DATE: January 7, 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, JANUARY 15, 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

2. Minutes of the December 18, 2014, meeting.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.01

FOR APPROVAL

3.    Proposal to discontinue three named options associated with the degree/major Kinesiology, Department of Kinesiology, School of Education.  The options to be discontinued effective Spring 2015 are Option-Athletic Training, Option-Exercise Science, Option-Motor Behavior.  Presenter: David Rosenthal, associate dean, School of Education. UAPC member Dorothy Edwards is chair of the Department of Kinesiology and can also answer questions.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.02

 

4. Proposal to discontinue two named options associated with the degree/major Dance, in the Dance Department, School of Education. The options to be discontinued effective Spring 2015 are Option-Dance Education (including the “Cert: Ed” designation) and Option-Performance and Choreography. Presenter: David Rosenthal, associate dean, School of Education.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.02

 

5. Proposal to rename the undergraduate major Biological Aspects of Conservation to Conservation Biology, Department of Botany, College of Letters & Science.  The name change will be effective in Fall 2015 for all new and continuing students.  Presenters: Eric Wilcots, associate dean, College of Letters & Science; Anthony (Tony) Ives, professor of Botany. UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.03

 

6. Proposal to discontinue the degree/major BS-Chemistry Course, Department of Chemistry, College of Letters & Science. Admissions will be suspended immediately and Spring 2015 will be the last semester the program will be available for students to complete a degree. Presenter: Eric Wilcots, associate dean, College of Letters & Science.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.04

FOR DISCUSSION

7.    Undergraduate Time to Degree.  Presenter: Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.  This will be a continuation of the discussion from the December UAPC meeting.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.05 

 

8.    University Assessment Plan.  This draft is intended for discussion and will be presented again for UAPC endorsement later in the semester.  Presenter:  Mo Noonan Bischof, Assistant Vice Provost.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.06

 

9.    Policy on Credit by Departmental Exam.  This draft is intended for discussion and will be presented again for UAPC endorsement later in the semester.  Presenters:  Jocelyn Milner, director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research; Michelle Young, Academic Planner and Course Approval Coordinator, Academic Planning and Institutional Research.  UAPC Doc 2015.01.15.07

Meeting Schedule, all at 3:30-5:00 pm: 

February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, and June 18, 2015

 

Agenda materials and policy documents are posted at

 http://www.apir.wisc.edu/uapc.htm 

 

 

Attachments

 

Copies: Eric Wilcots, Anthony Ives, David Rosenthal, Don Waller

 

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, 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