University of Wisconsin–Madison

April 17, 2014

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DATE:     April 10, 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 April 17, 2014 UAPC Meeting – 350 BASCOM HALL, 3:30 – 5:00pm

(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.


  1. Automatic Consent – Minutes of the March 27, 2014, meeting.UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.01
  1. Automatic Consent – Revise the admission requirements for the MS-Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, option Global Real Estate Masters, in the School of Business. This program, known as GREM, has had an unconventional admissions process in which it partners with specific international universities. The proposal is to broaden admissions to students from a wide array of universities.  This proposal is pending approval at the April 11, 2014, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting.  Program reviews are up to date.  UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.02
  1. Automatic Consent – Rename the MS-Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development to MS-Environmental Conservation.The program is housed in the Nelson Institute. This proposal is pending approval at the April 11, 2014, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting. Program reviews are up to date; the MS-CBSD was last reviewed in 2008-09.UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.03
  1. Automatic Consent – Rename the Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research to the Certificate in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research.The program is housed in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) in the School of Medicine and Public Health.This name change applies to both the capstone and the graduate/professional version of the certificate.  The certificate was established in 2009-10 and is due for review in 2014-15.  The certificate is low-enrollment; it has been awarded to five students.  This proposal is pending approval at the April 11, 2014, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting.  UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.04
  1. Automatic Consent – Establish a new named option in the MS-Statistics program, option: Data Science.The program is housed in the Department of Statistics, College of Letters & Science.Instruction in the program will be predominately face-to-face.  This will be a program-revenue program under the Educational Innovations guidelines.  Program review is up to date: the Statistics programs were reviewed in 2010-11.  This proposal is pending approval at the April 11, 2014, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting.  UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.05


  1. 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.  We will continue the discussion we started at the March UAPC meeting. Attachments include the original proposal UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.06, additional summary information from Prof. Schroeder UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.07, and summary information about honors programs taken from the Provost’s Office web site UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.08.
  1. Administrative Revision of the Certificate Guidelines. Presenter:Jocelyn Milner, director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research. In the course of implementing the 2012 guidelines it became apparent that some adjustments were needed to the original version.UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.09


  1. Trends in Certificate Programs. Presenter:  Jocelyn Milner, director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research.  Following up on the discussion at the March UAPC meeting, there will be a review and discussion of trends related to certificate program. We will come back to questions raised at the March meeting including questions about proliferation of certificates, time-to-degree concerns, trends in multiple awards, low enrollment certificates, and overlap among certificate programs.  UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.10, UAPC Doc 2014.04.17.11


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).

 Meeting Schedule for Fall 2014:  September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18

 Agenda materials and policy documents are posted at UAPC Meeting Dates and Deadlines for Submitting Material



Copies:  Sissel Schroeder, Jeff Hardin, Eric Wilcots, Janet Batzli

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.