Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 05-08-14

Approved 5-22-14

ASEC Minutes
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014
67 Bascom Hall

Members Present: Marwa Bassiouni; Bruno Browning; Denny Hackel; Trish Iaccarino;
Heather McFadden, Chair; Robert Newsom; Kevin Niemi, Vice Chair; Jeff Shokler

Guests:  Paul DeLuca, Alice Gustafson, John Lucas, Michael Moscicke

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m.

The minutes of May 1, 2014 were approved with a correction.

Guest: Paul DeLuca
Paul DeLuca discussed the Project on Fair Representation.  He also was asked about the recent Supreme Court decision on college admissions.  He said that the recent decision does not affect UW-Madison directly.  Provost DeLuca mentioned that the enrollment for Fall 2014 looks good, and more data on the incoming class would be available in a few weeks.

Guests: Alice Gustafson and John Lucas
John and Alice are working on an Administrative Process Redesign (APR) project to examine the university’s internal communications.  They are looking to identify themes and areas where they can make recommendations for improvements.  They asked ASEC for feedback on what things stand in the way when ASEC wants to communicate.


•    Chair Heather McFadden met the new ASM chair for next year, Genevieve Carter.  The changes to the Committee on Women in the University and the other Faculty Policies and Procedures Chapter 6 changes were approved by the Faculty Senate.  The Diversity Framework was also accepted with two amendments.  The revised report is available in the KnowledgeBase.  The Vice Chancellor for Research/Dean of the Graduate School recommendations were accepted with two modifications including changing the reporting line of the Graduate School CASI to the Vice Chancellor for Research.  

•    Secretary Heather Daniels reported Jake Smith would begin in the Secretary’s Office on Monday.  She also reported on her conversation with Steve Lund and Brian Vaughan regarding any changes to the administrative code that might be made due to HR Design.  The issues survey will be sent to academic staff on Tuesday.

Liaison Reports:
Kevin Niemi reported on questions from the Nominating Committee.  Heather D. was able to answer many of the questions for them.

•    ASEC reviewed a revised letter to the new Provost.  Heather D. will send the letter out from the Secretary’s office.

•    ASEC discussed possible topics and prioritized them for a joint meeting with the University Committee on May 19.  

•    ASEC discussed the performance management motion.  It was decided that Jeff would introduce the motion at the Assembly.  He also suggested some changes to the motion that would need to be introduced and voted on at the Assembly on Monday.  Heather D. can have an amended motion available at the door.  A motion was made to support the motion presented to the Assembly including changes that will be introduced as an amendment on Monday.  Seconded.  Approved.  

•    ASEC talked about the upcoming ASEC/CASI meeting.  Gene Masters will discuss districting.  The School of Medicine and Public Health could talk about how they have resurrected their CASI.

•    ASEC talked about the upcoming ASEC/Shared Governance meeting.  Each attendee will give a two minute report on what their committees have worked on this last year.  There will then be a general discussion on how ASEC should work with this group and how individual committees could bring forward issues to ASEC.

•    Next ASEC Meeting, May 22, 2014
-Liaison Program Feedback
-ASEC Chair/Vice Chair Selection Discussion
-Academic Staff Recognition
-Guest: Provost, Ed Van Gemert, Curtis Ryals
Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations for the Athletic Board.  (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)

Motion to nominate Jackie Hank for the Athletic Board for an appointment starting immediately (Moved. Seconded. Approved.).

Reconvened in open session. (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)

Meeting adjourned at 4:28 p.m.  

Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff

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