EMERITUS FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING
9:30 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2023
(UCC 2520-C, With Zoom Connection.)
Chair Berman called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.
EFC Members Attending: Christopher Atchison, Constance Berman, Warren Boe, Ana Diaz-Arnold, Minnetta Gardinier, Diane Huber, Russell Lenth, Mary Ann Rasmussen, Carol Scott-Connor, William Silverman, John Westefeld, Tricia Zebrowski
EFC Members Absent: Sheldon Kurtz, Jacob Odgaard, Bernard Sorofman, Shelton Stromquist
Lauren Lessing, Director, Stanley Museum of Art
Approval of Minutes. Approval of the September 5, 2023, was deferred until the next meeting
New Emeritus Faculty
Name College Retirement Date
Kirk Phillips, College of Public Health 9/8/2023
Recently Deceased Emeritus Faculty
Name College Date
Robert Hegeman College of Medicine – Internal Medicine 8/19/2023
Forrest Nelson Tippie College of Business – Economics 9/24/2023
*John Schweitzer CLAS 9/28/2023
(*Not acknowledged in October)
Moment of Silence in Remembrance
EFC Committee Reports
President Berman opened by thanking Gardinier for her work on establishing the committees and liaison assignments.
Elections – Diane Huber, Mary Ann Rasmussen, Bill Silverman (Berman, ex officio) No report
Program – Ana Diaz-Arnold, Sheldon Kurtz, John Westefeld (Berman, ex officio) No report
Lecture Series – Carol Scott-Conner, Shelton Stromquist, Tricia Zebrowski.
The next lecture is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023 in the Kollros Auditorium
(101 Biology Building East)
Webpage – Russell Lenth, Minnetta Gardinier, Bernard Sorofman No report
University Liaisons – No reports were provided.
Campus Planning: Jacob Odgaard
Faculty Senate and Council: Minnetta Gardinier & Mary Ann Rasmussen
FRIC: Sheldon Kurtz & William Silverman
Hancher and Art Museum: Ana Diaz-Arnold & Bernard Sorofman
Libraries: Russell Lenth & Diane Huber
Parking and Transportation: Warren Boe & Carol Scott Conner
President’s Committee on Athletics: John Westefeld & Tricia Zebrowski
Recreational Services: Christopher Atchison
Research Council: Shelton Stromquist
Senior College: Warren Boe
There was extended discussion regarding a letter drafted by Kurtz and Stromquist addressed to President Wilson in which the EFC expresses concern about the health care capacity of the University Hospitals and Clinics. Several amendments were offered to the original draft and, after a motion made by Arnold and Silverman, it was agreed that the new draft be sent to the authors for their review. If there are no further changes, the letter would be sent by EFC President Berman to President Wilson.
It was also noted by President Berman that the EFC had sent a letter to the Provost regarding IT access for emeritus faculty. However, a response has not yet been received.
President Berman raised the question of whether the EFC should have an assistant secretary. It was determined that the EFC would continue to operate in an ad hoc fashion when the elected Secretary is unavailable.
Berman also noted that there is a vacancy in representation from the UIRA. She will speak to the UIRA Chair, Deb Cobb, regarding a representative.
Guest Speaker: Chair Berman introduced Lauren Lessing, Director, Stanley Museum of Art
Lessing presented videos of the new library and described the many initiatives of the Museum.
Meeting adjourned at 11:21 am.