University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-09-12
Minutes for September 12, 2022
members present: Babcock, Bernard-Donals, Li, Papp (chair), Tejedo-Herrero,
Others: Michelle Felber, Lesley Fisher, Julie Scharm
Papp called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.
minutes for the meeting of August 29, 2022, were approved.
University Committee will send any edits on the Shared Governance Letter to
Secretary Daniels by the end of the week.
Provost John Zumbrunnen reported that the start of the semester has been pretty
quiet with some communications about the need for flexibility for missing class
for Covid or other reasons. The Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring
(CTLM) celebrated its first anniversary on July 1. New programming for
instructors are happening at the beginning of each semester, and they are
establishing partnerships with schools and colleges. Guts has moved into the
Office of Undergraduate Advising and the Morgridge Center for Public Service
joined the Division of Teaching and Learning on July 1. They are hiring an
Assistant Vice Provost for student learning assessment and data to promote
excellence in teaching and learning.
Chancellor Lori Reesor reported that students are really excited to be here.
They brought back the W project, which attracted 7200 students to Camp Randall
to learn UW traditions and form a motion W on the field. Other large activities
were well attended. The speaker for Our Wisconsin on Sunday had limited attendance.
She also covered the chalking incidents (both on and off campus) from the first
day of class where five Jewish organizations were called out as racist. She and
LaVar Charleston wrote a response. During the weekend, the students for Justice
in Palestine took responsibility for the chalking and said they were intended
to be political and not antisemitic. There may be more dialogue with the
student organization about this.
University Committee discussed the meeting the UC subgroup had with Dean Karl
Martin regarding the Extension memo. The University Committee discussed their
response, which will be drafted by the subgroup.
LGBTQ+ Committee requested a letter of support from the University Committee to
support an additional staff person who specializes in LGBTQ+ issues especially
in the area of benefits. Chair Papp will work with ASEC on a joint letter.
moved to recess. Seconded. Approved at 2:11.
called the meeting back to order at 2:33.
motioned to approve changes in FPP 7.25, 5.10 and 5.22 to the Faculty Senate in
October. Seconded. Approved. FPP 7.25 removes Board of Regents approval for
leaves of absence for political appointment. Changes in FPP chapter 5 would
allow department executive committees to allow university staff members to
participate in the annual chair preference ballot.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 3:28.