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

Attendance. 24 members attending, including eight members of the Council, and one staff, and two guests.

Minutes. Minutes for the November 20 meeting were approved.

President’s Report & Essential Issues.

  • Meetings with legislators.
    The FEA Government Relations Committee meets with legislators, and met the previous week with Jeff Brandes. High points from Mr. Brandes: the Legislature is waiting on the Federal government to see if more money is forthcoming; if there is a deficit, there will be an effort to protect K-12 education, possibly at the expense of higher education, possibly by raising tuition; the Legislature expects urban universities to continue to produce professionals, particularly teachers; there is a feeling that program disruption at USF was more severe than at other institutions.

  • Courses in Spring.
    Courses may be forced online by a surge.

New Business.

  • Metrics.
    Academic Analytics has errors and transparency problems.

  • Chapter Election.
    The Chapter shall conduct an election of officers and representatives this spring.

    • Motion made and seconded that the Election Committee shall consist of Kerry Myers, Cynthia Patterson, and Debbie Sinclair. Motion passed.

Committee Reports.

  • Collective Bargaining.
    We are working on proposals.

  • Treasury.
    We are solvent.

These minutes were respectfully submitted on 1 January 2021.