Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda | July 2021

April 30, 2021 Dear Members of the Board of Trustees and President Gaudino,

On behalf of the Academic Department Chairs Organization, I am requesting consideration for a portion of the $12M Institutional Portion of the Stage 3 HEERF funding to ameliorate the effects of COVID-19 on the departments and faculty at CWU. COVID-19 has had an impact not only on the financial stability of the institution but has taken a painful toll on key aspects of the departments’ ability to fulfill our academic mission. ADCO chairs have identified the need for HEERF funds to help defray expenses associated with lost revenue in the following areas: • Restoration of strategic faculty lines and faculty searches lost during the COVID-19 hiring freeze. • Retroactive funding for online course development. • Subvention of under-enrolled classes necessary for program integrity, department course breadth and student graduation plans. • Emergency and/or supplemental funding for NTT faculty whose contracts were negatively impacted by declining enrollment. • Retroactive reinstitution of faculty raises that were bargained in 2020-2021. • Mental and physical health initiatives to support faculty and chairs experiencing negative effects of working under prolonged COVID-19 stress. If there is a process for submitting these requests, please let us know. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Katharine Whitcomb Chair and Professor| Department of English ADCO Chair 2020-2021 University Distinguished Professor of Teaching Central Washington University she/her/hers

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