University Committee Meeting Minutes 2018-03-19
Minutes approved 03/26/2018
Approved minutes for March 19, 2018 Approved March 26, 2018
UC members present: Amasino, Bowers, Ventura, Wanner (chair), Warfield
UC member absent: Litovsky
Others present: S. Smith, J. O’Meara, J. Smith, M. Felber, H. Daniels
Chair Anja Wanner called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m and directed attention to documents for the UC to peruse. Some discussion about invitations to various events. Athletic Board Chair Peter Miller reported on a series of talks to bring the Board up to speed on issues relevant to college athletics (a sort of “Board education series”) and on Board involvement in coaching changes (in light of recent resignation of wrestling coach and resultant search). The bulk of Miller’s time (with the UC, but also occupying a lot of his Board time generally) was spent discussing safety-related matters. A review of this area (compliance, legal, etc.) is under way, involving all units in Athletics, all coaches, facilities, documentation, and more.
Jack O’Meara reported on his trip to DC with PROFS President Dorothy Farrar-Edwards to participate in Lobby Day. Michelle Felber indicated that the PROFS forum on shared governance is likely to be on May 3. O’Meara also reported that the Mark Cook bill is not on the Senate calendar and work is under way to resuscitate it, including contacting President Cross. Interim CIO Mike Lehman reporting on the new risk management security guidelines, which he will talk about at the April Senate meeting as well. These guidelines establish a framework to assess risk and mitigate it on a case-by-case basis. The details of this policy and its implementation can be found at [link]
. Much discussion was had.
The minutes of the meetings of February 26, 2018, and March 5, 2018, were approved, both with amendments. The UC discussed the Madison-Extension merger and reviewed the April Senate agenda. Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf discussed recent news from UW-Stevens Point with the UC. Following extensive discussion, Mangelsdorf offered to follow up with her counterpart there. Mangelsdorf and the UC also discussed faculty workload (reporting and policies) at some length. UWS database is up and running and campus leadership is considering options for ways to better track and report overall workload. Efforts on other campuses to develop policies on workload, including use of reassignment for those who are unproductive, have no parallels on this campus. Mangelsdorf concluded with a discussion about faculty-adjacent titles, such as clinical faculty and the newly proposed teaching and research professor titles. Next step appears to be a meeting called by OHR to fold various reports together and figure out best way forward. Mangelsdorf addressing Extension faculty senate first week in April and participating in Extension-wide retreat event in late April with Chancellor Blank.
Terry Warfield moved to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss personnel matters. The motion was seconded and passed at 2:51 p.m. The UC considered and unanimously approved an addendum to a previously approved dual role waiver request and a track transfer request. The UC created a list of potential nominees to the UBS Board of Trustees to recommend to the chancellor. The UC requested that the SOF draw up a SignUpGenius for the various search and screen meetings coming up. The UC conducted two Athletic Board interviews (more to follow next week). Steve Ventura moved to reconvene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed at 3:59 p.m., at which point Wanner adjourned the meeting.