December 10, 2002

Business N456

1:00 pm


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


I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Parsons called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m.  The agenda was approved with addition of item VII.A.1 and B.3.


II.                 APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The December 3, 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 attended the APBC meeting.  The committee reviewed the budget principles endorsed by the UC.  APBC amended the first principle to remove “on a case-by case basis, judicious…” and added a fifth principle to read: “Consistent with our endorsement of the recommendations of the Black and Gold Commission, we suggest that budget reduction decisions take student access into account.”

The UC moved to endorse the amended principles endorsed by the APBC.  Motion passed unanimously and will be submitted to Provost Wanat.

B.     Parsons met with Provost Wanat.  Nothing to report.

C.    Parsons announced that members of the UC need to try to attend all of the interviews for the Vice Chancellor for the NCA accreditation leadership position.  Sander, Strickler and Schwartz will attend all of the interviews.

D.    Parsons attended the Chancellor’s Cabinet meeting.  Items of discussion included: the Chancellor’s Holiday Open House, the endorsed Black and Gold Report, and a report on MCAP presented by Stanley Battle.

VI.              MEMBERS' REPORTS:

A.    Sander attended the ADA Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee is continuing to work on funding issues.

B.     Perez attended the Rules Committee meeting.  The calendar for the Faculty Senate meeting has been distributed.



C.    Strickler attended the APC meeting.  Discussion included UWinteriM and summer sessions.  The APC recommends that summer session be reviewed as well as UWinteriM.


The UC created a list of items for Parsons to present to the Faculty Senate to lead the Committee of the Whole discussion.



VII.            OLD BUSINESS:


A.    Action Item(s):


B.     Discussion Item(s):


1.      Review draft of 4.07 Department Chair Duties – The draft document was reviewed and amended.  It was moved, seconded and approved to forward the documents to the appropriate channels for further action.

2.      Discuss UWinteriM – See VI. C



A.    Action Item(s):


1.      Appoint an Assistant Professor from the Division of Natural Sciences to serve on the Faculty Senate – A list of names were created and those individuals will be contacted to determine interest and willingness to serve.

B.     Discussion Item(s):

1.      Email from Professor Ed Mabry – The committee agreed to invite Professor Mabry to the next scheduled meeting.

2.      UC recommendation for addressing 2003-04 salary/compression issues – Deferred

3.      Memo from Professor Corliss Phillabaum – Discussion occurred.  Parsons will provide a written response addressing the concerns.

Perez left at 3:24 p.m.



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

The committee moved into closed session at 3:30 p.m.

1.      Potential complaint to be forwarded to FRRC

Glass left the room at 3:40 p.m.


Glass returned at 3:43 p.m.

2.      Request for tenure clock extension

The committee rose from closed session at 3:45 p.m.

X.                 ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.