Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 08-09-18
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Donna Cole; Aaron Crandall; Jenny Dahlberg; Beth Giles;
Kevin Niemi, chair; Deb Shapiro; Lindsey Stoddard Cameron;
Guests: Michael Bernard Donals, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Casey Nagy
The meeting was called to order at 1:33 p.m.
The minutes of July 26, 2018, were approved.
Kevin Niemi, ASEC Chair, reported on the progress of the UW-Madison/UW-Extension Academic Staff Policies Workgroup. There are some differences in the notice periods for non-renewal. UW-Extension gives 24 months notice to some employees and these same employees would receive 12 month notice at UW-Madison. The committee will be compiling a list of differences in policies that will be sent to the UW-Extension Academic Staff Council.
Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff, reported that she is exploring the idea of an Excellence Award for Clinical Faculty.
Jenny Dahlberg reported the Vet Med CASI held a successful event on using artificial intelligence in teaching and learning.
Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff
There will be a Discretionary Compensation Fund again this year. It should look very similar to last year’s exercise. In regard to Hostile and Intimidating Behavior, there have been some gaps discovered that aren’t addressed in the policy. An instance of this is the involvement of human resources in the process. He would like to pull together a working group with shared governance and human resources representatives to look at this. He would like ASEC to send him names of some people who could serve on this working group.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
Provost Mangelsdorf discussed Bucky’s Tuition Promise. There are 634 students who are projected to receive Bucky’s Tuition Promise. For Badger Tuition Promise, which is for transfer first-generation students, there are fewer students. It is unclear at this point how many more students are going to come compared to those who would be coming anyway.
Summer session is going quite well. It is continuing to meet revenue goals. There are still revenue incentives in place, and these will need to be re-examined.
A fixed dollar amount (10% of the budget) will continue to be distributed based on the budget formula. Right now, the biggest budget shifts (instructional and research) might result in a college losing or gaining $300,000.
Guest: Casey Nagy, Interim Vice Provost, Division of Extension and Public Media
Casey will check in with the Provost/Chancellor to see where the issue of Academic Staff Years of Service stands. ASEC briefed him on differences between UW-Extension and UW-Madison academic staff policies including notice periods, years allowed on a terminal appointment, and job security. There is still no resolution on central resources that will come to UW-Madison to support Extension and Public Media operations. He said the Department of Labor Education could move to UW-Madison early, because it is so small. Currently, he is looking at what worked and didn’t work with the July 1 transition of Auxiliary Service and figuring out an optimal strategy for the July 1, 2019 transition for Cooperative Extension and Public Media. He wants to have a plan for this transition by the end of the calendar year.
Motion to Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to Discuss Nominations Appointments to Disability Access and Inclusion Committee and Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
•Motion to appoint Tim Markle, Lisa Lenertz-Lindemer and Sara Villarreal to the Disability Access and Inclusion Committee. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
•Motion to appoint Craig Brabant to the Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee. (Stoddard Cameron). Seconded. Approved.
Lindsey Stoddard Cameron volunteered to serve as the liaison for the School of Human Ecology CASI.
ASEC agreed to invite the Office of Human Resources to give an update on the Title and Total Compensation Study.
ASEC agreed to have a table at the Benefits Fair for Academic Staff Governance.
•Shared Governance Letter
ASEC did not have any suggested changes to the annual Shared Governance Letter from the Chancellor, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.
Meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff