1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning; Donna Cole; Jenny Dahlberg; Beth Giles; Mallory Musolf;
Kevin Niemi, chair; Deb Shapiro
Guests: Bobby Brown, Sophia Calzavara, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Cathy Trueba, Mark Walters
The meeting was called to order at 1:33 p.m.
The minutes of July 12, 2018, were approved.
Kevin Niemi reported that the ASPRO Board met two weeks ago. They discussed the future of ASPRO including a decline in membership. UW-Madison/UW-Extension Academic Staff Policies group met on Tuesday and are continuing to collect differences between the policies.
Kevin and Heather met with Mark Walters and Patrick Sheehan from the Office of Human Resources. Mark expects the Standard Job Descriptions to be completed by the end of August. There is a possibility that the FLSA minimum will be increased in January 2019.
Heather Daniels distributed a flier with the Academic Staff Chats dates and topics. She also was part of a brown bag for Public Media on CASIs. There were also a couple of UW-Madison CASI representatives that participated in the meeting. The Professors Titles Ad Hoc committee met again. There seems to be a lot of reservation from faculty on the research title, but not the teaching title. Heather is going to gather some more data in regards to the research title.
Guest: Cathy Trueba, Director, Office of Compliance (Consensual Relationship Policy)
The Board of Regents passed a policy in December 2016. There is now a draft UW-Madison policy based on the Board of Regents policy. It is very similar to the Board of Regents policy. There was discussion in crafting the policy whether to prohibit consensual relationships with undergraduates. In looking at peers, some private institutions do this, but most public institutions are either silent or discourage those relationships. ASEC suggested including a link to the policy in course syllabi. In addition, it was mentioned that postdocs may need to be included in the instructor definition especially in terms of laboratory research. In addition, there was a question about where undergrads who come here to conduct summer research, but are not enrolled in courses would fall under the policy.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
Provost Mangelsdorf discussed the Bucky Tuition Promise. This program is serving students throughout the state. We are continuing to track information on Pell grant eligible students to make sure UW-Madison continues to serve additional students with financial need each year.
It isn’t known yet what effect the travel ban has on the UW-Madison student population. It isn’t clear which undergraduate and graduate students may be affected. The number of international students coming to UW-Madison are up, but may decrease due to student visa issues.
Guest: Mark Walters, Office of Human Resources (Title and Total Compensation Study)
Mark reported that Huron has been assisting the Office of Human Resources for about 6 weeks. They are currently looking at the timeframe for the study and making adjustments as needed. They are also working to strengthen their relationship with UW System. The Employee Benefit survey will be sent to all UW System employees and UW-Madison employees. The meetings between supervisors and employees will likely be in January 2019. The next update with ASEC will hopefully include sharing a list of titles that are emerging as well as a discussion of the level document.
Motion to Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to Discuss Nominations to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Search and Screen Committee (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to Convene in Open Session. (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
Motion to nominate Michelle Holland and Mallory Musolf (graduate education side) and Shane Hubbard, Lynn Haynes, and Jennifer Noyes (research side) to the Search and Screen Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (Dahlberg). Seconded. Approved.
•18-19 Liaison Assignments
Donna could do Nominating Committee and Engineering CASI. Jenny volunteered to the be CALS CASI liaison.
Meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff