2:00-4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012
Members present: Marwa Bassiouni, Heather Daniels, Past-Chair; Denny Hackel, Heather McFadden, Jim Maynard, Robert Newsom, Jeff Shokler, Chair.
Members absent: Daña Alder, Vice-chair; Erin Silva.
Guests: Melissa Amos-Landgraf, PPPC: Jenny Dahlbert, CEBC; Steve Lund, APO; Greg Bump, University Communications; Jeff Russell, DCS.
The meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m.
The ASEC minutes of Thursday, August 30, 2012, were approved.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Heather Daniels requested the identification of additional agenda items for the UW System Academic Staff Representatives Council’s September meeting. Current agenda items include the University Personnel System (UPS), the flexible degree program, and supplementary pay plans.
Donna Silver, the Secretary of the Academic Staff, continues her recovery and will be released from the hospital tomorrow.
ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS
Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee: Jenny Dahlberg, Co-Chair, reported that CEBC will meet with APO on revisions to the layoff document and asked ASEC to inform them of HR issues for CEBC to address.
Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee: Melissa Amos-Landgraf, Co-Chair, reported that PPPC wlll nominate a member for the Ad Hoc HR Design Committee and is working on their annual report
Chair: Jeff Shokler reported that Steve Stern will chair the September 10 Assembly meeting. Jeff and Jo Ann will meet with Steve each month. The competencies motions have been forwarded to the Executive Sponsors. Jeff distributed the HR design update message for ASEC review. Jeff’s final topic was a review of the Orientation for new Representatives and Alternates.
Interim Secretary of the Academic Staff: Jo Ann Carr reported on the attendance survey for the September 24 Assembly meeting, progress on the VP for Libraries search, the identification of additional Assembly representatives as a result of sending a message to non-represented districts, and asked ASEC members to assist with the September 10 Assembly meeting. Jo Ann has been invited to meet with CNCS to discuss Academic Staff governance history and processes. ASEC asked for clarification on the distribution of a call for Professional Development Grant Proposals.
Jeff Russell, Dean, Division of Continuing Studies, discussed the transition in leadership in the Office of Academic Affairs where Chris Olsen has been appointed Associate Vice-Chancellor. Aaron Brower’s new role is Interim Provost for UW Extension and Special Assistant to UW System President. Aaron’s portfolio will include the flex degree program that will have an emphasis on competencies based rather than a time and seat based programs. The first course will be launched in November with a goal of six programs available by next year. UW Extension will provide the student services component. ASEC shared President Reilly’s response to their request to include academic staff on the UW System Flexible Degree Committee.
Jeff also shared information on the recent Educational Innovations (EI) summit for the Deans, EI point person in each school or college, the Chancellor and the Provost. The vision for EI is to create a sustained environment to improve student learning, improve capacities to generate new resources, and generate revenue. The four areas for EI are curriculum redesign; improved delivery; serving more students within a more diverse student community; and creating agile infrastructures at the college, department, and support levels. The EI summit also included identification of ways in which administrators can do to facilitate faculty and staff involvement in EI. DSC’s role is to facilitate partnerships, provide market research underpinnings, and creating tool kits to assist in development. ASEC asked about training for faculty and staff and suggested that DCS work with AE team on DoIT funding models. ASEC shared the issue of practice restricting Academic Staff to a single role of research, instruction, and service. ASEC suggested that an EI funds be available to support innovation and that DCS provide metrics for evaluation.
GUEST: Steve Lund, Academic Personnel Office: Steve reported that the HR Design proposed plan should meet the planned distribution timeline. Mark Werner will represent OHR at the September 10 Assembly meeting to share the timeline for the next steps in the process. Plans for OHR’s involvement in the September 24 Assembly meeting were also discussed. ASEC asked how the Work Teams incorporated ASEC recommendations to their draft reports. Steve also reported that he does not anticipate that the proposed plan will require major changes in ASPP.
· HR Design-no new business.
· Review of 2012-2013 Academic Staff Governance Priorities-Deferred
· Next ASEC Meeting, September 10, 2012– for decision
· The Academic Staff Assembly agenda for the 24th was reviewed and approved.
· Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) [Moved by Robert Newsom. Seconded by Heather Daniels]
- Committee Appointments/Recommendations– for decision
§ Reappointments to the Area Review Committee for Humanities and Social Sciences were approved [Moved by Heather Daniels. Seconded by Robert Newsome. Approved unanimously.]
§ Candidates for the Chancellor’s Search and Screen committee were discussed.
- Reconvene in Open Session [Moved by Jim Maynard. Seconded by Heather Daniels]
The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 p.m.
Submitted by Jo Ann Carr, Interim Secretary of the Academic Staff.