Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 06-29-17Approved 7-13-17
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017
55 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Aaron Crandall; Jenny Dahlberg; Sarah Kuba; Mallory Musolf; Robert Newsom; Kevin Niemi, Chair; Deb Shapiro
Guests: Laurent Heller, Paul Seitz, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 3:01 p.m.
The minutes of June 15, 2017, were approved.
Guest: Laurent Heller, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Laurent Heller reported that the Search and Screen Committee for the director of University Health Services will be announced sometime this summer. He mentioned that he has been working on the idea of a large grants office with Marsha Mailick. This office would provide some support for coordinating large grant submissions. In regards to the state budget, transportation funding is still up in the air. The final decision regarding that could influence the amount of bonding that is available for capital projects.
Vice Chancellor Heller spent time talking about UW-Madison’s financial picture. UW-Madison’s expense growth is very low, but revenue growth has also been low. The key for UW-Madison to keep its quality is to grow revenue. Several strategies to grow revenue include summer tuition growth, alumni support, and growing research funding.
Chair Kevin Niemi reported that he, Bruno, Heather McFadden, Ron Harris and Heather D. met with Mary Luther to review comments on the initial draft of the job families. They met with her twice. She seemed receptive to many of the suggestions.
Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported that she and Secretary of the University Staff John Lease met with Mary Luther about the Title and Total Compensation study. Mary anticipates sharing the proposed job families with the campus at large in September.
Jenny Dahlberg gave a talk at a CASI event for academic staff on the west end of campus about Academic Staff Professional Development grants. There were approximately 25 people in attendance. The SMPH CASI is considering doing a newsletter for academic staff in SMPH.
• Motion to form the Ad Hoc Committee on Research Scientist Titles (Crandall). Seconded. Approved.
Meeting adjourned at 4:32 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff