July 7, 2015

We met with Provost Britz and continued our ongoing discussion about the budget cuts and governance/tenure policy, the timetables involved, and procedures in place. We brought up the issue that prospects for improved compensation are more abysmal, and seemingly hopeless, than ever. We had a lively conversation about a first round draft “Policy on Academic Freedom and Tenure.” We met with Vice Chancellors Pat Borger and Tom Luljak and discussed the upcoming inauguration for Chancellor Mone. This program will be combined with the official opening of the Kenwood IRC, and will be funded entirely through the Foundation and private funds. We were assured that it would be appropriate in context of our dire financial outlook, while still celebrating our importance within the state.