THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

JANUARY 16, 2001

 

PRESENT:                   Jay Moore (Chair), Jim Sappenfield, Kanti Prasad, Mark Schwartz, Marcia Parsons, Paul Haubrich

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:09 pm.  The agenda was unanimously approved.

 

II          APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the January 9, 2001 meeting were approved as corrected.

 

III        CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

No report.

 

IV        CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Moore informed the committee the two people they recommended for the vacant seat on the E/DS Advisory Committee were unavailable.

·        Moore has yet to hear from the Dean of Engineering in regards to the Dean submitting additional names for the Notebaert Search Committee.

·        Moore also informed the committee that Kathryn Lyall has been invited to the Senate meeting in March.

 

V         MEMBER’S REPORTS           

·        Jim Sappenfield updated the committee on the School of the Arts Dean Search.

·        Paul Haubrich updated the committee on the APBC and spoke on the possibility of another PAR Report.

·        Mark Schwartz updated the committee on the School of Education Dean Search.  Schwartz also informed the committee of his discussion with Leslie Schultz regarding Schultz’s desire for UC’s comments on updating the UWM web page.

·        Kanti Prasad spoke to the committee on the Distance Learning Policy.

 

 

VI        OLD BUSINESS

            A.        Action Item(s):

                        1.         Requests for appointees/Nominees for Faculty Standing Committees. Faculty Senate, Divisional Committees, and Administrative Committees -This item was deferred.

2.         Academic Approval Matrix - This item was deferred.

3.         Merit Distribution Plan - The Merit Distribution Plan was discussed by the committee.  The UC will meet with the Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday, January 24th.

4.         Participation in CIPD Conference - This item was deferred.

 

            B.         Discussion Item(s):

1.         Review of Proposed UWM Faculty Disciplinary Policy in Light of Changes Proposed to Madison Policy and Information from Discussions between the UWM Secretary of the University and UWS Legal Council about the Proposed Policy - This item was deferred.

 

VII       NEW BUSINESS

            A.        Action Item(s):

1.         Motion from EBC - This item was deferred for formal consideration pending outcome of the January 23rd meeting with the Vice-Chancellor.

2.         Agenda for the January 25th Faculty meeting - Haubrich updated the committee on agenda items for the meeting.  Items included but were not limited to:

A.        Provost will present “State-of-the State” address

B.         Honorary Degrees

C.        Motion to change English and Math proficiency requirements for graduation.

D.        Calendar for next year.

3.         Election of UC Chair for next year - This item was deferred.

4.         Interim appointments for L&S Dean - The committee discussed possibilities for the Interim Dean and Moore will forward the name to the Provost.

5.         L&S Search and Screen nominations - Many members of the faculty were discussed as possibilities for the L&S Search and Screen Committee.  The committee divided up the names and will contact them to see if they would accept a nomination to serve on the committee. 

 

            B.         Discussion Item(s):

1.         Follow-up with John Wanat about the review of the roles of Chairs, Associate Deans, and Deans  - This item was deferred.

2.         Discussion of the 12 month chair appointments - This item was deferred.

 

VIII      PERSONNEL MATTERS

There was no closed session.

 

IX        ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.