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University Committee Meeting Minutes 2014-02-03

University Committee Meeting Minutes

approved February 10, 2014
February 3, 2014

Present: Bernard-Donals, Cook, Fair, Farrar Edwards, Meyerand
Absent: Petty

The meeting began at 1:00 p.m.
1. Consent item - Minutes of the meeting of January 27, 2014 (Document 130446)
2. The Chancellor & Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration discussed the Budget Model White paper.  The White Paper outlines a set of principles that will drive model selection.  The document has been circulated to the governance groups and deans.  Pages 19 & 20 of the White Paper offer a road map for the next steps.  To begin, two groups will be formed to continue the work.  One group would be a technical working group charged with doing the modeling.  The second group would be a governance group to help with developing a set of key or core principles including consideration of items such as division of tuition and division of indirects, incentives and transparency of process for colleges and schools.  It is envisioned that the process of adoption of the new model would start with small set of metrics and expose budget to small pieces and then increase metrics phased in over time. Phase II technical people who will begin to define the metrics, models, pick a set of models.  Darrell would like UC to provide short term academic direction and preparation of a document that inform the metrics.  Chancellor Blank will work with the UC to write a charge governance-related group. A jointly appointed committee comprised of people who think strategically and consider the metrics.  

Darrell and Chancellor Blank will send names to Michael. The UC will identify faculty at their 2/10/2014 meeting.

3. Motion to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss personnel matters with Provost.  Approved.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 2:20 p.m.

4. Provost Update
A state legislator is drafting legislation requiring the University to engage in classified research.  The Provost has drafted an alternate version of the bill of his consideration.  Both versions require revisions to Chapters 36 and 19 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  
5. Rec Sports—a brief preliminary discussion was held in anticipation of the upcoming presentation by John Horn.  Mark suggested that the people working on the proposal should consider joining with ROTC groups as part of the project development and funding stream development.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
William A. Heiss, M.S.S.W.
Interim Secretary of the Faculty

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