THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

MARCH 12, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

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

 

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 March 5, 2002 minutes were approved as presented.

 

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

 

IV.              CHANCELLOR AND PROVOST REPORT:

 

A.       Chancellor Zimpher – Zimpher discussed the budget with regards to the $120 million cut that the UW System is facing.  Zimpher stated the following areas of concern due to the recent admissions freeze: 1) UWM is being a team player and following the Regent’s direction, 2) UWM is bargaining to be the first to lift the freeze on admissions, 3) creating a memo to notify faculty and staff of the current status, and 4) creating a recovery plan for admissions and students affected by the freeze.  There are currently 3500 applications that are on hold.

 

B.        Provost Wanat – Wanat discussed the presentation of the Graduate Program given at the Board of Regents meeting.  The presentation went well and a copy of the presentation is available on the web.  The Chancellor’s office is crafting a general resolution to support the Doctorate plan for the April Board of Regents meeting.  Once the general resolution is accepted, specific programs will be moved forward according to the over all plan.

 

Wanat discussed recruitment issues.  UWM is not placing into effect an across-the-board hiring freeze.  The Provost’s office is reviewing each position.  Search and screen committees that have candidates scheduled for interviews should proceed with the process, but new candidates should not be scheduled until a better idea of the budget status is obtained.

           

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.                 Snyder attended the Board of Regents meeting on March 7th.  Snyder stated the presentation went well.  Snyder was informed that there was a Faculty Reps meeting and UWM did not have a representative present at the meeting.

 

B.                 Snyder attended the SOIS Faculty Council meeting.  Snyder wrote policies and procedures for the school which will be discussed and reviewed at the next meeting.

 

C.         Snyder attended a meeting with a candidate for the Vice Chancellor for Development.

 

D.        Snyder reminded the UC members of the Vice Chancellor for Development search and screen on-campus interviews that are being held on March 13th, March 19th and March 21st.  UC members able to attend will do so.

 

E.         Snyder reminded the UC members that no meeting will be held on March 19th due to Spring break.  Members need to turn in their comments concerning the L&S Dean candidates to the Provost.

 

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.                 Friedman attended the L&S Dean candidates on-campus interviews.

 

                   B.        Day reported the Physical Environment Committee has approved the budget with the following changes: an increase in reserved parking permits, an increase in the Union parking structure fees, and an increase in parking fines.

 

                   C.        Glass attended the L&S Dean candidates on-campus interviews.

 

                              Glass reported the Learning Technology Round Table meeting will be held from 8 AM – 11 AM on Friday, March 15th.

                             

                    D.      Parsons attended a meeting with the candidate for the Vice Chancellor for Development.

 

                              Parsons reported the APBC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14th.

 

                              Parsons stated that she will be attending the Board of Visitors meeting on Thursday, March 21st.

                   

VII.            OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.                 Action Item(s):

 

                        None

 

B.                 Discussion Item(s):

 

                        None

 

VIII.         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 – The UC members agreed upon implementing the following guidelines: the chair will give recognition to members before they speak, a draft copy of the minutes will be provided to the members prior to the next scheduled meeting, all official notifications from the UC will come from the chair and UW- Milwaukee and Madison faculty will be notified of this.  Discussion of this item will continue at the next scheduled meeting.

 

IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)] The UC went into closed session at 2:42 p.m. The UC arose from closed session at 2:50 p.m.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.