Friday, December 5, 2008

Dec Board of Regents Meetings

I attended the Regents meetings in La Crosse yesterday and today and wanted to let you know what happened. Yesterday at the Business, Finance, Audit Committee meeting System reported that we should know agency reduction targets in the next 7-10 days. That surprised us. It might just be targets for addressing this year's shortfall. They weren't clear about that.

As you might know if you were listening in, they did approve in committee, and today the board as a whole approved a 2.5% raise in each of the next two years and a recommendation for domestic partner

There was quite a discussion of the cost of textbooks at the meeting today. In the end Senior Vice President Martin said she would be meeting with the faculty reps next week and would discuss the issue there. They also mentioned they are seriously looking into how a 3-year Bachelor degree would work. Interesting discussions.