Minutes 21 April 2017

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting

Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held in EDU 161 on USF Tampa.

Attendance. Seven UFF members, including four members of the Council, and one guest.

Minutes. Minutes from the April 7 meeting approved.

President’s Report. Two issues.

  • GEMS is acquiring an additional security system, called DUO, which may pose difficulties for faculty and professionals lacking secure access to a phone.
  • Some colleges do not post procedures and criteria for promotion to tenure. The provost expects that all units will make their guidelines readily available.


  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances and other concerns.

Travel Scholarships. The Chapter offered six $ 500 scholarships for professional travel. All UFF members, and only UFF members, were eligible to apply. In response to a query, the Executive Committee decided that eligibility is restricted to the USF Chapter. There were 35 applicants, and recipients were randomly selected. The six recipients were Lindsay Boggess, Darline Demarie, Elizabeth Metzger, Christina Partin, Brook Sadler, and Lisa Starks.

These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 23 April 2017 and updated on April 25.


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