Chair O’Connor met last week with faculty representatives of the two-year colleges to discuss faculty governance structures for structuring how these institutions will join UWM. The Provost noted updates to the dean searches, the status of pressing issues on the forefront of the two-year colleges joining with UWM, and discussed setting up a joint meeting in spring between the deans and the University Committee to explore shared governance in a time of change. Associate Vice Chancellor Dev Venugopalan discussed the differences between a branch campus and additional location in relation to the Higher Learning Commission – a decision that will influence the eventual structure of governance and operations. Questions on operationalizing the pay plan exercise for solid performer and merit were discussed. Refinements to policy S-47 continued to be discussed.