December 2014

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY MEETING

December 12, 2014

Attendance: Pam Shockley-Zalabak, David Moon, Michele Companion, Monique French, Joe Postell, Mark Malone, Tom Zwirlein, Margaret Harris, Vicki Brownrigg, Peggy Beranek, Monica Yoo, Pam Carter, Rebecca Webb, Suzanne Cook, Curt Holder, Cerian Gibbes, Karen Livesey, Stephanie Spratt, Anna Kosloski, Stephany Spaulding, Norah Mazel, Barbara Prinari

Call to Order / Approval of Minutes:
Motion to approve the minutes from November 14, 2014 meeting by Anna Kosloski
Seconded by Margaret Harris
Motion passed with 12 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 abstention

Reports of Visitors:

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor:

HB 1319 update - not sure it's going to hold but the EAG (Executive Advisory Group) has made a unanimous recommendation to the CCHE and every governing board in the state has signed on. The governor has put it into the budget. Everyone would have an increase due to the formula, but in a range - large enrollment institutions get greater increase. There is a $60 million increase in higher ed, which brings everyone to about a 10% increase. There is an 8.2% increase to the three general campuses. We are going up before we go down - part of the formula depends on where you go into the formula. This goes to the Joint Budget Committee on January 5, 2015. We are going in strong and are guardedly optimistic. We won't have a budget to discuss with UBAC yet. We are not counting on extra money since it's probably going away. We are trying to get the adjusted compensation in the January paychecks. The data needs to be checked since it is not accurate. We are working hard on the salary piece. We are playing two basketball teams in the top ten tonight (Metro State). There was a major all-campuses meeting yesterday regarding online education. The Chancellors are taking on the responsibility for online education being done by each campus. It should not be separated but it will need to be scaled. The Regents control the initiatives and can staff them, but this process should be done by each campus. We are setting out a whole series of things that need to be done. We need to position ourselves in a position of value, especially to outside rural and remote schools. The quality of education has to be at the forefront. CSU global is very financially successful - they are netting $13 million. The largest untapped market is the 30-40 year-olds who need to complete their degree - they are candidates for online and global education. Finally, please remember that our 50th Anniversary celebration kick-off is January 22.

David Moon, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor:

Update on the Online CU System Meeting - there are four committees and UCCS is taking the lead on the academic committee. Commencement is next Friday and we hope that the faculty will continue to attend as well in numbers as in the past. One of the College of Education dean candidates has accepted the position in principal, but we are awaiting signed confirmation before formally making that announcement. This position starts in July and there will be an interim dean in place until that time. We are not ready to launch the new FRPA system due to the time of year and the necessity of entering in all faculty data, so we are continuing with the old system through the Spring.

Officer Reports:

President's Report
Dissolving Academic Computing Committee and creating new online teaching committee; Faculty Retreat on February 5 or 6

Vice-President's Report
No report

Past President's Report
No report - not present

Reports from Standing Committees:

EPUS:
Revised F&A Waiver Policy with mainly grammatical changes is up for vote (New Business - B)

Personnel & Benefits:
Faculty pay adjustments should be included in January paycheck

Budget Advisory Committee:
No report - meeting next week

Faculty Minority Affairs Committee 

Women's Committee:
No report - mini-grants were awarded by the committee yesterday

Non-Tenure Track Faculty 

Academic Computing:
Not present - no report; committee transformation underway

Library:
Not present - no report

Intercollegiate Athletics:
Not present - no report

Sustainability 

PRIDE:
No report - did not meet this month

Misconduct in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities:
Not present - no report

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Representatives' Reports - Curt Holder sent out survey to LAS on online programs; responses were critical of online education and will be forwarded to Dave Anderson
  2. Faculty Assembly will vote on the Revised F&A Waiver Policy with changes recommended by EPUS Committee  (Motion passed unanimously with 19 in favor, 0 opposed and 0 abstentions)

Adjournment:

Motion to adjourn the Faculty Assembly Meeting by Pam Carter
Seconded by Monique French
Motion passed unanimously
Meeting adjourned at 1:36 p.m.