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Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
via Zoom


  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair's Remarks
  3. Announcements
  4. Committee Reports
    • Undergraduate Program - Ethan Devinatz
  5. New Business
  6. Executive Session
  7. Adjournment


The regular meeting of the faculty of the Department of Mathematics was held via Zoom at 3:30pm PST, June 9, 2020. John Palmieri, Chair, presided at the meeting. Rose Choi was recording secretary.

The meeting began with approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.

Chair's Remarks

The virtual graduation celebration is to take place this Friday from 3-4pm. In addition, the chair will be hosting a short event to mark the end of the quarter.

If you are considering applying for a grant next year, be ready to respond right away to calls for proposals.

State funding has been cut by 10-15% but the College is only affected minimally by this reduction as 90% of CAS funding is derived from other sources. Tuition revenue does impact the College but it should not be very different next year.

Retention and counter offers may be difficult to get and there may not be raises. The Board of Regents will meet at a later time to discuss this matter. Promotion raises are the highest priority in the agenda.

Committee Reports

The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs and the office of Undergraduate Admissions is recommending that the math department allow MATH 120 to satisfy the UW’s “Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning” requirement towards a degree. This recommendation is in keeping with a 2013 signed agreement by the UW along with several other institutions in Washington State. The Undergraduate Program committee proposes that the department approve this change. A vote was held, passed, and approved.


There being no new business, the meeting passed into executive session at 3:47pm.

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