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Faculty Senate Mtgs. - Shared screen with speaker view
Heidi Tilicki
22:50
Agenda for today's meeting:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x1n2Bntt54y6HuWYJdd_Uyo9oK2WpT9IAvR3q_gI4-o/edit?usp=sharin
Jackie Cason
24:07
Yes, thank you to all for your excellent questions.
Kimberly Pace (She/Her)
26:35
Thank you Kelly!
Veronica Howard (they/them)
26:43
Thank you, Kelly!
LuAnn Piccard
27:03
Thank you Kelly for your leadership this year!
stefanos folias
28:17
Thank you, Kelly, for both your service and for conducting a year of zoom meetings so well.
Lorelei Sterling
28:29
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for all that you do!
Ian Hartman
29:00
Thanks for you service, Kelly!
Kimberly Pace (She/Her)
29:32
Congratulations to everyone for your dedicated service!
Patricia Fagan
29:41
Congratulations to all the recipients, and thank you, Kelly, for serving as our FS President!
Ray Ball (she/her)
29:55
Congratulations to all the awardees!
Veronica Howard (they/them)
30:13
Congrats to everyone - it's been an unusual year, and our university is so lucky to have the contributions of so many to make UAA a great place to research, teach, and learn!
Gökhan Karahan
30:19
Congratulations to all the awardees
Gökhan Karahan
30:44
Thank you, Scott as well. You have been great balancing act!
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
30:50
Thank you, Scott, for your service!
LuAnn Piccard
30:56
Congratulations to all of our distinguished faculty awards!
LuAnn Piccard
31:03
Thank you Scott!
Robin Dahlman
32:22
Thank you Scott. You are a great leader!
stefanos folias
32:48
Thank you Heidi for all your work and management of a year of zoom meetings.
Gökhan Karahan
33:20
Thank you, Scott!!!
Kimberly Pace (She/Her)
33:36
Hear, Hear - YAY Heidi!
Clayton Trotter
34:02
Good Job Scott!
Kimberly Pace (She/Her)
34:13
Much appreciation to Scott!
Gökhan Karahan
35:58
Congratulations!
Veronica Howard (they/them)
36:11
Amazing! Congratulations to the student athletes and thanks to the Athletics department. :)
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
36:42
Great job!
Bruce Schultz, UAA
37:32
Thank you Deb for your service as faculty liaison to Athletics. Important role you serve and I’ve enjoyed your advocacy for the overall success of our students. Thank you!
Sarah Prielipp
40:41
Thank you for that comment, Greg. In teaching student-athletes here and in other institutions, I found most of these student-athletes to be highly committed to their learning as well as their athletic endeavors.
Jackie Cason
40:50
I want to thank all the athletes for being the diligent ambassadors they are during tough fiscal times.
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
41:36
I just want to echo Sarah's comment above; I find the student athletes among the most dedicated academically.
Bruce Schultz, UAA
41:59
I certainly appreciate the many ways our student athletes increase student engagement for their peers, which is critical for retention and persistence.
Gökhan Karahan
42:02
And one of the most successful...
Toby Widdicombe
42:22
mens sana in corpore sano
KJSmith
42:31
For my granddaughters, the first contact they have had is coming to women's basketball and volleyball. Thank you for your efforts and providing the example.
LuAnn Piccard
43:03
Our student athletes are leaders inside and outside the classroom, We are proud of them.
Debbie Narang
44:11
Thanks everyone for your comments, and thanks very much for all of your support of our student-athletes.
Bruce Schultz, UAA
45:56
Debbie and I meet monthly and our discussions focus heavily on academic matters, compliance, and making meaningful progress.
Megan Gobeille
50:25
Debbie, thank you so much for all of your hard work!!
Veronica Howard (they/them)
50:25
Wow - that's an INCREDIBLE role, and those types of wrap-around services demonstrated richly in literature to lead to student success and progress academically. Thank you for all that you do, Dr. Narang!
Toby Widdicombe
53:14
Great job, Debbie--and done with grace.
Ian Hartman
01:04:49
https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/initiative/uaa-2020/
Veronica Howard (they/them)
01:04:54
Thanks Ian!
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
01:05:05
Thanks, Ian.
Susan Kalina
01:05:16
I can give an update on the report on UAA 2020, if that would be helpful.
Megan Gobeille
01:15:47
Thank you.
Veronica Howard (they/them)
01:18:47
uaa elearning luncheon 2021https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/acdlite/elearnlunch.cshtml
Megan Gobeille
01:19:50
Veronica and Lorelei, and all of ACDLITe -- thank you for the letter you wrote addressing the concerns of changing from Bb to Canvas. The letter was well done!
Lorelei Sterling
01:20:16
Thank you, Megan.
Veronica Howard (they/them)
01:22:30
Additional information about pilot https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/canvas-pilot/home
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
01:25:25
Functionality is another argument.
Sharyl Toscano
01:25:58
Will the courses with external QM certification retain that if moved to a new platform. If not we might want to pause those certifications as each one is $1000. I have one under review right now.
Veronica Howard (they/them)
01:26:27
Great question, Sharyl! I think that's one of the many examples of those "indirect" costs (in terms of actual financial cost and time)
Anthony Paris
01:28:01
Since students have grown up with Canvas attending K-12, and know it well, they may be biased toward Canvas. And UAA faculty have become accustomed to Blackboard. I'm not sure how to get student and faculty evaluation without such bias.
Megan Gobeille
01:28:09
Is there any information about continuing the RPNow contract?
Holly Martinson
01:28:18
Faculty in WWAMI School of Medical Education has used Canvas for the past 5 years and it works great for us
Denise Runge
01:29:02
Megan and others: Academic Council will discuss the recommendation of the system-wide E-Learning Council and then UAA will decide based on that discussion.
Denise Runge
01:29:10
Regarding RPNow
Megan Gobeille
01:29:21
Thank you Provost Runge.
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
01:29:52
Is there an updated list?
Kristen Ogilvie {she-her}
01:30:04
of vacancies, that is
Lorelei Sterling
01:30:06
This is not just about whether or not Canvas is better than Blackboard; it is also about making sure there is support for faculty if they are being asked to transition to a new LMS.
Heidi Tilicki
01:30:21
Vacancies are listed as red on the list.
Carri Shamburger
01:31:39
There are two dates for Faculty Retreat in the fall. Will it be on the 8/18 or 8/19? Thank you.
Heidi Tilicki
01:33:50
Apologies for the confusion, the retreat will be on Wednesday, August 18 from approximately 2-5 p.m. At the end, around 4:30, we'll recognize those who received promotion and tenure this last year.
Bruce Schultz, UAA
01:34:24
Sorry everyone - I have a College of Engineering Graduation Celebration to speak at and need to leave this meeting. I’ll email my comments to President Karahan to share with you. Thank you for your service to FS and congratulations on clsoing out an “unprecedented” year. Look forward to seeing you all on campus, in person, in August. — Bruce
Carri Shamburger
01:34:29
Perfect. Thank you for clarifying.
Ginger Blackmon [kno kwe] (she/her)
01:36:38
the partnership in Nebraska the district reimburses tuition
KJSmith
01:38:29
I wonder if the best way to show our concerns is to make sure that we respond to the survey ranking the candidates?
LuAnn Piccard
01:42:59
I have to go to our CoEng graduation celebration. Have a great summer everyone! Let me know if you are interested in providing input to UAA 2025 implementation this summer.
Raghu’s iPhone
01:43:19
I have to go to our college graduation celebration.
Raghu’s iPhone
01:43:31
See you all in Fall 2021
Barbara Brown
01:44:19
There is a general feedback form where folks can give feedback in addition to the survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9nHDNQ09iDvrHHWv3SieNjz56nQ8RRheuWtO9Gu_AXOTo3Q/viewform?gxids=7628
Veronica Howard (they/them)
01:44:54
Agreed with KJSmith - providing additional feedback to the qualitative survey (Statewide) and in our ranking are powerful. Data are powerful.
Edward McLain
01:47:12
I would suggest that this letter is not outside of the published procedure. I.e., This is the time period for comments to be submitted to the selection committee on candidates. This letter can be taken as a comment consistent with this procedure
Sarah Prielipp
01:47:53
Yes, a link to an open letter could be submitted as a "comment" or feedback via the feedback form.
Edward McLain
01:49:56
The above comment is in response to the stated concern that this letter and action by the senate would be outside of the pubished procedure
Heidi Tilicki
01:55:19
Whereas, the Faculty Senate discussed the SoEd letter and supports circulating the letter to the faculty at large, seeking additional signatures, and forward the letter and signatures to President Pitney. 1st Bhatta, 2nd Preilipp.
Sarah Prielipp
01:55:41
Also, is the school of Education (Ginger/Timothy) suggesting that they would not like additional signatures?
KJSmith
01:57:17
remember that we should speak to the motion.
Cathy Coulter
02:00:21
I would appreciate any and all Senate support of SOE faculty.
Timothy Jester
02:04:41
Thank you.
Ian Hartman
02:08:50
I have another commitment to attend, but I’m looking forward to working with you all of you. Have a great summer! And thanks again to all of our outgoing leaders and senators. It’s been such a tumultuous time, and your efforts are deeply appreciated!
llvolden
02:22:30
Harder to reopen than it was to close.
Veronica Howard (they/them)
02:27:11
Bill Rose Memorial Award:https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/about/administrative-services/recognition/bill-rose-memorial-award-nomination.cshtml
Lorelei Sterling
02:29:09
It is my understanding that Banner will be down May 8-9 as well
llvolden
02:29:38
thank you
llvolden
02:29:45
corrections
llvolden
02:29:56
8-9 and 15-16
Veronica Howard (they/them)
02:30:26
It should not impact Blackboard *directly* as classes are now hosted in the cloud, but it would update enrollment, right?
llvolden
02:30:34
correct
Veronica Howard (they/them)
02:30:37
Thank you!
llvolden
02:31:29
students won't be able to register while it's down
llvolden
02:31:37
so blackboard won't be updating then.
Lorelei Sterling
02:31:54
And as an FYI it effects printing on campus, no WolfCards can be made, no password resets, no printing, and no adding money to WolfCards…
KJSmith
02:32:23
Please note the feedback request form for the admin report.
KJSmith
02:32:44
He is allowed to stay on.