THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

October 29, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm

 

PRESENT: Davida, Glass, Parsons, Perez, Sander, Strickler

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Parsons called the meeting to order at 1:13 p.m. The agenda was approved as presented.

 

II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The October 22, 2002 minutes were approved with amendments.

 

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

 

IV.              SPECIAL GUESTS: Leslie Schultz 1:30 p.m.

The University Committee asked Schultz to provide a summary of the issues that she is currently addressing. Schultz stated the major issue that is being dealt with is irregularities in class scheduling for UWinteriM. Students are registering for more than three credits, and courses are being offered that are more than three credits. Substantial discussion occurred regarding how and why the campus is where they are at right now and the existence of guidelines that were apparently approved prior to implementing UWinteriM. Discussion of this issue will continue.

 

V.                 CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

A.    Parsons received an email from James Sweetland, Interim Dean for the School of Information Studies, requesting to withdraw the request for augmentation of the executive committee.

 

B.     Parsons received an email from Bruce Maas and Beth Weckmueller requesting to meet with the UC to discuss OASIS. The UC will request that they attend on November 12th.

 

C.    Parsons announced that Sona Andrews will attend the November 5th meeting to present the revisions of the Discriminatory Conduct Policy.

 

D.    Parsons announced that Sander would be attending the Faculty Reps meeting on November 1st.

 

Parsons announced receiving a call from Provost Wanat regarding the second reading o the Ph.D. proposal for History. The reading has been changed to a discussion at the BOR meeting. System Academic Affairs does not support this Ph.D. Substantial discussion occurred. The UC drafted a letter expressing profound concern with those circumstances; the letter will be sent via FAX and hard copy to President Lyall, Vice President Marrett, the Board of Regents, Chancellor Zimpher, Provost Wanat, Deans, Department Chairs, and the Faculty Senate

V.                 MEMBERS' REPORTS:

A.    Davida contacted several campuses regarding information on Peoplesoft. None of the campuses wanted to provide any information and referred him to Madison.



VI.              OLD BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

None

B.     Discussion Item(s):

 

1.      Continued discussion of selection process for the NCA accreditation steering committee Deferred

2.      Review draft of 4.07 Department Chair Duties Deferred

VII.            NEW BUSINESS:

 

A.    Action Item(s):

 

None

B.     Discussion Item(s):

1.      Discuss whether we should produce a list or menu of discussion items for the faculty senate based on information coming out of the BOR and UW System via the Faculty Reps. (for example tenure issues, quality issues, etc.) Deferred

2.      Admissions/enrollment discussion Discussion occurred regarding an article in the Journal Sentinel stating that UWM is one of the schools that attracts new students with low SAT scores, as compared with other UWS campuses.

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

 

The committee went into closed session at 2:45 p.m.

 

1.      Request for time extension for possible referral to FRRC.

The committee rose from closed session at 2:52 p.m.

IX.              ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 2:52 p.m.