Associate Vice Chancellor Adrienne Bass joined us and discussed ideas for developing a Faculty/Alumni lecture series to engage the community. UC member Bob Schwartz volunteered to connect the Distinguished Professors with the Alumni Association to identify speakers and topics. We also discussed the advocacy capacity of the Alumni Association, especially the Emeritus Trustees, who are actively engaged in promoting UWM. Resources to mobilize this group appear to be the limiting factor, i.e. staff to organize and write a newsletter, etc.
We discussed the UW System Tenure Task Force Meeting that occurred yesterday. The draft presented to the committee did not meet AAUP standards. The discussion was tweeted live at https://mobile.twitter.com/djvanness. UW-Milwaukee’s campus tenure position paper will be on the Senate agenda as an action item for a vote.