Minutes approved 06-06-2022
University Committee Minutes for May 23, 2022
UC members present: Babcock, Halverson, Papp, Thibeault
Others: Michael Bernard-Donals, Lesley Fisher, Alex Peirce, Jane Richard, Jake Smith
Papp called the meeting to order at 1:33.
The minutes for the meeting of May 9 were approved.
Rob Cramer, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, discussed the Willow Creek master plan. The next steps are to incorporate the ideas into west end planning and engage with the native nations on the proposals.
Paul Seitz, Director of Strategic Initiatives, provided high level results from the Administrative Quality Satisfaction Survey that was conducted in February. There was an 18% response rate with average satisfaction rating of 3.85 out of 5. There are over 25,000 qualitative responses from 3500 people. 25% of faculty responded and reported the overall lowest satisfaction. There were many comments on Title and Total Compensation Project and ShopUW+. The next steps including sharing these results, processing the qualitative responses, and developing analysis tools for schools/colleges/divisions. They plan to conduct a follow up survey in two years.
Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Faculty, announced that UW-Milwaukee passed a resolution urging the use of the word “emerit” for emeritus/a. University Communications is adding the term to their dictionary. The University Committee has been invited to appoint a faculty member to the Police Advisory Committee. The committee currently has no faculty members. The person appointed could also participate in the group looking at quarterly statistics for UWPD.
Secretary Daniels also reported that the Learning and Talent Development in the Office of Human Resources is beginning to put together faculty training on supervising. Faculty who would be interested in participating in this process should contact the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty.
Papp moved to convene in closed session; it was seconded and approved at 2:45.
Papp moved to reconvene in open session; it was seconded and approved at 3:43.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 3:43.