University of Wisconsin–Madison

January 21, 2016

UW Madison Crest


DATE: January 12, 2016


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, January 21, 2016 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. Automatic Consent – Minutes of the December 17, 2015, meeting. UAPC Doc 2016.21.01
  2. Discontinue the grad/professional Certificate in International Law and Business, Law School. No student has earned the certificate since May 2004 and no students are declared in the certificate. This action will be effective Fall 2016. UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.02
  3. Discontinue the grad/professional Certificate in Environmental Law and Policy, Law School. No student has earned the certificate since May 2005 and no students are declared in the certificate. This action will be effective Fall 2016. UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.03
  4. Discontinue the subject listing Physical Education Activity, Department of Kinesiology, School of Education. There are no active courses in this subject listing. This action is effective Fall 2016. UAPC Doc 2016.1.21.04


  1. Discontinue the named option Structural Systems Engineering in the undergraduate Biological Systems Engineering degree/major, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Fall 2015 will be the last term that students can enter enrollment in the named option. Admissions will be suspended as of Spring 2016. The final term for enrollment in and being awarded the Structural Systems Engineering named option will be Spring 2018. There are currently 19 students enrolled in the Structural Systems Engineering named option; these students will have until Spring 2018 to complete the option. After that, they will be shifted to the no-option major. Students who stop out will be re-entered into the Biological Systems Engineering degree/major without a named option. Presenter: Sarah Pfatteicher, associate dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. UAPC Doc 2016.1.21.05
  2. Approve the report of the committee that conducted the five-year review of the MS/PhD Clinical Investigation, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. The Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) discussed the review at their December 11, 2015, meeting. Presenter: Seth Blair, UAPC member and program review committee chair. UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.06
  3. Approve the Undergraduate General Education Committee (UGEC) report including the learning goals for general education requirements. Presenter: Elaine Klein, assistant dean, College of Letters & Science, and chair of the UGEC.UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.07


  1. Annual program review report. This item was postponed from the September 17, 2015. Presenter: Jocelyn Milner, associate provost, Academic Planning and Institutional Research. UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.08
    A full schedule of academic programs and program review status is available online: UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.09
  2. Proposed Policy on Minimum Qualifications for Instructional Staff. UW-Madison does not currently have a policy on instructor qualifications; this policy was prepared to fill this critical gap. The Higher Learning Commission has established a new policy on minimum qualifications of instructors and this policy is also intended to be aligned with the HLC policy. Presenter: Michael Bernard-Donals, vice provost, Faculty and Staff. UAPC Doc 2016.01.21.10

Meeting Schedule for 2015-16, 3:30-5:00 pm:
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


Copies: Michael Bernard-Donals, Kevin Kelly, Sarah Pfatteicher, David Rosenthal

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