University Committee Meeting Minutes 2020-02-24
University Committee Meeting MinutesMinutes approved 03/02/2020
Draft Minutes for February 24, 2020
Approved March 2, 2020
UC members present: Campagnola, Halverson, Sandgren, Ventura, Warfield (chair), Wolf
Also present besides those mentioned below: Michaela Aust, Michelle Felber, Amol Goyal, Jane Richard, Bill Tishler
Chair Warfield called the meeting to order at 1:31.
Sandgren moved to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss personnel matters. The motion was seconded and passed at 1:32.
Sandgren moved to convene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed.
Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, shared that the group working on the Teaching Professor guidelines were planning to finish their work by the end of April.
The promotion to full professor section of Faculty Policies and Procedures was discussed. The proposal will be presented for a first reading at the Faculty Senate meeting on Monday, March 2.
Karl Scholz, Provost, announced that Derek Kindle will be the new Vice Provost for Enrollment Management. Casey Nagy has been asked to serve as the point person to address five issues brought to light by the Office of Strategic Consulting report regarding international services on campus: develop a website to guide as well as calibrate expectations of the process; close gaps in service; provide consistent messaging; gather feedback from employees working in the units; and focus on some of the tougher issues in this arena.
Lori Reesor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, asked for feedback on communications regarding coronavirus. They are continuing to monitor the situation as students leave for spring break. In regards to the protest guidelines, the Board of Regents is holding a public meeting about the changes to UW System Administrative Code. The Protest Administrative Review Team met this fall and will be meeting again this spring. In the area of student mental health, they are conducting one on one meetings with faculty about this issue and discussing the relationship between pedagogical practices and mental health.
Professor Corinna Burger presented the Kemper Knapp report for 2019-2020. The majority of the money from this fund goes to scholarships (both undgrauate and graduate) and financial aid. They also fund one-time opportunities. The projects funded must include outreach to under-represented groups. This fund is typically not the only source of funds for a project and after the first time a program is offered, the committee expects the groups to provide some matching funds.
Wolf moved to approve the minutes of February 10 and 17. The motion was seconded and approved.
Wolf moved to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss role waivers. The motion was seconded and passed at 3:26. The UC approved 2 tenure clock extensions.
Sandgren moved to convene in open session which was seconded at 3:34 when Chair Warfield adjourned the meeting.