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[D. 1:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING, Chair Jack Kroll presiding - CU Boulder, UMC 235 (1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80309)]

[00:00:03]

SHOULDN'T BE ON. ALL RIGHT, I WILL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY CONVENED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, SO WE ARE NOW IN PUBLIC SESSION WITH ALL REGIONS PRESENT, I BELIEVE, EXCEPT FOR REGENT GANAHL.

IS THAT YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WELL? DEPUTY SECRETARY, YOU MEAN? GREAT. WHICH MEANS WE HAVE A QUORUM AND WE CAN GET GOING THE FIRST.

CALLIE, BUT SHE'S ON THE PHONE.

SHE'S ON THE PHONE, SO SHE'S SHE'S NOT HERE WITH US, BUT SHE IS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOTING MEMBER. THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING REGENT GALLEGOS.

WE'RE GOING TO START OUR PROCEDURES TODAY WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

OUR NEWEST REGENT HAS AGREED TO LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE.

SO REGENT MONTERA.

AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

DO YOU THINK YOU JUST REMIND OUR PARTICIPANTS TODAY AND THAT WE ARE BEING ASKED TO WEAR MASKS UNDER LOCAL HEALTH GUIDELINES AND UNIVERSITY POLICIES, SO OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS, EXCUSE ME, IS THE LAND

[2. Land Acknowledgement Statement]

ACKNOWLEDGMENT. SO I WILL READ THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT TODAY AS WE GATHER, WE HONOR AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S FOUR CAMPUSES ARE ON THE TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES AND ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS OF THE CHEYENNE ARAPAHO UTE, APACHE, COMANCHE, KIOWA, LAKOTA PUEBLO AND SHOSHONE NATIONS.

FURTHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE 48 CONTEMPORARY TRIBAL NATIONS HISTORICALLY TIED TO THE LANDS THAT COMPRISE WHAT IS NOW CALLED COLORADO.

ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE LIVE IN THE HOMELANDS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RECOGNIZES THE ORIGINAL STEWARDS OF THESE LANDS AND THEIR LEGACIES.

WITH THIS LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT, WE CELEBRATE THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS OF NATIVE PEOPLES TO THE FIELDS OF MEDICINE, MATHEMATICS, GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY SERVICE, ARTS, LITERATURE, ENGINEERING AND MORE.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE SOPHISTICATED AND INTRICATE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES HAVE DEVELOPED IN RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR LANDS.

WE RECOGNIZE AND AFFIRM THE TIES THESE NATIONS HAVE TO THEIR TRADITIONAL HOMELANDS AND THE MANY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE THRIVED IN THIS PLACE ALIVE, WHO THRIVE IN THIS PLACE ALIVE AND STRONG.

WE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAINFUL HISTORY OF ILL TREATMENT AND FORCED REMOVAL THAT HAS A PROFOUNDLY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON NATIVE NATIONS.

WE RESPECT THE MANY DIVERSE INDIVIDUALS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES STILL CONNECTED TO THIS LAND.

WE HONOR THEM AND THANK THE INDIGENOUS ANCESTORS OF THIS PLACE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO PLEDGES TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF AND ADVANCE OUR MISSION TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY LIVES OF NATIVE PEOPLES.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TO ECHO THAT RECENT HISTORY FOR THE UNIVERSITY HAS SHOWED THAT WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

IT'S MORE WE HAVE TO DO MORE THAN JUST READ THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

WE HAVE TO LIVE THAT VALUE.

WE HAVE TO MAKE OPPORTUNITIES GREATER AND AND WE HAVE DONE THAT IN RECENT HISTORY, BUT WE MUST CONTINUE TO DO MORE.

ALL RIGHT. WITH THAT, THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE ACTION ITEM OF THE APPROVAL FOR

[3. Action Item: Approval of Agenda for February 10-11, 2022, Board Meeting]

THE AGENDA FOR OUR MEETING TODAY.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA? MOVED BY REGENT CHAVEZ, SECONDED BY REGENT SPIEGEL, ANY DISCUSSION? HEARING, NO DISCUSSION, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. ANY OPPOSED BY SAYING NAY.

OK, THAT HAS PASSED AND THE AGENDA IS APPROVED.

OH, SURE. REGENT SHARKEY HAS ASKED ME TO REMIND THE GROUP THAT WE ARE LIVE STREAMING THIS MEETING SO WE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED, AND WE ARE ALSO JOINED THROUGH SOME SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY OF OUR TEAM IN THE BOARD OFFICE AND THE BOULDER CAMPUS HERE BY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS JOINING IN REMOTELY AND AS WELL AS REGENT RENNISON.

WE HAD A SECTION ON OUR AGENDA TODAY SET ASIDE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

[4. Public Comment]

WE DID NOT HAVE ANYONE SIGN UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, BUT IF THERE'S ANYBODY WHO WISHES TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TIME, WE WILL WELCOME IT.

ALL RIGHT. IF I COULD BE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY HERE TO GO A BIT OUT OF ORDER AND ASK OUR NEWEST REGENT, REGENT MONTERA IF HE HAD ANY ANY WORDS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE AT HIS FIRST FULL BOARD MEETING AND JUST EXTEND A HEARTY WELCOME TO YOU, KEN.

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

THANK YOU, JACK. I APPRECIATE IT.

I COULDN'T TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM TO BE BACK ON THE SEA BOULDER CAMPUS.

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I'M AN ALUMNI. I GRADUATED IN SEVENTY NINE, SO A LOT OF YEARS HAVE PASSED.

BUT THE FEELING STILL STICKS IN MY STOMACH EVERY TIME I WALK ON THIS CAMPUS.

AND I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS REGENT GROUP AND AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY. IT'S A TREMENDOUS IT'S JUST A TREMENDOUS PLEASURE FOR ME TO BE HERE, SO.

WELCOME REGENT MONTERA AND WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

I SWEAR I WILL NOT TALK FOR THE ENTIRE BOARD MEETING, BUT THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS

[5. Chair of the Board of Regents Report, Jack Kroll]

THE CHAIR REPORT AND I HAVE SOME PREPARED REMARKS HERE THAT I WILL READ.

SO I AM THRILLED FOR US TO BE BACK MEETING IN PERSON ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND TO SEE THE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ARE HERE WITH US.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD A CHANCE TO KIND OF LOOK OUT OVER THE UMC QUAD AS IT WAS BUSTLING WITH ENERGY AND ACTIVITY TODAY DURING OUR LUNCH HOUR.

AND THAT WAS REALLY EXCITING TO SEE.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE REMINDED WHEN WE GET TO COME TO OUR CAMPUSES OF WHY WE ALL DO THE WORK THAT WE DO. SO OF COURSE, THE WORK OF THE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF HAS NOT CEASED DURING THIS PERIOD OF UNCERTAINTY THAT WE ARE NOW IN.

BUT I AM INSPIRED BY THE ENERGY WE ARE ALL ABLE TO DERIVE FROM ALL THE GREAT THINGS OUR FELLOW STUDENTS, FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHING.

NOW THAT WE ARE ONCE AGAIN, YOU KNOW, BEING IN PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER.

ONE THING THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED AS AN IMMENSE ACHIEVEMENT ARE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR ALUMNI WHO ARE REPRESENTING VARIOUS NATIONS AT THE OLYMPICS IN BEIJING.

WE HAVE 10 STUDENTS AND ALUMNI FROM ACROSS THE CU SYSTEM, EIGHT FROM THE BOULDER CAMPUS HERE AND TWO FROM THE COLORADO SPRINGS CAMPUS THAT ARE REPRESENTING VARIOUS NATIONS IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS. AND WE WISH ALL OF OUR ATHLETES THE BEST AS THEY COMPETE, YOU KNOW, IN IN WHAT IS A CERTAINLY A VERY UNIQUE WINTER GAMES.

OF COURSE, BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS FEBRUARY, AND AT THIS MOMENT WHEN OUR NATION IS ONCE AGAIN GRAPPLING WITH ISSUES OF RACE AND DIVISION, THIS IS PRECISELY THE TIME TO REDOUBLE OUR COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING A WELCOMING, DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS OUR CAMPUSES. PRESIDENT SOLOMON WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION'S ONGOING PROGRESS TOWARDS DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION, WHICH IS A PILLAR OF THE UNIVERSITY'S SYSTEMWIDE STRATEGIC PLAN.

HOWEVER, SINCE WE ARE ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE HERE AND THOSE WHO MAY BE LISTENING TO EXPLORE CU BOULDERS BE THE CHANGE CHALLENGE, WHICH IS AN EFFORT SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, LEEDS, MBA JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE TO INCREASE RACIAL EQUITY.

THE CHALLENGE INCLUDES DAILY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT WITH SUGGESTED MUSIC, ARTICLES, PODCASTS AND FILMS TO LEARN ABOUT CURRENT AND HISTORICAL ISSUES OF RACIAL INEQUITY AND WAYS TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

WE WILL TALK MORE LATER IN THE AGENDA ABOUT HOW THE UNIVERSITY IS AIDING THIS COMMUNITY THAT HAS FACED TOO MANY TRAGIC EVENTS OVER THE LAST YEAR IN THE FORM OF GUN VIOLENCE AND HORRIFIC WILDFIRES THAT DISPLACED SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

BUT I WAS HEARTENED TO NOTE THAT THE KING SOOPERS ON TABLE MESA WAS ABLE TO REOPEN YESTERDAY AFTER UNDERTAKING RENOVATIONS DESIGNED TO HELP THE COMMUNITY HEAL.

ON BEHALF OF THE REGIONS, THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STANDS STRONG WITH THE BOULDER COMMUNITY. A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH IS ONGOING, AND I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DID NOT TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR EXCELLENT SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THEIR CONTINUING WORK, LED BY SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIR LESLEY SMITH AND VICE CHAIR SUE SHARKEY.

SO WITH THAT, I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE BOARD, DESPITE THE ONGOING CHALLENGES OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE HEADWINDS WE'VE FACED WITH RESPECT TO THE MARSHALL FIRE AND THE TRAGIC EVENTS AT THE KING SOOPERS LAST MARCH, HAS CONTINUED ITS WORK IN EARNEST. YOU'LL SEE TODAY THAT WE ARE BRINGING FORWARD NUMEROUS POLICY UPDATES AND CHANGES, ALL OF WHICH THE BOARD BELIEVES AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO IMPROVE THE UNIVERSITY.

LONG TERM, I AM INCREDIBLY IMPRESSED BY THIS BOARD'S CAPACITY TO TACKLE BIG ISSUES AND TO BRING FORWARD POLICY UPDATES OF SUBSTANCE THAT POSITION THIS UNIVERSITY FOR SUCCESS MOVING FORWARD. TODAY, WE WILL SEE POLICY UPDATES OR THROUGHOUT TODAY AND TOMORROW'S AGENDA. WE WILL SEE POLICY UPDATES TO IMPROVE LACTATION SPACES FOR WORKING MOTHERS.

WE WILL SEE AN UPDATE ON OUR INVESTMENT POLICY OR RATHER OUR TREASURES APPROACH TO INVESTMENTS. WE WILL SEE FURTHER AND UPDATE POTENTIALLY ON HOW WE MANAGE TO BRING RESOLUTIONS FORWARD TO THIS BOARD.

AND THERE'S JUST BEEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY BY THIS BOARD, AND I COMMEND ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES FOR THEIR CONTINUING EFFORTS AND IN THE BACKDROP OF ALL OF THIS.

[00:10:04]

WE'RE ALSO PLOWING AHEAD WITH A PHENOMENAL PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, LED BY TWO OF OUR LONGEST SERVING REGIONS.

SO I HAVE ONE MORE OR TWO MORE ITEMS HERE.

BEFORE I MOVE ON, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE A LONG TIME SEE YOU BOULDER EMPLOYEE.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE ALL BEEN, I THINK, A LITTLE DEPRIVED OF DURING THIS PERIOD OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE PANDEMIC IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE ONE ANOTHER IN WAYS THAT WE HAVE BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO.

AND WE'RE JOINED TODAY BY CAROL CAPSULIZE, WHO IS A MANY DECADES LONG EMPLOYEE OF THE UNIVERSITY, WHO WILL BE RETIRING SOON.

AND I JUST WANTED TO GIVE CAROL A MOMENT TO BE RECOGNIZED.

AND IF THERE WAS ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SAY, WE'D CERTAINLY BE WELCOME TO HEAR IT SO.

I DON'T I DON'T HAVE REALLY MUCH TO SAY.

THIS IS A PART OF WHAT I DO IN PHIL'S OFFICE, AND IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE TO BE TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS THAT THE BOARD GOES THROUGH TO SEE SEEING FORWARD.

SO HAPPY TO BE PART OF IT.

YOU KNOW, CHIEF OF STAFF VICE PRESIDENT CHIEF OF STAFF LEONARD DENNINGER WAS BROUGHT THIS IDEA FORWARD BEFORE THE MEETING STARTED.

AND FOR THE BOARD TO PUT THIS INTO CONTEXT, ALL OF THOSE MANY WONDERFUL REQUESTS THAT WE HAVE FOR INFORMATION, FOR UPDATES, ET CETERA, THEY FLOW THROUGH LEONARD'S OFFICE AND THEN TO CAROL HERE ON THE BULLETIN.

[00:15:35]

THERE IS NO SOUND COMING THROUGH ON THE SIDE, SO IF I'M SPEAKING OUT OF ORDER, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THIS IS REGENT RENNISON I AM CALLING IN FROM COVIDVILLE.

SORRY, I COULDN'T BE THERE TODAY.

I'VE GOT A NASTY PIECE OF IT.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FIRES.

SO MANY OF YOU KNOW, SUPERIOR IS MY HOME.

I MOVED HERE FROM THE CITY OF BOULDER SEVERAL YEARS AGO WITH MY HUSBAND.

WE WERE HOPING TO STAY CLOSE TO BOULDER WHILE FINDING A QUIETER COMMUNITY, AND WE FOUND THAT AND WAY MORE AND SUPERIOR, MORE SPACE.

A SHORT, MANAGEABLE COMMUTE TO DENVER AND BOULDER.

CALM AND PEACEFUL COMMUNITY WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.

WHEN I STEPPED OUTSIDE MY HOUSE, THE LEFT OR MY NEIGHBORS INTO THE RIGHT OR MY ROLLING HILLS, AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS PERFECT.

AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, THAT PEACE AND CALM CHANGED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, WHEN A FIRESTORM TORE THROUGH SUPERIOR LEWISVILLE IN OTHER PARTS OF BOULDER COUNTY AND IN SHORT ORDER, MORE THAN A THOUSAND HOMES WERE DESTROYED, OTHERS DAMAGED AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DISPLACED. WHAT I THINK, WHAT I THINK ABOUT MOST ABOUT IS HOW QUICKLY THINGS CHANGE FROM PERFECT TO TERRIFYING.

I KNOW IT'S CLICHé TO TALK ABOUT WINDS OF CHANGE, BUT ON THAT DAY THE WINDS WERE RELENTLESS AND THEY CHANGED EVERYTHING.

I WAS ON MY WAY TO LUNCH WITH A FRIEND DRIVING DOWN THIRTY SIX TOWARD BOULDER AND ON A DRIVE, I COULD SEE SMOKE FROM A SMALL FIRE.

AND WHAT I THOUGHT WAS SOUTH BOULDER.

I DIDN'T THINK A LOT OF IT, BUT I JUST REMEMBER THINKING ABOUT HOW WINDY IT WAS AND HOW I THOUGHT MY LITTLE CAR WOULD FLIP OVER ON.

THIRTY SIX.

BUT I CONTINUED TO MY LUNCH.

SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING, MY HUSBAND CALLED AND TOLD ME TO GET HOME RIGHT AWAY.

WHEN I LEFT MY LUNCH DESTINATION, I COULD SEE WHY I HAD TO DRIVE THROUGH HEAVY SMOKE AND REALLY SCARY EMBER STORMS. BUT I DID EVENTUALLY GET HOME AND WE GRABBED OUR PETS AND GOT OUT DRIVING AWAY.

IT WAS PRETTY CLEAR WE'D NEVER SEE OUR HOUSE AGAIN.

IT WAS TERRIFYING FOR ALL OF US AND SUPERIOR LEWIS, BUT ALSO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

WE WERE FORCED TO LEAVE OUR HOMES WITH LITTLE TO NO WARNING AND TO TAKE ONLY WHAT WE COULD CARRY. MANY PEOPLE LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND.

SOME NEVER MADE IT HOME BECAUSE THE FIRES STOPPED THEM.

THE FIRE REALLY STRIPPED AWAY OUR BELIEF THAT OUR COMMUNITIES ARE SAFE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FIRE HAS ILLUMINATED A LOT OF GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE'RE USING, FOR EXAMPLE, WE'RE USING THE COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGES TO SHARE INFORMATION ON SMOKE REMEDIATION ROOMS AND HOUSING AVAILABLE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIRS.

NEIGHBORS HAVE BEEN PREPARING MEALS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS, AND PEOPLE HAVE WORKED HARD TO REUNITE LOST PETS WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

OTHERS BROUGHT IN SEARCH DOGS TO FIND THE REMAINS, SO FAMILIES GOT CLOSURE.

ONE WOMAN IN OUR COMMUNITY HAS BEEN WRITING POEMS TO THE SPIRITS AND EVERYBODY'S GIVING BACK IN THE WAY THAT THEY CAN.

OF COURSE, I'D BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T MENTION THE MANY FIREFIGHTERS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, INCLUDING SIU AND BOULDER, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO JUST DID WHAT IT TOOK TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE GOT OUT.

THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

OUR SIU COMMUNITY HAS STEPPED UP TREMENDOUSLY, SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY WHO ARE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES AND ARE RAISING MONEY TO GIVE TO THOSE WHO LOST EVERYTHING AND ARE STILL DISPLACED.

WE WERE LUCKY OUR HOME MADE IT AND SUPERIOR STILL MY HOME.

IT'LL TAKE MONTHS, EVEN YEARS FOR SOME TO RECOVER.

AND WHILE A LOT OF BAD HAPPENED THAT DAY, I CHOOSE TO SEE THE GOODNESS THAT IS BROUGHT, THE GENEROSITY OF NEIGHBORS, THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS AND THE POWER OF COMMUNITY, INCLUDING OUR C.U. COMMUNITY.

I'VE LOVED LIVING HERE, AND AS SCARY AS THE FIRE WAS, I STILL LOVE LIVING HERE.

SO THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT'S IT. RIGHT, TURN IT OVER TO PRESIDENT SOLOMON, IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THIS GENEROUS.

[6. University of Colorado President Report, Todd Saliman]

[00:23:40]

THE ONE THING THAT THAT REALLY SHINES A LIGHT ON IT MOST IS OUR STRATEGIC PLAN AT OUR SORT OF WINTER RETREAT.

IT WAS KIND OF A SHORT AN ABBREVIATED BOARD MEETING.

WE SHARED RESULTS OF OUR SOME OF OUR METRICS IN THE CITY'S STRATEGIC PLAN RELATIVE TO OUR WORK IN THIS AREA.

AND WE ARE HOLDING OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CHANGE.

AND WE KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A COUPLE OF METRICS THAT WE'RE GOING TO MEASURE FROM TIME TO TIME. THIS IS A THIS IS AN ALL IN EFFORT THAT WILL REQUIRE REAL RESOURCES FROM ALL OF US OVER A SUSTAINED PERIOD OF TIME TO IMPROVE THE DIVERSITY AND CULTURE AND OUR CLIMATE ON OUR CAMPUSES.

AND I THINK THE THE CHANCELLORS AND THEIR AND THEIR TEAMS FOR REALLY ENGAGING AND DIGGING INTO THIS WORK, WHICH WE KNOW IS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND A LOT OF COMMITMENT.

UH, IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'RE GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT TODAY ABOUT THE THE THE THE INITIAL RESULTS FROM THE CLIMATE SURVEY.

AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO DISCUSSING THOSE WITH THE BOARD AND HEARING FROM EACH CAMPUS ABOUT THESE INITIAL FINDINGS.

ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS IS NEEDED AND WE'LL BE BACK TO THE BOARD IN APRIL TO DISCUSS THE FINDINGS IN MORE DETAIL FROM A SYSTEM WIDE LEVEL AND ALSO FROM THE CAMPUSES.

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BUT EVEN THESE INITIAL RESULTS REALLY SHINE A LOT OF LIGHT ON WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHERE WE NEED TO DO BETTER. THE OTHER ONE, ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU TODAY IS THE PRESIDENT'S DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AWARD PROCESS.

AND SO THIS IS AN ANNUAL PROCESS THAT WE GO THROUGH THAT WE HAVE SOMEONE FROM OR PEOPLE FROM EACH CAMPUS WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY INITIATIVES ON THE CAMPUSES THAT DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR FOR DEMONSTRATING OUR COMMITMENT AND PROGRESS IN THIS AREA. SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT PROCESS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANNOUNCING THE AWARDEES SOON. AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAVE A VACANCY IN A VACANT DIVERSITY OFFICER POSITION AT THE CU SYSTEM OFFICES, AND I WANTED TO THANK THE CHANCELLORS AND THE CAMPUS DIVERSITY OFFICERS FOR FOR HELPING ADVISE ME AND MY TEAM ON HOW TO PROCEED WITH THAT POSITION.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THAT IT'S STRUCTURED IN A WAY THAT IS TRULY SUPPORTIVE OF THE CAMPUSES AND TRULY AVAILABLE TO SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE WE HAVE WORK TO DO ON OUR OWN IN THIS SPACE.

WE'VE DECIDED TO PAUSE THE SEARCH FOR THAT POSITION UNTIL THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH IS CONCLUDED SO THAT WE CAN BE SURE THAT PERSON IS TIGHTLY CONNECTED TO THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

THE ANOTHER THING THAT WE HAVE GOING ON THAT REGENT KROLL MENTIONED AS WELL IS OUR IS THE WORK THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING TO TRY TO IMPROVE OUR LACTATION ROOMS. AND I WISH REGENT RENNISON WERE HERE BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHE HAS REALLY FOCUSED A LOT ON AND THANKS AND ALSO, THANKS AGAIN TO THE CHANCELLORS AND THEIR TEAMS FOR REALLY TAKING THIS ONE ON AND FOR IMPLEMENTING AN AGGRESSIVE AND AND EFFECTIVE PLAN ON THE CAMPUSES.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TAKING HOLD.

AND IT IS THE LEGISLATURE'S IN SESSION.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE HEARD, AND SO THEY'RE THEY'RE BUSY WORKING AWAY AND AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THEM. AND SO A COUPLE OF THINGS I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WITH THAT.

THE FIRST ONE, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WITH ME, OF COURSE, I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT STATE FUNDING FIRST.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING HARD WITH OUR COLLEAGUES AROUND THE STATE, AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE STATE TO COME UP WITH A UNIFIED REQUEST FOR FUNDING THIS YEAR FROM THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

AND IMPRESSIVELY, WE WERE SUCCESSFUL.

AND SO ALL OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AGREED ON A ON A REQUEST TO THE LEGISLATURE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

AND THEY HAVEN'T DECIDED WHAT TO DO YET.

SO WHENEVER YOU IF YOU SEE ANY LEGISLATORS, THANK THEM FOR ALL OF THEIR SUPPORT AND ASK THEM TO TO SUPPORT IT SOME MORE THIS YEAR, AND WE WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED ON PROGRESS.

PROGRESS ON THAT EFFORT AND THE LEGISLATURE WILL SOON BE VOTING ON FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND WE AND WE HOPE TO GET SIGNIFICANT A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE FROM THEM THIS YEAR. THE ANOTHER THING THAT WE HAVE REALLY BEEN WORKING QUITE A BIT ON IS IS IS OUR WORK AROUND ONLINE, AND SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING YOU ALL POSTED IN TERMS OF IN TERMS OF OUR EFFORTS ON ONLINE AND OUR AND OUR WORK TO REORIENT OUR EFFORTS IN THAT SPACE TO REALLY FOCUS ON ON THE CAMPUS HYBRID EXPERIENCE THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING SO MUCH ABOUT.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING YOU POSTED OVER TIME ON THAT.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING TODAY FROM FROM CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO AND YOUR TEAM ABOUT THE SIU BOULDER MASTER PLAN AND IMPRESSIVE EFFORT THAT TOOK MANY, MANY MONTHS TO DEVELOP.

AND IT'S AND IT REALLY GIVES US A GOOD VISION OF WHERE THIS CAMPUS IS HEADED IN THE YEARS TO COME. SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT.

A COUPLE OTHER JUST QUICK THINGS TO NOTE.

SO KUDOS TO CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN AND YOUR WONDERFUL NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT LEWIS COLLEGE IN NURSING, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

AND WE'VE BEEN HEARING WE'VE BEEN GETTING LOTS OF GREAT FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE AND LEGISLATURE ON THAT PARTNERSHIP.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND AND ALSO, SINCE WE ARE HERE AT BOULDER, I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER NUDGE.

CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO WITH WITH YOUR WORK THROUGH YOUR ENGINEERING PROGRAM TO FORM A TIGHTER PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM AND THE AND TO MAKE CLEARER PATHWAYS AVAILABLE FOR FOR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO PURSUE AN ENGINEERING CAREER. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT AS WELL.

WE HAD A WE HAD A GREAT WE HAD A GREAT ABBREVIATED, BUT REALLY GOOD MEETING WITH SEEING FOUNDATION TRUSTEES.

WE SHARED INFORMATION WITH THEM ABOUT OUR WORK ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIPS AROUND THE STATE AND WE TOLD THEM ABOUT PARTNERSHIPS FROM ALL OF OUR

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CAMPUSES, AND THEY WERE REALLY GRATEFUL TO HEAR ABOUT THE WONDERFUL WORK EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES IS DOING IN TERMS OF PARTNERSHIPS AROUND THE STATE.

AND WE WE LOVE THESE PARTNERSHIPS.

THEY'RE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE.

THEY SERVE, THEY PROVIDE MORE FLEXIBILITY TO STUDENTS AROUND THE STATE.

THEY'RE ALSO A WAY TO SHOW THAT WE IN HIGHER EDUCATION CAN ACTUALLY WORK TOGETHER.

AND AND WITH THAT, I THINK THAT.

I JUST WANTED TO I WANT TO I WANT TO ASK EACH OF THE CHANCELLORS TO TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO GIVE US A QUICK UPDATE ON THEIR CAMPUS IN TERMS OF COVID AND AND ENROLLMENT.

SO WITH THAT, I THINK I'LL KICK IT OVER TO YOU, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO FIRST.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SOLOMON, AND WELCOME MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS.

IF I MAY, I WILL ALSO ADD JUST A NOTE OR TWO ABOUT THE MARSHALL FIRE AND BRING THE TWO TOGETHER THE COVID 19 AND AND MARSHALL FIRE BEFORE I GET INTO SOME GENERAL COMMENTS ABOUT SPRING ENROLLMENT.

AND AS YOU'RE AWARE, IN BOULDER, WE MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO BEGIN THE SPRING SEMESTER IN REMOTE STATUS DUE TO STEEPLY RISING OMICRON NUMBERS AND THE DEVASTATING MARSHALL FIRE.

AND THE CONVERGENCE OF THESE TWO CRISES MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE WERE NOT PREPARED AS A CAMPUS OR AS A COMMUNITY TO WELCOME THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS BACK TO BOULDER.

SO WE DECIDED TO PIVOT TO REMOTE INSTRUCTION TO MINIMIZE THE BURDEN ON IMPACTED FACULTY AND STAFF IN THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER.

COVID 19 CASES WERE RISING VERY RAPIDLY IN BOULDER COUNTY AND WERE PROJECTED TO REACH MORE THAN 1000 PER 100000 RESIDENTS BY THE WEEK OF JANUARY BY THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY.

WE ANTICIPATED THAT THOSE RISING CASES WOULD IMPACT THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR WORKFORCE.

THEN, WHEN THE MARSHALL FIRE ERUPTED ON DECEMBER 30TH, WE HAD ABOUT 3800 FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS WITHIN THE FIRE EVACUATIONS ZONES.

AND AS PRESIDENT SOLOMON MENTIONED, ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN INDIVIDUALS, FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS LOST THEIR HOME AND I APPROVED LEAVE FOR THOSE WHO WERE IMPACTED AND HAVE MADE IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE.

TO DATE, MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN EMERGENCY FUNDS HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO EMPLOYEES AND MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS TO STUDENTS WHO ARE IMPACT.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO PROVIDE LONG TERM SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO ARE FACING A GAP IN THEIR INSURANCE COVERAGE AND APPRECIATE PRESIDENT SOLOMON AND TREASURY WHOSE EFFORTS TO ASSIST THEM. WE ARE STILL IN THE EARLY DAYS OF LENGTHY RECOVERY PROCESS.

SO I APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT, AND I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE THE REGION'S MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WITH INITIAL RECOVERY EFFORTS UNDERWAY AND A RAPID DROP IN COVID INFECTIONS IN THE BOULDER COUNTY, WE WERE ABLE TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AS OF JANUARY TWENTY FOURTH, AND AFTER REACHING A PEAK OF MORE THAN 2000 CASES PER 100000 IN MID-JANUARY, THE NUMBER OF CASES NOW IS LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED PER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND WE'RE SEEING FEWER HOSPITALIZATIONS AT OUR COMMUNITY.

AND OF COURSE, ALL OF THAT IS GOOD NEWS, AND I'M ENCOURAGED THAT WE ARE OFFERING ABOUT 93 PERCENT OF OUR CLASSES IN-PERSON THIS SEMESTER.

AND I'M OPTIMISTIC THAT DESPITE THE STRUGGLES WE FACE, WE'RE ON TRACK FOR A SUCCESSFUL SPRING SEMESTER, INCLUDING OUR ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY OF COMMENCEMENT ON MAY 5TH WITH OUR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER, TOM COSTELLO, A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER, WHO IS ON NBC.

SO SPRING ENROLLMENT JUST VERY BRIEFLY.

THE OVERALL SPRING ENROLLMENT IS UP ABOUT ONE PERCENT FROM LAST SPRING CENSUS, WITH MOST OF THE GROWTH COMING FROM NONRESIDENT UNDERGRADUATES.

WE'RE UP ABOUT SIX PERCENT IN THAT CATEGORY, OR SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE STUDENTS.

WE ARE ACTUALLY DOWN ABOUT THREE PERCENT IN RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENTS, WHICH IS ALSO VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE SAW IN THE FALL FOR NEW ENROLLMENTS.

AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE US SOME TIME TO BUILD BACK THAT ENROLLMENT, BUT WE'RE PROJECTING GROWTH FOR NEXT FALL AND OUR RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT.

ANOTHER NOTABLE FACT IS THAT WE HAVE FEWER NEW FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ENROLLING THIS SPRING THAN WE HAVE LAST SPRING, AND THAT'S BY ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND TWO.

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IN THE FALL OF 2020, THERE WAS A LARGE NUMBER OF DEFERRALS AND THEN A LARGER THAN NORMAL NUMBER OF NEW ENROLLMENTS IN THE SPRING OF TWENTY ONE.

SO THE SPRING 2022 NEW FIRST YEAR ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ARE MORE CONSISTENT WITH OUR HISTORICAL PATTERNS.

OUR OVERALL TOTAL ENROLLMENT FOR BOULDER NOW STANDS AT THIRTY THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR STUDENTS.

SO THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SOLOMON.

THE CHANCELLOR REDDY.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SOLOMON, THANK YOU, REGENTS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR COVID GUIDELINES, THE MERIT RAISES FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND THE NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS WE ARE INTRODUCING, AMONG OTHERS.

AND REGENT MONTERA WELCOME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AS YOU REPRESENT THE COLORADO SPRINGS REGION, SO WELCOME.

COVID UPDATES, UCCS CONTINUES TO PURSUE ITS LAYERED APPROACH TO DEFENDING OUR CAMPUS AGAINST COVID. CONTINUING OUR COMMITMENT TO MAKE HEALTH, MAKING HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CAMPUS CITIZENS AS OUR TOP PRIORITY.

I'VE EXPERIENCE FROM FALL 2021 ALLOWED US TO HAVE ONSITE COMMENCEMENT LAST DECEMBER, AND WE ARE ABLE TO KICK OFF OUR SPRING 22 SEMESTER WITH MOSTLY ON CAMPUS CLASSES.

OUR MASK MANDATE REMAINS IN PLACE, BUT WILL BE REEVALUATED PRIOR TO MARCH 1ST.

OUR EMPHASIS ON VACCINES AND OUR MASK MANDATE RESULTED IN OUR CAMPUS CASE RATE REMAINING CONSISTENTLY 40 TO 60 PERCENT BELOW THE EL PASO COUNTY CASE RATE.

EL PASO COUNTY'S CASE RATE IS COMING DOWN, BUT IT IS STILL WELL ABOUT ANY THRESHOLD WE WOULD CONSIDER FOR REMOVING MASKS AS I SPEAK.

WHEN THE CASE THAT DESCENDS CLOSER TO THE CDC RECOMMENDED RATE FOR REMOVING MASKS WE'LL GIVE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO PHASE OUT MASKS ON OUR CAMPUS.

WE WILL FIRST REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT IN LARGE PUBLIC GATHERING SPACES WHERE PEOPLE DO NOT CONGREGATE FOR LONG PERIODS OR ARE IN TRANSITION LIKE OUR UNIVERSITY CENTER DINING HALLS AND COMMON AREAS IN ACADEMIC BUILDINGS.

WE WILL SUSTAIN THE MASK MANDATE IN CLASSROOMS UNTIL WE SEE A CONSISTENT LEVELING OF THE CASE RATE. I WOULD PREFER TO SEE FOUR WEEKS OF THIS, BUT WE WILL ASSESS THAT AFTER THE FIRST STEP. WE EXPERIENCED GREAT RESULTS WITH OUR VACCINE ATTESTATION AND HAVE INITIATED A NEW ATTESTATION TO CAPTURE BOOSTER STATUS IN FALL, OVER 90 PERCENT OF OUR STAFF FACULTY WERE VACCINATED, 70 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE VACCINATED AND 20 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS REQUESTED EXEMPTIONS AND WE GRANTED ALL EXEMPTIONS.

OUR SPRING ATTESTATION IS VERY NASCENT, BUT I'LL BRIEF THE REGENTS ON THAT STATUS IS AS APPROPRIATE AT THE APRIL MEETING.

IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENTS, OUR SPRING ENROLLMENT CONTINUES IN A RELATIVE THAT I DELIVERED TO YOU IN THE FALL. WE FORECASTED THE SPRING STUDENT CREDIT HOURS TO BE DOWN 1.8 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. THE ACTUAL WAS DOWN 2.4 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

DESPITE THE DROP IN CONTINUES TO PULL OUR NUMBERS UP TO SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN BUDGET.

EVEN MORE ENCOURAGING FOR OUR LONG RANGE ENROLLMENT FORECASTS IS THAT OUR FALL TO SPRING RETENTION FOR NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENTS WAS 86 PERCENT AND 83 PERCENT, RESPECTIVELY.

WE CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND ARE LOOKING TO INTO NEW WAYS OF INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TRANSFER STUDENTS COMING TO UCCS.

THESE RETENTION NUMBERS REPRESENT A STRONG REBOUND FROM OUR NUMBERS LAST YEAR, AND WHILE NOT APPROACHING A HIGH WATERMARK OF 2019, THEY'RE VERY CLOSE.

EIGHTY EIGHT PERCENT COMPARED TO 89 PERCENT THEN.

WE STRUGGLE THIS SPRING ENROLLMENT CYCLE, REACTING IN SHORT ORDER TO CHALLENGE US WITH INFORMATION SYSTEM SECURITY THAT RESULTED IN A TWO PERCENT IMPACT OF OUR ENROLLMENT PROGRESS, OUR ENROLLMENT AND RETENTION TEAMS WORKED AGGRESSIVELY WITH SYSTEM AND UCCS IT TEAMS TO STEM THE IMPACT AND RECOVER OUR ENROLLMENT EFFORTS.

SO I AM REALLY GRATEFUL TO OUR SYSTEM AND OUR CAMPUS IT FOLKS WHO DID A PHENOMENAL JOB AS WELL AS OUR ENROLLMENT STAFF.

LOOKING FORWARD, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE REGENT SUPPORTIVE ACTION TO PLACE THREE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS A CAMPUS WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION TO COLORADANS.

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO OFFER A DEGREE IN MUSIC.

A MUSIC DEGREE WILL ENHANCE OUR RECRUITING EFFORTS AND COMPLEMENTS THE PROMISE OF OUR INCENTIVE FOR THE ARTS.

THE AEROSPACE DEGREE FULFILLS A CRITICAL WORKFORCE NEED IN OUR REGION AND PLAYS A VITAL PART IN A LONG TERM ENROLLMENT PLANNING.

INDUSTRY INTERESTS IN OUR ENGINEERING PROGRAMS IS KEEN, AND WITH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE US SPACE FORCE, OUR AEROSPACE MAJORS WILL FIND IMMEDIATE DEMAND.

OUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING HELPS OUR REGION MEET ONE OF THE MOST DIRE SOCIAL ISSUES IN COLORADO.

OUR CAMPERS RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO BRING ON NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMS SINCE WE INITIATED OUR

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2030.

THE NEW PROGRAMS INITIATED SINCE I BECAME CHANCELLOR HAVE ALL POSITIVELY IMPACTED OUR REGION, ITS WORKFORCE AND OUR ENROLLMENT.

APPROXIMATELY 500 NEW STUDENTS.

THESE INCLUDE CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATES, A BA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM OUR PARTNER, COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOCIAL WORK, HEALTH AND NUTRITION, AND FINALLY INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

ACCELERATING THE STRATEGIC PLAN FUNDS WE RECEIVE WILL AUGMENT OUR EFFORTS TO AID, RETAIN AND GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALL OF THESE DISCIPLINES AND MORE.

THE FUNDS WILL COMPLEMENT OUR EFFORTS TO INCREASE OUR RESEARCH AND PROVIDE COMPETITIVE GRADUATE PROGRAMS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING WITH YOU THE TREMENDOUS IMPACT THESE FORCES WILL HAVE ON OUR CAMPUS. SO THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SOLOMON, AND REGENTS.

VERY MUCH. CHANCELLOR MARK.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SOLOMON.

AM I IS THE MICROPHONE ON.

YES, OK, GOOD AFTERNOON REGENTS.

LIKE UCCS, WE WERE ABLE TO GET COMMENCEMENT IN PERSON IN DECEMBER, AND IT WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. BUT AS CASE RATES IN JANUARY SKYROCKETED IN DENVER, WE PIVOTED REMOTE FOR THE FIRST NINE WEEK DAYS OF OUR SEMESTER AND ARE NOW BACK ON CAMPUS AS OF JANUARY 31ST IN TERMS OF KEEPING CAMPUS SAFE.

WE THANKS TO PRESIDENT SOLOMON AND THANKS TO THE GOVERNOR, WE ACTUALLY GOT ACCESS TO 11000 SELF TESTS, WHICH WE WERE ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF, AS WELL AS THE PARKING GARAGE WHERE WE DO PCR TESTING FOR NOT ONLY OUR UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY BUT AS A SERVICE TO THE DENVER COMMUNITY.

AND THAT CONTINUES AND WE'RE STILL IN MASK.

BUT AS CASE RATES CONTINUE TO DROP IN OUR AREA WHERE WE TOO ARE HOPEFUL THAT WON'T ENDURE ACROSS THE SEMESTER.

IN TERMS OF OUR DORMS RIGHT NOW, IN THE PAST WEEK, WE'VE HAD SIX POSITIVE CASES AND RIGHT NOW THERE'S ONE STUDENT IN A IN A QUARANTINE ROOM, SO WE'RE MANAGING THAT EFFECTIVELY AS WELL. UM, AND IN GENERAL, FEELING A LOT MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GETTING TO SOMETHING CLOSER TO NORMALITY.

IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT, WE HAVE BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON ENROLLMENT AT DENVER AND, OF COURSE, OUR CAMPUS WITH THE 70 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS BEING WORKING LEARNERS.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PARENT LEARNERS.

WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF LOW INCOME STUDENTS.

OUR COMMUNITY IS HIT ESPECIALLY HARD.

AS OF THE FEBRUARY 2ND CENSUS, WE'RE DOWN TWO POINT FOUR PERCENT, WHICH FOR US IS THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE STUDENTS.

WE WERE ACTUALLY UP IN NEW FRESHMEN.

WE ARE DOWN AND RETURNING STUDENTS.

WE ARE UP IN GRADUATE STUDENTS.

PART OF THIS IMPACT IS THAT WE HAD A LOWER NUMBER OF STUDENTS START IN FALL 2020, WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO SEE THE RIPPLE EFFECT.

AND WE'RE ALSO WORKING LIKE CRAZY TO GET OUR RETURNING STUDENTS BACK.

UM. I WILL I WILL END MY REPORT THERE UNLESS THERE ARE QUESTIONS.

VERY MUCH. AND.

NO QUESTION. SOON.

UH, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SOLOMON AND REGENT.

YOU KNOW, FROM A COVID POINT OF VIEW, I'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF NUMBERS THAT THAT WILL SHOW YOU IN RATHER STARKLY WHERE WE ARE THREE WEEKS AGO, WE DO ANYWHERE BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR THOUSAND TESTS A DAY ON CAMPUS.

THROUGH YOU, YOU SEE IT, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

AND OR UC HEALTH, AND THOSE TESTS A MONTH AGO WERE RUNNING AT A POSITIVITY RATE OF THE MID 30 PERCENT.

UM, TODAY WE'RE IN THE MID TO LOW TEENS, SO WE'RE NOT WHERE WE WANT TO BE.

THE GOLDEN NUMBER OR THE MAGIC NUMBER IS FIVE PERCENT.

BUT IF WE KEEP ON THE GRAPH THAT WE'RE ON NOW, WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT PERHAPS WITHIN TWO WEEKS. IF NOTHING UNTOWARD TAKES PLACE IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS.

IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT ALMOST HALF THE COVID CASES THAT WE HAVE IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TODAY WERE PEOPLE WHO CAME IN FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

THEY THEY WE TEST ALL, ALL NEW PATIENTS, AND THEY COULD HAVE COME IN FOR ANY NUMBER OF REASONS, DIDN'T KNOW THEY HAD COVID AND WERE TESTED THERE.

BUT THOSE NUMBERS AGAIN.

A MONTH AGO, WE WERE AVERAGING ABOUT 100 BETWEEN 135 AND A HUNDRED AND FIFTY COVID PATIENTS IN ANY GIVEN DAY, AND THAT NUMBER YESTERDAY WAS 54.

SO YOU CAN SEE THE TREND AND YOU KNOW, WE BELIEVE, AT LEAST FOR US, THAT A

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RELAXATION OF THE OF THE SORT OF SOCIAL RULES THAT WE HAVE TODAY IS IS PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING AROUND THE CORNER.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME LEVEL OF RELAXATION AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, PROBABLY RIGHT AROUND FEBRUARY 28TH.

OBVIOUSLY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WALK THAT BACK IF IF THE TREND STARTS GOING BACK THE OTHER WAY. BUT ABSENT A NEW VARIANT, MOST NOT NOT MANY, IF ANY PEOPLE SEE THAT BEING AN IMMEDIATE THREAT IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT.

WE'RE. YOU KNOW, ENROLLMENT FOR US DOES NOT FLUCTUATE THE WAY IT DOES FOR THE OTHER SCHOOLS OR THE OTHER CAMPUSES.

WE'RE A LITTLE SOFT IN PHARMACY, WHICH REPRESENTS A NATIONAL TREND WHICH IS A BIT ODD, BUT IT IS. IT IS HAPPENING AND WE HAVE AN ENHANCED MARKETING EFFORT TO PICK THAT UP.

THE OTHER SCHOOLS ARE ESSENTIALLY RIGHT WHERE WE WANT THEM TO BE.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THE DEMAND FOR MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND ACTUALLY PUBLIC HEALTH HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT. SO WE FEEL VERY SOLID ON ENROLLMENT.

AND I WOULD SAY WE WENT TO AS MANY DIDACTIC CLASSES AS WE COULD REMOTELY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER. WE WE BACKED OFF THAT AT THE END OF JANUARY, AND WE ARE FULLY IN PERSON NOW. WE WE NEVER BACKED OFF THE IN-PERSON LEARNING THAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE FOR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING THAT IS REQUIRED IN PERSON.

SO THAT'S THE STATUS OF ANSCHUTZ.

WE'RE WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT, WE'VE GOT MOST OF THIS BEHIND US.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN.

THANK YOU ALL THE CHANCELLORS AND AND WITH THAT...

I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR CHANCELLOR REDDY.

YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU WERE DOWN ONE POINT EIGHT PERCENT STUDENTS OR ONE ONE POINT EIGHT PERCENT. WHAT DOES THAT TRANSLATE TO IN STUDENTS? LET ME ASK I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING.

I'VE GOT I HAVE WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

OK. SO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS HERE IS OUR RECOGNITION OF

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DISTINGUISH PROFESSORS.

SO WE ARE JOINED TODAY BY SEVERAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS.

AND BEFORE I HAND THINGS OVER TO, UM, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, I JUST WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BECOME A DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

SO TODAY WE'LL HEAR FROM SIX DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS FOR IN PERSON TO VIA ZOOM.

AND THEN THE REMAINING FIVE OF THIS YEAR'S COHORT OF 11 DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS WILL JOIN US AT THE APRIL BOARD MEETING.

UM, THE FACULTY THAT ARE BEING RECOGNIZED AS DISTINGUISHED ARE JOINING A GROUP OF ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY RECOGNIZED AS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS. AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT JUST THE PERCENTAGE LIKELIHOOD OF ANY GIVEN FACULTY MEMBER BECOMING GAINING THIS RECOGNITION IS VERY LOW.

YOU KNOW, THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DISTINCTION ARE EXCEPTIONALLY ARDUOUS.

FACULTY MEMBERS MUST BE EXEMPLARY IN SCHOLARSHIP, TEACHING AND SERVICE.

THE INDIVIDUALS WE RECOGNIZE TODAY MEET THESE HIGH EXPECTATIONS.

THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK, COMMITMENT AND PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE INSPIRES US ALL.

AND TO BEGIN ME TO BEGIN, PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, WHO WILL INTRODUCE OUR SIX DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS FROM CU BOULDER, TWO OF WHOM ARE JOINING US BY ZOOM, AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY.

SO WE HAVE SORT OF A CADENCE HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHANCELLOR INTRODUCE THE FACULTY.

FACULTY WILL SAY A FEW WORDS AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO TAKE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS WITH THE RECOGNIZED FACULTY AND THEN WE'LL KIND OF REPEAT THAT PROCESS FOUR TIMES FOR THOSE WHO ARE HERE AND THEN WE'LL HEAR FROM THE TWO WHO ARE ONLINE.

SO THERE WILL BE SORT OF A LITTLE BIT OF BREAK.

THERE'LL BE SOME CONVENING FOR A PHOTO AND WE'LL ALL COME BACK AND SIT DOWN.

OK, GREAT.

THANK YOU. REGENT KROLL.

AND I'M DELIGHTED TO RECOGNIZE OUR NEWEST DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS FROM THE BOULDER CAMPUS. THEY WERE TRULY AN OUTSTANDING GROUP AND SO DESERVING THE RECOGNITION.

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THESE PROFESSORS REPRESENT JUST A SUBSET OF OUR OUTSTANDING EFFORTS HAPPENING EVERY DAY ON THIS CAMPUS, AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THEY DO TO PUSH THE BOUNDARIES THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE.

CU BOULDER IS PROUD TO HAVE THESE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS AS EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS WITHIN OUR FACULTY. THE FIRST DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR WILL RECOGNIZE TODAY IS ANDREAS BECKER.

PROFESSOR BECKER IS A PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AND WAS NAMED CHAIR OF JILA IN 2020, AFTER PREVIOUSLY SERVING AS ASSOCIATE CHAIR.

PROFESSOR BECKER IS AMONG THE WORLD'S FINEST THEORISTS AND ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR DYNAMICS, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREA OF LIGHT MATTER INTERACTIONS.

HE EARNED HIS DOCTORATE IN PHYSICS FROM BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY AND HAS SINCE ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS AN EXPERT IN THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS OF ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, WITH INTENSE LIGHT PULSES FOCUSING ON HOW THESE INTERACTIONS CAN BE CONTROLLED IN USEFUL WAYS.

HIS GROUNDBREAKING WORK WAS RECOGNIZED IN 2018 WITH HIS SELECTION AS A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY.

SINCE JOINING CU BOULDER IN 2008, PROFESSOR BECKER HAS ALSO PROVEN HIMSELF AMONG THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND VERSATILE EDUCATORS IN THE DEPARTMENT.

HE HAS BEEN NAMED AND I QUOTE A FAVORITE PROFESSOR BY THE PHYSICS HONOR SOCIETY FOUR TIMES AND IS KNOWN AS COMMITTED AS A COMMITTED MENTOR TO GRADUATE STUDENTS.

NOMINATORS ALSO PRAISED THE STEADY LEADERSHIP OF JILA DURING THE PANDEMIC, WHERE HE HELPED TO APPLY SAFETY GUIDELINES WHILE MAINTAINING HIGH RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AND CREATING A CULTURE OF COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY.

HE ALSO HAS PERFORMED NUMEROUS SERVICE AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES, AND COLLEAGUES AND STUDENTS DESCRIBED PROFESSOR BECKER AS HUMBLE, RESPECTFUL, POSITIVE AND VISIONARY.

FOR THESE REASONS AND MORE, I'M PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE ANDREAS BECKER AS A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

ANDREAS, PLEASE JOIN US.

I'M PLEASED FOR HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, THE BOARD, THE PRESIDENT AND THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS FOR THIS RECOGNITION AND THE FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AT CU BOULDER FOR THE NOMINATION. I AM DEEPLY HONORED TO RECEIVE THIS EXCEPTIONAL AWARD.

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE TO THANK WITHOUT WHOM I WOULD NOT BE STANDING HERE, AND FOREMOST I'M THINKING OF MY FAMILY AND OF MY MENTORS, MY PARENTS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME THROUGHOUT MY LIFE. ALTHOUGH THEY THEMSELVES DIDN'T HAVE THE CHANCE TO STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY, THEY PROVIDED ME WITH UNCONDITIONAL MORAL SUPPORT AT EVERY STEP OF MY LIFE AND THAT EVERY STEP OF MY CAREER. I'M THINKING OF MY DAUGHTER AND A WHO MAKES ME ALREADY PROUD WITH HER ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND I'M PROUD OF HER OWN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY MENTORS, FAHADH FAASIL AND KILLIAN CHIN, WHO SHARED WITH ME THE KNOWLEDGE AND FASCINATION FOR THE FIELD OF ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS.

WHEN I RECEIVED THE OFFER TO JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IN 2008, I FELT HONORED AND HUMBLED SINCE THEY PROVIDED ME WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AT ONE OF THE TOP INSTITUTED ATOMIC MONICA AND OPTICAL PHYSICS PADILLA INSTITUTE.

I HAVE KNOWN THE NAME JILA AND THE OUTSTANDING REPUTATION OF THE INSTITUTE SINCE MY TIME AS A GRADUATE STUDENT.

THUS, I CONSIDER MYSELF VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO WORK HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY WITH MANY OF MY RIGHT COLLEAGUES IN THE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS. LET ME ACKNOWLEDGE ONE PAIR OF FELLOWS BY NAME MARGARET MUNENE AND HENRY COCKTAIL, FOR SHARING THEIR IDEAS WITH ME, FOR COLLABORATING WITH ME THROUGH THEIR RESEARCH AND FOR PROMOTING ME THROUGHOUT MY YEARS AT CU BOULDER.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE JILA FELLOWS FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BEING INVOLVED IN THE LEADERSHIP TEAMS OF THE INSTITUTE.

RECENTLY, AS A CHAIR FROM 2020 TO 2021 AND IN THE LEADERSHIP TEAMS OF SEVERAL LARGE GRANTS, I'M HAPPY TO WORK WITH A TEAM OF EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE HERE IN BOULDER, AND I FEEL VERY SUPPORTED BY THE EXIT ADMINISTRATION AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE PANDEMIC. TEACHING PHYSICS CAN BE SHOWING CAN BE DONE BY SHOWING THE STUDENTS AT THE

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BOARD, AT THE BOARD, HOW YOU DO ANOTHER AND SO ON.

I NEVER FELT THAT THIS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND MATERIAL AND THEREFORE GRATEFUL FOR LEARNING SO MUCH ABOUT CREATING AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT DURING A PHYSICS CLASS HERE AT BOULDER.

IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ONE OF THE LEADING GROUPS IN PHYSICS, EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND OUR DEPARTMENT.

I AM CONTINUOUSLY EXPOSED TO NEW CONCEPTS AND TEACHING, WHICH INSPIRES ME TO DEVELOP AND THINK ABOUT MY OWN TEACHING STYLE.

PERSONALLY, I LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE STEVE POLLACK WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH SCHOLAR AND WITH WHOM I HAD THE PLEASURE TO CO-TEACH MANY CLASSES AND DISCUSSING WITH HIM MANY TIMES.

HE'S AN ENDLESS SOURCE OF NEW IDEAS, BUT HE'S ALSO WILLING TO TALK ABOUT MOMENTS WHERE HE HAS FAILED AND WHERE NEW CONCEPTS DIDN'T WORK OUT.

THIS HAS BEEN THIS HAS BEEN, AND IT IS A TRUE INSPIRATION FOR ME TO WORK ON MY TEACHING ABILITIES EVERY DAY, HE ADDS.

YOU BOARD. WITH THE HELP OF SO MANY PEOPLE IN MY LIFE, I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE HIGHER EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING AS AN EXCEPTIONAL GOOD.

IT'S NOW PRIVILEGE TO HELP OUR STUDENTS TO HAVE A TRULY INTELLECTUALLY REWARDING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO FOLLOW THEIR PASSIONS AND INTERESTS.

ONCE AGAIN, LET ME EXPRESS MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE FOR THIS AWARD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IS THAT MY HEARING AIDS OR IS EVERYONE HEARING THAT.

AND. ALL RIGHT, I'LL HAVE EVERYBODY LOOK AT ME FIRST, AND LET'S SEE, PHIL, DO YOU WANT YOUR MASK? OUR NEXT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR IS DIANE MCKNIGHT.

DIANE IS A PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND A FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH IN STAR.

SHE ALSO SERVED PREVIOUSLY AS DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR WATER, EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HERE AT CU BOULDER, AS WELL AS AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION.

AFTER EARNING DEGREES IN ENGINEERING FROM MIT AND SERVING FOR MANY YEARS WITH THE U.S.

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

PROFESSOR MCKNIGHT JOINS CU BOULDER IN 1996.

HER IMPACTFUL RESEARCH HAS TAKEN HER TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

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IT'S MY PLEASURE TO RECOGNIZE DIANE MCKNIGHT AS A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

WELL, GOOD AFTERNOON.

I AM HONORED TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF THE UNIVERSITY, AND I EXTEND TO MY APPRECIATION TO THE REGENTS AND TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR THIS RECOGNITION.

I WANT TO BEGIN BY THANKING MY PARENTS, MY HUSBAND, MY DAUGHTERS AND MY EXTENDED FAMILY AND MY GROUP OF FRIENDS FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE WHILE I GO OFF TO ANTARCTICA IN JANUARY.

I AM INDEBTED TO MANY HERE AT IN STAR.

A DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM, AND I'M ALSO INDEBTED TO A NUMBER OF COLLEAGUES, AS THE CHANCELLOR MENTIONED AT THE AT THE U.S.

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, MANY CONTINUED TO COLLABORATE AND WORK WITH MY STUDENTS WHEN I MOVED FROM THE USGS TO CU, ESPECIALLY IN WORKING ON A VERY IMPORTANT PROBLEM FOR COLORADO ACID MINE DRAINAGE, WHICH MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN AWARE OF.

SO I HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN THE ENVIRONMENT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.

I RODE MY BIKE FROM ONE END OF BRIDGEWATER, RARITAN TOWNSHIP TO THE OTHER ON THE VERY FIRST. SO IT'S EXCITING TO SEE HOW FAR WE HAVE COME HERE, NOT ONLY IN COLORADO, BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD IN ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES, AND I HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS AND DO FIELD STUDIES WITH MY STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES WHILE AT THESE OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATIONS HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

AND IT IS VERY MUCH A TEAM EFFORT.

WE DO EXPERIMENTS WHERE WE CHANGE STREAMS AND COLLECT SAMPLES AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND IT TAKES MANY PEOPLE TO ANALYZE THOSE SAMPLES AND DRIVE FIGURE OUT THE MODELS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'VE LEARNED.

AND SO I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH THIS IMAGE OF A CREW TEAM ON THE RIVER.

MANY OF YOU SEEN THAT INSPIRATIONAL POSTER, AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S LIKE HERE AT CU, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE GREAT ASPECTS OF THIS UNIVERSITY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I SHOULD ALSO MENTION THAT LESLEY AND I GO TO THE SAME PILATES STUDIO.

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REGENT KROLL, OUR NEXT ONE BECAUSE OF TIME WILL BE ON VIRTUAL AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK TO IN PERSON. OK, THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR IS JOSE LUIS JIMENEZ, WHO'S JOINING US VIRTUALLY.

JOSE LUIS IS PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES AND A FELLOW OF SERIES, THE COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES.

HE EARNED HIS PH.D.

IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

PROFESSOR JIMENEZ IS BODY OF RESEARCH IS BOTH EXTENSIVE AND TIMELY.

HIS UNDERSTANDING OF AEROSOL SCIENCE, PARTICULARLY HIS RECENT EMPHASIS ON THE TRANSMISSION OF COVID 19, HAS ALLOWED HIM TO PROVIDE EXPERT ADVICE TO GUIDE OUR CAMPUS AND THE WORLD THAT HE HAS LIKELY SAVED LIVES.

AN INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTOR, PROFESSOR GIMENEZ ROUTINELY USED, USES A FLIPPED CLASSROOM FORMAT AND FOCUSES ON ACTIVE LEARNING, MAKING HIM A POPULAR AND EFFECTIVE TEACHER FOR HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS.

STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS HAVE JOINED PROFESSOR JIMENEZ ON ABOUT 45 MONTH LONG FIELD STUDIES THAT COMBINE RESEARCH AND TEACHING.

JOSE LUIS ALSO HAS AN EXTENSIVE RECORD OF SERVICE, WHICH GREW DRAMATICALLY DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC, HE HAS DEDICATED COUNTLESS HOURS TO SHARING AND EXPLAINING THE SCIENCE BEHIND AIRBORNE VIRAL TRANSMISSION.

HE HAS BRIEFED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTS, CONDUCTED SEVERAL HUNDRED INTERVIEWS IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH, AND INFORMED COUNTLESS OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH TWITTER AND YOUTUBE.

A COURAGEOUS INVESTIGATOR, HE WAS AMONG THE GROUP OF GLOBAL SCIENTISTS WHO PETITIONED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TO ACKNOWLEDGE AEROSPACE AEROSOL SPREAD OF COVID FOR THE FIRST TIME IN JULY OF 2020.

FOR ALL OF THESE REASONS, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO RECOGNIZE JOSE LUIS JIMENEZ AS A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

JOSE LUIS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

OKAY, THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO ON THE BOARD, IT'S A GREAT HONOR TO BE NAMED AS A DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, WHERE I HAVE WORKED FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS NOW.

AND OF COURSE, I WILL NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF MY FAMILY, THE HARD WORK OF MANY MEMBERS OF MY GROUP AND MANY STUDENTS, AND THE SUPPORT FROM SEE YOU THROUGH ALL THESE YEARS FOR WHICH I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.

NOW, I WANTED TO BRIEFLY REFLECT ON A FEW THINGS ABOUT THE PAST AND THE FUTURE.

AND SINCE I HAVE YOUR EAR FOR A FEW MINUTES AND SINCE DIPLOMACY HAS NEVER BEEN MY STRONG SUIT, I WAS GOING TO MAKE SOME SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU COULD DO.

IN 2002, I WAS FINISHING MY POSTDOC AT CALTECH AND CONSIDERING WHAT TO DO.

AND I HAD AN OFFER THAT MIGHT BE IN OTHER PLACES AND NOT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

AT THE END, I DECIDED TO COME HERE AND IT WAS AMEEN.

IT'S A GOOD UNIVERSITY, BUT BOULDER IS REALLY THE WORLD CAPITAL IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND BECAUSE SO MY FIRST SUGGESTION IS THAT CU COULD ACTUALLY TAKE MORE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OF THIS LUCKY FACT THAN IT DOES.

YOU KNOW, MOST OF MY CAREER, I HAVE DONE RESEARCH ON AEROSOLS, WHICH ARE LITTLE BITS OF SOLID OR LIQUID THAT FLOAT IN THE AIR LIKE CIGARET, SMOKE IS THE PROTOTYPICAL AEROSOL.

AND WE HAVE DEVELOPED INSTRUMENTATION AND TAKING IT TO DIFFERENT PLACES.

WE HAVE FLOWN MASS SPECTROMETER, ISOLATE, NORTH POLE AND ANTARCTICA.

AND YOU KNOW, I WILL I WILL GIVE YOU THE DETAILS THAT I WILL HAVE MANY, MANY STORIES TO SHARE WITH.

OBVIOUSLY, WE EVER HAVE THE OCCASION.

BUT I ALSO HAVE A VERY STRONG INTEREST IN TEACHING, AS YOU MENTIONED.

AND I THINK THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WHERE CO2 DOES WELL DOES BETTER THAN OTHER UNIVERSITIES, BUT IT COULD DO BETTER IF IT COULD A LITTLE MORE EFFORT.

AND I THINK A LOT OF A LOT OF PEOPLE AT CU ARE VERY INTERESTED IN TEACHING.

MORE RECENTLY, SINCE THE START OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC, I INDEED JOIN AN ARMY OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS WORKING TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS.

YOU KNOW, EARLY ON, WE WERE TOLD IT WAS THE SURFACES AND THESE DROPLETS ARE FLOATING AROUND. AND NOW WE KNOW IT'S THE OPPOSITE.

THINGS ARE NOT IMPORTANT, AND IT'S ALL THROUGH THE AIR THROUGH THIS INVISIBLE SMOKE THAT

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SOME, SOME PEOPLE EXHALE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, EARLY ON WAS SO CERTAIN THAT THIS WASN'T HAPPENING, THAT IT CALLED IT MISINFORMATION. SO WE SAID THAT THIS WAS MISINFORMATION, AND THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN REALLY A ROLLER COASTER, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE AT THE TIME THEY WERE CALLING IT MISINFORMATION. THE DAY BEFORE I WAS TALKING TO THIS TARGET CHOIR IN WASHINGTON, AND AFTER TALKING TO THEM, IT WAS CLEAR THAT THIS WAS AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION.

AND YET THE NEXT DAY, W.H.O.

CALLED IT MISINFORMATION.

YOU KNOW, SO WE WITH PROFESSOR SHIRLEY MILLER IN ENGINEERING, WE PUBLISHED THAT AND AND IT BECAME VERY CLEAR, EVEN BY THE SUMMER OF 2020, ONCE WE SAW THAT ALL THE INFECTIONS HAPPEN INDOORS, THIS IS AN INDOOR PANDEMIC.

YOU CAN ONLY EXPLAIN THAT IF THE VIRUS IS AIRBORNE.

BUT TO THIS DAY, CDC AND W.H.O.

DON'T SAY IT CLEARLY, AND THEY AVOID THE WORD LIKE THE PLAGUE.

UM, WHICH IS WHICH IS A PROBLEM ANYWAY.

I MEAN, SO FINALLY, W.H.O.

HAS ACCEPTED IT MORE THAN CBC, AND THIS BRINGS US GREAT SATISFACTION, BUT ALSO GREAT SADNESS OF THE MILLIONS OF LIVES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED IF WE HAD APPLIED THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE, WHICH IS TO TREAT THE VIRUS AS AIRBORNE SINCE THE BEGINNING.

NOW, THANKFULLY, SEEING BOULDER WAS MORE RECEPTIVE TO THE SCIENCE THAN W.H.O.

AND WHICH SHELLEY, ESPECIALLY IN MY INPUT.

THEY VERY RAPIDLY ADAPTED THEIR VENTILATION SYSTEMS AND BOUGHT MANY HEPA FILTERS AND DID WHAT THEY HAD TO DO.

AND I THINK TO THIS, TO THIS DAY, THERE HAVE BEEN NO LARGE OUTBREAKS, AND I CREDIT THIS RAPID RESPONSE FOR FOUR FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT.

NOW, SOMETHING ELSE, AS THE CHANCELLOR MENTIONED, I HAVE DONE DURING THE PANDEMIC AND I HAD NEVER DONE BEFORE, THE LARGE SCALE IS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC OUTREACH.

THIS FRUSTRATION WITH W.H.O.

AND WITH CBC AND, YOU KNOW, LED US TO TO GO ON TO TWITTER.

AND I STARTED THE PANDEMIC WITH 300 FOLLOWERS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I'M OF A CERTAIN AGE.

SO THESE TWITTER THINGS ARE A LITTLE WEIRD, A LITTLE CONFUSING.

BUT NOW I HAVE 100000 FOLLOWERS AND I CAN TWEET IN MY SLEEP.

AND, YOU KNOW, SOMEWHAT CLUMSILY, I LEARNED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC AND I DONE HUNDREDS OF INTERVIEWS. AND I THINK FOR I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE SPANISH SPEAKING WORLD WOULD NOT HAVE LEARNED OVER AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION AS QUICKLY IF IT WASN'T FOR ME.

SO, YOU KNOW, THAT'S THAT'S SOMETHING I'M ESPECIALLY PROUD OF.

NOW, VERY BRIEFLY, I WANTED TO REFLECT ON A FEW THINGS FROM FROM THESE EXPERIENCES AND THE LESSONS THEY OFFER US FOR THE FUTURE.

SO THE FIRST ONE IS THE REASON WHY W.H.O.

AND CDC HAVE BEEN SO CLOSED TO THE OBVIOUS EVIDENCE OF AIRBORNE TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN BASICALLY TOO MUCH DISTANCE BETWEEN SCIENTIFIC FIELDS.

THE MEDICAL FIELD THOUGHT THIS WAS A MEDICAL PROBLEM AND THAT PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS LIKE OURSELVES WERE IGNORANT, AND WE HAVE BEEN CALLED OWNERS OF VENTILATION COMPANIES BY THE W.H.O. MISTY SAYING THAT WE WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS STUFF AND JUST WANTED TO SELL THIS STUFF. AND, YOU KNOW, CU HAS GREAT PHYSICAL, SCIENTISTS AND GREAT MEDICAL SCIENTISTS AND NOT ENOUGH CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO, IN MY OPINION.

SO ONE SUGGESTION WILL BE TO CREATE PROGRAMS TO CREATE THOSE CONNECTIONS.

SO IF ANOTHER PANDEMIC OR ANOTHER PROBLEM THAT NEEDS A TRULY MULTIDISCIPLINARY FOCUS APPEARS, WE ARE BETTER READY TO DEAL WITH IT.

NOW, THE SECOND THING I WANTED TO SAY ON THE LAST ONE IS THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS MADE PAINFULLY OBVIOUS HOW PUBLIC POLICY FOLLOWS THE PRIORITIES OF POLITICS AND NOT THOSE OF SCIENCE, AND OFTEN THOSE GO IN ORTHOGONAL DIRECTIONS, YOU KNOW? SO NOW PAINFUL AS THE PANDEMIC HAS BEEN, WE HAVE A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM, WHICH IS CLIMATE CHANGE. I MEAN, IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DO US, AS WE ARE SEEING WITH FIRES, FLOODS AND OTHER THINGS. SEVERE DAMAGE TO OUR SOCIETIES AND LEAD TO THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OR MORE.

THAT THOSE ESTIMATES ARE CREDIBLE AND WE ARE IRREVERSIBLY DAMAGING THE WORLD THAT WE WILL LEAVE TO OUR CHILDREN.

YET OUR GOVERNMENTS OR SOCIETIES HAVE PROVEN UNABLE TO TAKE THE AGGRESSIVE AND FAST ACTION THAT THIS REQUIRES.

SO THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS THAT A LOT OF US CAN DO, BUT I WANTED TO PUBLICLY CALL ON EU TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE, BY DIVESTING ITSELF COMPLETELY FROM FOSSIL FUELS, BY INVESTING AGGRESSIVELY ON INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS IN ALL OF ITS BUILDINGS, AND BY REDUCING ITS OWN USE OF FOSSIL FUELS.

AND ANYWAY, WITH THIS EXERCISE OF DIPLOMACY, I WILL THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOU, FOR THE HONOR.

CONGRATULATIONS PROFESSOR.

CHANCELLOR. OUR NEXT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR IS GIFFORD MILLER, GIFF IS A PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND ALSO PART OF THE INSTITUTE OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH, WHERE HE IS CURRENTLY SERVES, WHERE HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR.

GIF IS A BUFF THROUGH AND THROUGH, HAVING EARNED HIS BACHELORS THROUGH HIS DOCTORATE IN GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES FROM CU BOULDER.

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HE'S A GLOBAL LEADER IN GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE ARCTIC AND HAS COMPLETED EXTENSIVE WORK IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.

COLLEAGUES PRAISE HIS GROUNDBREAKING WORK ON BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADA, WHERE HE HAS TRAVELED FOR FIELD RESEARCH THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE LAST 50 YEARS.

HE HAS BUILT STRONG AND AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE PEOPLE THERE, SO MUCH SO THAT HE IS RECOGNIZED AS HE WALKS THROUGH THE TOWN AND THE PEOPLE HAVE NAMED HIM WHICH TRANSLATES TO THE ONE WHO WALKS.

SO PROFESSOR MILLER HAS AN EQUALLY SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD IN TEACHING AND MENTORING.

ALTHOUGH CLIMATE CHANGE REMAINS A CONTENTIOUS TOPIC, HE HAS MANAGED TO TACKLE THE ISSUE IN A THOUGHTFUL WAY THAT ENCOURAGES CRITICAL THINKING.

FOR THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN HIS CLASSES, GIFF ALSO HAS SERVED THE UNIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP ROLES AT SEVERAL CRITICAL JUNCTURES.

IN THE MID-1980S AS DEPARTMENT CHAIR FOR GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES HE LED THE EFFORT FOR THE BUILDING OF OUR BENSON EARTH SCIENCE BUILDING.

LATER, AS AN ASSOCIATE AND INTERIM DIRECTOR OF INSTAR, HE PLAYED A TREMENDOUS ROLE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SIKH AND SEAL BUILDINGS.

PROFESSOR MILLER IS DESCRIBED BY PEERS AND STUDENTS AS INTUITIVE, EMPOWERING AND A TRUE ROLE MODEL. I'M SO PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE GIFF MILLER AS A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

GIFF.

CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, PRESIDENT SOLOMON AND REGENT, MANY, MANY THANKS TO THE UNIVERSITY FOR THIS EXCEPTIONAL HONOR AND TO THOSE WHO PUT FORWARD MY NOMINATION.

SO I'M A QUATERNARIST, THAT'S AN EARTH SCIENTIST WHO STUDIES THE MOST RECENT PERIOD OF EARTH HISTORY, WHICH TO ME IS THE MOST EXCITING OF ALL.

THIS INCLUDES THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF OUR GENUS HOMO AT THE START OF THE QUATERNARY, AND OUR ANCESTORS WERE FACED WITH SOME OF THE MOST DRAMATIC CLIMATE CHANGES THAT THE EARTH HAS EVER GONE THROUGH.

THE WARM AND COLD CYCLES OF THE LAST ICE AGES PLAUSIBLY ADAPTATIONS AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR HUMANS TO SURVIVE ADAPTING TO THESE.

ICE AGE CYCLES LED TO THE APPEARANCE OF OUR OWN SPECIES SAPIENS NEAR THE END OF THE QUATERNARY. AND THE QUATERNARY INCLUDES THE TRANSITION FROM HUMANS ADAPTING TO CLIMATE TO HUMANS ARE DRIVING CLIMATE CHANGE.

WHAT COULD BE MORE INTERESTING? BECAUSE THE QUATERNARY IS THE MOST RECENT EPISODE OF EARTH HISTORY, QUATERNARY DEPOSITS ARE EVERYWHERE, WHICH OPENS THE GLOBE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF TRACKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS TO ANY PLACE ON THE PLANET.

AND THOSE QUESTIONS HAVE LED ME TO FIELDWORK THROUGHOUT THE NORTH ATLANTIC ARCTIC FROM BAFFIN ISLAND AND THE CANADIAN ARCTIC ACROSS GREENLAND TO ICELAND ACROSS SCANDINAVIA, AND EVEN TO FRANZ JOSEF LAND IN THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC.

BUT OCCASIONALLY I LIKE IT WARM, AND I'VE SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME IN MADAGASCAR IN 25 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA, DOING RESEARCH IN THE IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK NSTAR AND CU BOULDER HAVE BEEN WITH ME THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY.

I'M INDEBTED TO MY FACULTY COLLEAGUES, BOTH IN NSTAR AND GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, AS WELL AS ACROSS THE DEPARTMENTS ON THE CAMPUS.

BUT I'M ESPECIALLY INDEBTED TO TRULY AMAZING GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOCS WHO WORKED WITH ME AND HAVE DONE MOST OF THE HEAVY LIFTING.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CU BOULDER IS EXCELLENT AT IS ATTRACTING SOME OF THE TOP GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE WORLD TO COME OVER AND WORK WITH US.

AND I THINK ONE OF THE GREATEST PLEASURES OF BEING IN THE PROFESSORIAL IS IN WATCHING AND GUIDING ENTHUSIASTIC GREEN YOUNG STUDENTS TO MATURE INTO EXCEPTIONAL SCIENTISTS.

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING ACTIVITIES WE CAN DO.

BUT I'M MOST INDEBTED TO MY FAMILY, MY TWO SONS, LUKE AND OBADIAH, WHO HAVE ACCOMPANIED ME ON MANY FIELD SEASONS, BUT ESPECIALLY MY WIFE, MYRA, WHO WAS HERE WITH ME TODAY.

IT WAS ALLOWED ME TO FOLLOW MY JOY OF FIELD WORK AND WHO WILLINGLY JUST TO GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE, WILLINGLY BROUGHT OUR ONE YEAR OLD SON SOME TIME AGO INTO THE CANADIAN ARCTIC, WHERE THE THIRD WORD HE LEARNED AFTER MAMA AND HOT BECAUSE WE HAD A WOOD STOVE AT THE TIME. THE THIRD WORD WAS HELICOPTER, WHICH WHICH DROPPED US IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, AND FOR A MONTH SHE WASHED DIAPERS AND GLACIER MELTWATER, THOUGH IN WELL OVER 50 FIELD

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SEASONS IN REMOTE LOCALES.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME IS THAT SHE HAS NEVER DOUBTED THAT I'D COME BACK.

SO THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THIS REALLY SPECIAL HONOR, I'M DEEPLY INDEBTED.

THANKS VERY MUCH.

OUR NEXT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR IS HELEN NORTON.

HELEN JOINED THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF LAW IN 2007 AND CURRENTLY HOLDS THE POSITION OF THE IRA C ROTHBERG OR JR.

CHAIR IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

PRIOR TO JOINING CU BOULDER, PROFESSOR NORTON SERVED THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING.

SHE ALSO SERVED AS DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

SHE EARNED HER JURIS DOCTORATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, AND IS A LEADING SCHOLAR OF FIRST AMENDMENT LAW WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON GOVERNMENT SPEECH.

PROFESSOR NORTON'S PIONEERING WORK IN THIS AREA HAS EARNED HER RESPECT AND ADMIRATION OF COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE NATION WHO DESCRIBE HER AS DEDICATED, EXEMPLARY AND HAVING A PIERCING INTELLIGENCE AND EQUALLY GIFTED TEACHER.

PROFESSOR NORTON IS A PRESIDENT'S TEACHING SCHOLAR AND HAS WON THE LAW SCHOOL EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD FIVE TIMES IN THE LAST 12 YEARS, AND TO PROFESSOR NORTON SERVICE IS SECOND NATURE.

SHE HAS SERVED AS ASSOCIATE DEAN, HAS COMPLETED AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF COMMITTEE WORK, TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE, WRITING AMICUS BRIEFS AND GIVING TESTIMONY.

SHE EVEN SERVES AS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, AND DESPITE HER RENOWN AS A SCHOLAR, SHE REMAINS GENEROUS, ATTENTIVE AND ENCOURAGING TO STUDENTS.

ONE NOMINATOR REFERRED TO HER AS A UNICORN, A COMPLETE SCHOLAR, TEACHER COLLEAGUE WHO DOES ALL THE THINGS SUPREMELY WELL.

NOW, I AM PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE HELEN NORTON AS UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR. HELEN.

GOOD AFTERNOON, I THINK I'M NOT ALONE AMONG MY PEERS IN THAT EVERY MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP, I FEEL LUCKY AND NEW TO HAVE THE SORT OF JOB THAT I HAVE TO GET TO WORK IN A COMMUNITY OF FOLKS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO CREATING AND DISSEMINATING KNOWLEDGE.

WHO ARE DEDICATED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES AT THE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS AND WHO ARE DEDICATED TO PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS TO SERVE THOSE COMMUNITIES AS WELL, THAT I FEEL SO LUCKY EVERY MORNING MAKES THIS ASTONISHING AND A LITTLE BIT OF OVERKILL, BUT THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THAT. NOW, NOTHING THAT WE DO, OF COURSE, WE DO ALONE, AND I'M GRATEFUL TO MY PARENTS, TO MY HUSBAND, KENNY, AND I'M GRATEFUL TO THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BECAUSE ONE OF MANY, MANY, MANY WONDERFUL THINGS THAT UNIVERSITIES DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT

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ALONE IN DOING THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO AND DOING THE THINGS THAT WE THINK ARE IMPORTANT. I'M THANKING FOR SURE OF MY COLLEAGUES AT THE LAW SCHOOL, AND I'M ALSO THANKING MY COLLEAGUES ON THE CAMPUS AND THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM WRIT LARGE.

EXCELLENCE INSPIRES EXCELLENCE.

EXCELLENCE MAKES EXCELLENCE HAPPEN.

I, AS A CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER AND SCHOLAR AND TEACHER, I'M INTERESTED IN ISSUES OF JUSTICE. I'M INTERESTED IN ISSUES OF FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY.

I'M INTERESTED IN ISSUES OF DEMOCRACY.

THESE ARE TIMELESS QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS AS OLD AS THE AGES, QUESTIONS WE WILL BE WRESTLING WITH FOR TIME IMMEMORIAL.

IT IS SO GRATIFYING AND HUMBLING.

TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS IN THE COMPANY OF FOLKS WHO ARE SO EXCELLENT, WHO ARE THEMSELVES DEDICATED TO THESE SAME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, WHO ARE DEDICATED TO CHALLENGING EACH OTHER AND OUR THINKING IN OUR COMMUNITIES, IN OUR EVERYDAY BEHAVIOR TO LIVE UP TO THESE IDEALS.

SO THANKS SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE.

WE WILL RETURN AT 2:37.

WE ARE GOING TO RECONVENE HERE.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG ON OUR AGENDA, THE NEXT ITEMS WE HAVE ARE UPDATES FROM OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADERS.

THE FIRST ONE WE HAVE IS STAFF COUNSEL.

[F. 3:00 p.m. GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORTS]

SO I THINK RYAN NOW HOLDS THE ALL TIME WORLD RECORD FOR MOST SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADER UPDATES TO THE BOARD OF REGENT.

YEAH, IT FEELS LIKE IT, ESPECIALLY THROUGH COVID.

IT FEELS LIKE I'VE DONE A HUNDRED IN COVID ALONE.

WELL, THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL AND PRESIDENT SOLOMON REGENT, CHANCELLORS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF YOU AGAIN.

FOR MY REPORT, I WANT TO FIRST UPDATE YOU THAT UCSC MOST RECENTLY MET ON FEBRUARY 7TH.

WE DISCUSSED AN ARRAY OF ITEMS. IT WAS ACTUALLY A HEFTY AGENDA MEETING THAT HAD A NUMBER OF TOPICS THAT WERE OF OF IMPORTANCE TO THE STAFF.

I DO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE CHANCELLORS ON EACH OF THE

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CAMPUSES FOR THE WORK THAT THEY'VE DONE IN REGARDS TO COVID 19 RESPONSE AND KEEPING OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY SAFE AND HEALTHY.

WE KNOW THAT THE DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE AROUND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND SAFETY AND CAMPUS WELLNESS ARE DIFFICULT DECISIONS, AND THOSE DECISIONS WILL INEVITABLY NOT MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WILL CRITIQUE THOSE DECISIONS, AND WE CAN'T IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT IT MUST BE TO WEIGH ALL OF THE FACTORS THAT GO INTO MAKING THOSE DECISIONS WHERE WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNIZE THE EFFORT THAT GOES INTO THAT, AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR LEADING US THROUGH THE PANDEMIC SO FAR IN THE HOPES THAT IT WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME AN ENDEMIC AND THEN BEYOND THAT.

REGARDING THE MARSHALL FIRE, I'M GOING TO READ DIRECTLY FROM MY REPORT ON THIS ONE.

SO ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF ON ALL OF THE ALL FOUR CAMPUSES IN THE SYSTEM OFFICE, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSE IMPACTED BY THESE TRAGIC EVENTS.

STAFF AT SIU ARE EAGER TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED, AND THE BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION SHOULD VIEW UCSC AS A PARTNER WHERE APPROPRIATE FOR GETTING PEOPLE CONNECTED TO RESOURCES THAT CAN SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

WHERE OUR ASSISTANCE WOULD BE USEFUL, WE REMAIN EAGER TO LEND A HAND.

OUR THOUGHTS ARE THOSE WITH OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE WHO ARE IMPACTED.

SO MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON MY REPORT IS A RECENT MEETING WITH PRESIDENT SOLOMON AS VP DENNINGER AND AVP O'HALLORAN.

WE RECENTLY MET TO DISCUSS A HANDFUL OF ITEMS OF WHICH INCLUDED UNIVERSITY STAFF AND CLASSIFIED STAFF ATTITUDES AND MORALE.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THE MARSHALL FIRE, THE STATE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AND UPDATES THAT PERTAIN TO THE STATE BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR Q AND THEN SYSTEM LEVEL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, INCLUDING THE DIVERSITY SEARCH IN THE STILL VACANT AIR VP THAT KATHY VACATED RECENTLY. AS ALWAYS, WE FEEL VERY FORTUNATE.

WE FEEL FORTUNATE FOR THIS PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING DISCUSSION ON ITEMS THAT ARE OF IMPORTANCE TO THE STAFF.

OH, REGARDING THE SEARCH FOR SEEDS NEXT, PRESIDENT UCSC AT OUR MEETING AT AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING RECENTLY HAD A CHANCE TO MEET IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CHAIRS FROM ALL FOUR CAMPUSES AND THE SYSTEM OFFICE, WITH THE TWO STAFF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE INPUT AND FEEDBACK AND PERSPECTIVE, UNDERSTANDING THAT CONFIDENTIALITY PREVENTS THEM FROM SHARING MUCH INFORMATION WITH US.

WE DID PROVIDE THEM PERSPECTIVE AND INPUT AND FEEDBACK FROM WHAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THE STAFF ON EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SUPPORT THOSE TOO.

REPRESENTATIVES FOR STAFF ACROSS THE SYSTEM ON THIS IMPORTANT SEARCH.

I WANT TO ALSO TAKE A MOMENT TO UPDATE YOU ON A FEW CHANGES TO UCSC THAT WILL HAPPEN LATER THIS YEAR. SO MY FIRST YEAR OF MY SECOND TERM CONCLUDES AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND I HAVE DECIDED TO STEP ASIDE TO ALLOW ANOTHER MEMBER OF OUR COMMITTEE OR OUR COUNCIL TO TRY TO TAKE THE REINS OF STAFF COUNSEL AND STEP UP TO THIS IMPORTANT ROLE, AND LIKEWISE, TARA DRESSLER, WHOSE TERM IS UP AT THIS.

THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR REELECTION EITHER, SO THE ENTIRE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS UP FOR ELECTION.

THIS GO AROUND AND I WANTED TO MAKE Y'ALL AWARE, AS I DO TECHNICALLY HAVE ANOTHER YEAR.

THE NEXT ITEM, THE CWC SURVEY STAFF INTEREST ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES IS MOUNTING ON INFORMATION ABOUT THE CWC SURVEY.

THERE'S AN INTEREST IN THIS SURVEY BECAUSE THERE'S A HOPE THAT INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN WILL ALLOW STAFF GOVERNANCE ON EACH OF THE CAMPUSES TO BETTER INFORM THEIR SHARED GOVERNANCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND HELP US KIND OF ATTUNE TO WHAT WE'RE ADVOCATING WITH THE ADMINISTRATION AND HOW WE'RE PARTNERING WITH THE ADMINISTRATION.

THE LAST TWO ITEMS, THE FIRST OF THE LAST TWO IS CHILDCARE AND ELDERCARE, AND I'LL READ SOME OF WHAT I'VE WRITTEN DIRECTLY FROM MY REPORT.

SO CHILDCARE AND ELDER CARE ARE TOPICS THAT HAVE CONTINUED TO SURFACE AT STAFF COUNSEL ON ON EACH OF THE CAMPUSES AND ALBEIT WITH GROWING REGULARITY AND FREQUENCY.

STAFF WITH PARENTAL CARE AND CHILDCARE RESPONSIBILITIES AWAY FROM WORK ARE, IN SOME CASES FINDING IT CHALLENGING TO BALANCE THE DEPENDENT NEEDS, WITH JOB DEMANDS MADE WORSE BY

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RIPPLE EFFECTS FROM THE GREAT RESIGNATION, WHICH HAS LEFT MANY HIRING UNITS OR PLACES ON CAMPUS EITHER SHORT-STAFFED OR WITH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CURRENTLY WORKING THERE HAVING TO TRAIN NEW HIRES AND TAKE ON ADDITIONAL WORK WHILE WE RAMP UP NEW EMPLOYEES.

GIVEN THE URGENCY OF THIS ISSUE ON OUR COLLEAGUES WITH INCREASINGLY SIGNIFICANT DEMANDS AT HOME, WE'RE ADDING CHILD CARE AND ELDER CARE TO THE LIST OF INITIATIVES THAT UCSC WILL SPEND TIME AND ATTENTION ON.

SOME CAMPUS COUNCILS ARE ALREADY WORKING ON GATHERING DATA, COLLECTING SOME RESEARCH SEEING WHAT OTHER INSTITUTIONS ARE DOING AND PUTTING TOGETHER INFORMATION THAT'LL BE SHARED WITH UCSC AND LIKELY WITH ADMINISTRATION ON SOME OF THE COUNCILS OR ON THE CAMPUSES. I KNOW BOULDER IS WORKING ON ONE OF THOSE RIGHT NOW AS WE GET RECOMMENDATIONS AND AS UCSC WORKS THROUGH THOSE, WE'LL BE BRINGING THOSE TO ADMINISTRATION AND THE BOARD AS WELL.

AND LASTLY, REGENT KROLL, THIS ONE'S JUST FOR YOU.

THE EMPLOYEE TUITION BENEFIT, YOU KNEW I WAS GOING TO ASK ABOUT IT.

I HAD A HUNCH.

SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE TALKED MORE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE TUITION BENEFIT, BOTH AT THE REGULAR COUNCIL AS WELL AS OUR POLICY AND LEGISLATION COMMITTEE DUG INTO THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE.

AND I'LL FIRST START BY TALKING ABOUT VERY BRIEFLY THE RECENT CHANGES.

I THINK I'VE REITERATED IN THE PAST, AND I'LL REITERATE AGAIN THAT THE RECENT CHANGES THAT ALLOW GRADUATE STUDENTS TO ENROLL A WEEK BEFORE THE TERM START HAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE TALKED TO, THAT NUMBER IS LIMITED, BUT IT'S OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT STILL NEED TO HAPPEN, I KNOW THAT THE DISCUSSION AROUND THE TUITION BENEFIT IS AKIN TO A JOURNEY AND NOT SO MUCH A DESTINATION WE DON'T ARRIVE SORT OF AT. NOW THIS IS DONE, BUT RATHER WE'VE REACHED AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE WITH THOSE CHANGES TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM.

IN THE FUTURE, WE'RE GOING TO PUSH FOR ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE A LOOK AT POSSIBLY SUPPORTING STAFF MEMBERS WHO MAYBE DON'T WANT TO PURSUE GRADUATE DEGREES OR BACHELOR'S DEGREES, BUT RATHER ATTEND TRADE SCHOOL, WHO MAYBE ARE IN THE TRADES OR ATTEND A SEMINAR TO OBTAIN A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE RELATED TO THEIR FIELD.

THOSE ARE WAYS THAT THIS CAN FURTHER BE EXPANDED TO SUPPORT STAFF.

IT WOULD ALSO BENEFIT A LARGE NUMBER OF STAFF TO INCREASE ACCESS TO THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS BY SIMILARLY ALLOWING A LITTLE BIT OF AN ENROLLMENT, STAFF TO ENROLL A LITTLE BIT SOONER IN THAT PROGRAM, BUT WE DO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A NON-CASH BENEFIT AND TO MAKE SOME OF THESE CHANGES, WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS AS MORE OF A CASH BENEFIT AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE OR AT LEAST A MIX.

SO WE'RE AWARE OF ALL OF THE CHALLENGES AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO LOOK INTO SOME OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AND WE'LL BRING THAT TO THE BOARD AND THE ADMINISTRATION AS THOSE BEGIN TO FIRM UP WITH WHAT OUR PEERS ARE DOING AND WHAT OTHER INSTITUTIONS ARE DOING, AND THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

QUESTIONS? SO WE'LL GO REGENT SPIEGEL AND THEN REGENT GALLEGOS.

GREAT, THANK YOU, TARA KROLL, AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU, RYAN AND STAFF COUNSEL, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME IS PARTICIPATION FROM THE STAFF IN THE SURVEY AND REALLY JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, THANK AND COMMEND YOU AND EVERYONE IN STAFF COUNSEL FOR REALLY MAKING SURE YOU GOT THAT REALLY HIGH PARTICIPATION RATE AND ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT'S PUT TO GOOD USE TO REALLY FEEL LIKE, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO WITH THAT? WHAT KIND OF ACTIONS NEED TO BE TAKEN? SO I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR HARD WORK AND EVERYONE ON STAFF COUNSEL AND ALL OF THE STAFF WERE PARTICIPATING THERE.

SO THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT, AND I'LL ADD THAT THE CAMPUS COUNCIL HAS HAD A BIG ROLE IN PUSHING THAT OUT ON THE CAMPUS.

FIRST, STAFF INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION.

YEAH, JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

YOU TALKED ABOUT CHILD CARE AND ELDER CARE.

TALK ABOUT ELDER CARE.

I AM NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY THAT.

SURE. STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS.

IT'S AKIN TO HAVING YET SORT OF DEPENDENTS THAT REENTER THEIR LIVES AND TAKE TIME AWAY FROM WHAT THEY MAY LIKE.

IT ADDS TO THEIR HOME RESPONSIBILITIES AND CAN CONFLICT CONFLICT WITH SOME OF THEIR JOB DEMANDS NEEDING TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS WHERE THEY CAN'T AFFORD NURSING HOME, OR ANY TYPE OF AT HOME CARE, WHICH ARE OFTEN EXPENSIVE? SO THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, I DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF CONCRETE SOLUTIONS AT THIS MOMENT, BUT IT IS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO START DIGGING AT AND SEEING IF OUR PEERS ARE DOING ANYTHING, AND SO, SO YOU THINK THAT HAS BECOME A NEED AS WELL AS SOMETHING THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HEARING FROM THE STAFF ON MANY OF OUR CAMPUSES, AND IT'S SORT OF BECOME A CHORUS THAT'S GROWING, WHICH IS WHY WE'RE BEGINNING TO LOOK INTO IT.

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PART OF UCSC LOOK INTO IT IS ALSO HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES THIS REALLY IMPACT BOTH ON THE CHILD AND ELDER CARE? IF WE LUMP THEM TOGETHER AND SEE IF THERE'S A SOLUTION THAT ADDRESSES BOTH, THEN IT MAKES ELDER CARE SOMETHING THAT'S LESS OF A POPULATION THAT'S REALLY A SUBSET OF A GROUP AND SOMETHING THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO INCLUDE IN A SOLUTION FOR CHILD CARE.

I APPRECIATE YOU SHARING THAT.

I WOULDN'T HAVE THOUGHT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A FACTOR, BUT THAT'S WHY I'M GLAD THAT YOU SHARED THAT. THE OTHER THING YOU WERE, YOU TALKED ABOUT BEING SPREAD THIN, PEOPLE DOING LOTS OF DIFFERENT POSITIONS WHILE YOU'RE TRAINING WORKERS.

I GUESS MY QUESTION HAS TO BE WITH IS HIRING MORE WHETHER THE NUMBERS COMING IN? CAN YOU REPEAT THAT LAST PART? ARE THERE ARE THERE ENOUGH WORKERS COMING IN TO TRAIN? I WOULD HESITATE TO ANSWER THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF DATA BECAUSE ANYTHING THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE WOULD BE ANECDOTAL, WHETHER IT'S THINGS THAT WE'VE HEARD.

I DO KNOW THAT EVERY REPRESENTATIVE I'VE TALKED TO ON THIS TOPIC HAS REPORTED ANECDOTALLY THAT MANY DEPARTMENTS THAT THEY EITHER WORK DIRECTLY WITH OR THAT THEY SUPPORT ARE EXPERIENCING EITHER HIGHER TURNOVER OR DIFFICULTIES IN RECRUITING.

THANKS. AND AS REGENT KROLL SAID, YOU HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AT THE MIC UP THERE AND YOU HAVE A COUPLE MORE REPORTS TO GIVE, BUT BY THE TIME YOU LEAVE, PROBABLY PEOPLE AROUND THIS TABLE WON'T NOT KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME YET.

IT'S TRUE. IT'S TRUE.

IT'S UNTISZ.

I ALWAYS SAY TAKE OFF THE Z AND THEN SAY IT HOW IT LOOKS.

APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO.

THANKS. THANKS.

REGENT GALLEGOS. YEAH, PRESIDENT SALMAN.

THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD PARTNER.

CHRIS, YOU TOO, AND MARY'S NOT HERE, BUT SHE, HER ALSO, IT'S REALLY BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH THE THREE OF YOU AND YOU KNOW, WE TALKED TO EACH OTHER PRETTY REGULARLY AND YOU ALL YOUR YOUR ADVICE ABOUT HOW WE CAN CONNECT BETTER WITH WITH STAFF AND STUDENTS AND FACULTY. I'M VERY GRATEFUL, AND THEN AND YOU BRING REAL ISSUES.

YOU JUST SUMMARIZE THEM TO THE TABLE AND WE WORK HARD TO ADDRESS THEM AND SOME WE SOME WE GET WE WE CAN ADDRESS MORE QUICKLY THAN OTHERS, BUT I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU.

YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD PARTNER AND WE APPRECIATE IT.

SO THANKS TO ALL THREE OF YOU.

WELL, THANK YOU, AND THANKS TO YOU AS WELL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP.

SO REGENT RENNISON COMMUNICATED, SO SHE WANTED ME TO MENTION THAT I THINK WE ACTUALLY DO HAVE THE UNDERGRADUATE STAFF TUITION BENEFIT CAPACITY FOR SO STUDENTS USING THE STAFF TUITION BENEFIT.

STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE STUDENTS USING THAT BENEFIT CAN ACTUALLY REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

EVERYWHERE, EXCEPT FOR DENVER RIGHT NOW, IS THE UNDERSTANDING, SO WE LOOK TO THE DENVER CAMPUS AS THE LAST HOLDOUT ON THIS POLICY CHANGE TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD, AND WE HOPE WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION.

WE UNDERSTAND THE FACTORS THAT GO INTO IT AND ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT OFTENTIMES EMPLOYEES WILL GO TO DENVER AND SPECIFICALLY WE KNOW THEIR BUSINESS SCHOOL TAKES ON THE HEFTIEST LOAD OF EMPLOYEE TUITION BENEFIT USES FOR CREDITS.

SO WE'RE AWARE OF SORT OF THE CHALLENGES AND THE PRESSURES THAT PUTS ON THE BUSINESS SCHOOL IN DENVER.

SO WE'RE SENSITIVE TO THAT.

YEAH, THEY THEY PUT UP WITH ME FOR FOUR YEARS.

ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. UNTISZ? OK.

THANK YOU, RYAN. THANK YOU.

NEXT, WE HAVE JOINING US VIRTUALLY, FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR PROFESSOR COUSINS REED.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL REGENT, CHANCELLORS, FOR ALLOWING ME TO JOIN YOU FROM THE JOY OF QUARANTINE TODAY, AND I JUST WANT TO ECHO WHAT PRESIDENT SOLOMON SAID ABOUT HOW BENEFICIAL THIS SHARED GOVERNANCE RELATIONSHIP IS.

I'VE REALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH WITH EVERYONE IN MY SHORT TIME AS FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR.

SO FACULTY COUNCIL HAS BEEN BUSY SINCE THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU.

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES AND INITIATIVES, AND I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A FEW OF THOSE, BUT AS RYAN SAID, WE'VE ALSO BEEN VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE MARSHALL FIRE AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS THE SYSTEM IS MAKING AND ESPECIALLY THE BOULDER CAMPUS IS MAKING TO SUPPORT OUR COLLEAGUES WHO'VE BEEN IMPACTED BY THAT.

WE PERSONALLY ARE ALSO REACHING OUT TO OUR COLLEAGUES TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND HOW WE CAN SUPPORT, AND I HAVE AN ECHO IN THE BACKGROUND, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY.

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HANG ON, WE DON'T HAVE THAT SO WE CAN HEAR YOU FINE.

OK? AMBER SAID THERE WAS AN ECHO, OK AND ALSO ON A SIMILAR VEIN OF GRATITUDE.

FACULTY ON ALL THE CAMPUSES ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE RECENT.

COMPENSATION INCREASES THAT THE BOARD AND THE CHANCELLORS PUT TOGETHER AT A TIME OF CONSIDERABLE FISCAL UNCERTAINTY.

FACULTY REMAIN DOGGEDLY COMMITTED TO WORKING TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS IN EVERY WAY WE CAN TO CREATE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE FOR THEM IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN THE LAB, AND ALSO FROM A CLINICAL STANDPOINT.

AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT THIS WAS NOT AN EASY THING TO DO.

IT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ALL FACULTY ON ALL THE CAMPUSES, PARTICULARLY ATTENTION TO IRC FACULTY. SO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE FACULTY ACROSS THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES FOR YOUR SUPPORT. IT REALLY MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO US ALL.

ANOTHER. I'M SORRY.

WHEN YOU MENTIONED IRC FACULTY, INSTRUCTIONAL RANK FACULTY, SO NON TENURE TRACK FACULTY WERE ALSO POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY THAT INCREASE, WHICH IS A REALLY BIG DEAL.

SORRY ABOUT THAT, AND ANOTHER MAJOR FOCUS FACULTY COUNCIL IS WORKING ON IS TRYING TO BE MORE COLLABORATIVE WITHIN OUR COMMITTEES AND ALSO ACROSS THE CAMPUSES, AND A COMPONENT OF THAT IS THINKING ABOUT REIMAGINING WHAT HAS BEEN THE ANNUAL WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM.

THE WOMEN'S SYMPOSIUM WAS TRADITIONALLY SUPPORTED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON WOMEN, BUT IN RECENT YEARS, THE VIABILITY OF THAT MODEL HAS NOT BEEN SUSTAINABLE, AND THERE'S A GREAT INTEREST IN FACULTY COUNCIL INTO EXPANDING PARTICIPATION IN THAT SYMPOSIUM AND REIMAGINING IT.

SO WHAT WE'RE CONSIDERING DOING AND WE'RE THINKING ABOUT ROLLING THIS OUT FOR A FALL SYMPOSIUM DATE, IS DEVELOPING A SYMPOSIUM THAT FOCUSES ON SHARED GOVERNANCE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARED GOVERNANCE NOT ONLY TO FACULTY BUT TO STAFF, STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS. JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT THAT MODEL IS FOR HOW AND ALSO HOPING TO ENGAGE MORE FACULTY IN THE WORK OF SHARED GOVERNANCE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF US WHO'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME, BUT SHOWING THE VALUE AND IMPACT OF IT IS VERY IMPORTANT, SO WE'LL BE UPDATING YOU ON THAT AS WE FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, EXCITED ABOUT TRYING TO BRING MORE FACULTY INTO THE PROCESS OF SHARED GOVERNANCE ACROSS THE SYSTEM.

NOT SURPRISINGLY, THERE ARE ONGOING DISCUSSIONS AMONG FACULTY ON ALL OUR CAMPUSES ABOUT THE CONTINUING IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON STUDENTS AND THE PERSISTENT INCREASE IN MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES AFFECTING NOT ONLY STUDENTS BUT ALSO FACULTY AND STAFF.

IN OUR LAST MEETING, PRESIDENT SOLOMON JOINED US TO PROVIDE SOME UPDATES ABOUT PROGRESS ON THE STRATEGIC PLAN, AND ONE OF THE MAJOR QUESTIONS FACULTY COUNCIL HAD ABOUT THAT WAS ABOUT THE COMPONENT OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOCUSED ON INCREASING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN FACULTY STAND READY TO SUPPORT THAT WORK IN ANY POSSIBLE WAY AND AGAIN COMMEND THE BOARD FOR IDENTIFYING THIS AS A REALLY CRITICAL NEED, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR STUDENTS WHO CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE.

ALSO JUST WANT TO WELCOME OFFICIALLY MARIA LEWIS, WHO IS OUR NEW ADMINISTRATOR FOR FACULTY COUNCIL, SHE IS ALSO A STUDENT ON THE DENVER CAMPUS AND THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. SO SHE'S BEEN WORKING WITH US AND WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE HER, AND THE LAST THING I'LL MENTION IS THAT UNFORTUNATELY, FACULTY COUNCIL AND ITS COMMITTEES ARE CONTINUING TO MEET VIRTUALLY, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING, AT LEAST FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE SPRING SEMESTER.

AT OUR LAST MEETING, WE DECIDED TO POSTPONE AN IN-PERSON RETREAT WE HAD PLANNED FOR LATER THIS MONTH BECAUSE OF CONCERNS ABOUT OMICRON, AND WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING THAT HOPEFULLY FOR LATER IN THE SEMESTER.

WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO WORK ON, BUT THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST WAY TO DO HEAVY LIFTING AROUND THINGS LIKE MISSION AND FOCUS AND THAT SORT OF THING.

SO WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE HAD TO DELAY THAT AGAIN.

THAT'S WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY, THERE'S A LITTLE MORE DETAIL IN THE REPORT THAT I SUBMITTED. I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND I AGAIN THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN YOU TODAY. ANY QUESTIONS FOR PROFESSOR REED? SEEING NONE, WE THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MAKING YOURSELF AVAILABLE AND HOPE THAT YOUR QUARANTINE IS A SHORT ONE AND ONE THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE SYMPTOMS. SO THANK YOU.

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STAY WELL, EVERYBODY.

ALL RIGHT, OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS GOING TO BE THE INTER CAMPUS STUDENT FORUM UPDATE FROM THE ONE AND ONLY CHRIS HILTON.

MR. HILTON? THANK YOU, CHAIR, VICE CHAIR SHARKEY, PRESIDENT SOLOMON REGENT, CHANCELLORS.

ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THIS MOMENT TO UPDATE YOU ON STUDENT PRIORITIES ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

RIGHT NOW, THERE'S ABOUT THREE MAJOR THINGS THAT ARE SHARED FOCUSES ON ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

DI EFFORTS TO CHANGE OR ADJUST WHAT HOLIDAYS ARE DESIGNATED ARE BEING WORKED ON AT MOST OF THE CAMPUSES. THIS ACTUALLY STARTED AS AN INITIATIVE WITH OUR GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT HERE AT CU BOULDER, CU DENVER PASSED A SIMILAR RESOLUTION AND THEN ICSD PASSED A RESOLUTION. I KNOW IN TERMS OF THE CU DENVER CAMPUS, WE'RE ALREADY WORKING WITH ADMINISTRATION FACULTY STAFF TO REALLY EVALUATE AND THINK OF SOME INNOVATIVE WAYS WHERE WE CAN MAKE HOLIDAYS REFLECT THE DIVERSITY OF OUR STUDENTS AND HONOR EACH OF THEIR TRADITIONS. THE NEXT THING THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS FORMALIZING ICSF, UNLIKE SOME OF THE OTHER SHARED GOVERNANCE ROLES, WE EXIST IN OUR ROLE FOR A YEAR, AND IT'S ALMOST A YEAR, SO WE'RE WORKING TO FORMALIZE A FEW THINGS.

SO THAT WAY, WHEN COLORADO SPRINGS TAKES THE ROLE NEXT YEAR, THEY'RE EMPOWERED WITH EVERYTHING WE'VE WORKED ON THIS YEAR AND DON'T HAVE TO MISS A BEAT.

THE LAST THING WE'RE WORKING ON IS ACTUALLY BEEN INSPIRED BY PRESIDENT SOLOMON, AND IT'S WORKING WITH OUR STATE LEGISLATORS TO INCREASE FUNDING TOWARDS OUR HIGHER ED, SPECIFICALLY THE R-1, R-2 INSTITUTES, WHICH ALL OF US ARE ON.

WHAT IS THE DATE, FEBRUARY 17TH, CSU ACTUALLY HAS A LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY DAY AT THE CAPITAL AND I'LL BE HEADING UP AN AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESS ADVOCACY MEETINGS WITH VARIOUS STATE LEGISLATORS AND WORKING WITH STUDENT GOVERNMENT, NOT JUST INSIDE CU SYSTEM, BUT ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT SOLOMON HAD STARTED AT THE PRESIDENT LEVEL AND WE DECIDED TO CARRY IT FORWARD.

THE OTHER ISSUES WE'LL BE FOCUSING ON THAT DAY WILL BE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AROUND DIVERSITY AND LGBTQ.

NEXT STEP WOULD BE JUST CAMPUS UPDATES.

CU BOULDER, ON THEIR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT, IS FOCUSING ON A COUPLE OF DI EFFORTS. THE FIRST ONE IS THEY'RE PARTICIPATING IN A CAMPUS WIDE DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM. CURRENTLY, CU BOULDER LACKS ONE, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THEY REALLY WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT AND BUILD OUT.

THEY'RE ALSO WORKING ON AMENDMENTS TO THEIR CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW MORE POSITIONS INSIDE THEIR STUDENT GOVERNMENT IN HOPES OF INCREASING DIVERSITY AS WE MOVE INTO THE NEXT YEARS.

THEY ARE ALSO WORKING AND PARTNERING WITH THE FACULTY SENATE TO CREATE RESOURCE POINTS, INCLUDING IN CANVAS, THAT WOULD HELP STUDENTS GET ACCESS TO BASIC NEEDS.

I REALLY WANTED TO CHAMPION THAT.

I THINK THAT'S AN AMAZING THING THAT THEIR STUDENT GOVERNMENTS WORKING ON, ESPECIALLY MAKING THAT SO ACCESSIBLE INSIDE CANVAS, WHERE WE LITERALLY SPEND OUR ENTIRE DAY IN ON THE GRADUATE SIDE.

THERE HAS BEEN AN ACHIEVEMENT IN REVOKING THE MANDATORY GRADUATE STUDENT FEES FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE AT 50 PERCENT RA OR TA POSITIONS.

THAT'S A HUGE DEAL. WE HEAR FROM EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS THAT ALL THE CAMPUSES THOSE FEES CAN REALLY IMPACT THE LIVELIHOOD OF A STUDENT DURING THE SEMESTER, SO I WANT TO COMMEND MACKENZIE AND HER TEAM ON WORKING FOR THAT.

IN TERMS OF THE MARSHALL FIRE, WE HAVE A COUPLE UPDATES.

THE GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MOVED 10K FROM THEIR DISCRETIONARY FUNDS INTO RELIEF FUNDS TO HELP GRADUATE STUDENTS THAT WERE IN THE NEED OF RESOURCES, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF JUST GETTING THINGS FOR CLASSES.

ON THE UNDERGRADUATE SIDE, WE HAVE THEM CREATING PARTNERSHIPS TO HELP VOLUNTEER FOR LONG TERM SOLUTIONS.

I REALLY THINK THAT'S AMAZING, BECAUSE THERE'S ALWAYS A RUSH TO, YOU KNOW, FUNDRAISE AND DO THINGS RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO THINK OF THIS IN TERMS OF HOW CAN WE WORK OVER THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO AS WE HELP BRING TOGETHER THIS COMMUNITY AND FOCUS ON ALL THE DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE IN TERMS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, UCCS HAD A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT START THAN THE OTHER CAMPUSES AND THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE A REMOTE START DURING THAT, WHICH LEFT A FEW STUDENTS FEELING ANXIOUS.

HOWEVER, THEY'VE MAINTAINED SUCH A LOW LEVEL OF TRANSMISSION THAT MOST STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THAT AND FEEL REALLY COMFORTABLE AT THIS POINT, WHICH IS A WONDERFUL THING TO HEAR. THERE ARE A COUPLE OTHER THINGS AROUND COVID, WHERE.

UNNECESSARY OR.

WHAT IS THE TECHNICAL TERM IN ESSENTIAL MEETINGS, AS IN CLUB MEETINGS, STUDENT GOVERNMENT STUFF LIKE THAT MUST REMAIN REMOTE AT THIS TIME, AND THAT IS REALLY DECREASED A LOT OF

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THEIR ENGAGEMENT ON THEIR CAMPUS.

THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO. HOPEFULLY THAT POLICY BEING CHANGED OVER THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO AS MORE SCIENCE COMES OUT, AND I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT BEING IN PERSON.

REALLY IS A JOY FOR ALL OF US WHO ARE STUDENTS.

MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS, THOUGH, THERE WAS A SELECTION OF THEIR PROVOST AND FROM STUDENTS AND THE STUDENT LEADERS, THEY'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THIS PERSON WILL BRING TO THE CAMPUS. ON THE CU DENVER SIDE, WE ARE WORKING ON A FEW THINGS, WE HAVE SEVERAL SURVEYS THAT WE WORKED ON ALL SEMESTER THAT HAVE ENDED, AND THEY REALLY BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT OUR STUDENTS AT OUR CAMPUS ARE REALLY WANTING MORE RESOURCES TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THEN MORE RESOURCES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY ACCESS.

THE PANDEMIC REALLY CREATED THIS STRATIFICATION IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY HAD ACCESS TO AND HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR EDUCATION, ESPECIALLY WITH SO MANY OF OUR STUDENTS BEING FIRST GEN, AND YOU ARE ANOTHER THING THAT WILL BE WORKING ON IS WE HAVE TWO PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE'VE STARTED.

ONE WITH NEW ERA COLORADO TO HELP ENGAGE OUR STUDENT VOTERS.

WE HAVE A VERY, VERY HIGH STUDENT VOTER RATE AT EVERY CAMPUS, BUT WE WANT TO TAKE THAT INTO THE COMMUNITIES THAT SURROUND DENVER, THE COMMUNITIES WE ALL COME FROM AND HELP INCREASE THAT. THE OTHER ONE WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IS WITH THE FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES, AND THAT'S TO HELP INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF DONATIONS THAT WOULD BE COMING INTO OUR CAMPUS PANTRY.

THE LAST THING WE'RE REALLY WORKING ON IS WITH THE FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION ON THE HOLIDAYS. THE TWO BIG THINGS BEING DI ASPECT OF THOSE HOLIDAYS AND ALSO RE-IMAGINING WHAT NEXT? WELL, WHAT FALL SEMESTER LOOKS LIKE SEVERAL STUDENTS BY SEVERAL, I MEAN ABOUT SIX HUNDRED STUDENTS FROM OUR RECENT SURVEY MENTIONED THE FACT THAT OUR HOLIDAY BEING SO LATE IN THE SEMESTER RESULTS IN A MAJOR DRAIN IN TERMS OF MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS.

IF YOU LOOK AT ALSO DWFS, THERE'S A HIGHER UPTICK TO THEM RIGHT BEFORE THAT HOLIDAY TAKES PLACE, SO WE KNOW WE NEED TO BE WORKING TO SEE WHAT OTHER TYPE OF BREAK, WHATEVER REPRIEVE WE CAN MAKE TO OUR STUDENTS, AND THERE'S A LOT OF INTEREST FROM FACULTY ON TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING THAT CAN MAKE SURE STUDENTS SUCCEED.

THAT'S ALL THE MAJOR UPDATES.

ANY QUESTIONS? AND QUESTIONS FOR MR. HILTON? REGENT CHAVEZ? I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT THE PROGRAM THAT YOU STARTED GOING DOWN TO THE CAPITAL, I THINK THAT'S A WONDERFUL IDEA, ESPECIALLY IN COORDINATION WITH CU.

US AND PRESIDENT SOLOMON, BUT TO HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS IS WHAT WHO THEY SHOULD BE HEARING FROM, SO THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

YEAH. I MEAN, REALLY, IT CAME FROM A LOT OF OUR LEADERS.

I MEAN, PRESIDENT SOLOMON HAD BROUGHT MYSELF TO MEET WITH THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AND THEN DR. BERTONI, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER ED, HAD REALLY BEEN ENCOURAGING US TO BE MORE ACTIVE, AND THEN MYSELF AND THE CSU STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT STARTED TALKING AND REALLY EXPANDED IT TO BEING LIKE, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT MATTERS TO US.

ACCESSIBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY OF OUR SCHOOLS REALLY DOES.

FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. HILTON? WELL, I JUST WANT TO ASK IF THE TOPIC OF HOUSING IS ON ANYONE'S RADAR.

STUDENT HOUSING.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THAT'S SOMETHING YOU ALL ARE LOOKING AT, OR IS THAT? SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE'VE DECIDED TO ADDRESS SPECIFICALLY AT THE DENVER CAMPUS.

IT'S SOMETHING WE DWELL IN.

WE UNDERSTAND VERY MUCH THE AFFORDABILITY OF OUR CITY.

I LIVE DIRECTLY DOWNTOWN AND IT'S INSANE.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP AT TWO PREVIOUS MEETINGS, SPECIFICALLY COMING FROM OUR COLORADO SPRINGS PRESIDENT. KROLL SAID THAT SEVERAL STUDENTS HAVE BROUGHT IT UP TO HER.

I THINK SPECIFICALLY WHEN IT COMES TO DENVER AND BOULDER, THE COST OF LIVING IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE, UNFORTUNATELY, DECIDED TO ADJUST TO SO HEAVILY THAT WE DON'T THINK ABOUT IT AS MUCH AS WE DO. WELL, I WANT THE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE APPROVING OR CONSIDERING A MASTER PLAN PLAN, MASTER PLAN TOMORROW OR DURING THE FINANCE SECTION OR ACTUALLY LATER TODAY.

YOU KNOW, THE HOUSING PIECE IS DIRECTLY TIED TO THE ACCESSIBILITY PIECE OF OUR EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS, AND I THINK WE'VE TAKEN THE APPROACH CERTAINLY ON THIS CAMPUS, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, DENVER IS NEW TO, NEW-ISH TO STUDENT HOUSING OPERATIONS.

YOU KNOW THAT WE BASICALLY ONLY PROVIDE FIRST YEAR HOUSING HERE IN BOULDER AND THEN WE LET THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY SORT IT OUT, AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER O'ROURKE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO SIT DOWN WITH ME THE OTHER WEEK AND MENTIONED THAT WE COULD HAVE A LOOMING ISSUE HERE WITH THE IMPACT ON RENTS THAT THE DISPLACEMENT OF FAMILIES FROM THE MARSHALL

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FIRE WILL HAVE.

AND YOU KNOW, WE WANT A CU EDUCATION TO BE ACCESSIBLE AND THE LAST THING WE NEED IS TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, HOUSING BE PUSHED OUT OF REACH FOR OUR STUDENTS.

SO I HOPE, AS YOU MAY CONSIDER IT, THAT YOU KEEP THE BOARD APPRIZED OF ANY, YOU KNOW, FERVOR TO SEE SOME ASSISTANCE THERE.

SO YEAH, WE MEET WITH THE STUDENT GOVERNMENTS OF ALL THE COLLEGES IN COLORADO, AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE MOUNTAIN COLLEGES ARE CONTINUOUSLY BRINGING UP AS AN ISSUE.

SO IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.

I MEAN, I'M A FULL TIME STUDENT.

I DO ALL OF THIS AND I WORK.

PART TIME TO FULL TIME JUST TO AFFORD TO GO TO SCHOOL AND BE ABLE TO LIVE.

SO I MEAN, IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ACUTELY LIVING, BUT I DON'T THINK WE HAVE SOLUTIONS. CHANCELLOR MARKS? IT'S BECOMING AN INCREASING ISSUE, NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS, AND I CAN SPEAK FOR DENVER, BUT I'M SURE I'M NOT ALONE, BUT ALSO FOR OUR FACULTY AND STAFF, AND SO AS WE LOOK INTO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMITMENTS, WE'RE TALKING WITH FOLKS, THE DEVELOPERS AND THE CITY IN THE REGION TO SEE IF THEIR PARTNERSHIPS TO BE HAD BECAUSE THIS IS AN ISSUE NOW AND IT'S LOOKING LIKE IT'S GOING TO BECOME AN INCREASINGLY CHALLENGING ISSUE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF, AND THERE ARE COLORADO LIKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS, BUT THEY ACTUALLY DON'T PERMIT FULL TIME STUDENTS.

SO LIKE, THAT'S SOMETHING YOU RUN INTO FREQUENTLY IN DENVER, WHERE IT'S LIKE EVEN THE PROGRAMS THAT DO EXIST EXPLICITLY SAY NOT STUDENTS, BECAUSE THAT'S THE UNIVERSITY'S ROLE.

YEAH, I THINK WE HAVE HEARD FROM CONSTITUENTS RECENTLY.

I CERTAINLY HAVE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOUSING AVAILABILITY ON THE HILL AND THE TRANSITION OF FAMILY HOMES TO STUDENT RENTALS AND THE PRESSURE THAT PUTS ON THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY AND THE COMMUNITY.

SO I THINK WITH THE RYAN, YOU WERE RAISING YOUR HAND.

JUST A BRIEF COMMENT ON THE HOUSING FOR STAFF.

THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WE HAD SURFACED ACTUALLY WELL BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT.

WE'VE HAD THAT COME UP, BUT DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE THAT DURING THAT PARTICULAR FISCAL YEAR , AND THEN I THINK OTHER THINGS IN THE SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS ENDED UP TAKING ALL OF OUR TIME, BUT WITH REGARDS TO HOUSING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF, GIVEN WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW, A COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO BEGIN TO ADDRESS THAT IS TO LOOK AT POSITIONS THAT TRULY CAN'T FUNCTION ENTIRELY REMOTE AND ALLOW THOSE POSITIONS TO BE ENTIRELY REMOTE, THUS NEGATING THE NEED FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE CLOSE TO CAMPUS.

THAT'S INCREDIBLY COST EFFECTIVE.

IT WON'T WORK FOR EVERY POSITION.

WE'RE WELL AWARE OF THAT.

SOME POSITIONS ARE STUDENT FACING.

SOME NEED TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS SERVICES, OTHERS PIPEFITTERS MECHANICAL TRADES. YOU CAN'T FIT A PIPE ON ZOOM, SO WE'RE AWARE THAT THIS ISN'T A ONE SIZE FITS ALL, BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO KIND OF ADDRESS THIS STRATEGICALLY.

FROM THE STAFF PERSPECTIVE, THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT SOLOMON, THIS IS ALSO A CONSIDERATION, OF COURSE, IN THE CU BOULDER MASTERPLAN , AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT TOMORROW.

YEAH, AND SO AND SO WHEN THE WHEN THE CAMPUS SHARES SOME INFORMATION WITH US ABOUT THAT, I'M SURE THAT THEY'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOUSING AS WELL AS A CONSIDERATION.

ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. HILTON? ALL RIGHT, SEEING NONE, THANK YOU, MR. HILTON. THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW JOINED BY THE WONDERFUL RYAN CREST FROM THE CITY BOULDER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

HE'S OUR VICE CHANCELLOR ON THIS CAMPUS AND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIRING ME 10 YEARS AGO IN THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE, SO LET'S HOPE HIS REPORT IS A BETTER DECISION THAN THAT ONE WAS. THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL.

I APPRECIATE IT. I'M NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON THE DECISION FOR HIRING, BUT IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU OVER THE YEARS.

JUST SAY IT WAS GOOD.

YES, IT WAS WONDERFUL. YEAH.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

I WANT TO BEGIN BY THANKING YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

I'M GOING TO TALK FOR A BRIEF MINUTE ABOUT THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT VOLUNTEERS PLAY IN THIS WORLD, AND I CONSIDER ALL OF YOU AS SOME OF THE MOST INVOLVED VOLUNTEERS, AND THEN, OF COURSE, FOR OUR LEADERSHIP ON THE CAMPUSES, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE AS WELL. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ALUMNI THAT APPRECIATE HAVING THEIR VOICE HEARD, AND SO I APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY JUST TO SHARE A FEW SMALL THINGS WITH YOU ALL TODAY. I'LL TALK ABOUT THE SLIDES ON THE SCREEN IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT I DID WANT TO START OUT WITH JUST A LITTLE BIT OF APPRECIATION FOR THE SUPPORT AROUND THE MARSHALL FIRES, BOTH FROM THE EFFORTS OF THE LEADERSHIP AND AS WELL AS FROM THE FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT SIDE. AS SOMEBODY WHO IS INTIMATELY CONNECTED TO THE LEWISVILLE AREA, THIS WAS A VERY TRAUMATIC EVENT FOR MANY, MANY PEOPLE.

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SO REALLY APPRECIATE THAT I KNOW OUR ALUMNI, FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS APPRECIATE THAT AS WELL. SO AS YOU ALL KNOW, ENGAGEMENT IS A CRITICAL FUNCTION AS PART OF WHAT WE DO AS A UNIVERSITY FOR OUR ALUMNI, OUR DONORS AND OUR FRIENDS.

OF COURSE, OUR STUDENT BODY AND OUR FACULTY AND STAFF ARE INCLUDED IN THAT AS WELL, BUT I WANT TO FOCUS A LITTLE BIT ON WHAT THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DOES AND WHAT WE'VE BEEN TASKED TO DO SINCE 1882 HERE ON THIS CAMPUS.

THIS IS A VERY LONG SERVING INSTITUTION, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TRY AND DO IS CREATE NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO KEEP PEOPLE ENGAGED AS THEY GO THROUGH, AND ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE THINGS WE DID WAS BECOME A NON DUES NONMEMBER ORGANIZATION IN 2008.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS.

WE DON'T ASK YOU TO JOIN.

YOU'RE A PART OF IT, JUST BY BEING AN ALUM THAT BECAME AN INCLUSIVE MODEL, WHICH WE FEEL WE LED THE COUNTRY WITH AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF.

SO TODAY I'M JUST GOING TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON TWO VERY EXCITING, INNOVATIVE EFFORTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN, AND THIS IS WITH SUPPORT FROM OUR CHANCELLOR AND THE REST OF THE CAMPUS, WHICH WE REALLY APPRECIATE.

THE FIRST ONE IS TALKING ABOUT TRACKING ENGAGEMENT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S BEEN VERY CHALLENGING IN THIS SPACE, AS I'M SURE YOU ALL CAN IMAGINE, IS HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING? AND A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS USED TO SAY IT'S LIKE PUTTING YOUR ARMS AROUND SMOKE, AND SO WE BELIEVE WE'VE FOUND A WAY TO DO IT, AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF IT.

OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER CAMPUSES ARE ALSO WORKING ON THIS EFFORT AS WELL, AND SO THAT'S TRACKING WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW CAN WE BETTER SERVE THEM? AND THEN THE SECOND THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS HOW WE'VE ADJUSTED DURING THE PANDEMIC TO MEET OUR ALUMNI, OUR STUDENTS AND OTHERS WHERE THEY ARE, AND THAT IS TO CREATE A PLATFORM FOR THEM TO CONNECT, WHICH WE DESPERATELY ALL NEED IN THIS TIME OF THE WORLD TODAY. SO IF YOU'LL TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SCREEN, THE FIRST SLIDE HERE IS TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING CALLED THE CASE GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT METRICS.

CASES ARE KIND OF OVERRIDING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AND THE ADVANCEMENT WORLD.

IT STANDS FOR THE COUNCIL OF THE ADVANCEMENT AND SUCCESS OF EDUCATION.

IT INCLUDES ENGAGEMENT, FUNDRAISING, MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER OUTREACH EFFORTS.

CASE CAME UP WITH A NEW WAY TO KIND OF STANDARDIZE TRACKING OF ENGAGEMENT.

WE WERE ONE OF THE FIRST UNIVERSITIES, THE BOULDER CAMPUS, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS IN FISCAL YEAR 20, AND WE ACTUALLY EMBRACED THIS BY CREATING NEW SYSTEMS TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND WHO'S DOING WHAT AND WHY.

THIS HAS HELPED US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE DEALING WITH AND WHY THEY'RE DOING WHAT THEY'RE DOING, AND HOW CAN WE BETTER SERVE THEM? REMEMBER, THIS IS ABOUT SERVING OUR ALMA MATER, SERVING OUR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND OF COURSE, SERVING THOSE THAT HAVE WALKED THROUGH THESE HALLS, CRITICAL MEMBERS OF OUR STATE AND OUR COUNTRY.

SO THERE ARE FOUR CATEGORIES THAT YOU SEE THERE PHILANTHROPY, VOLUNTEERISM, EXPERIENTIAL AND COMMUNICATIONS.

I WILL LIKE TO START BY SAYING PHILANTHROPY.

YES, THAT IS AN ENGAGEMENT.

IT'S A WAY TO ENGAGE WITH DOLLARS.

IT'S ONE OF MANY WAYS THAT PEOPLE ENGAGE IN A CRITICAL WAY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELVES WHO ARE VOLUNTEERS.

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THINGS.

I'VE SEEN MANY OF YOU AT VARIOUS EVENTS AND I APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION.

I KNOW OUR ALUMNI DO AS WELL, AND THEN, OF COURSE, HOW DO WE INFORM EVERYBODY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CHANGING ENVIRONMENT? SO YOU'LL NOTICE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN THERE JUST FROM OUR FIRST QUARTER THIS YEAR AND WE'VE TRACKED FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS.

BUT IN OUR FIRST QUARTER THIS YEAR, WE'VE ACTUALLY SEEN FROM JULY ONE TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS AS A WHOLE, NOT JUST THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

ALMOST 30000 UNIQUE ENGAGEMENTS.

THESE ARE PEOPLE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE TAKEN PART IN DOING SOMETHING TO BE ENGAGED WITH THIS CAMPUS, THAT IS A CRITICAL VOICE THAT THIS CAMPUS DESPERATELY NEEDS, AND THEY'RE HERE SHOWING US THAT THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE.

FORTY ONE THOUSAND TOTAL ENGAGEMENTS, WHICH INCLUDES ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY THAT INCLUDES DONORS, FRIENDS, FANS AND OF COURSE, OUR ALUMNI AS WELL.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS EFFORT.

OUR COLLEAGUES AT COLORADO SPRINGS ARE ALSO PARTICIPATING IN THE CASE GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT METRICS, AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THOSE RESULTS WILL DO AS WELL.

IF YOU'D MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT SLIDE HERE IS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT A NEW WAY THAT WE'RE ENGAGING OUR POPULATION.

ONE OF THE THINGS I MENTIONED EARLIER IS THAT IN THIS TIME OF NEED, PEOPLE NEED CONNECTION AND SUPPORT IN AS MANY WAYS AS POSSIBLE, AND WHEN WE WENT VIRTUAL, THAT LIMITED OUR ABILITY TO REALLY CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.

SO WHAT DID WE DECIDE TO DO? WE BROUGHT UP AN ONLINE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE A CONNECTION, FOR A JOB, FOR A CAREER AND FOR MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

WE SET A GOAL IN OUR FIRST YEAR TO HAVE OVER 10000 PEOPLE LOGGED ON TO THE NETWORK AS A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK.

WE BROKE THAT GOAL, SO THAT WAS VERY EXCITING.

AND NOW WE'RE MOVING INTO PHASE TWO, WHICH IS INCLUDING BRINGING IN OUR STUDENT

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POPULATION. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS TRYING TO CONNECT OUR ALUMNI, OUR DONORS, OUR FANS AND OUR FRIENDS TO OUR CRITICAL STUDENT POPULATION WHO ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE CONNECTIONS TO HELP WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES, PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING, AS WELL AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIND SOMEBODY TO HELP GUIDE THEM, TO GET TO WHERE THEY WANT TO BE.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE VERY PROUD OF, AND WE'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT LAUNCHING A MUCH BROADER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM, AND HERE'S MY APPEAL TO YOU.

YOU ALL WOULD BE WONDERFUL MENTORS.

SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, WE DEFINITELY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN THE PLATFORM.

THIS IS ONE THAT IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING, AND WE'RE LOOKING TO EXPAND THIS IN MANY YEARS TO COME AS JUST ONE ADDITIONAL WAY FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO INTERACT AND ENGAGE WITH US.

AND IN MY LAST POINT THAT I'LL MAKE WITH ALL OF YOU IS THAT, OF COURSE, YOU ALL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO ANYTHING THAT WE DO, AS IS ANYBODY.

THE MORE PEOPLE WE BRING TO THE TABLE TO CARE ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE PLACE, THE BETTER THE PLACE WILL BE. SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO TAKE QUESTIONS OR NOT.

REGENT MONTEIRO? ALUMNI REGENT MONTEIRO.

ALUMNI REGENT MONTEIRO. FOREVER PART OF ONE OF THOSE ENGAGEMENTS, MANY MORE, I HOPE.

I WAS JUST CURIOUS. OUT OF THE ALMOST 30000 UNIQUE ENGAGEMENTS THAT WE HAD RECENTLY, HOW MANY OF THOSE WERE PHILANTHROPIC? THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

I ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE THAT DATA IN FRONT OF ME.

I CAN FOLLOW UP WITH YOU WITH THE SPECIFICS, BUT RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE IN TERMS OF MEETING OUR GOALS ON THE PHILANTHROPIC SIDE.

IN FACT, WE'RE 70 PERCENT OF GOAL HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR, SO THINGS ARE LOOKING VERY GOOD, BUT AGAIN, YOU KNOW, IT'S A LONG PATH AND WE DEFINITELY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES AS POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO DO.

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT ALSO ANYTHING ELSE THAT THEY'D LIKE TO ENGAGE WITH.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO? RYAN, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, WOULD YOU JUST COMMENT BRIEFLY ON THE PLATFORM AND OUR INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. SO ONE OF THE BIG CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE, AS WELL AS OUR DENVER CAMPUS AND OUR COLORADO SPRINGS CAMPUS AND OUR ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS, I'M SURE HAVE IS WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE THE COUNTRY, IT GETS VERY HARD TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE TO ACCESS WHERE THEY ARE TO BE ABLE TO SEND MAIL, TO BE ABLE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM.

THIS NEW PLATFORM ACTUALLY HAS CREATED GLOBAL CONNECTIONS, AND SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE A NETWORK OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE OVERSEAS NOW THAT ARE BROADENING THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY AND WITH OTHER ALUMNI THAT LIVE IN THAT COUNTRY OR REGION OF THE WORLD, AND SO WE'RE SEEING THIS THROUGH A PROGRAM CALLED THE GLOBAL AMBASSADORS THAT WE HAVE HERE AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS, AND WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF EXCITEMENT OF PEOPLE REALLY GETTING INVOLVED AND OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BACK TO PLACES WHERE THEY MAY END UP AFTER THEY GRADUATE, AS WITH A MENTOR OPPORTUNITY, OR EVEN JUST TO CONNECT ALUMNI IN THOSE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TOGETHER TO CREATE A COMMUNITY WHICH AGAIN, WE ALL DESPERATELY NEED.

OH, REGENT SMITH? HI, RYAN. GOOD.

UH, THIS SOUNDS REALLY INTERESTING, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT AN ALUMNA.

MY SON IS AN ALUMNUS, YOU KNOW, AND I LOVE MENTORING, SO I WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO GET ON TO THE PLATFORM, BUT YOU KNOW, I CAN REACH OUT TO YOU BECAUSE I THINK WE ALL HAVE A LOT OF.

DESIRE TO HELP STUDENTS, SO IT'D BE FUN FOR US TO BE MENTORS AND IMPORTANT.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER.

YOUR FAMILY WAS EVACUATED AND YOU WERE OUT THERE BATTLING THE FIRE, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT SERVICE. I APPRECIATE THAT.

ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR RYAN? ONLY THAT MAYBE THIS I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AT UCCS OR AT DENVER, BUT THE WHOLE IDEA OF BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALUMNI AS WELL, JUST MAYBE WE THINK ABOUT THAT.

YEAH. SO THE I'M GLAD YOU MENTIONED THAT REGENT GALLEGOS THE PLAN THAT I RECOMMEND AND WE WILL SEE THIS THROUGH FOR THE REMAINING TWO BOARD MEETINGS ON DURING MY CHAIRMANSHIP IS, AS WE ROTATE TO THE VARIOUS CAMPUSES ACROSS THE NEW SYSTEM, WE WILL INVITE THE ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES FROM THOSE CAMPUSES TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE AND I HOPE THAT IT IS A VALUABLE ONE FOR THE BOARD.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, FUTURE CHAIR CAN CAN ASSESS IF THEY WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THAT, THAT PRACTICE. I WOULD ENCOURAGE US TO, AS WE ARE MOST CERTAINLY IN THE BUSINESS OF HAVING PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT WE DO HERE.

SO. RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, RYAN. ALL RIGHT, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE CONSENT AGENDA PART ONE WE HAVE.

[G. 3:25 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA PART I]

CAN I GET A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEMS G1-21?

[02:15:01]

THERE'S ALSO I HEARD A MOTION BY REGENT CHAVEZ AND THE SECOND BY REGENT SHARKEY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. ANY OPPOSED? AND I DO BELIEVE WE HEARD AN AYE FROM ABOVE.

REGENT RENNISON HAS.

SO, REGENT KROLL, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

NOT WITH REGARD TO THE VOTE ON THE CONSENT AGENDA BECAUSE THAT'S ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT AS I LOOK AT THE NEW DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES THAT ARE ADDED EACH TIME THAT WE MEET, MY QUESTION GOES TO A DISCUSSION WE HAD FIVE OR SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO WITH REGENT SOLOMON REGENT SHARKEY, AND IT WAS AN EFFORT THAT TERRY HIBBLE AT THE TIME RAN AND IT WAS BASICALLY TO EVALUATE AND TO DROP ANYTHING.

I THINK THE QUESTION ALWAYS COMES UP.

WE ALWAYS ADD, DO WE DROP ANYTHING? AND WE REALLY GAINED A LOT OF MOMENTUM AND I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT'S CALLED NOW.

BUT I KNOW CHANCERS DISTEFANO DID A REALLY GOOD JOB IN TERMS OF HOW HE PUT THAT TO WORK AND STUFF, BUT IF YOU REMEMBER WHAT THAT'S CALLED, OR MAYBE IT'S ALREADY BEING USED AS WE ARE, AS WE ARE SPENDING MONEY OFFERING CLASSES, NEW DEGREES, NEW CERTIFICATES, I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW THAT HAS CONTINUED TO GO, AND SO EITHER FROM THE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE OR YOUR OFFICE OR VICE PRESIDENT LIGHTNER, I'D LIKE MAYBE A REPORT ON THAT SOMETIME SOON.

YOU BET. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

I DO, AND IT'S A REVIEW OF THE I THINK, MIKE, MAYBE YOU CAN REMIND US HOW MANY YEARS AFTER THE NEW DEGREE IS APPROVED? DO WE DO A REVIEW? DO YOU WANT TO JUST SHARE A LITTLE INFORMATION AND HOW THAT'S REPORTED TO THE BOARD? CERTAINLY THANK YOU.

THE PROCESS IS THAT EVERY YEAR, YEAR BY YEAR, AFTER A NEW DEGREE IS APPROVED FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, WE HAVE A REPORT ON THE PERFORMANCE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE PROGRAM. THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM COMPARED TO WHAT THE PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW DEGREE PROJECTED, AND THAT REPORT IS SENT OUT ONCE A YEAR TO THE REGENTS, AND THAT'S THE KEY MECHANISM WE HAVE FOR INFORMING YOU OF HOW NEW PROGRAMS ARE DOING RELATIVE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN THE PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW DEGREES.

I THINK WHAT WE DID TO BEGIN WITH WENT FURTHER THAN THAT.

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT, CHANCELLOR? YES, SO REGENT GALLEGOS, I THINK YOU'RE YOU'RE REFERRING TO THE PRIORITIZATION THAT WE DID AND WHERE WE SHOWED USE OF CLASSROOM SPACE, NUMBER OF DEGREES UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE , AND IT GAVE US A WAY OF PRIORITIZING, AND AT BOULDER, WE USE SOME COLOR CODING OF, YOU KNOW, SILVER, GOLD, RED OR WHATEVER, AND WE COULD SEE HOW DEPARTMENTS COULD MOVE UP OR MOVE DOWN AND WOULD HELP US MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHERE TO PUT RESOURCES OR WHERE TO CUT PROGRAMS. I BELIEVE THAT'S I THINK THAT'S WHAT I WAS REFERRING TO.

OK. SO IF WE CAN, MAYBE THROUGH UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT, BUT I'D LIKE TO BE UPDATED ON IT.

IF CAMPUSES ARE STILL USING IT AND TO WHAT DEGREE, A LOT OF WORK THAT WAS PUT INTO THAT AND FOR THE FIRST FEW YEARS, IT WORKED REALLY WELL, PROBABLY STILL AS WORKING WITH.

YES. SO WE STILL DO THAT EACH YEAR.

INTERNALLY, WHEN WE LOOK AT RESEARCH FUNDING, WE LOOK AT A NUMBER OF DEGREES NUMBER OF STUDENTS, AND I'LL GIVE YOU ONE QUICK EXAMPLE.

WE WE HAD A GRADUATE PROGRAM ONLY THAT WASN'T WHERE WE THOUGHT THE WHOLE PROGRAM SHOULD BE AND THE REASON IT DID NOT HAVE AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, AND MIKE WOULD REMEMBER THIS , AND KATHERINE WOULD REMEMBER THIS AS WELL, AND WE HAD AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AND WE JUST SAW UNDERGRADUATES ENROLLING AND THE COST PER CREDIT HOUR GOING DOWN.

IT WAS IT WAS A GOOD STRATEGY AND CATHERINE WRONG ON ANY OF THIS, BUT OK, THANK YOU.

SO WE'D BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE, AND I KNOW EACH CAMPUS APPROACHES IT DIFFERENTLY.

YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE THAT.

DENVER AND UCCS KIND OF HAVE INTEGRATED THAT INTO THEIR INCENTIVE BASED BUDGETING MODELS.

I'M NOT TOTALLY SURE, BUT AND I THINK BOULDER IS DOING THAT A LITTLE BIT TOO.

SO BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THAT.

WELL, THAT WAS SO POWERFUL WITH CONSTITUENTS BECAUSE WE COULD SAY TO THEM, WE DO REVIEW,

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RIGHT? WE ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT WE'RE USING.

OUR DOLLARS ON COURSES AREN'T BEING OFFERED IF THEY'RE NOT POPULAR OR IF STUDENTS AREN'T TAKING THEM. SO I KNOW THAT AT THE TIME THAT THAT WAS BEING DONE, IT WAS EASY TO SAY TO CONSTITUENTS. WE DO REVIEW.

THAT WE'RE HAPPY TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THAT, AND WHEN IS THAT REPORT COMING OUT? DR. LIGHTNER, ISN'T IT? I SEEM TO RECALL FEBRUARY, BUT MAYBE IT'S AN OCTOBER REPORT ANNUALLY.

WE ACTUALLY I DON'T REMEMBER THE TIMING OF IT, I APOLOGIZE, AND I'LL MAKE SURE THAT IF WE'VE SENT IT OUT IN THE RECENT PAST, WE SEND IT AGAIN.

IF NOT, I'LL TELL YOU IN A SEPARATE EMAIL WHEN IT WILL COME TO YOU.

AND I'VE SEEN THAT BEFORE, AND THAT'S REALLY BEEN HELPFUL.

I DIDN'T MEAN TO JUST KIND OF BLOW OUT THAT IT WASN'T IMPORTANT OR WHATEVER IT IS, IT'S REALLY GOOD. ANOTHER GOOD FOLLOW UP OF HOW WE'RE USING PEOPLE'S MONEY TO RUN THESE UNIVERSITIES AND MAKE GOOD DECISIONS.

SO. REGENT SHARKEY, OH, WE'LL GO REGENT SHARKEY AND THEN CHANCELLOR REDDY.

YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO RESPOND.

I WAS WONDERING, YOU KNOW, WE HEARD FROM CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO AND THANK YOU AND I'M WONDERING ABOUT UCCS SO I DO WANT TO SAY THAT WE DON'T OFFER ENOUGH PROGRAMS COMPARED TO OUR PEERS BECAUSE OF RESOURCES, WE'RE ACTUALLY LIMITED.

SO PRETTY MUCH ALL OUR PROGRAMS ARE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF PROFITABILITY, EVEN WHEN THEY SUBMIT. WE ASK FOR A LOT OF DATA LIKE HOW POPULAR IS THIS DEGREE? IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE DEGREES IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, I THINK ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL, AND NOW, WITH THE INCENTIVE BASED BUDGET MODEL, THEY'RE ALMOST BY DEFAULT WILL BE EVALUATED BY THE COLLEGES AND THE CAMPUS BECAUSE YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE LOSING MONEY, AND WE ALSO HAVE THINGS IN PLACE WHERE IF A CLASS DOESN'T ENROLL ENOUGH STUDENTS, IT GETS CANCELED.

SO I THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH THINGS IN PLACE, BUT REALLY, RESOURCES ARE STOPPING US FROM OFFERING MORE PROGRAMS. WE SHOULD BE OFFERING MORE PROGRAMS. BELIEVE, AND CHAD, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO REMIND US OF THIS, BUT NOT TOO LONG AGO IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, I THINK MAYBE BEFORE I WAS SITTING IN THIS CHAIR, WE WE PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON PROGRAM PRIORITIZATION RELATIVE TO HOW IT WAS BEING INTEGRATED INTO THE INCENTIVE BASED BUDGETING MODELS.

AND WE CAN AND WE I THINK WE HAD A PRESENTATION ON THAT AND WE CAN GET THAT TO THE BOARD AS WELL, BUT, YOU KNOW, CHANCELLOR MARKS.

YES, WELL, AGAIN, OUR BUDGET MODEL IS DESIGNED TO ENFORCE THIS, BUT ALSO WE HAVE A RELATIVELY NEW DECISION SUPPORT TOOL KIT, WHICH ENABLES COLLEGES, SCHOOLS AND EVEN DOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THINGS LIKE CLASS SIZES, FACULTY COSTS AND OTHER FACTORS THAT PLAY INTO THE FACT OF WHETHER CLASSES CAN MAKE.

SO IT'S A HELPFUL TOOL.

WE'RE ACTUALLY WORKING WITH DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE CAMPUS RIGHT NOW TO GET THEM TRAINED ON BEING ABLE TO USE THE TOOL KIT, BUT IT'S DESIGNED WITH YOUR QUESTION IN MIND.

SO SOUNDS GOOD, I MEAN, IT'S SUCH A USEFUL TOOL, AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT WE ARE USING IT SO YOU CAN DECIDE HOW MUCH OF A REPORT WE NEED WITH IT.

THANK YOU. REGENT CHAVEZ? AND PRESIDENT SOLOMON, YOU CAN SEND IT OUT TO EVERYONE OR FOLKS COULD JUST ATTEND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

COUNT ME IN FOR THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

OPEN INVITATION.

ANY MORE COMMENTS? OK, SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON AND WE'LL ASK NOW FOR AN APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA PART TWO. SO THAT'S ACTION ITEMS H-1, 2 AND 3, REGENT CHAVEZ HAS MOVED IT.

[H. 3:27 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA PART II - CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION]

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. REGENT MONTEIRO HAS SECONDED IT ALL.

THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

WE CAN SEE YOU CALLIE, AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT I HAVE ABSTAINED FROM THAT VOTE.

ALL RIGHT, CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVED.

WAS THERE ANYONE OPPOSED, ACTUALLY? NO. OK. ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE NOW MOVING ON TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

SO ITEM I-1, DISCUSSION ITEM, STRATEGIC PLANNING CAMPUS AND WORKFORCE CLIMATE SURVEY ON

[I. 3:30 p.m. STRATEGIC PLAN]

THE FIVE STRATEGIC PLAN ONLINE QUESTIONS PRESIDENT SOLOMON AND AVP ANGELIQUE FOSTER AND I SEE DEAN MATUSIK AS WELL HAS JOINED US.

SO WELCOME. SO I'M GOING TO KICK THIS OFF REAL QUICK AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO SHARON FOR JOINING SO.

[02:25:02]

SO YOU ALL MIGHT REMEMBER THIS IS OUR OUR DEEP DIVE FOR THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING, AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU THE INITIAL FINDINGS FROM THE CWC SURVEY RESULTS FOR THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ALSO INCLUDED ON THE STRATEGIC PLAN, AND THIS IS REALLY EXCITING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE QUALITY DATA ON WHICH WE CAN MAKE DECISIONS, BUT ALSO THAT CREATES A BASELINE OF UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE'RE PERFORMING.

TODAY'S INFORMATION IS GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, IT'S A 30000 FOOT LOOK AT THE INITIAL FINDINGS THE CAMPUSES ARE IN EACH CAMPUS IS DOING IS ANALYZING THEIR OWN DATA AND WE LOOK WE WERE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO USING THIS EFFECTIVELY AS A TOOL TO FOCUS OUR EFFORTS IN THIS SPACE IN THE FUTURE.

SO THERE'S LOTS MORE TO COME, BUT SO HAPPY TO BE HERE TODAY AND TALK ABOUT IT, AND SPECIAL THANKS TO EMILY.

THERE SHE IS. I THINK I'VE ONLY MET YOU LIKE ONCE IN PERSON.

SO THIS IS THE SECOND TIME, EVEN THOUGH WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER FOR LIKE TWO YEARS.

SO THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH TO EMILY OLSON FOR ALL OF HER WORK AND ALL AND THE HUGE TEAM EFFORT. RYAN ALLRED I DON'T KNOW IF RYAN'S HERE, BUT LOTS OF FOLKS AT SYSTEM AND CAMPUSES WHO HAVE BEEN PUTTING A TON OF WORK INTO THIS.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH, AND I JUST WANT TO ECHO PRESIDENT SOLOMON'S COMMENTS, IT'S VERY EXCITING TO BE HERE TO PRESENT THIS INFORMATION TO YOU BASED ON THE CAMPUS WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY, AND AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE SPECIFIC TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN, AND SO I'M GOING TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF AN OVERVIEW, TALK ABOUT RESPONSE RATES AND REMIND YOU OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE WERE ASKING, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO INVITE UP SOMEONE FROM THE SYSTEM IN EACH OF THE CAMPUSES TO GIVE YOU A VERY HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE RESULTS LOOK LIKE FOR THEIR CAMPUS.

AS WE HEAD INTO THAT NEXT STAGE, WHICH WILL BE REALLY UNPACKING THE RESULTS AND IDENTIFYING WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO MOVE FORWARD ON THAT.

SO I'M GOING TO GIVE THE OVERVIEW.

EACH PERSON WILL SPEAK FOR FIVE ISH MINUTES OR SO, AND I'D ASK THAT EACH PRESENTER BRIEFLY INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AS THEY COME UP, AND THEN WE'LL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE, WE'LL ADDRESS THOSE. HERE WE GO.

SO AGAIN, GETTING BACK TO THE GOAL OF THIS, WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO? WE'RE TRYING TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE FEELS VALUED, RESPECTED AND SUPPORTED.

SO WE'RE LAUNCHING THIS WITH THE AIM OF TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES ARE AND USE THAT AS THE FOUNDATION FOR HOW WE MOVE FORWARD.

SO AFTER THE CAMPUSES HAVE A CHANCE TO UNPACK THESE RESULTS, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE INPUT INTO IDENTIFYING ACTION STEPS THAT ARE TARGETED BASED ON THAT DATA.

SO WE'RE MAKING DATA INFORMED CHOICES IN TERMS OF HOW WE MOVE FORWARD ON SOME OF THESE IMPORTANT ITEMS. SO THE SURVEY, AS YOU MIGHT RECALL, WAS ADMINISTERED IN THE FALL.

EACH CAMPUS DID THE ACTUAL ADMINISTRATION ITSELF AND KEEPS THOSE DATA.

SO IN TERMS OF SECURITY, THAT RESTS AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL, AND THE SURVEY RESPONSES WERE ACTUALLY QUITE GOOD FOR A SURVEY OF THIS SIZE AND MAGNITUDE.

THIS IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

SO WE HAD OVER 30000 DATA POINTS, OVER THIRTY THOUSAND SURVEYS COMPLETED, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, UNDERGRAD GRAD FACULTY AND STAFF, ALL OF THOSE GROUPS HAD A REASONABLE RESPONSE RATE SO THAT WE CAN DRAW SOME CONCLUSIONS WITH WHAT FROM WHAT WE LEARN FROM THEM.

JUST A BIG SHOUT OUT TO STAFF COUNSEL THERE ON THAT.

SIXTY FOUR PERCENT.

STAFF FOR THE WIN.

AND I WOULD SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL CAMPUS LEADERSHIP BECAUSE I KNOW ON ALL THE CAMPUSES THE CHANCELLORS WERE MAKING SURE THE REINFORCE TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT EVERYONE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY, AND THAT IS REALLY A CRITICAL COMPONENT BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T HAVE REASONABLE RESPONSE RATES, YOU CAN'T REALLY DRAW ANY CONCLUSIONS FROM THE DATA. SO YAY THE STAFF COUNSEL AND ALSO A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE SYSTEM AND CAMPUS LEVEL LEADERS WHO WERE VERY, VERY DELIBERATE IN TERMS OF GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE SURVEY. YEAH, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE EVERYBODY ELSE AS WELL, AND I THINK REGENT SPIEGEL WAS PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT IT, TOO.

SO. EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SURVEY, RIGHT, IT'S ALWAYS RIGHT.

WE'RE ALL, YOU KNOW, THE ACADEMICS LOVE THAT KIND OF STUFF.

SO IN TERMS OF THE TIMELINE, SO WE'RE PRESENTING THIS TO YOU, YOU KNOW, THIS IS REALLY THE SAME TIME THAT THE CAMPUS LEADERSHIP TEAMS ARE GETTING THE DETAILS THEMSELVES AND STARTING TO ANALYZE WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE AND HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF IT.

SO THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO BE TAKING PLACE OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AS WE HEAD INTO APRIL , AND THEN WHEN WE COME TO THE APRIL BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING, YOU'LL HAVE MORE DETAILED FEEDBACK ON WHAT THESE WHAT THESE RESULTS MEAN AND THEN CONTINUING THAT FORWARD IN TERMS OF USING THESE DATA AND ANALYZES TO ESTABLISH ACTION PLANS AT EACH CAMPUS LEVEL TO DRIVE

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PROGRESS ALONG THESE DIMENSIONS.

SO JUST A REMINDER THE CAMPUS WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY WAS A MUCH LARGER SURVEY.

WHAT WE'RE FOCUSING ON TODAY ARE THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

SO THESE BROADLY DEAL WITH OUR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION PILLAR AND ALSO OUR SUCCESS PILLAR.

SO I'LL WALK THROUGH EACH OF THESE ITEMS JUST TO REMIND YOU OF WHAT WE WERE ASKING.

SO ONE OF THEM, ONE OF THE KEY ITEMS RELATED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUITY INCLUSION PILLAR IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN IS THE DEPARTMENT CULTURE, AND SO FOR THIS QUESTION, WHAT WE WERE GETTING AT WAS HOW COMFORTABLE ARE PEOPLE EXPRESSING THEIR IDEAS AND OPINIONS WITHOUT FEELING LIKE THEY MIGHT BE MARGINALIZED FOR WHATEVER THOSE IDEAS ARE? SO WE ASK THIS OF OUR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

WE ASK THIS OF OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS WERE ON A SIX POINT LIKERT SCALE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'LL NOTICE ABOUT THAT IS THERE'S NOT A NEUTRAL POINT, YOU KNOW? SO BY DESIGNING IT TO HAVE A SCALE OF SIX, YOU WERE FORCING SOMEONE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, EITHER THEY AGREE OR THEY DISAGREE.

SO THAT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT EASIER IN TERMS OF INFERENCES YOU CAN DRAW FROM THE DATA.

SO THE UNDERGRADS WERE ASKED.

I'M COMFORTABLE EXPRESSING IDEAS OR OPINIONS IN CLASS WITHOUT FEAR.

IT WILL AFFECT HOW PEOPLE IN THE CLASSROOM TREAT ME.

SO IT'S ABOUT THAT CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE, AND THEN FOR GRAD STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF, I'M COMFORTABLE EXPRESSING IDEAS OR OPINIONS WITHOUT FEAR THAT IT WILL AFFECT HOW INDIVIDUALS TREAT ME.

THE SECOND QUESTION WAS ABOUT THOSE OUTCOMES AND POLICY RELATED ITEMS, SO, AND THIS GETS TO FEELING LIKE IF YOU REPORTED A PROBLEM, WOULD IT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY? AND SO AGAIN, PEOPLE RESPONDED ON A SCALE OF ONE TO SIX, AND THEN THE THIRD QUESTION RELATED TO SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF INCIVILITY AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS VERY POWERFUL ABOUT THIS QUESTION IS IT DOES GIVE A GOOD LEVEL OF GRANULARITY IN TERMS OF WHAT THE PROBLEM ACTUALLY IS BECAUSE INCIVILITY CAN CAN BE INTERPRETED IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

SO THIS GIVES VERY SPECIFIC WAYS THAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCED INCIVILITY SO THAT IT HELPS US THINK ABOUT HOW WE MIGHT DEVELOP INTERVENTIONS TO DRIVE SUCCESS AGAINST SOME OF THESE BENCHMARK DATA, AND THEN THERE WERE ALSO A SET OF QUESTIONS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS, SO SO THOSE WERE THE DEI RELATED QUESTIONS, AND NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS, AND THESE QUESTIONS FOCUSED ON WHAT MIGHT PREVENT SOMEONE FROM PARTICIPATING IN WELLNESS AT WORK PROGRAMS, AND SO THEY THEY RESPONDED YES OR NO BASED ON THESE DIFFERENT ITEMS. SO AGAIN, THIS GIVES US A GOOD LEVEL OF GRANULARITY TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE RESPONSES AND THINGS THAT WE MIGHT DO IN ORDER TO MAKE THESE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY, AND THEN ALSO, WE ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT THIS BALANCE BETWEEN WORK RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE WORK SETTING.

AGAIN, YOU'LL SEE IT'S A SIX POINT LIKERT SCALE, SO PEOPLE HAD TO INDICATE AN AGREEMENT OR A DISAGREEMENT AS PART OF THE SCALES THEMSELVES.

SO THIS IS THE FIRST STEP AGAIN IN UNDERSTANDING SOME OF THOSE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS ISSUES THAT ARE SO IMPORTANT ACROSS THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY.

ALL RIGHT. SO WITH THAT SAID, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO THE SYSTEM OFFICE TO SHARE THERE. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND SO OUR FIRST PRESENTATION IS GOING TO BE FROM EMILY OLSON FROM THE SYSTEM OFFICE ABOUT THE SYSTEM DATA AND BEFORE YOU GET STARTED.

I ALSO JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS IN THIS.

SO THIS IS A SURVEY THAT IS REALLY THAT HAS COME FROM A RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED IN 2013 THAT ASKED US TO REALLY DIG INTO THE CAMPUS, CLIMATE AND CULTURE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THANK YOU TO THE BOARD FOR YOUR INITIATIVE WAY BACK WHEN, AND I ALSO JUST WANT TO THANK THE GOOD WORK OF OF THE FOLKS WHO REALLY CREATED THE FOUNDATION OF THE SURVEY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO BUILD OFF OF AND HERE ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

SO THANKS TO THEM AS WELL.

SO EMILY, GO FOR IT AND IT'S SO NICE TO SEE YOU IN PERSON MY SECOND TIME IN TWO YEARS.

WE SEE EACH OTHER LIKE FOUR TIMES A WEEK, BUT YOU KNOW, THIS IS DIFFERENT.

THANK YOU ALL. EMILY OLSON, SHE/HER ARE THE PRONOUNS I USE.

I'M A DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION SPECIALIST AT THE SYSTEM OFFICE, AND I WILL BE WALKING THROUGH OUR SYSTEM RESULTS FOR THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.

SO THIS FIRST SLIDE SHOWS THAT WE HAD A REALLY GREAT RESPONSE RATE AT THE SYSTEM OFFICE, WITH 89 PERCENT OF OUR STAFF PARTICIPATING IN THE SURVEY.

WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THIS RESPONSE RATE AND REALLY SHOWS HOW ENGAGED OUR SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ARE IN THIS SURVEY EFFORT.

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YEAH. THE FIRST POINT TO SEE THAT 89 PERCENT, OKAY, SO WE WIN.

SO I WILL REMIND YOU THAT THE SYSTEM OFFICE IS MUCH SMALLER.

WHATEVER, WHATEVER, BUT THE REAL QUESTION IS DID EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM FROM SYSTEM OFFICE TAKE THE SURVEY AND I KNOW IT WAS ANONYMIZED, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW.

SO THE ANSWER IS YES, THEN.

WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO BE CONFIDENTIAL? YEAH, IT IS. IT IS RIGHT.

SO YOU DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF PUTTING A LOT.

I WOULD SAY EXTREME PRESSURE.

THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S RIGHT, BUT THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW THE I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOU.

THE FACT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE TOOK IT, THAT'S REALLY GREAT.

I WANT TO SEE WHAT IT SAYS.

WHAT DID THEY SAY? I'M READY TO TELL THOSE FIVE QUESTIONS.

OUR FIRST QUESTION IS ON COMFORT, EXPRESSING OPINIONS AND IDEAS YOU'LL NOTICE ON THE SCREEN. THESE ARE BEEN AGGREGATED INTO THREE GROUPS RATHER THAN THE SIX LIKERT SCALE, JUST FOR EASE OF DIGESTING THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE POWERPOINT TODAY.

SO THOSE HAVE BEEN AGGREGATED TO A DISAGREE GROUP, WHICH IS THE SOMEWHAT DISAGREE, DISAGREE AND STRONGLY DISAGREE, WHICH FOR OUR SYSTEM EMPLOYEES WAS 15 PERCENT OF RESPONSES. THE SECOND CATEGORY IS THE SOMEWHAT AGREE, WHICH WE'VE AGGREGATED TO 13 PERCENT OF OUR RESPONSES, AND THEN THE THIRD CATEGORY IS AGREE AND STRONGLY AGREE, WHICH FOR OUR SYSTEM EMPLOYEES WAS 70 PERCENT OF RESPONSES.

YOU'LL SEE, THE SECOND COLUMN FROM THE RIGHT IS THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO RESPONDED ON THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION.

SO IN THIS CASE, 496 INDIVIDUALS RESPONDED ON THIS QUESTION.

SO FINAL COLUMN IS THE AVERAGE ACROSS ALL ALL THE RESPONSES FOR THOSE SIX CATEGORIES.

SO FOR THE SYSTEM OFFICE, OUR AVERAGE ON THIS QUESTION WAS A FOUR POINT SEVEN.

SO, EMILY, IF FOLKS ARE WANTING TO KIND OF COMPARE, WOULD WOULD IT BE? WOULD YOU COMPARE THE COLUMN ON THE LEFT? TO THE MIDDLE AND THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN COMBINED.

YES. OK. YEAH, SO IT WOULD BE SO FOR THIS ONE TO BE 83 PERCENT VERSUS 15 PERCENT? CORRECT. IF YOU'RE CHANGING INTO A BINARY, DISAGREE AND AGREE, OK, AND THEN YOU'LL SEE THE AVERAGE IS FOUR POINT.

SOMETHING IS REALLY COMMON THROUGHOUT RESPONSES ON THIS SURVEY.

SO OUR SECOND QUESTION WAS AROUND HOW SERIOUSLY CONCERNS WOULD BE TAKEN IF THEY WERE REPORTED. OUR SYSTEM OFFICE HAD SIX PERCENT AND THEY DISAGREE SIX PERCENT IN THE SOMEWHAT AGREE AND 84 PERCENT IN THAT AGREE AND STRONGLY AGREE FOR AN AVERAGE OF 5.2.

THE THIRD QUESTION YOU'LL NOTICE THE SLIDES FORMATTED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, THIS IS THAT LIST OF TWENTY FIVE ITEMS THAT DEAN MATUSIK REVIEWED IN THE INTRODUCTION OF ANY AND ALL BEHAVIORS THAT INDIVIDUALS COULD HAVE SELECTED.

SO THE PERCENTAGE YOU'RE SEEING ON THE SCREEN, THIRTY NINE PERCENT ARE THE EMPLOYEES WHO REPORTED ONE OR MORE OF THOSE BEHAVIORS BEING SOMETHING THEY'VE EXPERIENCED.

THE RIGHT COLUMN SHOWS THE TOP THREE MOST COMMON INSTABILITIES REPORTED BY OUR SYSTEM EMPLOYEES. SO THE FIRST IS TWENTY THREE PERCENT OF EMPLOYEES REPORTING NON RESPONSIVENESS OR SLOW RESPONSIVENESS TO EMAILS OR REQUESTS.

SIXTEEN PERCENT REPORTING CONDESCENSION OR DISMISSIVE REMARKS, AND THEN 12 PERCENT REPORTING SOMEONE CONSTANTLY INTERRUPTING THEIR TALKING OVER THEM AS AN EXPERIENCE.

IS THAT BETTER? YEAH.

OK. THE NEXT SLIDE IS SIMILAR IN FORMAT TO THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, WITH SEVENTY SEVEN PERCENT OF STAFF AT THE SYSTEM OFFICE REPORTING SOME KIND OF BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATING IN WELLNESS AT WORK PROGRAMS, THE RIGHT COLUMN SHOWS THE TOP THREE FIFTY ONE PERCENT REPORTING TIME MANAGEMENT BEING A BARRIER THAT THEY'VE EXPERIENCED 30 PERCENT REPORTING A LACK OF PERSONAL MOTIVATION AND THEN TWENTY SEVEN PERCENT REPORTING A LACK OF INTEREST IN THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

THE FINAL QUESTION FOR THE SYSTEM OFFICE IS AROUND THAT WORK-LIFE BALANCE QUESTION, THIS JUMPS BACK TO THE FORMAT USED BEFORE WITH THE LIKERT SCALE QUESTION, SO 10 PERCENT AND DISAGREE 10 PERCENT IN SOME WOULD AGREE AND 80 PERCENT IN THAT AGREE AND STRONGLY AGREE FOR AN AVERAGE OF FIVE POINT ONE.

AND I WILL PASS IT TO MY COLLEAGUES AT EMILY, ARE THERE ANY TAKEAWAYS FROM THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO HIGHLIGHT OR POINT TO OR? YEAH, I THINK SO FOR US AT THE SYSTEM OFFICE, WHERE WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO UNPACK AND CONTINUE OUR ANALYSIS AND WORK WITH OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE RESPONSE TEAM FOR THE SYSTEM OFFICE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND AS WE CONTINUE THE ANALYSIS, ADDING IN LAYERS OF NUANCE AND DETAIL AROUND WHAT THESE REALLY MEAN AND UNDERSTANDING HOW IT IMPACTS INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE SYSTEM OFFICE.

SO THIS IS REALLY KIND OF THAT HIGH LEVEL VIEW OF THE SYSTEM OFFICE, BUT WE'RE REALLY INTERESTED IN STARTING TO REFINE AND DIG INTO MORE DETAIL.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT WORK THAT IS TO COME.

THANK YOU. NOW, I, YOU KNOW, I'VE DONE A NUMBER OF THESE CULTURE SURVEYS IN LARGE CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS, AND FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO COMPLIMENT YOU ON YOUR RESPONSE RATE.

THAT IS PHENOMENAL AND IT REALLY TELLS HOW MUCH PEOPLE CARE, BUT THE RESULTS THAT YOU'RE SEEING ARE ALSO PHENOMENAL.

SO I WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR STAFF AND THE PEOPLE THAT LEAD OUR ORGANIZATION BECAUSE

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THOSE RESULTS DON'T COME JUST EASILY.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT GOES INTO THAT.

SO THE RESPECT IS DEMONSTRATED.

THANK YOU, AND IT'S VERY MUCH A SYSTEM WIDE, COLLABORATIVE EFFORT.

WE'VE HAD A WONDERFUL TEAM WORKING ON IT TOGETHER.

THANK YOU, EMILY. THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, BOARD OF REGENTS, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN AND THE OTHER CHANCELLORS PRESENT.

MY NAME IS DR. REGINA RICHARDS.

I AM THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY INCLUSION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS.

I'M REALLY THANKFUL TO BE ABLE TO COME AND GIVE YOU A NARRATIVE OF THE DATA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO ON OUR CAMPUS, WE HAD A THIRTY ONE PERCENT RESPONSE RATE, AND WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT RESPONSE RATE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT TELLS US HERE THAT A NUMBER OF EMAILS THAT WERE DELIVERED AND THE SURVEY RESPONSES AND THE PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS SO 31 PERCENT WE WERE WE WERE REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO AROUND THE QUESTION OF ACCEPTANCE AND CULTURE, WE SEE A GENERAL AGREEMENT THAT OPINIONS COULD BE EXPRESSED.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL KNOW, I KNOW, YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY, BUT WE HAVE ONE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF NURSING ON THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS.

AND SO WHAT WE SEE IS ALSO THE LARGEST BAND WITHIN THE DISAGREEMENT GROUP IS SOMEWHAT DISAGREED, SUGGESTING THAT THERE AREN'T TWO DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED GROUPS WITH VERY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES ON THE CAMPUS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

REGARDING REPORTING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.

SIXTY THREE PERCENT OF THE OVERALL CAMPUS POPULATION AGREED AND STRONGLY AGREED THAT THEY FEEL AS THOUGH THEY CAN REPORT HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SIXTY THREE PERCENT OF YOUR CAMPUS, YOU SAID, OR 63 PERCENT OF THE THIRTY ONE PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS YOU RECEIVED.

THAT IS CORRECT. SIXTY THREE PERCENT OF THE THIRTY ONE PERCENT.

BECAUSE THAT IS THE NUMBER THAT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON.

HERE AROUND CIVILITY, YOU CERTAINLY HAVE HEARD FROM EMILY, THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED HERE AND WHAT WE SEE HERE IS THAT RELATIVELY EVEN RATES OF AN INCIVILITY ARE BEING REPORTED ACROSS THE GROUPS.

THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINTS THAT WE SEE AND YOU SEE IN THE LAST COLUMN, IT SAYS THE TOP THREE INCIVILITY IS REPORTED IN THE PERCENTAGES THERE.

BUT WHAT WE SEE IS NON RESPONSIVENESS AND CONDESCENSION AND WHICH COULD BE INTERPRETED AS NON-RESPONSIVENESS COULD BE A FORM OF CONDESCENSION.

HOWEVER, AS WE DIG DEEPER INTO THE DATA, WE WOULD KNOW MORE SPECIFICS ABOUT THAT AS IT RELATES TO THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT GROUPS AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE. REGARDING OUR WELLNESS PROGRAMS, WE'RE SEEING HIGH RATES OF REPORTED BARRIERS BEING RELATED TO TIME MANAGEMENT AND AVAILABILITY.

RESPONDENTS REALLY INDICATED THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE INTEREST IN THE PROGRAMS THAT WERE OFFERED. AS WELL AS SOME OTHER AREAS OF DISAGREEMENT.

SO AGAIN, AS WE DIG DEEPER INTO THE DATA, WE'LL KNOW MORE SPECIFICS ABOUT THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND THEN THE QUESTION REGARDING WORK LIFE BALANCE, BOTH GROUPS HAVE LARGE MAJORITIES WHO AGREE.

THOUGH MORE STAFF THAN FACULTY.

AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME IMBALANCES ACROSS THE SUBGROUPS.

IS THERE A REASON WHY WE DIDN'T ASK THIS QUESTION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS? I KNOW THAT'S NOT IT WASN'T YOUR.

YEAH. YOUR CALL, DR.

EDWARDS THERE, BUT.

YEAH, IAN WHITMAN, I WORK IN INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH FOR CU DENVER AND CU ANSCHUTZ AND HELPED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SURVEY.

THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS WHICH GET TO A SIMILAR CONCEPT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS.

THERE'S ALSO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY COULD SELECT AS ONE OF THE INSTABILITIES THAT WAS JUST FOR THEIR POPULATION WAS THAT THERE WAS UNDUE AMOUNTS OF WORK ASKED OF THEM OUTSIDE OF JUST THEIR NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

SO IT IS CAPTURED ELSEWHERE.

I CAN'T SPEAK TO IF THERE WAS ANOTHER REASON BEYOND THAT WHY IT WAS SPECIFICALLY NOT ADDRESSED TO THAT POPULATION, BUT IT IS IN THERE.

I THINK ALSO TWO THESE TWO ITEMS CAME FROM AN ESTABLISHED WELLNESS SURVEY THAT WE'VE USED IN OTHER POPULATIONS, AND I BELIEVE THAT SOME AND POSSIBLY ALL OF THE CAMPUSES ARE USING THAT SAME SURVEY WITH STUDENTS.

AND SO IT MAY JUST BE BEING ASKED ON A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE, AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO REPEAT IT HERE FOR THE SURVEY AS WELL.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

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AND THAT'S OUR DATA SUMMARIES.

ONE QUICK QUESTION, DO YOU WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT NEXT STEPS AND WHERE YOU GO FROM HERE WITH THE DATA? YES. SO.

THEN THE NEXT STEPS IS THE IR TEAM AND OUR CWC ANSCHUTZ TEAM WILL BE WORKING TO REALLY WELL THE IR TEAM IS GOING TO BE CLEANING THE DATA, LOOKING AT DO WE HAVE A WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE RATE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT GROUPS AND THE POPULATIONS AND THEN TAKING THAT DATA AND REALLY LOOKING AT HOW WE'RE GOING TO MAP THAT TO OUR CAMPUS-WIDE KEY INITIATIVES, INCLUDING OUR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AS WELL AS OUR DEI INITIATIVES. AND THEN WE ARE ACTUALLY THEN GOING TO MOVE FORWARD TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ACTION PLAN.

SO THIS DATA WILL BE USED AS BASELINE DATA FOR US.

I'M SORRY. BUT WHAT WAS THAT LAST COMMENT? I'M SORRY. THIS DATA WILL BE USED AS BASELINE DATA.

GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK, KNOWING THAT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

I THINK THAT THE VALUE IN THIS FOR US, ANYWAY IS TO BREAK IT DOWN.

YOU OBVIOUSLY CAN'T BREAK IT DOWN TOO FAR, BUT BREAK IT DOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT LEVEL WHEREVER YOU CAN TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE POCKETS ARE AND THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE WHICH WE NEED TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT IS WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS, FOR EXAMPLE, ON THE FIRST QUESTION THAT THEY DIDN'T FEEL CAPABLE OF, THEN IT WAS THE HIGHEST LEVEL WAS UNDERGRADUATE NURSING. THEY DIDN'T FEEL CAPABLE OF EXPRESSING THEIR OPINIONS WITHOUT PENALTY OR POTENTIAL PENALTIES.

WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY THAT? I MEAN, IS IT A? IS IT A POLITICAL CONCERN OR IS IT A PROFESSIONAL CONCERN? BECAUSE I THINK THAT IN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION THERE IS A THERE'S A DIFFERENT GESTALT, I THINK, TO WHAT THESE QUESTIONS MEAN THAN THERE ARE THAN THERE IS IN A IN A GENERAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT.

AT LEAST THAT'S MY BELIEF.

BUT WE NEED TO FIND OUT.

OTHER QUESTIONS. I KNOW IT'S PROBABLY TOO EARLY, BUT WHEN YOU SAY BASELINE, THIS IS BASELINE. HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD GIVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS SO THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING TO COMPARE EVERY YEAR, EVERY TWO YEARS, EVERY FIVE YEARS? EVERY FOUR YEARS, AT LEAST.

WE'RE RECOMMENDING EVERY FOUR YEARS.

THERE'S A LOT THAT GOES INTO I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU, BUT THERE'S A LOT THAT GOES INTO THE ANALYSIS OF THIS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, AS CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN SAID, THAT WE GIVE INFORMATION THAT WILL BE USEFUL. SOME OF THE DEANS ON OUR CAMPUS HAVE ALREADY ASKED FOR THIS DATA, BUT WE ARE NOT AT A POSITION WHERE WE CAN GIVE IT TO THEM AS OF YET.

THEY ALSO WANT TO MAP THIS TO THEIR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AND THEIR DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS AS WELL.

SO IT SEEMS LIKE EVEN THOUGH THERE MAY BE MAYBE SOME CAMPUS LEVEL MID SURVEY, THIS TYPE OF SURVEY SHOULD BE EVERY FOUR YEARS.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

THANK YOU. THE LAST THING YOU JUST MENTIONED THERE, THE IDEA OF KIND OF HAVING SOME TARGETED INTERVENING SURVEYS TO REALLY DIG INTO THE AREAS WHERE THE CAMPUS IS REALLY FOCUSING, THOSE WOULD HAPPEN DURING THOSE INTERVENING YEARS.

YES, WE'RE THINKING ABOUT EVERY TWO YEARS FOR THAT.

GREAT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER ISSUES, NO?. I HAVE A QUESTION.

CALLIE, IT'S CALLIE. FROM ABOVE.

YEAH, I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.

I APPRECIATE THAT IT WAS STATED HERE ABOUT RESPONSE RATES AND REPRESENTATIVENESS.

I MEAN THE RESPONSE RATES ARE GREAT.

BUT EVEN IF YOU HAVE A DECENT RESPONSE RATE AND IT'S NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNDERLYING POPULATION, THE DATA ARE PROBLEMATIC.

SO I'M REALLY HAPPY TO HEAR YOU'LL BE LOOKING INTO THAT.

I MEAN, WITH AN EIGHTY NINE PERCENT RESPONSE RATE, IT'S NOT AS BIG OF A CONCERN AS THIRTY ONE PERCENT.

WILL YOU BE THEN PRESENTING WEIGHTED DATA BASED ON THAT TO MAKE IT REPRESENTATIVE ONCE YOU HAVE THAT INFORMATION? SO THE PLAN IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT, I THINK WE CAN WEIGHT TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, BUT IF WE'VE GOT GROUPS WHERE WE JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RESPONSES TO FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THEIR OVERALL SUBGROUP, AND THAT MAKES IT A LITTLE TRICKIER.

SO WE'LL BE LOOKING INTO THAT AS WE ANALYZE THE DATA FURTHER, HOW WE CAN BEST STRATEGIZE AROUND THAT AND WORKING WITH THE OTHER CAMPUSES TO MAKE SURE WE'RE IN ALIGNMENT WITH WHAT THEY INTEND AS WELL. AWESOME, THANK YOU.

AND THEN MY OTHER COMMENT IS, I WANT TO SAY THAT I STRONGLY AGREE WITH NOT DOING A SURVEY LIKE THIS EVERY YEAR YOU'RE GOING TO END UP WITH RESPONDENT FATIGUE.

WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO FIND IS PEOPLE JUST SIMPLY STOP TAKING THE SURVEY.

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SO WE HAVE TO BALANCE GETTING GOOD INFORMATION WITH GETTING THE INFORMATION AT ALL.

SO I APPRECIATE YOUR PLAN.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

I ALSO WANT TO NOTE THAT IN APRIL OF 2021, I ASKED THE CAMPUS TO HOLD OFF ON ALL OF THE SURVEYS, CLIMATE SURVEYS THAT THEY WERE GIVEN IN THE VARIOUS DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES BECAUSE OF THAT ISSUE OF SURVEY FATIGUE.

AND I WAS HOPING THAT IT WOULD HELP INCREASE THE RESPONSE RATE.

SO I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT REGENT.

CALLIE? YES. HI. SO IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU AND YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT THAT.

AND GIVING THAT SURVEY FATIGUE IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT AND ADDRESSING AND IDENTIFYING HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SURVEYS BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT MORE OFTEN THAN WE SHOULD BE, BUT WE ALSO DON'T WANT TO.

IT'S BEEN NINE YEARS AGO THAT I BROUGHT THIS RESOLUTION FORWARD AND WE WITH THE INTENTIONS OF THAT TIME, WE WOULD DO IT EVERY TWO YEARS.

WE DID IT ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO AND IT'S JUST TAKEN THIS LONG, AND THAT'S TOO LONG THAT SO THERE'S SOMETHING IN BETWEEN THERE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO EVALUATE AND BUT MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS A CONTINUING PROCESS BECAUSE WE CAN'T FIX WHAT WE DON'T MEASURE.

SO.

I AGREE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, AND I'M THRILLED.

I MEAN, WE'RE BEING LED BY A GREAT TEAM AND I KNOW IR KNOWS BEST SURVEY METHODOLOGY PRACTICES, AND SO I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE THAT THEY'LL GET IT RIGHT.

WE APPRECIATE IT, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE ONGOING PROCESS.

OK, THANK YOU.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

ONE QUESTION WHAT IS WHAT IS CONSIDERED A GOOD RESPONSE RATE? I MEAN, YOU SAID YOU'RE HAPPY WITH THIRTY ONE.

THAT SEEMS KIND OF LOW, BUT MAYBE THAT'S HIGH, I DON'T KNOW.

COMPARED TO EIGHTY NINE, IT SEEMS LOW, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER IS.

WHEN WE DID THE SURVEY LAST TIME, NOLBERT AND THE SURVEY FIRM WE WORKED WITH AND AND I WAS ON THAT COMMITTEE THAT WORKED WITH HIM ON THAT SURVEY.

AND THEY SAID AT THE TIME, IF YOU GET A 10 PERCENT RESPONSE RATE, THAT'S GOOD.

SO THIRTY ONE IS GREAT THEN.

OUR RESPONSE RATE IN THE LAST SURVEY WAS LIKE 14 PERCENT OR SOME.

I MEAN, IT WAS PRETTY LOW, BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, 4000 OF OUR FACULTY ARE PRACTICING PHYSICIANS. I PROMISE YOU A 30 PERCENT RESPONSE RATE FROM THEM IS A MIRACLE.

NIGHT. THEY LOOK AT A BLOODY SURVEY AND GO, YEAH, RIGHT, CLICK.

I MEAN, SO IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE KIND OF GROUP THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

I FRANKLY WAS, PARDON ME, BUT I WAS THRILLED AT 31 PERCENT AND WE WORKED PRETTY HARD TO GET THERE. THAT'S HELPFUL.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL.

GOOD AFTERNOON, REGENTS, CHANCELLORS, MR. PRESIDENT, MY NAME IS ANTONIO FARIAS, I'M THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AT CU DENVER, AND THESE MEN BEHIND ME ARE HERE TO ESCORT ME OUT IF I SAY ANYTHING WRONG. I'D LIKE TO START FIRST SLIDE PLEASE.

START WITH THE PARTICIPATION RATES AGAIN.

AND WHAT YOU'LL SEE ACROSS THE BOARD IS AGAIN, WE'RE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE RESPONSE RATES, THE UNDERGRADUATE RATE.

I WOULD JUST POINT OUT, I GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO OUR PHENOMENAL SGA PRESIDENT CHRIS HILTON AND THESE PHENOMENAL YOUNG MEN OVER HERE BECAUSE IN THE LAST WEEK, BECAUSE OF THEIR CREATIVE AND MILLENNIAL STRATEGIES ON HOW TO REACH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, WE DOUBLED THAT RATE. SO WE LESSONS LEARNED GOING FORWARD IN TERMS OF HOW TO REACH OUR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.

AS CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN SAID THERE'S LOTS OF COMPETING INTEREST IN TERMS OF THEIR BANDWIDTH.

SO THIS WAS THIS WAS A GOOD STRATEGY MAKING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS THE ACCEPTANCE AND CULTURE SLIDE, AND YOU'LL SEE ALSO IS THAT GENERALLY IT'S POSITIVE FIGURES THROUGH THE FACULTY, THOUGH THE FACULTY ARE SLIGHTLY LESS ENTHUSIASTIC IN THEIR AGREEMENT.

70 PERCENT AGAIN AGREE ACROSS ALL POPULATION GROUPS, ANYWHERE FROM 71 TO 71 PERCENT, 79 PERCENT. MOVING FORWARD, WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT WE NEED TO DIG A LITTLE BIT DEEPER, ESPECIALLY INTO THE FACULTY, AND SEE IF IT'S THE NATURE OF THE FACULTY DISAGREEMENT HAS TO DO WITH DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT BANDWIDTHS IN TERMS OF IN TERMS OF FACULTY REPRESENTATION, DIFFERENT TYPES OF INSTRUCTORS, DIFFERENT LINES THAT THEY HAVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. WHAT YOU'LL SEE HERE IS THE THE HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION SLIDE,

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AND AGAIN, OVERALL POSITIVE SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FACULTY BEING A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE OTHER POPULATION GROUPS.

EMPLOYEES IN GENERAL WERE SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN AGREEMENT THAN THE STUDENTS.

19 PERCENT OF THE FACULTY DISAGREEING AND SEVEN PERCENT AT THE AT THE SOMEWHAT LEVEL.

AGAIN, MOVING FORWARD, WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS AND WE KNOW WE NEED TO DO IS THE FOCUS ON THE IMMEDIACY OF THE I DON'T KNOW AND I'M NOT SURE.

THERE'S LOTS OF WORK THERE. A LOT OF THAT CAN BE SIMPLY, THEY'RE EITHER OVERWHELMED, THEY'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION, NOT NECESSARILY THROUGH THEIR FAULT, BUT JUST BEING OVERRUN WITH INFORMATION. SO THERE'S A LOT IN TERMS OF THE PROCESS THAT WE CAN DO JUST TO REDUCE THAT THOSE NUMBERS RIGHT OFF THE BAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AGAIN, ON THE CIVILITY SIDE, EMPLOYEES REPORTED MORE INCIVILITY THAN STUDENTS, WITH STAFF REPORTING THE MOST 61 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS.

AGAIN, WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE IS CONSISTENCY ACROSS THE DIFFERENT GROUPS IN TERMS OF THE TOP THREE, IF YOU WILL.

SO A LOT MORE DIGGING HAS TO HAPPEN IN TERMS OF UNDERSTANDING THOSE FIGURES AND AND ALSO THE LARGE PROPORTIONS OF STAFF REPORTING NON RESPONSIVENESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND AGAIN, ON THE WELLNESS SIDE OF PRETTY CONSISTENT HERE AGAIN BETWEEN THE FACULTY AND THE STAFF, LOTS OF DIGGING THAT WE NEED TO DO IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THE APRIL SLIDES.

WHAT I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT I DIDN'T HIGHLIGHT IN THE BEGINNING OF MY GRATITUDE IS TO THE SURVEY TEAM THAT'S AT DENVER.

IT'S COMPOSED OF FACULTY REPRESENTATION, STAFF REPRESENTATION AND STUDENT REPRESENTATION, AND THEY HAVE BEEN SHEPHERDING THE PROCESS SINCE BEFORE THE BEFORE THE CLIMATE SURVEY WAS LAUNCHED, AND THEY ARE CONTINUING ON IN THAT PROCESS.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND AGAIN, WORK LIFE BALANCE, WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE AGAIN ON THE FACULTY AND STAFF SIDE, 25 PERCENT IS WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN DIGGING INTO AND WHAT THOSE NUMBERS LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF THE STRONG DISAGREEMENT.

SO THE BANDWIDTH, THAT'S ALL THE WAY ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE, BUT AGAIN, STRONG AGREEMENT ON THE AND SOMEWHAT AGREEMENT.

WE'RE STILL LOOKING IN THE 75 TO 70 PERCENT FOR STAFF AND FACULTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND THAT DOES IT FOR DENVER.

ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YEAH, YEAH. PRESIDENT SALIMAN HAS A ANTONIO BEFORE YOU GO.

JUST ONE. JUST THE NEXT STEPS QUESTION FOR YOU ALL.

SO WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE WITH ALL OF THAT.

SO THE NEXT STEP QUESTIONS ARE WE'VE GOT SEVERAL TEAMS THAT ARE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

THE SURVEY TEAM THAT HAS FACULTY GOVERNANCE, STAFF GOVERNANCE AND STUDENT GOVERNANCE IS CONTINUING ON THAT PROCESS.

AND THEN WE'VE GOT SATELLITE TEAMS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH AFFINITY GROUPS FROM VARIOUS UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE BROUGHT INTO THAT.

WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL THAT IS REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAMS FROM THE COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS.

SO THERE WE'RE GOING TO START MOVING SOME OF THIS DATA AS WE START GOING.

AS AS REGENT CALLIE HAD MENTIONED, RENNISON HAD MENTIONED ABOUT WHAT'S BEYOND, WHAT'S GOING ON BEYOND JUST THE GENERAL RESPONSE RATES.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR HOTSPOTS AND SEEING WHAT WE CAN ADDRESS IN THE SHORT TERM. THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME FOR.

AS AN EXAMPLE, IF PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF RESOURCES, THEN THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN START WORKING ON IMMEDIATELY.

WE ALREADY KNOW THAT THAT'S SOMETHING TO DO.

SO WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE ACTION PLANS ARE DONE.

BUT THE NEXT STEPS, BEYOND ANALYZING THE DATA, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN MARCH WITH OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY.

AND THEN ONCE IT'S RELEASED TO YOU, WE'LL RELEASE IT TO THE TO THE FULL CAMPUS AND THEN ACTION TEAMS, WHICH ARE ALREADY CASCADING OFF OF OUR OFF OUR 2030 STRATEGY ARE ALREADY IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING OUT HOW THIS DATA PLUGS INTO LOTS OF OTHER DATA THAT WE ALREADY HAVE ON THE GROUND IN ORDER TO SAY WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? AND THEN TO YOUR POINT, HOW DO WE START MICRO SERVING ALONG THE WAY TO SEE IF WE'RE MOVING ALONG THE RIGHT, THE RIGHT PATH? I THINK THAT FINDING DATA TO LOOK AT AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT WITH ALL OF THE PRESENTATIONS THAT I'VE SEEN BECAUSE NOTHING REALLY STICKS OUT AS REALLY UGLY OR AWFUL. IT'S 45 46 PERCENT TO SOME OF THE SOME OF THE WORST DATA.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE REALLY HARD TO MINE IN TERMS OF FINDING OUT WHAT THAT DATA MEANS.

THE DATA WILL GET MORE GRANULAR ONCE WE ONCE WE DRILL DOWN TO THE UNIT LEVEL.

AGAIN, OUR BASELINE IS WHAT YOU SAW RIGHT NOW IS THE BASELINE FOR THE ENTIRE INSTITUTION.

ONCE WE THAT'S GOING TO BE OUR DENVER BASELINE BASE, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO COMPARE THAT TO GOING DOWN AND DRILLING DOWN TO THE UNIT LEVEL FROM THE COLLEGES.

AND IF WE HAVE THE DATA, THE YOU KNOW, IF PI IS ISN'T INVALIDATED, THEN WE CAN GET IT DOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT LEVEL AS WELL.

I THINK THAT WHEN YOU KIND OF SAID FACULTY WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT.

I THINK THAT I'LL BE INTERESTED IN SEEING IF THERE ARE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE FOUR

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CAMPUSES AND FACULTY OR STUDENTS OR WHATEVER.

AND I THINK THAT THAT WOULD TELL US A LOT AS WELL.

IF THERE ARE THOSE SIMILARITIES, WERE THERE ABOUT THE SAME OR LOWER.

I THINK THAT'S THE PURVIEW OF THE REGENTS.

FOR US, I THINK THERE'S ALSO MICRO CULTURES WITHIN OUR OWN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND I THINK ACROSS ALL THE CAMPUSES THERE'S DIFFERENT CULTURES AS WELL.

BUT YES, SIR.

I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, I THINK THE DEEPER YOU CAN GO INTO THE ORGANIZATION AND THE ACTION PLANNING STAGE, THE BETTER RESULTS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE.

BECAUSE IF YOU AGGREGATE THE DATA AND ASSUME THAT EVERYBODY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT INFORMATION, YOU KIND OF LOSE THE IMPACT OF THE SURVEY.

SO I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT GOING AS DEEP AS YOU CAN WHEN YOU DO THE ACTION PLANNING PHASE.

YES, SIR. WITHOUT VIOLATING ANONYMITY, WE WILL GO AS DEEP AS THE DATA GOES.

ABSOLUTELY. WELL, WE WILL FOLLOW THE THE DATA HAS THE SAME HOMAGE THAT WE FOLLOW THE MONEY. SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. AND REGENTS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND, SO YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ON THE ON THE CLIMATE SURVEY, I'M SORRY ON THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

WE YOU KNOW, THESE QUESTIONS ARE MENTIONED ARE PART OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THEN WE SAID WE'RE GOING TO IDENTIFY ACTION STEPS.

WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY HUNDREDS OF ACTION STEPS BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO GO DOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT LEVEL.

SO ONE OF THE ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT IS HOW WE ACTUALLY REPORT BACK TO YOU ON THIS BECAUSE THERE'S GOING TO BE SO MUCH ACTIVITY GOING ON AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE ALL THAT TO YOU AND SHOW YOU HOW WE'RE TRACKING IT.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF OUR TASKS.

OK. OK. RIGHT SO I'M CHUCK LITCHFIELD, I'M THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE AT UCCS AND I HAVE INTERIM PROVOST KELLY KLEBE WITH ME TODAY.

SHE'S GOING TO THINK SHE'S GOING TO STAY MASK UP.

WE WANT TO THANK THE REGENTS FOR KEEPING THIS INITIATIVE AND THIS SURVEY GOING, EVEN THROUGH THE DISRUPTION OF COVID.

WE WANT TO THANK THEODOSIA COOK AND EMILY SUPPORT THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR CAMPUS TEAM, WHICH WOULD COMPRISED OF MEMBERS FROM THE ACADEMIC COLLEGES, FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS AND FROM SHARED GOVERNANCE.

SPECIFICALLY, I WANT TO THANK THREE PEOPLE.

OUR INTERIM ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION, STEPHANIE ROSE, OUR INTERIM PROVOST KELLY KLEBE AND OUR DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH, ROBYN MARSCHKE. WE ALSO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING RAME HANNA, WHO WILL BE OUR NEW VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

HE'LL BE THEY'LL BE STARTING ON MARCH 1ST.

THEY'RE COMING TO US FROM WORCESTER POLYTECH AND BEEN SERVING IN THAT ROLE SINCE 2019.

THEY WERE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO JOIN US FOR OUR STRATEGIC WINTER RETREAT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND ARE ALREADY CONTRIBUTING TO HOW OUR TEAM THINKS ABOUT RESPONDING TO THIS SURVEY, AND THEY'LL BE A VITAL PART OF OUR PLANNING SESSIONS THAT WILL BEGIN THIS SPRING.

FIRST SLIDE.

OUR RESPONSE RATE FROM OUR STAFF AND FACULTY WAS REALLY, REALLY STRONG.

WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT AND WE THINK THAT THAT IS AN EXEMPLAR OF OUR CAMPUS CULTURE.

WE DID PROVIDE TWO INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS TO TRY AND GET THEM TO COME TO THE SURVEY, AND WE THINK THAT THAT HAD SOME HELP IN BUMPING OUR NUMBERS ABOVE 20 PERCENT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GROUP LOOKED AT RIGHT AWAY WAS WHETHER THAT 20 PERCENT NUMBER WAS GOING TO BE SUFFICIENTLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF OUR STUDENTS TO MAKE ANYTHING OUT OF THAT POPULATION BE ACTIONABLE.

AND RIGHT NOW, WE BELIEVE THAT IT WILL BE.

NEXT SLIDE. WITH REGARD TO ACCEPTANCE AND CULTURE, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT TREATING PEOPLE WITH RESPECT IS ONE OF CHANCELLOR REDDY'S MOST CONSISTENT STRATEGIC MESSAGES.

AND WE EXPECT TO DIG INTO THE SMALL DISAGREE GROUP AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION THERE.

NEXT SLIDE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WANT TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO IS THAT WE HAD A PRETTY STRONG DON'T KNOW OR NOT SURE CATEGORY AND THE UNDERGRADUATES HERE, THAT'S ACTUALLY AN AGGREGATION OF PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY WEREN'T SURE AND ALSO PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS.

AND SO RIGHT NOW, THAT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT WE LOOK AT.

WE HAVE A VERY PROACTIVE STUDENT RESPONSE TEAM MADE UP OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS, OIE, PUBLIC SAFETY, HOUSING AND WELLNESS.

AND SO WE TRY AND KEEP TRACK, PARTICULARLY OF OUR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THAT ARE LIVING ON CAMPUS AND HOW THEY ARE DOING.

SO THAT'LL BE ONE OF THE PLACES THAT WE DIG INTO.

NEXT SLIDE. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO ON THIS INCIVILITY SLIDE

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IS THE COMMONALITY IN THE RESPONSES FROM OUR CAMPUS IN TERMS OF THE TOP THREE IN CIVILITIES. WE THINK AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ACTION PLAN HERE IS TO LOOK AT HOW THAT CROSS SECTIONS WITH CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHICS AND THEN DETERMINE IF THERE ISN'T REALLY SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE A CAMPUS WIDE ACTION STEP IN RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION.

NEXT SLIDE. SO ONCE AGAIN, LIKE THE OTHER CAMPUSES, WE SAW A PRETTY HIGH RESPONSE RATE WITH REGARD TO BARRIERS TO WELLNESS PROGRAMS. WE THINK THAT SOME OF THIS MAY HAVE BEEN AS A RESULT OF COVID.

MANY OF OUR PROGRAMS REALLY ARE CAMPUS BASED AND BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN MOSTLY REMOTE FOR OUR STAFF AND AND FOR OUR STAFF IN PARTICULAR AND THEN PORTIONS OF OUR FACULTY AND EVEN PORTIONS OF OUR STUDENTS, WE THINK THAT THAT'S SOME OF THE THINGS TO LOOK AT.

THE OTHER THING THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT HERE, AND THIS GOES BACK TO A CONVERSATION.

I THINK REGENT GALLEGOS STARTED EARLIER TODAY, AND THAT IS WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON OUR CAMPUS WEARING A LOT OF DIFFERENT HATS.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE IN THESE RESPONSES A GENERAL FEELING THAT PEOPLE ARE TOO BUSY AND THAT THEY ARE FEELING LIKE THERE ARE OTHER PRIORITIES RATHER THAN PARTICIPATING IN THESE WELLNESS PROGRAMS. NEXT SLIDE. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR CAMPUS OBSERVED IN THE CONVERSATIONS LEADING UP TO THIS PRESENTATION IS THAT OUR RESPONSE RATE HERE, WE THINK, TELLS US THAT IT ISN'T THAT OUR SUPERVISORS ARE PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM ACHIEVING A GOOD WORK-LIFE BALANCE, THAT THERE IS SUPPORT FOR A GOOD WORK-LIFE BALANCE.

IT'S JUST SIMPLY AS STATED ON THE OTHER SIDE THAT PEOPLE ARE FEELING BUSY, SO FEELING LIKE THEY HAVE A LOT TO DO AND THERE'S A LOT OF STRESS AND PRESSURE.

AND PRESIDENT SALIMAN, SINCE I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO ASK ME THE QUESTION, I GUESS I'LL GO AHEAD AND PREEMPT IT AND SAY WE EXPECT TO START PRETTY AGGRESSIVE ACTION PLANNING AS SOON AS RAME GETS HERE.

OUR IR FOLKS, I MEAN, I WAS CHATTING WITH THEM DURING THE EARLIER PART OF THE MEETING.

THEY ARE ALREADY DIGGING INTO THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND BREAKING DOWN THE DATA, AND THERE'S A TON MORE DATA THAN JUST WHAT WE'VE SHOWN YOU HERE TODAY.

WE BELIEVE THIS IS A GOOD BASELINE AND WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH STATISTICAL DATA TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ACTION.

WE WILL BREAK THOSE ACTION GROUPS BOTH INTO THE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS AND INTO THE AREAS WHERE WE THINK SOME OF THOSE MICRO CULTURES EXIST.

SO I THINK THIS IS REALLY CONCERNING BECAUSE THE SUPERVISORS ARE GIVING OUR FACULTY STAFF THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE WORK LIFE BALANCE, BUT WE JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH BODIES TO DO THE WORK. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A CONTINUING CHALLENGE AS WE STRUGGLE WITH RESOURCES. THE OTHER COMMENT I WANT TO MAKE IS IN TERMS OF WELLNESS PROGRAMS. WE DIDN'T LIST WHAT ARE ALL THE WELLNESS PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

SO WHEN YOU JUST ASK A GENERAL QUESTION, I THINK THEY PROBABLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT ARE THOSE SO THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY UTILIZE.

SO I THINK WE WE'RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT FROM THIS, AND I'M REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF THE DATA. WE ALREADY SEE A FEW AREAS THAT WE CAN WORK MORE ON.

BUT ACROSS THE BOARD, I'M JUST THRILLED WITH THE PARTICIPATION RATES AND REALLY ABLE TO USE THE RESULTS TO HAVE SOME MEANINGFUL ACTION ITEMS TAKEN.

SO, SO DURING THE PANDEMIC, YOU YOU HELD A LOT OF POSITIONS OPEN.

YES, BECAUSE OF, YOU KNOW, JUST THE REVENUE SHORTFALL.

DO YOU THINK SO THAT I'M SURE THAT THAT LED TO PEOPLE BEING HAVING MORE WORK TO DO? ABSOLUTELY. AND ALSO, THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION ON GREAT RESIGNATION IS ALSO GOING TO PUT ANOTHER LAYER ON THIS ONE WHERE WHEN WE LOSE PEOPLE, WE'RE PUTTING THAT BURDEN ON THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LEFT OVER.

AND WE ARE WORKING HARD TO COMPENSATE THEM A LITTLE BIT, BUT THAT STILL IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF BURDEN. SO I THINK THE THING THAT I SAY ON THE CAMPUS IS THERE ARE TWO WORDS WE NEED TO USE A LOT. ONE IS COMPASSION.

ONE IS LISTENING DURING THESE TIMES TO REALLY GET TO PEOPLE AND SEE MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE. I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GET STUDENTS TO REPLY TO SURVEYS BECAUSE OUR PROGRAM SURVEYED A LOT.

AND YOU KNOW, I IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET JUST ACROSS ALL THE CAMPUSES BETTER RESPONSE RATE FROM STUDENTS.

SO ANY IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO INCENTIVIZE THEM WOULD BE GREAT.

SO I'M SORT OF CURIOUS WHAT INCENTIVE YOU FELT LIKE MAYBE THAT RAISED YOUR NUMBERS A LITTLE BIT. YEAH, SO WE TRIED THE STANDARD KIND OF FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CARD PROGRAM AND THAT GOT ABOUT WHAT WE EXPECTED.

I DON'T KNOW. SO WE OFFERED WE ACTUALLY AUCTIONED OFF SOME PARKING PERMITS AS A PART OF

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PARTICIPATION AND AMAZINGLY, THAT GOT A PRETTY FAST RESPONSE.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S GOOD FOR OTHER CAMPUSES TO KNOW.

I KNOW WE'VE TRIED THE FIVE DOLLAR OR, YOU KNOW, POTENTIALLY GETTING AN IPAD, YOU KNOW, OR A COUPLE OF IPADS.

SO I THINK THAT'S AN AREA WHERE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE CAN PUT THEIR HEADS TOGETHER, TALK TO SOME STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, THE STUDENT LEADERS AND SEE WHAT THEIR IDEAS ARE TO TRY TO GET THOSE NUMBERS UP BECAUSE WE WANT TO HEAR.

YEP. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU, CHUCK, AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PRESENTED AND JUST, YOU KNOW, TO PULL IN A COUPLE OF THINGS, ONE THAT QUESTION ABOUT HOW OFTEN ARE WE MEASURING, YOU KNOW, AND THINKING ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO WITH US NOW. AND YOU KNOW, IT REMINDS ME OF THAT WHOLE LIKE, YOU KNOW, IF I WEIGH MYSELF EVERY DAY, THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT OR IF I TAKE MY BLOOD PRESSURE ALL THE TIME, RIGHT? THERE ARE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I APPRECIATE ALL THE THOUGHT THAT I HEARD FROM EACH OF THE CAMPUSES IN THIS SYSTEM INTO WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? YOU KNOW, BEFORE I CHECK THIS AGAIN AND THEN THINKING, YOU KNOW, THINKING ABOUT THAT QUESTION ABOUT SO IF THIS IS A BASELINE, JUST WANTING AND I DON'T KNOW, THERE'S PROBABLY A QUESTION IN HERE SOMEWHERE ABOUT.

SO IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THAT WE SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THESE RESULTS.

IT MIGHT BE, BUT IT'S REALLY IN THOSE STRATEGIC PILLARS AROUND.

WE SHOULD BE SEEING A DIFFERENCE IN IN THAT PILLAR AROUND D.I AND DIVERSITY OF OUR STUDENTS AND STUDENT RETENTION AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, RIGHT? SO THAT EVEN THOUGH THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE TOOLS WE'RE USING TO MEASURE AS A BASELINE WHERE THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING IN TERMS OF THE RESULTS ARE IN THOSE STRATEGIC PILLARS, CORRECT? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE.

SO, YES, AND SO THOSE STRATEGIC.

SO THE YES.

SO AS WE IMPROVE HERE, WE SHOULD BE IMPROVING WITH THE OUTCOMES ON THOSE STRATEGIC PLAN METRICS. BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THOSE KIND OF INTERVENING YEAR TARGETED SURVEYS TO REALLY DIG INTO THE AREAS WHERE WE'RE PUTTING THE MOST EFFORT TO SEE IF IT'S WORKING. SO THIS IS SO THIS HAVING THIS DATA IS WONDERFUL BECAUSE WE CAN SEE WHERE WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION.

AND THEN THOSE INTERVENING SURVEYS WILL TELL US WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE DOING IT WELL.

IT'S A GOOD START.

IT'S A GOOD START, AND THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT, THIS IS TOTALLY JUST THE START AND THIS IS WHAT WE NEEDED IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS OUR CAMPUS EFFORTS AND OUR EFFORTS AT THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.

AND NOW WE'LL NOW WE CAN WORK FROM THIS.

AND YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT CHANGING.

THESE NUMBERS WON'T HAVE HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.

BUT BUT WE BUT IT PROVIDES US WITH A GUIDE MAP SO THAT WE KNOW WHERE TO FOCUS OUR WORK AND WITH WHOM TO AND WHO TO FOCUS ON.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE CAMPUS IS AND WHAT WE AS SOME ADMINISTRATION ARE DOING AS WE UNPACK. WHEN WE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT UNPACKING THE DATA, THAT'S WHAT WE MEAN.

YOU KNOW, WHERE DO WE FOCUS AND WHO DO WE FOCUS ON? SO WE'LL GET SOME FEEDBACK ON STUDENTS SOON, RIGHT? YEP. SO THE NEXT UPDATE IN BOULDER STILL HAS TO WE'LL PRESENT TO US TODAY, TOO.

AND AND THEN THE NEXT PRESENTATION FOR YOU WILL BE IN APRIL, WHEN YOU KNOW, THESE ARE JUST A HOW MANY FIVE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ON THE SURVEY AND THE SURVEY HAD HOW MANY QUESTIONS, EMILY. LIKE SO MANY.

YEAH, SO I THINK THERE'S LOTS MORE TO COME.

THERE'S LOTS MORE TO COME.

YEP. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, THEN WE HAVE YEAH, THAT'S THE END, THAT'S ALL.

THAT'S ALL FIVE, RIGHT? OH, WE HAVE ONE MORE. WE HAVE BOULDER.

OH GEESH. SORRY, I NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB UP HERE.

BUT THAT CAMPUS? YES, THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

AND I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT.

GOOD AFTERNOON, REGENT.

CHANCELLORS AND PRESIDENT SALIMAN. HE STOPS WORKING HERE AND HE FORGETS.

MY NAME IS JULIE INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY AND COMPLIANCE.

AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OUR DATA.

I GET TO FOLLOW ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES.

I'M HERE REPRESENTING A TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING ON THIS ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS, AND SO I'M HERE TODAY, BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT TO BRING US TO THIS POINT.

I THINK THIS WORKS.

YES. SO WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR RESPONSE RATE, GO STAFF STAFF CAME THROUGH, BUT SO DID FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FOR UNDERGRADUATES THAT 30 PERCENT, THAT WAS A TOUGH

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CLIMB THAT TOOK A LOT OF CAMPUS PARTNERS REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS, FACULTY MENTIONING IT IN CLASS, GIVING STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY IN CLASS AND WITH OVER 9000 RESPONSES.

OF COURSE, WE ARE ALREADY LOOKING AT HOW REPRESENTATIVE OUR DATA ARE, YOU KNOW, BY RACE, BY GENDER, BY VETERANS, BY EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC THAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN.

WE ARE TESTING FOR THAT.

SO THE COMFORT IN EXPRESSING IDEAS OR OPINIONS, EITHER IN MY DEPARTMENT OR IN MY CLASS WITHOUT FEAR, HOW IT WILL AFFECT HOW PEOPLE TREAT ME.

WE SEE HALF TO MORE THAN HALF COMING UP CLOSE TO TWO THIRDS OF PEOPLE AGREEING OR STRONGLY AGREEING THAT THEY CAN EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITHOUT FEAR.

FOR US, THE NEXT STEP IS TO BREAK OUT THOSE FINDINGS BY GROUP.

WHO IS IT THAT'S FEELING LESS ABLE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS? REPORTING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION, FEELING THAT THE CAMPUS WOULD TAKE THEIR CONCERNS SERIOUSLY, AGAIN, ABOUT HALF AND SLIGHTLY MORE THAN HALF, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT STAFF AND WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF, WE'RE DEFINITELY SEEING CONFIDENCE THAT PEOPLE'S CONCERNS RELATED TO A POLICY OF DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. CIVILITY HERE, WE'RE APPROACHING ABOUT HALF OF MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, INDICATING THAT THEY'VE EXPERIENCED IN CIVILITY ARE IN ALL OF OUR SURVEYS TO DATE, THE NUMBER ONE IN CIVILITY THAT PEOPLE MENTION IS NON RESPONSIVENESS OR SLOW RESPONSIVENESS TO EMAILS OR REQUESTS.

THEN YOU SEE A LOT OF OVERLAP GRADUATE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF CONDESCENSION OR DISMISSIVE REMARKS COMPLAINTS BEING MADE ABOUT YOU BEHIND A TWO OTHERS BEHIND YOUR BACK AND FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS THAT THAT PIECE OF EXCESSIVE SACRIFICES IN MY TIME, HEALTH, OR SOCIAL LIFE BEING MADE BY MY DEPARTMENT FOR UNDERGRADUATES, WE ASKED ABOUT THE RANGE OF THEIR CU EXPERIENCES SO THIS COULD BE IN THE CLASSROOM.

IT COULD BE IN OTHER CONTEXTS AND FOR THEM BEING CONSTANTLY INTERRUPTED, BEING TREATED WITH CONDESCENSION AND THEN INAPPROPRIATE JOKES AND HUMOR ALSO APPEAR IN THE TOP THREE.

BUT YOU SAW IN THE BEGINNING WE HAVE A RANGE OF INSTABILITIES, AND THAT RANGE INCLUDES THESE WHAT WE MIGHT THINK OF AS LOWER LEVEL HARMS ALL THE WAY TO FEELING THREATENED HAVING MY PROPERTY VANDALIZED.

SO THERE IS A RANGE AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THAT WHEN THE FINAL RESULTS ARE PRESENTED. FOR WELLNESS PROGRAMS, THE PERCENT REPORTING BARRIERS PRETTY HIGH, WE'VE SEEN THAT AT THE ALL THE CAMPUSES.

I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION, THOUGH, THAT I DIDN'T HAVE THE OPTION WHEN I TOOK THE SURVEY OF SAYING I DON'T PERCEIVE ANY BARRIERS.

SO SOMETIMES THE QUESTION SHAPES THAT ANSWER.

AND WHEN WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE WHAT THE BARRIERS ARE, BUT NOT GIVING THEM THE CHANCE TO SAY, I REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY BARRIERS, THEN WE'RE GOING TO SEE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE SAYING, YES, THERE ARE BARRIERS.

AND FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE, AGAIN, MORE THAN HALF ARE AGREEING, STRONGLY AGREEING FOR FACULTY, WE SEE SLIGHTLY MORE FACULTY, A PERCENTAGE EXPRESSING A DISAGREE ON THAT ITEM.

THE PREPONDERANCE OF THOSE ARE IN THIS SOMEWHAT DISAGREE GROUP, AS EMILY HAD MENTIONED THAT IS TRUE FOR ALL OF THE BREAKOUTS OF THE DATA.

WE DON'T SEE A LARGE PROPORTION OF STUDENT STAFF OR FACULTY RESPONDING IN THE VERY NEGATIVE SIDE OF THE SCALE.

AND BEFORE YOU ASK, WE ARE WORKING HARD ON ANALYZING THE DATA, MAKING MEANING OF THE DATA AND OUR NEW SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR FOR SHE IS ORGANIZING US AROUND RESPONDING TO THE SURVEY.

SO WE'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH HER.

SHE'S WORKING WITH LEADERSHIP AND CAMPUS LEADERS IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A PLAN, AND WE WILL VERY SHORTLY BE SHARING THE PRIMARY FINDINGS WITH HER IN ORDER FOR HER TO LAUNCH HER VISION AND HER WORK WITH ALL OF THE LEADERS ON CAMPUS WHO WILL NEED TO BE INVESTED.

EVERYONE AT EVERY LEVEL NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS AND CAMPUS LEADERS HAVING

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ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HOW WE DO GOING FORWARD.

CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

THANK YOU, AND I DO WANT TO INTRODUCE SONIA TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS.

SONIA, PLEASE STEP UP.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW THRILLED I AM THAT SONIA HAS JOINED US AND THE ONE THE ONE QUESTION I WANT TO ASK YOU, SONIA, IS ON THE NEXT STEPS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY CONSULTANTS AND PART OF WHAT WE'VE DONE AS FAR AS PUTTING MORE RESOURCES INTO DEI IS TO LOOK AT THESE DIVERSITY CONSULTANTS.

AND IF YOU WOULD JUST SPEND A MINUTE OR TWO TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU SEE THE CONSULTANTS WORKING WITH THE VARIOUS UNITS THAT APPRECIATE IT? SURE. THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR.

TO BE CLEAR, THESE ARE CONSULTANTS THAT ARE STAFF.

EMPLOYEES WERE NOT EMPLOYING A THIRD PARTY VENDOR AND OUTSIDE FIRM.

WE WILL HAVE STAFF IN MY OFFICE CAPABLE OF ADDRESSING BOTH DE AND I EXPERTISE, BUT ALSO AS IT PERTAINS TO PLANNING AND EVALUATION.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE CONSULTING WITH OUR UNITS ACROSS CAMPUS AND SUPPORTING THE UNIT'S EFFORTS TO ACTUALLY OPERATIONALIZE CAMPUS WIDE DEI GOALS.

YOU ASKED, ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO ORGANIZE THIS HERCULEAN EFFORT? WE'RE GOING TO COALESCE OUR EFFORTS AROUND FIVE GOALS THAT UNITS WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATIONALIZE INDEPENDENTLY.

WE HAVE CONSULTANTS WHO WILL SUPPORT THAT BOTH FOR PRIORITIZING BUT ALSO CREATING THOSE ACTION PLANS AND HOW WE WILL HAVE INFORMATION IN THE INTERVENING YEARS, THE ASSESSMENT OF THOSE ACTION PLANS, WHICH IS PART OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ROLLING OUT.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OK, THANK YOU, JULIE.

THANK YOU, SONIA. CAN I SAY ONE THING? YOU MAY. SO I THINK THAT THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS OF THE SURVEY ACTUALLY STARTED A QUITE A WHILE AGO ON THIS CAMPUS, AND I THINK IT WAS JULIE THAT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THAT. SO I THINK THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH FOR FOR YOUR LONG STANDING COMMITMENT TO THIS AND FOR CREATING A GREAT FRAMEWORK THAT WE COULD ALL WORK FROM.

SO THANK YOU. AND IT'S CLEAR THAT YOU'RE CONTINUALLY REFINING THIS SURVEY, GIVEN YOUR OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE WELLNESS QUESTION, SO THAT'S GOOD TOO.

ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE THREE ITEMS LEFT.

I WANT TO GET A SENSE FROM THE BOARD.

IS THERE ANY INTEREST IN A BREAK OR DO YOU WANT TO JUST PUSH THROUGH? PUSH THROUGH.

SINCE NO ONE GOT UP OUT OF THEIR CHAIR, SO WE'RE PUSHING THROUGH.

ALL RIGHT. SO UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT DO WE HAVE REGENT RENNISON FROM ABOVE?

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ACTUALLY, I THINK OH, OK. MY APOLOGIES.

THAT'S THAT'S OK.

YES, I WILL.

I WILL READ THIS ON BEHALF OF REGENT RENNISON.

THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS MET FROM ONE TO THREE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 25TH, AND ALL PRESENTATIONS AND THE REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE ON BOARD DOCS AND THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF REGENT RENNISON, AS THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, MYSELF AS VICE CHAIR. REGENT MONTARA AND REGENT ALANA SPIEGEL ARE BOTH MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AS WELL, AND THE MEETING BEGAN WITH ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT.

CHAIR KROLL JOINED FOR A PORTION OF THE MEETING AND THE MEETING, OR THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERED THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATIONS AND ACTION ITEMS. PRESENTATION CAMPUS ATHLETICS FOCUSING ON STUDENT ATHLETES WITH PRESENTATIONS FROM SUE BOULDER BY RICK GEORGE, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND UCCS BY CARLOS GARCIA, THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS.

THE NEXT PRESENTATION WAS ON FOOD SERVICE AS A COMPONENT OF DEI AND A WELCOMING CAMPUS CU BOULDER KATHERINE ECKERT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, YOUTH PROVOST, UCCS CARLOS GARCIA, VICE CHANCELLOR FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, AND CU DENVER TODD HAGGERTY, CFO.

THE NEXT PRESENTATION WAS ON THE CU PRE-COLLEGIATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON THEIR ANNUAL REPORT, WITH CHRIS PACHECO AS, WHO IS A SYSTEM PRE-COLLEGIATE COORDINATOR.

AND THEN WE HAD AN ACTION ITEM.

A NEW BACHELOR OF ARTS AND MUSIC UCCS.

GLENN WHITEHEAD, PROFESSOR AND CO-DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, PRESENTED A MOTION TO MOVE THIS TO THE CONSENT AGENDA ON FEBRUARY 10TH, WHICH WE JUST PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AND IT PASSED OUT

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OF COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY AS WELL.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM WAS A NEW BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UCCS PETER GORDER, PROFESSOR AND CHAIR MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, AND THIS THERE IS A MOTION TO PASS THIS.

IT PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY AND AS WE KNOW, THIS PASSED AS WELL FROM THE REGENTS JUST A SHORT BIT AGO.

NEXT ACTION ITEM NEW BACHELOR OF ARTS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTEGRATED STUDIES VIEW DENVER PAMELA JASMINE, DEAN, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES.

THERE WAS A MOTION TO MOVE THIS AND THAT WAS VOTED FOR UNANIMOUSLY OUT OF COMMITTEE AND REFERRED TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS.

NEXT ACTION ITEM A NEW CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SUBSTANCE USE AND RECOVERY COUNSELING UCCS PROFESSOR COURTNEY STARK.

DIANE, I HOPE I DON'T SAY THIS WRONG.

STUDY PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, COUNSELING AND HUMAN SERVICES VALERIE MARTIN CONLEY, DEAN, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND THAT WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AS WELL OUT OF COMMITTEE AND BROUGHT FORWARD TO THE BOARD FOR A VOTE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER BROUGHT FORWARD A RESOLUTION FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, WHICH SUPPORTS THE ACCREDITATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ART MUSEUM BY THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS. AND YOU CAN FIND THAT RESOLUTION ON BOARD DOCS.

AND THERE THEN WAS A MOTION TO MOVE THAT TO THE REGENTS MEETING, AND THAT WAS ALSO VOTED ON UNANIMOUSLY OUT OF COMMITTEE AND.

TWO REPORTS THAT ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY WERE AVAILABLE AT THIS MEETING AND ARE ON BOARD DOCS, THEY ARE INFORMATION ITEM REPORT ON TEST OPTIONAL BASELINE DATA AND REPORT ON MAPS, RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CAMPUSES AND NEXT STEPS.

AND THAT IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU, REGENT SHARKEY. I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MAPS.

DR. LIGHTNER, WILL WE SEE A PROPOSAL SOON TO TO ADDRESS THE MAPS ISSUE? SO, YES, BUT.

PERHAPS AN ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY STATEMENT, SO YOU WILL SEE WHAT WE APPROVE ADDRESSING MAPS AS INFORMATION TO THE BOARD, IT'S NOT A CHANGE THAT YOU HAVE TO APPROVE AS THE BOARD. IS YOUR SENSE THAT WE WILL MOVE IN A DIRECTION THAT MAKES OUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS MORE ACCOMMODATING? SO THE I'LL JUST PREVIEW FOR YOU, THE RESPONSE FROM ALL OF THE GENERAL CAMPUSES IS THAT WE MOVE TO THE STATE HIGHER ED ADMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS OR THE HERE REQUIREMENTS AS IT'S KNOWN. WHEN DO YOU EXPECT THIS TO MATERIALIZE? WE EXPECT TO HAVE THIS COMPLETED THIS SEMESTER? WONDERFUL NEWS.

WONDERFUL NEWS. ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THAT'S REALLY EXCITING.

THANK YOU. OK.

WE'RE MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

WE HAVE THE AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT NEXT.

REGENT SPIEGEL? GREAT. THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL, AND THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

[K. 4:40 p.m. AUDIT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

THE AUDIT COMMITTEE MET ON DECEMBER 15TH, 2021.

MYSELF, REGENT GALLEGOS, REGENT GANAHL AND REGENT RENNISON WERE PRESENT, EXCUSE ME, BKD, THE UNIVERSITY'S EXTERNAL AUDITORS PRESENTED THE RESULTS OF THE SINGLE AUDIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2021.

THE SCOPE OF THE AUDIT INCLUDED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30TH.

2021.

CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND, CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND AND STUDENT FINANCIAL AID, AS WELL AS AGREED UPON PROCEDURES FOR NCAA COMPLIANCE ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

AS A RESULT OF THE AUDIT, BCD ISSUED AN UNMODIFIED OPINION AND DIDN'T HAVE ANY RECOMMENDED AUDIT ADJUSTMENTS.

THERE WAS A REPEAT IT FINDING RELATED TO PEOPLESOFT ACCESS MANAGEMENT.

THE RESOLUTION OF WHICH BKD WILL CONFIRM DURING THE 2022 AUDIT, THE UNIVERSITY CONTROLLER BOB CULLOR, PROVIDED AN ANNUAL FINANCIAL OVERVIEW FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30TH, 2021.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON CURRENT EXTERNAL REGULATORY AUDITS ON CAMPUSES.

INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED AND THE STATUS OF CAMPUS ACTION PLANS ON PRIOR INTERNAL

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AUDIT FINDINGS.

NO MATTERS OF SIGNIFICANT RISK WERE NOTED.

AVP AGNESSA VARTANOVA PROVIDED AN OVERVIEW OF THE FISCAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATION HANDLING PROCESS. THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THE INCIDENTS REPORTED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S ETHICS LINE OVER THE PAST QUARTER.

DURING THIS MEETING, THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED AND APPROVED ONE CHANGE TO THE WORK PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 THAT STEMMED FROM A BOARD RESOLUTION APPROVED AT THE SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING. THE COMMITTEE HELD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING LEGAL ADVICE ON SPECIFIC MATTERS AND PERSONNEL MATTERS.

THE COMMITTEE WILL NEXT MEET ON MARCH 16TH, 2022.

AS ALWAYS, WE WELCOME FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WORK OF THE MOST AWESOME COMMITTEE, THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OR THE INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU. I DID REGENT SPIEGEL, DID YOU APPEAR TO SUGGEST THAT THE AUDIT COMMITTEE WAS A MORE FASCINATING TIME FOR REGENT TO INVEST IN? WELL, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, HAVE YOU HEARD THE REPORT YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT FISCAL MISCONDUCT, ETHICS RISK.

IT'S PRETTY, YOU KNOW, I DO HAVE A I DIDN'T HEAR IT SUGGESTED.

I HEARD IT STATED.

OH, RIGHT. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT NCAA REPORTING ITEM THAT YOU MENTIONED? YOU KNOW, I WOULD. I WOULD CALL ON AVP VARTANOVA, IF SHE'S HERE AS OPPOSED TO.

YES, SHE'S HERE. I'LL TURN IT OVER TO HER.

YOU KNOW, IF THIS IS WORKING, THE MICROPHONES HAVE BEEN CAUSING SO MANY ISSUES, BKD ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT AND I CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON IT.

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THESE ARE STANDARD PROCEDURES THAT THEY PERFORM FOR THE BOULDER CAMPUS. AND THERE WERE NO ISSUES NOTED IN THE PROCEDURES THAT THEY PERFORMED.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, THANK YOU, REGENT SPIEGEL, FOR YOUR UPDATE, AND WE WILL NOW MOVE TO THE LAST SECTION OF TODAY'S AGENDA BEFORE WE RECESS AND IS ONE OF OUR OTHER VERY EXCITING COMMITTEES. THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE REGENT SHARKEY PRESIDES OVER THAT AND WE'LL HEAR AN

[L. 4:50 p.m. GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

UPDATE FROM HER AS WELL AS SECRETARY.

AND WE HAVE SEVERAL ACTION ITEMS IN THIS PORTION OF THE.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. KROLL.

YOU KNOW, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE REALLY IS ONE OF THOSE MINOR COMMITTEES JUST DEALING WITH THINGS LIKE POLICIES OF THE UNIVERSITY AND SO ON.

SO THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE WE MET REMOTELY ON DECEMBER 16TH AND ALSO ON JANUARY 12TH.

AT THE DENVER DECEMBER 16TH MEETING, THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE DECEMBER MEETING WERE MYSELF COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR REGENT LESLEY, SMITH, REGENT NOLBERT CHAVEZ AND REGENT GLEN GALLEGOS.

AND THANK YOU TO MY COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR YOUR SERVICE AND AND IN OUR COMMITTEE IT IS QUITE A BIT OF WORK.

PURPOSE OF THE DECEMBER GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING WAS TO DISCUSS AND FINALIZE PLANS FOR THE WINTER RETREAT, WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 13TH AND 14TH AND DUE TO COVID.

OF COURSE, THAT CHANGED OUR PLANS AND WE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE RETREAT AND WE'LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT WHAT OTHER OPTIONS WE MAY HAVE.

THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT HAVING A FALL RETREAT THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN AND AND WE'LL WE'LL FOLLOW UP WITH THAT AT OUR NEXT GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING AND SEE WHERE WHERE WE NEED TO GO WITH THAT.

AT THAT MEETING, WE ALSO HEARD AN UPDATE FROM VICE PRESIDENT HUETH ABOUT PLANS FOR FUTURE REGENT AND MARITIME EVENTS.

THEN, AT THE JANUARY 12TH MEETING, THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT WERE PRESENT WERE MYSELF AGAIN, VICE CHAIR REGENT LESLEY SMITH, REGENT, NOLBERT CHAVEZ AND REGENT GLEN GALLEGOS.

WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY REGENT CALLIE RENNISON, REGENT KIM ENTRER AND CHAIR JACK KROLL AND SEVERAL VICE PRESIDENTS AND UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBERS.

REGENT LAWS AND POLICIES THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED SEVERAL REGENT LAW AND POLICY PROPOSED CHANGES THAT HAD COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE IN OCTOBER AND THEN RECEIVED NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING.

THESE ITEMS ARE ALL ON THE AGENDA TODAY FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE FULL BOARD.

THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ENGAGED IN A PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION OF THOSE PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICIES AT ITS REGULAR MEETING ON OCTOBER 20TH, 2021.

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THEY WERE THEN PUBLISHED TO THE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF POLICY AND EFFICIENCY WEBSITE, WHICH IS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE FOR REVIEW AND FEEDBACK PURSUANT TO REGENT POLICY 2N.

THE BOARD OF REGENTS RECEIVED FORMAL NOTICE OF THE PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES AND WERE INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA MATERIALS AT THE REGULAR BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 4TH AND 5TH BEFORE THEY WERE DISCUSSED AND DEBATED AT THE REGULAR GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON JANUARY 12TH.

POLICY CHANGES RELATING TO THE EQUAL PAY ACT.

THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICIES REGARDING THE EQUAL PAY ACT.

VICE PRESIDENT HUETH EXPLAINED THAT THE CHANGES TO POLICY 11 AND SEVERAL CORRELATING REGENT POLICIES BRINGS US INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE COLORADO EQUAL PAY ACT POST-RETIREMENT BENEFITS. THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 11F RELATED TO RETIREMENT PLANS.

THE ITEM WAS PLACED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA NAMING OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO POLICY 14J INVOLVING THE NAMING OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND FORMALIZE AND CLARIFY SOME ASPECTS OF THE POLICY.

THIS ITEM WAS PLACED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO POLICY 2F, WHICH ADDRESSES HOW THE BOARD CONDUCTS ITS MEETINGS BY CODIFYING SOME PRACTICES.

THIS. THIS DISCUSSION ACTUALLY BEGAN SEVERAL YEARS AGO, AND OVER THESE RECENT FEW YEARS IT HAS BEEN GIVEN A LOT OF THOUGHT AND A LOT OF DISCUSSION, AND IT HAS FINALLY COME TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR A VOTE TODAY, WHICH I'M VERY PLEASED TO SEE AFTER ALL OF THESE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE FINALLY DO GET TO VOTE ON IT.

I THINK IT'S BROUGHT US TO A VERY GOOD PLACE LAW AND POLICY REVIEW.

VICE PRESIDENT LEONARD DENNINGER AND DAN MONTEZ UPDATED THE COMMITTEE ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE LAW AND POLICY COORDINATING COMMITTEE AND NEXT STEPS FOR REVIEWING THE REMAINING LAWS AND POLICIES AND THEN THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS.

THE COMMITTEE HEARD AN UPDATE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS FROM VICE PRESIDENT HUETH AND REGENT SMITH, THE CHAIR OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE.

THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO MEET AGAIN ON MARCH 15TH, AND THAT IS THE END OF MY REPORT. THANK YOU, REGENT SHARKEY QUITE A QUITE AN EXCITING MEETING YOU HAD.

IT WAS, AND WE HAVE AN EXCITING MEETING TODAY BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO ACTION ITEMS THAT WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS THAT AROSE OUT OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING WITH EACH OF THESE ACTION ITEMS. I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A MOTION SO, SO LONG AS THERE'S A SECOND FOR THAT MOTION WILL OPEN UP DISCUSSION AT THE INITIATION OF DISCUSSION.

I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER FIRST TO SECRETARY HUETH TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES, A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES.

AND THEN ONCE WE HEAR FROM SECRETARY HUETH, WE'LL OPEN IT UP TO OTHER REGIONS.

WE'LL OPEN IT UP TO THE BOARD FOR DISCUSSION AND DEBATE, AND THEN WE'LL HOLD A ROLL CALL VOTE ON BOTH OF THESE ITEMS. SO WITH THAT, I'LL ASK FOR A MOTION ON ACTION ITEM TWO.

WHAT IS THAT, L-2? OK. IT'S BEEN MOVED BY REGENT SPIEGEL, IS THERE A SECOND.

SECOND.

SECONDED BY REGENT SMITH, SECRETARY HUETH, WOULD YOU BRIEFLY REVIEW FOR THE BOARD THE PURPOSE OF THESE CHANGES? SURE. SO L-2, OUR CHANGES TO BRING REGENT POLICY INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE COLORADO EQUAL PAY ACT THAT BECAME EFFECTIVE JANUARY ONE OF 2020.

WE ARE MAKING A SERIES OF CHANGES TO REGENT POLICIES THREE 3C, 3E, 3F, 6B, 6C, 10E, 11B AND 11 C AND THESE REGENT POLICY PROVISIONS PROVIDE FOR SEARCHES OF UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS, APPOINTMENTS, EVALUATIONS, COMPENSATION PRINCIPLES AND MAKE A NUMBER OF CHANGES TO THESE SECTIONS TO PROVIDE LANGUAGE CLARITY.

IN ESSENCE, THIS THIS PROPOSAL HAS BEEN DISCUSSED FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS AROUND THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND IS NOW BEEN THROUGH THE ENTIRE POLICY CHANGE PROCESS THAT CHAIR SHARKEY REGENT SHARKEY DESCRIBED.

AND THESE ARE THE CHANGES THAT ARE NECESSARY TO BRING US INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW.

I CAN SAY MORE, BUT I DON'T NEED TO.

ALL RIGHT. IS THERE ANY COMMENTS OR DISCUSSION ON THIS? YEAH, I WANT TO WEIGH IN JUST A LITTLE BIT.

I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR IT, NOT BECAUSE I DON'T THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO COME IN COMPLIANCE AND TO BE LEGAL.

I THINK WE NEED TO DO THAT.

I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF HARD WORK THAT'S GONE INTO THIS, AND I THINK IT'S GREAT THE WORK

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THAT WE'VE DONE AND WHERE WE AS A UNIVERSITY FIND OURSELVES.

BUT IN TERMS OF VOTING FOR SOMETHING TODAY, I FIND THAT THERE'S A BIG DIVIDE BETWEEN POLICY AND OUR GOALS.

AND WHERE I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS IS SURE WE'RE GOING TO VOTE TO BRING IT INTO COMPLIANCE AND TO BE LEGAL.

BUT WE'VE NOTICED THAT THERE'S A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN AND FOR MINORITIES, AND WE'RE NOT ADDRESSING IT.

WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT EXCEPT TO SAY, OH, WE'RE GOING TO BE LEGAL.

I THINK WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS AS A BOARD MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO GET ANYTHING DONE BY ARTICULATING OUR DNI GOALS WITH OUR BUDGETS AND WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLAN AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

AND UNTIL WE DO THAT, I THINK THAT WE'LL GO ANOTHER 40 YEARS AND BE LEGAL AND NOT MAKE ANY HEADWAY WITH REGARD TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND THE THINGS THAT WE SEE THE BIG PROBLEM BETWEEN WOMEN AND MINORITIES WITH WHAT WE'RE GOING TO VOTE ON TODAY.

SO UNTIL WE CAN DO THAT.

I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR IT.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE COMMENTS.

REGENT, GALLEGOS AND CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW YOUR MESSAGE THERE THAT WE MUST GO BEYOND CHANGING OUR POLICIES AND LIVE WHAT WE LIVE.

OUR ACTIONS IS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

OR LIVE OUR IDEALS THROUGH OUR ACTIONS.

REGENT MONTEIRO. I AGREE WITH GLEN WITH REGENT GALLEGOS.

I GUESS I WOULD JUST ASK OUR LEGAL COUNSEL OR DO WE PUT OURSELVES AT RISK IF WE DON'T SUPPORT THIS? I THINK IT'S WE BECOME MUCH MORE EASILY DEFENSIBLE IN THE CASE OF A LAWSUIT BROUGHT UNDER THE EQUAL PAY ACT IF OUR POLICIES ACTUALLY REFLECT THE LAW.

OK. THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION, REGENT MONTEIRO.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION COMMENTS REGENT SMITH.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS WAS BROUGHT UP BY SEVERAL PEOPLE.

REGENT CHAVEZ, AS WELL AS RENNISON AND GALLEGOS.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S A LAW THAT WE NEED TO ABIDE BY.

BUT THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES OF THE LAW, AND I THINK THOSE CONSEQUENCES NEED TO BE KNOWN.

SO I DON'T KNOW HOW BEST TO DO THAT, BUT IT TIES OUR HANDS IN MANY WAYS IN TERMS OF TRYING TO INCREASE OUR DIVERSITY AND RETENTION OF STAFF AND FACULTY.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH REGENT CHAVEZ.

AND THEN WE'LL ASK PRESIDENT SALAMAN FOR A FEW MORE REMARKS.

I'M GOING TO VOTE FOR IT BECAUSE BECAUSE WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ON IT.

BUT I SHARE REGENT GALLEGOS CONCERNS AND.

WE REALLY DO NEED TO COME UP WITH DIFFERENT WAYS TO ADDRESS ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT WE'VE ALL TALKED ABOUT IN TERMS OF RECRUITING FACULTY AND STAFF OF COLOR.

AND AND I, FOR ONE, WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN WHATEVER PROCESS WE CREATE TO DO THAT ON AN ONGOING BASIS BECAUSE IT DIDN'T WORK IN THE PAST AND IT WON'T WORK IN THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T PRIORITIZE THAT.

SO I WILL STILL SUPPORT IT TODAY.

BUT I WANTED TO PUT THAT ON THE RECORD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

REGENT CHAVEZ, PRESIDENT SOLOMAN? SO COMPLIANT.

YOU KNOW, COMPLIANCE WITH THE EQUAL PAY ACT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT ENSURES THAT WE'RE COMPENSATING PEOPLE FAIRLY AND NOT INAPPROPRIATELY.

AND WE WE YOU KNOW, AS YOU SAW, I THINK IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE THAT THERE THERE WAS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLIANCE BECAUSE WE WE WEREN'T COMPLETELY DELIVERING ON THAT.

AND SO WE ARE NOW AND THAT'S A GOOD THING, AND IT MAKES MAKES IT CLEAR THAT WE'RE COMMITTED TO TO TO EQUAL PAY.

WHAT? EXCUSE ME, BUT WHAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT REGENT GALLEGOS AND AND REGENT SMITH AND REGENT CHAVEZ, WE CAN.

I COMPLETELY AGREE THAT THAT THE, WE CANNOT LET THE EQUAL PAY ACT BE A BARRIER TO OUR WORK TO AND OUR COMMITMENT TO DEI AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT WE DO BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO THE DIVERSITY OF OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

AND AND WE CANNOT IN ANY WAY LET THIS BE AN EXCUSE FOR US TO TO NOT IMPROVE.

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WE HAVE TO IMPROVE.

AND SO THAT MEANS THAT WE NEED TO PUT THE RESOURCES IN THAT ARE NEEDED TO TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT AND PROGRESS IN THAT AREA.

AND SO YOU ALL SUPPORTED, WHICH I'M GRATEFUL FOR SEVERAL ACTIONS THROUGH THE ACCELERATION OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN TO DO JUST THAT.

AND THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING.

AND THAT'S AND, YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAD THE CLIMATE SURVEY DISCUSSION AND WE AND WE MADE THOSE INVESTMENTS TO MAKE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO MONITOR THAT TO SEE IF IT WORKS.

AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO TELL IF IT WORKS BECAUSE WE'LL KNOW IF WE IF YOU KNOW THIS IS, WE WILL MEASURE THIS TO SEE IF WE'RE IMPROVING.

SO. SO I WE CANNOT ALLOW THESE THINGS TO BE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO MAKE PROGRESS AND IN BOTH AREAS SIMULTANEOUSLY.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE COMMITTED TO DOING.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, REGENT GALLEGOS.

SURE. I THINK THAT BY APPROVING THIS, KNOWING THAT WE'RE NOT ADDRESSING THOSE TWO AREAS THAT BRING US INTO COMPLIANCE.

AND SECONDLY, I DON'T HEAR REGENT SAYING IT'S AN ISSUE.

LET'S ASK FOR A STUDY OR WHATEVER AS TO HOW WE COULD MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

SO IT DOESN'T GET IN THE WAY, BUT I DON'T HEAR THAT COMMITMENT FROM ANYONE.

AND SO I SAY, IF WE DON'T BELIEVE IN OUR DNI AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, LET'S NOT SAY THEM. LET'S JUST NOT DO THEM LIKE WE HAVE NOT DONE THEM FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS.

BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO SAY IT, LET'S DO IT.

SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANKS FOR THE TIME. THANK YOU, REGENT GALLEGOS.

AND WITH THAT, WE'LL TAKE A ROLL CALL VOTE, DEPUTY SECRETARY.

WHOA. WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. IS THERE ANY OTHER COMMENT? SORRY, I WAS PUSHING US ALONG.

THE PROSPECTS OF A 5:15 RECEPTION WERE LOOMING LARGE.

SO POOR, POOR, POOR MS. MS. VULCAN'S GOT CUT OFF AND NOW I'VE CUT OFF DEBATE HERE UNNECESSARILY.

IS THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS? REGENT RENNISON DID YOU WANT TO CHIME IN? NO, I'M FINE. THANK YOU.

OK, NOW LET'S TAKE THE ROLL CALL VOTE.

BACK. REGENT CHAVEZ? AYE. REGENT GALLEGOS? NO. AND REGENT GANAHL IS NOT HERE.

REGENT MONTARA? AYE. REGENT RENNISON? AYE. REGENT SHARKEY? AYE. REGENT SMITH? YES. REGENT SPIEGEL.

AYE.

AND CHAIR KROLL? AYE. OK.

THE NEXT ITEM OF BUSINESS IS ACTION ITEM L-3, RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 2F.

IS THERE A MOTION? THERE IS, I MOVE.

OK. IT'S BEEN SECONDED BY BY REGENT SPIEGEL, MOVED BY REGENT SHARKEY, SECRETARY HUETH, WOULD YOU PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES? YES. SO THESE CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY TO ADD A HOST OF ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE AND PROVISIONS TO ACTUALLY REGENT POLICY 2B AND 2F, I SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS THESE CHANGES WERE ORIGINALLY INITIATED BY ONE OF MY PREDECESSORS, EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER PATRICK, SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

THEY'RE LARGELY INTENDED TO CODIFY THE PROCEDURES OF THE REGENTS IN TERMS OF MEETINGS, AGENDA SETTING, HOW MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED, BEING SUBJECT TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, ET CETERA. AND I THINK THAT GIVES THE PUBLIC A LITTLE MORE INSIGHT INTO EXACTLY HOW AND WHEN WE OPERATE. WITH ONE EXCEPTION, THERE IS ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE THAT I THINK YOU ALL CARE ABOUT THAT ADDRESSES HOW REGIONS USE RESOLUTIONS AND PROVIDES THAT SIGNIFICANT ACTIONS THAT ARE INTENDED TO INFLUENCE FUTURE ACTIONS AND DECISIONS BY THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS ADMINISTRATION SHOULD GO THROUGH A POLICYMAKING PROCESS RATHER THAN BEING DONE BY ONE OFF RESOLUTION, AND PROVIDES THAT A RESOLUTION MUST BE CONSIDERED BY A REGENT COMMITTEE BEFORE COMING TO THE BOARD.

ABSENT A TWO THIRDS VOTE BY THE BOARD TO CONSIDER A ONE OFF RESOLUTION, I COULD SAY MORE IF I NEED TO. THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS? I WANTED TO JUST SEE IF THERE'S QUESTIONS FOR SECRETARY HUETH AND THEN WE'LL TAKE COMMENTS AND DEBATE. SO WE'RE GOING TO GO FIRST AND THEN AND THEN TO REGENT MONTEIRO.

QUESTION, JEREMY.

REMIND ME IT NEEDS TO GO TO COMMITTEE.

BUT WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN IN THE COMMITTEE IN ORDER FOR IT TO MOVE ON? OR DOES IT JUST NEED TO BE HEARD IN THE COMMITTEE?

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IT JUST NEEDS TO BE HEARD.

THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

OK. AND VOTED ON.

CORRECT. SO IT DOESN'T HAVE TO HAVE A FAVORABLE VOTE TO COME OUT OF COMMITTEE? CORRECT. OK, WE'LL TAKE COMMENTS NOW.

AND I BELIEVE REGENT SHARKEY WAS WAS FIRST ON THE LIST FOR COMMENTS AND DEBATE.

SO THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL.

WHEN THIS FIRST WAS PROPOSED, I WAS A BIT SKEPTICAL OF OF WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD BE DOING.

MY CONCERNS WERE THAT WE WERE GOING TO TAKE THE PREROGATIVE OF THE REGENTS.

INDIVIDUAL REGENTS VOTE AWAY FROM THEM.

AND AS WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS PROCESS, LIKE I SAY, IT'S BEEN A DISCUSSION AND THERE'S BEEN REITERATION AND WE'VE ADAPTED THIS RESOLUTION TO A PLACE WHERE I FEEL VERY, VERY COMFORTABLE WITH IT.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE INTENT OF IT, I THINK, BEGAN WITH, YOU KNOW, OUR BOARD.

IT'S NO SECRET THAT IN THE PAST WE'VE HAD SOME REPUTATION FOR NOT BEING AS HIGHLY FUNCTIONING AS MAYBE WE COULD BE OR OUGHT TO BE.

AND THIS REALLY WAS TO PUT SOME KIND OF GUARDRAILS IN PLACE THAT WE COULD BE A MORE HIGHLY FUNCTIONING BOARD OF REGENTS.

AND I THINK RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A VERY HIGHLY FUNCTIONING BOARD OF REGENT.

SO THIS IS NO STATEMENT OF THIS BOARD, BUT I THINK IT DOES PROTECT THE BOARD AS WE'RE MOVING ALONG IN THE FUTURE TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS OF BEING A HIGHLY FUNCTIONING BOARD.

SO I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE TIME THAT WE'VE SPENT BECAUSE THIS REALLY IS AN IMPORTANT POLICY TO CONSIDER AND VOTE ON.

AND I REALLY, YOU KNOW, I'VE LEARNED SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THIS BOARD OF REGENTS THAT PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE AND I DON'T HAVE MUCH.

BUT THINGS DO TAKE TIME, AND THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHY IT WAS GOOD.

IT TOOK THE TIME THAT IT DID AND THE THOUGHTFULNESS BEHIND IT.

SO I WILL BE VOTING IN FAVOR OF IT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS? REGENT SMITH? I'M VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF THIS.

I HAVE TO SAY I DID NOT REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT POLICY GOVERNANCE UNTIL I SERVED EIGHT YEARS ON THE BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AND WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THIS.

AND SO I SORT OF CONSIDER MYSELF A GOVERNANCE POLICY WONK.

AND WHEN I FIRST GOT ELECTED TO THE BOARD, I WAS SORT OF I WAS SHOCKED, TO BE HONEST, HOW RESOLUTIONS COULD JUST BE DROPPED.

I SAW HOW IT GOT THE BOARD AND STAFF ALL SORT OF UP IN ARMS AND IT AND WE WOULD GO OFF SCHEDULE. SO IN ESSENCE, WHEN GLEN WAS CHAIR AND I WAS VICE CHAIR, WE STARTED THIS PRACTICE AND IT SLOWED THINGS DOWN.

WE GET THE RIGHT INPUT FROM OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS.

WE COULD GET A COST ANALYSIS THAT THERE WAS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH IT, AND WE CAN MAKE MUCH BETTER DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT A RESOLUTION SHOULD BE PASSED.

SO I'M THRILLED THAT WE'RE VOTING ON THIS TODAY AND I WILL VERY MUCH BE SUPPORTING IT.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH. REGENT GALLEGOS? I LIKE THE FIRST PART OF THE POLICY.

I THINK THE GUIDELINES FOR HOW WE PREPARE FOR A BOARD MEETING ARE REALLY GOOD.

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RESOLUTION AND I DIDN'T LIKE.

I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD 10 YEARS, DIDN'T LIKE THE TIMES WHEN WE USE THOSE RESOLUTIONS AND THAT SORT OF STUFF, BUT WE WORK THROUGH IT.

AND I THINK WHAT IT'S DOING AND WE HAVE SOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND YOU HAVE TAKEN AN IMPORTANT VOICE AWAY FROM AN ELECTED REGENT.

THE THE IDEA OF THE VACCINE THAT CAME BEFORE US LAST SPRING, I THINK THAT WAS THEIR RIGHT TO BRING IT. AND THAT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT PAST A COMMITTEE.

TO BRING IT, I THINK WHEN YOU RAN THAT YOUR RESOLUTION, IF YOU DID, THAT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT PAST A COMMITTEE, AND YET IT TURNED OUT TO BE A PRETTY IMPORTANT ONE.

I THINK WE PUT UP WITH A LITTLE MESSINESS SOMETIMES, AND WE LEARN TO TRUST EACH OTHER AS A NEW BOARD.

BUT I THINK WHAT IT DOES IS IT'S GOING TO TAKE.

THAT DOESN'T HAVE TO COME THROUGH CORPORATE OR THROUGH A COMMITTEE, SO I DON'T LIKE IT AND YET THE TIMES THAT THEY WERE USED.

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GOING BACK TO WHAT LESLEY SAID, GOT IT AND THREW US UNDER THE BUS A BUNCH OF TIMES AND PEOPLE DIDN'T USE IT CORRECTLY.

AND IT WAS A MESS.

BUT I THINK IT'S TOO IMPORTANT FOR US TO BURY.

SO AGAIN, I'M NOT GOING TO.

I LIKE THE FIRST PART OF THAT.

TOO BAD THAT THEY'RE INCLUDED, BUT I'M GOING TO VOTE NO.

OK, THANK YOU.