THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

MAY 28, 2002

Business N456

1:30 pm

 

PRESENT:    George Davida, John Friedman, Laurie Glass, Marcia Parsons (acting Chair), Ronald Perez, Erika Sander, David Schultz, Mark Schwartz

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Parsons called the meeting to order at 1:36 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The May 7, 2002 minutes were approved with the following amendments: IV. A 1. replace the word “layout” with “address”, replace “see if” with “decide whether”, and omit “to people”; V. G. correct the spelling of “Allan” to read as “Allen”.

 

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

 

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS:  No report.

 

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Parsons attended the Faculty Senate meeting and presented the chair’s report.

 

Parsons attended the APBC meeting.  Discussion included funding for the Milwaukee Idea, the 2003-05 budget themes.  APBC will provide assistance in setting the criteria to determine what gets funded and what does not once the budget is settled.

 

Parsons attended the Milwaukee Idea Trustee Council meeting on May 16, 2002.  Spending has been halted for all initiatives; all program heads have been directed to prepare 2002-03 budgets at 67% of funding.  A list of potential criteria for distributing next year’s funds includes; avoiding employee layoffs, relation of programs to core campus mission, postponing launch of other Milwaukee Ideas and/or launching at a reduced level, potential of initiatives to generate revenue (grants, tuition).

 

B.     Davida reported the Faculty Reps meeting will be held via teleconference on Friday, May 31, 2002.

     

C.     Friedman reported the hiring of Tom Luljak for Vice Chancellor of Communications and University Relations

 

VII.            OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

                        None

 

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

            None

 

VIII.         NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A.    Action Item(s):

           

1.      Divisional Committee appointments for Natural Sciences, Professions and Arts & Humanities – Bruce Allen was appointed for Natural Sciences and Jay Lee was appointed for Professions.  It was moved, seconded and passed with a voice vote.

                       

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1.       Review results of the Full Professor survey regarding Divisional Committees – Substantial discussion occurred.  It was determined that the results and comments from the survey need to studied, and that additional data will be gathered for a broader investigation of the effectiveness of the Divisional Committee system.  Information will be sought on the following:

 

a.       Voting patterns of all Divisional Committees for the last 3 years on promotion to full professor.

 

b.       Documented views of department chairs on the ease/difficulty of gaining promotion to full professor for faculty in their departments.

 

c.       Criteria of all Divisional Committees for promotion to full professor.

 

d.       Data on years-at-rank of both Associate and Full Professors at UWM in comparison with the data taken from the Urban 13.  How do other Urban 13 colleges handle review for full professor?

 

e.       Potential programs for training members of Divisional Committees.

 

f.        Review Chapter 3 of UWM Polices and Procedures.

 

2.       Use of University email accounts to contact legislators – Discussion occurred and will be continued.  The UC will invite Monica Rimai from legal to provide her opinion on lobbying vs. advocacy.

 

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 3:25 p.m.