April 14, 2020

UC Chair Kathleen Dolan reported having attended the Deans meeting last week. At that meeting, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs Robin Van Harpen reported on the financial consequences of COVID-19 for campus. There was a $8-9 million shortfall before the closing. Refunds offered because of COVID-19 will total another $9 million. Some money will be available from system; half will go to students, and half to instruction. There is a request to the state for additional funding. It is not possible to model a situation in which instruction does not occur after the fall semester. The virtual Town Hall meeting is on Friday April 17th. Schools and colleges have been asked to model budget reduction scenarios. Interim Co-Leads for the Division of Enrollment Management Dave Clark and Kay Eilers presented on current applications and admissions for Fall 2020. Dean of the Graduate School Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska reported that graduate (Masters-level) applications are up compared to this time last year, but enrollments and applications as a whole are down.

K. Dolan reported that the Crisis Management Team met on April 13th. The travel ban is extended through May 31st; the Travel group is discussing extending the ban.. Norris Health Center is considering restructuring their website to clarify the services provided.

Chancellor Mark Mone attended. Discussion was conducted in closed session.

UC Member John Reisel reported he scheduled an EBC meeting for later this month, to elect a new chair.

UC Member Julia Snethen reported SSEA met last week, and voted to accept reports for all remaining administrators whose reports had not yet been approved.

Secretary of the University Trudy Turner reported the Academic Senate is meeting virtually today, using Microsoft Teams. The Faculty Senate will meet using Microsoft Teams on Thursday April 16th at 2:30 pm. Instructions for what to expect and how voting will be conducted will be sent to Senators on Thursday morning.
New Business: The need to develop a strategy for conducting summer course evaluations was discussed.

There was discussion of procedures regarding responses by faculty to PTR letters issued by departmental Executive Committees.