THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

April 24, 2001

 

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

 

GUESTS:                     Gene Haberman, Merry Weisner-Hanks

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:19 pm.  The agenda was approved with the addition of the summer meeting schedule.

 

II            APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the April 17 and 19, 2001 meetings were approved.

 

III            CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

 

 

IV            CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Moore updated the committee on the Cabinet Meeting, which included a guided tour of the UWM web page and a review of the IT report.

·        Moore distributed a memo from the HPC regarding the Academy of Excellence. 

 

V            MEMBER’S REPORTS      

·        Paul Haubrich updated the committee on the upcoming Rules Committee meeting.  The PEC voted to approve a modified budget with an increase in parking fees.  Haubrich volunteered to write the UWM Report article on parking at UWM.

·        Marcia Parsons updated the committee on the L&S Dean Search.

·        Ann Snyder updated the committee on her communication with Michael Gordon.

           

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

 

            Discussion included the option of having the complaint come to either the University Committee or the Secretary of the University’s office first.  Moore will communicate with Ellen Murphy about this possibility.

 

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

           

            Moore worked in the suggestions from the Faculty Senate meeting.  The changes will be updated on the web as well.

 

                        4.            Capital Campaign

 

Gene Haberman distributed documents regarding the Capital Campaign, including a timeline, to the committee.  He then provided a verbal overview of the campaign to the committee.

 

                        5.            Honors Program

 

Merry Weisner-Hanks joined the University Committee to update the committee on the Honors Program and the Academy of Excellence.  A subcommittee consisting of 3 members each from the HPC and the Academy of Excellence action team will draft a proposal combining the Honors Program and the Academy of Excellence program.  A major concern is the sacrifice of quality for an accelerated program of study.  Another discussion included the handling of incoming students.  High School Seniors with many AP credits are admitted as sophomores and miss getting letters asking them to join the Honors Program.  Lastly, the HP does expend into other colleges, but for additional expansion to take place, more faculty need to volunteer.

           

VIII            PERSONNEL MATTERS

In accordance with Wis Stats. 1985 (1)(f), at 4:00  pm, it was moved by Paul Haubrich and seconded by Jim Sappenfield that the committee move into closed session.  The motion was passed unanimously in a roll call vote.

 

Jim Sappenfield moved and Paul Haubrich seconded that the committee rise from closed session at 4:18 pm. The motion was passed unanimously in a roll call vote.

 

IX            ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 4:18  pm.