Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 10-31-14

Approved 11-6-14
ASEC Minutes
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014
67 Bascom Hall

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

Guests: Steve Cramer, Jenny Dahlberg, Catharine DeRubeis, Steve Lund, Sarah Mangelsdorf, Jake Smith

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

The minutes of October 23, 2014, were approved without changes.

Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
The Provost explained that the last campus strategic plan was developed in concert with reaccreditation.  The basic goals were education experience, Wisconsin Idea, research and scholarship, our people and resource stewardship.  The current strategic plan ends in 2014.  Instead of completing a new strategic plan, it makes more sense to look at the existing document and alter and update it.  In addition, progress made towards these goals needs to be documented.  She encouraged ASEC to email Maury Cotter with any feedback.

Guest: Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Steve explained the Educational Innovation has been a focal point of his efforts thus far.  There are three goals for Educational Innovation that have been developed and should be completed in the next three years.  They are: pivoting the student experience to pervasive active learning; building innovative professional Master’s-level degrees and other lifelong learning opportunities; and extending our educational mission with new technology and partnerships to Wisconsin and the world.  There are nine projects in various stages that have been identified a part of the active learning goal.  

General Reports
•    Chair Heather McFadden requested that ASEC think about names for possible candidates to a newly formed ad hoc committee to determine the composition and charge for the University Research Council.  The legislation on hostile and intimidating behavior will be back in front of the Faculty Senate on Monday.  The plan is to present this legislation to the Assembly in December for consideration.  Lastly, the amendment to the Diversity Framework that passed the Senate will be reconsidered on Monday.

•    Secretary of the Academic Staff Heather Daniels reported that the office is making updates to ASPP and changes should be done and effective on November 3, 2014.  The Academic Staff Institute planning group has identified a keynote speaker and will be issuing an invitation.

Business
•    November Assembly Agenda
The November Assembly agenda was moved. Seconded. Approved.
•    December Assembly Agenda
ASEC reviewed a draft agenda for December.
•    Definition of Academic Staff
Heather McFadden provided a rationale to look a change.  There was discussion and editing of the draft language that was provided.  ASEC will review this again next week.

Guests: Catharine DeRubeis and Steve Lund, Academic Personnel Office
Catharine and Steve brought back a revised document on post-progression review.  ASEC thought the document looked good and thanked APO for preparing it.  They will finalize the policy and then distribute it to governance.

Convened in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Search and Screen Committee and ASEC agenda request (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)

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

Motion to nominate Moira Harrington and Jeff Armstrong to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Search and Screen Committee. Seconded. Approved.

Convened in Closed Session Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss nominations for the Diversity Plan Committees (Moved. Seconded. Approved.)

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

Motion to send all volunteers for the Diversity Plan Committees forward.  Seconded. Approved.

Meeting adjourned at 4:38 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff



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