Governance Chart for Academic Staff

Governance Chart for Academic Staff

The Academic Staff Assembly
(96 representatives elected by the academic staff of their districts)

ASPP13. The authority of the academic staff is delegated to the Academic Staff Assembly. The Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) is empowered to implement the policies of the Assembly in meeting the requirements of Wis. State Assembly and shall seek advice, consent and ratification of its actions, as necessary or with the academic staff in the performance of its duties. The Assembly shall retain authority to review and, by majority vote, to modify or rescind any action taken by ASEC.

The Academic Staff Executive Committee
(Nine members elected at-large by the academic staff)

ASPP 14.12.A.1. General Responsibilities. The Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) is the administrative executive committee of the academic staff and the Academic Staff Assembly. It provides administrative support to the Academic Staff Assembly. This support includes, but is not limited to, providing the Assembly with necessary information, coordinating and initiating meetings and meeting agendas, transmitting recommendations and decisions of the Assembly to the appropriate office, and implementing the policies of the Assembly in ensuring the role of academic staff in governance as stated in a. 36.09(4m).

ASPP14.12.A.2. Specific Responsibilities. The ASEC and its chair are empowered to carry on the day-to-day activities which are necessary to implement a. 36.09(4m) and which are not otherwise delgated. Day-to-day activites included but not limited to submitting names for appointment to campus committees, representing the position to the Assembly or the academic staff, handling matters of urgency by mail or telephone, and responding to requests for information by the UW-Madison Administration. All of these activities must be reported to the Assembly.

Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee
(Nine members elected by the Assembly)

ASPP 14.12.B.1 Responsibilities. The Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee is charged with the continuing review of policies and procedures relating to academic staff compensation, fringe benefits and other economic benefits and with making recommendations to the Assembly on matters in these areas.

Districting and Representation Committee
(Six members elected by the Assembly)

ASPP 14.12.C.1. Responsibilities. The Districting and Representation Committee is charged with reviewing election and districting processes and rules to ensure that the academic staff members may exercise their institutional governance rights in the most effective, equitable and efficient manner, and to ensure that each district meets the requirements of the Academic Staff Policies and Procedures (ASPP) as stated in 13.02.C, 13.02 D and 13.06. A. 1.

Nominating Committee
(Nine members elected by the Assembly)

ASPP14.12.D.1. Responsibilities. The Nominating Committe is charged with nominating members of the academic staff for election to the Academic Staff Executive Committee and for election and/or appointment to appropriate UW-Madison commitees. The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to the ASEC when asked to recommend academic staff for university committee assignments.

Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee
(Nine members elected by the Assembly)

ASPP 14.12.E.1 Responsibilities. The Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee is charged with the continuing review of personnel policies and procedures relating to academic staff and with making recommendations to the Assembly on matters in these areas.

Professional Development and Recognition Committee
(Nine members elected by the Assembly)

ASPP 14.12.F.1 Responsibilities. The Professional Development and Recognition Committee is charged with promoting the concept of professional development and recognition for UW-Madison academic staff; working with campus administration to explore and develop programs that will enhance the professional skills and abilities, and develop a recognition process for academic staff; making recommendations regarding the review of and changes to academic staff professional development guidelines.

UW-Madison Campus Chapter Academic Staff Public Representation Organization (ASPRO)
(11 members appointed by ASEC and confirmed by the Assembly)

ASPRO Bylaws Article III-Funcitons B. to communicate to the Board of Regents, state and local government officials, their agencies when appropriate, and the public the views of the UW-Madison academic staff on legislative issues of concern to the university;

ASPRO Bylaws Article IV, Membership. The US-Madison Campus ASPRO Chapter is fully controlled by the Academic Staff Assembly and the Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC) to ensure that it expresses the views of the academic staff for whose benefit the Chapter is organized.