Minutes: May 13, 2003

Present:  Naber, Goudie, Torstveit, Walls, Wirkus, Weiland, Karpinsky, Herling, and Johnson-Sage            

Excused:  Reinert, Sweetman 

  1. Call to order 3:02pm
  2. Approval of minutes M/S/P
  3. Roll Call
  4. Katie Van Roosenbeek presented a resolution asking for health care insurance benefits for domestic partners of UW-L employees.  She asked the ASC to support the resolution.
    1. Vice Chair Wirkus addressed the issue of financial impact.  Van Roosenbeek had no specific numbers with her, but stated that several studies have shown no significant increase in the overall cost. 
    2. Guest Troy Richter brought up the issue of equality.
    3. This issue has never been voted on by the Legislature.
    4. Further questions can be sent to Troy Richter, who will forward them to the Eagle Equity Committee on campus.
    5. M/S/P to accept the resolution as it was presented.  6 for, 2 against, 1 abstained.
  5. M/S/P to accept the committee assignments as presented by Vice Chair Wirkus.
  6. Mary Torstveit brought the issue of communicating the minutes more quickly to the campus community to the Council’s attention.  In the future, Chair Naber will approve the minutes for Sarah to post on the web “pending approval,” and the Full Council will approve them at the next meeting.  Corrections will be made to the web minutes as needed.
  7. The Council approved the Full Council meeting times and dates for 2003-04.  M/S/P.  Sarah will send these to the Campus Connection for posting.  Also, the September 23 meeting is the annual meeting and must have a large room reserved.
  8. The cover letter to accompany the IRAS survey memo to the Provost’s Office is ready to send.  (Previously approved to send forward.)
  9. Chair Naber must know by Friday May 16 who would like to attend the Leadership Conference.  So far, Tim Walls, Pat Karpinsky, Marcia Naber, and Terry Wirkus have expressed interest, as well as two non-Council academic staff who are on a waiting list.  Chair Naber must know how many will attend so funds can be requested from Chancellor Hastad.
  10. Old Business
    1. Vice Chair Wirkus stated that at least two other campuses in the UW System have  compensation policies that pay the chair personally for work assumed by the role.
    2. Lynn Weiland would like to revisit the Chair Compensation Policy in the fall.
  11. New Business
    1. The boathouse party has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 19.
    2. The new Faculty Senate Chair is Bob Moore (Mathematics).
    3. Chair Naber and Vice Chair Wirkus completed a performance appraisal for Sarah.
    4. Vice Chair Wirkus was presented with an award and gift certificate for serving as Chair for two years.
  12. Adjournment
    1. 4:05PM

Respectfully Submitted,
Sarah Westbrook, PA