ARTS STAFF ADVISORY COMMITTEE Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2013 10 a.m., PAS 2438 Meeting Notes Present: Present: Janice da Silva, Sherilee Diebold-Cooze, Lynne Jelokhani-Niaraki, Fiona McAlister (Chair), Doug Peers, Kathleen StLaurent, Donna Sutherland, Barb Yantha, Amanda Connolly, Rita A Cherkewski, Sharon L Dahmer, Trish Van Berkel Dean’s Report and Q & A o Enrollment update – slightly over target due largely to GBDA, SDS, Arts and Business o Arts Dean’s at other institutions are reporting softer enrollment numbers up to 10% in arts enrollment at other institutions o Activity based budgeting will place a stronger emphasis on enrollment o Government has capped increases tuition at 3%, no funds for salary increases o Results in cuts to base budget, and possible structural adjustments to accommodate o Retreat with department Chairs to strategize and prioritize goals o Recognition that we must work together o Priority on making the first year better and what makes uWaterloo different – why are students coming to Waterloo Arts? Are we doing all we can to support students in finding their major? Are we ensuring a quality of teaching to support the selection of majors? o Increased desire for interdisciplinary studies. Looking at options like making double majors easier. o Keep students in Honours rather than general degrees o Increasing mobility so students can move to different programs/majors more easily o Arts and Business is a unique flagship, and will continue to reinforce it’s value o Research: standardizing research support, adjusted funding model (e.g. universities required to match funds) requires new approach. o National discussion of funding models may be adjusted research vs teaching institutions, and funding will be based upon demonstrated activities. o Graduate funding is traditionally supported heavily by carry-forwards, so now attempting to move forward with a 5 year funding package to support graduate programs in arts. o Moving forward with student space. Funding and designs in place for the Hagey Hall development. A few adjustments to design to be made, then must achieve Board approval. o Revitalization of the Space Policy to use space more efficiently. Must demonstrate that we are maximizing current space allocation, particularly if requesting a new building or additional space down the line. Update from sub-committees o Nothing new to report Update on ‘entertainment’ allowances o A committee has been formed, and other university policies are currently being assessed in an effort to support an Arts recommendation o Recommendations that keep the issue of budget constraints at top of mind. o Will be shared at a future ASAC meeting before being publicized. o There will not be university-wide policies or guidelines, so the faculty will develop their own standards.