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University Committee Meeting Minutes 2014-01-22
approved January 27, 2014
January 22, 2014
Present: Bernard-Donals, Cook, Fair, Farrar Edwards, Meyerand, Petty
The meeting began at 1:05 p.m.
1. Minutes of the meeting of January 13, 2014 (Document 130440) were approved.
2. Resolutions for Feb. 3 Faculty Senate---Recently, two proposals for Faculty Senate consideration were discussed. One resolution concerned the topic of faculty and program international exchanges and the university. The other was concerned with consequences that can impact faculty or the university when non-university organizations promote or assume stances that potentially compromise principles of academic freedom.
As a result of discussions between Michael and the resolutions’ authors prior to the meeting, it was proposed and the University Committee agreed that:
a) Regarding international exchanges---instead of placing a formal resolution on the Senate Agenda, the University Committee would to form an Ad Hoc Committee on International Exchanges Policies and Practices. Michael will draft possible committee charges for UC consideration in the next few weeks.
b) A resolution relative academic freedom would be placed on the February 3, 2014 Faculty Senate agenda.
3. At 1:50 p.m. the motion was made and seconded to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss personnel matters.
4. At 2:05 the meeting reconvened into Open Session
5. Chancellor Update---Three items were discussed: a) the now, one senate resolution was briefly discussed. Michael will send the Chancellor a copy of the resolution; b) options which promote faculty and relevant constituent groups input within the University relative to the shaping of final report (considered at the April Senate meeting) of the GS Workgroup (e.g., meetings with Deans, governance groups, “public” hearings). It was noted that the Workgroup established a website for comments. To-date, none have been received. The third item concerned discussion of a possible methodology for adopting a new budget model for the campus. It is hoped that the new model would be in place in the next 3-5 years. The Chancellor would like recommendations from the UC on how best to proceed.
6. At 3:07 a motion was made and seconded to reconvene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), and (f) to discuss personnel matters.
7. The meeting reconvened to Open Session at 3:15 p.m.
8. Provost Update---Two items were discussed: a) Provost agrees with proposed changes to F.P.P 5.30b. He believes the changed language more accurately reflects what is being done. The second item concerned the issues, challenges and implementation timeline for the rollout of Office 365.
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9. Budget Model---there being time, the Committee discussed possible recommendations for the Chancellor regarding adoption a new budget model for the campus. A three-pronged approach was suggested: A) the Chancellor form a new Workgroup to work with Darrell Bazzell to look at various models and their impact; b) the Chapter 6.52 D. Budget Planning and Analysis Joint Subcommittee be activated to monitor and support the work and to report the U.C. It was noted that as proscribe in F.P.P., this subcommittee’s membership consists of all the relevant constituencies necessary for smooth adoption. And finally, 3) the U.C. would be responsible for taking the core principles associated with the adopted model to the Senate.
10. The proposed Faculty Senate agenda was approved.
The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.
William A. Heiss, M.S.S.W.
Interim Secretary of the Faculty
University Committee, University of Wisconsin-Madison