March 3, 2020

UC Chair Kathleen Dolan reported that she was interviewed by a WPR reporter about the faculty perspective on the Chancellor’s budget message. She will also represent faculty governance on the Chancellor’s Crisis Management Team (CMT), which will meet later this week. The 2030 Think Tank will meet later today.

Provost Johannes Britz attended. He reported that HBBSW Dean search visits are wrapping up this week. Several regents are visiting campus today to discuss student success; they met with Margaret Noodin and the Student Success initiative group. Provost Britz is requesting feedback on the candidates for HBSSW Dean. In his update early next week, the Provost will send reminders to faculty for tasks they need to complete, including the Outside Activities Report, and IT/data security training. Links to those sites will also be sent. The UW System is moving away from an itemized differential tuition statement – this will not affect the amounts charged. There have been no updates in the search from a new UW System President – the closing date is March 31st. The search for a new Chancellor of UWGB is underway; also, UWSP will need to begin a search for a new Chancellor.

UC Member Tina Freiburger reported that APBC will meet later this week.

UC Member John Reisel reported that there will be a followup meeting to the Associate Professor listening sessions, to develop recommendations based on the information gathered during the sessions.

UC Member Julia Snethen reported that the Campus Space and Planning committee met on Feb 26th, and discussed storage and space allocations. The Rules Committee met and planned agenda for next week’s Faculty Senate meeting.

UC Member Bettina Arnold reported that the R1 committee is making progress in creating recommendations.

There is a request to discuss SA funding of graduate student travel at an upcoming Faculty Senate meeting; this has not yet been scheduled.

The SecU office will reach out to committee chairs to review their charters.

The UC meeting scheduled during spring break has been cancelled.

Chancellor Mark Mone will attend the next meeting.