May 7, 2019

UC Chair Kris O’Connor reported that he attended the Budget Model Support Team meeting. The impact of funding streams on fringe benefits and changes in accounting strategies were discussed. Fringe rates will change next year. Also, the new budget process does not include funds being carried forward, so how that will be addressed was discussed.

Provost Johannes Britz reported that candidates for the CGS Dean position are visiting this week and next. Library Director candidates are visiting next week.

UC Member Laura Otto-Salaj reported that CGS Dean candidates are visiting campus this week and next.

UC Member John Reisel reported that the pay plan memo was distributed by campus administration without consulting with the Economic Benefits Committee.

UC Member Mark Schwartz reported that GFC is revising policies regarding requirements for graduate student grade point average, considering that academic probation no longer exists.

UC Member Kathy Dolan was unanimously elected UC Chair for 2019-2020.

Implementation of post-tenure review policy was discussed, and major issues were identified. Ideas to assist implementation and clarify procedures and timelines were generated. UC will work on these issues over the summer, with a revised policy forthcoming.

The UC summer meeting schedule was determined. UC will meet on the following dates: June 4, June 25, July 9, July 30, August 13. All meetings will be held at 1 pm in Lubar N456. Weekly meetings will resume with the start of the fall contract, beginning August 20.

The UC wishes everyone a happy and productive summer.