DATE: April 11, 2017

TO: UAPC MEMBERS 2016-17

Rebecca Blank (Chancellor) Cathy Middlecamp (Physical Sciences)
William Karpus (Graduate School) Dennis Miller (Arts and Humanities)
John Karl Scholz (Administrative Appointee) Carol Pope (University Staff Appointee)
Seth Blair (University Committee Appointee) Debra Shapiro (Academic Staff Appointee)
Tom Broman (University Committee Representative) Sarah Thal (University Committee Appointee)
Mark Eriksson (University Committee Appointee) Darryl Thelen (University Committee Appointee)
Brian Gould (Social Studies) Matthew Zinsli (Associated Students of Madison)
Ed Jackson (Biological Sciences)

FROM: Sarah C. Mangelsdorf (Chair)

RE: APRIL 2017 UAPC Meeting - 52 BASCOM HALL, 3:30-5:00pm

(pdf copy of the agenda suitable for printing)

 

  1. Welcome, introductions, opening announcements.

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Automatic Consent – Minutes of the March 16, 2017, meeting. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.01
  2. Change of academic home for several programs in the College of Letters & Science. Letters and Science is making administrative changes to the UDDS codes for the academic home of several academic programs. The changes are provided here so that they formally documented for the record. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.02

APPROVAL ITEMS

  1. Establish a new center, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering, College of Engineering. This action is effective July 1, 2017. Presenters: Pascale Carayon, professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering; Jake Blanchard, executive associate dean, College of Engineering. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.03
  2. Full proposal to authorize a new degree/major PhD Biomedical Data Science, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine and Public Health. The Notice of Intent for this full program proposal was approved by UAPC on March 17, 2016. After UAPC approval, proposals for new degree/majors go to the Board of Regents for final approval. The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics is up to date for program review. This action is conditional on approval at the April 14, 2017, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting. This action is effective Fall 2018. Presenters: Paul Rathouz, Professor and Chair, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics; Karl Broman, Professor and Program Lead, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics; Jim Keck, associate dean, School of Medicine and Public Health. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.04
  3. Merge the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Letters and Science to create the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture in the College of Letters and Science. The merger will result in a change of academic home for several associated programs as described in the materials. This action is effective July 1, 2017, pending Faculty Senate reading. Presenters: Ken Genskow, chair, Urban and Regional Planning; Samuel Dennis, chair, Landscape Architecture; Kathryn VandenBosch, dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Karl Scholz, dean, College of Letters and Science. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.05
  4. Rename the Department of Zoology to the Department of Integrative Biology, College of Letters and Science. Program review in the Department of Zoology is up to date. This action is effective July 1, 2017 pending Faculty Senate reading. Presenters: Seth Blair, professor and associate chair, Department of Zoology; Eric Wilcots, associate dean, Letters and Science. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.06
  5. Approve the report of the committee that conducted the five-year program review of the undergraduate Environmental Studies major. Presenter: Sarah Thal, associate professor, History, review committee chair. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.07

FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Credit Hour Policy. Presenter: Jocelyn Milner, vice provost for Academic Affairs; Steve Cramer, vice provost for Teaching and Learning; Leslie Smith, professor, Mathematics, and chair, University Curriculum Committee. UAPC Doc 2017.04.20.08
  2. Transition to electronic UAPC materials. Presenter: Jocelyn Milner, vice provost for Academic Affairs.

Meeting Schedule for 2016-17, 3:30-5:00 pm:
May 18, 2017; June 15, 2017

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

Attachments

Copies: Jake Blanchard, Karl Broman, Pascale Carayon, Steve Cramer, Samuel Dennis, Ken Genskow, Jeff Hardin, Jim Keck, Paul Rathouz, Leslie Smith, Eric Wilcots

Deans: John Baldacchino, Lori Berquam, Robert Golden, Diana Hess, Mark Markel, François Ortalo-Magné, Guido Podestá, Margaret Raymond, Paul Robbins, Ian Robertson, Jeff Russell, Linda Scott, Soyeon Shim, Steve Swanson, Kathryn VandenBosch

Also: Teresa Adams, Jeff Armstrong, Michael Bernard-Donals, Suzanne Broadberry, Steve Cramer, Heather Daniels, Toni Good, Marty Gustafson, Steve Hahn, Margaret Harrigan, Clare Huhn, Phil Hull, Eden Inoway-Ronnie, Derek Kindle, Elaine Klein, Sarah Kuba, Sara Lazenby, John Lease, Marsha Mailick, Jocelyn Milner, Mo Noonan Bischof, Tim Norris, Scott Owczarek, Rebecca Ring, Patrick Sims, Wren Singer, Steve Smith, Beth Warner