Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 02-07-19
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Donna Cole; Jenny Dahlberg; Tim Dalby; Mallory Musolf; Kevin Niemi, chair; Deb Shapiro; Lindsey Stoddard Cameron
The meeting was called to order at 2:18 p.m.
The minutes of January 31, 2019, were approved.
Kevin Niemi, ASEC chair, attended the UW System Academic Staff Representatives meeting. He reported that UW System and UW-Madison co-presented a proposal to make the UW System Representative Groups the TTC Advisory Council. Mallory, Kevin, Heather McFadden, and Heather Daniels met with the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources. There was discussion about the formation of a UW-Madison only shared governance group on TTC. The TTC is shifting some responsibilities away from Huron Consulting and to newly hired staff including a project manager.
Heather Daniels reported that there would be shared governance sessions for the upcoming candidates for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Jenny Dahlberg, Donna Cole and Lindsay Stoddard Cameron would be attending on behalf of academic staff. The identities of the candidates would be announced 48 hours before their campus visits.
Heather received word that the WISELI survey will be conducted again this spring. All faculty as well as clinical faculty in the Vet School will be surveyed. ASEC would like to conduct a similar survey.
Heather shared that the university staff shared governance were not interested in participating in a shared governance reception this fall unless the time was moved. The new suggested time of noon would not be convenient for instructional staff, faculty or students. Heather asked ASEC to consider how they wished to proceed.
•Staff Target of Opportunity Program
Kevin shared information about a draft charge to the working group. This charge came from a discussion between Kevin, Michael Bernard-Donals, Heather and two people from Office of Human Resources who are working on inclusion efforts. The working group would be charged with assessing the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion for staff, assessing effectiveness of current efforts, benchmarking UW-Madison practices against other universities, recommending changes in current efforts and new initiatives, and creating accountability measures.
Motion to convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to Discuss Appointments for the Staff Target of Opportunity Working Group. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session. (Cole). Seconded. Approved.
•March Assembly Agenda
The Chancellor will be speaking at this meeting. CEBC was selected to present information on their committee to the Assembly.
•Prep for Chancellor Visit
UW Women 150
•Title and Total Compensation Project Discussion
ASEC discussed the idea of new UW-Madison Shared Governance Advisory Committee. ASEC was generally supportive of the idea as long as part of the purpose was to get feedback on ideas and policies before they were nearly finalized. ASEC preferred to have one representative from ASEC and an at large member on this committee.
ASEC talked further about communication challenges in the project. ASEC noted that some of these challenges were exacerbated due to personnel changes on the project.
Meeting adjourned at 4:16 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff