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  • FP&P Ch. 1. University faculty | University Faculty | Secretary of the Faculty
    1 20 AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FACULTY A The faculty is vested with responsibility for the immediate governance of the university subject to the responsibilities and powers of the chancellor and under other provisions of 36 09 Wisconsin Statutes and shall actively participate in university policy development As such the faculty has primary responsibility for academic and educational activities and for faculty personnel matters B In cases where authority to act without subsequent review has been delegated by the Board of Regents to the faculty that authority is exercised in accordance with these rules In cases where the function of the faculty is to formulate recommendations to the chancellor or the Board of Regents the authority referred to herein is for the formulation of such recommendations C Matters within the authority of the faculty include but are not limited to the following Educational interests or educational policies Establishment of faculty committees Establishment of the academic calendar Establishment of requirements for admission Establishment of requirements for graduation and the title of the degree to be conferred upon completion of any course of study Recommendation of candidates for honorary degrees Conduct of commencement exercises and honors convocations Establishment of policies for the regulation of intercollegiate athletics Establishment of policies concerning investigation of student misconduct and administration of student discipline subject to the provisions of UWS 17 Adoption of rules and procedures for recruitment appointment and review of performance of members of the faculty 36 09 4 Wisconsin Statutes Provision of a standing faculty committee charged with hearing dismissal cases UWS 4 03 Creation of a standing faculty consultative committee to consult with the chancellor if at any time a declaration of financial emergency is to be considered UWS 5 04 provision for a hearing committee to consider layoff and termination under a financial emergency UWS 5 11 Adoption of rules and procedures to deal with allegations of misconduct or violation of university rules or policies on the part of the faculty UWS 6 02 Designation of a committee or other appropriate faculty body and development of rules and procedures to hear grievances of the faculty UWS 6 02 Adoption of rules and procedures to govern the performance by a faculty member of activities of an extensive recurring or continuing nature outside his her institutional responsibilities UWS 8 025 Adoption of rules and regulations for the conduct of its proceedings D The enumeration of functions and powers in this section is illustrative of the nature of the jurisdiction of the faculty and is not to be construed as comprehensive in nature Return to the TOP 1 21 JURISDICTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE FACULTY A The university faculty has charge of all educational matters that concern more than one college school or division or which are otherwise of general interest B College school or divisional actions on such academic matters as admission degree requirements and the titles of degrees to be conferred must be approved by the university faculty C The resolution of any

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  • FP&P Ch. 2. University Faculty Senate | Secretary of the Faculty
    shall be eligible for election except that the persons designated as ex officio members 2 02 A 2 and 3 shall be ineligible No senator shall be eligible for re election or for appointment as an alternate before the lapse of two years after six consecutive years of service unless the number of other nominees is less than the number of senate seats C Each district shall have a chair for each election The chair of the largest department within a district shall be the district chair If the district does not include a largest department the secretary of the faculty shall name on advice of the University Committee a member of the district to be chair The chair shall supervise the election and shall promptly certify the results to the secretary of the faculty D Procedures for nomination and election of senators in each district shall be as follows The district chair shall designate a date in April or May for the election and shall notify the voters of the election date in writing at least three weeks in advance of the date chosen The notification shall state that nominations signed by the candidate and one other voter within the district may be submitted to the district chair at any time during the two weeks following the distribution of the notice The final date on which nominations may be accepted shall be stated in the notice After all nominations have been received the district chair shall prepare a ballot on which the names of all candidates shall be listed alphabetically At the top of the ballot the following shall appear Ballot for the Election of Faculty Senators District Each voter is entitled to votes which he she may cast for any candidate or allocate among various candidates in any manner Ballots cast for more than candidates cannot be counted Insert the number of senators to be elected Each member of the district shall be entitled to one vote for each senate seat to be filled in the election and may cast all the votes to which he she is entitled for one candidate or may allocate them among some or all of the several candidates Voting shall be by secret ballot E The term of office of each elected senator shall start at the beginning of the academic year following his her election The term of office of senators elected under subsection A shall be three years except when the year in which the district elects senators is changed as provided in 2 03 D F Each senator elected under subsection A shall name an alternate from his her district The name of the alternate shall be reported in writing to the district chair and to the secretary of the faculty within fifteen days after the election of the senator The alternate shall exercise the functions of the senator whenever the senator shall for any reason be unable to do so G The office of senator shall become vacant on incapacity or resignation or the absence of a senator from four consecutive regular meetings of the senate The district chair shall call a special election to fill an existing vacancy Return to the TOP 2 05 ORGANIZATION OF THE SENATE A The chancellor shall preside over the senate B The vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost shall discharge any function vested by this chapter in the chancellor if the chancellor is unable to discharge this function C The chair of the University Committee shall discharge any function vested by this chapter in the chancellor if the chancellor and the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost are unable to discharge the function D The University Committee shall serve as the Executive Committee of the senate hereinafter termed Executive Committee unless the senate adopts legislation to establish a separate Executive Committee E The secretary of the faculty shall serve as the secretary of the senate F The senate may determine its own organization in all respects and may adopt procedural rules for the conduct of its business subject to the provisions of this chapter Return to the TOP 2 06 MEETINGS OF THE SENATE A The senate shall hold regular meetings on the first Monday of each month during the academic year If the first Monday of the month falls on a holiday the meeting is held on the first subsequent Monday that is not a holiday The announced time and place of the meeting may be changed at the discretion of the chancellor with consent of the Executive Committee Regular meetings may be cancelled by the chancellor with the consent of the Executive Committee if there is no significant business to be transacted B Special meetings of the senate shall be held at the call of the chancellor or at the request of the Executive Committee or on the written petition to the secretary of any fifteen senators Notice of a special meeting shall be sent to each senator so as to be received at his her office at least twenty four hours prior to the meeting unless the Executive Committee finds that an emergency exists that requires reduction of the period of notice to the minimum notice specified by law Return to the TOP 2 07 NOTICE TO THE FACULTY OF SENATE MEETINGS A The secretary shall send to every member of the faculty at least five days before the meeting copies of the notice of every regular or special meeting of the senate and to every senator alternate department chair and dean and every faculty member specifically requesting all senate materials all documents pertaining to the agenda of the meeting including the text of any proposed legislation B If the Executive Committee finds that it is impracticable to give written notice of special meetings in the manner described above because of emergency the committee shall prescribe another form of notice Return to the TOP 2 08 AGENDA FOR SENATE MEETINGS A The agenda for meetings of

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  • FP&P Ch. 3. Faculties of the colleges and schools | Secretary of the Faculty
    graduate faculty to vote in elections of committees of the graduate faculty to serve as a major professor and to serve on doctoral and master s examination committees E University faculty from departments without graduate program authority and non faculty with appropriate qualifications may be permitted to serve on examining committees in accord with policies determined by the graduate faculty and dean F The authority of the graduate faculty is delegated to the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee in accord with section 3 07 below Decisions of the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee are subject to review by the graduate faculty at a duly called meeting as provided in section 3 06 below G Upon the affirmative recommendation of the departmental executive committee and approval by the dean of the Graduate School or other person or body designated by the graduate faculty academic staff may advise graduate students and participate in graduate training programs on a basis similar to that of faculty members of the faculty of the Graduate School Return to the TOP 3 06 MEETINGS OF THE GRADUATE FACULTY A Meetings of the graduate faculty shall be held at the call of the dean or at the request of the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee or on the written petition to the dean of any 25 members of the graduate faculty B The agenda for a meeting of the graduate faculty is set by the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee in consultation with the dean Any ten members of the graduate faculty may propose a matter for consideration at any meeting of the graduate faculty by submitting it to the dean Matters submitted under this provision shall be examined by the dean and the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee and shall be included in the agenda if they are within the jurisdiction of the graduate faculty and in a form suitable for expeditious consideration C Except when there is an urgent need for immediate action an announcement of a meeting of the graduate faculty and a copy of the agenda shall be distributed to all graduate faculty at least ten days prior to the meeting D A matter not on the agenda for a meeting of the graduate faculty meeting may not be considered at that meeting except by unanimous consent by the body Return to the TOP 3 07 GRADUATE FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP AND SELECTION OF MEMBERS The Graduate Faculty Executive Committee consists of sixteen members of the graduate faculty elected as specified below the dean and not more than four associate deans appointed by the dean One member of the graduate faculty shall be elected from each faculty division each year for a four year term No more than one member may be elected from any department or graduate program Each divisional executive committee shall solicit suggestions from departments and graduate programs each year and shall nominate two candidates for the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee Additional nominations may be made by at least five members of the graduate faculty

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  • FP&P Ch. 4. Faculty divisions | Secretary of the Faculty
    A Each university faculty member as defined in 1 02 shall be a member of one and only one division This will be the division to which his her department belongs A faculty member in a department that belongs to more than one division or who holds appointments in departments in different divisions shall elect at the time of initial appointment that division most appropriate according to his her research and teaching If a change in an individual s divisional membership becomes appropriate or if the most appropriate division is one in which his her department is not a member the divisional executive committee may grant divisional membership to the individual upon application and recommendation of the dean A disagreement as to individual divisional membership shall be settled by the University Committee B Each university faculty member is eligible to vote in the division of which he she is a member This shall be the division that advises the dean about his her appointment or promotion to tenure Return to the TOP 4 04 DIVISIONAL MEETINGS The division s chair may call meetings of the division s faculty and must do so on the written request of ten members Return to the TOP 4 10 DIVISIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES MEMBERSHIP A STRUCTURE Each divisional executive committee shall consist of at least twelve members elected by the divisional faculty The specific size of the membership and organizational structure of the committee shall be determined by the faculty of the division Where there is a separation of functions among subcommittees within a particular divisional executive committee no fewer than twelve members shall provide the tenure review function No more than two members of each committee subcommittee shall have tenure in the same department The total tenure appointments of members from a single department shall not exceed 150 Members of each committee subcommittee shall be elected for staggered three year terms and may not succeed themselves on that particular committee subcommittee Faculty shall not serve concurrently on more than one divisional committee subcommittee this provision does not apply to overlapping bodies created to coordinate committees subcommittees Individuals are eligible for re election to a particular committee subcommittee after two years B ELECTIONS Executive committees make and administer rules for the nomination and election of their own members C ELIGIBILITY Professors and associate professors eligible to vote in a division may serve on its executive committee D VACANCIES A member of an executive committee who is unable to serve for two consecutive semesters during his her term of office shall be replaced in a way to be provided for by a standing rule of that executive committee E CHAIR Each executive committee shall annually elect one of its members chair He she shall report annually to the divisional faculty Return to the TOP 4 20 DIVISIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES FUNCTIONS A ADVICE ON TENURE APPOINTMENTS Before appointment or promotion to a position on the tenured faculty is made the dean shall ask the advice of the

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  • FP&P Ch. 5. Departmental faculties | Secretary of the Faculty
    Registrar University Communications Catalogs Advising Graduate School Madison Budget Office and so on The provost also reports the suspension of admissions or discontinuation to UW System Administration in keeping with relevant policy requirements per UWSA policy on suspending and discontinuing programs November 2009 which will convey those results to the board Return to the TOP 5 10 DEPARTMENTAL FACULTIES MEMBERSHIP All university faculty members as defined in 1 02 holding probationary appointments tenure appointments or joint governance appointments in a department shall have the right to vote and otherwise participate in the governance of that department The departmental executive committee may extend the right to vote and participate in departmental meetings to members of the academic staff see 1 03 The departmental executive committee also may invite members of the academic staff to participate in the annual preference balloting for department chair Invitation to participate in departmental governance is not itself a faculty or academic staff appointment within the meaning of UWS 3 or 10 and therefore is not subject to notice and nonrenewal procedures Invitation to participate in governance is for a specified term of not greater than three years and is made only by the executive committee see 5 22 C Invitations to participate in governance are renewable Return to the TOP 5 11 DEPARTMENTAL FACULTIES FUNCTIONS The immediate governance of the department is vested in its departmental faculty as defined in 5 10 which has jurisdiction over all the interests of the department including authority to determine all departmental questions that are not vested in the departmental executive committee by 5 20 and 5 21 The faculty of the department shall be responsible for teaching research and public service Robert s Rules of Order Newly Revised 11th edition shall be the default parliamentary manual for all meetings of departments and for their executive committees but in case of conflict between Robert s and any rules adopted by those bodies the latter shall take precedence Meetings of the departmental faculty shall be consistent with the provisions of the state s Open Meetings Law Return to the TOP 5 12 JOINT GOVERNANCE APPOINTMENT A joint governance appointment allows a person who has an appointment to the faculty under UWS 3 or the academic staff under UWS 10 in one department to participate in the governance of another department without a continuing commitment or tenure relationship with that department A joint governance appointment is not itself a faculty or academic staff appointment within the meaning of UWS 3 or 10 and therefore is not subject to notice and nonrenewal procedures A joint governance appointment is for a specified term of not greater than three years and is granted only upon the affirmative recommendation of the departmental executive committee to its dean Joint governance appointments are either joint executive appointments or joint departmental appointments as defined below Continuing commitment appointments are governed by the provisions of 7 19 of these rules A A joint executive appointment in a department confers voting membership in the department and its executive committee and can be granted only to tenured faculty B Joint departmental appointments confer voting membership in the department but not in the executive committee and can be granted to both probationary and tenured faculty and to members of the academic staff C For academic staff appointed in more than one department invitation to participate in departmental votes and meetings 5 10 in one department does not automatically give those privileges in any other department Return to the TOP 5 13 AFFILIATIONS An affiliation allows a faculty member or a member of the academic staff to be associated with a department without governance rights or a continuing departmental commitment Affiliations may be granted by the departmental executive committee to probationary and tenured faculty and to academic staff for a specified term of not greater than three years Return to the TOP 5 14 FACULTY TRANSFERS BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS A faculty member may request transfer of his or her department s continuing commitment in his her tenured appointment on professional or academic grounds In considering such a transfer those involved should take into account the programmatic interests of the faculty member the affected departments and the school s or college s concerned A transfer of a department s continuing commitment to a faculty member requires the concurrence of the faculty member proposing the transfer the executive committees of the respective departments and the approval of the appropriate administrative officer s When a proposed transfer involves a single school college the dean is the appropriate administrative officer When a proposed transfer involves a unit outside a single school college in addition to the deans and executive committees the approval of the chancellor must also be sought In the event that the executive committees or dean s directly affected do not agree the chancellor will seek to negotiate a final settlement after consultation with the University Committee and the appropriate academic planning council s In no case however can a continuing departmental commitment to a faculty member be made without the consent of the majority of the accepting departmental executive committee Return to the TOP 5 20 DEPARTMENTAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES MEMBERSHIP A Each department or its functional equivalent has an executive committee consisting of All members of the department who are associate professors or professors and to whom the department has a continuing commitment of one half time or more Professors and associate professors in the department to whom the department has a continuing commitment of less than one half time but for whom that department was the principal sponsor of the appointment See Chapter 7 of these rules Other faculty members having tenure who have been granted joint executive appointments by action of that executive committee See 5 12 A B Members of an executive committee who are on leave may participate in its decisions insofar as participation is feasible in the judgment of the executive committee C Faculty members who retire and are appointed subsequently

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  • FP&P Ch. 6. Committees of the faculty | committees of the faculty | Secretary of the Faculty
    6 09 D and if the University Committee so requests the committee shall postpone action or implementation relating to the matter pending consideration and action by the University Committee and if the University Committee so decides by the Faculty Senate Return to the TOP 6 10 MEETINGS A faculty committee meets at the call of its chair A meeting shall be called at the request of any three members of the committee Return to the TOP 6 11 QUORUM RULE For the purposes of this chapter a quorum exists when a majority of the voting members of a committee is present Return to the TOP 6 12 APPEAL FROM AND REVIEW OF COMMITTEE DECISIONS A Except as otherwise specified when these rules delegate authority to a faculty committee to take action without specific senate approval the affected person or persons may appeal the committee action to the University Committee B Except as provided in 6 12 D whenever these rules authorize a committee to take action or recommend action to the administration without prior approval by the senate if one third or more of the faculty members of the committee believe that contemplated action is of sufficient importance that it merits consideration by the University Committee or the Faculty Senate they or the chair of the committee shall report this to the University Committee which shall consult with those faculty members the committee chair and other appropriate persons After such consultation the University Committee may take such action as it considers proper including submission of the matter to the Faculty Senate C If a matter has been reported to the University Committee under the provisions of 6 12 B and if the University Committee so requests all steps to adopt or implement the committee action in question shall be postponed pending consideration by the University Committee and if the University Committee so decides by the Faculty Senate D The provisions of 6 12 A 6 12 B and 6 12 C do not apply to actions taken by the following committees Committee on Committees Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Consultative Committee on Financial Emergency Honorary Degrees Kemper Knapp Bequest Lectures Search and Screen and University Press Return to the TOP 6 22 ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY A MEMBERSHIP Seven faculty members appointed for four year terms Three academic staff members Two students Three university staff members B FUNCTIONS Works with the director of the Office for Equity and Diversity providing consultation and oversight and advises the university administration and governance organizations on policy issues related to affirmative action and compliance Reviews periodically the discrimination and harassment complaint procedures for effectiveness and appropriateness Reviews the functions of the Office for Equity and Diversity in carrying out the Office s mission Reviews campus committees pursuing discrimination goals regarding missions and coordination Reports annually to the Academic Staff Assembly to a university staff shared governance body and to the chancellor as well as to the Faculty Senate Return to the TOP 6 24 ARCHIVES COMMITTEE See also Faculty Legislation II 500 A MEMBERSHIP Three faculty members appointed for three year terms One academic staff member Chair of the Library Committee Director of the university General Library System Director of the State Historical Society University archivist ex officio nonvoting Secretary of the faculty ex officio nonvoting Provost ex officio nonvoting Secretary of the academic staff ex officio nonvoting B FUNCTIONS Determines the policies governing the control and use of the university archives Return to the TOP 6 26 ATHLETIC BOARD A MEMBERSHIP Twelve members of the university faculty as defined in 1 02 A of Faculty Policies and Procedures who shall have one vote each and shall be appointed by the University Committee after consultation with and approval of the chancellor Two members of the academic staff who shall have one vote each and shall be appointed by the Academic Staff Executive Committee after consultation with and approval of the chancellor Two members of the university staff who shall have one vote each and shall be appointed by the U niversity Staff Executive Committee after consultation with and approval of the chancellor Four alumni each with one vote who shall be appointed by the Wisconsin Alumni Association after consultation with the chancellor and the Chair of the Athletic Board Three student memberships with one vote each Two shall be held by students selected by the organization representing UW Madison students one shall be shared by two students elected by the organization representing UW Madison student athletes Of the two student athletes one shall be a member of a women s team and one a member of a men s team One non voting representative of the Division of Recreational Sports B TENURE OF APPOINTMENTS The academic staff university staff and faculty members shall serve four year terms and may be reappointed for one additional four year term Faculty representatives to the NCAA the Big Ten and Western Collegiate Hockey Association and other faculty members of the Athletic Board performing extraordinary responsibilities may be appointed on an annual basis beyond two four year terms The terms of faculty members shall be staggered A faculty academic staff or university staff member who takes a leave of one year or less during a four year term may serve out the remainder of his or her term if any upon returning to university service Temporary replacements of faculty members shall be appointed by the University Committee in consultation with and approval of the chancellor Temporary replacements of the academic staff member shall be appointed by the Academic Staff Executive Committee in consultation with and approval of the chancellor Temporary replacements of the university staff member shall be appointed by the U niversity Staff Executive Committee in consultation with and approval of the chancellor Alumni members shall serve four year terms and may not be reappointed Their appointments shall be staggered Student members shall serve one year terms and may be reappointed C SELECTION OF THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND OF FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES TO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS The chair of the Athletic Board and the university s faculty representatives to the NCAA the Big Ten and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association shall be faculty members of the Board and shall be selected by the chancellor in consultation with the University Committee D FUNCTIONS The Athletic Board exercises the authority of the faculty over intercollegiate athletics subject to the review direction and control of the Faculty Senate and of the faculty itself The Athletic Board has the responsibility and authority to take all action appropriate to the supervision of the intercollegiate athletic program including but not limited to the following Establishes and implements academic and other eligibility standards for recruitment of student athletes Establishes and implements academic standards such as grade point and class attendance and other requirements for participation in intercollegiate athletics Oversees the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics systems for providing student athletes with academic services and monitors the academic progress of student athletes Establishes and implements policies on equity and nondiscrimination Reviews and approves schedules for athletic events including participation in all postseason events Participates actively in the search and screen process for head coaches and senior departmental administrators approves the employment contracts of such persons The Board initiates personnel recommendations which are subject to the approval of the chancellor and the Board of Regents if such recommendations are disapproved the authority to make further recommendations reverts to the Athletic Board Sets criteria to be applied in evaluating the performance of Division of Intercollegiate Athletics staff reviews and approves the evaluations of head coaches and senior departmental administrators and approves their contract renewals Approves awards and prizes Sets policy for and approval of uses of Division of Intercollegiate Athletics facilities Participates actively in the development of fiscally responsible departmental budgets and approves them for recommendation to the chancellor Approves prices and policies for tickets for Division of Intercollegiate Athletics events Monitors compliance with all rules and regulations of the NCAA Big Ten and WCHA reviews and approves petitions to the NCAA Big Ten and WCHA takes appropriate action on proposed legislation by the NCAA Big Ten and WCHA certifies to the NCAA Big Ten and WCHA compliance with their eligibility requirements E REPORTS TO THE FACULTY SENATE AND THE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE The Board shall report any proposed changes in Athletic Board Policies and Procedures and any contemplated action that would be an exception to Board Policies and Procedures to the University Committee and the chancellor If a matter has been reported to the University Committee as provided above and if the University Committee so requests the Board shall postpone action or implementation relating to the matter pending consideration and action by the University Committee and if the University Committee so decides by the Faculty Senate Return to the TOP 6 27 CAMPUS DIVERSITY AND CLIMATE COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP Four faculty chosen as specified by FP P 6 05 Four academic staff chosen as specified by FP P 6 05 Four students chosen as specified by FP P 6 05 Four university staff appointed by the university staff governance body CSEC Two alumni appointed by the chancellor after consultation with the Wisconsin Alumni Association Two community representatives appointed by the chancellor The Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate Chief Diversity Officer ex officio nonvoting The chancellor or provost may appoint ex officio nonvoting members or the committee may appoint consultants to ensure effective coordination by the CDCC with other FP P shared governance committees and campus units focused on issues of diversity and climate Faculty staff alumni and community representatives appointed under A 1 A 2 A 4 A 5 and A 6 shall serve three year staggered terms and may be reappointed to second consecutive three year terms Students selected under A 3 shall serve renewable one year terms The committee shall elect two co chairs One co chair shall be elected from among the faculty members appointed pursuant to Section A 1 The second co chair shall be elected among the other shared governance groups appointed pursuant to Section A 2 A 3 and A 4 B FUNCTIONS This shared governance body advises the administration the faculty the staff and the recognized student governance organization on campus diversity and climate policy which strives to create an environment where each individual feels respected valued and supported while respecting academic freedom and freedom of speech Provides for faculty staff and student participation in long range planning Meets twice annually with the chancellor and provost to discuss policy and progress Hears periodic reports from the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate Chief Diversity Officer on the various initiatives undertaken by his her office Hears reports from groups units programs and administrators Works with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate Chief Diversity Officer to plan the annual campus wide policy and progress forum Works collaboratively with the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate Chief Diversity Officer to provide direction and accountability for the implementation of university diversity plans Makes policy recommendations Assists the administration in the preparation of annual reports to the UW System Reports annually to the Faculty Senate Academic Staff Assembly the recognized university staff governance body and current student governance body Meets periodically with deans and directors to discuss policy and progress Coordinates the development of all campus wide diversity plans with specific attention to assessment and resources Provides updated reports to all shared governance groups of the students staff faculty and to the general public Return to the TOP 6 28 CAMPUS PLANNING COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP Four faculty members one from each faculty division appointed by the divisional executive committee for four year terms Two members shall be appointed in each odd numbered years Two faculty members appointed by the University Committee for four year terms who shall also serve on the University Academic Planning Council One faculty member to represent environmental concerns appointed by the University Committee with confirmation by the senate to serve for a four year term One faculty member appointed by the Arboretum Committee from among its current membership The chancellor or designee of the chancellor who shall chair the committee Three deans appointed by the chancellor One academic staff member One university staff member One student One non voting member representing each of the following committees The member shall be selected by each committee from among its current or recent past membership a Campus Transportation Committee b Information Technology Committee c Library Committee d Recreational Sports Board e Committee on Women in the University The associate vice chancellor for Facilities Planning and Management ex officio and a representative of the Space and Remodeling Policies Committee both nonvoting B FUNCTIONS The committee shall advise the chancellor on long range development plans building priorities site selection and aesthetic criteria regarding facilities for research instruction recreation parking and transportation and other university functions C PROCEDURES The procedures followed by the committee shall include the following If the committee is considering a site for new construction or significant change in use of an existing facility all departments and programs located in close proximity to the site or facility shall be informed of this consideration in a timely fashion so that there will be a reasonable opportunity to address the committee Return to the TOP 6 30 CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP Three faculty members appointed for three year terms Three academic staff members Three students Three university staff members One member appointed annually by the chancellor to represent the administration Two nonvoting members appointed annually by the chancellor to represent respectively the Transportation Services Office and the Division of Facilities Planning and Management B FUNCTIONS Provides advice and recommendations to the administration and all governance bodies on policies and budgetary matters including rates relating to all aspects of pedestrian and motorized and nonmotorized vehicular transportation and parking on the campus Interprets policies related to transportation and parking adopted by governance bodies Ensures appropriate consultation of governance bodies regarding proposed changes in any policies Initiates and recommends projects for addressing campus transportation needs including projects to enhance pedestrian bicycle bus and automobile access to the campus Such recommendations are to be considered in detail by the Division of Facilities Planning and Management or other appropriate divisions of the university and the Campus Planning Committee Provides representation on all building committees for projects that include or affect transportation facilities Creates subcommittees to address issues related to particular aspects of the campus transportation system C BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP This four person subcommittee shall consist of a One faculty member selected by and from the Campus Transportation Committee CTC b One academic staff member selected by and from the CTC c One university staff member selected by and from the CTC d One student member selected by and from the CTC The subcommittee shall elect its own chair from among its own members FUNCTIONS The Bicycle Pedestrian Subcommittee advises the Campus Transportation Committee the administration and staff on programs and policies pertaining to the development of bicycle and pedestrian ways and their associated facilities The subcommittee encourages transportation to campus and on campus by bicycle public transit and walking The encouragement takes the form of promoting safety convenience and economy of these modes Return to the TOP 6 32 COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES A MEMBERSHIP The Committee on Committees shall consist of the following members Ten faculty members four elected by the Faculty Senate from the current membership of the senate one from each faculty division two appointed by and from the University Committee and one member from each Faculty Division appointed by the respective Divisional Executive Committees The members elected by the Faculty Senate shall serve four year terms which may extend beyond their terms in the senate Members from the Arts and Humanities Biological Sciences Physical Scienes and Social Studies divisions shall be elected in sequential years The members from the University Committee shall serve one year terms and may be reappointed The members appointed by the Divisional Executive Committees shall serve four year terms Members from the Arts and Humanities Biological Sciences Physical Sciences and Social Studies divisions shall be appointed in sequential years Appointments for the following year shall be submitted by February 1 B FUNCTIONS In accordance with 6 02 A appoints faculty members of Chapter 6 committees unless other provision for selection is made Appoints chairs of appointed Chapter 6 committees after such consultation with the chancellor or provost as may be appropriate In accordance with 6 06 C nominates two faculty members for each place to be filled by faculty election on an elected Chapter 6 committee Its nominees shall be announced at a meeting of the senate in February Additional nominations may be made from the floor at that meeting The election shall be held as specified in 6 06 With the assistance of the secretary of the faculty maintains a record of each faculty member s service in governance and other information relevant to the selection of faculty for committee service and other governance responsibilities The Committee on Committees members from the University Committee shall not participate in the selection of the nominees for the University Committee The two members from each faculty division shall meet with their respective Divisional Executive Committees at least once each year to discuss selection of faculty for governance service Return to the TOP 6 33 DISABILITIES ACCOMMODATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP The Disabilities Accommodation Advisory Committee shall consist of the following members The chair of the Advisory Committee for the Office for Equity and Diversity or her his designee who will serve as chair of the committee Two faculty members appointed by the University Committee The director of the Office of Human Resources The campus Americans with Disabilities Act ADA coordinator The Office for Equity and Diversity disability specialist In addition the faculty member for whom an accommodation request is being considered may designate one or two faculty members from her his executive committee one may be the chair as ad hoc members of the committee B FUNCTIONS Assist departmental executive committees in the assessment of faculty disability accommodation requests For situations in which the faculty member does not wish to release medical records to the full executive committee facilitate and coordinate communications among a faculty member seeking a disability accommodation and the Office for Equity and Diversity appropriate health care providers and the departmental executive committee s Return to the TOP 6 34 FACULTY COMPENSATION AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS COMMISSION ON A MEMBERSHIP The Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits shall consist of the following members Nine faculty members elected for three year terms Not more than three members shall be from a single faculty division At least two members shall be nontenured faculty members at the time of their election For purposes of coordination the chair of the University Committee or his her designated representative shall be an ex officio nonvoting member No elected member of the Commission may serve concurrently on the University Committee B FUNCTIONS Concerns itself primarily with improving economic benefits for the faculty Matters of governance including decisions affecting individual faculty concerning recruitment retention promotion merit increases and workloads are reserved to the department school and college faculties Prepares for the information of the faculty studies of faculty economic needs and desires including such comparative data from other universities and professional fields as it deems necessary Prepares for the Faculty Senate recommendations concerning faculty compensation and economic benefits for transmission to the administration the Board of Regents the governor and the legislature Represents the faculty in discussions hearings and other appropriate settings to present faculty policy recommendations and requests dealing with faculty compensation and economic benefits Coordinates its activities with those of the Academic Staff Committee to ensure concerted action on economic issues common to faculty and academic staff Return to the TOP 6 36 FACULTY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL EMERGENCY A MEMBERSHIP The Faculty Consultative Committee on Financial Emergency shall consist of the following members One member selected by and from the membership of each of the four divisional executive committees Two members selected by and from the membership of the University Committee One member selected by and from the membership of the Commission on Faculty Compensation and Economic Benefits The chair shall be appointed by the University Committee The selection of the committee shall be completed during the autumn term of each year and shall be reported promptly to the faculty B FUNCTIONS The committee shall function as specified in UWS 5 04 through 5 06 and Chapter 10 of these rules Return to the TOP 6 38 COMMITTEE ON FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES A MEMBERSHIP Nine faculty members elected by the faculty at large At least one and no more than three members shall be from a single division Three members shall be elected each year to serve a three year term B FUNCTIONS Serves as the review committee on nonrenewal decisions It shall function in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 7 and UWS 3 08 Serves as the hearing committee in cases of layoff due to financial emergency as defined in UWS 5 02 It shall function in accordance with the provisions of UWS 5 12 and 5 13 and Chapter 10 of these rules Serves as the hearing committee in dismissal cases It shall function in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9 C DISQUALIFICATIONS In addition to the provisions in UWS 4 06 members of the committee may disqualify themselves from participation in any hearing because of a conflict of interest or because of unavailability for the duration of the case before it If any members of the committee disqualify themselves or are disqualified the University Committee shall select replacements for that particular hearing from among members of the university faculty except when the disqualifications have occurred after the hearing has commenced Any such disqualification does not create a vacancy on the committee but the replacement member s shall sit on the committee until termination of the case 6 40 COMMITTEE FOR GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER AND QUEER PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSITY A MEMBERSHIP Five faculty members appointed for three year terms Two academic staff members appointed for three year terms Two university staff members appointed for three year terms One postdoctoral scholar research associate postdoctoral fellow postdoctoral trainee appointed by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies VCRGE One graduate and two undergraduate students appointed by the recognized student governance organization A representative appointed by the Chief Diversity Officer ex officio non voting The Dean of Students or a designee appointed by the Dean of Students ex officio non voting The Director of the LGBT Studies certificate ex officio non voting The chair shall be elected from among the faculty members appointed pursuant to section A 1 Any voting member of the committee may be appointed to serve as co chair B FUNCTIONS Recommends to administrative offices and governance bodies changes in university priorities policies practices and programs that advance equity and diversity across the spectrum of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation Consults and collaborates with administrative offices and governance bodies to advocate for an inclusive and respectful campus climate and culture for faculty staff and students across the spectrum of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation Evaluates and monitors the status of GLBTQ members of the university community Return to the TOP 6 41 COMMITTEE ON HONORARY DEGREES A MEMBERSHIP The president of the University of Wisconsin System or his her designee The chancellor or his her designee Ten members appointed by the chancellor for terms of one year each either from the faculty or from among the deans or other administrators of the several schools or colleges Sixteen faculty members one appointed by each divisional executive committee each year for four year terms The chair shall be appointed by the University Committee in consultation with the chancellor B FUNCTIONS Nominates candidates for honorary degrees from the university upon the recommendation of a department school or college When names of proposed candidates for honorary degrees are presented to the committee from sources other than a department school or college such names are first referred by the chair of the committee to appropriate departments schools or colleges of the university for recommendation The committee shall give preference in its nominations to persons who are connected in some significant way with the state or with the university C PROCEDURES At the executive session of the Faculty Senate meeting at which the Honorary Degrees Committee reports a faculty member may nominate a candidate for an honorary degree only if that person s name has previously been submitted to the committee The presentation of the Honorary Degrees Committee shall be followed by discussion of the names presented The ballots for honorary degrees shall not be distributed to the senate until the discussion has been completed A three fourths affirmative vote of those present and voting on each candidate at the Faculty Senate meeting at which the names of candidates are acted on is required to approve the nomination of a candidate for an honorary degree Prior to approval by the Board of Regents and public announcement by the administration all matters relating to honorary degrees are confidential Return to the TOP 6 42 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP Ten faculty members two from each faculty division appointed for four year terms and two at large faculty members Three academic staff members No member of the Division of Information Technology staff may serve as a voting member of the committee Three university staff members No member of the Division of Information Technology staff may serve as a voting member of the committee Three students at least one of whom shall be an undergraduate student and at least one a graduate student to serve one year terms Chief Information Officer ex officio nonvoting One nonvoting member representing the director of the university General Library System two nonvoting members representing the vice chancellor for administration and two nonvoting members representing the provost These members shall be appointed by the provost B FUNCTIONS The Information Technology Committee is the faculty advisory body for policy and planning for information technology throughout the university In performing its functions it shall consult with such groups and individuals as it feels may be able to provide valuable advice It may request such reports on budgets personnel policies and other topics as are necessary for it to make informed judgments and recommendations It shall establish such subcommittees as are necessary to carry out its functions Reviews and makes recommendations on strategic planning for the university s information technology resources Reviews the performance of information technology facilities and services in supporting and assisting scholarly activities Receives reports from and provides general direction to committees formed to address specific information technology issues Monitors technical developments Consults with and advises appropriate administrative officers on budget and resource allocation matters including charges and funding sources for information technology services Receives recommendations from departments deans and the Division of Information Technology regarding the establishment abolition or merger of information technology services and facilities supported by university funds and makes recommendations regarding these actions to the appropriate administrative officers Return to the TOP 6 43 KEMPER K KNAPP BEQUEST COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP Four faculty members one appointed by each divisional executive committee for a four year term The chancellor or his her designee The chair shall be appointed by the University Committee from among the faculty members appointed pursuant to Section A 1 B FUNCTIONS Carries out the provisions of the will of the late Kemper K Knapp Return to the TOP 6 44 LECTURES COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP Four faculty members one appointed by each divisional executive committee for a term of four years One academic staff member One student One academic dean appointed by the provost The chair shall be appointed by the University Committee from among the faculty members B FUNCTIONS Considers requests for lectures of general interest that are not primarily supplementary to or extensions of programs of instruction provided by colleges schools or departments Application for lectures within the jurisdiction of the committee may be made by departments or other groups of faculty members Recommends annually to the chancellor a budget for its activities Exercises such control over the announcement of lectures as it deems necessary and desirable Return to the TOP 6 46 LIBRARY COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP The Library Committee shall consist of the following members Eight faculty members two from each faculty division to serve four year terms two of these shall be elected each year by the faculty at large Two members of the academic staff No member of the library staff may serve as a voting member of the committee Two members of the university staff No member of the library staff may serve as a voting member of the committee Three students at least one of whom shall be an undergraduate student and at least one a graduate student to serve one year terms Four nonvoting library staff members the director of the General Library System ex officio one other member of the chancellor s Library Coordinating Council elected by the council to serve a two year term which shall rotate among its members two academic or faculty library staff members elected by academic and faculty library staff members to serve two year terms one of these shall be elected each year One nonvoting member from the Office of Budget Planning and Analysis and one nonvoting member representing the provost These members shall be appointed by the provost B FUNCTIONS The Library Committee is the faculty advisory body for policy and planning for libraries throughout the university including the General Library System In performing its functions it shall consult with such groups and individuals as it feels may be able to provide valuable advice These groups may include but are not limited to the Library Coordinating Council committees for Memorial Library and the branch libraries and others concerned with libraries of record and special campus libraries It may request such reports on library budgets personnel policies and other topics as are necessary for it to make informed judgments and recommendations It shall establish such subcommittees as are necessary to carry out its functions Reviews and makes recommendations on long range planning for the university s library resources Reviews the performance of the libraries in supporting and assisting scholarly activities Monitors technical developments such as automation or computerization for the libraries Consults with and advises appropriate administrative officers on library budget matters Receives recommendations from departments and deans regarding the establishment abolition or merger of libraries supported by university funds and makes recommendations to the chancellor Gives advice on the allocation of resources among major library units and services Advises on the appointment of faculty members to search and screen committees for the senior administrative appointments in each major library unit Return to the TOP 6 47 OFFICER EDUCATION COMMITTEE A MEMBERSHIP The provost Eight faculty members one of whom shall serve as the director of Officer Education Programs The commandants of the Officer Education Programs ex officio nonvoting B FUNCTIONS Recommends policy relating to Officer Education Programs Return to the TOP 6 48 RECREATIONAL SPORTS BOARD A MEMBERSHIP Three faculty members appointed for three year terms Two academic staff members Seven student members Two university staff members Director of the Division of Recreational Sports ex officio nonvoting One nonvoting representative of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics B CHAIR The chair shall be chosen by the committee from among the faculty members appointed pursuant to section A 1 The committee may also at its discretion appoint a student university staff member or academic staff member appointed pursuant to A 2 A 3 and A 4 to serve as co chair C FUNCTIONS Advises the administration concerning the development programming staffing maintenance and financing of recreational sports facilities for faculty staff and students Initiates actions in matters of budget and personnel for the chancellor When issues related to academic matters develop decisions shall be restricted to a subcommittee consisting of the faculty members of the committee Disputes about identifying issues as academic shall be resolved by the University Committee Return to the TOP 6 49 SEARCH AND SCREEN COMMITTEES A MEMBERSHIP When a vacancy occurs or is anticipated in the position of academic vice chancellor provost or college school dean a search and screen committee shall be appointed by the chancellor and shall consist of A faculty majority as defined in 6 01 C appointed after consultation with the University Committee Administrators academic staff university staff and students A chair designated by the chancellor from among the faculty majority B FUNCTIONS It is the function of the committee to determine and supply to the chancellor an unranked list of acceptable candidates for the vacant position It is not necessary that the committee ascertain whether each candidate on the list would accept the position if it were offered The committee shall also report to the chancellor and the University Committee on the manner in which it conducted its deliberations C FURTHER ACTIONS If none of the slate of candidates recommended is acceptable to the chancellor and the Board of Regents or if all acceptable candidates decline the committee may be requested to submit a new list of acceptable candidates or a new search and screen committee may be appointed Procedures for the selection of the chancellor conform to Regent policy Return to the TOP 6 50 COMMITTEE ON RETIREMENT ISSUES A MEMBERSHIP Five active faculty members appointed by the University Committee for three year terms Five active academic staff members Five active university staff members Ten retired members appointed by the UW Madison Retirement Association The chair shall be appointed by the University Committee from among the faculty members appointed pursuant to section A 1 Academic staff and university staff appointed pursuant to A 2 and A 3 may be appointed to serve as co chair B FUNCTIONS Review and make recommendations on university services relating to retirees Review and make recommendations on services relating to retirement planning Return to the TOP 6 51 UNDERGRADUATE RECRUITMENT ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE ON A MEMBERSHIP Eight faculty members appointed for four year terms Two academic staff members Four students The director of admissions ex officio nonvoting The director of Student Financial Services ex officio nonvoting B FUNCTIONS Represents the faculty in regard to all aspects of the recruitment and admission of students and in regard to all aspects of financial aid for students except those handled by the faculties of individual colleges schools or departments Makes recommendations to the faculty concerning the formulation of or any substantive modification in university policies on admission and financial aid Makes recommendations to the faculty and administration concerning programs directed at enhancing the quality and diversity of the undergraduate student body Advises the administration on and reviews the implementation and operation of these policies and programs Return to the TOP 6 52 UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PLANNING COUNCIL A MEMBERSHIP The chancellor The provost who shall chair the council The dean of the Graduate School One administrative member selected by the provost One faculty member appointed by the University Committee with the approval of the senate who will chair the Budget Planning and Analysis Joint Subcommittee One member selected by the University Committee from among its current members One member selected by the Academic Staff Executive Committee from among its current members One member selected by the U niversity Staff Executive Committee from among its current members Four faculty members one from each faculty division selected by the Divisional Executive Committee from departmental nominees after consultation with the Committee on Committees For each division making an appointment the executive committee of each department with membership in that division may nominate 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    appointment a departmental executive committee should ascertain that progress is being made by the faculty member towards meeting the criteria and standards used in granting tenure C The departmental executive committee may recommend renewal with promotion to tenure renewal as a probationary appointee subject to the constraints set forth in 7 06 of these rules or nonrenewal A probationary faculty appointment may not be converted to an academic staff appointment except upon recommendation by the appropriate departmental committee and the University Committee and approval by the chancellor Such a conversion may not be made to circumvent the decision between promotion to tenure and nonretention D At a time consistent with the provisions of UWS 3 09 administrative action shall be taken either to convert a probationary appointment to a tenured appointment or to issue a notification of nonrenewal see 7 11 of these rules Return to the TOP 7 07 DEPARTMENTAL PROCEDURES FOR ACTION ON PROBATIONARY APPOINTMENTS See UWS 3 06 and 3 07 A All probationary faculty members whose appointments are to be acted upon shall be notified of that fact in writing by the department This preliminary notice should normally be provided early in the semester that precedes the semester in which the action will be taken an exact date for the meeting of the executive committee need not be specified in the preliminary notice The notice shall invite the faculty member to submit relevant material for consideration by the executive committee or a subcommittee thereof B As soon as the date is set for the meeting of the executive committee at which action on a probationary faculty member s appointment is to be considered the probationary faculty member shall be notified The notice shall inform the faculty member of his her right to require that the meeting be open Under no circumstances shall this notification be given less than twenty days before the meeting except with the agreement of the probationary faculty member C At the meeting specified in B above other persons may be invited by the executive committee to participate This shall be a closed meeting unless an open meeting is requested by the individual under consideration In an open meeting the individual under consideration may attend but does not have the right to participate in the debate at this meeting unless specifically permitted by departmental rule D The faculty member concerned shall be notified in writing of the decision of the executive committee within five working days The notification must further state that the faculty member will be given upon request the specific reason s for the decision in writing and a reconsideration of the decision E Upon written request by the faculty member concerned within fifteen days of the receipt of the written notice of the decision the departmental chair shall provide within thirty days a written statement which has been approved by the executive committee indicating its reasons for the decision The faculty member shall be advised that this statement constitutes a confidential personnel document Return to the TOP 7 08 DEPARTMENTAL RECONSIDERATION OF A NONRENEWAL DECISION See UWS 3 07 A If the faculty member concerned so requests within twenty days of receiving a statement of reasons a reconsideration by the executive committee shall be provided The meeting shall be held within twenty days after the faculty member concerned requests reconsideration B The faculty member concerned shall have an opportunity to attend the reconsideration meeting accompanied if he she wishes by a representative of his her choice to respond to the statement of reasons and to present any written or oral evidence or arguments relevant to the decision C Reconsideration is not a hearing nor an appeal and shall be nonadversary in nature D Within twenty days following the reconsideration the chair shall convey the decision of the executive committee to the faculty member in writing Return to the TOP 7 09 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ON DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING PROBATIONARY APPOINTMENTS See UWS 3 06 A A departmental recommendation for renewal of a probationary appointment shall be transmitted by the department chair to the appropriate dean The dean shall notify the department chair as rapidly as feasible of his her approval or disapproval of the recommendation The faculty member concerned shall be notified in writing within twenty days of the dean s decision B If the dean disapproves a departmental executive committee recommendation for renewal on the written request of the faculty member or of the department concerned with the consent of the faculty member the dean shall provide to the department and or the faculty member within twenty days a written statement of reasons for the nonrenewal decision If the faculty member involved so requests within twenty days of receiving the statement of reasons a reconsideration by the dean shall be provided The procedures contained in subsections B and C of 7 08 of these rules apply in this reconsideration The dean shall notify the faculty member and the departmental chair of his her decision within twenty days Return to the TOP 7 10 APPEAL OF A NONRENEWAL DECISION See UWS 3 08 A By written request within twenty days the faculty member may appeal an adverse reconsideration of a nonrenewal decision in accordance with the provisions of UWS 3 08 1 The appeal shall be heard by the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities no later than twenty days after the request except that this time limit may be enlarged by mutual consent of the parties or by order of the committee The faculty member shall be given at least ten days notice of such review B The Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities shall report on the validity of the appeal to the faculty member the departmental executive committee the appropriate dean and the chancellor in accordance with the provisions of UWS 3 08 3 C If the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities CFRR finds that a nonrenewal decision which results from a tenure denial during the probationary period was based in any significant degree upon impermissible factors as defined in UWS 3 08 with material prejudice to the individual faculty member and elects not to remand the case back to the department under UWS 3 08 c 3 because it would serve no useful purpose the University Committee after appropriate consultation shall appoint an ad hoc review committee whose members are knowledgeable or experienced in the probationary faculty member s academic field or in a substantially similar field Members of the ad hoc committee shall be tenured faculty members at the University of Wisconsin Madison and or scholars from outside the university but they shall not be members of the executive committee of the probationary faculty member s academic department s or functional equivalent The ad hoc committee shall conduct a de novo review of the candidate s record with reference to the criteria for tenure contained in Faculty Policies and Procedures 7 14 B and C The chancellor may then recommend to the Board of Regents that a tenure appointment be granted without the concurrence of the appropriate departmental executive committee or its functional equivalent if the ad hoc committee following the customary decision rules of the department or its functional equivalent has recommended that tenure be granted and this affirmative recommendation has been approved according to established procedures by the dean with the advice of the executive committee of the division to which the candidate belongs D If the ad hoc committee s decision is adverse the faculty member may request a statement of reasons and a reconsideration by that committee as provided in Faculty Policies and Procedures 7 08 An adverse decision by the ad hoc committee following such reconsideration may be appealed to the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities as provided in Faculty Policies and Procedures 7 10 A and B E The Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities shall retain jurisdiction pending the resolution of all appeals Return to the TOP 7 11 NOTIFICATION OF A NONRENEWAL DECISION See UWS 3 09 Written notice that a probationary appointment will not be renewed shall be given to the faculty member in advance of the expiration of his her appointment in accordance with UWS 3 09 At the time of notification the probationary faculty member shall be given a copy of the guidelines for appeal of a nonrenewal decision prepared by the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities see 6 38 of these rules Return to the TOP 7 12 EFFECT OF INADEQUATE NOTIFICATION See UWS 3 10 If proper notice of nonrenewal is not given in accordance with 7 11 of these rules an extension of the appointment becomes automatic Such an extended appointment terminates one year from the date notice is given unless that termination date would fall during a term semester or 8 week summer session in which case the expiration date is at the end of that term In lieu of extension the university may at its option pay the salary for the period the extension would cover Return to the TOP 7 13 EFFECT OF RECONSIDERATION OR APPEAL ON APPOINTMENT A request for reconsideration or an appeal of a nonrenewal decision does not of itself extend the termination date of an appointment Return to the TOP 7 14 CRITERIA FOR THE GRANTING OF TENURE A Tenure is granted only following an affirmative recommendation of a departmental executive committee to that effect except in the specific situation provided for under UWS 3 08 3 and 7 10 of these Faculty Policies and Procedures Tenure is not acquired solely because of the number of years of service nor is prior university service a requirement for an initial appointment with tenure B In applying its professional judgment to the decision to recommend or not to recommend tenure the departmental executive committee or ad hoc committee under 7 10 C has the obligation to exercise its discretion in the interest of improving the academic and professional quality of the department departmental executive committees or ad hoc committees may not decline to recommend tenure for any reasons which are legally impermissible or which violate principles of academic freedom C Each divisional executive committee shall establish written criteria and standards it will employ in recommending the granting of tenure These criteria and standards shall assure that the granting of tenure is based on evidence of 1 teaching excellence 2 a record of professional creativity such as research or other accomplishments appropriate to the discipline and 3 service to the university to the faculty member s profession or professional service to the public D Each departmental executive committee shall establish written criteria and standards it will employ in recommending the granting of tenure These criteria and standards shall be consistent with 7 14 C of these rules A copy of these criteria and standards shall be furnished to probationary faculty member s see 7 05 A of these rules and shall be filed with the appropriate dean s and the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost A copy of the departmental criteria along with a statement showing how they were applied to the candidate shall be forwarded with a departmental recommendation for tenure E The standard of review in annual probationary review and at the time of tenure decision shall be the standard appropriate to the number of years at that point counted in the probationary period i e not the standard appropriate to the number of calendar years since hire F Notwithstanding the responsibility of departmental executive committees to provide for the guidance and evaluation of probationary faculty members see 7 05 of these rules it is the probationary faculty member s responsibility to meet the criteria for tenure as determined by the department and the relevant divisional executive committee Return to the TOP 7 15 THE GRANTING OF TENURE A A departmental or ad hoc committee under 7 10 C recommendation for the granting of tenure shall be transmitted by the department chair to the dean Supporting material and documentation as specified by the dean and the divisional executive committee shall be included Collection of supporting material and preparation of the documentation is the responsibility of the department chair after consultation with the executive committee and the probationary faculty member see 7 05 of these rules B Before approving a recommendation to a tenured position or denying such a recommendation on the basis of professional qualifications alone the dean shall seek the advice of the executive committee of the division in which the faculty member has membership see 4 03 of these rules C If the divisional executive committee advises against accepting the departmental or ad hoc committee recommendation the departmental executive committee or ad hoc committee shall if it so requests be heard by the divisional executive committee and a new vote taken D If the dean after receiving the advice of the divisional executive committee approves the departmental or ad hoc committee recommendation he she shall transmit it to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs All supporting material and documentation specified in 7 15 A and all advice of the divisional executive committee shall accompany the personnel papers through administrative channels to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and chancellor If the dean after receiving the advice of the divisional executive committee takes action contrary to the recommendation of the divisional executive committee and approves a departmental or ad hoc committee recommendation he she shall also forward to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs a statement explaining the reasons for not accepting the divisional executive committee recommendation E The department or ad hoc committee shall be notified promptly of the actions taken by the divisional committee and the dean F The faculty member shall be notified in writing within twenty days of the decision of the dean G If a dean disapproves a departmental or ad hoc committee recommendation for promotion to tenure the faculty member concerned may request or the department or ad hoc committee as appropriate with the consent of the faculty member may request a written statement of the reasons to be provided within twenty days and may seek reconsideration or if appropriate appeal the dean s decision pursuant to 7 09 and 7 10 of these rules H At any time after receipt of a recommendation from a dean pursuant to Faculty Policies and Procedures 7 15 D 2 the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs shall consult with the divisional executive committee and the dean about the tenure recommendation The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs shall consult with the dean prior to making a recommendation contrary to recommendation of the dean I If the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs approves the dean s recommendations he she shall transmit it to the chancellor for recommendation to the president and to the Board J The faculty member shall be notified in writing promptly of the actions taken by the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and the chancellor K If the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs disapproves the dean s recommendation for promotion to tenure the faculty member concerned may request or the department or ad hoc committee as appropriate with the consent of the faculty member may request a written statement of reasons to be provided within twenty days and may seek reconsideration by the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and if appropriate appeal the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs decision pursuant to 7 09 and 7 10 of these rules Return to the TOP 7 17 REVIEW OF TENURED FACULTY A PURPOSE The purposes of the review of tenured faculty are a to recognize outstanding achievement b to provide opportunities for mentoring and professional development c to help identify and remedy from a developmental point of view any deficiencies The process of post tenure review is the periodic assessment of each faculty member s activities and performance in accordance with the mission of the department college and institution and the responsibilities of the faculty as described in FPP 8 02 The review is to be appropriately linked to the merit process and should not involve the creation of unnecessary additional bureaucracy Review of tenured faculty builds on and complements other aspects of the tenure process in order to develop faculty capacity and strengthen and promote the public benefits of tenure Post tenure review is not a reevaluation of tenure and is not undertaken for the purposes of discipline or dismissal Faculty shall be subject to discipline or dismissal only for just cause see FPP 9 Departments schools and colleges may not use post tenure reviews as the basis for budgetary decisions or for program modification or redirection B CRITERIA The basic standard for review shall be whether the faculty member under review discharges conscientiously and with professional competence the duties appropriately associated with the faculty member s position Each department shall develop criteria to measure progress in scholarly productivity as appropriate to the field The criteria for review shall be periodically reviewed by the executive committee of each department and the school or college APC The criteria for review should reflect the overall mission of the department be sufficiently flexible to accommodate faculty with differing responsibilities and recognize that careers and levels of productivity may change over time In developing such criteria departments may draw on statements used in other faculty review procedures such as merit or promotion review Special care should be taken to ensure that the scholarly productivity of jointly appointed and interdisciplinary faculty is appropriately evaluated The executive committee of each department shall ensure that the criteria governing faculty review do not infringe on the accepted standards of academic freedom of faculty including the freedom to pursue novel unpopular or unfashionable lines of inquiry or innovative methods of teaching and recognize that scholarly projects take varying amounts of time to come to fruition Nothing

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    provided 1 the employing department s and dean s have been notified and if necessary satisfactory arrangements have been made regarding released time and or budgetary adjustments and 2 the chair of the department s and the dean s of the school s or college s responsible for the degree program agree that no conflict of interest exists Return to the TOP 8 04 RESTRICTIONS ON FACULTY ACTIVITIES A GIFTS IN KIND Gifts in kind e g books art objects equipment require formal acceptance by the Board of Regents after discussion as to their acceptability with appropriate departments administrative officers and other parts of the university B SOLICITATION OF FUNDS No member of the faculty shall formally solicit or accept funds for the university or any department thereof without authority from the Board of Regents C CONFLICTS OF INTEREST No university faculty member may engage in activities which are not consistent with the provisions of UWS 8 03 actions to be taken to avoid conflict are specified in UWS 8 04 Return to the TOP 8 05 USE OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES A USE FOR PERSONAL OR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES University facilities equipment and supplies shall not be used by the faculty for purposes other than carrying out their institutional responsibilities If for any reason a faculty member deems it essential to use such facilities equipment or supplies for personal or outside activities the faculty member must seek prior written approval of the department chair and the dean or other appropriate administrator B UNIVERSITY SEAL The university seal or any copy or imitation of it may not be used by any person firm or corporation without the express permission of the Board of Regents or its delegate C CARE OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY All apparatus museum materials scientific collections books and other university property shall be in the immediate care of the faculty of the respective departments to which such materials belong subject to the control of the appropriate administrative authorities Return to the TOP 8 06 PERSONAL GAIN FROM UNIVERSITY POSITION A Definitions used hereafter in this chapter see UWS 8 02 Immediate family means a a faculty member s spouse and b any person who receives directly or indirectly more than one half of his or her support from a faculty member or from whom a faculty member receives directly or indirectly more than one half of his or her support Organization means any corporation partnership proprietorship firm enterprise franchise association trust or other legal entity other than an individual or body politic Associated when used with reference to an organization means that a person or a member of a person s immediate family is a director officer or trustee or owns or controls directly or indirectly and severally or in the aggregate at least 10 of the outstanding equity B No faculty member may in a manner contrary to the interests of the University of Wisconsin System use or attempt to use his or her public position or state property

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