Council of University System Faculty

CUSF Executive Committee Meeting of April 10, 2006


CUSF Executive Committee Meeting

April 10, 2006


Present: Martha Siegel (Chair, TU); John Collins (Secretary, UMBI); Vince Brannigan (At-Large, UMCP); John McMullen (At-Large, FSU, via IVN).

Guests: Irwin Goldstein (USM Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs); Joseph Vivona (USM Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration); Pat Alt (TU).

Not Present: Lee Richardson (Past Chair, UB); E. William Chapin (Vice Chair, UMES).

The meeting was called to order at 10:07am

Review of the March Executive Committee minutes was postponed pending resending.

The system report was given by Dr. Goldstein. He talked about the upcoming BOR meeting on Friday. The "Hug bill" is pending in the Senate. This will affect the nominations for new BOR members. There was a lively discussion of COLA inequities. Vice Chancellor Vivona joined the meeting briefly to provide information for the discussion of salary inequities. In response to questions from Dr. Collins, he said that the UMBI-IHV situation would probably be decided by the BOR in mid-May.

The Regents Faculty Award draft changes document, presented by Dr. Alt, was reviewed and discussed. It was agreed to present this to CUSF at the April 18 meeting.

It was agreed that elections for the 2006-2007 Executive Committee will be done at the beginning of the April 18 CUSF meeting. The agenda for the rest of that meeting was set.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:00pm.