THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

APRIL 9, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

PRESENT: Ann Snyder (Chair), Michael Day, Laurie Glass, David Schultz, George Davida, John Friedman, and Marcia Parsons (arrived at 1:40 p.m.)

 

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 addition: VII-B2. Senate Calendar.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion made by Davida to amend the minutes. Motion defeated due to lack of a 2nd. The March 26, 2002 minutes were approved as presented

(3-1-2).

 

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 met with a faculty member and Dean.

 

B.     Snyder met with three candidates for the School of Business Dean search and screen.

C.     Snyder met with the group of people, selected by the UC, who attended the AAHE Conference in preparation for the CIPD conference that will be held on Friday, April 12, 2002.

 

D.    Snyder met with Provost Wanat and discussed the budget and the repair budget. Wanat attended the recent Board of Regents meeting to discuss the doctoral programs. Snyder is not aware of the outcome of the meeting.

 

V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Glass reported the Provost is checking references on the candidates for the School of Business Dean search and screen.

 

B.     Schultz attended the APBC meeting. Non-resident tuition increases were discussed and data was presented to show UWMs ranking in comparison to the Urban 13. Recommendations for the 5% reallocation plan were also discussed, but a final decision was not made.

Schultz reported the Rules Committee has prepared the agenda for the Faculty Senate meeting on April 18, 2002.

C.     Davida attended the Faculty Reps meeting that was held via teleconference. The budget and early retirement were discussed.

D.    Friedman reported the off-campus interviews for Vice Chancellor for Communications and University Relations are complete. A list of candidates has been forwarded to the Chancellor.

 

Friedman expressed concern regarding further reductions in the journals at the UWM library. Day, representative for the ULC, will see if departments can receive more information before further cuts take place.

 

E.     Parsons attended the Chancellors Cabinet meeting for Snyder. The Black and Gold Commission was discussed. A copy of the report was distributed to all UC members.

 

Parsons attended the APBC meeting.

 

Parsons met with three candidates for the School of Business Dean search and screen and has forwarded her recommendations to the Provost.

 

VI.              OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

None

 

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

None

VII.            NEW BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

1.       Nominations for Mentoring Program Advisory Board - Snyder shared the request received from Paula Rhyner, Coordinator of the UWM Faculty Mentoring Program, requesting the UC to nominate four faculty members from each division to be on the Mentoring Program Advisory Board. The UC will contact the four candidates selected from each division to assure the members are willing to serve on the committee. Action of this item will continue at the next scheduled UC meeting.

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1.       Faculty Standing Committee work support Snyder presented the current list, provided by the Office of the Secretary of the University, showing the distribution of the budgeted $113,000 for course releases for university service. It was moved and seconded to add the APBC Chair at 1 course per semester - $5,100 (5-0-2). It was moved and seconded to increase each course per semester buy-out from $2,550 to $3,000 (5-0-2). Further discussion occurred and the committee is requesting more information from the ITPC and APCC Chairs before making final recommendations. Discussion of this item will continue at the next scheduled UC meeting.

 

2.       Senate Calendar Davida expressed concern regarding a motion that was submitted to the Rules Committee for placement on the Faculty Senate calendar. Schultz, speaking for the Rules Committee, stated the motion will be discussed along with the APBC presentation at the next Faculty Senate meeting.

 

 

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.