University of Wisconsin--Madison
shared governance document
March 3, 2014
a. Chancellor Blank announced the following:
b. Michael Bernard-Donals announced that:i. The search for the Dean of the School of Pharmacy was underway and Provostcandidates will be publicly named later in the week.ii. President Obama recently announced that UI Labs has been awarded a$320 million to develop a Digital Lab for Manufacturing initiative to create cutting-edge technologies to advance U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing. UW-Madison is a research partner with Digital Lab.
3. Question Periodi. The Committee on Civility in the Academic Workplace is completing its work on recommending changes to Faculty Policies and Procedures (FPP). They hope to have a first reading of their recommendations yet this academic year.ii.The University Committee and the Classified Staff Executive Committee are working on identifying changes necessary in FPP to insure classified staff representation on Chapter 6 shared governance committees.iii. Work has begun to establish an Ad Hoc Working Group on Classified Research. There is a need to review existing policy and procedures and identify recommendations for change in this area.
Jim Dewing, district #65, inquired whether department by department comparisons had been done on the effect of proposed increases in out-of-state tuition. The School of Music is concerned about possible implications on funding levels available for need-based scholarships. The Chancellor indicated that those comparisons have not been done. It’s not clear that such a proposal would go forward this year.
The Working Group provided an overview of their report and its recommendations. A lengthydiscussion ensued. Senators were reminded that later in the week, three town hall meetings willbe held in locations across the campus to facilitate faculty input on the report and itsrecommendations. Based on feedback from faculty and other stakeholders the report will be revisedand come back to the senate for a vote on the recommendations.There being no further discussion, a motion was made and seconded to “rise and report”. Motioncarried.