FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY
April 13, 2001
ATTENDANCE: David Fenell, Don Morley, Kelli Klebe, Susan Taylor, John Pierce, Ron Fitz, Jeremy Haefner, Linda Bunnel Shade, Jenenne Nelson, Sue Byerley, Cleve McDaniel, Mark Malone, Rex Welshon, Lesley Ginsberg
1. CALL TO ORDER/APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mark called for approval of the minutes from March 9, 2001.
Moved by Kelli Klebe to approve minutes.
Seconded by Susan Taylor.
Approval of minutes passes unanimously.
2. REPORTS OF VISITORS
Chancellor Linda Bunnell Shade: Chancellor Shade announced the death of a CU-Colorado Springs student.
They met with Legislators Tuesday night to discuss the budget. It looks as though the budget money will hold. Growth money was discussed by the Chancellor and there are no plans to take money from other institutions.
The Chancellor discussed capital projects stating that 5 of 7 CU projects have had the funding deferred from July to March of 2002. None of these projects are at CU-Colorado Springs.
The Regents meeting was cancelled due to weather and Dr. Pierce was to have given a presentation at this meeting on 2 concepts papers. The meeting was postponed until May 2, 2001. The proposals will be discussed at a later meeting.
CCHE continues to improve in terms of the way they look at our campus. They have a much better understanding of what our facilities challenges are and we are going to ask for support for structural parking.
The Chancellor, along with VC McDaniel and VC Pierce, are visiting colleges discussing budgets and projections. There are concerns over summer school as the campus falls into a deficit to run summer school. VC Pierce has proposed a long-range plan putting $50,000 into summer school trying to serve more than just the current student.
John Pierce, VCAA: John has been working with the colleges on long-term fund raising plans. John is involved in a Grad enrollment initiative by putting together a program on marketing, recruiting and funding for grad students. From CCHE funds they have been able to carve loose some additional money for scholarships for grad students as there are 9,000 grad students in this city who are not attending CU-Colorado Springs.
Jeremy Haefner, ITC Update Presentation: Jeremy provided a handout of his presentation. Funding is a major problem for IT on campus and they are discussing the possibility of increasing the student tech fee to help raise money. Student Government is behind this decision and the meetings continue. He also brought up the idea of a Faculty and Staff Tech Development Fund, which is described in another handout.
Cleve McDaniel, VCAF: Cleve provided a handout on his presentation on Long Term Budget. Cleve discussed the new budget, which is not set yet.
Mark Malone provided a handout of his report.
Mark reminded everyone of the IP Forum coming up April 17, 2001 at 1:00pm in UC116. He recommends that everyone attend.
FACULTY COUNCIL REPORT (system-wide)
REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES
John Pierce, Minority Affairs Committee: There is a follow-up Diversity Symposium coming to campus and you will be notified as to the time and place.
Mark asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Moved by David Fenell to adjourn.
Seconded by Don Morley.
Motion passes unanimously.