University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 11/15/2021
Minutes for November 8, 2021
UC members present: Halverson, Papp, Sandgren (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others present besides those listed below: Karl Broman,
Greg Bump, Lesley Fisher,
Jane Richard, Jake Smith
Chair Sandgren called the meeting to order at 1:30.
The minutes of the meeting of November 1, 2021, were approved by consent.
Jack O’Meara and Michelle Felber, PROFS, reported that the UW Board of Regents changed the policy for the selection of UW System chancellor search and screen committees by making the total number of people serving more flexible. Regent President Manydeeds named the regent committee that will decide on the new UW System President.
Lori Reesor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, said that welcome events for new students (and also sophomores) were well attended. There were 8,000 students at convocation and 12,000 students at the student organization fair.
Stress and anxiety continue to be a concern for students. There are over 50 providers of counseling services on campus, including some within some schools/colleges. There is a two-week wait time for an intake appointment, but emergency care is always available. Students report being pleased with their experience with Mental Health Services.
Karl Scholz, Provost, indicated that a student climate survey closes today and there will be a faculty and staff survey in the spring. TTC salary ranges were revealed last week and the new titles and salaries take effect today. International travel restrictions have been lifted for employees. Travel insurance for international travel will be required as of January 1.
The chemistry building fixes are moving forward. Move-in for the Daniels/Matthew building should start this week.
A vaccine mandate on campus is likely due to the executive order on federal contracts.
Sandgren moved to convene in closed session; it was seconded and approved at 2:32. One tenure clock extension and three dual role waivers were approved.
Sandgren moved to reconvene in open session; it was seconded and approved at 3:44.
Chair Sandgren adjourned the meeting at 3:45.