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University Committee Meeting Minutes 2016-12-05
Minutes passed 12/19/2016
Minutes for December 5, 2016
UC members present: Amasino (arrived 1:20), Bowers, Broman, Litovsky, Wanner, Wendt (chair)
Others present: S. Smith, J. Richard, H. Daniels, M. Felber, D. Edwards, G. Bump, M. Mayrl
Chair Amy Wendt called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. and directed attention to the following materials: post-tenure review policy documents, Regent tuition proposal, and response letter from SMPH on State Hygiene Lab search and screen. Discussion of PTR developments and imminent Senate meeting. Minutes of the meeting of November 28, 2016, approved as amended.
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller indicated that there is a strong pool of finalists for police chief and that the comment period on finalist visits is open for a few more days. Brief discussion of how to improve web-stored videos of finalist talks. Facilities director search is getting underway. FLSA plan has been put on pause in response to temporary injunction. Post-doc change already went through according to plan, now justified on equity issues rather than federal rule change. Discussion about pay plans and impact of pausing FLSA plan. Heller informed the UC that two pay plan proposals will go to the governor: one for UW-Madison and one for the other campuses/System; the two will be essentially the same. Discussion about how raises might be distributed, performance-based metrics, construction projects, and non-resident tuition. Heller also updated the UC on the Amazon pick-up point (discussions ongoing) and the ASM resolution on indigenous peoples (discussions also ongoing, along with inventory of current programming).
Division of Continuing Studies Dean Jeff Russell, Assistant Dean Sarah Barber, and Summer Term Steering Committee member Professor Dorothy Edwards distributed and discussed a handout summarizing the history of the summer term implementation, status of various recommendations, summer budget model, scholarships and other details. Targeted and consolidated marketing plan led to significant increases in summer enrollment in both head count and revenue. Steering Committee will stay in place at least for one more year and more actively incorporate Housing and other supporting infrastructure. Ample discussion ensued on virtually every aspect of summer programming.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank discussed post-tenure review policy with the University Committee. Some confusion at System about what new RPD language actually says. Abundantly clear that different campuses held to different standards. Significant discussion. Blank explained tuition proposals to be presented to Board. Extended conversation around policies and practices for undocumented students. Blank has met with and had very productive conversations with various constituencies on this topic. Campus will prepare list of current situation on campus and advisory committee will be created. Ample discussion followed. Wendt adjourned the meeting at 3:00 p.m. and everyone made their way to the Senate.