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

Attendance. 33 members attending, including 13 members of the Council, and one staff, and two guests.

Minutes. Minutes for the October 23 meeting were approved.

President’s Report & Essential Issues.

  • Budget Cuts.
    Discussion. There are a lot of angry reactions to the announcement that the College of Education will be cut. UFF has asked for information about the budget, and has not received a response.

  • Impact of the election on Florida and the USA.
    Discussion. The impact is unclear at this point.

  • USF’s Covid-19 Situation.
    UF has a test case on its reopening requirement for classroom teaching.

  • UFF USF has a You-Tube channel.
    Videos of presentations at UFF USF town halls will be posted at our new You-Tube channel.

  • USFSP and USFSM.
    There has been some discussion of combining Marine Science and Environmental Science at USFSP.

Committee Reports.

  • Grievance Committee.
    We are getting reports of non-renewals, academic freedom, people added to courses via Canvas, etc.

  • Membership.
    We need volunteers

  • Treasury.
    We are solvent.

  • Collective Bargaining.
    We are working on proposals.

These minutes were respectfully submitted on 14 November 2020.