DATE: April 15, 2015

TO: UAPC MEMBERS 2014-15

Rebecca Blank (Chancellor)

Herbert Chen (Biological Sciences)

Wendy Crone (Graduate School)

LD Oakley (University Committee Appointee)

Benjamin Emmel (Associated Students of Madison)

Seth Blair (University Committee Appointee)

Dorothy Farrar-Edwards (University Committee Representative)

John Karl Scholz (Administrative Appointee)

Kris Olds (sabbatical sub for Mark Seidenberg) (Social Studies)

Ramon Aldag (University Committee Appointee)

Dennis Miller (Arts and Humanities)

Bruno Browning (Academic Staff Appointee)

Darryl Thelen (University Committee Appointee)

Mark Eriksson (Physical Sciences)

 Kate Bartlett (Classified Staff Exec Comm Appointee)

FROM: Sarah C. Mangelsdorf (Chair)

RE:         THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015 UAPC Meeting - 52 BASCOM HALL, 3:30-5:00 pm

 (pdf copy of the 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

  1. Minutes of the February 19, 2015, meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.01
  2. Minutes of the March 12, 2015, meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.02
  3. Discontinue the graduate-level Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. There are currently no students enrolled in the certificate. For students who have completed the certificate but who have yet to graduate in their degree program, the certificate has been posted to their student record. The decision to propose discontinuation is an outcome of program review. This discontinuation is effective Summer 2015. This action was approved at the March 13, 2015, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.03
  4. Reorganize the graduate programs MS/PhD in Materials Science and MS/PhD in Materials Engineering with the effect of merging them to a single graduate program, MS/PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. These decisions arise, in part, from recommendations made from recent program reviews. The program changes are proposed by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering. The component actions below are conditional on approval at the April 10, 2015 GFEC meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.04
    1. Suspend admissions to the MS, MEng, PhD in Materials Science, effective Spring 2016.
    2. Discontinue the MS, MEng, PhD in Materials Science. This action is effective Fall 2019; summer 2019 will be the last term for enrollment or degrees for this program. All currently enrolled students who want to complete this program are expected to graduate by this end date. Most of the students are planning to move to the MS/PhD in Materials Science and Engineering program in Spring 2016.
    3. Rename the MS, MEng, PhD Materials Engineering to MS, MEng, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. The renaming will be effective Spring 2016. Most students will transition to the renamed program. The MS, MEng, PhD Materials Engineering name will remain available to students enrolled as of Fall 2015. Summer 2019 will be the last term for students to be enrolled or graduate under the old program name.
  5. Discontinue the Capstone Certificate Nursing Care of Children with Chronic Conditions in Schools, School of Nursing. The certificate was approved in March 2013, but not implemented. Admissions are currently suspended. Discontinuation is effective Fall 2015. To date, no students have been admitted or enrolled in the program. This action is conditional on approval at the April 10, 2015 GFEC meeting. UAPC Doc.2015.04.23.05
  6. Establish a new named option in the MS-Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (146), Option: GIS Development, Department of Geography, College of Letters and Science. The proposed option will be a non-pooled tuition program developed under Educational Innovation and delivered as an online/distance program. The first cohort will be enrolled in Fall 2016. The Department of Geography is up to date on program review. This action is conditional upon approval at the April 10, 2015, GFEC meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.06
  7. Reorganize the graduate program in the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, College of Letters and Science. The Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies has done a study of the program structure in the department as part of the implementation of the Comparative Literature/Folklore merger in 2013. A full, formal program review will be conducted in 2015-2016. This action is conditional upon approval at the April 10, 2015, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.07
    1. Rename the graduate program, MA/PhD in Comparative Literature to MA/PhD in Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies. This action is effective Fall 2016 and implementation will be turnkey with all new and continuing students switching to the new name in Fall 2016.
    2. Establish a new named option in the MA/PhD in Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, Option: Comparative Literature.
    3. Establish a new named option in the MA/PhD in Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, Option: Folklore Studies.
  8. Discontinue the association of the undergraduate major Theatre and Drama with the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education. No student has earned the BSE-Theatre and Drama since 1994 and there are no students currently enrolled. This action does not affect the BS-Theatre and Drama that is housed in the Department of Theatre and Drama. This action is effective Summer 2015. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.08

FOR APPROVAL

  1. Move Course Subject Listing Interdisciplinary Courses-SOHE (498) from the sub-department Civil Society and Community Studies to the School of Human Ecology dean’s office. Presenter: Wendy Way, Associate Dean, School of Human Ecology. All programs in the School of Human Ecology are up to date for program review. The move is effective Fall 2015. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.09
  2. Discontinue the named Option: Child Development and the named Option: Family Studies within the B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology. Presenter: Wendy Way, Associate Dean, School of Human Ecology. The department has not enrolled students in named options since 2012. All students who were enrolled in named options have graduated. Relevant programs are up to date for program review. This discontinuation is effective Summer 2015. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.10
  3. Rename the degree/major B.S.-Retailing to B.S.-Retailing and Consumer Behavior, Department of Consumer Science, School of Human Ecology. Presenter: Wendy Way, Associate Dean, School of Human Ecology. No student objections to the name change have been identified through polling or informal contacts. Relevant programs are up to date for program review. This action is effective Fall 2015. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.11
  4. Rename the undergraduate major (BA/BS) Comparative Literature to Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies. College of Letters and Science. Presenters: Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean, College of Letters and Science and Robert Glenn Howard, Chair, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies. There will be a full review of the programs in the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies in 2015-2016. This action is effective Fall 2016 with turnkey implementation; all continuing and new students will be converted to the new major name. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.07
  5. Approval of the undergraduate-level Certificate in Italian, Department of French and Italian, College of Letters and Science. Presenters: Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean, College of Letters and Science. The proposal is proposed to begin enrolling students in Fall 2015. Program review for all programs in the Department of French and Italian is scheduled for completion this Spring pending final discussion by the L&S Academic Planning Council. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.12
  6. Full proposal for a new major in Neurobiology associated with the Letters and Science BA and BS degrees, Department of Zoology, College of Letters and Science. Presenters: Eric Wilcots, Associate Dean, College of Letters and Science and a representative from the Department of Zoology. The notice of intent for this full program proposal was approved by UAPC on December 11, 2013. After UAPC approval, proposals for new degree/major programs go to the Board of Regents for final approval. (Note on program review: The most recent Biology major review was completed in 2012-13. The undergraduate program review in Zoology was completed in 2013-14.) UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.13

FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Policy on Obsolete Courses. Presenters: Jocelyn Milner, director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research; Michelle Young, Academic Planner and Course Approval Coordinator. We’d like to discuss this concept and draft policy with you. UAPC Doc 2015.04.23.14

Meeting Schedule, all at 3:30-5:00 pm: May 14, and June 18, 2015

Agenda materials and policy documents are posted at http://www.apir.wisc.edu/uapc.htm

Attachments

Copies: Robert Glenn Howard, Wendy Way, Eric Wilcots, Sue Zaeske

Deans: Lori Berquam, Robert Golden, Mark Markel, Marsha Mailick, Katharyn May, François Ortalo-Magné, Guido Podestá, Margaret Raymond, Paul Robbins, Ian Robertson, Jeff Russell, Norma Saldivar, Soyeon Shim, Steve Swanson, Kathryn VandenBosch, Julie Underwood

Also: Teresa Adams, Michael Bernard-Donals, Suzanne Broadberry, Steve Cramer, Heather Daniels, Cathie Easter, Toni Good, Marty Gustafson, Steve Hahn, Margaret Harrigan, Kelly Haslam, Clare Huhn, Steve Smith, 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), Scott Owczarek, Rebecca Ring (Admissions), Doug Rose, Patrick Sims, Wren Singer, Beth Warner, Michelle Young