Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 06-15-17Approved 6-29-17
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017
55 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Aaron Crandall; Jenny Dahlberg; Sarah Kuba; Mallory Musolf; Robert Newsom; Kevin Niemi, Chair; Deb Shapiro
Guests: Mary Luther, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Mark Walters
The meeting was called to order at 2:03 p.m.
The minutes of June 1, 2017, were approved.
Chair Kevin Niemi reported on the presentation regarding the worklife survey results to the Deans Council. The presentation and discussion lasted over one hour, and the deans asked a lot of questions.
Kevin, Bruno and Heather met with Mark Walters, Don Schutt and Patrick Sheehan. Don reported that the timeline for launching the performance management system has slowed down due to some bugs that need to be fixed.
Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported that she met with Mary Luther and Meghan Owens to discuss HR data. Heather asked that OHR provide some kind of data back to ASEC following the promotional review. Deb Shapiro and Aaron Crandall agreed to participate in the governance visits with the finalists for Facilities, Planning and Management.
Aaron Crandall reported that the campus plan is going through the city process of approval. They have decided to create a campus planning district with a board for the campus area. This will allow changes that are in the campus plan to skip the city planning process except for parking structures.
Jenny Dahlberg reported that she was doing a presentation on the academic staff professional development grants next Wednesday for CASIs on the west end of campus.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
Provost Mangelsdorf reported that she thought the discussion at the Deans Council was good. They cared very deeply about staff in their schools and colleges. They asked to get school/college-specific results of the survey.
There is no new news about the state budget. It doesn’t seem like it will be resolved by June 30. Transportation funding is where the disagreement lies. There is a new president of the Board of Regents, John Behling. Drew Peterson is the new vice president. The Regents argued for the importance of salary raises for faculty and staff.
Guest: Mary Luther, Office of Human Resources
Mary Luther talked to ASEC about career streams. There could be up to three different streams. Streams describe the overall nature of the work. There would be an individual contributor and people manager streams with the possibility of a third stream of support.
Motion to Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) discuss appointment for continuing Academic Staff Assembly Representative and Professional Development and Recognition Committee. (Newsom). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session. (Crandall). Seconded. Approved.
• Motion to appoint continuing Academic Staff Assembly Representative (Crandall). Seconded. Approved.
• Motion to appoint Mary Lewitzke to the Professional Development and Recognition Committee (Musolf). Seconded. Approved.
• ASEC and ASA Agenda Format
Heather shared draft versions of the ASEC and Assembly agenda format for the next year. The agenda moves the current committees and chairs to the bottom of the agenda as a reference rather than being an actual part of the agenda.
• Charge for Ad Hoc Committee on Research Scientist Titles
ASEC was in favor of the draft charge for the ad hoc committee.
• Academic Staff Priorities Planning Process
ASEC discussed what kind of questions they would ask standing committee chairs as part of the planning process. Questions discussed include having committees bring some goals they plan to work on this coming year and how can ASEC assist the committees this year. They also would like to formalize check-ins with ASEC as well as discuss committee reports to the Assembly.
• Topics for Provost
Thoughts on career streams
Topics for Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Vision for large grants office in VCRGE
UHS Search and Screen Committee
Meeting adjourned at 4:01 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff