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University Staff Assembly 10:00 a.m.
May 24, 2005
Chair Carol Sexton called the meeting to order. Roll Call lists 11 members in attendance. Minutes from the April 27th meeting were reviewed. Motion to accept made by Kathy Kratzenberg. Seconded by Denise Brockett. Motion carried.
Announcements/Remarks from Chair/Executive Board Report: In the meeting with Dr. Morris this past month, budget was the main topic of conversation
From the Floor: Marcia Tackett mentioned that Todd Book would be on campus today talking about the Shawnee State University subsidy and tuition in Ohio. It was noted that the position in Upward Bound was filled by Sarah Gatty.
CWA Update: Kathy Kratzenberg reminded folks that Dr. Todt needs responses by June 8th on the Conversation Day survey that was distributed. And in response to the request for CWA meetings to be held on campus, she is going to start holding those meetings in September (union goes dark for the summer always), just prior to the regular monthly union meetings. Best times were discussed as Mondays at 5 pm or lunchtime. She'd like to start by holding a meeting on June 14th at noon. She also mentioned that the next election is an important one because both President and Vice President positions will be open and this may be the time to get Shawnee State University people in those positions.
Election Committee: No report
Newsletter Committee: Nothing new to report
Spirit Committee: Donna Thompson noted that Ann Marie Short needs more helpers for the university-wide picnic if anyone can volunteer some time.
University Wide Committees:
Leah Campbell announced the new faculty hiring guide will become a "search guide" instead, working with the Affirmative Action Committee. There will be a presentation to the university community soon.
Facilities Committee - Judy Morrow talked about the upcoming Health Science Building renovation. Offices will be moved to the west bay of the ATC building. Should be done Thanksgiving 2005 through June 2006. Renovating heating and air, new restrooms, ceilings and floors - not as extensive as the Kricker Hall renovation.
Unfinished Business: Carol noted that the smoking policy, designating smoking at specific entries for each building, needed to have general consensus for reporting back to the president. She got the consensus of those present. She also received an e-mail from Terry Hapney asking her to confirm committee positions and she did. She presented a policy draft on human subject testing and needs to get a response back to Steve Donohue.
New Business: Election of Officers - Carol suggests that the chair position should be a 2-year term for consistency and continuity. The ballots lately have not been actual elections, but confirmations because there have been no run-offs. An amendment to the constitution was discussed. If a person wants to stay 2 years, s/he can choose to run again without changing the constitution. Judy Morrow asked whether a spring cookout was planned since we had such fun and good attendance at the last one. Timing is a problem with the end of the quarter and the university-wide cookout already planned. Lori Perry mentioned that faculty have 2 personal days and staff have only one. That is a union negotiated item and it will be brought up at the union meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.