Chair O’Connor reported on the UW Reps meeting where UW System President Ray Cross stood by his comment disparaging shared governance. A resolution was drafted jointly with AAUP to advance to the Senate for approval demanding Cross re-commit to his pledge to respect and protect shared governance. Updates on the 2-year colleges restructuring revealed UW Whitewater and UWM are the two institutions forming colleges for the 2-year schools that are joining each respective institution. Other universities reported folding the UW colleges faculty into existing department structures. Provost Britz attended to provide updates on the w-year college restructuring, performance-based funding and dean search updates.