FEBRUARY 12, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm


PRESENT:            Ann Snyder (Chair), George Davida, Michael Day, John Friedman, Laurie Glass,

Marcia Parsons, and David Schultz

GUEST:            Swarnjit Arora


I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.


II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes were approved as presented.


III.       PERSONS WHO WISH TO BE HEARD (Not longer than 15 minutes): Swarnjit Arora requested the University Committee review the need for a policy for release time for service on faculty governance committees.  Arora informed the committee that the Dean and not himself submitted the request for overload pay.




A.    Snyder met with Provost Wanat regarding APBC and the funding for the committee. 


B.     Snyder attended the Search and Screen committee meeting for Vice Chancellor for Development.  Off-campus interviews will be held next week.


C.         Snyder received notification from Vice Chancellor Andrews stating the changes made by the University Committee to the 02-03 pay plan were incorporated.


D.        Snyder received an e-mail from a department chair stating that e-mail attachments received from Administration are unable to be opened.  Davida will prepare a response to this.


E.         Snyder attended the Chancellor Cabinet meeting.  The Director of Volunteer and Student Leadership discussed creating students records and having a mandatory service requirement.


F.         Snyder received notification from Vice Chancellor Andrews of the Leave of Absence policy for a political activity has been revised.


G.         Snyder attended the meeting of UWM individuals who attended the AAHE Conference.


H.        Snyder announced the March 12, 2002 meeting will be held at 12:30 pm. The Chancellor and Provost will be present at that time.


I.          Snyder reported ShaRon Williams, Director of Human Resources, is requesting a list of Faculty names that are involved with diversity.  No names were provided.  More clarification is requested.

J.          Snyder reported receiving a copy of a letter sent to Regent Boyle regarding Graduate Students at UWM and how the students are not helping Wisconsin.  The Graduate School as well as the Deans are obtaining information for Chancellor Zimpher’s presentation for the Regents and UW System.  The Regents will be evaluating all Graduate programs and the success of each one.  Davida stated that he wrote the letter to Regent Boyle.


V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:


A.    Glass reported the School of Business Dean search and screen committee has begun airport interviews.


            Glass reported that she did not attend the Learning Technology Round Table

            meeting on February 8, 2002.


                   B.        Day reported the L & S Dean’s search and screen committee will be submitting a list of candidates to the Provost.


                              Day reported the Transportation sub-committee’s plan of increasing fines and reserved parking fees is being forwarded to the PEC.  The additional money received will provide the needed $150,000 for next years budget for the new parking structure.


                   C.        Friedman reported the sub-committee has completed the applicant reviewing process for the Vice Chancellor for the University Relations and Communications committee recruitment.  


VI.              OLD BUSINESS:


A.    Action Item(s):



B.     Discussion Item(s):


1. Emeritus standing – Davida’s written draft for faculty policies and procedures was discussed.  The University Committee decided instead of changing the policy to reaffirm the current policy and instead respond as such to the letter received from the Provost.  Response was moved, seconded and approved. (5-0-2)


VII.            NEW BUSINESS:  


A.    Action Item(s):


1. Appoint committee member to Awards and Recognition Committee –  There are four people eligible to serve who will be contacted. 


2. Approve augmentation of Department of Health Sciences Executive Committee – Approval was moved, seconded and approved (5-0-2)


B.     Discussion Item(s):


VIII.         PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)] There were no personnel matters to discuss.


IX.              ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.