January 28, 2020

UC Chair Kathleen Dolan reported on the Chancellor’s Retreat. Attendees brainstormed based on the themes of the Chancellor’s Strategic Initiatives. Feedback included the need to obtain better data and use it to more effectively inform educational strategies and decision making, and making UWM more user-friendly.

K. Dolan attended the Chancellor’s Expanded Cabinet meeting. Tom Luljak presented on the new branding campaign, which will use two themes: UWM as a first choice, and UWM pride points. Advertising is being undertaken in Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and Washington and Waukesha counties.

K. Dolan reported that the deadline for the 2030 Think Tank final report is April 15th. Also, the Faculty Representatives meet in Madison this Friday.

K. Dolan reported that there is only one more governance vacancy to fill for this academic year.

Academic Staff Senate Chair Leigh Wallace attended. Academic staff were happy to hear Ray Cross recognize the need to keep the Senior Lecturer title. Timelines for TTC implementation are being extended a bit. Most staff have completed self-assessments and turned them in to supervisors, so supervisors need to complete staff evaluations by March 31st. ASC is lining up speakers for the rest of this year’s Academic Staff Senate meetings.

UC Member Bettina Arnold reported the HBSSW Dean Search Committee conducted Zoom interviews and forwarded four names to the Provost for interview. On-campus interviews are scheduled to begin on Feb. 17th.

UC Member John Reisel (SSEA) said that evaluations for the Chancellor and SOIS Dean have been completed and are being compiled. Evaluations for the Education Dean are being collected. He also reported that the EBC meeting was cancelled.

UC Member Laura Otto-Salaj reported that the AAFEC will meet next week.

UC Member Tina Freiburger reported that the APBC meeting was cancelled.

Provost Johannes Britz will attend the next meeting.