March 8, 2016

We had a long discussion about the UWM budget, the need to close the budget shortfall that is not covered yet (~15-20M), and the new budget model. There was also lengthy discussion about the charge of APBC and how approval of new programs is consultation only, not approval, in the approval matrix for new programs.

Trudy Turner, Secretary of the University, joined us to talk about the timing of approving tenure policy for UWM. The goal would be to present a UWM tenure policy in the same Regents meeting s Madison. John Reisel also reported on discussions of options presented in the CCOET report. The administration is not looking at any immediate academic reorganization, which would be a longer term action by the faculty.