Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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I recommend approval.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
By consensus, the trustees approved of the recommendations as submitted, formal action to be taken subsequently when the board convenes in open meeting.
Personnel Matters, Urbana Campus
Chancellor Weir reported to the board that the search for a vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate College at Urbana had not been successful. Thus, he planned to appoint a senior faculty member to this position on an interim basis. The faculty member has made a commitment to serve for two years. The chancellor pointed out to the board that this recommendation would be an item in the regular agenda, to be voted on later in the day.
Personnel Matters, Chicago Campus
Chancellor Stukel updated the board members on the status of various searches at the Chicago campus. He indicated that there were searches for vice chancellor for health services; dean, College of Associated Health Professions; and dean, School of Public Health. The chancellor also noted that there was an item in the regular agenda recommending removal of the head of the Department of Pharmacodynamics. President Ikenberry told the trustees that the University of Illinois Statutes ought to be amended to provide for delegation of authority to a dean to remove a department head.
Discussion of Salaries
Trustee Gravenhorst referred to the document sent to trustees titled: Supplement to the Minutes of the Board of Trustees, Academic Personnel, 199293, and commented that she was concerned about how merit was determined in meting out salaries. She explained that she did not understand some differences in particular salaries. President Ikenberry explained the difficulty inherent in making these decisions and assured the board that close review occurs when raises are recommended. He reminded the trustees that several hundred University employees got no salary increase. Several other board members, including Mr. Lamont, Ms. Reese, and Mr. Downey asked questions regarding data in the above-mentioned publication. The chancellors and the vice president for academic affairs indicated that they would convey information to any trustee who had questions about the outcome of salary changes made in the last few weeks. (A copy of the above-mentioned publication is filed with the secretary of the board for record.)