Time and place. This meeting was conducted at 12 noon on Zoom.

Attendance. 23 members, including 13 members of the Council, and one staff member.

President’s Report.

  • Fall. The Board of Governors will meet on May 28 just after 2:00 pm to discuss plans to open in fall. The UFF office in Tallahassee encourages us to attend.

New Business.

  • The Pandemic. The Administration has sent out a survey of faculty to gauge faculty concerns. There seems to be a lot of faculty anxiety in the Bargaining Unit.

Old Business.

  • Consolidation. Discussion of treatment of tenure and promotion packets from regional versus Tampa campuses.
  • Government Relations. Reports on the recent meetings of the PCTA and UFF Government Relations committees. The USF Chapter will endeavor to form such a committee.

Committee Reports.

  • Bargaining. Discussion of upcoming bargaining.
  • Grievances. USFSP continues to generate a large number of grievances.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Membership. Discussion.
  • Publicity. The Publicity Committee is conducting interviews with prospective web designers.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter authorizes the President to offer up to $ 3,000 for a web design. Motion passes.

These minutes respectfully submitted on 9 May 2020.