August 30, 2016

Provost Johannes Britz and Associate Vice Chancellor Dev Venugopalan joined today’s UC meeting. The Provost gave updates on the status of several units including: the School of Freshwater Science, the School of Continuing Education, and the three Health related units. Dean searches are moving forward in the Zilber School of Public Health and the College of Nursing.The Office of Research will be integrated more closely with Academic Affairs. Advising of undecided undergraduates will be centralized. Associate Vice Chancellor Robert Smith is leading a committee to come up with a plan for the integration of our multicultural centers to better serve our students. John Reisel reported on the status of the Post-Tenure review document, which has been sent to Codification. From the Academic Planning and Budget Committee, Michael Brondino reported that the Course Duplication committee met and suggested cross-listing duplicate courses. The University is looking at an $18 million base cut in the upcoming year. General enrollments, including international students, are down, but students coming from Illinois and transfer students are up. Campus wide, we hired only 10 new faculty this past year.