FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY MEETING

December 8, 2000

Attendance: Mark Malone, Ron Fitz, Susan Taylor, Bev Snyder, Pam Shockley, Janeen Demi-Smith, Charlie Shub, Gerald Oleszek, Sue Byerley, Paul Sondrol, Dan Ponder, Randy Kouba, John Pierce, Venkat Reddy

CALL TO ORDER/APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mark Malone asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the November 10, 2000 meeting.

Moved by Dan Ponder to approve the minutes from November 10, 2000.
Seconded by Susan Taylor.
Motion passed unanimously.

REPORTS OF VISITORS

1. VCAA

John Pierce apologized for the virus that was sent out by his office. Next week the Chancellor and John Pierce will be going to Southern Colorado to talk with Jr. Colleges about how we can serve them. This is an opportunity to enhance the degree completion program.

There are concerns regarding 23's passage in regards to putting caps on construction. There were some devastating headlines. The feeling is that anything that was already in the pipeline will still be a go. The only projects in question are the ones that still need approval from the legislature such as the Beth-El Science complex. Don't conclude that everything is coming to a halt.

Summer school planning is competing with other funding. They are getting tight control on summer school spending and are attempting to get new markets as well as serve current students. They are coming up with some innovative initiatives in regards to recruiting like trying to get high school juniors and seniors to take classes for college credit.

It was asked if John supports administrators with teaching credentials to teach classes. John advised that it is not part of the official appointment, but if the administrator wants to teach and if their duties allow them to do so, then yes. It was then requested that John supply Faculty Assembly with information of what kind of administrators are teaching on campus.

2. VCSS

Pam Shockley advised that they are working on advertising with all the Deans for a new summer school program, called the "Jump Start Program". This program is trying to attract highly qualified juniors that exceed the entrance requirements. There is a need to have more contact with the students to maximize summer enrollment. They are targeting all current students with less than 45 hours to help them make progress. They will advise these students which credits transfer and which ones don't. There will be Jump Start brochures made that will be taken to other schools trying to attract students to come try us out in the summer.

Enrollment started a week ago and is looking good.

Another new item is the new Campus Life Initiative. There are 4 faculty, 2 staff, 2 students and 2 administrators on this initiative. It will take away the notion of student life for campus life. Ron Wisner will now be taking on the role of Dean of Students and will also have an academic role in graduate studies where the students will be able to do internships.

There was a discussion on who will work during the summer. Pam advised that there are many ways to do this, including using honoraria. She is open to many ways to make this work.

There have been 8 continuous semesters of improvement in retention. Part of this is the use of the Excel Centers. It is proven that undeclared students are more likely to leave, so the Student Success Center has been contacting these students every semester.

3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Mark Malone advised that the January, 2001 Faculty Representative meeting will be cancelled. The next meeting will be February 9, 2001 and at that meeting there will be a presentation by Jim Barlow regarding CU Foundation funding.

Mark provided a handout with a short run-down on what is going on with various items.

Mark advised that there will be a Faculty Senate meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at UCD Dravo Building, Room 299.

4. FACULTY COUNCIL REPORT (SYSTEM-WIDE)

No report

5. REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

Mark Malone, EPUS - There will be a system diversity symposium in Denver in March.

Susan Taylor, Committee on Women - Susan provided a handout. This committee is trying to put together a brown bag series again and have 2 - 3 per term. One item of discussion will be parenting issues and if you have any ideas or suggestions for other discussions, please send them to Susan.

Charlie Shub, Athletics - The women's cross-country team is 10th in the nation. The Sear's Cup is awarded to schools by overall athletic performance and UCCS is 4th. There is a basketball game tonight. The Advisory Board met yesterday and the revised policy on eligibility received a unanimous vote. This policy will be put in place as soon as the necessary signatures are received.

6. OTHER REPORTS

None

7. OLD BUSINESS

None

8. NEW BUSINESS

None

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mark asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Moved by Bev Snyder to adjourn the meeting.
Seconded by Susan Taylor.
Unanimous

Meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.