THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE MINUTES

2/11/03

 

Present:††††††††††† Marcia Parsons, Chair, Laurie Glass, Ron Perez, Erika Sander, Mark Schwartz, J. Rudi Strickler

 


I.                    Call to Order and Approval of Agenda:The meeting was called to order at 1:04 pm and the agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 Approval of Minutes:2/4/03 minutes were approved as presented.

 

III.               Persons who wish to be heard:Monica Rimai, Director, Office of Legal Affairs

 

M. Rimai appeared before the committee to distribute a letter and materials addressing Faculty Discipline Rules.She asked the UC to review the documents for discussion at the 2/18/03 UC meeting.

 

IV.              Chancellor and Provost Report:None

 

V.                 Special Guest:

 

Sona Andrews, Vice Chancellor

 

Vice Chancellor Andrews discussed looking at summer teaching compensation in order to 1) reduce costs; 2) allow a variety of people to teach, and 3) enhance revenue.Faculty Document 1249A is explicit regarding 1/9 salary for a three credit course.SAAP S51 is more general at 1/9 salary for each equivalent four weeks of full-time service.Andrewsí suggested that with the current financial situation, now might be a good time to review summer compensation policy.

 

Chris Dunning, Chair, SSEA

 

C. Dunning reported the SSEA has met since receiving the response from M. Parsons.†† Two members disagree with the UC, fearing individual legal liability.They refuse to go forward with the evaluation of Chancellor Zimpher unlessFaculty Document 2137, points 4 and 5 are modified.Dunning will write the questionnaire and will take it forward to the SSEA for a vote.If the committee is at an impasse, the instrument will be sent to the Faculty Senate for consideration.Dunning will keep the UC informed of progress.

 

VI.              Chairpersonís Report and Announcements:

 

Chairperson M. Parsons reported the following:

 

††††††††††† 1.†††††††† M. Parsons reported on APBC activities.Given our rapidly changing decision-making climate, Parsons will share with APBC the UCís observations that the APBC does not appear to take up matters in a timely fashion.


 

††††††††††† 2††††††††† M. Parsons reported the Provost is planning a fall recruitment for the Interim Dean of the Graduate School.Parsons will send a reminder to the Provost of his discussion with the UC about looking at this as an opportunity for restructuring the Graduate School.

††††††††††† 3.†††††††† The Chancellorís Cabinet met yesterday and discussed: 1) K. Lyallís five budget cut criteria; 2) Governor Doyleís message on the 18th; 3) the $300 million cut to UW System; 4) tuition increases; 5) pay plan, if any;6) summer school pay issue; 7) suspending the Institutional Research position search; 8) assessment of effective teaching and student assessment; 9) Human Resources; 10) overload policy; 11) Supreme Court decision on University of Michigan admission policies; 12)the shooting by campus police; and 13) Unionís lack of endorsement of Black and Gold Commission report.

 


 

VII.            Memberís Reports:

 

1.                  E. Sander reported that the Disciplinary Policy Committee will meet on Thursday.Sander will send an email update after the meeting and reminded the UC there is still a timeliness issue.

 

VIII.         Old Business:


 

 


 

A.                 Action Item(s): None

 

B.                 Discussion Item(s):

 

1.                  Review Department Chairs Duties - L. Glass will make final edits to document and send it to Codification, Vice Chancellor Andrews, and Department Chairs.

2.                  Discussion Items for the Faculty Senate - None

3.                  Status of Disciplinary Policy committee work - E. Sander reported that the Disciplinary Committee supported leaving the policy as is, meaning all formal complaints will go to the FRRC.

 

 


 

IX.              New Business:

 


 

A.                 Action Item(s)

 

1.                  Summer Session Faculty Menu - M. Parsons suggested a menu could include: 1) faculty member would get full 1/9 salary if a course attracted enough students to cover salary and fringes; 2) if full costs were not covered, they could use the UWinterim payment model or not teach the course; and 3) highly curricular driven summer courses with lower enrollments should be allowed subsidy from offering courses with high student participation.Since Administration has suggested and actively discussed in administrative forums providing flexibility in summer session compensation, the UC agreed to put the issue before the Faculty Senate.

2.                  Faculty Summer Pay - E. Sander will draft summer session resolution to suspend 1249A and S51 for 2003 and 2004 with a final review and consideration of modifications set for the end of Summer 2004.The final version will be sent to the Faculty Senate as an emergency item to be added to the February agenda.

 


 

X.                 Personnel Matters: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)]: None

 

XI.              Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 3:50 pm.