THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

May 8, 2001

 

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

 

GUESTS:                     Chancellor Zimpher and Provost Wanat

 

 

I           CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:14 pm.  The agenda was approved.

 

II          APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the May 1, 2001 meeting were approved as corrected.

 

III        CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

Chancellor Zimpher and Provost Wanat joined the committee at 1:34 pm.  Topics discussed included:

·        Audits.  Audits are going forward.

·        HR and Associate Vice Chancellor for Climate Search.  Candidates are being invited to campus.

·        Women’s Task Force meeting with Nadia Fouad.  Seeking a more proactive approach as opposed to reactive approach.

·        Acclimation of Deans, Associate Deans and Chairs.  Tutorial orientation process.  More one-on-one as the new faculty will come in staggered.

·        Campus Connection. 

·        Milwaukee Night.  Will be similar to UW-Days.

·        Update on the status of the residence halls.  Committed to providing 420 efficiencies in the fall. 

·        Update on parking solutions. 

 

IV        CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Moore updated the committee on the Faculty Reps meeting that took place last Friday, where topics included:

- System-wide response to NIH regarding ethics training and the use of human subjects.

- PK-16 education initiatives including UWM entrance requirements and teacher certification programs.

- Board of Regents May meeting.

                  - A system-wide unified Spring Break schedule

                  - The linkage of tenure to Associate Professors at each campus.

                  - 12-month pay plan.

- The Faculty Reps meeting with Legal Council regarding admissions and open records.

·        Moore updated the committee on the Dean of Education evaluations.

·        Moore updated the committee on the HR candidates interview schedule.

·        Moore briefed the committee on policy recommendations from the Educational Media Policy Committee and the Computer Policy Committee.

 

 

V         MEMBER’S REPORTS           

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

·        Marcia Parsons updated the committee on the Milwaukee Idea Trustee Council meeting and described three new proposals.

·        Paul Haubrich updated the committee on the Rules Committee.

·        Jim Sappenfield updated the committee on the School of Education Dean Search and the Research Policy Committee.

           

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 distributed the language of the Disciplinary Policy and the new flow chart incorporating the UC and SecU involvement.

 

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.         TMI Proposals

 

            Marcia Parsons briefed the committee on the 3 new proposals from the Milwaukee Idea Trustee Council meeting.

 

4.         Future Directions – Deferred.

 

                                               

VIII      PERSONNEL MATTERS

In accordance with Wis Stats. 1985 (1)(f), at 3:18  pm, it was moved by Jim Sappenfield and seconded by Ann Snyder that the committee move into closed session.  The motion was passed unanimously in a roll call vote.

 

Ann Snyder moved and Kanti Prasad seconded that the committee rise from closed session at 3:38 pm. The motion was passed unanimously in a roll call vote.

 

IX        ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 3:38  pm.