Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 10-03-13
ASEC MinutesMembers Present:
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013
260 Bascom Hall
Marwa Bassiouni, Trish Iaccarino, Heather McFadden, Chair, Robert Newsom, Kevin Niemi, Jeff Shokler, Erin Silva, Vice ChairMembers Absent:
Denny Hackel, Jim MaynardGuests:
Aaron Crandall, Academic Staff Assembly Representative, Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee Representative Jenny Dahlberg, Dennis Ray, Assembly Alternate, Jim Rogers, Assembly Representative, Russell Dimond Critical Compensation Fund Ad hoc Chair, Linda Scholl, PPPC Chair, Lisa Jansen, Nominating Co-Chair, Laura Van Toll, Nominating Co-Chair
The meeting was called to order at 2:10 PM.
The minutes for September 26, 2013 were approved.Guest: Provost Paul DeLuca
• We will be impacted by government shutdown by Friday, October 4, 2013 and will have to gear up.
• Development To Product (D2P) – a three-year pilot program that intends to strengthen the discovery to commercialization of discoveries on campus.
Concept of D2P: One-stop shop. The D2P staff scans discovery platforms on campus seeking to identify ideas of high potential commercial value. D2P works with faculty to move discovery to commercial form – new companies. This includes protection of IP (WARF), business and legal help, additional scientific resources to develop new technology to added value, and help interfacing with investment capital and organization.
This is a Joint partnership between the University and WARF. Very few institutions license more patents than we do; however, we are not leveraging this process toward new companies.
The flow that we now have to commercialization is due to a very small number of faculty. We are trying to identify new technology that could be patented and require divergence of thought. This process should be facilitated with teams. Optimally, we would create 5 to 10 companies on an annualized basis so that this program could become self-sustaining in about 3-5 years. General Reports
• Chair Heather McFadden reported that Sue Babcock, a member of the UW System President Search Committee is willing to come and speak with ASEC regarding this search. Liaison Reports
• Marwa Bassiouni reported from the Campus Planning Committee on the plans various campus buildings have on upgrades and remodels.
• Kevin Niemi requested that we consider adding liaison reports to knowledge base; this item referred to Heather Daniels.Business
Guests: Russell Dimond, Ad hoc Committee on Critical Compensation Fund, Dennis Ray, Assembly Alternate, Jenny Dahlberg, Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee, Jim Rogers, Academic Staff Assembly Representative.
Discussion took place regarding possible revisions/modifications to the report submitted by the Ad hoc Committee on Critical Compensation Fund at the September 9, 2013 Academic Staff Assembly Meeting. Product outcome of this discussion: requirement for the process necessary to submit changes to this report from assembly members. Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff will offer a one-page fact sheet on Parliamentary Procedure to help guide the process. Any documents submitted for distribution at the October 14, 2013 meeting must be sent by close of business on October 4, 2013.Discussion of Engagement in Governance Priority
ASEC members offered suggestions on this topic including debates, brown bag lunches, improved onboarding of new employees among others.Guest: Aaron Crandall – Shared Governance Resolution
Aaron stated that this was a resolution promoting a more positive attitude toward shared governance. Discussion took place regarding the timing of this resolution and Aaron agreed to table this resolution until a later time when a greater need was deemed necessary.
Heather Mc Fadden mentioned a document in circulation encompassing this message. Aaron would like a copy of this documentOctober Assembly Agenda – for decision
Trish Iaccarino moved to accept the October agenda and it was seconded and approved.
Next ASEC Meeting, October 10, 2013 – for decision
• November Assembly Agenda
• Discussion Ad Hoc Committee on Number of Levels in Titles, Guest: Steve Stern
Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to re-consider name put forth for Provost Search & Screen Committee (Moved by Erin Silva. Seconded. Approved.)
Motion to reaffirm nominees for the Provost Search and Screen Committee (Moved by Jeff Shokler. Seconded. Approved.)
Reconvene in open session. (Moved by Trish Iaccarino. Seconded. Approved.)
The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Mary Johansen, Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff