THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

APRIL 16, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

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

 

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 April 9, 2002 minutes were approved with the following amendment to II, add “Motion by Davida to amend the minutes.  Motion died due to lack of a 2nd.” (5-0-2)

 

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 announced that the Governor spoke to the Rotary.  The Governor is very complimentary of UWM.  The 03-05 budget is more outcome orientated.

 

Zimpher stated the expectations for President Lyall’s visit to UWM should be focused on the following three issues: 1) the 01-03 budget, 2) the 03-05 budget with this being the highest priority, and 3) the future of UWM. 

 

Zimpher addressed the Panther Print issue.  Zimpher stated that expenses need to be monitored.  There has been a great deal of misinformation and this issue needs to go back to governance to make it right.

 

Zimpher also stated that UWM needs to be more user friendly and should look at becoming more of a 24/7 operation.  When funding keeps getting cut, it offers more of a challenge to reach this goal.

 

B.        Provost Wanat – Wanat provided a brief summary of the searches.  The Director for EDS will start on June 15th, the L&S search has been closed and Meadows will continue to act as Dean until promoted to full professor, reference checks are being completed on the candidates for the School of Business Dean, and reference checks are being completed on the candidates for Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications.  As of Friday 39 faculty positions have been filled.  Of the 39 positions, 30 are replacement positions and 9 are from action plans.  Authority has been granted for another 27 positions to be filled.

 

Wanat stated that PAWS is now operating and running very well.  All registration is now taking place on-line and the majority of registration has occurred from off-campus.  Fall registration begins on Monday, April 22nd.  The transfer of old data/student records from SASI to Peoplesoft was successful.

 

Wanat addressed the Doctoral Program issue.  The Board of Regents have said that nothing goes forward until the budget gets resolved.  All campuses are being delayed.

 

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.                 Snyder attended the CIPD conference.  The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Scholarship of Engagement were discussed.

 

B.                 Snyder announced the First Assessment and Quality Issues retreat will be held April 23rd from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The issues being addressed include the Black and Gold Commission, the Task Force on Campus Quality Initiatives, NCA accreditation, and the Investment Plan.  The goal of the meeting is to move toward an initial understanding of what an ongoing assessment/quality monitoring mechanism would look like at UWM.  Snyder, Parsons and Davida will attend the retreat and the UC will not meet that day.

 

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.                 Glass reported the School of Business Dean search is in the process of completing reference checks.

 

B.                 Schultz attended the APBC meeting.  The Math Department PAR was discussed.  The department was removed from the “Programs In Need of Attention” list.  There is a 3-person committee that has been appointed to review PARs at the request of the department.  Printing charges were also discussed and discussion will continue on this item.

 

C.                 Day reported that Monday, May 6th at 1:45 p.m. the ULC will meet and the issue concerning journal reduction has been placed on the agenda.

 

D.                 Friedman reported that a list of names for the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications has been forwarded to the Chancellor for review.

 

E.                  Parsons attended the APBC meeting.

 

Parsons reported that reference checks are being conducted for the person in charge of the Capital Campaign.

                                          

                   

VII.            OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.                 Action Item(s):

 

1.   Nominations for Mentoring Program Advisory Board – Four people in each division were contacted to determine interest in serving on the committee.  The names of those who responded with interest will be forwarded along with any additional names that come in.

 

B.                 Discussion Item(s):

 

1.   Faculty Standing Committee work support – Discussion continued and it was moved and seconded to add the ITPC Chair at one course per semester (4-0-3).  The recommendations from the UC will be forwarded to the Provost.

 

VIII.         NEW BUSINESS: 

 

A.                 Action Item(s):

 

1.       Elect UC Chair for next year – The floor was opened for nominations.  Parsons was nominated and seconded.  Parsons accepted.  (5-0-1 one present and not voting)

 

2.       Review request for Senate Calendar item – A proposed amendment from Randall Ryder regarding the merit allocation process (Selected Academic and Administrative Policies, S-39 “Merit Salary Recommendations-Information to Faculty Members” UWM Faculty Document 960A (Second Revision) and UWM Administration: Dated December 1991) was submitted for placement on the Faculty Senate Calendar.  It was moved and seconded to send the motion back to the Rules Committee with recommendation for placement on the Senate Calendar (6-0-1).

                                   

B.                 Discussion Item(s):

 

               None

 

IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)] The UC went into closed session at 3:15 p.m. The UC arose from closed session at 3:36 p.m.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 3:36 p.m.