UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MILWAUKEE
FACULTY SENATE MEETING
M I N U T E S
Thursday, October 15, 1998; 2:30 p.m.; Curtin Hall 175
UWM. FAC.
DOC. NO.
 
I. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS 
1. Chancellor Zimpher commented on three items:
She is making a major effort to improve the university's visibility by off campus appearances at donor groups, alumni gatherings and a multitude of other groups. On campus she has attended many faculty, staff, and student committees.
The Milwaukee Idea was launched on October 6, with a meeting of the "Committee of 100" at the Italian Community Center. Commenting on nomenclature, Chancellor Zimpher noted that while "Urban" is a central theme, its understanding must be tempered by the realization that our traditional efforts must go forward. Thus the Milwaukee Idea will provide an edge and 80% of what we do will continue. The Milwaukee Idea now has a home page.
http://www.uwm.edu/MilwaukeeIdea
The Chancellor invited all to attend the Fall Convocation on Friday. The purpose of the convocation is to enhance the quality of student life. 
Question: R. Schwartz asked for a comment on the status of UWM relative to charter schools.
Answer: UWM has received seven letters of intent to submit proposals for charter schools. This is the first of four steps. As a response to proposals, UWM expects to sponsor one or two charter schools next year. Professor Haubrich is the one most knowledgeable on the project.
2.  Professor Ryder gave an overview of the activities of the University Committee.
The committee has met and has scheduled meetings with several representatives of state government, resulting in a productive exchange of views. Meetings have already been held with Senators Darling and Grobschmit. The committee emphasized the constraints put on the university and the need for relaxation of these constraints. Darling agreed that reduced funding should lead to reduced restraints and asked for a list of obstacles for which the state is responsible.
Legislation on discipline of faculty is still in progress. The recently enacted changes in UW-Madison's legislation on the question has been challenged by the Madison legal staff. The University Committee has asked System legal staff to look at the proposed UWM legislation and will be conferring with UWM Legal Affairs Director P.J. Boylan on the question.
A review of funding of major programs in the state was illustrated by graphs and tables. Main points included the fact that GPR funding of K12 had gone from 22% of state total to 41% while GPR funding of UW System had fallen from 13% to 8% in recent years. 
 
Salary comparison with our peer group based on 1997 data (1998 data will be available in the spring) show UWM full professors 13.4% below the median with associate professors and assistant professors 3.3% below and 1.8% above the median respectively. UWM would need increases of 5.4% to 12.7% annually in the next biennium to reach the median under the current method of calculation. The time line for the salary proposal is: President Lyall presents a proposal to the Regents who consider it in November. The Regents' request is considered by the Department of Employee Relations in November and December. It then goes to the Joint Committee on Employee Relations of the legislature ending up on the legislatures agenda in June or July. 
Y. Yannay stated that inflation had just experienced the largest jump in the last ten years and hoped that the request for salary increases would reflect this fact.
 
3.  D. Petering gave a summary of the faculty Academic Planning and Budget Committee report.
The report has been sent to the Academic Program and Curriculum Committee, Graduate Faculty Council, and submitted to the Provost. It identifies strong programs that need additional resources and three other levels of need further attention: maintain and watch, reorganize, and phase out. The guidelines for planning are strongly based on the Program Array Review as an essential part this year. The Provost has budgeted $250,000 as one time funds for 1998-1999 and a similar amount as base budget allocation for each year of the 1999-2001 biennium to implement the Program Array Review. Schools/colleges are to prepare proposals which include matching by the unit for these funds. The faculty Academic Planing and Budget Committee will be following the process closely to monitor success.
Question: R. Schwartz asked if the senate had seen the planning directives.
Answer: The planning directive went to the deans and could be seen there.
Question: R. Schwartz asked if the funds for implementation of Program Array Review are new funds or reallocated funds.
Answer: Reallocated funds.
4. Student Association Report:
Vice President Laty Keodouangsy of the Student Association thanked Chancellor
Zimpher for the invitation to students to participate in the Milwaukee Idea project. The Association intends to send more students to the project and interact more with the chancellor.
The students are meeting with other students in the system monthly on system wide committees.
The Segregated Fee Allocation Committee is actively setting up allocations. 
President Robb thanked the chancellor for attending the Student Association Senate. 
President Robb discussed the recent hate crime in Wyoming reporting that 300 people had held a memorial candle light vigil. The Student Association is considering legislation broadening the definition of hate crimes to encompass categories other than race and would send a draft to the senate hopefully for its approval.
II. SENATE ROLL CALL
The Parliamentarian and 41 senators were present. Senators M.Gordon, J. Wolf, M. Hossain, S. McRoy, D. Barlow, J. Hall, V. Stoffel, P Teeter, R.Drago, and W. Velez, were listed as absent.
III. AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS
1. The minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting of May 5, 1998 were approved with one correction. R. Schwartz on page 2 questioned the status of efforts to establish a "Profs" group on campus and not a faculty club as stated.
2.  The annual reports for 1997-98 were received from the following faculty standing committees:
Academic Planning and Budget Committee 2158
M. Schwartz pointed out that the report erred in relating the Campus Opportunity Fund to implementing the Program Array Review. The Campus Opportunity Fund is a separate program. The report also erred in listing R. Williams and W. Winstead as members of the committee.
Academic Program and Curriculum Committee 2159
University Committee 2160
3.  A memorial resolution for Professor Emeritus Robert Ingle,  2161
Department of Educational Psychology, was read by Associate Professor 
Douglas J. Mickelson, Department of Educational Psychology
The Senate rose for a moment of silent tribute.
IV. CHANCELLOR'S REPORT
The Chancellor's report was received.
V. BUSINESS
1. Recommendation of the University Committee to amend UWM Policies and Procedures, Chapter 5, section 5.135.  2162
Motion (J.Moore/R.Schwartz) to approve Faculty Document 2162.
J. Sweetland commented that present legislation makes a distinction between child birth/adoption and other causes and presumes approval for childbirth/adoption. The present legislation is ambiguous on this. 
Moved (G.McBride/ Sweetland ) to amend the motion by inserting the word "only" be inserted between "approved" and "after" in the second sentence of 5.135 (2).
Motion to amend passed on a voice vote. 
2. Recommendation of the University Committee to amend UWM Policies and Procedures, Chapter 4, section 4.06. 

Motion (J./ Moore/R. Schwartz) to approve Faculty Document 2163.

Motion passed by a voice vote.

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VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
None
VII GENERAL GOOD AND WELFARE
Nothing
 

There being no further business, the Senate adjourned at 3:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
George S. Baker
Secretary of the University