Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 09-08-11


Academic Staff Executive Committee

2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

67 Bascom Hall


Members Present:  Daña Alder (Vice-Chair), Heather Daniels (Chair), Jim Maynard,

Ben Rodriguez, Jeff Shokler, Valli Warren


Others Present:  Marwa Bassiouni, Paul DeLuca, Nik Hawkins, Greg Iaccarino, Damon Williams


Absent:  Jim Steele


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, September 1, 2011 were approved with corrections.



  • Requested ASEC provide academic staff nominations for SOHE Dean’s search committee.
  • Discussed the progress of the Huron consultants and possible savings realized in IT.

GUEST: Damon Williams, Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate

  • Offered ASEC possible nominees for the Chancellor’s search.
    • Identified the need for a formalized diversity plan to establish goals embracing academic staff, faculty, classified staff and student issues.
  • Provided an update on his office, i.e., staffing, and branding.
  • Discussion ensued regarding how to best address climate issues on campus.


Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f)

  • Committee Appointments
  • SOHE Search and Screen
  • Chancellor's Search and Screen Committee

Reconvene in Open Session


Principles for UW-Personnel System Review from Badger Working Group

  • Heather reported that the Principles have been approved by the working group.
  • Developing a preamble for a list of items placed in “parking lot.” These items are still being edited and debated.
  • Motion made by Daña Alder and seconded by Valli Warren to accept the Principles. Motion passed.

Identify Existing Personnel Issues

  • Donna will revise and send out Issues document to ASEC for review prior to September 22, 2011 ASEC meeting.

Review of Planning Document

  • ASEC discussed the second priority.  Valli will revise based on discussion.  

Next ASEC Meeting, September 22, 2011 - for decision

Guests: Steve Stern, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Staff; Patrick Kass, Director of Transportation

Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wisc. Stats. 19.85 (1) (c)

·         SOHE Search and Screen

·         Chancellor’s Search and Screen Committee

·         Committee Appointments

Reconvene in Open Session

Principles for UW-Personnel System Review from Badger Working Group

Review Existing Personnel Salaries/Equity Issues

Planning Document Priority 2 and 3

Next ASEC Meeting, September 29, 2011 - for decision


Chair – Heather Daniels

  • Heather will send interview information regarding finalists for CALS Dean’s interviews
  • Budget Committee met with Scott Hildebrand.
    • Updates regarding President Reilly’s letter and UW-Madison’s response.
    • Committee plans to prepare a report reviewing: the reason salaries are lagging behind our peers.
  • Attended Board of Regents Meeting: Board endorsed Reilly’s plans for UW System
  • Met with Allie Gardner ASM Chair, and Brad Barham UC Chair to discuss governance issues.
  • Working on an email to all academic staff that will focus on accomplishments.
  • Will discuss sending a letter encouraging academic staff to get involved in governance with Nominating Committee.
  • Will request academic staff layoff data from Punam Gupta, APO as well as requesting academic staff PI data from Mark Sweet, RSP. 

Secretary of the Academic Staff – Donna Silver

  • Update on Excellence Awards
  • Mentoring Committee Kick-off Program
  • Requested that University Communications tag and identify academic staff in news items.

Meeting Adjourned at 4:35p.m. 

Minutes submitted by Donna Silver, Secretary of the Academic Staff

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