University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Faculty Senate Meeting
Minutes

Tuesday, May 15, 2001; 2:30 p.m.
Curtin 175
 

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher called the meeting to order at 2:35 p.m.
 
I. Comments and Questions
A. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher discussed several items:
- Budget- President Katharine Lyall continues to give constant support of the Milwaukee Idea in the budget. Chancellor Zimpher also discussed the supplement to the Governor's budget called "economic stimulus package." The Governor's budget includes $60 M and Economic Stimulus Package includes $60 M.
- Chancellor Zimpher reported that UWM was the most visible of the co-sponsors at Milwaukee Night in Madison on May 9.
- Leadership of the Legislature wants to see more collaboration between UWM and UW- Madison.
- Chancellor Zimpher reported on the numerous ceremonies that occurred during the end of the academic year.
- R. Skalitzky thanked Chancellor Zimpher for her "prodigious" efforts on behalf
of UWM and the Senate followed with applause.
B. Professor Jay Moore, Chair of the University Committee, updated the Senators on the status of the three dean searches. Professor Moore reminded the Senators of the June 7-8, 2001 Regents Meeting. Paul Loeb will be the keynote speaker at the concommittant conference. 
C. Student Association, Ajita Talwalker, President was not present.
II. Senate Roll Call
The Secretary called the roll. There were 33 Senators and parliamentarian R. Krueger present.
III. Automatic Consent Business
The April 19, 2001, Faculty Senate minutes were approved as presented.
IV. Proposed Faculty Senate Rules Committee and 

Faculty/Senate Meetings for Academic Year 2001-02

There were no questions and comments. The meeting dates are confirmed as presented.
V. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Zimpher referred Senators to the agenda section that included status of Faculty Documents.
VI. Special Orders of Business
A. Election to fill four vacancies on the Faculty Senate Subcommittee on the Evaluation of Administrators. Four nominations were made. Motion to close nominations was made and seconded. Motion to elect nominees was seconded and approved by voice vote. R. Perez, A. Martin, R. Skalitzky and L. Krause were declared elected to the Faculty Senate Subcommittee on the Evaluation of Administrators. Secretary Murphy will draw lots to determine length of terms.
B. Election of 2001-02 Faculty Senate Rules Committee. Six nominations were made. Motion to close nominations was made and seconded. Balloting was conducted and resulted in a tie between two candidates from same division. A second balloting was conducted. Motion to elect five nominees with most votes was seconded and approved by voice vote. C. Ajirotutu, D. Schultz, O. Aborampah, W. Holahan and E. Buchanan were elected to the Election of 2001-02 Faculty Senate Rules Committee. 
VII. Business
A. Faculty Document 2277 - Swarnjit Arora, Chairperson of the Academic Planning & Budget Committee presented the rationale for the proposed change in APBC membership. There was no discussion. Faculty Document 2277 was approved on a voice vote.
B. Faculty Document 2278 - Victor Skrinska, Chairperson of the Academic Policy Committee explained the proposed Posthumous Degree Awards Policy. There was no discussion and Faculty Document 2278 was approved on a voice vote.
VI. Special Orders of Business (Cont'd)
C. Election of Chair for Faculty Senate Rules Committee. D. Schultz and W. Holahan were nominated. W. Holahan withdrew and a motion was made, seconded and approved to declare D. Schultz elected as Chair of the 2001-02 Faculty Senate Rules Committee.
VII. Business (Cont'd)
C. Faculty Document #2279 - Associate Professor and Senator Andrew Martin presented in support of collective bargaining rights for academic staff.. There was no discussion and Faculty Document #2279 was approved on a voice vote.
VIII. Committee-of-the-Whole Discussion
It was moved and seconded to move into Committee-of-the-Whole for discussion of the Disciplinary Policy. (passed) 
Professor Jay Moore, Chair of the University Committee, presented proposed revisions to the Disciplinary Policy and presided over the discussion. It was moved and seconded to rise from the Committee-of-the-Whole. (passed)
IX. General Good and Welfare - None
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:46 p.m.