General Faculty Organization Meeting
April 29, 2009 3:30 pm, UW2 005
Chair: Dan Jaffe
Present: Colin Danby, Bill Erdly, Karen Gourd, Jeanne Heuving, Steve Holland, Chuck Jackels, Pamela Joseph, Gray Kochhar Lindgren, Bruce Kochis, Andrea Kovalesky, Pete Nye, Marc Servetnick, Suzanne Sikma, Mike Stiber, Linda Watts and Alan Wood
Guests: Marilyn Cox, Kelly Snyder, Andreas Brockhaus
Dan started the meeting thanking the faculty for their support of GFO and showing a presentation of Professor Kelvin Sung's work with students at UWB in computer animation.
1. GFO Executive Committee report - Chuck Jackels, Vice Chair of the GFO
Chuck reported the activities of the GFO Councils and Committees over the last academic year. The acknowledged the work of the Executive Council, the Campus Council on Promotion, Tenure and Faculty Affairs, the Campus Council on Academic Standards and Curriculum and the Instructional and Research Support Committee. He thanked the members for their hard work and dedication to the GFO and UWB. He thanked Barb Van Sant, the GFO administrative support for her contributions to the GFO. He also reminded the faculty that GFO elections are close at hand and asked faculty give consideration to serving as GFO Vice Chair for the coming year.
Issues that the EC worked on over the last academic year:
Campus Council on Promotion, Tenure and Faculty Affairs Issues
Instructional and Research Support Issues
EC review of New Degrees
2. AY 09-11 budget and budget implications
Dan and Chuck made ice cream using liquid nitrogen, it was greatly enjoyed.
1134 Up 74% from last year
861 Up 90% from last year
Freshmen confirmed enrollments
227 Up 103% from last year
670 Up 32% from last year
3. Success in capital funding for UW3 design!
CUSP review-significance and how to participate
GFO elections for next year held in May for GFO Vice and CCPTFA: process and how to nominate
Jeanne Heuving read two excerpts from her book "Incapacity".
Raffle of dinner and wine
Pam Joseph won a bottle of Merlot and Karen Gourd won a dinner for two at Pen Thai Resturant.
The meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm