May 9, 2023

In members reports:

  • Schwartz noted the statement on TTC by the APBC.
  • The GFC appears to have converged on a process to handle requests for longer-term embargoes of theses and dissertations.
  • The basic structure and operations of UW-System shared governance is being codified in a “Shared Governance Council Charter” document.
  • The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee of LGBTQ+ Advocacy heard concerns that the IRB had approved studies that used non-inclusive language, while the IRB has a policy requiring it.
  • The APBC elected co-chairs for the coming academic year.

Chancellor Mone visited the UC and gave a brief preview of his Faculty Senate comments on the topics of DEI, the HCL reaccreditation visit, the Health Sciences renovation, UW System president Rothman’s visit to UWM, the TTC issue, the newly charged Washington County Working Group (WCWG) and plans for graduation events. He further elaborated that the WCWG will seek extensive input from all stakeholders, including the CGS faculty.

Distinguished Professor Kathleen Dolan was elected to be the next year’s UC chair.