UC Chair Kris O’Connor reported that he met with Chancellor Mark Mone, and discussed the Chancellor’s Retreat, the Freshwater Collaborative, and student union seg fees. He would also like to create a group that thinks outside the box regarding what the university could look like in 30 years.
Provost Johannes Britz attended, and reported that the Freshwater Collaborative is garnering some positive attention from legislators. He will meet with faculty from UWM-Waukesha next week. The CHS Dean search is proceeding with candidate visits this week and next. The HBSSW Dean search committee is being formed. Weaknesses of the current PTR policy were also discussed with the Provost.
UC member Mark Schwartz reported that efforts to get approval of a funding mechanism for MORFS – similar to PROFS at UW-Madison – appear to be moving forward. If successful, this will likely be presented to Faculty Senate at the April meeting.
UC member Laura Otto-Salaj attended the meeting of CHS Dean candidate Cheryl Bailey with the Chancellor’s Extended Cabinet earlier today.
APBC Chair Tina Freiburger attended, and discussed the rollout meetings of the new budget model with the schools and colleges, and the central units. Methods to improve the process were discussed.