DATE:     March 17, 2014

 TO:          UAPC MEMBERS 2013-14

Rebecca Blank (Chancellor)

Herbert Chen (Biological Sciences)

Martin Cadwallader (Graduate School)

LD Oakley (University Committee Appointee)

Laura Dunek (Associated Students of Madison)

Seth Blair (University Committee Appointee)

Jo Ellen Fair (University Committee Representative)

John Karl Scholz  (Administrative Appointee)

Mark Seidenberg (Social Studies)

Ramon Aldag (University Committee Appointee)

Robert (Rob) Glenn Howard  (Arts and Humanities)

Jeff Shokler (Academic Staff Appointee)

Darryl Thelen (University Committee Appointee)

Mark Eriksson (Physical Sciences)

 

 

 

FROM:     Paul M. DeLuca, Jr. (Chair)

 RE:          THURSDAY March 27, 2014 UAPC Meeting - 350 BASCOM HALL, 3:30 – 5:00pm

(pdf copy of agenda suitable for printing)

 Your attendance is important.   Please let me or Jocelyn Milner know if you will be late or absent.

1.Welcome, introductions, opening announcements.    

 

 CONSENT AGENDA

2. Automatic Consent – Minutes of the January 16, 2014, meeting.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.01

3. Automatic Consent – Establish a new dual degree between the Doctor of Pharmacy and the MS-Social and Administrative Sciences, both in the School of Pharmacy. This proposal was approved at the February 14, 2014, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting.  Program reviews are up to date.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.02

4. Automatic Consent – Discontinue the MS-Community and Environmental Sociology degree/major, in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  Program review was due for this program in 2013-14, which resulted in the decision to propose discontinuation.  This proposal will be considered at the March 14 GFEC meeting.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.03

5. Automatic Consent - Rename the named Option “Professional Practice” associated with the Master of Engineering degree, Engineering major to “Engineering Management.”  This program is associated with the Department of Engineering Professional Development in the College of Engineering.   This proposal will be considered at the March 14 GFEC meeting. Program reviews are up to date. UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.04

 

APPROVAL ITEMS

6. Discontinue the Certificate in Global Perspectives, an undergraduate-level certificate in Educational Policy Studies, School of Education.  Presenter: David Rosenthal, associate dean, School of Education.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.05

7. Suspend admissions to the CALS International Certificate, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  Presenters:  Kathryn VandenBosch, dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Sarah Pfatteicher, associate dean, CALS.  Programs that have admissions suspended have a three-year window to either advance a proposal to reopen or to be discontinued. We may want to set an earlier date than 2017 for this program to provide a follow-up report.  (Note on program review: The certificate was implemented in 2008 and is due for its first review in 2013-14; the review is underway.)  This action was first considered at the January 2014 UAPC meeting and as requested the packet now contains additional information on the governance approvals in CALS.   UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.06 , UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.06A - CALS APC minutes provided after agenda distribution

8. Establish a new undergraduate certificate, Certificate in Development Economics, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  Presenters:  Kathryn VandenBosch, dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Sarah Pfatteicher, associate dean, CALS; Ian Coxhead, chair, Agricultural and Applied Economics.  The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and all of its programs were last reviewed in 2007-08. UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.07

9. Establish a new undergraduate certificate, Certificate in Business Management for Agricultural and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  Presenters:  Kathryn VandenBosch, dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Sarah Pfatteicher, associate dean, CALS; Ian Coxhead, chair, Agricultural and Applied Economics; Dominique Brossard, chair, Life Sciences Communication.  The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and all of its programs were last reviewed in 2007-08. UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.08

10. Establish a new undergraduate certificate, Certificate in Sustainability, associated with the Office of Sustainability and housed in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Presenters: Craig Benson, director, Office of Sustainability; Pat Eagan, associate director, Office of Sustainability; Paul Zedler, associate director, Nelson Institute.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.09

11. Discontinue the undergraduate major in Hebrew, Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, College of Letters & Science.  Presenter: Karl Scholz, dean, College of Letters & Science.  This proposal is an outcome of program review, as noted in the documents.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.10

12. Formally recognize Biocore as an honors program and establish accompanying transcript text, “Biology Core Curriculum Honors.” Presenters: Sissel Schroeder, director, L&S Honors Program; Jeff Hardin, director, Biocore; Eric Wilcots, associate dean, College of Letters and Science.  UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.11

13. Approve a Notice of Intent for planning a new degree/major, MS-Biomedical Informatics, in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI), in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).  Presenters: Robert Golden, dean, SMPH; Paul Rathouz, chair, BMI; Mark Craven, professor of BMI and program director.  The department also houses a capstone and graduate certificate in Bioinformatics which are past-due for review; the self-study for program review was submitted to the SMPH dean’s office on March 7, 2014, and the review committee is being formed.  The notice of intent was approved by GFEC on February 14, 2014.   UAPC Doc 2014.03.27.12 

 

Meeting Schedule for 2013-14 (unless noted all meetings 3:30-5pm, 350 Bascom Hall)

February 20, March 27 (4th Thursday),

April 17, May 8 (2nd Thursday 2:30-4:00pm),

June 23 (4th Monday).

Agenda materials and policy documents are posted at

 http://www.apir.wisc.edu/uapc.htm 

  

Attachments

Copies:  David Rosenthal, Sarah Pfatteicher, Ian Coxhead, Dominique Brossard, Laura Van Toll, Craig Benson, Pat Eagan, Paul Zedler, Sissel Schroeder, Jeff Hardin, Eric Wilcots, Paul Rathouz, Mark Craven, Eneida Mendonca, Whitney Sweeney

Deans:  Lori Berquam, Robert Golden, Mark Markel, Katharyn May, François Ortalo-Magné, Guido Podesta, Margaret Raymond, Paul Robbins, Jeanette Roberts, Ian Robertson, Jeff Russell, Soyeon Shim, Kathryn VandenBosch, Julie Underwood

Also:  Teresa Adams, Heather Daniels, Cathy Easter, Toni Good, Steve Hahn, Margaret Harrigan, Kelly Haslam, Clare Huhn, William Heiss, Phil Hull, Eden Inoway-Ronnie, Elaine Klein, Sara Lazenby, Jennifer Martin (Grad School), Jocelyn Milner, Mo Noonan Bischof, Tim Norris, Stephanie Olivas (for Herbert Chen), Chris Olsen, Scott Owczarek, Rebecca R. Ring (Admissions), Doug Rose, Patrick Sims, Wren Singer, Steve Stern, Beth Warner, Michelle Young.