University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 08/27/2018
Approved Minutes for August 13, 2018 Approved August 27, 2018
UC members present: Bowers (chair), Campagnola, Ventura, Warfield
UC members absent: Amasino, Wolf
Others present: S. Smith, J. Richard, J. Salmons, K. Meyerhofer, J. Smith, H. Daniels, C. Springer, M. Mayrl
Acting Chair Barbara Bowers called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m. Secretary Steve Smith called attention to a statement from UWEX faculty and other UWEX-related documents and also confirmed there will be a PROFS Board of Directors meeting prior to the next UC meeting. The minutes of the meeting of July 16, 2018, were approved. Jack O’Meara reported on PROFS staffing and previewed an upcoming meeting with the governor’s office. Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Michael Bernard-Donals discussed plans to review campus HIB policies based on lessons learned through the training workshops and other feedback. Much discussion supported the idea that it would be useful to at least identify problems and gaps in the policies and create guidance documents, even if the policies themselves are fine.
University Curriculum Committee chair Ivy Corfis and Senior Academic Planner Michelle Young presented the annual report of that committee. There was much discussion and the report will be presented to the Faculty Senate in the fall. Casey Nagy provided an update on the progress of Extension-Madison reunification. The smaller, less-complicated formal transition of conference and mail services went well and that will inform the bigger transition next year. Much discussion, particularly about transfer of tenure, academic restructuring, and leadership structures.
Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf reported that the new VCSA will co-chair PAGSAM, which thus will require a name change. UC and Mangelsdorf discussed consensual relationship policy, new constellation of leadership (VCSA, DoS, Vice Provost for Libraries, etc.), and ongoing searches. VCUR Charlie Hoslet, accompanied by Director of Marketing Tricia Nolan, reported on the RFP for a broader sponsorship contract for central campus units (housing, unions, rec sports, etc.; not schools/colleges, although those may be brought in eventually if they so wish), the results of which will be reported to and the contract approved by the BoR this month.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank reported on the now-complete VCRGE search and screen committee and indicated that a formal announcement will likely come out toward the end of this month once a search firm is picked. Blank also provided an update on the recently completed summer term, which continued to build on previous success and growth and exceeded the targets set. Ample discussion about time to degree, calendar, early start, faculty appointments, and more.
Steve Ventura 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 2:50 p.m. The UC considered and approved two dual role waiver requests, both conditional on receiving additional information. The committee also approved one tenure clock extension. Terry Warfield moved to reconvene in open session. Seconded and approved at 3:14 p.m., at which point Bowers adjourned the meeting.