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Minutes

March 9, 1998

Present: John Bennett, Willie Boyd, Lee A. Duteil, Stephanie Ely, Alexia Etsios, Kitty Friedman, Marty Jenkins, Mary Kenton, Nancy Makley, Juanita Melton, Merita Moffitt, Gerry Petrak, Tricia Renner, Judy Rose, Ed Szymczak, Frances Tyleshevski, Pamela Wallace-Johnson, Kelli Zaytoun Byrne, Christine Zeller

Elections
Once again, it is time for the elections of new council representatives. Representatives are needed in all constituencies according to the following schedule:

  • 1 - for a 3 year term for the Academic & Externally Funded constituency
  • 1 - for a 3 year term for the Academic Support constituency
  • 2 - for a 3 year term for the Institutional Support & Plant constituency
  • 1 - for a 1 year term for the Student Services & Auxiliaries constituency
  • 1 - for a 3 year term for the Student Services & Auxiliaries constituency
The appropriate nomination ballot for your constituency is attached to the minutes. Please follow the instructions on the ballot and return them to Judy Rose, E136H Student Union by April 17th. The top nominees will be placed on the election ballot, which will be sent with the minutes next month. If you are interested in serving on the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council, let your peers know!!

China Trip
The trip to China has been opened up to any staff and spouses who wish to take advantage of this opportunity. It will be a four week journey, from June 19th through July 16th, to many of the great sites of China from the Ming tombs to the Great Wall. Beijing University will be the base of the activities. There will be Chinese classes, lectures, and many guided tours throughout the country. Cost for the trip will be about $3,400.00. If you are interested in going, please contact the University Center for International Education, E-190 Student Union.

Contacting the Constituencies
Stephanie Ely gave the Council a great idea to use the Dialogue as a forum for contacting the constituencies and bringing forth USAC concerns to a wider market.

University Committee Reports

  • Building and Grounds - The portion of the master plan for the window wall has been changed and will not occur this summer. The committee has suggested alternatives such as sidewalks and curbing along Col. Glenn Highway with various landscaping options. Remodeling for the faculty lounge was also discussed to reduce visibility from the hallway. The top site currently under consideration is the Upper Hearth Lounge.
  • Artist Series - More discussion has been given to funding options since University funding will be eliminated by 2002. The Artist Series Committee is also trying to find ways to reach more people, especially students, faculty, and staff with the series. Final decisions for 1998-1999 programming have not yet been made.
  • Calendar Committee - The Calendar Committee has met once and approved a calendar for the next two years that is very similar to the current calendar.
  • University Marks - University Marks has been working with the same company that created the new athletic mark to come up with a new University mark. They have seen several drawings and are still looking at new sketches to narrow down possible marks.
  • Athletic Council - The Athletic Council passed a recommendation from the Athletic Council Gender Equity Committee which provided that both men and women's basketball have room and board as well as tuition funding available as part of the 5th year scholarship assistance. Other attention was given to the coordination of the pep band for various events.
  • Quality Council - Three reports were heard to demonstrate the recommended beginning work to improve the quality of a process: one from the College of Business who is studying the process used for scheduling classroom resources in COBA, a second from Human Resources who is studying paperwork flow from department contact to payroll when adjuncts are hired, and a third from Career Services who is studying the process for managing on campus recruitment by employers. The Council will expand it's membership to include the Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, the Bursar, and the Registrar.
  • Campus Climate - Six grants for funding various events have been issued. Currently, Campus Climate is trying to coordinate the team's role with other subcommittees on campus that deal with similar issues.
  • Servant Leadership - Five interviews have been conducted for the position of Assistant Director for Student Life. In the meantime, the program is still running.
  • University Budget Review Committee - UBRC met with Strategic Planning and discussed the costs of the action plans. UBRC also is looking at uncoupling graduate and undergraduate tuition increases since WSU ranks in the middle for undergraduate tuition, but at the very bottom for cost of graduate tuition.

NEXT MEETING

Mark your calendars for the next meeting on Monday, April 13 at 3:10 p.m. in Room E157A Student Union. Hope to see you there!

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