THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

May 1, 2001

 

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

 

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:17 pm.  The agenda was approved.

 

II            APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the April 24, 2001 meetings were approved as corrected.

 

III            CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

 

 

IV            CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Moore informed the committee that Thursday is another interview with a candidate for the Dean of Education Dean search. 

 

V            MEMBER’S REPORTS      

·        Kanti Prasad updated the committee on the Notebaert Chair search committee.

·        Ann Snyder informed the committee that she is unable to attend the Milwaukee Idea Trustee Council meeting.  Marcia Parsons volunteered to go in her place.  Snyder deferred other information to closed session.

·        Marcia Parsons updated the committee on the APBC meeting where topics of discussion included PAR Review and Academy of Excellence.

·        Paul Haubrich updated the committee on the APBC.

           

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

 

            Moore provided the committee with the Disciplinary Policy incorporating Don Solomon’s corrections.  The committee decided the policy will not be an action item at the next Faculty Senate meeting, but rather a continued discussion-of-the-whole.  The committee suggested language changes to reflect the difference between a formal and informal complaint.

 

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

           

            The committee reached a general agreement to ask Rules Committee to remove the Sabbatical Policy from the next Faculty Senate meeting and postpone further discussion indefinitely.

 

4.            Agenda for Chancellor/Provost visit May 8

 

·                    Audits of schools/colleges

·                    Acclimation of Chairs/Assoc. Deans/Deans

·                    The number of new Deans and the effect on Faculty governance.

 

5            Future Directions

 

·                    Proactive legislation that departments own their own courses.

·                    Merit Pay.

 

                                               

VIII            PERSONNEL MATTERS

In accordance with Wis Stats. 1985 (1)(f), at 3:20  pm, it was moved by Paul Haubrich and seconded by Mark Schwartz that the committee move into closed session.  The motion was passed unanimously in a roll call vote.

 

Paul Haubrich moved and Marcia Parsons seconded that the committee rise from closed session at 4:10 pm. The motion was passed unanimously in a roll call vote.

 

IX            ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 4:10  pm.