CUWMA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
1020 19th St. NW, 1st Floor Conference Center

 AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER………………………………………………………………........................………………………..Pres. Garvey

 ACTION ITEMS

1.      Minutes from April 18, 2018……………………….………………….........................….…………………Pres. Garvey

2.      Special Task Force on Membership (Strategic Plan Goal 1)……...................………………Pres. Garvey
The Strategic Plan Goal 1 focuses on consideration of CUWMA membership in two ways: (a) forms of membership; and (b) CUWMA geographical boundaries. Upon adoption of the Plan, the CUWMA Board noted that a Special Task Force on Membership would be created to consider these issues and make any appropriate recommendations.

3.      Sustainability Pledge (DC Universities).......................................................................Pres. Cavanaugh
This item was introduced at the April, 2018 meeting and deferred for additional clarification and details from the Mayor’s office. That information was received, and they clarified that no hard financial commitments are required and that the baseline year for all indices remains 2012. CUWMA staff also vetted the information with university government relations staff. We recommend support.

4.      Consortium Privacy Policy…………………………….…………………..............................…………..Pres. Cavanaugh
This new policy is in response to changes in regulations, especially within the European Union. It is based on policies adopted in similar associations developed by legal experts, and with input from our IT provider. Although we are likely exempt from the GDPR requirements, we believe it good practice to implement this policy.

5.      Consortium Ethical Principles……………………………………............................…………………..Pres. Cavanaugh
The Consortium has never had a formal set of ethical principles. The proposed draft reflects a set of principles similar to those adopted by other higher education associations, and complements the Privacy Policy also proposed at this meeting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.      Consortium Leave Policy……………………………….............................……………………………….Pres. Cavanaugh
The passage of the Universal Paid Leave Act will have very significant impact on the Consortium, necessitating a rewrite of its paid leave policies. We will provide an overview of current discussions and plans in advance of bringing a full draft in December.

2.      Egypt Programs Update………………………............................…………………………………………Pres. Cavanaugh

a.       Collaborative Student/Faculty Exchanges with American University in Cairo

b.      Tatweer Misr International Campus

3.      Federal Advocacy and Legislative Update…………………........................…………………….Pres. Cavanaugh

4.      District Legislative Update……………………………………………..................………………………….Pres. Cavanaugh

5.      Consortium Research Fellows Program Update……………..........…………………………......Dr. Beal

INFORMATION ITEMS

Financial Statement

President’s Report

CUWMA BOARD BUSINESS ADJOURNMENT…………………………............……………………..Pres. Garvey

 

JOINT MEETING WITH GREATER WASHINGTON BOARD OF TRADE SOLUTIONS GROUP: 10:00 A.M.

A direct outcome of our formal collaboration with the Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT) is the opportunity to work together on seamless integration of the pipeline for an educated workforce. As part of the BOT’s broader effort regarding its Smart Region and Smart Skills initiatives, the workforce issue provides the Consortium as way to involve all of its member institutions and to capitalize on our unique cross-registration process to forge broader and deeper connections with regional organizations. This joint meeting is the start of this working relationship.