University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-04-04
University Committee Meeting MinutesMinutes approved 04/11/2022
UC members present:
Babcock, Sandgren (chair), Papp, Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others: Greg Bump,
Michelle Felber, Matt Mayrl, Jane Richard, Jake Smith
Sandgren call the
meeting to order at 1:46.
Lori Reesor, Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs, reported that students could respond to a
mental health survey and that there’s money for mental health training for
instructors in the fall. A co-responder program with UWPD and University Health
Services (UHS) responds to mental health concerns. Regarding sexual assault,
UHS has recently added more counselors and advocates in this area. They are
contemplating how to arrange a call system to provide more coverage on nights
Two student spaces
housing the American Indian Student and Cultural Center and MEChA are slated to
be demolished for a new academic building. Vice Chancellor Reesor’s office is
working to find another space for these organizations.
Sarah Nolan from
UHS met with student leaders to discuss the having student wellness ambassadors
in student organizations and in non-housing group living situations. The
ambassadors would help better inform students about resources available and
Sandgren moved to convene in closed session; it was
seconded and approved at 2:07. Two tenure clock extensions and one leave of
absence were approved.
Sandgren moved to reconvene in open session; it was
seconded and approved at 2:32.
The minutes of the
meeting of March 28, 2022 were approved by consent with several corrections.
The UC continued
discussions on whether to create an ad hoc committee on
divestment/sustainability and what the charge of the committee would be.
Chancellor, shared that there would be three finalists for the Vice Chancellor
for Finance and Administration visiting next week. The Board of Regents will be
meeting April 7 and 8 with a sustainability presentation including UW-Madison
leaders in this area on Thursday afternoon.
She visited the
Wisconsin delegation in Washington DC last week. UW-Madison was successful in
getting about $82 million in earmarks during the budget process including $40
million to replace a federal seed facility.
Sandgren adjourned the meeting at 3:16.