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Faculty Senate monthly meeting - Speaker view
Jennifer Cowley
21:12
Congratulations to all those elected!
Neal Smatresk
21:40
Thank you all for serving!
Scott Belshaw, EC Chair
21:48
Congrats to All!!!
Jennifer Lane
22:18
Congratulations to all!
Jennifer Cowley
27:19
I'll be posting the summary of the academic affairs budget in a series of chat posts. Academic Affairs received a restoration of the 5% or $10.3M of the temporary reductions taken in FY21 (of the $15.3M in total cuts). Colleges received a restoration of 3.5% or $6.5M of the temporary reductions and the remaining 1.5% or $3.8M repurposed for strategic reallocation to support critical needs within academic affairs, including support for high growth programs and meeting critical division needs.
Jennifer Cowley
27:40
• $10.3M in restoration of the 5% temporary reductions.o $6.5M Restoration of 3.5% of Academic Unit’s Temporary Reductions. Academic units distributed the restoration of their temporary reductions based on unit’s needs and priorities. $3.5M allocated for summer and adjunct funding. $2.0M to colleges for instructional use (40 faculty lines, 6 staff lines, student wages and M&O support) $1.0M part of 2.5% restoration to colleges for non-instructional use (21 staff lines, wages, and M&O support)
Jennifer Cowley
27:51
o $1.4M: Reallocation of Restoration of Funds to Support High Growth Programs, described below. $745K Program for Enrollment Growth (PEG) for Advanced Data Analytics, Behavioral Analysis, Learning Technologies, and Urban Planning. The VPAA provides three years of temporary funding and allows for conversion of temporary lines to ongoing lines once ROI measures are met. Each program listed has met the required ROI and is to be moved to an ongoing source of funding. $460K forwards prior commitments to high growth programs. $100K for a faculty position to support high growth in CENG Computer Science and Engineering $80K towards the funding gap for RCOB Ryan Endowed Chair. $50K for portion of ADTA Director/Chair salary to support high growth in ADTA
Jennifer Cowley
28:02
o $2.4M Support for Other Critical Needs: $1.25M to cover overage in international recruiting agency fees $484K VPAA P&T raises, professorial awards, and routine annual personnel expenses that will be expended in FY22 $534K Support for ongoing expenses previously funded on one-time funds due to lack of ongoing funding $120K CHPS Chair for Rehab Counseling
Jennifer Cowley
28:25
• $3.6M in centrally funded merit increases.Additionally, Academic Affairs is being provided with:• $805K in support for prior commitments for Data Science and Frisco• $9.4M in FY22 HEF requests with the understanding that projects may be funded through HEERF, where applicable. The largest projects include:• $2M to support renovation of Lab West for Jazz Studies• $1M to support renovations in the Physics building• $905K to support furniture for Willis Library
Jacqueline Walker
29:36
Thank you, Provost Cowley, for the specifics.
Jennifer Cowley
34:14
Too bad the pot of money under your desk has pennies in it Neal :)
G2 Erin O'Toole
34:23
Was the $8 M gap for 2021 or 2022?
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
35:34
YES!!!!!
Jennifer Cowley
35:50
It's for FY22 - basically our budget that has been issued has a gap. But it's only a 1% gap and is built on a specific enrollment forecast of 1.5-2% growth. We wanted to be more positive about fall and try to get more $ back out to restore and take the risk.
G9 Stockdale Nancy
36:07
That is fantastic news - thank you!
G8: Adam Chamberlin (He, Him, His)
36:33
Will the drive for budgetary transparency translate to Colleges and Departments being more transparent as well?
Neal Smatresk
37:24
the gap is for FY22...we will close it
Jennifer Cowley
37:48
Colleges got their budgets on Monday - with the caveat that an amendment was pending for decisions on a fee - should be wrapped up this week. From there the colleges will make their decision and yes should communicate.
G8: Adam Chamberlin (He, Him, His)
37:59
Thank you
Jennifer Cowley
41:38
Example of HEERF funding. We were able to get startup funding to reopen the Child Development Lab this fall to provide child care to our university community. AND funding to help subsidize the cost for students who need child care. Expect more information on the CDL website later this month.
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
42:14
^Really glad to hear that.
G7 Olness Gloria
46:16
How large does the gift for research need to be to qualify for TRIPP funding matching?
Mike McPherson: he, him, his
47:50
Gloria, some gorier details are here: https://www.uh.edu/research/funding-opportunities/texas-research-incentive-program/
Jennifer Cowley
47:54
Gloria - there is a sliding scale that gets you partial or 100% match. For example endowed chair would be 100% match. Graduate fellowship could be partial match. Can't remember if minimum is $50K or some other number.
Jennifer Cowley
48:14
^^ $100K minimum.
G7 Olness Gloria
48:30
@Jennifer Cowley Thank you.
G7 Olness Gloria
49:03
@Mike McPherson Thank you.
G9 - James M. Martin
52:54
Thank you. The focus on students needs is more important than ever.
Neal Smatresk
54:04
minimum is 100K for trip match at 50%
G7 Olness Gloria
54:20
@ Neal Smatresk Thank you.
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
56:11
Thanks for sharing, Professor Martin.
Jennifer Lane
57:28
Yes, thanks James. Please give the Task Force a chance to present its findings.
G6 Christopher Long
01:02:58
The statement seemed to some faculty, as a possible gotcha trap that could be used against them.
G9 - James M. Martin
01:07:11
There is the occasional "we don't feel this is necessary" from department promotion and tenure committees when guidelines come in details from the Provost's office.
Scott Belshaw, EC Chair
01:10:28
Yay!!!!!!
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
01:11:28
Can confirm, did graduate. 😄👩‍🎓
Jennifer Lane
01:11:39
Thank you Provost Cowley and President Smatresk for all of the support you have given. You have supported us as well as demanded from us.
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
01:11:50
Great job, y'all!!!
G7 Olness Gloria
01:18:44
Thank you. How is the timeline being communicated to the faculty at large?
Jill Stover
01:19:32
What kind of support / training will be available to staff in order to accomplish phases 2 and 3? Many of us were not well prepared for the Drupal changes/implementation not being 'web developer" type of people. It would be nice to know if we can get some individual assistance for our departments.
G8: Adam Chamberlin (He, Him, His)
01:19:57
Is there an expected date when individual department sites will be transferred?
G7 Olness Gloria
01:20:50
To what degree will the new CMS allow individual faculty members to edit their components of their sites, in real time, to take pressure off the admin support staff?
Jill Stover
01:21:31
What kind of support / training will be available to staff in order to accomplish phases 2 and 3? Many of us were not well prepared for the Drupal changes/implementation not being 'web developer" type of people. It would be nice to know if we can get some individual assistance for our departments.
G6 Watson Cindy
01:24:06
Will departments have access to usage analytics for specific programs?
G7 Olness Gloria
01:25:00
To what degree will the new CMS allow individual faculty members to edit their components of their sites, in real time, to take pressure off the admin support staff?
G6 Watson Cindy
01:25:04
Thank you!
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
01:25:24
I am a web dummy, but sounds cool!
Charity Beck (she/her/hers)
01:26:01
charity.beck@unt.edu
Jim Berscheidt
01:26:07
Jim.Berscheidt@unt.edu
G6 Christopher Long
01:26:41
Last sentence of 1C could be clarified to specify that Faculty are not permitted to use official letterhead or other university resources for purposes of public expression.
G3: Cherry, William
01:27:06
I want to propose an ammendment
G3: Cherry, William
01:29:12
"and in the selection of textbooks and other materials for their courses" after "subject" in the 2nd line of 1 B.
Jennifer Cowley
01:37:29
This is critical as we work to improve processes and documentation of relationships. This has been a part of major national discussions with R1 universities and federal agencies. This is particularly important in light of national security concerns.
G9 Moreland Kim
01:45:32
William, should people still contact you to fill the vacancies?
G3: Cherry, William
01:46:29
If you have volunteers, the best place to send them is <facultysenate@unt.edu>
G9 Moreland Kim
01:46:38
Got it. Thanks!
G1 Williams Lawrence
01:49:27
I'm also a member of the Graduate Council.
G1 Williams Lawrence
01:49:41
They are fine.
G1 Williams Lawrence
01:49:46
No microphone today.
GSC Andrea Ortiz
01:53:09
Tiffany: gsc-pres@unt.edu
GSC Andrea Ortiz
01:53:17
Andrea: gsc-vpcm@unt.edu
G5: Sexton, Mike
01:55:48
Just got my computer back from COB Tech.
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
01:56:28
Thanks for all of your collaborative work!
GSC Andrea Ortiz
01:56:59
When is the next Town Hall meeting?
GSC Andrea Ortiz
01:57:29
I have it, but sure, please do!
Jill Stover
01:57:42
• DCTA Virtual Town Hall -Tuesday, May, 18, 2021, 1-2 p.m. https://dctafeedback.net/gozone/public-events
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
01:58:16
Love Senator O'Toole!
G2 Erin O'Toole
01:58:21
@Jennifer - Thank you!
GSC Andrea Ortiz
01:58:32
Thanks for all Y'all do!
G2 Erin O'Toole
01:58:39
Thanks, Tiffany!
GSC_Tiffany Miller (She/Her/Hers)
01:58:51
😄