THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

December 4, 2001

 

PRESENT:            Ann Snyder (Chair), George Davida, Michael Day, John Friedman, Laurie Glass,

and David Schultz

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  Snyder called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The November 20th minutes were approved with the following amendments.  In 3A, add the statement “Questions were raised about whether 101 funds were to be affected.”  In 10A, add the comment “the Committee suggested that Professor Arora meet with the Provost.”  The November 27th minutes were approved with the following amendment.  In 2A, add the comment “no response yet from Natural Sciences.”

 

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 reported on the Council of Information Technology meeting.

 

B.     Snyder reported on the meeting with the SOIS faculty.

 

C.     Snyder reported that the Chancellors cabinet meeting included a presentation covering the Brand research report.

 

V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:

 

A.    Davida reported that the Faculty representatives met with regent Boyle.

 

B.     Schultz attended the FAPBC meeting.  They discussed the allocation of excess tuition revenue model.

 

C.     Glass reported that she hasn’t yet attended the Business Dean Search and Screen Committee meeting.  The committee will begin screening candidates in January.

 

D.    Day attended the Letters and Science Deans Search and Screen Committee meeting.  They have 40 or so applications.  Day also attended the Physical Environmental Committee meeting.  They discussed the Klotsche parking ramp.

 

E.     Friedman attended the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications Search and Screen Committee meeting.  The meeting included discussion with legal counselor, Monica Rimai

 

VI.              OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

1. Disciplinary Policy – Draft 7; request to Rules Committee.  Committee discussed Draft 7 and replaced the “reasonable time” wording with specific number of days.  Draft will be sent, with revisions, back to codification and then to Legal.  The updated document will also be sent to the University Committee.

 

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

             Agenda was suspended to await Ruth Williams

 

VII.            SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS: Per Credit Tuition Plan, Ruth Williams and Mike Rupp, 3:30 p.m.

Williams presented the Per Credit Tuition Plan to the committee.  She reported that the plan would not be discussed at the Board of Regents.  Questions were raised about the affect the plan would have on Graduate and Undergraduate programs with heavy summer enrollment.  Williams indicated that there would be ongoing discussion about the plan throughout the upcoming year.

 

VIII.         NEW BUSINESS:  

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

1. Appointment of replacement member for Awards and Recognition Committee.  Motion to appoint M. Mahmun Hossain to the Awards and Recognition Committee.  Motion was passed by a unanimous voice vote.

 

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1. Class Scheduling Proposal.  Discussion occurred and questions were made about the afternoon classes offered twice per week.  The chair will seek clarification from R. Williams and/or L. Schulz.

 

2. Action plan committees.  Preliminary selections were chosen.  The committee list will be revisited after faculty members have been selected/appointed.  Snyder will forward preliminary list to the Provost.

 

 

IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)].  In accordance with Wis Stats. 1985 (1)(f), at 4:16 pm, it was moved and seconded that the committee move into closed session.  The roll call vote was unanimous.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The committee reconvened in open session and adjourned at 4:22 p.m.