April 2, 2019

UC Chair Kris O’Connor reported that Dean of Students Adam Jussel is developing a student advisory committee to provide feedback to the Dean of Students office on various initiatives and programs; faculty representation will also be solicited for this committee. Also, the Program Monitoring Policy Plan is being revised for circulation and consideration in the fall. O’Connor attended the Chancellor’s Employee Learning and Development Advisory Committee (CELDAC) meeting, at which Tim Danielson reported on trainings available through HR. Finally, the Faculty Representatives were contacted by a legislator’s office; this request was forwarded to UW System.

The UC discussed the need to clarify procedures used when faculty waive their rights to a tenure and promotion hearing in their 6th year, and subsequent procedures to be used in year 7. UC will recommend that the Codification Committee clarify this process.

Provost Johannes Britz reported that a list of several candidates for Health Sciences Dean has been forwarded to him for consideration.

UC member John Reisel reported that Policy Advisory Committee met and discussed a revised SAAP on extended incompletes for undergraduates; this will be brought to the Faculty Senate at their next meeting.

UC member Laura Otto-Salaj reported that the Search and Screen Committee for the CGS Dean met and narrowed down the pool of recommended candidates to 8. This list will be forwarded to the Provost for review. Once the Provost approves a list of semifinalists, these people will be invited for Zoom interviews.