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Faculty Senate Mtgs. - Shared screen with speaker view
Heidi Tilicki
18:42
Agenda for the meeting:https://docs.google.com/document/d/10RWeJl-akA1oZ3g6T1OnDULuRSEiB-6s_EyCDWBIaNw/edit?usp=sharing
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
20:41
I have some issues with the consent agenda- how do I proceed?
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
22:16
Where do we find this document that you are talking about?
Veronica Howard (they/them)
23:02
@Bhatta -- the president's report is not yet available. Kelly indicated that the document would be written and available for review later.
Denise Runge
23:22
I will be sharing the Powerpoint with each College. I’m scheduled to meet with CBPP on 2/12 at 9 am
Jodee Kuden
24:44
At the end of all of the college presentations, will you make all of the powerpoint presentations available?
Denise Runge
25:07
Yes, and will be placing it on the Provost’s blog afterward as well
Jodee Kuden
25:26
Thank you.
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
26:04
@ Provost Runge. I just checked my calendar. I did not have any information about a meeting at CBPP on 2/12.
Denise Runge
26:57
@Bhatta - a meeting invitation and Zoom link should be coming out to the college either today or early on Monday.
Ginger Blackmon [kno kwe] (she/her)
52:48
Is it the full list or just the two courses?
Dane Wallace
54:42
abstain
Veronica Howard (they/them)
56:08
https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/acdlite/elearnlunch.cshtml
Shawnalee
01:01:14
I appreciate ACDLITe's action on the Canvas pilot and would be happy to be included on any emails sharing your perspectives: sawhitney@alaska.edu
Sharyl Toscano
01:02:10
Is the new director of shared serviced position a new administrative position or a reconfiguration of existing administrative position/s?
Toby Widdicombe
01:03:02
What are the projected savings? What is the projected overhead? When will we see a new org chart
Sharyl Toscano
01:04:52
So an administrative position with benefits might conservatively be $750,000?
Jackie Cason
01:13:27
It all feels abstract at this point Soren. Do you have any typical scenarios that might help explain the identify priority—> design, develop, deploy improvements process. Which institutions have exemplary changes according to this model?
Toby Widdicombe
01:15:20
Soren: Can you provide a link to the U of Wisconsin and its model that created savings?
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
01:16:39
Right now it appears to be a hope. Travel has been changed twice. It is also possible that there may not be a cost reduction al all.
LuAnn
01:16:44
Soren, to Jackie's point, I assume you are doing some benchmarking. Do you have any examples of superior customer service delivered in an academic from a centralized structure? Investing in automated tools like the one you mentioned is not inexpensive. Where would those investments come from?
Anthony Paris
01:17:57
Do you have any specific examples of where savings might be accomplished?
Rachel Graham
01:18:46
Have we found the money in the budget for the new position or are we going deeper in the hole for a maybe?
Gökhan Karahan
01:19:24
I have a question.
LuAnn
01:20:55
Bill, we had a very robust UAA wide Lean SIx Sigma effort a few years ago that was delivering savings, eliminating waste and improving value add. Is this going to be reinstated? We trained many internal green-belts and "yellow belts" across the organization.
Toby Widdicombe
01:21:58
Historically centralization leads to opacityTravel is an issue with Concur--truly dreadful software
Toby Widdicombe
01:22:40
Centralization with HR and the CAS Hob have been very ineffective.
Toby Widdicombe
01:23:32
I get the need for savings but faculty need to have been consulted for ideas. I get the sense that the shared services model is an imposed admin model.
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
01:25:02
I support Toby’s statement. The Six Sigma Business was instituted by Johnsen. Where is the measure of the cost savings.
Gökhan Karahan
01:26:21
Given the experiences that folks have with HR consolidation, it is very natural for folks to be sceptical
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
01:27:19
Anotehr example of botched consolidation is the College of Education.
Clayton Trotter
01:27:49
The idea of centralization generally seems to be a creation of a new bureaucracy that takes decision making out of the colleges. We should have comparison budgets. Efficiency in the air is a good idea. Centralization historically brings higher costs and inefficiency. If this were a for profit business we would be saying "show the bottom line savings." Will we get to that point at sometime?
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
01:29:52
But isn’t the whole purpose of this whole exercise is cost savings?
Sharyl Toscano
01:35:07
They disappear pretty quick
Lora Volden (she/her/hers)
01:40:11
February 16th
Sharyl Toscano
01:44:30
Many faculty have expressed the desire to have the option to be paid their 9 month salary across 12 months. A new faculty membre asked me about it again today. Each time we have new leadership I try to restate that request. It is my hope that one day we will be able to select that option. Faculty a UAA, UAS, and UAA were surveyed, the majority expressed interest in that option.
Toby Widdicombe
01:46:30
I agree Sharyl. The response is always "we can't do that." And computers haven't been invented?
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
01:47:29
As a finance man, it is advisable that you take your money over 9 months rather than over 12 months.
Ginger Blackmon [kno kwe] (she/her)
01:48:14
I appreciate that we will explore this option
Maria Williams
01:48:30
It should be up to the individual faculty to have both options - either 9 month OR 12 month.
Sarah Prielipp
01:49:00
Yes, Maria. We shouldn't be judging someone's budgeting.
Toby Widdicombe
01:49:04
Actually it's been going on since 1992
Ginger Blackmon [kno kwe] (she/her)
01:50:20
K-12 organizations across the country have this option for staff.
Lorelei Sterling
01:51:26
Is there a meeting with the Consortium Library planned?
Clayton Trotter
01:51:27
Texas Tech gives the option.
Clayton Trotter
01:51:47
Anchorage Public Schools give the option
Clayton Trotter
01:52:12
What is wrong with options?
Maria Williams
01:53:06
My former institution gave faculty a choice - and it was up to the individual faculty. I support having an option.
Jodee Kuden
01:59:28
Can somebody mute their mike? There is background noise coming into the meeting.
Nalinaksha Bhattacharyya
02:00:23
To answer Clayton’s question- nothing is wrong with having this option. Financially it is just advisable to take your money over 9 months than over 12 months.
Clayton Trotter
02:02:17
I agree with you Bhatta in theory. But my wife would like it paid out over the year. Happy wife, Happy life theory applies too.
Ginger Blackmon [kno kwe] (she/her)
02:08:10
Thank you '
LuAnn
02:08:20
Thank you!
Megan Ossiander-Gobeille
02:08:20
thanks