UNIVERISTY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

 

FACULTY SENATE MEETING

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, November 18, 1999; 2:30 p.m.; Curtin Hall 175

 

 

I.       COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

 

          1.       The Chancellor’s report included:

 

·        Presentation of a 5-year investment strategy that addressed vision/goals and examined the sources of funding to support goals.

 

2.       Professor Laurie Glass, Chairperson of the University Committee, reported the Committee’s activities which include:

 

·        Reviewing and responding to six evaluation team reports for the Milwaukee Idea with two additional reports to review.

 

·        Attending the budget pre-retreat November 15.

 

·        Meeting with Dean Rayburn; meeting with the Academic Dean’s Council to discuss faculty productivity.

 

Professor Glass also reported on the progress of the PAR Review Faculty Senate Subcommittee, the School/College Governance ad hoc committee, and progress of the Faculty Senate Subcommittee on the Evaluation of Administrators.  Upcoming Committee activities include:  discussion of the Research 2006 Plan, violent behavior, and codes of conduct.

 

3.       Professor Sherri Ahrentzen, chair of the Search Committee for Vice Chancellor and Provost of Academic Affairs reported on the status of the search including:  number of applications to date (80); plans to hold preliminary interviews in December, and after reference checks, selecting 3-5 final candidates.  Final candidates will be scheduled for campus visits at the beginning of the Spring Semester (hopefully).

 

4.       There was no report from L. Keodouangsy, President, Student Association.

 

II.      SENATE ROLL CALL

 

          Parliamentarian Robert Krueger and 42 senators were present.

 

III.     AUTOMATIC CONSENT BUSINESS

 

          1.       The September 16, 1999 Faculty Senate minutes were approved as distributed.

 

IV.     MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

 

1.       A memorial resolution was received for Professor Emerita Martha Best, Department of French, and presented by Professor Madeleine Velguth, Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature.

 

2.       A memorial resolution was received for Professor Emeritus Davy A. Carozza, Department of Comparative Literature, and presented by Professor Roy Arthur Swanson, Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature.

 

The Senate rose for a moment of silence.

 

V.      CHANCELLOR’S REPORT

 

          The Chancellor’s report was received.

 

VI.     BUSINESS

 

1.       Motion by the University Committee to approve Faculty Document #2222 – Legislation on Nepotism.

 

          L. Glass presented rationale for the document.  After discussion the motion was approved by a voice vote.

 

VII.    GENERAL GOOD AND WELFARE

 

1.       At the request of J. Moore, the Provost discussed the status of faculty raises.  He stated the Department of Employment Relations has made no decision on salaries since they want to have more settlements with labor unions before they come forth with final salary information.  Back salary will probably not be issued prior to the year 2000.  E. Sander, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Personnel, agreed, and also stated that retirement annuity will be retroactively prorated.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.