National Council of Faculty Senates

A national shared governance organization
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NCFS 2020 Conference Agenda Eastern Time

Friday, September 18, 2020

2:00pm - 2:15pm Opening remarks and welcome: Gwen Kay | NCFS Vice-President | SUNY UFS
2:15pm - 2:45pm NCFS COVID response and shared governance survey results: Diane Henshel | NCFS Secretary | Indiana University
2:45pm - 3:15pm Keynote Speaker: Hans-Joerg Tiede | Senior Program Officer | Office of the Executive Director | American Association of University Professionals
Title: Shared governance during perilous times and the need for a revised national shared governance survey
3:15pm - 3:30pm Q&A: Hans-Joerg Tiede | AAUP
3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm Break out sessions:
1. Building and maintaining faculty community during the pandemic
2. Building and maintaining campus level community during the pandemic
3. Getting inserted into decision making about salary cuts, furloughs, and terminations
4. Shared governance national survey – Working group
5. Workload increases for faculty during the pandemic,and how to respond
6. Financial exigency and the role shared governance leaders can take in decision making
7. Misperceptions by the general public about how shared governance can address them
4:45pm - 5:30pm Open discussion | Virtual hang out Zoom room
5:30pm Adjourn



Saturday, September 19, 2020

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Opening remarks: Trevor Hale | NCFS President | Texas A&M University
2:15pm - 2:30pm Nominations and elections of officers: Trevor Hale | NCFS President | Texas A&M University
2:30pm - 3:00pm Keynote Speaker: Sirry Alang | Lehigh University
Title: How higher education can fight racism: Speak-up when it’s hard
3:00pm - 3:15pm Q&A: Sirry Alang | Lehigh University
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 3:45pm Regional discussion: Diane Henshel | NCFS Secretary | Indiana University   
3:45pm - 4:45pm Regional breakout sessions:
1. Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Michigan | Minnesota | Ohio   
2. Arizona | Arkansas | Colorado | Missouri | Nebraska | Mew Mexico | North Dakota | Oklahoma | South Dakota  | Wisconsin | Wyoming 
3. Delaware | District of Columbia | Maryland | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia
4. Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | Rhode Island | Vermont
5. Alaska | Idaho | Montana | Nevada | Oregon | Utah | Washington
6. Alabama | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee |Texas | Puerto Rico | Virgin Islands
7. California | Hawaii | Pacific Basin
4:45pm - 5:15pm Reports on regional elections: Trevor Hale | NCFS President | Texas A&M University
5:15pm - 5:30pm NCFS open meeting
5:30pm - ??? NCFS virtual BYOB happy hour 
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