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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
March 22, 2010

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

A. Comments by the President.
President Powers reported there was no new substantive information to share with the Council on budgetary matters. He said plans for the five percent budget reduction as issued by state officials and the funding reallocation process are underway and primarily focusing on administrative sources; however, the president indicated that the tentative plans for further potential reductions from the colleges and schools are being collected and reviewed by the provost’s office, and this planning would be finalized within the coming month. He said instructions had been sent to the colleges and schools regarding the preparation of budgets, but those involved in the process have been told the situation is “still fluid” with many decisions remaining to be made. He said he expected the coming month would “be quite important,” and there would be additional information to discuss at the April Faculty Council meeting.


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