University of Wisconsin–Madison

December 18, 2014

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DATE: December 5, 2014


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, DECEMBER 18, 2014 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.


  1. Minutes of the October 16, 2014, meeting. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.01
  2. Rename the MA/PhD-Theatre and Drama to MA/PhD-Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, and relocate the academic home of the program to the Department of English, College of Letters and Science. The proposal is to implement the MA/PhD-Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies for Fall 2015, and end the MA/PhD Theatre and Drama after Summer 2017. This transition follows the relocation of the Department of Theatre and Drama from L&S to the School of Education, as approved previously. The proposed actions were approved at the November 14, 2014, Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) meeting. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.02
  3. Approve the plan for relocation of the MFA-Theatre & Drama to the School of Education with the relocation of the Department of Theatre and Drama. The program and its students will become associated with the School of Education by the Fall 2015 semester. Action on this proposal is conditional upon approval at the December 12, 2014, GFEC meeting. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.03, UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.04.
  4. Proposal to change the name of the Center for Nonprofits to the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology. The action is effective upon approval. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.05
  5. Proposal to discontinue the Subject listing “Industrial Relations” [492], effective Fall 2015. This is a College of Letters and Science Subject listing. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.06
  6. Proposal to discontinue the Subject listing “English” [350], effective Fall 2015, Department of English, College of Letters and Science. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.07
  7. Withdraw the proposal for a named option, Corporate MBA, associated with the MBA-Business: General Management program. The School of Business has decided not to proceed with the implementation of this program. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.08


  1. Proposal to relocate the undergraduate major in Theatre & Drama from the College of Letters and Science to the School of Education, and to restructure the curriculum to be a degree/major structure – degree: Bachelor of Science-Theatre and Drama, major: Theatre and Drama. The named option “Acting Specialist” will also be relocated. Students will begin transitioning to the School of Education version of the BS-T&D in Spring 2015. Spring 2015 will be the last semester for students to enroll in the L&S version of the program. Presenters: David Rosenthal, Associate Dean, School of Education; Jeff Hamm, Associate Dean, School of Education; Patricia Boyette, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.09
  2. Proposal to extend the suspended admissions status of several undergraduate majors in the School of Education: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physics, Political Science, Social Studies, and Sociology. In Fall 2011, UAPC approved an action to suspend admissions to these programs, with the last term for admissions being Fall 2013. By October 1, 2014, the dean of the School of Education was required to provide a proposal to discontinue or reopen the programs. The attached proposal requests that the suspended status be continued for another three years. Presenters: Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Associate Dean, School of Education; Alan Lockwood, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction; John Rudolf, Chair, Curriculum & Instruction. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.10
  3. Progress report on implementation of named options in the MS-Curriculum & Instruction. School of Education. Presenters: Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Associate Dean, School of Education; Alan Lockwood, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction; John Rudolf, Chair, Curriculum & Instruction. These named options were approved in spring 2012 to begin recruiting in Fall 2014 and enroll students in Summer 2015. The long lead time was needed for communication to stakeholders about the planned transition of secondary education teacher preparation to the master’s level. At the time of approval, the UAPC requested that the program faculty provide a progress report on planning for implementation by October 1, 2014. That progress report is attached. This report is also being discussed at the December 2014 GFEC meeting. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.11


  1. Learning Goals for Graduate Programs. Presenter: Wendy Crone, Interim Dean, Graduate School. Assessment. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.12
  2. Undergraduate Time to Degree. Presenter: Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. UAPC Doc 2014.12.18.13

NOTE – Next meeting is January 15, 2015, 3:30-5:00 pm, 52 Bascom.

Subsequent Meetings, 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

UAPC Meeting Dates and Deadlines for Submitting Material

Copies:         Wendy Way, David Rosenthal, Jeff Hamm, Patricia Boyette, Susan Zaeske, Mary Trotter, Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Alan Lockwood, John Rudolf

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.