University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

University Academic Staff Special Meeting

October 20, 2005



The special meeting of the University Academic Staff was called to order by Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor Steven Tallant at 12:04 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2005 in Davies Theatre.


1.        Report of the University Academic Staff Nominating Committee John Bachmeier, Chair

         On behalf of Nominating Committee, following names placed in nomination for Search and Screen Committee for position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs

         Paul Butrymowicz University Centers and Programs

         Stephanie Jamelske Academic Affairs

         Rebecca Matter Advising and New Student Initiatives

         Donald Zeutschel Research and Sponsored Programs

  • Additional nomination from floor Linda Spaeth, Educational Support Services

         Without objection, nominations closed.


2.        Miscellaneous Business

         Connie Russell, Records and Registration, announced she is on Board of ASPRO (Academic Staff Public Representation Organization), which lobbies on behalf of academic staff in UW-System

         Contact her for information or membership forms

         Counseling Services available to help students and others deal with recent death of music student, or with other unresolved grief

         Call for appointment

         Counselors also willing to give short presentations on how to recognize others needing help and how to help

         Provost to inform deans of services available

         New employee shocked at salary levels at university

         Salary now $20,000 less than made in public school system

         Provost acknowledged salaries are an ongoing problem at university will discuss again with chancellor


Without objection, meeting adjourned at 12:11 p.m.


Submitted by,

Wanda Schulner, Secretary to the Faculty and Academic Staff