University Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved 03/11/2019
Approved minutes for March 4, 2019 Approved March 11, 2019
UC members present: Amasino (chair), Bowers, Campagnola, Ventura, Warfield, Wolf
Others present (in addition to those indicated below): S. Smith, M. Felber, J. Richard, C. Springer, J. Smith, J. O’Meara
Chair Rick Amasino called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. Brief discussion of upcoming UC meetings and schedules, as well as the imminent Senate meeting. Ample discussion about the Extension merger and escalating concerns that the administration and faculty are of quite different opinions. 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 1:44 p.m. The UC nominated a faculty member and a backup as possible representative to the new TTC Advisory group. The UC reviewed and approved a response to a grievance. Barb Bowers moved to reconvene in open session. The motion was seconded and passed at 1:58 pm.
Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims presented a preview of his Faculty Senate remarks (to be delivered later the same afternoon), where he will outline milestones, events, and other updates. Sims will be followed at Senate by members of the inaugural cohort of DLP, who will outline their accomplishments. A wide-ranging and productive discussion followed about affinity groups, best ways to provide support for various groups (Chapter 6, awards and recognition, events, informal groups, etc.).
Chancellor Becky Blank commented on the February-like weather and previewed her Senate remarks, which will include our status as #1 in PhDs issued, updates on searches, various events and meetings, and details about the governor’s budget proposal. Much discussion followed, particularly on the latter. Amasino adjourned the meeting at 2:44 p.m.