Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 09-04-14

Approved 9-18-14

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

Members Present: Marwa Bassiouni; Bruno Browning; Denny Hackel; Trish Iaccarino; Sarah Kuba; Heather McFadden, Chair; Michael Moscicke; Robert Newsom

Guests: Michael Bernard-Donals, Steve Cramer, Jenny Dahlberg, Linda Jorn, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Jake Smith

The meeting was called to order at 2:01 p.m.

The minutes of August 28, 2014, were approved with one correction.

Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost

Provost Mangelsdorf discussed the issue of Friday classes and alcohol consumption on campus.  In addition ASEC asked about the accessibility of the women’s restroom on the ground floor of Bascom after hours and the diversity of the D2P board.

Guest: Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff

Michael introduced himself to ASEC as the new Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff.  He reviewed a laundry list of items that his office is involved in, including sabbatical, pay tools for faculty and staff, resource for personnel issues, cluster hire program, strategic hiring initiative, and partner hiring program.  ASEC spent considerable time discussing compensation and other ways to reward academic staff as well as benefits.

General Reports

•    Chair Heather McFadden stated that ASEC has been invited to submit names for the Dean of the Graduate School Search and Screen.  September 25 is the deadline for names.  Heather D. will send out a campus-wide Qualtrics survey.  In regards to the academic staff shared governance planning meeting, Heather M. and ASEC thanked Jake Smith for acting as the facilitator.  There will be a check-in meeting regarding the priorities in January/February.  ASEC can also involve standing committee chairs in planning next year’s priority setting meeting.  Other thoughts are to give the survey results to the Provost ahead of the meeting and to possibly invite some select shared governance representatives as well.

The University Committee met with Chief Riesling about Title IX training and with Sarah Van Orman about results.  Heather M. suggested it would be good to have ASEC meet with them as well.  In addition, Heather M. discussed with ASEC the current status of UAPC budget sub-committee.

•    Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported on her first Audience Point Person meeting for HR Design.  She is hopeful that the new approach for communications with HR Design will lead to messages that are tailored to an audience, rather than the campus at large.  She passed a sign up for the Benefits Fair booth.  In addition, she shared with ASEC Noel Radomski’s requests for the Monday Assembly meeting.  These included that ASEC should not sit at the front of the room, should refrain from voting, and the Assembly should choose who chairs the Assembly meeting.

Convened in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations for the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate search-and-screen committee (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)

Motion to nominate Ricardo Court, Joseph Halaas, Jacquelynn Arbuckle, and Susan Tran Degrand for the Search and Screen Committee for the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate. Seconded. Approved.

Reconvened in Open Session (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)


•    Procedure for Nominating Slates of Academic Staff Members to a Committee

Postponed until next meeting.

•    Legislation on Hostile and Intimidating Behavior


•    Next ASEC Meeting, September 18, 2014 – for decision
•    October Assembly Agenda
•    Legislation on Hostile and Intimidating Behavior
•    Guests: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Karl Scholz, Steve Cramer

Guests: Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Linda Jorn, Director of Academic Technology, DoIT

Linda and Steve talked about the possibility of changing the learning platform to Unizin.  Unizin is a consortium of universities that UW-Madison has been invited to join.  It develops and delivers a teaching and learning IT infrastructure.  Currently institutions are dependent on vendors like BlackBoard, etc.  Unizin is an interdependent consortium.  There is an ongoing discussion about whether UW-Madison should be a part of Unizin.  Unizin would consist of a suite of teaching and learning tools.  It uses Canvas at its learning management system.  

Meeting adjourned at 4:33 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff

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