Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 06-23-16Approved 7-7-16
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016
67 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Aaron Crandall, Trish Iaccarino; Sarah Kuba; Heather McFadden, Chair; Robert Newsom
Guests: Michael Bernard-Donals, Jenny Dahlberg, Matt Kussow, Marsha Mailick, Jake Smith, Janet Staker Woerner, Mark Walters
The meeting was called to order at 2:06 p.m.
The minutes of June 9, 2016, were approved with a correction.
• Chair Heather McFadden reported that ASEC has been asked to name one individual to each upcoming search and screen committee for the Chief of Police and Director of Human Resources. ASEC will need to send the names by July 8.
Russell Dimond has agreed to work on the data analysis for the academic staff worklife survey. ASEC would like to look at a quick cut of the data and also review previous WISELI reports for other ways to look at the data.
• Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported she has been asked to participate in interviews for a new consultant in the Employee Assistance Office. Charles LaTorre is leaving the office at the end of this month. Changes to UWS 11 that were made because of Title IX will take effect on July 1.
Heather D. reported meeting with Troy Reeves from the Oral History program. Troy is going to collaborate with the Secretary of the Academic Staff office to collect oral histories of Academic Staff Excellence Award winners. The oral history recordings would take place at the Academic Staff Institute in the spring.
The Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Research Misconduct policy met recently. Right now the appeals process for academic staff who have a finding of research misconduct involves the Academic Staff Assembly putting together a committee for the appeals process. The faculty process uses the regular appeals process for faculty and the same is true for students. Heather D. suggested that the academic staff should look at doing something similar.
The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) human resources office sent out an email to all staff at SMPH regarding the changes in processing staff salary adjustments. Heather D. asked ASEC if they would like to send out a communication in addition to the one sent by SMPH. Motion to send a revised communication to SMPH academic staff regarding SMPH staff salary adjustments (Newsom). Seconded. Approved.
Jenny Dahlberg reported on the first Titling and Compensation Director interview.
• Resolution on Budget for Fall Assembly Meeting
ASEC discussed the timing of the resolution and decided it should come to the Assembly this fall in September or October. There was also discussion about the phrase discussing what academic staff do and the inclusivity of that phrase. This item will carry over this item to subsequent meetings.
Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff
Heather McFadden prefaced the discussion with Michael to let ASEC know that during a meeting with Mark Walters and Don Schutt prior to the ASEC meeting today, a request was made to tighten the language in the beginning regarding the existence of two HR systems and also to change page 3 so the distinguished prefix is not indicated to be part of a promotional series.
ASEC discussed the language within the Request for Proposals for the Titling and Total Compensation study. A summary will be prepared for ASEC to review at their next meeting. All feedback is due to UW System on July 8 including a ranking of criteria by which proposals should be judged.
Guest: Matt Kussow, State Relations
Matt discussed the upcoming legislative session and post-election possibilities. There are approximately 5-8 seats that look competitive for the democrats in the Assembly and two seats in the Senate.
The state budget will be released in the spring. There may be a small pay increase for state workers. There are likely to be no UW System building projects in this cycle. Other topics that might come up during the next session as legislative items include fetal tissue research and autonomous vehicles.
Motion to convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss appointment to the University Curriculum Committee (Newsom). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session (Kuba). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to appoint Susan Wenker to the University Curriculum Committee (Crandall). Seconded. Approved.
• Topics for the Provost
Academic calendar update
Meeting adjourned at 4:39 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff