Minutes Exec 2007-10-16

Minutes: Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Special Meeting

University of Wisconsin-Superior


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2:30 p.m.


CALL TO ORDER:     Chair Einerson called the meeting to order at 2:35 pm


PRESENT:    Einerson, Cleary, Sherman, Sloboda, Sharp, Markwood, Fecker

EXCUSED:    Toivola



1.   Academic Department's right to self-governance.

Einerson introduced the single agenda item, Chemistry Department's right to self -governance, and summarized faculty member's in the Chemistry Department's concern that the Provost required faculty reach unanimous decisions, and established a mandatory time for department faculty to meet. Discussion ensued. 

Motion was offered (Sherman/Cleary):The Chemistry Department be put into receivership and a department chair be appointed by the Provost.  The department will engage in expanded discussions with Faculty Senate Executive Committee members, the Provost, and other faculty members, as appropriate.  The purpose of these discussions is to move toward a more permanent departmental governance solution to be in place by January 1, 2008, if possible.   Motion  carried.  (unanimous)

Meeting adjourned, 4:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted this 17th day of October, 2007, by:  Linda Sharp, clerical assistant, Faculty Senate