University Committee Meeting Minutes 2023-03-13
UC members present: Bernard-Donals, Papp (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others: Michelle Felber, Jake Smith
Chair Papp called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.
The minutes for the meeting of March 6, 2023, were approved.
Fernando Tejedo-Herrero provided an overview of finalist candidates for the Dean of the International Division. The University Committee discussed the timing of spring break. There was agreement that it will be impossible to please everyone.
LaVar Charleston, Chief Diversity Officer, shared that this was the first year the Outstanding Women of Color awards offered a stipend. He is serving on the UW System search for an Associate Vice President for Diversity and has relaunched two searches within DDEEA.
Last year there were links between the Diversity Forum, the Public History Project and the Big Read. They are hoping to continue to make these links and expect to focus on the intersection of free speech and belonging. The Diversity Forum is scheduled for November 14 and 15.
Papp motioned, and it was seconded, to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss a committee appointment at 1:42.
Bernard-Donals motioned to reconvene in open session at 2:22. It was seconded and approved.
Chief Kristen Roman explained the process the UW-Madison Police Department goes through when there has been an active shooter situation at another university. They use the circumstances to review and strength procedures they have in place here. Based on what happened at Michigan State University, they are having discussions on whether weapons detection or individual detection systems might be beneficial to have on campus. She also mentioned her interest in finding more connects with faculty.
Papp motioned, and it was seconded, to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss a committee appointment and waiver at 2:58. One tenure clock extension was approved and two recommendations for committee appointments were approved.
Papp motioned to reconvene in open session at 3:45. It was seconded and approved.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 3:46.