Published: March 2, 2023

Ralphie statue in snowOn Thursday, March 2, 2023 the BFA Assembly held it's monthly meeting at 4pm via Zoom. Members heard from campus partners on the following areas:

  • Health & Wellness Services - this unit has recently made some changes in structure as well as to offerings for campus faculty & staff. Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Jess Doty reviwed some of these changes and spoke with representatives about the unique needs faculty face in their roles. Doty spoke about resources they are offering to support faculty wellness as well as resources for faculty for student referrals. 
  • Faculty Salary Procedures Working Group - Report Review - Committee Co-chairs, Daria Kotys-Schwartz and Steve Vanderheiden presented their draft report that offers a set of guiding principles and related recommendations for faculty salary procedure optimizations. FSPWG invites all CU Boulder faculty to review the report and provide feedback by noon, Monday, March 20. They are also hosting open forums on two dates:

BFA Chair Tiffany Beechy updated members on two business items that would be coming before representatives in the next month for review at April Assembly. The first was regarding plans for a Campus Curriculum Policy and associated campus Curriculum Committee to meet meet longstanding campus needs, the realities of the new campus budget model, Academic Futures, and the Common Curriculum. Beechy will be sending more details giving the backstory and details of the current policy draft next week.  A motion to approve will be introduced at the April General Assembly, allowing for the customary month-long official comment and revision period, with the vote to approve to be held in May. 

Additionally, Beechy announced that the Executive Committee was submitting a notice of motion on concealed carry based on the CUSG 97 LCR 08 Concealed Carry legislation from fall (which BFA members voted to endorse) but that will provide additional faculty perspective on the need for such a move in order to ensure the health and wellbeing for students, faculty, and staff on all campuses. BFA-R-1-030123 Ban Concealed Carry on CU Campuses will be revised and provided with supporting documentation during March and sent to representatives to share with their constituents prior to a vote in April. If the  resolution is adopted, it will be presented at the upcoming Regent University Affairs Committee meeting  April 15th, along with the resolution from the students.  

Assembly members were also provided information on two upcoming BFA co-sponsored events and asked faculty to save the date:

  • CU Boulder Spring '23 AI Colloquium Series - featuring faculty conversations around the rise in interest in AI both within and outside academia. Campus faculty are invited to attend individual sessions or all three as it fits their schedules. Sessions will be held in the CTL lecture room E390 in CASE. Sessions will also be available to stream remotely via Zoom but no chat will be available. 
  • Until We Are Free - A film screening and conversation with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi about the global struggle for women’s right and the “Women, Life, Freedom” movement in Iran – Fri. April 7 at 5pm in the Chancellors Hall & AuditoriumThe event is co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, and the BFA. More details on registration will be forthcoming. 


Lastly, representatives were reminded that nominations are open for vacant At-Large Assembly representatives. These seats are open to and voted on by all eligible campus faculty. Both self-nominations and nominations are welcome. For more information, please see the BFA Elections webpage or contact BFA Secretary Vicki Grove at