University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-07-18
Minutes for July 18, 2022
members present: Bernard-Donals, Li, Papp (chair), Tejedo-Herrero
Others: Greg Bump, Gideon Elliott, Michelle Felber, Lesley Fisher, Jennifer Noyes, Jake Smith
Papp called the meeting to order at 1:02 pm.
motioned, and it was seconded, to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis.
Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss rule waivers and grievances at 1:03. A
tenure clock extension was approved.
motioned to reconvene in open session at 1:08.
member Ellen Zweibel is unable to attend meetings this fall due to an unavoidable
course conflict. Susan Babcock has agreed to fill in. In her absence,
Chiao-Ping Li agreed to handle up to two waivers in a meeting with additional
requests being handled by Lauren in Sept, Fernando in Oct, Mike in November and
Sue in Dec.
UC discussed whether to hold a planning meeting this year as well as potential
changes to the dual role waiver program and Faculty Policies and Procedures.
minutes for the meeting of July 11, 2022, were approved with one
of the Graduate School, Bill Karpus, reported on the Minority serving
institution partnerships program. The Graduate School made 4 awards and hope to
generate applications from more social sciences and arts and humanities
programs. Each award provides funding for two years.
Council of Graduate Schools held their summer meeting and talked about efforts
to recruit international students from Southeast Asia, South America and the
sub-Saharan countries, places traditionally not heavily represented in graduate
school populations in the United States. Other
universities have been most successful when there are existing faculty contacts
in these countries.
Karpus shared that the Graduate School will be purchasing a new application
system and is considering whether to keep the current practice of allowing
applicants to apply for three different graduate programs under one application
fee. The UC thought it was a good idea to keep this option if possible.
Chancellor Scholz shared that incoming chancellor Mnookin will be meeting with
campus, community, elected official, businesses, leaders at other local
educational institutions, media and alumni as she begins her tenure at
UW System budget document will go to Governor Evers this fall. It is likely to
include pay increase requests and a base budget increase to help keep up with
inflationary costs. The capital budget will also be sent at some point, and
there should be a couple UW-Madison projects including the Engineering
Building. The Board of Regents will approve the capital budget request at their
regards to COVID, they are planning to continue COVID protocols including
consultation with local health officials. PCR testing will be available with a
slightly longer turn around and antigen tests will be available. There will be
limited quarantine and isolation space set aside. They will continue with
contact tracing and the dashboard.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 2:52.