Monday, May 1, 2023



9:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2023

(Live meeting at Old Capitol Conference Center, Meeting Room A, 2d Floor, Old Capitol Mall, With Zoom Connection.

Chair Hines called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. He noted that Secretary Chris Atchison would not be joining us.  Deb Cobb volunteered to take meeting minute notes.

Roll Call: 

EFC Members Attending: Charlie Anderson, Connie Berman, Deborah Cobb, Cathy Cole, Minnetta Gardinier, Miriam Gilbert, Bill Hines, Russell Lenth, Jacob Odgaard, Mary Ann Rasmussen, Carol Scott-Conner, John Westefeld, Jill Valde.

EFC Members Absent: Atchison, Shirazi, Sorofman

Other participants:  Mitros (Senior College), Howard (Provost’s Office), Lehnertz (Senior University Vice President, Finance & Operations)

Approval of Minutes. April 3, 2023.  Approved unanimously

New Emeritus Faculty



Retirement Date



Kurt Anstreicher





Phillip Round





Cinzia Blum





Michael Schutz





Recently Deceased Emeritus Faculty

Gerald Stern



Moment of Silence in Remembrance

Review of Agenda for May 15 Annual EFA Meeting

Thanks to Ann Howard for her efforts in organizing Agenda.

Report on Emeritus Faculty Council Activities
Bill Hines, President, Emeritus Faculty Council

Remarks from the President-Elect

Constance Berman

 Report on Election of New Members

Miriam Gilbert (chair)

Report on Emeritus Faculty Lectures
Minnetta Gardinier (chair)

Report on EFC Website Activities
Russell Lenth (chair)

Reports from University Committee Liaisons

Faculty Senate and Council

Mary Ann Rasmussen and Minnetta Gardinier


Bernard Sorofman

Parking and Transportation

Carol Scott-Conner


Deb Cobb

Senior College

Frank Mitros (chair) 

Reports from EFC Committees

  1. Elections: Cole & Gilbert: Gilbert reported that all nominees have been elected and accepted.  (to be announced at annual meeting).
  2. Program: Anderson & Westefeld: Today’s speaker is Rod Lehnertz, Senior University Vice President, Finance & Operations and University Architect

Fall Speakers to include: Lauren Lessing, Director of UI Stanley Museum of Art, Larry Weber, IIHR—Hydro-science and Engineering, Andre Perry, Executive Director of Hancher.

  1. Lecture Series: Gardinier, Gilbert & Scott Conner: Lecture May 18, 2023 by Vickie Sharp Fall Lectures: lecture for early October 2023 (Patricia Foster) has been arranged, but suggestions are welcome.
  2. Web Page: Lenth reported nothing new but invited suggestions

Reports from Liaisons to University Committees

  1.  Campus Planning: Anderson – The focus was on the new Academic Building to be constructed on Melrose.
  2.  Faculty Senate & Council: Gardinier & Rasmussen: Report attached in Reports file
  3.  FRIC: Shirazi & Sorofman: No report
  4.  Hancher & Stanley Art Museum: Valde: No Meeting
  5. Libraries: Cole & Lenth: No report
  6.  Parking & Transportation: Odgaard & Scott-Conner: Field trip to Cambus transportation center.
  7. President’s Committee on Athletics: Hines: New Commissioner for Big 10
  8.  Recreational Services: Atchison: No report
  9. Research Council: Berman: New Research Council Website was discussed
  10. UIRA: Cobb, Mitros. Cobb noted upcoming programs and progress on website. Lenth had question about how to update one’s address on the website when applying for membership.  Annual meeting June 15th in Old Capitol Center.

Old Business:

  1. Initial response to EFC letter re Technological Support: Goal of improving the consistency of UT services for emeritus faculty. Steve Fleagle said he and Provost Kregel met to discuss the EFC letter and how best to address the issues raised. They will get back to EFC with a response and clear policy.
  2. Proposed Standards for EFC Consideration of Requests for Permissive Conferral of Emeritus Status (Attached to agenda). Options discussed;
    1.  Include link to Section 11/7 of University Operations Manual regarding Permissive Conferral of Emeritus Status in EFC Bylaws.
    2. Include a statement regarding minimum age requirement in “Factors to be Considered by EFC in Reviewing a Request for a Permissive Grant of Emeritus Status”

It was moved by Gardinier to table this until next meeting with a second by Gilbert. Motion was carried with a no vote by Valde.

  1. Speaker: Rod Lehnertz, Senior University Vice President, Finance & Operations and University Architect. Topic: The University 10-Year Building Plan

Meeting adjourned at 11:15 am.