University Committee Meeting Minutes 2018-06-11

University Committee Meeting Minutes

Minutes approved 07/02/2018

Approved Minutes for June 11, 2018          Approved July 02, 2018

UC members present: Amasino (chair), Bowers, Campagnola, Ventura, Warfield, Wolf
Others present: S. Smith, J. O’Meara, E. Sandgren, J. Smith, J. Richard, M. Mayrl, C. Springer

Chair Rick Amasino called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. Terry Warfield reported on the BoR meeting, including information on new program monitoring policy, budget approval, and possibility of sharing personnel data of hires. The minutes of the meeting of June 4, 2018, were approved. Jack O’Meara provided a brief legislative and PROFS update, highlighting the aforementioned BoR meeting, building commission approval for Chemistry, and two areas where faculty expertise is being spotlighted: Blue Ribbon commission on K12 funding and a governor-appointed group looking at the dairy industry.

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 approved at 1:18 p.m. The UC discussed a grievance, met with the griever, and discussed some more. The UC also nominated faculty members to a de novo review committee, the Honorary Degrees Committee, and the Budget Committee, and re-appointed a faculty chair. Barb Bowers moved to reconvene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed at 2:31 p.m.

Chancellor Becky Blank, freshly returned from a Madison College groundbreaking event on Madison’s south side, reported on an alumni event in Denver, an appreciation event for those working on the Extension-Madison merger, her visit to the State Geological Survey, and last week’s BoR meeting. She also reported on a soon-to-be released audit of safety and behavior in the Athletic Department and concluded by indicating she looked forward to seeing everyone again at Olin House that evening. Amasino adjourned the meeting at 2:39 p.m.