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
Once again, it is time for the elections of new council
representatives. Representatives are needed in all constituencies
according to the following schedule:
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!!
- 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
- 1 - for a 3 year term for the Student Services & Auxiliaries
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
- 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
- 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.
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!