May 2, 2008
M. Barnett, V. Cosmides, S. Dorn, B. Graham, M. Klisch, J. Martin, G. McColm, K. de la Pena McCook, E. Mitchell, M. Moats, S. Permuth, A. Shapiro, S. Tauber, P. Terry, R. Welker, S. Wohlmuth.
Adoption of the Agenda: The agenda was adopted as presented.Membership: Michael Berube is coming, and will speak in a public event in part of the fall membership campaign.
Legislative Report: The legislature is approaching sine die. It appears that the amendment to abolish the BOG has died, and that the SUS cut in recurring funds will be about 1 %, although nonrecurring funds cut, including Centers of Excellence.
USF financial reports: The Chapter went over a report requested by UFF. Discussion.
Reorganization report: Discussion of various reorganization proposals and reports. We will watch the situation very carefully.
Regional-campus status report: Discussion of the situation, including faculty morale.
Grievances: Four recent grievance actions, including one about summer assignments.
Publicity/communications: McColm will return to position after sabbatical.
Bargaining and bargaining summit: Discussion of bargaining situation. On the Bargaining Summit: we are advised that this is not a time to give back or compromise;we were also advised to take a broad look at university finances.Fall release assignments: To be submitted May 16 per agreement with Kofi Glover.
These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on May 5, 2008.