UC Chair Kris O’Connor reported that the Milwaukee Press Club has organized an event, “Behind the Headlines: UW System, Time for Transformation?”, with several panelists representing UW System taking questions from press representatives. UC Chair O’Connor will be one of the panelists, along with UWM Chancellor Mark Mone, UW System President Ray Cross, and a UWM student representative. The panel will be conducted at the Lake Express Ferry Terminal from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 27th. The Panel beings at noon.
Chair O’Connor reported that he has been appointed to the CELDAC (Chancellor’s Employee Learning, Development and Advisory Committee), supporting learning and development for UWM employees. He has also been asked to be a member of the Pay Plan Work Group, tasked with preparations to implement a pay plan, should it be approved by the state Legislature. O’Connor also attended the Chancellor’s Extended Cabinet meeting this week, where the Governor’s budget for UW System and how it could impact UWM were discussed. The budget as proposed does not include outcome-based funding. O’Connor will also attend the Faculty Reps meeting on the 8th.
UC member Dev Misra reported that the Nominations Committee will be meeting tomorrow. The SSEA is still in process of scheduling meetings.
UC member Laura Otto-Salaj reported that the Affirmative Action in Faculty Employment Committee (AAFEC) will be meeting tomorrow, examining practices that can be used to enhance diversity hiring.
Professor Emerita Margo Anderson attended to discuss faculty dismissal hearing procedures.