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The regular meeting of the faculty of the Department of Statistics was held on Zoom at 12:30pm, February 22, 2021. Abel Rodriguez, Department Chair, presided at the meeting. Kristine Chan was recording secretary.

Chair Remarks
Updates on the tenure-track Assistant Professor search: Armeen Taeb has accepted the offer but will be starting in Fall 2022. We are still waiting on the other candidate’s decision.

The Chair informed faculty that he will soon be sending out a catalyst poll on teaching preferences for academic year 2021-22.

New Business
Minutes from the previous faculty meeting (2/8) were reviewed, voted on, and approved by the eligible voting faculty who were present. 

Executive Session
Updates on the Acting Assistant Professor search: The appointments committee summarized their initial Zoom interviews with four candidates.  The faculty present voted in favor to invite four candidates for formal job talks and interviews happening on February 26 and March 2, 9, and 12.

Adjournment
There being no other items to discuss, the meeting passed to an executive session at 12:37pm and was adjourned at 12:51pm.