General Faculty Organization

General Faculty Organization: 08/08/2007

General Faculty Organization Meeting

August 8, 2007, 12:00 pm, UW1 220

Chair:  Mike Stiber

Present: Mike Stiber, Sundar Balakrishnan, Cherry Banks, Mary Baroni, Arnie Berger, Bruce Burgett, Steve Collins, Bill Erdly, Munehiro Fukuda, David Goldberg, Chuck Jackels, Dan Jacoby, Dan Jaffee, Mark Kochanski, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Andrea Kovalesky, Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Alison Lo, Pete Nye, Robin Rider, Gowri Shankar, Suzanne Sikma, Linda Watts, Linda Westbrook and Alan Wood.

            Mike Stiber, GFO Chair opened the discussion on the new campus to be located in the North Sound area.  This effort is in response to WA Substitute Senate Bill 5731, authorizing the UW to govern and operate an additional branch campus to be located in the Snohomish, Island and Skagit count area.

A UW-SIS Work Group (WG) was formed by President Emmert to develop a preliminary plan, due November 15, 2007, for program design and implementation of a new UW campus in Snohomish, Island, or Skagit (SIS) County.

The WG is now organized into five Study Groups (SGs): Demand, Student Profiles, National Models/Programming, and Lessons Learned from previous branch campuses, Innovative and Alternative Education, and Public Outreach. Chancellor Chan Chairs the National Models/Programming group; Mike is a member of this group and Vice Chancellor Jeffords has joined that group. Tom Bellamy is working with the Demand Study group, Dan Jacoby is working with the Student Profile group, and Bill Erdly is Chairing the Lessons Learned group (on which Alan Wood also serves).

Directions from the Legislature are that the new campus have a science, math, and technology focus and that the first students be admitted in fall 2008.  At this point, the Working Group is gathering and evaluating information, including potential models and lessons we can learn from other university campuses.  Mike has called this GFO meeting to gather input, comments and feedback from the UWB faculty.

GFO discussion:

Funding Issues:

Timeline Issues:

UWB Involvement:

Principles to Guide Decision-making:


     Mike will compile the faculty input from this meeting and draft a report to the Working Group communicating the UWB faculty voice on this issue.  He will also find out about getting UWB faculty access to the Working Group's website.

The GFO meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm

Minutes submitted by Barbara Van Sant