March 2020

March 2020

March 2020


March 13, 2020


Attendance:  Venkat Reddy, Tom Christensen, Chuck Litchfield, Mary Coussons-Read, David Weiss, Melissa Benton, Monique French, Andrea Hutchins, Deborah Kenny, Kathy Prue-Owens, James Van Scotter, Andrea Bingham, Monica Yoo, Diane Stutey, Pam Carter, Suzanne Cook, Leilani Feliciano, Kristi McCann, Kirsten Ortega, Matthew Jabaily, Christine Robinson Coon, Elizabeth Daniels, Tisha Mendiola Jessop, Martin Key, Michael Landon Murray, Dave Anderson


Call to Order / Approval of Minutes:


Approval of the minutes from February 14, 2020 meeting deferred to April meeting


Reports of Visitors:

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor

Tom Christensen, Provost

Chuck Litchfield, Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance:

This meeting was not conducted in person and was conducted remotely due to fast-changing conditions on the UCCS campus.  All three Cabinet leaders joined the meeting discussion towards the end of the meeting to update the assembly on the current campus status concerning the COVID-19 pandemic local and state emergency.

Updates included the following: emphasis of safety for everyone as top priority; an incident management team of 30 people including the Deans has been assembled; every college has a team and there is also a faculty team; remote learning is moving up one week to start Monday; all campus events are cancelled; there is a remote learning “SWAT” team being assembled and there are numerous materials available to support faculty in transitioning to remote learning.  Chancellor Reddy suggested all faculty include the web address in their email signature.

Officer Reports:

President’s Report

President-Elect’s Report

Past President’s Report

No report


Reports from Standing Committees:


Personnel & Benefits:

Report deferred to April meeting

Faculty Advisory Committee on the Budget:

Report status unknown

Faculty Minority Affairs Committee:

Report deferred to April meeting

Women’s Committee:

Report deferred to April meeting

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Teaching with Technology


Report status unknown

Intercollegiate Athletics:

Report status unknown


Committee on Disability:

Report status unknown

Misconduct in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities:

Report status unknown


Reports from Representatives:

Deferred to April meeting



Deferred to April meeting




Discussion Item: 

A moderated discussion took place remotely about the COVID-19 situation and its effect on campus instruction and mission process.  Items discussed included remote instruction delivery options and idea sharing.  Some key faculty concerns involved: discussion of use of FCQs from this semester; whether students would have access to library and computers for remote learning; accessibility issues for students in the remote environment and whether the drop dates would be extended for students.



Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.


Next Meeting:

April 10, 2020, 12pm – 2pm, to be conducted remotely