February 25, 2020

UC Chair Kathleen Dolan reported she met with Chancellor Mark Mone yesterday; Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administrative Affairs Robin Van Harpen was also in attendance. Topics from the previous Chancellor’s Expanded Cabinet meeting were discussed. Administration has decided that another Voluntary Incentive Separation Program will be implemented for staff and faculty. Employees need to be on a list of people deemed eligible by the Dean of each school or college. Faculty and staff will be contacted by April 3rd if they are deemed eligible. This program will be discussed in an email to all faculty and staff from Chancellor Mone next week. Also, spikes in Coronavirus infections have administration worried about international travel; a crisis management team has been assembled. The team is working with the International Committee to craft policy guidelines on travel. They would like governance representation on the team. Finally, the 2030 Think Tank is meeting tomorrow.

ASC Chair Leigh Wallace attended. Re: TTC, she reported that staff have questions about training for staff and supervisors on how to lay out titles, appealing the process, and how to progress given the new structure. Also, there is anxiety given future budget projections, and concerns that budgetary issues may lead to layoffs. Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Tim Danielson will be meeting with the ASC. The ASC is reviewing the functionality of standing committees and subcommittees.

UC Member Bettina Arnold reported that candidates for the HBSSW Dean position are visiting over the next two weeks. The R1 working group is meeting on Friday. She has also been informed that the Student Association is again questioning support for conference attendance. An opportunity to report to the Senate has been requested on behalf of UWM graduate students.

UC Member Julia Snethen reported the Campus Space Planning Committee is meeting tomorrow.

Secretary of the University Trudy Turner reported the SecU office has reached out to the chairs of standing committees to review their charters.

UC Member John Reisel said the first listening session for associate professors was held this morning; another will be held this Friday.

Provost Johannes Britz will attend the next meeting.