November 6, 2018

UC Chair Kris O’Connor met with members of the Instructional Academic Staff Committee, regarding faculty membership of the committee. UC will work to fill openings for faculty on the committee.

Provost Johannes Britz attended, and responded to UC concerns regarding Program review by UW System. He said it is likely that combination degrees (Masters to PhD) will be considered together. Data to be used in reviewing programs will be collected by System and not by self-report.

Provost Britz is beginning to meet with leadership of each school and college regarding the new budget model and the FY2020 budget, along with at least one member of the APBC attending each meeting. Documents for how the model will work in budgeting have been developed for each school and college; these meetings will provide the opportunity for discussion of the budget model application based on the most recent data and in conjunction with information from the other schools and colleges.

UW-Madison has produced a report that is critical of the proposal regarding intellectual property ownership of UW faculty who will work with Foxconn.

Provost Britz reported on his brief trip to Taiwan. The trip was in support an agreement between UWM and CYCU, supported by Foxconn. Sixteen UWM engineering students are currently participating in the program.

The Lubar Dean search has been narrowed to four finalists. The HS Dean search is continuing. The General Studies Dean search is beginning shortly. The recent Graduate School Open House was successful.

The Male Allies workshop received good feedback.

UC member Laura Otto-Salaj reported that the Affirmative Action in Faculty Employment Committee (AAFEC) met this week, and elected Paru Shah as chair. The committee intends to examine the results of a climate survey administered in 2016 but not evaluated or addressed last year.

UC member Bettina Arnold reported that at their last meeting, the APBC discussed working with sensitive information.

UC member John Reisel urged people to attend the on-campus presentations by the finalists for the Lubar Dean search, next week. The Rules committee also met and set the agenda for the next Faculty Senate meeting.