University Committee Meeting Minutes 2019-07-08
Minutes approved 07/08/2019
Approved Minutes for July 8, 2019 Approved July 29, 2019
UC members present: Campagnola, Sandgren, Ventura, Warfield (chair), Wolf
UC member absent: Halverson
Others present (and those named below): S. Smith, M. Felber, J. Richard, H. Daniels, M. Mayrl
Chair Terry Warfield called the meeting to order at 1:31 p.m. Kirsten Wolf 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 1:31 p.m. The UC approved one 1-year tenure clock extension and confirmed nominees to a working group. Kirsten Wolf moved to reconvene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed at 1:53 p.m.
The UC agreed to send Steve Ventura to the 2019 BTAA shared governance meeting. Wolf is attending the upcoming BoR meeting. Michelle Felber reported that there is a statement from PROFS about the governor’s budget vetoes on the PROFS webpage. The minutes of the meeting of June 24, 2019, were approved.
Interim Provost Jim Henderson discussed certification for instructional staff in Nursing. He announced that the online degree in personal finance has been formally approved, that the Extension merger is officially complete without major issues, and that the director of the division of the arts has resigned. On the latter, an interim will be appointed, likely for a year, while a search is set up. Discussion ensued on these issues, as well as on the report
from the working group on retention of underrepresented faculty and on the Target of Opportunity program. Henderson also discussed his plans for the remainder of the transition. His time concluded with a lengthy discussion of HIB policies and procedures.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank reported that Nobel Laureate and UW alum Bill Campbell will be on campus, that the governor signed the budget and made several vetoes, none of which will affect us, and that the BoR agenda is primarily ceremonial, although they will be adopting a budget. She noted that summer school grew a lot this year (thanks, WSB), putting us ahead of the 10% per year growth she had hoped for, and that there are 3 semesters left of the capital campaign. We are at 98% of our goal and the focus now will be areas where we have not quite met goals, such as student scholarships, faculty support, and some program areas. Discussion. Blank concluded with a discussion about the community public health lawsuit, which is still being reviewed.
Warfield adjourned the meeting at 2:41 p.m.