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University Committee Meeting Minutes 2016-03-30
Minutes approved 4/4/2016
Minutes for March 30, 2016
UC members present: Meyerand (chair), Edwards, Wendt, Broman, Wanner, Litovsky (by phone)
Others present: S. Mangelsdorf, S. Smith
Chair Beth Meyerand called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m. Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf provided context and background on changes to the UC transmittal memo conveying campus tenure policies to the chancellor for referral to the Board. Ample discussion, including consistency with peers, comfort with possible revisions to memo and with BOR approach to campus policy, ramifications of no Board consideration in April, and much more related to the entire tenure process and interactions with System and the Board.
The following changes were proposed to the text of the transmittal memo:
Per UWS 2.02. (“Delegation”), all rules and procedures developed by the faculty of each institution related to faculty appointments are to be forwarded by the chancellor of the institution to the president and by the president to the board for its approval. The UW-Madison University Committee hereby submits for approval by the Board of Regents the proposed new language for UW-Madison’s Faculty Policy and Procedures relating to faculty tenure and layoffs. These policies were approved by the UW-Madison Faculty Senate on 2 November 2015. We ask that you submit this to President Ray Cross per UWS 2.02. and we hope that the BOR will approve this addition to FPP at its April 2016 meeting.We recognize that the UW System Board of Regents adopted a broad System-wide policy on faculty tenure and layoffs in March 2016 and that there may will be a limited number of proposed amendments to our language that are required to make our FPP policy consistent with the new Board policy and State statutes. If these amendments are only those needed to create consistency between the new System policy and our approved campus policy, it is our belief that this will produce a tenure and layoff policy that can be effectively implemented at UW-Madison and that gives us tenure protections consistent with our peers.
Broman moved acceptance of revised document. Motion seconded and unanimously approved.
Meeting adjourned at 5:34 p.m.