Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 08-04-11

Minutes approved with corrections~ 8-11-11

Academic Staff Executive Committee 
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday, August 4, 2011 
67 Bascom Hall


Members Present: Daña Alder (Vice-Chair), Heather Daniels (Chair), Jason Keaton, Jim Maynard, 
Jim Steele, Jeff Shokler,Valli Warren

Others Present: Martin Cadwallader, Donna Cole, Sue Dottl, Denny Hackel, Heather McFadden, 
Noel Radomski, Dennis Ray, Dija Selimi, David Ward

Absent: Ben Rodriguez

Call to Order/Agenda Review 
The meeting was called to order by Chair, Heather Daniels at 2:00 p.m.

Automatic Consent Business 
ASEC minutes of Thursday, July 7, 2011 were approved with corrections.

• Donna will invite Rick Brooks to the September Assembly Meeting for his involvement in the Little Libraries project.

Mentoring Committee – Dija Selimi 
• Committee is seeking additional mentors to match with mentees. 
• Co-chairs with Secretary of the Academic Staff to discuss fall kick-off event. 
Nominating Committee – Donna Cole 
• Met with Heather and Donna.

GUEST: Martin Cadwallader, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School 
Martin provided overview of the WARF funding cycle as it relates to the UW- Madison campus.

GUEST: David Ward, Interim Chancellor 
Discussed a broad range of topics as highlights included: 
• Moving forward on our current flexibilities 
• Taking advantage of positive aspects of the budget 
• Working to improve communication with UW System and the Board of Regents as well as other UW institutions. 
• Finding internal sources for additional revenues 
• Attracting philanthropy to give support to day-to-day operations 
• Considering instructional leave for academic staff as a way to build capacity. 
• Moving forward with revising the distinguished prefix guidelines.

Review Chancellor’s Shared Governance 
ASEC approved this letter for the Chancellor’s signature

Update on website and ideas for featuring ASEC members 
• Mary Johansen will contact ASEC members for brief statements for the website.


Planning for New Reps Orientation 
• Donna will create final agenda 
• ASEC will discuss details next week. 
• Communication with Standing Committee Chairs needed.

Furlough Day Appeals 
• Heather reported that a number of non-represented classified staff have filed appeals regarding compensation for furlough days because of the attorneys who ended up only taking 10 furlough days. 
• A number of classified staff in unions who had “me too” clauses have received credit for 6 furlough days. 
• Heather will see if she can find out more information.

Heather would like ASEC to create a list of issue of personnel salaries/equity issues.

Next ASEC Meeting, August 11, 2011 
Guests: Katharine Lyall; Beth Huang and Tangela Roberts ASM 
Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wisc. Stats. 19.85 (1) (c) 
o SOHE Search and Screen 
o Legislative Study Group 
o Chancellor’s Search and Screen Committee 
• Reconvene in Open Session 
• ASA Orientation review agenda and assign roles 
• Creation of personnel salaries/equity issues 
• Principles for UW-Personnel System Review 
• Next ASEC Meeting, August 18, 2011 - for decision

Chair – Heather Daniels 
• Will send thank you letters to those who have worked with ASEC this past year. 
• Will send letter to all academic staff in September, updating them on ASEC/Assembly accomplishments. 
• She and Donna will meet with standing and ad-hoc committee chairs. 
• Flexibilities working group has narrowed their list to two principles. Bruno Browning has been attending these meetings representing PPPC. 
• Heather asked Jim Steele to obtain data reflecting how many hours/credit years academic staff teach per academic year.

Secretary of the Academic Staff – Donna Silver 
• Met with Peg Eusch from Archives to discuss creation of a Record Schedule for OSAS. 
• Nominating Committee added search and screen committees to the survey on getting involved. 
• Donna will invite the academic staff member of the transportation committee and someone from the McBurney Disability Research Center to discuss the phasing-out of free disabled parking.

Meeting Adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 
Minutes submitted by Donna Silver, Secretary of the Academic Staff

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