Academic Staff Document #277
December 10, 2001
The Nominating Committee recommends Bruce Beck to fill the ASEC seat vacated by Jean Buehlman (retiring l/2/02).
BRUCE BECK - Candidate Statement
I have been a member of the academic staff for 18 years. During this time, I served on the Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee for a couple of terms; as a representative in the Academic Staff Assembly for about five years; and currently on the Academic Staff Appeals Committee. My academic staff position is in the Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis, where my job title is Senior Policy and Planning Analyst. I have assisted ASPRO from time to time with assembling information about the composition of the academic staff, and the sources of the academic staff payroll. I am also the current Treasurer of the Madison Academic Staff Association.
My ongoing contributions to academic staff governance have given me some knowledge of the legislative process within the Academic Staff Assembly and its various committees. I also have learned about how compensation issues are addressed during the budgeting process. My service on the Appeals Committee has greatly strengthened my understanding of the importance and content of the Academic Staff Policies and Procedures. I have also acquired some understanding of the role of academic staff on the various campus governance committees, as well as their expanding role within the schools and colleges, and within departmental governance.
If elected to ASEC, I will work to strengthen the academic staff contribution to the shared governance of this university.
VOTE: Yes No
A majority vote is needed to elect.
If you or your alternate will not be attending the December Assembly meeting, please send your ballot to: Secretary of the Academic Staff, 270 Bascom Hall.