Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 04-03-14Approved 4-10-14
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014
67 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Marwa Bassiouni; Trish Iaccarino; Jim Maynard; Heather McFadden, Chair; Jeff Shokler
Guests: Ryan Adserias, Deb Brauer, Paul DeLuca, Ruth Litovsky, Andrew Lokuta, Karin Silet, Lillian Tong
The meeting was called to order at 2:13 p.m.
The minutes of March 27, 2014 were approved as distributed.
Guest: Paul DeLuca, Provost
Provost DeLuca commented on the excellent quality of some recent campus events including the Academic Staff Institute, Showcase, and the China Initiative Symposium.
ASEC shared the academic staff pay tool with the Provost. He gave some suggestions for improvement and will check to see if he can get this on the agenda of the Dean’s Council.
• Chair Heather McFadden asked for volunteers to attend governance sessions for the finalists for the Dean of International Studies Dean. She also reported on recent developments on the Faculty Committee on Civility in the Workplace.
• Secretary Heather Daniels reported on the Academic Staff Institute. There were over 200 registrants this year and many positive comments from attendees. The interviews for the Athletic Board will take place next week. Using Qualtrics she was able to send a reminder to those who had not voted. Also the University Committee will be distributing a memo on dual-roles.
Jeff Shokler gave an update on the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC). The committee delayed a decision on making the Biocore curriculum an honors program.
Guest: Ad Hoc Diversity Committee
Several members of the Ad Hoc Diversity Committee visited with ASEC in regards to their framework and governance approval. The next iteration of the report will be given to the University Committee in time for the May 5th Senate meeting. April 21 is the deadline for the final version. Feedback sessions are being held next week.
The Assembly will need to vote on a resolution in May if it wants to take action. Heather M. will send out the draft report with information about the engagement sessions and then send out the final report when it is available.
• A motion was made as follows in regards to the Faculty Committee on Civility in the Workplace:
ASEC requests remove of ASPP Chapter 7 language current proposed in Phase 2; Procedures for implementation of Phase 1and suggests that committee explore a neutral reporting mechanism that removes the supervisor from the process and removes the burden of proof from the complainant. Moved. Seconded. Approved.
• Deb Brauer, Co-Chair of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee, walked ASEC through the proposed Changes to ASPP. There was discussion about Chapter 5 and 6. An additional change for Chapter 13 was requested.
• ASEC decided to not take action in regards to the Working Group Report on the VCR/DGS.
• A motion was made to accept the April Assembly Agenda. Moved. Seconded. Approved.
• In an effort to communicate more with FPP Chapter 6 committees, ASEC looked at the list of committees and narrowed down the ones they felt were most important to contact.
• The Academic Staff Issues survey will be discussed in more detail later this month.
• Next ASEC Meeting, April 10, 2014
-May Assembly AgendaConvene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations for Provost Candidates. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)
-Preparation for Assembly meeting
-Guests: Ed Van Gemert, Sarah Neibart, David Gardner
Reconvened in open session. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)
Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff