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 Minutes of the Campus Assembly April 13, 2004


November 9, 2004


Tuesday, April 13, 2004

2:00 p.m. Kirby Ballroom B



Elizabeth Nelson, Chair, called Campus Assembly meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. All individuals present are given an opportunity to speak, but only Campus Assembly members are entitled to offer a motion or to vote on any issue.



A motion for approval of November 11, 2003 minutes was seconded and passed.



A motion for acceptance of the standing committee reports was seconded and passed.


Drew Sandquist, Student Association Chair of Congress, confirmed with Vice Chancellor Gildseth that the Student Affairs committee was having a meeting in April to discuss the Kirby Center constitution. A meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2004.



The Chancellor discussed four items:


•  Budget We are in good shape and planning on hiring more faculty.


•  Legislature Capital Projects

Campus Rec Facility
Requested $12m. The House believes that $4m should come from students, $4m from UMD and $4m from the house. Before that project is begun, the road under the Swenson Science building needs to be open.
Swenson Science building
Should be open in fall 2004 and all equipment moved in by January 2005.
Kirby Plaza
Going well and as a reminder the dollars used were from state and federal grants and the University's internal adjustments.
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
The funding request is in the house and senate budgets.
Life Sciences Renovation
The area now occupied by Biology/Chemistry will be used for Life Sciences (55%) and Pharmacy (45%).


We need to continue with our renovation plans to ensure that faculty has the space they need to teach.


•  Enrollment - 2100 freshman is the goal. The School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy will be taken out of the student enrollment base at UMD along with the averaging of faculty salaries.

•  Fund raising for our $3m-$4m goal is going well.


Chancellor Martin thanked the faculty, students and staff for another good year at UMD.


Chris Carroll asked the Chancellor if UMD was looking at changing to a trimester. Vice Chancellor Magnuson stated that the Twin Cities is discussing trimesters, but they have made no contact with Duluth. There have been no discussions locally.


Meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.


Wendy J. Larrivy , Clerk of Campus Assembly  

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