February 9, 1998
Present: Jane Baker, Willie Boyd, Patty Dudick, Lee A. Duteil, Alexia
Etsios, Kitty Friedman, Steve Hayden, Shelia Hollenbaugh, Marty Jenkins,
Mary Kenton, Terri Limbert, Nancy Makley, Juanita Melton, Catherine
Queener, Tricia Renner, Judy Rose, Amy Sues, Ed Szymczak, J.
Wehrle-Einhorn, Christine Zeller, Rick Zech
Ideas and Concerns
- Minority Representation : Juanita Wehrle-Einhorn made a presentation showing ethnic and gender
distributions among the unclassified, classified, and faculty within the
University. Changes in racial and gender distributions were
- Pre-College Mentoring Program: Tricia Renner presented the new grant received by the Office of
Pre-College Programs which involves the implementation of PACE (Partners
in Academic and Career Exploration). This program allows middle school
students to learn of career opportunities by shadowing individuals
within the University. Mentors for the students to shadow are needed.
The mentor will participate in a job shadowing training workshop, mentor
at least 2 groups of students during the year, and evaluate the program
upon completion. The time commitment with the students is around 2.5 to
3 hours. Possibilities also exist for mentors in off-campus sites
closer to summer. If you have questions or would like to become a
mentor, contact Tricia Renner (ext. 3135) or stop by the Office of
Pre-College Programs, 163 Millett Hall.
- Compensation Pool and Market Equity: Response to the Council's
questions regarding the compensation pool was
received. In summary, there are no specific written policies as to the
use of the compensation pool funds. The policy of the University is to
use the pool to receive or fund permanent future-year salary and wage
changes for items such as market adjustments, salary range adjustments,
pay grade changes, reclassifications, and vacancy transactions. In the
1996-1997 academic year not all of the $300,000 that was budgeted was
used. These funds do not carry forward to the next academic year since
this is a budgeted figure. In regards to when the supervisors may award
these funds, it is maintained that all salary and wage changes are
approved pursuant to Human Resource guidelines. A report of the
utilization of the 1996-1997 compensation pool was submitted to the
Council for our review.
Discussion then led to the issues of the pay scale and determination of
market equity. Much discussion was given to the value system of how
equity is determined. More information from Human Resources will be
gathered and upon the dissemination of this information, a sub-committee
may be formed.
- Re-cap of Board of Trustees Meeting
- As most of us are aware, the Retirement Incentive Plan was passed at the
Board of Trustees meeting with a 3 year buyout and 1 year window
starting from 7/1/98 through 6/30/99.
- A new dental carrier, the Delta
Dental Plan of Ohio, will replace the Prudential dental coverage
starting April 1, 1998. More information on the new carrier will be
provided in an upcoming issue of Dialogue.
- President Harley Flack
is beginning a new therapy and will be back at the University soon.
Until such time, the Office of the President is still functioning as the
head of the University.
- Contacting the Constituencies: Concern was expressed over how
to get more input from our constituencies
into the Councils' discussions. One suggestion was to post the agenda
for each meeting on the list-serve as well as links to the USAC web site
which currently posts the agenda. Other suggestions are needed. We
would like to have your input on the ideas and concerns of the
unclassified staff that we represent.
If you have any ideas for USAC or any concerns you would like to have
addressed, please contact Judy Rose.
University Committee Reports
- Artist Series - The Artist Series Committee is still working on the
final line-up for 1998-1999. Once the line-up is completed, funding
issues will be re-addressed since the Strategic Plan suggests that the
Artist Series should continue without University funding.
- University Budget Review Committee - UBRC discussed creating
better press to promote the stronger programs within the departments of
the University in order to attract students. UBRC will be meeting with
Strategic Planning to work on categorizing and prioritizing the action
plans that were developed.
Mark your calendars for the next meeting on Monday, March 9 at 3:10
p.m. in Room E157A Student Union. Hope to see you there!