Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 04-07-16Approved 4-21-16
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016
67 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Aaron Crandall; Sarah Kuba; Michael Moscicke; Heather McFadden, Chair; Kevin Niemi; Deb Shapiro
Guests: Chuck Konsitzke, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m.
The minutes of March 31, 2016, were approved.
• Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported on the Faculty Senate meeting. The Senate had a first reading of the budget committee. An emeritus professor spoke about having more faculty and fewer of the other governance groups. Beth Meyerand, University Committee chair, spoke about the need for equal representation on the committee. They passed the shared governance values statement with amendments.
• Chair Heather McFadden reported on the last Academic Staff Chat on PI status. The chat went well with lots of good discussion and back and forth between participants.
The revised shared governance values statement was shared with ASEC. The statement was amended and then approved by the Faculty Senate. The changes took out the explanatory language regarding areas shared governance should be involved in. It also added language about shared governance in law, which excludes university staff, who have shared governance through Board of Regents policy. ASEC discussed possible amendments to the amended policy, which would be voted on in May.
Board of Regents-Michael Moscicke reported that the Regents are meeting today and approved the UW-Madison tenure policy with amendments. They also declined to hear budget presentations.
Motion to Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations to the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Staff Degree Requirements (Browning). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session (Moscicke). Seconded. Approved.
Guest: Chuck Konsitzke, Member of Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Search and Screen Committee
Chuck reported that the search is going well. ASEC asked whether there would be interview question(s) about shared governance and also management style. Chuck responded that he thought there would be. There was discussion about whether the candidate should come from another institution of higher education.
• May Assembly Agenda
ASEC reviewed the Assembly agenda for May. There will be a report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Assembly Engagement. Right now there are four voting items including ASPP changes regarding Types of Appointments, ASPP changes regarding Election Ties, Shared Governance Values Statement and Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Assembly Engagement.
• WISELI survey
ASEC decided the survey should not be distributed to academic staff who took the original WISELI survey. It should also be distributed to those holding limited appointments and are included in academic staff shared governance.
• Topics for Chancellor
ASEC came up with the following topics for the Chancellor: budget committee, VCFA restructuring, compensation, and biennial budget priorities and strategies.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff