Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 12-17-15Approved 1-7-16
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 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: Jackie Hank, Kari Knutson, Jake Smith, Gretchen Viney
The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m.
• UW System Tenure Task Force Draft Policy on Faculty Layoffs
ASEC discussed suggesting the addition of language to the document that includes consultation with academic staff in the program during the program discontinuation process. Motion to send suggested language additions to the document to the UW-Madison members of the Task Force and others (Newsom). Seconded. Approved.
• Athletic Board Involvement in Men’s Basketball Coach Hiring
ASEC discussed next steps with the academic staff members of the Athletic Board. The Athletic Board recently passed a revised policy on hiring. The hiring committee of the Athletic Board will consist of five people, usually 3 faculty and 1 alumni member. Gretchen Viney made a motion to delete the provision specifying an alumni member, but it failed. The Athletic Board and Personnel Committee will meet in mid-January. ASEC plans to watch this issue closely and will check back with Jackie and Gretchen in late January.
Meeting adjourned at 3:57 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff