University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-2-28
University Committee Meeting MinutesMinutes approved 3/07/2022
members present: Babcock, Halverson, Sandgren (chair), Tejedo-Herrero,
Greg Bump, Michelle Felber, Lesley Fisher, Jane Richard, Jake Smith
call the meeting to order at 1:30.
minutes of the meeting of February 21, 2022 were approved by consent.
Karl Scholz said that there are no UW-Madison students or employees known to be
in Russia, Ukraine, or the other Baltic countries. There are students and
scholars from these countries currently studying here in Madison. Any
university sponsored travel to Ukraine or Russia has been suspended. All
students studying abroad have been contacted about the situation unfolding in
provost also reported on a meeting between ASM leadership, Chancellor Blank, and
Vice Chancellor Reesor to discuss a number of items around masking. The
students did not ask for the mask mandate to be continued. The University
Committee discussed the mask mandate and how various constituencies across
campus are reacting.
University Committee approved the Faculty Senate agenda for March 7, 2022.
Paul Kelleher, co-chair of the Health Care Advisory Committee, presented the HCAC
annual report. The committee primarily advises University Health Services (UHS)
regarding health care needs for students. The committee has implemented a
student co-chair model. HCAC provided advice to UHS on COVID policies and
procedures. A subcommittee made a formal recommendation to implement vaccine
and TB screening for new students. All but three Big Ten schools have vaccine
requirements, with UW-Madison being one of the three. The committee also
provided input on a chaperone policy for sensitive exams and reviewed the SSFC
fee and budget proposal for UHS. Kelleher will add information about work the
committee has done in regards to student mental health to their annual report.
HCAC agenda items include making emergency contraception more available and the
possibility of becoming a tobacco-free campus.
Sandgren moved to convene in closed
session; it was seconded and approved at 2:48.
Sandgren moved to reconvene in open
session; it was seconded and approved at 3:50.
Sandgren adjourned the meeting at 3:51.