University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 05/02/2022
UC members expected present: Babcock, Halverson, Papp, Sandgren (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others: Jane Richard, Greg Bump
Sandgren called the meeting to order at 1:31.
Rob Streiffer and Carl Sovinec, Officer Education Committee, presented the OEC annual report. The armed forces have had a training program on campus for decades, and in the case of the Army since the very beginning of the university. The need for new facilities and how to fund them is a major concern.
John Mackay, chair of the Immigration and International Issues Committee, presented the IIIC annual report. The committee kept tabs on the considerable disruption COVID-19 had (and continues to have) on student studies and traveling. The committee is also looking at improving career services for international students, and following the opening of the Center for DREAMers, which offers services for undocumented students.
Dane Fratta, co-chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid presented the CURAFA annual report. The committee’s current priorities are advocating for a tuition waiver for first nation students; reviewing the admissions process for areas with special admissions and reviewing the admissions testing waiver.
Karl Scholz, Provost, went over an APIR report on faculty salaries. UW-Madison ranks well compared to peers in several categories. The administration is looking at how to increase the resource base with frozen tuition. Four employee/student satisfaction surveys are out or have just completed. Acting on recommendations will take some coordination. Comparisons are also being made against the last round of similar surveys.
The minutes for the meeting of April 18 were approved.
The UC reviewed and approved changes to the upcoming Faculty Senate agenda and had a lively discussion regarding a briefing document for the new chancellor.
Sandgren moved to convene in closed session; it was seconded and approved at 3:16. One waiver was approved.
Sandgren moved to reconvene in open session; it was seconded and approved at 3:18.
Sandgren adjourned the meeting at 3:20.