Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 11-19-15Approved 12-3-15
2:00 – 3:20 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015
67 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Aaron Crandall; Trish Iaccarino; Sarah Kuba; Heather Mc Fadden, Chair; Michael Moscicke; Robert Newsom; Deb Shapiro
Guests: Michael Bernard-Donals, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Alisa Robertson, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 2:03 p.m.
The minutes of November 5, 2015, were approved as written.
• ASEC Chair Heather McFadden reported on the meeting with the Office of Human Resources regarding the Category A maxima. Human Resources brought a proposal to lift caps by 10% for all pay ranges and all titles.
Heather M. and Kevin met with Mark Walters and Patrick Sheehan yesterday. The Compensation and Titling Advisory Committee indicates that the academic staff seat is for the chair or designee. ASEC agreed that Heather M. should serve. They also discussed degree requirement waivers. ASEC indicated they would like to meet with Mark about this issue.
In regards to the University Committee meeting, the recent resignations at Missouri were mentioned as well as tenure and the graduate assistant rate. There was an initial conversation about the composition and charge to CURAFA (Committee on Undergraduate Recruitment and Financial Aid). The TAA reported they had difficulty obtaining information about the new pay policy for graduate assistants. The Committee on Women in the University is looking at tenure rates for women especially in the social sciences division.
• Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported that she has worked on scheduling another academic staff chat on promotion. Heather D. met with Mo Bischoff and Michael Bernard-Donals to discuss whether it would be useful to have a single sheet about staff awards and professional development opportunities to give to chairs at the orientation in August. She reported on the recent academic staff chat on effort reporting. This issue has not been resolved, and it was clear from the chat that people remain very upset about it. This issue is something ASEC should consider bringing up with administration again.
Guests: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost and Alisa Robertson, UW Foundation
The UW-Madison Comprehensive Campaign began on July 1, 2013, and ends December 31, 2020. It is the fourth campaign for UW Foundation. The goal is $3.2 billion. Approximately $1.8 billion was raised in the last campaign. In order to have a successful campaign, a foundation need to have friends/alumni to give money, and great ideas for them to give to. The deans and central administration have spent a lot of time thinking about what funds could be used for. All ways forward is the theme of the campaign. Campaign priorities include: providing student support-need based aid and some merit based aid; graduate school fellowships; enhancing educational experience-career services, educational innovation, global education, recreational sports; maintaining faculty excellence-increasing faculty chairs; and supporting research and innovation-defined areas of focus including many of the centers.
Liaison Reports-University Staff Congress-Jake Smith reported that the Hostile and Intimidating Behavior Policy was referred to the HR Policy committee at the meeting.
School of Nursing CASI-Aaron Crandall met with them, and they are doing well.
Campus Planning Committee-Aaron Crandall had a meeting this morning. The committee ranked three priorities to put forward to UW System. ROTC building is the first, the greenhouses on Observatory are second, and the Bascom utilities project is third.
Memorial Library Committee met for the first time. They had a lively discussion about the consolidation report. They were unhappy about being dissolved as a committee.
Committee on Undergraduate Recruitment and Financial Aid (CURAFA) met following the Board of Regents meeting and voted that the lack of consultation prior to the Board of Regents request on lifting out of state tuition caps was a violation of shared governance.
Motion to convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss appointments to Physical Sciences/Engineering Area Review Committee, Mentoring Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on University Staff Work Rules, and Ad Hoc Committee on Assembly Engagement. (Moscicke). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to convene in Open Session (Moscicke). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to appoint Teri Stratton to the Committee on University Staff Work Rules; appoint Jenny Dahlberg, Bill Tishler, Brady Minter, Dave Black, Jim Rogers, Tim Markle, David Parter, Michael Moscicke to the Ad Hoc Committee on Assembly Engagement; appoint Edmund Elder to the Mentoring Committee; and nominate Ilia Guzei to the Physical Sciences/Engineering Area Review Committee (Moscicke). Seconded. Approved.
Lost quorum at 3:21 pm.
Regained quorum at 3:43 pm
Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals
Heather McFadden mentioned to Michael that he should touch base with engineering in regards to equity reviews for staff. Michael reported on the academic staff chat on effort reporting. There were many people there who told stories about how difficult this issue is for academic staff. Michael plans to speak with Provost Mangelsdorf and Vice Chancellor Bazzell. ASEC also plans on talking with them.
Meeting adjourned at 3:58 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff