University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved November 12, 2018
November 05, 2018
UC members present: Amasino (chair), Bowers, Campagnola, Ventura, Warfield, Wolf
Others present: S. Smith, J. Richard, E. Brown, H. Daniels, G. Bump
Chair Rick Amasino called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. The minutes of the meeting of October 29, 2018, were approved with the addition of one letter to fix a typographical error. Kirsten Wolf 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 considered and unanimously approved two clock extensions. The UC discussed a response it received to one of its grievance decisions and a letter regarding CFRR appeals. The UC compiled a list of potential members and alternates for a CFRR-mandated de novo review committee. Steve Ventura moved to reconvene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed at 1:59 p.m.
Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims distributed the 2018 Diversity Forum program [link] and hot-of-the-press copies of “Inclusion” [link], a new document outlining 2018-2022 strategic priorities of the DDEEA. Discussion focused primarily on the forum, a resounding success for which the UC heartily congratulated the DDEEA and Sims. Discussion also touched on inclusive classrooms and efforts to diversify audit leaders.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank discussed the impending Faculty Senate meeting, accreditation, the letter to Secretary DeVos she co-signed about recognition of transgender people, and follow-up on the report on computing and data science. On the latter, there are several groups working on a new school within L&S and another group working on a new research center. Blank outlined upcoming events, including her keynote at APLU and the Paul Offner Lecture, presentation of entrepreneurial achievement awards, and meetings in Milwaukee about public schools. Discussion also included recognition of work needed on Cooperative Extension’s organizational structure following the Senate vote on tenure. All agreed that flexibility is need on all sides in order to make this merger work.
Amasino adjourned the meeting at 2:56 p.m.