• Chair Heather McFadden mentioned the University Research Council draft language indicates academic staff must have permanent PI status to be a member. ASEC feels that this is too small a pool of people, and there are many good researchers who are not permanent PIs. The shared governance values statement will be voted on by Congress a month earlier than planned. This may lead to different groups voting on different statements. The PVL for the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration has been released. The Vice Chancellor for University Relations announcement regarding Charlie Hoslet was sent out to the shared governance chairs.
The Budget Advisory Committee draft language will be discussed at the Faculty Senate. Additional changes that were made at the University Committee meeting on Monday include a change to the name so it doesn’t start with University, and the selection of the chair was added. ASEC will wait to hear the Senate discussion on Monday and then discuss these issues further next week.
Heather McFadden talked with Jackie Hank regarding the posting of the PVL for the men’s basketball coach with several questions about the process. The hiring committee from the Athletic Board will be meeting later in the afternoon. Jackie is on the hiring committee. Heather D. will see if Jackie is able to attend next week’s ASEC meeting.
Joanna Gurstelle would like academic staff governance to forward an appointee to serve on the ASM Meyerhoff award selection committee. Heather D. will send a solicitation to the Academic Staff Assembly Representatives.
At the University Committee meeting, the Provost discussed the upcoming climate survey in the fall. She also talked about the possibility of a shared governance committee to focus on sexual assault. The UW-Madison tenure policy will go to the Board of Regents Education Committee in April.
• Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported that the idea of streaming Assembly meetings is on hold at the moment. There have been some concerns expressed by various parties. She will be sharing these concerns with the Ad Hoc Committee on Assembly Engagement tomorrow. Dates have been identified for the finalist visits for the Dean of the School of Nursing. Members of ASEC should check their calendars for availability for the governance session during the visit.
• March Assembly Agenda
ASEC discussed whether the agenda would allow time for the Ad Hoc Committee on Assembly Engagement to discuss the streaming issue if they asked. ASEC decided the issue could be brought up as a committee report. Motion to approve the agenda (Shapiro). Seconded. Approved.
• Degrees for academic staff positions
ASEC reviewed a charge for this ad hoc committee. Motion to approve the charge (Browning). Seconded. Approved. Heather D. will solicit members for this committee from the Assembly.
• WISELI survey
ASEC finished reviewing the survey for changes to make it academic staff specific and also made a couple additions. They will review the final draft as a future meeting and also meet with Jenn Sheridan to discuss the draft.
• Tom Zinnen’s request
ASEC discussed the email from Tom Zinnen regarding the Budget in Brief booklet. They will wait to see what the response is from the administration before taking any action.