The Faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will hold its Fall 2001 meeting at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001, in Molinaro Hall D137.
The University Committee, in consultation with the Chancellor, has approved the following agenda:
Call to Order
Committee of the Whole: Discussion of the pros and cons of enabling legislation that would grant faculty the right to engage in collective bargaining.
A motion to form a Committee of the Whole will automatically be on the floor. Should the motion be approved, the Committee of the Whole will be chaired by Peggy James, the University Committee Chair. Under UWPF 1.04(3), the Chancellor is the presiding officer for faculty meetings, except in this circumstance.
To begin the discussion,
the Chair will solicit opinions concerning the proposal that is pending in
the Wisconsin State Senate - SB145. The proposed legislation can be found at
< http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2001/data/SB-145.pdf >. A copy of the analysis prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau is attached (Document 1). It is expected that the discussion will address concerns about features of the current proposal.
Background material can
be found at
< http://www.uwsa.edu/univ_rel/govrel/pending/position/p_sb145.cfm >, the UW System Position on the proposal (opposition);
< http://www.shepherd-express.com/shepherd/22/09/scoop/news.cfm >, a Shepherd Express account of the recent UWM Senate vote favoring the proposal; and < http://www.aaup.org/ebten1.cfm >, a paper entitled "Faculty and Management Rights in Higher Education Collective Bargaining: A Faculty Perspective."
The Committee of the Whole may report recommendations representing a consensus of those present, as determined by the Chair, or it may rise without report. After this meeting, the University Committee will poll all faculty members in regard to their support for the enabling legislation. After that, the matter will be returned to the Faculty Senate for possible action.