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					                    Pending Approval at September 12, 2005 Faculty Senate Meeting
                      Posted as read at September 12, 2005 Faculty Senate Meeting
                                WSU FACULTY SENATE MEETING
                                             April 18, 2005

Senators Present:       Susan Ballard, Kimberly Bates, Tamara Berg, David Bratt, Toby Dogwiler,
                        Darrell Downs, Mark Engen, Pat Ferden, Peter Henderson, Kelly Herold,
                        Matthew Hyle, Joe Jackson, M. Kesler, Dan Lintin, Bill Ng, Christine Pilon-Kacir
                        (ITV-Roch), James Reineke, Jan Sherman, Susanne Smith, Cathy Summa, Bruce
                        Svingen.
Senators Absent:        Sara Barbor, Cindy Killion, Jo Stejskal.
Faculty/Staff:          Charla Miertschin, Ann Rethlefsen, J Paul Johnson, Tom Sherman, Barb Oertel,
                        Theresa Waterbury, Emilie Falc, VP-Richardson, Carol Anderson, Nancy Black
                        (IFO President).
Students/Others:        Emily Welker, Heidi Draskoci-Johnson.


I.      Call to Order

        M. Kesler called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m.


II.     Approval of minutes of 4/4/05

        B. Svingen/D. Downs moved to approve Senate minutes of 4/4/05 as written.
        Motion Carried.


III.    Agenda Additions and Approval:

        Addition:

        COM-I: Cultural Diversity Committee

        J. Reineke/C. Summa moved to approve agenda.
        Motion Carried.


IV.     President’s Report
Mary Kesler
April 18, 2005

Since our Senate meeting of 4/4/05, I have attended an IFO Executive Committee meeting, a state Meet
and Confer with MnSCU and a joint meeting between the IFO Executive Committee and the Negotiations
Team.
Highlights of the State Meet and Confer:
     At the Meet and Confer, the Chancellor thanked us for participating in Lobby Days. MnSCU was
        given all the bonding project money they requested.
     MnSCU has a Leadership Development Program for people who want to help lead change at their
        institutions. So far, most participants have been administrators. The IFO requested that faculty be
        included in the next round, starting this summer, and interested people should contact their
        administrators or FA Presidents.
     MnSCU currently has no transfer staff, since both staff members have moved to other positions.

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          They have a consultant who is helping them but will be hiring.
         It appears that MnSCU will move ahead with funding Centers of Excellence even though the
          legislature does not fence the money. They are working with Economic Development to find
          funding.

         We seemed to make a bit of progress in the sense that the Chancellor seemed to recognize that
          holding committee meetings in the summer was not a good idea, but if they did need to do that,
          they should pay faculty to participate.
         Within the academic and student affairs policies, they also recognized that there are differences
          between the different types of institutions.
         MnSCU discussed the issue of data security and some proposed new legislation that would require
          notification in cases where security is breached (UC-Berkeley just had a large information breach
          when a laptop was stolen. They are in the process of notifying graduate students and others whose
          personal information may have been stolen.) MnSCU will develop interactive materials to inform
          faculty and staff about how to avoid breaches.
         There is an opportunity for faculty to participate in MN Online peer review. I am providing the
          handout outlining the application process.

The IFO Executive Committee met with the Negotiating Team on 4/8/05. Some items included:
    Discussion of health care negotiations, including a graduate scale (based on income) for payment
       of dependent health care that other unions may want. The IFO does not want to see a cost shift at
       the expense of IFO faculty. The state is saying the cost of health insurance may go up 15% and at
       some point may want employees to pay a portion of even the individual insurance.
    Inclusion of a system-wide salary review process that the IFO will continue to request.
    Discussion of the HRA that we got in the last contract.


V.        Review of Meet and Confer Notes of 4/11/05

          MSK asked Senators to pay special attention to Item 12.

          Meet and Confer Notes received by Faculty Senate. Several items from the Meet and Confer will
          be discussed at this Senate meeting.


VI.       Committee Reports

COM-A. A2C2 (document in Senate packet with additional information made available during Senate
meeting)

A2C2 Chair Charla Miertschin presented the following items from the March 30, 2005 A2C2 meeting for
Faculty Senate consideration:

I.        Course & Program Proposals - A2C2 recommends approval of the following:

          A.      New Course Proposals
                  1.    ART 460 Graphic Design Capstone (3 SH)
                  2.    CS 235 Algorithms I Companion (1 SH)
                  3.    CS 251 Algorithms II Companion (1 SH)
                  4.    CS 245 Mathematical Foundations of Algorithms (4 SH) - withdrawn by
                        department
                  5.    CS 310 Social Implications of Computing (3 SH)
                  6.    CS 344 Introduction to Web Programming (3 SH)

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              7.      CS 368 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 SH)
              8.      CS 369 Spatial Information Processing (3 SH)
              9.      CS 375 Computer Systems (4 SH)
              10.     CS 444 Human Computer Interaction (3 SH)
              11.     CS 468 Algorithms in Bioinformatics (3 SH)
              12.     CS 469 Algorithms in Geographic Information Science (3 SH)
              13.     PER 235 Principles of Coaching (3 SH)
              14.     PER 322 Techniques of Coaching Soccer (1 SH)
       B.     Revised Course Proposals
              1.      CS 371 Object Oriented Design and Development (3 SH) - renumber to CS 471
              2.      PER 251 Sports Science (from 2 SH to 3 SH)
              3.      PER 280 Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport (from 2 SH to 3 SH)
              4.      PER 406 Coaching Practicum (from 2 SH to 3 SH) and change prerequisites to
                      PER 235, 280, HERS 291
       C.     Revised Program Proposals
              1.      History - B.S. Major - Paralegal, Options A (from 91 to 85 SH) and B (from 56 to
                      50 SH)
              2.      Art - B.A. Major - Graphic Design Option (66 SH)
              3.      Computer Science programs
                              B.S. Major - Computer Science Option A (from 68 SH to 69 SH)
                              B.S. Major - Computer Science Option B (from 68 SH to 68-69 SH)
              4.      Physical Education and Recreation - B.S. Minor - Coaching (from 20 to 22 SH)
       D.     WSU Regulation 3-4 - A2C2 informs senate that the Course and Program Proposal
              Subcommittee (CPPS) has given the charge to continually examine the content of and the
              processes outlined in this regulation.

Faculty Senate approved courses and programs as proposed in Item I.

II.    University Studies - A2C2 recommends approval of the following:
       A.     Course Requirements
              1.      Arts & Science Core: Natural Science
                              CHEM 108 Introductory General Chemistry (4 SH)
              2.      Unity & Diversity: Global or Multicultural Perspectives
                              SW 445 Globalization of Social Welfare (3 SH)
              3.      Unity & Diversity: Critical Analysis
                              CS 150 Overview of Computer Science (3 SH)
                              NURS 392 Cardiovascular Risk Prevention (3 SH)
                              THAD 119 Play Reading (3 SH) - effective fall 2006
              4.      Unity & Diversity: Contemporary Citizenship
                      RC 150 Insights & Implications (3 SH)
       B.     Flag Courses
              1.      Writing Flag
                              CS 495 computer Science Research Seminar (3 SH)
                              MKTG 346 Marketing Plans (3 SH)
                              THAD 210 Survey of Theatre History and Dramatic Literature I (3 SH) -
                              effective fall 2006. Upon approval of the writing flag for THAD 210, the
                              writing flag designation flag for THAD 331 Performance III will be
                              withdrawn effective spring 2006.

              2.      Oral Flag
                              MKTG 344 Buyer Behavior (3 SH)
                              NURS 419 Advanced Health Promotion (3 SH)
              3.      Math/Statistics Flag
                              MKTG 334 Marketing Research (3 SH)
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Faculty Senate approved courses proposed in Item II.


III.    Other Business
        A.     Multiple major policy - A2C2 recommends that, effectively immediately, a student
               seeking to graduate with two or more majors be permitted to specify which of the curricula
               will be considered to be the major and which the minor.
        B.      Instructional methods and course approval - A2C2 recommends approval of the following
                  revised forms: Checklist for Curricular Change Proposals, Proposal for New Courses,
           and        Proposal for Revised Courses. Revised forms will be distributed at the senate
           meeting.            (Document available at Senate meeting.) Document attached.
        C.     One-time course offerings and USP credit - A2C2 recommends that the One-time Course
                   Offering Notification Form be updated to: (1) reflect the possibility of one-time
           offerings for      USP credit by adding the following language, "One-time course offerings
           may be offered for      USP credit only if they are approved by USS and A2C2." and, (2)
           delete the obsolete
                reference to general education by deleting the first sentence of the Note section at the
           bottom
               of the page. Revised form will be distributed at the senate meeting. (Document available
           at
        D.      Senate meeting.) Document attached.
        D.     University Studies Program Assessment Plan progress report - forwarded by Paul Johnson
               to Mary Kesler on April 13, 2005. (See Item COM-B below.)

Faculty Senate approved Items III-A, B, and C.

IV.    Notifications (information only)
       A.      Communication Studies - University Studies Notifications
               1.       CMST 451 Topic in Communication Studies (3 SH) - oral flag, spring 2005
               2.       CMST 452 Topic in Public Communication (3 SH) - oral flag, fall 2004
       B.      Engineering - One-time course offering: ENGR 299 Introduction to Nanoscale Science
               and Engineering (1 SH), fall 2005.
       C.      English - ENG 490 Portfolio (1 SH) - Change in grading option from P/NC to Grade only.
       D.      Management Information Systems and Operations - One-time course offering: MISO 302
               Data Analysis and Mapping (3 SH), fall 2005.
       E.      Nursing
               1.       B.S. Major - Nursing: Under Prerequisites/Required Courses (41 SH), add "OR
                        HERS 205 Nutrition for Lifetime Wellness (3 SH)" as an alternate for completing
                        the nutrition prerequisite requirement.
               2.       Program name change - current: B.S. Major - Nursing: RN Option, new: B.S.
                        Major - Nursing: RN to Bachelor of Science Option.
               3.       University Studies Notifications: NURS 392 Cardiac Risk Prevention (3 SH),
                        Critical Analysis: Unity & Diversity, spring 2003 and forward; NURS 419
                        Advanced health Promotion (3 SH), oral flag, fall 2003 and forward.
       F.      Management of Information Systems and Operations - change in prerequisites for MIS
               362. Current: MIS 202 or ACCT 220. New: MIS 202, ACCT 220, or CS 234.
       G.      Theatre and Dance - B.A. Minor - Dance: Add THAD 399 Internship (1-4 SH) and
               THAD 499 Independent Studies in THAD (1-4 SH) to list of electives under Theatre and
               Dance (THAD). Total electives credit remains at 9 SH.
Faculty Senate received notifications.

Faculty Senate applauded and thanked Charla Miertschin for her years of excellent service and dedication
as A2C2 chairperson. Ann Rethlefsen will begin as chairperson for A2C2 in the fall.
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COM-B. USP Assessment Plan Progress Report (document available at Senate meeting)

US-Director JP Johnson provided a USPAP progress report.

Document attached to minutes.
The full document is also posted on the USP web (www.winona.edu/usp).

Additional notes:
1.     Each of the four areas (College of Reading and Writing, Oral Communications,
       Mathematics/Statistics, Physical Development and Wellness) has provided a progress report in the
       USPAP progress report.

Senate received USPAP progress report.


COM-C. Graduate Council (document in Senate packet) [Tom Sherman was present to speak to
Senators]

A memo dated 4/14/05 from Graduate Council Chair Tom Sherman stated several proposals for new
course.

English 581: TESL - Theory and Methods, 3 credits.
English 572: Seminar in Language Study and Discourse, 3 credits.
Child Advocacy Studies 501: Child Advocacy Studies, 4 credits.
Child Advocacy Studies 502: Child Advocacy III: Responding to the Survivor, 4 credits.

Faculty Senate approved new graduate courses and received notifications of English 693 and English 699.


[Since the Child Advocacy Studies department is non-existent, WSUFA execs will take to Meet and
Confer for clarification of department designation.]

Tom Sherman thanked the work of the committee for the year.


COM-D. Government Relations

D. Downs (DD) reported that:
1.    There are no new dramatic development lately, except may be the budget bill will be coming out
      soon.
2.    Chamber of Commerce developed a survey on the fall K-12 referendum. DD was given a copy
      and asked Senate if the survey should be circulated to faculty for responses.

M. Hyle/C. Summa moved that a sub-committee of the WSUFA Executive committee be formed to draft a
response to the Chamber survey.
Motion Carried.
[ MSK and DD will work on the draft response. ]


COM-E. Personnel Policies and Grievances (document available at Senate meeting)

M. Hyle spoke to the following action items from PP&G:

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I. Missing Draft Regulations
   PP&G recommends that the FA ask of administration whether there are drafts of the following
regulations, and if so, would they please share them with the WSUFA:
3-13 Faculty Promotion (IFO)
3-14 Professional Development Report (IFO)
3-22 Grant Policy for Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Projects
3-25 Travel Support for Undergraduate Research and Creative Presentations
3-26 Academic Program Review

II. Recommendations of Draft Regulations
A. PP& G recommends sending following drafts regulations to the appropriate WSUFA committees
and/or University for comment:
3-7- Policies and Procedures for the Use of Human Subjects in Research to IRB
3-10 Draft Reg. 3-10 PROCEDURE FOR HIRING GRADUATE ASSISTANTS to Graduate Council

B. PP&G recommends opposing the repeal of Regulation 3-8 Student Appeals to Dismissal for two
reasons:
1) Regulations are useful guides and it is helpful to have the process spelled out.
2) Current university practice does not follow the current regulation.

C. PP&G recommends the following draft regulations for approval without comments:
1) 3-16 Professional Improvement Funds for Members of the MSUAAF Bargaining Unit
2) 3-17 Sabbatical Leave (MSUAAF)

D. PP&G recommends the following draft regulations for approval subject to the indicated stylistic
changes
1) 3-5 Tuition/Fee Waiver - stylistic changes make the regulation more flexible if CBA changes.
2) 3-12 Sabbatical Leave Policy- stylistic changes include
a) eliminating mention of specific dates that are set through the M&C process when determining the
Academic Calendar
b) making the process of comments on the academic merit of a non-mandatory sabbatical mirror the PDR
process,
c) allowing for those denied non-mandatory sabbatical the same explanation process as those denied
promotion.
3) 3-15 Renewal/Non-renewal/Tenure: Probationary Faculty/ Non-Tenure Track Faculty and
       Evaluation of Fixed Term Faculty - stylistic changes include removal of all references to renewal of
probationary faculty and removal of evaluation of fixed term as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. The result
and intent is that process for FT faculty on multi-year contracts follow the same process as
probationary/NTT.

E. PP&G recommends the following draft regulations for approval after the following issues are clarified
1) Reg. 3-9 Access to Privacy of Student Education Records
a) There are a number of references to a published Class Schedule. There is no such item.

b) 11B.11 states "WSU will not disclose education records to parents without written consent of the
student." Is this for all students, including those under 18 years of age?



F. PP&G recommend that reworked draft regulation 3-11 Distribution of Professional Improvement
Funds is taken to Meet and Confer. Issues are
a) increasing the upper limit of the award to $5,000.
b) mirroring the process for a denial of promotion when a PIF is disapproved, and
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c) the report form does not reflect the stated demands of the report in the regulation.


Senate discussion:
1.      Do any of these comments/changes relate to who can start/stop the renewal process? This issue
        has not been resolved for a long time. Senate and PP&G has spent a large amount of time on the
        non-renewal issue last few years and would like the administration to take care of the non-
        renewal issue.
2.      Should more (but smaller amounts of) PIF awards be granted to more faculty? Will discuss at
        Meet and Confer.

Faculty Senate approved PP&G report and recommended forwarding the above and many pages of
stylistic changes to the administration.

M. Hyle/D. Bratt moved for Faculty Senate appreciation and thank-you=s for the work of PP&G members
on these regulations.
Motion Carried.
[A special thank-you was accorded to M. Hyle, chair of PP&G.]


COM-F. Committee on Committees

D. Bratt presented the following faculty appointments including dissolution of some committees
(#3), a query (#4), and a recommendation (#5) for Senate consideration:


1. The following appointments to Faculty Association committees:
                                                           James Reidy
Academic Affairs and Curriculum
Ann Rethlefsen (Chair)                                     Center for Mississippi River Studies Steering
Melanie Reap                                               James Armstrong
Ruth Charles                                               Jeanne Franz
                                                           Alex Yard
David Bratt
                                                           Mingrui Zhang
Action                                                     Committee on Committees
Mary Kesler                                                David Bratt
Bruce Svingen                                              Mary Kesler
Matt Hyle                                                  Marzie Astani
Cathy Summa                                                Bruce Svingen
Cindy Killion                                              Sue Ballard
Budget                                                     Marianna Byman
Mary Kesler                                                Jan Sherman
                                                           Vernon Leighton
Bruce Svingen
                                                           Mary Welhaven
Bookstore                                                  Elections
Juan Fernandez                                             Jo Stejskal
Catalog Review                                             Bruce Svingen
Rebecca McConnell                                          Executive
Cathy Faruque                                              Mary Kesler
Ann Rethlefsen                                             Bruce Svingen
Center for Gender Studies Steering                         David Bratt
Cindy Killion                                              Matt Hyle
Dan Lintin                                                 Sara Barbor
Tamara Berg                                                Cathy Summa
Linda d'Amico                                              Cindy Killion
Drake Hokanson
Joe Mount
Michael Delong
Brian Aldrich
Melanie Reap

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FA SCHOLARSHIP
David Essar
Sara Hein                                     OCED ADVISORY COUNCIL (FORMALLY ACEED)
John Johanson                                 Gabriel Manrique (Director)
Feminist Issues                               Dan Lintin
Rob Brault                                    Marzie Astani
Tamara Berg                                   Roger Riley
Linda d'Amico                                 Online Education
Annie Clement                                 Alex Gallegos
Cathy Faruque                                 Lee Gray
David Urion                                   Marzie Astani
Jan Karjala                                   Judy Euller
GLBTA Issues                                  Jan Karjala
Cindy Killion                                 James Kobolt
Rod Winters                                   Kathryn Sullivan
Tamara Berg                                   Personnel Policies and Grievances
Dan Lintin                                    Mary Kesler
                                              Matt Hyle
Global Studies Council
                                              Bill Ng
Yogesh Grover (Director)
                                              Jacqueline Hatlevig
John Collins
                                              Marzie Astani
Gloria McVay
                                              Vernon Leighton
Linda d'Amico
                                              Rill Reuter
Drake Hokanson
                                              Professional Education Unit Assessment
Alex Yard
Gabriel Manrique                              Coordination Team
Ruth Forsythe                                 Nancy Eckerson
                                              Rhea Walker
Government Relations                          Celeste Miller
Darrell Downs
                                              Ann Rethlefsen
Alex Yard
Bruce Svingen                                 Professional Education Unit Diversity Team
Richard Jarvinen                              Celeste Miller
Mary Kesler                                   Social
Grade Appeals                                 Kathryn Lammers
Karen Csajko                                  Rebecca McConnell
David Essar                                   Annie Clement
Annie Clement                                 George Bolon
Cathy Faruque                                 Social Science Education Advisory
Mark Norman
Paul Munson
                                              Matt Bosworth
Goldie Johnson                                Matt Lindaman
John Weis                                     Matt Hyle
Sara Hein                                     Specialty Studies Advisory Council
Graduate Council                              Barbara Boseker
None                                          Douglas Callahan
Instructional Technology                      Dan Lintin
Rhea Walker                                   Student Affairs
Kendall Larson                                Edward Duplaga
Marzie Astani                                 John Burdick
Hyesung Park                                  Elizabeth Burke
Library                                       Cathy Faruque
Matt Bosworth                                 Annie Clement
Darrell Downs                                 Juan Fernandez
Emilie Falc
                                              Pat Ferden
Jeanne Franz
Kendall Larson                                Carol Galbus
Karen Gardner                                 John Collins
                                              Goldie Johnson
NCPTD Oversight                               Don Wistrcill
Tim Hatfield                                  Michael King
Jacqueline Hatlevig                           Robert Kopitzke
Carole Madland                                Joyce Quella
Gayle Olsen

Faculty Senate approved above faculty appointments to Faculty Association committees.


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2. The following appointments to All-University committees:

Advising Council
John Weis                                          Lyceum
Affirmative Action and Title IX                    Gretchen Cohenour
                                                   Carol Long
John Collins
                                                   Orientation Committee
All-University Campaign Committee
                                                   Lynda Brzezinski
None                                               Pat Ferden
Athletic Hall of Fame                              Matt Lindaman
Terri Sheridan                                     Kathryn Sullivan
Kendall Larson                                     Parking Appeals/Policy and Regulations
Jo Stejskal                                        Yogesh Grover
Don Wistrcill                                      Mark Norman
Calendar Committee                                 Residential College Steering
Ted Reilly                                         Tamara Berg
Ann Rethlefsen                                     Elizabeth Oness
                                                   David Urion
Bruce Svingen
                                                   Paul Vance
Matt Hyle                                          Ruth Forsythe (Chair, English Department
Commencement and Honorary Degrees                  Dan Lintin (Chair, Communication Studies
Bill Murphy                                        Department)
Nick Ruiz                                          Paul Johnson (Director, University Studies Program)
Mark Norman                                        Safety
Cultural Diversity                                 John Burdick
Juan Fernandez                                     Scholarship
Emilie Falc                                        Paul Munson
Mingrui Zhang                                      Sesquicentennial Planning
Bryan Hiller                                       Gloria McVay
                                                   Rich MacDonald
Michael King
                                                   Anne Plummer
Lola Johnson                                       Bill Murphy
William Ortega                                     Rill Reuter
Todd Paddock                                       Melanie Reap
Rod Winters                                        Mary Kesler (FA President)
Emeriti/Retiree Center Steering Committee          Sexual Violence
None                                               Todd Paddock
Financial Aid and Residency Appeals                Annie Clement
Mark Norman                                        Pat Ferden
Gender Issues                                      Space Utilization
                                                   Cindy Bork
Rob Brault                                         John Johanson
Institutional Animal Care and Use                  John Weis
Frances Ragsdale                                   Karen Gardner
Kim Bates                                          Rich MacDonald
Institutional Review Board-Human Subjects          Tom Nalli
Tammy Swenson Lepper                               Peggy Sannerud
Brian Zeller                                       Dominic Ricciotti
John Weis                                          Student Services
John Burdick                                       Kendall Larson
Bruce Klemz                                        Technology
                                                   Marzie Astani
Judicial
                                                   Judy Euller
Paul Vance                                         Lee Gray
Nicole Williams                                    Kendall Larson
James Kobolt                                       Rhea Walker
Long Range Planning and Assessment                 Mingrui Zhang
Susan Hatfield                                     Wellness
Vernon Leighton                                    Eunie Alsaker
                                                   Tim Hatfiel

Faculty Senate approved above faculty appointments to All-University committees.

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3. Dissolution of the following FA and All-University committees: (effective Fall 2005)

Public Service
NCA Steering
Ad Hoc Compensation
Broadcast Email
Earth Day
Science Art Advisory
Liberal Arts Programming in Rochester
University Center-Rochester Advisory Council
Summer Session Allocation Review
CLA Task Force on Equipment
Admissions Requirements
Residential College Director
Faculty Professional Qualifications Improvement
USP Director Search
E-Learning Advisory
iTeach Planning
May Term
NCPDT Ad Hoc
Mn Transfer Curriculum Study
PAC Remodeling
Education Dean Search
Library Dean Search
Admissions/Certification Coordinator Search
Assistant Registrar Search
Responsible Conduct of Research
Budget Principles
Faculty Orientation Coordinator Screening
Presidential Search

Faculty Senate approved dissolution of the above FA and All-University committees.

4. Asking Administration's plans for the following All-University committees:
Space Utilization
Long-Range Planning and Assessment

5. Recommending to administration that the chair of the All-University Calendar
Committee be elected by the members of the committee.

6. Appointment to the following ad hoc All-University committee:
Search, Assistant Director of Assessment and Institutional Research-Susan Hatfield

7. Appointment to the following ad hoc FA committees:
USP Social Science Assessment-Brian Aldrich, Arlen Carey
USP Humanities Assessment-Lilian Ramos

8. Appointment to the following MnSCU/IFO committee:

Council on Professional Education (COPE)-Jan Sherman

9. Appointment to the following IFO committee:

IFO GLBTA-Dan Lintin

Faculty Senate approved Com F requests and faculty appointments in Items 4 to 9.

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COM-G. Negotiations

M. Hyle reported that:
1.     There will be a meeting with the MnSCU team this Friday. We will be giving our economic
       package to MnSCU and MnSCU will be giving us their non-economic package.
2.     Proposed same proportional increases for adjuncts.
3.     Scheduled to meet on May 5 and 6, tentatively May 19-21.
4.     Health Insurance costs will need to be resolved before many other issues.

COM-H. Action Committee

M. Engen reported that the ―Stop the Slide‖ buttons and posters have been given out, worn and posted by
faculty.
Also see Item NB-D below.

COM-I: Cultural Diversity Committee (Emilie Falc) [4:18 p.m.]

The Cultural Diversity Committee would like to propose the creation of a Task Force on Anti-Racism.
The Task Force will get training, do an audit and propose a plan of action. Ten members would include
administration, faculty/staff, and students, with representation from both Winona and Rochester.

C. Summa/D. Lintin moved to support the creation of the Anti-Racism Task Force.
Motion Carried. (Will take to Meet and Confer.)

VII.    Old Business

OB-A. E-learning Strategy (3:21 p.m.)

Ken Gratez reported the following from the E-Learning Center:
1.     E-Learning will again be handling laptop exchanges this summer.
2.     BlackBoard has been extended for one more year, even though D2L appeared to be stable.
3.     E-Learning has acted a learning & resource center for faculty.
4.     Would like to hear from faculty, departments, and Colleges on what they would like more (and
       less) of.

VIII.   New Business

NB-A. Report from IAS (3:44 p.m.)

Theresa Waterbury and Barb Oertel reported on behalf of the workgroups on Integrated Academic Services
(IAS):
1.      Faculty might be interested in the work by this group.
2.      Provided a one-page handout on IAS workgroup details and initiatives.
3.      The work group has been looking at how to do things differently in an improved manner.
4.      Major initiatives are:
                Design and Build an Integrated Academic Service Center at WSU, Analyze and Redesign
                Enrollment Processes, Integrate Enrollment Processes, Use Technology for Enhanced
                Enrollment Services and Processes, Staff Development and Training.

5.      Portals could allow students 24-hour/universal access to WSU services and linked to faculty
        resources such as office hours, advising time, DARS, etc. Faculty can also access portals.
6.      Three of the five work groups have already presented reports.
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7.      The creation of portals is not intended to push more work towards faculty.
8.      Many opportunities (of improvements) are available.

Senate comments/questions:
1.      Usage of technology/portals will be up to individual faculty.
2.      Only the old-side of Maxwell is being planned for IAS.

Theresa Waterbury has obtained the position of Director of Institutional Research.


NB-B. Request for Implementation Plans (documents in Senate packet) [4:03 p.m.]

At the 4/11/05 Meet and Confer (Item 20), the administration provided an RFP for the NU. This is an
information item and is the follow-up to the NU-budget presented at the last Meet & Confer. The RFP
outlines ―Request for Implementation Plans - Phase I‖ for the Winona Experience key ACADEMIC
INITIATIVES, initiatives that will create the foundation and stimulate the transformation of Winona State
University. Proposed deadline is May 5, 2005 to the Office of Academic Affairs.

Carol Anderson and VP-Richardson spoke briefly about the RFP.

C. Summa/P. Ferden moved to approve the proposal for ARequest for Implementation Plans - Phase I@.
Motion Carried.

Senate comments/questions: [C. Anderson and VP-Richardson responses/comments]
1.      Is the deadline of May 5 fixed? [Date is set for faculty who wants to do some work this summer.
        Faculty who wants to do NU work starting in the fall should still submit a tentative plan. ]
2.      Is there a total $-amount set? [~$730k has been set aside for academic initiatives.]


NB-C. Buckingham Buttons (document in Senate packet)

At the 4/11/05 Meet and Confer (Item 21), the administration informed that WSU, as friends of the
Winona Shakespeare Festival this summer, will be one of 16 street teams who will be helping to promote
the event and sell tickets. A semi-competition has been promoted among teams to see who can sell the
most tickets. WSU is Team Buckingham. Buckingham Buttons and information pamphlets are available.
Once a certain number of tickets have been sold, designated amount of dollars from the sale will be
donated to the Fine Arts budget in the local school district. June 24-July 24 will be the period of the
festival. July 22 has been set as the date for a picnic in which the 16 teams will be recognized for their
efforts. Rochester faculty/staff are also invited to participate.

(Information item only.)

NB-D. Nancy Black, IFO President

IFO President Nancy Black visited Faculty Senate. She spoke to the following issues:
1.     Coming to WSU today since WSU faculty did not feel the past contract was not so favorable
       (from contract vote count).
2.     IFO Board and staff have been working very hard on AStop the Slide@ talking points, especially
       dealing with the slide of the quality of our Higher Education.
3.     The AStop the Slide@ talking points used facts and actual figures to demonstrate the slide of
       quality higher Ed.
4.     At least two members of the MnSCU negotiation team have been and will continue to be
       extremely adversarial and negative against faculty causes.

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5.         The MnSCU staff almost gagged when the Chancellor announced that he would like to bring
           faculty salaries up to 80% of national peer group. IFO faculty is at best at the 50% level.
6.         IFO doesn’t want any fenced monies since the IFO cannot get a hold of that type of money.
7.         Nancy Black will get to talk about ―Stop the Slide‖ in 7 minutes to the MnSCU Board next week.
8.         Interesting that MnSCU talks about accountability and efficiency issues/measures for faculty and
           yet the IFO Budget/Salary increases has dropped but our student numbers have gone up
           dramatically over the years.
9.         Student tuition has gone up 67% the last ten years. MnSCU campuses are planning between 9-
           10% tuition increases next year.
10.        It is difficult to get data on reasons for those faculty who have left SU’s in MnSCU. MnSCU only
           reports on faculty leaving in three categories: death, retirement, and others.

Senate comments/questions:
1.      46 failed searches last year, but how many people turn down offers and how many leave MnSCU
        State Universities.
2.      The Rochester University initiative is very aggressive issue that has many (if not all) Rochester
        faculty concerned. The initiative has the backing of the Governor and many key legislators.
3.      U of M has budget issues also, but there are no plans to close any college, including the General
        College. Only 1 of 4 student applications gets admitted at the U of M. Minnesota citizens should
        be concerned.


NB-E. New University Structure [4:08 p.m.]

Carol Anderson and VP-Richardson provided and spoke to the several colorful and large documents on the
structure of WE/NU:
1.       Students should view different courses as being inter-related and integrated in the NU structural
         diagrams.
2.       The NU structural diagrams will be part of the presentation to the Chancellor and to the MnSCU
         Board.

IX.        Adjournment

Faculty Senate adjourned at 4:57 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


Bill Ng.

Attachments:
A2C2 Checklist
New & Revised Course Form
USPAP
A2C2 OTO Form




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                                      WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
                 REQUIRED CHECKLIST FOR ALL CURRICULAR PROPOSALS
                                                                            Course or Program__________________________________
     This checklist enables A2C2 representatives to endorse that their departments have accurately followed the Process
for Accomplishing Curricular Change. For each course or program proposal submitted to A2C2, this checklist must be
completed, signed by the submitting department's A2C2 representative, and included with the proposal when forwarded
for approval. Peer review of proposals is also strongly advised, e.g., departments should discuss and vote on the proposals
as submitted to A2C2, rather than on just the ideas proposed or drafts of proposals.
     If a proposal fails to follow or complete any aspect of the process, the Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee
will postpone consideration of the proposal and return it to the department's A2C2 representative for completion and
resubmission. Resubmitted proposals have the same status as newly submitted proposals.
Note: This form need not be completed for notifications.

1.   The appropriate forms and the ―Approval Form" have been completed in full for this proposal. All necessary or
     relevant descriptions, rationales, and notifications have been provided.
         ________ Completed

2a. The ―Financial and Staffing Data Sheet" has been completed and is enclosed in this proposal,
       if applicable.
       ________ Completed ________ NA

2b. For departments that have claimed that ―existing staff" would be teaching the course proposed, an explanation
    has been enclosed in this proposal as to how existing staff will do this, e.g., what enrollment limits can be
    accommodated by existing staff. If no such explanation is enclosed, the department's representative is prepared
    to address A2C2's questions on this matter.
    ________ Completed             ________ NA

3.   Arrangements have been made so that a department representative knowledgeable of this proposal will be
     attending both the Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee meeting and the full A2C2 meeting at which this
     proposal is considered.
     ________ Completed
      Name and office phone number of proposal's representative:
_____________________________________

4.   Reasonable attempts have been made to notify and reach agreements with all university units affected by this
     proposal. Units still opposing a proposal must submit their objections in writing before or during the Course
     and Program Proposal Subcommittee meeting at which this proposal is considered.
         ________ Completed ________ NA

5. The course name and number is listed for each prerequisite involved in this proposal.
      ________ Completed ________NA

6.   In this proposal for a new or revised program (major, minor, concentration, etc.), the list of prerequisites
     provided includes all the prerequisites of any proposed prerequisites. All such prerequisites of prerequisites are
     included in the total credit hour calculations. ________ Completed ________ NA
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7. In this proposal for a new or revised program, the following information for each required or
       elective course is provided:
   a.          The course name and number.
   b.          A brief course description.
   c.          A brief statement explaining why the program should include the course.
   ________ Completed                 ________ NA

8. This course or program revision proposal:
   a.          Clearly identifies each proposed change.
   b.          Displays the current requirements next to the proposed new requirements, for
   clear, easy comparison.
   ________ Completed                 ________ NA

9.   This course proposal provides publication dates for all works listed as course textbooks or references using a
     standard form of citation. Accessibility of the cited publications for use in this proposed course has been
     confirmed.
     ________ Completed                       ________ NA

           __________________________________________________
     __________________________
           Department's A2C2 Representative or Alternate      Date




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                                       WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

                                         PROPOSAL FOR NEW COURSES
Department __________________________________________________                                          Date ________________________

Refer to Regulation 3-4, Policy for Changing the Curriculum, for complete information on submitting proposals for
curricular changes.

______________________                  _____________________________________________________
      _____________
Course No.                              Course Name                                                                  Credits

This proposal is for a(n)               ______ Undergraduate Course                     ______ Graduate Course

Applies to:       ______ Major                    ______ Minor                          ______ University Studies*
                           _____ Required                 _____ Required                ______ Not for USP
                           _____ Elective                 _____ Elective

Prerequisites
      ________________________________________________________________________________________

Grading method ______ Grade only                  ______ P/NC only             ______ Grade and P/NC Option

Frequency of offering _____________________________

*For University Studies Program course approval, the form Proposal for University Studies Courses must also be
completed and submitted according to the instructions on that form.

Provide the following information:

A.     Course Description

       1.     Catalog description.
       2.     Course outline of the major topics and subtopics (minimum of two-level outline).
       3.     Instructional methods utilized. Please indicate the contributions of lectures, laboratories, web-based materials,
              internships, and other instructional methods to this course.
       4.     Course requirements (papers, lab work, projects, etc.) and means of evaluation.
       5.     Course materials (textbook(s), articles, etc.).
       6.     List of references.

B.     Rationale

       1.     Statement of the major focus and objectives of the course.
       2.     Specify how this new course contributes to the departmental curriculum.
       3.     Indicate any course(s) which may be dropped if this course is approved.

C.     Impact of this Course on other Departments, Programs, Majors, or Minors

       1.     Does this course increase or decrease the total credits required by a major or minor of any other department?
              If so, which department(s)?
       2.     List the department(s), if any, which have been consulted about this proposal.

Attach a Financial and Staffing Data Sheet.

Attach an Approval Form with appropriate signatures.

Department Contact Person for this Proposal:
______________________________________________                       ________________
      _______________________________
Name (please print)                                                  Phone                        e-mail address
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                                    WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
                                   PROPOSAL FOR REVISED COURSES
Department __________________________________________________                                     Date ________________________

If proposed course change requires A2C2 and/or graduate Council approval, i.e., not considered a notification, complete
and submit this form with the appropriate number of copies. Refer to Regulation 3-4, Policy for Changing the
Curriculum, for complete information on submitting proposals for curricular changes.

Current Course Information
   _____________________             _____________________________________________________
   _____________
   Course No.                        Course Name                                                                Credits

    This Proposal is for a(n)        ______ Undergraduate Course                    ______ Graduate Course

    Applies to: ______ Major                 ______ Minor                  ______ University Studies
                         _____ Required              _____ Required        ______ Not for USP
                         _____ Elective              _____ Elective
    Prerequisites
________________________________________________________________________________________

    Grading     ______ Grade only             ______ P/NC only            ______ Grade and P/NC Option

    Frequency of offering _____________________________


Proposed Course Information. (Please indicate only proposed changes below.)

    _____________________            _____________________________________________________
    _____________
    Course No.                       Course Name                                                                Credits

    This Proposal is for a(n)        ______ Undergraduate Course                    ______ Graduate Course

    Applies to ______ Major                  ______ Minor                  ______ University Studies
                        _____ Required               _____ Required        ______ Not for USP
                        _____ Elective               _____ Elective
    Prerequisites
________________________________________________________________________________________

    Grading     ______ Grade only             ______ P/NC only            ______ Grade and P/NC Option

    Frequency of offering _____________________________

A. Changes in the course description,
   1. Catalog description (include a display of current and proposed course requirements).
   2. Course outline of the major topics and subtopics (minimum of two-level outline).
   3. Instructional methods utilized. Please indicate the contributions of lectures, laboratories, web-based materials,
       internships, and other instructional methods to this course.
   4. Course requirements (papers, lab work, projects, etc.) and means of evaluation.

B. Rationale for each of the changes proposed.
C. Impact of this Course on other Departments, Programs, Majors, or Minors
     1. Does this course increase or decrease the total credits required by a major or minor of any other department?
          If so, which department(s)?
     2. List the department(s), if any, which have been consulted about this proposal.

D. Describe impacts of this proposal on the University Studies Program.


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Attach an Approval Form with appropriate signatures.

Department Contact Person for this Proposal:

______________________________________________         ________________
    _______________________________
Name (please print)                                    Phone              e-mail address




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University Studies Program
Assessment Plan
Spring 2005 Progress Report
April 13, 2005
The University Studies Program Assessment Plan (USPAP) is available in full at
http://www.winona.edu/usp. The following Progress Report, as per the request of Faculty
Senate, briefly chronicles activities of the current year and plans for that upcoming.
Fall 2004. The University Studies Program Assessment Plan, approved by Senate in April of
2004, was funded by Administration—with reassigned time and travel expenses for area
Committee chairpersons—in October of 2004. Subsequently, Senate appointed 20 faculty
members to four area committees (the Basic Skills areas of College Reading and Writing, Oral
Communications, Mathematics/Statistics, and Physical Development and Wellness) in
November of 2004. Those four committees, like all subsequent area committees, are each
charged with responsibility for …
• review and discussion of student learning outcomes in the area,
• identification or development of mechanisms for data collection,
• collection of data (using both direct and indirect measures) relevant to the outcomes,
• analysis of the data, and
• reporting the results of their efforts to the University Studies Subcommittee (USS) and
to program area faculty.
The separate area committees each elected a chairperson and were provided orientation sessions
in early December. These sessions provided committee members with an overview of the
following: (1) the University’s move from the old general education plan to the new University
Studies curriculum in 2001; (2) the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central
Association’s comments on University Studies in its 2001 evaluation; (3) the charge to each
committee; (4) a timeline of scheduled events leading to (and beyond) the required 2006
Progress Report on University Studies (due to the HLC September of that year); and (5) general
approaches to, and resources for, assessment of student learning in higher education, including
an extensive list of programs and rubrics provided by Assessment Coordinator Susan Hatfield.
Spring of 2005. Basic Skills area committees began developing plans and instruments for
data collection and analysis. As a part of their charge, committee chairs each attended a
professional conference on general education assessment. The details of each committee’s
activities this semester, as well as its plans for 2005-06, are provided below, courtesy of each
committee’s chairperson:
College Reading and Writing. The committee has met monthly since its formation in December and
formulated a plan for soliciting, analyzing, and assessing student papers culled from English 111 classes.
The primary aim of the plan will be to review direct evidence of student learning at two separate moments:
students' point of entry to the course and students' point of exit from the course. The committee intends
that data culled from this effort can be later used as baseline data for further assessment of Basic Skills or,
potentially, of the Writing Flag courses. After review of the charge, consideration of the CCCC Position
Statement on Writing Assessment, and discussion of the various privacy, validity, integrity, academic, and
ethical issues attendant to the initiative, the committee has designed a prompt for student writers, a
scoring guide for assessing the papers, and established a procedure for soliciting the papers from a number
of sections of English 111 during the 2005-06 academic year.
During the summer, the committee will further test and refine the instrument and scoring guide with
papers culled from summer sections of English 111. The committee will then collect, during the 2005-06
academic year, papers written both at entry to and exit from English 111 courses in as many sections as are
willing to participate. The committee, along with assistance from other trained readers in a guided traitscoring
session (each paper read twice, with a third lead scorer adjudicating), will then assess the student
work using the scoring guide, yielding an analysis of the ultimate quality of each writer's efforts and an
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indication of his or her development over the course of the term. The assessment should provide an
indication of each student's progress toward course outcomes as well as identify potential areas for
curricular or pedagogical improvement. Additionally, the committee plans to supplement this review of
direct evidence of student learning with other indirect measures: certainly a faculty survey and potentially
a student survey as well. Other than obtaining funds for stipends for the additional scorers needed, the
committee foresees no obstacles in completing the review and reporting by June 1, 2006. Committee
members: J Paul Johnson (chair), Ethan Krase, Holly Shi, Ditlev Larsen, and Tammy Torres.
Oral Communication.
1. Orientation of assessment committee members
a. Reiterated importance of assessment
b. Our charge as a committee: time line and deliverables
c. Chair and member roles and responsibilities
2. Provision of highlights, insights, things learned and relevant materials obtained from
the Assessment Conference in Atlanta
a. Reiteration of the importance of assessment
b. The need to establish an ―assessment‖ culture along with some ideas of what that
might entail
c. The need to use assessment-friendly terminology to begin reducing resistance
1. Utilization of ―self-study‖ terminology instead of ―assessment‖ to manage
connotative baggage and reactivity
3. Discussion and identification of the specific learning outcomes that will be targeted
initially for assessment in 2005-2006.
4. Distillation of the learning outcomes stipulated for CMST 191.
5. Creation of materials that visually lay out the outcomes and their respective
indicators in table fashion.
a. Row-column boxes identifying areas where data needs to be gathered
6. Initial steps to gather basic data to establish ―presence-absence‖ baselines for
learning outcomes 1-8.
a. Course syllabi
b. Descriptions of speaking assignments
c. Grading forms
d. Grading criteria and rubrics
e. Sample speeches (videotaped) to demonstrate student proficiency in delivering
informative and persuasive speeches
Committee members: Lisa Glueck (chair), Amy Hermodson, Annie Clement, Luke Lefevre, Xin Ju.
Mathematics/Statistics. The committee has met 1-2 times each month since its formation in
December. As this committee is composed of members of the Mathematics & Statistics Department
General Studies and Service Course Committee, initial meetings focused upon
(i) the coordination of University Studies Assessments with the goals of departmental service course
assessment efforts,
(ii) further definition of the requested basic skills assessment structures, including a precise
understanding of ―outcomes‖, ―components‖, and ―rubrics‖, and
(iii) an appropriate method of specifying components for the basic skills in mathematics, in that these
must be applicable to ten different courses, many of which are taught by temporary faculty.
Currently, the committee is completing its work to meet with instructors of each of the courses under
basic skills mathematics. The purpose of these meetings has been to collect specific assessment problems
from the instructors and to discuss assessment issues and concerns with those directly involved in the
delivery of the classes. These problems will then be assembled according to commonalities and used as
motivation for appropriate statements of components. Upon completion of this phase, the committee will
then be prepared to discuss and test the assessment with course instructors, potentially during summer
term. Committee Members: Jeff Anderson (chair), Joyati Debnath, Jeff Draskoci-Johnson, Sue Florin,
Chris Malone, Cheryl Nelson, Barry Peratt, Joyce Quella, Ben Weng, Nicole Williams.
Physical Development and Wellness. When the committee initially met, we started by reviewing
the outcomes that were established for the USP courses and identifying which ones were listed as being
met for each of the Human Development & Wellness USP approved courses. When looking at the 12
outcomes listed it was very obvious that most were not written in an assessable format. In discussions
with Susan Hatfield, it was decided to revise the outcomes to make them more easily assessable by using
action verbs that were both observable and measurable. Once this was completed we were faced with

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another problem and that was the sheer number of outcomes listed for each of the courses. To qualify as
an USP course, each course had to list a minimum of 7 outcomes that were to be accomplished. It was
Noted that many of the outcomes were stated in ways that tended to duplicate other outcomes and it was
the strong feeling of the committee, and supported by Susan Hatfield, that the number of outcomes we had
were too cumbersome to be assessed accurately. We then decided to pare them down to four outcomes
that could be assessed and were more pertinent to the courses. These four outcomes were presented to
both the PER and HERS Departments for their comment and support. Both departments voted to support
the new outcomes and that established that a USP course needed to meet a minimum of two of the stated
outcomes.
Next the instructors of the USP courses were contacted and asked to decide which of the new outcomes
they would be meeting through their courses. Once this was determined then the various instructors
began work on the assessments they would use to assess the new outcomes for their course. If more than
one instructor teaches in the subject area, they met together to design the instruments. Samples of these
assessment instruments were submitted to the committee for review and comment. The committee has
selected certain courses to pilot the assessment instruments during this spring. The data from these pilots
will be collected and reviewed to determine the usability of the data, and changes in the instruments
and/or procedures will be made based on the pilot program results. This will get us ready for full
implementation starting this fall. Committee members: Harry Lehwald (Chair), Lorene Olson, and
Terry Sheridan, Randy Miller, and Kyle Poock.
Fall 2005-Spring 2006. Faculty Senate Committee on Committees has issued the call for
volunteers for committee members to undertake assessment of the four areas of the Arts &
Science Core (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine and Performing Arts)
from 2005-2007, with final reports to the University Studies Subcommittee and teaching faculty
in the areas due June 1, 2007. In early fall of 2005, when the committees have been established
and chairpersons elected, the University Studies Director and Assessment Coordinator will
again provide orientation sessions for these committees’ undertakings.
The Basic Skills area committees will continue to meet and assess student learning in their
respective areas as indicated above through the 2005-06 academic year, with their efforts
culminating in the reports due June 1, 2006.
2006 Progress Report. During the 2005-06 academic year, the University Studies Director,
in consultation with the University Studies Subcommittee, will begin organizing and drafting
the 2006 University Studies Progress Report to the HLC. As per the HLC request, this report
will summarize the development, implementation, and assessment of the University Studies
Program, with major components of the report to include the following:
o an overview of the development and implementation of the USP;
o evidence of courses approved and available in each USP area;
o the full University Studies Assessment Plan;
o full reports from each of the four Basic Skills area committees;
o midterm reports from each of the four Arts & Science Core area committees;
o an overview of assessment data yielded from CAAP exam in relevant years; and
o a summary of other initiatives as relevant (e. g., if WSU is selected, any available
results from the longitudinal study of student learning organized by the AAC&U
and Council for Aid to Education and funded by the Lumina Foundation).
Ongoing Activities. The University Studies Assessment Plan is ongoing and cyclical in
nature, with committees formed for periods of two years to assess each area of the USP. As
developed in the USPAP, the schedule for ongoing review and assessment of each area is
planned
as listed below:
USP Area/Cycle Faculty Area Committees
Basic Skills College Reading/Writing Oral Communication Mathematics Phys. Dev. & Wellness
2004-06 (& 2008-10) 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty
Arts & Sciences Core Humanities Social Science Natural Science Fine & Performing Arts
2005-07 (& 2009-11) 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty

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Unity & Diversity Critical Analysis Science & Social Policy Glob./Multicult. Perspect. Citizenship/Democ. Inst.
2006-08 (& 2010-12) 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty
Flag Requirements Writing Oral Communication Mathematics/Statistics Critical Analysis
2007-09 (& 2011-13) 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty 5 faculty
Once formed, each subsequent committee will meet with the University Studies Director and
Assessment Coordinator to review the committee charge, fundamentals of assessment,
timelines, and reporting mechanism. Each committee’s final report will be delivered, upon
completion, to the University Studies Subcommittee and Director, with electronic copies to
faculty teaching in the area of the USP. The University Studies Director will, upon final receipt
of each area report, compile a biennial report on USP assessment efforts to be forwarded to
A2C2, Faculty Senate, and Administration, and, as appropriate, to other constituencies or
interested parties.
The USP website (http://www.winona.edu/usp) will provide an ongoing archive of the biennial
USPAP reports as well as the entirety of each area committee’s report and relevant documents
from its efforts (e.g. assessment instruments, artifacts, scoring guides, etc.). These reports and
documents should prove particularly useful to future area committees undertaking assessment
of student learning, as well as to those charged with the reporting on student learning in future
accreditation evaluations. For a copy of the USPAP and/or its appendices, or for any additional
information regarding the program, please consult the USP website indicated above. Questions
or concerns regarding the content of this progress report may be directed to the University
Studies Program Director at the address indicated below.
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. J Paul Johnson
Professor, English; Director, University Studies
317 Minne Hall, Winona State University
Winona, MN 55987-5838
507.457.5453 / pjohnson@winona.edu




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                             WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
                 FORM FOR PERMISSION FOR ONE-TIME COURSE OFFERING

Type one copy only. After form is signed, the Dean’s Office will make copies and distribute as follows: Original to
Dean and copies to Department Chairperson, A2C2 Chairperson, and Registrar; additional copies to Graduate
Council and Graduate Dean for graduate courses.

Date:

Department:

Course Number:                       Course Title:

Credits:                             Prerequisites:


To be required for Major_____(B.A.),______(B.S.):               for Minor_____(B.A.),_____(B.S.)

Elective_____.

Elective counts toward Major_____, Minor_____, Certification_____.

Type of Grading: _____Grade Only or _____P/NC Only or _____P/NC option

Term and year to be offered:

Give Title, brief description and content of the course:




Indicate why it is important to offer this course:



Department action at meeting date:                                                           (Attach Minutes)

Will this course require additional funding? _____Yes               _____No

Will this course require additional staff?     _____Yes             _____No

Approve
Disapprove _____________________________________________________
_________________________________
                                       Department Chairperson                                             Date

Approve
Disapprove _____________________________________________________
_________________________________
                                             College Dean                                                 Date

Approve
Disapprove _____________________________________________________
_________________________________
                                             Graduate Dean                                                Date

NOTE: No one-time course offering may count for General Education credit. One-time course offerings may be
offered for University Studies credit only if they are approved by the University Studies Subcommittee and
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A2C2. This form authorizes the offering of this course only once. If the Department wishes to offer it again,
approval must be given according to the prescribed procedures, using the New Course Proposal Form.
                                                                                              SL – 30062 (Dean)
                                                                                       Revised 9-12-96 __-__-05




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