Members present: Alicia Acken Cosgrove, Carmen Croonquist, Sarah Egerstrom, Brad Gee, Mark Kinders, Gretchen Link, Jason Neuhaus, Cara Rubis, Travis Tubré
Members absent: Kevin Bertelsen, Kimberly Gould Speckman
Call to order: 2:10 p.m.
Approval of 5/22/06 minutes. Motion made by T. Tubré. Seconded by G. Link.
Chair's Report (S. Egerstrom)
Strategic Planning Steering Committee is in the process of wordsmithing the 12 strategic goals in preparation for sending them back to the Faculty Senate. If approved by Faculty Senate the goals will be sent to work groups responsible for developing action plans. Egerstrom encouraged academic staff participation in the work groups.
Kathy Schulz, Director of Human Resources, will attend the next meeting to discuss revised performance evaluations for academic staff.
A series of workshops are being held on campus this year focusing on professional development and leadership. These are part of a number of leadership initiatives being undertaken by the Chancellor.
Representative's Report (C. Rubis)
Minutes from the 9/14/06 meeting of Academic Staff Representatives are
not yet available. They will be posted at www.uwsa.edu/acadaff/asreps/agendaminutes.htm
and will be attached to next month's ASC minutes.
The three Assembly races in the 10th Senate District contain 6300 UWRF alumni. It is important to talk to the candidates in these races about the worth of UWRF and issues important to the campus.
Governor Doyle is budgeting $15 million for the Wisconsin GI Bill. $8 million will go toward providing 100% remission of tuition costs for veterans attending UWS institutions. UWRF will need to adapt its marketing strategy to these veterans and their families.
The Wisconsin Covenant, supported by Governor Doyle and the Board of Regents, will also have an impact on UWRF by providing financial support to students from low-income families. Students in this program will start enrolling in 2012.
New Business (S. Egerstrom)
The process of reviewing and updating Chapter VI of the UW-RF Faculty/Academic
Staff Handbook proved to be an overwhelming task for three people. Members
of the committee volunteered to share the burden and review individual
parts as follows:
Committee members will check the text for understanding, clarity and consistency with UWS and UW-RF campus policies.
Update on Mentoring Project (T. Tubré)
Tubré reiterated that there was definite support for a mentoring program, and he said he had asked the Chancellor how such a program might be administered. At the Chancellor's behest, he will be meeting with Human Resources staff on 9/25 to discuss whether that office would be able to administer the program.
UW System President Coming to Campus (M. Kinders)
Adjourned at 3:28 p.m. Motion made by G. Link. Seconded by J. Neuhaus.
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