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CAJUA Meeting with Howard Bunsis (re: financial analysis) - Shared screen with speaker view
Sandra Soto
30:18
Hello, friends! The event hasn’t started yet. We are just doing small talk until 10:30.
Sandra Soto
30:43
Those of you who are currently attendees: please raise your hand if you would like to be “promoted” to be on screen.
Lia Falco
31:20
I don't see a place for me to turn my camera on or off
Sandra Soto
31:33
Lia, do you want it on or off?
Sandra Soto
31:44
The “panelists” can have their cameras on.
Amanda Tashjian
31:47
Me either, Lia.
Lia Falco
33:05
I don't want to be on camera, necessarily. I just wasn't sure if everyone could see me :)
Amanda Tashjian
33:39
I just want to make sure you can’t hear me (dogs are barking)!
Lia Falco
33:51
yes, thanks Sandy
Sama Raena Alshaibi
34:27
We don’t hear you Amanda or aimee
Sama Raena Alshaibi
34:30
all good
howardbunsis
35:01
460 and counting
Russ Toomey
36:47
Here is the link for the general assembly at 2pm: https://facultygovernance.arizona.edu/article/general-assembly-thursday-june-25-2-3pm
Russ Toomey
37:09
You must register to attend.
howardbunsis
37:09
Yes, know McVey
Sama Raena Alshaibi
37:11
if you want to be a “panelist” (so you can turn video on, please let me know
Carol Brochin
37:12
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Carol Brochin
37:14
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Carol Brochin
37:47
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Sama Raena Alshaibi
37:55
You can write to me : Sama Alshaibi and i’ll post your question
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
37:57
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Abraham I Acosta
38:26
The J is silent!
Sama Raena Alshaibi
38:44
@daniela triad done.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
39:24
@huitzilin yes
Sama Raena Alshaibi
40:04
@bryden I’ll make you a panelist . Make sure your audio is off
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
40:07
Welcome, Professor Bunsis!
Sandra Soto
51:00
thanks for asking, Danielle!
Sandra Soto
51:15
We will make the pdf available on our website, right after this program
Sandra Soto
51:24
cajua.weebly.com
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
51:48
The CAJUA will put Prof. Bunsis’ presentation on the CAJUA website: www.cajua.weebly.com
Farid Matuk
52:12
Don’t want to lose this question from Denis Provencher: “Howard: could you tell us the difference between talking about bond rating and what our financial officer talks about which is “days cash on hand?””
Sandra Soto
53:33
Done, Ashley
Abraham I Acosta
57:31
I’m blown away and confused at the same time
Cheryl Knott
58:04
data on the tables is in millions
Sandra Soto
58:09
Me, too, Bram! That’s why we will need these slides after
Sandra Soto
58:25
Also, we are recording this session and will upload to our website after.
Sandra Soto
58:33
cajua.weebly.com
A W
58:39
I wish I could say the same....but I have been looking at the salary increases that the upper level administration has given themselves over the past few years. Someone making 350,000 in 2018 made 362,000 in 2019 and they told us they didn't have any money for merit raises?????
Cheryl Knott
59:21
sorry, in thousands -- add 3 zeroes, 805,000 in table = 805,000,000 -- please correct me if I've got that wrong
Sandra Soto
59:23
That is important, Howard!
Emma
01:00:06
They with the help of ABOR gave themselves thousands in bonuses last year and the beginning of this year
prof. Ted Downing
01:00:07
We have 2 pension systems in Arizona. ASRS is a state controlled fund. The Optional Retirement Program (TIAA and Fidelity) are untouchable by the regents or university. Which are included in the adding of pension liability?
Bryden R Cais
01:00:18
Are the 800 million + in unrestricted assets (as of 2019) *invested* in the market? If so, might not they have taken a big hit in 2020?
Betsy Greene
01:02:10
yeah, the construction by the Marriott and Marshall bldg has had floor collapses and fires...
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:02:47
Question from audience: Why would upper administration be incentivized to institute massive layoffs (i.e. widespread talent drain) rather than dip into reserves?
Susan Knight
01:03:47
The construction between Marriott and Marshall Building is a private project, not UA>
Russ Toomey
01:03:58
We're at over 600 right now
15204
01:04:46
I imagine the construction includes the microcampuses ?
prof. Ted Downing
01:04:51
The CARES act allows employees to borrow from their 401(s) if the employers allow this option. Since the Optional Retirement funds are not touchable by ABOR, they are the employees. Why might ABOR be reluctant to give the employees the right to tap their own savings in the covid19 crisis?
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
01:05:09
At 10:54 we had 620 attendees at this talk.
Javier Duran
01:07:08
the infamous tuition discounts in 2019...?
A W
01:09:31
Jim I think that might have been included in the 175M that is sitting in reserves in departments. He said that was NOT a part of the main cash reserves the UA says they don't have....
A W
01:10:36
Yes this is being recorded and he's going to send this presentation out also. Or he might see your comment and answer it :)
Sandra Soto
01:11:25
Howard, we wanted to bring you in person! As soon as quarantine is over, we will bring you!
A W
01:11:37
Agreed. I've been spending mine down in anticipation of having it swept.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:13:56
questions from attendee : What does tapping into the reserves do to the University’s credit rating?
Alan Strauss
01:14:12
I too am concerned that in addition to the furlough/salary reduction we are also being told to expect a significant budget cut...
Daniela Triadan
01:14:19
And they outsourced those plans for oodles of $$$
prof. Ted Downing
01:16:12
I believe there is interest in comparing UA to ASU and NAU, part of the same system.
Leerom Medovoi
01:16:39
For the 2020 enrollment snapshot, do you know how those numbers compare when broken down by in state, out of state, international? That would be financial significant in terms of tuition revenue.
Leerom Medovoi
01:17:21
Ah ha, never mind
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:17:38
question from attendee: Would like to know how UA compares to ASU in reserves…seems that ASU is not hurting in quite the same way.
Sandra Soto
01:19:25
yes there are students
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:19:33
Reminder, if you post a question in “QA” - you remain anonymous and I will post it fo you.
duartediaz
01:19:37
50$ online fee for every student on every class new fee
15204
01:20:08
I think the online class fee is part of tuition. It's been there for a few years.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:20:10
question from attendee: How does 2 medical schools affect the financial posture with 1 in Tucson and 1 in Phoenix?
howardbunsis
01:20:30
26.1% = 232,468 / 890,558
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:22:23
question from attendee: So like 8 percent of international students, but don't they get us more net money?
Sandra Soto
01:22:59
Where does the money that UA uses for partnerships with private corporations like INTO come from?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:23:17
question from attendee: Why would upper administration be more incentivized to institute massive layoffs (i.e. widespread talent drain in an intensively competitive higher ed industry) rather than simply dip into the reserves we seem to have?
A W
01:24:39
Did you be sure to not include the state appropriate that is specifically set aside for Cooperative Extension? That money is a SEPERATE line item in the AZ state budget and directed specifically to that department.
Sandra Soto
01:26:11
Maritza, CAJUA will post both the slides and the recording on our website: cajua.weebly.com
Bryden R Cais
01:26:14
live free or die
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:26:28
question from attendee: are settlements included in the expenditures?
Daniela Triadan
01:26:48
And look where often maligned Mississippi is.
marvwaterstone
01:26:53
But think about the prisoners making those license plates!
Cheryl Knott
01:27:58
wow.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:28:24
question from attendee: The unrestricted cash on hand reserves might include money that is committed internally but might not be labelled as such? Such as returns of some indirect costs to faculty?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:28:42
question from attendee: the 800+ million of unrestricted reserves is a 2019 figure. If a lot of that money was invested, then would it not have been seriously reduced when the market crashed in March 2020?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:28:55
Q from attendee: "fire everyone"? What?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:31:51
question from attendee: Do we know why colleges received budget cuts in Dec 2019 if the overall university picture was ok at the time?
Russ Toomey
01:32:08
President just said in his weekly update that we are likely not coming back in fall -- so we likely do not need all of the covid expenses that folks are talking about.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:32:10
question: I'm confused. I saw 15 mil CARES in CFOs town hall stuff. Was I wrong?
Cheryl Knott
01:32:41
CARES was $15 mil for students & $15 for the institution
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:33:26
from attendee: CARES act funds in AZ:The largest single payout of COVID-19 aid money to a higher education institution in the US will go to Arizona State University, which will receive a $63.5 million grant as part of the behemoth $2 trillion CARES Act. And among for-profit institutions, Grand Canyon University will receive the largest grant in the nation at $22.4 million.University of Arizona will receive $30.9 million
Tristan Mcknight
01:33:31
You don't have to do well in the NCAA tournament to get the money from it... The schools all share in the TV ad revenue.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:33:46
from attendee : This information is super helpful! I suggest kindly requesting Howard add in clear labels for units and examples (i.e., X,000 = x million or x billion dollars) on all table/figures before the finalized PDF is dissiminated. I’ve noticed in some cases units of billions and millions are indicated with similar values (e.g., X,000).
Lia Falco
01:33:59
we need to be able to understand what happened with the 2019 tuition reduction fiasco - how did that impact budget cuts and predictions coming into FY 21
Alan Strauss
01:34:53
We also need to know about 2020 - he stated at the beginning this information is not available with 5 days left in the FY...smoke and mirrors...
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:36:29
question from attendee : Seems like cherry picking of information shared with us before. Where are your estimates coming from? We want to see there models, why should we accept yours without seeing your data??
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:37:46
from attendee: of 805 ... isn't 801 buildings?
15204
01:38:33
Great questions, Howard! Why won't our admin answer these same questions when we ask them? Where has the money gone? What are they holding on to it for? Why not use it now, in this emergency, in order to relieve financial stress rather than pass it along to the lowest paid folks?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:38:57
from attendee : Is bad publicity regarding the response to the pandemic (e.g. how students, faculty, staff have been treated throughout) been accounted for in enrollment projections and philantrophy predictions?
Sandra Soto
01:39:29
There is so much administrative bloat here.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:39:35
from attendee: Is it possible that “Student Services” also includes salaries of upper admin (new offices dedicated to this or that so-called “student service”)?
Samirafarwaneh
01:40:20
You have just confirmed my worst nightmare!
15204
01:40:50
Career Architecture Plan
Alan Strauss
01:41:01
Right...I suspect the UCAP reclassification messed with some of the 2020 stuff
heather lares
01:41:05
UCAP
Zelieann R Craig
01:41:11
Re-categorization = due to UCAP?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:41:18
attendee: Institutional Support is more than just administration. IPEDS definition: A functional expense category that includes expenses for the day-to-day operational support of the institution. Includes expenses for general administrative services, central executive-level activities concerned with management and long range planning, legal and fiscal operations, space management, employee personnel and records, logistical services such as purchasing and printing, and public relations and development. Also includes information technology expenses related to institutional support activities. If an institution does not separately budget and expense information technology resources, the IT costs associated with student services and operation and maintenance of plant will also be applied to this function.
15204
01:41:32
Remember though that raises were not accounted for under UCAP
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:42:26
You're not posting my questions so attendees can see... 805M of which 801 is buildings... right???
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:44:05
question from attendee : Seems like cherry picking of information shared with us before. Where are your estimates coming from? We want to see there models, why should we accept yours without seeing your data??
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:44:39
from attendee : This information is super helpful! I suggest kindly requesting Howard add in clear labels for units and examples (i.e., X,000 = x million or x billion dollars) on all table/figures before the finalized PDF is dissiminated. I’ve noticed in some cases units of billions and millions are indicated with similar values (e.g., X,000).
Russ Toomey
01:45:26
Today the president just said likely not in person
Alan Strauss
01:45:49
Russ, how far into his infomercial was this - I want to watch it after this- thanks
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:46:01
From attendee: University Furlough Tracker (can scroll through to see what other institutions are doing compared to the UA).https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Tracking-Employees/248779
Marcia Klotz
01:46:06
Why not a union here?
Susan Knight
01:46:36
Didn’t the NAU slide cite a union there. That’s also Arizona
Bethany S Rutledge
01:47:24
Aren't most of the unrestricted reserves in faculty/PI-controlled F&A accounts, or are those restricted?
Sandra Soto
01:47:40
I am all for unionizing!
heather lares
01:47:50
Thank you
Ana Carvalho
01:47:53
Thank you!!!
Joel E R Smith
01:48:03
Thank you!
Sonja Lanehart (she/her)
01:48:04
That was excellent!
zanger
01:48:09
Great - thanks!
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:48:17
question: Why should we rely on the people who got us in this situation to fix it
Ana Cornide
01:48:17
Thank you so much. It was excellent!
Daniela Triadan
01:48:21
Fantastic!!! Thank you so much!
Marcela Vasquez-Leon
01:48:24
would we have access to this recording? there are people who couldn’t watch it and wanted to
Samirafarwaneh
01:48:34
Thank you so much!
Marcela Vasquez-Leon
01:48:37
excellent presentation
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:48:44
@marcela we will provide the recording on our website
prof. Ted Downing
01:48:51
Thank you, Howard. No one except us is in the stadium, but you knocked it out of the park.
Marcela Vasquez-Leon
01:48:53
thanks sama
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:48:57
cajua.weebly.com
Susan Knight
01:48:57
I’ll be using this presentation In my Reporting Public Affairs class in the Fall semester! Thank you
howardbunsis
01:49:15
Thanks to all - really enjoyed it
howardbunsis
01:49:22
Still staying
George
01:49:28
Someone needs to take it to ABOR
Alan Strauss
01:49:32
Please have Gary on video if possible
Sandra Soto
01:49:36
Yes, we will share the slides as well as recording on our website
Sandra Soto
01:49:45
Our website = cajua.weebly.com
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:50:26
Gary is on video, go to your next pages or rearrange your viewing screen
Sandra Soto
01:50:35
Howard, could you please turn screen sharing off?
Marcia Klotz
01:51:22
For those of you who need to go: please remember to attend the General Assembly this afternoon!
howardbunsis
01:51:34
Want to keep it on to refer to it for questions
Sandra Soto
01:51:45
oops! okay
Carol Brochin
01:52:16
As a reminder, if you’re interesting in joining CAJUA, please sign up and help us push back: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XLEaePjyJgwpDpdHqB4rQv__74iTroU2e3zUWH72cLg/edit
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:52:16
question from attendee: pay cut (temporary FTE reduction) on top of the furlough, because our college is asking for cuts. Are other colleges/departments doing this?
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
01:52:25
Here is the link to register for today’s General Assembly from 2-3 pm, where faculty will vote on the question of delaying the furlough/pay cut plan: https://facultygovernance.arizona.edu/article/general-assembly-thursday-june-25-2-3pm
pgdecelles
01:52:40
We need to drastically reduce central admin salaries, athletic dept expenses, and spend reserves. Take it to ABOR and the public. What’s going on in central admin salaries is criminal.
Jake F
01:53:09
great presentation, very enlightening; thank you for this!
Ariel Fisher
01:53:58
does money spent on consultants to spin our re-entry factor into this analysis? I've heard there is a significant amount going toward that effort.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:55:25
question: Why not cut athletics?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:57:12
Anonymous Attendee 11:55 AMI have colleagues that were unable to atte4nd but want to see the recording - do they need to sign up through the CAJUA email for access to the recording?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:57:19
What are our next steps?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:57:48
q: Why not make student athletes - particularly those that drop out for any draft - pay full tuition?
Marcia Klotz
01:58:19
They can just go to our website and view the recording. They don’t have to sign up for CAJUA to do so.
Leila Hudson
01:58:42
yes
Sandra Soto
01:58:51
We are making the recording of this presentation publicly available on our website:
Alan Strauss
01:58:54
Athletics are subsidized additionally through the tuition waivers (athletic scholarships) - the athletic department does not pay the tuition for these scholarships
Sandra Soto
01:58:56
cajua@weebly.com
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:59:03
question: Are settlements included in the expenditures?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
01:59:16
question: Why not make student athletes - particularly those that drop out for any draft - pay full tuition?
George
01:59:48
People under $45000 are not having take a fulough
Sandra Soto
02:00:01
several questions about moneys going out to consultants
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
02:00:05
The CAJUA will continue to pressure the upper administration. If you are not a member yet, please consider joining us. Send us an e-mail at: cajua@protonmail.com
Sandra Soto
02:00:12
for re/entry, recruitment of international students, etc
Denis Michael Provencher
02:00:13
Our departmental student enrollments for fall 20 are not significantly lower than last year.
George
02:00:21
What is your opinion of 2 medical schools here at the University?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:00:25
question: (This probably reflects my personal biases of what are "good" schools, but...) I feel like most of the UA's suggested peer institutions are rather aspirational and not realistic of where UA actually fits in the pecking order. So how does our financial situation compare to more comparable state schools?
susanbriante
02:00:56
They do put them up in a hotel. I’ve run into them.
Cheryl Knott
02:00:59
Jaime's question about next step - I'm interested in Howard's perspective
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:01:34
question: Short term gains aside, what are the long term financial ramifications of furloughing faculty and laying off staff?
Adi Adiredja (he/him/his)
02:02:02
I second Maritza’s question
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:02:12
question: Glad to see one of your options to maneuver the possible and imminent financial losses was the short term borrowing, whcih makes perfect sense. The senior administration + CFO however flatly dismissed the short term borrowing options saying that borrowing will impact bond rating. What is your thoughts?
George
02:03:13
With the freeze on H-1B visas and tuition how is that affecting the revenues % wise?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:04:25
question: Estimates to Tuition losses by going fully online?
zanger
02:04:49
What about employees in housing and food?
prof. Ted Downing
02:04:59
Housing at the UA has been shifting near-campus to private corporations.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:05:20
Question : (this keeps coming up) Would going fully online impact tuition rates? Do you think the adminstration would decrease tuition costs for students in a fully online situation?
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
02:05:28
Do you have any idea how much the UA is spending on trying to have in person classes in fall? E.g. safety equipment, testing, tracing, treating….PR campaigns?
Sergio Nicholas Castro
02:05:56
Yes
duartediaz
02:05:56
That is correct extra 50$
Cheryl Knott
02:05:58
Here's a summary of the joint legislative budget council report from a week ago https://www.azleg.gov/jlbc/061920junebudgetupdate.pdf
George
02:06:03
But can iHousing cover the revenue loss paid to the University
Ana Carvalho
02:06:07
Can Howard comment on the administration's decision to change from the previously announced furloughs to salary cuts regarding faculty compensation?
Sandra Soto
02:06:09
For those who have to leave, please join us in a few hours at General Assembly, 2:00-3:00. It’s an important meeting where CAJUA will be making an argument that we MUST delay furlough
Joel E R Smith
02:06:27
$50 iCourse fee is different than Arizona Online tuition, right?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:06:34
Question from attendee: So, gun to head, is the administration—notably the president, provost, and CFO incompetent or are they corrupt?
Daniela Triadan
02:06:37
But they just told us that the losses are because they cannot charge as much for on-line.
Farid Matuk
02:06:41
Someone asked “The unrestricted cash on hand reserves might include money that is committed internally but might not be labelled as such? Such as returns of some indirect costs to faculty?”
Sandra Soto
02:06:41
Howard, people are asking: what do you recommend we do?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:06:57
question: The revenue reduction for going online is not really about housing and auxillaries but about the dramatically lower tuition paid for UAonline, right?
zanger
02:07:11
I mean employees jobs in housing and dining. They will lose jobs.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:07:53
question: Yes, housing is a self-sustaining aux. but then they send a TON of their "profit" to UA to cover other programs...so isnt that a big concern if no one lives in the dorm?
Cheryl Knott
02:08:01
JBLC summary, slides, and video showing the financial situation is better than expected: https://www.azleg.gov/jlbc/junebudgetupdate.htm
Ariel Fisher
02:08:40
It's 2020, I think we can find better ways to ask questions without prefacing it with "gun to head".
prof. Ted Downing
02:08:54
Can you estimate the impact of cuts on the city? The UA is a major employer in a town that is experiencing serious economic stress.
Sandra Soto
02:09:28
Please join us in CAJUA! We need you
Marcia Klotz
02:09:54
If we can say we represent hundreds of CAJUA members, we are much more persuasive.
Alan Strauss
02:10:30
Ted Downing has a great question above that would be useful in making arguments to find other soltutions than cuts to employees
Lia Falco
02:10:32
Howard, can you circle back to the beginning and quickly explain where you pulled the data from - help some of us understand what IPEDS is
Cheryl Knott
02:10:39
I believe a while back someone asked Robbins about using reserves, and he said that was a last-ditch option, when a university was in deep deep trouble. If I'm remembering correctly. Now we have concreted data, which will help us bring it up again. Many thanks to Howard and to the CAJUA steering committee for organizing this!
Adi Adiredja (he/him/his)
02:10:58
Belinda asked the question: What would the motivation for misstatement of the pension liability? I think they’re referring to options of retirement available (not just state funded)
Sandra Soto
02:11:06
Alan: I can’t find Ted’s comment. Can you paste it below?
Sandra Soto
02:11:27
Found it: Can you estimate the impact of cuts on the city? The UA is a major employer in a town that is experiencing serious economic stress.
Alan Strauss
02:11:36
From prof. Ted Downing to All Panelists: 12:07 PMCan you estimate the impact of cuts on the city? The UA is a major employer in a town that is experiencing serious economic stress.
Leila Hudson
02:12:07
Can you estimate the impact of cuts on the city? The UA is a major employer in a town that is experiencing serious economic stress.
Sandra Soto
02:12:48
That’s right, Lucy
prof. Ted Downing
02:13:24
There are 2 systems.
duartediaz
02:13:27
We need a seat at the table in the decision…administration works for us not the other way around
Tara Burke
02:14:18
IPEDS: The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a part of the Institute for Education Sciences within the United States Department of Education.
zanger
02:14:22
Pandemic as pretext
Daniela Triadan
02:14:29
Yes, hence the "Strategic Plan"... Of course they planned these before.
Lisa Knowles
02:14:36
Hi. Thanks for setting all of this up. I missed part of the webinar but I really liked this question. Did Howard address it? "Why would upper administration be more incentivized to institute massive layoffs (i.e. widespread talent drain in an intensively competitive higher ed industry) rather than simply dip into the reserves we seem to have?"
Joel E R Smith
02:14:46
Thank you @Gary for your point about the pre-COVID cap size increases in the Writing Program
duartediaz
02:15:09
https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Coronavirus-the-Deluge/248348
zanger
02:15:15
no
Jennifer H Stern
02:15:31
Yes, and it funds their education and training!
susanbriante
02:15:53
We fear they are coming after graduate programs.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:16:06
Comment: Yes, housing is a self-sustaining aux. but then they send a TON of their "profit" to UA to cover other programs...so isnt that a big concern if no one lives in the dorm?
Louise Roth
02:16:07
They know that they have no information about funding for this year. We have been forbidden from telling them if we can fund them.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:16:12
There are grads here (on this call)
Lia Falco
02:16:13
administration vies faculty and staff and students as replaceable commodities
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:16:21
comment: They do; we have been told to reduce graduate enrollments
Louise Roth
02:16:45
It also looks like the administration is trying to cut or eliminate some of the grad programs - especially in the liberal arts fields.
Daniela Triadan
02:16:52
The support for graduate students is pitiful at this institution anyway. I am not talking about jobs. I have been saying for years it is disgraceful!
Erin Leahey
02:17:35
Lisa Knowles, the CFO says using reserves will negatively affect bond/credit ratings. Howard says it won't.
Lisa Knowles
02:18:12
Erin Leahey, thank you!
Daniela Triadan
02:18:45
I am talking about the woefully inadequate amounts of fellowships and the fact that they are still charged tuition, even though they are GTAs or RTAs..
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:18:57
question: What's the name of the corporation?
Sandra Soto
02:19:06
INTO
Rivka Fidel
02:19:35
In 2? InTo?
A W
02:19:43
100% Tone deaf. just like when they announced a NEW vice president position that doubled their salary while at the same time announcing the furlough for the rest of us
Ted Downing
02:19:49
They are not tone deaf..they may be addressing Republican state legislators and the Governor.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:20:01
question : Where was this announced?
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:20:12
comment: I think Gary misequated both furloughing them and then said nonrenewing? Just making sure I understood, related for my grad students. I hadn't heard this. I can follow up later directly
Daniela Triadan
02:20:22
Howard and CAJUA Steering Committee THANK YOU!!!
pgdecelles
02:20:25
Panelists, please remind the audience to show up at the general assembly today!
Sergio Nicholas Castro
02:20:42
@Lisa Knowles, What do you think about Howard's comments that the affect on the bond rating is small and maybe negligible?
Leila Hudson
02:20:50
Remind about General Assembly and repost the link please!
Leila Hudson
02:21:46
Don’t forget to attend the General Assembly at 2:00-3:00 today
Leila Hudson
02:21:48
https://facultygovernance.arizona.edu/article/general-assembly-thursday-june-25-2-3pm
Leila Hudson
02:22:12
https://facultygovernance.arizona.edu/article/general-assembly-thursday-june-25-2-3pm
duartediaz
02:22:15
Thank you for your help…we will be happy to have you visit.
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:22:28
Thank you so much Howard! Amazing.
Ted Downing
02:22:31
It’s 110 degrees today!
zanger
02:22:38
Did we pay him? Can we contribute? Have him come in winter!
Lisa Knowles
02:22:39
Sergio, frankly I wanted the question answered because I wanted somebody to say aloud that the upper administration is financially incentivized to furlough and fire people.
Arum Park
02:22:41
Thank you!
Ana Carvalho
02:22:45
We would love to have you here!
Sergio Nicholas Castro
02:23:14
Thank you
Leila Hudson
02:23:33
Thanks to Everyone, especially to Howard!
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
02:23:33
Thank you so much Howard! This was so enlightening.
Carol Brochin
02:23:39
Thank you! See everyone at 2!
Leila Hudson
02:23:40
https://facultygovernance.arizona.edu/article/general-assembly-thursday-june-25-2-3pm
Ted Downing
02:23:48
Post the site on the chat
Marcela Vasquez-Leon
02:23:57
Thanks!
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
02:23:58
cajua.weebly.com
Tom-Zé
02:23:58
Thank you all for such an informative event.
Leila Hudson
02:23:58
cajua.weebly.com
Joel E R Smith
02:24:00
Thank you, Howard, Sandy, Marcia, Gary et al.!
Sama Raena Alshaibi
02:24:01
cajua.weebly.com
Leila Hudson
02:24:22
General Assembly link
Leila Hudson
02:24:26
https://facultygovernance.arizona.edu/article/general-assembly-thursday-june-25-2-3pm
Lourdes Heslep
02:24:31
THANK YOU1
susanbriante
02:24:33
THANK YOU, HOWARD AND THE STEERING COMMITTEE!
Carol Brochin
02:25:45
Over 320 members!
Carol Brochin
02:25:49
Please join us!
Christine D
02:25:53
Thank you!!
Lia Falco
02:25:54
Thank you
Sergio Nicholas Castro
02:26:02
@Lisa Knowles thank you for your response
Sergio Nicholas Castro
02:26:13
Thank you Howard and everyone at CAJUA