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Faculty Senate monthly meeting - Speaker view
G2 Erin O'Toole
24:18
Second
Jennifer Lane
28:13
Women ages 18-48, 7 out of 7 million I read.
Jennifer Cowley
30:39
Currently in Texas - 42% have 1st vaccine; 36% in Denton County. We are watching regularly to monitor vaccination progress. https://tabexternal.dshs.texas.gov/t/THD/views/COVID-19VaccineinTexasDashboard/Summary?:origin=card_share_link&:embed=y&:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y
G1: Lam, Chris
31:27
Any thoughts on requiring students to be vaccinated for ftf in the fall?
G1: Lam, Chris
31:31
And/or faculty
G7 McAfee, Jason
31:48
I’m in Tarrant County and have had both rounds. Not the reason I wanted to visit the new Rangers ballpark, but….
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
32:00
^Hee hee
G1: Lam, Chris
32:25
Thanks!
Scott Belshaw
32:32
Denton County at racetrack was an outstanding experience. They have a well oiled machine going on there.
Jennifer Cowley
34:14
To date $5.7 million of restored temporary cuts are coming to Academic Affairs:• $4.7 million to support instruction to have personnel in place for covering teaching needs by Fall of 2021.• Central Support for Merit Raises of $3.6M. These funds will be provided to support a merit raise during FY22.• $1.2 million redirected a portion of restored funds to support VPAA routine ongoing expenses. This includes:o $418,000 to support routine personnel and award expenses, including promotional raises, regents professor awards etc.o $782,000 in one-time temporary funds to support ongoing expenses without a dedicated ongoing funding source
Jennifer Cowley
38:12
I have provided $70M in ideas :)
Jennifer Lane
39:08
EXCELLENT
Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair
39:21
Great to Hear..
G99 Sterling, Bailey
42:20
I have had a stellar and reasonably culturally neutral personal experience with the SmartDollar suite, religious base aside.
G99 Sterling, Bailey
42:48
I will say that I understand the concerns, though.
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
43:52
Myself, Ms. Everbach, and Ms. O'Toole have hands up!
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
44:22
And Ms. O'Toole!
G3: Cherry, William
49:20
$55k = 15 adjunct staffed math sections
G4 Biglaiser, Glen
50:18
How long is the contract?
G7 Anderson-Lain, Karen (she, her)
54:27
As the co-chair of the Committee on the Status of Women I also recieved concerns from female faculty.
G2 Erin O'Toole
54:56
Same concerns from library faculty.
Jill Stover
57:16
As with Naturally Slim and some other companies we have connections with have a similar personal data privacy element. You have to read the privacy statement and decide whether it is for you.
Jennifer Lane
59:22
Contract is 3 years
G2 Erin O'Toole
59:58
Is there an obligation in the contract to have a certain number of faculty sign up?
Jennifer Lane
01:00:22
Naturally Slim is rolled out through HR and through Blue Cross Blue Shield and UNT Benefits. TRS and ORP are through HR. It is surprising that Smart Dollar was not subjected to HR’s vetting processes.
G2 Erin O'Toole
01:00:23
I meant to say percentage of faculty.
Neal Smatresk
01:01:11
System reviewed and adopted it….along with us
Jill Stover
01:03:05
Chick fil a food is very popular with the young people I know
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
01:04:12
^Absolutely. And we too have diverse views and opinions. Some people call it "The Lord's Chicken," some people won't touch their food. It's like anything else.
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
01:04:25
Thank you!
G7: Olness, Gloria
01:04:28
Worth mentioning: The new financial support concierge administrative model in support of students financially.
Jennifer Cowley
01:04:49
12:45-1:45pm each day next week
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
01:05:02
I'm stepping away briefly, but any concerns for me can be directed to Bailey Sterling. =)
G8 Adam Chamberlin (He, Him, His)
01:10:03
Do we know when the Spring 22 academic calendar will be released?
G4 Biglaiser, Glen
01:10:18
I realize that we have a three--year contract, but given the concerns raised with Smart Dollar from a number of perspectives (including financial), can we at least not publicize the program so highly or strongly?
G9 Kimberly Moreland
01:11:06
I cannot wait to participate in the life of the campus again!
G3: Cherry, William
01:11:09
Adam, I think the spring calendar won't bre released until it is discussed at the Regents meeting May 13
G6 Christopher Long
01:11:58
some of my constituents are concerned about how much faculty can be required to do over the summer considering their nine month contracts.
Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair
01:12:09
Are visitors limited on campus still?
Jacqueline Walker
01:13:29
Will we continue “testing” locations on campus? How long?
Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair
01:13:32
Thank you!
G3: Cherry, William
01:13:53
What is the procedure to make a case for essential research travel over the summer?
Brenda Kihl (guest)
01:14:23
Brenda.kihl@unt.edu
G3: Cherry, William
01:16:44
But remember the June Senate meeting!
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
01:18:07
The summer question is as regards constituents, not Senators and Senate.
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
01:18:48
In interest of time, please put questions about this presentation in the chat. Thank you.
G2 Erin O'Toole
01:20:23
Is single semester option available for faculty?
G9 Stockdale Nancy
01:21:23
Is it still the case that people with Texas-issued handicapped permits cannot park in a handicapped space without a permit? What about faculty or staff holding Faculty/Staff permits parking in a non-reserved handicapped space in an A lot? Will people still get citation? If so, how is that legal?
G9 Stockdale Nancy
01:23:25
So the handicapped spaces are also reserved?
G9 Stockdale Nancy
01:24:17
Thank you so much
G99 Sterling, Bailey
01:24:27
So good to see you Dr. Donovan!
William Donovan
01:26:22
william.donovan@unt.edu Thank you for your time today. Please reach out with any questions or concerns with parking.
G8 Adam Chamberlin (He, Him, His)
01:26:31
Currently, policy 06.030 Review and Approval of Online Courses and Programs is in 2nd read with the Faculty policy oversight committee
G9 Stockdale Nancy
01:29:30
amazing background :)
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
01:30:18
THAT is a DOG!
Mark McLellan
01:41:46
Hope you all enjoyed my Golden Retriever - Miss Daisy who joined me in my background photo!!
Mark McLellan
01:41:58
Anyone wishing to ask more or invite meet or others to speak to you college or department — just email me at mark.mclellan@unt.edu
G2 Erin O'Toole
01:47:13
Second
Elizabeth Oldmixon
01:47:21
My dog has been silent for the last 2 hours
G9 Stockdale Nancy
01:47:39
Dogs love to Zoom bomb :)
G1 Jorge Aviles-Diz
01:48:13
Yes, they want to be on camera
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
01:49:01
My dog just sleeps behind me through meetings, or comes up to me and demands pets, usually when I am typing.
G8 Adam Chamberlin (He, Him, His)
01:53:18
We will send out this timeline to senators
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
01:53:37
Thank you
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
01:58:37
facultysenate@unt.edu
Jill Stover
01:58:47
Be sure to indicate ALL positions you want to be considered for
G7 Hughes, Lee
02:01:08
Are the years correct? Shouldn't the last one be 2022 (so one year)? and the others one year later?
G7 Hughes, Lee
02:01:55
Okay - then it is not really one year, so that confused me
G7: Olness, Gloria
02:02:38
And who do we send the vote to?
G7: Olness, Gloria
02:02:57
Everyone? Or just Jackie? Or just Jill?
G9 James M. Martin
02:03:16
William and Jennifer - I will withdraw for this term.
G2: Scott Warren
02:08:14
Budget for Group II in the fall
G3: Cherry, William
02:09:08
Scott, we'll take nominees for upcomnig fall vacancies prior to the June meeting.
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
02:09:39
Thank you Scott
G2: Scott Warren
02:10:18
Thanks, William!
G1 Morton, Sophie
02:15:23
Congratulations Bailey!
G99 Sterling, Bailey
02:15:24
https://www.voterfriendlycampus.org/https://allinchallenge.org/https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/800https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3489/texthttps://faarmproject.org/https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2021/starbucks-offers-aira-creating-accessible-experience-for-blind-and-low-vision-customers/
G9 Stockdale Nancy
02:15:30
Congrats, Bailey!
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
02:16:19
Congratulations Bailey!
Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair
02:16:23
Congrats!!
G6 Watson Cindy
02:16:40
Thank you for your service Bailey. Congrats!
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
02:16:43
Which is open to ALL of campus!
G6 Miriam Boesch
02:17:19
Congrats on your upcoming graduation Bailey!
G2 Philbrick, Jodi
02:17:34
Congrats, Bailey! :)
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
02:17:45
Can't speak for UNT, but for GSC yes.
G99 Cameron Combs
02:17:58
Sorry all!! I had stepped away for a minute, we don’t have anything to report! We have elected a new President and Vice President. Definitely excited for them!
G1 Jorge Aviles-Diz
02:18:07
Congratulations, Bailey!
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
02:18:20
www.votedenton.com
Guest_Tiffany Miller (she/her/hers)
02:18:25
I imagine that would have to be part of the election plan that those initiatives she mentioned actually require for university participation.
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
02:19:52
Congratulations Shristi!
G9 Stockdale Nancy
02:20:16
That is a great service project, Cameron - thank you so much! And are you graduating? Congrats!
G2 Erin O'Toole
02:20:25
Thanks and congratulations, Shristi!
Shristi Dhakal
02:20:28
Thank you!
G9 Stockdale Nancy
02:20:31
Congrats Shristi! And thank you!
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
02:20:32
Congratulations Cameron!
G3 Farhad Shahrokhi
02:20:34
Old business : what is status of student grade appeal policy? When we should expect it to be posted? Does it need modifications?
G6 Watson Cindy
02:20:36
Congrats Cameron and Shristi!
G2 Philbrick, Jodi
02:20:36
Congrats, Cameron!
G6 Miriam Boesch
02:20:43
Congrats to Shristi and Cameron!
G9 Kimberly Moreland
02:20:44
Congratulations, Shristi!
G2 Philbrick, Jodi
02:20:51
Congrats, Shristi!
G9 James M. Martin
02:21:31
Congratulations graduating seniors!
G99 Cameron Combs
02:21:31
Thank you!!
Shristi Dhakal
02:21:55
Thank you all!
G9 Linda Stromberg
02:22:39
Congratulations to Cameron and Shristi
Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair
02:23:39
You need to extend time
Scott Belshaw, Vice Chair
02:24:23
Excellent!
G9 Kimberly Moreland
02:24:31
Thanks, William!
G99 Sterling, Bailey
02:24:50
Thank you all, I look forward to looking with y'all in the future!
Jennifer Lane, Chair G8
02:24:55
WE Care we Count Bertina Combs.