University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday, February 15, 2001 2:30 p.m.
Curtin Hall, Room 175

Chancellor Zimpher called the meeting to order at 2:34 p.m.
A. Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the University, addressed the Senators on several topics including:
The Governor's Budget address which will be presented February 20, 2001. Expect ongoing communique re budget status subsequently.
The UWS Budget plan approved by the Board of Regents includes:
- The Milwaukee Idea
- The New Wisconsin Economy
- A 2nd installment of the Madison Plan
- The Green Bay Idea
- Technology
- Stewardship
The Governor will meet with the Corporate Council on February 27, 2001.
As focus shifts to the legislature, the Milwaukee Caucus will be updated on information including multiple budget initiatives and students will be mobilized to assist.
March 7, 2001 will be "UW Days". Lobbying at the capitol, open houses, etc will all take place primarily at the Monona Terrace. 
B. Professor John Moore, Chairperson of the University Committee, reported the Committee's activities, which include:
President Lyall will be visiting the University on April 19, 2001 and will address the Senate at 2:30 p.m.
The committee has completed deliberation on the revised Disciplinary Policy. 
Professor Moore updated the Senators on the Annual Merit Exercise and how compression adjustment will be addressed.
C. Student Association President, Ajita Talwalker was not present.
The Secretary called the roll. There were 41 Senators and Parliamentarian R. Krueger present.
The January 25, 2001, Faculty Senate minutes were approved with the correction of the date so as to read January 25, 2001.
A. Faculty Document #2271 - a motion by the Economic Benefits Committee and the University Committee that UWM Administration Present a Plan to the Faculty Senate of the Passage of the State Budgetary Allocations for the Next Biennium, for Financing the Compression Adjustment Over the Next 2 Biennia.
Professor Moore and Professor Harris presented rationale for the document and clarified concerns. Harris presented the summary of the "Committee on Competitive Faculty Compensation and Salary Equity" findings. After discussion, the motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote.
B. Faculty Document #2272 - a resolution by Associate Professor Lex Renda in Support of Enabling Legislation for Collective Bargaining. A motion was made and seconded from the Senate floor to approve the document. 
Associate Professor Renda, with Permission from the Rules Committee, presented rationale for the document stating that many comparable state universities have this right. He was not speaking in favor of unionization or strikes, but only for self-determination and legislation that would allow faculty the option of collective bargaining. The motion was approved by a voice vote.
C. Faculty Document #2273 - a motion to Endorse the Global Sullivan Principles.
Professor Moore and Assistant Chancellor Stanley Battle presented rationale for the document and clarified concerns. Among the concerns raised were the need for endorsement when most content already existed in state and federal law; the appropriateness of the language given the references to "companies" and "employees" rather than university relevant terms; the uncertainty related to an accountability device; perception of the university should the resolution fail; application and usefulness related to our "business" of research internationally. Chancellor Zimpher yielded the Chair to Senator Sappenfield to speak to the accountability issue specifically and the resolution more generally. After discussion, the motion was approved by a voice vote.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 3:45 p.m.