THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

March 13, 2001

 

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

 

GUEST:                       PJ Boylan

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:08 pm.  The agenda was immediately suspended to accommodate PJ Boylan’s schedule.  The agenda resumed at 1:59 pm and was approved.

 

II          APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the March 6, 2001 meeting were approved as corrected.

 

III        CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

 

 

IV        CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

·        Moore informed the committee that the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting is now postponed.

·        Moore inquired about UW Days.

·        Moore informed the committee of the happenings at the CIPD conference.

·        There will be no meeting next week, March 20.

 

V         MEMBER’S REPORTS           

·        Kanti Prasad updated the committee on the Learning Through Technology Roundtable where discussion included the web site redesign for the University.

·        Marcia Parsons updated the committee on the last Board of Visitor’s meeting where Chancellor Zimpher spoke on the budget.

·        Paul Haubrich updated the committee on the happenings of the APBC and graduate enrollment and graduate tuition remission.

·        Ann Snyder updated the committee on the School of Nursing Dean Search.

·        Jim Sappenfield informed the committee that the joint document with Academic Staff on titling has been forwarded to Erika Sander.

·        Mark Schwartz updated the committee on the School of Education Dean Search.

 

VI        OLD BUSINESS

            A.        Action Item(s):

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

 

            Moore addressed the e-mail comments he has received since the Policy was put up on the web.  He will create a memo for the Faculty Senate meeting.

 

VII       NEW BUSINESS

            A.        Action Item(s):

 

No action items this week.

 

            B.         Discussion Item(s):

1.         Follow-up with John Wanat about the review of the roles of Chairs, Associate Deans, and Deans  - Deferred.

 

2.         Discussion of the 12-month chair appointments - Deferred.

 

3.         Intellectual Property at UWM

 

            PJ Boylan addressed the committee on Intellectual Property rights at UWM.  She informed the committee that WySis, a subsidiary of WARF, has the first right of refusal for Copyrights and Patents.  She is the first stop for any legal issues that might arise regarding intellectual property rights.  She presented an action plan to the committee in which there would be an intellectual property liaison in each department in lieu of a “permission’s office.”  She also briefed the committee on web authorship and how that differs from print authorship and other forms of authorship.

 

4.         Senate Rules Committee discussion

 

            Issues discussed included the recent dialogue regarding the collective bargaining motion from the February Faculty Senate meeting.  The agenda item for March’s Faculty Senate meeting is not a reconsideration of the original motion, but rather a proposed change of the language in which the phrase ‘academic staff’ would be stricken.  Also discussed was the Academic Approval Matrix.

 

            C.        Other

                        1.         Moore informed the committee there will be a 2-page memo to the Senate about UWM’s stance on the budget.

 

 

VIII      PERSONNEL MATTERS

No personnel matters.

 

IX        ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 3:12  pm.