University of Wisconsin–Madison

December 17, 2015

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DATE: December 8, 2015

TO: UAPC MEMBERS 2015-16

Rebecca Blank (Chancellor) Cathy Middlecamp (Physical Sciences)
William Karpus (Graduate School) Dennis Miller (Arts and Humanities)
John Karl Scholz (Administrative Appointee) Mark Seidenberg (Social Studies)
Ramon Aldag (University Committee Appointee) Debra Shapiro (Academic Staff Appointee)
Seth Blair (University Committee Appointee) James Skinner (University Committee Appointee)
Dorothy Farrar-Edwards (University Committee Appointee) Darryl Thelen (University Committee Appointee)
Ed Jackson (Biological Sciences) Kate Wiedel (Associated Students of Madison)
Isaac Lee (University Staff Appointee)

FROM: Sarah C. Mangelsdorf (Chair)

RE: THURSDAY, December 17, 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. Automatic Consent – Minutes of the November 19, 2015, meeting.  UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.01
  2. Implementation of the Direct Admit Process in Engineering. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.02
  3. Transfer of MS/PhD Freshwater and Marine Sciences from the College of Engineering to the Department of Zoology in the College of Letters & Science. This action will be effective Fall 2016. This action is conditional upon approval at the December 11, 2015, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.03
  4. Discontinue the subject listing Transportation and Public Utilities, School of Business. This action is effective Spring 2016. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.04
  5. Discontinue the Global Commons/Global Environment option in the International Studies major, Institute for Regional and International Studies, College of Letters and Science. There are currently no students declared in the option. This action is effective Spring 2016. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.05

APPROVAL ITEMS

  1. Establish the Center for Healthy Minds, College of Letters and Science. Presenters: Isa Dolski, Director of Administration, Center for Healthy Minds; Karl Scholz, Dean, Letters & Science. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.06
  2. Rename the Department of African Languages and Literature to the Department of African Cultural Studies (UDDS A4806), College of Letters and Science. This action is effective July 1, 2016. Presenters: Tejumola Olaniyan, Chair, African Languages and Literature; Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean, Letters & Science. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.07
  3. Merger of Departments of German, Scandinavian Studies, and Slavic Languages & Literature propose to become the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic (GNS). This action is effective July 1, 2016. Presenters: Thomas DuBois, Professor, Scandinavian Studies; Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor, Professor, Chair, German; Manon van de Water, Professor, Slavic Languages & Literature; Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean, Letters & Science. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.08
  4. Merger of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature and the Department of Languages & Cultures of Asia, to become the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures. This action is effective July 1, 2016. Presenters: Rania Huntington, Chair, East Asian Languages and Literature; Junko Mori, Professor, East Asian Languages and Literature; Ellen Rafferty, Chair, Languages and Cultures of Asia; Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean, Letters & Science. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.09
  5. Rename the School of Music to the Mead Witter School of Music, College of Letters and Science. This action is effective July 1, 2016. Presenters: Susan Cook, Director, School of Music; Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean, Letters & Science. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.10
  6. Discontinue the Neurobiology option in the Biology major, offered jointly by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Letters & Science. Spring 2016 will be the last term that students will be permitted to declare the Neurobiology option; the teach-out plan allows students to continue until Summer 2019, which will be the last semester for students to be enrolled in or be awarded the named option. Presenters: Donna Fernandez, Chair (L&S), Biology Major; Kelley Harris-Johnson, Biology Major Program Manager; John Karl Scholz, Dean, Letters & Science. UAPC Doc 2015.12.17.11

Meeting Schedule for 2015-16, 3:30-5:00 pm:
January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19, and June 16, 2016

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

Attachments

Copies: Susan Cook, Isa Dolski, Thomas DuBois, Donna Fernandez, Kelley Harris-Johnson, Rania Huntington, Junko Mori, Tejumola Olaniyan, Ellen Rafferty, Manon van de Water, Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor, Susan Zaeske

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

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