Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 05-29-14
Minutes Approved on 6-5-14
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014
67 Bascom Hall/First Nations, Union South
Members Present: Marwa Bassiouni; Bruno Browning; Trish Iaccarino; Heather McFadden, Chair; Robert Newsom; Kevin Niemi, Vice Chair; Jeff Shokler
Guests: Darrell Bazzell, Gen Carter, Mary Czynszak-Lyne, Jenny Dahlberg, Paul DeLuca, Patricia Droes, Terry Fritter, Russell Kutz, John Lease, Steve Lund, Gene Masters, Linda Meinholz, Gary Mitchell, Michael Moscicke, Bruce Petters, Ronald Pond, Patrick Sheehan, Jake Smith
The meeting was called to order at 1:51 p.m.
The minutes of May 22, 2014 were approved.
Guests: Classified Staff Executive Committee (CSEC)
ASEC and CSEC discussed the draft performance management policy. There was concern from CSEC about eliminating the mid-year check in. It was decided that a joint committee would be formed to discuss the issue further and see if there could be some consensus between the groups.
Guest: Paul DeLuca
Paul DeLuca talked about the hiring underway. The Vice Provosts interviews are concluding next week. He will need feedback by late next week.
He is also discussed the area of data science and the possibility of creating a new major in that area. There are many similar programs at other universities, and the job prospects in this field are very good and growing.
Motion to Recess. Seconded. Approved.
Recessed at 2:15 pm.
Resumed at 3:29 pm.
Guest: Darrell Bazzell
The Academic Staff Pay Tool Portfolio was presented to Darrell. He thought it was a good idea, but warned ASEC against creating unrealistic expectations. He responded to a question from ASEC about the possibility of retention packages for academic staff.
He discussed the upcoming budget cycle including the process with ASEC. The Board of Regents will pass a proposed budget and pay plan in the fall. The governor will submit his budget in early February. The legislature will begin their work in March or April.
Guest: Gene Masters
Gene Masters, chair of the Districting and Representation Committee (DRC), talked with ASEC about the issue of many current districts being larger than allowed by the Academic Staff Policies and Procedures (ASPP). It was decided that the DRC would talk with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee (PPPC) about making changes to ASPP at the September Assembly meeting to increase the allowable size of districts. ASEC and DRC will have further discussions about re-examining the current district structure and making changes to it.
Meeting adjourned at 4:28 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff