Minutes: November 11, 2003

Present: Wirkus, Naber, Goudie, Reinert, Torstveit, Walls, Sweetman, Weiland, Karpinsky, Johnson-Sage          

Absent: Herling 

  1. Call to order 3:00pm
  2. Approval of minutes M/S/P
  3. Roll Call
  4. Vice Chair Wirkus gave a Planning and Budget Committee update. 
    1. Health insurance lapse payments:  The October 2002 payroll had 75 people fall between 50-75%, so UWL must pay $297,000 to make up the difference between health insurance premiums and what those individuals must pay themselves.
    2. 2003-05 distribution of DCA lapse:  DCA lapse helps classified staff, who are paid less than market value, by giving them salary adjustments.  UWL must pay $9465.
    3. Accumulated 128 money is being used to defray state’s budget shortfall.  A large majority of this comes from Student Fees.  UWL’s share is $270,000.
  5. Torstveit gave an update on title review.  The committee has met and forwarded recommendations to the Provost.  Next the recommendations will go to the Chancellor, for final decision.
  6. Weiland gave a UWS rep update.  The next meeting is Nov. 20 in Madison, and the rolling horizon issue statement will be discussed.
  7. Walls gave an update from the Professional Development Grant Committee.  The committee has chosen the grant recipients, and will begin revising the application forms to make them more understandable.  Tim made a motion to accept the recipients.  M/S/P.  Award letters will be sent to the recipients, and letters of no-funding will be sent to those who will not be funded.
  8. Karpinsky  gave an update from the Salary and Personnel Committee.  There will be a teleconference at 10AM in 102 Wing with Chuck Mc Connell on Nov. 12, and the Full Council and Salary and Personnel Committee are invited.  Jennifer Wilson will also probably attend.  The Salary and Personnel Committee may meet the following Friday, depending on how the teleconference goes.
  9. Chair Naber discussed proposing a resolution on Salary and Personnel issues.
    1. Does the ASC want to send a resolution to the chancellor regarding action to take with the contracts?  Some staff are worried about  3-year fixed-term contracts if the administration  decides to gives all academic staff one-year fixed-term contracts.
    2. There was no consultation with the ASC when decisions about contracts were made, and 80 individuals had their contracts reduced.
    3. The Provost will attend the Dec. 2 Executive Committee meeting from 7:50-8:20.  The Full Council is invited to attend, but should RSVP so enough seating is available.
  10. The January retreat is confirmed for January 6 from 2:30-5:00 at Doc Powells, on the upper level.  The Faculty Senate Executive Committee is invited from 3:00-4:00.
    1. Simplify committees on campus.
    2. Career progression for IAS.
  11. International grant applications are in the Chancellor’s office for approval.
  12. Student Senate Oversight Committee on Tuition Initiatives consists of five students and two administrators, Petra Roter and Ron Lostetter.  Luke and Laura are invited to the January Full Council meeting.
  13. New Search and Screen committees are being created.  Kay Schendel is collecting names of those who wish to serve.  It’s proposed that one committee will do the search and screens for both of the SAH positions.
  14. Adjournment M/S/P
    1. 4:09PM

Respectfully Submitted,
Sarah Westbrook, PA