Provost Johannes Britz attended the meeting. UC discussed with the Provost a request from the chair of the Awards Committee for limited travel support for teaching observations at UWM-Waukesha and UWM-Washington County. The Northwestern Data Sciences Endowed Professor search will begin shortly, as will the search for Dean of the College of General Studies.
UC Chair Kris O’Connor reported that the Academic Staff Committee met and discussed workload differences among staff at different UWM campuses. He also met with representatives from AAUP last week.
UC member John Reisel reported that most of the candidates for Dean of the Lubar School of Business have visited campus; the last one will visit next week. He also attended the Honors College Advisory Committee meeting (680 students this year attending Honors College; 75 graduates in 2017).
UC member Bettina Arnold reported that APBC discussed changes to tuition remission for Program Assistants and Teaching Assistants in the new budget model, and implications for some schools on campus.
UC member Mark Schwartz reported that at their last meeting, the Graduate Faculty Committee discussed administrative changes in listings for UG/G sections, which should improve tracking of credits for undergraduate students who take graduate courses.
UC member Kathy Dolan reported that the CHS Dean search continues, and that there are three finalists for the position of Associate Dean of the Graduate School.