University of Virginia General Faculty Council (GFC)

Minutes: December 12, 2000 12:30-2:00 p.m. Room 481 Newcomb Hall

Members Present: Mary Abouzeid, Frank Butros, Chuck Callaghan, Donal Day, Patricia Foley, Jim Freeman, Joe Gieck, Brad Holland, Barbara Millar, Jane Penner, Max Salinas, Ellie Wilson

Members Absent: Carol Hunter, Bill Keene, Aaron Laushway, Jan Reddick, Betsy Tucker

Others Present: Linda White

The meeting was chaired by Patricia Foley. She announced that our decision to invite a QualChoice representative to this meeting had been deferred because QualChoice suggested that we contact Benefits and ask our QualChoice representative from that office instead. Trish elected not to do that because she felt that we did not want information about benefits.

  1. The minutes of the November 14, 2000 meeting were approved as they stood.
  2. Committee Reports

At this point in the meeting, Max Salinas brought up the whole issue of salary increments and what this committee could do to be pro-active with regard to the future of General Faculty salary increments.

(return to meeting agenda)

  1. Town Meetings. All but two town meetings have now been held, with greater or lesser success in bringing out the constituency. It was the general consensus that we should continue this effort to publicize the role of the Council and educate General Faculty. Following is a list of concerns brought back to this group from the Town Meetings:

It was decided by the group as a whole that this list would be sent to all General Faculty as a report of topics discussed and brought forward at the Town Meetings. Trish will compile the list from these minutes and other members who will review the list before it is mailed out. She also will take the HR suggestion (about their website) to that department. In addition, Brad suggested that we begin issuing a monthly brief message to General Faculty, using the email lists, informing them of any pressing Council issues and giving them the connecting website address where they can read the current minutes if they are interested. At the very least, people who received the message would be reminded of their General Faculty status! We could also perhaps get the email database correct.


The meeting closed at 2:00. Our next meeting will be January 16, 2001 in Room 187 of Newcomb Hall.

Submitted by Mary Abouzeid for Jan Reddick.