THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

MAY 7, 2002

Business N440

1:00 pm

 

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

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The April 30, 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.              PROVOST REPORT:

 

A.    Provost Wanat addressed the following three issues:  1) Money for the Milwaukee Idea, 2) Dean Evaluations, and 3) Admission cut off dates.

 

1)      Money for the Milwaukee Idea – The original budget was $4 ½ million.  Over the course of the last year, the foundation funding did not materialize which has created $1 ½ million shortfall.  The Milwaukee Idea leaders and the Deans have met to address the financial problems.  Following that meeting, the Business representatives and the Deans met.  The Deans have been asked to create a budget for their Milwaukee Ideas with 2/3 of the funding that they currently have to decide whether the Idea could manage with cutting 1/3 funding from the budget.  One possible solution would be to postpone programs that have not yet started.  The goal is to not make promises that we cannot keep.  Wanat will keep the University Committee informed on this issue as information becomes available.

 

2)      Dean Evaluations – Wanat will continue to perform annual Dean evaluations in addition to the Senate subcommittee’s 5-year evaluations.  Further communication needs to occur in order to determine the exact roles of these evaluations.

 

3)      Admission cut off dates – Wanat received a proposal from a group in Enrollment Services to implement an admission cut-off date for fall admissions to allow for management of campus growth and to ensure that students will be provided quality service.  Enrollment Services is currently 13 – 17% ahead on processing applications compared to past years.  Students that enroll late are unable to receive a majority of the new student orientation and services that are offered.  If a date is implemented, the impact is uncertain.  This issue will be discussed further with the Deans.

 

 

 

 

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.    Snyder met with Provost Wanat.

 

B.     Members of the Milwaukee Idea Trustee Council will meet Thursday, May 16, 2002.

 

C.     Snyder attended the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting.  Quick Wins and Sharing in Students Success were discussed.

 

D.    Snyder requested that a member from UC present the Chair Person’s Report at the Faculty Senate meeting on May 14, 2002.  Parsons agreed to present the report.

 

E.     Snyder will be unavailable to perform UC Chair responsibilities for two weeks.  Parsons and Glass will provide assistance in her absence.

 

F.      Snyder reported the survey to all full professors regarding divisional committees was distributed.

 

G.     Snyder reported that Allen Bell was contacted and has agreed to serve on the PantherPrint Task Force.

 

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Friedman reported that on-campus interviews are being held for the Vice Chancellor of Communications and University Relations.

     

B.     Glass reviewed the Board of Regents agenda for the May 9 and 10, 2002 meeting and found three areas of interest for the UC.  Copies of the articles are available for review.

     

Glass suggested an email be sent to remind Senators that nominations are being taken at the May 14, 2002 Senate meeting for the subcommittee for Evaluations of Administrators and for the Rules Committee.  Permission should be received from those being nominated prior to the meeting.

 

C.     Davida attended the Faculty Reps meeting via teleconference and discussion of Credits to Degree occurred.

 

D.    Schultz reported that the Rules Committee set the Senate Calendar.  Nominations will be taken at the Senate meeting.

 

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):

 

None

 

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

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 2:16 p.m.