THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

April 19, 2001

 

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

 

GUESTS:                     President Lyall, Ellen Murphy

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:35 pm. 

 

II          WELCOME

Moore welcomed President Lyall on behalf of the University Committee and thanked her for her continued support of UW-Milwaukee.  The members of the committee introduced themselves.

 

III.       MEETING

            President Lyall spoke to the committee on several topics, including:

·                    Budget.  She provided the committee with background on the Enrollment Management 21 plan for UW-System, specifically with the Milwaukee Idea as UWM’s contribution.  Most of the 1.7% budget increase was ‘cost to continue’.  She stressed that the state needs to reexamine its commitments and priorities.  President Lyall also spoke to the Economic Stimulus Package in which UW-System’s goal is to ‘grow the income faster than the growth of taxes.’  She also informed the committee of the Joint Financial Committee meeting on Friday April 20th.

·                    Graduate Education/Research.  Moore provided background to President Lyall on UWM’s commitment to Graduate Education/Research, specifically the University’s desire to maintain the integrity of being designated a ‘research university’.  President Lyall spoke of other universities that provide non-resident tuition remissions.  Also, some graduate programs are now free to students due to a reduction in enrollment.  President Lyall informed the committee that of the 10 new programs at UWM, 7 are graduate programs. UW-System needs help from UWM in prioritizing the programs.

 

 

IV        ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 2:24  pm.