August 20, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm


PRESENT:   Glass, Parsons, Sander, Schwartz, Strickler


I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Parsons called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.  The agenda was approved as presented.


II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The August 6, 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.




A.                 Parsons announced that the University Committee will return to old schedule and meetings will begin at 1:00 p.m.


B.                 Parsons summarized the minutes of the APBC meeting.  APBC discussed the budget, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare departmentalization, and the draft action plans for the Milwaukee Ideas that are to be submitted.


VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

A.                 Strickler presented an email that he received and voiced his concerns regarding lobbying on the UW-M campus.  Strickler will forward the email to Monica Rimai requesting interpretation.


VII.            OLD BUSINESS:


A.                 Action Item(s):

1.       Appointment to Faculty Senate from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare – It was moved and seconded to appoint Professor Joan Jones to serve on the Faculty Senate.  It was approved with a voice vote.


2.       Appointment to Arts and Humanities Divisional Committee – It was moved and seconded to appoint Professor Andrea Stone to serve on the Arts and Humanities Divisional Committee.  It was approved with a voice vote.


B.                 Discussion Item(s):






A.                 Action Item(s):


1.       Committee guests for 2002-03 academic year – The committee created the following list of guests: Tom Luljack, Sona Andrews, Leslie Schultz, Anthony Hightower, Ellen Murphy, Monica Rimai, Deans, and the Milwaukee Regents.  The UC will be scheduling the Chancellor and Provost for monthly visits and would like to periodically meet with the Academic Staff Committee.


2.       Issues to be addressed for 2002-03 academic year – The committee decided on the following initial issues to be addressed during the 2002-03 academic year along with any other issues that arise:


a.       Clarification of lobbying versus advocacy

b.       Clarification on the criteria for rankings of the Urban 13 along with UW-Milwaukee’s image and credibility

c.       Divisional Committees functions – role of the committee

d.       Revisiting the investment plan    



B.                 Discussion Item(s):


1.       New Faculty Orientation Material – Sander shared the update of the New Faculty Orientation Materials.  Information on the tenure clock policy will also be included in the materials.  Copies of the packet will be provided to the UC.


IX.               PERSONNEL MATTERS: [Closed session according to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(f)]


X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.