University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 06/11/2018
Approved Minutes for June 4, 2018 Approved June 11, 2018
UC members present: Amasino (chair), Bowers, Campagnola, Ventura, Warfield, Wolf
Others present: S. Smith, J. Richard, M. Felber, M. Bernard-Donals, G. Bump, H. Daniels, J. Smith, J. O’Meara, M. Mayrl
Shiny new chair Rick Amasino called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. He welcomed new members and pointed out that the agenda was slightly altered due to a cancellation. Terry Warfield reported that there is a Board of Regents meeting later this week and Secretary of the Faculty Steve Smith reminded people about the BTAA fac reps meeting in Iowa in October and various search finalists visits this week. The minutes of the meeting of May 21, 2018 were approved.
Terry Warfield moved to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss personnel matters. The motion was seconded and passed at 1:05 p.m. The UC discussed a grievance with Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Michael Bernard-Donals. The UC approved a track transfer request and a leave of absence, and conditionally approved a one-semester dual-role waiver request, contingent on receipt of additional information about funding. The University Committee considered faculty members for nomination to an ad hoc committee that will look at “professor” titles and also for the shared governance budget committee. The UC members assigned themselves to the various committees that contain UC seats. Warfield moved to reconvene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed at 2:18 p.m.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank reported that she has been busy with lots of activities, including large alumni events in various cities, hosting groups at Olin House, the upcoming “thank-you reception” for those working on the Extension merger, and her visit to DC where she met with almost the entire state delegation. Blank also reported that the capital campaign has reached 80% of its goal with 2 years left and the Foundation is considering next steps. Blank and the UC discussed the upcoming BoR meeting and various searches and personnel changes. Amasino adjourned the meeting at 2:44 p.m.