January 11, 2022

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported:  1) The Scenario Planning Workgroup met last week and urged the administration to communicate any changes to the start of the semester soon so that instructors can adjust their syllabi, and that some sort of… Read More

January 4, 2022

We convened this meeting to discuss campus planning and responses to the on-going pandemic, especially considering the omicron variant surge.  The UC feels there is a need for more planning to facilitate the best nimble and timely responses by campus… Read More

December 14, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) Finalist interviews for the VC for Development have concluded; 2)  The proposed new class scheduling policy rollout generated considerable concern, so it is being walked back, and should come to the Faculty Senate… Read More

December 7, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) He has been attending the VC for University Development candidate interviews; 2) The Chancellor’s Extended Cabinet had a discussion about staff resignation issues and possible mitigation strategies; 3) Dean S. Gronert will attend… Read More

November 30, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) He met with the Chancellor and engaged in discussion about COVID planning for next semester, equity issues and enrollment challenges in the College of General Studies, and the need to engage the AAFEC… Read More

November 23, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) DEI VC candidate interviews have now concluded; 2) A faculty member has been selected to serve on the AVC for Human Resources search committee; 3) The new campus police chief will be announced… Read More

November 16, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) The UC ex officio member on the Graduate Faculty Committee has now been removed; 2) VC R. VanHarpen has reported that a new FAQ on ventilation has been developed and will be shared… Read More

November 9, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) The UW-System-wide Caregiving and COVID Task Force submitted a report about issues for caregivers in relation to COVID, which has now received a formal response from campus administration. Local members of the task… Read More

November 2, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels reported that:  1) A faculty senator has agreed to fill the vacancy on the Rules Committee; 2) UW-System will be following federal guidelines on vaccine mandates and preparations are underway, but we are still waiting for… Read More

October 26, 2021

UC Chair N. Rothfels attended the recent UW-System governance reps. meeting and reported that:  1) D/F/W grade rates are a big concern across the System, however a quick consultation with VP for Student Success D. Clark suggests UWM does not… Read More