Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 04-18-19
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Aaron Crandall; Donna Cole; Jenny Dahlberg; Tim Dalby; Beth Giles;
Mallory Musolf; Kevin Niemi, chair; Deb Shapiro; Lindsey Stoddard Cameron
Guests: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 2:03 p.m.
The minutes of April 4 and April 11, 2019, were approved.
Kevin Niemi, ASEC chair, reported that the University Academic Planning Council will be meeting today to consider the UW-Extension department proposal. He also shared that the UW-Stevens Point shared governance body approved a resolution in opposition to the TTC benefits survey.
Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff, provided a number of updates. The office is hosting a first virtual academic staff chat on the subject of keeping connected to campus from a distance. There will also be a trial of virtual participation in the May Assembly. This is being done in preparation for the likelihood of at least one Assembly representative who won’t be on campus starting next year. The room is able to live stream the proceedings and participants will be able to vote and ask questions using Slack. The Secretary of the Faculty office and Secretary of the Academic Staff office are working on a joint project to produce a series of videos that could serve as chair training.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
The reaccreditation visit seemed to go well. UW-Madison will need to refresh its strategic plan that is ending this current year.
ASEC also discussed the implementation of the new professor titles. Implementation will be key to their success. Items for discussion included general guidelines being provided for campus, looking at other universities and current processes on campus as models, and the promotion process.
•Return to Work Policy
Motion to endorse the policy (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
•May Assembly Agenda
Heather will invite Kathi Kilgore to attend and talk about the budget process. ASEC is also considering a resolution in support of the DCS Course Grant program, which is in its second year of a three-year trial.
•Topics for Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Interinstitutional agreements with UW-Madison and UW-Extension for next year
GPR $$ from UW-Extension for next year
Bascom Hill accessibility
Meeting adjourned at 3:56 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff