Given the importance of the March 25 Faculty Senate meeting, and given that the FCC unanimously endorsed the Prez's ultimatum to faculty, it is regrettable that the FCC closed the two-hour meeting that it held prior to the Faculty Senate meeting on March 25. So much for accountability. The minutes are appended below.
Faculty Consultative Committee
Thursday, March 25, 2010
12:00 – 2:15
N202 Mondale Hall
Present: Michael Oakes (chair pro tem), Melissa Anderson, Carol Chomsky, Chris Cramer, Shawn Curley, Janet Fitzakerley, Kathryn Hanna, Caroline Hayes, Emily Hoover, Brian Isetts, Walt Jacobs, Jeff Kahn, Russell Luepker, Jan McCulloch, Martin Sampson, Kate VandenBosch, Cathrine Wambach, Becky Yust
Absent: Marti Hope Gonzales, Nancy Carpenter
Guests: President Robert Bruininks; Provost E. Thomas Sullivan
Other: Kathryn Stuckert (Office of the President)
[In these minutes: Faculty Senate meeting]
Faculty Senate Meeting
Professor Oakes convened the meeting at 12:15 and accepted a motion to close the meeting. It was adopted unanimously.
The Committee discussed the Faculty Senate meeting that immediately followed this meeting, identifying the major issues, those who might speak, and the order in which matters would be discussed.
The President and Provost joined the meeting at 1:30; the Committee discussed with them the major issues that appeared to be of concern to faculty at the upcoming Faculty Senate meeting.
The Committee noted the distinction between the 2% compensation pool increase and any individual's potential salary increase: The delayed 2% compensation pool increase is not an across-the-board 1% raise for all faculty and P&A staff.
Professor Oakes adjourned the meeting at 2:15.