THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

MARCH 26, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

PRESENT:    Ann Snyder (Chair), Marcia Parsons, Laurie Glass, David Schultz, George Davida, 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 12, 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.              CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.    Snyder and Glass attended a luncheon with a reporter from the Journal Sentinel to provide an overview of UWM.

 

B.     Snyder met with faculty from the SOIS.  The policies and procedures prepared by Snyder were reviewed and will be presented at the next SOIS Faculty Council meeting.

 

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

 

D.    Snyder attended the Business Administration Dean search candidate meeting.  The next meetings are scheduled for Friday, March 29th and Wednesday, April 3rd.  Any UC members able to attend will do so.

 

E.     Snyder informed the UC members that election for next years UC chair will take place at the next scheduled meeting.

 

 

F.      Snyder informed the UC members that no meeting will be held on April 2nd unless urgent business requires one.

 

V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Parsons attended interviews for 3 candidates for Vice Chancellor of Development and submitted recommendations.

 

Parsons attended the APBC meeting.  The budget was discussed.  The committee is reconsidering appropriate budget reallocations that the second 1% to be added to the Graduate Awards fund and is also reconsidering withdrawal of the 1% for compression over the next 3 years.

 

Parsons attended the Board of Visitors meeting.  The challenges of neighborhood relations were discussed which included the following issues: 1) lifestyle, 2) housing – for every bed in Sandburg Hall there are 8 requests, and 3) parking.  There is a great effort in marketing outreach and campus events.

 

Parsons attended the Business Administration Dean search candidate meeting.

 

B.     Glass attended the L&S Dean candidates interviews and submitted recommendations.

           

Glass attended 2 of the 4 Vice Chancellor for Development interviews and submitted recommendations.

 

Glass will be representing the UC on Thursday, March 28th at the luncheon for Faculty and Staff who have been at UWM for one year.

 

C.     Schultz attended the APBC meeting.

 

D.    Davida reported that future Faculty Reps meetings have been cancelled and will be held via video due to the travel freeze and budget restrictions.

 

E.     Friedman attended the off-campus interviews for Vice Chancellor for University Communications and Relations and the committee is now in the process of completing reference checks.

 

VI.              OLD 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.- Discussion continued.  In the means of creating greater discussion within the committee, suggested guidelines about not communicating individual committee members’ comments prior to completion of discussion on the issue were discussed.  Davida expressed great concern about restricting communication.  The suggested guidelines were not meant to restrict communication but to enhance it and to accurately characterize the outcome of discussions.  The minutes taken by the Office of the Secretary of the University are the official minutes.

 

            2) Senate ad hoc committee for disciplinary policy – Names obtained for the committee will be distributed at the Faculty Senate meeting and names from the floor will also be taken.  The UC recommends the vote for the ad hoc committee take place at the Senate meeting.  The first committee meeting shall be called by reverse alphabetical order.

 

 

VII.            NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

                                                None

                                   

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

      None

 

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

 

IX.              ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 2:29 p.m.