September 22, 2020

K. Dolan reported on COVID tenure clock extensions: 26 non-tenured faculty have requested these to date. The majority of requests come from Nursing and Letters and Science, with some from Public Health and Engineering. More requests are likely during the… Read More

September 15, 2020

K. Dolan reported that the first full UW System Faculty Reps meeting is this Friday. COVID numbers continue to increase in all communities in Wisconsin with UW campuses. UW System President Thompson has indicated that the two-week pause is the… Read More

September 8, 2020

K. Dolan reported that the December commencement will be virtual; feedback from participants in the virtual spring commencement will be used to improve the December event. Chancellor Mone reported that the enrollment decline of 5% overall is better than expected;… Read More

September 1, 2020

Provost Britz reported on plans to hold monthly meeting with SAC and other student organization representatives. Student evaluations are a priority, as is encouraging faculty to use Canvas rather than other platforms for instruction. 2030+ implementation group members are being… Read More

August 25, 2020

K. Dolan welcomed new members Nigel Rothfels, Ivy Hu and Dev Misra. The meeting schedule with the Chancellor and the Provost is being finalized. K. Dolan reported on the Scenario Planning Committee meeting, which has shifted to planning for spring… Read More

August 11, 2020

K. Dolan reported on the changes to Title IX campus policies that are being put into place by the Trump administration. The new guidelines go into effect Friday; the UW System has created a series of emergency rules working with… Read More

July 28, 2020

K. Dolan reported that based on Robin Van Harpen’s discussion of budget issues the UW System contribution to the $250 million cut requested by the state will be about $69 million. K. Dolan also reported on new federal regulations re:… Read More

July 14, 2020

K. Dolan reported on a UW System call between governance representatives and Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson last week; the main topic of discussion was recent media reports on fall strategies to deal with re-opening, testing and other policies…. Read More

July 7, 2020

K. Dolan reported that the Town Hall meeting Q&A has been posted online; additional Town Hall meetings will be scheduled for several groups in the future. K. Dolan reported on the June 30 Budget Meeting. The working estimates suggest a… Read More

June 16, 2020

K. Dolan reported on the Deans’ Meeting at which net operating losses of $15-20 million were projected for FY 2020; in 2021 projected operating losses of $25-45 million are predicted; units will be expected to engage in reductions based on… Read More