The UC met with Provost Britz and discussed the R1 status of UWM announced last week. This is a big boost for the campus. We achieved R2 status in 1994, so it’s been a long line of progress for 20 years. Then, as now, our situation is precarious and we discussed how to maintain momentum, and what is being done on this campus to preserve research. Concern was expressed about L&S budget cuts, and the ramifications including closing centers and losing TAs. CCOET Co-chairs submitted their report to the sponsors today and there was some speculation if the measures recommended by the committee will be enough to meet the budget needs. Now that the UW System Tenure Policy has passed the Education Committee of the Regents, the UC is beginning work on the Tenure Policy and Procedure for UWM.