UFC agenda, 4.13.22

UFC Agenda:

– April 13, 2022 (4:00 p.m.; remote via Zoom)

I. Call to Order, Kristin Marsh

II. Meeting Minutes

Approval of  March 9, 2022 UFC Meeting Minutes

III. Reports

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

-Dean Pete Kelly, CoE (written report)
-Dean Keith Mellinger, CAS
-Dean Ken Machande, CoB

4. SGA Representative’s Report (Brianna Reeves) (introduction of SGA President-elect)
5. USC Representative’s Report (Justin Wilkes) Report to BOV
6. UFC Chair’s Report (K Marsh) Report to BOV; BOV resolution in honor of Gwen Hale; UFC chair’s request for admin clarity on policy regarding multiple modalities

7. UFC Vice Chair’s Report (Rachel Graefe-Anderson)

8. Parliamentarian and FSVA Representative (Marcel Rotter)

9. University Committees – UFC acceptance of Minutes/Reports
University Academic Affairs Committee (minutes)
University Budget Advisory Committee) (FINAL REPORT)
Univ Curriculum Committee (minutes 3.25.22)
Univ Faculty Affairs Committee (Minutes, March 31 2022; 3.10.22 minutes)
Univ Faculty Organization Committee (March 28 minutes March 14 minutes)
Univ General Education Committee (minutes Feb 23)(minutes 3.30.22 minutes)
Univ Sabbaticals, Fellowships & Faculty Awards Committee (Feb minutes; March minutes; April  minutes)
University Student Affairs & Campus Life Advisory Committee (3.30.22 minutes 3.16.22 minutes)
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) Committee (3.18.22 minutes; 2.11.22 minutes)
Digital Intensive Committee (no minutes)
Distance and Blended Learning Committee (minutes )

– First Year Seminar Committee (Minutes)
Honors Program Committee (Minutes March/April 2022)
James Farmer Multicultural Center Advisory Committee (3.18.22 minutes; March 2022 report on collaborations)
Journalism Advisory Committee (4.1.22 minutes)
Speaking Intensive Committee
Teaching Center Advisory Committee (no minutes or reports)
Writing Intensive Committee (Feb 16 2022) (Minutes Feb 16 2022)

IV. Committee Action Items for UFC Approval (Curricular Approvals & Catalog changes)

(curricular items are available in CIM; this section will be populated with those before 2:00 p.m.)

DBLC Action Items

Honor Program Committee Action Items

UFAC Action Items

UFOC Action Items

UCC Action Items

UAAC Action Items (to be discussed separately from other committee action items)

V. Unfinished Business

  1. Faculty Workload and Morale. Though related, these two issues are currently being considered separately. (1) UFAC will coordinate a survey of faculty, inspired by a study conducted by Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, to check in on faculty as we are hopefully still emerging from the pandemic and as we still face a constraining and uncertain budget situation, as well as staff shortages. (2) UFOC has been discussing various options and models for restructuring faculty governance and limiting any redundancies.
  2. Claiming our Place in Higher Education. Opening faculty discussion on multiple issues facing UMW and liberal arts education in the mid-21st century. Central question: How can we provide the best public liberal arts experience? Where does distance learning fit in? How does community engagement play a role? And how can we emphasize inclusion of diverse communities as a through-line in our future plans?

VI. New Business

  1. Election of new executive committee and other roles for 2022-23:  Rachael Graefe Anderson (Chair); Kristin Marsh (Past Chair); Secretary; Parliamentarian; representative to UCC

VII. Announcements ?

VIII. Adjournment

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