Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 04-18-13

Approved April 25, 2013


ASEC Minutes

2:00-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013
67 Bascom

Members Present: Marwa BassiouniHeather Daniels, Past-Chair; Denny HackelRobin Kurtz, Heather McFadden, Vice-ChairJim Maynard, Robert Newsom, Erin Silva

Members Absent: Jeff Shokler, Chair

Guests:  Jenny Dahlberg, CEBC; Ed Elder, Pharmacy Search and Screen Committee; Lisa Jansen, Nominating Committee; Mary Johansen, Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff; Nancy Lynch, Administrative Legal Services

Vice-Chair Heather McFadden called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m.

The ASEC minutes for Thursday, April 4, 2013 were approved as distributed.



Provost Update: Eden Inoway-Ronnie: The Administrative Excellence Advisory Committee is coming to a conclusion and will be replaced by three committees on IT, Space Utilization, and Resource Allocation. The understanding is that these committees will be constituted through the governance process. The HR Advisory Committee is being reformed and refocused. Eden also reported on the Undergraduate Research Symposium and encouraged ASEC members to attend the events later in the day. The Governor and Provost’s visit to China on behalf of the State and University is going well.  The final report of Ad Hoc International Studies Advisory Committee will be available soon. ASEC and Eden also discussed the University Committee’s  (UC) recommendation that the current timeline of the Ad Hoc Diversity Plan Committee be suspended. 


General Reports


Guest: Nancy Lynch, Administrative Legal Services: ASEC asked for clarification of the ownership of intellectual property created by faculty and that created by other staff, ownership issues when faculty and academic staff collaborate, and the role of WARF in the process of establishing patent ownership. ASEC asked Nancy to speak at the Academic Staff Institute in 2014 and Nancy reminded ASEC of the Copyright Seminars provided by her office. Nancy will share specific verbiage regarding faculty and university ownership of intellectual property that can be placed on syllabi. ASEC expressed interest in involvement in campus discussions of intellectual proper.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:18 p.m.

Submitted by Jo Ann Carr, Interim Secretary of the Academic Staff