approved April 13, 2015
a. The UC considered and unanimously approved one dual role waiver request.
b. The UC considered and unanimously approved on tenure clock extension request.
a. The UC discussed possible members for an ad hoc faculty committee on post-tenure review. Need to balance diversity of colleges/schools with agile, flexible committee with broad experience. Seven names selected to be approached, representing CALS, Education, Engineering, L&S, Nursing, SMPH, and SOHE.
b. Athletic Board: Discussion of potential names to be encouraged to apply. Application process will include emphasis on prior service to university.
a. Mailick thanked the UC for their support and help during her interim appointment, especially with getting the center review plan moving. This activity will now be taken over by the URC.
b. Mailick distributed “Goals for 2015-16” document created for her debriefing with the chancellor following official appointment as VCRGE. Items to be addressed include Graduate School staffing and structure, student funding and guarantees, expansion of research funding from federal and non-federal sources, campus research infrastructure, and entrepreneurship. Ample discussion.
a. Mangelsdorf discussed 2015-19 strategic framework, including process followed for development, input, and how this fits with reaccreditation. Discussion.
b. Preparatory discussion of senate meeting, which provost will chair.
c. Discussion of ad hoc post-tenure review committee.
d. Discussion of transparency and availability of teaching and course evaluations. Consensus that this issue should be discussed in greater detail at future meeting.
e. Following a question from the UC about how much of the Morgridge matching grant has been spoken for (~60%), general discussion of endowed chairs, pay raises, faculty lines, and related departmental and school/college policies.