THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

FEBRUARY 26, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

PRESENT:    Ann Snyder (Chair), Marcia Parsons, Laurie Glass, George Davida, David Schultz, and Michael Day

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.  The agenda was approved with the following amendment:  VIII. B1 was moved and seconded to be deferred to the next meeting.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The February 19, 2002 minutes were approved with the following corrections: IV A: change “PEC” so that it will read “Peck” and correct the spelling of “Carnige” so that it will read “Carnegie”.  VI. A1: change “…offer to eligible…” so that it will read “…seek eligible…”.

 

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

 

IV.       SPECIAL GUESTS:

 

            Beth Weckmueller and Bruce Mass – Beth and Bruce presented the progress and highlights of the OASIS project.  The project is on schedule, on budget, and everything is working well.  There are three parts to OASIS: Peoplesoft, Data Warehousing, and PAWS.  PAWS will be used on April 8th for appointment-based registration for students enrolling in the summer semester and on April 22nd for fall semester registration.  Due to the legal issues regarding access of student records, FERPA training is being provided and is an ongoing in-person or on-line training program that is available.  A pilot group of several faculty members was created for the on-line grading development that went very well.  Starting this summer semester, ALL grading will be done on-line.  Training for grading will also be made available.  The following dates were provided for PAWS demonstrations that are being held primarily for students but anyone is welcome to attend: 

March 27, 1:30 – 2:50 PM, Lapham 162

                        March 28, 8:30 – 10 AM, Union Theater

                        April 4, 8:30 – 10 AM, Union Theater

                 

            The implementation of the OASIS program has made UWinterim a separate term.

           

IV.              CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.    Snyder spoke with a reporter for the Journal Sentinel regarding the growth of CEAS.  A lunch date is being set with the reporter to provide an overview of UWM.

 

B.     Snyder reported the UC meeting for March 5, 2002 will begin at 1:30 PM.

 

C.         Snyder stated the L&S Dean search will be holding on-campus interviews.  UC members will attend if possible.

 

D.        Snyder reported a random survey is being held of 100 faculty members regarding intent to stay among faculty.  This is per the request of a Graduate student from the University of Massachusetts - Boston who is performing a study.

 

E.         Snyder attended a meeting with the Chancellor and the Provost.  The Doctoral program presentation was reviewed.  Snyder will be representing the faculty in front of the Board of Regents and discussing the faculty’s point of view on the need for a Doctoral program.

 

V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Parsons attended the APBC meeting. Useful arguments were created for and provided to the Chancellor’s office for the Doctoral program review presentation.

 

                   B.        Glass reported the Dean for the School of Business search and screen will be submitting a list of candidates to the Provost.  On-campus interviews will be begin the week after spring break.

 

VI.              OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

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

           

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

                        None

 

VII.            NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

                        None

                                   

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1. 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 – Deferred

 

2. Senate ad hoc committee for disciplinary policy – Created a list of faculty who will be contacted to see if they are interested in serving on the subcommittee along with contacting the Senate members.  Seven members will serve on this committee.  Charge:  Review and revise UWM’s Disciplinary Policy as presented to the Senate at the February 21, 2002 meeting.

                                               

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 2:55 p.m.