THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

JANUARY 15, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

PRESENT:            Ann Snyder (Chair), George Davida, Laurie Glass, Marcia Parsons, and David Schultz

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:18 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes were approved as presented.

 

III.               PERSONS WHO WISH TO BE HEARD (Not longer than 15 minutes): There were no persons who wished to be heard.

 

IV.              CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT:

 

A.    Chancellor Zimpher reported on the two Vice Chancellor searches currently in progress.  Chancellor Zimpher also reported on the status of the History PhD proposal and that there needs to be more PhD programs begun.

 

B.     Provost Wanat briefly answered questions dealing with the new parking structure in the Klotsche addition.  He also spoke on the proposal to assist graduate student funding levels.  Provost Wanat stated that some of the funding for the program will come from non-academic sources.  He stated that the reason for the program was that the University needs to become more competitive with the graduate programs, especially the doctoral programs.  Provost Wanat also reported on the progress of the L&S Deans Search.

 

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.    Snyder met with SOIS and Journalism/Mass Communication representatives to discuss a potential joint PhD.

 

B.     Snyder attended the Leadership Luncheon of the YWCA with the Chancellor and other UWM representatives.

 

C.     Snyder attended the SOIS school meeting.

 

D.    Snyder met with the coordinators of the UWM “team” for AAHE.

 

E.     Snyder attended the Chancellors’ Cabinet meeting.  AQIP was discussed and there was a presentation by Healthy Choices, one of the Milwaukee Ideas.

 

F.      Snyder meet Sona Andrews about the Disciplinary Policy so that it could be discussed at the chair’s retreat.

 

G.     The Chancellor sent a letter to Dean Greenstreet, Chair of PEC, stating that the Klotsche parking structure was approved for 667 spots, instead of 344.

 

H.    Snyder received copy of letter from Ron Weber, chair of APCC, which gave full support to the Provosts’ plan to enhance graduate student support.

 

I.       Snyder reported that the Milwaukee Ideas trustees meeting will be held this Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Union.

 

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Schultz reported the Rules Committee put together the Agenda for the next Senate meeting.

 

Schultz spoke with Dean Amon about whether to allow 15 or 16 week extensions on leaves of absence for two professors and ongoing problems in the school.

 

B.     Glass reported that the Dean’s search has an adequate pool of candidates.

 

Glass attended the OASIS update meeting.  Glass reported that OASIS would make the following changes:

1. There will be no more paper registration

2. The new system for registration and other student reporting is named “Paws”

3. Computer registration will begin with summer registration on April 8th.  Students will be sent appointment letters and registration will begin on a rolling basis based on the students’ grade level and amount of credits.

4. All student advising will be done on computer

5. All faculty will be required to have FERPA certification training before accessing student information.

6. There will be a pilot team to set up the training.

 

VII.            OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

1. Request for Appointees/Nominees for FAGC and Senate from Social Welfare.  Edith Moravcsik from FAGC needs to be replaced for one semester. C. Poe needs to be replaced in Senate for one semester.  The chair is working on both replacements.

 

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1. AQIP – Senate Committee of the Whole Discussion.  The UC discussed the Senate Committee of the Whole Discussion on AQIP.  The UC will request that the Rules Committee make available the positives/negatives sheet on AQIP at the next Senate meeting.

 

VIII.         NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1. Emeritus standing.  Information was distributed on the Emeritus procedures for faculty and academic staff.  This issue will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)] There were no personnel matters to discuss.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.