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Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 5

September 20, 2019

The Faculty Senate Talking Points from Meeting No. 5, Tuesday, Sept. 17, are available.

Talking Points Meeting No. 5, Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Faculty Senate Talking Points:

  • At the Senate meeting of Tuesday, Sept. 17, more information was provided by VP Brian Foisy concerning the issue of coverage for Other Eligible Adults (OEA). Prior to the meeting, a spreadsheet had been distributed to the senators to disseminate widely among their colleges and units. The senate will vote on Tuesday Sept. 24, on whether to retain or repeal FSH 3705.
    • The current vote from Staff Council on the OEA matter is as follows: 12 to keep OEA, 10 to repeal OEA and 1 abstention.
  • Executive Special Assistant to the President Chandra Zenner Ford gave an overview on the present status of the Working Groups. In particular, Ford said that the Sustainable Financial Model (SFM) is separate from the current budget situation. The group will work on a higher-level model to improve the way the institution will do business in the future. The nomination process for some of the working groups is not yet closed.

Important Dates/Events:

  • “Banned Books Week,” Sept. 22-28, is an annual event to celebrate the freedom to read. Get involved, it’s fun!

All Faculty Senate agendas (including attachments and supporting documents) and meeting minutes will be available on the new Senate webpage:

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