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UW System Department Chair Conference - 2001

Best Western InnTowner
October 22-23, 2001
Schedule

Monday, October 22

1:00 – 1:45    Registration - Best Western InnTowner, University Avenue, Madison

1:45 - 2:00     Opening and Welcome - Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, General Counsel, UW System and Lisa Kornetsky, Director of the Office of Professional Instruction and Development,  UW System Office of Academic Affairs

2:00 - 2:30     Academic Freedom:  What It Is, and What It Isn't
·         UW System Shared Governance
·         Faculty vs. Institutional Academic Freedom
·         Recent Legal Trends
Speakers:  Patricia Brady, Deputy General Counsel, UW System, and Gail Snowden, Attorney, Consultant to the UW System Office of General Counsel

2:30 - 3:00     Affirmative Action in Employment:  Why it Matters for Our Future
·         Hiring
·         Retention
Speakers:  Monica Rimai, Director of Legal Affairs, UW-Milwaukee, and
Melissa Jackson, University Legal Counsel, UW-Green Bay

3:00 - 3:05     Move to Breakout Rooms

3:05 - 4:00     Concurrent Breakout Sessions on Academic Freedom and Affirmative Action- Interactive Discussion of Case Studies

4:00 - 4:05     Move to Breakout Rooms

4:05 - 5:00     Concurrent Breakout Sessions on Academic Freedom and Affirmative Action- Interactive Discussion of Case Studies

5:00 - 6:00     Cash Bar

6:00 - 7:30     Dinner and Keynote Address on Intellectual Property Rights in Higher Education

Speakers: Carl Gulbrandsen, Managing Director, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Elizabeth Donley, General Counsel, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Tuesday, October 23

7:30 - 8:15     Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30    Welcome and Overview of the Day - Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, General Counsel, UW System

8:30 - 9:00    The ABC's of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
·         Overview of the Law
·         The Interactive Process
·         Reasonable Accommodations for Employees
·         Reasonable Accommodations for Students
Speakers: Edward Alschuler, Senior System Legal Counsel, UW System, and John Dowling, Senior University Legal Counsel, UW-Madison

9:00 - 9:30     FERPA Primer:  The Basics Plus
·         Overview of the Law of Student Records
·         Recent Amendments
·         Recent Developments
Speakers:  Anne Bilder, Associate System Legal Counsel, UW System, and
Tomas Stafford, System Legal Counsel, UW System

9:30 - 9:45    Break

9:45 - 10:45   Concurrent Breakout Sessions on ADA and FERPA-Interactive Discussion of Case Studies

10:45 - 10:50   Move to Breakout Rooms

10:50 - 11:50 Concurrent Breakout Sessions on ADA and FERPA-Interactive Discussion of Case Studies

11:50 - 1:15   Lunch with Cora Marrett, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UW System

1:15 - 1:50     Update and Briefing - Lisa Kornetsky, Director of the Office of Professional and Instructional Development, UW System, and Fergus Hughes, OPID faculty representative, UW-Green Bay

1:50 - 2:30      Parting Ways: Ending the Employment Relationship
·         Nonrenewal
·         Denial of Tenure
·         Termination for Cause
·         Potential Legal Pitfalls
Speakers:  Patricia Brady, Deputy General Counsel, UW System, Chris Ashley, System Legal Counsel, and Robin Van Harpen, University Legal Counsel, UW-Milwaukee

2:30 - 2:45       Break (refreshments served)

2:30 - 3:30     Interactive Discussion of Case Studies on Ending the Employment Relationship

3:30 - 3:45     Wrap up, Follow up and Evaluation
                        Tomas Stafford, System Legal Counsel, UW System