THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

April 17, 2001

 

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

 

GUESTS:                     Chancellor Zimpher, Provost Wanat

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:03 pm.  The agenda was approved.

 

II            APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the April 3, 2001 meeting were approved.

 

III            CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

            Provost Wanat joined the UC meeting at 1:45 pm.  He distributed and discussed copies of the IT Final Report to members of the committee.  Chancellor Zimpher joined the meeting at 2:20 pm.  The discussion with the Chancellor and the Provost included:

·        Personnel Matters.  Chancellor Zimpher spoke about the Dean Searches on campus.  She also talked about the on-going search for the Director of HR. 

·        Quality Initiative.  Chancellor Zimpher talked about the Ad Hoc Task Force, North Central’s involvement in the UWM initiative.  Chancellor Zimpher also reaffirmed the importance of student investment.

·        Parking Issues/ Space & Enrollment.  Chancellor Zimpher spoke about the current space and parking issues on campus.  She said the University needed to investigate off-site space opportunities.  The University must take a long-view approach, as the current economic approach is not a solution.

·        IRAS.  Chancellor Zimpher spoke about the titling and climate issues regarding IRAS here and at the Madison campus.  Whereas climate and integration is looked at as being important and is supported on both campuses, titling is not fully supported. 

·        Sabbatical Policy.  Chancellor Zimpher informed the committee that the Deans are not supportive of the proposed sabbatical policy.  She also brought up the issue of the possibility of State’s Rights.  One of the areas of concern is a missing component providing feedback to the candidate. 

 

 

IV            CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Moore updated the committee on the Academic Staff Meeting he attended where items of discussion included titling and parking.  He informed the committee that a memo was drafted requesting the University to cease and desist the current proposed parking solutions until a review was initiated.

·        Moore informed the committee that the Dean of Education interview schedule is posted on the web.

·        There is a Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday.

·        Moore reminded the committee that the UC meeting on April 24 will include guests, Merry Weisner-Hanks/Honors and Gene Haberman/Capital Campaign.

 

V            MEMBER’S REPORTS      

·        Marcia Parsons updated the committee on the APBC, the L&S Dean Search, and the budget..

·        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

 

            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

 

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.            Sabbatical Policy

 

                        4.            Parking

           

VIII            PERSONNEL MATTERS

In accordance with Wis Stats. 1985 (1)(f), at 3:49 pm, it was moved by Jim Sappenfield and seconded by Paul Haubrich that the committee move into closed session.  The voice vote was unanimous.

 

The committee reviewed the FAGC findings on the Professor Keigher appeal.  Ann Snyder will seek clarification on the findings and report back to the committee.

 

Paul Haubrich moved and Jim Sappenfield seconded that the committee rise from closed session at 4:11 pm. The voice vote was unanimous.

 

IX            ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 4:11  pm.