RESOLVED:

The Faculty Senate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay endorses the
resolution of the combined faculties of the University of Wisconsin
System on the biennial pay package.



RESOLUTION OF THE COMBINED FACULTIES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM
TO BE TRANSMITTED TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

Whereas the Combined Faculties of the University of Wisconsin System
agree with the results of the Regent-mandated study of faculty salaries
and the biennial salary package that were reported to the Regents by
President Lyall,

and whereas the Combined Faculties of the University of Wisconsin System
recognize that the figures reported in the study are the minimum needed
to maintain excellence throughout the University of Wisconsin System,

and whereas the people of Wisconsin rely on the Board of Regents to take
the actions necessary to support the students and the faculties of the
universities in the University of Wisconsin System in their endeavors to
maintain the excellence of the University of Wisconsin System,

therefore the Combined Faculties of the University of Wisconsin System
call upon the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin to seek
actively for funds needed to attain the levels of a biennial pay-package
that the Regent-mandated study has shown necessary to maintain
excellence in the University of Wisconsin System.






UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-5
Approved, 19 February 1997


CHANGE OF CREDITS FOR ASSOCIATE ARTS DEGREE


The motion was approved as follows:

"The UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate recommends changing the required
credits to graduate with an Associate Arts Degree from 62 to 60 credits
effective immediately."






UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-7
Approved, 26 March 1997


RECOMMENDATION OF THE UW-GREEN BAY UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE CONCERNING ALLOCATION OF SALARY-INCREASE MONIES

RESOLVED:

The UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate recommends that .2% of the total pay package be allocated to the Provost to be used for promotions and recognition of meritorious service to the University. If the monies allocated for salary increases total less than 2% of our salary base, then none of those monies should be allocated to the Chancellor or Provost, and all promotion and equity adjustment funds should come from internal reallocations. The Senate further resolves that: In compliance with Regent guidelines, one third of all monies must be allocated by a unit for satisfactory performance (that is, if performance was satisfactory, then a faculty member would get a raise based on percent of salary). Two-thirds of all monies must be allocated by a unit for merit (using whatever formula that unit decides).




UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-8
Approved, 26 March 1997

ELIMINATION OF THE MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY

Senate Resolution:

Having received the recommendation of the Dean of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, the UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate concurs that the major in
Sociology be eliminated immediately, but that the minor be retained.





UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-9
Approved, 26 March 1997

ELIMINATION OF THE MAJOR IN PHYSICS

Senate Resolution:

Having received the recommendation of the Dean of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, the UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate concurs that the major in
Physics be eliminated.  The recommendation for the date for the
elimination of the major will be the graduating class of May 2000.





UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-10
Approved, 16 April 1997

RECOMMENDATION ON THE GRANTING OF DEGREES


(Implemented as a Faculty Senate Document #89-6, March 21, 1990--action
to be taken in advance of each commencement exercise and in the
following language--dated as appropriate):

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay, on behalf of the Faculty, recommends to the
Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor of the University that the students
certified by the Registrar of the University as having completed the
requirements of their respective programs be granted their degrees at
the Spring Commencement of 1997





UW-Green Bay Faculty Senate Document #96-11
Approved, 16 April 1997

By-LAWS: UW-Green Bay Faculty and Academic Staff Legislative Affairs Group, Inc., Green Bay, WI


Mission:  The mission of this legislative affairs group is to represent
University of Wisconsin- Green Bay faculty and academic staff  interests
before the Wisconsin legislature, the Governor, and the Board of
Regents.

I.	Membership

	A.  Active Members:  Active members shall be members of the
University of Wisconsin- Green Bay faculty and academic staff who have
joined the organization and have paid the annual dues as determined by
the Executive Board.

	B.  Membership Fees:  Fees will initially be set at twenty
dollars per member.  The Executive Board can propose changes to the fee
to the full membership, but not to exceed one-tenth of one percent of an
individual's salary.  A majority vote of members present at the meeting
(assuming a quorum is present) is required for a change in membership
fees.  Alternatively, this vote to change membership fees can occur
through a mail ballot.

Board of Directors

	A.  Executive Board of Directors:  The Executive Board of
Directors of the organization will consist of six people.   One member
will be a member of the University Committee, another member will be a
member of the Academic Staff Committee.  Two at-large members each will
be elected from the faculty and academic staff by ballot.  Organization
members can only vote for those candidates that represent their status
with the University (i.e., faculty members can only vote for faculty
candidates and academic staff for academic staff candidates).  Each
governing body will develop a slate of candidates to fill the at-large
positions on the Board.  Ballots will be circulated to all members of
the organization.  The top two vote getters in each category will be
considered members of the Board.    Board members will serve two year
terms (with the exception of the first year where three members will
serve one year terms; in year one, two faculty representatives and one
academic staff representative will serve only one year) and can be
re-elected.  In any one year, three members of the Board will need to be
re-elected.

	B.  Officers:  The officers of the organization shall consist of
a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.  The
officers shall perform the duties and have powers usually attendant upon
such officers, and shall be elected by the Board from members of the
Executive Board at the first Board meeting after the annual meeting of
the members of the organization.  In year one, the President will be a
faculty member and the Vice President will be an academic staff member. 
This situation should rotate from year to year.

	C.  Executive Director:  The Executive Director will be the
lobbyist for the organization.  The Body appoint a second lobbyist to
ensure that both faculty and academic staff are represented.  The Board
will select these individuals to serve this capacity.  The lobbyist(s)
will register with the appropriate state office.

	D.  Meetings of the Executive Board of Directors: The Board of
Directors will convene whenever the need requires.  Special meetings of
the Board may be called by the President or any three Board members.  
Notice must be provided at least two days prior to the meeting date, and
this notice will discuss the purpose of the meeting.

	E.  Quorum:  Fifty percent of the Executive Board of the
organization shall constitute a quorum at any duly called regular or
special meeting of the Board.

	F.  Minutes:  Minutes shall be kept at all meetings of the
Executive Board and copies made available to its members.  In addition,
the Executive Board will provide a Newsletter to the entire membership.

	G.  Financial Report:  The Executive Board shall distribute a
financial report to all members of the organization at the end of the
calendar year (this may be part of the Newsletter).  An audit of funds
will also be conducted periodically.

III.	Meeting of Members

	A.  Annual Meetings:  The annual meeting of the organization
shall be held in September or October of each year at a time and place
selected by the Executive Board.

	B.  Special Meetings:  Special meetings of the membership may be
called by the President or by any three members of the Board.

	C.  Notice of Meetings:  Notice of any annual or special meeting
of the members shall be given at least seven days before the time fixed
for said meeting.  In the case of a special meeting, the notice shall
state the purpose of the meeting.

	D.  Quorum:  Twenty-five percent of the members of the
organization present at a duly called membership meeting shall
constitute a quorum.

IV.	Amendments

	A.  These By-Laws may be amended whenever a majority of the
current Board votes in favor of such amendment, at any meeting where
notice of the proposed amendment has been given, or at any meeting where
notice thereof has been waived in writing by a majority of the Executive
Board then in office.