Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 10-08-15Approved 10-22-15
2:00 – 4:10 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015
67 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Aaron Crandall; Trish Iaccarino; Sarah Kuba; Heather Mc Fadden, Chair; Michael Moscicke; Robert Newsom; Kevin Niemi; Deb Shapiro
Guests: Jenny Dahlberg, Jason Jankoski, Guido Podesto
The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m.
The minutes of October 1, 2015, were approved.
Guest: Guido Podesto, Dean, International Division
The division now has a new name, International Division. The reason for change was due to confusion. The division is considered an academic unit, but they are not directly involved in teaching.
The division has three areas: International Academic Programs (Study Abroad); International Internships (created as part of MIU); and Area Studies Programs. UW-Madison has nine Area Studies Programs. All of centers were funded differently, many of them have long histories on campus. Because of recent cuts, the International Division is trying to be less dependent on Title VI funding.
The division is exploring collaborations with international universities. Traditionally these collaborations have been in humanities and social sciences, but are now expanding to include sciences regardless of language expertise.
The Area Studies Programs were a joint venture of Letters & Science and Division of International Studies. For the past two years, there has been an ongoing discussion of authority over the Area Studies Programs. They have moved to the International Division through a MOU with Letters & Science.
One of the issues he dealt with as an incoming dean was the lack of shared governance structures within the division. The Academic Planning Council and Committee on Academic Staff Issues didn’t exist. Both have now been established.
• ASEC Chair Heather McFadden reported on the University Committee meeting. There was lots of discussion regarding tenure and the removal of the out of state student cap. The Chancellor gave her State of the University speech at the Senate on Monday.
• Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported the Academic Staff Institute will be held on April 19. The University Committee discussed the proposed University Research Committee at their meeting. Academic staff will be able to appoint their seats through regular processes. The CASI retreat has been scheduled and an invitation has been sent out. ASEC should have received the invite this week. The Shared Governance reception was well attended with about 40 more attendees than last year. The Chancellor, Provost and Vice Chancellor Bazzell all gave short remarks. The office will be closed next Thursday and Friday.
Board of Regents-Michael Moscicke reported on the proposal to remove the cap on out of state undergraduate students. The proposal would guarantee at least 3600 Wisconsin residents in each incoming class. The Education Committee passed the proposal on a voice vote. It is likely to pass the full Board of Regents tomorrow.
• November Assembly Agenda
ASEC looked at a draft. There will be reports from the Committee on Women in the University. Heather D. will also inquire to see if the Campus Transportation Committee can report as well.
• Category A Proposal
ASEC reviewed a new Category A proposal. There was a discussion regarding the proposal which would allow employees to exceed maxima for all titles within the Program Manager Series and Distinguished or Senior titles as opposed to moving the maxima by 11%.
• UW System Strategic Plan
ASEC may discuss this at a later date.
• Ad Hoc Committee on FPP Chapter 6 Committees Report
The committee presented a report of their recommendations. ASEC suggested changes.
• Next ASEC Meeting, October 22, 2015 – for decision
-November Assembly AgendaConvened in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations to Dean of the School of Nursing Search and Screen Committee, Distinguished Prefix Review Committee, and appointments to the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Staff Titling and Compensation. Motion: Moscicke. Seconded. Approved.
-UW System Strategic Plan Input
-Category A Maximum Proposal
-Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff
Motion to reconvene in open session (Shapiro). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to nominate Jeff Gehrke, Barb Pinekenstein, Julie Schneider, Mary K. Thompson for the Dean of the School of Nursing Search and Screen Committee (Shapiro). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to nominate Mo Fayyaz, Alexander Rakhmilevich to the Distinguished Prefix Committee (Shapiro). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to appoint Bruno Browning, Russell Dimond, Pamela Garcia-Rivera, Sharon Gehl, Deb Shapiro, and Carol Van Hulle with Heather Daniels serving as ex officio non-voting member to the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Staff Titling and Compensation (Kuba). Seconded. Approved.
Meeting adjourned at 4:41 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff