Senate Committee Concerns - Questions and issues from the newly formed committees were brought to the President and Provost. Several will involve guests coming to present to the Senate or to the Committees alone.
Salary Goals - From conversations with the President and Provost, getting faculty to the 65th percentile of national norms is the foremost goal, although there is not a time frame for this.
Faculty Lounge Update - Expected to open in March 2018, there are 2 temporary lounges planned. One in Clinical Science Wing 6th floor, and another on 1st floor John Sealy Annex.
SHP Retention Task Force - Dr. Vicki Freeman, Interim Dean of SHP, has supported a SHP Retention Taskforce
SHP Satisfaction Survey - Chair-elect Dr. Lynne Hughes presented the SHP results of the faculty satisfaction survey to the Senate. Results are available in the Minutes and are similar to those from the Senator survey and Clinician survey.
Publication Costs - Dr. Kelly Dineley reported from the Strategic Research Committee the results of exploring the issues around the costs of publication. At this time there is no standard support for faculty. See the Minutes for details and links on this topic.
Ombudsperson Update - Reported by Dr. Cooper. The Senate will inquire for more details about positive results for faculty and if faculty exit interviews are being utilized.
Chancellor McRaven to step down - Dr. Carayannopoulos sent an email notice to faculty.