May 14, 2019

UC Chair Kris O’Connor attended the Faculty Reps meeting last week. Leave reporting processes were discussed. UW System President Ray Cross attended and participated in a discussion about the UW-Whitewater Chancellor search. The Program Monitoring Policy is still being developed and will be circulated in fall. President Cross is still pushing to fund the pay plan. President Cross has been discussing with the legislature the impact of transfer of technical college credits to UW System schools. An ad hoc committee on building safety is being developed; John Reisel will represent UC on this committee.

Chancellor Mark Mone attended, and discussed the upcoming Board of Regents meeting on campus in June; there should be much discussion about the budget. Requests for the UWM campus have gone through a rigorous vetting process over a period of time, and are supported by the BOR. There is a list of priorities regarding capital projects, and the UWM Chemistry building is at the top of the list.

Chancellor Mone and campus representatives have been working with major supporters to lobby legislators and promote the campus; this appears to be working well. The Chancellor has asked UW System for a meeting of all campuses involved in the System restructuring, to discuss a request for more time and more funding.

UC Member Bettina Arnold reported that APBC is meeting once more this academic year, later this week.

UC Member Laura Otto-Salaj reported that visits by the candidates for the CGS Dean position wrap up this week.

UC Member John Reisel reported that Economic Benefits also meets later this week.

UC Member Mark Schwartz reported that an external candidate for Library Director has withdrawn from the search.