Program review committee disbanded: looking to the future


Faculty Senate Chair Tracey Hawkins leads discussions on different committee bylaws and planning during the spring All Faculty Meeting on Mar. 21, 2023, held in room 259 in the University Center.

Katie Popp, Campus Editor

The faculty of UW-Whitewater gathered to host the Spring All-Faculty Meeting Tuesday, Mar. 21 in the University Center. This meeting included a full agenda that began with a welcome from Chancellor Corey King and moved directly into the recommendation from the Organizing Committee, which discussed the revised functions of the Campus Landscape and Planning Committee. 

The new functions advise and recommend matters that enhance the aesthetic quality of the campus landscape, allow the committee to participate in the development and maintenance of a master land use plan, and states that the committee is advisory and not tied to a specific university budget. Next, the Diversity Curriculum Committee revised its bylaws by removing the committee chair from the University Curriculum Committee. 

“Technically, this revision does not require our vote, but the committee wants to make sure that they were as transparent as possible,” said Faculty Senate Chair Tracy Hawkins. 

Also discussed, the University Program Array Review Committee completed its mission to create a five-year plan to ensure that UW-W continues to offer high-quality academic programs, and so was disbanded. Additionally, the Academic Standards & Appeals Committee revised its function and membership.

“This is a substantial item because it changes the function to more clearly capture what this committee already does and changes the membership to ensure that the Elections Committee knows that the people who are elected have a nine month contract,” said Hawnkins.  

She added that this committee’s work continues throughout the summer months and they are encouraged to participate in other types of summer contracts. Following that, the committee mentioned that the General Education Review Committee (GERC) revised its gen-ed work.

A Leadership Feedback Committee was established. The main focus is to create a survey tool for feedback about the leadership change.

After the recommendations, two action items were discussed. The first was a recommendation from the Faculty Personnel Rules Committee about a Chapter 5 Faculty Layoff Policy and the second was for Instructional Academic Staff about the tenure track conversion process. 

Matt Winden presented the final updates to the Strategic Plan and Jonah Ralston presentation about the Faculty Compensation Committee Report.

For more information visit The next All-Faculty Meeting will be held Oct. 17, 2023.