UFC Agenda, Oct 20, 2021

UFC Agenda

– October 20, 2021 (4:00 p.m.; remote via Zoom)

I. Call to Order

II. Meeting Minutes

Approval of September 22 UFC Meeting Minutes

III. Reports

1. President Troy Paino
2. Provost Tim O’Donnell
3. College Deans

-Dean Pete Kelly, CoE 
-Dean Keith Mellinger, CAS  
-Dean Ken Machande, CoB

4. SGA Representative’s Report (Brianna Reeves)
5. USC Representative’s Report (Justin Wilkes)
6. UFC Chair’s Report (Kristin Marsh)
7. UFC Vice Chair’s Report (Rachel Graefe-Anderson)
8. Faculty Senate of Virginia Report (Marcel Rotter)

10. University Committees – UFC acceptance of Minutes/Reports
University Academic Affairs Committee 
University Budget Advisory Committee UBAC Minutes 9/20/21 UBAC Minutes 9/27/21
University Curriculum Committee 
University Faculty Affairs Committee; Meeting Minutes 10.13.21
University Faculty Organization Committee UFOC Minutes 10/4/21
University General Education Committee GEC Minutes 9/15/21 GEC Minutes 10/13/21
University Sabbaticals, Fellowships & Faculty Awards Committee
University Student Affairs & Campus Life Advisory Committee
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) Committee
Digital Intensive Committee 
Distance and Blended Learning Committee (no October meeting; action items listed below)
First Year Seminar Committee
Honors Program Committee no October meeting; action items listed below)
James Farmer Multicultural Center Advisory Committee
Journalism Advisory Committee Minutes 8/18/21
Speaking Intensive Committee
Teaching Center Advisory Committee
Writing Intensive Committee

IV. Committee Action Items

This first set of action items were “accepted” along with minutes at 9/22/21 UFC meeting, but were not voted on explicitly as action items. UFC determined to vote on these at 10/20/21 meeting.

  • General Education Committee Course Approvals, from 9.14.21
  • Speaking Intensive Committee Course Approvals, from 9.14.21
  • University Faculty Organization Committee, correction to Faculty Handbook from 9.10.21
  • Honors Program Committee Course Approvals, from 9.21 via e-mail
  • Distance & Blended Learning Committee Action Items (course approvals) from 9.13.21

These action items are from committee meetings or on-line decisions on record after 9.22.21 UFC meeting

  • UFOC Action Items, 10.4.21 (rationale and motion regarding change to faculty marshal structure)
  • General Education Committee Action Items, 10.13.2021
  • UCC Report from 10.15.21 meeting (new courses, course changes, program changes)
  • D&BL Committee Action Items October 

V. Unfinished Business

  1. Consideration of whether we are experiencing expanding off-contract governance business (brought my KMarsh at 8.16 meeting) (KM recommending tabling until further notice).
  2. Discussion of UFC leadership elections (timing, especially for chair, for planning hire-behinds and encouraging shadowing of chair) (see motion below)

VI. New Business

  1. UFAC Discussion of Faculty Equity with recommendation for 3rd party Study, from UFAC meeting, 10.13.21 (no motion on table as of 10.13.21; UFAC leadership plan to attend UFC meeting)
  2. UFAC Discussion of Space Equity with recommendations for greater transparency and rational protocol for space distribution, from UFAC meeting 10.13.21 (no motion on table as of 10.18.21; UFAC leadership plan to attend UFC meeting)
  3. Motion to hold UFC leadership elections in January (brought by K Marsh)

VII. Announcements

The next regularly scheduled UFC meeting is Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (via Zoom).

In the meantime, please enjoy and stay healthy through our 4-day November break.   

VIII. Adjournment

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