April 4, 2001
PRESENT:  Young, Morrill, Sherwood, McDermott, Kommers, Linker, Leech,
          Stewart, Larsen, Harkin, Nehrir, Mooney, Amend for McClure,
          Locke, Levy, Bogar, Bond, Jelinski, Francis, Lynch, Fisher,
          Prawdzienski, Butterfield, Scott, Griffith.

ABSENT:   Hatfield, White, Anderson, Peed, Benham, Howard, Jost,
          Lefcort, Weaver, Lansverk, McKinsey, Carlstrom.

The meeting was called to order by Chair Ron Larsen at 4:10 PM.  A
quorum was present.  The minutes of the March 28, 2001, meeting were
approved as distributed.

Chair's report - Ron Larsen.
     - UPBAC met March 27.
          - Core values for the university were discussed at length
          and agreement was reached about what the values are.
          - How to use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) was
          discussed.  Data regarding student credit hours, number of
          students, etc., was received.
          - Next week the committee will receive departmental budget
          worksheets and enrollment projections.
          - During discussion by Faculty Council, it was asked if
          UPBAC will see a balance sheet for the entire university
          budget and if the committee will see auxiliary budgets.
     - Adjunct and research faculty have until April 6 to participate
     in the administrative review.
          - A form to evaluate the review process is now available at

     - The Provost has been invited to attend Faculty Council to
     discuss the faculty line reversion policy, how it has worked this
     year, and how it will fit into UPBAC deliberations.
     - At today's meeting with the President and Provost, Ron brought
     up the fact the promotion and tenure decisions from the
     administration have missed the established deadline again this
     year and that this is of concern to faculty.  It is difficult for
     faculty who might want to grieve the decision to meet that
     deadline when the deadline for the administration is not met.

Amendments to the Faculty Handbook.
     - The April 6 STAFF BULLETIN will give faculty notice that they
     may comment on the proposed Faculty Council amendments.
     - Proposed amendment to Faculty Handbook Section 812.04A
     (Opportunity for Candidate to Respond to a Negative
     Recommendation...) was approved by Faculty Council last week to
     be forwarded to all faculty.
     - Proposed amendment to Handbook Section 472.00 (Right to
     Grieve/Time Limits) was discussed.
          - The amendment is proposed by University Legal Counsel
          Leslie Taylor, with the intent that it will minimize the
          need for all respondents to meet by allowing the Provost to
          represent the other review bodies in the grievance
          proceedings.  It will also focus the discussion on the
          faculty's dossier.
          - During discussion, it was pointed out that due process
          must be maintained, and if there is difficulty in getting
          people together, that should be addressed as a different
          issue.  The purpose of the grievance hearing is to make the
          best decisions possible, not to necessarily use the most
          convenient method to do so.
          - Ed Mooney moved the existing policy be left as it is,
          making no amendment to it.  The motion was seconded and
     - The faculty workload policy is proposed as Faculty Handbook
     Section 480 (Faculty Responsibilities: "Workload Policy".
          - Amendments to the proposed policy were presented (480.30
          Definitions) to clarify when writing/editing will be
          considered as "research and creative work" and when it will
          be considered as"outreach and service".
          - Concern was expressed that by using the proposed
          definitions, research and creative work may not be
          recognized as such in all disciplines.
          - After several possible definitions were proposed, it was
          suggested the definitions be made consistent with review,
          promotion and tenure sections of the Faculty Handbook.
          - There will be further discussion of the definitions and
          the proposed section.
     - The Faculty Council By-Laws are still to be discussed before
     the end of the semester.

As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

Joann Amend, Secretary         Ron Larsen, Chair