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Jennifer Cowley
24:15
We doubled surveillance testing last week ~400 tested last week.
Jennifer Cowley
26:37
We have ordered additional freezers to expand our storage capacity and will redeploy these for research after we are done.
G8 Daphne Capparelli Gerling
27:25
The contact tracing team does such a wonderful job.
G4 Scott Belshaw Vice Chair
27:50
Can you talk about the covid issues in athletics?
G4 Scott Belshaw Vice Chair
28:02
Are we playing this weekend?
G9 Justin Trudeau
29:14
People who agreed to teach live next semester might want to change their choices. Can we change our preferences and who do we bring this to?
G5-Daniel Peak
29:37
?The testing order of precedence is first-responders, high risk,
G5-Daniel Peak
30:16
and vaccine precedence
Neal Smatresk
30:17
Our first responders will be first…the rest is. being worked out internally and with county officials
G5 SM "Mike" Sexton
30:29
Teaching face-to-face is working just fine for me. I Zoom class for quarantined students.
Jennifer Cowley
31:07
Dan - I think you are asking about vaccine - we are awaiting guidance from fed/state/county about protocols for prioritization and what discretion we will have.
G3: Cherry, William
31:18
Do we have a sense of spring enrollment compared to same time last year?
G5 Hutchison, Paul
34:16
In Spring 2021, will we continue the hiring freeze?
G7 Bednarz Jim
35:50
How do student drop rates from courses compare to past fall semesters?
G9 James M. Martin
36:00
Obviously there are budget cuts university wide as a result of COVID-19. What advice do you have when the resistance to additional spending in a department has a major impact on student success?
G5 Hutchison, Paul
41:28
Will student be allowed to accept a P or actual grade this semester?
Jennifer Cowley
42:59
Pass/Fail is back to normal this semester as it has been historically.
G5-Daniel Peak
43:55
I know a former UNT student who owes $100k. any plans to limit that?
G99 Cameron Combs
44:05
has there been any consideration for students mental/physical health in regards to pass/fail
Jennifer Cowley
44:53
Cameron - we work through the DOS office to support students if they are experiencing health issues that prevent success.
G8 Marjorie Hayes
45:36
Our students need better internet and laptops to take remote classes. What resources do we have?
Neal Smatresk
47:05
We have been lending laptops through the library, and have also given out some hot spots. I am not sure what the current inventory is. Students can also come and use computers and internet on campus.
G99 Sterling Bailey
50:49
Graduate Student Council is working on that
G9 Campbell Doug
52:52
Something to consider, if we haven't already, is including UNT Libraries on the conversation about accessibility and online and electronic resources.
Jennifer Cowley
53:15
Absolutely on accessibility in libraries :)
G3: Cherry, William
53:53
Traditionally, Registrar has not allowed prereq enforcement of STRICTER prereqs until published in the catalog. Depts can loosen prereqs at will
V- Raina Joines
01:01:37
Would it be possible to make the following addition to the "Preapproved Professional Activities" policy: NTT faculty (on 9-month contracts) who write in the summer for potential publication?
V-John Martin
01:01:54
The current Pre-Approved Professional Activities list is heavily-weighted towards the activities of teaching faculty, but doesn't include many of the activities of librarians, like developing workshops, presentations, webinars, etc. Will those be included at some point?
G8 Marjorie Hayes
01:02:06
Please don't forget to include Performances as professional activity.
G1 Chris Lam
01:02:49
What is the rationale for having to report activities in summer months if faculty contracts legally run 9 months?
V- Raina Joines
01:04:22
What is the intent of this policy?
G5-Daniel Peak
01:05:01
what is different with the policy from previous policy?
G5-Daniel Peak
01:05:25
excepting journal stuff
Jennifer Cowley
01:06:00
A couple of key changes 1) Addition of Professional Activity to make clear what you are doing as part of your workload 2) Making clear the maximum amount of outside activity at 20%
V- Raina Joines
01:06:53
thank you!
G1 Chris Lam
01:07:19
For outside activity INSIDE of our workloads (eg. editing a journal), is that counted in the 20% limit?
V- Adam Chamberlin
01:07:26
Is there an effective date on these shifts?
Jennifer Cowley
01:07:36
No - professional activity isn't part of the 20% outside employement
G1 Chris Lam
01:07:51
Thank you, Jennifer!
G3: Cherry, William
01:07:56
State law prohibits State employees from receiving honoraria
G8 Marjorie Hayes
01:08:49
IN Theatre I can't work unless it's paid, due to unions.
V-John Martin
01:08:56
The university Ethics Policy (section VII.G) suggesting that faculty may not accept honoraria, “in consideration for services they would not have been asked to provide but for their official position or duties”. But would that prohibit honoraria for services related to our professional expertise?
Jennifer Cowley
01:09:24
There are avenues to address these issues of compensation - which is why we are trying to better capture this and advise how to engage in this work within the bounds of state law.
G3: Cherry, William
01:10:29
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/opinions/partII/305.html
G3: Cherry, William
01:18:06
https://tmd.texas.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/office-of-the-general-counsel/ethics/2012texasethicsgiftshonorariumlawsmadeeasy.pdf
G7 Anderson-Lain, Karen (she/her)
01:19:57
Could you please link in chat so that we could look at them.
G5-Daniel Peak
01:26:07
Ashley Olsberg last year presented several configurations Gordon 110 classrooms
G5-Daniel Peak
01:26:26
is that still in force?
V- Adam Fein
01:27:06
UNT System’s learning data privacy principles and practices: https://itss.untsystem.edu/sites/default/files/university_of_north_texas_data_privacy_protections.pdf UNT FERPA statement https://registrar.unt.edu/faculty/ferpa-and-student-records Zoom Privacy Policy https://classroomsupport.unt.edu/zoomtips# Respondus Privacy Policy https://web.respondus.com/privacy-policy/
G2 Scott Warren
01:30:30
Did UNT have to sign a new contract with Instructure when they were bought out in the spring? If they change their policy on selling student data in the future, are they required to report it to the university?
G2 Scott Warren
01:35:02
Thanks, Adam!
G2 Scott Warren
01:35:32
Good to know. :)
G5-Daniel Peak
01:35:46
thanks, Rudi and Mike!
V- Rudi Thompson
01:36:02
You're most welcome Dan :)
V- Adam Fein
01:36:04
Anytime
V- Mike Simmons
01:36:09
Welcome.
G2 Erin O'Toole
01:41:10
second
G99 Sterling Bailey
01:44:32
GSC-Pres@unt.edu
G99 Sterling Bailey
01:44:41
http://nagps.org/events/national-conference-2020/
G6 Cindy Watson
01:49:50
Thank you all!
G8 Marjorie Hayes
01:50:01
Thanks!