approved January 5, 2015
a. Fair provided background and context and proposed creation of shared governance committee to replace ad hoc committee. New committee would be charged with (a) implementation of academic staff and faculty (and eventually classified) hostile and intimidating behavior policies/legislation, (b) determining the procedures for these policies and where they would be housed, (c) considering what information should be distributed and where, and (d) thinking about potential partner groups. This committee would not be permanent.
b. UC thanked the committee for its valuable work.
c. Shim provided a handout (“Strategic Framework and Work Plan Proposal”) outlining the committee’s accomplishments and elements that could serve as basis for moving forward.
d. Ad hoc meeting on Thursday will be celebratory of success and handing over work to shared governance. First meeting of new committee will be sharing information from ad hoc committee.
a. Covaleski updated the UC on Big10 and Power Five discussions.
b. UC asked whether governance letter of November 17 was discussed/presented at Big10 meeting. Covaleski indicated that faculty made their case for increased participation but only one faculty representative will be on NCAA committee.
c. Ample discussion of football coach resignation and new hire.
d. Covaleski indicated that the Athletic Board uses Faculty Document 2191 (“Clayton Report”) as its governing document, along with an internal 2011 document that reiterates and reinforces the Clayton report. Ample discussion. General consensus that Athletics is different from other committees and that there are extenuating circumstances. Nevertheless, agreement that all has been handled as well as could be hoped.
a. Provost will represent the UW at Outback Bowl.
b. Update on SOE search. One candidate declined and chair will replace. Outside faculty member will be from Lafollette. Important to have a community member on search; Superintendent does not have the time. Will likely need another faculty member.
c. Provost showed draft flow chart on hostile and intimidating behavior. This will be something for the shared governance committee to deal with. Discussion.
d. UC question: Will there be another EI round of funding? Provost will look into this and also what EI has been doing lately and update at future UC meeting.
e. Discussion of System proposals and faculty workload.
a. Discussion of HR Redesign question, additional flexibilities, phasing, market survey (to start in spring), and items which require legislative action.
b. Discussion of Labor advisory committee’s desire to become a Chapter 6 committee.
c. Chancellor to have foot surgery and thus will not be at commencement.