Minutes: February 26, 2002

Present:   Cantona, Goudie, Jacobson, Petersen, Reinert, Walls, Weiland, and Wirkus

 Absent:    Graumann, Naber, Sweetman

I.  Chair Wirkus called the meeting to order at 3:06 PM.

II.  Minutes from January Full Council meeting approved with minor corrections.

III.  Chair Wirkus and Wayne Jacobson summarized the information from the Executive Committee Meeting with Petra Roter on 2-20-02.

IV.  Chair Wirkus informed the council of the chancellor’s wish to have a speaker at the Inauguration Ceremony on Friday, April 12, 2002.  The council selected Chair Wirkus to do the greeting.

V.  The Academic Staff Council chose to implement the 1/3 – 2/3 split for the 2003 Pay Plan Adjustment Guideline, which was the choice for the past few years.

VI. Wayne Jacobson summarized Joe Heim’s information from the State Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Friday, February 22, 2002.

VII.  Chair Wirkus read an overview from Bill Graumann regarding the Academic Staff Reps meeting report from February 21, 2002.

           Suggestion was offered that academic staff contact legislators, but Wayne Jacobson already        informed the council that the local legislators are well-versed in the matter.

                  220 positions in UW System will be cut by the governor.

VIII.  Leadership Conference at UW-Parkside, July 18-19, 2002.

                    Chair Wirkus will be requesting funding from the chancellor to send six people to the  conference.  Interested individuals can receive forms from the Academic Staff Council Office.  Council members interested:  Chair Wirkus, Jacobson, Reinert (potentially), Tim, Andrea (potentially), Lori.    Confirm attendance by June 1, 2002


IX.  The Academic Staff Council will be meeting on March 12, 2002 at 3:00 in 263 Cartwright to go over questions for Chancellor Hastad when he attends the full council meeting on March 26, 2002.

                    Chair Wirkus proposes that the asking of the questions be spread throughout the council, rather than one member asking all of the questions (all members do not necessarily have to come up with a question).

                    Chair Wirkus will be soliciting responses from the academic staff of whether or not any would like to attend that meeting.  They should RSVP if they want to attend.

X.  Chair Wirkus will be attending the Katherine Lyall dinner on Thursday, March 7, 2002 in Madison.  Chancellor Hastad will also be attending.  The dinner is for academic staff, and several Regents will be attending.

XI.  Chair Wirkus reports that Greg Wegner is still waiting for responses from the Deans regarding how they will be handling the academic staff titling issue in their respective colleges.

XII.  The council has received three nominations (all non-instructional) for the Excellence Award.

XIII.  The deadline for the Professional Development Grant proposals has passed (2-25-02).  Carla Burkhardt has the applications, and her committee will be reviewing them.

XIV.  Chair Wirkus received an updated organizational chart from Chancellor Hastad.  The Academic Staff Council was invited to look it over for additional corrections.

XV.  Sarah Westbrook will be emailing the nomination forms for Academic Staff Council membership to the academic staff members.  An updated timeline was created.

XVI.  The full council will be meeting on the second Tuesday of March to go over questions for Chancellor Hastad, and may be meeting on the second Tuesday of April as well.

XVII.  Adjournment 

M/S/P to adjourn at 4:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Sarah Westbrook, PA