THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

FEBRUARY 19, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

PRESENT:    Ann Snyder (Chair), Michael Day, John Friedman, Marcia Parsons, and David Schultz

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes were approved with the following correction in: IV I: correct the spelling of “SahRon William” so that it will read “ShaRon Williams.”

 

III.       PERSONS WHO WISH TO BE HEARD (Not longer than 15 minutes): There were no persons who wish to be heard.

 

IV.       CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT:

 

A.               Chancellor Zimpher – Zimpher reported the following issues are going to be addressed at the upcoming Faculty/Senate meeting:  review of the repair budget, NCA changing standards, and Peck School of Arts - did a great job on the dedication of the hall and the Fine Arts Quartet performed at Carnegie Hall.

 

B.               Provost Wanat

 

1.     Wanat discussed the growth of CEAS that is proposed to take place in the future.

 

2.     Wanat reported the 2002-03 biennial budget plan is being reviewed with the Deans which includes reviewing the hiring of 175 positions and postponing some of the hires.  Wanat stated the colleges and departments would have the choice of which positions they felt were most critical to fill.  Wanat stated the 2003-05 biennial budget plan would make the highest priority back-filling the remaining positions.

 

3.     Wanat discussed the Doctoral Program Review.  The Chancellor’s office is the process of preparing the presentation for the Regents.

 

4.     Wanat reported the L & S Dean Search will be conducting on-campus interviews soon.

 

5.     Wanat reported the School of Business Dean Search is in the process of discussing candidates.

 

6.     Wanat reported the Director of Equity and Diversity Services Search is conducting on-campus interviews.

 

7.     Wanat reported the Vice Chancellor for Development Search is continuing the off-campus interview process.

 

 

IV.              CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.    Snyder received notification from the Provost’s office regarding the L & S Dean search.  On campus interviews are being held the first part of March.  

 

B.     Snyder reported the interview sessions for the top candidates for the Equity and Diversity Services Director are being held on campus this week.

 

C.         Snyder stated the draft themes for the 2003-05 biennial budget development will be discussed at APBC.

 

D.        Snyder attended the SOIS Faculty Council meeting.

 

E.         Snyder reported that the Vice Chancellor for Development Search is continuing with the off-campus interview process.

 

F.         Snyder reported working on preparing the statement for the Faculty Senate meeting on behalf of the University Committee.

 

G.         Snyder received an email from OASIS requesting permission to present a program to the University Committee at the next scheduled University Committee meeting.

 

V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Parsons requested that discussion of procedures that govern the University Committee in regards to Roberts Rules of Order and service on the committee and their relationship to freedom of speech be added to the next University Committee meeting agenda.

 

Parsons attended the APBC meeting. The budget, the Doctoral review program, and a summary of where the Milwaukee Idea Program is at was discussed.

 

Parsons reported the APBC meeting will be held on Thursday, 02/21 to discuss the Doctoral review program.

                                    

                   B.        Friedman reported the sub-committee has completed the applicant reviewing process for the Vice Chancellor for the University Relations and Communications committee recruitment and the full-committee is now reviewing the candidates.   

 

VI.              OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

1.       Appoint member to Awards and Recognition committee – Continuing to seek eligible candidates.

           

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

 

VII.            NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A.    Action Item(s):

                                   

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 3:10 p.m.