Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 05-02-19Approved 5-9-19
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Donna Cole; Aaron Crandall; Jenny Dahlberg; Tim Dalby; Beth Giles; Mallory Musolf, vice chair; Lindsey Stoddard Cameron
Guests: Michael Bernard-Donals, Stephanie Elkins, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Jake Smith, Bill Tishler
The meeting was called to order at 2:03 p.m.
The minutes of April 25 were approved.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
Sarah Mangelsdorf reported on discussions held about the professorial titles during Dean’s Council. It was agreed that there should be central guidance and then schools and colleges could develop more specifics. This is partially a human resources issue, but also a governance issue. She suggested a committee made up of human resources, faculty and academic staff to develop the campus-wide guidance. Deans who have clinical faculty were asked to share their promotional policies.
ASEC also discussed their meetings with the Provost and any suggestions she would have as they begin to work with the new Provost. Sarah indicated that she really appreciated knowing topics in advance that ASEC wished to discuss so she could be prepared.
Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff, suggested ASEC look at the wording used when asking for statements for committees that ASEC appointments. She will bring some language for ASEC to review.
ASEC was able to send two representatives to the governance sessions for the Provost and Dean of Students finalists visits. They will be submitting their comments online.
Motion to convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to Discuss Nominations to Area Review Committee: Administration/Student Services/Library; Area Review Committee: Biological/Medical Sciences; Area Review Committee: Humanities/Social Sciences; Area Review Committee: Physical Sciences/Engineering; Academic Staff Appeals Committee; Distinguished Prefix Committee; and Appointments to Dean of Students Advisory Committee; Budget Committee; Campus Transportation Committee; Disability Access and Inclusion: Instructional Subcommittee; Health Care Advisory Committee; Immigration and International Issues Committee; IT Committee; Labor Codes and Licensing Committee; Library Committee; Recreational Sports Board; Retirement Issues Committee; Student Panels; and University Curriculum Committee. (Cole). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to nominate Eliot Finkelstein, Sheila Stoeckel, and Mary Jo Wilson to the Area Review Committee: Administration/Student Services/Library; Ruthanne Chun, Susan Schaefer, and Rebecca Stepien to the Area Review Committee: Biological/Medical Sciences; Erlin Barnard, Patricia Hastings, and Nancy Murray to the Area Review Committee: Humanities/Social Sciences; Michelle Harris, Allen Huang, and Noriko Kita, Area Review Committee: Physical Sciences/Engineering; Steven Boldt, Julie Ganser, Kate Ryan, and Sarah Kuba to the Academic Staff Appeals Committee; and Allen Huang, Mark Matosian, Scott Sanford, and Andrea Strayer to the Distinguished Prefix Committee. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to appoint Nathan Schulfer to the Budget Committee; Chris Butler to the Dean of Students Advisory Committee; Tim Markle to the Disability Access and Inclusion Committee; Kristin Dalby on the Immigration and International Issues Committee; Cid Freitag to the Library Committee; Katie Effertz to the Recreational Sports Board; Louis Loeffler to the Retirement Issues Committee; Becky Duffy, Cindy Fendrick, Jessica Coburn, Jane Duffstein and Nicholas Hill to the Student Panels; Ellen Smith and Eugenia Malitsky to the University Curriculum Committee; Christina Pier to the Campus Transportation Committee; Kate Rotzenberg to the Health Care Advisory Committee; Peter Hoonakker to the Information Technology Committee; and Shahzeb Munir to the Labor Codes and Licensing Committee. (Stoddard Cameron). Seconded. Approved.
• Chair Election Process
Heather will look at the ASEC meeting date coming up that has everyone in attendance. She will issue an email solicitation for nominations. This will be followed by an in person vote via ballot. Those who can participate in the vote are current ASEC members.
• May Assembly Agenda
Motion to approve the May Assembly Agenda. (Stoddard Cameron). Seconded. Approved.
Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff
Michael shared that he has received both the academic staff and university staff appointments to the working group on academic staff and university staff diversity. He also has the names of human resources staff to add to the group. The human resources staff wish to meet with him to make sure their ongoing work with Learning and Talent Development doesn’t overlap with the charge of the committee. The charge meeting could happen in late May or early June.
He reported that the HIB workshops are going well. The Ombuds have seen an increase in HIB instances every year. This is a natural result of the workshops and policies. They have created some procedural guidelines to accompany the policy that are currently being vetted by various stakeholders.
Meeting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff