Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 05-29-14
Minutes Approved on 6-5-14
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014
67 Bascom Hall/First Nations, Union South
Members Present: Marwa
Bassiouni; Bruno Browning; Trish Iaccarino; Heather McFadden, Chair; Robert
Newsom; Kevin Niemi, Vice Chair; Jeff Shokler
Guests: Darrell Bazzell, Gen Carter, Mary Czynszak-Lyne, Jenny Dahlberg, Paul DeLuca, Patricia Droes, Terry Fritter, Russell Kutz, John Lease, Steve Lund, Gene Masters, Linda Meinholz, Gary Mitchell, Michael Moscicke, Bruce Petters, Ronald Pond, Patrick Sheehan, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 1:51 p.m.
The minutes of May 22, 2014 were approved.
Guests: Classified Staff Executive Committee (CSEC)
ASEC and CSEC discussed the draft performance management
policy. There was concern from CSEC
about eliminating the mid-year check in.
It was decided that a joint committee would be formed to discuss the
issue further and see if there could be some consensus between the groups.
Guest: Paul DeLuca
Paul DeLuca talked about the hiring underway. The Vice Provosts interviews are concluding
next week. He will need feedback by late
He is also discussed the area of data science and the possibility of creating a new major in that area. There are many similar programs at other universities, and the job prospects in this field are very good and growing.
Motion to Recess. Seconded. Approved.
Recessed at 2:15 pm.
Resumed at 3:29 pm.
Guest: Darrell Bazzell
The Academic Staff Pay Tool Portfolio was presented to
Darrell. He thought it was a good idea,
but warned ASEC against creating unrealistic expectations. He responded to a question from ASEC about
the possibility of retention packages for academic staff.
He discussed the upcoming budget cycle including the process with ASEC. The Board of Regents will pass a proposed budget and pay plan in the fall. The governor will submit his budget in early February. The legislature will begin their work in March or April.
Guest: Gene Masters
Gene Masters, chair of the Districting and Representation
Committee (DRC), talked with ASEC about the issue of many current districts
being larger than allowed by the Academic Staff Policies and Procedures
(ASPP). It was decided that the DRC
would talk with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee (PPPC) about
making changes to ASPP at the September Assembly meeting to increase the
allowable size of districts. ASEC and
DRC will have further discussions about re-examining the current district
structure and making changes to it.
Meeting adjourned at 4:28 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff