Academic Staff Council Minutes



Members Present: Mark Kinders, Gretchen Link, Kimberly Gould Speckman, Emily Ronning, Larry Testa, Amber Tubré, Sue Walton

Members Absent: Sally Berkholder, Sarah Egerstrom , Steve Luebke

Call to order at 2:08 p.m.

Approval of 1/28/04 minutes. Motion made by E. Ronning. Seconded by G. Link. Unanimously approved.

Chair's Report (Sue Walton)

The group working on seeking the Institutional Enhancement Grant for neutral facilitation training will meet Friday 2/27/04.

Mark Kinders has been nominated to serve on the UW-System President Search and Screen Committee.

Representative's Report (Emily Ronning)

Minutes from the 2/19/04 meeting of Academic Staff Representatives are attached and available at:

Since UW-RF has never hosted the Academic Staff Representative Leadership Conference, it was decided that we should host this conference in 2005. E. Ronning will notify the Academic Staff Representatives and start looking at dates.

Legislative Update (Mark Kinders)

Assembly Joint Resolution 55 -- or TABOR (Taxpayer's Bill of Rights) -- raises concerns about available GPR funding and the subsequent impact on the UW budget. The Board of Regents has not yet made a statement because of the complexities of the issue. M. Kinders provided a list of questions to ask of legislators about the impact of TABOR on higher education in Wisconsin .

New Business

No new business.

Continuing Business


Other Items

Adjourned at 3:28 p.m. Motion made by L. Testa. Seconded by G. Link.