The Faculty of the University of Wisconsin - Parkside met at 3:40 on Thursday, February 18, 1999, in D137 Molinaro Hall. Members present were Becker, Boyer, Carr, Cloutier, Duetsch, Gee, Gellott, Greenfield, Kavenik, Keating, Lyter, New, D. Olsen, Saffioti-Hughes, Schutte, Singer, Statham, Trager, Wallen, and Wright. One staff member, Letven, was present.
CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by Chancellor Keating.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE DISCUSSION REGARDING REVISION OF THE PLAN 2008 DISCUSSION DRAFT
A motion to go into a Committee of the Whole to discuss the Plan 2008 Discussion Draft was automatically on the floor. MOTION PASSED on a voice vote.
Professor Kavenik assumed the chair, as called for by UWPF 1.04(3).
During the discussion of Goal 1, it was suggested that a new strategy should be added, calling for development of closer working relationships with community organizations, e.g., churches and community centers. It was also suggested that minority open houses be held at sites off campus.
During the discussion of Goal 2, it was suggested that the university should commit some of its own funds to expanded precollege programming and not rely entirely on private donors.
During the discussion of Goal 3, it was suggested that the university should provide much stronger support for students with weak English language skills. It was also suggested that the Multicultural Affairs Office should have a staff member who is fluent in Spanish and should have a mix of staff members to best serve our primary minority populations. Stronger support for mentoring of undergraduates was also called for.
During the discussion of Goal 4, there was a call for solicitation of private support for paying off student loans for teachers of color. There was also a call for more substantial scholarship support for student teachers of color, particularly for student teachers in disciplines in which minorities are least often represented.
During the discussion of Goal 5, it was suggested that the teaching fellows program should support graduate students in departments in which the underrepresentation of minorities is most serious.
During the discussion of Goal 6, there was a call for a strategy to bring about greater interaction between students of diverse backgrounds.
During the discussion of Goal 7, there was a call for implementation of a reward structure that would reinforce the diversity plan.
The committee rose without report on the Plan 2008 Discussion Draft.ADJOURNMENT