University of Minnesota, Morris
Campus Assembly Minutes

January 21, 2003

The Campus Assembly met on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 4:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.  Nancy Carpenter, vice chair of the Executive Committee, called the meeting to order.


Gary Strei reported that at this time we know that Governor Pawlenty has proposed a $50 million dollar cut between the University of Minnesota and MnSCU.  We should receive information from President Bruininks regarding the budget by January 24.  Strei will inform the campus community as soon as we know something definite and he welcomes any suggestions.

Maddy Maxeiner reported during that during Sam's absence, we will continue our presence at the Capital.  Roland Guyotte, Lowell Rasmussen and Maxeiner are working with our legislative lobbying efforts.  There is a fair amount of hope that the Social Science project will be back on the table

Sandy Olson-Loy introduced Dr. Jim Mootz, our Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and thanked Andy Lopez for his help during this transition time.

I.       Minutes of November 13, 2002 Campus Assembly meeting were approved as presented.

II.      From the Curriculum Committee.  Fall 2002 catalog changes were approved as presented.

III.    Old Business.


IV.   New Business.

Jen Cushman reported briefly on The Big Idea where each member of each UMM sophomore class would travel, as a class, to an international destination.  Very little has been finalized at this point and the task force members are now recruiting input.  If you have any suggestions, concerns, or reactions to program possibilities, you are welcome to contact any of the following Task Force committee members:  Jen Cushman (chair), Jon Anderson, Tracey Anderson, Anna Dronzek, Shezwae Fleming, Sara Haugen, Bryan Herrmann, Kelsi Holland, Tom  Mahoney, Maddy Maxeiner, Tom McRoberts, Kt Schwaderer, Tim Soderberg, Victoria Twumasi, Kate VanSickle, and Melody Veenendaal.  The Task Force will inform the campus community of its progress at the March 4 Campus Assembly meeting.  The finalized proposal will be brought first to the Curriculum Committee and then to Campus Assembly for a vote on April 9.  Roland Guyotte suggested having a public forum before the March assembly meeting.  Bert Ahern questioned whether Campus Resources & Planning Committee is aware of this and wondered how it fit into the planning process.  Jim VanAlstine responded that CPRC has been briefed and supports the idea as long as it doesn't take away from existing resources.

Adjourned at 5:00 p.m.