THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

July 23, 2002

Business N456

1:30 pm

 

PRESENT:    Glass, Parsons, Schultz, Snyder

 

GUESTS:    Perez, Schwartz, Strickler (all guests are new members and were asked to attend the entire meeting)

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m.  The agenda was approved with one addition.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The June 11, 2002 minutes were approved as amended.

 

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

 

IV.              PROVOST’S REPORT: 

 

Wanat updated the committee on the status of the budget.  Wanat stated that applications are looking good.  The yield rate of enrollment is unsure, but hoping for it to be higher than last year.

 

Wanat informed the committee that a review of the Investment Plan needs to take place this fall to determine the progress in the last 3 years.

 

An audit of the Graduate School will be performed this fall.  Wanat would like suggestions and input as how to involve faculty in this process and how much or should the recent evaluation results be used.

 

Wanat updated the committee on the Vice Chancellor for Development vacancy.  All options are currently being explored.  The two candidates that were interviewed are being contacted to see if they are still interested.

 

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

 

A.    Snyder requested that a few members volunteer to attend the round table rotation at the new Faculty staff orientation on August 28, 2002.  Volunteers will be determined at the next scheduled meeting.

 

B.     Snyder met with the Provost and reported that things are going well.

 

C.     Snyder reported that the subcommittee to review SAAP S-39 “Merit Salary Recommendations – Information to Faculty Members” is in the process of getting together.

 

D.    Snyder reported that on August 1, 2002 a follow-up meeting to the assessment retreat is scheduled and is being held in the Regents Room.

 

 

 

 

 

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Parsons attended the APBC meeting.  Discussion included the budget and the Milwaukee Idea.  The Deans Milwaukee Idea plans for the next biennium are due in August.

     

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 Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. – Margo Anderson and Susan Lima appointed for Social Sciences with a vote of 3, 0, 1.   A list of names was created and the faculty members be contacted to determine their willingness to serve for Arts and Humanities.

2.       Appointments for Faculty Senate, Academic Planning and Budget Committee, Academic Program & Curriculum Committee, Affirmative Action in Faculty Employment, Economic Benefits Committee, Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Information technology Policy Committee, and Physical Environment Committee– A list of names was created for each committee.  Faculty members will be contacted and appointed as they respond in agreement to serve on the committee.

3.       Appointment to ADA Advisory Committee and the Quick Wins Committee- The ADA appointment will be made in the beginning of the fall semester.  The list of five names was forwarded to the Quick Wins Committee Chair.

           

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)] The UC went into closed session at 3:50 p.m.  The UC arose from closed session at 4:09 p.m.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 4:09 p.m.