University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 10/04/2021
Minutes for September 27, 2021
UC members present: Halverson, Masters, Papp, Sandgren (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others present besides those listed below: Michael Bernard-Donals, Greg Bump, Michelle Felber, Lesley Fisher, Jane Richard
Chair Sandgren called the meeting to order at 1:30.
The minutes of the meeting of September 20, 2021 was approved by consent.
Eric Sandgren reported that part of the UW System Representatives meeting was a listening session about the UW System Presidential Search. The search and screen committee members indicated that they were very interested in candidates who understand what shared governance is.
Earlise Ward, Faculty Director for the Morgridge Center for Public Service, informed the UC about the Campus Action Plan to advance the national Campus Compact. Its goal is to identify ways to better support public purposes of higher education by focusing on community engagement.
Provost Karl Scholz indicated that the upcoming Board of Regents meeting will include several UW-Madison items on the Education Committee agenda relating to undergraduate online completion programs. COVID-19 vaccination numbers continue to climb. They expect to start an after-action report on the fall’s accommodation process.
Adrian Lampron, ASM chair, introduced themself. They indicated that ASM is working with—and funding part of—a pilot project with the UW Police Department (UWPD) and University Health Services to send co-responders to emergency calls. They are also working on fossil fuel divestment, city council redistricting, and various bills in the legislature.
Mark Walters, Chief Human Resources Officer, reported that the Title and Total Compensation project is proceeding. Employee discussions are mostly complete, and there are only 40 unmapped jobs. Employees will get a notification letter with their new title and business title. Salary structure will be released in November, and there is an appeals process.
Rob Howard, chair, University Library Committee, and Lisa Carter, University Librarian, presented the University Library Committee annual report and the new functions of the committee.
Masters moved to convene in closed session; it was seconded and approved at 3:25. One dual role waiver was approved.
Sandgren moved to reconvene in open session; it was seconded and approved at 4:03.
Chair Sandgren adjourned the meeting at 4:09.