Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 11-07-13Approved 11-21-13, Revised 12-12-13
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013
67 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Marwa Bassiouni, Denny Hackel, Trish Iaccarino, Jim Maynard, Heather McFadden, Chair, Robert Newsom, Kevin Niemi, Jeff Shokler, Erin Silva, Vice Chair
Guests: Jenny Dahlberg, Paul DeLuca, Kim Manner, Catharine DeRubeis, Steve Lund, Noel Radomski, Bill Tishler, Mark Walters
The meeting was called to order at 2:01 p.m.
The minutes of October 31, 2013 were approved with corrections.
Guest: Provost Paul DeLuca
The Chancellor has asked Deans to consider supportive cross-campus projects in need of private fundraising. These will be considered as part of a fundraising campaign.
Discover to Product or D2P launch will take place next Wednesday, November 13, 2013. A UW System grant was funded to help with this new campus project.
• Chair Heather McFadden reported that there would be a joint ASEC/UC meeting in December. Both Heather M. and Heather D. met with the Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee (CEBC) today. Heather M. will check with the UC chair about what the multiple roles process entails.
• Secretary Heather Daniels reported that the quorum number for Monday has been set at 46. The call for the Excellence Awards and UW System awards has been sent. Deadlines are December 6, 2013 for the UW System awards and January 6, 2014 for the Excellence awards. The number of professional development grant applications is in the low 50s.
Assembly Standing Committee Chair Reports
Jenny Dahlberg reported that the Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee are working on three areas this year (multiple roles, number of promotional steps, and pay portfolio).
Guest: Steve Lund, Director of Academic Personnel Office
Steve reviewed the parameters of this year’s Critical Compensation Fund (CCF) exercise. He also walked through the proposed CCF Communication Plan. ASEC requested an update from Steve Lund about the progress and evaluations following the exercise in the beginning of next year. ASEC discussed how to support the communication plan that was in place. Ideas included reinforcing messages that were going out, emphasizing key parts of the CCF exercise, reaching out to CASIs and sending a message to all academic staff
• ASEC discussed the Assembly meeting on Monday, November 11, 2013. They asked that the Secretary’s office provide cards for written questions for the Chancellor.
• Kim Manner met with ASEC and provided an update on the Engineering Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI). The CASI is meeting with the new Dean of Engineering in mid-November. They are also working to rewrite the CASI bylaws.
• December Assembly meeting agenda was discussed.
• Robert Newsom and Bill Tishler discussed the Ad Hoc Committee on Dual Roles. The committee has not met for eight months. Robert and Bill have been exchanging e-mails regarding the makeup of the committee. Jenny Dahlberg suggested that since CEBC is working on the issue, if the committee be disbanded; the members could continue to work on this issue with CEBC.
Motion to dissolve the Ad Hoc Committee on Dual Roles and encourage CEBC to solicit consultants from the dissolved committee to participate in their work. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.
Amendment was proposed concerning this motion, but withdrawn.
• Next ASEC Meeting, November 21, 2013
-December Assembly Agenda-for approval
-Academic Staff Governance Priorities Report-for approval
-Guests: Provost, Steve Stern
• Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations and appointments to the Director of Purchasing Services Search and Screen Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuel Use and Climate Change. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)
Motion to recommend Margaret Mooney to the Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuel Use and Climate Change. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)
• Reconvened in open session. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)
Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff