University of WisconsinEau Claire

University Faculty and University Academic Staff Spring Meeting

April 5, 2007

 

The spring meeting of the University Faculty and University Academic Staff was called to order by Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2007 in Davies Theatre.

 

1.         Report of the University Faculty Nominating Committee – Catherine Berry, Committee Member
On behalf of University Faculty Nominating Committee, following names placed in nomination for University Faculty vacancies

·        Changes from time of publication of pink sheet

·         Winifred Morse has withdrawn nomination for Faculty Termination Review Committee

·         Susan Harrison has been nominated for Faculty Termination Review Committee

·         Charlene Burns has been nominated for Faculty Complaint and Grievance Committee

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY NOMINATING COMMITTEE


Barbara Erdman, Foundations of Education

Jill Pinkney Pastrana, Foundations of Edu

Kathryn Tvaruzka, Library

 


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

FACULTY TERMINATION REVIEW COMMITTEE


Michael Fine, Political Science

Susan Harrison, Computer Science

Eugene Hood, Art & Design

Michelle Kettler, Biology

Geoffrey Peterson, Political Science


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

MOTION by Susan Harrison that the report of the nominating committee stand as the election results for the Faculty Termination Review Committee seconded and PASSED without dissention.

 

FACULTY COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE


Charlene Burns, Philosophy & Rel. Studies

Michael Fine, Political Science

Michelle Kettler, Biology

Sasha Showsh, Biology

Sandra Starck, Art & Design


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

MOTION by Erik Hendrickson that the report of the nominating committee stand as the election results for the Faculty Complaint and Grievance Committee seconded and PASSED without dissention.

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE


Ned Beach, Philosophy & Religious Studies

Susan Harrison, Computer Science

Lia Johnson, Art & Design

Stephen Dempsey, Special Education

Jill Pinkney Pastrana, Foundations of Education


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE FACULTY PERSONNEL COMMITTEE


Susan Moch, Family Health Nursing

Rita Sperstad, Adult Health Nursing


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE


Barbara Davis, Family Health Nursing

Carol Langer, Social Work

Geoffrey Peterson, Political Science


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

 

Without objection, nominations closed. The election will be electronic.

 

2.        Report of the University Academic Staff Nominating Committee – Jeanne Skoug, Chair
On behalf of Nominating Committee, following names placed in nomination for University Academic Staff vacancies

 

UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC STAFF NOMINATING COMMITTEE


Bonnie Isaacson, Adv/New Stud Initiatives

Stephanie Jamelske, Academic Affairs


  • No additional nominations from floor

 

ACADEMIC STAFF COMPLAINT, GRIEVANCE, AND REVIEW COMMITTEE


Diann Benesch, Economics

Kelly Jo Wright, Comm/Journalism

Faith Pawelski, Edu. Support Svs.

Jeanne Skoug, Career Services

Kim Way, Development/Alumni

 


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

ACADEMIC STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE


Catherine Berry, Nursing

January Boten, Housing and Residence Life

Amanda Krier, Housing and Residence Life

Signe Matson, Adv/New Student Initiatives

Patricia Quinn, Educational Access Programs

Jodi Simek, International Education

Jesica Witte, Career Services

Kelly Jo Wright, Communication/Journalism


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE


Amanda Krier, Housing and Residence Life

Linda Spaeth, Educational Support Services

Paula Stuettgen, University Centers/Programs


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE ACADEMIC STAFF PERSONNEL COMMITTEE


January Boten, Housing and Residence Life

Earl Shoemaker, Educational Support Svs

Linda Spaeth, Educational Support Svs

Paula Stuettgen, University Centers/Programs

C. Kate Hale, English

Lori Snyder, Geology


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE


Earl Shoemaker, Educational Support Svs

Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Stud. Devel/Diversity


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE


Andrea Gapko, Educational Support Svs

Sue Moore, Records and Registration


·         No additional nominations from floor

 

Without objection, nominations closed. The election will be electronic.

 

3.         Introduction of Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the Faculty and Academic Staff – Susan Harrison, University Senate Chair

·         Changes to language of Budget Committee functions proposed at University Senate about a year ago because Budget Committee did not feel functions were in line with practice

·         Motion referred to Executive Committee for comment

·         Slightly revised motion passed senate by vote of 26 for, 13 against

·         History of issue available at http://www.uwec.edu/usenate/BudgetCommittee.htm

 

TEXT OF AMENDMENT

Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook, Twenty-Second Edition, August 2006, Chapter 3, page 15

6.     Budget Committee

b.     Functions: The Budget Committee is responsible for continuously investigating all matters related to the University budget serves as a liaison to Faculty and Academic Staff to disseminate budget related information, investigates any matters of concern related to the University budget, and serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Student Services. As such, it shall regularly review current budget allocations and existing budget related policies and their implementation members will receive periodic updates from the Vice Chancellor for Business and Student Services regarding the status of the budget and will make recommendations for setting planning reserve levels. It shall also investigate and initiate budget proposals, recommend priorities for existing and new programs, and serve as an advisory body to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Student Services on all budget-related matters including the University biennial budget and annual budget reviews and allocations. Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: review allocations and polices; examine future budget challenges facing the University and suggest possible solutions; review recommendations or policies associated with budget cuts or program discontinuations; consult about the allocation of newly available discretionary funds; and consult about other budget-related matters as appropriate.

 

MOTION by Catherine Berry to include the proposed constitutional amendment as a referendum on the spring elections ballots seconded and PASSED without dissention.

 

4.         Academic Staff Representative’s Report – Judy Blackstone

·         Academic Staff Leadership Conference to be held at UW-Superior on June 28-29, 2007

·         Registration materials available after April 15, 2007

·         Provost will fund six academic staff members’ attendance

·         Vice Chancellor Soll agreed to fund additional academic staff members if need arises

 

5.         Miscellaneous Business

·         None

 

Without objection, meeting adjourned at 12:19 p.m.

 

Submitted by,

 

Wanda Schulner

Secretary to the Faculty and Academic Staff