October 9, 2018

Chancellor Mone discussed last week’s monthly meeting with the Board of Regents, held at UW-Parkside. UWM, UW-Whitewater, and UW-Parkside showcased capacity building in the region, in line with system initiatives. The restructuring of UWM with UWM-Washington County and UWM-Waukesha County was also discussed.

The Chancellor also gave an update on budget and enrollment. UW-Madison has increased their enrollment of in-state students, although the proportion they comprise is smaller than in the past. Still, continuing on this track will affect student enrollment at UWM. Efforts by UWM to counter this include cross-training of UWM recruiters to sell all three UWM campuses, to attend to enrollments across campuses. The Chancellor also stressed the importance of increasing strategic partnerships with corporations and other institutions of higher education (esp. technical colleges) in the region. Finally, he discussed the need for capacity building and diversity planning, and the development of a steering committee and establishment of staff support for this effort.

UC Chair Kris O’Connor reported that this week, the Budget Model Working Group will have its first meeting; he will represent UC on this committee.

UC member Bettina Arnold reported on the APBC committee meeting. APBC discussed the benefits survey that has been developed as a part of the Title and Total Compensation Study. All faculty and staff will be given the opportunity to take the survey. The target time for delivery is late November.

UC member Kathy Dolan reported that the CHS Dean search is moving forward at a rapid pace, and the last candidate will be on campus no later than December 16th. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1st.

UC member John Reisel reported that the Lubar Dean search and screen committee set an application deadline of Friday, Oct. 12th.

Secretary of the University Trudy Turner reported that the new Divisional Committee for General Studies has put forth their criteria for tenure and promotion; these criteria still need to be discussed and voted on by the Division. Charters need to be changed for most committees, and these changes will hopefully be on the Senate meeting docket for approval at the November meeting.