University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-08-29
Minutes for August 29, 2022
members present: Bernard-Donals, Li, Papp (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Zweibel
Others: Sue Babcock, Patricia Carroll, Michelle Felber, Lesley Fisher, Annie Lisowski, Ruth Schriefer
Papp called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.
minutes for the meeting of August 22, 2022, were approved with a correction.
Lauren Papp reported on a conversation she and Secretary Heather Daniels had
with Greg Steinberger from Hillel. It was a wide-ranging conversation with a
request that the University Committee encourage the university to name a
responsible unit for religious observances.
Daniels announced that Julie Scharm will be joining her office as Deputy
Secretary of the Faculty. There is a new senate rostering and attendance system
that will be going live. She also reminded the UC that the UW Police Department
offered a seat to a faculty member nominated by the University Committee. The
UC agreed to discuss possibilities during their next closed session.
committee discussed a letter from members of the American Association of
University Professors (AAUP) about concerns with the grievance process. It was
not clear from the letter whether there were general concerns or whether
concerns were about a particular case, which the UC is not at liberty to
discuss. Chair Papp agreed to write a response.
McAndrews and Patrick Kaas discussed the Campus Transportation Committee
report. The department was recently reaccredited. During the pandemic, remote
work had implications on how parking and transportation was used on campus.
Parking and transportation expanded its offerings during the pandemic. There is
a new program offering reduced parking costs for low income and professional
and graduate students.
Seitz, Director of Strategic Initiatives, discussed upcoming plans for the west
campus district. They have selected a consultant to work on the project and
will be holding two feedback sessions for the campus and community. Needs
identified at this end of campus include parking and research space, including
partnership and incubation space.
Scholz, Provost, discussed automatic admissions, which was a topic at the Board
of Regents meeting. Idaho and Hawaii are two states that are doing this, and it
seems to have a positive effect in increasing applications by 3-4%. The Regents
seem interested in the idea, but are unlikely to apply it to UW-Madison. UW-Madison, LaCrosse
and Eau Claire are the three campuses that don’t have open admissions.
incoming class is just under 8700 students and the most diverse class ever with
14% of students from under-represented groups. The large class is due to an
increase in the yield rate.
Tejedo-Herrero, Michael Bernard-Donals and Lauren Papp talked with Allison
LaTarte from APIR (Academic Planning and Institutional Research) to discuss the
policy question posed by the Department of Extension faculty. Because Extension
remains a department because there are faculty in it, there is no need for a UAPC
approval. UAPC approval would be needed for an immediate change to the
motioned, and it was seconded, to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis.
Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss waivers at 2:36. One leave of absence,
one tenure clock extension, and two dual roles were approved.
motioned to reconvene in open session at 2:47. It was seconded and approved.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 3:12.