Executive Committee, 870th Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9:30 a.m., 205 E. 42nd Street
Room 1002


  1. Adoption of the Agenda
  2. Adoption of the Minutes
  3. Old Business
    1. Spring Conference
  4. New Business
    1. Libraries/IT Committee Resolution on Intellectual Property
    2. Approve Plenary Agenda
  5. Reports
    1. Liaisons to Standing Committees/Reps to Board Committees, etc.
    2. Chair


The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Terrence Martell, at 9:00 a.m. in room 1002 of Board Headquarters.  Also present were:  Kathleen Barker, Manfred Philipp, Kay Conway, Jay Weiser, Karen Kaplowitz, Michael Barnhart, Phil Pecorino, and Emily Tai.

  1. Adoption of the Agenda – Adopted as proposed.
  2. Adoption of the Minutes – Adopted as proposed.
  3. Old Business
    1. Spring Conference – All the details are gelling.
  4. New Business
    1. Agenda for Council of Faculty Governance Leaders – The draft was revised to include as guest VC Sapienza to discuss the State budget.  Also added were two items that FGLs would be asked to gather data on from their campus before the meeting:  stats on how well CUNY Start grads do once they entered for-credit courses, and details about faculty searches – whether campus or central monies – are made available for travel expense for interviews, etc. The agenda was then adopted as amended.
    2. Questions for Chancellor at lunch – Six questions were decided upon.
    3. SPS Becoming Free-Standing, Degree-Granting – Prof. Martell would tell John Mogulescu that the UFS would like to see a more autonomous governing board for SPS and greater representation for the UFS in this transition.
  5. Reports
  6. Liaisons to Standing Committees/Reps to Board Committees, etc. – BAC will be looking into campus auxiliary enterprises, college foundations, etc., to find out what information is available about their finances, spending patterns, and so on.  Work continues in the search for Iris Weinshall’s replacement.  Most agreed that the UFS Chair should get the same data results that David Crook gets when the COACHE survey of faculty is completed.
  7. Chair – The failed search for EVC for Academic Affairs and Provost is reopened as of tomorrow.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Phipps