Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 01-31-19
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Aaron Crandall; Jenny Dahlberg; Tim Dalby; Beth Giles; Kevin Niemi, chair; Deb Shapiro; Lindsey Stoddard Cameron
Guests: Michael Bernard-Donals, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Jocelyn Milner, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 2:03 p.m.
The minutes of January 24, 2019, were approved.
Kevin Niemi, ASEC chair, reported that Heather McFadden shared the proposal going to UW System Representatives regarding changes to the Advisory Council for the Title and Total Compensation project. The proposal would dissolve the current Advisory Council and use the UW System Representatives as the Advisory Council. Heather McFadden is advocating for a UW-Madison only Advisory Council in addition to the proposal.
Heather Daniels reported that the office extended several deadlines due to the campus partial closure.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf discussed the process of closing campus and the differences between closing the university and cancelling classes. There needs to be further conversations about which units are essential in a partial closure due to weather.
Guest: Jocelyn Milner, Director, Academic Planning and Institutional Research (Accreditation Project)
There are five main criteria that need to be met for accreditation. UW-Madison has used an evidence based approach using mostly institutional examples to meet the criteria. There is also federal compliance that needs to be done. Right now, third party comments are open through February 25. Comments were solicited in the Wisconsin State Journal and through various UW-Madison channels. In addition, a student survey was conducted from January 22 through January 30.
There will be site visit on March 25 and 26. The review team will consist of 8 individuals. The committee will hold open meetings on the criteria as well as 5-9 special topics of interest. We will find out the topics of interest about 10 days before the visit. Final results from the visit will be available in mid-July.
Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff
Vice Provost Bernard-Donals asked ASEC what things the Staff Target of Opportunity Program work group would address. ASEC offered the following suggestions: climate, pathways, professional development, recruitment (individuals vs clusters), what the academic staff workforce looks like, and inclusive workplaces.
•February Assembly Agenda
ASEC reviewed and edited a resolution for the February Assembly meeting regarding TTC salary ranges for academic staff who don’t have career ladder opportunities. Motion to approve the February Assembly Agenda (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Meeting adjourned at 4:07 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff