THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

AUGUST 14, 2001

 

PRESENT:                   Jay Moore (Chair), Paul Haubrich, James Sappenfield, and      

                                    Ann Snyder

 

GUEST:                       Monica Ramai

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jay Moore called the meeting to order at 1:11 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II                   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from the July 31, 2001 meeting were approved as presented.

 

III        CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT

A.        Provost John Wanat requested that the UC nominate someone to work with Sona on a climate issue

B.         The Provost would like some ideas from the UC on individuals who should be recognized for contributions to the University.

C.        Senior surveys brought out accountability issues on campus. Administration will be putting a greater emphasis on the student experience.

D.        With Gene Haberman resigning, a search for a replacement will originate out of the Chancellor’s office.

E.         A donor has come forward with a named professorship that they desire to be given to a directorship, not a person.

 

IV        CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS

A.        Orientation for new faculty and academic staff will take place on August 30th. The table for shared governance will need to be staffed on that day.

B.         A faculty representative needs to be identified. Madison then needs to be informed of who the faculty representative is this coming year. The first meeting is scheduled for August 31, 2001.

 

V         MEMBER’S REPORTS           

A.        None

 

VI        OLD BUSINESS

 

            A.        Action Item(s):

                        1.         Requests for appointees/Nominees for Faculty Standing Committees. Faculty Senate, Divisional Committees, and Administrative Committees – Deferred

 

            B.         Discussion Item(s):

1.         Personnel Decisions – Marder motion – Monica Ramai supplied the UC with additional paperwork relevant to the case and discussed the legalities involved.

 

VII       NEW BUSINESS

 

            A.        Action Item(s):

                       

B.         Discussion Item(s):

 

                        1.         Candidates for the UC election and chairs of dean searches – Paul Haubrich will contact other nominees for Chair of the L/S Dean search. James Sappenfield will contact other nominees for Chair of the SBA Dean search. Jay Moore will contact other nominees for the UC special election. All will keep Ann informed of their results.

 

2.         Preparation of the Annual Report – The final draft of the UC Annual Report was approved.

 

VIII      PERSONNEL MATTERS

In accordance with Wis Stats. 1985 (l)(f), at 3:30 p.m., it was moved by Paul Haubrich and seconded by James Sappenfield that the committee moves into closed session. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The UC rose from closed session at 4:19 p.m.

 

IX        ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.