University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-08-01
Minutes for August 1, 2022
members present: Papp (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault, Zweibel
Others: Sue Babcock, Gideon Elliott, Jack O’Meara, Jake Smith
Papp called the meeting to order at 1:03 pm.
Meyerand, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Issues, presented a policy that
would require applicants that wish to be considered for a tenured position at
UW-Madison to allow UW-Madison to ask their previous institutions about any
finding of misconduct prior to hire. This has been implemented at a couple
University of California campuses with success. The University Committee held a
broad discussion on the matter and indicated they are fine with this policy.
Ackerman reported that Senator Tammy Baldwin was on campus visiting. He has
been working with Mike Lehn in UW-Madison’s DC office to get additional
resources for research. UW-Madison will be receiving funding ($10 million for
year 1 and then $5 million following) for an
also announced the opening of the
minutes for the meeting of July 18, 2022, were approved with one
Hess, Interim Provost, shared that the new CALS dean would be starting on
August 4. The Public History Project exhibit at the Chazen will open September
12 and close at the end of the calendar year.
enrollment, final numbers will not be available for the freshman class for a
while. The number of international and transfer students is similar to last
year. 41-42% of freshman will be Wisconsin residents and 31% will be students
of color. Schools and colleges have received additional funds already to handle
the larger incoming class, and additional funds could be available following
the October 1 enrollment freeze for use during second semester.
University Committee discussed their upcoming first meeting with Chancellor
Mnookin. They would like to have an initial conversation with her about
expectations of their relationship with her.
motioned, and it was seconded, to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis.
Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss rule waivers and grievances at 2:36. A
tenure clock extension, leave of absence, dual role and transfer from tenure
track to academic staff appointment were approved.
motioned to reconvene in open session at 3:24.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 3:30.